Duck the System Shirts now in Brown

Tell the System to Duck Off!

Tell the System to Duck Off!

At my personal request we have added brown shirts as an option for the Duck the System T-shirts.  This is an awesome but family friendly triple entendre.  Tell the system to duck off and do it in style!

Are you among the thousands of viewers that have been following The Duck Chronicles video series? TSP Gear Shop has decided to run some duck swag to celebrate this web series, starting with the new Duck the System t-shirt.

These shirts feature another great design from Nicodemus. TSP Gear Shop is going to do a limited run of these and has started to take orders. To take part in this group buy, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will ship for free. MSB members can take 10% off their entire order.

Episode-1574- Frank Thrall on Permaculture and Keyline Systems

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Frank grew up in the San Fransisco Bay area and has lived in Northern California his whole life. He is a peace officer in California as well as a graduate student in Environmental Agriculture at CSU, Chico where he is researching Keyline Design in broad acre applications.

Frank is married and has three boys. In the past Frank has worked in retail, on extensive and intensive cattle ranches, cut firewood, worked as a horse trainer and riding instructor. Frank became aware of Permaculture about four years ago and has since completed his PDC, Holistic Management Training, and has co-founded a local 4-H club to expose children to the importance of the environment and preparedness.

Today we are spotlighting Permaculture within the belly of the beast in California’s Central Valley. The importance of making a difference where ever we can. I would also like to talk about the importance of stepping up to take on tasks that need to be done when we have the ability to do so.

We will also talk about Frank’s perspective as a middle aged person returning to University and the potential resource base found in the next generation to address the problems we inherited from the WWII generation.
Resources for today’s show…

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Duck the System


duck

Are you among the thousands of viewers that have been following The Duck Chronicles video series? TSP Gear Shop has decided to run some duck swag to celebrate this web series, starting with the new Duck the System t-shirt.

These shirts feature another great design from Nicodemus. TSP Gear Shop is going to do a limited run of these and has started to take orders. To take part in this group buy, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will ship for free. MSB members can take 10% off their entire order.

Episode-1573- Forget Sustainable Be Regenerative

Permaculture-Anarchist

Photo Credit to BrinkOfFreedom.net

Today is actually a part of the insurgency series, which might seem odd at first.  How can being to turn a Darby Simpson phrase “beyond environmental” be insurrectionist?  I mean isn’t big government all for “being green”?  Well the short answer to that is no, but even what is paid lip service to is just “green washing”.

The key is a true dichotomy, we fall on two sides in this and the vast majority are of the first mindset, here are you two choices…

1.  Humans are akin to a virus on the planet, all we bring is destruction and resource depletion, our only recourse is to do less harm to the earth, but our very existence will always do some harm.

2.  Humans are a natural part of earths ecosystem.  We are not a virus but we have been infected at this point with what you might consider “bad coding”.  If humans use their intelligence and adapt to natural reality, we are regenerative force and hence our impacts can be largely beneficial to the environment and ourselves at the same time.

Keep in mind the first option is the one presented to you by the very people that control you, tax you and tell you spraying your food with herbicide won’t harm you.  That the very government that says they want you to be sustainable is bought and paid for by big pharma, big Ag, big energy and big food along with every other big industry in our nation!

Such systems derive their power from fear and scarcity.  These two underlying components are used to stir up anger and resentment and there by create divisions of the classes, in other words they are the primary means of fascist control.  Whether classical fascism or modern neo fascism matters not.  If you are to “act as a mediator between the classes to the benefit of both the state and industry”, you must divide and stratify as many classes as possible.

If you are to truly free yourself from the control by the power elite you must understand and counter every method of control they exert on you.  One such method is convincing you that you are a destructive force when you are the only being we know of that can truly be purposefully regenerative.

