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 Episode-2384- Building Soil Fertility, Biology and Structure in the Garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today we are going to focus on soil but strictly from a garden stand point.  There is so much to soil building on broad scale but where you can really do amazing things fast is at the garden scale.  It is in the garden that we can manage by the 4×8 foot bed or even by the square foot. We are going to discuss building soil from a starting point of zero and how that relates to building it in the ground, a raised bed or even large containers.  We are going to discuss mulching, common myths and trouble shooting as well. We will also answer a ton of questions submitted just this morning on both Instagram and Facebook.  This is one reason you really should follow us on social media.  We often take pre show feedback and questions on topics via these outlets. Join Us Today to Discuss… The fast and simple explanation of the “soil life web” When techniques become methods it causes confusion (exp. Back to Eden) In the end do what works for you, no matter what I say today What makes good soil? Structure Biology Nutrients Drainage Mulch (living or otherwise) My basic method if you have nothing to start with At least two sources of compost Screened top soil over sand Boost minerals (rock dust, green sand, lava sand, etc) Aid moisture retention and drainage (expanded shale) Add biology (worms, fungi, food) Incorporate organic matter (brown semi composted leaves) Mulch, and keep mulching My Fertility Program – What I use and why I use it – Link to All Products Organic fertilizer Dr. Earth Premium Gold 4-4-4 – Link Fishnuer – Link Drenches and Teas Garrett Juice Plus – Link Liquid Kelp – Link Specific Mineral Supliments Hydro Organics Cal-n-Mag – Link Liquinox 3032 Iron Zinc Chelated Solution – Link Green Sand, Lava Sand and Rock Dust Fungal Boost Endo Mycorrhizae Fungal Inoculation – Link Mushroom Spawn in Mulch (Oyster or King Stropharia) – Link How I plant a plant into a bed Thoughts on cover crops, till vs. no till, etc. Thoughts on weed blocking fabric Grow what does well for you Stay on the weeds, you are the best weed control Questions from Social Media Dealing with squash bugs and ground hogs The best first grow medium for a beginner How well does wood core work Solarizing to kill weeds and weed seeds Plastic weed block vs. fabric weed block Dealing with “bad” nematodes Weed control in garden pathways Three sisters and companion planting, etc Is treated lumber safe – can you make it last longer with white wash Winter composting and using “hot” compost This one effing weed that won’t go away Tree roots in the garden bed Using true sand in a raised bed Is compost tea safe or a “bacteria cesspool” Should you use a “fertility schedule” Chopping and dropping old plants Creating vertical growing spaces for wicking beds/large containers Using manures – lama – deer -etc. Turning sand into loam Dig vs. no dig, till vs. no till, etc Will wood chips cause termites Worm casting, worm tea and worm compost tea Final thoughts – There is No Magic Bullet   Resources for today’s show… Follow Jack on Instagram Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop Amazon House of the Rising Sun – Geordie   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[...]

 Episode-2383- Listener Feedback for 2-18-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on water filters, student loans, pastured poultry, security, ground cover, side hustles, marketing, taxes, mead 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… A quick update on the spring timber frame pond workshop Why you really should get your Berkey stuff from “The Berkey Guy” Gee um, that student loan bubble is getting pretty big, um, yea A solution to the fact that electronet is a pain in the ass A great tip for tool security at work and elsewhere Low maintenance ground cover for Michigan Turning starting plants into a side hustle Why you need a website not just a facebook page The truth about corporations that don’t pay tax and why they shouldn’t Five states with the biggest fall in revenue, no surprise here Making maple syrup mead, beer, etc.   Resources for today’s show… Living Free in TN Spring Workshop Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State Steve’s Electronet Solution – just click on each one to see them Article on Student Loan Defaults Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates Amazon’s Stunning Cancellation of Planned NYC Headquarters NY Has a Massive Revenue Issue It’s Leaders Don’t Want to Discuss That Smell – 3 Doors Down   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.

