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TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on ponds, fish, guerrilla gardening, fungus, amending soil, planting trees, buying a business and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 27, 2015, 7:46 pm
TweetMatt Powers was raised in New England ski racing, attended NYU and played in bands as a studio and touring musician for many years. Now he is a teacher, author, family guy, blogger & permaculturist living in the foothills of … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 26, 2015, 6:43 pm
TweetJust a quick update that the 3-28-15 workshop is now closed, keep an eye out for future workshops.  We will likely do one on 4-11 but we are not yet taking registrations for that date. I am closing this because … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 26, 2015, 1:48 pm
TweetI often say that people should start a business as part of a self sufficiency plan.  The truth is the majority of what I know is available for free at JackSpirko.com (warning the language is far more adult there than … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 25, 2015, 5:17 pm
TweetToday a call to arms, it is time to draw a line in the soil! Today we live in a world where the majority of our food contains known toxic substances.  Slowly even the establishment is admitting this.  Such as … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 24, 2015, 6:26 pm
TweetIn The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Six – Breakfast Sprouts for the Chicks we have a lot of updates.  First we enjoy breakfast sprouts with the girls, I sprout three big scoops of sunflower seed every day for them, as … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 24, 2015, 3:49 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on global warming, permaculture, homesteading, government, politics, the media and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 23, 2015, 6:23 pm
Tweet Details below on how to get 20% off at the TSP Gear Shop. TSP Gear Shop has been working on a new project. Patch Addicts is the most awesome way to find the best patches. Version 1 launched this … Continue reading
Author: Kelly Gendrou
Posted: March 22, 2015, 2:16 pm
TweetJust a quick note of reassurance that we will be rolling tomorrow with the workshop, rain or no rain.  If I canceled for rain, I’d never get a thing done anyway. What we will be doing tomorrow though due to … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 20, 2015, 8:56 pm
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on ducks, cover crops, food storage, erosion control, homesteading, generators, land purchases, investing and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 20, 2015, 5:33 pm
TweetWe are going to go ahead and do two of these in a row.  They should be a lot of fun.  Tomorrow we are doing our first one and expecting about 10 folks.  Today I am announcing that we will … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 20, 2015, 2:38 pm
TweetMatt McDougall of 50 Ducks in a Hot Tub joins us today to discuss humanely raising animals for food and sharing this educational experience online.  He does this in his words “for everyone that doesn’t even know yet they need … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 19, 2015, 8:13 pm
TweetSo today due to an interview where the guest flaked out on me for the last time I am willing to tolerate I have to do a stand alone show.  For some inspiration I jumped on the TSP Zello Channel … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 18, 2015, 6:59 pm
TweetI say it all the time and I will do so again today, do not confuse education with school.  I also though want to do all I can once again to point out that criticism of our educational system is … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 17, 2015, 6:16 pm
TweetToday on The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Five – New Babies Might Soon Arrive we have two Muscovy girls that seem to really want to hatch out a brood.  Both are broody and don’t want to leave the nest.  I … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 16, 2015, 8:00 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on grills, overcoming the past, leadership, lifestyle design, the mileage tax, vertical farming and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 16, 2015, 6:56 pm
TweetSaturday the 21st is the Spring Equinox, if you are local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area consider coming on out to Nine Mile Farm to pitch in and help with developing our property. Dorothy and I have decided we don’t … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 16, 2015, 3:50 pm
TweetIn The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Four – A New Home in Store, we see how much the “babies” have grown since I went to California.  The reality is these girls are now teenagers.  No more peeping, all quacking now, … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 13, 2015, 8:40 pm
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on business, podcasting, pastured pigs, tires, anarchism, DWI, no till ag, fire in permaculture, generators, paleo, the millennials and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 13, 2015, 8:11 pm
TweetSome people say that The Survival Podcast could be called the Homestead Podcast or even The Permaculture Podcast, but I don’t agree.  We talk about a lot more than those topics.  Those are just two tools we use to accomplish … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 12, 2015, 5:59 pm
TweetPeak oil? Whatever, there is a LOT of oil and gas and we are rapidly figuring out more and more alternative energy strategies.  It isn’t that it is not a problem, it just isn’t the big ass mastodon in the … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 11, 2015, 6:12 pm
Tweet Yes it may be time for a new theme song, “The Insurrection is You”? Not sure on that in practice but perhaps in principle it is a better way of thinking. One thing I said in my talk at … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 10, 2015, 8:11 pm
Tweet TSP Gear Shop has been working with Pocket Shot to bring you a special deal on their new sling shot. The Pocket Shot is the evolution of the slingshot. Their patented circular design allows users to load and shoot … Continue reading
Author: Kelly Gendrou
Posted: March 8, 2015, 3:37 pm
TweetWe are having a TSP Meetup at Cafe Coyote tonight at 7PM.  We have reserved space for 50 so we should be less spread out than we were the other night. The address is, 2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego, … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 7, 2015, 11:23 pm
TweetThis was posted in the blog comments today, I have been listening to it while cycling email before breakfast and realized how in sync with some of my shows it is.  So while I am away you guys might want … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 6, 2015, 3:54 pm
TweetFor those TSPers and PermaEthos folks at Permaculture Voices 2, we are doing a meet up tonight at Karl Strauss Brewing Company.  It is located at 1157 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101 The Website is http://www.karlstrauss.com The PermaEthos Team … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 5, 2015, 10:07 pm
TweetWe are having an impromptu meetup right  now at the hotel bar.
