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 Episode-2578- The Expert Council Show for 1-10-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:48

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 mob mentality, COPD, vehicle maintenance, knives, budgeting, bee keeping, careers, investing, hydroponics 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… Quote of the day – “The mob is easily led and may be moved by the smallest force, so that its agitations have a wonderful resemblance to those of the sea.” ~ Polybius Dealing with COPD during a time you can’t get higher medical assistance – Doc Bones Vehicle maintenance at 50,000 miles – Derek Bonepietro Developing a patina on a carbon steel knife or tool – Patrick Roehrman Guarding against the dreaded “impulse buy” – Gary Collins The 10 essential tools for a bee keeper – Michael Jordan Choosing a career for the young and investing for those nearing retirement – John Pugliano Combining kratky hydroponics with deep water recirculating to make life easier – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Rare Plant Store – Awesome Deals from Nick Ferguson Dr. Kratky’s YouTube Channel Livin Thing – ELO   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 Permies.com The Simple Life Now GeoffLawton.com DarbySimpson.com Whole Systems Design Doom and Bloom HaloBySue.com HackMySolar   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2577- Nick Ferguson on Fodder Trees, Rare Plants, Permaculture and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:07

I asked Nick Ferguson of Home Grown Liberty and Rare Plant Store to join me for a chat today for a few reasons.  First as announced on yesterday’s show his new business is offering four different amazing deals with some cool fruiting perennials and some awesome trees as well.  Many of the trees are not just awesome looking but great “fodder trees” as well.  Many are not familiar with the concept of fodder trees or tree hay as it has also been called but it is a great way to feed livestock. Additionally these are only his first offerings, so we are going to talk about his plans for Rare Plant Store and how he is getting it off the ground.  I also wanted to simply talk about some other things with plants, gardening, homesteading, etc. with Nick as he is now returning to the Expert Council after almost a year or working on the road.  He will be available again to answer your questions and be doing some Permaculture Consulting both onsite and via the web as well. I am going to try to have a lot more of the Expert Council Members on for informal chats like this in the future. Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com What is Doo Wop Music Rare Plant Store Regenerative Agriculture Telephone Line – ELO   Sponsors of the Day Safecastle Royal The Berkey Guy   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2576- Building a Business with Amazon’s FBA Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:54

Today we are joined by Jeff Lusczynski to hear about how he is building a business with the Amazon FBA Program.  In July 2019 Jeff began his first e-commerce business, Prymal Products, on Amazon after several months of research and product design. He’s learned much from this endeavor, learning the ropes of product research, sourcing, negotiation, supply chain, legal, marketing, customer service, social media. He currently holds a day job in finance and hopes to expand the business from part-time to full-time to allow him greater freedom through self-employment. Jeff’s other interests are travel, martial arts and teaching others. He’s 33 years old and lives in Salem, Mass and has traveled to 43 countries across Europe, Africa & Asia. He is a practitioner of kickboxing and BJJ and has trained overseas. He began his online presence making how-to woodworking videos on Youtube. Like Jack, he is also a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk.  Joins us today for a great discussion on building income streams through Amazon FBA and E-commerce, regardless of where you live. Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com PrymalProducts.com – Jeff’s Site Prymal Products on Instagram Prymal Products on Facebook Can’t Get it Out of My Head – ELO   Get Your Trees from Nick Ferguson, Amazing Deals Rare Plant Store Deals How to Plant Trees – Article by Nick Ferguson Why Plant “Fodder Trees” – Article by Nick Ferguson   Sponsors of the Day Butcher Box Backwoods Home   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2575- Thoughts on Tactics and Tech for Changing the Global Food System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:13

