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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For a Crisis Than You Realize


Poor Man Survival

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You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize


Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters

 
I have never been more excited… and more fearful. For the first time in American history, we have a President who is a true Washington outsider. Tax cuts… draining the swamp, school choice, common-sense immigration reform… you name it.

It’s not just an ambitious agenda… it may prove impossible.

It may be music to the ears of real Americans and businesses that have been hurting, but I am afraid it may never happen. Washington elites (including Republicans) do not surrender power and influence willingly.

Make NO mistake, Trump is a direct threat to every last encrusted bureaucrat, paid-for politician, and far-left idealogue hidden inside his own administration. It’s not a matter of draining the swamp… it’s a matter of making
it disappear…

They will do anything, I repeat ANYTHING to stop Trump. That includes: Fake news stories unlike anything we have ever seen, collapsing the banking system from within, and then, in 2018, taking BACK Congress from sissy Republicans with a veto-proof majority.

Just another conspiracy theory? I wish it was…The rug is being pulled out from under him [and from the voter].

Since January I have written that when our new President was sworn in the Deep State would do everything it could to stab him in the back…I even went so far as to suggest they might arrange to have him killed some time in his third year.

 

·         Obama’s Shadow Government, prodded by Global Elites, will continue to sabotage Trump with daily leaks from INSIDE the bureaucracy.

·         The Obama wiretaps and surveillance of the Trump cabinet will be used to frighten weak-kneed Republicans into abandoning his agenda — led by John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

·         Janet Yellen and the FED will pull the plug on ANY Trump economic progress — right before the 2018 mid-terms. The Democrats will cash in with dozens of new seats… maybe even veto-proof CONTROL of one or both Houses.

·         IF THAT HAPPENS, the Evil Empire will return. And this time, there’s NO stopping them.

But how is this even remotely possible?

The answer takes us to the heart of America’s, secret, shadow government or what is better known as the Deep State

Through a tightening circle of taxes, rising prices, regulations, and restrictions, the American people will be “herded” into pens, and become utterly dependent on the largesse of the arrogant Elite.

LOOK at your own life. 
The SIGNS are everywhere.

You see it at the checkout counter in the supermarket.  You look at groceries on the conveyor and your head says “…about $50 or so.” Then the cashier asks for $85.

You’ll see it in the rising cost of commuting through tolls, taxes, and gas (which is due to skyrocket very soon).

You see it in your children as they are indoctrinated to believe that climate change is the greatest threat to humanity, and socialism is actually OK.

You see it in popular media and culture as the United States, the only hope for liberty on the planet, is diminished, demeaned, and quietly erased from the history books to make room for a new global order.

The Revisionists have already begun by tearing down statues of Confederate war leaders [just as totalitarian regimes have done for centuries and even ISIS has blasted centuries old religious icons in the far east].

Are you really willing to bet your financial future on the politicians in Washington D.C.?  The spirit of self-reliance is being driven out of Americans beginning with our youth via indoctrination at schools and peer pressure.

If you’re like me, you’re sick and tired of broken promises, greedy Wall Street insiders, billionaires, and bureaucrats.  Progressive policies have bankrupted the nation and are decimating the Middle Class while the power elite continually chip away at our liberties with idiot laws like the so-called misnamed Patriot Act.

You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For a Crisis Than You Realize


Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters

by Chris Martenson

It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all.

Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side.

Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary wake-up call: It's time.

It’s time to prepare, everyone. Way past time.

And it’s time to recognize that there are multiplying failure points across the many systems we depend on for our way of life -- both natural and man-made. For example:

·         The wealth gap between the rich and the poor is now grossly obscene and yet still growing wider.

·         Our industrially-farmed soils are being depleted of their nutrients.

·         Species are going extinct every single day.

·         Global oil consumption ticks higher every year.

·         Stock price overvaluation is about the highest it's ever been.

·         Bonds have never been more expensive (i.e. yields have never been lower) in all of recorded history.

·         Debt levels have never been higher (both globally and, in most cases, locally).

·         The planet's population continues to explode (7.5 billion today, 10 billion by 2050) while key resources deplete at accelerating rates.

Only the foolish, or the seriously self-deluded, would think that these observations and trends will be consequence-free. 

Which means we have to begin doing things very differently. We have to change who we are, the actions we take, the investments we prioritize, and even our most fundamental values and priorities.

