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Give the MSB a Shot or Get a Low Rate for Life

Join the MSB Today

Get the MSB for 15 for Six Month or 30 Dollars a Year for Life!

I guess it is the early spring we have going on here in Texas but I feel like doing something cool for an MSB Sale and one I have not done before.

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.

That said existing members can use this sale and get its benefits if they pay by US Mail with the renewal/sign up form.  That is the best I can do on this.

Now the deal, first for those who have considered trying the MSB I want to get you to do so for six months.  So I am making a really great trial available.

Six months is normally 30 dollars but during this sale you can get a six month membership for only 15 bucks.  To get that great rate just join the MSB and use code try15 at sign up.

Next for those that know the value of the MSB and want a great lifetime rate, I have this sweet deal to offer.  Use code life30 and get exactly that, lock in a rate of 30 dollars a year for life!

Given the MSB sells ever day for 50 dollars that rate is a permanent discount of 40%!  Again that rate will apply to renewals and lock in for life.  Should PayPal cause some hiccup and cancel your renewals (it happens) you can just email me an I will honor the rate, again for life.

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 an the discount codes will work for either a 6 month or 1 year term.

So in summary…

  • Select a six month term and use code try15 and get your first 6 months for 15 bucks
  • Select a 12 month term and use code life30 and get a rate of 30 dollars a year for life

This sale will run until Midnight Central Time, Monday the 15th of February.  And you know some folks just might consider an MSB membership a nice Valentine present.  Though you may want to check first!

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

Winter 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 300 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 12.5 cents an episode, just sign up for the MSB Now and use…

  • Discount Code try15 to get a six month membership for only 15 dollars or
  • Discount Code life30 to lock in that rate for life

You can Join the MSB at the Members Page



The French Press Mug is coming back!


TSP Gear Shop is running a new batch of “The Revolution is Brewing” French Press Travel mugs. This will likely be the only batch for 2016.

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 this batch 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.

A Special Message from Steven Harris

Guys and Gals, Steven Harris has been hard at work and has put together another awesome info packed product.  He just sent me the following email to pass along to you.  As you guys know I take no affiliate commissions when I do something like this and only do it on rare occasions, when I am truly impressed by a product or a service.

 From Steven Harris – Dear TSP Audience.  I have 3 things I want to let you know that I have recently accomplished with a lot of hard work and a lot of love.  It was great fun making these videos.  I have 3 new videos I have just released and if you liked my Battery Bank Videos, I think you will love these.

I did a video on bug out bag items that you have never seen before.  84+ items.  Everyone has a youtube video on bug out bags and food for them and the rest, and it’s the same stuff over and over.  I wanted to show you things that I got from the local store, like Home Depot, that had multiple uses in a bug out bag.

Like using a mothball and a cotton ball as a fire starter and how to use different sawsall blade (by hand) for the fast cutting of wood or getting through a fence or a lock.  The video turned out to be 3.5 hours in length.  I have a 4 minute video on how to start a fire with mothballs and cotton balls and more info on the video at   Of course I just had to make another 1234 site.  You guys know me.

When I was doing the bug out bag video I knew that I had to include a section on keeping your cell phone 100% charged in all situations but there were just so many aspects to this that I had a hard time putting it into the bug out bag video.  I finally decided to make this a separate video on its own and I took off running with this.

When I started I have 49 items to cover but I don’t know how many the final total is because I added a lot more items.  I cover about every method known to man (that really works) on how to keep your cell phone and tablet charged 100% of the time.  I cover this for the USA as well as 3rd world foreign countries and I cover how to do this in one of the worst places where your battery always goes dead; airports.

Good thing I made it a separate video because it turned out to be a jam packed 3 hours and 45 minutes.   The feedback and testimonials on the video have been outstanding.  I know you’ll enjoy it and you can read the testimonials and see a 20 minute sample of the video at

Oh…also.  I cover 2 different solar panels to power your cell phone. I have a small 21 watt folding panel and I have a 100 watt solar panel that I show you powering a 4 AA battery charger, 2 18650’s charger, 1 cell phone, 1 tablet, and two 20,000mah batteries (photo included).

The third thing I did was a lot of you guys told me you wanted a shorter version of the battery bank video.  So I made a cliffs notes version.  I cut through a lot of the decision making and just told you here, pick from these 3 batteries.  Then I show you how to do a home battery bank.  I decided to throw in the kitchen sink as well and show you how to power your house from your car with an inverter.

How to store fuel for your car by multiple different methods.  How to power your refrigerator and freezer from the car and inverter and yes <sigh>, how to make coffee from the same power source.   Plus, believe it or not, I have complete diagrams of how to hook up solar panels to charge your batteries. I cover hooking the panels in series which reduces your wire size and lets your have a much longer wire run with an MPPT solar charge controller and I cover the more traditional method with thick wire and a PWM charge controller.  The Storing and Generating Emergency Home Power Video can be found at This video is 1 Hour and 53 Minutes verses the 4.5 hours for the full Battery Bank Video Series.