One thing we know is the current food system works, shocked that I said that?  Okay when is the last time you had money, wanted food and could not get any?  This is true in most of the world, people that go with out food do so from poverty not scarcity.  In fact billions of tons of good food it thrown away annually.  So when I say works, I mean the main stated goal of the managed Global Food System is produce enough food to feed the world.  It does that.  We must start there or no meaningful discussion about correcting the many problems in this system can be had. Yes it works. You know what also works?  Nuclear bombs work!  They do exactly what they are supposed to do, that doesn’t make them a good idea to drop on a whim though does it.  Our current food system has many problems, some chief among them are…. Ruins land, causes floods, creates deserts Pollutes water ways and oceans Using massive amounts of fossil fuels Destroys entire eco systems Treats animals with cruelty few can even imagine Centralizes control of commodity crops enabling harsh use of “soft power”   I could go on but honestly there is no need.  No one actually involved in agriculture at a policy level denies any of this, it is seen for now as a “necessary evil” by most and a system of control by many psycopaths in high levels of power.  (In that I am including bureaucrats, politicians, tecnocrats and oligarchs alike). Into this world of problems there is a huge movement growing of “solutions” and that is great but like many such solutions there is an almost religious like attachment to individual solutions.  Vertical farming will “save the world” is one cry while many (including me at one time) found the concept of paying for electric light when we have a sun, retarded on its face.  Yet I just listened to a presentation showing that in 10-15 years the indoor production of rice, rice for God’s sake will be economically viable.  You can see that here. I find that to possibly be something that can be done, but likely not something we really need to do.  I mean to me rice is the one grain that can really be grown in a truly sustainable system in the right environment.  That said I can see why some nations may want to develop the ability to produce grain with such a technology for national defense reasons alone. I can hear some of you screaming, “what about ReGen Ag Jack”?  My response is totally, we need it, but I don’t think anyone doing real ReGen Ag is now or ever will be growing lettuce at commercial scale.  The more I did into the many proposed solutions the more I am convinced as usual a decentralized holistic approach is the way to go.  I am going to cover 4 solutions today, rest assured there are more, a lot more. Join Me Today to Discuss… Solution One – Growing Food at Home Back yard gardens Small live stock – requires feed Indoor vertical farms – 500 bucks to start and produce over 100 dollars in food a month Other ideas Reality – society is not ready or willing to scale this beyond may be 10% of our needs Solution Two – Indoor Vertical Farming Does some things very well – shot turn and low growing crops (herbs and greens) Tech is now about 10 years into development, still early in the game Production is 100% predictable and control is complete and total Cost of start up is exceptionally high, operation cost is high, profit is solid for many Barrier to entry is high, technocrats are developing systems at a high rate of progress Solution Three – Greenhouse Farming Can use soil, hydro or aquaponics, most operations going in today are hydro Exceptional for greens and herbs, very good at crops like tomatoes, peppers, egg plants, cucumbers, etc High degree of control of climate Energy costs range from very high to very low Start up costs range from cheap to very expensive, but large scale is very expensive B[...]

 Episode-2574- Listener Feedback – The Gardening Edition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:45:14

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on everything gardening.  I am gonna toss you guys a small curve ball today.  Rather than a typical feedback show largely driven by email I posted a request for content on my facebook page and the TSP facebook page this weekend asking for gardening questions.  The response was great.  I plan to do a series of themed feedback shows in the coming months.  Likely it will be about every other week with typical email response shows in between.  But this is a great reason to join the TSP Facebook Forum Group if you have not yet done so. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Quote of the day – “All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden” ~ Geoff Lawton Questions from the book of faces Dealing with white powdery mildew Dealing with squash bugs and growing bigger carrots Muscadine grapes dropping off the vine early A productive privacy screen “fedge” (and thorny options too) Setting up a cheap hydro system with adjustable distance lights Gnats living in container plant soils Dealing with excessive water retention in garden soil Indoor seed starting vs. winter sowing and how kratky hydro fits into this Preparing 1/4th of an acre now for gardening this spring Best seed catalogs to order from and why Control of root knot nematodes Best direct sow cold weather crops Trouble getting nasturtiums to grow Keeping cats out of the garden Best automated irrigation solution when you have to travel a lot Media for growing tomatoes with “fishless aquaponics” ie Hydro Planting a wind brake to deal with chemical overspray Growing great peppers Does a hydroponic system need to run continuously When you have mulched and tarped should you do any tilling in spring Making gardening easier for older folks or anyone with mobility issues The basics of tree planting Gardening after a fire – Thoughts on Australia Easiest set and forget garden plants How much microclimate can you really create in a garden Partial shade and potatoes Keeping voles out of your garden Gardens and electric fences in sandy soils Best material to build raised beds with How to select the right varieties for your location What is more practical to just buy local vs. grow your own Crops that do well in partial shade My top 3-5 easiest food crops DIY Greenhouses, the good, bad and ugly Best options for renters and temporary gardens Raise beds vs. growing in conventional rows Starting seeds for hydro and getting zero germination Will a permaculture background practically guarantee you a job at a gardening center Does it make sense to buy a wood chipper, especially a 2,000 dollar one How to sell customers on going organic in a garden maintence business   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Don’t Bring Me Down – ELO   Sponsors of the Day Free State Project Western Botanicals   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free eb[...]

