My Plants are Propagating Themselves – A Voluntary Invasion!

We have peppers, squash and Armenian snake melons reproducing themselves at will. I show you whats up, talk about how to capitalize on stuff like this and of course we say hi to the ducks as well.

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Episode 2313- Listener Feedback for 10-22-18

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on emergency power, predators, business, butchering, kids, employment, weather threats, failed government monopoly, critical thinking, suicide 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…

  • I should not have to say this but do not back feed a generator to the grid
  • Dealing with hawks as predators
  • Using facebook to promote your brand/business
  • When are kids old enough to be involved with butchering animals
  • Getting off to a good start at a new job
  • Tornadoes have shifted to the east, el Nino is coming, here is what it all means
  • How the private market has killed a government monopoly but hurt those that bought in to the monopoly
  • Logic and reason vs. the Honduran flag
  • Stories from two listeners about suicide and the lesson in them

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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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Add On Build a Knife Workshop at TSP Fall 18

Patrick Roehrman is once again doing a build a knife with Patrick Workshop at the TSP Fall18 event.  I have tried to build enough break time into the schedule so that most of the work can be done without missing out on much of the other presentations.

In this workshop you will build your own knife with Patrick’s help.  The knife you build would be worth somewhere be 600 dollars or more if you just bought it.  But you get the experience of actually learning from a true master of the craft.  In essence you are buying the knife and getting the education for free.

Think about it, not only will you have a custom one of a kind knife made by a master knife maker.  You will have helped to build it and learned from the experience.  Talk about having an heirloom to pass down to a child or grandchild!

Patrick is only taking 5 students for this class and 2 of those 5 spots have already been taken.  So only three remain.  The cost of these class is 600 dollars but the value of knowing how to make your own knives is hard to even put a price on, especially being taught by Patrick.

Again only 5 students will be accepted, this will allow Patrick to give you the time to truly teach you how to make an exceptional high quality custom knife.

To learn more Click Here for Full Details

MSB Fall Sale – Get 20 Bucks Off with Code fall18

I have been promising you guys a sale on the air for over a week.  I was going to do 15 bucks off your first year but since I took so long to get it done I decided to to it two better.

Two Better?  You bet!  Instead of 15 dollars off, I am making it 20 dollars off.  So you can sign up or renew today for just 30 bucks for a year.  What about the two better?  Well, how about it ain’t off your first year, it is 30 bucks for as long as you remain an active member.  Just use the discount code fall18 when you sign up.

I set up MSB from the beginning with the hope that it would not cost my members a dime in the long term.  So I set out and locked in about 70 discounts on tons of stuff you likely buy all the time.  Simply by using these discounts a few times a year I can’t see how anyone living a modern survival lifestyle won’t get their money back at least two times over a year, especially at 30 bucks.

So consider signing up today.  Again just use the discount code fall18 when you sign up.  To do that just go here and set up your account.

If you want to pay by check, silver, etc. you can get a form to fill out on the sign up page.  Just print it out and make sure to write the discount code on the form.  If you pay with silver we will just give you some extra time instead of cutting the price.

If you want to pay with cryptocurrency, just email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast dot com with TSPC in the subject line and we can work it out.

P.S. – A special note, the default online payment method is now credit/debit cards via Stripe.  Some folks seem to think they need a Stripe account to use that method, you don’t.  It is just my merchant account provider.  All you need is any major credit or debit card and you are good to go.

I do still take PayPal but they have been really buggy with a ton of failed renewals and problems when people are trying to sign up and they have been NO HELP in fixing it.  So while you can use PayPal I prefer that you sign up via Stripe.  And if you have a PayPal debit card you can of course use it that way.

Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone – TSP Item of the Day

zymoxEvery 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 Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone.  As  you may remember my buddy Charlie the Pitbull-Pointer had some issues with his back paws.  We are pretty sure that evil fire ants started the issue and caused him to chew both his paws pretty raw.

Well as I reported in another review we used a combination of comfrey ointment and bitter apple spray to deal with it.  It healed very well over all, but one spot high up on his back paw seemed fine one day then was bloody red the next.

Time to up the game.  So I applied Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone and in a single day the improvement was marked.  It must taste like crap so over spraying with bitter apple has not been necessary.  After 3 days on it the sore was basically just a spot with hair missing, hair which rapidly grew back.

Comfrey was able to do the job here but a dog is not a person and sometimes a pup can’t resist the urge to chew, even though bitter apple spray.  Then it is time for something with Hydrocortisone in it.  This spray also has a three enzyme blend of lactoperoxidose, lysozyme and lactoferrin that effectively destroys bacterial, viral and fungal microorganisms. These enzymes are derived from natural milk protein peroxidases according to the manufacturer.

If you check the reviews on Amazon you will find many dog and cat owners consider this stuff a God send.  That is why it sits with 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 800 reviews.  So this is another item that belongs in your “Dogie First Aid Kit” (aka DFAK) because it works so well.

The key with hot spots and the like is get them treated before they become chronic and spread.  I like to rely on herbals but as soon as he made the sore bloody it was either this or the “cone of shame” and I just didn’t want my buddy in the cone.

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

P.S. – This is not medical advice just personal experience.  Since starting using this we have several times used it for ourselves.  Last fall I got a small mark on my hand and assumed it was a scratch from some hardware cloth, it was to small poke marks, yea it ended up being a spider bite, what type I don’t know.

While it wasn’t something dangerous it started getting worse and worse, with some necrosis spreading, comfrey was no help, this stopped it cold.  Another time I got tore up moving some wood by fire ants, I sprayed the areas of my hands with this before the bites broke out, and they never did.  Again this IS NOT advice just a personal experience.

I would however like Doc. Bones opinion on this stuff.  Bones?

 

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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