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 Episode-2567- The Expert Council Show for 12-13-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:05

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 ulnar tunnel, 80% AR gun builds, gardening, ecommerce, concealed carry, home school, bureaucracy 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 – “I can easily teach people to be gardeners, and from them, once they know how to garden, you’ll get a philosopher.” Bill Mollison Dealing with the condition known as carpal or ulnar tunnel syndrome – Doc Bones 80% AR lower firearm builds – J.R. Haley Getting ready during winter for spring gardening – Geoff Lawton Digital product delivery from Send Owl – Nicole Sauce Best procedures for CCW during a traffic stop – Steve Wise How the hell do you “get it all done” as a home school family – Mike and Sue Laprise A new lighting option for starting your seedlings – 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 The Wild and the Young – Quiet Riot   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating 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-2565- Listener Calls for 12-12-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:45

Today on The Survival Podcast, I take your calls on cooking, gardening, gray water, hydroponics, pests, podcasting, smart phones, trees, quail, farming, politics 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 – “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things”. ~ Peter Drucker More on sous vide and turkeys for the holidays Thoughts on simple gray water systems for the garden Dealing with misquotes in aquaponics or hydroponics An interview I did with Joshua Sheats you may want to check out If I was buying a smart phone today for the first time, what would I get Deciding on tree varieties for a specific climate or region Building quail caging from IBC cage material Thoughts on loans for “start up capital” and drawing a salary during a start up A look at the concept of “oath keeping” and an organization that fell from grace   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 My First Interview with Joshua Sheats on Modern Survivalism and Permaculture My Recent Interview with Joshua Sheats about Keto BT Bits for Mosquito Control Presentation on Kratky Hydro by Dr. Kratky Himself Paradise Lot Sous Vide Turkey Video World – Five for Fighting   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-2564- Topic Round Table With Jack and Nicole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:48:51

So today’s guest had to cancel due to an illness.  So I was left with no topic, no guest and well potentially no show.  Rather then gin up a last minute topic I decided to talk about a bunch of stuff.  I even made a post in the TSP Facebook Forum to get some ideas.  We came up with a topic list and Nicole Sauce offered to join me for a discussion on it. Join Nicole and I Today to Discuss… Turns out the pepino melon from yesterday is a perennial and propagates from cuttings What are my Spirkodamas and Saucadamas predictions for 2020 Home defense beyond firearms How to lower your GAFF (give a F factor) Thoughts on the coming tax season and reducing theft by Ira Ramone Sancia Hording copper pennies, is there any real ROI in it Gifts that encourage the preparedness mindset What are the biggest failures in regard to preparedness Business ideas and up and coming niches   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 Lives in the Balance – Jackson Browne   My Favorite Spread Prepping Gifts Etekcity Lanterns Gerber EAB Nebo Larry Light Streamlight (Regular, Micro, Rechargable) Gerber Dime Multitool French Press Forlife Tea Infuser Sous Vide Cooker by Anova Anker Battery Pack Anker USB Car Charger AA/AAA Battery Charger the one I own Amazon Basics AAA and AA Recharagable Batteries Amazon Basics Charger (scroll down and look for the one that does four batteries and sells for 16.49)   Sponsors of the Day Free State Project (FSP.org/join) 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-2563- Thirty New Plants from Baker Creek to Grow in 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:20:44

