Category Archives: Videos

2 Inch Return Lines Added to the Aquatic System

Just some quick video of a modification we did to the aquatic system (note aquatic, not aquaponic).  We plumbed in 2 inch return lines so we can run the flow much faster and turn the entire system over about once ever 90 minutes, or about 16 times a day.

I also explain why the Duck Chronicles Season Three won’t be starting for a few more weeks.  And there are two more bonus videos.

Here are two more videos of some fish we caught and added to the aquaponics system this week as well.

A Lesson in Propaganda and Logical Fallacies

This is a great education about propaganda further you will note that most of the techniques here are actually the application of fallacies on a broad and specific scale.

However, the entire video itself is a form of propaganda!  Leading us to the following reality, the “fallacy-fallacy”.

Which is just because an argument is made with a fallacy doesn’t make the argument invalid, only the means by which it is being argued are invalid.  To logically refute an arguement even one made on a fallacy, one must provide logic and avoid using their own fallacies.

This is work, and people are lazy  and this is why such obvious propaganda in the form of fallacies is so effective.

This video was sent to me by a listener of TSP who noted how often we discuss pattern recognition and propaganda on the show.

While this is a sort of stiff hokey reel to reel video like us old farts used to sleep though in High School, the methods are still being used today.  They may be a bit more polished, but the patterns are the same.  Once you see the patterns, you can never unsee them, ever again.

For those that get the reference, you will be saying, “I see the fnords!” everywhere you look.

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Two New Videos On Our Aquaponics and Aquatic Systems

Just a couple of update videos on some of the stuff we are doing at Nine Mile Farm right now.

We cover installing a return line, installing heat tape, the harsh freezes, the plans for a new “Bullhead Hotel” where the new ducks will be brooded and more.

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Okuma Avenger ABF65 Bait Feeder Reel – 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 Okuma Avenger ABF65 Bait Feeder Reel.  Until last fall I had never even heard of Okuma Reels.  A friend named Jeff was at our fall event and had two he bartered with on the barter blanket.  Another friend and I both acquired one of them.

These reels are amazing and for the price they are flatly fing amazing!  I have used 200 dollar reels that were no smoother than these are.   As many of you know I am a huge fan of Mitchell Reels and I highly recommend the Mitchell 300 for lighter set ups.   Frankly this reel has me pondering trying a lighter version and comparing it head to head with my beloved Mitchells.

The ABF65 is a substantial reel, designed for larger fish like small to medium sharks in the surf or really big catfish.  I have this one teamed up with an Ugly Stick Big Water Series 11100 9 foot rod, and have several trips to the shore planned with it this year.  Also if I do make good on my threat to buy a boat, I’ll be using this one to target trophy cats.

The feature I really and I mean really love on this reel is called the “bait feeder drag”.  What this allows you to do is use a second drag setting for the reel when your bait is out.  You can set this very light, your line all stays nice on the reel but when a fish takes the bait the line feeds out as it begins its run.  Simply turning the reel a half turn engages your standard drag and the fight is on.

Many bait casting reels have settings similar to this, but this is the first spin caster anyway I have seen that does this.  There may be others but I am not aware of them.   Check out the video below to see exactly how it works.

The Avenger ABF series comes in quite a few sizes, they are outlined in this table.

As mentioned above I am seriously considering ordering a lighter version of this reel and it may very well unseat Mitchell reels as my go to and my family has been using Mitchell reels for long before I was born.    I am going to check with some local stores to see if anyone stocks these.  I would kind of like to hold one rather than ordering it blind so to say.  I like to get a feel for my reels and how they will balance with a rod.

My gut is the ABF30 will be damn close to the Mitchell 300 in size and balance, if I can’t find a local store that stocks them I will just order one and I am sure it will pair nicely with one of my rods.  When I get my hands on a smaller reel I will report back and give its’ own spot as Item of the Day.

That said if you want a reel for bigger fish, this one is amazing.  It also comes with a second spool so that you can have a second one all ready to go.  So if big fish are in your future check out the ABF65 and you could do a lot worse than pairing it up with a Ugly Stick Big Water Series 1100 9 foot rod.

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. – If any of you own a ABF series reel specifically smaller sizes I would love your thoughts  on it, what you have it paired with and would love to see it in a picture with something for scale.

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Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit – 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 Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit.  Previously I reviewed a product called FermentEm Mason Jar Lids.  A lot of you got them so much so they not been available for over a month!

I have been asked for alternatives and I have researched a lot of them and found another great one to recommend.  I want to point out here while I am reviewing the full kit, you can get…

You can also get these in regular vs. wide mouth jars but I personally prefer wide mouth for most fermenting.   Anyway I am very happy with this product.  The pebbles do a great job keeping stuff under the brine, everything cleans up in seconds with just hot water and they just fricken work, and like the FermentEm lids they are waterless so they can’t dry out, they are about as fool proof as it gets.

For more info see the video below where I give an over view and show a few of the ferments I have going right now.  And consider the Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit or specific components of it for your fermenting needs.

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. – The endorsement of this product should not be seen as a negative to my previous endorsement of the FermentEm product, both of these items are stellar, that said, so far I would give a very slight edge to the Mason Tops Pickle Pipes, they are just fantastic and store in such a small amount of space.

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

Duck Chronicles Season Two – Episode 39 – Freezing Cold at Bath Time

So I woke up to 13 degree weather and frozen ground and frozen pipes.  Fortunately I was able to drain most of our pipes in advance and able to keep the hose bib on the house from freezing up so the ducks could have a morning bath.  With a wind chill of 6, they still don’t care about the cold at all.

Season Three will be coming early February with the largest group of ducklings we have ever brooded.  You can find the entire series at DuckChronicles.com

Weekend Project – Conversion from Wicking Beds to Aquaculture System

This weekend I completed a pretty cool project converting my wicking beds into a three pond system and tying it into my existing system of about 950 gallons.  This puts the full system size now at about 1400 gallons.  You can see the progress in the videos below.

I also created a play list for this new system, all future updates will be added to it.

Free Episode of Advanced Ballistic Striking – Episode One

In 2010 I co produced a 5 DVD series with Neil Franklin called Advanced Ballistic Striking.  This was done with Val Raizanov as the key instructor.  Val was a member of the Russian Olympic Judo Squad in the 1980s and later served in the KGB prior to the break up of the USSR.

Today he serves as a trainer to the Royal Guard of the Royal Family of the UAE.  He is an amazing guy you have heard me talk about on the show at times.  One of my greatest teachers.

Well I just realized that long ago Neil put this first entire DVD online for free.  If you have ever wanted to really know what Systema is all about this is a great start and it is free. Hope you enjoy it.  You will also see no less than Bryan Black from ITS Tactical in this video.

Taking Regenerative Agriculture Forward – My PV3 Presentation

In March I had the honor of giving the closing talk at Permaculture Voices 3.  Considering some of the people who presented at this event and the two prior ones, this was an incredible opportunity.  My goal was to present something universal in the Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture space.

You can see the entire talk below in video and if you want to get 9 other incredible talks, Deigo has them for sale here,  PV3 Broad Acre Video Package.