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 Episode-1266- Geoff Lawton and Jack Spirko on Permaculture’s Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:50

TweetGeoff Lawton – Permaculture Artist Today we have the great pleasure of having Geoff Lawton on to discuss many of his new upcoming free videos, his recent online PDC and how he feels Permaculture is changing the world.    The interview segment was pretty short because we had many and I mean MANY technical issues with lag across skype. We always have a bit due to distance to Australia alone but this time was something we could barely work though.   Geoff was a champ though and worked though it.  I then went and spent over an hour editing things out and cleaning them up.  Tune in today and you will  hear more on what I had to do to get the recording to the quality it is now, and it is pretty damn good.  Suffice to say we had about 37 minutes of audio an after I removed echos, lags, dead spaces, etc we ended up with a segment of about 24 minutes! Funny enough the recording works great, it was often the case that we had 10 seconds of silence but all the words actually came though on the other side.  Anyway just know a LOT of effort went into making this interview work on both ends. The great part though is I was able to include more content on my own for you guys today in reference to two of Geoff’s coming videos.  One which came out today and one that will be coming soon.  Reason being is I have quite a bit of knowledge about both sites. One is Eric Toensmeier’s home in Massachusetts.  I will fill you guys in a bit about what you might be seeing from one of Geoff’s videos on this property because it is featured in Eric’s book that he co-authored with Jonathan Bates called Paradise Lot.  I heard about that book from Dave Jacke and found it to be a great read. Secondly, when Geoff mentioned the video being released today he discussed that is was about suburbs and flat lands.  What he didn’t say was that it was based on Village Homes in California.  What is great about this is Bill Mollison visited this location in 1983 and you can see it at that time in Bill’s video from the Global Gardener Series.  What I did was watch the segment from Bill’s trip in 83 and then watched Geoff’s new video twice so I can discuss the impact of this showcase of permaculture for you. Lastly I just read an incredible article by Geoff about what they did to establish a farm in Jordan.  The results are pretty amazing but the one big takeaway for me was the structures that span swales in it.  These are basically arches that shade the swales to reduce evaporation and almost make a swale into a low tech chinampa system.   I am now considering how to implement this system on my property. Resources for today’s show… MSB 2013 Christmas Sale The Year 1266 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) GeoffLawton.com – Get Geoff’s Free Videos as They Come Out A Teaser of All of the New Geoff Lawton Videos to Come Out Soon Geoff’s Trip to a Jordan Farm he Helped Establish, NOTE the swale arches, very cool. Eric Toensmeier’s Website Eric Toensmeier’s Books Bill Mollison’s Segment from Global Gardener about Village Homes (circa 1983) Geoff Lawton’s Video on Village Homes (circa 2013) 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.[...]

 Episode-1265- Christine Faith on Backyard and Urban Farming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:44

TweetChristine Faith of RightToThrive.org Christine Faith is a local backyard farmer, devotee of sustainability, and example for other members of the community trying to reduce their impact on the planet while maintaining resilient households. Right to Thrive, Christine’s award winning blog, is an information clearing-house for backyard farmers along the Front Range. Christine is an owner/co-founder of Ivywild Aquaponics & Neighborhood Farm, an artisan farm located in the historic Ivywild neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ivywild A & N Farm sells NSA shares (Neighborhood Supported Agriculture) featuring vegetables, eggs, and honey. In addition to managing the small urban farm, Christine teaches classes on backyard farming, designs backyard farms, and consults for a local school district on a school garden project. Christine is also the founder and organizer of Colorado Springs Urban Homesteading. Christine joins us to discuss designing an urban farm – how to create beauty, productivity, and food security in urban and suburban spaces. Along with designing for urban spaces and the considerations required to do so such as local laws and ordinances, weather and climate, soils, system integration,  microclimates, urban scale livestock, and maintaining curb appeal. Resources for today’s show… The Year 1265 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) RightToThrive.org – Christine’s Site TSP Discount for Christine’s Course Christine on FaceBook Christine on Twitter Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (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-1264- Winter is Here and it is Only Going to get Colder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:44

