Monthly Archives: October 2017

Episode-2107- Listener Feedback for 10-31-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on bitcoin, marketing, shooting, medical technology, autonomous vehicles and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

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 have compared Bitcoin to gold, apparently I am in good company
  • Advice for an author or any content creator in the current market
  • How to become a better shooter shooting off a bench
  • A new tech that will help doctors with an iphone may some day replace many of them
  • The grocery store I predicted will soon be a reality
  • A vision of the autonomous uber like EVs of the near future

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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The Hands-On Home by Erica Strauss – 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 Hands-On Home by Erica Strauss.  Erica of course is a one of the most popular members of our expert council so her book is what you’d expect from Erica, fing fantastic!

Erica designed this book to be the ultimate guide on the DIY home.  There are over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas in this great book.  It covers everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products.

Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock your kitchen to more effortlessly prepare delicious meals.  Erica is a former professional chef who knows how to build flavor into simple and delicious home-cooked meals.

She also includes details on Basic Food Preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when.

You guys know Erica from her appearances on the air, she is extremely knowledgeable and always super prepared.  So you just know her book has got to be awesome, how awesome, one review on Amazon is titled,

“The mayo recipe alone is worth it…but really, this book is amaze-balls.”

I am not sure what that actually means but if you read the full review by  N. Stoddard you will see that she was very excited about it.  In fact you won’t find a bad review on this book, not one, 109 reviews with 4.8 stars overall.  But what else would we expect from Erica.  So check out The Hands-On Home by Erica Strauss and if you have not done so yet add it to your kindle or your book shelf.

Remember you can always find the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

Special Add On’s for the Coming Fall Workshop

If you are coming to the TSP Nine Mile Farm Workshop from Nov. 8-12 there are some awesome add ons available I wanted to make you aware of.

First – Patrick Roehrman is doing a build a knife with Patrick workshop.  In this workshop you will work with Patrick during times between our regular sessions to build a truly custom knife.  A knife you would normally pay say 500 dollars just to buy.  But in this special workshop you will learn how to build knives like this and end up with one you built along with Patrick for only 400 dollars.

Full Details on This Workshop
Can be Found Here

Second – Nicole Sauce will be doing a class on Word Press site development for all students.  She will also be announcing a special guided workshop allowing you to develop and fully deploy their own sites.  This will cover site development and deployment with options on hosting, graphic design and much more.   This course will be done via webinar and will begin about a week after the workshop at Nine Mile Farm end.  This will be a great opportunity to take all the ideas and things you learn at our workshop and launch it into an actual business.

Full Detail Options and Pricing for
Nicole’s Add On Course are Here

Third – Nick Ferguson is offering a drawing for a  “Consulting Session With Nick Ferguson”.  Basically anybody interested in winning the slot will need to follow his Distance Consulting instructions page at

www.homegrownliberty.com/consulting

They will need to shoot a video tour video of their property, fill out the questionnaire, and either mail that to Nick prior to the event, or bring it with them.

The students here at Nine Mile Farm will watch the video of one lucky winner, and do a sit down quick consultation with Q&A. All attendees get a 40% discount on a distance consulting session with Nick after the event is finished if booked before the event is over. ($175 check, money order, paypal – $150 if paying cash. he will also accept silver at spot price)

Additionally Nick will also be doing a class on making herbal salves which will include a breakout Class Session hands on class 30-45 minutes.  The cost of this add on is $25, with a limit of 20 attendees.  Those who take part in this add on will leave with 2 Jars of the famous “Ferguson First Aid Salve” Plus some of Nick’s own comfrey crowns and seed packets to plant and grow every herb used in the salve recipe.

The value of the seeds and cuttings alone is about $20 – Jars of salve worth $15   Total class valued at $35 with a cost of only $25.

Anybody interested in the first aid salve class can bring cash. First come first served – Email nick@homegrownliberty.com with “Salve Class” in the subject line to reserve your spot.

If you  have any additional questions on Nick’s consulting or the salve class, please email him with “TSP Workshop 2017” as the subject line at nick@homegrownliberty.com

Fourth – Not really an add on but John Pugliano wants to hear from you.  John  is presenting on building wealth and lifestyle businesses.  He’s soliciting your feedback as to what questions or topics you’d like covered relating to wealth & starting a business.  Contact him at:  podcast@wealthsteading.com

 

Episode-52- TSP Rewind – Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks

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

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1235- Fun, Cheap and Easy Gun Projects and Tricks and was originally published on October 28, 2013.

Okay guys and gals, October has kicked my butt. First 10 days in Colorado, then the seminar at my homestead, then the earthworks course in Louisiana. I need a fun and easy show and I bet with all the crap going on with the government, the economy and other things many of you do too.

m1magtrick

Build Your Own M1 Dummy Mag for the 10/22

Today I am going to discuss some cool gun projects you can do and exactly how to do them. None require any advanced gunsmithing knowledge or master wood working skills to do.

