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 Episode-2588- The Expert Council Show for 1-24-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:23

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 permaculture, homeschooling, backpack cooking, energy, plants, rabbits, guns, the corona virus 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 – “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions then by putting those decisions into the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong”.  ~ Thomas Sowell What is the real deal with zone 5 permaculture – Geoff Lawton Homeschooling as a single parent – Mike & Sue Laprise Cooking on the trail for bad cooks and getting resupplied by mail – Jessica “Dixie” Mills Of kill-a-watt meters and vampire loads – Shawn Mills Hanson’s vs. Nanking Cherry and pasturing rabbits – Nick Ferguson Shotgun slugs and choke considerations – J.R. Haley I am running for President but don’t vote for me – Jack My thoughts on the so called “deadly corona virus” – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Spirko2020.com – Don’t Vote for Me 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 Backpacking Food Ideas from Dixie Mills Dehydrating Ground Beef Dixie’s Fav. Backpacking Food Mail Drops and Bounce Boxes “Town Trips” from the Field when Hiking NRDC Paper on Home Idle Load Draw Wish Them Well at SongFacts.com Wish Them Well – Rush   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-2587- Food and Farm Forestry for Global Security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:00

Today’s show was actually requested by none other than Geoff Lawton.  I made only one modification changing it from Food Forestry to Food and Farm Forestry, simply to be more clear.  When we think of food forests we think 90% about fruits and nuts, then about 10% about under story including the shrub and herbaceous layers.  The reality though is forests can provide among many other things, food, fiber, fodder, construction materials, medicine and more. Additionally we need to reconsider what we consider a “forest”.  Most would figure a forest must be in some way a square, rectangle, trapezoid, triangle, etc.  In some way it is large spread out acreage.  Yet how many trees are an in Savannah mimic grazing system?  For instance is not what Mark Sheppard has done on his farm, forestry?  Look at the image below and judge for yourself, sure seems like a forest to me, but it is not what we generally think of when we hear the word forest is it? To truly understand the concept of security and how it pertains to forestry we need to broaden out concept what a forest is, as well as what security really is.  We have been conditioned to believe security comes form the state, it does not.  One could make a very good case that the state has done more harm than any other single institution when it comes to individual and global security.  Chiefly by convincing humanity that individual and global security are separate issues.  They most certainly are not and as you shall hear in today’s show when security begins with your own stewardship in your own backyard, then and only then, can we begin to move toward a world of security for all. We can do this neither protected nor educated by the state, but rather both protected and educated by the original protector of all life on the planet, the forest itself. Join Me Today to Discuss… What does security mean Why must the individual be “secure” if the collective is to be secure What is a forest in the first place Why the forest is our greatest teacher and what I call lesson one Lesson One – “The forest floor is a lake” How do small back yard forests fit in How does regenerative agriculture fit in What would converting corn fields and soy fields into grazing systems do for security How does “climate change” fit into this and how does this approach do more than a carbon tax ever could What products can we get from forest based systems Food Fiber Fodder Medicine Building Materials – Shelter Recreation Environmental Stability Better “conventional agriculture” Fertilizer Fuel Clean Water Honestly what more do you need for “security” The fact that anyone who really wants to can plant a forest is why it is the best place to start   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Manhattan Project – Rush   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-2586- Small House – Big Land Living with Beau Brotherton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:06

Beau and his wife Kelly are the kind of people who see what could be and don’t hesitate to make it happen. With their four kids, they sold their 2000 sqft suburban home to do this crazy thing of converting a 16×48 shed into a full time home. A year into this adventure, they are in the process of restoring the land and building a permaculture homestead. Beau is the creator of the Better Together Life Youtube channel and Podcast, Shed to House Facebook group, and is the author of the “Get Off Your Tail and Homestead” book.  He joins us today to talk about their journey and converting an 800 square foot shed into a  home and a homestead for his family of 6. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Manhattan Project – Rush   Beau’s Links BetterTogetherLife.com Better Together Life on Facebook Better Together Life on Instagram Better Together Life on YouTube Shed to House Facebook Group   Sponsors of the Day Butcher Box 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-2585- A New Look at the Home to Homestead Concept | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:56

The first time I used the phrase “from home to homestead” on the show was quite a while ago.  How long ago you ask?  That would have been Episode 20 recorded on July 22, 2008.  This concept so resonated with people it became not just a common discussion topic, it actually inspired one couple (Johnny Max and his wife, AKA “The Queen”) to run an entire podcast for a number of years on the concept. I realized while we talk a ton about the concept of homesteading we have not looked at it from this angle in a long time, so today we are going to do just that. Join Me Today to Discuss… Quote of the Day – “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau How we have turned out homes from an assert to a liability in modern society The first homesteaders who came to America and why they came in the first place The key shift to make is moving your home from a consumer to a producer You have to start out by buying right, spend less then the bank says you can have, may be a lot less That said of all debt, debt on real estate is the least bad Why all preppers should be at least partially homesteaders 7 ways you can turn your home into a producer Grow food Generate income Provide recreation Using economy of scale with food storage Converting food into storable forms Energy efficiency and or production Learn to locally forage In the end it is more about how you think than exactly what you do The same spirit that drove the original setters is still alive and well today   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Trees – Rush   Sponsors of the Day Ridge Wallet Backwoods Home Magazine   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-2584- Listener Feedback for 1-20-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:26

