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Title: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 20, 2012, 07:31:40 AM
We will be launching a new TSP Gear Shop in the next few weeks.  Right now we are working designs and item selection as well as building the new site. 

I wanted to get some initial feedback on one of the first layouts.  Would folks be interested in T-shirts, stickers and maybe patches with the following artwork:

(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-63492799070774_2234_60186594)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: fritz_monroe on October 20, 2012, 07:36:30 AM
Pretty cool art work.  I wouldn't get anything with it, but only because that's not my style.  I'm more of a grey man.

Will the old ant hat still be available?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 20, 2012, 07:39:40 AM
There will likely be a similar hat, and there will definitely be some more subtle, grey man gear.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: backwoods_engineer on October 20, 2012, 08:14:14 AM
We will be launching a new TSP Gear Shop in the next few weeks.  Right now we are working designs and item selection as well as building the new site. 

I wanted to get some initial feedback on one of the first layouts.  Would folks be interested in T-shirts, stickers and maybe patches with the following artwork:

(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-63492799070774_2234_60186594)

I'd buy a few of those shirts and stickers!
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Chemsoldier on October 20, 2012, 08:45:35 AM
I hate to be that guy, but is it too late to get the ant to take his finger off the trigger?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Bradbn4 on October 20, 2012, 08:57:41 AM
Looks like Nick'o is doing some good work.  I was just thinking, they would make very good drink coasters.

Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: liftsboxes on October 20, 2012, 08:57:54 AM
I hate to be that guy, but is it too late to get the ant to take his finger off the trigger?

I was getting ready to be that guy, so thanks for being that guy first.  I love that graphic, but I don't want to hear "trigger discipline" from all my range friends if I wear it.  Take the booger hook off the bang switch and I'll buy a bunch of stuff with that design on it.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 20, 2012, 09:33:06 AM
I hate to be that guy, but is it too late to get the ant to take his finger off the trigger?

Damn... how did I miss that!  We will remedy that ASAP.  Would anyone want these on a Pint Glass?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: CrunchDog on October 20, 2012, 09:37:46 AM
Very excited to hear the gear shop will be coming back online. As far as the design goes, I too am more of a sublte person. Looks good though otherwise.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: ncjeeper on October 20, 2012, 09:43:08 AM
Thanks for getting this going Kelly. I would by a few trinkits.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: archer on October 20, 2012, 11:31:27 AM
I'd get a pint glass with that. I'm more subtle also, but a pint glass does not have to be subtle.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 20, 2012, 11:34:24 AM
Finger off the trigger.

(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-63492799070774_2234_60736620)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Dawgus on October 20, 2012, 12:27:25 PM
 Maybe just my opinion, but I'd remove the gun completely. To those who aren't of the prepper mindset, all they will see is "gun" and "revolution", and possibly get the entirely wrong idea as to what TSP is all about.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: LibertyBelle on October 20, 2012, 12:29:03 PM
It's past time (ok...waaaaay past) to retire my Spuds MacKenzie glasses anyway, so I'd get a set of the pints as long as they are not plastic, but glass like these... ;D (http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/CrackedLibertyBelle/pints.jpg)
FYI, this is not my photo. My main computer with my camera software is down so I can't upload a pic of mine. 
I have 8 glasses and the Spuds glass beer pitcher.  Gotta love those college days...
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 20, 2012, 02:55:52 PM
Dawgus - Any suggestions of what to replace it with?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: bdhutier on October 20, 2012, 02:59:55 PM
Great work, Cartpusher, but not my style either.  I'd be looking for the listening guy like it is, in about a 3"x3" sticker.  Maybe in some varying colors like the greys as shown, coyote on black, OD on black, you get the idea. 

It'd also look good on hats, shirts, Euro pint glasses, etc. 

I'd buy some of the above today to show support, open a dialogue, but a little less in-your-face.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: liftsboxes on October 20, 2012, 04:37:36 PM
Maybe just my opinion, but I'd remove the gun completely. To those who aren't of the prepper mindset, all they will see is "gun" and "revolution", and possibly get the entirely wrong idea as to what TSP is all about.

