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3-28-15 Work With Jack Weekend Now Closed

Just a quick update that the 3-28-15 workshop is now closed, keep an eye out for future workshops.  We will likely do one on 4-11 but we are not yet taking registrations for that date.

I am closing this because we are now up to over 18 people, that is about as big as I can let these working weekends get.

We will do quite a few of them so you will get your shot if you want to come, frankly the first one was a blast!

Patch Addicts – Sign Up Today!

Patch AddictsDetails below on how to get 20% off at the TSP Gear Shop.

TSP Gear Shop has been working on a new project. Patch Addicts is the most awesome way to find the best patches.

Version 1 launched this past week as a newsletter that features profiles of top patch designers and their favorite patches.

Patch AddictsThe newsletter will also be a place to find discounts and sign up for Giveaways. Version 2 will be rolling out shortly and feature a market place to buy and sell patchces, quickly and easily.

To celebrate the launch of Patch Addicts, TSP Gear Shop will be releasing a 20% Off Coupon Code in an upcoming issue.

Get signed up for the newsletter today to be sure you receive the coupon code.

TSP Gear Shop will also be giving away TSP merchandise to randomly selected subscribers.

About Tomorrow’s Workshop – Don’t Worry It’s On Like Donkey Kong!

Rain or Shine, Either Way, It's So On!

Rain or Shine, Either Way, It’s So On!

Just a quick note of reassurance that we will be rolling tomorrow with the workshop, rain or no rain.  If I canceled for rain, I’d never get a thing done anyway.

What we will be doing tomorrow though due to all the rain is planting support species in the food forest, then seeding cover crop and mulching with straw.  It is too wet to dig for irrigation at this point.  The good news is the support trees are small, so the work will be easy going, we have about 150 trees to plant.

Suggestions are to bring extra shoes and socks so if we call it done a bit early and retire to the garage for teaching and sharing you have dry feet.  Feel free to bring a change of clothes as well.  Something tells me we can knock out this work in about 3 hours and we might just have some extra hang out time.  Don’t worry I promise to make it fun and educational.

I just shredded about 9 pounds of smoked pork shoulder and stocked the fridge with an assortment of beer.  All of you by now should have received a document with directions and instructions in your email.  If not you will find info in the most recent post in this thread, http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=53896.0

Remember if you are not making this one we just announced another one for next week, http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/3-28-15-work-learn-drink-and-eat-with-jack-free-workshop-announced

3-28-15 Work, Learn, Drink and Eat With Jack Free Workshop Announced

We are going to go ahead and do two of these in a row.  They should be a lot of fun.  Tomorrow we are doing our first one and expecting about 10 folks.  Today I am announcing that we will be doing another one on 3-28-15, which is next Saturday.

We are doing this because Dorothy and I have decided we don’t really have the time to do a workshop this spring so we will do two in the fall.  What we are going to do is a series of Saturday hang outs with the opportunity to learn and the best part is they are all going to be free.

The day will kick off about 10 am, we will work till about 1PM, have an awesome lunch (likely brisket tacos this time) and a beer or two, then work from about 2-5, hit up the left over food and drink a few beers and swap stories for a bit, then pack it in and call it a day.

In this one we will either be primary installing irrigation and living fences or planting support species and installing irrigation in the food forest.  This will depend on how much rain we got the week before and hence what they last group got done.

We figured this would be a great chance for folks that want to learn about what we do to get some dirt time, meet us and each other and do so at no real cost other then gas and a few hours of work.

If you want to attend Saturday, please email me and let me know you are coming, put “TSPC 3-28-15″ in the subject line.  Please bring shoes/boots and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and shovels if you have them.  Mark any tools you bring so they don’t get taken or left behind on accident.

I am not limiting the head count at all on this but I do need to know it so we have enough food.  I am limiting the vehicles to 12, so sharing rides, ect. can help with that.

To do that please use this thread on the region 5 board in our forum, http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=53942.0

So far the vehicle limit has not been a concern.

We probably going to take the next weekend off and do our third and possibly final one on April 11, but we might do one more this spring.  Stay tuned for more.

A Series of Work and Lunch and Drink and Learns about to Launch

Saturday the 21st is the Spring Equinox, if you are local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area consider coming on out to Nine Mile Farm to pitch in and help with developing our property.

