Episode-1770- Listener Calls for 4-21-16

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on body cameras, gardening, economics, severe weather, uber everything, anarchy, self watering gardens and more.

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…

  • Why I generally do not take money to promote special deals to my audience
  • Do body cameras make LEOs into spy drones?
  • A listener has an idea for a person with excessive white pine
  • More minimum wage and why it isn’t the cause of self ordering kiosks
  • Is Weather Underground the best choice now that weather channel removed features
  • A listener has a web site called spot it up, sort of like uber for everything
  • If we had an anarchist society how would we deal with threats like ISIS
  • What to do for a garden if you travel all the time and have very little space

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

 

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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I just did a great interview with Ben Page from Pastos Verdes Farm on Finding Wellness in a Hectic World.  It was a great interview.

Well my recording program, dumped the file right at the end of it.  This has actually never happened before.  The file is there but only 70kb in size with a few seconds of silence.

I checked the temp folder and there is nothing their either.  The file simply rendered out as a tiny fraction of what should be there.  I have been using Athtek Skype Recorder for several years and this has never occurred before.

I run a test recording before every call and that went fine.  I made another test after the interview was lost and that also went fine.  I am at a loss as to what happened.  TSP will return tomorrow.

Perhaps choose one of Ben’s Podcasts to listen to today, you can find them at http://pastosverdesfarm.libsyn.com/

Another Awesome TSP Only Deal from Grant Schultz – Fast Fruits Bundle

Click Here To See a Video With The Actual Plants That Will Be Shipped in this Bundle!

Click Here To See a Video With The Actual Plants That Will Be Shipped in this Bundle!

I have worked to get you guys another great deal from Grant Schultz.  This deal is for any and all listeners, not just MSB.  Grant has put together another very special bundle, just for TSP listeners.

Eight each of his easiest to grow, fastest-bearing, nutrient-dense small fruits, all in one ready-to-grow package.

24 fruit bushes, for only $247.  35% off the regular pricing of $382.

Grant’s team tested over a hundred varieties of fruit over the years and have seen strong performers, duds, and everything in between.  Diverse, high-performing, and flavorful are the goals!

Grant also certainly knows what it’s like to bootstrap a farm or a homestead and the joy of early yields.  Small fruit bushes yield far sooner than tree fruits, and they’re easy to sell if they make it out of your hand!

The TSP Fast Fruits bundle is the best-of-the-best.  Big yields of high quality, disease-resistant fruit in the first or second year.  No sprays wanted or required.

There is only one catch on this deal, Grant only has 30 of these bundles available!

You’ll learn cool things like how ‘Bob Gordon’ elderberries hang upside down when ripe, making them naturally bird-resistant.  You’ll enjoy selected gooseberry varieties with resistance to mildew and white pine blister rust.  You’ll taste the honey-sweet honeyberries with flavor better than a blueberry (and doesn’t require the acidic soil or other fuss).

This is the perfect entry to fruit production on your homestead at a price that can’t be beat.  You don’t need any discount codes for this deal, I just had Grant set up a special page just for TSP Members.

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Episode-1769- Making and Using Herbal Medicines

Comfrey - A Proven Medicinal Herb, With a Undeserved Bad Reputation.

Comfrey is an Amazing Plant.

Today we are going to cover Making and Using Herbal Medicines.  Note the making and using are not 100% connected.  What I mean is not only will I cover how to make your own and use those but also some off the shelf stuff you can buy and use as well.

Sometimes you can’t get a certain herb, sometimes a more professional preparation of extraction is better, sometimes well you just need it and don’t have the time to make it.

Remember that today show was chosen in the new voting poll for the shows on Tuesday, they are always stand alone just Jack shows.  Next Tuesday we are doing Outdoor Cooking and that will end things for April.  But remember the poll for Mays shows has 10 choices and there will be 5 winners.  If you want a voice in those shows, remember to vote here for your top 5 choices.

In addition to this show you may want to go back and listen to my previous series on herbal actions.  Understanding the language of herbs is highly beneficial, that also shows you their capabilities and makes it easier for you to do your own research.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why I love herbs
  • What herbs can and can’t do
  • How to Make Herbal Preparations
    • Water and Oil Infusions
      • Hot
      • Cold
      • Eliminating the risk of botulism in oils
    • Decoctions
    • Herbal Syrups
    • Herbal Salves
    • Tinctures
  • Things I Prefer to Just Buy
    • Capsules
    • Essential Oils
  • My Favorite Book for Learning about all of this stuff
  • 10 Herbs I Love to Work With and What they Do
    • Plantain
    • Comfrey
    • Lemon Balm
    • Garlic
    • True Cinnamon
    • Turmeric
    • Rosemary
    • Ginger
    • Valerian
    • Dandelion
  • Final thoughts, this is all as safe as you make it

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Bob Wells Plant of the Week – ISSAI COLD HARDY KIWI it is adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.

It will bear long, sweet fruit. Does not require a pollinator, but will produce larger and more fruit if
you plant a Meador Cold Hardy Kiwi 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.

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Episode-1768- Listener Calls for 4-18-16

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on flooding, tree removal, LEOs and video, minimum wage, slugs, lying educators, propagating trees, small business and more.

