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New Email Updates Procedure

If you are on my email list you know for years I have used Aweber with automation.  Every time I did a post an email went out.  Then a few weeks ago something went wacko with Aweber.  I would do 10 or more posts and none would go out, then the dam would break all at once and hit people with 10 or more emails all at the same time.

Additionally over the years there have been many requests to consolidate the email into a daily digest format.  Instead of 2-5 emails a day, why not one with everything.  There is no easy way to automate that with Aweber though.

So I saw the problem as a solution.  Now I do about 15 minutes of extra work to compose a daily email manually with Aweber.  It is a simple daily digest email.  Here are the X number of posts on the blog today and anything else going on.

Most people like it, but some issues have happened as well.  One is Aweber defaults to “click tracking links” that makes the links look a bit weird to some of you and seems to have caused a lot of you to file spam complaints.  I have no idea why this is the case but I will be turning them off from now on.

Please note that EVERY email I send first of all if you get it, you opted in to the emails.  I have never bought a lead or cross promoted my lists.  I do the emails as a service to those that want them, not to sell stuff.  If you don’t want the emails, don’t complain to Aweber, they don’t actually do anything when you do anyway, I just see the numbers.   So not only doesn’t it do any good in that respect, it doesn’t even unsubscribe you.  You know what does that, the fricken unsubscribe link.

So from now on, again there will be one email a day, it will have summaries and links to all the posts or anything else I have going on that day.  The email will come from me, shown as The Survival Podcast with the email address jack at thesurvivalpodcast dot com.  If you find my emails end up in the spam filter for some reason, make sure to whitelist that address.

Also if you had unsubscribed in the past because you didn’t like getting 2-5 emails a day you can now get just one, so consider resubscribing.  It is the best way to stay in touch with everything TSP.  You can do that here, http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/subscribe

Anyway I hope this clears up any confusion and I do hope the new format works better for most people.

~ Jack

P.S.  – Seems like a good place to say it, I never sell, share etc. my email list with anyone EVER.  Period.  There is nothing else to say about it.

A Call for Guests

Dorothy tells me we are only booked out about 3 weeks so we have room on the fall schedule for guests.  If you would like to be on the air fill out the guest form here.  If you know someone you want to hear on our show, tell them to fill out the form.

If you don’t hear back in a few days assume something went wrong (it happens) and shoot me an email about it.

Note – any form not completely filled out is simply deleted.  “No show for you”!

Win a Free Lifetime MSB – Name Our New Drink on Instagram

As announced yesterday Dorothy is now running my instagram account and hence we changed the name of the channel to itsajacklife.  It is a look into my daily life though her eyes.  Fun stuff, crazy stuff and just every day stuff.

I have had an instagram account since 2012 but never posted to it.  Dorothy offered to take it over and run with it and she is doing a great job.  To get it off to a great start I am giving away one free lifetime MSB account and AT LEAST one 1-year account.

Here is how to play, go to this post on our instagram.  It is about a new drink I created last night.  Here is the recipe and a photo of it.

  • 2oz Kettle One Vodka
  • 1/2 TSP Grated Ginger Root
  • Juice and Zest of Half a Lemon
  • Dash of Bitters (2 drops)
  • 1 tsp of simple syrup

Shaken over ice hard and fast, strained into a glass of ice and topped with about 1 ounce of sparkling water.

Now pay attention to the ingredients, be creative and come up with a name for this drink.  Post your suggested names ON THE INSTAGRAM POST and you will be entered into a drawing for a free lifetime MSB.  On Saturday Dorothy and I will pick the one we like best and announce a winner.

Next up, if you tag at least two people in your comment we will enter you into a drawing where we will give away at least one 1-year membership and may be even more.  We may also give a few 1-year memberships or two away for honorable mentions on the drink naming contest.

Just so there is no confusion I am closing comments on this post, you must post on the instagram post to play.

