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 Episode-931- 15 Questions and Answers on Preparedness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:47

Today I Answer 15 Questions I am Always Asked. In 2008 when people asked me what I did if I mentioned this show they always seems a bit taken back, guarded and looked at me like perhaps my tin foil hat was showing a little.  Today though things are different, when I meet people at the farmer’s market, the compost facility, the supermarket, business meetings etc. and they ask what I do I am now greeted with interest and questions. Some of these questions are almost universal, some are a bit odd and some clearly tell me I am dealing with either a newbie or a seasoned prepper looking to go further.  Given many of them are very common questions though I figured I would do an episode today on some of them.  This will likely be a great show for newbies and hopefully have some interesting stuff for people who have been around a long time as well. Join Me Today as I Answer… What is the biggest threat we face nationally? How can I afford to get prepared when I can barely get by already? How much land do you need to produce 100% of your own food? How to you test your preps, more often stated as how do I know if I’ve done enough? How much food should I store? What do you think will happen where I live? (usually from suburbanites) Don’t you think it would be 100% safe in rural ares? (usually from those who live rural) How do I get my wife/husband/brother/uncle/etc to understand this stuff? What should I do if I have no place to evacuate to? How big of a solar system do I need to provide all my own energy? How long can a generator run my house for me? If I have lots of gold and silver won’t that make me rich if the economy collapses? What kind of gun should I get?  How much ammo is enough? etc. I want to put a group together how do I find like minded people? Why do you tell people about what you do, isn’t that a mistake? Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-930- Lacto Fermentation and Other Ways to Use Excess Production | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:10

The Schmitt 5L Fermenting Crock Pot Likely if you garden (or even just hit the Farmer’s Market or get stuff from your gardening neighbors) you are either in peak production or soon will be.  Often the stuff we love the most comes in with such abundance that we can’t possibly keep up with it. Sometimes this is just great as part of why most of us grow our own food is to create long term storage so out comes the canning gear and dehydrator, or the steamer and blanch and freeze is the name of the game.  Yet sometimes we don’t have quite enough to warrant the canning gear or we simply just don’t feel like it on an dog day in the middle of summer. What to do then?  What do you do with 12 big cucumbers when the neighbors are like, no thanks we have enough now.  What about those jalapenos that are not quite big enough for the bacon and cheese wrap but you don’t feel like dehydrating them yet because you know the fall will bring so many for that it really isn’t necessary.  What about those zucchini that just keep coming and coming? Today I will focus mostly on lacto fermentation for short term use and refrigerated storage along with a few other things that can use up or extend the shelf life of all the abundance this time of year provides. Join Me Today As I Discuss… The basics salt and sometimes water Fermentation vessels from simple to refined Why I like smaller crocks and would prefer several of them to one big one Making basic fermented pickles a great start Yes it is completely safe and the mold on top won’t hurt you Do you need whey? No but I will tell you how to get it anyway Some recipes Basic fermented pickles Fermented jalapenos Jalapeno Escabeche Fermented zucchini Beet and apple relish  Chow Chow – roll your own recipe that’s how its done Some other shelf life extenders for veggies Salsa, pico and bruschetta Cucumber vinegar salad Some creative recipes and cooking ideas Fried green tomatoes Zucchini chips (long term storable and short term snack) Cucumber melon salad or salsa The big thing, just try stuff, if something isn’t good don’t do it again Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) TSP Copper Basic Fermented Sour Pickles Fermented Beet and Apple Relish Lacto Fermented Escabeche A good fermented jalapenos recipe Fermented Zucchini Pickles Fermented Hot Pepper Sauce How to make Yogurt Cheese and Whey The Schmitt 5L Fermenting Crock I Own Good Selection of Fermenting Crocks Lid with airlock for fermenting in wide mouth jars Pickl-It Fermentation Jars – Affordable and they work well Make your own fermenting jar – cheap and super easy Wild Fermentation – My favorite book on the subject Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home – another good book on the subject Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-929- Listener Feedback for 6-25-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:20

