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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #210 on: June 20, 2010, 08:06:06 PM »
GREAT shirt idea.  Really great.  I'll get on it.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #211 on: June 23, 2010, 11:26:40 PM »
+1 to this idea!  Lots of us sit in traffic going to/from work, it would be noticed, that's for sure.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #212 on: July 06, 2010, 04:36:15 PM »
Has anybody mentioned a compass yet. I was thinking of an inexpensive one thats metal and engrave the back of it with "The Survival podcast-Helping you find the way" and also engrave the members name on it. I found some on the internet for under a dollar each and a few bucks in engraving fees and it would still come out fairly cheap and be a cool of of a kind item.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #213 on: July 06, 2010, 05:05:22 PM »
GREAT shirt idea.  Really great.  I'll get on it.
I have a variation of that idea.  I call it the "Anti-Che" T-shirt!
It's a red Shirt.  Instead of  a picture of CHe Guivera, with"Viva la Revolution".

It would have a picture of Jack Spirko, holding the trombone squash in each hand(from the YouTube video),And underneath the picture:"THE REVOLUTION IS YOU!"
And on the back of the shirt, you'd have  www.thesurvivalpodcast.com !!!

What do you think??

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #214 on: July 07, 2010, 12:24:45 AM »
How about some TSP branded flash drives. Don't need 64 Gigs, but around 1 Gig to put copies of documentation packets on.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #215 on: July 07, 2010, 06:40:13 AM »
How about bandanna with the TSP logo on it?

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #216 on: July 07, 2010, 09:05:10 AM »
How about some TSP branded flash drives. Don't need 64 Gigs, but around 1 Gig to put copies of documentation packets on.

Preloaded with all the podcast MP3s to date?

That ought to be in the general vicinity of 10 GB, so you could do 16 GB flash drives and that would still leave a lot of space for people's personal data, or they could unload the podcasts onto their computers and have the whole 16 GB.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #217 on: July 08, 2010, 07:50:12 PM »
Howdy Bartsdad!

Super idea!  Ever since I seen the TV series Jericho, I've thought that something like a data stick with vital information would be a super addition to any Survivalist's stockpile or BOB.  Oh, and 1+ Karma for you!




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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #218 on: July 08, 2010, 07:52:37 PM »
How about the Cold Steel Bushman series knives?

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #219 on: July 09, 2010, 12:27:13 AM »
Preloaded with all the podcast MP3s to date?

That ought to be in the general vicinity of 10 GB, so you could do 16 GB flash drives and that would still leave a lot of space for people's personal data, or they could unload the podcasts onto their computers and have the whole 16 GB.


I was thinking more like blank ones that I could get about a dozen of for a reasonable price.Place them in  BOBs, documentation packets, safety deposit box, safe,and keys, for both me and the beautiful bartsmom.

A dozen 16 gigs would be rather expensive, but a dozen 1gig should be reasonable. The novelty of them all being the same would help to id them as documentation files to me.

Howdy Bartsdad!

Super idea!  Ever since I seen the TV series Jericho, I've thought that something like a data stick with vital information would be a super addition to any Survivalist's stockpile or BOB.  Oh, and 1+ Karma for you!





Howdy Snug, thanks.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #220 on: July 10, 2010, 02:49:30 PM »
Update:

I've requested quotes on full color bandannas, and USB card drives (credit card sized - 2 GB).  I'm working on a new t-shirt design now.  I was messing around last night and drew this:



:D  But I don't think that's what you guys were looking for.  Maybe I'm just overworked, but I think it's funny.  ;D

This is the USB Card Drive logo I've come up with:



I'm waiting for a quote response now for the card drive.  You need to know that these will NOT be price competitive with the crappy/cheap USB flash drives you'll get at Wal Mart.  They'll be a bit more expensive, but they are waterproof, heat resistant, can be carried in a wallet like a credit card, and of course, they are awesome.

This is the FIRST of a series of bandanna logos we will be doing:



When I get the new shirt logo done (next new shirt will be for MSB members and will ONLY be available on the MSB website after you sign in), I'll post the logo for comments.

So, what are your thoughts about what I've done so far?

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #221 on: July 10, 2010, 03:07:05 PM »
Really great work SW.  I love the backgrounds.  Very well done indeed.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #222 on: July 10, 2010, 03:16:19 PM »
edit to above - I saw that I only included on "L" in "will" on part of the bandanna.  That's been fixed on the actual logo file.  Don't let it bug you too much.  It won't be like that in the final product.  ;)

Doc - Thank you!

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #223 on: July 10, 2010, 03:42:23 PM »
revo bandanna second idea:


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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #224 on: July 10, 2010, 04:03:40 PM »
And #3:



The red line is the fold line on a bandanna.  It won't actually be a part of the bandanna.  I just wanted to show you guys that the "The revolution is you" and the ant are centered on the forehead.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #225 on: July 10, 2010, 04:52:46 PM »
Flat lander!

The head is spheric! Offset your bandanna fold!

Oh.

This is a good product idea. The Gearstapo approves.