I disagree.  Keep the firearm.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: TNDadx4 on October 20, 2012, 05:21:18 PM
As one who wished that I had ordered some gear when the old shop was open, I welcome the chance to buy some TSP merchandise. Will there be other designs as well?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Saint-TyR on October 20, 2012, 05:32:20 PM
I disagree.  Keep the firearm.

I would agree also with keeping the firearm.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 20, 2012, 05:33:48 PM
As one who wished that I had ordered some gear when the old shop was open, I welcome the chance to buy some TSP merchandise. Will there be other designs as well?

Yes there will certainly be other designs.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: JerseyVince on October 20, 2012, 05:54:37 PM
maybe another version for the TSP Convoy/BOVers ;) He could carry a Rifle- Map/compass-Toolbox  you get the idea. I forget where it was but there was a good thread on TSP Convoy sticker/patch designs

I'm in on both or either
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: fritz_monroe on October 20, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
I'd get a pint glass with that. I'm more subtle also, but a pint glass does not have to be subtle.
Agree, I'd get a couple of pint glasses.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Bolomark on October 20, 2012, 06:07:14 PM
great ideas cartpusher.love to see the gear shop come back.
hats /patches with subtle advertising
the t shirt would give you space to explain more, put on more info.explain principles.permaculture.gardening hunting food/water storage.medical preps.personal liberty
i like the darker colors but also the bright colorful graphics.one subtle,one to get attention.
how about one with the ant- grass hopper fable.
great ideas.thanks 8)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: hd45hunt on October 20, 2012, 07:19:11 PM
I'd be up for some pint glasses, this design with the gun and maybe some clothing items with a more subdued theme as well.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: kenser321 on October 20, 2012, 09:35:36 PM
Woohoo bring back the bottle openers also. My graphics are starting to chip away on mine. Also +1 on bringing it back. Looking forward to a bumper sticker and maybe a t-shirt or hat.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: flippydidit on October 21, 2012, 01:12:12 AM
I agree with keeping the gun.  I'd also add nightvision....but I'm not too worried what the sheeple think.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Matthew from Gooseneck Ga on October 21, 2012, 03:32:03 AM
IMHO it looks childish. Cartoonish even.  I think the audience is more serious.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: flippydidit on October 21, 2012, 03:41:12 AM
IMHO it looks childish. Cartoonish even.  I think the audience is more serious.

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."   -- Roald Dahl

 :egyptian: :happydance: :rofl: :excited:

Sorry, you left that one WIDE open!
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: liftsboxes on October 21, 2012, 04:09:05 AM
IMHO it looks childish. Cartoonish even.  I think the audience is more serious.

I don't know about everybody else, but I have things in my life that are serious and thing that aren't ... and that extends to ballcaps and t-shirts.  Also, it's a well done graphic so na-nana-poopoo.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 21, 2012, 05:01:00 AM
IMHO it looks childish. Cartoonish even.  I think the audience is more serious.

Don't worry, we will have some more serious looking things for you.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Bradbn4 on October 21, 2012, 10:12:51 AM
That style of art work would also work quite well as a sticker for note books, car back window.

BTW - thanks for the update on trigger safety. Decals, coaster, would work fine. As a person who has picked up a few things in the past from the shop - welcome back.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: ID_Joker on October 21, 2012, 10:30:24 AM
I think the logo would look good with a background of stout.  I'd be up for a couple pint glasses!

Agree that for more public items a toned down logo might be good.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Virginian on October 22, 2012, 02:27:14 PM
Since the ant is pointing why not insert "Are You An Ant Or A Grasshopper"

That would get a lot of conversations started so you could explain the meaning of the above quote.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: inbox485 on October 23, 2012, 11:06:45 AM
This is both a hint and a request. There is a forum called DYI Tactical. They had a shop that was a pretty decent one stop shop for home man sewing stuff. They closed shop, and that void is still empty. There are a handful of different shops selling certain categories, but for a lot of projects you end up with 3 or 4 different orders because there is no central shop. Given that you also are linked with survival gear bags... Just saying (and asking).
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: AngusBangus on October 24, 2012, 09:59:12 AM
I like the graphic and love my guns. But I can certainly see the perspective that pulling more sheeple into the fold is made easier without an AR pistol in their face coupled with "Revolution" on my T-shirt.