 Episode-2371- Listener Calls for 1-31-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your phone calls on happiness, becoming a polymath, the prepared new home owner, business, permaculture 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 I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… The importance of happiness in your life What exactly is a modern renaissance man or polymath Advice for a first time home owner Dealing with hard well water How to brine olives at home More on 1099Ks and a warning about tax issues Advice for a PDC via online, DVD, etc. More on dogs, raw foods and fish in the canine diet Building a business as a photography guide   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop Online The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Biltong For Breakfast Hot Rodding a Cheap Filter How to Brine Olives Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Circle Urban Permaculture on dTube.com Amazing Permaculture PDF Free Download Growing Up – Bruce Springsteen   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-2370- Dr. Steven Lewis on Agriculture’s Role in Obesity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Dr. Stephen Lewis has a long history of helping people achieve their maximum potential. Dr. Lewis stays current on the latest research pertaining to nutritional supplements and optimal health. Janet Lewis is a Certified Natural Health Consultant with a unique perspective on alternative and complimentary nutrition from studying with numerous national leading alternative health experts. Paramount in their education was their trip to China while studying with traditional Chinese medical doctors. Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet know the importance of proper nutrition in the healing process and maintenance of the human body. They incorporate the latest medical research into the decisions made while helping people with their nutritional decisions. After seeing a growing public need, they teamed up with Doctor’s Nutrition to offer extremely low cost blood work to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office. Dr. Lewis joins us today to discuss agriculture’s role in America’s obesity epidemic, nutritional deficiencies and a variety of dietary myths. Resources for today’s show… Follow Jack on Instagram Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop Amazon GreenWisdomHealth.com – Dr. Lewis’ Website Bruises on SongFacts.com Bruises – Train   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-2369- A New Look at the Modern Homestead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today is an example of why you should be following @ItsAJackLife on Instagram.  There were two possible shows today, Modern Homesteading or seed starting.  I posted a video on Instagram asking for followers to tell me what they wanted and homesteading won about 2-1.  You just never know what perks you might get if you follow and interact with us there. Anyway today we are going to once again discuss the concept of the modern homestead.  We are going to stick to properties from typical 1/4 acre suburban lots up to small acreage like say 1-5 acres and even there stick to what you can do on 1/4-1/2 of an acre.  My personal opinion is as homesteading became all the rage in the past decade, too many people took the approach of how much can I do vs. what can I do that will do the most for me and that I will most enjoy doing. It is really easy to do up an infographic or a design concept where literally every human need is taken care of by a 3-2 home on a tenth of an acre.  It is quite another thing to actually build it, and yet another feet to actually be able to maintain and keep up with it. I wanted to take a more realistic approach today, one that will lead more people to figure out what they can get maximum bang for the buck out of. Join Us Today to Discuss… Where I think we went wrong Let’s define “maximum bang for the buck” in this context Best return for work expended Most enjoyable to build, maintain, etc. Provides multiple functions, including and especially beauty Accepts climate, time and regional limits The garden and perennials Mulch, compost, fertilize Start small Grow what you will eat and what does well where you are Plant productive, trees, bushes, vines Irrigate Livestock – start with ONE thing Chickens Quail Rabbits Ducks Fish Compost – Unless you have large amounts of material available forget turning Garbage Can Method The slow no turn pile Worms Chicken Wire Towers Using chickens Solider Flies Seed Starting Do not be ashamed to buy plants Check small nurseries, family run, etc Start plants that need to be started, not everything Get your lights close to the plants Do less plants with bigger containers Using what is around you but not on your land Foraging Fishing and Hunting Barter with Neighbors Local Markets/Farmer’s Markets The private economy Some final ideas Create enjoyment, fire pits, etc. As always look for revenue opportunities and side hustles Spend time in your kitchen Take your time, go slow, especially with things that are costly or hard to change Eliminate work, figure out what you can eliminate Be honest about what you like, how much time you have, etc. Don’t judge your results on youtube videos or facebook posts Keep a journal and take pictures   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 The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started Forum Post on Cool Seed Catalogs Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State High School Never Ends on SongFacts.com High School Never Ends – Bowling for Soup   Sponsors of the Day Western Botanicals Ready Made Resources   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 M[...]