TweetSwales Full of Ice After 6 Full Days, Click for a Full Sized Image Despite the dire warnings about global warming from many the current belief now seems to be a century of cooling may be on the way.  In fact while we were told there would be no ice sheets in the arctic by 2013 the latest reports on the artic ice sheet is that there is.. “An unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores” Source Link Which is interesting because the northern climate is only just now heading into the depths of its winter.  As for the antarctic ice sheet it is in fine form and growing everywhere save for one spot.  However in that one spot it turns out that there are active volcanoes under it.  Yea really you just can’t make this stuff up. Today’s show isn’t about debunking global warming though or even climate change.  In fact I am going to start today with a little side note on the real damage I feel is being done to our climate by man. What I actually want to talk about today is simply dealing with the cold, because this winter folks, is going to be one of the coldest you have seen in a long time.  I think most people in northern climates will experience a very cold winter but they will do okay.  If you are used to lows in the teens and end up with lows in the single digits you aren’t happy about it, but you are prepared. If however you live where frosts are generally mild and you typically only dip into the 20s a few times a year, this winter could be a game changer.  Spoiled southern gardeners may find themselves planting a month to 6 weeks later this spring, or perhaps needing to create cloches and low tunnels like their norther brethren have been doing all along. Dallas – Forth Worth where I live was just shut down for 4 full days due to a few inches of ice.  While many in the north mock this, it is mocked due to extreme ignorance.  Brother give me a foot of snow over an inch of ice any day.  Road crews in the metroplex finally had to break out scrapers and graders to remove ice, this equipment wasn’t designed for such a job, but it worked.  However it took them so long to figure it out, that most of the ice had melted before they got started, in fact in many ways in some areas they made the problem worse! Two nights ago I watched a car get stuck on cobble stone ice on I-20 while sipping a hot chocolate on my couch.  By the time recovery vehicles got to him, his car had quite literally FROZEN TO THE ROAD. All of this has made me reevaluate my cold weather planning and may be you should too.  Despite what we are told by a main stream media that has a political agenda it is quite likely that this type of winter may become the norm in coming years.  I mean I could cite more science on this but let me just say, I believe if something has happened before it could happen again.  Unlike a lot of younger folks out there I remember the winters of the late 70s and early 80s.  Hell I remember snow in mid March in Jacksonville Florida, if I had to put a year on it I would bet it was 1980. Join me today as I take a hard look at what I now consider to be a big hole in my own preps, dealing with cold weather.  We are not unprepared, but we are Dallas Texas prepared and it seems like it might be a better idea to get say Tennessee prepared, and you guys in Tennessee, you may want to check out what the guys up in Chicago and Boston do, yea I am serious.  Better to be over prepared then under prepared.  After this recent ice storm I feel quite under-prepared. Join Me Today as I Discuss… Yes I think we have screwed up earth, here is how, now lets move on Some of the many reasons ice is worse than snow Why we almost always get ice, sleet or very heavy wet snow in the south The reality of government being unprepared and what it means for other things Vehicle mobility, why staying home isn’t always an option Tire [...]

 Episode-1263- Food Forest Questions and Answers – Part Three | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:25:23

TweetThree weeks ago I did a show called Food Forestry and How it Actually Works. In that show I asked for specific food forest questions. The response was so heavy that a two weeks ago I did Episode-1251- Food Forest Questions and Answers – Part One and wasn’t able to cover all the questions by a long shot. So then last week we did Episode-1258- Food Forest Questions and Answers – Part Two and we are still now far from done. Given the huge volume of questions it is clear there is a tremendous amount of interest in this topic and there should be.  Nothing can provide the sustainable food and resources like a well managed forest be it small or large. If you didn’t listen to the first three shows, you might want to do so before listening to this show. The reason being is that this show is a direct result of questions that I asked the audience to send me at the end of the first show and the answers given on the next two. Hence much of what was covered there I will be assuming you have already heard today. The reality is a food forest is both simple and quite complex at the same time. The complexity is based on the system that develops, the massive numbers of interrelationships and the fungal networks, guilds, etc that are formed. Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions Including… How do you deal with land that is already forested Determining spacing of plantings Determining spacing of swales How far down grade of a swale can you plant, it depends Dealing with Squirrels Dealing with pest invasive insects, why you should not even worry about them How species and sector analysis play into food forest design How long does it take to get an ROI on a food forest How many types of ROI can a food forest yield Resources for today’s show… The Year 1263 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Dave Wilson’s Article on Back Yard Orchard Culture Deep Green Permaculture Article on Back Yard Orchard Culture 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-1262- Listener Feedback for 12-9-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:58

