Episode-1617- Bow Hunting Deer Part Three – Deer Down ~ Now What?

Jack at 13 With His First Bow Killed Deer

Jack at 13 With His First Bow Killed Deer

So it has been 21 episodes since part two of this series but I figured this would be a good time to pick it back up. In Episode-1445- Bow Hunting Deer Part One ~ The Kit we discussed all the gear I carry when hunting deer, specifically on non guided hunts when you are completely on your own.  In Episode-1596- Bow Hunting Deer Part Two ~ Scouting and Setting Up we covered scouting in all 4 seasons, stand set up and everything right up until “the shot”.

Today we discuss what happens next.  That arrow flew true, the deer is stuck mortally but your job is far from over.  As is more common then not the deer is down but you could not see it fall, now you must track it, find it, field dress it, drag it out, get it home and skin and quarter it.

How does one get all this done, why not just take it to a butcher?  Well even then you need to field dress it and for some people a butcher may be the way to go.  Still I see it this way, everyone should process a deer or two at least once and know how to do it and complete your training by teaching someone else.  You are 10 times more likely to remember what you have done vs. just heard or read but you are 10 times more beyond that more likely to retain what you teach.

When it comes to hard skills those that can do best are those that teach.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • Where we left off in episode 1596, what happened next
  • The most important things to do after the shot
    • Watch the deer find land marks for
    • The shot
    • The stumbles
    • The last place you see it if you are lucky where it falls
  • Next give it some time
  • Get down go first to where you made the shot look for
    • Blood
    • Hair
    • The arrow
    • Try to pick up a trail
  • Find and mark any stumbles and the last place you had visual
  • Use your TP to mark where you find blood, hair, to verify blood, etc
  • At night a blue light helps blood show up better
  • When you find the deer, approach from the rear, touch first the hind end, then the eye
  • Field Dressing
    • In most states tag your deer now
    • If possible put the butt down hill
    • Lay on back
    • If you don’t have the broad head, assume it is inside the deer
    • Cut around colon, then open belly, cut through diaphragm, cut wind pipe, pull out
    • Remove heart and liver (other organs if you wish)
    • Put organs in zip lock bags, place back inside deer
    • Remove hawk glands – don’t cut tendons!
  • The Drag
    • GPS is your friend don’t be afraid to use it
    • Take the shortest route to where you can get your vehicle to the deer
    • I use a 5 foot piece of simple soft nylon rope and a stick to drag
    • A come along can save your ass in some situations
  • Hanging and skinning
    • In cold weather or a cooler you can hang skinned or not
    • I prefer to skin asap – still warm otherwise actually cold
    • Let deer hang whole if possible to cool if not possible part out on bone and put parts in a cooler (keep dry)
    • Meat cuts much nicer when cold
  • The basics of skinning and parting out
    • Skin from the back legs down, then cut off head with saw
    • Use saw to remove front feet
    • Remove front legs
    • Remove “flank steaks”
    • Debone loins from butt roast to neck
    • Remove tender loins
    • Saw off “spare ribs”
    • Saw off “neck roast” or debone hanging
    • Saw off back bone above rump
    • Take down hind quarters, dis joint hip bones off rump
    • Cut off lower feet from hams and cut off “shanks”
    • Debone as you wish at this point
    • Uses and care of heart and liver
  • Cuts of meat and what I do with them
    • Shanks – for stew I leave the bone in them or debone for burger
    • Flanks/ribs – remove trimmings grind
    • Lower shoulder – leave bone in for roast or debone and grind
    • Upper shoulder -debone trim and grind
    • Loins – cut into 10 inch sections roughly
    • Rump Roast – leave bone in for roast or debone and grind
    • Back Legs – Debone and cut into roasts or steaks, grind lower portion
    • Bones, roast and make stock
    • Tallow – render it is worth the effort
  • Rules for cutting and grinding
    • Colder is better, almost frozen is best
    • Keep your equipment cold too, especially the grinder blade
    • Clean as you go, a big piece of plywood is good for lager jobs
    • Wrap meat in butcher paper or vacuum seal, no ziplock bags
    • Label and date everything
  • In the final episode we will talk all about cooking deer, making jerky, sausage and biltong

Resources for today’s show…

 

MAYHAW TREE – Adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9.  The Mayhaw tree is a small native fruit tree. This showy tree is primarily found in bottom land and along the river’s edge. It is known for its love of water but will grow well in your yard or home garden, as well.

The Mayhaw produces best in partial to full sun locations and is self-fertile. The small cranberry-like fruits are highly prized for making the best jellies, preserves, and syrups.

Eaten fresh, it tastes like a crabapple. Mayhaw jelly has been a delicacy in the southeast for generations and a Mayhaw tree will make a fine addition to your landscape. Plant your Mayhaw tree in a prominent spot to show off its beautiful pure white early blooms and attractive red berries that appear in May.