 Episode-2368- Listener Feedback for 1-28-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on layoffs, education, guns, legal issues, pragmatic preps, business, glasses, saving money, wills 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… What you should do right now this week if you are a federal employee back from the shut down A new private college is now 11,000 a year, I will tell you why I think that will be “expensive” soon A listener has a great comment on not going super high end with a long distance rifle A useful macro for recording interactions with LEOs A “study” says that an increase in hand gun ownership is killing kids, but there is a gaping flaw in it Dealing with quail manure waste because it is too hot for worms Now the establishment is confused by the millennials that work their asses off Some pragmatic preps like wills, power of attorney, etc. Jack is a jerk yet again, it makes him so happy when he is a jerk The 1099 side hustle question I missed last week Where I get cheap glasses and why I use them   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 The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State Reddit Thread on Recording LEO Interactions Baseless Claim that Hand Guns are Killing Kids at Home Video on Composting Quail Manure with Black Solider Flies Private College for 11,000 a Year Why are Young People Pretending to Love to Work – I warn you reading the entire article will damage your IQ Zenni Optical School Days – Chuck Berry   Sponsors of the Day Safecastle Royal 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-2367- Expert Council Q&A for 1-25-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today its Friday so 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, nixtamalization, medical prepping, bee keeping, internet marketing, pet care, investing 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… Building a better world vs. being mad at bad guys – Paul Wheaton What the hell is nixtamalization – Chef Keith Snow The best antibiotics for your preps – Doc Bones Nosema in the bee hive, what to do – Michael Jordan Effective list building and email marketing – Nicole Sauce Dealing with ear infections in dogs – Doctor Kelly Lessons from the recent market correction – John Pugliano The tactical to the practical for long range rifles – 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 Granddaddy’s Gun Club Biltong for Breakfast TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Song of the Day Playlist – 2015 Song of the Day Playlist – 2016 Song of the Day Playlist – 2017 A Corn and Cornmeal Primer: Nixtamalization and More—A Must Read Zymox for Pets and People Aroma Care Ear Wipes for Dogs LeupoldVX-R Patrol 4-12x40mm Episode-1713- Rex Tibor of Rex Reviews on Long Range Shooting Canadian Railroad Trilogy – Gorden Lightfoot   Websites of the Expert Council Members MT Knives GrassFedHomestead.com CryptoGulch.com Humble Mechanic Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating Old Grouch Military Surplus Steven1234.com Permaculture Classroom A Bee Friendly Company Investable Wealth NW Edible Permies.com Primal Power 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-2366- Listener Calls for 1-24-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your phone calls on side hustles, permaculture, sales skills, home defense, guns, flooding 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 I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Getting your kids into a side hustle vs. a j-o-b Where in the world is John from West Virginia Dealing with hard ground when attempting to establish plants Thoughts on the process of selling and upselling over the phone 410 shot shell hand guns for home defense More on staying informed about dangers during a flash flood When does a side hustle need to either go full time or be scaled back   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop Online The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Biltong For Breakfast Oil Tanker Train – Merle haggard   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-2365- Jacob Cohen on CBD Oil and the Endocannabinoid System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Jacob Cohen is a combat veteran and current Master of Science Student in Pharmacology. He served for 2.5 years in the Israeli Defence Force as a Combat Medic with a light infantry regiment and was honorably discharged. His Master’s thesis is Medical Cannabis for PTSD. His current work is under review for publication, and he has served as a witness in Parliament for an Inquiry into Medical Cannabis. He joins us today to discuss his work, his masters thesis, the difference between THC and CBD and our bodies endocannabinoid system. 