Episode-2069- Listener Feedback for 8-21-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on white nationalism, real estate, pasture management, aquaponics, gardening, springs, power inverters and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

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 Calls and Discuss…

  • More on how good people can be seduced into things like white nationalism
  • To sell a property or to become a land lord
  • Another way to deal with thistles
  • Benefits and limitations of indoor aquaponics systems
  • Understanding raised beds and soil depth issues
  • How a wild fire could cause a spring to dry up, may be
  • Why Steve Harris and I often recommend inverters in the 400-800 watt range
  • Another cop that doesn’t believe the law applies equally to him
  • Chopping and Dropping and Planting Comfrey

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MSB Sale, We Now Take Credit Cards and More

So this weekend we successfully completed an upgrade to the MSB system.  On your end, you really won’t notice anything different, but on our end it is better in every way.

The one really big difference for members is you can now use a credit card and are not forced to use PayPal if you want to pay online.  You can now pay by paypal or you can pay via most major credit cards.

For a long time (8 years) I resisted doing this, because I am so vocal against consumer credit, but of course many use cards and pay their balance in full monthly and many use a credit card online that is actually a debit card that works as a credit card.

Additionally for the last 2 years PayPal has been an utter mess with renewals failing, discounts not working and some people simply not being able to complete payments.

Now if you select pay by credit card/paypal you can pay with either with no paypal account.

To celebrate this upgrade I am doing a MSB sale for 25 dollars a year with renewals locked in at that rate, that is right, 50% off MSB for life.  The discount code is well what do you think it is, upgrade.  The sale will run until close of business Sunday the 27th.

This discount applies to all payment methods.  If you pay online just enter the code “upgrade” when you pay online.  If you pay by US Mail with cash or check just write the code on the form.  If you pay with silver we will simply make the price one ounce a year instead of two.

If you choose to pay by crypto, just adjust the price down to 25 bucks when you send your payment as instructed during sign up.

PLEASE NOTE – Please understand I still can’t let you renew early so this offer is for new members and members with expired accounts only.  This isn’t AT&T who doesn’t value their existing customers enough to offer them a discount it is a limit to recurring credit card charges.  If I let you renew early you will get double billed.

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Nebo 6350 Larry Work Light – Item of the Day

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 the Nebo 6350 Larry Work Light.  I have to say this is one of  the most unique ways I have ever come to learn about a product.

I received an email from a guy that said he found one of these up in a drop ceiling doing some work at a customers building.  Given it was long abandoned with dead batteries he took it home.  Found that it took 3 AAA batteries and popped a set in, his first thought were “man this thing is bright”, his second thought was I wonder how much they cost.  A simple web search led him to find this amazing little light is only about 8 bucks.  He then emailed me about it.

I ordered two, and now I will be ordering more.  This little thing is just slick, super light weight and fits in a shirt pocket easily enough.  The base is flat so it will stand up on any flat surface and the clip has a magnet so it will both stick to metal or you can hang it on anything convenient in the area.

Many years ago (like in the mid 90s) I did a lot of cabling work in buildings for computer systems, I can tell you exactly why this thing was up in a ceiling, it would be GOLDEN for work like that!

How bright is this thing, try 170 lumens with only three measly AAA batteries.  To really get how bright that is see the video below.

One note, for some reason the description of this light says it is made with aluminum and that the base is magnetic.  There are definitely errors there.  The body is a good quality plastic and the magnet is in the clip not the base.  I checked and there are other colors of this light on Amazon, there are also like 4 packs of various colors.  None of those listings have these errors.

So why am I linking to the one with errors?  First because I do believe it is an error not a deception.  I have learned that this light is very well known in the electronics and computer world so I doubt they are trying to trick anyone.

The bigger reason is because this one is the BEST PRICE I can find, that is why.  The price on this is 8.53 with free shipping.  All the other single listings are over 9 bucks.  So this is simply the best deal.

Well unless you want 4?  Pretty close to the same price but you can get a 4 pack in 4 different colors 32.99 with free shipping, which is 8.24  piece.  So the 4 pack would save you $1.13 on four.  Not huge but a buck is a buck and likely you are going to want 4 of these things, I think they should be in every tool box, tackle box, range box and glove box personally.

