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Episode-40- TSP Rewind – Permaculture Misconception vs. Reality

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-802- Permaculture Misconception vs. Reality and was originally published on December 13th, 2011.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

I keep quite a few things set up on Google New Alerts. That is where you run a search for a term on Google News and ask them to send you an email when ever a given word or phrase pops up in the news. So as you might imagine I do this for terms like “pandemic”, “economic collapse”, “natural disaster” and many others related to the preparedness industry.

The Forest is the Teacher, Not the End Goal

The Forest is the Teacher, Not the End Goal – Photo Credit to Axel-D via Flickr

I also have terms set up that are more on subjects connected to basic self sufficiency and homesteading. As you might imagine I include the term “permacuture”.

The other day that alert sent me a link to an article called, “Traditional Farming in the Rain Forest”, it led to an article that was a scathing retort on permaculture calling it basically useless.

The author gets almost every single part wrong. It wasn’t that we disagree mind you it was that his claims and assertions were simply 100% inaccurate. Despite this it has helped me to better understand many of the objections I hear about permaculture.

Today I plan to discuss them and try to answer some of these objections, hopefully with a now better understanding of what the objection is really all about.

Join me today as I discuss…

  • 1 Prime Directive + 3 Ethics = Permaculture
  • Common Objections to Permaculture (none of which are based on reality)
    • The Rain Forest can’t feed as many people per acre as a farm
    • If we don’t do anything and let nature take its course we will starve
    • We need annual crops too not just perennials
    • Permaculture only produces weird things no one eats
    • Permaculture is limited to forest gardening
    • All permaculture amounts to is good organic gardening
    • Permaculture is all about growing food and plants
    • We can’t have productivity with out fertilizer and irrigation
    • We have to till soil to plant modern crop

Resources for Today’s Show…

Episode-39- TSP Rewind – “Unconventional” Fishing Methods

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally,  Episode-1374- “Unconventional” Fishing Methods and was originally published on June the 24th, 2014.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

The first thing you need to know is that some or all of these methods might be illegal in your locality and it is up to you to determine the legality of any of these methods before using them.

Some of these methods are best suited for an actual “survival situation” or at least a bush crafting situation.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • Why leave the rod and reel behind
  • Thoughts  on “unconventional” or whatever you wish to call it
    • Jug fishing
    • Limb lines
    • YoYos
    • Trotlines
    • Noodling
    • Spear Fishing
    • “Trapping”
    • Nets
    • Bow Fishing
    • Gigging
    • Beer Can Fishing (hand lines)
  • Thoughts on why these methods should be considered

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-38- TSP Rewind 11 Common Gardening, Permaculture and Homesteading Questions

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-917- 11 Common Gardening, Permaculture and Homesteading Questions and was originally published on June the 7th, 2012.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

When I speak or do videos or even do a podcast there are common questions that always seem to pop up.

Polyculture is Often the Answer

Polyculture is Often the Answer

Given that is the case I figure most people could learn from at least a few of them, so today’s show is dedicated to answering some of the more common ones and a few of the more complex ones.

My feeling is that in many instances people over think some of these issues and in other areas many people simply under think them.

In many ways we simply need to understand that nature knows what she is doing, on the other hand we need to understand nature so we can best channel the existing energies.

Join Me Today As I Answer….

  • Is it really best to grow from seed or start plants as seedlings
  • If you do hugelkultur does it mean you never have to water
  • How long does the wood “last” with hugelkultur
  • How can I do contour based design if my land it totally flat
  • How do I deal with clay soil, sandy soil, etc.
  • Do swales become “weed beds” once established
  • Do you need to inoculate soil to encourage fungal activity
  • How do you know when to practice “chop and drop” in your climate
  • In a 7 layer forest system how do herbs and ground covers obtain enough solar exposure
  • How do I develop a “seed mix” for my climate, region, need, etc.
  • The big ones, “but what if” and “can I”

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.

Episode-37- TSP Rewind – Listener Calls for 5-10-13

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1128- Listener Calls for 5-10-13 and was originally published on May the 10th, 2013.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on protesting smartly vs. foolishly, permaculture, debt, politics, martial law, the militia, military service and more.