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on economics, winter storms, retirement, politics, international affairs 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 Learning from recent winter storms Proof that government employees are forced to spend money they don’t want to spend Lessons from Detroit’s recent bankruptcy hearing Possibly coming to New York State soon, China City USA, yea really A possible hole in your backup power plans More on government control of 401K via policy vs. law Senate Democrats change the rules, what it can teach us about such things Resources for today’s show… The Year 1262 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Detroit’s Bankruptcy Effects Us All China City USA Morons in the Senate Change the Rules, it will Come Back to Bite Them! 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-1261- Listener Calls for 12-06-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:41:58

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on  cover crops, cooking, energy, economics, owner financing, FEMA, permaculture and more. For the expert council today we have questions being answered by Keith Snow, Steve Harris and Paul Wheaton 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. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get many of them on. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Is it too late this year for a cover crop Would I ever advice dividend paying whole life for the average person, um no! Planting your hugul beds in year two and beyound All about thermal siphons and rocket mass heaters Thoughts on buying with “owner financing” Pill Bugs, why they should not bug you Cooking with canned meats Cooking with yacon and sunchokes Steve Harris on batteries and chargers Lessons from an EF4 tornado An easy way to propagate apples What to learn before a PDC Why I spend so much time on permaculture Resources for today’s show… The Year 1261 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) My Permaculture Series on Youtube Bill Wilson’s Introduction to Permaculture 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.   Likes(7)Dislikes(2)

 Episode-1260- Michael Kaye on his book The Awakening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:06

TweetGet The Awakening at Micheal’s Website. Michael Kaye has worked in the technology arena for more than 17 years, 11 in Executive Management and the last 7 as the Founder/CEO of a successful Atlanta based IT Consulting Company. He has been married to his loving wife “Cindy” since 2006 and is a devoted step-father to “Skylar”. Michael is also very active with supporting several local and national charity and professional non-profit organizations. Mr Kaye is also avid 2nd Amendment supporter and a lifetime member of the NRA, a political and economic news junkie. Over the many years of his career he has worked with and had frank conversations with some of America’s more wealthy individuals, primary technology sector CEOs.  Some of these very stark economic conversations led Michael to a prepping lifestyle, the hard task of getting his wife on board and eventually to writing a series of novels based on his real life experience and knowledge. Michael joins us today to discuss his first book in the series, “The Awakening” and how it is both a work of fiction and an accurate assessment of the nation’s current economic health. Resources for today’s show… MSB Lifetime Membership Open The Year 1260 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) MichaelKayBooks.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.   Likes(6)Dislikes(24)

 Episode-1259- John Pierre on the 4 Pillars of Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:41

TweetLearn More about John at JohnPierre.com John Pierre is a nutrition and functional-fitness expert whose wide range of clientele include celebrities, professional athletes, military personnel, and people of all ages and backgrounds. John is credited for being one of the first pioneers in the US to create “brain building” classes that enhance cognitive fitness in our geriatrics community. Over 25 years of practical in-the-field hands-on experience has provided John with a unique understanding and ability to assist others with cognitive challenges and physical performance. His first published work The Pillars of Health discusses four solid principles that provide everyone with a strong foundation for lifelong wellness. John’s website JohnPierre.com shares ideas, recipes, and helpful information about increasing health and assisting our community. Resources for today’s show… The Year 1259 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Backwoods Home Magazine  – (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. Likes(30)Dislikes(9)

