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ITS Tactical Added to the MSB

As many of you know Bryan and Kelly Black of ITS Tactical are personal friends of Dorothy and I.  Well about a week ago we had them over to our place for dinner and Bryan asked if I would be willing to do a discount for my members in his gear shop.  Of course I said yes.  So I got you guys 12% off all ITS Tactical Gear.

Bryan and his team have long been providing the best Trauma Kits and Medical Equipment you can source since 2009, along with our USA Made Nylon Gear, Lock Picking & Security Tools and Morale Patches that are sure to brighten your day!

Their skill-set related content is second to none and their products support the skills they advocate and discuss in the articles The ITS Website.

They’ve been manufacturing in the USA since their founding in 2009 and they do their best to ensure every product we carry is made in America and supports American-based businesses.

Visit store.itstactical.com to check out all they have to offer and the code to get 12% off every order is already in the Benefits Section of the MSB.

If you are not yet an MSB Member this is just another great discount added to the more than 70 we already provide to our members, so consider joining today.

Lifetime Membership Sale Coming Monday the 29th

The last time I ran a Lifetime Membership sale was all the way back in Nov. 2015 and it sold out in about 6 minutes flat.  I don’t run Lifetime sales often, they are a special membership only sold in small amounts.

Well I did realize that it has been more than two years so it is time to open one up again.  I am doing this mostly the same as last time, the membership is 300 dollars, the sale will go live at 9:00 AM central standard time, Monday the 30th of January.   At that time 20 memberships will be up for grabs, first come, first served.

However you can get in early, as in now or any time after this time with one of four DISCOUNTED memberships.  The catch?  To get one of these four you have to email me and pay in cryptocurrency.  You can pay with 270 dollars of any cryptocurrency or 250 dollars in ARK.

You don’t have to worry about how long it may take to convert a currency because I will do this based on order of emails received.  To pay with ARK you will need an account where ARK can be purchased.  ARK trades on the bitcoin market at most major exchanges including Bittrex, Binance, Cryptopia, etc.

Again though I will take any major crypto on these four, Litecoin, Bitcoin, Ether, REP, BAT, etc.  I’m just offering a sweeter discount on ARK as I am currently building up my proof of stake earning there.

So there you go, if you have wanted to become a lifetime member, email me for instructions to pay in crypto or be ready to go on Monday at 9 AM central.

P.S. – Remember MSB Members don’t just get tons of discounts they also get first crack at all TSP Workshops and events.  These almost always sell out before being open to the general public, usually within a few hours.

Eden Brothers Seeds Joins the MSB

Okay guys and gals this is a big one all MSB members get 15% off all orders at Eden Brothers Seeds.  I realize that many of you have not year heard of Eden Brothers.  In the homestead world they are not as well known as companies like say Park, Burbee, Baker Creek, etc. but they should be, in fact they should be better known.

Nasturtiums are Edible and Beautiful

Eden Brothers has an incredible selection of garden vegetable varieties and herbs.  Some stuff that is frankly hard to find anywhere else but where they really shine is larger quantities (think 1/4-1 pound) of veggies, wild flowers, ornamentals, edible flowers, etc. along with larger quantities of herbs and greens as well.

I first found Eden Brothers when I was looking to buy a pound of Nasturtium seeds.    I figured that any of my typical suppliers would have them, well no, not so much.  Turns out a lot of things like this are very hard to get in quantities of 1/4 to 1 pound or more.  Or they don’t offer much of a discount if you do buy that much.  In my case I was able to get a pound of mixed Nasturtiums for only 29,95.  When you consider that a typical packet of them in the store is about 3 bucks and contains 15-20 seeds, this is a hella good deal.

Eden Brothers Has Many Regional Wildflower Mixes

Guys and galls, a pound of nasturtium is a LOT of nasturtium so you may wonder why I want so many.  They are going into a massive seed mix that is going into every irrigated area of my property this year.  Along with things like a quarter pound of arugula and a 1/4 pound of South West Regional Wildflower Mix.  By the way they have those wild flower mixes specifically dialed in for every major US region and micro climate such as dry area, deer resistant, etc.

In the end I ordered about 115 bucks worth of seed in large quantities this year from Eden Brothers, and my discount came to 17 bucks, that is pretty awesome.  I also placed that order about 9 PM last night and by 10 AM this morning got a notice saying more order had shipped.  I would tell you I was impressed but having ordered from them several times in the past, I can say they simply now continue to meet my expectations.

