Episode-1858- Expert Council Q&A for 8-26-16

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Today is Friday so it is time for our ask expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on hydration, power inverters, farm equipment, entrepreneurship, functional fitness, broad acre permaculture and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Making “spa water” – Erica Strauss
  • Large inverters run by a vehicle – Steven Harris
  • Thoughts on large farm equipment – Darby Simpson
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in the home school niche – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • Exercise for those that hate exercise – Garry Collins
  • Going broad acre with permaculture – Geoff Lawton
  • The case for starting small – Jack

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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-26-16

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Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is one of my favorite kitchen tools, RedYetiWare Kitchen Shears.  I kid you not that I went though almost a half dozen different shears to find the ultimate pair.  What I believe I have found is once again the best value to price ratio.

In this case though it is balanced to the value side, as these are better quality than items costing 2-4 times more.  Frankly I don’t even understand how an item this good sells for only 12.75.  They only have 8 reviews on Amazon but 100% are 5 stars.

There are a few things I require of shears if they are to be used in my kitchen.  They are power, quality steel, micro serrated and you must be able to take them apart.  Oh and as they must be able to come apart, they should also stay the hell together when being used.

Here is a break down of each area of concern…

  • Power – I want something that will remove the back bone of a large chicken or duck without working hard, these do that brilliantly.
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  • Quality Steel – These are made of 2CR14 stainless steel.  This is not something a custom knife maker is going to use but for the application it is great steel.  I judge them on performance and so far they get an A+.  I have been using them a long time, they hold sharpness well, and 2CR14 seem to be a good quality steel for this level of tool.
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  • Micro Serration – One blade of these is a strait edge the other has micro serrations.  This is why they are good at cutting though bones, joints, cartridge.
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  • Take Apart – This is critical, if I am going to take apart raw chicken one day and cut salad vegetables the next, you must be able to 100% clean every part of it.  Take down shears are also easier to sharpen.  And critically these don’t accidentally come apart while using them, which I have seen very expensive shears do.

One great thing about the take apart feature, is that the part that retains the blades can be adjusted.  It simply has a small “acorn nut” on it, that can be loosened and reset then re-tightened.  I have never had to do this, but it is clear that you can.

They are also great for butchering quail.  Though I have gone to a new method I call “the dove hunter method” that requires no tools at all.  That said for those of you that butcher quail with shears, you will love the job these do.

Kitchen shears are a great tool, they are great for cutting herbs in the garden as well.  Here is the biggest endorsement I can give them, since I featured them in my “Pepper Kitchen Tools” episode, several hundred of you guys have purchased them, and none of you, not a single one has sent me a single complaint.

Once you get a good set of shears in your kitchen you will find they make a lot of tasks faster and quicker.  If you are in the market for some, check out, RedYetiWare Kitchen Shears and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – Yes these have a bottle opener and a fish scaler on them and it says they can crack nuts.  Don’t buy them for that, such things are best done with tools specifically designed for the task.  I really don’t like “all in one” tools because they never excel at all their tasks.  However, these excel at being shears, so that is what I recommend them for.

 

 

Episode-1857- Listener Calls for 8-25-16

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on anarchy, moving, squirrels, automation, raising kids, annoying phone calls, livestock, guns, hacks 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.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • A lesson in anarchy from of all things, the wagon trains
  • Another walking to freedom success story
  • How to stop squirrels from eating your fruits and nuts
  • How automation is replacing minds not just muscles
  • Kids that can’t even go to the bus stop alone, teacup city
  • How to stop annoying political phone calls
  • Keeping water from freezing up in a animal watering system
  • Thoughts on a first AR15
  • A follow up about a shooting by LEOs from last week
  • The first edition of Jack’s Hacks – this one is for Amazon

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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-25-16

paprikaEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Hoosier Hill Farms Gourmet Paprika.  Eventually I will be posting all my favorite spices, seasoning and herbs.  Why?  First they are consumables, meaning you use them over and over and in this case often.  Two they are expensive in small quantities, the way most people buy them.  Three, they are incredibly easy to store in bulk.

In this case much like my favorite peppercorns, when you buy in bulk you get top quality and pay a lot less.  Try this next time you are at a grocery, find a good quality paprika in a 2-4 ounce bottle and work out the price per pound.

So how do I store bulk herbs, usually I put them in half pint jars then put them in my Vaccucanner.  I keep a jar in the cabinet and when it is empty I just refill it and order new stuff when I am down to say two jars left.  In this case though, I just put the big bottle up in the less accessed part of my kitchen pantry and keep a jar in my spice cabinet.

Why, first it stores for a long time with no real effort and no loss in quality.  Easily over a year.  Leading to the second reason, we use this stuff in almost every spice we mix up using our coffee grinder method, we use it as garnish, we use a LOT of it, hence a pound will never make it a year here.  So no need for longer term measures.

I find it interesting that many preppers have tons of food stored and often go to heroic measures to make it storable.  Yet herbs and spices can pretty much just be put in something airtight and store for years and yet they don’t buy in bulk or keep any storage of them.  I always say eat what you store and store what  you eat, well herbs and spices fit that perfectly.