Would I order something with this graphic (subdued) on it like a morale patch for my kit/ballcap? Yeah, it's pretty badass. At the range or hunting, it isn't going to be received poorly and may invite questions from the guns-only crowd who need to broaden their horizons.

Would I put a sticker of it on my car? No. It sends a message that does not invite conversation from someone who isn't already of the same mindset. Jack's shows about getting people to "come over" to the prepper mindset are always centered around the soft sell - pull rather than push. And that approach has worked for me time and again... store a little extra food that you eat; get some batteries/chargers/inverters; start a small garden; go to the range. All of a sudden someone is a prepper and didn't even see it coming.

While TSP gear is for "us" to show off our community, it is also marketing and public relations material.  With that in mind, I would purchase way more gear that gets across the message of revolution through personal liberty and independence vice the potential mistaken impression of some armed revolution - 180 degrees out of phase with the ideas we support.

My $0.02 plus interest.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Bonnieblue2A on October 25, 2012, 03:04:01 PM
That is one angry para-military looking fire ant. I'm not feeling the inclusion and encouragement to learn that I come to the podcast and forum to glean. As such, I probably wouldn't purchase anything with that logo.

I see a huglkulture ant hill with a permaculture forest on the top, multiple ants participating in many of the activities encouraged on the forum, be it homesteading including alternative energy, bartering or participating in commerce by exchanging a TSP medallion, animal husbandy, marksmanship, radio communications, etc... .

I like the previous remark about "Are you a grasshopper or an ant?" It echos the often seen question "Are you a cook or a rifleman?"

Please don't exclude us female homesteaders/contingency planners/preppers in the design.

 :)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 30, 2012, 01:38:50 PM
First hat going into production:

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a616/kgendrou/SentinelCapEx02.jpg)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on October 30, 2012, 01:39:58 PM
First T-shirt going into production:

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a616/kgendrou/SentinelShirt.jpg)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: livinitup0 on October 30, 2012, 03:57:41 PM
awesome... I was just going to ask if the sentinel logo would be on there.... I'll be buying a hat for sure.

I do hope all the old logos and icons are coming back... i wasnt around back then and for a while didnt know what they meant...but after going back to old shows Id really like some gear with the old ant logo, save our skills etc.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: AngusBangus on October 30, 2012, 04:06:59 PM
awesome... I was just going to ask if the sentinel logo would be on there.... I'll be buying a hat for sure.

I do hope all the old logos and icons are coming back... i wasnt around back then and for a while didnt know what they meant...but after going back to old shows Id really like some gear with the old ant logo, save our skills etc.

Amen... and the "ant flag". That is awesome.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: fritz_monroe on October 30, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
So, where's the new gear shop located?  Share a link?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: Niccolum on October 30, 2012, 07:05:06 PM
I'm for something a little subtler too than the ant-with-an-AR. I just can't see myself wearing that type of imagery. I like the sentinel logo and would consider that one for range and stuff like that with like-minded friends. However if you're looking for imagery designed to spark conversation, what about some sort of take on 19th American imagery such as https://www.skinnerinc.com/full/794/879794.jpg (https://www.skinnerinc.com/full/794/879794.jpg) or http://images.mediastorehouse.net/497/6183645_450_450_0_0_fit_0_a4176c131c253abbd5baabc05b4865e8.jpg (http://images.mediastorehouse.net/497/6183645_450_450_0_0_fit_0_a4176c131c253abbd5baabc05b4865e8.jpg) (Note: I just grabbed these as quick examples from Google image search). There's a rich legacy of "patriotic" imagery dealing with eagles, "lady liberty", Gadsden-style snake flags, etc. that I think could be adapted to the TSP/Modern Survival community that would spark conversation. I'm absolutely no artist so I can't show you what I mean, but maybe someone else gets what's in my mind?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: bdhutier on October 30, 2012, 07:18:29 PM
I REALLY like the hat... I'm definitely getting that one!!  Wonder if I could get it in a fitted?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: CrunchDog on November 01, 2012, 10:12:22 AM
I'd like a fitted one too. I wonder if it will be a Flex Fit (http://www.flexfit.com/hats/220/5001-v-flexfit-cotton-twill) hat, those are always a nice fit. How about it cartpusher, what kind of hats will you guys be printing this on?