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 5, 2015, 12:54 am
TweetWhile I am at PermaCulture Voices in California I am selling some very cool USB Drives. They are 25 dollars and I have 50, these always tend to sell out but since I am not presenting until Saturday late in … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 3, 2015, 4:09 pm
TweetDavid “DH” Haight is a professional pilot, previously with the airlines, a business jet manufacturer, and now as a contract pilot for customers all over the world. Recently, he obtained a permaculture design certificate from Geoff Lawton, and completed his … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 3, 2015, 3:24 pm
Tweet TSP Gear Shop has been busy creating another new item inspired by the 299 Days Series by Glen Tate. The 17th Irregulars, was Book Six in the series. You can now order the 17th Irregulars T-shirt. Featuring “299 Days” … Continue reading
Author: Kelly Gendrou
Posted: March 2, 2015, 9:06 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, liberty, freedom, education, the passing of Leonerd Nimoy and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 2, 2015, 8:01 pm
TweetToday on The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Three – A Poor Little Stranded Ducks Plea we are about to deal with a muddy mess.  The temps are on the rise, sheets of ice are falling off the roof and everything … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:38 pm
TweetToday on The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Two – An Icy Day for the Ducks and Charlie Too we are dealing with snow that has just barely melted and is now refreezing into a thick coat of ice.  The weather … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 1, 2015, 2:27 pm
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Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:55 pm
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on cooking, business, permaculture, batteries, agriculture, government, fear, anger, leadership and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 27, 2015, 9:45 pm
TweetRecently I did a show with Kevin Hauser about apples and we discussed that he did all his propagation with “bench grafts” and always uses “M111 Rootstock” which basically caused a listener to say, WHAT DOES ALL THAT MEAN? Point … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 26, 2015, 6:40 pm
TweetLuke’s mission is to help you become a successful entrepreneur. He understands that local, value driven businesses are the foundation of resilient communities. In order to create more successful businesses, we need more entrepreneurs like yourself. And, more importantly, we … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 25, 2015, 8:57 pm
TweetWell I am fresh off a day off and feel pretty good about taking it.  I had pretty much worked full days for about 22 days in a row and just need a reboot.  Since we skipped the feedback show … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 24, 2015, 9:04 pm
TweetOn The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Nine – Everyone is Doing Fine winter continues but other then some slipping and sliding on the ice no one seems to care, no one except the chickens that is.  They haven’t been outside … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 24, 2015, 6:07 pm
TweetOn The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Eight – Ain’t Winter Great we skipped yesterday due to a lot of work we had to get done this weekend but we are back today and the snow, sleet and ice is with … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 23, 2015, 5:27 pm
TweetGuys and Gals, today is being termed a Jack’s Mental Health Day.  I have been putting in 12-14 hour days since the new year began.  Nick Ferguson and I worked though this weekend and I just need to plug in … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 23, 2015, 3:06 pm
TweetIn The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Seven – Name A Muscovy Kevin we have our baby limper in the hospital pen again with some of her sisters. I answer some of your questions that have been coming in and I … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 21, 2015, 4:42 pm
Tweet Join the MSB Today and Get 20 Dollars Off Your First Year with Discount Code cold Just a Quick Reminder that the current Sale on The MSB ends Midnight Sunday, Central Standard time.  Again here are the details. The … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 21, 2015, 1:27 pm
TweetToday on The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Six – The Weeds and Pest Fix we start with a weight gain report.  I weighed a few of the girls and got an average of 26.9 ounces or right at 1.7 pounds. … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 20, 2015, 6:21 pm
TweetChef Keith Snow left a multi 6 figure income in one of Aspen’s most exclusive restaurants to follow his passion of health eating, seasonal cooking, country living, gardening and preparedness. Today he joins us to discuss cooking with your preps … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 20, 2015, 5:49 pm
TweetKevin Hauser is an amateur Pomologist who specializes in growing apples in hot climates and the tropics. He grows over 100 varieties of apples at his home in Riverside, California and is the author of “Growing Apples in the City: … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 19, 2015, 6:57 pm
TweetOver the years I have done lots of stuff with my buddy Paul Wheaton. He has been a huge supporter of TSP and is constantly doing innovative things to push permaculture further. His latest project is a kickstarter for a … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 19, 2015, 6:30 pm
TweetOn The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Five – The Food Forest is about to Thrive  today we start out by checking the progress of my baby ducklings who are doing just great.  One little girl still is dealing with a … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 19, 2015, 5:42 pm
TweetDid Jack Spirko just acknowledge there is such a thing as good debt?  Yes I did and I always have.  It ain’t consumer debt though and it ain’t student loan debt. Today I have to admit something though, in my … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 18, 2015, 8:54 pm
TweetToday on The Duck Chronicles Episode Twenty Four – 8 Muscovies More we have new members of the flock.  7 new Mucovy ducks and 1 new Muscovy Drake. We also have one of our ducklings with a limp, I talk … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: February 18, 2015, 7:39 pm




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