Episode-1815- Expert Council Q&A for 6-24-16

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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 terror plots, home schooling, solar hot water, history 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

  • So I am a conspiracy loon, oh really, what if I am proven right? – Jack
  • I yanked my kid out of government schools, now what?  Sue and Mike Laprise
  • A dumb ass question on solar hot water – Steven Harris
  • Help I jacked up my knee what if this happens during a SHTF – Doc Bones
  • The ins and outs of using waste fuel oil in a diesel engine – Tim Glance
  • Fish antibiotics other than amoxicillin for SHTF storage – Doc Bones
  • Testing your battery bank and preps before your need it – Steven Harris

Resources for today’s show…

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Websites of the Expert Council Members

fuyu1smallBob Wells Plant of The Week Fuyu Persimmon – The Fuyu Persimmon tree is highly adaptable from zone 6 to zone 10.

Medium size, flat shape, still crunchy when ripe, non-astringent. Cool or hot climate. Hardy, attractive tree that is practically pest free. It ripens in the fall and is Self-fruitful.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-24-16

plugsEvery 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 Saxony 1-Foot Extension Power Cable 5-Pack. What in the world do you need a 1 foot extension cable for?  How about this, you get a power strip or UPS for your computer, monitor, router, modem, speakers, etc.  You look and half of them are big old honking plugs!

Now one plug takes up three spaces on a power strip, next thing you know you are daisy chaining 3-4 strips and have a giant mess under your desk.  Instead you take a few of these and plug the big plug into one end and these into your strip, UPS or outlet.  Simple no?

These have made my life a lot easier and the underside of my desk and back of my TV a lot more organized.  At 11.49 for a 5 pack with free shipping they are very cost effective as well.

Remember you can always see 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.

 

Episode-1814- Listener Calls for 6-23-16

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Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on energy, old guns, investing, fuel, bone stock, water filters, insect bites, trucks 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…

  • What would happen to America in an energy decent
  • Options when you own a gun with an obsolete caliber
  • What should you do with a 401K right now
  • Is higher octane gas worth buying
  • Has removing bones, cartridge and connective tissue from our diets effected our health
  • How to choose a water filter and why I use a berkey
  • A warning for new car buyers, there may be no spare or jack with your expensive car
  • Dealing with bug bites the natural way
  • Thoughts for the first time truck owner

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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-23-16

scaleEvery 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 Salter Aquatronic Glass Electronic Kitchen Scale.

We use this product daily, and I like that you can switch from grams to ounces/pounds with a press of a button.  With another press you can even measure fluid ounces.

I use this in my mead making, formulation of herbal medicines and teas, and Dorothy uses it daily to cull out any eggs under our weight limit for sale to our customers.

battsI did a lot of homework when we replaced our last scale and without paying way to much this is the one I came down on.  It does use CR2032 Coin Style Batteries but it uses just one of them, and lasts a LONG time on a single battery.  Still I have scopes and other stuff that uses these so I picked up 20 of them for just over 8 bucks to go along with my scale, I think that will  hold this thing until the zombies march and beyond.

The other reason I like this scale is it takes several minutes to auto shut off with no activity.  Our last scale would shut off in 30 seconds of no activity and this was maddening when adding multiple ingredients and having to go grab something and coming back to a dark scale, with everything out of wack at that point!  This is not a product everyone needs but if you want a good scale, for under 40 bucks with shipping this is what we use.

Please note this is a KITCHEN SCALE not a reloading scale, it measures in ounces and grams, kilos and pounds.  Not grains or fractions of grams, you are not going to be able to sort pellets by weight or weigh powder charges with it.  Just FYI.  Also it DOES COME with the one required battery, you don’t need the CR2032 Coin Style Batteries that I linked to but I just included them because they are the best price I have found on quality ones in quantity so far.

Remember you can always see 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.

