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Episode-1865- Justin Rhodes on the 10 Hour Homestead and New Media

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Justin Rhodes is an “edutainer” creating daily homesteading vlogs on Youtube. He runs an online business, abundantpermaculture.com teaching folks how to grown their own food (mainly chicken and veggies) with permaculture.

Justin made a big splash with his DVD “Permaculture Chickens” via Kickstarter over a year ago.  Since they he has worked tirelessly to simplify and hack homesteading and raising animals into the most efficient and low cost methods possible.

He joins us today to discuss the concept of “The Ten Hour Homestead”.  Today we discuss that concept in detail and how the average person can produce much of their own food with minimal investment of time and money with modern homesteading concepts.

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Episode-1813- Make Mead Like a Viking with Jereme Zimmerman

Making Mead Like A Viking

Making Mead Like A Viking

Jereme Zimmerman is a writer who lives in Berea, Kentucky. He was raised and home schooled in northern Kentucky on Twin Meadows Nubian Goat Farm. He spent more than seven years living and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, where he returns regularly.

After brewing beer using conventional modern methods for several years he became fascinated with emulating ancient brewing practices, which in-turn led to his interest in learning how to brew with local, organic, and wild-foraged ingredients.

Jereme documents his research into ancient brewing and muses on the homesteading life at Earthineer.com (as RedHeadedYeti), and through articles with magazines such as Backwoods Home, New Pioneer, American Frontiersman and Hobby Farms.

He is the author of the book Make Mead Like a Viking, published by Chelsea Green Publishing in November 2015. He is a popular workshop facilitator and presents regularly at Mother Earth News Fairs.

Jereme joins us today to discuss his methods of making mead, his book, using natural and wild crafted ingredients, open fermentation and more.

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Episode-1655- Spy Secrets that can Save Your Life – With Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson of Survival Escape and Evasion

Jason Hanson of Survival Escape and Evasion

Jason Hanson is the author of SPY SECRETS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected.  Jason is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and successful contestant on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank.

Hanson teaches everyday citizens to defend themselves at his Spy Escape and Evasion school. He has been interviewed by major media outlets for his security expertise, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and The Huffington Post. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah with his Family.

He joins us today to discuss his new book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, how he trains students to improve their odds of survival in only two days and more.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • The number one concern with escape and evasioin
  • A former spy’s most important lesson from CIA training
  • Protecting your children from both digital and phyical threats
  • Why you should carry bobby pins along with that paracord braclet
  • What to do when you are being followed
  • How to deter burglars from your home
  • The three most common and risky mistakes of travelers
  • The must have survival gear for your car

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Episode-1618- Joe Mooney on DIY for Fun, Prep, Homesteading and Profit

Check Out Joe Mooney's Awesome Youtube Channel "HomesteadEconomics"

Check Out Joe Mooney’s Awesome Youtube Channel “HomesteadEconomics”

Joe Mooney is a passionate advocate for becoming more self-reliant and learning through DIY self-education. While a firefighter by trade, he is a DIY project junkie and amateur homesteader by passion. Growing up in both rural and urban areas around the US, Joe now calls his rural ‘homestead’ in the Arizona desert home. He and his family live off of 90% rainwater, collected from their roof and are always looking for new ways to become more self-reliant and live a more satisfying and healthy life.

Joe maintains a YouTube channel called “Homesteadonomics” that chronicles many of his DIY projects and homesteading activities. He considers his channel a means to teach others how he does projects on his homestead as well as increasing his own self-education in the process.

Subjects are wide ranging and include rainwater harvesting, desert gardening, chicken and beekeeping, alternative income sources, DIY home repair, leather/kydex work, various pallet projects and a rather large combination of other odd how to projects.

In true homesteading fashion, Joe’s projects and homesteading activities also serve to provide additional income as well as hone future skill sets in various disciplines. In addition to making videos, Joe has written articles for backwoods home and sometimes moonlights as a craftsman of odd projects that he sells on craigslist.com

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1597- Managing Chaos and the Permissiveness Epidemic

Chaos will come, but it can also be managed.

