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 Episode-1355- Aquaponics with Tom Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:43

TweetTom is currently a graduate student/research assistant in an aquaculture research program. He has designed and built a 2000 gallon tilapia hatchery for an urban farm, manages 10 aquaculture ponds, 24 outdoor tanks, and 3 indoor recirculating systems, and co-manages two research aquaponic systems. One of his interests is developing new aquaculture techniques based on permaculture principles and combining these with conventional techniques that are consistent with permaculture ethics. Thomas sees great possibilities for the incorporation of aquaculture into terrestrial permaculture farms, aquaculture focused permaculture farms, and small-scale aquaculture for homesteaders and preppers. Join Tom and I as we discuss… Aquaculture for the prepper, the permaculturist and the many who are both Why aquaculture is sometimes a better choice than aquaponics How do I decide between aquaculture and aquaponics What types of fish can I raise What about raising invertebrates (oysters, shrimp/prawns, etc.) Why does everyone talk about tilapia, and is it a good choice for me to raise How do I choose what to raise What systems do I use to grow these animals What do I have to do to care for these animals How much time does it take Where do I get fish to grow and can I breed them Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade The Year 1350 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking 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-1354- Listener Calls for 5-27-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:44:38

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on PermaEthos, gardening, community, guns, parenting, dealing with law enforcement and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… The Second Round of PermaEthos Sales, what you need to know (full details here) Thoughts on bushel gourds and canteen gourds Alternate AR caliber builds like 7.62×39, 5.45, 300 Whisper, etc. A lesson in TSP Community bonding and internet security in one Some follow up about “picky eater” children, it isn’t always simple My land is flat and it rains a lot, what do I do permaculture wise, I say be happy! Why I don’t really recommend “deer plot seed” as cover crop Why does it seem at times that cop are really out of control at this time What do you do if a detainment is unlawful, I want to know Thoughts on real to life, life with out electricity documentary or drama Best non electric light sources Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1354 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) CampingSurvival.com – (Discount Vendor of the Day) 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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-1353- The PermaEthos Launch – Wow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:43:01

TweetShort show notes today as I am buried up to my eyes helping folks out with the PermaEthos launch.  We will do two call in shows next week to make up for it today is a short show with me telling you guys what just happened, what it means and where we go next.  All I can say is thank you for believing in us, we won’t let you down.

 Episode-1352- The “Angery American” Returns to TSP | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:25:10

TweetAngery – adjective – “A sarcastic, condescending, or taunting use of the word  angry.” American – noun – “One who is a citizen of the United States of America” That should set the stage for our interview with Chris “Angery American” today on his new book new happenings with his book series, life in America today and more. For those not familure with Chris’ books here is a description of the first book in the series. Imagine you’re driving down the interstate, it’s Friday and all you can think about is getting your weekend started. Then to begin the ruination of your much anticipated weekend the grating tone of the Emergency Alert System flashes over the radio, then promptly dies. This is the beginning of a 250 mile odyssey for Morgan Carter. Morgan works on the road and finds himself far from home when his car dies, as well as his Blackberry and every other piece of electronics he has. With no idea what has occurred he reluctantly finds himself on shanks’ mare carrying that ridiculous pack that everyone made fun of him for keeping in the car. Morgan has to find his way across the state of Florida, from Tallahassee to the heart of the state in Lake County.Along his way he has to seek out food, water and shelter where he can, not to mention keeping himself from being killed by any number of now scared and desperate people. During his travels he will try and help where he can, but that can turn out to be a costly mistake. We live in a wonderfully modern society where anything we want is a mouse click away. The lights come on with the flip of a switch and even a child can turn on the faucet at the sink and water always comes out. But what if it all went away? Could you face what Morgan faces, could you make the decisions he has to make? Life and sometimes death in the blink of an eye, could you do it? Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1352 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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-1351- Bill Wolfe and Adam Perrins on WWII Combatives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:01

