Episode-1596- Bow Hunting Deer Part Two ~ Scouting and Setting Up

How not to set up your stand, we call this a lollipop on a stick!

How not to set up your stand, we call this a lollipop on a stick!

So it has been over a hundred and fifty episodes between part one and two of this series but I figured this would be a good time to pick it back up.  In Episode-1445- Bow Hunting Deer Part One ~ The Kit we discussed all the gear I carry when hunting deer, specifically on non guided hunts when you are completely on your own.

Today we discuss the use of that gear from finding deer, to setting up and right up to the kill.

Part three will be what do to from the point that you have made that good shot, to getting that deer home and at least basically processed.

Please note you will have to listen to this show to get all the details a ton will be covered that isn’t reflected in the outline below, specifically on stand set up and what NOT to do.  There is no way I can cover everything I have learned about this in 30 years of hunting in a 1.5 hour show.  These are what I consider the most important starting points.

No book, podcast, video, etc. can teach you to bow hunt, you have to get out and do it, period.   My real hope here is to first shorten your learning curve and second to simply inform you as to what this sport is all about.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • Some reality checks about bow hunting
    • Best to hunt close to home
    • Success rates are lower, period
    • Requires time, patience and more patience
    • Still nothing else like it
    • Consider some guided hunts
  • Scouting by the Seasons
  • Winter
    • Find bedding areas with ease
    • Look for sheds
    • Use snow for great tracking and visibility
    • South side of the hills is where to look a lot
    • Winter patterns are different but territories are small
    • Scrapes, rubs, funnels, etc in winter
  • Spring
    • Identify secondary trails – trails often that are not rubbed/scraped
    • Perfect time to find “funnels and pinch points”
    • Still a good time to find sheds
    • Good time to talk to farmers and land owners
    • Great time to find “the road less traveled” on public land
  • Summer
    • Deer move less in early summer so you can ID refuges
    • Great time to scout fields and edges at distance (break out the binos)
    • Wind patterns will be close to early fall patterns by EOS
    • Deer patterns will be well established until the rut comes
    • Another great time to make friends with land owners (shoot varmints)
    • Build permanent stands if allowed or repair existing
  • Fall Preseason
    • Select and create ambush sites
    • Clear shooting lanes
    • Set up hanging stands if you use them
    • Get in your stand or climb with it, test shooting ability
    • Mark trails with night tacks
    • Set up at least 3x the number of sites you think you will need
    • Set up game cameras – (beware of thieves)
    • Test and retest wind patters
    • Scout in early AM, late PM, and with lights if legal
    • Consider “mock scrapes” but not too early
  • The set up
    • Arrive 1 hour minimum before sun rise for morning
    • At least 2 hours before peak movement for afternoon
    • Set up as fast and quiet as possible, PRACTICE THIS
    • Getting on stand
      • Take a known path, follow your markers
      • Try to NOT walk on deer trails
      • Don’t touch anything you don’t have to
      • Have your personal routine down cold
        • Get ready to climb
        • Attach gear to pull rope
        • Get into your tree/stand
        • Pull up gear and “get set”
        • STFU, – absolutely NO NOISE
    • Dealing with an approach and making the shot
      • No eye contact EVER, period, infinity
      • Ignore the BS on “Outdoor TV”, you can’t talk
      • Determine if possible before an opportunity if you want the shot
      • Look over, around next to the deer, use your side vision
      • Wait for a chance to draw (in range only)
        • Behind a tree
        • Looking away
        • Looking over shoulder
      • Draw in one smooth motion
        • Make no noise
        • If you are caught, you are likely screwed
        • Wait for the opening, release the arrow
      • Getting ready to track – Part three picks up here!

Resources for today’s show…

AvacadosCOLD HARDY AVOCADOS  Varieties include: Joey, Lila, Poncho, Brazos and Mexicola. –  Adaptable from zone 8 to zone 10

Medium sized avocados weighing approximately 6-10 ounces and are egg shaped. They have excellent rich flavor and are known to be heavy producers and require well drained soil. Cold Hardy Avocado trees that are mature, have withstood temperatures as low as 15-18 degrees.

We recommend covering the tree the first winter if the temperature drops below freezing. Once the tree has been in the ground for a year and is well rooted, it then will begin to withstand the colder temperatures. The older the tree gets the more, cold hardy it becomes. For those of you who live anywhere above zone 8, we have the Joey Avocado which is a semi dwarf variety that you can grow in a container, and bring it inside during the winter.

