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 Episode-2598- The Expert Council Show for 2-7-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:43:31

Today 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 business, science, corona virus, root cellars, repetitive motion injury, stocks, guns, keto diet 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 – “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”  ~ Carl Sagan Vetting online marketing coaches, success coaches, etc. – Nicole Sauce Keeping sane during the Corona Virus hysteria – Doc Bones The odd conundrum of a flooded desert – Geoff Lawton Lessons from building a root cellar – Ben Falk Dealing with stand repetitive motion issues – Gary Collins The explosion of Tesla Stock and the economic impact of Corona Virus – John Pugliano The ins and outs of the 21 Foot Rule – Officer Steve Wise An update on my Keto Diet and why you should at least consider it – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Spirko2020.com – Don’t Vote for Me 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 Get Your LFTN Workshop Tickets Spread Your Wings – Queen   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee 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-2597 – No One Will Give you Anything in Life & That’s Great | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:01

We hear an awful lot about how entitled people have become, have you ever thought that just may be that is because people don’t know how great the alternative really is?  I mean really, despite all the promises government makes in general if your life is to be anything other than a basic existence you really are on your own. I am almost 50 and I remember believing in “the system” but I also now have decades to reflect on.  I have heard the promises for a very long time and I have looked at society and accepted that mostly, it really hasn’t changed, at all. Oh we have new gadgets, new problems, new opportunities, etc. but the people and their situation are mostly still the same.  Those who do the most, get the most.  Those that complain the most get the most attention but actually get very little in life.  Doers are so busy doing, growing and building they mostly ignore all the fighting and just get shit done. Have you ever really considered how great this is?  Today we talk about that and what it means for you. Join Us Today to Discuss… Why those in power never champion the individual unless it suits their goals Why those in power use division warfare, simply it works What almost 50 years have taught me about meritocracy, it ain’t always fair but it works in the end How bad would it be if people were just given what they want, especially with the state controlling it The lesson of the correlation between poverty and obesity in the modern world What you should do with this amazing gift Determine what you really want Determine what needs doing to get it Determine what stands in your way, design around it Largely ignore the shit flinging monkeys of society and politics Win Final Thoughts   Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Food Forest Farms Seven Seas of Rhye – Queen   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-2596 – Brian Norton on Lifestyle Freedom, Side Hustles, the Cannabis Market and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:29:02

Brian Norton is the founder of CBD Specialty Coffee.  A small custom roasting company that offers both CBD Infused Coffee and non infused coffee as well.  He is also involved with a variety of secondary income hustles form trade shows, to Air BnB Experiences, to back yard construction services and more. He joins us today to talk about updates in the cannabis market and how his business is capitalizing on it with out suffering due to the current supply glut.  We talk about where that market is going and evolving legal issues.  We also discuss a variety of secondary income sources, Air BnB, Air BnB Experiences, Door Dash, Amazon Delivery, HipCamp, Backyard Products and more. 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 Food Forest Farms Too Much Love Will Kill You – Queen   Sponsors of the Day Bulk Ammo JM Bullion   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2595 – Projects for Home Learning for Wanna Be Home Schoolers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:52

As you guys know, I am a massive fan of homeschooling, but it is not for everyone.  What I do feel should be for all concerned parents and grand parents though is as much self directed learning as possible.  I just started a project with my Grandson today.  Here is how it is working. Every day when he comes over I will give him a word, he must learn to define the word and spell it. He must be able to explain the concept to the point where I know he understands it.  Any words that come up in the discussion he doesn’t understand also must be looked up and learned enough that the original word can be well mastered. He is doing this for school and the lists he gets for this are pretty low level. My words are more challenging. Each group will have a theme, the first theme is powerful words.  Today’s word was initiative, the discussion lead to him also having to learn what the word concept really meant. It led to the main lesson being, people who get shit done get what they want in life. To turbo charge this I crowd sourced ideas for more power words today on my facebook page, check it out here. That got me thinking why not crowd source the entire concept for a show, not just the individual project.  So I did another post, this one in the TSP forum asking for ideas for other such project.  Today we cover some of the ones suggested. Join Me Today to Discuss… Teaching should first focus on how to learn Some ideas for projects My word of the day project that started all this Meal prep from concept to recipe to procurement to execution to serving Kiwi Crate Projects – new one on me, website for this here Restoring or refinishing a older piece of furniture Books like Back Yard Ballistics, the Dangerous Book for Boys, The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, an American Boy’s Handy Book, etc. The Boy Scout Merit Badge Books even for non scouts just for ideas Developing a budget to obtain a goal Developing a product for sale Build a Fox Hole radio – link about them Learning to meditate, reflect, relax, be patient, etc. Develop a home automation solution – they will quickly be better than you at it Develop a lesson to teach you Final thoughts – build in the process of learning so that it becomes second nature   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Granddaddy’s Gun Club I Want to Break Free – Queen   Sponsors of the Day Free State Project Western Botanicals   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2594- Listener Feedback for 2-3-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:38:30

