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 Episode-1183- Listener Calls for 8-9-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:58

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on business, lead casting, fuel storage, AR15s, magazines, permaculture, politics, natural rights and more. Today also we also hear from panel members Steve Harris and Frank Sharpe Jr. 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… Become a stake holder in MT Knives (this is going to be awesome) The shelf life of Sta-Bil and what you need to know about it from Steven Harris Rehabbing 3 acres of land by using livestock and seed mixes Thoughts on making a bit of extra money casting lead or making food buckets How likely are magazine springs to become weak if stored fully loaded Thoughts on planting around septic leech fields How can we get the “older generation” involved with prepping Dealing with a AR15 Build Issue with a Gas Block – Frank Sharpe Jr. Weigh In Is random drug testing for high school athletes a violation of “rights” Dealing with “stale” water Is Shelia Jackson Lee a serious candidate for Director of Homeland Security, um no Comparing rail road ties to landscape timbers as far as soil toxicity effects John from West Virgina tells us the “philosophy of the ant” The danger of idiots disguised as experts Resources for today’s show… Become a stake holder in MT Knives Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (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… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Joe Nobody – Holding Your Ground – Bug-out and Societal Breakdown 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-1182- Xavier Hawk on Ecovillages and Permaculture Homesteading | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:35

TweetThe Hawk Clan Building a Yurt Xavier Hawk is a homesteading volunteer firefighter/EMT who is semi retired  from the not so glamorous world of business consulting. He is also a prepper who has gone from living in suburbia to the rural mountains of Western North Carolina where he and his family are developing their Homestead into a self sufficient Eco Village Neighborhood that hosts skills retreats and workshops. Xavier has kept a bug out bag since the age of 14, led wilderness trips as a guide for Outward Bound and others, teaches and practices primitive wilderness skills, and heads up his county’s CERT team.  He is part of the black jack team that formed CAC and is consulting with other disaster response teams around the nation. He walks the talk in community preparedness and planning. A few years ago he moved his family from a heavily surburban area of south Florida to the mountains of North Carolina and started building up a true homestead from the ground up. Today he talks about why he went from a single family Homestead to Small Eco Village that hosts and teaches the skills that are so important for every community. Xavier joins us today to discuss developing a homestead into a self reliant eco village and workshop retreat facility. The pros, the cons, the rewards, and the challenges. Including what made him go from single family homestead to small neighborhood concept.  How they manage rules, residents needs and deal with regulatory issues.   We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a “village approach” along with the huge opportunities in the Permaculture world. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) ColonyEarth.com – Xavier’s Homesteading Site TheKnightHawks.com – Xavier’s Research and Rescue Site 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-1181- Glen Tate on 299 Days Book Six and Beyound | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:56

