Episode-1409- The Failure of Individual Leadership in America

I hear daily about how our leaders have failed us.  From the latest Obama memes on facebook to the fear and loathing of a republican congress and I just sigh.

Yes all of Americas problems are from 435 Representatives, 100 Senators, 1 President and his cabinet.  We get no blame ourselves at all.  Well, wait there are plenty of others to blame, the people on welfare, the liberals or conservatives depending on who we are, the illegal immigrants, the talking heads and the reality TV morons, it is there fault too!

In other words as Homer Simpson puts it below! “This is everybody’s fault by mine”.

This really is how people think, I have seen it over the years.  For instance in 2012 I remember a report that people who had been bailed out of their mortgage problems and then ended up behind a second time were polled as to how responsible they were for their financial problems.  Over 85% said they bore little to no responsibility for their issues.

Said people were attacked on facebook and mocked, etc.  Classic dichotomy, classic class warfare and most people fell for it.  This report didn’t show that underwater home owners were irresponsible, no it showed that WE AS AMERICANS are irresponsible.  Today we take a hard look at individual leadership and how to regain it in a nation that has lost its mind.

 

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Gauging Interest in a BeeDC

Right now we are in discussions with Michael Jordan, AKA “The Bee Whisperer” about developing a course for both experienced and aspiring bee keepers.  The course if produced as planned will occur in 15 chapters over a 15 month period.  We are calling it a BeeDC or Bee Design Course.  A full course on keeping bees the permaculture way.

The course will cover every aspect of bee management from legal issues, marketing products, building hives, setting up hives, dividing hives, trouble shooting problems and more.  Here is the current proposed shooting and release schedule for the course.

  • Chapter One – Laws
  • Chapter Two – History
  • Chapter Three – Getting Started
  • Chapter Four – Build a Bee Hive
  • Chapter Five – Site location and setup
  • Chapter Six – Order bees – prep – build food for spring run
  • Chapter Seven – Bee installation – How to split hives – making queens – install a nuke – install a package
  • Chapter Eight – Building a “bee food forest” – make sure bees have pollen paddy – floral investigation (flowers, apples, etc) – wheel barrels – trailers
  • Chapter Nine – Honey flow – pest control – alternative medications – disease control – alternative food sources
  • Chapter Ten – First honey flow season – see if boxes are getting honey – manipulating bee hive (adjustment of population) – Hive management – Swarm management
  • Chapter Eleven – First honey spin – polin traps – 2 week inspection
  • Chapter Twelve – winterizing – downsizing boxes, spinning all you can get out of the boxes – food creation for october
  • Chapter Thirteen- Beginning of new mentorships
  • Chapter Fourteen- Winterizing – wrap hives for warmth – make powder sugars for emergencies
  • Chapter Fifteen – Maintenance of hives for next year

This course would likely cost about 500 dollars if we produce it as in depth as currently planned.  We would offer it for those that wanted the option for a monthly payment plan during the course at a slightly higher cost.  Likely 15 payments of something like 40 a month if not paid in full.  Though no final pricing has been set or committed to at this time.

This would be a major undertaking for both PermaEthos and Michael so we want to gauge interest before going any further.  If you would be interested in this course, please fill out the form below.

If for any reason you don’t see the form below you can directly access it at http://bit.ly/bee-dc

Help Me Name a New Chicken Cross

I am working on a new chicken cross hybrid.  The photos below are an F1 Generation Hybrid.  They are of a cross of a pure Rhode Island Red Rooster and a Pure Egyptian Fayoumi Hen.  My hope is to breed more size into the eggs, less well “attitude” into the bird and retain the foraging characteristics and predator evasion of the Fayoumi.

These two birds have the same parents, they are a color sex link (you can tell the sex simply by the color and pattern) in the F1 (first cross), the male is the gray and white bird and the female the red-brown fading into black.  My plan is to see how these birds lay.  I have two hens and one rooster to work with of this cross and half a dozen more eggs of the cross in the incubator.

I plan to breed the hens back to another Rhode Island Red Cockerel (this will be a 66% Rhode Island – 33% Fayoumi cross) and judge the eggs of both the F1 and F2 (second generation cross) generations.

I will be looking for cockerels in both the F1 and F2, which ever cross works better I will directly breed the cross and see what we get with that.  The hope is to create a fast moving, predator evading, highly productive egg layer that isn’t well, a complete a-hole like the pure Fayoumis are.  Frankly I can deal with the attitude just fine, the real issue is how small the birds are and how small the eggs are.

If I can put some size on the eggs, I will call it a win. If the birds get enough size to make culling worth the effort on the meat end, I will call it a bonus.

Now here is the thing, the hens with the red brown to black fade are really pretty.  Pure Fayoumis are well, ugly!  So help me out if this cross proves productive what  would you call the hen as a breed.  How about Fade-Oumi, LOL, seriously what would you call this bird if it proves to be a winner.

Of course when we back cross the hens to a Rhode Island the look could change a great deal.

Male and Female Fayoumi - Rhode Island Red Crosses Side by Side.  Click for full Sized Image

Male and Female Fayoumi – Rhode Island Red Crosses Side by Side. Click for full Sized Image

Male Fayoumi - Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Male Fayoumi – Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Female Fayoumi - Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Female Fayoumi – Rhode Island Red Cross Click for full Sized Image

Episode-1408- Listener Feedback for 8-19-14

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  • A 15 year old changes education, newscasters remain fing clueless!
  • We have a really cool history segment today, really awesome
  • What if we are about to enter a significant cooling period
  • How to use a huge surplus of cedar mulch
  • More on bitcoin hitting main stream acceptance
  • More on automation, no this isn’t about “15 dollars an hour”, sigh
  • My God America, wake up there was no fast food strike!
  • Stop turning left or right, shift into 4 low and go where you want to

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Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak.  You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm.  How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

TIN HAT ALERT FOR LAST MONDAY’S SCENARIO – The US Dollar has been printed out of value. The global economy has collapsed. Now the government has mandated that everyone receive an RFID chip as part of a new digital currency. Everyone who does not receive the implant will be cut off from buying and selling. Would you receive the chip, or what steps would you take in this new world to survive?

