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 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.

 Episode-2551- Morgan Rogue on Prepping with Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:25:42

Morgan Rogue is a wife and mom of two daughters (3 year old and 4 month old) living in TX. She has been prepping for the past 10 years. She is on a mission to encourage the ordinary person to prep, as well as continue to gain knowledge from the prepping community. Morgan and I get together today to surviving anything with children. According to Morgan kids are tough, especially younger kids who might not have a total grasp on what’s going on and can get scared easily. Her family has done several mock bug out drills with the kids and most recently they went on a 30 day road trip that really tested their abilities. Their family learned a lot. Morgan joins us today to talk about the challenges of surviving with babies and kids, as well as how to teach and communicate with 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 Have a Cigar on SongFacts.com Have a Cigar – Pink Floyd   Morgan’s Links Rouge Preparedness Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube   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-2550- A Tuesday Chat with Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:33

Today I am just going to talk about some plans I have on the homestead and some other things that are on my mind at the present moment.  I will even tell you what I think about the entire Trump impeachment fiasco and remind you that no matter what you think, your life is largely unaffected by such things. Sometimes I just feel it is important to discuss the ramblings in my head with this audience.  So join me today for a totally random chat with Jack. Join Me Today to Discuss… Quote of the Day – “Go west young man” ~ Horace Greeley Okay here is what will happen with the impeachment, it will take about 2 minutes and I am done with it More on my vision of the greenhouse and the incorporation of hydroponics into it What is going to happen with the aviary now that TSP19 is over The current status of my “Laws of Life” book and the plan for eventual launch of it Why there really is more opportunity today than there has ever been history The opportunity of a shitty paying entry level job when you see it the right way Why you need a Blackstone griddle in your life if you cook for lots of people, may be even if you don’t Yep it is true I will be running for President in 2020, sort of We will being doing a total reboot of “hard skills” and prepping fundamentals in 2020 A call for guests, fill out the form and we will consider you What do you want from me, tell me and I will do my best for you   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 Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man – The Rolling Stones   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-2549- Listener Feedback for 11-18-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:26

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on liberty, hacks, hydroponics, cooking, composting, worms, mead, investing, research, real estate 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 – “All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.” ~ John Locke Another call for life hacks Thoughts on my first shot at Kratky Hydroponics The key to making awesome brisket – don’t over think it Thoughts on vermicomposting How keto has effected my mead, wine, etc. making hobby Growing commercial hops with hydroponics and a lesson in economic evolution Another change to your 401K options and this one ain’t any better than the last one Of higher education and our dependence on “university research” Housing options on the cheap with the right “exit strategy”   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 Article on Growing Hops with Hydro More Mucking Around With Your 401K Story Behind Van Morrison Recording 30 Shitty Songs in One Day Dum Dum George – Van Morrison   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-2548- The Expert Council Show for 11-15-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:41

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 heating, vehicle troubleshooting, laying hens, home child birth, investing, UBI 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 the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”. ~ Aristotle Choosing an efficient home heating solution for an old home in a cold climate – Ben Falk Dealing with unexplained chronic engine overheating – Derek Bonpietro Determining old hens from younger birds visually – Darby Simpson How to manage a home birth properly – Doc Bones The solo 401K for self employed people – John Pugliano Of Andrew Yang, issue awareness and UBI – 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 Rock and Roll Band – Boston   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-2547- More on Hydroponics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:33:21