 Episode-2573- The Expert Council Show for 1-3-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:24:38

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 problem neighbors, hype in the media, heating, dengue fever, pigs, trees, social media 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… Quote of the day – “The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.” ~ Joss Whedon Dealing with neighbors that are drug addicts – Steve Wise Can you create under floor heating with a rocket mass heater – Paul Wheaton What is the deal with dengue fever – Old Doc Bones Getting started raising pigs – Darby Simpson Dealing with cut down trees – Ben Falk Growing a facebook page in 2020 – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Episode on CPS that I Mentioned Today Josh’s DIY Facebook Group Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly and the Family Stone   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 Permies.com The Simple Life Now GeoffLawton.com DarbySimpson.com Whole Systems Design Doom and Bloom HaloBySue.com HackMySolar   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2572- Garden Plans and What I will be Growing in 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:04

Click the image to see how the seed fight ends! Alright folks I am back but I also have a buddy helping me with some dirt work today, which you will hear about in this episode by the way so I am going to do a pretty short and simple first show of 2020.  I want to talk to you about some things I have figured out for the growing season this year, the seed starting system that is working GREAT with the new Barina Lights and some of the plants I will be growing and even some pepper breeding I have planned. Join Me Today to Discuss…. We are filling the garden beds from the Nov. TSP Workshop project The new Barina Lights have passed with flying colors and some stuff I have learned about hydro Video of my seed starting system Write up on Barina Lights EC Meter I am Using Thoughts on “pepper breeding” and how to do it – Link to a Video About it Here I am going to be trialing row covers in the new garden – These are the ones, lots of options. Here are 12 things I will be growing this year Italian Dark Green Parsley – Link Tall Trailing Nasturtium – Link Peppers and Crosses Cubanelle Sweet Fryer Pepper- Link Marconi Rosso Italian Pepper- Link Tam Jalapeño Pepper – Link Ancho Poblano Pepper – Link “One Cut” – Lettuces Salanova – Link Eazy Leaf Lettuce – Link Red Veined Sorrel – Link Spring Tower Celtuce – Link Wasabi Argula – Link Wrinkled Crinkled Cress – Link Central Red Mizuna – Link   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online TSP Android App TSP iPhone App EC Meter Mentioned Today Better Days – Goo Goo Dolls   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-124- TSP Rewind – Ben Falk on The Resilient Farm and Homestead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:04

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-1195- Ben Falk on The Resilient Farm and Homestead and was originally published on August 27th, 2013 The following are the original show notes from that episode.. Ben Falk of WholeSystemsDesign.com Ben developed Whole Systems Design, LLC as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings. His home landscape and the WSD studio site in Vermont’s Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the regenerative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a master’s degree in land-use planning and design. He has conducted nearly 200 site development consultations across New England and facilitated dozens of courses on permaculture design, property selection, microclimate design, and design for climate change. Today he joins us to discuss his new book “The Resilient Farm and Homestead” along with subjects like wood heat, property evaluation, integrating grazing animals with perennials, permaculture design course, drought and flood proofing, cold climate strategies, ponds and swales. Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com   Ben’s Links WholeSystemsDesign.com The Resilient Farm and Homestead (Ben’s Book) News Article on Ben’s Rice Growing Opperation More on Ben’s Rice Growing Sytems Info on the Whole Systems Design PDC Whole Systems Design on Facebook Whole Systems Design on Twitter Whole Systems Design on YouTube   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-123- TSP Rewind – Geoff Lawton on the Future of Permaculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:14

