Episode-1464- Fernando Aguirre on Strategic Relocation and Bugging Out

Fernando Aquirre (aka FerFAL)

Fernando Aquirre (aka FerFAL)

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is a modern survival author that has lived through the 2001 socio-economic collapse of Argentina. He’s recognized in the survival and preparedness community for his first-hand experience and practical approach to survivalism.

He published his first book “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” in 2009 and is the editor of “The Modern Survivalist” website. Fernando bugged out of Argentina in 2011 and now resides in Ireland with his wife and two children. Fernando has recently published his second book, ” Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying Put is not an Option “.

Today he joins us to discuss what going though an actual financial collapse was like, why it isn’t what you’d expect and how it is still going on 13 years later.   He will also talk to us about bugging out in two very different ways.  The short term reactionary way to the immediate threat and the long term strategic way to ongoing geo, economic, political, etc. issues.

Resources for today’s show…

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The New 2014 Ranger by Patrick Roehrman at MT Knives

Learn More and See My Video Review at MTKnives.net

Learn More and See My Video Review at MTKnives.net

Patrick Roehrman has released the third limited edition pattern of the MT Knives Stake Holder series of knives.

For those not familiar with the program there are 100 stake holders that bought numbered knives in the first edition.  Each stake holder is given first chance to buy their number in each limited edition of 100 knives.  Once that happens other stake holders can buy up any additional knives if they want more than one.

IF and it is a big IF any knives remain after that they are released to the public for purchase.  As of right now all but 21 of these are spoken for in the 2014 LE-03 Ranger.

The way Patrick his handling the knives that may go to the public for sale is with a raffle.  Each person drawn will get 48 hours to respond and make a deposit on the knife if they want to purchase it.  If they don’t do so within 48 hours the option to buy goes to the next person and so on.  If you want to get a shot at buying one of them just go to Patrick’s site and fill out the form for it.

To me this is the best knife Patrick has ever made, I was lucky to receive a prototype.  My video review of this knife and the form to get on the waiting list can be found here, http://mtknives.net/2014/09/2015-ranger/

Episode-1463- A New Look at GMO’s – Can There Possibly be an Upside

Could GMO Save the American Chestnut?

Could GMO Save the American Chestnut?

I am known as a staunch opponent of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and with good reason.  I loathe companies like Monsanto and consider many of their products as primary contributors to many of America’s modern disease epidemics.

What many don’t know is in the beginning I didn’t oppose GMO at all and had the same reaction many today have to those of us in the “anti GMO camp”.  I figured all the anti GMO hype was nothing but a bunch of people afraid of science and some ultra natural purple breathing uber-hippies!

In the beginning the promise of GMO was things like corn that was more drought resistant and more pest resistant, who in their right mind would resist that if it could be done safely.

Five major things changed my view dramatically on this…

  • The patenting of a life form and the persecution of farmers with cross pollinated seed
  • The existence of a “terminator gene” and its danger of out crossing
  • The modification of plants to be sprayed with dangerous herbicides which are then ingested
  • The use of internal pesticides which create super bugs
  • The use of herbicide resistant plants in creating super weeds

These things were not part of the original promise of GMOs, but they were in fact always the goal.  This is typical action by companies like Monsanto who when caught hiding how they poisoned the people of Anniston Alabama, had a CEO that said, “I am proud of what we did”.  Promise one thing and deliver another.

Join Me Today as we Examine the Dangers of GMOs and Look for any Positive Potential…

  • What exactly is a GMO
  • What are the five big dangers of GMO
  • What happens when Monsanto practices “natural breeding”
  • Could GMOs save the American Chestnut from extinction
  • What could you modify a plant to do without chemicals
    • Stronger, deeper, larger roots
    • Develop higher brix levels
    • Use less water for the same rate of growth
    • Modification for mutually supportive guilds
    • Resist disease
  • Why I don’t trust the companies behind this
    • Their track record
    • The clear unintended consequences
    • Quarterly returns trump honesty in big business
    • The patenting of life forms
    • The dangerous out crossing potential
    • The historical misinformation campaign of lies
    • The creation of farmer dependence
    • The depletion of soil that this will continue to cause
  • Final Thoughts

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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Gauging Interest in a Mini Workshop

We are considering doing a workshop on setting up a green house.  This would be mostly for locals, I doubt many would travel very far for this but you’d be welcome to if you wanted to.  This would possibly be around Dec. 6th and likely cost say 100 dollars.  It would be an all day class and hang out.  If anyone really wanted to crash here we likely would sort that out.

We would supply lunch and dinner that day, likely cap it at 12 and need at least 8 to make it worth doing.  We are not sure about doing this so right now we are just gauging interest.

We would likely have the green house partly assembled prior to the class.  The shop would be on pluming, setting up in house beds, running power and just a great day of hanging out.  Of course it will likely be cold as shit and rain or snow or ice or something we don’t want, but it will be fun anyway if we do it.

 

 

Episode-1462- Veteran’s Day Special for 2014

Thank a Vet Today

Today is Veteran’s Day and so it is time yet again for our special Veteran’s Day edition of The Survival Podcast.

I have also removed any time based references so that this version can be timeless. There is no commercial content today as the entire show is dedicated to those that serve our nation.

You will notice more music in today’s show, hopefully no lawyers for Trace Atkins, Tim McGraw or Toby Keith will come after me for today’s show though I doubt it will be an issue. Additionally you will hear the song I co wrote with Gregg Yows, “What Have You Done”.

