Monthly Archives: September 2012

Split Pea and Ham Soup from Preps on the Rocket Stove

Shot a bit of video for you guys last night as I whipped up some split pea and ham soup on the Jamaican Coal Pot and the Dutch Oven.   This was the first time I used the coal pot with a dutch oven and it really excels for slow simmer cooking.

I did want to do this in the solar oven but as you can see in the video it simply wasn’t possible.  This is a good example of why having multiple cooking options is a great idea.

 

 

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo on the EcoZoom Stove

Another night as a bachlor and deck cooking with the dogs, this time we are doing Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo on the EcoZoom Stove. Enjoying some micro brews and trying out the SawTac Titanium Tactical Spork and drinking from my Groovy Green Glass, beer glass.

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Episode-988- Listener Calls for 9-28-12

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your Calls to 866-65-THINK

Today I take your calls on financial advisers, feral hogs, bone stock, storage space, livestock, 22 handguns, squash, peppers, droughts  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 quite area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard. I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get most of them on.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • What podcasts do I listen to or perhaps not listen to and why
  • Finding a good financial adviser – in some ways you can’t
  • Trapping hogs, the good, bad and dangerous
  • Making bone stock and what to do with the remains
  • Effective use of attic storage space
  • Protecting trees from deer during the establishment phase
  • Multi species rotational grazing on small acreage
  • Choosing a 22 handgun
  • Propagation and storage of winter squash
  • Saving pepper seeds
  • Pepping for a “drought”

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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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

 

Cooking on the Deck with the EcoZoom Stove – Sausage and Peppers

I am really becoming a fan of the EcoZoom Versa stove.  With a bit of practice you start to get really great temperature control.  For something like browning sausage or other meat I would really prefer this to the electric range any day of the week and of course it will work anytime, anywhere, anyplace.

Episode-987- Jeffery Yago of DTI Solar

Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEMj

Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEMj

Jeff Yago P.E., CEMj is a licensed professional engineer and certified energy manager with over 25-years experience in the energy conservation field. He is also certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners as a licensed solar installer and a licensed journeyman electrician.

He has extensive solar, thermal and solar photovoltaic system design experience and has authored numerous articles in magazines including Backwoods Home, HomePower, Mother Earth News, Solar Engineering Magazine, Energy Users News and Engineered Systems Magazine. He is also the author of a book “Achieving Energy Independence – One Step at a Time“.

Jeff joins us today to discuss the role of solar energy, battery back ups and generator systems should play for the prepper lifestyle.

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Lamb Skewers Off Grid Cooking with a Jamaican Coal Pot

I have mentioned our Jamaican Coal pot a few time and posted a few pics with it to FaceBook but this is the first full video series using it.  We are still leaning how to use this to its full level.

Recipe for the skewers.

One lb of ground lamb
About a quarter of a cup of dehydrated onions
Good sprinkle of cumin
Good sprinkle of paprika (Hungarian)
Course ground black pepper
About six small chopped jalapenos (Seeds and all if you like spicy), Three if they are very large
A few ounces of fish sauce
A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce

Make a glaze of rum, fish sauce and honey at 1/3d each to bush them with when they are almost done.

I bought my coal pot at the one in this video is the “large” size http://www.jamaicastores.com/coal-stove again it took a few months to show up, but it did show up.

 

Episode-986- Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy on the Role of a Survival Medic

Nurse Amy is a certified nurse midwife as well, and an expert on herbal remedies and essential oils. Her tilapia pond is teeming with activity and new babies. She has also written articles on survival gardening and natural remedies for Survivalist and Backwoods Home Magazine.

Dr. Bones is a contributor to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods Home, and Self Reliance Illustrated, and has written a chapter on Basics of Medical Survival for Doctor Prepper’s latest edition of “Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook.”

Both Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy have written a book titled, “The Doom and Bloom™ Survival Medicine Handbook,” a guide to staying healthy is situations where help is NOT on the way.  It has occupied the #1 Amazon Bestseller spot numerous times in the Survival Skills and the Safety and First Aid categories since it was published.