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 The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State Meeting Notes from the AVCA Meeting Jacob Mentioned PubMed.com Nature.com Wabash Cannonball – Boxcar Willie   Sponsors of the Day Harvest Eating 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-2364- Listener Feedback for 1-22-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on hoses, lay offs, side hustle tax implications, multiple income streams, invasive plants, soil amendments, hydroponics, investing, heating with compost, confirmation bias, higher education 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… Proper care, maintenance and use of a common garden hose The real lesson of the government shut down, have a plan B Of taxes, side hustles and 1099Ks Thoughts on multiple income streams vs. multiple businesses Thoughts on growing invasive and “banned” plants Amending and fertilizing clay soils More on fishless aquaponics (sorta kinda hydroponics) What are DRIPs and how do they work as an investment A new way to heat a green house with compost The struggle with fighting confirmation and perception bias College’s are putting tuition on sale, guess what that means   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 The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State Video on Compost Heat for a Green House Federal Worker to Uber Driver Rail Road Song – Jim Croce   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-96- TSP Rewind – Lessons from The Man Who Stopped the Desert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-711- Lessons from The Man Who Stopped the Desert and was originally and was first published on July, 27th, 2011. I have to point out that I had forgotten about doing this episode all the way back in 2011, it has after all been about 7 years.  Recently though someone posted information about Yacouba’s work to the RegenAg group on facebook. I thought about how many more people listen to TSP today than did back in 2011 and when the opportunity for a rewind came up, I decided it was past time to revisit this topic. Also since this documentary first came out there is a ton more documentation on Zai farming, specs, depths, results, etc.  Check the links below as I have added several great PDF documents on this technique. The following are the original show notes from that episode… Yacouba Sawadogo is the Man Who Stopped the Desert Yacouba Sawadogo, can not write, he was never classically educated, he received no help from any government programs but this one man has done more for the people in the ‘Sahel’ region of Africa than any other person or group of people combined. How? In some real ways, simply by digging holes! He uses a method of growing called a zai. Soil is essential to life on earth. But much of the world’s soil has become degraded and useless. As the global demand for food grows, millions of pounds and the latest technological advances have been invested in attempts to improve soil quality. Leading scientists and agriculturalists from around the world strive against growing world hunger to find the means to bring exhausted soils back into production.  They have had limited success in some areas and outright failures in others. Yet it seems that a peasant farmer from one of the poorest countries on earth has finally achieved what these experts dreamt of; halting the desert. Join me today as we discuss… Who is Yacouba Sawadogo Some remarkable similarities he has to Bill Mollison Why problems we think are unique to us are not Resistance to new ideas Hostility when they begin to work The trials of “imminent domain” Food is our greatest need The Zai and how it works 5000 – 10000 holes per acre Incorporate organic matter – compost – manure Create low rock walls on contour Prep in the dry season Grow crops but grow forest as well Utilizes termites Ways I think it can be improved Incorporate equipment Practice more poly culture Increase depth Utilize mulch Incorporate true swales Great wisdom about survival From Yacoba Noting makes people nasty faster than insecurity You can’t preserve your wealth by running away We must solve the food problem first If you cut 10 trees a day and plant none in a year you are doomed Leaders are shaped by circumstance and choice Food sovereignty saves societies   Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum The Man Who Stopped the Desert from 1080 Films 12 Permaculture Principals – How many do you seen in Yacouba’s work Some Info on Zai farming More on Zai Farming PDF with Size Specs on Zais Detailed PDF with Tons on Zai Farming Another VERY Detailed PDF on Zai Farming   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-2363- Expert Council Q&A for 1-18-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today its Friday so 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 dogs, sharpening knives, diatomaceous earth, investing, home schooling, parenting 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… Fish as part of the canine diet – Doc Kelly Maintenance of a sharpening strop – Patrick Roehrman Using diatomaceous earth to filter water – Doc Bones Investing once your ROTH IRA is maxed out – John Pugliano Dealing with children who don’t want to do “book work” – Mike and Sue Laprise The challenges and rewards of being a step father – 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 Granddaddy’s Gun Club Biltong for Breakfast TSP Android App TSP iPhone App Song of the Day Playlist – 2015 Song of the Day Playlist – 2016 Song of the Day Playlist – 2017 Brand New Start – Paul Weller   Websites of the Expert Council Members MT Knives GrassFedHomestead.com CryptoGulch.com Humble Mechanic Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating Old Grouch Military Surplus Steven1234.com Permaculture Classroom A Bee Friendly Company Investable Wealth NW Edible Permies.com Primal Power 