TweetBook 4 in the 299 Days Series Glen Tate is the author of the ten-book prepper novel series “299 Days” published by Prepper Press. The books describe an average guy who prepares for, and lives through, a partial collapse of the United States. Glen joins us today to discuss a bit of the plot line for book six in the 299 Days book series. Today we discuss how and ongoing collapse might play out.  We also discuss the potential need for “interim government” in a collapse scenario and what that might be like.  We also talk about Glen’s cool friends project and how it is evolving with folks like James Yeager of Tactical Response, Stewart Rhodes of Oathkeepers and John Willis of SOE Tactical Gear. Glen is a moderator on the TSP forum under the name “Heavy G.” He lives and works in Olympia, Washington where he has a front row seat to the corruption in government. Much like the main character in the series, the author is a forty-something resident of the capitol of Washington State, Olympia, and is a very active prepper. He grew up in the remote logging town of Forks, Washington. “Glen” keeps his identity a secret so he won’t lose his job because, in his line of work, being a prepper and questioning the motives of government is not appreciated. The story line of 299 Days is as follows, In it, the main character, Grant Matson, has a job that allows him to see what’s wrong with government. He realizes he needs to prepare for what’s coming and he does so. His wife, Lisa, is reluctant to prepare because she thinks things are just fine. When the civil unrest and political collapse hit in a dramatic way, it is undeniable that they need to leave their Olympia, Washington home and head to their cabin. But, Lisa is still reluctant; she desperately wants things to remain “normal.” Out at the cabin, a collection of amazing–yet real–people assemble. They create their own community because the government isn’t functioning in their area. They have to work together and, as a community, they manage to achieve some impressive results. Unlike most prepper stories, in 299 Days America suffers a partial collapse. The utilities stay one (due to a spell-binding plot twist) and the government functions in larger cities. People in rural areas still get some food and services from the government, but must increasingly rely on themselves. There are no zombies or cannibalism; 299 Days describes a much more likely partial collapse scenario. Grant’s friends, who work in government, describe how things continue to go down hill in the city and how the government is trying to maintain control. They describe exactly why the government, as big and powerful as it once was, cannot control things. Many in the military and law enforcement step in to stop the bad things; others in the military and law enforcement perpetuate the bad things. After a while out at the cabin, some important visitors arrive and present Grant with a difficult choice. Eventually, the Patriots–the side Grant is on–are forced to take on what’s left of the former government. There is a huge battle. In the end, Grant has an important job at the beginning of the rebuilding.   Additional Resources for Today’s Show Members Support Brigade Buy TSP Silver TSP Gear 13 Skills Walking to Freedom Join Our Forum Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) 299Days.com 299 Days on Facebook 299 Days on Twitter 299 Days on Amazon 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-1180- How Preppers Can Save the Ideals of America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:42

TweetWhen people follow blind patriotism the worst deeds and ills of mankind become common place.  There is an old saying, “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” made famous by Samuel Johnson and today such patriotism is rampant. War, poverty, fascism and more are all fine if you wrap it in the American flag.  So please don’t expect such flag waving drum beating in today’s show.  I don’t want to tell you what America is or even was but what it was promised to be.  I won’t lie to you and say that America will last forever, likely it won’t at least in its current form. Yet there is an America that has tried to exist since she was founded, an America that lives up to the promises our founders made, and even they didn’t keep.  An America we can create if we choose to.  It is also possibly an America we might have to keep alive some day under another name.  We don’t know the future but we know that we alone are responsible to fulfill the promises of the past. Join Me Today As I Discuss… How exactly are all men created equal and how are they not What are natural rights and why must they be recognized for liberty to exist What might the future of our nation hold, will we be here in 100 years Why is the promise of America, only a promise Why is it important to know our failures and our faults Why only preparedness can fulfill the promise of America Why we must believe that the promise is possible Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (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

 Episode-1179- Listener Feedback for 8-5-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:32:54

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on silver, growing for market, rim fire and center fire, paleo eating, permaculture and up coming TSP Events 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 A Mulligan Mint Update – The Good, Bad and Ugly How you can actually make money as a small producer of vegetables, etc. Rim-fire vs. center-fire, what’s the difference, why do you care Is dairy paleo, who gets to decide anyway Is a book really the right choice for getting on the paleo lifestyle, maybe not What is Permaculture Voices and why should you attend Information on workshops that are coming soon at the TSP Homestead Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Permaculture Voices 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.  

 Episode-1178- Listener Calls for 8-2-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:01:19

