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 Episode-958- Listener Feedback for 8-13-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:53

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss the economy from a variety of sources that have been sent into me over the last few days.  I know the economy isn’t everyone’s favorite subject but today we discuss some dangerous mental corners that have been turned and the future they point to. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On A look back at hype and reality and what it teaches us Stockton is Broke but Is Your City Next? The dangerous corner we have turned where people know the crash is coming More lies that are not lies about retired police officers The blame game and why it won’t do any good The Hundred Million Dollar Penny Why am I proud to be an American Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 My Coverage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act My Coverage of the Tester Amendment Stockton is Broke, Your City May Be Next Social Security ROI Negative for Current Generations QEP – A Great Way to Destroy the Republic The 100 Million Dollar Penny 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-957- Glen Tate – Author of the New Book Series “299 Days” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:09

Glen Tate is the author of the ten-book prepper novel series “299 Days” published by Prepper Press.  The books describe an average guy who prepares for, and lives through, a partial collapse of the United States. The story line of this new series is as follows, In it, the main character, Grant Matson, has a job that allows him to see what’s wrong with government.  He realizes he needs to prepare for what’s coming and he does so.  His wife, Lisa, is reluctant to prepare because she thinks things are just fine.  When the civil unrest and political collapse hit in a dramatic way, it is undeniable that they need to leave their Olympia, Washington home and head to their cabin.  But, Lisa is still reluctant; she desperately wants things to remain “normal.” Out at the cabin, a collection of amazing–yet real–people assemble.  They create their own community because the government isn’t functioning in their area.  They have to work together and, as a community, they manage to achieve some impressive results.  Unlike most prepper stories, in 299 Days America suffers a partial collapse.  The utilities stay one (due to a spell-binding plot twist) and the government functions in larger cities.  People in rural areas still get some food and services from the government, but must increasingly rely on themselves.  There are no zombies or cannibalism; 299 Days describes a much more likely partial collapse scenario. Grant’s friends, who work in government, describe how things continue to go down hill in the city and how the government is trying to maintain control.  They describe exactly why the government, as big and powerful as it once was, cannot control things.  Many in the military and law enforcement step in to stop the bad things; others in the military and law enforcement perpetuate the bad things. After a while out at the cabin, some important visitors arrive and present Grant with a difficult choice.  Eventually, the Patriots–the side Grant is on–are forced to take on what’s left of the former government.  There is a huge battle.  In the end, Grant has an important job at the beginning of the rebuilding. Glen is a moderator on the TSP forum under the name “Heavy G.”  He lives and works in Olympia, Washington where he has a front row seat to the corruption in government.  Much like the main character in the series, the author is a forty-something resident of the capitol of Washington State, Olympia, and is a very active prepper.  He grew up in the remote logging town of Forks, Washington. “Glen” keeps his identity a secret so he won’t lose his job because, in his line of work, being a prepper and questioning the motives of government is not appreciated. Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day) Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day) 299Days.com 299 Days on Facebook 299 Days on Twitter

 Episode-956- Mike Hughes on High Volume, Self Diagnostic Firearms Training | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:35

Mike with a SIRT Training System Special Note – I have negotiated a huge discount on the SIRT™(Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) products available from Next Level Training for all MSB Members.  The discount code is already on the “Benefits” page in the MSB. Mike Hughes is a competitive USPSA shooter,  concealed carry instructor and was a finalist on Season 3 of the Hit TV Show Top Shot.  He is also the founder and owner of Next Level Training and the creator of the the SIRT™(Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) which is used for what Mike has termed “high volume, self diagnostic firearms training”. Mike Hughes is changing the way shooters train with the SIRT system. SIRT Training Pistols are replica guns that emit a laser when breaking the auto resetting trigger (no need to rack the slide). Training is the foundation for excelling in pistol and rifle craft.  A majority of training involves gun handling.  SIRT Training Systems are designed for simplicity.  These inert training systems lower barriers to entry allowing  training to happen virtually anywhere. Low reoccurring cost and quick set-up make training rewarding. Join Mike and I Today as we Discuss… How Mike got into competitive shooting What is high volume, self diagnostic training SIRT (Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger) What is a Why Mike started NextLevel Training What its like to compete on a show like Top Shot Where is the firearm community going in the near future Why is important to support all shooting sports not just our personal favorites The best way we can support and protect the 2nd amendment How you can integrate SIRT training into all your daily life Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Be Part of Episode 1000 The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Next Level Training – Mikes Website Free Training Videos from NLT and Mike Mike on Facebook Mike and NLT on YouTube Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-955- Matt Reed on Natural Beekeeping | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:38