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-2362- Listener Calls for 1-17-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your phone calls on water filters, pattern recognition, entrepreneurship, chickens, quail, growing vegetables, gun cleaning, fish keeping 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 I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Berkey vs. RO Water Filters What happens when pattern recognition meets entrepreneurship Brooding chickens and quail with the same equipment Selecting new varieties of vegetables for the coming garden season Bore snakes vs. cleaning rods Getting started with aquarium fish keeping   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop Online The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Biltong For Breakfast Born Again Tomorrow – Bon Jovi   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-2361- Gary Collins on Simplifying Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Collins’ background and expert knowledge brings a much-needed perspective to today’s areas of simple living, health, nutrition, entrepreneurship, self-help and being more self-reliant. He holds an AS degree in Exercise Science, BS in Criminal Justice, and MS in Forensic Science. His website www.thesimplelifenow.com, and The Simple Life book series (his total lifestyle reboot), blows the lid off of conventional life and wellness expectations, and is considered essential for every person seeking a simpler, and happier life. Since the last time Gary was on TSP a lot has changed, he changed my company name to The Simple Life, and launched The Simple Life book series. In addition, he is in the process of working with AC Fuller a Thriller writer to launch a 9 book novella series called The Crime Beat. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 136 Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com TspAz.com – Support TSP When You Shop Amazon The Simple Life Now – Gary’s New Site The Simple Guide to RV Living The Simple Guide to Optimal health Going Off the Grid – Gary’s Book One Day at a Time – Lynyrd Skynyrd   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-2360- The Power of the Side Hustle and Winning with Money | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today we are going to talk about one of the primary support planks that need to be in place for real modern survival living.  It won’t be about storing food, the right guns, getting defense training or securing your property.  All of those are incredibly important and there is a ton more that is important as well.  That said, what is the primary leverage we use to get these things and many others done?  The answer is money. Money is a symbol for energy, that is what it really represents, whether human labor, natural energetic systems or man made automation, it is all about energy.  In a sense real monetary economics is “thermo-economics”. Simply put you do work, you get paid in “money” for that work.  Your energy was used to charge an economic battery, now you can store that energy, apply it so that you get more energy back (investing) or spend it (convert it into something you want or need).  This is a simplified view but sometimes a simplified view is the most practical for how it effects our lives. With this view of economics we begin to understand the purpose money serves for the systems of control and then using economic martial arts we can redirect that to our own purposes.  The truth is money is both the single biggest liberating force ever created, it is also the single most powerful tool of enslavement at the same time.  The choice is yours, which is it for you today, and what shall it be for you tomorrow? Join Me Today to Discuss… It all adds up, it either adds up for you, or adds up against you Frugality considers the long term cost, cheap considers the current cost Your ability to create income is your greatest asset Money isn’t everything, but those that win with money, usually win in life The power of the “side hustle” Done right they are low to zero risk Even the ones that fail make you better They can grow into large income streams They help you find your true purpose On employment Walk across the street to earn a dollar more Walk across the street to gain new experience even it if you get a dollar less Treat your job like being self employed with only one client Everything is or can be a side hustle Growing and selling plants Flipping products on ebay, craigslist, facebook, etc. More on aquariums and easy money People almost never cut spending on their pets needs Today people are too lazy or busy to clean their own homes Check out sites like “TaskRabbit” Mobile car detailing is simple and largely unregulated Create a local tour service that is actually unique and different Develop and use programming skills Start a food coop Franky make hobbies pay for themselves The golden rule, avoid mental masturbation about “some day” In the end it is your choice, you can make excuses or money, not both   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Bullhead Fishing Forum – A new little site I started Binance.com Biltong for Breakfast Dear Daughter – Halestorm   Sponsors of the Day Western Botanicals Bulk Ammo   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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