TSP Directory Feature: Janice Gould Realtor in Arizona

Janice Gould Realty: Need an agent with a little kick?

An agent with a little kick!

This week I would like to feature a member of the TSP Business Directory from Arizona. Janice lives off-the-grid in Yucca, AZ. When she’s not busy with Jenny (pictured above) and her horses, Janice serves the Stagecoach Trails or Lake Havasu City areas. She is a licensed realtor who earned both the Graduate Realty Institute (GRI) and the Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR) Designation from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR).

More About Janice

20 years ago Janice and her family moved from California to their desert estate so they could enjoy the quiet lifestyle of a small desert town. They raise chickens, ducks, and tilapia on their ranch. Janice says she has also had success with vegetables and some fruit trees in the warm open desert climate of Yucca. You can reach Janice to learn more about properties in the area at 928-715-7871. Or visit her site to browse Yucca, AZ Properties.

What Her Clients Have to Say

I took a look at Janice’s site and right now she has about 13 properties for sale with a mix of developed single-family homes and raw land. It’s shocking to me to see just how affordable acreage is in her market. In fact, I don’t see any land on the site for over $1k an acre! If you’ve seen what Geoff Lawton did in “Greening the Desert” you know what the possibilities are…

After I scanned through the listings, I took a look at the testimonials section. Here’s what a few past clients had to say:

Thank you for all your help and for the great service which was above and beyond the call of duty.

-Tim and Carolyn Reese


Just a short note to tell you how pleased I was with your handling the sale of my house in Lake Havasu. You took some beautiful pictures inside and out. You put them on the internet as well as flyers on your realtor sign out front so that people that were interested could find out the pluses without having to go inside. Then you held an “open house” which really clinched the sale for those that were interested. I also thank you for going over all the paperwork and filling out so many forms that were necessary for the sale. I was very pleased with the detail and professionalism in which you handled all aspects of the sale. Then the extra signs you put up pointing the way to my house since it was on a cul-de-sac helped too. I thought the length of time it took to sell it was very short, so do believe you priced it correctly. I would recomend you to anyone who wants an honest, dedicated and experienced realtor.

-Larry Oldham

If you’re in the market to buy or sell in her area, get in touch with Janice and support a fellow TSP’er!

Episode-1935- Expert Council Q&A for 1-20-17

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 DEF fluid, low T, broken bones, bee keeping, military tents, permaculture, green houses 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

  • Storing DEF fluid for your diesel – Steven Harris
  • Dealing with low testosterone – Gary Collins
  • Removing a plaster cast – Doc Bones
  • Overwintering weak bee hives – Michael Jordan
  • Long term life in military tents – Tim Glance
  • Using discharged pool water – Geoff Lawton
  • Building a green house, from kit or from scratch – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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Websites of the Expert Council Members

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Grace USA Steel Punch Set – 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 Grace USA Steel Punch Set as we continue our gunsmith kit project for 2017.  If you are new to guns or working on them beyond the most basic cleaning you might wonder what punches are for.

These are for driving out pins for various reasons but generally due to a need to disassemble a gun (or reassemble) beyond very basic maintenance.  Sometimes this is just to clean at a deeper level, sometimes to do a repair and at others to do a modification like say changing out a trigger set.

Punches are another tool I learned about from my grandfather.  One day I was taking down my 870 shotgun and he caught me using a nail as a punch.  At first he said some four letter words and mumbling about the right tool for the right job.  The old man was a miner and a tough son of a bitch, but he was also a grandfather, so he quickly went soft and praised me for figuring out how to get by, but then took me to his work bench and pulled out an old wooden box and explained what a punch set was.

When it comes to punches in the gun world, you have four options.

  • Roll Punches – best for roll pins (hollow)
  • Steel Standard Punches – which these are
  • Brass Punches – a soft metal to be more gentle on what you are punching
  • Nylon Punches – the most gentle as to marking things up

The reason I recommend you start with a very high quality standard steel punch set is it will do anything you ever really need.  With care you can punch out roll pins with a solid punch, it is really bad idea the other way around.

Brass and nylon have a place too but again, steel will get any pin out that can be gotten out anyway, brass and nylon will both bend and fail at times.  And think of it this way, that time the old man caught me with a nail was not the first or the last time I have improvised a nail successfully to remove a pin.  So if you can get it done with a nail, you can get it done with a punch.