Well the dang Baker Creek catalog showed up and I got sucked in.  As I paged though it thinking about all the new grow space I will have in the coming season I started dog-earing pages.  As I did so I thought hell, why not a show on some cool stuff to grow from the Rare Seeds catalog this year? Some of this stuff is hard to find anywhere but Baker Creek, some you can find at many other places.  Remember we need lots of small seed companies in business to keep the diversity so even though I am focusing on Baker Creek today, spread your business around. Baker just does an amazing job of finding stuff from all around the world and bringing it to home gardeners and market growers and their fricken catalog is a dag gone coffee table picture book that sucks you right in.  So join me today for thirty, yep thirty new or unusual options for your 2020 garden.  Note that many of these items I have not yet grown, quite a few I have. I will try to be clear about that as I go though this extensive list today. Quote of the Day – No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, & no culture comparable to that of the garden. – Thomas Jefferson. Seeds to Consider Growing in 2020 Chinese Multicolor Spinach – Link Python Snake Bean – Link Japanese Winged Bean – Link Chinese Red Noodle Bean – Link Yod Fah Chinese Broccoli/Kale – Link Chinese Pink Celery – Link Mouse Melons – Link China Jade Cucumber – Link Ping Tung Eggplant – Link Nagaski Long Eggplant – Link Pepino Melon – Link Dwarf Tamarillo – Link Zucca Melon Giant Gourd – Link Purple Lady Bok Choy – Link Beni Houshi Mizuna – Link Italiko Rosso Dandelion (actually a chicory) – Link Aurora Mixed Orach – Link Walking Stick Kale – Link Green Mountain Winter Celtuce – Link White Okinawan Bitter Melon – Link Jing Orange Okra – Link Green Beauty Pea – Link Sugar Rush Hot Pepper – Peach – Red Murasaki Purple Pepper – Link Red Malabar Spinach – Link Perpetual Spinach (a type of chard) – Link Agastache Texas Hummingbird Mint – Link Lettuce Leaf Basil – Link Kiwi Blue Honeywort – Link Orchid Cream Nasturtium – Link   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com Pages – Three Doors Down   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-2562- Listener Feedback for 12-9-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:12

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on history, impeachment, cooking, composting, gardening, cold frames, education, social media, zero waste 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 – “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know” Why the Trump Impeachment means nothing but even the right is trying to convince you otherwise Some unconsidered components to the care or carbon steel pans What to do with compostables in freezing climates in winter time Multiple cold frames or one big greenhouse, which is right for you How realistic is it that Youtube is the future of real education, what are the limits Thoughts on “the story of stuff” and the zero waste concept   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 Doctors are Learning Surgery Techniques on YouTube The Story of Stuff Video The Story of Stuff Book 3 Warning Shots – Rick Springfield   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-2561- The Expert Council Show for 11-15-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:48

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 freedom, medical prep, web security, guns and scopes, hiking with dogs, sports injuries, fuel storage, seed starting 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 – “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value”. ~ Thomas Paine A breakdown of various vet meds and potential human use – Doc Bones Securing your word press based website from evil doers – Nicole Sauce Scoping your AR10 without mortgaging your house – J.R. Haley Through hiking with a canine companion – Jessica Mills (yep she is back) Rethinking the RICE method of minor injury recovery – Gary Collins Of fuel storage and ethanol gas – Derek Bonpietro A new lighting option for starting your seedlings – 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 Article on the not using the RICE Method of Injury Treatment discussed by Gary Collins ` Scopes JR Recommended Leupold VX-3i 3.5x10x40mm Rifle Scope Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9x50mm Duplex Reticle Riflescope Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 Riflescope Vortex Optics Crossfire II 3-9×40 SFP Riflescope V-Plex MOA ` Write Up on the Barina Lights and Mini Greenhouse from my Segment Brain Damage on SongFacts.com Brain Damage – Pink Floyd   Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Videos 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video-1 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 2 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 3 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 4   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating 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-2560- Raised Bed Gardening for Dummies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:58

