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My Favorite LED Emergency Power Failure Light

Since I published my video using my Steven Harris design mobile battery bank during a recent power outage, I have been asked a lot about the LED Power Failure Light seen in it.

Here is the HD version of that video.

These are by far my favorite Power Failure Lights.

These are by far my favorite Power Failure Lights.

You see the light in the bath room off the hallway.

I have tried dozens of brands of these over the years, they are all useful while they last.  Generally at some point the over charge and stay on even when they should be off.

I have never been happy with any of them long term until I found these from Etekcity.

I have been running these now for over a year with no issues, they work and just keep on working.  The only down side is they take up an entire outlet.  I am going to change a few of my outlets to quads to deal with that, I like them that much.

They also have motion sensors so when you walk by them in the dark they turn on and go back off after no motion is detected for 30 seconds. This prevent stubbed toes in dark hallway, great for night bathroom trips too, with out lighting up the entire house.

They are plug and play, you don’t have to configure anything. You an pick them up and take them with you like a flashlight.

You can find them on Amazon they are called, Etekcity LED Night Light / Flashlight: Rechargeable Emergency Light 

 

French Press Mugs still available


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TSP Gear Shop ran the new batch of “A Revolution is Brewing” French Press Travel mugs. This will likely be the only batch for 2016. All pre-orders were filled a few weeks ago and they still have mugs left in stock.

These are the Double Shot 2.1 French Press Mugs by Planetary Designs. They also come with a second lid if you want to just use it as a regular travel mug.

  • Nearly indestructible handle
  • Caribiner friendly
  • Constructed of double-walled, 18/8 restaurant-grade stainless steel
  • BPA-free
  • Storage compartment in the base for additional ground coffee, keys etc.
  • 14 oz. capacity, 6 3/4″H.

To get in on these remaining mugs visit TSP Gear Shop today. MSB can take 10% off their entire order. Free Shipping in the US. Also be sure to check out the Special Deals section.

Get Your Limited Edition TSP Top Bar Hive While You Can

Get Your TSP Top Bar Limited Edition Hive Before they Sell Out

Get Your TSP Top Bar Limited Edition Hive Before they Sell Out

Okay guys now this is cool for all you beekeepers and soon to be beekeepers out there and just in time to still be able to get bees this year.

These are a top bar hive open source design modified to be a bit better by our own William “Peanut” Turner.  This version will only have 50 made, it is custom routed with the TSP logo and ants and will be individually serial numbed in the order received 1-50, I have unit 00.

I did make one mistake in the video saying you could choose your type of plywood.  Kevin Keagen and Peanut made a command decision to make these only in the higher quality CARB compliant 13 layer plywood.

The price on these is 344 including shipping in the US.  Yes shipping is included, no discount codes required, one price for the top notch version of this hive

To get this hive while you can go to http://elishasspring.com/shop/tsp-serial-number-top-bar-hive/

Here is a short video of my hive.  Please note that again I said you could choose your plywood but the guys decided to include the upgrade to CARB compliant 13 layer plywood on all of them.

30% Off Sale Continues


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TSP Gear Shop has most t-shirts on-sale for 30% off. MSB members can take an additional 10% off their order and all orders Ship for Free. This means MSB members can have one of these great shirts for just $15.30. Most sizes still available.

Visit TSP Gear Shop today to place your t-shirt order and browse the other great Special Deals.


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t-shirt sale

t-shirt sale

t-shirt sale

No Show Today

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I just did a great interview with Ben Page from Pastos Verdes Farm on Finding Wellness in a Hectic World.  It was a great interview.

Well my recording program, dumped the file right at the end of it.  This has actually never happened before.  The file is there but only 70kb in size with a few seconds of silence.

I checked the temp folder and there is nothing their either.  The file simply rendered out as a tiny fraction of what should be there.  I have been using Athtek Skype Recorder for several years and this has never occurred before.

I run a test recording before every call and that went fine.  I made another test after the interview was lost and that also went fine.  I am at a loss as to what happened.  TSP will return tomorrow.

Perhaps choose one of Ben’s Podcasts to listen to today, you can find them at http://pastosverdesfarm.libsyn.com/

Another Awesome TSP Only Deal from Grant Schultz – Fast Fruits Bundle

Click Here To See a Video With The Actual Plants That Will Be Shipped in this Bundle!

Click Here To See a Video With The Actual Plants That Will Be Shipped in this Bundle!

I have worked to get you guys another great deal from Grant Schultz.  This deal is for any and all listeners, not just MSB.  Grant has put together another very special bundle, just for TSP listeners.

Eight each of his easiest to grow, fastest-bearing, nutrient-dense small fruits, all in one ready-to-grow package.

24 fruit bushes, for only $247.  35% off the regular pricing of $382.

Grant’s team tested over a hundred varieties of fruit over the years and have seen strong performers, duds, and everything in between.  Diverse, high-performing, and flavorful are the goals!