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.Com – Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape plants and trees including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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Episode-1616- Listener Feedback for 8-3-15

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on soupa de mierda de leon, electric pressure canning, silver, permaculture in education, insider LEOs stories, the welfare state, tobacco, livestock and more.

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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.

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  • Steven Harris chimes in on electric canners and pressure cookers
  • What is Cecil the lion didn’t have a name, a lesson in bullshit soup as a daily special
  •  What is the deal with silver spot vs. the price of regular and graded silver eagles
  • How to teach permaculture thinking to our students in public schools
  • A single mom on assistance discusses how hard it is to get off assistance
  • A LEO tells us one of the lesser known truths about how LEOs lie
  • How dangerous is tobacco and is all tobacco the same
  • Using wood chips and concerns about herbicides, why we should all relax
  • Thoughts on guinea fowl and chicken flock integration with them

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-1615- Survival Podcast Expert Council Q&A for 7-31-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is Friday so it is time for our ask 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.

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 provide 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

  • Jack on the electric canner recently mentioned on air and safety concerns
  • Jack on a new item from Steven Harris (the scout stove)
  • Michael Jordan on a hive off to a slow start
  • Darby Simpson on setting pricing for your farm products
  • Nick Ferguson on dealing with bind weed
  • Gary Collins on how paleo and primal diets lower cholesterol
  • Steven Harris on travel preps
  • John Pugliano on how a dollar EFF works and makes a profit
  • Geoff Lawton on design of a home in cool to hot temperate climates
  • Keith Snow on cooking deer meat
  • Erica Strauss on the ins and outs of home grown garlic

Resources for today’s show…

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Additional Links Provided by the Council

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Dum, Dum, Dum, Dum, – A Wedding and a Day Off

Guys and gals I know I was just gone for a vacation but today is a very special day and I need to take today off too.  I have one son and today he is taking the step of marrying the love of his life.  I am very proud as he is stepping up not just as a husband today but as a step father as well, just as I did for him so many years ago.

What makes this even more awesome is as many of you know I am an ordained non-denominational minister.  So I am preceding over their wedding.  We did the rehearsal last night and we have everything worked out.  It should be an amazing day.  I will return with the expert council show tomorrow.

Special Deals at TSP Gear Shop


MACTAC

TSP Gear Shop has a few pieces remaining from each of these Special Deals. To get one of the last items available, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will ship for free.

First up is the MACTAC Backpack from S.O.TECH. These originally sold for $175 plus shipping, but since S.O.TECH was clearing out some overstock, they offered them to TSP Gear Shop for a greatly reduced rate. These are now available to you for only $100.00 each, Free Shipping. MSB Members can take another 10% Off. All bags come with a Free Patch of your choice. Be sure to check out the detailed videos at TSP Gear Shop


Pocket Shot

Next, is the Pocket Shot. This unique, compact, circular sling shot has been a top seller over the the last few months, and TSP Gear has just half a case left.

Lastly, is a huge discount on S.O.TECH Tool Rolls. This was originally designed has part of a field surgery kit, but is a great, versatile piece of gear for storage and organizing all kinds of items.


Tool Roll

To get one of theses remaining specials, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will ship for free.

Episode-1614- The Danger of Nationwide Riots

Imagine this in 25 Cities at One Time!

Imagine this in 25 Cities at One Time!

You have seen it on TV, riots in Greece and Spain over austerity.  Then right here in cities like Ferguson and Baltimore and frankly many others.  People in the streets looting, vandalizing, harming others, setting fires and worse.

Sadly I don’t think we are done yet.  I think we will see massive riots and I do think they will be racially motivated at least at first.  I realize that is something you are not supposed to say, but it is what I see coming.

I think the first few riots are just the beginning.  I feel the people in power know what is coming and see it as inevitable.   I might not go as far as to say they want it to happen, but I do believe they are already planning on how to use it for their own gains when it happens.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • What causes riots
    • Shortages
    • Feeling hopeless
    • In short anger
  • The 10% scumbag theory and the next 10 follow theory
  • How riots begin, how they grow, it is like a fire in reality
  • The racial fuel to riots in the US
    • Remember the 10%
    • Legitimate abuses of minority communities
    • The mantra of “you are a victim”
    • Frankly in our nation, you have to blame someone
  • What would national riots look like
    • Supply lines choked or closed
    • Over 30 million people live in the top 20 US cities
    • Over 170 million people live in the top 10 US states
    • This includes major ports of call like LA, Seattle, Jacksonville and San Diego
    • Spill over would effect the larger urban areas
    • Martial law would be declared, the local and state PD can’t handle it
    • Even if you are relatively “safe” you will be effected
  • The larger danger
    • Random attacks
    • Reduced LEO active in so called safe areas
    • Prosecution for self defense will happen
    • Reprisal by those being attacked will happen
  • The real losses will come in the after math
    • No good crisis goes to waste
      • Gun and weapons regulations
      • Restrictions on the right to protest
      • A war on so called “hate speech” and symbols
      • Enlargement of the police state
      • The mantra of “domestic terrorism”
      • The blame game
      • Divide and conquer, as though we need more division to be conquered
  • Is it inevitable, may be, but may be not
  • What you need to do for your own protection