TweetBill Wolfe: The Founder and Director of Training at Wolfes Combatives Inc., Regimental Sergeant Major William H. Wolfe is a world renowned self-protection/combatives expert and motivational teacher. He is the proud recipient of the Nobel Peace Certificate for his multiple UN peace keeping deployments to the middle east. He had a distinguished military career that include his selection to Canadian special forces and served as a police officer where he was a ERT(SWAT) team commander. Additionally Mr. Wolfe has extensive expertise as a martial arts master and businessman. He has established a diverse international client list including but not limited to: Corporate, Police, Military, and Private Organizations. Adam Perrins joined Wolfes Combatives Inc. in early 2013 as CEO to spearhead the opening of a new Training Facility: Wolfes Combatives Headquarters in Vancouver, BC. Coming from the Medical/Surgical industry, Adam brings business acumen, as well as a vast body of fitness and nutrition knowledge to the Team at Wolfes Combatives. A Simon Fraser University Alumni, Adam is a four time All American in track and field and also competed on the varsity Football team. Adam’s studies included Kinesiology, Nutrition and Exercise Science. After completing his degree, he obtained a CSCS(Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and competed internationally for Canada as a member of the Bobsleigh team. His participation in other sports include; MMA, Wrestling, and Combatives. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade The Year 1350 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) WolfesCombatives.com 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking 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-1350- Fishing Lakes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:58:27

TweetI am going to continue our fishing show today and move on to lakes.  By lakes I mean anything from a small farm pond to a large 50,000 or bigger reservoir.  In some ways I like fishing lakes less than just about any other option, especially large lakes. Why?  Well with the exception of smaller ponds of  a few acres of less lakes are  often more like hunting than fishing.  Exactly where are those fish at becomes the key to catching them. If you are seeking certain fish at certain times you might have a great start on things.  During spawning channel cats will be on rocky shorelines in shallow water if they exist.  In lakes that don’t have a good river feeding them, sand bass often spawn on rocky humps near channels or rocky wind blown points. Lake fishing is unique and really must be broken down into many disciplines.  Big lakes vs. small ones.  Man made vs. natural , north vs. south.  Stocked and managed vs. wilderness and wild.  The key though is, most people tend to have more access to lake and pond fishing than any other kind.  So today we will focus on some of the basics of this type of fishing. Join Me Today As I Discuss… Lake Structures Rip Rap and Rocky Areas Points Humps Docks and Bridges Brush Piles Standing timber Jetties Coves Weedlines Ledges Holes Shallows Thermocline Your Own Creations Why I love GPS for lake fishing Some ways to target specific species Channel Catfish Crappie White Bass and Striper /Hybrids Bluegills and Sunfish Yellow Perch Trout Final Thoughts NOTE Today’s show notes are abbreviated due to technical issues, they will be updated with sponsor links etc. later today.  Right now I am getting the show published while the internet is up.  

 Episode-1349- Listener Feedback for 5-19-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:27

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on, survival scenarios, OPSEC, coffee, economics, LEOs, Bitcoin 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 Emails On Conflicted Monday – My take on last week Conflicted Monday – OPSEC Pre Collapse Why TSP won’t change to meet what some people want it to be Am I a terrible prepper, I guess when it comes to coffee I am, LOL Is statism a religion, I say yes, what do you say Should fast food workers all get a minimum of 15 an hour, um, ah, no! Bitcoin moves further toward acceptance with PayPal, just like I said How not to stick up for your rights with the police (epic fail) Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1349 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) Kerry Tells Yale Grads to Have Faith in Government Fast Food Workers Want 15 Bucks and a Union Cop Breaks Woman’s Window, With Cause I Might Add Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario How can you tell others about the need to prepare without making yourself a target for unwanted visitors in the future? Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario Describe the ideal post-apocalyptic community with less than 30 people.  What key skills would everyone have?  What would the role structure look like and how would you run the camp if you were the leader? 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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-1348- Listener Calls for 5-16-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:01:14