Grant also certainly knows what it’s like to bootstrap a farm or a homestead and the joy of early yields.  Small fruit bushes yield far sooner than tree fruits, and they’re easy to sell if they make it out of your hand!

The TSP Fast Fruits bundle is the best-of-the-best.  Big yields of high quality, disease-resistant fruit in the first or second year.  No sprays wanted or required.

There is only one catch on this deal, Grant only has 30 of these bundles available!

You’ll learn cool things like how ‘Bob Gordon’ elderberries hang upside down when ripe, making them naturally bird-resistant.  You’ll enjoy selected gooseberry varieties with resistance to mildew and white pine blister rust.  You’ll taste the honey-sweet honeyberries with flavor better than a blueberry (and doesn’t require the acidic soil or other fuss).

This is the perfect entry to fruit production on your homestead at a price that can’t be beat.  You don’t need any discount codes for this deal, I just had Grant set up a special page just for TSP Members.

Click Here to Get this Deal and See a Special Video from Grant With The Actual Plants He Will Be Shipping

30% off T-shirts at TSP Gear Shop


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TSP Gear Shop is putting most t-shirts on-sale for 30% off. MSB members can take an additional 10% off their order and all orders Ship for Free. This means MSB members can have one of these great shirts for just $15.30. Most sizes still available.

Visit TSP Gear Shop today to place your t-shirt order and browse the other great Special Deals.


t-shirt sale

t-shirt sale

t-shirt sale

t-shirt sale

Today is the Last Day of the MSB Spring Sale

Join the MSB Today

Get the MSB 25 Dollars For Your First Year with Discount Code “plant”.

Remember that today is the last day of the MSB Spring sale, where you can use discount code “plant” to get your first year for only 25 dollars.

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 “plant” and you will get 25 dollars 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.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

Note if you are an existing member with an expired account, do not set up a new account, just login to your account here, and follow the instructions to renew. Please note the discount code plant will apply to a 12 month term only.

This sale will run until Midnight Central Time, Monday the 11th of April.  That is tonight.  If you pay by US Mail as long as your letter is post marked by today we will honor the discount.

If you have been considering the MSB now is a great time to join!

There are several benefits that are worth more than the entire first year cost alone. Such as…

  • A free LIFETIME Discount Membership to SafeCastle’s Discount club (value 49 dollars)
  • A free Premium Membership with Western Botanicals (value 50 dollars)

Remember Bob Wells Nursery was Gives 10% on All Trees and Plants to MSB Members

Spring is a great time to plant trees, bushes and many other perennials. And all MSB Members get 10% off all purchases from Bob Wells Nursery. That means with this one benefit alone a 250 dollar tree order alone would pay for the entire first year!

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

Did You Know How Many Companies Give Discounts to MSB Members? Here they all are!

To Join the MSB today and Support TSP at only 9.1 cents an episode, just sign up for the MSB Now and use discount code “plant” and get your first year for only 25 bucks.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

 

 

You Decide – For Real – Choose the Next Three Tuesday Show Topics

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Unlike national elections your vote really does count here!  I am running a poll on the TSP Forums, for your vote to count you have to vote there, in fact just to make it totally clear I am not allowing comments on this post.

To vote and to suggest topics for next month see this post,

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=57662.0

Voting closes on Tuesday the 11th.  The topics to choose from are,

  • Setting Up a Remote Property (BOL – Hunting – Rereation)
  • Small Scale Food Forestry (1/4 – 1 acre)
  • Investing in Gold and Silver
  • Making and Using Herbal Medicines
  • How to Talk to Friends and Family about Prepping without Looking Like a Loon
  • Outdoor Cooking – Grilling, Smoking and More

Again to vote or request topics for next months poll you have to go to the forum post.  http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=57662.0

Use Code Plant to Get MSB for 25 Dollars for your First Year

Join the MSB Today

Get the MSB 25 Dollars For Your First Year with Discount Code “plant”.

I decided to run another MSB Sale, trust me this will be the last one for quite a while.

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 “plant” and you will get 25 dollars 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.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

Note if you are an existing member with an expired account, do not set up a new account, just login to your account here, and follow the instructions to renew.  Please note the discount code plant will apply to a 12 month term only.

This sale will run until Midnight Central Time, Monday the 11th of April.

If you have been considering the MSB now is a great time to join!

There are several benefits that are worth more than the entire first year cost alone. Such as…

  • A free LIFETIME Discount Membership to SafeCastle’s Discount club (value 49 dollars)
  • A free Premium Membership with Western Botanicals (value 50 dollars)

Remember Bob Wells Nursery was Gives 10% on All Trees and Plants to MSB Members

Spring is a great time to plant trees, bushes and many other perennials. And all MSB Members get 10% off all purchases from Bob Wells Nursery. That means with this one benefit alone a 250 dollar tree order alone would pay for the entire first year!

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

Did You Know How Many Companies Give Discounts to MSB Members? Here they all are!

To Join the MSB today and Support TSP at only 9.1 cents an episode, just sign up for the MSB Now and use discount code “plant” and get your first year for only 25 bucks.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page