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Title: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 10, 2009, 08:38:13 PM
Twelve months...twelve pics...

What would YOU want to see in a TSP calendar?

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: teton traveler on December 10, 2009, 09:12:28 PM
Well, You have got to have a really cool picture of an ant in there somewhere!
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: ncjeeper on December 11, 2009, 09:41:08 AM
Yeah and a grasshopper with X's over his eyes. ;D
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: ModernSurvival on December 11, 2009, 09:46:53 AM
I love it, I will ping Sis!
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: mamabear on December 11, 2009, 09:53:27 AM
I want to see before/after pics of Cohutt's and SW gardens from this summer.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: donaldj on December 11, 2009, 10:00:17 AM
I think Goatdog's BOV with a hot model sprawled out on the hood would be nice, too.

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: teton traveler on December 11, 2009, 10:42:10 AM
Yeah and a grasshopper with X's over his eyes. ;D
Maybe an ant eating a grasshopper.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 11, 2009, 11:15:35 AM
I'd really love to do this, but I'd want BOL pics (not of people, but of locations) everywhere.  Pics of things people have done since starting to listen to TSP.  Or maybe an "I blame Jack for.." calendar.  hee hee hee :D
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 11, 2009, 05:34:30 PM
Have a photo submission contest. Anything TSP related.

Group meetings and get togethers. Cool projects. Awesome BOL's, BOV's and BOB's.

And, of course, the obligatory volunteer models sporting their TSP gear.

(Just a thought.)

Make sure to define the minimum photo size/resolution for printing purposes.

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 11, 2009, 05:43:41 PM
That's a great idea, Truik.  :)
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on December 11, 2009, 06:32:00 PM
I think Goatdog's BOV with a hot model sprawled out on the hood would be nice, too.

With all due respect to Goatwolf, that lady would be the beautiful Mrs. Goatie.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 11, 2009, 08:36:48 PM
That's a great idea, Truik.  :)

Thank you!

I look forward to seeing the calendar when it's ready and I'll try to be the first to order one.

 ;D

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: mamabear on December 12, 2009, 12:34:01 AM
HOC, I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Heavy G on December 12, 2009, 06:56:25 AM
How about a picture of Jack in his Jetta doing the podcast. Maybe with a quote balloon out of his mouth saying "Assclowns!"

I like pictures of BOLs, BOVs, gardens, maybe stored food supplies, cut up credit cards, guns, and whole families down with prepping.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: onesureshot on December 12, 2009, 11:21:49 AM
How about a skill calendar? I have been working on this idea for a little bit and have come up with a list of skills that I was planning on putting on a calendar, and making a commitment to practice each skill when it come up.

I ended up with way more than twelve skills, but you could break them down into groups, like fire starting, shelter building, trap setting, water collection / purification, etc.

You could have the picture be of a bow / drill or a flint / steel, or whatever the skill set for that month was going to be. Somewhere on the page could be a list of the different ways to start a fire, maybe even a check off list, or maybe a set of instructions for the skills.

I keep coming up with different ways to do something like this, so I have not decided the best way to do it.

It could even be a pic of something totally un-related, but still put the skill / instructions in a small box somewhere on the page, as a reminder for people to practice that skill.

OK, I will stop "thinking out loud" now. Anybody that has some ideas or suggestions please let me know in an email of pm, thanks.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 01:05:29 PM
Oh, I LOVE this idea, onesureshot!!!!!!!  LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Heavy G on December 12, 2009, 01:12:34 PM
onesureshot:  a skills calendar is an outstanding idea . 
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 12, 2009, 02:00:57 PM
Oh, I LOVE this idea, onesureshot!!!!!!!  LOVE IT!

Perfect! Sounds like a great idea.

This may also help in finding usable photos for the calendar. If you use multiple, smaller pictures on a single month to demonstrate a series of steps to perform a skill, then you don't have to worry so much about the size and resolution as you would with one big photo each month.



Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Roswell on December 12, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
You can still have a normal picture calendar and just put a small blurb in the corner like, "Skill of the month"
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 03:37:55 PM
Perfect! Sounds like a great idea.

This may also help in finding usable photos for the calendar. If you use multiple, smaller pictures on a single month to demonstrate a series of steps to perform a skill, then you don't have to worry so much about the size and resolution as you would with one big photo each month.

This is SUCH a cool idea.  omg.  I'll start working on it now.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 12, 2009, 03:39:27 PM
This is SUCH a cool idea.  omg.  I'll start working on it now.

Or what Roswell just said up there.

That's a pretty cool idea, too.

Either way, I'm sure you will do a fantastic job.

 :)

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 04:31:04 PM
So,  we could have.....


January: The Modern Survivalist Philosophy & Communicating with Non-Survivalist Loved Ones
February: Fire Starting
March: Shelter Making
April: Knot Tying
May: Square Foot Gardening
June: Food Producing Plants For The Homestead
July: Seed Saving
August: Easy Keep Homestead Animals
September: Water Filtration & Purification
October: The Homestead Gun
November: Biltong
December: Bug Out Bag Essentials

Complete with photos, how-tos (of basics), and references to specific podcasts (if applicable) that talk about these subjects.  We'd also like to include some quotes from the "I blame Jack for..." thread that HoC started as little bits of inspiration for y'all.

Sound about right?
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 12, 2009, 04:46:34 PM
So,  we could have.....


January: The Modern Survivalist Philosophy & Communicating with Non-Survivalist Loved Ones
February: Fire Starting
March: Shelter Making
April: Knot Tying
May: Square Foot Gardening
June: Food Producing Plants For The Homestead
July: Seed Saving
August: Easy Keep Homestead Animals
September: Water Filtration & Purification
October: The Homestead Gun
November: Biltong
December: Bug Out Bag Essentials

Complete with photos, how-tos (of basics), and references to specific podcasts (if applicable) that talk about these subjects.  We'd also like to include some quotes from the "I blame Jack for..." thread that HoC started as little bits of inspiration for y'all.