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on PermaEthos, autumn olive, downtime, chickens, solar power, moonshine, economics, fire prevention, food forests, hugulkultur  and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Some more updates about PermaEthos – we have some answers to questions Preventing the spread of Autumn Olive and other “problem” plants Why pauses, fun, mini vacations are important and how they might save your life Steven Harris stills and solar power, (Solar1234.com and IMakeMyGas.com) Are broody chickens egg eaters Permaculture design for fire prevention John Pugliano on the current “market correction” When I think money will begin to exit the “blue chips” Using “worm juice” as fertilizer and magnifying its effects with teas/sprays/etc Are police shooting more dogs than in the past, what does it all mean Planting around walnuts, pecans, etc. and dealing with Bermuda Grass Can you make a food forest in containers, may be, who is going to do it first? Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1348 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net Sawtooth Tactical  – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) CampingSurvival.com – (Discount Vendor of the Day) 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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-1347- Max Maxwell on Vehicle Maintenance and Prep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:17

TweetTurning a Wrench Ain’t What It Used to Be. Phil “Max” Maxwell is a Toyota master diagnostic tech, a.s.e. 4time recertified master tech who refers to himself as a “prepper from when the mayans never came”.  Today he is raising chickens, goats, pigs, and growing a garden. Max is also a form US Army Sergeant and shares some common ground with me as at one time he was stationed at Fort Kobie in Panama.  I spent most of 1992-1993 there myself. Max is a tinker and DIY style prepper and has built a solar hot water from a gas hot water heater tank and prius parts. He has also built a hot air heater from dryer vents and bricks and is currently working on making a solar oven from an old  big screen TV.  In only half jest he states, “I think i need a maxx1234.com website in the style of Steven Harris at this point”. Max Joins Me Today To Discuss… How do you get started doing repairs When do you know your over your head Oops, i went to far, now what Why is magic smoke so bad for my wallet Is a dealer really as bad as they say How do i prep my vehicle for the every day disaster Dealing with flats, lights on dash, no gas, etc How complicated have they made cars and why Why is everything push button now Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade The Year 1347 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Murs-Radio.com – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture (Specializing in North Eastern Climates) Paul Wheaton – Permies.com – Permaculture (Specializing in North Western Climates) Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Stephen Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking 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-1346- Demetria Clark on Herbs for Living and Healing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:08

TweetDemetria Clark, Teacher, Author, Herbalist Demetria Clark is a North American herbalist specializing in herbals for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, nursing and children. Demetria is a traditional family herbalist, and aromatherapist. She has worked with families for over 20 years as an herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, doula and traditional medicine maker. She works extensively in the US and Europe, blending the two traditions. Demetria lectures extensively on herbal care for sexuality, pregnancy and woman’s health. Demetria believes in families having options to self empower and have health and wellness options.  In addition, she is the Founder and Director of Heart of Herbs Herbal school. www.heartofherbs.com and the doula training program, Birth Arts International. www.birtharts.com Demetria is the Author of Herbal Healing for Children and 475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes. Her next two books are slated for release late 2014, and 2015. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1345 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) www.heartofherbs.com www.birtharts.com Herbal Healing for Children 475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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-1345- Fishing the Surf and Piers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:27