So whether you just want to pick up 1 or 2 for 8.53 a piece, or you want to get a 4 Pack for 32.99 check out the Nebo 6350 Larry Work Light, it deserves a place in your kit and on your homestead.

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 online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

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MSB Upgrade In Progress

From about 8 AM until Noon Central Time the MSB will be undergoing a back end upgrade.  During this time you will not have access and no new members can sign up.

Once complete we will have a better MSB and it will let me do some things for members I have wanted to do for a long time.

Episode-2068- Expert Council Q&A for 8-18-17

Today its Friday so it’s time for 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 farming, first aid, bitcoin, home school, health share programs, wild edibles 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

  • Dealing with thistles – Darby Simpson
  • A FAK for motorcycle riders – Nurse Amy
  • From Paper Wallet back to coin base – Brandon Todd
  • Why tax vouchers are bad news for home school – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • How health share programs work – John Pugliano
  • Cooking and using stinging nettles – Nicole Sauce
  • If “culinary intuition” is a thing, what is is a thing – Jack

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Nicole Sauce’s nettle recipies.

Presto Nettle Pesto

  • 6 cups nettle
  • 8 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Boil nettles in pot of salted water to deactivate the sting. Drain and set aside. Puree all ingredients into a sauce and serve over pasta with a dash of extra parmesan.

Spellbreaking Nettle Soup

  • ¼ bushel fresh nettle tops
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 4 peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 4 cloves diced garlic
  • ? cup heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Boil nettles in a stockpot of salted water to deactivate the sting. Drain. In the same stock pot, combine stock, onion, nettles, garlic and simmer for 60 minutes. (Add water if it boils down too much). Puree the soup and add the cream. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprig of sage.

Episode-2067- Listener Calls for 8-17-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on canning, skills, gardening, fishing, business, water, investing, automation 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…

  • Proper use of the Chard/Carey Pressure Canner
  • Another reason for lost skills, showing vs. teaching by doing
  • All about transplanting seedlings
  • Kayak fishing gear and set up
  • Building a financial planning business
  • A Berkey water filter success story
  • What about the “shoe shine boy” warning in crypto
  • Of radical chaos and automation

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Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger – Item of the Day

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 the Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger.  To me this dual charger is the best bang for the buck you can’t get on the market today.  First I love Anker, they are just a stand up company with a great warranty and very good support.  They stand behind everything they make, all the time.  And yea even with a 10 dollar product like this.

This little charger is 24 watts, most of this size and price range are 5-15 watts, simply put this thing charges fast, really fast.  Compared to some of the other stuff we have used almost twice as fast for my wife’s iPhone 6 and my iPhone 7.

What I really like is it is so compact, it takes almost no space up and yet provides two ports.  The top port gives you the fastest charging at 4.8 amps, the lower port charges at 2.4 amps and that still gives you a quicker charge that most 10 dollar 12vdc chargers.

Our view is we keep an Anker Astro E7 fully charged, if you use it plug it into the lower port to top it off.  Given that power bank will charge an iPhone 10 times you are pretty bullet proof at that point.

Steven Harris and I both have the same view on cell phones.

  • Rule One – You don’t let your cell phone go dead, in fact you keep it fully charged all the time.  When you are home you plug it in, when you are in the car you plug it in, etc.
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  • Rule Two – Have multiple ways to charge your phone, especially in your vehicle.
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  • Rule Three – You don’t let your cell phone go dead, in fact you keep it fully charged all the time.  When you are home you plug it in, when you are in the car you plug it in, etc.

Simple no?  I also believe in buying quality and Anker gives you that and at 10 bucks, you should have one of these in every vehicle and one in your BOB, get home bag, travel bag, what ever you call your kit/kits of choice.  So check out the Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger and remember if you want the best back up battery pack on the market for your mobile devices in my opinion you just can’t beat the Anker Astro E7.

