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Episode-1049- Surving Superstorm Sandy and The Southern Maryland Beekeeper

Check Out The Backyard Pioneer

Check Out The Backyard Pioneer

We have two interviews for you today, first up Mike Prunty “The Backyard Pioneer” who has a small urban homestead in Long Island New York on his experience with Hurricane Sandy.

Mike is a 39 year old suburban husband and father, he works as a Lineman for Verizon and is an avid hunter and do it yourselfer.  He heats with wood and grows a big garden each year. This year he started to get into using a smoker and has his first batch of home brew going right now.  Unfortunately like many in the North East his progress was more then slightly impeded by Super Storm Sandy.

Today Mike joins us to discuss Hurricane Sandy and it’s immediate after math for his family and how our basic preps made life easier.  Today we discuss the last minute preps he made and how that made a big difference along with what it was like living on generator power for an extended period.

We also talk to mike about how his friends and neighbors reacted to his skills and knowledge during the event.  Then  we discuss what Mike calls the  “indispensable prep” and how it made the biggest difference of all. Finally we finsh up with after now experiencing a big disaster what Mike will do differently and what holes in his preps were exposed.

Check out the Southern Maryland Bee Keeper

Check out the Southern Maryland Bee Keeper

Next we move on to Craig Yardon, “The Southern Maryland Bee Keeper” for a discussion that is the end of our series on keeping bees.

Craig discusses the on going threat of CCD, natural bee keeping and the concept of “small cell” bee keeping and how it can drastically improve the bees ability to withstand the virola mights that are currently a huge problem for many keepers.

We also discuss the advantages of the warre hive and how it is sort of a cross roads between top bar and conventional bee keeping including the huge advantage of being able to take honey off the top of the hive.

We also discuss how to improve the virility of your hive, how to raise bees with no chemicals and how owning bees can drastically improve your results on the homestead beyond honey production.

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Episode-481- Call In Friday 7-23-10

It’s Friday again and we are back with more of your questions called into 866-65-THINK, we have some really great stuff today, lots on gardening, choosing a new generator, leveraging a skill set, dealing with visual impairment, prepping in an apartment and more.

Join me today as I answer your questions on…

  • Getting a garden plot ready for next season
  • Gardening when you are on the road
  • Prepping for truckers, what to carry
  • Dealing with unproductive peppers
  • Tomato blight has defeated many of us in the south
  • Square foot vs. bio-intensive gardening what is the difference
  • How do you leverage a hobby or skill to increase your preps
  • How can you set up remote monitoring of your BOL
  • A tip for keeping stuff cold in the freezer during a power outage
  • How to choose a good generator for your needs
  • When if ever do you borrow from a 401K
  • How do the vision impaired prep effectively
  • What guns really need to be a left handed version for a lefty shooter
  • What do you do when you run out of prep space in an apartment

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Episode-334- Listener Feedback and Emails for 12-10-09

I am once again in the home studio today and decided to go into some of your more detailed emails that simply can’t be read on the road.   Today we discuss economics, politics, debt, generators, changes people are making in their lives and more.

Tune in to hear…

  • Tips on storing medications and antibiotics from a pharmacist
  • How to choose the right generator for your home
  • One of my “hate mail” emails I get often (for the ironic humor and to let opposing views be heard)
  • What is the Appleseed Project and why you should get involved
  • Thoughts on fire in high rise office buildings
  • The move to control CO2 emissions most people missed while focused on Denmark
  • Why I actually don’t “dislike Alex Jones” and where we agree more then disagree
  • The story of a family that took back their freedom and how TSP helped them
  • Thoughts on why soldiers do what they do when they finally come home
  • How the finances of the UK and the US overlap
  • How the Federal Reserve is as much a part of Britten as the U.S.
  • Why most people are actually libertarians and just don’t know it
  • Why the government wants us divided and how they keep us that way
  • What you can do to create your own liberty that is more powerful then any political action

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 and you might hear yourself on the air.