Dorothy and I have decided we don’t really have the time to do a workshop this spring so we will do two in the fall.  What we are going to do is a series of Saturday hang outs with the opportunity to learn and the best part is they are all going to be free.

The day will kick off about 10 am, we will work till about 1PM, have an awesome lunch (pulled pork this time) and a beer or two, then work from about 2-5, hit up the left over food and drink a few beers and swap stories for a bit, then pack it in and call it a day.

On the first one we will either be installing irrigation and living fences or planting support species in the food forest.  This will depend on how much rain we get this week and how wet the ground is.

We figured this would be a great chance for folks that want to learn about what we do to get some dirt time, meet us and each other and do so at no real cost other then gas and a few hours of work.

If you want to attend Saturday, please email me and let me know you are coming, put “TSPC 3-21-15″ in the subject line.  Please bring shoes/boots and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and shovels if you have them.  Mark any tools you bring so they don’t get taken or left behind on accident.

I am not limiting the head count at all on this but I do need to know it so we have enough food.  I am limiting the vehicles to 12, so sharing rides, ect. can help with that.

To do that please use this thread on the region 5 board in our forum, http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=53896.0

We are likely to do the following weekend of 3-28 as well but I need to clear that with Dorothy first.

The Pocket Shot Sling Shot

pocket shotTSP Gear Shop has been working with Pocket Shot to bring you a special deal on their new sling 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.

TSP Meetup Tonight at Cafe Coyote

We are having a TSP Meetup at Cafe Coyote tonight at 7PM.  We have reserved space for 50 so we should be less spread out than we were the other night.

The address is, 2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Odds are there should be a lot of folks looking for cabs/shuttles at the front of the hotel about 630-645, so look for other TSPers there and sync up for ride shares.  Hope to see a bunch of you guys there.

Meet Up for PV2 Tonight

For those TSPers and PermaEthos folks at Permaculture Voices 2, we are doing a meet up tonight at Karl Strauss Brewing Company.  It is located at

1157 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA 92101

The Website is http://www.karlstrauss.com

The PermaEthos Team will be there starting at about 6:30 PM

USB Hard Drives at PermaCulture Voices

flashdriveWhile I am at PermaCulture Voices in California I am selling some very cool USB Drives.

They are 25 dollars and I have 50, these always tend to sell out but since I am not presenting until Saturday late in the day I am selling them to anyone who wants one.  Just come see me and I will be selling them first come first served.

For meet ups of TSP an PermaEthos folks just stay tuned to this blog, I will post the details of any meetups here and put them on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Remember you can always get to TheSurvivalPodcast.com by using our short URL, tspc.co  note dot C O not dot C O M.

If you want your fill of TSP while I am gone, check out the link to the right to select a random episode.

Here are the Details on the Drives…

  • 8MB USB Titanium USB Drive Contains the Following
  • This presentation with expanded content
  • Building a Permaculture Business (From PV1)
  • Episodes 1-20 of The Duck Chronicles (secrete download link for the rest)
  • $50.00 off our plant propagation course
  • $100.00 off our online PDC (a big bonus coming)
  • 20 dollars off my MSB program (will never expire)
  • 40 of the Best TSP Podcasts of all Time
  • Six part series on food forest design
  • Four awesome Geoff Lawton Interviews
  • 3 Additional Presentations
  • Power point decks for all 5 presentations
  • Full explanation of my site design plan
  • Some other cool stuff

 

17th Irregulars T-shirt from 299 Days


17th Shirt
TSP Gear Shop has been busy creating another new item inspired by the 299 Days Series by Glen Tate. The 17th Irregulars, was Book Six in the series. You can now order the 17th Irregulars T-shirt. Featuring “299 Days” across the chest and the 17th unit insignia on the back.


17th Patch

Glen has been a member of the TSP Community since early on and has made numerous appearances on The Survival Podcast. Check out the rest of the stickers, patches and t-shirts in the 299 Days Merchandise section.

There are also plenty of great TSP items ready ship. Stop by the TSP Gear Shop today. Remember, MSB discount gets you 10% off all orders and shipping is FREE for all customers within the US.