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-907- Geoff Lawton on the Future of Permaculture and was originally published on May 23, 2012. The following are the original show notes from that episode.. Geoff Lawton – Managing Director of PRI Australia Since 1985, Geoff Lawton has undertaken 1,000’s of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in seventeen different countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non government organizations and multinational companies. In October 1997 Bill Mollison, upon his retirement, asked Geoff to establish and direct a new Permaculture Research Institute on the 147 acre Tagari Farm previously developed by Bill. Geoff Lawton developed the site over three years and established The Permaculture Research Institute as a registered charity and global Networking centre for Permaculture projects. Geoff Lawton is the managing director of The Permaculture Research Institute. Geoff joins us on TSP today to discuss the future of Permaculture along with many other cool aspects of permaculture, earth works, unusual plantings, temperate climate exchanges for common tropical plantings, common sense environmentalism and how we can help the Permaculture Institute in its mission to create solutions to many of the worlds most insidious problems. Links Geoff Provided on the Plants He Mentioned Austrian Hulless Pumpkin http://www.koanga.org.nz/shop/seeds/austrian-hulless-pumpkin Ethiopian Cabbage http://permaculture.org.au/2010/07/27/permacooking/ Salad Mallow http://permaculture.org.au/2009/05/06/permaculture-main-crops-of-special-importance-salad-mallow/ And Chia http://permaculture.org.au/2009/04/06/chia-crop-potential-and-uses/   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia One source of Austrian Hulless Pumpkin Seeds I found – (Steria is an region in Austria) Geoff’s Article on Salad Mallow Source in the UK I Found for Salad Mallow Seed (yep they ship to the US, note I misspoke in the episode shipping was CHEAP, the seeds were expensive partly due to the dollar’s weakness to the Euro) You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Atkins   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here. Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-122- TSP Rewind – The Christmas Special 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:25:49

Most of today’s show is a recreation of 2008’s Christmas special. Today we pause and take a moment to reflect on Christmas and how it has become the Holiday we celebrate today. Many American’s have no idea just how Christmas became unique here in America, the role it played in bringing our nation together after two wars of independence and the civil war. Christmas is special and a time to pause and reflect. Christmas is indeed a special time of year, today I will cover many aspects of it that may make this Christmas just a bit more special. There is also a full text transcription on of the non commercial portion of today’s show in the show notes below. Tune in today to hear about… Christmas was banned in England at one time and even parts of America Early Americans didn’t really celebrate Christmas, (congress was in session on Dec 25th, 1789) In the early 1800s Christmas was a rowdy holiday spurred by class conflict, turmoil and unemployment In 1819, best-selling author Washington Irving wrote The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon bringing us many “ancient customs”, he simply invented Leading up to the Civil War, Christmas was a “southern holiday” and Thanksgiving a “northern holiday” How Christmas and Thanksgiving together helped to heal a young America Today is a time to pause, reflect and just be, prepping, planning and stress will all wait patiently for you Different ending music for today’s show! The most beautiful version of Oh Holly Night I have ever heard, just pause, listen and realize what really matters while it plays.   Resources for today’s show… Written Transcript of the Original Christmas Show (right click and save as for best results) Video I Made Using the Song By Martina McBride “O Holy Night” (song from the end of today’s show on Youtube)  

 Episode-2571- The Expert Council Show for 12-20-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:49

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 chicken tractors, stratifying seeds, calorie crops, business, economics, dealing with cops, mead making 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… Quote of the day – “You can’t wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club.” ~ Jack London The right chicken tractor for a female with a kiddo on her back – Darby Simpson A fun season’s greetings from Nicole Sauce Stratifying seeds and calorie crops – Ben Falk Managing business inventory and the financial crisis de jure – John Pugliano Dealing with a police officer lying and why they say they lie – Steve Wise Making an annual special Christmas mead – Michael Jordan Would a CSA Model or a Co-Op work better for the hydro farm I laid out on Tuesday – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Christmas Eve / Sarajevo – Trans-Siberian Orchestra   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 Permies.com The Simple Life Now GeoffLawton.com DarbySimpson.com Whole Systems Design Doom and Bloom HaloBySue.com HackMySolar   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2570- The Expert Council Show for 12-19-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:10

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 elder care, police check points, cars, meat packing, dogs, FSA funds, the impeachment 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… Quote of the day – “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ~ George Washington Thoughts on being prepared for elder care as we age, especially if you have no children to see to your needs – Gary Collins How to handle check points – Steve Wise To rebuild or replace a transmission – Derek Bonpietro Packing pastured meat for retail sales – Darby Simpson Dealing with an aggressive small dog – Doc Kelly Using up FSA funds before the end of the tax year – Doc Bones Why would Pelosi hold the article of impeachment  instead of sending them to the senate – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Where My Christmas Lives – 3 Doors Down   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee Old Grouch Military Surplus Steven1234.com A Bee Friendly Company Investable Wealth Permies.com The Simple Life Now GeoffLawton.com DarbySimpson.com Whole Systems Design Doom and Bloom HaloBySue.com HackMySolar   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2569- John Pugliano on Making America Great Again with Robots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:52

