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TweetThis morning we got 3 hours of pouring rain.  Then this afternoon we got hit with close to an inch in less than 30 minutes and it totally filled the swales and overflowed them all.  To really drive home how … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 25, 2015, 1:25 am
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on bird flu, basic prepping, buying plants, raising ducks, battery banks, irrigation, tree propagation, just plant it, quirky facts and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 24, 2015, 7:05 pm
TweetFrom June 12-14 we are running an incredible workshop at the Elisha’s Spring PermaEthos Farm in West Virgina.  With a bonus one day workshop on the 11th. The cost of the main workshop is 500 dollars.  There is a bonus workshop … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 24, 2015, 4:35 pm
TweetAfter an exciting career in military intelligence Collins worked for the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Special Agent. His career took him around the world and gave … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 23, 2015, 7:26 pm
TweetSadly a component of the “sovereign citizen movement” have actually ruined the word, “sovereign citizen”.  While many in the movement are peaceful and tend to operate via turning the state unto itself via the courts, enough idiots have committed acts … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 22, 2015, 6:20 pm
TweetWe had a few weeks of no episodes but we have been busy.  The big move has come the ducks are now in a bigger house, with power and have a much larger holding area. Barbie the adopted duckling now … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 22, 2015, 2:26 pm
TweetI have just updated the MSB with two great new discounts for all members.  These are both business strait out of the TSP community. These are American Made products being made by the people that sell them.  They are top … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 21, 2015, 7:09 pm
TweetToday I received a question about something called BitNation you can learn more at bitnation.co. The crux of the question was, “what do you think of the concept”?  My view of the concept is extremely positive, so far though my … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 21, 2015, 6:46 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, mesquite wood, gardening, permaculture, Tesla’s new battery, social justice, the bullshit of Alex Jones, business, self defense and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 20, 2015, 7:16 pm
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on permaculture, SHTF, preparedness storage, getting shit done, bone broth, back up power, medications and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 17, 2015, 7:04 pm
TweetLucas Branham is a 32 year old aspiring rancher from Taylorsville, KY. He has worked two jobs around 55 hours per week for the last 14 years. He has grown tired of the grind and wants to spend more time … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 16, 2015, 5:22 pm
TweetToday we take a look at basic emergency and long term preparedness from a stand point of why it is a basic action of responsible adults.  The truth is prepping has been sensationalized by both the pop culture media and … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 15, 2015, 6:34 pm
Tweet TSP Gear Shop is able to pass along a great deal on a, versatile, Made in the USA, Backpack from S.O.TECH. Tactical gear from the top US manufacturers is usually known for two things: 1. You will be able … Continue reading
Author: Kelly Gendrou
Posted: April 15, 2015, 2:40 pm
TweetToby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and for … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 14, 2015, 4:28 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on the elections, welfare, drought, pattern recognition, homesteading, cover crops, permaculture, swales, duck eggs, apples, food hedges and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 13, 2015, 7:53 pm
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on crime, shipping containers, permaculture, plant propagation, pellet guns, self defense, poultry, shifts in society and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 10, 2015, 6:40 pm
TweetI say all the time that the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) happens to many people at the individual level ever day, as it did one day four years ago for today’s guest Jill Elizabeth. Indeed … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 9, 2015, 6:09 pm
TweetThe “long slow emergency” is something often discussed in regard to peak oil.  Well friends, peak oil may be real but there will be no peaking anytime in the next few decades.  No the real long slow emergency is much … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 8, 2015, 6:02 pm
Tweet Please Note – This deal has closed, Clayton sold out in two hours flat.  He is looking into more inventory and running a similar sale again.  Stay tuned. The Soil Cube Tool is on sale for MSB members for … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 8, 2015, 2:31 pm
TweetEric Escobar is a 26 year old software engineer. Eric graduated in 2011 with BS in civil engineering, followed by a MS in civil engineering in 2012. After spending a year in the corporate world of environmental design, groundwater remediation, … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 7, 2015, 5:13 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, silver, bitcoin, critical thinking, private police forces, the California droughts and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 6, 2015, 6:26 pm
TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on water, business, legal battles, ponds, international travel, the military, teaching, “master gardeners” and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 3, 2015, 7:58 pm
TweetThe next work with Jack weekend at Nine Mile Farm has been announced.  We are doing things a little different this time to help me be better organized.  I am also now charging 10 dollars for this event, this is … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 2, 2015, 4:47 pm
TweetJon Dowie is a permaculturist that has been raising ducks for meat and eggs for 5 years now in Southern NH on a .6 acre lot. He has taken a small flock of ducks from a hobby to a flock … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 2, 2015, 4:29 pm
TweetIn The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Seven – The Beginning of a New Lesson we have what might look like a rewind, baby ducks.  Not from our broody girls though just yet.  We have adopted what looks like a young … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 1, 2015, 8:12 pm
TweetToday I am going to discuss some of our upcoming installations and plans for the homestead.  Mostly at this point we have planted a huge diversity of plants, species, cultivars, etc.  We are still doing that in a way with … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: April 1, 2015, 5:45 pm
TweetToday we continue a series on reclaiming our sovereignty as individuals.  We started out with the education system, then last week we covered the food system, today we cover our minds.  Honestly this should have been the first episode in … Continue reading
Author: Modern Survival
Posted: March 31, 2015, 7:30 pm
TweetToday on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on politics, silver, bitcoin, guns, critical thinking, voting, pools, herbicides 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 30, 2015, 6:28 pm
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




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