Just so guys there is a method to my madness here, two hydro shows in one week?  Yep so here is the reasoning.  As many of you know I consider myself a polymath and encourage you guys to work at that as well.  Here is a secret to making it happen, temporary obsession. It works like this, a new concept comes into your mind, you find it interesting and initiate an obsession with it.  Not the unhealthy kind that consumes your life, a short term obsession to learn as much as you can, as fast as you can and expand the concept to be as adaptable into other things you already know about as possible.  You digest and implement it as quickly as you can and you don’t care about fucking up unless doing so is dangerous or highly expensive. When you do this you learn more in a few weeks then most will in 2-3 years.  Let me clarify that with you learn more useful and actionable things that most will learn in 2-3 years.  Now the other thing I do is talk about what I am obsessed about on the air.  I do this to get a record of all the crazy shit going on in my head before I obsess about something else. Well ever since the Kratky Show on Tuesday I have been thinking about hydro in new ways.  One of the biggest is for plant propagation.  While I am not sure yet if it will be Kratky (non circulating) or perhaps an air pump driven system, I am pretty sure I am going to go to indoor hydro for most seed starting activity going forward.    While that won’t be my only focus today, it will be the majority of it. I also realize that this time of year is great for indoor growing so I am going to talk about that a bit, including how to make things look “pretty” for those that care about such things.  However most of you do the majority of your growing spring though fall (as do I) and start seeds for planting out in late winter.  For me that is about Valentines day.  So my long term plan is to get as much of this out of my head as I can (may be two more episodes) while playing with the concept.  Then in late winter to run these again as rewinds when everyone is wanting to get stuff going.  I can listen to them myself to remember the ideas I forgot or go back to comments to find out what many of you already know before I bother with mistakes.  In fact this second show was largely inspired by a listeners awesome comment in the last one. Join Me Today to Discuss… Quote of the Day – “Any man who bears the ability of a polymath shall not be interfered by specialty, he needs discipline to manage his behaviors and nurture his creativity.” ~ Shawn Lukas A bit on being a polymath If you are real polymath you learn from yourself You think faster than you should at times You have ADD and that is great, harness it, don’t suppress it, screw societies expectations More on Hydroponics (mostly Kratky) For Seed Starting Simple rack and light system No need to irrigate frequently Heat water with an aquarium heater (very efficient) High density For hydro or in ground systems I am considering aquarium lights here Where and why I may go beyond Kratky For the seed system an air pump would be stupid easy I really want to give “grow towers” a shot in my remolded green house I already have power to the greenhouse and aviary anyway Somethings I have learned since Tuesday If you are going to use solids, mix up a concentrate People do use pure hemp fiber or coco fiber and it does work, there are tons of options There are integrated large net pot lids for 5 gallon buckets Put a dome over starts (duh I already knew this, lol) An EC Meter is a great way to get your nutrients spot on – need audience recommendation here, lots of cheaters on Amazon! Use rainwater to start (duh why didn’t I think of this) Spray paint white containers to block algae Spray lids white or back to wight to reduce heat from solar gain on top Additional Ideas Compress your own plugs Make your own net pots from solo cup[...]

 Episode-2546- Supplements for Healthy Living with Dr. Steven Lewis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:01

Green Wisdom Health provides Science-Based Nutrition, where you get information based on years of experience treating patients with natural compounds and verifying the results with pre and post lab tests. This service is provided without the need for waiting for hours and spending lots of money in a conventional doctor’s office. We also provide access to the pharmaceutical grade products that you need. This ensures that you get only the formulas that you need based on your specific health needs. Located in Longview, Texas, Green Wisdom Health offers medical lab services in or near your hometown without the need for expensive office visits and long waits. Now you can monitor your health status, check your cholesterol, thyroid function, liver function, etc. anytime you want, and at a reasonable cost. As part of the service, when you purchase a featured lab panel, you receive a consultation explaining the results, a copy of your lab work for your files and recommendations for specific nutritional needs you may have. There are absolutely no hidden fees. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Green Wisdom Health Time of My Life – David Cook   Sponsors of the Day Knife Kits Free State Project   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-2545- An Introduction to Kratky Hydroponics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:42