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process. Today we discuss gardens, city level bankruptcy, the eventual QE3, safe handling of wild pork or bear, GMOs, the Euro crisis and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On Tulsa cuts down a woman’s garden in direct opposition to their own law If the Fed goes on a “money printing bender” after the election what happens to metal prices Can you protect yourself from trichinosis by freezing pork and other meats How to avoid a city level bankruptcy, just declare an “emergency” Speaking of bankruptcy, Stockton California is about to go over the edge Did GMO grass just kill cattle, personally I am not sure it is GMO grass Peter Schiff gives us his take on the Euro crisis and America’s future Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum Harvest Eating  – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) The City of Tulsa Illegally Destroys a Woman’s Garden Info on Trichinosis USDA Info on Freezing to Prevent Trichinosis  Bankrupt North Las Vegas avoids Bankruptcy by Declaring an “Emergency” Looks like Stockton California will be Officially Bankrupt this Week Cattle Killed by Hybrid Grass – (CBS seems to have gotten this wrong by calling it a GMO grass) Info on Tifton 85 Grass – as you can see it appears to be a hybrid not a GMO Peter Schiff on the Euro Crisis – YouTube Video I Played on the Air Today Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-928- Amateur Radio and Scanners with Tim Glance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:17

Tim’s Store with on of his Mil Surp Vehicles Parked in Front Tim Glance is the owner of Old Grouch Military surplus and a veteran of the US Army where he served for 18 years as a Construction Equipment Mechanic, Wheeled Vehicle mechanic, and now as a Warrant Officer Engineer Equipment Repair Technician still serving in the Army Reserve. Tim is also a Ham Radio operator with 10+ years with experience in emergency communications.  He joins us today to discuss How and why to listen to local public safety with a scanner, how and why to listen to shortwave along with how and why to get started in ham radio and all the things you can do with it.   Join Us Today As We Discuss… Why is a scanner or receiver the most important part of prep communications What to look for in a scanner Scanner compatibility with your local systems Are older scanners good What scanner Tim feels is the best available today What is ham radio What makes ham radio so versatile and reliable What kinds of communications are possible with HAM The folly of just buying  a radio and storing it How do you get started with HAM radio Levels of license- who needs what and privacy Is encryption available or legal What kind of radio to start with, what to avoid Where to find more resources for getting starte Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Gear Shop Join Our Forum ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day) Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day) Resources Tim Provided OldGrouch.com OldGrouch on FaceBook The OldGrouch Blog The Uniden Home Patrol radioreference.com – the worlds best scanner resource arrl.org – American Radio Relay League, the national association for ham radio hamradiolicenseexam.com – great online ham radio class qrz.com  Ham radio forums, ads, practice tests. Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-927- Frank Belcastro of Independence USA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:10

Frank Belcastro and His Family Frank Belcasto is the host of a show on GBTV called Independence USA.  He and his family are attempting to become self-sufficient and emergency prepared. Frank is quick to state that he does not consider himself an expert in self-sufficiency and the trials and tribulations he and the family encountered often lead to mishaps or conflict. Persistence and reaching out to experts in certain fields ultimately leads to success.  The process serves as a valuable learning experience to him and his family and the viewers of Independence USA. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Independence USA on GBTV Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-926- Alex Leavens on Axe Skills and Tracking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:39

Alex Leavens of Old Federal Axe Co. Alex Leavens has a long wilderness and survival background that includes: the Eagle Scout Award, back-country ranger and climbing assistant in the Hoh River Valley, Olympic National Park. He has also served as a wild land firefighter in three states and as an instructor for the Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS).  He has studied Aikido for over a decade  and studied extensively under Jon Young, founder of the Wilderness Awareness School (WAS). Alex has also served as instructor at WAS.  Most recently he produced the DVD: Ax Skills for the Homestead & Wilderness Survival.  He joins us today to discuss the axe and how to maintain it, how to repair it, how to select a quality axe and how to find value buy on old axes. We also discuss tracking lore, the tails of dangerous game hunters Jim Corbett and Robert Ruark and what many predatory animal’s abilities can teach us about tracking as a skill. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Chef Keith’s Seasonings the code word is the sku number for the steak seasoning Old Federal Axe Co – Alex’s Site      