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on anti survivalist propaganda, debt, real estate, economics, military surplus, energy, livestock, pond building and more. Today also has a huge showing from the Expert Panel, with questions being answered by Darby Simpson, Frank Sharpe, Tim Glance, Steven Harris and Chef Keith Snow. 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 the government afraid of “survivalists” if so why Dealing with debt and considering a home purchase Optimizing a house that has a very small kitchen Thoughts on the optimum spare parts to keep on hand for a pistol How has the Federal Debt not moved a penny for over a month now How does military surplus pricing change over time, when is the best time to buy Concerns about a water barrel that was cleaned out with bleach Dealing with sick chickens that have been neglected to rehab them Thoughts on using a 48 volt generator and what to do with it How do you separate hucksters from real genuine innovators Thoughts on charging and maintaining batteries Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Survival Gear Bags – (sponsor of the day) Safe Castle Royal – (sponsor of the day) US Debt Clock The Treasury Departments Own Documents that Show the Debt Stuck at 16.9 Trillion for over a month Odd Federal Debt Stuck at Exactly 16.99 Trillion Dollars Pond Volume Calculator Good video on building a pond with bentonite 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… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Joe Nobody – Holding Your Ground – Bug-out and Societal Breakdown 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-1177- Living the Paleo Life from a Female Perspective | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:10

TweetAshley is a 26 mom year old mother of 2 children of her own and a loving step mother to a third.  She has been living a paleo life for approximately 4 months to correct insulin resistance due to pcos, and to live a cleaner life and healthier life over all. She is a full time working mom with a bachelors degree in nursing, pursuing a masters.  She is also a nurse who hates, despises and scorns the overuse of medications. Ashley joins us to discuss how to live paleo as a woman and why she chose paleo as a way of living.  We also discuss her results which include increased energy, a clear complexion and elimination of skin problems.  Loosing over 40 pounds in just 4 months, elimination of her previously required medication and more. We also discuss how to simply get started with Paleo living, the challenges of other family members not being on board and moving your picky eating children at least in the right direction with better eating.   We also discuss how to stay on point, meal prep, snacking smart and more. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Buy TSP Silver TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) A Paleo in Progress – (Ashley’s website) Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1176- Shawn Hipskind – Libertarian Candidate for Arkansas Governor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:20:04

TweetShawn Hipskind and Family I am joined today but the first ever political candidate on TSP.  Shawn Hipskind my long time friend is running for Governor of the State of Arkansas as a Libertarian.  Shawn’s real goal isn’t so much winning but to bring awareness to problems in our political system, how votes are bought and paid for and the concept of zero dollar campaigns. I want to warn some of our audience that today you are likely to hear many things you disagree with.  Specifically on many libertarian issues like the use of force, the war on drugs and gay marriage.  Note that no one is trying to convince you of anything, frankly no one is trying to tell anyone here how to live their lives.  What we are simply asking is that you at least consider some of these concepts in a new light. Not interfering with another individuals natural rights does not mean your endorsement of their decision as to how to exercise said rights.  If you want to learn more about official positions of the Libertarian Party you can do so at LP.org. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) ShawnHipskindForGovernor.com Shawn on Facebook Shawn on Twitter Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1175- Nick Burtner on Permaculture in Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:26:17

TweetNicholas “Nick” Burtner of WorkingWithNature.org Nick Burtner is a permaculture practitioner, advocate, consultant, and teacher. After a greater calling in 2011, permaculture found Nick and infused him with an endless passion that has led him to travel many places learning, spreading, and practicing permaculture and natural living and healing ever since. Nick has attended internships at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia under the leadership of Geoff and Nadia Lawton. He has also obtained a permaculture design certification from Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison. And he has attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building techniques in Toas, NM under the guidance of Michael Reynolds. After very worthwhile learning, and on the ground experiences, Nick opened Working With Nature Learning, Research, and Healing Center in late 2012. The center has both an urban and a rural demonstration / educational site which offer hands on experiences as well as class room learning. He teaches classes and speaks about permaculture and sustainable living all over Texas and is open to travel for out of town classes and/or consultancies. You can see Nick’s list of permaculture credentials at the Worldwide Permaculture Network Aside from permaculture, sustainability, and ecology related activity, Nick – a Nidan (2nd degree black belt) – teaches Aikido at the Flowing Circle Aikido Center, which currently is only taking private sessions. He is also a big proponent of internal happiness and believes through the training and application of these disciplines people can find their existence more purposeful and meaningful. Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) WorkingWithNature.org – Nick’s Website Nick can be reached at learn at workingwithnature.org   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.