Here are some extra tid bits to make it even more fun….

  • If you win the lifetime membership it is yours to do as you will with.  If you already have one for instance you can give it away or sell it.  When I sell them I sell them for 300 bucks and they sell out fast at that price.
    ~
  • Same deal with a one year, I mean you would not sell it but you can extend your own or give it to a friend if you don’t want it for yourself.
    ~
  • There is no limit to how many comments you can make or how many times you can tag friends.  The friends must be different each time but if you comment three times, with three names and tag a total of six friends (two in each) all those entries will be counted.
    ~
  • Add some hash tags to your comment and we might do something for those that do that as well.

*Contest runs until Saturday the 25th at midnight.  Winners announced on Sunday the 26th.

Final Reminder – MSB Sale Expires Tonight at Midnight Central Time

Join the MSB Today and Use Code 10years to Get MSB for Only 35 Dollars a Year

Just a quick reminder that the MSB is currently on sale for 35 dollars a year but that special deal expires tonight at midnight Central Standard Time.

The MSB is honestly a hell of a deal and now you can sign up and get a discount of 15 dollars a year with discount code “10years” and that rate will lock in for life! Many members tell me they put several hundred dollars a year back into their pockets and it isn’t hard to see how. Here are just a few great examples of the discounts that add up really fast.

  1. Bob Well Nursery – They give you 10% off all orders on all products. Trees, bushes and vines are great investments but even better with 10% off. Say you invest 200 dollars this coming year in them, well instantly there is 20 bucks back in your pocket.
    ~
  2. Butcher Box – These guys are awesome some of the best meat I have ever eaten. With 10 dollars off per order say you even only do the every other month program. Well that would save you 60 bucks a year. If you get a monthly box like I do, that doubles to 120 dollars a year back in your pocket.
    ~
  3. Western Botanicals – The company of real people that really care about you. Anything and everything herbal, get it here. They sell a premium membership for 50 dollars a year. With MSB you get it free for the first year and for half price there after. It provides 25%, yea 25% off all purchases. Even if you only buy 200 in supplements in a year, that is 50 bucks back into your pocket.
    ~
  4. Safecastle Royal – These folks have it all, practical to tactical, guns to gardens and everything in between. Their discount membership is 29 dollars a year, people buy it every day for the great discounts you get at their site. MSB members get it for FREE FOR LIFE. You can’t even buy a lifetime membership to their program but here you get it free. But just call it 29 bucks into your pocket every year.

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

Do you see why I say MSB pays for itself? In the above example alone you are talking saving $159 – $219 on a 50 dollar membership. Great huh!

It gets better because right now you can get MSB for 35 dollars a year and it will lock that rate in for as long as you remain an active member.

In addition to all the discounts above there are another 60+ companies that are offering discounts exclusive to the MSB. These are not “specials” they are discounts you can use any time as long as you are a member. Some other examples include

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

Do you get it yet? If you are into preparedness and self sufficiency it is almost impossible to not get your money back at 50 dollars a year for MSB much less 35 bucks! In addition to this you get some exclusive content, over 200 dollars in free eBooks and a lot of other awesome stuff. How about every episode of TSP ever in zip files.

This sale is open to new members and those who have an expired account. I would be more than happy to let existing members renew early but it just isn’t possible between the limits of the membership software and how recurring payments with credit cards or paypal works.

You can also renew or join by snail mail, by using the mail in form, if you do just write code “10years” on the form. Otherwise just sign up online and start supporting TSP at only 12.8 cents an episode and lock in that amazing rate for life.

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

* This sale runs until 12 midnight on Wednesday, Aug the 15th, 2018. No exceptions will be made. All main in orders post marked on or before that date will be honored no matter when we receive them.

