Episode-1417- The Amazing NEF/H&R Handi Rifle

265 Pound Boar Taken with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

265 Pound Boar Taken in 2002 with a NEF Handi Rifle in 45-70

On Friday I answered a question about the Rossi Combo guns and steered the caller toward the NEF/H&R Handi Rifle mostly due to the options with the Barrel Accessory Program, that would allow his kids a lot of options as they got older.

Personally I have been an NEF fan for a long time.  In fact I have been a member of the NEF/H&R Yahoo email list since 2001.  That list is a treasure trove of information on the Handi Rifle.  It isn’t very active anymore but that is mostly because you can find an answer to almost any question in its archives.

I decided to dedicate today’s show to the NEF Handi Rifle and the huge number of options that are available in it.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • The basics on the handi rifle
    • Cost
    • Action
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • How the barrel accessory program works
  • Some of my favorite rifle options available
    • 22 Hornet
    • 223 Remington
    • 243 Winchester
    • 7mm-08 Remington
    • 30-30 Winchester
    • 30-06 Springfield
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Magnum
    • 44 Magnum
    • 45-70 Govt
  • Some Cool Shot Gun Options
    • 24″ 12 Gauge with 3.5 inch chamber and screw in chokes
    • 12 Ga 24” Fully Rifled, Rifled Sights
    • 20 Ga 24” Fully-Rifled, w/Scope Rail
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
    • 28 Ga 22″ and 26″
    • 410 bore 22″ and 26″
  • My thoughts on the Ultimate Combo Kit
    • 22 Hornet
    • 7mm-08
    • 35 Whelen
    • 357 Mag 22”
    • 12 Ga 28” Mod
    • 20 Ga 26” Mod
  • Final Thoughts

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Episode-1416- Listener Calls for 8-29-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls t0 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on permaculture, bees, honey, water, guns, amaranth, livestock, life 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…

  • Putting a fence style hedge in a wooded area
  • Thoughts on Osage Orange and dairy goats
  • Michael Jordan on bee care and antibiotics use and smoke
  • Ethical use of well water
  • Steve Harris on getting water from one place to another
  • The 243 as a deer round
  • Why I recommend the NEF/HR Handi Rifle over the Rossi SSR
  • Keith Snow on cooking with honey
  • Dealing with Alkaline Soil and Water
  • More on Ferguson MO
  • How to pay for the MSB with silver
  • Thoughts on planting trees from seed
  • Using Amaranth for Chicken and Quail Feed
  • Why you should do it YOUR way

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Episode-1415- Stefan Sobkowiak on the Permaculture Orchard

Stefan Sobkowiak  of Miracle Farms

Stefan Sobkowiak of Miracle Farms

Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model originating from monoculture.

He then decided to tear out most of the trees and replant in a way that would maximize biodiversity and yield while minimizing the amount of maintenance required. Inspired by permaculture principles, the orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of apples, plums, pears, cherries, and countless other fruits and vegetables.

Today’s interview was like meeting a kindred spirit.  Stefan and I spoke for almost two hours and barely covered half of what I wanted to discuss with him.

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Special Deal on the Beyond Razor Sharp Digital Download by Patrick Roehrman

Get Beyond Razor Sharp Today use Discount Code tsp720

Get Beyond Razor Sharp Today use Discount Code tsp720

Patrick Roehrman of MT Knives has released a video called Beyond Razor Sharp.  As a man who has carried one of Patrick’s knives every day since 2011 I can tell you that beyond razor sharp is no exaggeration when it comes to Patrick’s sharpening skills.

With this new video you can now learn exactly how he does it so you can do it it too.  I got you guys an introductory cost of $15 for the first 100 TSP listeners! To claim it just use coupon code tsp720 at checkout.  This isn’t just for MSB it is for any listener that wants it as long as you are one of the first 100 to use the code. You can find the video for sale at http://mtknives.net/product/beyond-razor-sharp-digital-download

Look for the Download link after you have completed the checkout process, it will say Download. You will also receive an email with the link “Download” in it. You will have to enter your mailing info when checking out.  Patrick does not share your info in any way, this is just how the shopping cart is set up. If you have problems contact Patrick at patrick at mtknvies.net and you will hear back from him within one work day.

My Basic Sausage Recipe

Fresh Home Made Breakfast Sausage

Fresh Home Made Breakfast Sausage

I mentioned this recipe in the recent herb show when I talked about sage.  I promised I would include it in the show notes but as often happens I forgot to due to a time crunch.  Rather than go back and insert it into those notes I figured I would do a stand alone post about it.

I originally got the base of this recipe from Chef Keith Snow.  His recipe was for 7 pounds.  I modified it to suit my taste (which you may wish to do with my version by the way) and adjusted the ingredients to a 1 pound batch.  That makes scaling up really easy.

If you are scaling up to a really big recipe knowing that 3 teaspoons is equal to one tablespoon may be very helpful and time saving.   Once you try this you will never buy premade sausage again.  The recipe can be adapted and modified, you can use it for breakfast sausage or up the fennel and Italian seasoning a bit for more of a Italian Sausage flare.  It can be stuffed into casings and smoked you name it.

The best part to me is how it gets nice and crispy when you brown it on the outside.  This never happens with store bought sausage.  I use the best pork I can get including feral hog BUT I won’t hesitate to use basic ground pork from the supermarket if that is all that is available, it is still a 1000% improvement on the premade crap.