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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #226 on: July 10, 2010, 04:54:07 PM »
Cover it with ants.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #227 on: July 10, 2010, 05:16:19 PM »
How much am I supposed to offset it?  I've never offset my bandanna fold.  Weirdo mountain man.

Here's your ant'anna:




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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #228 on: July 10, 2010, 05:53:27 PM »
Great job, especially on the first two bandannas.  Being kind of sissified with insects (except for my bees), I don't know if I could willingly put a giant ant on my head!

Love the "no sheeple".  V. funny!

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #229 on: July 10, 2010, 10:24:35 PM »
I am thinking of a shirt with a pattern similar to Escher’s work in symmetry using ants and done in colors that would resemble digital camo. Then on the front the TSP logo with Val in the center of the S. Under that “Helping you live a better life if times get tough, or even if they don’t” and the URL under that in smaller print.

This may be a little too ambitious, I don’t know. The ants would need to be pretty small for it to look like the mental picture I have and I’m not sure how you would get an allover print like that.

Maybe a matching bandana or shemagh.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #230 on: July 11, 2010, 01:36:32 AM »
I am thinking of a shirt with a pattern similar to Escher’s work in symmetry using ants and done in colors that would resemble digital camo. Then on the front the TSP logo with Val in the center of the S. Under that “Helping you live a better life if times get tough, or even if they don’t” and the URL under that in smaller print.

This may be a little too ambitious, I don’t know. The ants would need to be pretty small for it to look like the mental picture I have and I’m not sure how you would get an allover print like that.

Maybe a matching bandana or shemagh.


That would be REALLY cool.  I don't know that I can do all-over prints like that, but I will see if I can work on something that will at least convey what you're talking about.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #231 on: July 11, 2010, 07:18:41 AM »
Love these ideas!

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #232 on: July 11, 2010, 07:45:38 AM »
One of Escher's paintings is a group of ants walking on a mobius strip.

Here is an animation of it:



I think something like THAT would be cool on a T-shirt with some TSP branding.


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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #233 on: July 11, 2010, 12:29:27 PM »
...I'm waiting for a quote response now for the card drive.  You need to know that these will NOT be price competitive with the crappy/cheap USB flash drives you'll get at Wal Mart.  They'll be a bit more expensive, but they are waterproof, heat resistant, can be carried in a wallet like a credit card, and of course, they are awesome. ...

Now this is a product I actually need.  I've been using a microSD card to carry data, but it's fragile and I had to kludge up a holder which is thick and clunky to carry in a wallet.

...Being kind of sissified with insects (except for my bees), I don't know if I could willingly put a giant ant on my head!...

Maybe we're due for an insect-free product?  I know, the very idea is heresy. :D

Just FYI, Escher's actual work is still under copyright.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #234 on: July 11, 2010, 12:43:00 PM »
I was thinking of a shirt something along this line. TSP logo at the top
Then text "You Don't Have To Be Another Face In The Crowd"
Under the text, a crowd of faces, maybe sheep and ostrich like.
Then one face a little bolder in the crowd.... Ant-like or Val  (Maybe with a hoe or trowel held up)
And finally text underneath... "The Revolution Is You"
Just a thought,
 any artists out there??? 
Sister Wolf, If you go with this one I would like a few.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #235 on: July 11, 2010, 12:50:26 PM »
Just FYI, Escher's actual work is still under copyright.

Yeah, I know.  Or I would have guessed.  ;)

The revolution stuff is helping us get away from the insects, which is good.  We have an ant hat right now, and the t-shirts have an ant on the sleeve.

I haven't decided which bandannas to do, but I'm thinking that I might go with both the "text only" bandanna, and the ant one, so that people have a choice.

And of course, the emergency data card is ant free.

Sister Wolf, If you go with this one I would like a few.

Next shirt is for MSB members only.  I will do something like that shirt, maybe with a bunch of white sheep and a black sheep, since we are the black sheep of American society.  But it'll have to wait until the MSB members get a little sump'n sump'n for their very own.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #236 on: July 11, 2010, 10:12:52 PM »
I suppose an ant free version of my previous suggestion could be done with little Vals but that would look more like the squares used in digi camo instead of the Escher look I was going for.
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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #237 on: July 21, 2010, 06:38:30 PM »
Just to complicate things, how about combining the ant and TSP logos, something like this:


Hopefully you get the idea. My MS Paint-Fu is somewhat lacking.  BTW: My wife saw me working on this and asked, "So, are they exterminators?"

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #238 on: July 22, 2010, 08:42:27 AM »
You shouild consider doing test runs of products via cafepress.com ... or if you have an odd-ball t-shirt idea that you don't think will sell well enough as an "in stock" product but maybe 50 people would buy it... you can sell it for free there.

Plus I've been waiting to get my TSP thong :D

(that is a big "JUST KIDDING")

Seriously though you can make sigg bottles on there and lots of other cool stuff.

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Re: Product Ideas
« Reply #239 on: July 22, 2010, 08:48:29 AM »
by the way.. as a fan of understated...

black shirt .. white letters "the revolution is you"

url in small font below it

nothing else on the shirt

that would be money in the bank