I REALLY like the hat... I'm definitely getting that one!!  Wonder if I could get it in a fitted?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on November 01, 2012, 11:52:03 AM
Have sample hats on my desk right now, and the only one I like happens to be a Flex Fit.  Bringing some other samples in and should have a decision soon.  Other options right now are a 5.11 hat or we may run these with New Era which is also based in Buffalo.  Keep you posted.  Should be resolved soon.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: bdhutier on November 01, 2012, 08:31:23 PM
Well what do you know!!  I'd never heard of flex fit until now, but it sounds like that would take the guesswork out of ordering. 

Outstanding!  Almost gives me a Chris Matthews tingle up my leg!!   ;D
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: KevinCanuck on November 09, 2012, 05:32:54 PM
That looks a little over the top for me.

BUT ... I WOULD LOVE TO GET A 4"X4" TSP logo window sticker to display on my vehicles.

Any news on anything like that?

KC
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on November 10, 2012, 08:54:07 AM
KC - are you looking for the just the VAL head logo? no type?
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on November 10, 2012, 01:31:36 PM
Site is live and we are now accepting pre-orders.
http://tspgear.com/
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: KevinCanuck on November 11, 2012, 06:30:42 PM
KC - are you looking for the just the VAL head logo? no type?

Hi CP.

Yes - just the icon / logo whatever you want to call it.  No type.

The way I look at it:
1) The logo is not intimidating - as it doesn't need to be.
2) Recognition of the logo by fellow listeners could promote identity and community amongst like-minded individuals.  i.e.. in times of need or just plain fellowship.

People who won't recognize the logo may be uninterested or they might ask you what the logo means.  You might be able to turn them onto TSP, or even "podcasting" in general.

Was there ever a window sticker? Is one in the works?  I left a message for Jack about this on listener line last Friday.
KC
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: cartpusher on November 11, 2012, 07:13:29 PM
KC - We will get one added ASAP.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: bdhutier on November 11, 2012, 09:13:20 PM
Is this the "VAL head" logo?

(http://www.hutier.com/tsp.jpg)
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: KevinCanuck on November 11, 2012, 09:31:48 PM
Is this the "VAL head" logo?

(http://www.hutier.com/tsp.jpg)

Yep, that's what I'm talking about.

As a window sticker though, I think the image, as you posted it, would work best with the black and white reversed.  i.e.., the glasses would be black and everything else would be white.  No need for the white back ground then.
KC
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: bdhutier on November 11, 2012, 09:53:07 PM
I'd personally like it in black/OD, Black/grey, and black/coyote brn.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: BadgerAngel on November 12, 2012, 07:17:53 AM
I'd love to see the "Nation Full of Ants" as a patch, as a ball cap, and as a bumper sticker. 
Are there going to be bandanas available?  I would order the ball caps for my husband and my son and my father-in-law, but I personally wear head rags all the time, and they're very useful.  I'd probably order a mixed dozen of bandanas between the Nation Full of Ants and the VAL logo.

The ant graphic looks awesome, I do like it (but then, I adore Nico's work) but I have to agree that it looks a little too aggressive to disseminate amongst the masses.  It would be great to wear amongst the community, to a meet-up, to a prepper convention or whatever, but I can't see myself wearing it as an everyday tee-shirt.

That being said, I probably will order a couple of them to wear around the house and to wear if I ever get to a meet-up.
Title: Re: TSP Gear Shop is coming back
Post by: rikkrack on November 12, 2012, 10:07:26 AM
 :popcorn:

Just want to keep up with all that is goign on.