Episode-231- Survival Podcast Audience Questions – 6-30-09 — 5 Comments

  1. Thanks for the note on small generators. After some hot nights with no power or a busted a/c, a small generator running a portable a/c unit is a godsend to cool one room for sleeping. They have some good ones now on wheels, with flexible vents for going out the window. Then during the day the small generator can keep a fridge cold/make ice, recharge batteries, power a laptop, etc. Just watch the startup loads. I love my little Honda 2000i, runs quiet too and pretty good on the gas consumption. Lots of people out there with too much generator for what they really need.

  2. Brings back old memories! Going into the woods to pick wild raspberries. Eat while you gather. Sometimes in spite of clouds of mosquitoes trying to eat you.

    I once discovered a great blackberry patch in partial shade with huge, enormous and very sweet blackberries on an eastern slope just below an old farm barn yard. Being supplied with manure tea I suppose.

    The wild berries out in the open have a tendency to dry up quickly during droughts. Berries seem to love rich soil with good continuous moisture. If your berries are in the open, lots of mulch around them and incorporating manure or the like is very beneficial.

    I am making rhubarb wine right now, and I hope to start my favorite – elderberry wine – this Fall.

  3. As far as bugging out by boat, I would be concerned about pirates and if there were an EMP wouldn’t that mess up some of your navigation equipment? Kevin Costner did it in Underworld with his on fruit tree in a pot and a way to make pee in drinking water so who knows :p’

  4. A Tale of Two Depressions

    This is an update of the authors’ 6 April 2009 column comparing today’s global crisis to the Great Depression. World industrial production, trade, and stock markets are diving faster now than during 1929-30. Fortunately, the policy response to date is much better. The update shows that trade and stock markets have shown some improvement without reversing the overall conclusion — today’s crisis is at least as bad as the Great Depression.

  5. Great advice on the business stuff Jack. I’m not to the point where I can start my own business but for anyone else out there please do listen to Jack’s advice about building YOUR OWN brand. That is some of the best advice around right next to DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE.

    Love your podcasts Jack!!!