Sound about right?

Perfect timing!

Gardening in May

Seed saving in July

Biltong in deer season

And BOB gear in the Christmas month (for those great gift ideas!)

Sounds good to me.

 ;D

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 04:48:28 PM
Yay!  I'll start working on the photos and stuff this afternoon/evening.  Hopefully we'll get this hammered out in the next week or so.  I'd like to make it available before the end of the year.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 04:51:57 PM
Um... How many people are actually interested in this?  To make a quality calendar, it's going to end up costing probably $24.00 a piece for you guys.  And I REALLY don't want to be sitting here with 98 calendars that can't be sold after about March of next year.

Do you REALLY want these done?
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on December 12, 2009, 05:00:13 PM
Um... How many people are actually interested in this?  To make a quality calendar, it's going to end up costing probably $24.00 a piece for you guys.  And I REALLY don't want to be sitting here with 98 calendars that can't be sold after about March of next year.

Do you REALLY want these done?
I would love to have one but realistically this may be a better project for a 2011 target.
I expect most people stop buying calendars by about mid-February.
Like I say, I'd love to have one but I would hate to see you and TW trying to sell 2010 calendars in September.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Heavy G on December 12, 2009, 05:43:51 PM
Maybe Jack could mention it on the podcast and ask people to PM SW with intents to buy. 

But the time crunch might make it too hard to do this year.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: TexDaddy on December 12, 2009, 06:26:18 PM
2011 sounds like a better target to me. I like starting out with the new calendar on 1/1.

Also, even though SW is a miracle worker, I am sure a couple of extra months to think about what each month should wouldn't hurt, even if nothing changed from the proposal above.

Also, $24 for a calendar sounds a little steep to me. I would be quite happy with a functional, informational calendar even if not printed on the very best paper. Maybe there is a compromise there. Highest quality content. Maybe less quality on the actual materials used.

I am sure Sister Wolf knows best.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 07:21:23 PM
2011 sounds like a better target to me. I like starting out with the new calendar on 1/1.

Also, even though SW is a miracle worker, I am sure a couple of extra months to think about what each month should wouldn't hurt, even if nothing changed from the proposal above.

Also, $24 for a calendar sounds a little steep to me. I would be quite happy with a functional, informational calendar even if not printed on the very best paper. Maybe there is a compromise there. Highest quality content. Maybe less quality on the actual materials used.

I am sure Sister Wolf knows best.

Yeah, I agree.  $24 is INSANE for a calendar.  I've got a forum member helping me to fix that issue right now.  It'll probably have to shoot for 2011, like you guys have said, but it should be a LOT more reasonable when it comes time to actually sell them.  I just found the best supplier I could find on such short notice, and that's what I came up with.  I'll keep working on this.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Heavy G on December 12, 2009, 07:24:35 PM
We expect to have at least one picture of you on the calendar Sister Wolf.   ;D
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 12, 2009, 07:26:32 PM
If you made one this year, I'd buy it.

If not, then you have a whole year to shop around and get the best price, discover all the possible options, and make it just the way you like it.

I can wait until next year.

Geez. I wish I had mentioned it back in October or something.

 ;D

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 12, 2009, 07:54:11 PM
If you made one this year, I'd buy it.

If not, then you have a whole year to shop around and get the best price, discover all the possible options, and make it just the way you like it.

I can wait until next year.

Geez. I wish I had mentioned it back in October or something.

 ;D



Did you mention it back in October, and I just missed it?   :-\  Hmph.  We're going to push for an 18 month calendar due out in July of 2010.  That'll be better anyway.  :)
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Truik on December 12, 2009, 07:57:17 PM
Did you mention it back in October, and I just missed it?   :-\  Hmph.  We're going to push for an 18 month calendar due out in July of 2010.  That'll be better anyway.  :)

Nope. Wasn't being sarcastic. Just wish I had mentioned it earlier so we could have a calendar this year instead of waiting until 2011. That's all.

 :D

Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: donaldj on December 12, 2009, 08:01:31 PM
The Girls of TSP.

Did I mention I'm a photographer?     :D
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: TexDaddy on December 12, 2009, 09:34:14 PM
We expect to have at least one picture of you on the calendar Sister Wolf.   ;D
AT LEAST ONE.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: onesureshot on December 13, 2009, 10:57:59 AM
Here is the list of skills that I have come up with so far in simple outline form. Not sure how to break them down, and you probably already have the ideas in mind, but figured I would throw the list out in case anyone wants to add or subtract from it.

Fire making
      bow / drill
     flint / steel
   lens ( magnifying glass / reflector )
   steel wool
   fire plow

Shelter making
      lean to
   pit / trench
   snow cave
   tarp
   brush shelter
   grass / thatch
   debris hut
   natural teepee

Water collection
      solar still
   dew collection
   natural purifying methods

Food gathering
      edible plants

Trapping
      dead falls
      snares
   nets

Fishing
   improvised line, hooks
   netting
   spear

Stone tools / Flint napping
   spear head
   arrow heads
   knife blades

Orienteering / land navigation
   map / compass
      GPS
      pace counters
      needle / water compass
      sun / stick compass
 
Cordage making
 
Knot tying
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: Heavy G on December 13, 2009, 11:25:08 AM
I don't know if this is a "skill" to put on a calendar, but something about having a plan and sticking to it. 

Maybe that doesn't fit the skill-a-month format but I thought I'd throw it out there.
Title: Re: Twelve Months of Survival: A TSP Calendar
Post by: lovebug6133 on December 21, 2009, 09:36:42 PM
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