 Episode-1174- Listener Feedback for 7-29-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:37:54

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on agriculture and GMOs, economics, politics, guns, freedom,  coming shifts, taxes 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 What if every crop plant could fix its own nitrogen, is this GMO? California to mandate a retirement program, workers are clueless to what it means Sheila Jackson Lee grandstands on the Zimmerman verdict, why no one should care The Chinese Yaun is close to becoming a “safe haven currency” Tax by the mile isn’t coming, now it is here The truth about chosen slavery and why much of what we talked about today is not worth focusing on Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Safecastle Royal – (sponsor of the day) Technology Could Allow All Crops to Take Nitrogen from the Air California to Steal 3% of the Working Poor’s Wages and Call it a Pension Program Sheila Jackson Lee is an Idiot – Proposes a Bill with no Chance to Grandstand on the Zimmerman Verdict Jackson Lee – Outlines Her Accomplishments – Note all are actually accomplishments by the City of Houston, for which she had little to no involvement in.  Not one is a national initiative, anyone taking proposed bills by this idiot seriously is wasting oxygen and energy. 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.  

 Episode-1173- Survival Podcast Listener Calls for 7-26-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:39:30

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your Calls Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on tea cup kids, communications, water storage, energy,  gardening, business, economics, bug out bags, public service, shooting and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. 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… Why depriving kids of scrapes and scratches may be doing a lot of harm Using old military field phones for communications Using tanks that once contained methanol,  why it shouldn’t worry you The price of going on grid vs. off grid living Alternatives to herbicides, the systemic method vs. replacement therapy Magazines I prefer to Mother Earth News for homestead information Advice for those wishing to publish a book today What does it say about us that our historic parks sell imported souvenirs Not getting discourage with your gardening Stabilizing fuel, gas vs. diesel Building a BOB out of a guitar case Special considerations for those using a slap cap Thoughts on the Chevy K5 Blazer A promise from a new police officer, my thoughts on keeping it Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom Shop for TSP Silver TSP Gear Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day) Bulk Ammo – (sponsor of the day) WD-1 Field Phone Wire Old Grouch on BOV’s – Lots on the 1008 and 1009 CUCV Basics and Thoughts on Reloading – Old Episode of TSP in the Car Days All TSP Episodes Tagged Ballistics SurplusRifle.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… Frank Sharp Jr. – Fortress Defense Consultants – Weapons and Security Joe Nobody – Holding Your Ground – Bug-out and Societal Breakdown 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-1172- Aaron Esch on Urban Logging and Using Rough Cut Timber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:41

TweetDid you know in the past few decades a entire new industry has been invented, one called urban logging.  Joining us today is Aaron Esch of BarnGeek.com to tell us all about it. Imagine a system where trees in urban and surburban areas can be felled and then milled just a few feet from where they are dropped.  The resulting lumber can then be used on site or in another local area.  In most cases these are trees which need to be removed regardless of their use. With infestations occurring like the ash borer and pine beetle there are many trees that are sick and dying and needing to be replaced, this method is a great way to insure the 20-50 years of time it took to grow them isn’t wasted.  For every tree used this way, a few less need to be cut down in the forest and less “pine farms” need to be planted creating sterile stands of evergreen monoculture. Much of the timber that can be harvested this way is of amazing quality.  Wood that homeowners and homesteaders could never afford to buy via conventional channels.  This is an exciting new way to build and conserve resources at the same time.  Tune in today to learn more. Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day) Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day) BarnGeek.com – Aaron’s Website Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1171- The Bright Future of Homesteading in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:53