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on freedom, war, community, legal issues, hydroponics, bamboo, cooking, jobs, emergency services, nutrient density, cannabis 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 – “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”  ~ James Madison Would a crypto token make my original plan for PermaEthos work, no, but Can there be a downside to being a “tacticool” prepper if you are ever arrested by the police My current plans for “deep water” hydro this spring, totally not set in stone Bamboo, the good, the bad and the ugly When is it time to give up on a non stick skillet or cracked cast iron The right questions to ask for a high level position as a job candidate Having a back up to 911 services Why doesn’t everyone own a sous vide cooker, um good question Can we test food for nutrient density and what does brix really tell us What is the future of cannabis as it relates to peramaculture   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 Cool Seeds from the Cherokee Nation ATFs Current Statement on Pistol Braces MicroRoni Glock Conversion System Video on Mixing Masterblend Hydroponics Fertilizer Masterblend Nutrient on Amazon Texas Tomato Food Nutrient Liquid Baker Street at SongFacts.com Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty   Sponsors of the Day Safecastle Royal Knife Kits   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2593- The Expert Council Show for 1-31-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:51

Today 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 land management, older pick up trucks, beef cattle, bee keeping, micro climates, permaculture, the reality of war 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 – “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”  ~Richard Branson Dealing with excess low quality timber on a large scale – Geoff Lawton The skinny on older 1 Ton Pick Up Trucks like 80s models – Derek Bonpietro Choosing between beef cattle breeds – Darby Simpson Developing micro-climates in your property design – Ben Falk Winter preparations for your bee hives – Michael Jordan Building a living fence from hybrid willows – Nick Ferguson Making war far less common by forcing those asking it to share in the risk – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Spirko2020.com – Don’t Vote for Me 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 Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee 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-2592- Integrating Nature into Our Lives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:20:54

There are a lot of terms for this type of thinking.  A very popular one is rewilding.  Yesterday in my interview with Reed Richard we discussed it as the concept of a biophilic approach to life.  We are going to expand on that today because yesterday’s show really made me want to come at this from a different angle than we covered it from yesterday. Our guest yesterday was very big on the spiritual side of this and on what can only be called an “alternative lifestyle”.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but the average person is simply not going to do it, not as a full on way of living at least. The biophilic hypothesis is simply that that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. To me the fact that this is a hypothesis shows that science is in many ways disconnected from the reality it hopes to explain.  If people were not naturally biophilic the garden industry alone would not be valued at over 300 billion a year in the US.  The pet market would not be over 60 billion.  We would not have zoos, parks, arboretums, etc. in every major city, etc. Camping would not be one of the most popular pastimes in America.  Nor would hunting or fishing.  There would be no arbor day society, no Permaculture movement, no back to the land mentality that pops up generation after generation in America.  There would not be a youtube channel on keeping tropical fish with over a million subscribers or one on fricken ants with 3.3 million.  No I am not kidding either it is called AntsCanada.  Old men like me would not remember Marlin Perkins so fondly and our now grown children would not remember how they felt when the Crocodile Hunter lost his life doing what he loved. No one would know the name Jacques Cousteau or say Henry David Thoreau.  The thousands of songs about nature would never have been written.  National Geographic would not exist and parks like Sea World would not draw millions of visitors per year.  I could go on but you get the point.  It is no hypothesis that humans seek to bond with natural systems it is bluntly a fact as scientific as any could be.  Yet at the same time we have become quite disconnected.  Today we talk about ways to design nature back into our lives. Join Me Today To Discuss…. Quote of the Day – “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you”. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright Why humans are a biophilic species How lawns as bad as they are prove we crave nature How our obsession with pets and live stock plays into this How this all fits with the Permaculture ethos of “the forest is the teacher” How we can bring more nature into our schools How we can bring more nature into our homes How we can bring more nature into our work places My thoughts on how space exploration may put us more deeply in touch with this concept Some things we do as homesteaders and how they are biophilic Soil based gardening Wilderness adventure, camping, hiking, etc. Foraging Fishing and Hunting Hydroponics Fermentation Animal Husbandry In the end, do we even have a choice if this is innately human   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 Stranger – Billy Joel   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 conve[...]

