Episode-2298- Listener Feedback for 9-24-18

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on changes in demographics, business, rifle maintenance, concealed carry, automation and jobs, permaculture 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 Calls and Discuss…

  • Reminder the Fall Workshop goes on Sale Saturday at 8 AM
  • Millennials are Flocking to the “rust belt” what does that signal
  • How do you identify and assess a market
  • Field care of a rifle on rainy hunts
  • The 380 for concealed carry
  • Here comes the millions of jobs lost in retail I have been talking about
  • Small businesses and credit cards for on site sales
  • The Tesla Power Wall isn’t a great buy yet, but why everyone will have one in 10 years or less
  • The STUN method, what it is, what it is for, and what it isn’t for

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

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Sadaf Sumac – 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 Sadaf Sumac.  Note that this is middle eastern sumac not our native variety here in North America.  While there are some similar characteristics sumac from the Mediterranean and Arabic parts of the world is a different species with a long history of culinary use.

Dorothy and I really got hooked on this stuff when we found a recipe for “carrot fries” which are really just roasted carrots with this stuff on them, the recipe is really simple.  Cut carrots into sticks, coat with peanut oil, sprinkle Sumac, Salt and Pepper on them, roast at 425 until done, (20-30 minutes depending on your oven).  We use the “convection roast” setting on our oven when we make these and they come out great.

One of my other favorite uses for this stuff is my Lamb Heart, Lamb Sausage and Oyster Mushroom stew.  I have posted that on facebook and you can see it here.  I use Sadaf Sumac in the homemade lamb sausage that goes in the stew, I have to tell you it was pretty fantastic.

This stuff is great on fish and chicken as you might imagine as it has a tart lemon like flavor much like its US cousins we all know and love.  On that note, the reason for this is it is high in ascorbic acid (AKA vitamin C).

Hence it is natural anti oxidant and has quite a bit of good press around health benefits.  There is a pretty good write up about that here.  This is about the best quality stuff I was able to find and at less than 10 bucks with free shipping on prime a 12 ounce container will last you a long time for not much money.  So consider adding Sadaf Sumac to your spice cabinet today and expand your culinary options.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

P.S. – I guess I have to say it, no this isn’t poison sumac and no variety of sumac with red berries is poison sumac.  So no this stuff will not make you itch.  That said anyone with an allergy to cashews may have an allergy to sumac, so keep that in mind if it effects you or your family.  Bluntly always use all new food items with caution on the first use.

Episode-2297- Expert Council Q&A for 9-21-18

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 on The Survival Podcast, the expert council answers questions on nutrition, heart health, law enforcement encounters, investing, old vehicles, dogs, guns 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…

  • Meal replacements vs. protein powder – Gary Collins
  • Being pro active with cardiac screening – Doc Bones
  • Explaining to a LEO that he is wrong – Dan Ohmann
  • Thoughts on investing in the cannabis industry – John Pugliano
  • Dealing with a vehicle that has sat for years and needs coolant flushed – Charles Sanville
  • Dealing with ear problems with dogs – Dr. Kelly
  • Scoping a Remington 7600 for bush hunting – 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.

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Vaughan SF-12 Soft Faced Hammer – 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 Vaughan SF-12 Soft Faced Hammer.  I have owned this exact hammer for over 10 years and when paired with a good 2oz and 4oz ball peen set along with a good punch set there if very little else you will need in this realm.  Occasionally you may need a plastic mallet or a dead blow for something really stuck, but again 95% of the time this is all you will need.

Now the reason I selected this particular hammer is purely about quality.  I don’t remember exactly where I found this hammer but I was at a retail store and examined a few different ones.  Simply picking this one up told me all I needed to know.  It is also another made in the USA product and while some things are just fine imported, hand tools are one place where made in American is still 100% synonymous with the best you can get.

Good hand tools feel like good hand tools and junk feels like junk, if you have used both good quality and low quality tools you will know exactly what I am talking about.  Take a look at the short video of this hammer and you can see even after 10 years of use it looks almost like new.  Now again I am not a professional gun smith but I have used this thing plenty over the last decade, as much as most hobbyists would ever need to.

