Episode-2642- The Expert Council Show for 4-16-20
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Today it’s time for the 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 on The Survival Podcast, the expert council answers questions on HAM radio, sourdough starters, honey, permaculture, lifestyle design, Covid, optics 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.
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Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss…
- Quote of the day – “A good decision is based on knowledge not on numbers” ~ Plato
- Getting started with HAM radio – John Pugliano
- Making a sourdough starter – Keith Snow
- Can honey go bad, well no, but yes, cause may be it isn’t honey – Michael Jordan
- Dealing with a spring that creates a swamp – Geoff Lawton
- The three legged stool of the simple life – Gary Collins
- Making your own hand sanitizer and alternatives to it – Doc Bones
- Making a good decision on AR optics – JR Haley
- New results from a homeless shelter test that should have us rethinking everything about CoVid – Jack
Resources for today’s show…
- Spirko2020.com – Don’t Vote for Me
- Join the Members Brigade
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- Walking To Freedom
- TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online
- TSP Android App
- TSP iPhone App
- CDC reviewing ‘stunning’ universal testing results from Boston homeless shelter
- It’s My Job – Jimmy Buffett
Websites of the Expert Council Members
- Home Made Wonderlust
- Affordable DC Generators
- Hack My Solar
- MT Knives
- Living Free in Tennessee
- A Bee Friendly Company
- Investable Wealth
- The Simple Life Now
- Whole Systems Design
- Doom and Bloom
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It’s strange, but early on in this pandemic I was disappointed & frustrated at how much it was being dismissed, diminished, or ignored. NOW I’m finding myself doing a facepalm at the extreme reversal and society’s over-reaction. Not sure how much of this is reflexive contrariness on my part, and how much of this is the majority of society and media really being this ignorant and/or manic. It seems the height of arrogance or delusion to think most others are nuts and I’m one of the few rational ones, but damned if it doesn’t seem that way.
Anyway, if I’m being fair, I’ve gotta give the various governments some slack for their initial over-reaction. There were (and still are) a lot of unknowns, and just based off the extreme actions of China’s government I think the scope of the initial lockdowns is understandable. After all, China had probably MORE to lose than the US by locking down it’s economy, and the fact it still did so makes it something you can’t ignore. But as you say we’re getting a better handle on the actual level of risk, and to not review the information and re-pivot to a better strategy is just f***ing stupid.
I don’t really think our economy is going to recover more than a modest amount anytime soon, as much as I would like it to be otherwise. If it was limited to the US and a few other countries, maybe… but with our strongly-interconnected global economy and all other significant-sized economies around the world being hit the same way, I suspect any recovery will be on the smaller side. The sheer speed of the descent & change we’ve seen I think will prove hard to recover from too I think. If I’m forced to guess, I’d say unemployment will get better by summer but won’t go back under 10% for a long time. Stock markets probably won’t crash to extreme lows given the Fed’s unprecedented actions, but with a few exceptions I think upside will be limited until the monetary velocity picks back up. Whenever that will be.