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Episode-1280- Stephen Scott of Terroir Seeds on Seed Saving

Cindy and Stephen Scott of Terroir Seeds

Cindy and Stephen Scott of Terroir Seeds

Stephen Scott is co-owner of Terroir Seeds along with his wife Cindy. Terroir is a family owned and operated heirloom seed company that focuses on the “Cycle of Terroir” defined as “from the soil, to the seed, to the food you eat”. Terroir seeds provides unique varieties of heirloom seeds, education and information for all phases of the “Terroir Cycle”.

Stephen has a business background, from management of a nationally known rental car agency to warranty administrator for a local car dealership. He is an acknowledged chili-head who loves the hotter side of things and loves to cook.

He feels one of the biggest appeals of the garden and growing is to supply the freshest ingredients for the meals! He has a large interest in self sustainability and resiliency- being able to do and produce most of what one needs, and building a strong community of local food producers.

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Episode-1276- Beth Warford of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth and Family of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth and Family of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth is the founder and owner of Pretty Loaded. Her husband has been a listener of TSP since 2008 and she has listened to many TSP episodes over the years. She has had specialized ICU and Sedation experience in numerous Children’s Hospitals which has given her extensive experience performing under life and death moment stress.

Beth has had 18 years of concealed carry experience, and has been thankful for that opportunity, especially working off hours and in less than safe conditions in urban areas as a young nurse. She is married and has 4 wonderful young girls, lives on a homestead, practices a traditional “real food” Paleo lifestyle, is an organic produce farmer with 28 laying hens, and is CFO for a local health care practice owned by her husband.

Beth has had significant firearms training with an NRA Certified instructor and more specialized defensive training with Fortress Defense Consultants.

She is also an avid upland game hunter and has a private shooting range for honing her skills. She is a NRA certified instructor in the disciplines of Pistol Instructor and Personal Protection In the Home (first and currently only female certified in this discipline in ND) as well as Affiliate Instructor for the United States Concealed Carry Association. She has had extensive Krav Maga training as well and partners with a Master in Krav Maga for martial arts training for her clients.

Beth’s inspiration to start Pretty Loaded came from numerous female friends asking Beth to teach them to use a firearm and basic defense mentality. Although she’s a “the glass is half full” kind of person, she believes in the mantra “it’s better to have the skills and not need them than need the skills and not have them” and doesn’t take the safety of she and her family for granted.

Beth credits her training from Fortress Defense mentors as being critical in focusing her vision on the importance of training women specifically. Her husband, being a student of defense, combat, and firearms for 20 years has always been vigilant and supportive of her development as a skilled and empowered woman.

Beth feels women need to learn situational awareness, self defense mindset skills, and basic firearms training to be fully well rounded in defensive skills. Her goal is to create Women Warriors to protect themselves and their loved ones from the low life thugs that walk our streets and force their evil upon unwanted victims.

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Episode-1275- John Bush of SovereignLiving.TV

John and Cat Bush of SovereignLiving.TV

John and Cat Bush of SovereignLiving.TV

John Bush is the co-star of a new reality based series called Sovereign Living. He and his family are taking on the massive, yet rewarding task of getting off the grid. The show takes you to the 2.4 acre Blush Family Farm and follows the family as they become food, energy, and water self sufficient. Episode 1 is available on YouTube.

Sovereign Living is a project of The Center for Natural Living an Austin based non-profit promoting health, family, and food freedom – engaging the community in living a voluntary and natural life.

In addition to his work producing SovereignLiving.TV, John is also committed liberty activist.  He has helped to start and grow the following activist and educational groups: Texans for Accountable Government, the Foundation for a Free Society, Operation Defuse, Lone Star SMART, and Indigo Agora.

John regularly delivers speeches and lectures across the country at various freedom oriented events.  He participates actively in local and state politics and enjoys using creativity, consistency, and boldness to spread and further the message of liberty. His ultimate goal is the creation of a wholly free society.