 Episode-925- Listener Calls for 6-19-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:24:47

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK Today I take your calls on paleo eating, MSB tech help, radiation, alpine gardens, getting a job, the medical profession, real estate, retirement, gun buy backs, chickens, pandemic, and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls On… Getting kids on board with paleo eating Tech help with the Zip Files in the MSB Should you avoid moving to the west coast due to Fukushima Welding as a trade Growing food at 8,200 feet of elevation A listener talks about getting a job with an aggressive approach Understanding the Pandemic threat and mediation there of Thoughts on a medical education Is it okay to sell useless guns to a government gun buy back program Thoughts on different varieties of “Miracle Grow” fertilizer Rubber mulch, good, bad or meh Thoughts on planning a military retirement and real estate purchase Does a fertile chicken egg taste different then an infertile one Retrofitting permaculture zone design where permanent placements were already made Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) CDC recommendations on Flu Mask Use Self Reliance Expo in Arlington Texas Holzer Permaculture in the Austrian Alps Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-924- Lessons Learned on the Arkansas Homestead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:41

Hugelkultur Was a Success at the Homestead As many of you know we are now looking to purchase a larger piece of land in Texas.  That will balance well with the apartment we keep in Arlington providing us living quarters both in the city and the country.  The new land in Texas will become our primary residence. We are not sure about what to do with the Arkansas property right now.  On one hand it is very inexpensive on the other it would generate a lot of cash if we sold it at this point.  Many listeners who have watched me grow TSP from the early days have expressed a desire to hear exactly why we are not going to make Arkansas our permanent home when we put so much work into getting to a point were we could.   The reality is our property has a LOT going for it, it also has a lot missing from what we currently want. My hope is today’s show will help others learn from both our successes and failures so they can make better choices about purchasing property, homesteading, raising livestock, etc. Join Me Today As We Discuss… Leaving family far behind may be harder then you thought The importance of feeling “vested” in the larger community As your view of the world changes so does your view of “perfect property” 5 acres may be enough, it might not be, how does the land lay Mountain land may not be all it is cracked up to be, or it might be Why I feel so strongly now about putting a lot of a property into water structure Why I am now more interested in daily self sufficiency and less in “buggin out” Thoughts on having an ability to “house” additional people Land that provides the opportunity to really teach others Livestock I want to work with and why it won’t work in Ark Deals are now available that just were not before Some general principles we have learned Always have an exit strategy Invest in property to make it at least 1% better then its class Mobile homes are fine for what they are Having no real restrictions rocks See a property for what it can be but count the cost You really can’t go to low on an offer, you really can’t The community is as important as the property Useable land is more important then total land area Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) My Permaculture Principles Video Series on Youtube Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-923- Geoff Lawton on Site Selection, Main Frame Earthworks, GMOs and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:53

Geoff Lawton – Managing Director of PRI Australia Since 1985, Geoff Lawton has undertaken 1,000’s of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in seventeen different countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non government organizations and multinational companies. In October 1997 Bill Mollison, upon his retirement, asked Geoff to establish and direct a new Permaculture Research Institute on the 147 acre Tagari Farm previously developed by Bill. Geoff Lawton developed the site over three years and established The Permaculture Research Institute as a registered charity and global Networking centre for Permaculture projects. Geoff Lawton is the managing director of The Permaculture Research Institute. Geoff joins us on TSP today to discuss site selection in both the suburbs and rural areas.  We also discuss the threat of GMOs and two “almost disasters” related to GMOs most people have never heard of.  A huge problem and even bigger opportunity with the Mississippi river.  The challenges of desert permaculture and why we should focus on “marginal desert areas” first as we begin to repair man caused desertification. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) TSP Copper The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Permaculture Global – (consider making a donation to help them out with their mission) Get all 5 of Geoff’s DVDs with a 10% Discount Tony Rinaudo’s Work in Africa – YouTube Video Trentcom Rocket Pots Groasis Waterboxx How a Biotech Company Almost Killed the World With Booze – this is the soil ethanol GMO Geoff Spoke of Hope in a Changing Climate Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-922- Jeremy Lesniak on Technology Preparedness and Redundancy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:12