TweetA Black Tip Shark – One of the Surf’s Many Surprises For Dorothy the beach is a place to walk, pick up shells and sit around and do nothing.  While I enjoy much of that, especially with a Jimmy Buffet approved drink in hand, I also love to fish the shore.  There is an excitement about shore and pier and brackish water fishing that to me just doesn’t exist in a lake or a river.  Do a bit of research on any lake or river (fresh water river) and likely there are 6-12 fish if that that are common.  When you look at fish you are likely to catch the number is likely to be closer to 6 than 12. Now let me remind you of what I caught just in species on the Sanibel island coast, only about 5 of the 10 days I was there was the surf ideal for fishing by the way. Here is a list of the species I caught while on vacation in the Sanibel Island Surf… Spanish Mackerel Permit Snook Ladyfish Whiting Gafftop Sail Catfish Hard Head Catfish Jack Cravalle Blue Runner Speckled Sea Trout That is 10 species and I am leaving out some of the little odd bait fish stuff that also managed to get hooked like Pig and Pin fish.  So that alone is a dozen.  We took a quick trip down to the pier as well, we just missed a guy landing a black tip shark and we saw another guy catch a nice nurse shark.  When the surf was clear at one point I found myself surrounded by about a thousand or more (no exaggeration) cow nose rays.  Though I managed to intentionally not catch any. I have fished the Texas coast many times and while not quite the diversity of Florida’s coast it is also a great deal of fun.  I have often caught red fish, sea trout, whiting, sand trout, croaker, sail cats, hard heads and a lot of other stuff.  I have also managed to catch a few small black tip sharks down there.  I even remember one day when the surf was really clear and I was standing about waste deep on the second sand bar and several of us watched a bull shark that was at least 8 feet cruise by just 10 yards in front of us, while we all backed slowly onto the bars shallower area, no one panicked and the fishing continued. Join Me Today To Discuss… My basic gear, not much different from lake fishing Medium action spinning rod Snap swivels 10-14 pound premium mono Bait casting sinkers Bait holder hooks #2 – #4/0 generally snelled Cut bait (shrimp, cut whiting, squid, etc) Stepping gear up for bigger fish Medium Heavy to Heavy Action rod and reel Steel leaders Large circle or khale hooks Simply put, bigger bait Paddle boards, surf boards, etc. – not necessary but functional The basics of surf fishing – easy as it gets Guts and bars are your friend, if they are there Tides, high is best but it is not that simple Surf reports, calm water equals better fishing Seasonality – what is there and when Piers – sometimes the only valid option but crowded When wading shuffle – sting rays! Beyond Cut Baits Whitebait, Theadthins, Pinfish, etc. Cast nets Sand Fleas and Small Crabs The DOA shrimp – probably one of the best artificial Live Shrimp A bit on brackish rivers, bays, etc. There is a lot in common, especially on piers Better for crabbing, fun at low tide Fish tend to come in “runs” Boats are great but that is another show In some areas wading can be dangerous – Alligators! Safety and Comfort Gear Needle nose and hemostats – consider a glove Basic first aid kit – have aloe gel on hand Jelly Fish Sting Treatment – Link Good knifes and a cleaning board – if keeping fish Really good cooler, lots of ice Water, water, water, water and water Sun Block – water really fries you Bait buckets for live bait, bait containers (avoid the chomp) Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1345 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) [...]

 Episode-1344- Listener Calls for 5-9-14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13:10

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on GMO in ethanol,  comfrey, chickens,  bitcoin, permaculture, silver, the economy, fuel, peaceful resets, RVs and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… A very special update about PermaEthos – wait till you hear this An important addition to my comments on Comfrey last week A new “member” of the homestead, “Speedy” – the Yellow Racer Snake If you use GMO grain to make ethanol will any residue remain in the end product What is safe to feed to chickens and chicks and what isn’t The Federal Elections Commission approves bitcoins for political contributions Dealing with chickens that are “egg eaters” How Permaculture teaches critical thinking What to plant in swales if you can’t fully plant at construction time Why would you choose Silver Eagles over Canadian Maple Leafs John Pugliano on creating your own job security Tim Glance on using waste oil as fuel Finding peaceful places for a mental reset Thoughts on me appearing on Coast to Coast and how to make it happen How to treat the canvas on a “Pop Up Camper” Thoughts on feeding waste food to quail and egg allergies Thoughts on efficient processing of poultry in small numbers Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1344 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants– (sponsor of the day) TSP Gear – (Discount Vendor of the Day) 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Things Bees 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-1343- 11 Medicinal Herbs that are Also Perennial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:44:47