The Doom and Bloom Hour is live every Saturday 9:00pm – 10:00pm Eastern Time on PRN, BlogTalkradio.com. www.doomandbloom.net

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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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-985- From Pawn to Personal Sovereignty

If You Wish to be Free - First Understand You are a Pawn

If You Wish to be Free – First Understand You are a Pawn

I chose the title today in spite of the wackos at the fringe of the “sovereign citizen movement”, not because of them.  In may ways those people have polluted the concept of personal sovereignty but no other phrase really applies to what I want to discuss with you today.

Personal sovereignty basically means “self ownership” and as such is much larger then any political statement.  Someone who truly lives their life based on self ownership must carry far more responsibility then just telling others that they won’t do as commanded.  The individual sovereign much accept that if they fail the failure is theirs and it will be up to them to get up and try again.  They realize any help by any other party will be voluntarily and not something they are entitled to.

They will carry a burden that due to this they must also have a responsibility to help others in need, to do what is right for simply the sake of right.  They can’t rely on others to tell them when to give, what to give, how much to give or who deserves their help.  They must be responsible for themselves, their families, their communities and their nation as a whole.  The problem is today, most people even those who believe they are “free” are pawns on a giant chess board.  Just as the drug addict must first admit to being a drug addict before he can become free of drugs, so must we admit first that we are pawns if we wish to claim our birth rights of personal sovereignty.

Join Me Today As I Discuss…

  • The blog post that led to this
  • What our nation claims to be vs. what it is
  • Why you must first accept you are a pawn if you want to be free
  • Why you have to let go of all dogmatic beliefs when they are proven false
  • What is personal sovereignty
  • What are your responsibilities as someone who owns yourself
  • How do you break the chains that keep you on the game board
  • What hope do we have if we indeed are all pawns?  A lot!

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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 and you might hear yourself on the air.

Awesome Aquaponics Class Coming to Dallas

Two awesome past guests, Rob Gray of AOCS and Tawyna Sawyer of Colorado Aquaponics are teaming up to bring a great Aquaponics class to Dallas, Texas on

Details are as follows…

  • September 29th & 30th
  • 10am to 4pm both days
  • Day 1 – education
  • Day 2 – interactive system build
  • Lunch is provided both days
  • Cost $150 single (or 3oz AOCS or 4oz other .999 fine silver)
  • $250 couple (or 5oz AOCS or 6oz other .999 fine silver)
  • ADDITIONAL $125 CASH for a fast-build aquaponic system – $400 VALUE!
  • Payment due @ beginning of class in person – cash, check and/or silver
  • Tawnya Sawyer is personally presenting the class.

You will finish the class with all of the knowledge required to successfully launch your very own aquaponic gardening system AND aquaponic tote ($125 additional cash fee applies).

Full details on the locations, making arrangements to attend etc. can be found at this link

While I personally can not attend due to prior commitments this will be a great opportunity to learn an awesome skill and meet many other TSP members along with many others from the AOCS and Aquaponics communities.

Old Grouch’s Military Surplus now offers 10% Off to MSB Members

MSB Members Now Get 10% off with Old Grouch!

MSB Members Now Get 10% off with Old Grouch!

Tim Glance has done a few episodes of the show as a guest and serves as a member of the TSP Expert Council.  He is also of course one of the owners of Old Grouch’s Military Surplus.

He has decided to step up and support the Survival Podcast Member’s Brigade with a great discount of 10% on all purchases.  I think this is a great discount from a great supplier and am happy to add him to our outstanding list of MSB Discount Vendors.

The Old Grouch’s Military Surplus is a traditional old fashioned military surplus dealer- chock full of real military surplus, not a bunch of cheap copies. Military surplus is a great way to get your gear on a budget- it is durable, cheap, and functional and often sells for less than what imports sell for. Tim and his crew are always looking to bring you the best deals in military surplus from the USA and other countries.

Be sure to check his site often because in the surplus world inventory changes quickly and he has new stuff every week and, because of how surplus works, stuff runs out every week. See what they have at www.oldgrouch.com and to get a 10% discount on every purchase just visit the members only area of your MSB account.  The discount code is on the “benefits” page of the MSB like all the other discount codes.

This is just another example of what makes the Members Brigade such a great deal.  If you want to learn more about joining the MSB just click here.