 Episode-2591- Reed Richard on the Biophilic Approach to Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:48

Reed Richard is the Conductor of Orchestra Farm, a regenerative experiment in social horticulture. Orchestra Farm is in its fourth year of cultivation. Nestled in the Salish Sea within the southern gulf islands of BC, Reed is enjoying being a father in a growing family. As a polymath Reed enjoys a wide range of overlapping interests from dancing, painting and mixed media crafts, musician, author, and cultural critic & co-creator. Reed in one of his Gardens. Reed has traveled through much of North America, with a bicycle and trailer. and lived in Hawai’i exploring a radical approach to life. Utilizing arts to explore notions of freedom and connection to nature, along with opening to the awareness of the vast array of life that is ever pulsing around and inside of us, and learning to to build resilient communities of microbiomes. Reed is an avid amateur with regards to ecotherapy, & panpsychology, providing ecotourists with a meditative hands on encounter with Orchestra Farm.  He joins us today to discuss the biophilic philosophy of life, meaning that humans innately seek a connection to nature and other forms of life. Resources for today’s show… Follow Life With Jack on Instagram TSP Facebook Group Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Interview with Stephen Kellert I Mentioned on Biophilic Living Tomorrow Sixx:AM   Reed’s Links Orchestra Farm Orchestra Farm on Facebook Orchestra Farm on Instagram Bending Reeds Reed on Facebook Reed on Instagram   Sponsors of the Day Bulk Ammo JM Bullion   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2590- Building a Business in 2020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:39

One of the topics I have been strong on since 2008 when I started TSP that is honestly unique in the preparedness world is entrepreneurship.  Many take the view that since it is “all going to collapse”, why would you bother.  Frankly that is a beyond myopic view, at TSP we don’t only plan for things to go wrong, we plan for them to go right as well. Perhaps it is that I did a lot of my growing up in the 80s.  Back then there was still a real feeling that some day the nuclear missiles were going to wipe us all out anyway.  It was a huge part of the hyper consumerism driven by debt that took over in that decade.  Why worry, why not just party like it was 1999 and the bombs were gonna drop on Y2K.  To be blunt how’d that work out for those that did it? We prepare for disaster around here based on the probability index, a term I coined in 2008 that means the lower the number of individuals effected by a disaster the more likely you as an individual are to experience it.  Individual and family level disasters include job loss, fire in your home, serious illness, death of an immediate family member, etc.  While things like the Corona Virus get the media attention, it is individual disasters that touch the most lives the most frequently. So we prep in this order. individual/family – neighborhood – region – state – national – global We do this because one thing people were right about in the cold war, if an all out nuclear war took place it likely would not have mattered what you did.  However if you are going to prep for the total end of the world, you may want to be prepared for the end of just your individual world first. No step can do more to insulate you from individual disaster than an income independent of the whims of a boss or corporation. Join Me Today to Discuss… The two primary types of business today (lifestyle and conventional) The two primary types of products today (non phyical/service and phyical product) The two primary things you can sell to (wants or needs) Why much of what people think about these three things are wrong Finding your business model What are you good at, great at What do you love What do you suck at How much time do you really have Is this even right for you, it is not right for everyone Things you do need today if you are going to be in business A website A solid brand story A social media presence A product delivery solution An over the top work ethic The ability to improvise, adapt and overcome A realistic understanding of the value of your market or at least numbers required on your end A plan to scale or an acceptance of a scaling limitation Final Thoughts – The other option is financial independence via saving, investing and life style design   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 Wasted on the Way – Crosby, Stills and Nash   Sponsors of the Day Free State Project Western Botanicals   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2589- Listener Feedback for 1-27-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:01

