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GenForward Pledge to be Released About Noon Today

Learn More at GenForward.com

Learn More at GenForward.com

As I previously posted, the GenForward Pledge will only be emailed to people on the early announcement email list one time.  I have heard from several who were expecting it last night.  We didn’t send it last night because I have a film crew on site and basically go distracted.

That said the email about the GenForward Pledge will be sent about 12PM central time today.  So if you haven’t gotten on the list now, this is your chance.  Again we will only send out the pledge one time, anyone not on the list will have to wait until Nov. 17th to see it.

More Info is Here

Have You Heard About GenForward

Learn More at GenForward.com

Learn More at GenForward.com

GenForward.com is a revolutionary new company I am currently building with my past business partner Neil Franklin.  It is actually an idea that has been in my head for over a decade.

Recently Neil and I got together and agreed the time was right for GenForward.  That there is a reason we have talked about it since 2006 and have not done it till now.  We will be funding GenForward with an Indiegogo campaign that will launch on Nov. 17th.  But I am letting TSP members get little bits of behind the scenes information about it before then.

To get on our email list for that just go to www.GenForward.com and fill out the form.  You will then get emails and behind the scenes info and you will even get the entire story a day or two before it goes public to all.

Here is the big news though, GenForward is going to be guided at all times by a 9 Point Pledge to our community.  On Monday (that is tomorrow) I will send an email out about 9PM eastern time.  That email will include the entire 9 Point Pledge.  In many ways you will know 80% of the GenForward story from that pledge.

Here is the catch!  I will only send that email ONE TIME during the prelaunch period.  So if you are not on the email list, you will have to wait until mid November to find out about it.  My little way of  incentivizing you to be part of what we are doing as early as possible.

The big thing here is GenForward is something really special, it will help mend families, help future generations know where they came from and be a force for good things in the world.  I will tell you this isn’t really a “prepper” or a “homesteader”  type of thing.  Yet, in many ways it is exactly what we need to be prepared for a better tomorrow.

One Spot Remains for the TSP Fall Workshop

Just a quick note that as of right now, only one spot remains open for the TSP Fall Workshop.  Details here http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/the-tsp-fall-event-at-the-spirko-homestead-is-now-open-to-all

That is all!

Big Month for 299 Days


Book 10, Audio Books, and New Merchandise!

October is a big month for the 299 Days book series by Glen Tate. The 26th of this month marks the 299th day of the year, and with it, the release of the 10th and final book of the series. It also marks the release of the audio book version of all 10 books. There is also great new merchandise available including the Pierce Point T-shirt.


In this final book of the 299 Days series, The 43 Colonels celebrates the many “ordinary” men and women who did extraordinary things during and after the Collapse. Set in the chambers of the New Washington Legislature during a joint session of the House and Senate, Governor Ben Trenton honors Colonel Grant Matson and 42 other individuals who helped start the Restoration. The stories of these modern-day Patriots, both heart-wrenching and inspirational, demonstrate how anyone can help in a revolution.


For the audiobooks, author Glen Tate got one of the very best narrators in the audio book world to narrate and produce this series. Kevin Pierce has narrated more audio books via Audible’s ACX system than any other person on the planet. The story really comes to life when Kevin Pierce reads it. Listening to the audio books, even if you’ve already read them in print, adds a tremendous new dimension to the story. You get much more out of the story hearing it than simply reading it.


Lastly is the amazing new Pierce Point artwork that was created by TSP community member Nicodemus. TSP Gear Shop took great care in finding a vendor that could print every detail of this beautiful work on the new shirt. It is their best shirt so far. Note from author Glen Tate – “Want to show that you’re a 299er – but don’t want to attract too much attention? Want to have a “low signature” “insider” shirt? The Pierce Point shirt looks like a normal resort shirt, but 299ers you run into will know that you’re talking about the place where it all happens: Pierce Point.”

Don’t forget all the other great TSP merchandise that is available at TSP Gear Shop Shipping is always free and MSB Members get 10% off all orders!

TSP Fall Workshop at the Spirko Homestead

You Never Know What Might Happen at the TSP Barter Blanket

I have just posed the link to sign up for the TSP Fall Workshop in the MSB.  This workshop will be three days long and the cost is 500 dollars with a 100 dollar deposit to hold your spot.

As always MSB members get first shot to sign up for these workshops.  We will only do one this fall and this is it.  We may only do one in the spring of 2015.  The workshops are pretty amazing and I’d love to meet you at one of them.

If any spots remain on Monday I will open them to the general audience at that time.  This is simply another perk of the MSB.

To learn more and sign up if you are an MSB member, just log into your account, there is a link on the home page of the private area of the MSB.  It is at the top where it says, in bold red letters, the following.