And the best part, this is great paprika, it has 144 reviews at the time of this posting, and is 4.5 stars over all.  And yet it is only 12.99 on Amazon Prime.    I highly suggest every prepper build up a good spice and seasoning storage rotation.  I have worked out that buying high quality in bulk vs. high or even low quality in small amounts saves us about 10 dollars on average per pound in most spices and herbs, etc.  With even 10 herbs or spices you use a lot and go though on an annual basis that is 100 dollars back in your pocket.

So give Hoosier Hill Farms Gourmet Paprika a try next time you place an order on Amazon and really consider getting my highly recommend Tillicherry Black Pepper Corns too.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

 

 

Episode-1856- Societal Collapse with CJ Kilmer

Prof. CJ - Of The Dangerous History Podcast

Prof. CJ – Of The Dangerous History Podcast

CJ Killmer has been teaching college history since 2006, but he has been a smartass, iconoclast, and cynical questioner and critic of authority since he was a kid.

Naturally, these attitudes have influenced his take on history.

In 2014, he started the Dangerous History Podcast, a show that covers a wide variety of history topics from an individualist-anarchist perspective, combining education and entertainment with the ultimate goal of empowerment.

Today we discuss the historical reality of societal collapses in history, both long ago and very recently.  We also take a look at the causes of societal collapse beyond the surface examples usually given.  Further we look at what our future holds and what lessons we can learn from past collapses.

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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-24-16

This Movie is NOT ABOUT what Critics Claim it is about.

This Movie is NOT ABOUT what Critics Claim it is about.

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is DVD of the Movie Vaxxed.  No doubt some will be angry and upset with me for posting this.  If so, first please read this, second if you are still mad, I have to say, something is wrong with your perception.

I don’t think any movie has ever been so criticized by people who have never seen it as this one is.  I read the hateful reviews on Amazon by people that claimed to have seen it, and their own words show that can’t be the case.  So I am simply going to say, why not watch the movie, research anything you disagree with and form your own opinion.

I mean I don’t like movies by some people and some I totally disagree with, say some made by that fat useless waste of skin Michael Moore.  Yet I don’t get angry that someone else watches it or recommend it.  People don’t go picket theaters that show these movies.  The entire media apparatus of the nation doesn’t engage in a coordinated slur, ridicule and LIE campaign about such movies.

No one states in America, that, “this movie should not be allowed to be shown”.  Do you really get how f’d up that is?

Of those that criticize this film I have noticed the two most common traits are.

  1.  They have not seen the movie
  2.  They insist it is based on a discredited study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield

My responses are….

  1.  How can you possibly judge what you have not seen.
  2.  The movie is not based on or even about Dr. Wakefield’s study.  Perhaps if you had seen it you would know that.

Right now the DVD is available for pre order.  I suggest you get a copy and watch and judge for yourself with all the facts.  You will notice the movie is not anti vaccine, it is rather a call for more research and safety and testing of vaccines.  You say all that has been done, I say, watch the movie.

And don’t go using the whole “debunked” response, because every “dubunking” I have read or heard, ignores the facts of the movie and attacks Dr. Wakefield personally instead of addressing the actual facts presented in the movie.  Almost as if the debunker has not seen the very movie they are debunking and don’t even know what it is about.

Lastly that “discredited study”, was not even about vaccines.  It was examining a link between things like irritable bowel syndrome and autism.  It was a quite long and exhaustive study, multiple other researchers all signed off on it.  As in customary consensus has to be reached by all signing parties.

In this exhaustive study Wakefield included a a few paragraphs, almost an aside that, it appeared that there may be reason to look into a correlation between MMR vaccine and autism.  The study states that they are not claiming a link, it was just an observation.

Only later when Wakefield came out from his independent research and stated that parents may wish to get MMR in three separate shots until further research is done, did the witch hunt start.  In response the UK immediately stopped importing MMR in anything but a combined shot, denying parents the choice.  Next within a year the manufacturer discontinued manufacturing the individual vaccines, now denying all parents this choice.

Along with this, that original study was “discredited” meaning pencil pushers at the journal that published it, retracted it.  Wakefield was stripped of his license while every other person who signed off on it was not.  A narrative was developed that Wakefield falsified this study to show autism was caused by MMR, when the fing study wasn’t even about MMR and that study never claimed a link, just referenced a statistical anomaly noticed in the study which was about something totally different.

Instead of the truth now we hear, “he made the whole thing up for money” from people parroting the narrative, who never read the study and do not know what it is about.  In fact every attempt has been made to link anything and everything that isn’t 100% pro vaccine to this “discredited study”, which again wasn’t about MMR and vaccines.  And frankly concerns about vaccine injuries have been around for far longer than Dr. Wakefield has!