 

Episode-1813- Make Mead Like a Viking with Jereme Zimmerman

Making Mead Like A Viking

Making Mead Like A Viking

Jereme Zimmerman is a writer who lives in Berea, Kentucky. He was raised and home schooled in northern Kentucky on Twin Meadows Nubian Goat Farm. He spent more than seven years living and traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, where he returns regularly.

After brewing beer using conventional modern methods for several years he became fascinated with emulating ancient brewing practices, which in-turn led to his interest in learning how to brew with local, organic, and wild-foraged ingredients.

Jereme documents his research into ancient brewing and muses on the homesteading life at Earthineer.com (as RedHeadedYeti), and through articles with magazines such as Backwoods Home, New Pioneer, American Frontiersman and Hobby Farms.

He is the author of the book Make Mead Like a Viking, published by Chelsea Green Publishing in November 2015. He is a popular workshop facilitator and presents regularly at Mother Earth News Fairs.

Jereme joins us today to discuss his methods of making mead, his book, using natural and wild crafted ingredients, open fermentation and more.

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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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-22-16

pepperEvery 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 Spicy World Black Tellicherry Peppercorns and I recommend it based on a philosophy I have about all things.

“Whenever possible pay less and get better quality”

In this case you may wonder how that applies to something like pepper.  Well lets look at it this way, pepper is a go to spice, if you cook likely you use salt and pepper daily.  Any good cook knows that fresh ground pepper is the only way to go.  Why?  Well black pepper’s real magic is in the oils, if you buy preground most of that wonderful taste and aroma is gone by the time you use it.

If you have ever wondered why pepper smells so amazing when you grind it, it is those oils being released.  And aroma and taste are incredibly linked.  This is why food tastes so bland when you are sick and congested and can’t smell.

So what most people buy is a small jar of peppercorns at the market, usually malabar, which is fine but about as base model as you can get.  They will end up with 2-4 ounces of pepper and pay 4-5 bucks for it.  If we do the math you are now paying 20-40 dollars a pound for a low quality product.

Conversely this one pound bag of Tellicherry peppercorns is 13.49 on Amazon with free shipping on prime.  What is a Tellicherry Peppercorn?

Tellicherry peppercorns are like San Marzano tomatoes: they need to come from Tellicherry, a city on the Malabar coast of Kerala in India. They’re considered some of the finest peppercorns in the world, and one of the few “names” in pepper that people are familiar with.

As black pepper goes it is especially sweet, and has aromas from fruity to grassy to citrus and pine—but most of all, a certain bright freshness. The sweet, balanced flavor and complex aroma and really hard hitting spiciness makes it my go to pepper.

And that one pound bag will fill about 4 jelly canning jars, the 4th will be about 3/4th full.  I just pop them into my vaccucanner and seal them up, you can do the same with a Foodsaver and the jar attachment.  When I get down to 2 jars I order more, I never run out, hey we are preppers right.  Key is if you use pepper daily and most of us do, you don’t really need to vac seal them, just put them in a jar.  Don’t ask me to explain why, but the price per ounce goes up if you order a two pack, so if you want more than one, get the one pack and change the quantity in your cart.

This is a small savings I admit but if you do this with many of the spices, herbs and seasonings you use regularly it adds up over a year and you build up a storage, and you cook with top vs. mediocre quality.  As to quality this item has had 988 reviews on Amazon, it averages 5 stars and only 2% of reviewers rated it two stars or lower.  That is stellar performance, give them a try and you will see why.

Remember you can always see 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.

 

Episode-1812- The Twelve Planks of Modern Survivalism – 8 Years Later

Just Because You're A Prepper Doesn't Mean You Can't Enjoy Life

Just Because You’re A Prepper Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Enjoy Life

In 2008 when I founded TSP I wanted to be able to hang my hat on something truly original, rather than be another also ran.

The goal was to build an audience not to siphon it from the markets of others.

I thought about my personal philosophy and drilled it down to 12 tenets.  These tenets have driven the podcast and our topics now for eight years.