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on confirmation bias, hydroponics, ecommerce, manufacturing, seeds, fishing, politics 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 – “If there’s something you really want to believe, that’s what you should question the most.”  ~ Penn Jillette Some responses to push back of my statement that hydroponics is a net good for the environment Using plastic and producing plastic waste are not the same thing The worse NPK fertilizer is the better hydroponics looks for the things it grows best New technologies are negating the need for NPK synthetics anyway Waste water is an issue but it is still better than many field grown solutions Of course some systems are better, but they are not better for everything, all things considered Two final examples of facts not mattering, when one does not like what they mean Quick update on my indoor hydro farm and coming appearance at the Mother Earth News Fair Best payment method for small dollar sales How much effort does it make sense to put into “buying American” How much concern do you need to have with stored seeds and how can you test them Get started with salt water fishing, the value of a guide and more Why Texas could secede if it really wanted to and why it likely never will   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 Hydroponics to Treat Waste Water The Truth about the Microbiome in Hydro Systems Update on my Hydro System Past Salt Water Fishing Episodes Sanible AAR 2018 Fishing the Surf and Piers The Garden – Rush   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 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-2583- The Expert Council Show for 1-17-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:33

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 technology, farming, land management, muscle pain, lifestyle design, wildfire mitigation, 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 – “Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance”  – Plato Migrating emails and search results filtering – Nicole Sauce Farming on larger acreage 40-100 acres – Darby Simpson Profitable production on steep slopes, worse yet north facing – Nick Ferguson Herbal options for muscle pain and spasms – Doc. Bones The conscious development of good habits – Gary Collins How to design fire proofing into a permaculture property – Geoff Lawton Is hydroponics good or bad for the environment, is it regenerative – 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 7 Facts that Counter the Myth that Hydroponic Systems are Sterile Hydroponic vs. Conventional Lettuce Yields Water Usage in Hydroponic vs. Conventional Lettuce Yields Is Hydroponics Good or Bad for the Environment – Video of my Hydro Segment Today. TMZ – Weird Al   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-2582- Listener Calls for 1-16-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:55

Today on The Survival Podcast, I take your calls on CSAs, food clubs, store policies, pest control, snakes, water filters, permaculture, gun rights, gardening and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can. Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss… Quote of the Day – “ Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why”.  ~ Bernard Baruch More on local CSAs, food clubs, etc. What happens to returned items at mega stores like Costco Uses for Christmas trees after we take them down Would a rodent that was poisoned be a risk to a snake that ate it How do filters like the Versa Blue compare to Berkey Systems What would we do if they ever really do “come for our guns” Is electrically heating soil a valid option for gardeners   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – support TSP when you shop on Online Kratky Hydroponics Explained More on Kratky Hydroponics TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Short Lane Gun Adapters Black Berkey Filter Elements Jammin Me – Tom Petty   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-2581- Getting Started with Welding on a Budget | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:36

Nathan Walters is a Professional Metal Fabricator and Welder. Won multiple competitions, showcased creations on the news, multifaceted back ground, creating my own mobile fabrication business for the common family.   He joins us today to discuss the skill sets of welding and metal fabrication and how they can improve the modern survival lifestyle. Join Us Today to Discuss… The three primary means of welding The best bang for the buck in a welder for getting started How to put together a good set of safety gear and stay safe when welding How to get metal for your projects for 80-90% less then buying retail The different metals and alloys you can weld and which to choose Tips and tricks to easily become a better welder How you can find classes and tutorials on welding Some unique projects and ideas to make as a welder   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 Garden Tunnels I Spoke About Today Good People – Jack Johnson   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 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-2580- 5 Laws of Life For Personal Freedom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:04

Today we are going to cover 5 of my laws of life, these are listed in no particular order. These are part of a coming book yet to be titled but it will be something along the lines of “16 Laws of Life”. These laws are things I often say and things I really believe to the point where I live my life based upon them Join me Today As we Discuss… Quote of the Day – “He who hath many friends, hath none”. The origin of Spirko’s Laws of Life What happened to the other 14 laws – don’t worry they are not gone The importance of programming your self learning computer (ie your “God given brain”) The Five Laws for Today’s Show Always be frugal never be cheap You can make excuses or money but not both All power granted to the state will be abused and used with incompetence The greatest failure in leadership in America is at the individual level Keep your true friends to people you want to be a little more like in some way Why I chose to write a book like this and some final thoughts   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Biltong for Breakfast The Revolution will not be Televised on SongFacts The Revolution will not be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron   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-2579- Listener Feedback for 1-13-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:50

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on disinformation, social media, road kill, land management, storing ammo, anarchism, raised beds, homeschooling 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 – “Disinformation, in order to be effective must be 90% accurate”  ~ Peter Dale Scott More on building a facebook group and public, vs. private groups etc. Dispatching a deer hit by a car when you can’t carry a firearm Working with 4 acres that is a “blank slate” Storing ammo long term, why you don’t need to over think it Advice for an anarchist struggling with giving 100% up on the political system – ie voting Sod busting or not with new raised bed gardens A new type of home based school, called Prenda   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 Prenda School 57 Chanel’s (And Nothin On)   Sponsors of the Day Ready Made Resources Knife Kits   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-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[...]

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