Reminder – MSB 10 Year Sale Runs Until Midnight Wednesday

Join the MSB Today and Use Code 10years to Get MSB for Only 35 Dollars a Year

The MSB is honestly a hell of a deal and now you can sign up and get a discount of 15 dollars a year with discount code “10years” and that rate will lock in for life! Many members tell me they put several hundred dollars a year back into their pockets and it isn’t hard to see how. Here are just a few great examples of the discounts that add up really fast.

  1. Bob Well Nursery – They give you 10% off all orders on all products. Trees, bushes and vines are great investments but even better with 10% off. Say you invest 200 dollars this coming year in them, well instantly there is 20 bucks back in your pocket.
    ~
  2. Butcher Box – These guys are awesome some of the best meat I have ever eaten. With 10 dollars off per order say you even only do the every other month program. Well that would save you 60 bucks a year. If you get a monthly box like I do, that doubles to 120 dollars a year back in your pocket.
    ~
  3. Western Botanicals – The company of real people that really care about you. Anything and everything herbal, get it here. They sell a premium membership for 50 dollars a year. With MSB you get it free for the first year and for half price there after. It provides 25%, yea 25% off all purchases. Even if you only buy 200 in supplements in a year, that is 50 bucks back into your pocket.
    ~
  4. Safecastle Royal – These folks have it all, practical to tactical, guns to gardens and everything in between. Their discount membership is 29 dollars a year, people buy it every day for the great discounts you get at their site. MSB members get it for FREE FOR LIFE. You can’t even buy a lifetime membership to their program but here you get it free. But just call it 29 bucks into your pocket every year.

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

Do you see why I say MSB pays for itself? In the above example alone you are talking saving $159 – $219 on a 50 dollar membership. Great huh!

It gets better because right now you can get MSB for 35 dollars a year and it will lock that rate in for as long as you remain an active member.

In addition to all the discounts above there are another 60+ companies that are offering discounts exclusive to the MSB. These are not “specials” they are discounts you can use any time as long as you are a member. Some other examples include

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

Do you get it yet? If you are into preparedness and self sufficiency it is almost impossible to not get your money back at 50 dollars a year for MSB much less 35 bucks! In addition to this you get some exclusive content, over 200 dollars in free eBooks and a lot of other awesome stuff. How about every episode of TSP ever in zip files.

This sale is open to new members and those who have an expired account. I would be more than happy to let existing members renew early but it just isn’t possible between the limits of the membership software and how recurring payments with credit cards or paypal works.

You can also renew or join by snail mail, by using the mail in form, if you do just write code “10years” on the form. Otherwise just sign up online and start supporting TSP at only 12.8 cents an episode and lock in that amazing rate for life.

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

* This sale runs until 12 midnight on Wednesday, Aug the 15th, 2018. No exceptions will be made. All main in orders post marked on or before that date will be honored no matter when we receive them.

Details for the TSP 10 Year Anniversary Party

We will have a private bar, a personal wait staff and private room for our 10 year anniversary.

If you are one of the lucky listeners to have signed up for the 10 Year Anniversary party here are the details for this Saturday Night.

We have chosen a private room at Meso Maya in downtown Fort Worth and the date of course is Saturday, August 11, 2018.  The food at this place is off the hook and we have a special custom off the menu line up of Tapas (small servings) for everyone.  Everyone gets two of everything, which should fill everyone up big time.  This is what we are going to be having…

  • Tostada Siberia – Bite sized brisket tostada serbia with avocado, pickled jalapena crema, queso fresco and chile de arbol salsa.
    ~
  • Puntas Picosas – Prime steak bites with red chile guajillo salsa.
    ~
  • Tacos Dorados – house rolled crispy taquitos with chorizo
    ~
  • Camarones A La Diabla – white mezatlan shrimp with red chile guajillo salsa
    ~
  • Tostaditas – crispy corn totopos with chicken and melted chihuahua cheese, lettuce, tomato and cilantro.

This is all included at no additional cost to those attending.  You may order addition food directly at your own cost but it is not likely that most people will feel the need.  Drinks are order and pay for your own.