I got an email recently that said… I have not had much success the past few years in growing food. I tried Mel Bartholomew’s square foot gardening last year without luck, problems with bugs, too little or too much water not sure. Here’s my plan: 16′ x 3′ raised bed about a 16″ deep in an area that gets sun from around 9 or 10 am through nightfall. I plan to use part of this space for composing until I get a full bed of nice topsoil. And I’d like to add some PVC irrigation to the bed that I could hook a hose up to. There is good soil on the ground in this spot now so I was thinking I could pile up as much as possible on one side while I work on getting the other side up to snuff. Should I just throw some dirt from under my leaf pile into there as a filler? Should I bury some wood in the bed? Am I too late to get the soil proper before the next growing season? Worms?   I live in zone 7b (Richmond Va) and we have wet springs and the end of our summers can be very dry. So how can you tell when the plants have the proper amount of water?  Thanks, Walker I realize after reading it that it has been a long time since we talked about this subject.  Also that winter is a great time to plan out and often to build raised beds.  I also realized that many people might (note might) be doing raised beds when going with “in ground” or “on ground” beds may be a better option. Join Me Today to Discuss… What are the goal of a garden more over what should they be? Grow plants, today we are looking at food but plants are plants Optimize the growth of what you want vs. what wants to grow in that spot Minimize your work load Give organization to chaos, ie create a pattern you can manage My issues with “square foot gardening” 4×4 beds dry out fast In the end it is just a planting pattern Attempts to oversimplify I still love Mel!  Don’t get me wrong What are the advantages of raised beds Total control of “soil mix” Start weed free and usually disease free Good drainage Clear demarcation point between “lawn” and garden Easy to install irrigation during construction What are the disadvantages of raised beds Cost of construction Cost of fill materials Dries out far more quickly in hot weather/climates Initially requires more labor Semi permanent structures Raised Bed Construction Material Options Timbers Treated Lumber Cinder blocks or or other man made hardscape materials Natural stone, rock, etc. My rules for raised beds 4 feet wide unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise If your ground really sucks (rock etc) go deep Be sure of your location before building them Be sure a raised bed really makes sense, sometimes they are the best option Employ weed blockers Get over your fear or treated lumber or don’t use wood Consider heavy mulch and weed blocking around and in between beds Building soil Use my fertility regiment Mulch, then mulch, then mulch again Cover crop or tarp in winter, or anytime not in use Compost, then compost more, always compost Bed orientation and location If you can’t see it, you won’t take care of it Ideal locations have eastern sun and western shade (subject to your climate) Wind can be your enemy, for many reasons, set up wind blocks Managing your garden Weed early and weed often Keep records of what grows, when things happen, etc. Irrigate on a schedule, automation is best Fertilize on a schedule, this is on you Harvest frequently, you will get more production No matter the technique the soil is the key, we grow soil, soil grows plants Final Thoughts   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 Episode-2384- Building Soil Fertility, Biology and Structure in the Garden My Fertility Program – All the Products I Use Historical P[...]

 Episode-2559- Rob Greenfield Reflects on a Year of 100% Living Off the Land | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:38:14

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, activist, humanitarian, and just a plain old good dude making a difference. He embarks on extreme adventures and activism campaigns to bring attention to important global issues and inspire change. He created The Food Waste Fiasco, cycled across the USA three times on a bamboo bicycle, and in 2015-2016 lived off the grid in a 50 square-foot tiny home in San Diego before auctioning it and raising funds to build 10 tiny houses for people with no homes. He then simplified his life down to just 111 possessions, all of which fit onto his back or his bike. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida in a tiny house he built near zero waste, with 99% repurposed materials for under $1,500. His current project is to grow and forage 100% of the food he eats for an entire year (from 11/11/2018 to 11/11/2019). Let me be clear when I say 100% I mean 100%, to the degree that if he wants salt he needs to evaporate sea water. He is the host of Free Ride on Discovery Channel, the author of Dude Making a Difference, and has spoken at over 130 events in 13 countries. Rob donates 100% of his media income to grassroots nonprofits and has committed to living simply and responsibly for life. 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 Find Your TSP Facebook Group for Your State Rob’s Website Dude Making a Difference – Rob’s Book Rob on YouTube Rob on FaceBook Rob on InstaGram Rob on Twitter Mr. Roboto on SongFacts Mr. Roboto – Styx   Sponsors of the Day Ridge Wallet J.M. 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-2558- Life Hacks from the TSP Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:06

For a few weeks now I have been asking you guys for “life hacks” and my in box was flooded with them.  Today we go over about 100 of the best of them.  Not all were used but many of them were. These are all little ways to make your life just a little better, save some money, save time, fix something broken, etc.  Most of us have quite of few of these in our lives.  Most are simply picked up over time.  Sometimes we learn them from family or friends but many we simply stumble upon. My hope for today’s show is to make it a “force multiplier” of sorts.  By tying into the community and crowd sourcing these ideas you will learn more life hacks in about an hour then most people learn over a decade.  Since they come from our community unlike a lot of cheesy articles on the internet you can also bet they also work. Some of these you will have heard before, some you will find really amazing and more then a few will make you wonder, why the heck you never thought of them yourself. 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 Hey You – Pink Floyd   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.