However most people simply will not prepare, not notice, and not change anything until they are forced to by crisis. And even then, some will resist any notion of change until they’ve lost everything.  More here:


 


In its latest report, “The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook,” the CBO admits the problem … sort of.

If current laws remained generally unchanged,” their officials write, “the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years — reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.”

True … except for the fact that, with honest accounting, it has already reached the highest level relative to GDP ever experienced in this country

The Root of Hyperinflation:  Massive Debt

Michael Hudson explains in his book The Super Imperialism that the U.S. is able to control the world’s finances not through being the world’s creditor, but as its debtor.

Convincing you that debt = money is now the foundation of the world’s monetary system.

But this can’t last forever. America salvaged the dollar’s role as reserve currency after Nixon took us off the gold standard by agreeing with Saudi Arabia that all oil and gas would be priced in dollars. So the rest of the world had to use dollars for most transactions.

Willem Middlekoop explains in his book The Big Reset: The War on Gold and the Financial

Endgame, “Only when dollar-holding nations decide to buy natural resources instead of U.S. treasuries is the dollar’s reserve status in danger. This is exactly the exit strategy China and Russia seem to be playing right now. In recent years, the Russians have sold most of their dollar holdings, while they tripled their gold position. The Chinese have stopped buying extra U.S. treasuries since 2010 while they have imported and invested in huge amounts of gold and other hard assets.”

Russia and China have agreed to oil deals worth billions, where China will buy huge quantities of Russian oil and gas—not priced in dollars.

Did you think China’s vast accumulation of commodities was about infrastructure and building those “ghost cities” you’ve seen photos of on the Internet?

Forbes reports that, “All that metal China is mining isn’t really designed for job creation and dumping steel into the world, it’s for building oil storage tanks.”

China and Russia are doing everything they can to get out from under the dollar’s domination while the U.S. will use its military power to defend the dollar’s hegemony and reserve status anywhere around the world.

It must, with current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hovering around $17 trillion and our debts

and unfunded liabilities amounting to more than $77 trillion.

Few can imagine that America is not “rich,” that the system is not honest, that our military isn’t about “freedom,” that our monetary system is indeed very sophisticated fraud.

But the fraud has reached a point where the depreciation of this “money” is going to start to be noticeable.

It will spiral out of control because of terms you may have heard like “quantitative easing” and “helicopter money.” They are the same. It’s showering billions of dollars into our economic system to prop it up.

In the short term, printing billions and injecting it into the economy gives things a lift, but it doesn’t take very long for this massive devaluation of dollars by printing endless amounts to come back in the form of out of control inflation—hyperinflation.

How should you prepare for such hyperinflation? I gave you the full guide in my Ultimate “End of the Dollar” Defense Manual, but the three core principles are:

Accumulate Gold: While dollars can be printed freely, gold isn’t being manufactured. It is being

discovered and mined, true, but its supply is finite, while its demand is increasing.

Long after dollars have lost their value, gold will continue to have intrinsic value. Get it, and keep it with you, not in a safety deposit box.

Stockpile: The collapse of the dollar will mean shipments won’t move and products won’t be manufactured. Having at least a three-month supply of food, water, fuel and other necessities will help get you and your family through the initial shock of hyperinflation.

In addition to the standard staples of dried food and gasoline, consider what unique needs your family has. If you have pets, store food for them.  If you wear eyeglasses, put away an extra pair.

Invest Wisely Now: Wise use of your assets now allows you to take your profits and put them in gold. The better you stay abreast of financial issues, the more you can use that information for your benefit.

Remember that the crowd has a herd mentality.

The key to government power is gradualism. Anything can be accomplished by government over a long enough time period. People accept their conditioning over time no matter what it is. Even the most absurd of notions come to be accepted over a long enough time frame.

The principle of government is that political power is maximized by forcibly leveling every individual to the same status of conformity, collectivism, ecumenicalism and serfdom. And since that leveling cannot be accomplished by raising up the weakest, it must always be accomplished by reducing the strongest.




FINAL THOUGHTS….

Few people seem able to think for themselves…even university libraries such as the Univ. of CA-Berkeley recently removed 135,000 books from its Mofitt Library to make room for open meeting spaces and ‘nap pods’ for students.  The Univ. of Ca-Santa Cruz removed 60 percent of printed material [valued at between $2 and $6 million – destroyed or hauled off to storage] in the Science and Engineering library and never notified its teaching staff.