The Warre Hive – A Different Take on Top Bar Bee Keeping Special Note -  For the next two weeks get 8% off of all hives at Matt’s site, Bee Thinking with the discount code “survival”. Matt Reed founded “Bee Thinking” in 2008 as an internet resource for beekeepers throughout the world. At the same time he began mass-producing foundationless Top Bar and Warre hives for his own apiary. Soon he had a great deal of interest from many people who were getting involved in foundationless beekeeping so he began selling the same hives he uses to those in the bee keeping community. Today he sells these hives to people all over the world. Matt’s philosophy is simple.  The chief end of beekeeping should be to provide the bees with the ideal environment in which to thrive. To do this, the beekeeper must engross his or her mind with a wide range of bee-related information detailing the bee life cycle, history, hive design, management and innumerable other topics of importance. Without this knowledge, it is unlikely that the bees or the keeper will have success in their endeavors. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Be Part of Episode 1000 Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) BeeThinking.com Bee Thinking On Facebook Bee Thinking On Twitter 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-954- A Two Parter, Yellow Journalism and Archery with Caleb Runnels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:02

Get ready for a two part episode.  Yesterday I didn’t get to cover the complete yellow journalism committed by Mike Adams of Natural News in regard to a case about Oregon and water rights.  While I agree with Mr. Adams about the oppression of the state in this issue his coverage and specifically his headline are so utterly misleading I must speak about it today. From there we move onto more enjoyable things and discuss archery as a prepper skill with Caleb Runnels.  Join Caleb and I as we discuss the different types of bows available today.  What style of bow to consider for general prepping.  The different types of arrows and tips for everything from big game to small game to target shooting.  The important things to do to maintain a bow in top condition.  Along with the best way to get started developing your skill as an archer. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum Be Part of Episode 1000 Safecastle Royal– (sponsor of the day) MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day) Natural News Coverage of the Oregon Water Rights Case Actual Journalism about the Water Rights Case 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-953- Listener Feedback for 8-6-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:45

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss dichotomies, power outages, charity, community, gardening, guns,  primitive weapons and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On Lights out in Arkansas – the generator is running and we are kicking back Chik-fil-A and an opportunity to break a dichotomy squandered Choosing a hand gun specifically a revolver Thoughts on primitive weapons and hunting tools Thoughts on charity, community deserts and helping others Cooking with green pumpkins or green winter squashes Planting container grown trees and avoiding circling root syndrome What does the passage of audit the fed by the house mean – not much yet Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 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-952- Listener Calls for 8-3-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:31

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK Today I take your calls on mortgage payoffs,  bulk food storage, the TSP community, garden trouble shooting, urban homesteads,  gold and silver, air guns, ammo cans 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 quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… What is the best way to pay off a mortgage early Bulk food storage in buckets with mylar and O2 absorbers What to grow instead of grass for a useful “lawn” Want to meet some TSP people, go to a gun show Healthy but unproductive garden plants and getting them producing Building community and homesteading with BBQs and garden tours Choosing a gold vs silver ratio for your precious metal holdings Thoughts on high vs low end air guns Storing gear in ammo cans and why O2 absorbers are not a good idea The difference between the 308 an the 7.62 Nato A lesson from the NH system of government and the Free State Project Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Be Part of Episode 1000 Texas Legislators Committing Voter Fraud Peaceful Valley Farms 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-951- AOCS in Washington and the Future of Private Monetary Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:54

Rob Gray to Congress “Leave Us Alone!” Last night I posted that my good friend Rob Gray would today be testifying before congress about “competing currencies” at the request of Representative Ron Paul.  Rob may have already completed his remarks, I really don’t know for sure as my provider doesn’t have CSPAN-3 and I was on the road at his appointed time so the internet feed does me no good. Today I want to read his speech to you and tell you my thoughts on how we the people can fix this problem with money, not inside the system, not even in opposition to the system but simply along side and out side of it. To me Rob’s message to the congress is the work of a true patriot and one that makes me proud to be living in a time such as today.  Not long ago such words would be ridiculed or ignored, today they still fall on many deaf ears but many are also now listening.  When I get a video or audio on Rob’s testimony you can bet I will be sharing it with you. Additionally today I will share with you my thoughts on how batter currencies can and likely will evolve over time.  I will even share with you how the concept could be used to create an effective and honest national currency.  Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) The AOCS Website AOCS on Facebook Rob’s Announcement and Text of his Speech 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-950- 8 More Unusual or Underated Crops for the Homestead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:14