I know a lot of you may do something similar and many of you may wish to do so at a smaller scale.  Well you can do that too buy buying a few ounces of various seeds.  Another option is many of you have formed groups, on and off line.  Think group buys here folks, one person taking delivery and dividing thing up among the group type of thing.  May be make a mini weekend meet up and trade additional seeds and plants type of think out of it.

In any event I am super stoked to add yet another amazing discount partner to the MSB this year.  Eden Brothers is committed to working with us long term, they immediately signed up for a full year and I didn’t even have to squeeze them to get you a full 15% off.  This discount code for Eden Brothers Seeds is already in the Benefits Section of your MSB Account.

P.S. – Oh by the way all orders over 79 dollars on Eden Brothers, yea they ship for free!  Think larger quantities or group buys folks, I’m telling this is a huge win for the MSB, an amazing supplier of top quality seed.

P.S.S. – If you have been on the fence about the MSB, keep in mind that it is now Jan. 19th and this year I have already added, ButcherBox, Gun Adapters, Ridge Wallets, OMG Leather and now Eden Brothers to the MSB.  The MSB has been a massive value for 9 years running, but in 2018 I am working hard to double the value, so consider jumping on board today.

OMG Leather Works Joins the MSB

OMG Leather Works is run by long time friend of the Spirko family and show supporter Jeff Dheere.  Jeff is one of those guys that can do 100 different things but his real passion is working with leather.

Last year I got to a point where I was blatantly sick and effing tired of shitty dog collars.  So I went to several pet stores (big ones like PetSmart and smaller family ones) to get all three dogs, new collars.  I was at the point that I didn’t care what they cost, I was tired of spending 20-30 bucks for shit that was frayed and stinking in 3-6 months.

Max my big old German Sheppard had an old (like 10 year old) heavy leather collar.  It was still okay but had seen better days, so I figured I would buy something like that for him along with similar ones for Charlie and Lucy.  Well a decade changes a lot of things!  To be blunt everything I found was complete total garbage.  Chinese made total shit.  No matter what I was willing to pay, quality just wasn’t an option.

So when Jeff taught at my spring workshop on leather making I explained my situation, he quoted me a price and he made me the three collars below.  These were custom made, to spec, per dog and not that much more in cost than the best you can buy in a store.  Except these were all bad ass, custom engraved, and will last 10 years, more if you treat them with oil, say once every six months.  Conversely most store bought collars today are lucky to make 1-2 years maximum.  And again they stink to high heaven in about 6 months.

The one with the spikes was for Charlie, seemed like a good idea at the time but in the end with our Granddaughter climbing on him all the time I decided to make it a “show collar” (Check Charlie Out He Looks Great In It).   I was worried my little gal would get hurt by the spikes, so Jeff was hired to build a more practical one.  This one below was the result and it is now part of Charlie’s EDC, the spikes come out for the fun of it once in a while still.

So this fall I got with Jeff again and got him set up with the MSB.  MSB members can now get 10% off all items in the OMG Store or on custom orders.

Much as Patrick Roehrman of MT Knives, has become my personal knife maker I now consider Jeff Dheere my personal leather crafter.  If I need anything I am going to him and either buying off the shelf or getting him to make me specifically what I need.

Jeff gets my highest endorsement and now MSB members get 10% off all his products.  Learn more today at OMG Leather Works, and the discount code is already sitting in the benefits section of the MSB.

P.S. – So it is now January 17th,  and in only in 17 days I have brought you GunAdapters.com, ButchrerBox, RidgeWallet and OMG Leather as discount partners for the MSB and guess what folks another partner is coming tomorrow! Yes tomorrow.

If you are not an MSB member yet, tell me the thing you want a discount on and I will go get it for you.  Otherwise consider buying an MSB Membership today, it pays for itself many times over for most members.

That’s why MSB has a 87% retention rate at 3 years.  Got that, 87% of members keep their membership at least three years!

FWIW, the retention rate at 6 years, is still an amazing 64%, so we are doing something right.   Get on board today and find out why we have such loyalty among our members.

Ridge Wallets Joins the MSB and Becomes a Show Sponsor

I have entered into an agreement for The Ridge Wallet company to become an official MSB show sponsor.  I am really impressed with this company and their products.

