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Bow Hunting Season Starts

Today on the show we talk all about bow hunting. We talk about what it means to Brandon what to do to stay scentless in the woods. We get into how you should take care of your hunting gear and what kind of gear you should buy. We talk about different times of the year you can bow hunt and the difference between rifle and bow hunting. We talk some tree stand safety and much more…..

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Gear Day – Gerber Dime Multi-Tool

I will start pointing out gear that I have and have used to help listeners and reads get the best equipment they can get and the best price.

If you decide to buy the product through the provided Amazon link we do get a small commission it does help support the site and the work we are doing here and I THANK YOU not just for buying the product but for taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast and read the website.

This is actually a great little buy goes on your key ring normally $25 today its $15 on Amazon – Gerber is a great brand this is great every day carry and fits right on the key ring. Its basically a mini leather man which includes

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Knife
  • Package Opener
  • Scissors
  • Flat Screw Driver
  • Crosshead Screw Driver
  • Bottle opener
  • Tweezers
  • Nail File

This could be an addition to your leatherman on your belt or pliers to go with your pocket knife great every day carry for a husband or wife.

 

Google And Facebook Do We Have Privacy

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Today on the show we talk about the Amazon Echo and the Google Now and how much data they are collecting and is it an invasion of privacy at our homes. We talk about Google and Yahoo reading our email. We talk about what is safer to use an iPhone or an Android phone. How much privacy are we willing to give up for convenience? How can law enforcement use that information and are they allowed? We get an update on the chicks and much more…..

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My Chickens On My Homestead

Showing off my chickens on my homestead my wife did actually get the gets we had 2 eggs actually in the house when I went in after the video was done.

Being Self-Sustaining or Self-Sufficient

We are back with Season 2 of the Survivalist Podcast. Today we talk about changes on the homestead since last season. We talk about being self-sustaining or self-sufficient on your farm or Homestead. We talk about being able to pay bills, saving money on bills and what bills are essential vs non-essential. Plus much more…

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Hurricane Preparedness

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Today on the podcast Brandon goes through a hurricane preparedness checklist. We wish people in Texas the best and tell everyone in Florida to evacuate. We talk about how and when to prepare and how we should prepare before the mass panic hits.

Permaculture Basics

Today on the show we get to the nuts and bolt of permaculture. We talk about how to use chickens to fertilize your soil. We get into the details of using goldfish and goldfish water as fertilizer. We talk about seed starting and using parts of tree roots.

We get into different kind of trees and how and where to properly plant them. We get into starting a small garden and using cardboard as a base. Plus much more….

New Chicks

So as part of the new homestead, we have started raising farm animals to help with the homesteading process. We ordered 6 chicks from a local farm and they arrived nice and furry with no feathers. When you get chicks a few days old you want to make sure you give them chick starter feed which is a high protein based diet to help them get started. Make sure water is warm to room temperature and you have a good heat lamp and heat only the one side of the pen.

These little guys were dropped off yesterday by a friend and as you can see their not baby chicks there about three weeks old and have already started to get their feather. The key is when you have chicks that are of different age don’t put them in the same pen with the other chicks.

These guys can be outside during the day as long as it’s not cold and for the most part, don’t need any heat lamp. These guys at 3 weeks old are out of danger zone. The baby chicks that are only a few days old still need care there fragile at that age because they can’t keep themselves warm. Don’t be upset it’s possible you may loose one or two when your raising baby chicks.

So far everyone is good we will keep you up to date on the new livestock as we get it here at the homestead.

New Homestead

This week we talk about being back and our new homestead.

I want to first say thanks to everyone who listens to the show and supports the site. I want to first say the last few months have been overwhelming, to say the least. I took a break from the survivalist podcast about 6 months ago. My wife and I bought a foreclosed on a farm house with a decent parcel about 5 months ago. Little to say things have been crazy busy with doing most of the work myself and running a business there has been little to no time for anything besides family.

Now that my wife, daughter and I are settling into the house and starting to move ahead with the homestead nothing happens overnight as you all know. I am going to be moving ahead with the podcast and website as well. I want to thank everyone for your patience and thank you for coming back to listen.

25 Tips For Preparing To Save Money

25 Tips For Preparing To Save Money

Today on the show we go over cost saving tips to help you save money and prepare to put money away.

1.buy food smarter
2. cut back on cable
3. invite friends over instead of going out
4. go shopping don’t buy name brands
5. cut back on going out to eat
6. refill water bottels
7. quit smoking or make your own cigerates
8. timers on lights
9. go to library
10. cut back on subscription services
11. use energy efficient lighting
12. coupon when you can
13. stop buying lunch out and pack food for road trips
14. swap babysitting with neighbors or people you trust
15. try fix things yourself
16. start a garden
17. take public transit or car pool
18. bring coffee from home
19. cut back on cell phone bill
20. consolidate student loans
21. use generic razor (dollar shave club)
22. don’t speed
23. cut back on trash (composting)
24. take medications use the generic
25. manage heat and air situation