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on politics, the space program, seeds, guns, hydroponics, gardening, wildlife, CBD, back up power 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 – “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions then by putting those decisions into the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong”. ~ Thomas Sowell Spirko2020.com is live, spread the message Why are we not hearing more about the Space Program and our return to the moon, and why should we care Some cool seeds are available from the Cherokee Nation, but no they are not “rare” (marketing) Yes I love the new Micro Roni Conversion – BUT! The nutrients I use in hydroponics and how I determine how much to use, and why for now I like MasterBlend Using rotting wood in the garden, there is a fancy name for it too Follow up on dispatching injured roadside deer Of CBD and drug testing, and my thoughts on the future here Using water from a basement sump the smart way As always the cheapest back up power is a simple generator   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 Cool Seeds from the Cherokee Nation ATFs Current Statement on Pistol Braces MicroRoni Glock Conversion System Video on Mixing Masterblend Hydroponics Fertilizer Masterblend Nutrient on Amazon Texas Tomato Food Nutrient Liquid Baker Street at SongFacts.com Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty   Sponsors of the Day Safecastle Royal Knife Kits   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2588- The Expert Council Show for 1-24-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:23

Today it’s time for the expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today on The Survival Podcast, the expert council answers questions on permaculture, homeschooling, backpack cooking, energy, plants, rabbits, guns, the corona virus 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 hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions then by putting those decisions into the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong”.  ~ Thomas Sowell What is the real deal with zone 5 permaculture – Geoff Lawton Homeschooling as a single parent – Mike & Sue Laprise Cooking on the trail for bad cooks and getting resupplied by mail – Jessica “Dixie” Mills Of kill-a-watt meters and vampire loads – Shawn Mills Hanson’s vs. Nanking Cherry and pasturing rabbits – Nick Ferguson Shotgun slugs and choke considerations – J.R. Haley I am running for President but don’t vote for me – Jack My thoughts on the so called “deadly corona virus” – Jack   Resources for today’s show… Spirko2020.com – Don’t Vote for Me 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 Backpacking Food Ideas from Dixie Mills Dehydrating Ground Beef Dixie’s Fav. Backpacking Food Mail Drops and Bounce Boxes “Town Trips” from the Field when Hiking NRDC Paper on Home Idle Load Draw Wish Them Well at SongFacts.com Wish Them Well – Rush   Websites of the Expert Council Members Home Made Wonderlust Affordable DC Generators Hack My Solar MT Knives Living Free in Tennessee 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-2587- Food and Farm Forestry for Global Security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:00

Today’s show was actually requested by none other than Geoff Lawton.  I made only one modification changing it from Food Forestry to Food and Farm Forestry, simply to be more clear.  When we think of food forests we think 90% about fruits and nuts, then about 10% about under story including the shrub and herbaceous layers.  The reality though is forests can provide among many other things, food, fiber, fodder, construction materials, medicine and more. Additionally we need to reconsider what we consider a “forest”.  Most would figure a forest must be in some way a square, rectangle, trapezoid, triangle, etc.  In some way it is large spread out acreage.  Yet how many trees are an in Savannah mimic grazing system?  For instance is not what Mark Sheppard has done on his farm, forestry?  Look at the image below and judge for yourself, sure seems like a forest to me, but it is not what we generally think of when we hear the word forest is it? To truly understand the concept of security and how it pertains to forestry we need to broaden out concept what a forest is, as well as what security really is.  We have been conditioned to believe security comes form the state, it does not.  One could make a very good case that the state has done more harm than any other single institution when it comes to individual and global security.  Chiefly by convincing humanity that individual and global security are separate issues.  They most certainly are not and as you shall hear in today’s show when security begins with your own stewardship in your own backyard, then and only then, can we begin to move toward a world of security for all. We can do this neither protected nor educated by the state, but rather both protected and educated by the original protector of all life on the planet, the forest itself. Join Me Today to Discuss… What does security mean Why must the individual be “secure” if the collective is to be secure What is a forest in the first place Why the forest is our greatest teacher and what I call lesson one Lesson One – “The forest floor is a lake” How do small back yard forests fit in How does regenerative agriculture fit in What would converting corn fields and soy fields into grazing systems do for security How does “climate change” fit into this and how does this approach do more than a carbon tax ever could What products can we get from forest based systems Food Fiber Fodder Medicine Building Materials – Shelter Recreation Environmental Stability Better “conventional agriculture” Fertilizer Fuel Clean Water Honestly what more do you need for “security” The fact that anyone who really wants to can plant a forest is why it is the best place to start   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Manhattan Project – Rush   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-2586- Small House – Big Land Living with Beau Brotherton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:06

