Episode-1901- Expert Council Q&A for 11-18-16

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Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on gardening, bee keeping, property selection, batteries, pastured pork, paleo eating, sub soiling, politics and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • The gardener vs. Bermuda Grass – Nick Ferguson
  • The ins and outs of the new heated bee hives – Michael Jordan
  • Considerations when buying property with wetlands – Ben Falk
  • The skinny on CR123 Batteries – Steven Harris
  • Forest forage for pastured pigs – Darby Simpson
  • Grains vs. nuts vs. seeds for paleo – Gary Collins
  • The proper use of a sub soiler – Geoff Lawton
  • Why we should not refer to the president as “Our Commander and Chief” – Jack

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4 Responses to Episode-1901- Expert Council Q&A for 11-18-16

  1. I love the LR18650, I get the Orbtronic PCB’s. I’m in Canada, and these are expensive for me, but I love them. Stay away from Ultrafire and Surefire, they are garbage

  2. Steven, I have one set of Grey and white Ultralast rechargeable 123’s a friend gave me (He owns a battery shop up here). And I have them running a Streamlight Scorpion. I get about 30 minutes run time on a charge. The batteries say 3v and I just put them in the charger, so I’m not sure what the finishing voltage will be. I will post later when they are charged

  3. 3.84 fully charged, the Scorpion seems fine, I’ve had it for a year now.

  4. Regarding the question about wetlands in Alaska. Don’t be fooled by the romantic term “wetland”. I live on wetlands on the Kenai and can tell you that a lot of it is worthless. The soil here is a lot of glacial silt bound together with clay. With the high amount of precipitation we get it leads to a lot of standing water in the warm months and frozen soil in the cold months. We also have a high level of naturally occurring arsenic. All of this leads to land that is perpetually waterlogged and anerobic, so much so that native vegetation has a hard time growing. I would love to see someone try chanampas since I have a chunk of land that I have thought about doing that on, but I don’t think it will work. If you got the time and money to expierment go for it, but just remember, a septic tank that is under water does not work. It’s probably better to find a smaller chunk of land that is dry. The window between frozen seasons is pretty short and you would be amazed at what needs to be done during that time in order to make it through the frozen season. I’m not trying to discourage you because I’d love to see some more like minded folks in the community, I’m just trying to save you a buck or two.
    Phil from Alaska