Chaos will come, but it can also be managed.

I am joined today by Trevor Grice a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy and assessment services through a private practice setting in the Thumb of Michigan.

Since starting his voyage on preparedness and sustainability with his wife, Diana, and two sons, Dr. Grice has first hand experience on how this lifestyle can reduce anxiety and bring more happiness to one’s life. In addition, he has used this perspective to assist his clients in finding their own paths to happiness and acceptance, as well as to gain more insight into what is weighing down our society.

Trevor and Diana have started Dandelion Hills Farm on their two acre homestead. They raise turkeys, ducks and chickens, manage bee hives and are looking to grow their personal garden into a market garden

Trevor joins us today to discuss  Two main topics, first managing chaos because in his words, “controlling your life is about as easy as as snapping a picture of Sasquatch riding a rainbow farting unicorn”.  We also discuss what he calls, “The Permissiveness Epidemic”.  This is about how being too permissive with our children has created many of our current societal issues (i.e. also known as the “Douche Bag Epidemic”)

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1592- Ben Hewitt on Nutrient Dense Food Production

Click Here to Buy a Copy of Ben's Book

Click Here to Buy a Copy of Ben’s Book

Ben and his wife, Penny, along with their two sons, have transformed a worn out Vermont hillside into a thriving homestead, which currently provides more than 90% of their food, along with most of their building materials, all their heating and cooking fuel, and many other essentials.

They call their style of homestead scale food production “practiculture,” reflecting the fact that they draw on many different methodologies while always striving to make this work “doable.” They are the authors of the recently-published book The Nourishing Homestead.

Ben’s previous book is Home Grown, which explores his experience with the public ed system (he’s a high school dropout) and his family’s experiences “unschooling” their two sons.

Ben joins us today to discuss Homestead-scale nutrient dense food production and what he calls practiculture.  To go into how to make your food nutrient dense, what that actually means and why it is important.  As well as discussing his new book, “The Nourishing Homestead“.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • What exactly is nutrient density and why it matters
  • The connection between soil health and human health
  • The relationship between big pharma and big food
  • What it’s like to grow and process 90%+ of your own food,
  • What Ben’s days and diet looks like
  • The difference between independence and interdependence
  • The essential role of livestock in a healthy homestead/farm eco-system
  • What the hell is “practiculture,” anyway do we really need another freaking word

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1548- Jon Dowie on Profitable Back Yard Ducks

A Mixed Flock of Brooding Ducklings at Dowie Farm.

A Mixed Flock of Brooding Ducklings at Dowie Farm.

Jon Dowie is a permaculturist that has been raising ducks for meat and eggs for 5 years now in Southern NH on a .6 acre lot. He has taken a small flock of ducks from a hobby to a flock of over 60 egg layers that turns a profit. He experiments with different tractoring methods and over-wintering techniques. In addition he started out as a traditional modern farming method flock and is transitioning his flock into a permaculture style system.

I first met Jon Dowie in 2013 when he came to the first ever TSP Workshop.   By that time I had talked myself out of doing ducks instead choosing to go with chickens and geese.  Jon was so ecstatic about his ducks though that it rekindled my interest, soon the first Spirko ducks were in the brooder, now two years later we are building our own thriving duck egg business.

Over the years Jon and I have both developed different methods for very different climates and different markets.  Today we discuss both of our approaches, that has worked well for each of us and frankly some things that don’t necessary work well in both New Hampshire and North Texas.  For instance my biggest challenge is keeping birds from getting too hot in our summers, his is keeping them watered and fed in the freezing cold New England winters.

Today Jon and I discuss feeding ducks and still making a profit, developing markets, fodder vs. sprouts, caging, predator issues, composting and more.  The more I work with ducks the more I begin to feel they are the perfect back yard poultry option, far superior to the chicken in a huge variety of ways.  I think Jon would agree, tune in today to hear why we feel that way.