I know that a 3+ hour video might sound a little daunting.  What can Steve do for 3 hours and 45 minutes on cell phones and 3 hours 30 minutes on bug out bags?   Well there are that many details and it’s not boring either.  The videos are fast passed and move from subject to subject quickly.  One of my reviewers wrote to me and said, ”Watching a Steven Harris video is like smoking crack.  You just want more and more and next thing you know you’re hooked and time just flew by.”

As with anything there is 100% satisfaction guaranteed on all videos and just for the TSP audience I have a 30% off coupon.  Use coupon code TSP30 for 30% off.  The coupon is good until 11:59pm EST Sunday Feb 17th, 2016.

No one else is getting this steep of a discount but I feel like TSP people are family.  I could of not done this without you and I did it all for you.  I’m very grateful for all of your emails and questions that you write me daily.  It is one of the things that led me to make these videos.  As always, if you have a question for me, just email me directly or the expert panel via Jack.  I’m here for you.

Thank you
Steven Harris.

Save $75 on US Made Tactical Bag


TSP Gear Shop is able to pass along a great deal on a versatile, Made in the USA, backpack from S.O.TECH. Usually, tactical gear from the top US manufacturers is 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 them to TSP Gear Shop for a greatly reduced rate. These are now available to you for only $100.00 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 get one of the last ones available, 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.

Do you have a Pocket Shot?

pocket shotTSP Gear Shop has brought in another shipment of the Pocket 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.


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.

Great Interview I did with Diego Footer

Check out the Permaculture Voices Podcast

Check out the Permaculture Voices Podcast

I just took the time to do an interview with Diego Footer on his podcast Permaculture Voices.  It is fun to on occasion be on the other side of an interview.  It lets you get more in touch with what people really want to know.

It is one thing to get questions every day but getting a question with multiple on the fly follow ups is different.

We had a blast, it was about business including typical businesses, lifestyle businesses like TSP and even on farm businesses like what we are doing with Nine Mile Farm.

If you are new to TSP and don’t know how this show came to be, it will be fun for you as well.

Here is the online archive of the podcast.

Building Businesses, Marketing, and Dealing with Failure, The Founder’s Story with Jack Spirko

Two Awesome New MSB Partners Were Just Added

I work hard to bring new discount partners to the MSB, I really do.  That said there is a ton of overlap in our industry, how many places do I let in that sell the same stuff?  While rhetorical let me answer that question with one or two in general.  So I am super psyched to bring you two today that are totally unique to all our other partners.


yoyitoFirst – now offers MSB Members a 15% discount on all orders with their MSB discount code that has already been added to the benefits section of the MSB .

Their survival fishing kit is the result of two years of R&D, the goal was to create a pocket size fishing kit that you could literally bet your life on. Their product is handmade in our Florida production facility by their family and neighbors.  Made in the USA – Taking America back one job at a time!

This kit has neen successfully used to catch all popular saltwater and freshwater fish species in and around the Florida area.

For more information please visit their website at


gruphoeNext up, The Tool Merchants now offers MSB members 10% off of their entire unique collection of effective and durable hand tools for the garden, homestead and farm.

Based out of their homestead in Southern Oregon, The Tool Merchants is dedicated to helping you succeed on your land.  Tools are not really an expense what they are is a major investment when you buy top quality stuff.  That is why I am excited to bring this new partner to you.

To see everything they have to offer visit The Tool Merchants Website and use the code on the benefits page of the MSB for 10% off all orders.


More on the MSB Sale can be found Here.

To Log into Your MSB Account for the Codes Click Here.

Almost 7000 People Joined the Regenerative Agriculture Group So Far – Come See Why


On Oct. 16th 2015 I started a new FaceBook group called Regenerative Agriculture.  I think a lot of people simply thought, “oh another group, big deal”.  Well let me tell you that is not the case.

We are building something special, really special folks.  In only 87 days our group has gone from a half a dozen folks who felt there was “a better way to do this” to 6685 members as of this posting.

It isn’t just numbers though, this is a group totally free of political debates and other things that get in the way of a single topic, getting things done with regenerative agriculture.   This includes every thing from small microgrees business and simple homesteading to everything you can think of including broad acre cattle ranching and more.

Every day people are sharing what works, what does not work and more.  From little victories like making your first value added products like hard cider, meads and herbal medicines to nuts and bolts market level numbers on everything from feed costs to profit margins.

We now are a positive brand already growing and spreading across the nation.  One member made our awesome logo and we make it freely available in open source in small and large files both black and white and color.  One guy ran a run of decals with it and sold out in a day.

Why not come join us and see what all the fuss is about.  Those of you that just don’t like facebook, this group may in fact change that.  Facebook is nothing but a tool, a means of communication.  With this group our moderator staff is tight on what fits our topic.  May be even to tight on rare occasions but we are proving it works.  Trust me you will find one awesome group of people doing epic shit for good in this world.  Some come join us at

If you would like to use our logo to help spread the word again we allow open source use of the logo for that.  Consider adding it to your blog or website.  You can find all the different sizes and options at

Special 30% Off Sale Continues

t-shirt sale

TSP Gear Shop still 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. These are all high quality t-shirts. This is a limited time offer.

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