A Few Announcements and an MSB Sale

 

The Gaggle I Will Be Hanging with in MT.

The Gaggle I Will Be Hanging with in MT.

1.  Off To Montana – Okay so operation board the dogs and cats is complete and we are soon on our way to the airport.  We will be in Montana until the 13th.  During this time I will be learning from Sepp Holzer who is one of my true heroes.  I will also be doing this on a remote farm where I won’t likely have internet access. I will have access at the place I am staying at in the evenings.  So I will be responding to emails, customer support requests etc. after hours, but the response times will be much longer than normal. During this time it would be best to hold off on all non customer service emails until I return.

2.  MSB “bigsky” Sale – As usual when I travel long term for an event I have a sale to help cover some of the cost of travel.  This time around the dog and cat kennel fees are the big cost.  4 animals for 13 days isn’t cheap, if you are looking for a business to start, boarding animals may be the way to go!  In any event if you use the discount code “bigsky” you can get your first year of the MSB for only 35 dollars.  If you pay by mail just write the code on the form, if you pay with silver we will simply give you 16 months per ounce vs. 12.  You can join the MSB here.

3.  First Entry for “If I Wanted To Save America” – Dene Brock long time community member has entered the first video for the “If I Wanted to Save America” video contest.  Details on the contest are here.  You can follow a forum thread about it and see Dene’s amazing video here.  She set the bar pretty high, can’t wait to see what some of you other folks come up with.  Dene might win but let’s not let it be by default.

4.  Next Week’s Schedule – On Monday there is a listener calls show all ready to go, it will publish itself about 7am central.  Technology is awesome!  Warning Keith Snow answers another cooking question so eat something before you listen.  Tuesday will be a show with Steven Harris on hydrogen fuel and its future along with the usual Steve Harris mind blowing things you didn’t know about energy.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are up in the air for right now.  I am taking my gear to try and do some interviews and publish from up in Montana.  Just please understand I am a guest at this event, I have to defer to the schedules of others while I am there.  If nothing else I will publish a few episodes of “TSP Classic” while I am away.

Note – The photo above is from a listener named Bill who Paul Wheaton and I will be staying with.  The big guy in the middle is our own Paul Wheaton, to his right is Sepp, to Paul’s left is Bill.  I don’t know the other two guys but I am jealous.  Bill sent this to me last night, the had just had some good Austrian chow and were having some nice wine and “picking Sepp’s brain”.  Notice that Sepp and Paul are clearly preppers as they are part of the beard brigade.

15 Responses to A Few Announcements and an MSB Sale

  1. I’m sure I’m not the only one waiting for a TSP Sepp Holzer interview! It’s my birthday in October and you can consider it an early gift.

  2. Jack, I think you got Sepp and Bill switched. That’s definitely Sepp on the left.

    Have a great vacation!

  3. I was just wondering where in Montana will you be going? I just moved from Whitefish Montana.

    Sandra

  4. Roundabouts

    May you have a safe trip and your brain get extra full! Can’t wait to hear what you bring back. Older shows are fine with me. I want you rested and having fun so you can focus and bring us even more good info.

  5. Best wishes on your trip and safe return Jack.

  6. Have a great time Jack! Enjoy meeting with all those fun people.

  7. Have a good time man.

    The “If I Wanted To Save America” video is really good. I’m not just saying it. I love how she used every type of news org, like Front Page to Daily Kos, MSNBC to Foxnews. Very powerful.

    Our movement has to remain politically ambiguous in order to succeed. I work with a couple of the most biased political hacks you could ever imagine. They would passionately support a lump of coal if if had an R next to it’s name. Whenever I try to talk to them I’ll hit Obama a couple of times to open them up a little, then I’ll start drilling Romney or Bush. It’s had decent results. Their starting to come around.

    Anyways, good job on the vid. Thanks for putting it together.

    • Modern Survival

      @decline, I know what you mean. I love when I get in a discussion with an Obama supporter who starts the “Well Bush……..”, and when they finish their attack I simply state, “oh I agree Bush was a horrible president too”. They just seem deflated by that. It usually leads to decent conversation. You find out they don’t really like Obama they just feel they need to defend him because a big scary R is even worse. 90% of the time you lead them to at least look at the libertarian view and see something in it, seed planted you do what you can and move on.

    • @jack. For sure. I had a convo with coworkers that went something akin to this.

      Them : Obama is turning the country socialist. He’s going to bankrupt us.
      Me : I’d say fascist but he certainly a monster no matter what you call him. Bush was just as bad. Look at Medicare part D.
      Them: Yeah he made a lot of mistakes.

      So frustrating! D in front of their name = evil, enemy of the United States.
      R in front of their name = Makes “mistakes” but still trustworthy and good.

      Good news is that to a man they have no idea what libertarianism is, like at all. Once I can pull the mental weeds I’ll have a fresh field to work with.

  8. Awesome! Can’t wait to learn from you some of the stuff you’ll learn from them. I’m already experimenting, comparing one hugelkultur bed vs. one regular raised bed, and as hoped the H-bed is winning hands down. Anyway, have a great time, Jack!