Episode-2099- Expert Council Q&A for 10-13-17

Today its Friday so it’s time for 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.

Today the expert council answers questions on plants, cooking, heating, vehicles, knives, investing, elder care and more.

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 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

  • Setting up a mist system for plant propagation – Nick Ferguson
  • Choosing the right cookware – Chef Keith Snow
  • Rocket mass heater updates – Paul Wheaton
  • Trouble shooting ABS brake systems – Charles Sanville
  • Heat treating knife blades – Patrick Roehrman
  • Aiming for cash equivalency in a 401K – John Pugliano
  • Tiny houses, electricity and helping the elderly – Steven Harris and Jack

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Websites of the Expert Council Members

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5 Responses to Episode-2099- Expert Council Q&A for 10-13-17

  1. Joseph Miller

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  2. Great segment by Steven Harris about the elderly. Although painful, my time tending to my mother at a care facility had a great unexpected benefit. I was there pretty much daily for a year. I met so many interesting people there who had fantastic stories. Most had no visible family visiting, very sad.

  3. My Mongolian in-laws do the “grandparents’ apartment” version of the multi-generational household, having their apartment right next to my brother-in-law (and just one building over from us). Same with their summer property, having multiple small dwellings on one piece of land (a few small houses and a couple of gers/yurts). Overall, it works out pretty well… we help take care of their grocery shopping, ensuring medical stuff is getting taken care of, and providing transportation as needed, and they help watch the grandkids and grow & tend a nice variety of vegetables, blackcurrants, and seabuckthorn berries. Oh, and also help tutor my half-Mongolian/half-American kids with their Mongolian language (which is outpacing my limited proficiency at an embarrassing rate 🙂

    Admittedly, the average Mongolian family doesn’t have that level of resources, so most tend towards the ‘true’ multi-generational household… living in the same apartment or in neighboring gers/yurts. For all the inconveniences and headaches here, one thing I’ve grown to appreciate here is how elders are treated and honored. My in-laws are retired teachers, and it’s not uncommon for their former students to visit on special days or events. Maybe part of it is the traditionally lower average life expectancy here (it’s improving some now but still not great) made people in their 60’s and 70’s and especially 80’s+ relatively less common and thus more appreciated? I hope that attitude doesn’t change here anytime soon…

  4. Re: the man whose wife puts cookware in the dishwasher. The simplest solution to this is walk into the kitchen, wash the cookware, dry it, and put it away. She’ll never put it in the dishwasher again.

    I appreciate Paul Wheaton’s cast iron article, which got me started using vintage Wagner Ware and Griswold cookware.

  5. If I can help it, I only cook on cast iron. My wife loves her nonstick, but I was noticing I was getting headaches after eating eggs I cooked on them. I switched to cast iron and no more headaches.

    As far as my wife not putting cookware or knives in the dishwasher, well, it’s a lost cause. I actually don’t mind doing dishes and I’ve asked her to just leave them for me. She doesn’t. The dishwasher has ruined the knife handles. I try to mitigate it by washing them when I can. I’ll pull them out of the dishwasher. I’ve given up because it’s not a battle worth fighting, for me. She won’t mess w/ the cast iron, so I’ve got that going for me.