The price of this hammer is under 23 dollars with free shipping and it is well worth it.  So consider adding the Vaughan SF-12 Soft Faced Hammer to your gun smith and maintenance kit today.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

P.S. – This is the multi-tip hammer I mentioned in the video, it is a decent tool, lots of guys have them and love them.  I actually own one because it was so affordable to buy.  I now keep it as an emergency tool in my range bag because I never use it at home though.  So it is just my opinion that the Vaughan is a better investment.

Again though a lot of folks love the multi-tip and it will do a good job or you if you buy the one I linked to here in the PS.  However there is one on Amazon that has a metal handle sold by “MILITARIA” that one is complete and total FING JUNK do not spend your money on that one.  I mean it is total crap, yes it is that bad.

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Episode-2296- Listener Calls for 9-20-18

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your phone calls on bug out bags, cellular data, business, data cabling, marketing, vehicle prep 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…

  • More on choosing food for your BOB
  • More on cellular data plans for home internet
  • Thoughts on choosing a business or blog name
  • Using CCA data cabling for home networks
  • Uses for large volumes of hardwood sawdust and fine chips
  • If “affiliate marketing” a viable business in 2018
  • Storing gear in a work truck with limited space

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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Frontier Organic Lemon Pepper – Amazon 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 Frontier Organic Lemon Pepper.  As always I recommend buying herbs/spices by the pound, buying by the ounce is a suckers game.  Also while I don’t eat 100% organic, I feel in this case you really should. 

Lemon pepper is made with lemon zest (the yellow part of the peel).  The citrus industry is one of the most heavy users of pesticides in the world.  When you think about these things being sprayed and the out side of the peel being removed and eaten, well, if you want a conventional product go for it.

Okay so as you might imagine this one is going to come with a recipe, but not just any recipe, the best lemon pepper herb chicken you will ever and I mean ever eat.  If you are making a lot just double the recipe, and it will work with any chicken but I formulated this for either boneless skinless thy or breast.  If you are doing breast cut it into thinner and smaller slices before starting.

Jack’s Lemon Pepper Herbed Chicken

  • 1/3rd cup of olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lemon and the zest
  • 2 oz of white wine
  • 2 tsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp of lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary (if it is large needles crush it with your fingers a bit)
  • 1/2 tsp of basil
  • About 1 teaspoon of dry mustard – or as much as you need to emulsify.
  • Skinless boneless chicken (as much as you want to make, the above will do about 4 breast halves or about 8-10 thy cutlets.

Wait?  What the heck is emulsify?  Okay this marinade is made of oil, lemon juice, wine and rice vinegar.  Do you know what happens when they are put together, well in short they don’t get together.

The wine, vinegar and lemon juice all blend and the oil floats on top.  How can we get a good uniform marinade like that?  Well we can’t!  So we need an emulsifier, this lets us blend an oil and a water based liquid and keep them together.  For instance mayonnaise is an emulsification.  Made mostly of eggs and oil.  This emulsification is much easier though.  The dry mustard will allow us to mix oil and the other liquids and suspend them while keeping the mustard flavor very low compared to “prepared mustard”.

So take a ball jar and put all the ingredients except the chicken into it.  Put the lid on and shake the hell out of it.  Like for a good 45 seconds to a minute.  Stop shaking and let it sit for about a minute, take a look and see if the liquids stay mixed.  It is normal for the herbs to settle some but the liquids should not separate.  If all is well continue, if it is separating give it another bit of dry mustard and repeat.

Put all your chicken into a large zip lock bag, shake the marinade one more time to get the herbs all suspended again and dump it into the bag.  Push most of the air out of the bag, massage the bag and work the marinade all over everything.  Put in a bowl (in case it leaks, which would suck without the bowl) and put it in the fridge.  Leave it over night, a few times during this period massage up the bag and flip it over.

