No TSP Today

Just a quick reminder, no show today.  My son and daughter-in-law are having our second grandchild, little Tegan will be born some time today, so as soon as the chores are done I am headed south to Arlington to be there for the big day.

TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-30-16

mitch-300Every 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 Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel.  I grew up fishing with old school Mitchell 300s as in 1950s models made in France.  Things have changed, sadly today Mitchells are made like many things in China, but this reel is done right and true to its heritage.

I love to fish, but bluntly fishing is one of two things depending on how you do it.  It is either a great low cost way to add protein to the homestead or a very expensive hobby.  So as always I want maximum value, with a very high quality to price ratio.  I may have tried the new Mitchells due to family affinity, but they won me over on merits.

Over the years I have tried many mid sized spinning reels under 70 dollars looking for the best, and Mitchell in my view is still the working man’s best value.  The only runner up really so far is the Garcia SX40, and Garcia owns Mitchell, so that might be a reason.  Note the SX40 is NOT as good of a reel as the Mitchell 300 but at only 30 bucks it is a great reel for loaner rods and rods your kids drop in the water!

This is not the reel for taking on tarpon or sharks (other than pups in the surf) but it will run line from about 4-20 pounds beautifully.  It pairs up perfectly with most medium-light fast to medium action rods.  Which is my sweet spot!  I have no desire to drag a 3 pound fish across the surface like a water skier, any of you remember that clown Babe Winkleman in the 80s?

The Mitchell 300 Spinning Reel simply works and works great, there is no back roll, it is smooth, it casts beautifully, the drag is silky smooth and the total cost is about 45 bucks with free shipping.   It is currently the best valued spinning reel under 50 bucks and if I ever find a better deal I will let you know.

For what it is worth, I have tried the 300 Pro, it is a great reel and I can’t tell the difference in performance.  The key mechanical difference is it has 10 bearings vs. 8 bearings on the standard 300.  If the pro is worth the extra 20ish bucks to you, fine it is a great reel too, but where the fish meets the line, I can’t tell the difference other than the color.

Remember you can always see the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here.

 

Episode-1818- Dr. Steven Lewis on GMOs and Human Health

Dr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org

Dr. and Janet Lewis of drsnutrition.org

Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet have a long history of helping people achieve their maximum potential. Dr. Stephen Lewis stays current on the latest research pertaining to nutritional supplements and optimal health.

Janet Lewis is a Certified Natural Health Consultant with a unique perspective on alternative and complimentary nutrition from studying with numerous national leading alternative health experts.

Paramount in their education was their trip to China while studying with traditional Chinese medical doctors. Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet know the importance of proper nutrition in the healing process and maintenance of the human body.

They incorporate the latest medical research into the decisions made while helping people with their nutritional decisions. After seeing a growing public need, they teamed up with Doctor’s Nutrition to offer extremely low cost blood work to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office.

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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-29-16

streamliteEvery 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 Streamlight Stylus Pro LED Pen Flashlight.  This is my EDC light, sure there are better and far more expensive tac lights, but the beauty of this light is multifold.

First it uses standard AAA batteries.  Not some special form factor that is hard to find.  In our home we have good quality AA and AAA batteries on hand at all times along with enloop rechargeable batteries in both sizes.

Second it is cheap, as in under 20 bucks on Prime, I keep one in my night stand with my bigger lights, so when I misplace my EDC one or more likely give it away, I have a second one to replace it with.

Third it is rugged, if you check the Amazon reviews you will see one guy lost his for a year, found it buried in mud and leaves and after a year it still worked.

Fourth it is strong enough to use as a defensive too, basically as a small kubaton.  You have to know the techniques for that to be effect but it works quite well.

Long time listeners will tell you that I have been recommending this little light for over 5 years now, and until I find a better value, I will continue to do so.  I believe in having what you need in the best quality possible with the highest value to that quality.

The other thing I believe is EDC means EVERY DAY CARRY, it isn’t MDC, or SDC, most or some day carry.  This little light is so thin and just slides in a pocket to the rear and sits there, you forget you have it on you at times.  That means you will carry it and that means you will have it when you need it.

In short the Streamlight Stylus Pro LED Pen Flashlight is a winner and it makes a great gift.  I have bought at least a dozen over the years, carried them all and eventually given them to listeners and I am sure all of those are still in service.