Mouse Melon – One of the Cool Plants We Discuss Today Sometimes you just get a bit tired of all the negative things going on out there.  Mid summer seems like some of the worst of those days, hot long days filled with news of encroachment on liberty, economic doom and more. For me gardening and planting along with planning for future planting and homesteading activities offers me solace.  It doesn’t fix the problems, as I said yesterday when I quoted Steven Covey, “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.”  Sadly we have many consequences to face but as Mr. Covey put it we do control our actions, NOW, today and tomorrow. In the garden we find both a positive action and emotional and I believe phyical therapy.  In fact I believe much or our nation can be healed with gardening and homesteading.  If you think I am over selling the power of growing food to heal, have a look at this recent article about putting gardens into our prisons. There is a power of anything that allows a person to really create something, it gives them something that is really theirs, something to value, something they want to keep and protect vs. yet another shiny thing to try to acquire.  This sums up much of what is wrong in America.  With this in mind I bring you today’s show, a simple break and a look at growing some things you may have never thought of before. Join Me Today As I Tell You About Some Underrated Crops Such As… Sorghum – (for grain and popping) Mouse Mellon – (actually a cucumber, sort of) Old Corn Varieties – (parching, four and flint) Tomatillo New Zealand Spinach Salsify / Scorzonera Hulless Pumpkins (Styrian and others) Asparagus Pea Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day) Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day) Seeds and Seed Sources Rox Orange Sorghum  Mennonite Sorghum Indian Red Popping Sorghum Tunisian Sorghum  White African Sorghum Mouse Melon (cucamelon) Rainbow Inca Corn “Giant Indian” Flint Corn Supai Red Parching Corn Mandan Red Flour Corn (good for parching too) Mandan Lavandar Corn (good for parching and flour) Posole Blue Corn Some Excellent Native Corns on this Page Teosinte – (wild corn) Tomatillo (Purple Keepers) Rare and Hard to find Tomatillos  New Zealand Spinach Scorzonera (Black Salsify) Mamoth Island Salsify (White Salsify) Triple Treat Hulless Pumpkins (NOTE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS) Stryian Hulless Pumpkin (the ones I am growing that seem immune to squash bugs for now at least) Khaki Hulless Pumpkin Asparagus Pea 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-949- Listener Feedback for 7-31-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:31:59

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss  and more solar energy, foreign investors in the US, security, silver, water storage, taxes, community security, the economy, political BS and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On Windows that produce solar energy A great deal on solar panels How American Might Sell Its Soul for Foreign Investments Another Option for Window Protection The issues around accepting US silver coins at face value Thoughts on long term water storage Which tax is the “worst tax” The ultimate answer to the question who should pay more taxes Balancing community and personal safety along with right to privacy If the economy is doomed why is Airbus building a huge US Plant A lesson in political BS A quote from Steven Covey, “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper UCLA Develops Solar Crystals for Use as Windows The Solar Panels that Some Listeners are Finding at Costco for 179 bucks Story About Chinese Investors Building “Phoenix Mart” in Arizona Phoenix Mart Official Site ShatterGARD Window Films Airbus Building Massive Plant in Mobile Alabama Sen. Reid Was For Auditing the Fed in the Past 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-948- Matthew Ladd On Cloud Computing for Business and Lifestyle Redundency | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:22

Matthew Ladd of FleetingSurvival.com Matthew Ladd is an experienced IT business consultant who provides high level IT audits, analyses and redesign of IT services to determine effective solutions for his clients. Matthew hold the “Practitioner Level Certification” of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which provides best practices for delivering high quality IT service and management procedures.  He joins us today to discuss IT for small business and how to move your business and personal IT needs to the cloud to create redundancy and an access from anywhere capability. We also discuss setting up technology early on to allow for growth of a small business.  Exactly what is “the cloud” and frankly why should a business owner or just an average Joe care?  How we can prepare our IT needs both personal and business to stand through a disaster. We further discuss setting up a business environment that empowers employees with the ability to work from home.  How smart IT can reduce work load and improve efficiency.  Along with some awesome solutions you can start using today even if you don’t own and never plan to own a business.  Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Fleeting Survival - Matt’s Prepper Blog SalesForce.com DropBox.com Evernote Carbonite TrueCrypt Drobo 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-947- Listener Feedback for 7-23-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:13

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. 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. Today we discuss the Colorado shootings, taxation, home security, energy efficiency, audit the fed, mileage taxes,  illegal immigrants taking flying lessons and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I 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 Emails On Thoughts on the Colorado theater shooting One way America is certainly NOT the freest nation in the world More on 3M window film for safety, security and energy efficiency The coming “mileage tax” and the intrusion that comes with it The TSA allowed illegal aliens to take flight training – and it gets worse! The government suggests cutting the pay of Guard and Reservists to be “fair” Ben Bernanke doesn’t like the idea of “audit the fed”, shocking! Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper TSP Early Entry Meet and Greet at the Self Reliance Expo Meet Me at the Self Reliance Expo Get Tickets to the Self Reliance Expo Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) 3M Window Film Bay Area Drivers May Be Taxed By The Mile TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien Proposed Changes for Guard and Reservist Pay Bernanke Cries About Ron Paul’s Fed audit bill 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-946- Listener Calls for 7-20-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:58