Jeremy Lesniak of Vermont Computing Jeremy Lesniak is the founder of Vermont Computing and the editor of aNewDomain.net a technology news website.  He is also a long time listener to The Survival Podcast and wanted to give a bit back to the audience today by sharing his view of technology as it relates to preparedness and homesteading. Jeremy holds a degree in computer science and a black belt in both tae kwon do and karate.  His company, Vermont Computing is a technology consulting company that he founded in 2001.  His company provides simple solutions to complex technical problems for both commercial and residential customers. Jeremy joins us today to discuss the importance of create technology redundancy for your business or home and how technology can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to homesteading and prepping. Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Harvest Eating  – (sponsor of the day) Free State Project – (sponsor of the day) VermontComputing.com aNewDomain.net LogMeIn.com DropBox.com Google Advanced Search Finding Cool PDFs and eBooks with Google – video by me Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-921- Security Dog Training with Joel Ryals of Dunetos K-9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:58:20

Security to the Bone! Joel Ryals spent 11 Years in the Army where he served as a military police platoon leader, operations officer and law enforcement company commander.  He also served on deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Colombia. He currently works as a sheriff deputy in Florida and has been a professional dog trainer for over 10 years.  He is the founder and Owner of Dunetos K-9, Dunetos Fitness and Dunetos Security. He joins us on TSP today to discuss why he feels that every person who is iterated in preparedness and security should have a dog and how you should train it. Join  Joel and I Today as we Discuss… How Joel’s methods differ from other dog trainers out there Why anyone interested in preparedness and security should consider a dog What does the dog bring specifically from a stand point of preparedness The minimum dog training for any dog owner interested in security Is it dangerous to train a dog for security purposes How training is often simply bringing out controlling and channeling natural instinct Different training for different rolls, home security, patrol dogs, livestock protection, etc. How a dog can be trained to “track your children” by name The best breeds and sizes for all around security and different roles Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSP Gear Shop Join Our Forum ShelfReliance.com – (sponsor of the day) Silver and Gold Shop – (sponsor of the day) Dunetos K-9 Dunetos Fitness Dunetos Security Baden K-9 (the other trainers mentioned by 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 and you might hear yourself on the air.  

 Episode-920- Building Self Reliance in Our Children | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:15

After I answered a question by John from West Virginia on Friday’s show I have received a ton of email asking me to do a full show devoted to teaching our children self sufficiency and self reliance. I am going to do that show today but I want to point something out.  I am not nor do I claim to be a parenting expert.  I simply have had the honor of serving as a step father to a great kid who now has grown into a fine young man.  I think Dorothy and I did a great job, much of what I share today will be what we did, however, much will be what we didn’t learn until we did it wrong first. Parenting is a skill like any other skill, you yourself grow in knowledge overtime and will likely have reached the pinnacle of your parenting skill set at the point where you kids no longer require it of you, why do you think kids are generally so fond of grandparents? Join Me Today As We Discuss… My limitation, no real experience in the kindergarten and back years Understanding “growth” and that it takes time Working with your children, not judging their “progress” on the “progress” of others Rules we brought up our son with As you grown you should end up with less rules every year If you cry for something you don’t get it period You are expected to pitch in around the house Allowance is a paycheck, it also is a two way street Never lie to us, you will need our trust some day When I ask you what you think about something, IDK isn’t an answer We never buy anything of consequence with out a thinking period first Saving money is important, so is giving it away When you make a bad choice it is your fault and your responsibility to make it right You can have anything but not everything you want Life isn’t fair, it isn’t supposed to be, oh and likely you don’t want things to be fair either We always have your back, always Things I would suggest any parent consider in raising their children They are small growing people not dolls to be dressed or clay to be formed Their opinions should be heard and matter even when not followed You child needs to be sad, mad, upset, hurt and unhappy at times If they say they can do it themselves, shut up and let them try Don’t put them in sports where “everybody wins” Teach them to value education and don’t lie about the value of school Remember what you do is more important than what you say Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-919- Listener Feedback for 6-11-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:24:17