TweetComfrey – A Proven Medicinal Herb, With a Undeserved Bad Reputation. After two days of fishing shows I decided to change things up a bit with a show on medicinal herbs.  I have done a lot on this in the past, mostly sticking to very safe herbs that are both medicinal and culinary.  The reason being is I am NOT a master herbalist, period.  I am also not a Doctor or even a Nurse, I am not qualified to give medical advice and that is a big time disclaimer today. Some of the stuff I will cover today can be toxic if used the wrong way or it may have bad interaction with other herbs or medications.  Some of it should not be used during pregnancy, etc.  I will also state today that it is not only impossible for me to mention all possible negative side effects but I am also not qualified to do so. The use of any herb on this podcast is done so at your own risk and should only be done with proper research and consultation with a qualified professional. Now with all that, you may wonder why I have abandoned sticking to herbs that are very safe and pose little to no risks even if eaten like candy.  Well, the reality is we may need these herbs in a grid down scenario.  A Doctor, Herbalist or other professional may know how to extract and herb but can’t do it if they don’t have it.  Additionally some are good cash crops to sell to herbal product makers.  Some like Black Cohosh are actually endangered due to over harvesting in the wild. Some can be safely used with proper research and I leave that choice up to you.  Some are great niche plants in your overall systems and attract predators and pollinators.  Comfrey for instance is  the preferred plant above all others for spiders to overwinter in.  Some are also great dynamic accumulators, etc.  Additionally given the option many species of animals including livestock will eat a bit of a so called, “toxic plant” when their internal intelligence tells them to. Frankly there are many ornamental plants such as Oleander that are highly toxic if consumed but people plant it all over, you don’t see children or pets dying form eating it.  So I don’t feel we should fear using a plant that MIGHT be dangerous IF used IMPROPERLY. One final note though for those with highly edible landscapes.  It is important (ALWAYS) to tell visitors that not everything is edible.  Some people are morons, they think if most things can be eaten, all things can.  So make sure you tell people that visit your property not to eat anything unless they know exactly what it is.  I can just see some tool, devouring foxglove or destroying angel mushrooms and ending up dead due to such foolish behavior. Today We Discuss… Black Cohosh – Source – WebMD Profile Comfrey – Source – WebMD Profile Wild Ginger  (this is the one plant today you can’t get at Horizon Herbs) – Source – WebMD Does Not have a Profile On This Herb Valerian – Source – WebMD Profile Dream Root – Source – WebMD Does Not have a Profile On This Herb Elecampane – Source – WebMD Profile Hyssop – Source – WebMD Profile Stone Root – Source – WebMD Profile Wild Dagga – Source – WebMD Profile Does Not have a Profile On This Herb Blood Root – Source – WebMD Profile Greater Celandine – Source – WebMD Profile Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1343 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Forum Thread on Comfrey with an Awesome Rebuttal of Comfrey being Dangerous Wild Ginger Delicious or Deadly 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 you[...]

 Episode-1342- Fishing Rivers and Streams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:41:14

TweetPart of the Susquehanna I Fished Often in my Teens. If I had a blue sky budget I would live on a small to mid sized river, that should tell you how I feel about this subject.  Of all types of fishing I love fishing moving fresh water the best.  Rivers come in many sizes.  I grew up fishing the St. John’s River in Jacksonville Florida.  While I have many fond memories of it, that is not the type of river I most enjoy fishing.  The St. Johns where I fished it was over a mile wide, the water was brackish, tides could easily drown a swimmer, etc.  Rivers like that I see more akin to bays and pier and surf fishing. In 1985 when I was just hitting my teens we moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Soon I wash fishing trout streams from little trickles you could walk across in 2-4 steps all the way up to the mighty Susquehanna north of Harrisburg. Now the Susquehanna where we fished it was wide, like the St. John’s almost a mile wide but in some areas you could almost walk across it!  By wading you could find all sorts of formations, it was almost like finding mini creeks in the rivers.  This is the type of river and stream fishing I will be talking about today.  Bodies of water you can fish from shore, wading or with small boats.  Water that you can “read” and actually understand what going on below the surface by how the water moves. Join Me Today to Discuss… River, steam, brook, creek, crick, call it what you want it is all fun Choosing your gear for moving water Learning to “read” water Deep pools Edies Fast moving deep water Ledges Cut outs and deep banks There is a lot more, you learn to just see it Some of my favorite species to fish moving water for and how I do it Trout of any and all kind Small Mouth Bass – my favorite Catfish Fresh Water Drum – yes I am serious White Bass – like a micro salmon run How to find spots and access points Float fishing with canoes, how to reach spots others never go to Small boats on slow deep swamp like rivers Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade The Year 1338 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Mother Earth Products – (MSB Discount Vendor of the Day) Magic Worm Food The Type of Worm Cooler I was Talking About 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls. Our Expert Council is Made Up of… Kerry Davis – Dark Angel Medical – Emergency Medicine and Life Saving Care Bryan Black – ITS Tactical – All Things Tactical, E&E, Lock Picking, etc. Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons, Tactics and Security Darby Simpson – DarbySimpson.com – Livestock and Farm Management/ Homestead Consulting Ben Falk – Whole Systems Design – Permaculture Tim Glance – Old Grouch’s Military Surplus – Bug Out Vehicles, Military Surplus and Communications Steven Harris – Solar1234 – All things Energy Chef Keith Snow – Harvest Eating – Cooking John Pugliano – Investable Wealth – Investing and Finance Gary Collins – PrimalPowerMethod.com – Health and Nutrition (primal/paleo/etc) Michael Jordan – The Bee Whisper – All Thin[...]