Beau and his wife Kelly are the kind of people who see what could be and don’t hesitate to make it happen. With their four kids, they sold their 2000 sqft suburban home to do this crazy thing of converting a 16×48 shed into a full time home. A year into this adventure, they are in the process of restoring the land and building a permaculture homestead. Beau is the creator of the Better Together Life Youtube channel and Podcast, Shed to House Facebook group, and is the author of the “Get Off Your Tail and Homestead” book.  He joins us today to talk about their journey and converting an 800 square foot shed into a  home and a homestead for his family of 6. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com Manhattan Project – Rush   Beau’s Links BetterTogetherLife.com Better Together Life on Facebook Better Together Life on Instagram Better Together Life on YouTube Shed to House Facebook Group   Sponsors of the Day Butcher Box The Berkey Guy   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 Episode-2585- A New Look at the Home to Homestead Concept | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:56

The first time I used the phrase “from home to homestead” on the show was quite a while ago.  How long ago you ask?  That would have been Episode 20 recorded on July 22, 2008.  This concept so resonated with people it became not just a common discussion topic, it actually inspired one couple (Johnny Max and his wife, AKA “The Queen”) to run an entire podcast for a number of years on the concept. I realized while we talk a ton about the concept of homesteading we have not looked at it from this angle in a long time, so today we are going to do just that. Join Me Today to Discuss… Quote of the Day – “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau How we have turned out homes from an assert to a liability in modern society The first homesteaders who came to America and why they came in the first place The key shift to make is moving your home from a consumer to a producer You have to start out by buying right, spend less then the bank says you can have, may be a lot less That said of all debt, debt on real estate is the least bad Why all preppers should be at least partially homesteaders 7 ways you can turn your home into a producer Grow food Generate income Provide recreation Using economy of scale with food storage Converting food into storable forms Energy efficiency and or production Learn to locally forage In the end it is more about how you think than exactly what you do The same spirit that drove the original setters is still alive and well today   Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Trees – Rush   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 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-2584- Listener Feedback for 1-20-20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:26

Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on confirmation bias, hydroponics, ecommerce, manufacturing, seeds, fishing, politics 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 – “If there’s something you really want to believe, that’s what you should question the most.”  ~ Penn Jillette Some responses to push back of my statement that hydroponics is a net good for the environment Using plastic and producing plastic waste are not the same thing The worse NPK fertilizer is the better hydroponics looks for the things it grows best New technologies are negating the need for NPK synthetics anyway Waste water is an issue but it is still better than many field grown solutions Of course some systems are better, but they are not better for everything, all things considered Two final examples of facts not mattering, when one does not like what they mean Quick update on my indoor hydro farm and coming appearance at the Mother Earth News Fair Best payment method for small dollar sales How much effort does it make sense to put into “buying American” How much concern do you need to have with stored seeds and how can you test them Get started with salt water fishing, the value of a guide and more Why Texas could secede if it really wanted to and why it likely never will   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 Hydroponics to Treat Waste Water The Truth about the Microbiome in Hydro Systems Update on my Hydro System Past Salt Water Fishing Episodes Sanible AAR 2018 Fishing the Surf and Piers The Garden – Rush   Sponsors of the Day Bulk Ammo JM Bullion   Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

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