There is something small I really like about these punches as well, they are marked with sizes.  You may see this as a small thing but many gunsmith punches are not, and when you have three on a bench they start to blend together.  These are also made with a very hard steel, if you bend one, frankly you are pounding too hard, something is wrong.

This punch set includes sizes 5/64″, 1/16″, 3/32″, 1/8″ and 5/32″, 1 center punch, and 1 starter punch. They come in a vinyl pouch to keep everything organized and are made in the USA.  There are a lot of cheaper options in punches, but these really are a case for buy once cry once.  A good set of punches properly used have a longer shelf life than a human being.  So if you don’t have a good set of punches in your kit consider adding the Grace USA Steel Punch Set to your kit today.

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-1934- Listener Feedback for 1-19-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on real estate, investing, guns, business, predatory government fees, gardening, law enforcement, aquaponics 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…

  • When and how to sell off property
  • The Areo Survival Rifle – damn now I want one!
  • The new collapse of pensions – and resulting predatory fees
  • Becoming a land lord in an odd way, is there any real tax advantage
  • When to get law enforcement involved with child bullying
  • Dealing with compacted soil, at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, yes really
  • Another TSP listener launches a business
  • Using a “pond” for aquaponics
  • Storing produce in larger quantities

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 Black Sharpie Marker – 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 Black Sharpie Marker.  I know it sort of falls flat from some of the highly cool stuff I bring you doesn’t it.  You know though every day I think about what the next item of the day will be.  The key is with very rare exceptions they are all items I own and use or at least have used in the past.

So I really try to include stuff we use every single day like say our French Press or our Electric Kettle.  Last night I was jarring up some bulk herbs and wondering what I would do today.  As I wrote on the jar lid with a black sharpie I realized, that this humble little pen in a massive heavy lifter in our home.  Even if everyone already knows about it, it should be featured on TspAz.

With all the talk of seed and plant starting lately I should point out that I use these for all labels on plants.  I tried some expensive (like 12 bucks a pop) “garden markers” they were no better.  I have found putting some clear tape over plant labels is the best way to make them last longer.

We pretty much label everything with a black sharpie, fermenting mead, bottled mead, canned goods, alcohol infusions, you name it.  Yep it is humble, but it is also one of the most commonly stolen items from office supply cabinets for a reason, it just friken works.

Another thing I constantly use these for is my various construction projects.  Specifically making points to drill and cut PVC and other items that are plastic or metal.  A carpenters pencil just doesn’t cut it for such things.

And because everyone uses them, they are cheap, in this case 24 for 10.20!  That is 42 cents a piece!  So I am not saying to run out and buy them today but the next time you are ordering stuff from Amazon toss in a few boxes of Black Sharpie Marker and keep them around.  Their uses are unlimited and you need more then a few, along with tape measures and nail clippers they seem to be an item Gnomes or Elves steal while you sleep, they just constantly seem to disappear.

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-1933- Austin Martin on Using Digital Business to Build Your Homesteading Life

Austin Martin is a father of 4, small scale farmer, podcaster, Youtuber, and digital entrepreneur (All before turning 30).

Austin spent the first 3 years of his Homesteading life commuting for an hour or more each day, working a job in the construction field. Waking up at 4:30 am to do animal chores, and arriving home after work in the dark, not able to spend time outside with his kids, led him to change his life.

Now he works from his laptop, allowing him the freedom to spend more time with his family and on his homestead.

Today We Discuss…

  • The initial years starting up a farm business while working fulltime
  • Taking advantage of commuting hours
  • Teaching yourself to build websites
  • Growing a side business, a family and a farm all at the same time
  • Making the call in your transition from worker to full time entrepeneur
  • Why a digital business is a great tool to make homesteading dreams come true
  • Multiple digital enterprises you can run digitally to fund your life
  • The base skills you need to become a digital entrepreneur
  • The right starting point as a new digital entepreneur

Resources for today’s show…

Austin’s Links

Sponsors of the Day

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S2- Duck Chronicles 40 – The Final Sortie

Season Two is over and while I thought we didn’t do as many episodes by hook or crook both seasons ended up being 40 episodes!

Don’t worry though Duck Chronicles is not going away, Season Three will begin about Feb. the 8th.

Today we talk about our full swales, the plans for the geese, new ducks arriving in Feburary, some other plans for the farm and more.

For all Duck Chronicles episodes visit www.duckchronicles.com

Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light – 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 Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light.  I just discussed this item yesterday on the show but I am so impressed with the value of it I am featuring it for the TspAz item of the day.