The only down sides are first the finish will wear off in time especially if you carry it with keys, a knife, etc.  But for the price to you really care?  The other is the little canvas holster.  While well built I find it useless!

Remember you can always see the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here.

 

Episode-1817- Eating like a king on an Below Average Income

Quail Heart Mini Skewers from Scraps Others Throw Away

Quail Heart Mini Skewers from Scraps Others Throw Away

Today is the final Tuesday show for June, remember there is still time to vote on July’s shows and you can even change your vote if your favorites are hopelessly lost and kick a close second over the top!

Today we talk about cooking, there will be some recipes today but I am going to focus more on techniques and how to think.  The keys to cooking amazing food for low cost are good fundamental techniques, stretching more expensive items, buy in bulk, do all your own processing/butchering and cook with left overs in mind.

Join me today to discuss…

  • Pots, pans and tools of the trade
  • Spices and seasonings
    • Buy whole
    • Buy in bulk
    • Make your own mixes as needed
  • Stocks and soups
    • Homemade
    • From concentrates
    • Canned/boxed
  • Oils and Vinegar
    • Garlic, Black and Thai Chili
    • Jalapeno Oil
    • What ever you can come up with
  • Items that Add Flavor
    • Soy Sauce
    • Fish Sauce
    • Worcestershire Sauce
    • Gochujang
    • Mirin
    • Citrus (juice and zest)
    • Prepared Mustard (even if you hate mustard)
    • Sugars (white, brown, honey, etc)
    • Bacon, pancetta, prosciutto etc.
  • Basting sauces, marinades and brines
  • Some go to combinations
    • Mirepoix – Celery – Onion – Carrot
    • Holy Trinity – Celery – Onion – Green Pepper
    • Easy Asian – Chili – Garlic – Ginger
  • Some ideas to cook
    • One chicken three meals
    • Fish soup/chowder (poor mans Bouillabaisse)
    • Simple, cheap, shrimp stir fry
    • Greens with bacon and apple
    • Pasta with chicken, fresh tomatoes and sweet potato greens
    • The best oven made chicken wings you will ever make
    • Easy pork shoulder – feeds an army

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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 (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-28-16

coffeeEvery 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 Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder.  And yes it does a bang up job grinding coffee and occasionally I grind up some Mai Thai Coffee and drop it in my french press, but that is not my primary use for this tool.

To me this is the greatest ever dried vegetables and spice/herb grinder you can get your hands on for under 20 bucks.  In fact for Prime members this awesome tool is just 17.88 with free shipping.

I use this grinder to make hot pepper powders.  Garlic and onion powder from a store?  Never I buy dried onions and dried minced garlic in large quantities, I then make up powders as I need them in small quantities.  Just smell fresh made garlic or onion powder and you will see why.

I whip up my own spice mixes like this one I will cover on today’s show.

  • About a table spoon of each
    • Thyme
    • Dried garlic
    • Dried onion
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fennel Seed
    • Chili Powder
    • Dehydrated Celery (yea that is a secret)
    • Cumin
    • Tellicherry Black Pepper Corns (another secret)
    • Kosher or Sea Salt
  • Then about 3 table spoons of paprika
  • About 2 table spoons of parsley

This is all done by estimate by the way, not with spoons but you can do that if you want to.  This is a go to rub for poultry and fast grilled pork.  I just whipped up some for my buddy David to go on quail.  You can see that here.  The best thing with small pieces like quail, cut up chicken etc, is to put it in a large bowl and toss till well coated then grill.  For my go to finish basting sauce for this tune in to today’s show.

Anyway it is unlimited what you an do, did you see the celery above, we always have it on hand, grinding it gives you the same type of punch as celery seed but it sure costs less and it is more versatile.  You guys that grow 15 different hot peppers can go mad scientist with pepper blends.

The Mr. Coffee Electric Coffee Grinder is also equipped with what they call a “Chamber Maid Cleaning System”.  This little device you spin with your finger and it helps get out all the stuff hiding on the edges.  For actual cleaning though, the bowl is water tight!  Fill it just below the max fill line with water (don’t get the base wet), put the lid on, pulse for a few moments, dump it out, set it upside down to dry, DONE!

Lastly I bought my first one of these before I even started TSP, it lasted until this year, when I stupidly tried to grind oyster shell with it!  So I got a new one, and I have found its limits, no rocks or shells, LOL.  Trust me no kitchen specifically no prepper kitchen should be without this tool.