A few weeks ago a caller asked me about something called Kratky Hydroponics.  Now when you guys ask about something I have not yet heard about I look into it.  I will admit though I was highly skeptical.  It feels like today every other person wants to invent something, some new whatsitcalled method.  Now look I am all for innovation but so many new “systems” often seem like solutions in search of a problem.  I figured that is what Kratky was, bluntly I was wrong! Unlike most subjects that I do a stand alone show on I have not yet done Kratky Hydroponics.  I tend to shy away from discussing what I have not actually done.  However given I have been working with aquaponics for over 4 years I am comfortable with a getting started show on Kratky.  Given I am about to get started with it myself, I am simply function stacking my research here and getting a two fer out of the deal.  Honestly one big advantage of hydro is that it is easier than aquaponics. Join Me Today to Discuss… What is Hydroponics What advantages does hydroponics have High density production Provide exactly what the plants need No weeds Fast growth Indoor, outdoor or greenhouse Easy to control most pets organically Plants are seldom if ever stressed What is Kratky Hydroponics and Where did it Come From How do you do Kratky Hydroponics the most Basic Way Find a container Fill it with nutrient mixed in water Drill cover to allow for the use of net pots Plant started plants or seeds in preferred media What are the advantages of Kratky Hydroponics No pumps or power required Easy to make custom nutrient mixes Uses less water than conventional hydroponics Nutrient ratios stay constant Highly portable Can be made super cheap and from almost anything even ball jars Media types and their advantages and disadvantages Rockwool LECA – Expanded Clay Pebbles Coarse Perlite Expanded Shale Pool Noodles Other Options Combinations of the above Hemp Mats Soil Above Lava Rock Try stuff find what works for you Some Cool Resources, see below for links PDF by B.A. Kratky The Downspout Garden Making Masterblend Fertilizer Final Thoughts – You Bet I’m Gonna Do This   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Kicked Outta Country – George Strait   Almost Everything you Need for Kratky Hydroponics 3 Gallon Rubbermaid Totes – Note don’t freak out on the price this is for 6 of them. 2-7/8ths Hole Saw 3 Inch Net Pots 25 Pack about 43 cents a piece 3 Inch Net Pots 50 Pack about 35 cents a piece 2 Inch GroDan Rockwool 1-7/8ths Hole Saw 2 Inch Net Pots Quantiy 50 about 21 cents a piece 1.5 Inch GroDan Rock Wool Expanded Clay Pebbles – Safer than Rock Wool, Better for the Environment and Reusable but can’t start seed directly in it. Masterblend Hydro Fertilizer All Purpose Tomato and Veg Magnesium Sulfate – AKA Epsom Salts Calcium Nitrate Master Grow Blend Complete Kit (contains Fertilizer, Epsom Salt and Cal Nitrate in one Kit) Gram Scale for Small Amounts of Fertilizer by the Gallon Drill Mixer – for mixing larger quantities in rubber maid tubs   More Hydroponics Information Sources Rob Bob on Kratky Hydroponics Excellent Technical Explanation on the Kratky Method Another Basic Explanation on the Kratky Method Using pool noodles as media How to make a down spout garden part one How to make a down spout garden part two How to make a down spout garden part three Cheap Easy Hydroponics Keep on Growing – Mike VanDuzee’s Channel Masterblend Hydro Fertilizer by the Gallon PDF by B.A. Kratky of the University of Hawaii   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 [...]

 Episode-2544- The Veterans Day Show for 11-12-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:53:39

Veteran’s Day landed after the workshop which made for an easy day of recovery for me today. So it is time yet again for our special Veteran’s Day edition of The Survival Podcast. I have also removed any time based references so that this version can be timeless. There is no commercial content today as the entire show is dedicated to those that serve our nation. You will notice more music in today’s show, hopefully no lawyers for Trace Atkins, Tim McGraw or Toby Keith will come after me for today’s show though I doubt it will be an issue. Additionally you will hear the song I co wrote with Gregg Yows, “What Have You Done“. So tune in today for the story of Veteran’s Day, stories about our troops and the real reasons you should never miss a chance to say thank you to a veteran.  

