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Episode-1634- Expert Council Q & A for 8-28-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third provide any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Jack on Stock Choices for a Ruger 10/22
  • Michale Jordan on Conventional Bee Keeping and Lost Hives
  • Tim Glance on Civilian vs. Military Vehicle Variants
  • Geoff Lawton on Managing Non Irrigated Pasture
  • Gary Collins on Withdrawal Management when Converting to Paleo
  • John Pugliano on the Recent Hy-jinks with the Stock Market
  • Nick Ferguson on Dealing with Mastitis in Dairy Goats
  • Erica Strauss on Dealing with Slugs
  • Keith Snow on Abundant Tomatoes
  • Jack with a Report on Erica’s Yogurt
  • Jack with a Big Reason we all Have No Excuses

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1633- Listener Calls for 8-27-15

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on Harrison Bergeron, silver, bad financial advice, trademarks and patents, grass management, planting fence and trench lines, and more.

In this episode the expert council is in force. We have eight council members. We are continuing with our new program I have started and a new way questions will be handled for the council. Tune in today to learn more about that.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Harrison Bergeron – The most frightening movie you have never seen
  • Can informed advice still be bad advice, sure, a caller proves it with his own bad advice
  • Why you don’t hear me saying much about Puerto Rico for walking to freedom
  • Thoughts on slow growing grass, to keep things low with out lots of mowing
  • Thoughts on trademark, copy write, etc, in small business
  • Choosing proper life insurance and not being ripped off or lied to
  • Using municipal compost, does it make sense
  • What to plant where you put in waterline
  • Planting on fence lines, why I say avoid brambles when you do
  • Thoughts on minimum wage and the effect on inflation

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1632- Matt Powers on a New Educational Model

permschoolMatt Powers is an author, educator, permaculturist, seed saver, innovator & family guy from California working on creating a new paradigm in education aligned to real life: permaculture + nature + small business while including families and mixed age groups.

Matt is starting a new kind of school: Permaculture Life School. It’s a school focused on real life skills – farming sustainably, running a small business ethically and profitably and enjoying nature as students develop the ability to read the landscape.

He joins us today to discuss the reasons why he is starting this school.  What’s wrong, why we need to change it, how we could change it & how we could do it best to achieve our goals – build with the end in mind.

There is no doubt modern education needs a re tooling.  I feel that Matt’s focus is one of many ways to do just that.  We need a new educational model that leverages 2015s technology.

There are fundamentals of reading, writing, math and science all children should learn, but we should have dozens or even hundreds of choices in a world were we already have over 10,000 options for how we dress up a smart phone in a colorful case.

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1631- Personal Liberty via Business Ownership

Steve-Jobs

While many preppers seem to only focus on preparing for TEOTWAWKI; I have for 8 years now taught that we should prepare for life and that includes all the things that go both right and wrong with it.   Failure and success will impact you at the personal, regional, national and even global levels.  There are good times and bad, the key is those best prepared make the most of the good and mitigate the bad.

Additionally with all the talk of “the dollar becoming worthless” in our space have you ever noticed that all the people offering you a solution wish for your “worthless paper money” in exchange?  It doesn’t matter if it is gold, silver, MREs, ammo, shelters, seeds or solar power in the end all of the people selling based on fear of collapse do business in what?  “Worthless paper dollars”.

Want to know why?  Because they are not worthless!  So long as we have a dollar based economy, dollars have value.  This is why you use them to pay your bills, buy your food, put gas in your car or buy a nice bottle of scotch an a fine cigar.  In the end, money is a prep!  It can’t be your only prep, but it is a huge part of proper prepping.

Into this comes business ownership.  I personally feel the biggest step toward individual liberty a person can make is business ownership of some sort.  Be it part time wealth building activity or a full time lifestyle business or any form in between, there is no step that brings more liberty to a persons life then a successful business.

Join Me Today to Discuss….

  • The alternatives to business ownership
    • Poverty
    • The Dead End Job
    • The Stressful Career
    • The Path of the High End Professional
    • The Happy Go Lucky Worker (few and far between)
  • Getting Started with a Just Do It Mentality
    • Blogging and social media
    • What do you love, what are you good at
    • What can you do with what you have
    • Do you want a big business, or just freedom
    • What do you suck at, what do you hate (even if you are good at it)
  • Some Business Concepts and My Thoughts on Them
    • Consulting (from A-Z)
    • Farm, Garden, Food Production and/or Value Add
    • Craft Based Businesses (from soaps to belts and back)
    • General Handy Man
    • Pool Service (specifically above ground)
    • Deck, Fence, Driveway Maintenance and Cleaning
    • Online Product Sales (affiliate, drop ship, etc.)
    • Information Marketing, Book Authorship, etc.
    • Pet Sitting and Walking
    • A CSA or Organic Food Club (basically food delivery)
    • Fishing Guide – Good Ones Are Always Busy, It Ain’t Easy Bro!
    • What about a “restaurant club”
  • In the end it comes down to this there is something you can do
    • With what you have
    • That will make some money
    • That you won’t hate doing
    • That if nothing else will teach you about business
    • That will either become or lead to success

Resources for today’s show…

peach_redskin_1Bob Wells Plant of the WeekREDSKIN PEACH TREE – Adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.
This is an off shoot of the old time Elberta Peach.

