Episode-517- Survival Podcast Call In Friday 9-24-10 — 26 Comments

  1. Beaver ideas:
    – Plant throw away trees closer to the beaver damn.
    – On the outside of the fence put down patio stones or pour concrete.

  2. Beaver problem:
    Protecting trees from beavers is relatively easy you have to put metal wire mesh around the base of the tree for about 2 feet high and zip tie it closed. You want the mesh to be solid but not too tight around the tree wince it needs to grow.

    I’ll try to take a picture over the weekend and post it in the forums!

  3. Jack,
    As far as I can tell, that girl’s name is Erica Goldson on YouTube. And she’s on facebook under that name.
    I’ll drop her a message to see if its the same Erica Goldson and I’ll let you know.

  4. Quick update:
    It is the same lady.
    Looks like she has been busy giving interviews and traveling.
    I sent you stuff on facebook so you can check it out.
    Thanks Jack!

  5. I’ve been to well over 500 college and high school graduations and that may be the best speech ever.
    Original, concise and anti-establishment

    It’ frickin’ great

  6. Hi Jack, I’m a NH native who is a friend of the Free State Project. To answer your question, yes there are towns/cities that are favorably chosen by individuals who’ve made the move for freedom. this wasn’t planned as much as it just happened, naturally.

    An interesting result of this is that each area has developed its own flavor. Keene NH is a college town with a lot of civil disobediance, and Grafton NH is a rural area with a lot of homesteading types, for instance. (of course there’s some overlap)

    3 examples I know of have their own blog sites, but I know there are other areas in the state that have momentum (Portsmouth, Concord, Manchester, and the far north of the state):

  7. I never soak dried beans overnight or boil for an hour, let soak and finish cooking. All that does is shorten the cooking time b/c the beans absorb the water, swell and loosen the outer shell. I throw my dried beans, any variety, in cold water and cook them slow til done. I did soak beans overnight one time and the taste was not as good as starting with dried beans in cold water. A piece of fatback, salt pork, ham scraps/bone will also affect the way your beans taste. I salt the beans when they are almost done. I’m wondering how many others cook dried beans like I do.

  8. That young lady probably had to do some subterfuge to be able to give that speech. When my daughter gave her “senior address”–they wouldn’t call her valedictorian because that might make some students feel bad–she had to give the principal a copy of her prepared speech beforehand. He didn’t approve her first one and if she didn’t make one he did approve, they wouldn’t allow her to speak. That is a brave young woman!

  9. Roman beat me to the punch with the link to, one of my favorites as well. Brett’s whole series of podcasts is well worth hearing, if for nothing other than learning the true intentions of those who instituted compulsory schooling in America (here’s a hint, it ain’t ’cause they love you)… though there’s much more to be learned from it.

    Beware, his first dozen or so episodes are of worse audio quality than your old in-car sessions.

  10. I should add, I found your old ‘casts more than acceptable; indeed, the occasional outbursts at people driving stupidly were cool…

  11. On storing nuts, I have vacuum sealed them and have gotten nuts to stay good for a little more than a year. I have never gotten them to last longer than that without freezing them and with freezing i have pushed it to a full 2 years and probably a bit longer. The higher fat a nut is the quicker i have found them to go rancid, just my xp.

  12. Cotton Vs. Wool problem.
    I started wearing Merino wool. It’s thermal properties are awesome and it works really well wet. It doesnt seem to have the same feel/itch that most wools do.
    As for Under Armour, I was in the ‘Ghan and heard a rumour that the US army had banned their soldiers wearing it because when it exposed to extreme heat it melts to the skin. However nowdays im a fitness professional and simply couldn’t live without it. So its really purpose specific.
    Hope that helps