You can learn more about what John is doing at more at SovereignLiving.TV

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Episode-1271- Dr. Nate Story on Vertical Farming and Aquaponics

Dr. Storey of BrightAgroTech.com

Dr. Storey of BrightAgroTech.com

Dr. Nate Storey is the co-founder, inventor, and CEO at Bright Agrotech, an innovative vertical farming start up on the high plains of Laramie, Wyoming. Nate and the Bright Agrotech team seek to empower commercial producers and home growers alike to grow a lot more nutritious produce with less space with their ZipGrow tower technology.

Dr. Storey earned his PhD. from the University of Wyoming in Agronomy researching aquaponic production and different creative live distribution models to help farmers live better. His research was in direct response to the many barriers there are to getting into farming and living well as a commercial producer today’s world.

Not only is the cost of land and equipment going through the roof, but also new farmers face substantial costs when harvesting and packaging their produce. A cost that Dr. Storey sought to dissolve with ZipGrow products. This technology allows the farmers to outsource the ha rvesting and packaging their crops to the consumers in turn giving the customer the freshest produce possible.

Join Us Today for a Discussion on Growing More in Less Space Including…

  • What’s wrong with the current food system
  • Why should we be growing some/most of our own food
  • What exactly is aquaponics
  • Why grow food vertically
  • Are there any inexpensive ways to get into aquaponics
  • What fish work best in aquaponics systems
  • How small should as system be before it is too small
  • What is zip grow and why is it cool
  • How can packaging be eliminated from the food system
  • Where can you learn more about aquaponic systems

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Episode-1265- Christine Faith on Backyard and Urban Farming

Christine Faith of RightToThrive.org

Christine Faith of RightToThrive.org

Christine Faith is a local backyard farmer, devotee of sustainability, and example for other members of the community trying to reduce their impact on the planet while maintaining resilient households. Right to Thrive, Christine’s award winning blog, is an information clearing-house for backyard farmers along the Front Range.

Christine is an owner/co-founder of Ivywild Aquaponics & Neighborhood Farm, an artisan farm located in the historic Ivywild neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ivywild A & N Farm sells NSA shares (Neighborhood Supported Agriculture) featuring vegetables, eggs, and honey.

In addition to managing the small urban farm, Christine teaches classes on backyard farming, designs backyard farms, and consults for a local school district on a school garden project. Christine is also the founder and organizer of Colorado Springs Urban Homesteading.

Christine joins us to discuss designing an urban farm – how to create beauty, productivity, and food security in urban and suburban spaces. Along with designing for urban spaces and the considerations required to do so such as local laws and ordinances, weather and climate, soils, system integration,  microclimates, urban scale livestock, and maintaining curb appeal.

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Episode-1260- Michael Kaye on his book The Awakening

Get The Awakening at Micheal's Website.

Get The Awakening at Micheal’s Website.

Michael Kaye has worked in the technology arena for more than 17 years, 11 in Executive Management and the last 7 as the Founder/CEO of a successful Atlanta based IT Consulting Company.

He has been married to his loving wife “Cindy” since 2006 and is a devoted step-father to “Skylar”. Michael is also very active with supporting several local and national charity and professional non-profit organizations.

Mr Kaye is also avid 2nd Amendment supporter and a lifetime member of the NRA, a political and economic news junkie.

Over the many years of his career he has worked with and had frank conversations with some of America’s more wealthy individuals, primary technology sector CEOs.  Some of these very stark economic conversations led Michael to a prepping lifestyle, the hard task of getting his wife on board and eventually to writing a series of novels based on his real life experience and knowledge.

Michael joins us today to discuss his first book in the series, “The Awakening” and how it is both a work of fiction and an accurate assessment of the nation’s current economic health.

