My Presentation from the 2012 Self Reliance Expo — 22 Comments

  1. Thanks Jack! I wish you the best of luck in your move. I know it’s not an easy thing to do. My wife and our twins moved in late 2011. We left the city and moved to the country and it was worth it. Again good luck with your move and thank you for all that you do! You are changing the way that we live and we are happier because of that!

  2. Excellent presentation. Since I found your podcast, I have been an regular listener. I may not agree with everything you say, but it is refreshing to be able to actually here the truth of today’s problems. I had given up completely on the regular media news, because they have taken a tabloid like quality I find agitating. Good luck on your move. I just wanted you to know you have inspired me to get prepared. Thanks!

  3. question for Jack.

    Where do I find a seller to buy untreated bees from? We live in southwestern Montana.

    Also regarding fodder: Can barley fodder be grown & then dried out & stored for winter use like a bale of hay? have you heard of anyone doing this?

    • Jake-
      Episode 1049, Jack talks with Craig Yardon, “The Southern Maryland Bee Keeper”. At 55 mins into the podcast he talks about treatment free bees and small cell theory. At 1hr and 9 mins he recommends his source for bees. Craig’s podcast is worth listening to on his website as well. I hope that helps you out with your bee question. Best of luck to you!

      • KC
        I’m Jake’s wife. Thank you! We have listened to that episode again and don’t know how we missed it. We called Wolf Creek Apiaries today & have ordered our bees! Super excited to get started!

        Thanks again.

  4. Great presentation Jack. Thank you for taking the time and effort to get this recorded and posted to YouTube.
    Not sure if I can get my head around how people can ask you for the powerpoint when you already do what you do pretty much every day. Provide valuable information and great personal opinions on our modern “sickness” and how we can recognize, address and overcome these things.
    Maybe some peoples goals for 13 Skills should be to ask for less and do more.
    If that presentation inspired you to “ask”, shouldn’t it also inspire you to “learn” and put that information together in your own words, from yourself, for your audience?

  5. Good presentation- However, I think physical fitness should be added to the list. Many preppers are relying heavily on the current medical system to keep them alive. IMO,any illness that can be improved through a diet and exercise regimen should be addressed. If we have any event, the physical and psychological stressors will tax our bodies, and we need to be prepared for that. Good health will pay dividends in both good times and bad.

  6. Your podcast is good, but too long. A 20-25minutes show would be perfect for me, do you have plans for something like that?

    • No we got to 65,000 listeners a day this way so I think we will stick to what made us a success.

      • Gerardo,
        I don’t always have the time to listen to a complete podcast in one sitting, so I download the mp3 and listen to it in pieces on my computer or mp3 player as time permits.

        I wouldn’t change a thing.

    • Occasionally they run 2+ hours – those are my favorites! When you get that deep into a particular topic, thats when you truly learn stuff. If you want 20-25 minutes that just hits the high points, you’ll find podcasts and blog posts all over the internet that do just that. But you won’t learn nearly as much.

  7. I agree with Jack, the podcast is just the right length for my commute home every day. Also… question for Jack: When is our next episode?…. I don’t seem to have the attention span when listening to old episodes 😛

  8. Please post this as a podcast (downloadable audio). The slides really great but the words are awesome. Thanks!!!!