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

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1595- Listener Calls for 6-22-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on fermentation kefir, fermentation, automation, tools, the 6x extinction, tree establishment, anarchy 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

  • Why doesn’t kefir become alcoholic with the milks sugar
  • The Robots are coming, more then you think they are
  • The low down on the rogue hoe
  • The “sixth mass extinction” real or fake or something else
  • Why do trees that don’t do well in a first year often come around in the second season
  • A Russian man creates a currency and it is called “anarchism”

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.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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Episode-1594- Expert Council Questions and Answers 6-19-15

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Get Answers Today From The Expert Council

Today is our first Friday dedicated 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.

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 provide 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

  • Ben Falk on pre land purchase evaluation
  • John Pugliano on the ins and outs of ETFs
  • Erica Strauss on making and flavoring yogurts and kefir
  • Keith Snow on roasting a whole pig
  • Geoff Lawton on high value perennial crops
  • Michael Jordan on the timing of removing honey
  • Garry Collins on modern disease and inflammation
  • Nick Ferguson on propagating roses and saving potatoes for eating
  • Tim Glance on military diesel generators
  • A weekly update from Paul Wheaton
  • Steven Harris on how not to make ice
  • Steven Harris on automation of a sump pump
  • Darby Simpson on preserving family farming

Resources for today’s show…

Additional Links

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Get 10% off A Rocket Stove from Steven Harris

Get a Great Deal On This Rocket Stove!

Get a Great Deal On This Rocket Stove!

Steven Harris just contacted me and sent me a link to a video he did. He is literally charging his cell phone off of burning wood. You have to see the video of him doing this.

He has wood that he chipped off of regular fire wood with a hatchet, so its kindling, and the kindling is burning in the rocket stove and its heating up the Power Pot 5, which turns heat into electricity to charge your phone right through the USB port at a full 5 watts. Charge your phone, charge a USB battery or a USB battery light.

The Rocket Stove itself is very efficient for cooking. Instead of using 3 or 4 or 5 split logs to make a fire that you cook off of you just use a hatchet and hack off kindling and use 5 or 6 pieces of kindling in the rocket stove to cook your entire meal.

I have the newest rocket stove here and its all stainless steel and I can tell by the way that it is built it just won’t wear out. It will last for decades even if you use it 3 times a day. The Rocket Stove on its own is awesome. The Rocket Stove with the power pot is as Steve says, 2 is 1, 1 is none.

Right here on the air Steven taught you how to charge your cell from from your car or battery bank, but now you can charge it from burning wood.  To learn more about this cool set up check out,  http://www.rocketstove1234.com/rs.htm

PS – This is not an MSB Only Offer Steve is running this sale for everyone, the code for the discount is right on the link posted above.  But only 3 Days are left in this sale, when it is over it is over.  I got mine!

Episode-1593- Listener Calls for 6-18-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

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

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on open carry, ginseng, gold, irrigation, assclowns, worms, swales, pruning, war, vehicle prepping  and more.

We have officially made the move for listener call in shows from Friday to Thursday and will from this point forward be doing expert council stand alone shows on Friday, Friday Friday.

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…

  • Carry open or carry concealed, when, where and why
  • Thoughts on growing ginseng
  • More on the Texas Gold Depository
  • Using a pond pump for irrigation
  • Was Office Space the first main stream mention of “assclown”
  • Thoughts on “stocking worms”
  • Swales in sandy soil, YES they do work there, in some ways better
  • Pruning newly planted apple trees
  • The effect of 15 years of war on our current youth
  • Equipping your vehicle for everyday emergencies

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week

 NAVAHO THORNLESS BLACKBERRY – Adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9. This is a “self-supported” cane fruit so it needs no trellis and is late producing, extending the blackberry season to July or August depending on your climate.

Since it is a late blooming plant, you don’t have to worry about losing your crop to a late frost. Yields are high with large sweet berries and above all it is thornless and great tasting.

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

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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Pocket Shot

pocket shotTSP Gear Shop has brought in another shipment of the Pocket Shot. The Pocket Shot is the evolution of the slingshot. Their patented circular design allows users to load and shoot different projectiles at two to three times the rate of a regular slingshot. Perfect for hunters and recreational use as its tiny size allows you to keep it in your pocket, tackle box, or backpack while storing ammo in its watertight compartment. Up to 350 feet per second, the Pocket Shot is not a toy. Created and built in the USA, their team takes pride in the invention and hopes you enjoy it as much as we do.


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When the Pocket Shot is in use, it measures 5 inches long but the Pocket Shot measures only 2.3 inches by 1.3 inches when it is closed. Pocket Shot includes one standard pouch and one pro-pouch. The cap and rings are made of noryl resins. Strong and durable for your outdoor needs.