Their lead product is of course The Ridge Wallet.  These wallets come in a large array of colors and types but they offer three primary value propositions.  First they are compact, holding as much or more as a standard wallet in far less space.  No more sitting on a big lump when driving etc.  Next they are practically indestructible.

These wallets are made with your choice of aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber or polycarbonate.  I am a black titanium man myself but the choice is yours.  And this brings me to the third primary benefit.  Have you noticed how all credit cards, bank cards and even many IDs now have an RFID chip in them.

Well did you know that RFID tags can be easy to hack, really easy.  Check out this video on that.  An 8 dollar part on eBay and people can steal your credit card information.  Oh and the biggest thing!  Listen to the last 20 seconds, “the bigger thing is passive surveillance, with an antenna on this thing I can go into Starbucks and get the name of everybody there”.  Well every ridge wallet is immune to RFID sniffing.

There are cheaper ways to do this, you can line your wallet with foil I guess but with the Ridge Wallet you get all this security with a wallet that will last a lifetime, use less space and looks great at the same time.

The Ridge also offers some of the best looking, highest quality and functional phone cases as well.  Right now they offer options for the iPhone 6 -X but will be adding other phone types this year.  On top of this they offer one of the best minimalist back packs I have ever seen along with a great 10,000mh power back up pack that fits perfectly into a custom pocket for their back pack.  That back up power pack is 40 dollars as a stand alone but only 20 bucks if added to the back pack.

So you know I have a 10 year rep here of bringing you guys the best in show sponsors, companies that don’t just want your business but serve our community.  The Ridge is that type of company, founded with a 300K successful kick starter and our contact there is a long time listener to TSP.  But the other thing I do is get you guys DEALS.  And once again I have done that for you too.  MSB Members get 10% off all Ridge Products, the code is already added to the MSB Benefits Section.

So check out Ridge Wallet today and their amazing line up of products that are sure to grow.  I think we have a long term partner in Ridge and I am very excited to have them as part of the TSP Community.

P.S. – This year so far I have brought you Butcher Box, GunAdapters.com and The Ridge as new discount partners and I will be announcing a 4th one this week.  If you have been on the fence about MSB, I am telling you 2018 is the year we make the value so insane you’d have to be crazy not to be a member.  So if your not an MSB member, consider becoming one today.

P.S.S.  – I heard from a few of you last week that the High Mowing Seeds discount wasn’t working, so I reached out to Maggie over there and they just renewed for another year, the new updated code for 2018 is already in the MSB as well.

GunAdapters.com added to the MSB

Be warned GunAdapters.com has such a cool set of products you may find yourself picking up a break action shotgun just to get some of them.  With GunAdapters.com your 12 gauge can shoot 20, 28 or 410 shells.  But it doesn’t end there how about 22LR, 22Mag or even 17HMR.  Oh but we are not done yet, how about 38 special, 45 colt, 9mm and even 45 ACP.   And don’t worry there are kits for your 16, 20 or 410 guns as well.

The 12 gauge or 20 gauge single shot or double barrel is already one of the most flexible and adaptable weapons ever created, and inexpensive to boot.  GunAdapters.com increases that flexibility in mind boggling ways.  There are even more options than that and you can even turn your shotgun into a 209 inline muzzle loader!

Now for the discount I got you.  First I got everyone, MSB or not a 15% discount on any order, this discount is a one time use discount for this month only.  You can buy any items you want and get 15% off one single order for the month of January.  The code for everyone is TSP15.

As you might imagine I was able to get your guys in the MSB an even better deal.  First on all orders under 100 dollars you can get 15% off  but can use the code as many times as you want, whenever you want.  But it gets better!  Because on all orders over 100 dollars and you get a full 20% off.  And again that is as many times as you want to use the code and whenever you want to order.

Like I said they have a mind boggling array of options but here are few that I find really cool.

