Episode-263- An Interview with Matt Hundley aka Trioxin

Today while I am off in the San Bernardino National Forest at Dirt Time 09 I am airing an interview with Matt Hundley I did a bit over a week ago.  Matt goes by the forum handle Trioxin on our forum.  Matt is a really great guy and a proud member of our forum and serves on our moderator squad as well.

Join me today as Matt and I discuss things like…

  • The forum hits 3000 real members and the moderators rack up almost 3300 confirmed spammer kills
  • A bit on gardening and an introduction to the ground cherry
  • Using a cheap incubator to sprout seeds (a like duh moment)
  • How to build a small scale back up power box
  • Moving into a small scale solar back up system
  • How to get free solar panels, yes it really works
  • Learning to see what is right in front of your face
  • A shot cut for dehydrating veggies, cheap and no blanching required
  • A bit about small live stock and the symbiosis between chickens, dogs and rabbits
  • Why you may want a rooster even if you don’t want meat chickens right now
  • Lessons from Detroit and New Orleans when there was not disaster in either
  • How to get out of the rat race

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20 Responses to Episode-263- An Interview with Matt Hundley aka Trioxin

  1. Great show! Would love to hear more interviews with Trioxin…

  2. Fantastic interview Trioxin! Lots of very good info. Thanks

  3. Awesome interview dude!

  4. khristopher23

    Excellent show Jack and Trioxin. VERY motivational. I really got a lot out of this one….Thanks!!!

  5. Great show, gentlemen! Would love to hear more interview shows in the future, Jack.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of the thread where Trioxin discussed how to build one of these portable power boxes?

  6. Awesome info about the solar panels. I feel like I just died and went to heaven. *drivng home in a few minutes past some solar signs!!!*

  7. Banks,
    This is where you can find the porta-power box video. Whoops. :)

  8. Thanks for all love folkz. It was a blast doing the show. It made me feel like I was giving a bit back to all the people that have motivated me here on the forum. :)

  9. I am curious about the incubator idea for growing seeds but I can’t find anything on the Internet about it…can you direct me to a link? Also, I can’t believe I had Ground Cherries growing wild in the back of my lot. I kept mowing them down as weeds until one day I decided to look them up on the Internet but what I came up with were “Chinese Lanterns” used for decorative purposes but they are the same plant! Grrrr now I have to buy seeds to plant the darn things again ;)

  10. Be careful when eating wild plants. the coommon chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi) is differant from actual ground cherries, (Physalis pubescens). From what I have read, chinese lanterns are more reddish, and have little to no taste, but are still edible (I guess).
    When it comes to palnts, make sure you can idenitfy it before you eat it. :)
    -Matt

  11. Great show! I think America will be okay with guys like Trioxin out there.

  12. Great show, Trioxin and Jack. Loved it. These interview shows are really fun to listen to.

    This episode motivated me. If a guy with a pregnant wife and only $35 can get it done …

  13. I just called a local sign/equpment leasing company, and nobody had ever called \’em. The guy in charge of sign leasing took my name and number, and seemed interested in my \"green blacksmith shop\" project. He says they usually get a panel or two in every month that gets knocked over by a truck or hit by rocks/debris.

    *high five* to everyone.

  14. Jack and Matt,

    Thank you both for the lively talk between the two of you on this episode, the hints for where to look for things (like solar panels, etc.) and also the suggestion of “comfortable minimalism”. Matt, I might suggest (if you’ve not done so already) writing up a quick post on living a comfortably minimalist lifestyle and how (in your case) you cut your lifestyle and clutter down.

  15. Great show :)

  16. Great show guys! Thanks!

  17. Trioxin! You da’man!

  18. This was a really great show. You guys had a good chemistry. Trioxin, I enjoyed your ideas and videos about them. I’ll be trying ground cherries next spring.

    Jack, I think interviewing more listeners/forum members is a good idea. It’s motivational to hear what others are doing for those of us who don’t have as much time to spend on the forum.

  19. This is an amazing interview.

    It never occurred to me that you could create an electrical backup system using batteries only without any solar panels.

    This is an idea that I think my wife could get on board with. (She’s not too keen on putting solar panels on our new roof.)

    By the way, good tip about sourcing used/damaged solar panels.

    Keep up the good work Jack!

    Jon