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails It’s Monday and time for another round of you your feedback, questions and commentary sent to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process. Today we discuss Rand endorses Romney, student loans, pasteurized milk, the European crisis, debt, food plots, municipal bankruptcy, guns, gardening  and more. Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air. I do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On Rand Paul endorsed Romney on the surface I say, “so what” Rand Paul’s endorsement take two, is there more to the story? Apparently “student aid” is subject to basic economic law, DUH! Thoughts on regular pasteurized milk, is it safe, is it healthy Spain gets a bailout, why it won’t be the last one The US Debt load is falling, why this is both true and well, a load of $H!T Thoughts on game food plots and the heavy use of chemicals like round up Providence RI to cut pensions to prevent bankruptcy Choosing between the Marlin Model 60 and the Ruger 10/22 Converting clay soil to productive land Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSPCopper.com Join Our Forum Safecastle Royal– (sponsor of the day) MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day) Rand Paul Endorses Romney Student Aid Causes Higher College Tuition Providence Cuts Pensions Stockton California Has Their City Hall Foreclosed on by Wells Fargo Info on rGBH in our milk and why organic is the only commercial alternative  US Debt Load Falling – (bullshit and truth all in one) Spain Gets a Bailout – I say the first of many yet to come Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-918- Listener Calls for 6-8-12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:24:30

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK Today I take your calls on special property tax rates for the elderly, ammo storage, teaching children self sufficiency, business, 2012 and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls On… Should seniors and non seniors pay different property tax rates How we can encourage self sufficiency in children especially our daughters A shout out to a great organization helping our injured soldiers Making Dec. 21, 2012 a “day of great change” by choice in your own life Hugelkultur – again guys in most instances wood is wood is wood, just bury it Thoughts on business model emulation How to know if straw mulch is safe to use and herbicide free Using hand warmers as O2 absorbers with stored ammo The role of low caloric veggies in paleo nutrition Separation distances for seed saving Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum TSP Copper MURS Radio – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) WarriorHike.com Seed Saving Separation Distances and Procedures Squash Species Varities Calorie and Carb Count in Vegetables Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-917- 11 Common Gardening, Permaculture and Homesteading Questions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:42

Polyculture is Often the Answer When I speak or do videos or even do a podcast there are common questions that always seem to pop up. Given that is the case I figure most people could learn from at least a few of them, so today’s show is dedicated to answering some of the more common ones and a few of the more complex ones. My feeling is that in many instances people over think some of these issues and in other areas many people simply under think them. In many ways we simply need to understand that nature knows what she is doing, on the other hand we need to understand nature so we can best channel the existing energies. Join Me Today As I Answer…. Is it really best to grow from seed or start plants as seedlings If you do hugelkultur does it mean you never have to water How long does the wood “last” with hugelkultur How can I do contour based design if my land it totally flat How do I deal with clay soil, sandy soil, etc. Do swales become “weed beds” once established Do you need to inoculate soil to encourage fungal activity How do you know when to practice “chop and drop” in your climate In a 7 layer forest system how do herbs and ground covers obtain enough solar exposure How do I develop a “seed mix” for my climate, region, need, etc. The big ones, “but what if” and “can I” Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade TSP Copper Join Our Forum Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) My Permaculture Principles Video Series on Youtube Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.  

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