If You Are Here to Sign Up for the Survival Podcast Fall Food Forest and Plant Propagation Workshop You can do that Here

Again the event will be opened to the general audience on Monday IF any spots remain open.

To get a feel for what it is like at our workshops check out our

Flickr Page and YouTube Channel for the workshops.

Iron Edison Batteries Joins the MSB

MSB Members Now get 5% off all Iron Edison Batteries.

MSB Members Now get 5% off all Iron Edison Batteries.

As the online leader in Nickel-Iron batteries, solar power and renewable energy products, Iron Edison is providing people with off-grid, clean energy solutions. Whether you need Nickel-Iron batteries for your current system or a fully-customized package renewable energy solution Iron Edison can help you build the right system for your need.

All MSB members now receive 5% off all Nickel-Iron batteries at Iron Edison. This discount ONLY applies to batteries but with Nickel-Iron batteries starting at about 1,000 dollars a piece this is a huge discount for the person building a top quality off grid system. No batter can compete with a Nick-Iron battery for this use.

We owe a special thank you to Steven Harris of the Expert Council who secured this discount for us while researching one of your questions about nickel-iron batteries.

The discount code has been added to the benefits page of the MSB.  Remember also if you are not a member today is the last day of the fall sale, get your first year for only 30 dollars.  To do that use discount code fall14.

Only Two Days Left for the MSB Fall Sale

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today and Get 20 Dollars Off Your First Year with Discount Code fall14

Just a quick reminder that the current sale on the MSB ends at Midnight Central Time tomorrow Oct. 1st.

The MSB is a great value and this is a great time of year for fall homestead planning. So I decided to make the MSB an even bigger value for the next week.

Fall officially began yesterday with the fall equinox on Sept. 21st. To celebrate from now until Oct. 1st you can get your first year of MSB for only 30 dollars. This sale is open to new members or members who’s prior membership has expired.

To get your first year of the MSB for only 30 dollars just use the discount code

fall14

You can of course use the code to join by mail if you pay by cash, check or silver as well. Those paying by silver will get 14 vs. 12 months of membership per ounce. Those that wish to pay with bitcoin should email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com to make arrangements to get the discount.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

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 Just Added to the MSB

Planning that fall planting? Well fall/winter is the best time to plant trees, bushes and many other perennials. Now all MSB Members get 10% off all purchases from Bob Wells Nursery. That means with this one benefit alone a 300 dollar tree order alone would pay for the entire first year.

More is Coming

I can’t say what yet but at least two more very exciting vendors will be added to the MSB before the year ends! I am constantly looking for great companies to get you guys the best deals I can with.

Lastly the premium eBook Collection is worth over 150 dollars alone, it includes…

  • Planting Trees The Low Cost Easy Way (value $6.99 )
  • How to Build Top Bar Behives (value $6.99 )
  • Basics of Sprouting (value $6.95 )
  • Building an EPAK Kit (value $12.95 )
  • Getting Your Household in Order (value $6.95 )
  • Building a Traditional Clay Oven (value $18.00 )
  • Building Aquaponics Systems (value $18.00 )
  • Secrets of Ballistic Striking (value $11.95 )
  • The Glycation Factor (value $49.99 )
  • How to Build Your Own Residential Wind Turbine (value $14.99 )

As you can see I work very hard to insure there is a tremendous value to the MSB and I keep working to increase the value for my members. In the end it is also a way you can help support the show.

At 30 dollars for your first year that works out to only 12.5 cents an episode to support the show.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

P.S. – If you order using the mail in form, BE VERY SURE TO PRINT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CLEARLY on the form it is the one piece of date we absolutely need to set up your membership and make sure you get your log in details.

Can a Community Member Get Some Legal Advice

I could use an attorney who would not mind at least discussing some options with a TSP community member that I feel is being bullied by a person with no leg to stand on.

This good friend of TSP is being threatened with a lawsuit, they know the attacker has no real grounds for the attack but they are worried it will cost more to defend the case then to yield to bullying tactics.

The ideal person will have experience in litigation over IPR and be licensed in Oregon or Kansas but honestly any help would be appreciated.  A community is only strong if it is united when ANY member is attacked unfairly.  This is one such time!

I can’t say anything further now, I don’t want people guessing here (as you will LIKELY BE WRONG ANYWAY) so I am turning off comments.  If the full force of this community of 100,000 is needed at some point I will let you know then.

For now if you are an attorney that is willing to do at least a pro bono verbal consult with a wonderful member of the TSP community, just email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “willing to consult” in the subject line and I will put you in touch with this individual.