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1523- Kevin Hauser on Growing Apples in Hot Climates

Kevin and Marty Hauser of Kuffle Creek.

Kevin and Marty Hauser of Kuffle Creek.

Kevin Hauser is an amateur Pomologist who specializes in growing apples in hot climates and the tropics. He grows over 100 varieties of apples at his home in Riverside, California and is the author of “Growing Apples in the City: Growing Apples in a Warm Climate.”

He is the proprietor of Kuffel Creek Apple Nursery, a mail order nursery that ships apple benchgrafts to hot climates in Southern California, Arizona to Hawaii of the United States, and Bangkok to Dubai internationally. He has lectured to garden groups in Southern California and Arizona, as well as New England.

Last year Kevin opened a branch of Kuffel Creek Apple Nursery in Uganda, East Africa, to better serve the rural tropic apple farmer. In conjunction with this, Kevin also released his second book, “Growing Apples in the Tropics: Growing Apples Where They’re Not Supposed To.”

His training materials are used to teach apple culture to farmers and government agriculture official throughout East Africa.

Kevin will be lecturing on apple culture for a warm climate, including suitable varieties, planting, training, fertilizing, thinning, and harvesting, as well as culinary uses of different varieties.

He will also provide an informative look into the world of how apples are grown in the tropics, with zero chilling hours and seasons governed by rainfall, not temperature or day length.

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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Episode-1512- Professor CJ on History and Personal Liberty

Check out the Dangerous History Podcast

Check out the Dangerous History Podcast

Prof CJ has multiple history degrees and has taught college history for eight years. He is also the host of a podcast called Prof CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast, which covers a wide variety of historical and related topics from a skeptical, libertarian, anti-establishment viewpoint.

Prof CJ has been teaching college history since 2006, but he has been a smartass, iconoclast, and a cynical questioner and critic of authority since he was a little whippersnapper.  Naturally, these attitudes have influenced his take on history.

Prof CJ likes his teaching job and does his utmost to incorporate his radical critiques of the established narrative into the classes he teaches, but he still finds formal academia somewhat limiting at times.  He decided to start a podcast as an outlet for his revisionist rants.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • CJs approach to history and why is it different from most historains
  • Why he started a podcast and what he hopes people gain from it
  • How can learning history be empowering and liberating for the individual
  • What is the concept of the scholar-warrior and how does it relate to preparedness
  • What lessons can history teach us that have relevance to Modern Survivalism
  • What is true and what is false when it comes to the notion of American exceptionalism
  • Were there ever really ‘good old days’ in the past, or is that a delusion
  • Does history indicate we should be positive or negative in our outlook about the future
  • Thoughts on the current status of higher education in America

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1495- Ben Falk on Soundscapes within Homestead Design

Harvesting Ice at Whole Systems Design

Harvesting Ice at Whole Systems Design

Ben Falk developed Whole Systems Design, LLC as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings.

His home landscape and the Whole Systems Design studio site in Vermont’s Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the regenerative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a master’s degree in land-use planning and design.

Ben has conducted nearly 200 site development consultations across New England and facilitated dozens of courses on permaculture design, property selection, microclimate design, and design for climate change.

Today Ben joins us to discuss soundscapes, an often over looked component of permaculture and homestead design.  Soundscapes have a huge impact on the quality of our lives and actually on the performance of a homestead and farm.

Ben will discuss how in his design firm, IDs and maps soundscapes, and what considerations they take into account when designing to improve them. Also what’s worked well and what hasn’t here for them – what mistakes he’s personally made (like cutting down some pines far downhill that actually made the road noise reflected off a local cliff, considerably noisier) to working with water and co-location of buildings to enhance soundscapes

We also delve into a lot about proximity and line of sight between sleeping spaces especially and the barn yard and entry to deal with predators and also heightened awareness of when someone is coming into the property.

Resources for today’s show…

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