Episode-1994- Expert Council Questions and Answers ~ 4-28-17

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 Zika, concealed carry, permaculture, Ford trucks, poultry, life in a van, sharpening, real estate 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.

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Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Zika concerns when traveling to the tropics – Doc Bones
  • Concealed carry when running and working out – Gary Collins
  • Plants for the Ozarks for erosion control – Ben Falk and Jack
  • The Ford 5.4 Liter motor – Charles Sanville
  • Dealing with dead chickens – Darby Simpson
  • Living in a van and having AC – Steven Harris
  • The skinny on the “amazing” Russian knife sharpener – Patrick Roehrman
  • The stone cold reality of owning real estate as a land lord – Jack

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13 Responses to Episode-1994- Expert Council Questions and Answers ~ 4-28-17

  1. Zika:

    FSU research team makes Zika drug breakthrough

    If your still worried:

    CCW for intense activity:

    Shrouded hammer revolver like the S&W Airweight in a strong side IWB holster in your OFF side front pocket of a pair of cargo shorts. Probably not good for distance running but everything else including mountain biking has not been a problem. I really don’t notice it at all. The transition to a two hand dominant hand grip adds virtually no time for the draw with a little practice.

    When things are up close and personal you really want to have your strong hand free to fight and shoot from tight retention from your off side. I know, it sounds crazy but if you take the time to think about it and train that way it starts making more sense than any of the “conventional” methods.

  2. Jack,

    These are the 2 videos I was talking about when it came to living in a prius. Even you at your level of knowledge will appreciate this. I was fascinated by it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZgSrqQuYuI Video 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6vMiRfKV00 Video 2

    Would you please add these to the show notes

  3. Thanks Ben and Jack for answering my question 🙂

    • I’m in the Ozarks & I’d like to add my experience.

      Jack was spot on with Autumn Olive as the #1 choice or Black Locust to get quick erosion control.

      I’d like to add that to do it cheaply with more diversity, start in one spot the first year with Jerusalem Artichoke/sunchokes, elderberry, & Comfrey. After the first year, dig up some of the sunchokes & comfrey roots and replant them further along the eroded area. With elderberry, just dig up new green shoots in late March or April and plant those in a new spot to spread & extend the erosion control without spending any more money.

  4. I had the dreaded and much discussed spark blow out in my 5.4L 2v Ford Triton (2001 F-150). I was quoted $1200 to fix it, but bought the tool to fix it myself for $400 and had it done in a few hours. Slick tool and it really wasn’t difficult if you know your way around basic tools.

    Now, I bought the truck with $250k miles on it and it never had a spark plug blow before, so….I don’t know. I got unlucky I guess. Now I have the tool if it ever happens again, or I can sell the tool and still be way ahead of having a stealership do it.

    DIY has saved my thousands and thousands over the years.

    • Modern Survival

      I am going to have to steal that word “stealership”.

      Recently I was quoted 500+ for repair on my Ford told them to fuck off. Pep Boys did the job for 225. The Ford “stealership” said the part alone was more than that.

      They have a new “automated” system for repair work, you get a text to approve work but NO PRICE until you say yes. I told them I would never do any business with them again because that system was designed to fuck over the average sheeple.

      Lady looks at me says what is a sheeple, I told her to find a mirror. Then Google it, bye!

    • A friend of mine made a shit ton of money doing side jobs repairing these motors of broken spark plugs for unlucky owners. It even worked out better for him because he had free access to the tool.

  5. RE: Concealed Carry while running and exercising.

    I think that a fanny pack is probably the best option. I disagree with Jack on one nuance of his comments: I don’t think they necessarily scream “gun!” at all, especially while working out. If you are concerned about that, avoid camo colors and sew some sort of exercise related patch on the front of it. Something that’s not gun/military/’Merica!!! related. Keep your cellphone in there and run headphone wires from it. The only people that will know it’s a gun bag are people you’re not worried about knowing (other gun-people).

    If you go that route, find something designed to carry a firearm.
    – Something like the now discontinued Camelbak Goblin.
    – Galco Escort Waist Pack
    – HawkePaks Micro Gun Pack

  6. Jack,
    I am shocked that you did not play the short clip of
    “I live in a van down by the river”

  7. Thanks doc for answering my question. Greatly appreciated.

  8. To the guy asking about real estate, check out BiggerPockets.com. They have calculators to help you determine if a property will cash flow.

  9. Erin Kennedy

    I think Tejano singer Selena was killed in 1995, and by her female agent.

  10. Justin Stern

    For those of you looking for the book that Jack co-authored and referenced in the last segment: The One Percent Effect https://www.amazon.com/ONE-PERCENT-EFFECT-SELL-MARKET-ebook/dp/B06Y5Q5VC2

    Jack: I can’t believe you didn’t have a link to this under the Resources section. Why do you hate money!? 😛