 Episode-1341- The Basics of Fishing Gear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:09

TweetA Small Surf Caught Pompano that became Sashimi While at Sanibel Island I did a LOT of fishing.  Had a blast as the surf was pretty good to me for the first half of the trip.  About mid way into it, the ocean just got really rough and turbid and it really wasn’t worth the effort at that point. I always enjoy fishing and frankly the last year was so full of work not much of it got done.  I enjoy fishing in fresh and salt water, in bays, estuaries, the surf, rivers, streams, creeks, hell I would fish a puddle if I thought there was a fish in it. Surf fishing is hard to beat though, just for pure variety and the “never know what you will catch next” factor.  Over the years I have both caught and watched others catch some really interesting stuff just surf fishing the guts and bars on the beaches. Here is a list of the species I caught while on vacation in the Sanibel Island Surf… Spanish Mackerel Permit Snook Ladyfish Whiting Gafftop Sail Catfish Hard Head Catfish Jack Cravalle Blue Runner Speckled Sea Trout It was an absolute blast.  As always though when I am in a place where fishing is popular I see a ton of other fishermen.  Some are really switched on, some are specialists, like the guys fly casting to snook.  But there are always some who are well, just not quite “getting it”. From rods that are too heavy to giant weights and hooks or God knows what else, you see a lot of things that just don’t work when you go fishing where others are fishing too.  This got me thinking, why not do a TSP fishing series. So we are going to start that today, here is the plan for all the shows in this series… Episode One -The basics of gear, rods, hooks, weights, reels, etc. (Today) Episode Two – Fishing rivers and streams Episode Three – Fishing the surf and bays and piers, etc. Episode Four – Lakes Episode Five – All about boats and hiring guides Episode Six – “Unconventional Methods” – Jugging, Trot Lines, Bank Lines, etc. If there is anything else you would want added to that list, let me know.  I am not going to focus much of artificals today but will pepper thoughts on them into most of the episodes as the situations discussed demand. For Today this is What We Will Cover Rods and reels (bait casting, spinning, fly, cane, etc) Types of fishing line, mono, braided, fluoro Hooks, bait holder, khale, circle, long shank (Aberdeen and Siwash), treble Weights, split shots, casting, slip, rubber core and more Nets and gaffs Bait containers, stringers, coolers, etc Floats, round, stick, slip, fly bubbles, etc. Clippers, pliers, first aid stuff, hand towel, gloves, etc. Some basic tips that always apply Fish relate to structure and edges Use the lightest gear that is suitable If you are getting no action, move, change baits, etc. don’t just wait Talk to others, read “fishing reports” If you are going to fish often in one place keep notes Target species or “go for anything” based on the situation Learn “feel”, “hook set” and “play” (find easy action) Have fun, don’t overdue it Resources for today’s show… Join the MSB The Year 1341 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Gear PermaEthos.com BrinkOfFreedom.net Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Raw Fish at the Beach 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. Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body [...]

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