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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Last of the Sentinel Shirts


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The Every Citizen a Sentinel T-shirt was the first item to appear at TSPgear.com. TSP Gear Shop now only has 26 of these left. All of the pre-orders have been filled and these are extras from the final run. Sizes Small through 2XL are available.

Printed with “Not on my watch” on the front chest and “Long Live the Republic” on the back. The phrase “Every Citizen a Sentinel” originally appeared on an episode a few years ago after it was realized that not everyone is cut out to be a warrior, but all who embrace personal philosophies of freedom and liberty are surely warriors at heart. Only some will be labeled a soldier, but anyone can deem him or herself a Sentinel.

To get in on this final batch, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will Ship for FREE. MSB members can take 10% off their entire order.

Episode-1613- Food Storage for Modern Living

Biltong - The South African Way to Store Meat Long Term

Biltong – The South African Way to Store Meat Long Term

Food storage is at the fundamental core of the survivalist/prepper movement and with good reason.  Your body is a machine that runs on a fuel we call food.  Run out of nutritional food and you experience things like hunger, lack of energy, illness and eventually death.

The reality though is food storage isn’t just for preppers, it should be for everyone.  One thing I noticed when house shopping in Pennsylvania back in 2001 was pantry size.  We looked at new homes and they had tiny pantries.  We also looked at many homes from 80-120 years old, all had large pantries.  I don’t think it was because our prior generations were survivalists, no rather it was simply that they literally did know where their bread was buttered.

Today we examine the how, what and why of food storage.  We dig into why it isn’t really something for “survivalists” but for anyone who simply values money, convenience and their current life style.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why we store food
    • You know you are going to need it
    • It can help you save money
    • Convenience
    • Insurance of your lifestyle
    • To help others
    • Yes for the worst of times as well
  • What we store
    • What we eat
    • What stores well
    • What we can make storable
    • Things that store well and prepare well in volume
  • Holistic Food Storage “The Rules”
    • Rule One – Eat what you store, store what you eat
    • Rule Two – Take advantage of opportunity buys
    • Rule Three – Find local sources of food and partake of them
    • Rule Four – Use commercially prepared long term storables as extenders
    • Rule Five – Become a producer of food and/or storables
    • Rule Six –  Seek a Holistic Solution
    • How storing food empowers you to live a better life

Resources for today’s show…

cherry_lapinsBob Wells Plant of the Week – Lapins Cherry – Highly adaptable zone 5 to zone 9.  This cherry is one of the few truly self-fertile options, making it ideal for small back yard growers with limited space.

Additionally it only requires 400-500 chilling hours. It is also one of the few cherry trees that can be planted in full sun, even in zone 9 and handle the extreme summer heat in the south, yet cold hardy enough to handle the extreme cold in zone 5.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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 Michael “Scout” Adams Children’s College Fund

Click Here to Help Scouts 5 Girls Have a Better Future.

Click Here to Help Scouts 5 Girls Have a Better Future.

Yesterday I mentioned on air that a GoFundMe had been set up to provide some scolarship money for the three daughters of community Michael Scout Adams.  Michael was a passionate instructor for the Appleseed Project, the host of The Rifleman Radio Show, a tireless warrior for second amendment rights and a good friend to the TSPC community.

He left us as many truly great men do far too early.  He leaves behind 5 wonderful daughters.  You can contribute their future in memory of their father at this link.

Michael contributed greatly to this community in are early days, going as far as putting TSP stickers on Appleseed Rack Rifles to promote my efforts.  I would like to now kindly ask that the community show a bit of support for his family in this hard time.

Thank you,

Jack

Episode-1612- Listener Feedback for 7-27-15

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on TSP’s future, our youth, automation, minimum wage 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.

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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.

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  • An update on Scout’s passing and how you can help his family
  • An update from Jack on TSP’s future and current direction
  • College student blows 90K inheritance and blames her parents for it
  • More on automation, next up, bank tellers – why this one will lag in my view
  • An “unexpected consequence” of Seattle’s 15 dollar and hour minimum wage
  • Final thoughts on our direction as a society

Resources for today’s show…

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