This should anger you into action, to be blunt, today we uncover another lie you have been programmed to believe your entire life and examine how it has controlled your actions and thoughts without your knowledge.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Sustainable defined, regenerative defined and the real difference
  • Why this is important in the first place
    • Modern survivalism is about liberty
    • How you think controls how you act
    • If you think you can’t do good, you won’t
    • If you think you can do good, you will
  • The lies of sustainability
    • Maintaining a severely damaged system is possible and desirable
    • Environmental solutions should be centralized
    • High population density is environmentally sound
    • We are not a natural part of the planet, we are an invasive species
    • Our only hope is to do less bad, the best thing we can do is die
    • We are the problem
  • The truth of regenerative ideology
    • First and foremost we are a native species to the earth
    • We are the only known species that can consciously improve the planet
    • The solutions to most current problems is decentralization
    • We are natural cultivators who have gotten lost
    • We can produce our own food, medicines, fibers, fuels and fertility
    • We are the solution, our only hope is to do more good
    • Our footprints can be immensely positive
  • Why this is sedition, positive sedition

Yes, it was very perceptive. I teach self-reliance, the world’s most subversive practice. I teach people how to grow their own food, which is shockingly subversive. So, yes, it’s seditious. But it’s peaceful sedition. ~ Bill Mollison

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week

santplumSanta Rosa Plum Tree – This plum is adaptable from zone 5 to zone 10 .  This tree produces beautiful, large, red fruits with gold flesh.  The Santa Rosa is a big producer and bears sweet plums that are delicious when eaten fresh, cooked or canned.

The tree is considered vigorous and one of the easiest fruit trees to grow successfully.  True to its name it originated in Santa Rosa, California in 1906.

It is heat-tolerant, ripens in mid-July and is self-fruitful and doesn’t require a pollinator making it ideal for smaller spaces.

Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape plants and trees including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty 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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Taking a Day off a Real Day Off

Guys I know I was just gone for most of a week but I am taking today off to spend it with my wife.  It is our anniversary today and she deals with me working my butt off constantly and my travel and my eccentricity constantly.  I have simply decided today, she comes first.  See you guys tomorrow.

While I am off for a day, consider listening to a random episode.

Episode-1572- Listener Feedback for 5-11-15

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 permaculture, concealed carry, social security, investing, invasive plants that are not invasive 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

  • Major new additions to the PermaEthos June Event
  • Turns out the 180 day CCW residency requirement for TX may not be real
  • Clams give us a new understanding of “hunter gatherer societies”
  • Is social security a ponzi scheme – no it is worse
  • The “other John from WV” tells us why invasive isn’t really invasive
  • How to deal with the frustrating aspects of an A-frame level when finding contour
  • NSA Data Spying ruled illegal, but don’t cheer yet
  • Investing when you are young, don’t, save instead

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.

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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Farewell to Ralph the Cat

ralphWe lost a good long term member of the crew today.  Ralph the cat passed on to the other side in our house.  He went as good as any of us can hope to.  On his own terms, a VERY old man while being pet by Dorothy.  How old?  We don’t exactly know but we first found him in 1996 and he was at least four years old at that time.  By that estimate which might be low he was 23.

Of those years we had 19 good ones with him.  He lasted though six houses and apartments, moved from Texas to Pennsylvania, back to Texas, up to Arkansas and back to Texas one more time.  He lived his last few years in real happiness.  He had three acres to patrol and in is old age senility probably didn’t realize it was the dogs that kept all other competitors away.

He killed many a mouse in his day.  He was a fighter and though declawed by a previous owner held his own, though we had to deal with a few bad battle wounds a time or three.  To drive home how long this guy was with us, his death was preceeded by the following pet contemporaries, Alice One (cat), Victor (cat), Lakota (Siberian Husky) and Blackie (Black Lab Mix).  We are talking almost two decades folks.

The place won’t be the same without him.  I will miss the old man, but again not many of us get to die so well loved, cared for and under our own terms at such an old age.  He was looking thin and you could tell he was on his way out for quite a few months, but even just a few days ago he was eating like a king, still able to jump up onto the chairs and tables and was in pretty good spirits.

We shall miss you buddy!  Hope you are enjoying shrimp on the other side!

A note of advice, if you love your pets in this day and age where everyone has a camera and video camera on their phones, take lots of pictures and videos.   Because Dorothy thought to grab the camera one night, we will also have this video from back in 2009 when our buddy was still in pretty prime shape. 