To grow well plants need full spectrum lighting and as LED technology has advanced it has become the go to choice of professionals in the indoor farming market.  Not only does it grow plants with greater vigor than florescent lighting it has a massive cost savings in electrical use and LEDs last a long longer so the longer equipment life cycle further drives down total cost.

Still the cost of quality LED grow lights has been quite high and it has held back the small time and hobby gardener for quite a while.  Recently some low cost lights have come along and worked okay but were made so cheaply that they would often fail in 90-180 days for many users.  And with that any savings was gone.

Over the past two years a company called Kingbo began producing some smaller LED grow lights and developed a good reputation with them, but they were two small to be useful to me for starting flats of seeds.  When they came out with the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light I was pretty happy but figured I would wait a while and let others try it out and see what kind of reputation it had after some use by the market.

It has now been around about 9 months and seems to have maintained a good reputation.  I also like that they offer a full 12 month warranty and a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

The big thing I like is how well it works, see the video below of one youtuber who tested his on basil and watermelon.  When you hear me talk about healthy and stocky seedlings this is what I am talking about.  I like this light so much that I recently ordered 4 of them for my own seed starting this year.  I’ll be putting together my system and sharing it with you soon.

In any event if you are looking for a great grow light to start your own plants indoors, of do indoor farming with a grow tent, check this one out, at 37 dollars with 92% 5 star reviews it is hard to beat on the current market.   I do expect over the years for this technology to continue to improve and become more affordable, but at present time the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light is my current top choice of what is available.  I have waited long enough to adopt LED grow light technology.

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.

P.S. Check out these videos testing testing the Kingbo Reflector 45W LED Grow Light.

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Episode-1932- Seed Starting Primer for 2017

Grow Light Tech Has Advanced a Lot Since I Started TSP!

Spring is coming!  Well technically it was spring here in Texas 4 days ago, now it is winter again and it will be spring her on Thursday and Summer for a day on next Tuesday before returning to winter on the following day.

For most of the nation is it actually winter and it may seem spring is a long way off, but it isn’t.  March 21st is the official first day of spring, that is only 63 days.  For much of the country your last frost date is close to that time, perhaps only a few more weeks out.

Many seeds should be started in a protected environment about 6-8 weeks before setting out, translation, it is time to get those seeds ordered and started very soon.

Join me today as we discuss…

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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Hawaiian Red Alaea 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 Amazon Item of the day is Hawaiian Red Alaea Sea Salt.  I first discovered this stuff at a local farm to fork restaurant here in Texas called Ellerbe Fine Foods.  In the summer season they use our duck eggs on burgers for their lunch menu.

Due to that Dorothy and I felt we should go have dinner there.  It was fantastic and they had a lot of little extras they brought out like breads and condiments, etc.  One was a small dish of deep red crystals.  The waitress suggested we actually sample some directly and simply called  it Hawaiian Red Salt.

I am a guy that likes his salt but seldom do I eat salt like tiny rock candy but hey you got to try things or you never learn anything.  It was fantastic!  Salty of course but mineraly, and a kind of character I can’t really explain, but I just really liked it.  It was like no other salt I have ever tasted.

So I did some research on it later that night.  It turns out that “Alaea Salt” is called that because it is mixed with red alae volcanic clay which gives the salt its color and some of its unique flavor along with a host of minerals.

The salt itself is sea salt made in the traditional Hawaiian manner, in holding tanks by hand.  So you are getting the minerals from both the salt and the clay in this stuff along great flavor, less sodium per ounce and a cool look all at the same time.

This stuff is fantastic for rubs, barbecues, on the rim of a margarita glass or anywhere you would use salt.  About the only place I would not want to use it would be in lacto-fermentation, I am just not sure how the clay once dissolved would effect the ferment.

On a final note, this product comes in both a coarse and a fine grain.  I use course because it is easier to handle by the pinch which is how I generally use salt when cooking.  But the fine grain would be what you’d want in a salt shaker.  Either way give Hawaiian Red Alaea Sea Salt a try, it will be something really cool to share with friends next time you have them over for dinner.

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.

P.S. – Two important notes.  First all salt tends to cake in salt shakers at times, but natural salts do so more often, a few gains of rice in a salt shaker prevents that, learned that from my Grandma.

Next the brand above is what I buy but many people offer it and most of it is fine.  That said there should be only two ingredients listed, (Hawaiian Sea Salt and Red Alae Clay) if you see anything else it ain’t the real deal.