Some of these tenets were common to prepping and some were far more universal, the most universal being tenet one,

“Everything you do to “prepare” for emergencies, disasters or economic turmoil should be blended into your life in a way that improves your life even if nothing disastrous ever occurs.”

It was upon this foundation that 8 years and one day ago I started The Survival Podcast.  Rather than discuss any differences in how I perceive the 12 tenets today, instead I will simply present them with no notes or plans, off the cuff and let you decide if they have evolved, changed or remained mostly constant over 8 years.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Prepare for Everything Including Nothing Going Wrong
  • Debt Is Cancer Kill It
  • Grow and Produce Some of Your Own Food
  • Tax Is Theft Pay Only What You Must
  • Stored Food is a Safe Investment
  • Understand Disaster Probability and Commonality
  • Green Energy Is For Independence Not Saving Polar Bears
  • Own Land and Make It Produce
  • Utilize Pragmatic Preparations
  • Have a Means of Defense
  • Have Full Documentation for Any Disaster Need
  • Develop Your Own Plan

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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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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TSP Amazon Item of the Day for 6-22-16

cannerEvery day I will 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 Chard 9.5 quart Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker

In the past I have recommended the PowerPressure Cooker XL, as it was the only electric canner guaranteed to be safe for pressure canning by the manufacture.

The Chard is better in so many ways, while also being guaranteed safe by the manufacturer for pressure canning, it has several additional features that make me want to exchange my PowerPressure Cooker, they are…

  1. The Chard allows you to can quart vs. pint jars.  In fact with it you can can, four quart jars, six pint jars, eight jelly jars or ten half-pint jars in one batch
  2. It also does a separate water bath or steam function for water bath canning
  3. It uses true petcocks and hence can be used at higher altitudes then the PowerPressure Cooker
  4. It has twenty built in safety features to ensure your safety.

Remember you can always see 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.

Please note – The PowerPressure is available in sizes like 6 and 10 quart but that is all about capacity, none of them are tall enough for the lid to go on with quart sized jars inside of them.

Episode-1811- Listener Feedback for 6-20-16

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on the Orlando shootings, real estate, education, exercising, knives, grilling, moving, automation, guns 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 Emails On

  • Does asking questions about the Orlando Shooting make you a conspiracy nut
  • Commercial real estate prices set to fall by 5% or more this year
  • What is empty lung exercise and how does it work
  • First MT Knives Stakeholder to Action his position gets a 409% ROI
  • Watch out for a gotcha with the Weber Spirit Grill
  • Moving and dealing with guns and stored food
  • The arrival of the self driving bus is soon at hand
  • Determining your price point on real estate as an investment
  • Chicago ISD is in danger of collapse
  • LinkedIn owner states “millions of workers would be displaced from their jobs”
  • Why I absolutely LOATHE and HATE 529A plans
  • The dying mall industry and its billions of debt coming due
  • A story that drives home why we need the Grandaddys Gun Club

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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.

Also remember we have an expert council that can answer you questions. If you have a question send it to jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC Epert in the subject line. Ask your question in one to two sentences so it is clear then provide any additional details. Make sure to tell me what council member the question is for. You Meet the Expert Council at this Link.

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Today is the 8th year anniversary show of The Survival Podcast.  Yep episode one occurred on June 20th, 2008!  So it seems only fitting that I run an MSB sale this week.

Have you been on the fence about giving the MSB a shot, how about 40% off the normal price for your first year to get you off the fence?

First the rules, this sale is for either new members or members with expired accounts. Not because I not willing to let active members renew early with it, simply because the payment system I use won’t allow it.

Right now all you need to do is use the discount code “heat” and you will get 50% off a 12 month membership. You can do this if you pay online with PayPal or if you pay by mail just write the code on the mail in form.  That means the normal price of 50 dollars a year is knocked all the way down to 25 bucks.

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