A Special Message from Jack and the Last Day for the MSB Christmas Sale — 31 Comments

  1. Thanks for being consistent and upfront. Can’t ask more of any man. I have a feeling if we ever did meet we’d sit down, have a beer or twelve and shoot the breeze pretty much all night long. Cheers!

  2. Jack,

    I got the picture with full agreement 2 paragraphs in. You are consistent with integrity heads above the norm. Why did you have to use it to take a swipe at National Geographic? It doesn’t become you. You’ll never be around long enough to make as many mistakes as they have, nor to be generally a force for good and learning as they have. Mockery is not much of a teaching tool.

    • Well Ron perhaps IF YOU HAD SAT DOWN face to face with the PRODUCER OF DOOMSDAY PREPPERS and had him say to your face the following,


      You just might feel different. How is that for education and information, now you know something you didn’t before and shockingly it is the truth 100%.

      That is what the man told me, to my face about 3 years ago at a table at the Buckhorn in Denver Colorado. Multiple people will attest to this that were sitting at our group, all had a dropped jaw when he said it except me. I know sleaze when I see it.

      So let me ask, why was it wrong for me to take a shot at Nat Geo but you didn’t care about me taking a shot at info marketers? Is it because Nat Geo pushes the global warming, oh wait, climate change oh wait, climate fluctuation oh wait global weirding, oh wait back to global warming agenda?

      Ron this is why I think that whole debate is just stupid! I had noting related to global warming on my mind here, just the fact that Nat Geo makes preppers look like morons and idiots ON PURPOSE with non reality TV.

      They deserve a shot for that, more than one in fact.

    • I noticed you never responded to my follow up about the NatGeo producer. Hmm, I wonder why. LOL.

  3. I saw a week or two ago that all the TSPSilver references on the homepage were removed. Did you ever say how that whole endeavor and issues related to it settled out? I have always respected your integrity as well, but felt a few times like you allowed yourself to get sucked into the world of pushing precious metals. I worried that situation was one you were about to fall on your sword over and I am glad to see you taking a step back from it. Did you put anything out I can be pointed to when you removed the buttons on the home page for your silver?

    • The only thing I can really say right now is I don’t know. I took it down simply because they are not taking orders. The trustee appointed by the court is running the business now, Rob and David have no say for the time being. Rob submitted many plans to help restore the company, the trustee did nothing with them all. I am saying nothing for now because I don’t know what to say, because I don’t know what is going on.

      The official story is the mint is not taking orders until all backlogged orders are filled. But I do not personally see how a business this far in the red can operate that way.

  4. One of the reasons I respect, and will always support, people like Geoff Lawton, is the fact that he’s not just trying to make a quick buck.

    Being a parasite is much easier than creating value, but at the end of the day, no matter how rich you become, you’re still a parasite.

    What I’d love to see is a ‘common sense’ Wikipedia.. that contains ‘best practices’ for ‘living a better life’, that eventually ends up at the top of the search results anytime someone wants to know how to store food, get out of debt, etc.

    I don’t think of these subjects as ‘preparedeness’ or ‘survivalism’.. I think of them as ‘sanity’.

    Not an exceptional way to live for ‘troubled times’ but the way everyone in a ‘sane’ civilization should be, all the time.

    • Dude a TSP wiki can exist tomorrow if people will take to working on it and PROTECTING IT. Is there a way to do a wiki that requires account approval before a person can edit.

    • We use an open source product at work called MindTouch. I had my php guy slap it together, and it serves as the wiki for our internal operations. We dont use the functionto make it to where someone has to have their page approved, before contributing, but I believe that you can define certain roles to user and groups to make this happen. I will have my guy look into it a little more. I would love to see a TSP wiki! Great idea.

      • No, he most certainly didn’t. Saying someone isn’t a parasite isn’t calling anyone else SPECIFICALLY one.

  5. Thanks Jack. This is why those of us who keep coming back, do keep coming back. There aren’t a lot of honest people doing things at the level that you are compared to the number of dishonest people who are trying to use and abuse people. I appreciate your honesty and integrity and that even when I don’t agree with you, I know you’re not just giving a load of bull. Good work!

  6. Thanks for the reminder Jack…I’ve been meaning to sign up for quite a while just been dragging my feet. I’m a bit behind on my podcasts, but I read that you maybe will be coming to NY. If you will be near the Albany area your first beer is on me! Thanks for the Sale price and Merry Christmas!

  7. Thanks for what you stand for Jack. Not enough of that in this world.

    My drinking glass at work has a label on it that I put there. It says jerk. That’s what I hear people whispering behind my back. I am the nicest guy in the joint. I work extra hard, make the most money for the company, always help fellow employees and most importantly I make good money.

    But what I will not do is perform someone else’s work for them. Nor will I “share” my earnings with others as I am asked to do weekly. Fellow employees see my hard work and competence and they want to piggy back and go along for the ride. Of course that means they want me to do all the work while they take half the profit. My answer to them is simply no. Hence why I am a jerk.

    Hang in there Jack. It’s hard to be honest and sane in a sloven and insane world.

  8. “…the scum bag that sell the “37 Things You Should Horde” pile of crap. I then refuse to work with them and they get all out of sorts and angry.”

    I can see it now, flashing animated ads of you with a stoic look on your face and the words, “Scammers HATE him! Veteran Survivalist discovers a revolutionary way to Help You Live a Better Life, If Times Get Tough or Even if The Don’t. With hard work and common sense, No “weird” tricks here!”

    Thanks for the laugh Jack. I’ll be sure to renew!

    • I should seriously do that and ear mark some budget to advertise right where those people do, have a video on a landing page and explain that I won’t sell you shit, I will give you the truth. You may have just created our 2014 marketing campaign for us and I am supposed to be the marketing genius.

    • Yes, Jack PLEASE by a radio ad on Alex Jones’ show 😛 I’m so tired of the one weird trick solar generator ads that can run your neighborhood forever! (yeah, right)

  9. Without realizing it, I let my MSB lapse back in September. I was going to re-up at the normal price, but this sale happened at a perfect time for me. Having met you in person, I know for a fact that you are the same person on and off air, and I’m proud to look up to you as a mentor. Stand tall, integrity is the most important thing a man can have! Even as small as my website is, I’ve had the sharks come to me with offers. I follow the Spirko method, and tell them to pound sand.

  10. My favorite prepper scam is “Get this breakthrough now… before they ban it!” And of course the same schmuck thing has been running for months if not years and still hasnt been banned. I especially dislike the “Watch this now or you will hate yourself!” sheesh! (eye roll) But the one that ticks me off the worse is “This man discovered a weird trick that will lower your electrical bills! + the Take advantage of in now before its banned!” The weird trick? Solar power. Really? A weird trick. (facepalm) >:(

  11. Jack,

    Thanks, The offer at the time and all is perfect. Folks do need to understand that conditions and limitations are just that. An old quote/cliche, You snooze, you lose. Thanks for all you do and I hope the yuletide season and New Year bring you and your family closer to your goals.

  12. Well said Jack, you are a man of your word, and that is very obvious in your conduct. Keep up the good work.

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