+ John Pugliano is the host of the popular investment podcast, the Wealthsteading Podcast, and is the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth, LLC. He has spent over 30 years studying and applying the habits of financially independent middle-class Americans. His circuitous path to success included serving in the military as both enlisted and officer; a corporate career in sales; and finally a late blooming entrepreneur. John has an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Penn State. John and his wife Cheryl live in Utah and are the parents of six children. John practices what he preaches. He believes in first being a disciplined saver, getting your preps in order, and then investing in the stock market. John is a long time TSP listener, he’s a lifetime MSB member and of course a member of our Expert Council. John joins us today to discuss the coming wave of automation, how to prepare for it and more importantly how to capitalize on it. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online The Robots are Coming by John Pugliano Christmas Island – Train   Sponsors of the Day Ridge Wallet Butcher Box   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2568- A Small Commercial Hydroponics Farm Model | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:43

Let me start out with a disclaimer.  I am very new to hydroponics and I am not laying this out today as a cut and paste template.  Additionally there are already hundreds of highly successful hydroponic farms out there form 1,000 square feet to 10s of acres.  Some of them are highly efficient to the point of not much more can be leaned out.  It is a business and a highly predictable one compared to many other forms of farming.  So some of what I say today may be totally wrong. It is a thought experiment I have been running though based on a few concepts.  First that when it comes to farming growing is not as critical as marketing and sales, specifically at small scale and non storable commodity crops.  I have no doubt I could set up a system that produces 100 or 1000 heads of lettuce a day, but it if doesn’t sell, what do you have. The next concept is that local food is a huge movement right now.  So many “farm to table” restaurants and stores have popped up.  Yet having visited many of them I can tell you there is a LOT of room in this space.  A typical meal with 5-10 ingredients will be lucky to be 50% truly locally produced. The next concept is that restaurants are very good at forecasting need.  When we had restaurants for our duck egg business, one store took 20 dozen a week, every week for two years.  We loved them and they loved us.  Due to this need though many restaurants use big companies.  They have catalogs and you want 8 pounds of arugula every Tuesday, tick a box and it shows up.  Yet what if we took that concept to local year round production? Then how much expense can we learn out, how much premium can we charge our customer and justifiably so?  I would much rather increase my revenue by 25% via charging my customers more then producing 25% more product.  There will be major holes in the concept I lay out today, but it will be a fun thought experiment.  It also may lead some of you down the road to running a farm based business.  Perhaps hydro, perhaps aquaponic, may be typical market gardening.  The over all concepts here are designed mostly around getting customers, making them feel special and doing for them what they didn’t realize can be done.  Trust me that works in any business. Join Me Today to Discuss… Why I am considering hydroponics for this concept Honestly it is my current obsession Tailored to year round consistent production Can be climate independent Modular expansion on demand Ideal for short duration crops With Kratky it can be almost zero energy input What I would consider doing for production in my climate Greenhouse based, shade in summer, sun in winter, minimal supplemental heat Most crops done with Kratky shallow flat beds – zero energy inputs Trail hundreds of varieties of crops, build a catalog on what works, include seasonal variations Get absolute rock solid cost of goods sold numbers, time to market form sowing, etc. The marketing and sales presentation Catalog of produce would be 15-30 items (again seasonal variations) One grow bed/section would be designated the marketing production bed A chef would be given a full assortment of produce as a sample Full professional sales presentation including the value add sales material for them to use Chefs could select exactly what they want with know costs and delivery for a full season They would get a designated space (added when they sign) for their production Its all just an idea but one that could scale easily and apply to other markets, products and methods   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Christmas for Cowboys – John Denver   Sponsors of the Day Bulk Ammo JM Bullion   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and hel[...]

 Episode-2568- Listener Feedback for 12-16-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:36

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on cast iron cookware, Virginia’s gun issues, cider making, vacuum sealing, trade, safes, higher education, guns, gardens and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Quote of the day – “He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines” ~ Ben Franklin Dealing with cast iron cookware that was treated with gun oil The lessons being learned from the Virginia 2A show down Can you make hard lemonade the way you make hard cider, here is why you won’t like the result Two hacks to vac seal “wet” foods, for sous vide or just for other reasons What’s up with the China trade deal, is it real or vaporware How to select a good floor safe Another university is laying off staff and downsizing, it’s coming, I am telling you it is coming Dealing with a gun you sold long ago and today you have no idea who has it or where it is Mulching raised beds that are “too full”   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Another One Bites the Dust, Bethel University to Downsize Trump Halts New Tariffs on China The Season is Upon Us – Dropkick Murphys   Sponsors of the Day Ready Made Resources Western Botanicals   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

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