I feel this person is being bullied, given unreasonable terms, threatened with a short deadline and more.  I don’t like it and I really just don’t want them to make a decision based on fear and false assumptions.

I am not a lawyer, I think I know what to do here but I also know my limits.  Anyone who helps this individual will have my eternal gratitude.  Thanks to all,

Jack

MSB Sale for to Celebrate Fall’s Arrival

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today and Get 20 Dollars Off Your First Year with Discount Code fall14

The MSB is a great value and this is a great time of year for fall homestead planning.  So I decided to make the MSB an even bigger value for the next week.

Fall officially began yesterday with the fall equinox on Sept. 21st. To celebrate from now until Oct. 1st you can get your first year of MSB for only 30 dollars. This sale is open to new members or members who’s prior membership has expired.

To get your first year of the MSB for only 30 dollars just use the discount code

fall14

You can of course use the code to join by mail if you pay by cash, check or silver as well. Those paying by silver will get 14 vs. 12 months of membership per ounce. Those that wish to pay with bitcoin should email me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com to make arrangements to get the discount.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

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 Just Added to the MSB

Planning that fall planting?  Well fall/winter is the best time to plant trees, bushes and many other perennials. Now all MSB Members get 10% off all purchases from Bob Wells Nursery. That means with this one benefit alone a 300 dollar tree order alone would pay for the entire first year.

More is Coming

I can’t say what yet but at least two more very exciting vendors will be added to the MSB before the year ends! I am constantly looking for great companies to get you guys the best deals I can with.

Lastly the premium eBook Collection is worth over 150 dollars alone, it includes…

  • Planting Trees The Low Cost Easy Way (value $6.99 )
  • How to Build Top Bar Behives (value $6.99 )
  • Basics of Sprouting (value $6.95 )
  • Building an EPAK Kit (value $12.95 )
  • Getting Your Household in Order (value $6.95 )
  • Building a Traditional Clay Oven (value $18.00 )
  • Building Aquaponics Systems (value $18.00 )
  • Secrets of Ballistic Striking (value $11.95 )
  • The Glycation Factor (value $49.99 )
  • How to Build Your Own Residential Wind Turbine (value $14.99 )

As you can see I work very hard to insure there is a tremendous value to the MSB and I keep working to increase the value for my members. In the end it is also a way you can help support the show.

At 30 dollars for your first year that works out to only 12.5 cents an episode to support the show.

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page

P.S. – If you order using the mail in form, BE VERY SURE TO PRINT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CLEARLY on the form it is the one piece of date we absolutely need to set up your membership and make sure you get your log in details.

A Video You Should Watch and Correction to an Error

This post is really the correction of two errors.  One a simple oversight and the second an actual mistake.

The first one is in reference to Episode 1426.  In that episode I discussed a bit more about the fear mongering around ISIS and the fact that the US created ISIS and armed and funded them.  That much of that started in Lybia and that it is why ambassador Stevens was left to die by our government.  That Stevens was more a arms dealer than an ambassador.

Nothing about the above is incorrect, the problem was I mentioned a video that explained it all and promised to put it in the show notes.  The video is by Storm Clouds Gathering on YouTube and I feel it is one EVERY American should see, especially some of your sleeping sheeple friends.

The oversight was I forgot to include it in the show notes in Episode 1426.  Here is that video, it should make you want to weep for the blood on our nations hands and angry as hell at those who are behind it.  Don’t get out your “Impeach Obama” bumper stickers and Vote Republican Signs either, this goes back over many years and many presidents in the end.

Sorry I forgot to put that link in the notes guys, there has been a ton of requests for it so I decided to post here.

Next, dun dun dunnnnnnn!  Jack was Wrong!  Yes seriously yesterday in the show on land I did a design in my head of a 1 acre square property  which would be 208×208 feet.  I have now added the following note to the show notes for that show.

Please Note – there was a major math error in today’s show which will create a future “Jack Was Wrong Segment”.  I don’t know why but in this show I said 208 x 4 was 2,496.  This is clearly wrong the correct number was 832.

This should of made the tree counts 80 at 10 feet and 40 at 20 feet spacings.  This is what happens when you do math in your head on the fly I guess, given 208x4x3 is 2,496 I guess I was thinking in yards and talking in feet.  In a round about way I guess I put my foot in my mouth!

There is an old saying in programming “garbage in, garbage out”.  That is what happened here, the math was right, the numbers behind it were wrong.

The show and the design are still valid, but you have to compensate for the math including the yields.  40 x 80 trees at 100 pounds a tree would yield 4000-8000 pounds of food.   Sorry for the error, it doesn’t happen often but when it does I try to correct it quickly and publicly.