Fall Workshop Group Rate Hotel Information

If you are coming to the fall workshop and want a hotel we have a group rate for you at the Holiday Inn Express at 3541 NW Loop 820, this is about a 10-15 minute drive tops from our place.

The rate is 93 dollars a night on rooms that normally rent for 129 a night, there are 6 king rooms and 6 double queen rooms available. The number to reserve your room is 817-744-7755.

Just call and reserve your room, tell them you want the group rate and you are with The Survival Podcast. We have these rooms held at this rate until the 6th of November.

If there is any confusion when you call our contact there is Jennifer Camp.

The Hotel Website is here, http://bit.ly/2l8vsw9

 

Episode-2313- Expert Council Q&A for 10-19-18

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 on The Survival Podcast, the expert council answers questions on whole grains, gardening, battery storage, mead, pets, business, trailers, homesteading 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…

  • How grains effect type II diabetes – Gary Collins
  • Gardening if you have a black thumb – Nick Ferguson
  • Battery storage considerations – Shawn Mills
  • More on medicinal meads – Michael Jordan
  • Developing effective messaging for you brand – Nicole Sauce
  • The expense of vaccinating your animals – Dr. Kelly
  • Building an over lander trailer with an M101 series military trailer – Tim Glance
  • Do you need 25 grand to homestead effectively – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker – Item of the Day

cannerSpecial Notice – I am bringing this product around today for two reasons.  First it has gone out of stock many times and has currently come back into stock at good levels, where me running it won’t sell out all inventory in an hour, annoying people who can’t order one. 

Another reason is we are starting to hit the time of the year where garden surplus becomes over whelming and it is time to break out the canner.  And it is the time of the year for stew, tune in today for my stew recipe!

Every day I will 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 Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker

In the past I have recommended the PowerPressure Cooker XL, as it was the only electric canner guaranteed to be safe for pressure canning by the manufacture.

The Chard is better in so many ways, while also being guaranteed safe by the manufacturer for pressure canning, it has several additional features that make me want to exchange my PowerPressure Cooker, they are…

  1. The Chard allows you to can quart vs. pint jars.  In fact with it you have the ability to can, four quart jars, six pint jars, eight jelly jars or ten half-pint jars in one batch
  2. It also does a separate water bath or steam function for water bath canning
  3. It uses true petcocks and hence can be used at higher altitudes then the PowerPressure Cooker
  4. It has twenty built in safety features to ensure your safety.

Additionally while I brought this product to you first almost two years ago it was constantly sold out and would go up in price as quantity dropped.  Cary now seems to have supply side worked out and they are readily available for under 120 dollars with free shipping.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

P.S. – The PowerPressure Cooker XL is available in sizes like 6 and 10 quart but that is all about capacity, none of them are tall enough for the lid to go on with quart sized jars inside of them.  I really don’t recommend it.

P.P.S. – I  have changed the item name here to the “Chard/Cary 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker – Item of the Day” because the same product has been marketed under both names.  This is because Chard was founded Richard Carey, or as the brand came from riCHARD Carey, you can read about that here on the chard website.  Just know if the product says Carey or Chard it is the exact same product, I have verified this with the manufacturer.

Episode-2312- Listener Calls for 10-18-18

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your phone calls on ducks, internet marketing, nutrient density, growing fruit, side hustles, food storage, dogs, psychology 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…

  • Choosing a duck breed and considering muscovies
  • Choosing a domain name in regard to dot com, net, etc.
  • Testing your food for nutrient density, is it even worth it
  • Wild strawberry as ground cover
  • When is the right time to start promoting a side hustle
  • Yes the food saver jar adapter works with the Cabella’s vac sealer
  • More on dogs, friends and irrational behavior

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler Item of the Day

kunEvery 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 Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler.  I covered this item in my episode Episode-1820- 15 Items for the Prepper Kitchen and How to Use Them.  But it is an great item especially for those of you on the low carb lifestyle.  But I can tell you anyone will love the dish I am going to tell you how to make today with this peeler.

First I think any kitchen should have a good Julienne Peeler in it.  From Asian dishes, to making salads look and taste awesome and more they are just a great tool.  They do so much and cost so little.

But when it comes to making zoodles, they really shine.  What is a zoodle, a made up word meaning zucchini noodle.  They are simple to make but there is a right and a wrong way to do it.  There are also cool machines like The Sprializer that making them a bit thicker and in long sprials.  Those machines are not expensive but they are one more big item in your kitchen and a Julienne Peeler fits in a knife drawer.