We will also discuss some cool and easy to install accessories and where to get them and why they are actually worth having. A little bit on reloading, including my special 44 Mag “quiet load” and even a tiny bit of airsoft shooting.

This should be a fun show, it won’t be a 100% how to show but it will give you a ton of fun projects, let you know what is possible and get you thinking. It may also give you a few projects for those long winter nights when many of us get a bit of cabin fever in January and February. It sounds crazy but those days are just around the corner.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • The easiest money saver, rehabbing old break action shotguns
  • The “rubber washer trick” with the NEF/H&R break action rifle
  • Conversion of the NEF to 357 max or “k-hornet”
  • Getting started reloading with the “lee loader” it fits in a shirt pocket
  • The 22 LR “flat point” jig
  • Restoration of Military Surplus Arms (without ruining them)
  • Turning a mosin nagant into a “scout rifle”
  • Creating in stock survival kits
  • Starting a fire with a rifle
  • Cut shells for the shot gun (slugs on demand)
  • Convert a 10/22 to an M1 Carbine Clone
  • Build a black powder rifle from a kit
  • Build a “survival sling” from leather or paracord
  • Loads so quite you don’t need a suppressor
  • Build simple “airsoft” reactive targets for cheap or suburban practice

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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Maldon Sea Salt – 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 Item of the day is Maladon Sea Salt.  I just discovered this stuff and wonder where the hell it has been all my life!  What does it taste like, it tastes like salt, nothing more.

It is pure sea salt which many of us consider more healthy that typical table salt but that is not the magic either.  No it is all about the texture!  I am not sure how they do it but these salt flakes are in like little flaky pyramid like shapes.

I like them so much I am adding a second salt box to our counter top!  Why, this stuff is expensive compared to say typical sea salt or kosher salt which I use for most cooking.  Again the magic is the texture not the taste.

So I use this as a finishing salt which so happens to be the way most chefs use it.  On the top of a steak is pretty great and it is really good on something like sauteed vegetables or on a salad.  In addition to great salty flavor it adds an amazing crunch in such a cool way.

My links go to a twin pack, as I see it as the best value at 11.80 with free shipping on prime.  If you want you can order a single box for only 4.95 but that is considered an “add on order” by Amazon because it is such a small order, but if you are going to be ordering at least 25 dollars that is also and option.

Also I have not tried it yet, but I also now found out that they have a smoked version of this salt and I will be trying it on my next order.  So give Maladon Sea Salt a try and I think you will be pleased with your results.

Remember you can always find the TSP Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

Two Seats to the Fall Workshop are Open

UPDATE – The two tickets sold since I posted this and are no longer available.

This weekend I had two cancellations, so it is short notice to make arrangements but an opportunity to come if you want to.

You can get details here http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/fall-shop-9-9-17

As always this year we sold out in 48 hours but as often happens life got in the way for two people, if you want to attend email me with TSP FALL in the subject line at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com

Classes are Thursday the 9th – Saturday the 11th.  Students show up for a social gathering and to set up camp on the 8th and can stay on property until 11am the 12th.

Cost is 500 dollars with a 100 dollar deposit.

  • A schedule of events is here.
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  • If you want to see how we will be eating I have published the menu here.  Most say the food alone is worth at least half the cost of attending.

As this is last minute I am willing to work out payment terms if necessary if it helps you attend.  Say 100 deposit, 200 on arrival and the final 200 anytime before the end of the year.

7 Days to Go – 7K Reached – Get Your Quail Tracker System Now

Recently Brad Davies, Steve Larkin and I have officially launched the Quail Tracker System via KickStarter. This system has been developed over two years. When you see it you may wonder why it took so long as it looks somewhat simple.

The reality is we used it, we tweaked it, we made it better, we used it some more. We found every problem we could, solved that problem then, used it some more, found more problems and eventually got this system to do everything and anything you could ask of it.

Our primary goal with our system was to make raising poultry profitable, fun, easy and doable in any backyard in America. We wanted anyone from the person with a full on permaculture backyard. To the person living dead center of a Tyrannically run HOA headed up by the worst Bluehairs you could imagine. To be able to produce meat and eggs and improve the quality of their land while doing so.

Thanks to All That Helped Us Blow though Our Goal and Hit 7K!

That’s right the Quail Tracker Project is already blew though our initial funding goal of 5,000 dollars and is sitting a bit over 7,000 in full funding with 7 days still to go in our kick starter.

That means you should consider getting a system for yourself perhaps two. If you do by spring you could be doing the following. Raising the best quality meat and eggs for your family and improving your land and making compost all at the same time. And doing it with birds getting to behave like birds. Out in the yard, eating bugs, weeds, seeds, etc. and enjoying their lives, and blue hairs be damned, they are just your pets. Quiet pets by the way that no one can see in a backyard unless they are peering over your fence!