The next day remove the chicken and put it on a few paper towels for about 30 minutes at room temp.  This is important or you will be frying in a pool of oil and it will be hard to get  good brown.  Then fry in a pan of your choice or grill until done.  Don’t over cook it!  Cook to 145 if you use an instant read thermometer, but I can just tell when it is done by feel.

You can make this with any lemon pepper and it will be very good, you may find yourself addicted to it.  But if you want a superior organic product consider adding Frontier Organic Lemon Pepper to your pantry today.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

Episode-2295- EDC Wearable Survival Gear with Dustin Hogard and Nick Blackman

Dustin Hogard, and Nick Blackman of Wazoo Survival Gear

What happens when you combine a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, an Adventure Guide, and a mutual love for the outdoors? Wazoo Survival Gear!

They design, create, and field test products engineered to save lives. The adventurer, Dustin Hogard, and the engineer, Nick Blackman, crossed paths for the first time in 2012 near Houston, Texas over a few pints of craft brew. That meeting was the beginning of a very unlikely partnership that has now spawned an entire new industry of wearable gear.

With the office walls covered in working design concepts and existing products such as a business card that can act as a fire starter, a belt with a hidden compartment, a hat with hidden pockets, or a beer sleeve with survival tips, Wazoo continues to strive to make survival sexy and emphasis the “fun” in functional.

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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Dr. Earth Premium Gold Organic Fertilizer – 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 Dr. Earth Premium Gold Organic Fertilizer.  This is part of my 4 core item regime for producing healthy and heavy bearing plants.   I have written about this before but my four core items are, GS Plant Foods Liquid Kelp Fertilizer, Garrett Juice Plus, Endo Mycorrhizae Fungal Inoculation and of course Dr. Earth Premium Gold Organic Fertilizer.  You can find them all under the tag “fertility” in one place.

So given there are many fine quality organic solid fertilizers, why have I settled on Dr. Earth Premium Gold?  First is that it is a balanced fertilizer, with an NPK ratio of 4-4-4 and what that means is that you are always giving your plants a good boost of all three primary nutrients.

Next is the make up, here are the ingredients: Fish meal, fish bone meal, mined potassium sulfate, soft rock phosphate, kelp meal, seaweed extract, and earthworm castings. Also contains humic acid (5%), aloe vera (2%), and yucca extract (1%), and prebiotic microbial food – soluble sugars (7%). In other words it doesn’t rely on any single source and hence you get a much more balanced source of nutrients for plants.   Also note the humic acid included here, this goes beyond just fertilizer, it helps build soil and make all nutrients easier for the plants to absorb.

Of course you know that I am big on building soil as well, which is one reason I recommend a fungal inoculation in addition to fertilizers and foliar sprays.  Well Dr. Earth Fertilizer builds upon that, because it contains seven strains of beneficial soil microbes plus ecto and endo mycorrhizae to build up even more soil biology.

To really dive home how well this combination works take a look at one of my wicking beds.  These beds were planted with small plants about 5 weeks ago.  On planting the roots were dusted with fungal inoculation, I put a small pinch of Dr. Earth Premium Gold Organic Fertilizer into the hole with them and they have been twice sprayed with a mix of Garrett Juice and Liquid Kelp.  I think you will agree the vigor, growth and health are all very evident.

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So give Dr. Earth Premium Gold Organic Fertilizer a shot on your garden today.  You can get a 4lb bag for only 12.00.  And two bags will serve most vegetable gardeners well over a season, possibly two. Again I just drop a small amount into the hole when I plant and about once a season I pull back mulch, add a pinch around my plants and water it in after replacing the mulch.

If you want to load up though they now have 50 pound bags on Amazon as well.

When I establish a new bed I also scatter a small amount across the entire surface before adding the mulch layer.  If you want to really push things into super high biological activity, sprinkle a small amount of dry molasses on the soil at that time as well.   Due to shipping costs I recommend  you source dry molasses locally, most garden and landscape shops will have it.

Remember you can always find all of our reviews at TspAz.com

 

Duck Chronicles Has Returned

After a long break Nine Mile Farm again has ducks.  This time around we are going with “homestead ducks”.  Just a small flock for our personal use.  The new flock will be 8 ducks and 2 drakes (assuming everyone makes it out of the brooder alive).