We have a private wait and bar staff dedicated just to us for all three hours of the party.  Long time friend of TSP and frequent AV support at our work shops “Hatch” will be providing DJ services.  And hanging with Hatch is always cool.

Valet parking is complementary for all attendees and will be just out in front of the restaurant.  Dorothy and I are pre tipping on the food and base service but if you are ordering drinks and what have you please tip the staff well.  They are going to work their butts off for us and servers and bartenders live on tips.

The party is 6-9 PM and they will let people head upstairs about 15 minutes early.  The address is 604 Main St #100, Fort Worth, TX 76102 which is walking distance from Sundance Square.

SPECIAL NOTICE – Do not, I repeat DO NOT get suckered into going to the location on Hulen Avenue, that is the one that pops up when you search google maps and most other GPS based stuff.  Again the location is 604 Main St #100, Fort Worth, TX 76102.   To avoid any confusion this link is to a google map of the exact location.

Attire for this is about anything you want.  I’ll likely be wearing jeans and a T-shirt to drive the point about that home.  You an dress up as much or little as you like but this is a bunch of folks having fun.  It is Texas in August, so it is gonna be about 100 degrees, so don’t over do it.

If you were in the second group of sign ups that is being charged 25 dollars a head you can simply pay Dorothy anytime during the event.  We are not doing a sign in sheet or anything like that.  If this is you then by now you would have gotten a text from Dorothy about it  If you didn’t get a text from Dorothy, just assume you are in the first group and don’t owe anything at the door.

Some special guests at the party will include….

  • John Pugliano of Investable Wealth
  • Patrick Roehrman of Mt Knives
  • Nick Ferguson of HomeGrownLiberty.com
  • David Seigler – Frequently Mentioned on Air
  • Nicole Sauce of Hollar Homestead Coffee
  • Michael and Teresa Croft – Lead Cooks/Staff at all TSP Workshops
  • Greg Yows – Writer and Singer for “The Revolution is You” TSP Theme Song
  • And about 60 more of the coolest people you will ever meet

If you have any questions you can ask them in the comments below or email me directly.  If your question is “can I sign up to come now”, sorry but the answer is no, the head count is now locked in.

ONE MORE TIME – Again the location is 604 Main St #100, Fort Worth, TX 76102.   To avoid any confusion this link is to a google map of the exact location.

 

MSB Sale to Celebrate 10 Years of TSP

Join the MSB Today and Use Code 10years to Get MSB for Only 35 Dollars a Year

The MSB is honestly a hell of a deal and now you can sign up and get a discount of 15 dollars a year with discount code “10years” and that rate will lock in for life!  Many members tell me they put several hundred dollars a year back into their pockets and it isn’t hard to see how.  Here are just a few great examples of the discounts that add up really fast.

  1.  Bob Well  Nursery  – They give you 10% off all orders on all products.  Trees, bushes and vines are great investments but even better with 10% off.  Say you invest 200 dollars this coming year in them, well instantly there is 20 bucks back in your pocket.
    ~
  2. Butcher Box – These guys are awesome some of the best meat I have ever eaten.  With 10 dollars off per order say you even only do the every other month program.  Well that would save you 60 bucks a year.  If you get a monthly box like I do, that doubles to 120 dollars a year back in your pocket.
    ~
  3. Western Botanicals – The company of real people that really care about you.  Anything and everything herbal, get it here.  They sell a premium membership for 50 dollars a year.  With MSB you get it free for the first year and for half price there after.  It provides 25%, yea 25% off all purchases.  Even if you only buy 200 in supplements in a year, that is 50 bucks back into your pocket.
    ~
  4. Safecastle Royal – These folks have it all, practical to tactical, guns to gardens and everything in between.  Their discount membership is 29 dollars a year, people buy it every day for the great discounts you get at their site.  MSB members get it for FREE FOR LIFE.  You can’t even buy a lifetime membership to their program but here you get it free.  But just call it 29 bucks into your pocket.