In the PS I now  have a video showing you how to make these.  It is really easy though, his is all you do, take a few zucchinis and just julienne them, turning them as you go.  As you get to the seedy part you are going to stop.  Toss that to the chickens, ducks or compost bin and go to the next one.  You can cut bit into the seeds it won’t hurt anything but you will notice a point that you have worn it out.

NOW COMES THE IMPORTANT PART, you Do NOT COOK THEM THIS WAY.  Put them into a strainer and sprinkle kosher salt on them.  How much?  Not a lot just enough to coat the top, toss them around, give them a bit more and leave them to drain into the sink or a bowl.  In about 10 minutes they should be very wet, if not add a tiny bit more salt.  After a few times you will know how much to add.  Over the next 30 minutes turn them by hand 2-3 times.  Make sure they drain at least 30 minutes.

Now put down a couple layers of paper towel and spread them out (don’t be all fussy about one layer, but just spread them out).  Let them sit that way, perhaps flip a few times.  This is less work to do than to read and write about.

I generally do this all when I start cooking, once they are on the paper towels they can sit there an hour if you need them too.  When everything else is about ready, heat up some olive oil (I like garlic infused for this) in a skillet, toss in your zoodles with any other seasonings (no salt though of course) toss them at medium heat for a minute or two.  Finish with some real butter melted in and serve.  This is a go to side dish for grilled steaks at my house.

The salt is the key, zucchini squash have a huge amount of water in them.  The salt draws it out and they taste like and have the texture of an actual noodle.  I won’t say they taste just like spaghetti, what I am saying is if you ate them blind folded you would swear they are a type of thin noodle.  Omit the salt treatment and they are fine but they taste like well zucchini rather than a noodle.

Pasta is one thing I really have missed going back to low carb living, until I found these.  Once I did it isn’t even an issue any more.  And here is a big bonus!  If you have a garden you likely grow zucchini and get a lot of them.  Miss a day of picking and you end up with big zucs, they start to get tough, way too seedy, etc.  Well when you julienne them, that issue is not a problem and you discard the big seeds anyway.  In fact we have found zucchini about twice the size you find in stores make the best zoodles.

So give zoodles and the Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler a shot.  If you already have a julienne peeler you are happy with by all means just try the zoodles.  But that being said if you need one or a new one, get the Kuhn.  It is the highest quality tool of its kind I can find.  Kuhn Rikon is a Swiss Based company, think Swiss Army Knives, they make some of the best cooking tools on the planet.  Besides with this tool being under 11 dollars, why wouldn’t you buy the best?

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

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Episode-2311- John Moody on Frugal Homesteading

The Moody family farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky.  Their journey to homesteading began when John Moody discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him.  He was hit with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems.  So the family began to transition to real, local foods and local food distribution.

Eventually, he relocated his family to 35 acres of land to put his learning into practice.  He currently serves as a founder and director of Steader (an online learning platform for homesteaders and farmers), and also speaks at many local, regional, and national events on food, farming, and nutrition.

He has two books to help growers and gardeners.  His book The Frugal Homesteader  which he co wrote with Joel Salatin was just released.  His second book is called Winning the War Against Weeds, and is due out mid winter and more books are on the way.

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount – 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 Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount by Carlus.  Recently we launched our new instagram (ItsAJackLife) and Dorothy has been managing it for me.  We started to do some short videos there and decided being able to use our tripod would be a good idea.  Issue was my old adapter made by DaVoice didn’t work for vertical, only horizontal.

Up till now that was not a problem because I hate VVS (vertical video syndrome) on sites like YouTube but for Instagram you have to do vertical and I get why.  So I figured why not get a mount that does both.  I almost passed on the Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount by Carlus simply because it was so cheap.  I mean how good could it be for 6.88?

But it just looked like  what I needed and with Amazon you can always return something if it is crap so I gave it a shot. 72 reviews and 4.5 stars.  Gets an A on Fakespot and the Company itself Carlus gets and A as well.

When I got this thing I was impressed.  It is plastic but well built, thick plastic and that is the right material for this little product.  The thumbscrew holds firmly and has a rubber gasket to keep it clamped down.  It mounts to a standard tripod or monopod shoe and it like everything I recommend just works and always works.

Some reviewers did note that on some larger phones the phone won’t fit with a case on it.  I measured the max spread of the clamp at 3.75 inches so measure any larger device you might want to use it for.

You can also get the mount along with a small tripod and a bluetooth remote for your camera.  I can’t speak for the tripod because I have enough tripods and didn’t need another one.  The bluetooth remote is the same one DaVoice uses and many other vendors do as well.  They work just fine, just if you use it make sure the phone is screen side to you so you can be sure it started when you pushed the button.  If not you could finish a 10 minute video but have never started the camera, ask me how I know.