This item has 1100 plus reviews and 76% are 4 or 5 star.  If you read the negative reviews they seem to be either coffee snobs that want a 17 dollar grinder to grind with the precision of a 500 dollar tool, or people to dim to get the cord out of the storage space on the bottom.  Friends you can’t fix stupid but you can fix up some amazing rubs and powders with this fool proof tool

Remember you can always see the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here.

 

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Today is the last day to get a year of MSB for only 25 bucks.  We are doing this to celebrate TSPs 8th year anniversary.  Yep episode one occurred on June 20th, 2008! So it seems only fitting that I run an MSB sale right now.

Have you been on the fence about giving the MSB a shot, how about 40% off the normal price for your first year to get you off the fence?

First the rules, this sale is for either new members or members with expired accounts. Not because I not willing to let active members renew early with it, simply because the payment system I use won’t allow it.

Right now all you need to do is use the discount code “heat” and you will get 50% off a 12 month membership. You can do this if you pay online with PayPal or if you pay by mail just write the code on the mail in form. That means the normal price of 50 dollars a year is knocked all the way down to 25 bucks.

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Episode-1816- Listener Feedback for 6-27-16

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on Brexit, livestock, government money, knee injuries, 22lr alternatives, guns, ammo, comfrey, economics 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

  • Why everyone needs to chill out about Brexit
  • Spent brewers grain for livestock feed
  • Should you accept money from the government
  • Another possible solution for knee injuries
  • What to do if you are fed up with the lack of 22 lr
  • Free Vermicomposting Class coming to Dallas Texas
  • How anti drug pro gun people might be their own worst enemy
  • A website to get those out of date rounds for your old guns
  • Can comfrey help with arthritis
  • Yet another 401K captive money quandary
  • Early pension withdrawal to start a business, good or bad idea

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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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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-27-16

candlerEvery 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 Magicfly LED Egg Candler.  According to my order history in Amazon we bought this just about a year ago in August of 2015.  Talk about an item we use daily, 5-8 dozen duck eggs a day, every day.

If you are just producing eggs for home, getting a bad one, once in a while, is not a problem.  For us though, a bad egg to a customer is just not something we can afford.  We tried others, in spite of great reviews, we held back on this one.  Why?  It plugs in vs. using a battery.

So for two years I used three different battery models, none were really super bright and all failed in time.  The brightest battery one we found was this one by Brinsea, problem, it actually physically fell apart.  Like in the paraphrased words of Ron White, “Fell the F apart”.  In two pieces and would not stay together after that.

Then I thought about it, where do we wash and package our eggs, well in our kitchen of course.  And there are two quad box outlets right there, so what if it plugs in, that just means no battery to wear out!  We we ordered the Magicfly LED Egg Candler and never looked back.  Doing the math we have candled 18,000 plus eggs with it and it works as good as the day we bought it.

Nothing else, not even an expensive tactical flashlight lights up an egg like this.  Again if you just keep a half dozen birds for home use, likely you don’t need it, but it is still the best value in a candler I have found.  The Brinsea that fell apart was twice the money!

Remember you can always see the TSP Amazon Item of the day by just going to TspAz.com and by shopping at TspAz.com anytime you shop on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here.

 

Free Webinar at PermaEthos – Ducks for Fun, Profit and Land Development

ducks

Sign Up Today for A Free Webinar

On Tuesday the 28th from 4-6 PM Easter Daylight Time I will be conducting a free live webinar at PermaEthos called, Ducks for Fun, Profit and Land Development.  This webinar is free and it is live, it will be about 1 to 1.25 hours of presentation and the balance of live Q&A.

We have not even heavily promoted it yet but already have more than 150 registered to attend it.  We can seat up to 500 so there is plenty of room but you must preregister to attend and can do that here.

We have been quiet about some changes at PermaEthos but working our asses off behind the scenes.  This new SERIES of webinars will be amazing and lead to many other great things to come.  As to the series, here are some people that  you will be seeing in the future they include,

  • Larry Santayo
  • Paul Wheaton
  • Toby Hemmeny
  • John Pugliano
  • Rob Avis
  • Marcin Jakubowski
  • Akisha Silver
  • And Many More

We are ramping it up and going to bring you incredible education in live free webinar format.  A lot more is coming as well, to see all the upcoming webinars, go here.

To sign up for my free webinar on Tuesday go here.