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Episode-1259- John Pierre on the 4 Pillars of Health

Learn More about John at JohnPierre.com

Learn More about John at JohnPierre.com

John Pierre is a nutrition and functional-fitness expert whose wide range of clientele include celebrities, professional athletes, military personnel, and people of all ages and backgrounds.

John is credited for being one of the first pioneers in the US to create “brain building” classes that enhance cognitive fitness in our geriatrics community.

Over 25 years of practical in-the-field hands-on experience has provided John with a unique understanding and ability to assist others with cognitive challenges and physical performance. His first published work The Pillars of Health discusses four solid principles that provide everyone with a strong foundation for lifelong wellness.

John’s website JohnPierre.com shares ideas, recipes, and helpful information about increasing health and assisting our community.

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Episode-1257- WranglerStar on Transitioning to the Homesteading Life

wranglestar

See what Cody is up to at WranglerStar.com

Cody C., better known as WranglerStar has been making video’s on youtube about self reliance and homesteading for approximately three years.

WrangleStar’s Videos are about the importance of self reliance, and simple living.  Today we discuss Cody’s reasons for moving out of the city and leaving the good careers both he and his wife had behind for a simpler lifestyle.

We also discuss the physical, spiritual, and physical benefits of a country life style, along with the mental attitude a family must take to make the transition.  We delve quite deeply into many of the things that are just wrong in modern society and how taking things back a step or two is one way that solutions can be found.

We also discuss how it isn’t all sunshine and roses out in the country but how many of the sacrifices and hardships are well worth the rewards of a free life.

I Also Ask Cody Questions Today Such as…

  • What made you decide to move out of the city
  • Where does a family start with transition
  • What is the importance developing skills over acquiring stuff
  • The most important things to look for in property
  • How to make a living in a remote setting
  • Why he chooses to home school his children
  • How modern society is a trap and how to escape it

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Episode-1247- David Nash on 52 Prepper Projects

David's New Book, Prepping Week by Week for a Year.

Prepping Week by Week for a Year.

Today David Nash of TNGun.com returns to TSP. David is a full time emergency manger by trade, and an advocate of self-reliance and personal preparedness by avocation. He is also instructor certified in a variety of topics such as firearms, terrorism response, WMD, and incident command. He’s written two books, and runs a DIY focused prepper website, based around his training business “The Shepherd School”.

Today he joins us first to talk about prepping from a DIY standpoint. David feels prepping is full of $500 problems, but if you only have $50, you have to use other ways of making up the difference.  We also discuss David’s new book “52 Prepper Projects.

We also discuss his recent experience in being filmed completing several projects by the producers of “Doomsday Preppers”.  It sounds like Nat Geo is at least getting it a little bit.  They seem to now be focusing more on “projects” rather then making preppers out to be full on loons.  Yet as you will hear, they are still baiting those that appear on the show, forcing them to say they are prepping for a specific event and creating nonsensical false drama in the show.

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Episode-1242- James Wesley Rawles on Survivalism

James Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com

James Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com

James Wesley Rawles is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer and survivalist, and a well-known survival lecturer and author. Rawles is the editor of SurvivalBlog.com one of the nation’s most popular blog on family preparedness.

He lives in an undisclosed location west of the Rockies and is the author of the bestselling Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse, Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse, Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse, and a nonfiction survival guide, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It.

James joins us today to discuss Expatriates, he latest book that was published on October 1st. Today we will discuss James’ latest book and his personal view on survivalism and how that inspires the fiction that he writes and why he plans to continue to write but fictional novels and hard fact based guides as well.

I will also be asking James Questions Today Such as…

  • What do you see as the three most likely disasters that America faces
  • Why did you start writing novels before you wrote any survival manuals
  • What is the highest priority for family preparedness
  • What do you mean by well-balanced preparedness
  • What are the primary components to well-balanced preparedness
  • What are some the things that are most often overlooked by preppers
  • What segment of society might be hardest hit in a collapse
  • Is a US breakup during a collapse likely or at least possible
  • Will there be a 5th book in the “Coming Collapse” series

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