142 episodes

It's one thing to listen to doom and gloom about
food and fertilizer shortages, skyrocketing prices,
the cost of living, or your job being outsourced
overseas or eliminated due to automation.

It's another thing to hear practicable, immediately
actionable advice from experts who can help you reduce
the fear, anxiety, and burden of these problems.

Tune in now to the Surviving Hard Times Podcast with
Richard Jacobs.

Surviving Hard Times Richard Jacobs

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

It's one thing to listen to doom and gloom about
food and fertilizer shortages, skyrocketing prices,
the cost of living, or your job being outsourced
overseas or eliminated due to automation.

It's another thing to hear practicable, immediately
actionable advice from experts who can help you reduce
the fear, anxiety, and burden of these problems.

Tune in now to the Surviving Hard Times Podcast with
Richard Jacobs.

    How This Attorney Has Developed An Innovative Approach To Farming And Livestock Raising

    How This Attorney Has Developed An Innovative Approach To Farming And Livestock Raising

    Joining us in this episode is Aaron Dukes from Dukes Legal, P.A. In addition to his work as an attorney, Aaron is also a farmer and cattle ranch owner that has cultivated a successful agricultural and livestock operation.
    Having the skills needed to raise and grow your own food may very well come in handy during these uncertain times – but what does it take to achieve this level of self-sufficiency?
    Press play to discover:
    The intricacies involved in meat production. Why having a substantial stock of food is important as we face supply shortages. How fertilizers are properly used in vegetable farming. Want to get to know more about Aaron Duke and his distinct approach to farming and livestock cultivation? Join this informative conversation now!
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 32 min
    If An Economic Collapse Occurs, Are You Prepared?

    If An Economic Collapse Occurs, Are You Prepared?

    Today’s world news is prompting more and more people to look into future preparation tactics. If our society takes a turn for the worse, are you ready?
    Joining us in this episode to discuss the fundamentals of prepping is Jason Charles. Known as “The Angry Prepper” on YouTube, Jason uses his platform to provide his viewers with useful economic survival strategies and unique political insight. 
    In this podcast, you will discover:
    What you can do to prepare for uncertain times. Situations that could cause mass chaos in cities, and what the timeline for collapse would look like.  The importance of stockpiling water and other resources. As tensions rise throughout the United States and the rest of the world, it is more important than ever to be prepared for anything. Those that are paying attention will likely fare much better than those who are not…
    To watch Jason’s channel for yourself, make sure you subscribe to his Youtube channel!
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 26 min
    How You Can Mitigate The Challenges Of Supply Chain Shortages By Growing Your Own Food

    How You Can Mitigate The Challenges Of Supply Chain Shortages By Growing Your Own Food

    In this episode, we chat with Joe Foster about all things DIY gardening. Joe has a Youtube channel called Growit Buildit, where he provides viewers with thorough information on how to grow their own farms.
    From garden setup to composting methods, Joe educates people on the foundational principles of self-sufficient living. With the uncertainty that the future holds, these techniques could prove to be very useful for those who take the time to learn them…
    Join us now to hear Joe discuss:
    How cheap and easy it can be to start your own garden. The best way to get started with effective composting. How to improve the quality of your soil. Self-sufficient strategies to employ when doing small-scale farming. Want to see Joe’s videos for yourself? Make sure you visit his website and Youtube channel
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 47 min
    Harvesting Creativity: Inside the Pantry Challenge and Canning Process with Dawn Gallop

    Harvesting Creativity: Inside the Pantry Challenge and Canning Process with Dawn Gallop

    Join Dawn Gallop, the founder of the #9 Farms YouTube channel, on today's episode as she delves into several intriguing topics. As a devoted mother of nine who lives on a sprawling farm, Dawn has been immersed in homesteading long before it became a trend, dating back to 1992.
    In this episode, Gallop explores the "Pantry Challenge" and shares how it’s affected her life. What exactly does it entail?
    It revolves around the ingenious idea of utilizing everything stocked in your pantry, food cabinets, and freezer before resorting to purchasing additional groceries. The primary objectives?
    Saving money, minimizing waste, and igniting creativity in the kitchen! Rather than rushing to the store for more ingredients, embrace the opportunity to experiment with what you already have, potentially uncovering delectable, one-of-a-kind recipes along the way. Moreover, the Pantry Challenge promotes simplicity, time efficiency, and fosters a survivalist mindset.
    Tune in to discover:
    Valuable tips, tricks, and pitfalls of the canning process How to differentiate between water-bath canning and pressure canning The shelf life of canned foods (officially and unofficially) The potential health risks of dented cans Gallop’s experience making and selling elderberry syrup (and its anti-viral properties!) Prepare to be enlightened as Gallop shares her wealth of knowledge and experiences in navigating the culinary world with ingenuity and resourcefulness.
    Interested in learning more? Check out Gallop’s YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/@dawngallop
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 31 min
    Seeds of Transformation: Steven Cornett's Path to Nutritional Freedom

    Seeds of Transformation: Steven Cornett's Path to Nutritional Freedom

    Meet Steven Cornett, the visionary behind Nature's Always Right. After earning his business degree in 2011, Cornett was disenchanted with the corporate world and embarked on a quest for a more fulfilling life. His journey led him to farming, where he unearthed profound insights into health and the American food industry.
    Discover how cultivating one's food means cultivating health—Cornett believes in the transformative power of nutrient-rich, probiotic-packed produce to heal the body, rendering pharmaceuticals obsolete.
    From his thriving market garden at the San Diego farmer's market, Cornett champions a grassroots movement. If more people grow their own food, they can revolutionize not just American but global culture, leading to physical and mental well-being.
    Join us as we delve into:
    Innovative techniques for crafting homemade fertilizers, inoculants, and pesticides The unparalleled flavor of homegrown vegetables versus store-bought counterparts The alarming trend of micronutrient depletion in soil and its repercussions The four components of compost and strategies for creating microbially diverse compost for vibrant gardens. Ready to cultivate change? Check out Cornett's YouTube channel: My Dream Finally Came True | Welcome to the Homestead (youtube.com).
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 33 min
    Hydroponic Horizons: Cultivating a Sustainable Future with Stacy Adams

    Hydroponic Horizons: Cultivating a Sustainable Future with Stacy Adams

    Dive into the innovative world of controlled environment agriculture with Stacy Adams, a distinguished professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Balancing his teaching and extension outreach roles, Adams specializes in greenhouse operations and management within the realm of hydroponics.
    He sheds light on the challenges commercial shippers face in maintaining product quality throughout distribution and explores strategies to bring hydroponic cultivation closer to consumers, revolutionizing the hydroponic landscape and addressing food security.
    Tune in to uncover:
    Insights into the most and least cost-effective fruits and vegetables for hydroponic cultivation The most significant limitations impacting hydroponic operations Exciting advancements in greenhouse design over the past decade and the transformative role of automation in optimizing hydroponic production The nutritional, aesthetic, and flavor differences between field-grown and hydroponic greens Take advantage of this enlightening discussion. Press play now to start on a journey of agricultural innovation. To learn more, visit Stacy Adams | Department of Agronomy and Horticulture | Nebraska (unl.edu).
    Episode also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3bO8R6q

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Engaging interview questions

As a guest on the show I appreciated the engaging questions Richard asks, and really liked how he wanted to go deeper into certain questions to create a better conversation vs. another podcast “interview”.

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