Amazon Item of the Day for 8-24-16

This Movie is NOT ABOUT what Critics Claim it is about.

This Movie is NOT ABOUT what Critics Claim it is about.

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 DVD of the Movie Vaxxed.  No doubt some will be angry and upset with me for posting this.  If so, first please read this, second if you are still mad, I have to say, something is wrong with your perception.

I don’t think any movie has ever been so criticized by people who have never seen it as this one is.  I read the hateful reviews on Amazon by people that claimed to have seen it, and their own words show that can’t be the case.  So I am simply going to say, why not watch the movie, research anything you disagree with and form your own opinion.

I mean I don’t like movies by some people and some I totally disagree with, say some made by that fat useless waste of skin Michael Moore.  Yet I don’t get angry that someone else watches it or recommend it.  People don’t go picket theaters that show these movies.  The entire media apparatus of the nation doesn’t engage in a coordinated slur, ridicule and LIE campaign about such movies.

No one states in America, that, “this movie should not be allowed to be shown”.  Do you really get how f’d up that is?

Of those that criticize this film I have noticed the two most common traits are.

  1.  They have not seen the movie
  2.  They insist it is based on a discredited study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield

My responses are….

  1.  How can you possibly judge what you have not seen.
  2.  The movie is not based on or even about Dr. Wakefield’s study.  Perhaps if you had seen it you would know that.

Right now the DVD is available for pre order.  I suggest you get a copy and watch and judge for yourself with all the facts.  You will notice the movie is not anti vaccine, it is rather a call for more research and safety and testing of vaccines.  You say all that has been done, I say, watch the movie.

And don’t go using the whole “debunked” response, because every “dubunking” I have read or heard, ignores the facts of the movie and attacks Dr. Wakefield personally instead of addressing the actual facts presented in the movie.  Almost as if the debunker has not seen the very movie they are debunking and don’t even know what it is about.

Lastly that “discredited study”, was not even about vaccines.  It was examining a link between things like irritable bowel syndrome and autism.  It was a quite long and exhaustive study, multiple other researchers all signed off on it.  As in customary consensus has to be reached by all signing parties.

In this exhaustive study Wakefield included a a few paragraphs, almost an aside that, it appeared that there may be reason to look into a correlation between MMR vaccine and autism.  The study states that they are not claiming a link, it was just an observation.

Only later when Wakefield came out from his independent research and stated that parents may wish to get MMR in three separate shots until further research is done, did the witch hunt start.  In response the UK immediately stopped importing MMR in anything but a combined shot, denying parents the choice.  Next within a year the manufacturer discontinued manufacturing the individual vaccines, now denying all parents this choice.

Along with this, that original study was “discredited” meaning pencil pushers at the journal that published it, retracted it.  Wakefield was stripped of his license while every other person who signed off on it was not.  A narrative was developed that Wakefield falsified this study to show autism was caused by MMR, when the fing study wasn’t even about MMR and that study never claimed a link, just referenced a statistical anomaly noticed in the study which was about something totally different.

Instead of the truth now we hear, “he made the whole thing up for money” from people parroting the narrative, who never read the study and do not know what it is about.  In fact every attempt has been made to link anything and everything that isn’t 100% pro vaccine to this “discredited study”, which again wasn’t about MMR and vaccines.  And frankly concerns about vaccine injuries have been around for far longer than Dr. Wakefield has!

And you know what, even if everything I just wrote about Wakefield’s study was wrong, even if he had made it all up, even if it was about MMR and autism, it still would not matter as it pertains to this movie.  Because again, one more time,

The movie Vaxxed is NOT ABOUT ANDREW WAKEFIELD’S STUDY.  It is about fraud inside the CDC.  So why not get a copy, watch  it and determine you own conclusion?  What are you afraid you might learn?

Preorder Your Copy of Vaxxed Today

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P.S.  –  Also note that I am not anti vaccine, I have major concerns about the number and frequency of them in young developing children.  I am far more pro vaccine than Dr. Wakefield, but I can’t disagree with what he and his team presented in this film.

Above all I believe a parent should decide what drugs do and do not go into their child’s body.  If you don’t think about dragging a child from his mother, holding him down and injecting him, THEN GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

 

 

Episode-1855- Electric Canning for the Busy Family – Food Storage All Year Long

The Chard Canner is the Best Currently Available Electric Option.

The Chard Canner is the Best Currently Available Electric Option.

So today we look at using electric canners specifically my preferred electric pressure canner the “Chard 9.5 Quart Smart Pressure Canner“, and the only other one I recommend, the Power Pressure Cooker XL.  For what it is worth the Power Pressure Cooker XL is a DISTANT second, you will hear why in today’s show.

I own both of the above models and a traditional All American Canner, that thing is a beast and will likely outlast my grandchildren, but honestly I don’t use it much since discovering electric pressure canners.

