Episode-2226- Expert Council Q&A for 5-25-18

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 the expert council answers questions on pasture management, bee keeping, medical preparedness, sump pumps, cooking, rocket mass heaters, fakenews, 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.

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Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss…

  • Dealing with Scotch Thistle – Geoff Lawton
  • Dealing with beetles and yellow jackets – Michael Jordan
  • How heat effects the storage of medical supplies – Doc Bones
  • Back up power solutions for sump pumps – Steven Harris
  • Cooking sausage to proper temp and growing in coir fiber – Keith Snow
  • Combining forges and rocket mass heaters – Paul Wheaton
  • Some #fakenews you likely believe – Jack
  • 223 vs. 243 and crappy stocks causing heavy recoil – Jack

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9 Responses to Episode-2226- Expert Council Q&A for 5-25-18

  1. Steven Harris mentioned adding relay to a UPS which then connected to 800AH batteries. What kind of relay? Would love to hear to details of this. Thanks.

  2. Tom from NY

    Steve and Jack,


    I have tried an UPS plugged into an UPS in the past and this did not work.

    Now – it was probably 20 years ago and I do not remember the model number of the two I tried it with but they were both APC. The second UPS staying on backup power it would never charge.

    So I tried this again using an APC BackUPS XS-1500 plugged into an APC ES-740 and it WORKS!

    So — it might be a thing of the past or it might be model dependant – just something to keep in mind – curious if you have ever seen that.

    Thanks for all that you do Steve!


  3. Steven Harris mentioned using a UPS with a relay and  800AH “super batteries”.  This sounded like a combination of a UPS and a Steven Harris Battery Bank and I’d love to know more about how this works. Sounds like a great way to extend the run time of a UPS. Thanks.

  4. Another choice for the .223 TROY gun that the caller asked about is the REMINGTON 7615, which is basically a 20 gauge 870 in .223, that takes ar15 magazines.  Any many aftermarket parts like stocks from the 870 will fit.  Sort of a 7600 / 870 love child.  And it’s not as “threatening” looking, since he voiced that as a concern.  Plus the ergonomics of a pump shotgun are familiar to most gun owners, vs a pump AR-15.  He probably has an 870 already (just based on popularity) so he already has 70% of the manual of arms.

  5. Daisy chained UPS will probably not work for most models of UPS. The modified sine wave out of the first UPS will be seen as dirty power and cause the downstream UPS to switch to battery power. That is what happened the last time I tried ot.

  6. The vast majority of UPS’s are PURE SINE WAVE, NOT modified sine wave.  They are all about instant switching and reliability and you cant do that with modified sine wave.   With the way people read crap on the net and pitch a fit about modified sine wave and electronics (all false) what type of crap do you think the UPS company would get if they were not pure sine wave.??


    • Tom from Ny

      Hi Steve! 🙂

      Thank you for that follow up! That’s probably what the issue was. I’m going back probably, 20 or 25 years! My God when did I get old enough to say that!

      Thanks Mr Harris!

      P.s. I have a ton of tuna cans if you still want them.

  7. Wayne.  It works EXACTLY the way I said it works in my panel answer.  Its NOT any harder than I described.


  8. Is Thermapen the probe you alluded to?  After lousy service from a couple of those cheap probe thermometers, I took the plunge on a Thermapen.  Reads instantly, accurate, built solid.  If you claim to like to cook, THIS is the tool you want