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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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.

Episode-88- TSP Rewind – Some of the Greatest Lies Ever Sold

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

Today’s episode was originally Episode-1393- Some of the Greatest Lies Ever Sold and was originally published on July 24th, 2014.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

I have been on a theme as of late and I think I will leave you with one more show in this vein before I move on to something else. Do you realize that most people are living their modern lives based on a series of well sold lies?

Everything you hear is largely a lie today. The TV lies to you. Your parents though well meaning likely repeat those lies, largely because they believe them.

1984 Should Have Been Called 2014.

1984 Should Have Been Called 2014.

The radio lies to you while you drive to work, well, unless you listen to TSP or something similar. Most companies lie very professionally and well thought out to their employees. The school system is built almost entirely on lies.

This is why so many are miserable today. One can’t be human, fully human when they are living a life based on lies that lead to largely non human behavior.

Worse yet most of these lies have bits of truth in them. Understand the most deceptive lies are 90% or more true. The best way to sell lies is by using the truth. This is why you will have a hard time likely when you read the list of lies below, accepting that as they are sold to you, they are lies.

PLEASE don’t comment below about these lies until you listen to the episode, I promise you that you will end up defending them out of context.

Join Me Today As We Examine the Following Lies…

  • Responsible adults get good jobs and work hard at them
  • An education is priceless
  • Money can’t buy happiness
  • It will all be worth it when you retire
  • While our political system has problems it is the best we can do
  • It is okay for government to do something that would be a crime if you did it
  • Those people over there are bad, it is okay for us to kill them
  • Your value is based on the opinions of others
  • Government is necessary

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I’ll Be in San Antonino from Friday – Monday – Here’s Why

I was contacted by the organizers of the Veterans Alcoholic Beverage Competition about serving as a judge for their upcoming competition in San Antonino.  Of course I said I would be happy to do so.

It is going to be an amazing event with a lot going on.  In addition to the Beverage Competition (yes there are samples) there is a BBQ competition, a car show and more.

There are also some mixers and other events, an awesome music concert and I will be speaking about entrepreneurship, though I am not sure at what time just yet.

Anyway I think it is going to be a blast, if you are going to be coming email me with TSPC San Antone in the subject and I will give you a way to contact me there.

There are a variety of ticket packages and you can even get a VIP pass for 105 dollars.  They were selling packages of them for companies at a discount but those sold out so now you can only buy them individually.

Those are pretty cool you get into the judges mixer and there are a lot of cool people on the judges list.  You get a bunch of drink tickets, a swag bag, a cigar and more.  That package is 105 bucks.  You can find it and other options here.

Anyway I hope to see some of you there.  Again if you are coming and want me to get in touch with you so we can meet up at some point just email me with TSPC San Antone in the subject line.  My email of course is jack at thesurvivalpodcast dot com.

Episode-87- TSP Rewind – Peter Hartman on Winter Gardening

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

Today’s episode was originally and was originally Episode-1201- Peter Hartman on Winter Gardening and was first published on September 5, 2013.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

Peter Hartman is a long time listener to the show, so long in fact that he has been listening since the “Jetta Days”. Today he joins us to discuss winter gardening with some really interesting concepts. We discuss making cold frames, low tunnels and green houses.

We also get into the concept that often winter gardening is about getting plants to or very close to size by winter and from there it is more like a form of “live storage”.

Join Us Today as We Discuss…

  • Equipment specific to the winter garden
  • What species do best in winter
  • What species to avoid in winter
  • When to start planting for winter
  • How much work goes into winter gardens vs. spring, fall and summer
  • What specific problems are there with winter gardens
  • What resources are available to learn more about winter gardening

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.

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