Quail really are the perfect back yard poultry. They are quiet, they qualify as “pets” where that is an issue and frankly our system makes it likely no one will know you have them anyway. They are very easy to breed, incubate and brood and grow to meat harvest size in 6 weeks and start laying eggs at 7 weeks. If you keep them under lights (easily done with cheap solar yard lights) with at least 14 hours of light a day, well fed and watered the average hen will give you 28-30 eggs per month, every month.

Our Quail Trackers are light enough that even the average 12 year old child can move it easily to the next location. The material is a very high end cage material that is hard to even buy unless you are commercial builder. The wire is coated with a completely non toxic material that makes it easy on your animals, in other words, no foot lacerations or “bumble foot” to deal with. Well cared for our Trackers will last for decades, they will never rust and can be cleaned by simply hosing them off under a spray nozzle.

It really is the ultimate backyard egg and meat production machine. To learn more and get your Quail Trackers on order today visit our Kickstarter Page and select the options you want today.

P.S. – The Quail Tracker System is the first product being released by our new company called Perpetual Food Systems, LLC with our website located at www.homefoodsystems.com

You can expect more to come from our company as we seek to empower Americans to once again feed themselves from their own back yards.

Episode-2106- Listener Calls for 10-27-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on law enforcement, disaster reality, investing, taxes, solar cooking, guns 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…

  • A missed segment from yesterday, Dan Ohmann on designated driving
  • Bitcoin was useless in a disaster, so what, wait great video anyway
  • What to do with a legacy 401K, really simple honestly
  • Growing food in your front yard, because it is the best place for it
  • The tax issues when selling crypto currency
  • Choosing a solar oven
  • The origin of the 30-06
  • Preventing moldy biltong
  • Nov. the 4th, the next big nothing burger

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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French Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle – Item of the Day

pressEvery 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 my favorite French Press on Amazon.  It is marketed as the French Press Coffee & Tea Maker Complete Bundle, but I will be honest I am far more interested in the press itself rather than the spoons that come with it.

The thing I love most about this press is it comes with FOUR screens.  I run mine with all 4 installed.  A few times a week I unscrew the filter holder and wash them all out, that is all the maintenance I do and that takes about 1 minute flat.

I will also admit we have come to like the little metal spoon with the s-turn in the handle.  We keep it on our kitchen island hung on the inside of a small glass, we use it to stir drinks and any drips go in the glass.

Previously I featured our favorite tea infuser, and it is what I reach for when I want to make a single cup, but almost every morning we fire up our French Press.  It makes 34 ounces in one go, or two of our really big cups.  If you use the recipe from that article, this is the way to use it with a full sized French Press.

Put in 3 tablespoons of tea.  Make your first batch, for each additional batch just add one additional tablespoon and do another run.  I do up to 6 runs a day like this, (we drink a lot of tea) and always sweeten with liquid stevia.  Since I always try to do a value add with these posts I will give away another of my tea blends today, do not let the simplicity of this one fool you.

Jack’s Three Mints Tea (yep lemon balm and bee balm are actually mints)

This is a great sipping and contemplation tea.  It also is my favorite tea to make for iced tea.  Done that way with a bit of lemon and stevia or honey it is quite amazing, just pre sweeten with honey if you are going that route while it is still hot.

This brings up an interesting issue.  While I grow a lot of herbs, I drink a ton of tea and like to buy high quality bulk herbs for ease and convenience.  Guess what, far as I can tell it is all but impossible to find bulk (think by the pound) Bee Balm, (AKA monarda or “wild bergamot”) anywhere. If you ever do let me know the source of it please.

And I have tried, big time.  Anyway if you are in the market for a French Press again this is the absolute best value for the money I have found.

Remember you can always find the TSP Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop online you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

P.S. – I first reviewed this item in June of 2016 well over a year ago.  Since then I have formulated many teas, here is a new one I am really enjoying that I just came up with today.

Folks that have made other teas of mine in the past will recognize it as a modified version of Jack’s Morning Blend, doing away with the Lemon Balm and doubling the Lemon Grass.  This small change pays a big dividend in flavor.  In short you get a lot more lemon hit from Lemon Grass than Lemon Balm.

I also cut back the Chamomile and let the Lemon Grass and Mint become the stars of this blend.  I like it even better than the original, and that is what is so rewarding about blending your own teas, discovering things like this over time.

Jacks Morning Blend – Nine Mile Farms Tea

Episode-2105- Expert Council Q&A for 10-26-17

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 the expert council answers questions on knife making, cattle, fish farming, eczema, fermented chilies, dealing with law enforcement, cooking 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

  • Choosing steel for your knife projects – Patrick Roehrman
  • Control of flies around cattle the natural way – Darby Simpson
  • Dealing with black walnut debris when farming fish – Geoff Lawton
  • Dealing with eczema – Garry Collins
  • Fermenting the current bounty of Hatch green chilies – Erica Strauss
  • Cooking green vegetables, what is the “sweet point” – 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.

Join the MSB Today

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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.

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