Per Pound of Sausage

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (omit if you don’t like it a little spicy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (I prefer Himalayan pink salt, kosher salt or sea salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chef Keith’s Northern Italian Seasoning (Were to get his seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 4 finely chopped fresh sage leaves

Mix well and leave to sit over night in the fridge.  This binds the flavors well and it is better then if you cook it right away.  Though you can cook it right away and it will be fine, it just gets better over night.

If you like jalapeno, one large seeded jalapeno with the white pulp well scraped out or two small ones finely chopped per pound is a great addition. Do it that way and it will contribute good flavor and almost no heat. If you want it spicy chop the pepper with the seeds and pith intact.

Omit the Italian seasoning and fennel and replace with 1 teaspoon of paprika, two tablespoons of chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and you will get something like chorizo but less greasy and better to my taste.

Again this is just a base.  Buy two pounds of ground pork, make one like this, then adjust the second batch to your taste and have fun coming up with new versions.

I made this last thanksgiving and did it as a stuffing.  I used about half sausage and 1/4 each of chestnuts and corn bread.  People killed it!

 

Episode-1414- Windmills for Water Self Sufficiency

Walter Crowell and crew in 1902

Walter Crowell and crew in 1902

Douglas Crowell is a 4th Generation Windmiller and Water Well Driller. His Family has Been Installing Windmills Since 1896. His family business is currently the largest installer of Aermotor Windmills in the Country.

They also install over 150 solar pump systems a year on the largest and remote cattle ranches in the Texas Panhandle. Douglas Crowell is a Medically retired Combat Veteran from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. And because of his disabilities he has created HomesteadWaterPro.com

Windmills played one of the most important roles in the lives of the early settlers of the West. Without the Windmill, the pioneers who forded the rivers and staked out claims for land would surely have wound up in a nomadic existence as the Indians of the period did.

Land shortages forced early settlers to move away from the more populated rivers and streams so they could claim enough land for farming and a place to pasture cattle. The lack of water on most of the Great Plains and southwestern United States posed a life or death situation.

The pioneers moving into the West found only occasional water holes, playa lakes, seeps, and rarely, a spring. Generally the stagnant water from these seeps and bogs contained insects, snakes, dead animals and disease-causing bacteria. Numerous pools of water were brackish and even poisonous.  It was the windmill that allowed such harsh lands to be settled.  Today the windmill is still a great tool for water self sufficiency.

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Episode-1413- 12 More Herbs Every Survivalist Should Grow

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Lemon Balm Growing in My Food Forest Edge

Today we do part two of a series on herbs every survivalist should grow.  Herbs are great because even if have a tiny yard these are 12 plants you can easily find space for even on a postage stamp city lot.

The key is these 12 plants will provide you food, medicine, relaxation and beauty and require very little of you in return. I truly believe that ones quality of life can be improved just by growing and using fresh herbs.

This first show in this series was Episode-1410- 12 Herbs Every Modern Survivalist Should Grow, so if you don’t see your favorite herb here, it may have been covered in that episode.

The truth is I could go on an list 12 more off the top of my head but these 12 will do so much and ask so little of you that is why I chose them for today’s show.  We may in fact do one more show in this series.

Join me Today As I Discuss the Following 18 Herbs You Should be Growing

  1. Lemon Balm
  2. Peppermint
  3. Comfrey
  4. Dill
  5. Sage
  6. Thyme
  7. Calendula
  8. Rosemary
  9. Bee Balm
  10. Roses
  11. Lavender
  12. Marsh Mallow

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

T-shirt Sale at TSP Gear Shop


apparel

TSP Gear Shop is having a sale on all T-shirts. Most T-shirts are just $18.00 and Ship for Free! Sale is good for all in-stock sizes.

If you don’t see your size available, check back soon as we will re-printing some of these shirts and taking pre-orders.

Also be sure to check out all of the Patches that are now available. Including “The Team”, “Untrained Civilian Goofball” and “I miss America” patches from the 299 Days Books series.


apparel


apparel


apparel

Episode-1412- Listener Feedback for 8-25-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your comments, questions and thoughts on education, gardening, school stupidity, politics, making cider, ebola 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

  • A correction to last weeks question on growing butternuts
  • How to best harvest squash and pumpkin seeds
  • More on the evolution of education
  • The seldom discussed real lessons of Ebola
  • Teen arrested and suspended for writing a story about shooting a dinosaur
  • Could concepts like Kickstarter and Crypto currency replace taxation
  • Making apple cider for the newbie

Resources for today’s show…

Today’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

The economic collapse has happened and people are scavenging and starving.  You are prepared and reasonably stocked, how do you keep your supplies safe while you consume them and avoid becoming a target.

Last Week’s Conflicted Monday Scenario

Your family has been without food for quite some time now, and things are beginning to look bleak. You find people willing to trade some food, but the only thing you have they will take is your last firearm. How would you react in this scenario, what would you do?

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Episode-1411- Listener Calls for 8-22-14

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on poultry, growing trees, AR15 builds, irrigation, canning, elderberries, rock mulching, riots 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…

  • Can you cohabitate ducks and chickens
  • Does pasturing Cornish cross make them tough
  • Propagation of Butternut and Chestnut trees
  • 6.8 vs. 300 Blackout for the AR for deer hunting?
  • Thoughts on irrigation for gardens and trees
  • Do canning lids have a shelf life
  • How to propagate elderberries
  • Rock mulching techniques
  • Lessons on Ferguson and who writes history

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.