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 quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Is an armed march to DC a good idea, um, a, no!
  • Swales and why keeping “earthworks to a minimum” may not be a good idea
  • Roof water harvesting and how to do it safely for drinking water
  • I need someone to make me a model of a swale from PVC
  • Yep I will tell you again where to get cheap eye glasses
  • What might one do with 50 yards of sawdust
  • A really hard debt question
  • Are grubs really a garden problem, or is it cut worms
  • The truth about so called religious discrimination in the military
  • What I think a militia really is, and how it should work
  • When bending a building code doesn’t really make sense
  • Mushroom compost, the good and the cautionary warning with it
  • Can rights be suspended under martial law, yes, should they be, it depends
  • Can you grow your own soap, yes
  • Thoughts on knife carry and lethal force vs. a gun
  • Knives for EDC, self defense and the truth about knives and lethal force

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.

Episode-36- TSP Rewind – The One Year Anniversary Show

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-224- The One Year Anniversary Show and was first broadcast on June 19th, 2009.

Not much for show notes today.  Today’s show is all calls from the audience describing what the last year has been like for them.  I only speak about 90 seconds total today.  Get ready to be inspired!  If you have been looking for a way to get friends and family on board, I think this will be a great show to share with them.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Episode-35- TSP Rewind – The Core Mission of The Survival Podcast

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-223- The Core Mission of The Survival Podcast and was first broadcast on June 18th, 2009.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  This show was one day shy of our one year anniversary episode.  I took this moment to reflect on our first, explain what I was really doing and lay out the future vision for the show and community.  I think after listening to it, you will see that all the way forward into 2017 we are still on track.

The following are the original show notes form this episode.

So what are we really doing every day on TSP?  Is it just about storing food, creating self sufficiency and putting together a more sustainable life?  Of course the show is about those things but it also about a lot more.

Tomorrow we are doing a very special episode in honor of our 1 year anniversary.  So today I wanted to inspire you to really think about how you are living, what your goals are and decide you really can take control.  While I hope today’s show is inspirational I think what you hear from fellow listeners tomorrow will be even more so.

Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-34- TSP Rewind – Survival Lessons from the Aguan River Valley

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-185- Survival Lessons from the Aguan River Valley and was first broadcast on April 22nd, 2009.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  This show chronicles 6 months I spent on deployment to one of the most remote parts of Honduras.  I was part of team building roads in this third world nation.  This time changed my life in many ways, also as I was 19 at this time I did a lot of growing up as a man in this place.

At the time I simply wanted this tour to be over, today looking back it was a great blessing and turning point in my life.  Later it would lead me to my decision after finishing my service to hike about a third of the Appalachian Trail before moving to Texas.

The following are the original show notes from this episode.

In 1991-1992 at the age of 19 I took part in something called “Operation Furetes Caminos” as part of a detachment to the 536th Combat Engineers.  From Dec 91 – June of 92 we worked to carve 10 miles of road into the Honduran interior in one of the harshest environments in the world.  While there I learned a lot about life, survival and I learned how that which seems desolate and harsh can show you some of the most beautiful things the world has to offer.

Join me today on another time travel event back to 1992 as we recall together what the real power of man is all about.  I will tell you lessons I learned and acted on at 19 that I could not articulate or even understand until more then a decade later. Today’ show notes are brief, just tune in the story speaks for itself.

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-33- TSP Rewind – Five More Lies That Attack Liberty

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-43- Five More Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty and was first broadcast on August 28, 2008.

Today we continue with our week of vintage shows.  Today’s show builds upon yesterdays.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today’s show expands on yesterday’s and gives you five more lies that most American’s believe to be true. No conspiracy theories or tin foil hat concepts here. This stuff is all wide open and easy to verify as fact by reading simple history and looking at current realities.

Sorry for the background noise in today’s show, while I think the audio is over all much better my mobile studio seemed to attract every semi truck on the highway today.

Tune in today to get my thoughts on,

  • The lie that the “governments role is to solve the problems of the people”
  • How ridiculous the concept of a “government that would solve individual problems” would be in a discussion among the Founding Fathers
  • The lie that “America is the freest nation in the world”
  • One thing that you can do in many countries that will get you arrested at gun point in America
  • The lie that we need to “spend more on national defense”
  • The fact that the U.S. spends more money on our military then the combined military budgets of every other nation in the world combined
  • The reality that the U.S. economic system is now best defined as fascist
  • The lie that it is “normal for the price of goods and cost of living to continually rise over time”
  • The effect of having a false paper currency backed by nothing and what a 1935 silver quarter still buys today
  • The lie that “politicians should be experienced”
  • How a government of “career politicians” have destroyed our freedom, yet not had to live with the consequences of their decisions as private citizens
  • Why a Kansas farmer, Texas rough necker or Detroit auto worker would all be better as our senators then the people we have in office today

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.