When you purchase now through TSP Gear Shop, you can select a Free Patch of your choice and you get Free Shipping. MSB can take another 10% off their purchase.

Episode-1592- Ben Hewitt on Nutrient Dense Food Production

Click Here to Buy a Copy of Ben's Book

Click Here to Buy a Copy of Ben’s Book

Ben and his wife, Penny, along with their two sons, have transformed a worn out Vermont hillside into a thriving homestead, which currently provides more than 90% of their food, along with most of their building materials, all their heating and cooking fuel, and many other essentials.

They call their style of homestead scale food production “practiculture,” reflecting the fact that they draw on many different methodologies while always striving to make this work “doable.” They are the authors of the recently-published book The Nourishing Homestead.

Ben’s previous book is Home Grown, which explores his experience with the public ed system (he’s a high school dropout) and his family’s experiences “unschooling” their two sons.

Ben joins us today to discuss Homestead-scale nutrient dense food production and what he calls practiculture.  To go into how to make your food nutrient dense, what that actually means and why it is important.  As well as discussing his new book, “The Nourishing Homestead“.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • What exactly is nutrient density and why it matters
  • The connection between soil health and human health
  • The relationship between big pharma and big food
  • What it’s like to grow and process 90%+ of your own food,
  • What Ben’s days and diet looks like
  • The difference between independence and interdependence
  • The essential role of livestock in a healthy homestead/farm eco-system
  • What the hell is “practiculture,” anyway do we really need another freaking word

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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If you Got the Old Grouch HMMWV Pioneer Tool Racks Here are the Tools To Go With It

Get one for 22.97 with Code TSP02

Get one for 22.97 with Code TSP02

I recently got you guys a HELL OF A DEAL on the HMMWV Pioneer Tool Racks at Old Grouch Military Surplus.  In spite of the fact that the FedX driver had to paraphrase Jaws and say, “I think we need a bigger truck” (details here) there are some left so check out the deal if you didn’t get in on it yet.  You can see that here, again it is for HMMWV Pioneer Tool Racks

So anyway obviously at 23 and change these racks don’t include the tools.  Old Grouch would pay more to ship them than they would cost.  So I had him put together a list (complete with Amazon links) of the tools that fit like a glove and mimick the orginal TO&E for this rack.

For you non military types TO&E is a ” table of organization and equipment”.  Every vehicle, building, company, individual solider, etc. has one.

So here you go, you can order this stuff on Amazon, if you have prime let them eat the shipping or you can ID the exact items and source them locally.  Many of you will have equipment that already fits.  Also non standard equipment may fit as well for your individual needs.  But if you want to outfit one they way they were intended, here is your list of gear, strait from Old Grouch himself!

These are the tools we have tested and confirmed fit the tool racks. We have tested each of these to ensure they work and fit. The same or similar models should also be available at local hardware or home improvement stores.

Hope this helps you guys out.  If you already have gear great, if you are not sure about your gear wait until you get your rack and check it out.  But if you need it all or some Tim went the extra mile to provide us all with a great TO&E at two different price points.

Episode-1591- Listener Feedback for 6-16-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Yes two feedback shows in two days is unconventional but I have some stuff I really want to cover. Not the least of which is my decision to leave the group known as OathKeepers. I made this decision today, due to their latest scare tactics email, but I have been getting closer to the door for a long time. For more tune in today.

That will only be a part of the show though. Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on Oathkeepers, the Texas gold bill, the constitution, government, media propaganda and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “TSPC comment for jack”, “TSPC question for jack” or “TSPC article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process. It can pretty much say anything but if it has TSPC in it I will be able to dig it out of my spam box if it ends up there.

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

  • Why I am leaving OathKeepers and withdrawing TSP’s support
  • Texas gold, a big tenth amendment win? Um, don’t cheer too much just yet
  • What is a bill of attainder
  • Why “smaller bodies of government” are the most oppressive
  • Military vet, attacked for living off grid, why it doesn’t matter that he is a vet
  • More nonsense about minimum wage leading to automation

Resources for today’s show…

Bob Wells Plant of the Week

 NAVAHO THORNLESS BLACKBERRY – Adaptable from zone 6 to zone 9. This is a “self-supported” cane fruit so it needs no trellis and is late producing, extending the blackberry season to July or August depending on your climate.

Since it is a late blooming plant, you don’t have to worry about losing your crop to a late frost. Yields are high with large sweet berries and above all it is thornless and great tasting.

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

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 you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

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