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK Today I take your calls on eating insects, indoor gardens, where to ride out a collapse, seeds,  silver, mobile homes, sharing TSP via technology,  carry guns, lacto fermentation 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 quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Meet me and other TSP members in Arlington Thoughts on using insects as a protein source Vinyl protection for your windows Is there a safe haven nation if the US Economy Collapses Thoughts on seeds from grocery produce Bugging out to Hawaii Buying pre 65 silver coins by the bag or roll Thoughts on buying and living in a mobile home How can I make it easier for you to share TSP with others Carrying a gun is more important then what you carry John from WV reports on hotpocalypse Some follow up on fermentation of veggies Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper TSP Early Entry Meet and Greet at the Self Reliance Expo Meet Me at the Self Reliance Expo Get Tickets to the Self Reliance Expo Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Handgun Stopping Power Study I Cited Australian Dollar Trust I Mentioned – I AM NOT MAKING A BUY RECOMMENDATION 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-945- Weeds that aren’t Weeds and Other Unusal Edibles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:13

Nope it isn’t Lambsquarters it is Huauzontle (Wah-Zont-Lay) Recently I posted a photo on facebook included here in the show notes.  The photo is of a plant called huauzontle (pronounced wah-zont-lay), a relative of lambsquarters.  While only one person guessing the plant species got it right what actually surprised me was they crescendo of the use of the word “weed”. Sometimes I sit and wonder if tomatoes and peppers and lettuce just grew in large swaths on their own would we call them weed too?  For example this so called weed huauzontle has actually been cultivated for centuries and is currently “en vogue” with many Mexican gardeners in LA. I find it interesting that many of the plants I purposely plant in my garden like lambsquartes, huauzontle and purslane are classified as weeds by so many others.  Am I just so weirdo that likes “weeds” or is there something more to it?  Many of these plants are great eating, easy to cultivate and pack a great nutritional punch.  Many are also great for livestock, wildlife support, predator habitat and still others do all of the above. Join Me Today As We Discuss the Merits of These Unusual Edible Plants First what is a weed and what isn’t? Plants I love to grow that many call weeds Lambsquarters (seed source) Huauzontle (seed source) Chickweed (seed source) Dandelion (seed source – Bonus – “French Dandelion“) Purslane (seed source) Sumac (How to Propagate Sumac) Wild Mucadine – (Video on how to “air bud” them) Chicory (seed source) Plantain (seed source) Plants you won’t find in the average garden or back yard Amaranth (seed source – There are hundreds of varieties and sources) Skirret (seed source scroll almost to the bottom of the page) Birdhouse Gourd (seed source) Bushel Gourd (seed source) Millet (seed source) Perilla Leaf (seed source) Perennial Onions “walking” and “multiplier” (seed source) Perennial Leaks (seed source) Buckwheat (seed source) Red Cow Peas (seed source) Tepary Beans (seed source) Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Meet Me in Arlington for the Self Reliance Expo Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Nutritional Info on Tepary Beans Some of My Favorite Small Seed Suppliers to Find Unusual Stuff – These are a group of small seed houses where I have found many unusual and all but lost to time seed varieties and species. Sustainable Seed Company Natives Seed/SEARCH Adaptive Seeds Sand Mountain Herbs Kitazawa Seeds Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Smart Seed Store Amish Land Seeds 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-944- Phil Chandler “The Barefoot Beekeeper” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:45

Phil Chandler the Barefoot Bee Keeper Phil Chandler got his “wake-up call” in 1971 when he met Edward Goldsmith who was about to launch The Ecologist magazine.  Phil lived for several years in the 1970s a hut in the hills in northern England, learning to fend for himself by hunting, growing, learning about farming. Along the way he started own printing business, published local magazines, and later progressed to data processing when computers became available. He even taught IT for a while, then ran rehab project for people with disabilities, many ex-military. Phil heavily campaigned against GM crops in 1990s, during which time he came to realize the real importance of bees and other pollinators. It was at that time that he took up beekeeping in 2000.  His research on modern methods led him to conclude that things needed to change.  So he experimented with hives and settled on top bar hive.  A few years ago he wrote “The Barefoot Beekeeper”  which has now sold over 15,000 copies worldwide . Tim joins us today to discuss natural beekeeping for homesteaders and survivalists and answers questions like,  Why are bee so important?, What’s wrong with modern beekeeping? What needs to change with modern agriculture? What can the average non-beekeeper do to help the bees? and What is special about “natural beekeeping”? Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) Meet Jack at the Self Reliance Expo Be Part of Episode 1000 Bio Bees – Phil’s Website 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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