Episode-32- TSP Rewind – Five Lies That Attack Liberty

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-42- Five Lies that Attack Individual Freedom and Liberty and was first broadcast on August 27, 2008.

This week I am tied up all week with the Spring Workshop, so I wanted to do something special with the rewind episodes.  Today is the first of a two part series, and they are from VERY early in the shows history.

You will note in these episodes the problems we discuss are articulated in much the same way as we do today.  What has changed is the solutions have become more evident, both due to our learning in this journey and due to evolution in technology.

Later this week we will take a journey to the Aguan River Valley of Honduras, hear the first SOTPA (state of the podcast address) then on Friday we will hear from listeners who changed their lives in the first year of the podcast.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today’s podcast covers five lies that have been marketed to people by both industry and government and how they take away individual liberty and national freedom. This show is a long one but these were some things I feel honestly called to speak about and I have a great deal of passion for them.

I know many listeners are more interested in practical preparation but one can not separate survival mentality from individual liberty. Where as the sheeple follow the government and seek solutions from them, the individualist knows that he or she is the master of their own fate.

Today’s podcast may challenge some of your beliefs and might even make you angry at times. That just means is isn’t the same old – same old. Tune in to get my thoughts about,

  • The lie that “its a consumer driven economy and there is nothing wrong with that” and how it is driving people and our nation into the oppression of debt.
  • The lie of “no child left behind” and that “everyone should go to college” and how it is destroying our economy and making us dependent on illegal immigrant labor
  • The noble professions no one goes to college to do and why we need quality people to do them
  • The lie that “The Constitution gives us rights” and how that lie grants government power that it does not and should not have
  • Why The Constitution does not “apply to Americans” and how it actually applies to humans
  • The lie of class warfare and how it convinces you that you don’t have what you want because of some other group
  • The class structure of Europe that we left behind and why it needs to stay there
  • The lie that “you can’t do it” or “you can’t make it” with out government help and how the government is actually the problem that limits individual achievement
  • The lie of being told what you want or told what is a success or a failure or what you need
  • Why no matter who runs Washington we all still have the ability to declare individual liberty
  • How we lost the attitude of “this family doesn’t take charity” and how that is killing us
  • How the individual spirit and personal fortitude is stronger then any law, government or situation
  • How many of the “poor” are really free and many of the most “successful” are enslaved by life and debt
  • How your personal action, personal spirit and determination are your greatest survival asset

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.

Episode-31- TSP Rewind – Creating Your Vision of Liberty

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-635- Creating Your Vision of Liberty and originally aired on March 30th, 2011.

I chose this show for today because it tells the story of listeners who early on in the history of this show totally transformed their lives.  And it then inspired many more such transformations.  I decided that it was time for these stories to be told once again.  In hopes that it will once again inspire more people to make that positive change in their own lives.

The notes below are the original notes from that episode.

Today we hear from two listeners who have found their own path to individual liberty.  Not in some Utopian sense of some mythical new nation that recognizes the liberty we claim to recognize in America today, rather they have claimed their own personal liberty their own way.

Both of these couples said, screw it and JUST DID IT, and not in the cliche way of the Nike catch phrase.  They took decisive action, they stated their intent, they designed a road map and they acted.  Today my hope is many of our listeners will do the same in their own lives.  Freedom is something no man or woman can define for another, by its very nature it is individualized.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How a simple post in the forum changed many lives
  • How one listener spent two years and gained back 15
  • How a couple in NJ, changed with out moving far, for now
  • How you begin your path to finding your own vision of liberty
  • You don’t have to be rich to live like a broke ass redneck
  • That broke ass redneck is probably happier then you are
  • Why you must define what you don’t like to find what you do like
  • Why what you think you hate may not actually be what you hate
  • How figuring out what you love can lead you to more of it
  • The moments etched into your soul are your key to personal freedom
  • Why 99.9% of ships reach their ports on time and what it teaches us
  • The difference between simple and easy and why it matters

Additional 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.

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