They are all Rouens so if we hatch any ducklings eventually we know exactly what we are going to get.  I picked them up today, got them into the brooder and made three videos.  From this point forward we will likely put out 3-5 videos a week as they grow and have their first adventures.

Every episode of The Duck Chronicles all the way back to season one can be found at www.duckchronicles.com and the Season Four Playlist is at bit.ly/ducks4

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Agenda for the 2018 Fall Workshop Announced

The TSP 2018 Fall Workshop will be on Nov. 7-11.  Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 29th, 2018.    Tickets will be available only to MSB members for the first 48 hours and I expect them to sell out in less than 24.  To get your tickets log into the MSB at 8AM on the 29th, and that is Central Standard Time.  There will be a link on the home page to sign up when you log into your MSB account.

The following is the agenda so far, there will be some small adjustments but this is the basic plan…

Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Reception day, students can arrive any time after 2PM and set up camp sites.  We do drinks and brats and such for that evening.  Just really a social thing.  Get settled in for the week ahead.

Thursday, Nov. 8th –  Small-scale Agriculture and Aquaculture and High Density Food Production

Nicole Sauce Mistress of Ceremonies

  • Breakfast
  • Nick Ferguson and David Seigler on Back Yard Food Production
  • Jon Dowie – Micro-Greens Growing
  • Lunch
  • Jack Spirko – Aquaponics with Hands On Bed Construction
  • Panel Discussion (Nick Ferguson, Jon Dowie, David Seigler & Jack Spirko)
  • Tell Your Story in 5ish Minutes – Everyone
  • Dinner
  • Cole Risner concert (this guy rocks)

Friday Nov. 9th TSPC 10th Anniversary Celebration 2.0  – This day is going to be an all day social experience with lots of learning about good food and drink. 

Nicole Sauce Mistress of Ceremonies

  •  Breakfast
  •  David Seigler and Nicole Sauce -Bloody Mary history and Bloody Mary banquet bar
  • Jon Dowie: Micro green salads and coctails brought to you by the “Microgreen Mafia”
  • Jack Spirko – How to make ceviche, yes it is safe shut up and eat it.
  • David and Nicole –  Poinsettias (Bubbly, Cranberry and orange liqueur)
  • Jack and David Squash and apple soup and apple-pie flavored fuel discussion and sampling
  • Jack – Lets jerk the hell out of some chicken
  • David and Nicole – All about Old-Fashions
  • Jack – Sausage making and samples of Duck Sausage, Rabbit Sausage and Rattlesnake Sausage
  • David, Jack and Nicole: Martini University
  • Dinner – For the Protection of your liver we are serving up a carbtastic pasta dinner with free range Nine Mile Farm Turkey and Crack Bread.
  • Barter Blanket!!! – What happens on the blanket stays on the blanket.

Saturday – Nov. the 10th.  – Build your business for Better Self Reliance.

David Seigler – Master of Ceremonies

  • Breakfast
  • Jon Dowie – How the Microgreens Mafia pushes product
  • Nicole Sauce – Going from hobby to hustle.
  • Lunch
  • John Pugliano – All About Money
  • Jack  Spirko – An analysis of 4 successful internet businesses.
  • Panel Discussion Entrepreneurship – Jack Spirko, John Dowie, Patrick Roerhrman and Nichole Sauce.
  • 18:00 – 19:00 M. Jordon: High energy mead talk
  • 19:00 –20:00 Dinner
  • Jack Spirko, Michael Jordon and Nick Ferguson –  Mead, cider, beer social sampling circle.

Sunday – Nov. the 11th.  – You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.  Everyone off property and cleaned up by 11 AM.

Believe it or not that really isn’t everything but it gives  you a good idea of what we will be up to this time around.  Patrick Roerhman will also being doing a hands on build a knife workshop, for a very limited number of students, like say four.  And don’t forget the amazing SWAG Packs you can only get at this event.  If you have any questions just post them below.

This Video Gives you a Small Taste of What it will be Like.

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