The key with these items is they work and do so without a lot of supervision, when they are finished they just shut themselves down.  They also do far more than just can, they pressure cook, you can water bath can, they steam and more.  Today though we will focus on the canning aspect of things.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why I currently ONLY RECOMMEND TWO electric canners
  • Why these canners are absolutely safe for pressure canning
  • The basic pressure canning process
  • Items you will need to can
  • The different mindset that comes with automated canning
    • Doing 4-8 jars makes sense
    • You don’t just have to can what you grow
    • Make double batches and can half
  • Some of our favorite items to can and how to make them
    • My chicken soup
    • Bone stocks of all kinds
    • Squash soup
    • Cubed venison – Or any cubed up meat
    • Beef stew
    • Whole Quail – yep
  • Final Thoughts

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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-23-16

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.

Please Note – Amazon is currently out of the Picatinny Scope Intermount in this set up, rather than not provide it I have linked to Pyramid Air for that product.  This is the only good product for this need, so I found you a source until Amazon gets them back in stock.

Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is my chosen scope set up for the Benjamin 392 or Benjamin 397 air rifles. The set up consists of…

I am a huge fan of the 392 because as far as I can tell it is the last of the variable pump 22 pellet rifles.   I had a 60s version I shot as a kid made under the Crossman brand, it was also at one time called the Blue Streak under the Benjamin Brand.  The modern 392 is the last of the legacy we still have around.

I initially resisted scoping my 392 and just played in the back yard with it, reliving the hundreds of pests and small game animals I killed with my old childhood gun.  My uncle still has that gun and it still works by the way.  But I stated to wonder just how well could this little gun perform if you gave it a mil dot 4x scope.  My goal was not to ruin this gun with too much scope, and to keep the scope as low as possible on the barrel.

Since there are so many moving parts going on here rather than a long review I am providing a short video of my set up.  If you want to get the scope further back than mine is and want to avoid cutting the picatinny rail (though it would be really simple to do), you could move up to medium height rings.

Note please watch This Video – before you buy the items I recommend or any items recommended for the 392/397 air rifles.  These guns were never meant to be scoped and I put a lot of thought into the items I used but they still have some limits.  Several other solutions I tested just do not work well, at all in my opinion.  I really recommend you DO NOT buy or use these things!

Additionally Crossman/Benjamin also make a Picatinny Scope Intermount that is the same thing as Air Venturi Base, if you can find that it works too.  Finally the rings that come with the UTG scope won’t work with the mount system.  They are grove mount style rings.  The scope itself would be fine on any quality air rifle.

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 on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

 

Episode-1854- Listener Feedback for 8-22-16

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Today on the Survival Podcast I respond to your emails on guns, marketing, the fall workshop, historical context, unconventional gun bags, social conformity, flooding, airguns 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.

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  • This week on PE.TV – Branding and Marketing Sustainable Farming
  • The Springfield M1 as a hybrid tactical and hunting gun
  • Getting started with that new fresh piece of land from ground zero
  • An analogy to explain why some younger folks don’t understand the speed of new tech
  • Rounds and loads for the Remington 760/7600 in Carbine lengths
  • Colorful yoga bags for your guns, why it isn’t a bad idea in reality
  • A brain games video on “social conformity”, wow just wow
  • An ironic twist about Eddie Haskell
  • People in flood ravaged WV are being told to destroy their good produce
  • Thoughts on scoping the Benjamin 392

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This Week on PETV Presentations

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Episode 09 – Philippe Choinière
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Branding and marketing sustainable farming and business

  • Value adding and transformation
  • image, branding and events
  • communication and marketing
  • selling direct to consumer
  • building a community/following
  • leveraging passion
  • joint ventures collaboration

About: Philippe Choinière
A former professional hockey player who graduated with an Economics degree, Philippe grew up on a large conventional apple farm. His love for the land combined with his refusal to accept chemical based commodity farming to be his future, he set out to build 2 sustainable brands that draws it’s resources from the family farms and forests. The herb farm is certified organic and the Oneka Brand is in the process of getting a Bcorp certification.

Amazon Item of the Day for 8-22-16

micEvery 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 Samson C01U Podcasting Pack.  Okay cutting the fancy sounding title it is a Samson C01U Microphone with cables and a desk top microphone stand.  If you just want the CO1U mic you can save some money and get it stand alone, but you will need a way to mount it and unless you already have stand gear, you will end up spending more money.

This is the mic I have used for 7 years now on TSP.  It is simple to set up, I don’t use a mixing board, it just plugs into the PC via a USB port, and it flatly like everything I settle on, just works, it always just works.

I recommend this mic as a starting point for anyone that wants to start a podcast or just make quality voice recordings.  It is also good for those of you who are frequent guests on podcasts or call in to radio shows and what have you via skype.  Or those that participate in online webinars as either a student or an instructor.