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

Do you see why I say MSB pays for itself?  In the above example alone you are talking saving $159 – $219 on a 50 dollar membership.  Great huh!

It gets better because right now you can get MSB for 35 dollars a year and it will lock that rate in for as long as you remain an active member.

In addition to all the discounts above there are another 60+ companies that are offering discounts exclusive to the MSB.  These are not “specials” they are discounts you can use any time as long as you are a member.  Some other examples include

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

Do you get it yet?  If you are into preparedness and self sufficiency it is almost impossible to not get your money back at 50 dollars a year for MSB much less 35 bucks!  In addition to this you get some exclusive content, over 200 dollars in free eBooks and a lot of other awesome stuff.  How about every episode of TSP ever in zip files.

This sale is open to new members and those who have an expired account.  I would be more than happy to let existing members renew early but it just isn’t possible between the limits of the membership software and how recurring payments with credit cards or paypal works.

You can also renew or join by snail mail, by using the mail in form, if you do just write code “10years” on the form.  Otherwise just sign up online and start supporting TSP at only 12.8 cents an episode and lock in that amazing rate for life.

Sign Up Now and get 15 dollars a year off with Code “10years”

* This sale runs until 12 midnight on Wednesday, Aug the 15th, 2018.  No exceptions will be made.  All main in orders post marked on or before that date will be honored no matter when we receive them. 

Discount for all TSP Listeners at BarndominiumFloorPlans.com

Lifetime MSB Member Kinch Reindl reached out to me and let me know about his business www.BarndominiumFloorPlans.com.  They are offering all of our TSP listeners $75 off of all of their floor plans: Stock, Semi-Custom, and Custom floor plans for the next 30 days.

Kinch initially contacted me about doing this for MSB only.  I’m wondering if barndominiums are appealing to our members so I thought we would run this as a trial first.  So let me know and we will consider adding them as a permanent discount for our members if interest is high enough.  For now though everyone can get a great discount for the next 30 days.

Barndominiums are metal homes often with attached shops and garages.  They mentioned that quite a few customers have added safe rooms and gun safe areas to their plans.  Clients choose barndominium living due to the economical construction costs and ease of maintenance. Barndos can be finished to look like a regular home, or may be finished with metal panels and roofing.

Kinch’s company is headquartered in Colorado with team members in multiple states providing guidance on the building process and recommendations for building suppliers, general contractors, and lenders. They help their clients to either hire a company for the entire build, be their own General Contractor, or construct the Barndominium themselves.

Visit BarndominiumFloorPlans.com to see Stock plans and mention TSP in the message field to get your $75 discount.

I’m also wondering if any of you are already living in a barndo?  Let me know if you are or if you are considering one for your future homestead in the comments below.

Episode-2254- Listener Calls for 7-19-18

jackspirkoToday I take your phone calls on education, sales, asset protection, poultry, road flares, gardening, tractors, security and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • More on teacher training and other job requirements
  • Can permaculture make you a better sales person or business manager
  • How to protect business assets
  • Dealing with parasitic diseases in quail or other poultry
  • Best practices with road flares and night time break downs
  • What is the “best” method of gardening
  • Picking a homestead tractor
  • Security for large acreage homestead properties

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Last Chance to Sign Up for the 10 Year Anniversary Party

Okay we still have some spots for the 10-Year Party.  You can learn all about it here.  Those signing up today will have to cover the cost of their food (25 dollars a piece) and the bar is a “cash bar” (though yea they take credit cards) and you pay for your own drinks.

It is going to be three hours of big time fun, really cool people, awesome give aways and some cool door prizes.

The location is Meso Maya in Downtown Fort Worth, from 6-9PM on August 11th.  I am taking down the sign up form at 9 A.M. tomorrow morning.  So this is absolutely last call….

Sign up at http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/10years