  • First they have a “Stack and Pack Kit” for 12 gauge.  This will let you fire, 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 410 bore, 45 colt and 22 LR, all from your 12 gauge and they all stack together for ultra compact carry.  As in the 410 fits in the 20, the 22 fits in the 410.  You can add all this flexibility to a shot gun for a whopping 60 bucks.  Less of course that 15% discount bringing the cost down to just 51 dollars.
  • Next I love their “Scavenger Kits“, these are available for 12, 16, and 20 gauge shotguns and will let any of them fire the following, 22 LR, .22 WMR, 410, 45 Colt, 9mm’ 40 S&W, 38 Special and 380 ACP.  They have this kit for 410 as well but of course it doesn’t include the 410 adapter.  These kits range from 125-150 dollars but with your 20% MSB discount that would only be 100-120.
  • The above kits are the more affordable short smooth bore adapters and they are pretty useful for shotgun gauge conversions or pinking or survival use with pistol rounds.   For higher accuracy they make rifled adapters in lengths of 3 inch Zombie Series5 inch Bug Out Series or 8 inch Pathfinder Series

Longer adapters are more accurate and give higher velocity, shorter ones of course take less space and add less weight to your kit.  Rifled adapters can be bought in kits or individually.  On say a six caliber kit your 20% discount would really add up.

For instance if you wanted to go all out and get the “Pick 6 Caliber Pathfinder Set” with six, eight inch rifled adapters for $450.00 your MSB discount of 20 percent would save you 90 dollars bringing the price down to $360.  Remember today is the LAST day of the MSB 30 dollar sale, but this discount if you wanted this kit would pay for that membership 3 times over.

Anyway I am very excited to bring this company on board as an MSB partner.  I am going to be talking with Hatfield Shotguns this month about some thing and this just seems to be a really great fit for that and for you guys as well.  To see these awesome adapters visit www.gunadapters.com today.

Please Note – Due to regulations GunAdapters ships to US Customers only.  Sorry no international orders.

P.S. – For MSB Members the codes are already in the Benefits Section of the MSB.  Just log in to get them.  If you are still not an MSB Member remember our current sale expires at midnight tonight.

Free Bacon For Life from a New MSB Supporters

ButcherBox has joined us as an MSB supporting vendor and as an official podcast sponsor.  This was about a month in the making, it first involved them sending me a box of their meat to evaluate.  As you know I am tough on people, products and companies and only the best gets presented to my audience.

Well I was blown away!  The quality of this meat is amazing, sure it is grass fed beef, organic chicken, etc.  But it is equally important to me that the quality in a product like this is top notch.  Can you find meat of this quality in a market?  Honestly I can, if I go to say Central Market and hand pick my cuts from a butcher.  But at say Albertson’s or Kroger’s, not only no but hell no.  And I don’t care if you buy organic, grass fed, etc.  You just ain’t finding this quality in your average market, it doesn’t happen.

Next is the price, it isn’t cheap but when you do the math per meal the average box comes out to about 6 dollars per meal portion of meat.  Folks that ain’t expensive in any world, certainly not the real world.  So steps one and two of the Spirko evaluation formula, quality and value to price ratio, check and check.

This is where the work began, they wanted to do affiliate sales, they made me great offers to pay me in meat or cash, etc.  But this one was too damn unique and I wanted something special for you guys, so Dan from ButcherBox and I went back and forth for a few weeks, this is the deal I got for you guys in the end.

For everyone, MSB or not, on your first order you get 10 dollars off and FREE BACON.  For MSB I got you and even sweeter deal.  On all subsequent orders you will get 10 dollars off forever.  10 bucks by the way will cover a bacon add on, so it is kind of like FREE BACON for life.  Yes, that is the deal I got for MSB, effectively free bacon for life on a great product at an already great price.

So is this some sort of prepackaged, get the same stuff every time type of deal?  Hell no, I wouldn’t even talk to them if that were the case.  Now if you want to save time, you can get a prepicked box, either all Chicken, all Pork, all Beef or variety.  But you can also build your own custom monthly box, and you can change it any time before your next invoice period.

You can also cancel any time and you can set your delivery frequency to monthly or every other month.   You can even pick a stock box and add on a few items to it.  You get complete control and frankly I wouldn’t recommend any company that didn’t offer that.

So how much do I like this product?  Well while I intentionally cut my fee to get the above deal for you guys, (again 10 bucks for all MSB off every order forever, AKA FREE BACON FOR LIFE) I take my payment in a monthly box of meat.  Yea it is that good, oh and while frankly I have seldom had bad bacon, that “free bacon”, well that shit is just the bomb.  This is “paleo bacon”.  We are talking family farm humanely raised hogs, nitrate free and no sugar, in other words real bacon.

So how do you get the deal, just get on over to ButcherBox and all TSP Listeners can get 10 dollars off your first order and a free pack of bacon with discount code TSP10.

However If you are an MSB Member your special deal is even better, to get your MSB only discount code click here to log into your MSB account and get the code in the Benefits Section.