In any event the Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount by Carlus is a great little tool for the money. So if you need something like this for your phone give it a try, at less then 7 bucks it can’t be beat.  In fact I now recommend it over my prior recommendation from DaVoice.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

Episode 2310- Listener Feedback for 10-16-18

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on politics, poultry, technology, moving, economics, electrical outages, food storage 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 Calls and Discuss…

  • Keeping mixed flocks of domestic fowl (chickens, ducks, etc)
  • There are only half as many public companies as a few years ago
  • I have to say it, Elizabeth Warren is proof politics causes brain damage
  • An example of not always trusting fakespot
  • The FCC Says they have no authority over broadband
  • On making the decision to move to another state
  • A quote that shows the left is begging for fascism
  • A new reason your power could be shut off, high fire danger, really
  • Thoughts on raising meat ducks
  • The easy alternatives to the vaccucanner

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Episode-89- TSP Rewind – Raising Resilient Children in a World Full of Wusses

Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally and was originally Episode-1825- Raising Resilient Children in a World Full of Wusses and was first published on July 12th, 2016.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

adventureToday we discuss a subject near and dear to my heart, frankly the future of our nation and our world. I hear all the time today how our kids are tea cup kids, how they are soft, easily offended and incapable or getting though adversity.

Oh dear friends if only it were that limited. There are plenty of 20, 30 and even 40 year old people today that I can say the same about. Yet I will admit that in my experience as an employer, that something clearly went very wrong between the 1980’s and the 1990’s. There absolutely is a dramatic divide in the number of tea cups based on growing up in one of those two decades.

Translation if you were born after 1978 and are not a tea cup, go hug your parents around the neck right now and say thank you!

Today it has gone full on idiotic! It is far more that participation trophies, not keeping score in game, “everybody wins” and a refusal to discipline. Now we have young adults with safe spaces on college campuses at the very time they should have very belief challenged. Instead they are being protected from “micro-aggressions”, and having their college level work graded on a “curve” to make sure anyone who even tries passes.

But today will not be a rant session, I will absolutely not focus on the problem, or what can be done about the current generation as a whole. Instead I will stay inside your personal circle of influence, and focus on how to help your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc, grow up strong in a world full of wusses.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • How we got here, many people meant well, many did not
  • My 10 rules for raising resilient children
    • Let them fail
    • Challenge them
    • Give them a system, teach them to “work it”
    • Get their hands dirty
    • Praise them for failing in the right context
    • Encourage “next step thinking”
    • Incentivize self directed learning
    • Teach them to safely use “dangerous” things
    • Put them in charge at times
    • Teach them about self ownership
    • The Bonus Rule – Everyone is great at something, find that for yourself

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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CAC Team Activated for Hurricane Michael

Howdy TSP,

Thank you so much for your support of the CAC Team and our efforts to help those impacted by local crisis.

Ever wonder what happens to your donations to the CAC? With your support and the help of many volunteers, including a large group of employees from Cisco, we delivered over $15,000 in supplies to those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Coordinating our Florence response required the help of many volunteers. And now we are weathering another bad storm: Hurricane Michael. 

Remember a few weeks ago when Jack asked us all to keep something in reserve for more storms? Well, once again, Jack was right. We need volunteers, safe havens and financial support to help those impacted my Michael. Are you able to help? If so, go to CACTeam.com and sign up to volunteer, provide a safe haven, or contribute.

For each deployment we have folks working behind the scenes; gathering data on where our help is needed and where our people can safely go, reaching out to those who signed up to volunteer in the field or to provide Safe Havens, monitoring the CAC Team Zello Channel to gather information and stay in contact with our volunteers, processing reimbursements for volunteers, and calling stores outside of the area to arrange for the pick up of supplies.

TSP, I know that we’ve asked for your help many times, but the weather doesn’t care. Please consider helping CAC Team and see how far we can take our volunteer efforts to get people food, water, hygiene kits and more.

As always, it is an honor to work by your side helping people in need.

Make it a great week!

Nicole Sauce

https://www.cacteam.com/cac-volunteer-signup/
https://www.cacteam.com/safe-haven-signup/
https://www.cacteam.com/make-a-difference/financial-donations/

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Citizens Assisting Citizens is a small 501(c)(3) not for profit organization run entirely on volunteer power and donations from our supporters. While your year-round donations help us cover administrative costs and keep our organization running, we are gearing up for another deployment for Hurricane Michael, and your support is needed once more.