Are there better mics?  Yea sure, but you have to ask if they are worth the money or if you really need an expensive mixing board to do a one man podcast with say some skype interviews?  Is your voice so amazing as to rate encoding at 128 mbps so anyone can even here the difference, and hate downloading your audio files too by the way.  FWIW TSP is encoded at 32kbps which is FM quality audio.

The other type of person this mic is for is the person that does say screen capture Youtube videos and the like.  People will deal with a bit of out of focus video a lot more than they will with bad quality sound.  Anyway I mainly did this because I get questions about my set up for the show all the time, so in the future I will cover the other things I use.

Included with this “Podcast Pack” is a copy of Audacity software, look don’t be impressed it is free to download online and you can get it for PC or for a Mac.  The case is very nice though.  I like this set up enough that I have sponsored three different people into podcasting and gifted them this set up to get them started.  And that is a lesson as well.

I didn’t buy my first CO1U, a listener that wanted to help make the show better had one he wasn’t using and sent it to me as a gift.  So over the years when I have worked with a person who I believed in to get going I have given away three of them myself.  I think that really is how the best things come to be.

In any event that gift was over 7 years ago, and that same mic is sitting in front of me right now, ready to roll again with episode 1854.  So I recommend it on longevity alone.  If you need a good mic and don’t want to mortgage your house to pay for it, check out the Samson C01U Podcasting Pack it won’t let you down.

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 on Amazon you help support TSP and the work we do here no matter what you buy.

 

 

Episode-1853- Expert Council Q&A for 8-19-16

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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.

Today the expert council answers questions on cuttings, cooking, knives, storing fuel, nuclear power, investing, zika, health and nutrition, future trends 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.

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  • Taking root cuttings and storing them over winter – Nick Ferguson
  • Making salads that don’t have greens in them – Chef Keith Snow
  • The right angle for your knife’s edge – Patrick Roehrman
  • Getting gas from can to car and nuclear safety – Steven Harris
  • Investing in Virtual Reality – John Pugliano
  • The long term effects of Zika – Doc Bones
  • The dangers of statins – Gary Collins
  • The rise of the robotic Uber – Jack

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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-19-16

incuviewEvery 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 IncuViewTM All-In-One Automatic Egg Incubator.  This is the absolute best incubator I have found without spending a fortune.  We have used it for hatching both chickens and ducks, with chickens our results were outstanding.  How about three batches of 26 eggs with a total number of hatched eggs of 76, that is 76 out of 78!

What I love about this incubator is everything is automated.  All you really need to do is keep an eye on humidity and add a bit of water when necessary.  You program the duration of incubation and the machine knows when to stop turning, you can also set how many times a day the machine turns the eggs.  And don’t let the word “program” scare you if you if you are a techniphobe, I hate programming “gadgets” but this thing is really easy.  The instructions are on one page front and back.

We have successfully incubated goose eggs in it and others have told us they use if for quail with great success.  Due to how the turner works, one turner works for everything.  It has a digitally controlled thermostat, so when you set it for say 99.5, that is what you get all the time.

There are cheaper incubators but then don’t have all these features.  They certainly do not hold temperature as well.  In my reptile breeding days I hatched literally hundreds of eggs in the well known Hova-Bator Incubator, yes it works, and it costs less, but is is a fiddly pain in the ass.  In fact since I got my IncuView, the only thing I use my Hova-Bator Incubator for is starting seeds in cold weather.

If I wanted to hatch say 75 – 100 eggs a batch, I would honestly buy three of these before I would buy an expensive large commercial incubator.   Like most products I settle on, this one just works, it always works and that is what wins my endorsement.

I would also like to suggest the following, this thing is kind of light weight, it is durable and ships well.  It is not something most people would use all year long.  So some of you may form groups and do a share with this item, either locally or by shipping it back and forth as needed.  I personally sent mine to Nicholas Ferguson, he hatched duck and chickens with it and then shipped it back USPS Priority Mail for like 10 bucks.  Just a thought.

In any event if you are looking to incubate eggs check out the, IncuViewTM All-In-One Automatic Egg Incubator, by the way this is actually a great time to do this.  Say you put eggs in on Sept 1st.  You will have babies on Sept. 21 or 28 depending on say ducks or chickens.    These birds will be 6 months old and start laying in mid March, right when most people are getting brand new chicks.  Just a final thought.

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Episode-1852- Listener Calls for 8-18-16

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on comfrey, fatherhood, concealed carry, law enforcement, sharpening knives, cashless society, mob violence 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.

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  • Growing comfrey over a septic field
  • Jason from PA gives some advice to new fathers
  • Thoughts on using a revolver as a carry gun
  • Thoughts on cops shooting citizens and a private police force
  • Thoughts on appendix carry for concealed carry
  • Tips on using the Work Sharp Sharpener
  • Selling electronic money to the people as tax reform
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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-18-16

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.

So this 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 bowel.  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 grill 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 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 no matter what you buy.