So in closing I want to point something out, right now the MSB is on sale for 30 dollars a year for life.  This one discount is all you need to pay for your MSB 4X per year, all while eating free bacon.  Save 10 dollars a month, for 12 months on a great product and get 120 dollars of free bacon, or meat of your choice by buying a 30 dollar membership!  Yea that is the kind of value I try to bring you in every deal I cut with MSB supporting vendors.

So if you are not a member yet but want to get this great service from ButcherBox now is a great time to join the MSB, by the way, even if you get your box of meat every other month, that would still pay for your MSB 2X per year with one benefit alone.

Bugs In the MSB Sale Have Been Killed Off

Okay so I am currently running an MSB sale the deal is 25 dollars a year and it applies to recurring billing as well.  The discount code is “upgrade”.

We had multiple issues and they didn’t happen to everyone but they happened to some folks, we think we have all the bugs well sprayed with electronic Raid at this point and legs up as they should be.

A few of you signed up and didn’t get the discount, if that was  you by now I should have refunded you your discount, if you feel I haven’t please let me know.

Also the recurring discount was not showing up for some of you, it should show up for everyone now.

To join the MSB for only 25 dollars a year just click here and use code “upgrade” on sign up.  You can also use the code to pay by mail, if you are paying with crypto just send the reduced amount with the instructions provided during sign up.

MSB Sale, We Now Take Credit Cards and More

So this weekend we successfully completed an upgrade to the MSB system.  On your end, you really won’t notice anything different, but on our end it is better in every way.

The one really big difference for members is you can now use a credit card and are not forced to use PayPal if you want to pay online.  You can now pay by paypal or you can pay via most major credit cards.

For a long time (8 years) I resisted doing this, because I am so vocal against consumer credit, but of course many use cards and pay their balance in full monthly and many use a credit card online that is actually a debit card that works as a credit card.

Additionally for the last 2 years PayPal has been an utter mess with renewals failing, discounts not working and some people simply not being able to complete payments.

Now if you select pay by credit card/paypal you can pay with either with no paypal account.

To celebrate this upgrade I am doing a MSB sale for 25 dollars a year with renewals locked in at that rate, that is right, 50% off MSB for life.  The discount code is well what do you think it is, upgrade.  The sale will run until close of business Sunday the 27th.

This discount applies to all payment methods.  If you pay online just enter the code “upgrade” when you pay online.  If you pay by US Mail with cash or check just write the code on the form.  If you pay with silver we will simply make the price one ounce a year instead of two.

If you choose to pay by crypto, just adjust the price down to 25 bucks when you send your payment as instructed during sign up.

PLEASE NOTE – Please understand I still can’t let you renew early so this offer is for new members and members with expired accounts only.  This isn’t AT&T who doesn’t value their existing customers enough to offer them a discount it is a limit to recurring credit card charges.  If I let you renew early you will get double billed.

Also if you have an expired account, don’t set up a new one, just log in and you can renew your current account.  If anyone needs any assistance with this just email me as always at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with TSPC in the subject line and I will do what ever is needed to assist you.

Thanks to everyone who is or ever has been an MSB member, without your support we could not have delivered this show 5 days a week for over 9 years now.

To Join the MSB with this Great Discount Just Click Here and Use Code “upgrade” at checkout.

MSB Login Issue, A Work Around and An Upgrade

Update – We seem to have corrected the login issue!

Okay so first and foremost, some folks are having issues logging into the msb, what happens is you enter your info, and submit it and are greeted with a blank screen.

This may or may not be related to the fact that my web programmer Ben Fitts is currently working on the site.  I’ll make him aware of this today as I just found out about it.

Here is the work around for now, login, then hit your browsers back arrow twice, when you see the site come up you will be logged in and it will work as you’d expect.  Frankly I don’t know what is going on but it isn’t a huge deal here is why.

The software the MSB is built on is about 8 years old, time for an upgrade.  For about a month that has been in the works, likely we will migrate to the new system this coming weekend, be alert for a post and an email that will notify you for a time that the site will be closed during the member migration we have to do.

The new MSB will be a lot better and likely again be up in a week, two at tops so we won’t spend to much time trying to fix the bug in a very old legacy system that will be likely gone in a week.  If it is an easy fix though we will do it.

If anyone can’t use the work around and needs anything from the MSB in the mean time, if you can’t get in just email me and I will get you the discount code you need or what have you.