 Episode-121-TSP Rewind – Fishing For Food, Underrated Fish and How to Cook Them | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:41:14

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-1937- Fishing For Food, Underrated Fish and How to Cook Them and was originally published on Jan. 24th 2017. The following are the original show notes from that episode… A friend and I have been talking about fishing a lot lately, it is still cold, the winds are stupid this time of year, but man I have the bug. It is likely that I will be investing in a boat in March, and will be hitting some of the bigger lakes in the are. I really do love simply bank fishing and shore fishing though. Something about the simplicity, park the car or truck, a short walk with your gear and a cooler with a few beers and hopefully some stuff worth frying up by day’s end. With surf fishing it is a long drive but the experience is even better, standing up to your waste while schools of fish and the occasional shark swim by, (no I am not kidding) with the anticipation of never knowing what you might catch next. Fishing has become a massive industry even at the “recreational level”, I know people with 55,000 dollar “bass boats” Some See “Trash Fish” but I See Dinner filled up with 15,000 dollars worth of gear. (once again not kidding) These people fish constantly and never keep a fish, yet refer to fish like Sand Bass and Bullheads as “trash fish”. I don’t know, perhaps it was growing up without a lot but a love for the outdoors that keeps me grounded. I have been off shore for Marlin, in the Florida bays catching Snook longer than my leg, on Gatun Lake in Panama after massive Peacock bass and deep into the mountains for brook trout that had never likely seen a hook in their lives. There is more, I have quite literally at times been an “adventurer fisherman”. Yet I still enjoy bouncing slabs for sand bass or just sitting at a small stock pond catching small bullhead catfish or fishing a back water creek for various perch/brim/sunfish. I also enjoy standing in the surf and catching whiting, hard heads and gaftops. And in many ways it is these fish I most enjoy eating. They are small, tasty, fast to clean, they have a great size to yield ratio and you literally can’t harm their populations with hook and line. Today we talk about this type of fishing and the food value it brings to your home. Join Me Today To Discuss… Basic bank and surf gear for these types of fish Finding places to fish, check right under your nose How do you actually “target a species” Habits Patterns Seasons Diet Some of my favorite species to target Fresh Water Bullhead Cats Channel Cats Fresh Water Drum White Bass Bluegill/Sunfish/Perch/Brim/etc Bowfin – I don’t eat these but fun to catch Salt Water Gaftop and Hardhead Catfish Whiting Sand Trout Jack Crevalle Small Sharks (Blacktips) Croaker Bluefish Some ways to prepare some of these fish Pan Fried “shucked catfish” Grilled Channel Cat Steaks White Bass on the Half Shell Yellow Bass Chowder – you can use any fish Whiting Cerviche – you can do this with any salt water fish Grilled Shark or Jack Fish Nothing will kill you (cooked) so try everything   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Atkins   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free eboo[...]

 Episode-120-TSP Rewind – The Evolving Meaning of a Self Sufficient Lifestyle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:51

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-1059- The Evolving Meaning of a Self Sufficient Lifestyle and was originally published on Jan. 22nd 2013. The following are the original show notes from that episode… Many people romanticize history. Oh if only we could have lived in the old days right? Taking a wagon out to homestead virgin land. Let me tell you as a student of history it was an amazing time to be alive, it was also a hell of a lot harder then many in the preparedness movement make it out to have been. The reality is modern technology isn’t going away. That is a great thing, it will change, adapt and face certain challenges due to energy availability but we are not going back to Little House on the Prairie. Frankly I am okay with that. Modern oppressive government isn’t going away either. This of course I find unfortunate but it is also reality. The more I learn the more I realize the majority of Americans are actually for bigger and more intrusive government. They are simply divided as to how it should be marketed. I know if you are a fan of liberty this makes little sense but the reality is people have had generations of conditioning and it is the rare person that easily breaks the cycle. Hence to be self sufficient today we need to look at reality not at the romanticism of a history that isn’t going to return. We also must not fantasize about the utopia promised by a small government society where we can all be left alone. The only way to obtain this today is to create your own little pocket of as much of it as you can muster. Join Me Today As We Discuss… Why we must not turn our backs on technology Why debt freedom must be part of your plan Why where you choose to live is so important Why community must be part of your plan Why we all need to become homesteaders (no matter where we live) Why we need hard skills to go along with soft and technical skills How food storage fits with this plan, disaster or not Why it is time to go on the offensive in some areas and not others   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum TspAz.com Half the Dad – Brad Paisley   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here. Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

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