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-1407- Xavier Hawk on Permacredits and the New Economy

Learn more at PermaCredits.com

Learn more at PermaCredits.com

Xavier Hawk Is the founder of Permacredits a Bitcoin Style Currency that fuels innovation and growth in the Permaculture, triple bottom line marketplace. He also founded Colony Earth, an Eco Village and Eco Development company in Western North Carolina that runs on Bitcoin, Credits, and other crypto currencies.

The business model he developed for profitable Permaculture Eco Developments is already being adopted and implemented in locations across the globe, and the work he is doing with Permacredits is laying the groundwork for how Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and Bitcoin 2.0 protocols function in the marketplace.

He joins us to discuss, Permacredits as a local currency for the Global Permaculture Movement.  Xavier states that “Permacredits are a currency that fuels Ecological and Regenerative Permaculture based businesses.  In doing so they allow individuals direct control of their monetary supply, issuance rates, and ultimately control over what that currency supports.”

In this case rather than supporting a debt slavery war machine, the currency supports the values, ideologies, and industries of the people involved, specifically a healthy, balanced, sane world built on regenerative enterprise.

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Every Morning with the Birds at the TSP Ranch

What is life like at the TSP Homestead?  Well, every morning I get up, get the coffee going and this is what I see to next.  Yep, I don’t miss the old life one bit!

Episode-1406- Well, Why Isn’t Everyone a “Survivalist”?

Today TSP is a great episode to share with new folks, especially those new to prepping.  Every once in a while I have to take a real back up and discuss things at the basic level and frankly the starting out level.

Funny quick story here, when I started The Survival Podcast and coined the phrase modern survivalist in 2008 I was advised by many well meaning people to use the term Prepper and rebrand as say the Modern Prepper Podcast or something.  Why?  Survivalist was considered scary, tin hattish, new world order obsessed, etc.

I stuck to the following, this is what modern survivalist means.

  • modern – of or relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past
  • survival – the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances
  • ist – a suffix that means to specialize in

So modern survivalist means – one who lives in the present here and now and specializes in creating a life that will allow them to continue to live a good life in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.

Now do you see why I ask, “why isn’t everyone a survivalist”?  Frankly if you are raising a child is this not what you would want for them?  Would you not want to raise a young adult that can continue to thrive “in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances”.  If that is what you’d want for your kids, don’t you think  you should set a good example?

Now of course the funny thing is Prepper is just as maligned and considered “crazy” today as survivalist due to stupid nonsense like “Doomsday Preppers”.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • Yes modern survivalism is just common sense
  • Not long ago preparedness was considered a virtue in America
  • The story of the grasshopper and the ant, the original one
  • Setting up basic redundancy, some really simple first steps
    • A basic black out kit
    • A 72 hour kit
    • A basic documentation package
    • Protocol and procedures and the differences between the two
    • Basic food storage
    • Basic water storage
    • Basic situational awareness
    • Basic financial management and debt elimination
    • The most important thing, a survival mind set
  • Where to go from here

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No TSP Today

Guys I am working on a very short week and trying to get a ton done.  I have to go up to West Virgina for a visit to the PermaEthos farm Friday through Monday.  TSP will return tomorrow and we will have an episode Thursday but not today, Friday or Monday.

I will be trying to get some more fun videos up on the youtube channel etc though during this time.  For many of you today is a great day to get caught up on past episodes.

If you are caught up try the Random Episode feature and check out a blast from the past.  If you get one you don’t like, just click it again.  To use the feature just look for where it says Listen to a Random Episode in the center column to the right.

Episode-1405- Listener Feedback for 8-11-14

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  • Saving seeds is now “agri-terrorism”, seriously?  Yes!
  • Great big contest to help spread the Agritrue Message
  • A listener heads to the Free State as part of FSP
  • A report on Mai Thai Coffee that is Just Awesome
  • From gravel to soil, what to do to make it happen
  • A real life modern story where Modern Survivalism paid off
  • Planting blue berries, the how and what of acidic soils
  • Dilbert Creator Calls the Financial Industry the World’s Biggest Scam

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Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

TIN HAT ALERT FOR TODAY’S SCENARIO – The US Dollar has been printed out of value.  The global economy has collapsed.    Now the goverment has mandated that everyone receive an RFID chip as part of a new digital currency.  Everyone who does not receive the implant will be cut off from buying and selling.  Would you receive the chip, or what steps would you take in this new world to survive?

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Is ambushing an equal force fighting against you an intelligent move or does that make you a less than honorable adversary?

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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AgriTrue Contest

We know that there are a lot of people out there as excited about AgriTrue as we are, and we want to reward that enthusiasm. For the next 8 weeks, we are going to run a contest where you can earn chances to win one of the three following prize packages. The more you spread the word about AgriTrue, the more chances you have to win.

The contest runs Midnight, 11 August 2014 – Midnight, 12 October 2014.

  • Homesteader Package – Total Value: $200+
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  • Grand Prize: Permaculture Package – Total Value $900+

Click here to learn more about the contest and the prizes!