 Episode-2557- Listener Feedback for 12-2-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:16

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on investing, blockchain, wealth mindset, education, propane stoves, finding opportunity, pigeons, mortgages 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 – “Live one day at a time, emphasizing ethics rather than rules” ~ Wayne Dyer The financial sector is beginning to use blockchain, why has it taken so long A Robert Kiyosaki Quote – “A question opens the mind. A statement closes the mind.” -Robert Kiyosaki More on the decline of the university system Is it safe to use a portable propane stove indoors A listeners thoughts on “go west young man” Pigeons vs. quail as a homestead meat bird The case for paying off a mortgage vs. not paying it off   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 HSBC Swaps Paper Records for Blockchain on 20 Billion in Assets Robert Kiyosaki Interview Story behind Operation Mindcrime Revolution Calling – Queensryche   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-2556- The Thanksgiving Special for 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:24:46

Note – You can get a full transcript of the original portion of this show here. Many families read this and the Christmas show as part of their holidays. Today one day before the great American Holiday we stop and pause to think about what we have to be thankful for. Last year I rerecorded the original portion of this show into much better audio quality, I do hope you enjoy it. If you would like to hear the first version of it as it was recorded in my car you can find the original that was published on Nov. 26, 2008 here. The beauty of this show is I feel it is something you can share with friends and family. The real history of Thanksgiving is actually a lot more interesting and special then many of the myths. Tune in today to hear… Why much of what we learn about Thanksgiving is wrong or at least inaccurate How Thanksgiving was at one time considered a “damn yankee holiday” How Thanksgiving became a way for our nation to heal and reunite How the date of Thanksgiving has often been moved around and why The truth about those big buckles the pilgrims wore and all that black clothing What feasting meant 100 years ago to our prior generation that we have forgotten   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-2555- Planning and Skill Development in the Coming Down Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:32

A common theme I tend to point out this time of year is that the winter months often come with an abundance of time to do things that simply don’t get done in busier times of the year. As a teen in Pennsylvania I came to fully understand the concept of “cabin fever”.  The spring was full of gardening, trout fishing, chores, etc.  Then summer brought more fishing (bass and catfish), harvesting, berry picking, scouting for hunting season, ground hog hunting.  Fall would come and it was three months of bird hunting, sitting in tree stands, butchering deer and more.  Finally Christmas would come, huge celebration and then……………………well……………..nothing. May be a bit of 2nd season archery which usually meant freezing your ass off or some trap lines to run which meant completely freezing your ass off and then, totally nothing.  Mid January until early April was just boring and it was also effing cold as crap outside.  If not for weekend beer parties I think we would have died of boredom. Now I live in a much milder climate for sure but we still have our downtime in winter.  There is so much we can do with this time.  Today I talk about planning and skill and system development during this coming time of the year. Join Me Today to Discuss… Quote of the Day – “There’s no such thing as downtime for your brain.” ~ Jeffery Kluger First enjoy it, don’t get too crazy with goals, work projects, etc. Some things to consider learning or doing in the coming down time Quality time with seed and plant catalogs This is a great time to set up a reloading operation Inventory your prepper items (pantry, BOBs, vehicle kits, etc.) Set up your plant propagation and seed starting systems Clean, service and upgrade tools, garden tools, etc. Great time of year to get into curing meats Focus on alternative learning for your kids (museums, iMax movies, botanical gardens, etc.) Teach yourself a technical skill (video editing, basic coding, etc.) Build a heating system for a shop or outbuilding Get into brewing, vinting, mead making, making “fuel” Develop your vision for 2020 Take a vacation How to actually make things happen – put it on a schedule, follow the schedule, do the things you don’t want to do first. Final thought – you will do more for you and your family if you turn off the news   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 Blessed – Martina McBride   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-2554- Fun Foods for Thanksgiving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:30