Note my gut, I wasn’t in such great shape at the time. So he even outlasted my gut!

 

Episode-1571- Listener Calls for 5-8-15

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

NOTE – Today was a stressful day if you are here to report the podcast didn’t sound right or had no sound for the first 22 minutes, don’t, I already know and it has already been fixed.  Just delete your copy and redownload it.

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on ducks, chickens, turkeys, cooking, food forests, marketing, Tesla batteries, permaculture, concealed carry, farming,  and more.

In this episode the expert council is in force. We have eight council members. We are continuing with our new program I have started and a new way questions will be handled for the council. Tune in today to learn more about that.

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…

  • Do ducks control ticks to the level of chickens
  • Michael Jordan on when and how to add adjuncts to your mead
  • Assclown Brewing shows the power or assclowns and marketing
  • Chef Keith Snow on making homemade chorizo
  • Do you really need “support trees” when putting in a food forest
  • Ben Falk on misconceptions in permaculture students
  • Ben Falk on the difference between goumi and autumn olive
  • Considerations about concealed carry when moving to a state without reciprocity
  • Darby Simpson on what the first week of May is like for a full time farmer
  • Spacing of trees in back yard environments
  • John Pugliano on what I call a bipolar market
  • Raising turkeys with chickens and turkey myths
  • Steven Harris on the Tesla Batteries, are they are really that big of  deal
  • Nick Ferguson on protecting first year grafted trees
  • Dealing with ants in the garden bed, how to murder them and harm nothing else!

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1570- Dr. Steven and Janet Lewis on the Link Between Soil and Human Health

Dr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org

Dr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org

Doctor Lewis and his wife Janet received great feedback from our audience from their first appearance. They return today for a deeper look at nutrition and the current issues with toxins in our food supply along with the lack of nutrients our food has as well.

The professional staff at Doctor’s Nutrition relies on facts about your health needs based on low cost detailed lab work. Instead of you guessing at what is missing with your nutritional needs, and selecting vitamins or minerals over the counter that may or may not work.

Doctor’s Nutrition delivers free consultations based on lab work results to help get your health back to optimal. They do this with pharmaceutical grade vitamins and minerals sold only to doctor’s. What that means to you, is that their products are generally 3 to 4 times stronger than anything you can buy over the counter.

Their products are actually strong enough to move the numbers on lab work just like prescription medications without the side effects. They use LabCorp for their lab testing because it is the gold standard of labs and they have labs available throughout the United States, so there is generally one local to you in any state. So, if you are ti red of “Guessing” at why don’t I feel good, let us answer that question for you and get you back to health so you can have a life worth living.

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week

Halls Hardy Almond – This almond is adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.

The Hall’s Hardy Almond tree both a beautiful ornamental and a productive edible at the same time. This attractive tree yields large crops of crunchy almonds in fall, and it has showy pink flowers that make it a landscape standout in spring.

It will pretty much grow wherever peaches thrive. Bears in 2-3 years. Matures to be 15-20′ tall. Ripens in late September and is Self-pollinating.

Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape plants and trees including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty 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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No Show Monday – Wednesday

At the initial site assessment with Nick Ferguson and Mark Shepard

At the initial site assessment with Nick Ferguson and Mark Shepard – Mark acts like a hard ass but in the end he is a clown, he just can’t help himself.

I am about to head up to Gum Springs, Arkansas for the beginning of the large project we have been working on.  This will be the first phase of a 1200 acre system consisting of production levels of Aronia, Elderberry, Pecan and Chestnuts as main crops along with a 100 acre educational facility.

Due to this I will not be producing a show Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and please understand that email responses may not be very timely.

During this time if you are missing new episodes try listening to a random episode, or find an episode on a subject you wish to hear about using our search box or tag cloud.

I will be trying to get some short videos up of what is going on via my iphone.  Rest assured there will eventually be a LOT of very cool content coming out of these efforts.

The big thing though is over the next few years we will be putting in over 100,000 trees and bushes onto what at this point is some old cattle grazing lands.   Of course spending the next few days with Josiah Wallingford, Dayna Burtness, Mark Shepard and Nick Ferguson isn’t going to be too bad either.