TweetIn the 70′s there was a very large back to the land movement that just didn’t last.  Many are calling the current boom in gardening and small livestock keeping something similar, but that is quite short sighted. To begin with the current boom in such things really began about 2006 and was in full swing by 2008, it is now 2013 and things are moving faster then ever.  That is a total of 7 years so far, the 70′s back to the land movement only lasted about half a decade before fading into oblivion. So what is different this time and why is this new multi generational group of homesteaders different and what does the future hold for us.  That is today’s subject. Join Me Today As We Discuss… The 70′s movement was yet another cycle of things that occurred in the 60′s and the 30′s The 30′s were driven by survival and the 70′s by an escape mentality Both movements had some urban components but were mostly rural Today’s homesteaders are working land from 1/10th to 100 acres and more Today’s movement is driven by multiple factors Concern about the future The quality of our food The environmental damage of big agriculture The concerns about GMOs Regaining what was lost in Generations X and Y for everyone A change in the fundamental understanding of wealth An understanding of what is actually “beautiful” A desire to regain control in our lives What will sustain the modern homesteading movement The I can do this almost anywhere mentality The internet and info sharing Opposition will strengthen the movement It is being done BEFORE an economic crisis The problems of modern society are more evident then ever Automation and technology will make doing it easier The biggest reason, it is simply becoming accepted by most people Why I believe almost everyone will do at least a bit of homesteading in coming years What decentralizing even 25% of the food system would mean for society   Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Buy TSP Silver TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom Western Botanicals – (sponsor of the day) Back Woods Home Magazine – (sponsor of the day) Idiot Woman Claims Keeping Chickens is Insulting to Black Americans – Read the end of the second page of the article. 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-1170- Phil Williams on Creating a Profitable Permaculture Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:17

TweetPhil Williams’ Permaculture Garden In 1997, with one business partner, Phil Williams started and grew a mostly residential landscape construction and maintenance company from $0-$5 million plus in revenue in 8 years. They sold the company in early 2008′ because Phil felt they were riding the housing bubble, but also because he felt the business model was unsustainable. After that Phil went to weatherization trade school and became an energy auditor, building analyst, and a weatherization contractor.  He learned a lot about efficient building and retrofits, but really he just wanted to spend time in his garden. Phil got hooked on permaculture in 2011, and obtained his PDC in 2012, and has been working on his own permaculture design site for the past 2 years. Phil has been documenting the process on his site which is FoodProduction101.com Phil joins us today to discuss how to create a profitable business installing and maintaining permaculture gardens. Join Us As We Discuss… How a permaculture company can out compete a “landscape company” Why the current landscape industry is dying a slow but sure death The major reasons new landscape businesses fail What do really successful landscape companies have in common Some of the biggest challenges in the landscape industry Are existing landscapers aware of permaculture gardens Why landscapers  don’t want to install and maintain edible landscapes The most profitable type of landscape or maintenance work The least profitable type of landscape or maintenance work What types of communities will pay for this type of service Which types of communities typically won’t pay for this type of service How you could sell permaculture to suburban upper income HOA type community Resources for Today’s Show… Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum TSP Mint TSP Gear WalkingToFreedom The Berkey Guy – (sponsor of the day) Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day) FoodProduction101.com - Phil’s Website Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 Episode-1169- Listener Feedback for 7-22-13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:46:44

TweetJoin Me Today as I Answer Your eMails Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions and emails on Detroit’s bankruptcy, solar power, guns, parenting, misdirection 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 Detroit’s bankruptcy, what I will tell you that no one else will, it is a “test bed” I force Steven Harris to build a solar powered vent system for a chicken coop Is there any real purpose to fluting a barrel on a rifle A new method of parenting, the CTFD method, for the parents not the kids Look some food stamp recipients are shipping food overseas, um misdirection much? Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear JM Bullion – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) Episode 807 – Where I Stated Detroit Was Already Bankrupt Creditors Fight Detroit’s Bankruptcy – Includes the Video of Governor Snyder I played on air Bloomberg Video – What is left after bankruptcy Food Stamp Recipients Ship the Food to Foreign Countries The CTFD Method of Parenting   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.  

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