 Episode-1258- Food Forest Questions and Answers – Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:17:50

TweetTwo weeks ago I did a show called Food Forestry and How it Actually Works.  In that show I asked for specific food forest questions.  The response was so heavy that a week ago I did Episode-1251- Food Forest Questions and Answers – Part One and wasn’t able to cover all the questions by a long shot.  So today we have part two. If you didn’t listen to the first two shows, you might want to do so before listening to this show. The reason being is that this show is a direct result of questions that I asked the audience to send me at the end of the first show and the answers given on the second one. Hence much of what was covered there I will be assuming you have already heard today. The reality is a food forest is both simple and quite complex at the same time. The complexity is based on the system that develops, the massive numbers of interrelationships and the fungal networks, guilds, etc that are formed. Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions Including… What is the human element in maintaining and established forest When, where and how do animals fit into forest establishment and management How can you tweak guilds and add species after establishment Top support trees for temperate climates Using so called “invasive species” in permaculture Guiding with trees like black walnut and pecan that are alleopathic Where to plant support trees and how far to space them The Judas tree as a support tree What is “texture in a landscape” Resources for today’s show… The Year 1258 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) Where you can get “Wisconsin Pecans” Plants that do Well with Black Walnut and other juglone producers The Judas Tree – Similar to Eastern Red Bud but it fixes nitrogen. 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.   Likes(21)Dislikes(12)

 Episode-1257- WranglerStar on Transitioning to the Homesteading Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:40

TweetSee what Cody is up to at WranglerStar.com Cody C., better known as WranglerStar has been making video’s on youtube about self reliance and homesteading for approximately three years. WrangleStar’s Videos are about the importance of self reliance, and simple living.  Today we discuss Cody’s reasons for moving out of the city and leaving the good careers both he and his wife had behind for a simpler lifestyle. We also discuss the physical, spiritual, and physical benefits of a country life style, along with the mental attitude a family must take to make the transition.  We delve quite deeply into many of the things that are just wrong in modern society and how taking things back a step or two is one way that solutions can be found. We also discuss how it isn’t all sunshine and roses out in the country but how many of the sacrifices and hardships are well worth the rewards of a free life. I Also Ask Cody Questions Today Such as… What made you decide to move out of the city Where does a family start with transition What is the importance developing skills over acquiring stuff The most important things to look for in property How to make a living in a remote setting Why he chooses to home school his children How modern society is a trap and how to escape it Resources for today’s show… The Year 1257 Gresham’s Law Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) The WrangleStar YouTube Channel 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. Likes(43)Dislikes(9)

 Episode-1256- The Thanksgiving Special for 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:34:52

TweetNote – You can get a full transcript of the original portion of this show here.  Many families read this and the Christmas show as part of their holidays. Today one day before the great American Holiday we stop and pause to think about what we have to be thankful for. The beginning of today’s show is new, most of it is rebroadcast of the first year I did this show. The beauty of this show is I feel it is something you can share with friends and family. The real history of Thanksgiving is actually a lot more interesting and special then many of the myths. Tune in today to hear… I have found our group of soldiers to sponsor for Christmas this year Why much of what we learn about Thanksgiving is wrong or at least inaccurate How Thanksgiving was at one time considered a “damn yankee holiday” How Thanksgiving became a way for our nation to heal and reunite How the date of Thanksgiving has often been moved around and why The truth about those big buckles the pilgrims wore and all that black clothing What feasting meant 100 years ago to our prior generation that we have forgotten Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air. Photo Credit Above to Vicki’s Nature Likes(15)Dislikes(12)

 Episode-1255- Keith Snow on Thanksgiving Cooking for 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:02