So tune in today for the story of Veteran’s Day, stories about our troops and the real reasons you should never miss a chance to say thank you to a veteran.

 

Episode-1461- Listener Feedback for 11-10-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on IRA back doors, GMOs, out of control LEOs, the top 24 in the Oligarchy, technological innovation 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

  • A quick addition to last week the “backdoor Roth IRA”
  • Coming soon the GMO Potato
  • Thanks to GMO we now have a super weed – Palmer Amaranth
  • Another cop that needs to be fired and go to jail
  • A message from a listener about individual tragedy and disaster
  • Who are the top 20 people in charge of the Oligarchy
  • 24, Billionaires behind the 2014 Elections
  • A listener teaches us a lesson on personal preparedness and individual disaster
  • 50% of all jobs may not exist by 2025, here is why that might be a good thing

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week –  GINKGO BILOBA – Adaptable from zone 4 to zone 9.  Ginkgo Biloba, also known as maidenhair tree, is a deciduous tree. These trees are extremely long-lived, with individual specimens surviving for up to 3,000 years. Ginkgo Biloba trees have distinctive leaves that flutter in the slightest breeze. Once fall arrives, the leaves turn golden or bright yellow before carpeting the ground. The extract from the leaves are used in Ginkgo Biloba supplements to improve memory, symptoms of dementia and blood flow. Bob Wells Nursery specializes in anything edible: fruit trees, berry plants, nut trees, as well as the hard to find specialty trees. Find them at BobWellsNursery.com

This Monday’s Prepper Scenario

A storm hits your neighborhood hard, you are without power for at least a week.  There is a lot of damage to the neighborhood but you got off pretty easy, your house is still sound, any real damage is superficial.  Others didn’t get off so easy, a close neighbor is among them.  Their house has literally be destroyed and isn’t safe to live in.  They are basically homeless and have no where to go. 

You want to help them by offering them a bed and a room which you have, at the same time you don’t want them as house guests for the long haul.  How long do you let them stay and how do you start off the arrangement so that there is a clear time limit for them to figure out what to do next?  How do you do this while being sensitive to how traumatic the current situation is for them?

Last Monday’s Prepper Scenario

The weather alert comes on, a tornado is on the ground and headed dead for your area. For this exercise assume your home has no basement or shelter, even if you have a basement or a shelter. Why? Go to the basement is an easy answer, in the real world even if your home has a basement, you may be elsewhere when this situation arises.

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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Mike “New Mike” Cornwell to Host a Free Permaculture Webinar this Week

Mike Cornwell, (aka New Mike in the blog comments) is hosting a webinar is titled “Getting Serious With Permaculture” designed for budding  permaculturists or those who are potentially interested in how to develop an action plan if they want to get serious in permaculture.

This webinar is  not necessarily just for people who might want to start a business, but also those who might want to become a “permaculture employee” as in gain employment in a field related to or directly in Permaculture.

Here is the link where you can find out more and find out how to sign up for the webinar http://mikecornwell.com/getting-serious-with-permaculture/

The webinar is at 7pm Central Time and will last about an hour or more depending on questions. When a person signs up, on the day of the webinar Mike will send out an email that will contain the URL that people can tune into it with.

No Show for the Next Two Days

Just a reminder that I will be teaching a class with 30+ TSP members at my home for the next three days.  Hence there will be no show today or Friday.

This would be a good time to use the “listen to a random episode” feature to find a show from the past that you haven’t yet heard.

Also keep an eye on the TSP YouTube Channel for small video updates of the class.  I posted this brief video on cooking brisket for the students yesterday.

Episode-1460- The Effective Marketing of a Permaculture Farm with Stefan Sobkowiak

Stefan Sobkowiak  of Miracle Farms

Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms

Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model originating from monoculture.

He then decided to tear out most of the trees and replant in a way that would maximize biodiversity and yield while minimizing the amount of maintenance required. Inspired by permaculture principles, the orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of apples, plums, pears, cherries, and countless other fruits and vegetables.

Today’s Steven returns to TSP to discuss the multidimensional harvest of a permaculture farm or orchard and how to effectively market the production profitably.

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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What is GenForward.com

Learn More at GenForward.com

Learn More at GenForward.com

GenForward.com is a revolutionary new company I am currently building with my past business partner Neil Franklin. It is actually an idea that has been in my head for over a decade.

Recently Neil and I got together and agreed the time was right for GenForward. That there is a reason we have talked about it since 2006 and have not done it till now. We will be funding GenForward with an Indiegogo campaign that will launch on Nov. 17th. But I am letting TSP members get little bits of behind the scenes information about it before then.

To get on our email list for that just go to www.GenForward.com and fill out the form. You will then get emails and behind the scenes info and you will even get the entire story a day or two before it goes public to all.

Here is the big news though, GenForward is going to be guided at all times by a 9 Point Pledge to our community. On Monday (that is tomorrow) I will send an email out about 9PM eastern time. That email will include the entire 9 Point Pledge. In many ways you will know 80% of the GenForward story from that pledge.

While I sent this pledge out before and was only going to do it one time, I continue to hear from folks saying they didn’t get it. Not sure if the spam monster ate it or what. In any event I will be sending out the pledge again tomorrow, so if you want an early peak at GenForward.com, get on the list today.

The big thing here is GenForward is something really special, it will help mend families, help future generations know where they came from and be a force for good things in the world. I will tell you this isn’t really a “prepper” or a “homesteader” type of thing. Yet, in many ways it is exactly what we need to be prepared for a better tomorrow.