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 online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

Episode-2066- Joel Salatin with War Stories from the Local Food Front

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Featured in the iconic foodie book Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning film FOOD INC., the farm’s moniker is “healing the land one bite at a time.” A prolific author (12 books to date) and speaker, he promotes local food systems, freedom of food choice, and farming systems that build the commons.

Joel joins us today to discuss his book, “Everything I Want to do Is Illegal” and what he calls, “War Stories from the Local Food Front”, also one of his books.

We will discuss what Joel’s farm produces and how he produces it.  The biggest impediment to the success of small farms and how to balance concerns about food safety with common sense.  What is missing in food choice for consumers today, the issue of “food sovereignty” and more.

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Igloo Hybrid Stainless and Plastic Latch and the Igloo Stainless Steel Hinges

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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 the Igloo Hybrid Stainless and Plastic Latch and the Igloo Stainless Steel Hinges.  Yep a two fer cause I know many of ya’ll need one or both of these.  I can see it now, that big giant white igloo cooler most of us at least one of, sitting out there with the latches broken off it.

I mean those cooler are great and affordable to boot, they hold a TON of stuff, keep ice for a few days and man you just can’t beat em.  But what always happens, the damn latches break off and though not as frequently the hinges fail.

Most people “live with it”, I mean unless it is strapped onto a cargo carrier shoved into a pintel hitch receiver, it isn’t going to just fly open right?  Well no but it will not close tight and it will tend to therefore not hold ice as well, besides that latch is there for a reason right.

The issue is clear, it should not be made of plastic, because here is the other thing many of us have done.  When we are at say Bass Pro or Academy Sports they sell these latches and hinges cheap, so we buy a set and in a season or two at most, they break again.  Seriously I haven’t been spying on you, this is just what happens to us all.

The solution is don’t use plastic and that is what you can get here.  The latches are plastic where plastic makes sense and metal where the plastic always and I mean always in time fails.  The hinges are just solid metal, which is how igloo should make these damn things in the first place.  This is an example of living like our fathers did, not only do you not just toss something out and instead fix it, but  you actually make it better than new.

I mean think about it, unless you do something really horrible to a cooler it lasts a VERY long time.  I have some that are 20 years old and still good, so why replace a broken part with something that will soon break again anyway.

So if you have igloo coolers that need new hardware check out the the Igloo Hybrid Stainless and Plastic Latch and Igloo Stainless Steel Hinges.

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.

PS VERY IMPORTANT THIS TIME – First and foremost the hinges come as a pair, the latch is a single unit.  The reason they do this is some coolers only have one latch OR sometimes you only want one.  So if you need two, order quantity two.

Next if you look at the negative reviews for the latches you will see claims they do not fit.  They absolutely do fit, if you install them correctly.  They are designed a bit different from the plastic ones and must be installed a bit differently.  The photos below come from a review by Moxy on Amazon but I could not figure out how to link to Moxy’s images directly so I am including them here.  They make it VERY clear what the people bitching about fit are doing wrong.

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Episode-2065- There is a Shit Storm Brewing

Today we are going to look at the radicalization of America, and I won’t say to both the left and the right, because those connotations are largely irrelevant to the subject of radicalization.

I posted a meme on facebook today, you can see it above, the assertion being that both antifa and the new Nazi movement amount to cockroaches.  There is a lesson to learn from the roach however, when there are but a few they are easily exterminated, yet once they colonize a structure you either have to bomb it or burn it down to get rid of them.

Join Me Today to Discuss….

  • Why I am even taking a day to discuss this
  • Why I say these people want mostly the same thing
    • Total control for their side
    • Violence to all that oppose them
    • Both use race as a divisive point
    • Both are socialists
    • Neither really understand what they are doing
  • How this helps the people in power
    • Divide and conquer – step one, divide
    • A person is run over, cries go out for what, gun control
    • But it could all back fire
  • How this could all get really bad, I mean really really bad
    • Attacking either side to the exclusion of the other grows both sides
    • Americans are trained to obey dichotomic rules
    • As both sides grow the middle becomes weaker and weaker
    • If either side wins, everyone loses
  • The best we can hope for
  • The most likely outcome
  • The worst possible result
  • What we should do to be prepared for all of it

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