TweetChef Keith Snow of Harvest Eating Tune in today for a special edition of The Survival Podcast with Chef Keith Snow. Keith is the creator of HarvestEating.com which focuses on eating seasonally and cooking with food you can grow in your backyard of obtain locally. He is also a daily listener to our show and shares many common ideals with the Survival Podcast audience. So I thought who better to bring on the air in preparation for Thanksgiving then Chef Keith. Whether you are going though having the “in laws” over for the first time or just want to have the best Thanksgiving meal you ever cooked, today’s show is for you. Resources for today’s show… The Year 1255 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants -  (Sponsor of the Day) Chef Keith’s Links Chef Keith’s Thanksgiving University Series – Totally Free! Thoughtful Harvest Pasta Sauce Carving a Turkey Chef Keith on Thanksgiving on TSP 2012 Chef Keith on Thanksgiving on TSP 2011 Chef Keith on Facebook. Tons of Thanksgiving Stuff there Right Now 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.   Likes(8)Dislikes(3)

 Episode-1254- Feedback for 11-25-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:22:35

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on bitcoin, litecoin, the earthworks workshop, economics 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 CAC is on the move, how you can get involved Cool new stuff in the gear shop AAR of the Earthworks Event How does something like bitcoin derive value Okay so what the hell is litecoin Why virtual currencies matter How money has been used to enslave society Resources for today’s show… The Year 1254 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Awesome New TSP Gear Join with CAC 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.   Likes(3)Dislikes(2)

 Episode-1253- Brandon Sheard the Farmstead Meatsmith on Curing Meats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:50

TweetBrandon Sheard came into traditional slaughter, butchery and curing right after finishing his graduate work in Renaissance English Literature. After marrying Lauren, he quit his job at Whole Foods in the supplement department and started work on a small, multi-species and pasture-based farm on Vashon Island. After two years of working on the farm and managing the butcher shop, Brandon left and started Farmstead Meatsmith with Lauren. Largely self-taught in the art of traditional animal harvesting, Brandon and Lauren continue to provide the services of livestock processing and classes through Farmstead Meatsmith with a little help from 4 year-old Wallace, 2 year-old John Luke and 6 month-old Simon. Their home and business is on Vashon Island, Washington and they join us today to discuss Fermented/Cured Meats.  I first heard of Brandon from our good friend and expert council member Paul Wheaton of Permies.com.  Brandon comes with Paul’s highest recommendation. Join Us Today As We Discuss… What is curing? How does the traditional approach differ from the conventional approach? How has Bacon been commodified How does what you do on slaughter-day affect what you can do with meat when you cure it How will cured meats influence your kitchen How has modern practices of butchery influenced grass-fed beef in our country Why is most grass-fed beef trimmed of its fat What are some resources to help people regain a traditional approach? What is charcuterie How do you make a ham What should you do with venison Resources for today’s show… MSB Lifetime Membership Open The Year 1253 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Anatomy of Thrift – Brandon’s Videos The Farmstead Meatsmith – Brandon’s Website Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (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.   Likes(22)Dislikes(0)

 Episode-1252- Doctor Steven Lewis and Janet Lewis on Supplemental Support | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:34

TweetDr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org The professional staff at Doctor’s Nutrition relies on facts about your health needs based on low cost detailed lab work. Instead of you guessing at what is missing with your nutritional needs, and selecting vitamins or minerals over the counter that may or may not work. Doctor’s Nutrition delivers free consultations based on lab work results to help get your health back to optimal. They do this with pharmaceutical grade vitamins and minerals sold only to doctor’s. What that means to you, is that their products are generally 3 to 4 times stronger than anything you can buy over the counter. Their products are actually strong enough to move the numbers on lab work just like prescription medications without the side effects. They use LabCorp for their lab testing because it is the gold standard of labs and they have labs available throughout the United States, so there is generally one local to you in any state. So, if you are ti red of “Guessing” at why don’t I feel good, let us answer that question for you and get you back to health so you can have a life worth living. Resources for today’s show… MSB Lifetime Membership Open The Year 1252 Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Get TSP Copper Sentinels TSP Gear PermaEthos.com Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Doctors Nutrition Doctors Nutrition Radio Show Doctors Nutrition on Facebook 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.   Likes(24)Dislikes(6)

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