Excellent quality, all-purpose, yellow, freestone. It is frost hardy and very sweet. It does not require a pollinator and ripens mid-July. This is Bob Wells personal favorite when it comes to peaches.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1630- Listener Feedback for 8-24-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on the stock market, meat birds, gardening, economic collapse, student loan debt, bitcoin, virtual nations and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • The market tanked, as John and I said weeks ago, no upside to 2015
  • When to cull a meat bird with FTT (failure to thrive)
  • Keeping mold off your sunflower spouts – simple stuff to try
  • Mushrooms in the garden, is there such a thing as too many
  • What does Detroit say about long term government collapse in the US
  • The real economic destruction on the horizon student loan defaults
  • How to go about buying larger quantities of silver
  • What is the deal with so many damn GOP candidates
  • Bitcoin to the rescue or co-opted into a global currency?

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1629- Expert Council Calls for 8-21-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third provide any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Jack with a huge thank you to the community
  • Jack with a bit on the next Nov. TSP workshop
  • Geoff Lawton on lower maintenance permaculture for the traveler
  • Ben Falk on using wood stoves for hot water in summer
  • Michale Jordan on “conventional bee keeping” the good, bad and ugly
  • Erica Strauss on making REAL yogurt at home, so easy you won’t but it ever again
  • Gary Collins on how much “good bacteria” in the gut is enough or too much
  • Steven Harris on powering your furnace during a power failure
  • John Pugliano on when to buy vs. rent a house
  • Nick Ferguson on when and how to fertilize tree seedlings in your nursery
  • Keith Snow on food processors vs. blenders – the difference and why it matters
  • Darby Simpson on dealing with Wyle E Coyote Super Genius
  • Jack on why business ownership is the greatest step you can take toward freedom

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1628- Five Financial Landmines to Avoid when Buying Land

Scott Todd - Founder of Landmodo.com

Scott Todd – Founder of Landmodo.com

Scott Todd is a principal at Landmodo.com, a land investment firm that buys and sells land throughout the US. Scott and his wife started the company to help others have a chance of land ownership.

Since 2012, Scott has watched as land owners make the same common repeated problems when it come to buying and owning land and he’s on a mission to help others discover how to avoid common issues with buying and owning land.

Land acquision is one of the most common goals among the TSP audience.  Some want farms, some want homesteads, some want BOLs and others just land for investment.  The smartest among you want all of those in one.

The issue though is land while a great investment is also full of risks.  Worse most people have been lied to and believe that land and home ownership is largely the safest of all investments.  Well purchased smartly it can be, yet their are 5 huge pitfalls you need to avoid to make that happen.

Today We Discuss 5 Major Problems When Buying and Owning Land

  • Buying land without confirming that the deed is transferable
  • Not having an exit strategy
  • Not understanding the 3 deed types
  • Not holding title correctly
  • Not understanding the limitations of the land

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-1627- Listener Feedback for 8-18-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on martial law, planting trees, business, cooking, irrigation water, pools, patents, inoculation, bullshit soup and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • Will “the troops” fire on civilians, yes, and it depends but stop thinking they won’t
  • New home just plant shit or slow down and plan a bit better
  • One great reason to get the F out of California – oh the arrogance!
  • The best squirrel you will ever eat, yep, you won’t believe it
  • How to get chloramine out of your water if you have to irrigate with city water (SO SIMPLE)
  • Using a pool as an asset with grid down
  • What do things like Patented and Trademarked mean on trees and should you care
  • What does it mean to inoculate legumes do you have to or just should you
  • Extending your daylight for layers on the cheap in an off grid coop

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the WeekPINK LADY APPLE TREE – Adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.

This is a warm climate apple from Western Australia. Very crisp, sweet tart, distinct flavor, good keeper. Skin reddish pink over green when ripe. White flesh resists browning. Harvest begins late October. Only requires 300-400 chill hours and is self-fruitful.

You can boost your production if you plant a Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith with it.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1626- Do It Now – A Special Edition of TSP

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Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I have a special personal message along with some listener feedback on the need to do things, NOW.

We are all mortal beings, that is a nice way of saying we are all sick with a terminal illness called life.

Every day what can be done by the days end for ourselves and for others is finite.  There is only so much one person can do per day.  Only so much we can do, influence, acomplish, only so many people we can help, inspire and teach.

There is cap on that, a limit and at the end of the day, any bit we didn’t use is discarded forever to the trash heap of time’s past.  Then we start anew, a new day, a new finite limit to what we can do.  Sadly most of this time in the modern world by modern people is squandered.  Fighting simply to survive, to stay above the tide of modern life.

Only you can break this cycle for yourself, only you can decide to live vs exist.  Today I take time to share my thoughts on this with you, today’s show is short, spend the time after it wisely.

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.