And you know what, even if everything I just wrote about Wakefield’s study was wrong, even if he had made it all up, even if it was about MMR and autism, it still would not matter as it pertains to this movie.  Because again, one more time,

The movie Vaxxed is NOT ABOUT ANDREW WAKEFIELD’S STUDY.  It is about fraud inside the CDC.  So why not get a copy, watch  it and determine you own conclusion?  What are you afraid you might learn?

Preorder Your Copy of Vaxxed Today

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S.  –  Also note that I am not anti vaccine, I have major concerns about the number and frequency of them in young developing children.  I am far more pro vaccine than Dr. Wakefield, but I can’t disagree with what he and his team presented in this film.

Above all I believe a parent should decide what drugs do and do not go into their child’s body.  If you don’t think about dragging a child from his mother, holding him down and injecting him, THEN GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

 

 

Episode-1855- Electric Canning for the Busy Family – Food Storage All Year Long

The Chard Canner is the Best Currently Available Electric Option.

The Chard Canner is the Best Currently Available Electric Option.

So today we look at using electric canners specifically my preferred electric pressure canner the “Chard 9.5 Quart Smart Pressure Canner“, and the only other one I recommend, the Power Pressure Cooker XL.  For what it is worth the Power Pressure Cooker XL is a DISTANT second, you will hear why in today’s show.

I own both of the above models and a traditional All American Canner, that thing is a beast and will likely outlast my grandchildren, but honestly I don’t use it much since discovering electric pressure canners.

The key with these items is they work and do so without a lot of supervision, when they are finished they just shut themselves down.  They also do far more than just can, they pressure cook, you can water bath can, they steam and more.  Today though we will focus on the canning aspect of things.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why I currently ONLY RECOMMEND TWO electric canners
  • Why these canners are absolutely safe for pressure canning
  • The basic pressure canning process
  • Items you will need to can
  • The different mindset that comes with automated canning
    • Doing 4-8 jars makes sense
    • You don’t just have to can what you grow
    • Make double batches and can half
  • Some of our favorite items to can and how to make them
    • My chicken soup
    • Bone stocks of all kinds
    • Squash soup
    • Cubed venison – Or any cubed up meat
    • Beef stew
    • Whole Quail – yep
  • Final Thoughts

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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-23-16

Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.

Please Note – Amazon is currently out of the Picatinny Scope Intermount in this set up, rather than not provide it I have linked to Pyramid Air for that product.  This is the only good product for this need, so I found you a source until Amazon gets them back in stock.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is my chosen scope set up for the Benjamin 392 or Benjamin 397 air rifles. The set up consists of…

I am a huge fan of the 392 because as far as I can tell it is the last of the variable pump 22 pellet rifles.   I had a 60s version I shot as a kid made under the Crossman brand, it was also at one time called the Blue Streak under the Benjamin Brand.  The modern 392 is the last of the legacy we still have around.

I initially resisted scoping my 392 and just played in the back yard with it, reliving the hundreds of pests and small game animals I killed with my old childhood gun.  My uncle still has that gun and it still works by the way.  But I stated to wonder just how well could this little gun perform if you gave it a mil dot 4x scope.  My goal was not to ruin this gun with too much scope, and to keep the scope as low as possible on the barrel.

Since there are so many moving parts going on here rather than a long review I am providing a short video of my set up.  If you want to get the scope further back than mine is and want to avoid cutting the picatinny rail (though it would be really simple to do), you could move up to medium height rings.

Note please watch This Video – before you buy the items I recommend or any items recommended for the 392/397 air rifles.  These guns were never meant to be scoped and I put a lot of thought into the items I used but they still have some limits.  Several other solutions I tested just do not work well, at all in my opinion.  I really recommend you DO NOT buy or use these things!

Additionally Crossman/Benjamin also make a Picatinny Scope Intermount that is the same thing as Air Venturi Base, if you can find that it works too.  Finally the rings that come with the UTG scope won’t work with the mount system.  They are grove mount style rings.  The scope itself would be fine on any quality air rifle.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

 

Episode-1854- Listener Feedback for 8-22-16

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Today on the Survival Podcast I respond to your emails on guns, marketing, the fall workshop, historical context, unconventional gun bags, social conformity, flooding, airguns 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

  • This week on PE.TV – Branding and Marketing Sustainable Farming
  • The Springfield M1 as a hybrid tactical and hunting gun
  • Getting started with that new fresh piece of land from ground zero
  • An analogy to explain why some younger folks don’t understand the speed of new tech
  • Rounds and loads for the Remington 760/7600 in Carbine lengths
  • Colorful yoga bags for your guns, why it isn’t a bad idea in reality
  • A brain games video on “social conformity”, wow just wow
  • An ironic twist about Eddie Haskell
  • People in flood ravaged WV are being told to destroy their good produce
  • Thoughts on scoping the Benjamin 392

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About: Philippe Choinière
A former professional hockey player who graduated with an Economics degree, Philippe grew up on a large conventional apple farm. His love for the land combined with his refusal to accept chemical based commodity farming to be his future, he set out to build 2 sustainable brands that draws it’s resources from the family farms and forests. The herb farm is certified organic and the Oneka Brand is in the process of getting a Bcorp certification.