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…

  • An update on flooding, earthquakes and a typhoon
  • What to do with low value trees when removing them
  • Another LEO responds to my view about cameras and the police
  • Will raising minimum wage actually reduce welfare, etc.
  • Dealing with slugs, is iron phosphate safe are there any alternatives
  • Another example of government schools lying to parents, are you even surprised
  • Best practices for growing trees in beds for later transplant
  • Thoughts on becoming a gardener for hire as a business and setting prices

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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.

Join the MSB Today

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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.

Episode-1767- Expert Council Q&A for 4-15-16

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.

Today the expert council answers questions on cell phone chargers, natural remedies, staph infections, fasting, septic drain fields, fermented foods 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

  • The ins and outs of cell phone chargers – Steven Harris
  • Dealing with dandruff naturally – Erica Strauss
  • Prevention and dealing with staph infections – Doc Bones
  • More on intermittent fasting – Gary Collins
  • What to and what not to plant in a leech field – Ben Falk
  • How can you take the “air” our of sun chokes – Jack
  • A tip for all you facebook marketers you will love me for – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Websites of the Expert Council Members

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.

Join the MSB Today

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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.

Episode-1766- Listener Feedback for 4-14-16

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, education, guns, taxes, business, livestock, back up power 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 man with a PhD in Education evaluates my take on government schools
  • Taxed by the mile coming soon to Illinois
  • When should you get a “business license” in fact should you ever
  • An amazing quote that fits TSP philosophy perfectly
  • A judge illegally threatened home schooling parents with a fake court
  • My thoughts on the Hi-Point 995 Carbine
  • A way to keep chicks and chickens together but feed separate feeds
  • What us with my mobile battery bank in my truck

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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 that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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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.

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Episode-1765- Peter McCoy on Mushrooms and Fungi

The Definitive Guide to Fungi

The Definitive Guide to Fungi

Peter McCoy is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and open-source movement that teaches the skills needed to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience.

Peter is the lead cultivation expert for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project and Open Source Ecology and the author of the new book, Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working With Fungi.

Hey joins us today to answer to discuss what he calls “The Missing Fungal Functions” – how fungi can and should be integrated into all aspects of life.

He also answers questions like, what is the ecological significance of the fungal kingdom?  What are some ways the people commonly disrupt the fungal communities in their soil and plants?  What is going in in the world of cultivating mycorrhizal fungi?  What are endophytic fungi that live inside of plants and can we cultivate those?

And above all for those of us that just want to grow mushrooms, what would be the easiest way to start a mushroom farm?

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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-1764- Small Scale Food Forestry

A Forest Garden Makes for a Better Back Yard

A Forest Garden Makes for a Better Back Yard

Today is the first ever show chosen by official poll of the audience.  The choices were and the order they came in were…

  • One – Small Scale Food Forestry (26%)
  • Two – Making and Using Herbal Medicines (20%)
  • Three – Outdoor Cooking – Grilling, Smoking and More (16%)
  • Four – Setting Up a Remote Property (BOL) (14%)
  • Five – How to Talk to Friends and Family about Prepping (12%)
  • Six – Investing in Gold and Silver (9%)

You can see that poll and the final results here.

Also the poll to select shows for May has been posted and you can vote on that here.

So today we move into the topic of small scale food forestry.  This is a topic many are interested in, with a food forest, even a small one we can produce

  • Food
  • Fuel
  • Medicines
  • Fibers
  • Wild Life Habitat
  • Beauty
  • And Increased Property Values

The entire concept is largely misunderstood though, as forest invokes visions of huge systems and yes they can be large systems, they can also be quite small.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • What is a food forest or a forest garden
  • A quick review of the seven layers of a forest
    • Canopy
    • Sub Canopy
    • Shrub
    • Herbacious
    • Vine
    • Ground Cover
    • Rhizome – Roots
  • Why it is all about the edge
  • Small Land Holding Advantages
    • Can be irrigated easily
    • You can and should sheet much everything
    • Easy to intensively manage
    • Contain their own micro climates (easy to create more)
    • Most work can be done by hand (build and manage)
    • Are the most productive per square foot on the planet
    • Do not attract attention and easy to secure
    • Nitrogen fixers are not as critical (still a good idea)
  • Things that are different from typical food forestry
    • The layers are scaled down
    • The number of support species are reduced
    • There are few “sacrificial plantings”
    • They don’t require swales or chickens but both are welcome
    • Small ponds and barrels are easily fed with roof catchment
  • Special Considerations that Open Your Options Up
    • Shape isn’t critical, do what works
    • Put in more irrigation then you think you will ever need
    • Consider ponds, please consider ponds
    • Think about power (solar first but grid is better then nothing)
    • You can plant a LOT closer and a LOT more dense then you think
    • If you have animals design in their nutrient flow
    • In a larger space build “glades” and maximize the edges
    • Build structures for your vines they can otherwise dominate a small system
    • Fertilize (organically) a lot early on
    • Mulch and chop and drop like crazy

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

olivearbequinaqfruitBob Wells Plant of the WeekArbequina Olive – The most cold hardy variety of olives know that also has one of the highest olive production and oil yields.

The soil should be well drained. Tree has an upright habit. We recommend covering the tree the first winter if the temperature drops below freezing.

Once the tree has been in the ground for a year and is well rooted, it then will begin to withstand the colder temperatures.

The older the tree gets the more, cold hardy it becomes. Oil is sweet, delicate and fragrant with intense fruitiness but low levels of bitterness and spiciness.

If you live above zone 7, you can grow it in a container and bring it inside during the winter months.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, 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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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.