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PermaEthos Summer Workshop is Now Open for Registrations

Come Learn, Trade, Make Lifelong Friendships and Feast With Us.

Come Learn, Trade, Make Lifelong Friendships and Feast With Us.

From June 12-14 we are running an incredible workshop at the Elisha’s Spring PermaEthos Farm in West Virgina.  With a bonus one day workshop on the 11th.

The cost of the main workshop is 500 dollars.  There is a bonus workshop on the 11th that will cover chicken butchering, hog butchering, rabbit butchering and sausage making on the 11th, if you want to attend that it is an extra 100 dollars.

If you are simply setting up your campsite on the afternoon of the 11th, no need to pay the extra hundred.

Note – Founders your discount of 10% will be given to you at the door when you pay your balance due.

We are only requiring a 100 dollar deposit per ticket to hold your spot, the balance is due on the day you arrive.

Some things this workshop will cover…

This Workshop will include:

  • Feasting on Elisha’s Spring chicken, rabbit, duck and pork!
  • Constructing a segment of swales with the tractor and plow.
    • Laser level usage.
    • A-Frame level usage.
  • Planting annuals in the swales.
  • Grafting instruction from Nick Ferguson
  • Misting system overview and setup
  • Knife sharpening with Patrick Roehrman
  • Mike Vertrees will discuss compost and soils
  • Fishing! Bring your poles—we stocked over 500 fish in our silt trap pond last year
  • Some yet to be announced bonuses!  Some COOL ASS ONES at that!

To get full details and reserve your spot just go to the event page at the PermaEthos Blog.

Two New Awesome Partners Added to the MSB

Two New Additions to the MSB

I have just updated the MSB with two great new discounts for all members.  These are both business strait out of the TSP community.

These are American Made products being made by the people that sell them.  They are top quality and highly unique.  Ironically both involve wood work, though both are quite different.

I really do work hard to increase the MSBs value on an ongoing basis.  Rather than just another survival supplier reseller I am trying to find unique and interesting products that will appeal to our members.

If you have a company with such products please email me and let me know what you would be interested in doing.  Please know I don’t take everyone.  I look for top quality and unique attributes that will appeal to self sufficient individuals.  I believe these two new partners are excellent examples of that.

  • Two Timbers Display Cases  – Hand make awesome cases to display your knives, arrowheads, fossils, medals, pins, military items, and more!! Two Timbers, LLC is a family business. Each of  their display cases are built by hand in our Father-Son shop in Southern Indiana. They strive to source our materials from other local businesses and are proud to produce a product that is truly made in America. They now offer 5% off all orders for all MSB members.  Visit TwoTimbers.com to learn more

We now have a total of 59 supporting vendors in the MSB, many pay for an annual membership for themselves because they personally see the value in it.  If you are buying items in the self sufficiency space every year the MSB more then pays for itself, with discounts on everything from herbal supplements to long term storage foods to tactical items and as listed above even gardening supplies.

To Learn More About the MSB or
Log In to Your Existing Account Just Click Here.

Save $55 on US Made Tactical Pack


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TSP Gear Shop is able to pass along a great deal on a, versatile, Made in the USA, Backpack from S.O.TECH. Tactical gear from the top US manufacturers is usually known for two things: 1. You will be able to pass it on to your great grand children. 2. It will be expensive.

These originally sold for $175 plus shipping, but since S.O.TECH was clearing out some overstock, they offered 32 units to TSP Gear Shop for a greatly reduced rate. These are now available to you for only $120.00 each, Free Shipping. MSB Members can take another 10% Off. All bags come with a Free Patch of your choice. Packs are available in Multicam and Coyote Brown. Be sure to check out the detailed videos at TSP Gear Shop

To take place in this group buy, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will ship for free.

Huge Deal for MSB on “The Soil Cube”

soilcube

Please Note – This deal has closed, Clayton sold out in two hours flat.  He is looking into more inventory and running a similar sale again.  Stay tuned.

The Soil Cube Tool is on sale for MSB members for 50% off. This is for a limited time until supplies run out.

The Soil Cube Tool is a great way to start your seeds for your garden. Learn all about it here

Go to the MSB section and click on the Soil Cube link to get your discount code.

NOTE – DO NOT use the above link to order if you are MSB, to get your discount you need to log in, go to the benefits and follow the instructions, this huge discount is for MSB only.

Work With Jack Weekend 4-11-15

Come for the Food, Enjoy the Company, Help Plant a Tree!

Come for the Food, Enjoy the Company, Help Plant a Tree!

The next work with Jack weekend at Nine Mile Farm has been announced.  We are doing things a little different this time to help me be better organized.  I am also now charging 10 dollars for this event, this is 100% going to be invested in providing more food and beverage to you guys.

Also note the 10 dollar charge is per couple or per family if you bring kids.  So if you come alone it is 10 bucks, but if you bring your wife or son or husband and daughter, it is still only 10 bucks.  Just bring cash to the event, there no need to pay in advance.

To register just fill out the form below and you will automatically get instructions and all the information you need to get here.

The day will kick off about 10 am, we will work till about 1PM, have an awesome lunch (likely smoked 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.

In this one we will either installing irrigation and planting muscadines and planting the apple orchard.  This will depend on whether the grape vines are shipped to us by then.

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.

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 14, 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=54112.0

So far the vehicle limit has not been a concern.

This might be the last one we do of these this spring, I hope to do one more but once it gets really hot they just are not a great deal of fun any longer.

Sorry this event is now closed, stay tuned for future opportunities.

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.