Okay I am going to try to have fun with my two days of work this week and not be too serious about anything.  Today we are going to talk about some fun foods for Thanksgiving.  I’ll say a little bit about turkey but we have done enough of that over the years, so you can reference this past episode for Keith Snow’s Turkey How To for a standard roasted turkey. I want to focus on some side dishes, some additional meat options and yea even some keto/low carb options.  However, let me say Thanksgiving is one day a year.  My plan this year to not over due things is… Step One – eat what ever I want Step Two – send all high carb left overs home with family/friends Step Three – Anything high carb I can’t send away goes to the duck compost pit   It is only one day but you gotta keep it one day, if you have high carb left overs around for a week it is bad juju for those living la vita low carb. Join Me Today to Discuss… Quote of the Day – When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~ Willie Nelson Hey first let me tell you about my reasonably productive weekend Okay first and foremost if you can, consider cooking your turkey on Wednesday Remember roaster ovens are awesome for Thanksgiving For wine remember Jadot Beaujolais-Villages for the meal Some of my not quite conventional sides Twice roasted fingerling potatoes and bacon Bacon wrapped asparagus (or green beans) Squash/Pumpkin Apple Soup Beer bread – stupid simple Andouille sausage and cornbread stuffing A few keto/low carb options For stuffing use a low carb bread, riced cauliflower and sausage of your choice Stuffed mushrooms – stuffed with anything you want For keto gravy just use xanthan gum at about 1/2 tsp to 3 cups liquid instead of flour Loaded Zucchini Skins Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Chia Seed Pudding (endless options) Deserts (non keto) Baked Apples (stupid simple)Look Out Dark Chocolate and Good Red Wine Some Adult Indulgences Home made liquor of your choice Midas Touch Ale Apple pie moonshine 1 750ML Bottle of Everclear (or high proof shine) 2 Cups of Vanilla Vodka – secret (no longer well kept) 2 Cups of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum – secret (no longer well kept) 2 Gallons of Apple Cider 8 Real Cinnamon Sticks (Ceylon) – secret 2 Cups Brown Sugar 2 Cups Honey – Secret until today Tune in For the Procedure Remember it one day, have fun, feast, don’t fight, don’t take argument bait   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 Keith Snow Episode with How to make a Turkey Perfectly Making Keto Chia Seed Puddings Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Old Video on Making Beer Bread – God how Fat was I? Look Out Any Window – Bruce Hornsby and the Range   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-2553- The Expert Council Show for 11-22-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:15

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 snow tires, homeschooling, business, bee keeping, tax issues, investing, legal issues, marketing 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 – “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn”. Hal Borland Proper installation of snow tires – Derek Bonpietro How folks without children of their own can support home school families – Mike & Sue Laprise Identification and planning for potential points of failure in a business – Nicole Sauce How to find and vet good local bee keepers – Michael Jordan Tax implications of an “advanced inheritance” – John Pugliano Working with miners without creating excessive liability – 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 Barracuda on SongFacts.com Barracuda – Heart   Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Videos 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video-1 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 2 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 3 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 4   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee Harvest Eating Old Grouch Military Surplus 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-2552- Listener Calls for 11-21-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:40

Today on The Survival Podcast, I take your calls on CWD, relocation, keto diet, food storage, mercuric in fish, sous vide, lighting, cats 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… “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson How concerned should you be about CWD infection from deer, elk, etc. Thoughts on moving away from California and where to go to If you are on a Keto diet or other form or low carb, what food can you store How concerned should you be about mercury in fish Would I ever sous vide a turkey, more would I do it for Thanksgiving A lighting option for indoor growing Training a cat that doesn’t care about the spray bottle   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 Song of the Day Playlist – 2015 Song of the Day Playlist – 2016 Song of the Day Playlist – 2017 Brillihood Direct Wire Lights the Caller Mentioned Brillihood Lights only that Fit T8 Fixtures Famous Last Words – Billy Joel Billy Joel Discussing Today’s Song   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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