A proposal to remove 90 percent of written materials from the Cabot Science library at Harvard was scaled back slightly by the faculty…70,000 books were removed from UC Berkeley by students.  As one student noted “I’ve never needed a physical book and have never checked one out.  I can’t honestly say I even know how.”

This, despite dozens of studies which indicate that people who read, retain information for longer periods of time and most often wind up smarter than those who don’t read…it is no wonder to me why Americans continue to rank lower than students from other nations.

 

Yours for better living,

Bruce, the Poor Man

 


Free Resources

 

Super Frugal vs. Just Trying to Save a Buck

If you're just getting started with a thrifty lifestyle, you'll want to learn these 5 basic rules of frugality.

The Poor Man’s Essential Survival Package

The Doctors Protocol: Secrets of Survival

--How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse

--Guide to Self Reliant Living

--Becoming Self Sufficient for Six Months

--How I Found Freedom in an Un-free World

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A Final Note…

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·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function

 


 

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Free Scrap Metal, Scrap Electronics, E-Scrap, Salvage and Recycling How to Get Started Guide for Beginners


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Free Scrap Metal, Scrap Electronics, E-Scrap, Salvage and Recycling How to Get Started Guide for Beginners

   My wife and I have been scrappers for years, collecting everything from   copper and brass to sterling silver.  We recently realized a profit of more than $225 from scrap silver and nearly $40 from copper fittings that was thrown away by a neighbor.  If you don’t mind getting a little sweat equity and searching through thrift stores, garage sales and trash piles, you can make money.

This is an overview or beginner's guide so that you can get into the salvage, recycling, scrap metal and scrap electronics fields with as little pain as possible. When I started in the business over 30 years ago there was no internet, but there were a lot of very helpful people that helped me to get started and to succeed. This is one way for me to pay back all those folks who helped me out.

I'm gathering more and more resources here to help you get into the scrap metal, scrap electronics, salvage and recycling home based business. My intent is to make it as easy as possible to get up to speed in the business.

Scrap Metal Salvage and Scrapping - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous

Detailed descriptions of various ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals including: copper, brass, aluminum, steel and the various types and varieties within these broad categories.

Very nice photos of various varieties of more common metals like aluminum, copper, brass, insulated copper wire, zinc, lead, steel, stainless, steel. Also good photos of e-scrap. They also help out learning more about the more exotic metals like magnesium, carbide, titanium, inconel, nickel and catalytic converters (for their platinum and palladium content). Great compliment to link above.

E-Scrap, Computer and Electronics Scrap and Recycling

If you are into e-scrap (computer, electronics and telecommunication scrap) here are some interesting resources:

Amount of gold in fairly common CPUs Gold Content List in CPU Chips Slow to load but worth the wait.

And another, Gold value in Computer Chips. Please note that a given CPU may have more or less than this, but as an average these seem to be good estimates.




Note that there are 31.1034768 grams in a troy ounce, so if the gold spot price is $1,500 for a troy ounce, a gram is worth $48.23**

I always advocate that scrapping things is the last resort. Here are some resources for finding the values of various older computers, CPUs and computer chips. Some are very valuable to collectors.

Michael Meuser bootstrapped his way into the salvage and recycling business in the early 1980s. He began with building deconstruction and scrap metals and then moved into electronics, computer and telecommunications scrap where he learned to recover gold and other precious metal. I’ve been reading his newsletter for several years and you can learn more at his site and consider purchasing his how-to book.


eBook Download - How to Make Money in the Home Based Salvage and Recycling Business Learn More

Free Report - Tons of Gold in Thrown Away Cell Phones Learn More

**1 US ounce=28.349 grams

1 Troy ounce=31.103 grams

Metal             Melting Temperature
24k gold               1945° F
18k gold               1700° F
14k gold               1625° F
10k gold               1665° F
Pure silver            1761° F
Sterling silver       1640° F
Platinum               3224° F
Palladium             2831° F

Silver is measured in troy ounces. For reference when buying or selling, there are 12 troy ounces to 1 troy pound. There are approximately 31 grams to 1 troy ounce.

·         Real silver rings. Either flick the silver coin into the air or tap it with another coin to produce a sound. The sound you should hear in hear silver is a ringing sound, high-pitched and bell-like. If you flip a 1932-1964 quarter (90% silver) and a post 1965 quarter (90% copper), you should hear the difference immediately.[2]

·         Real silver melts ice. Place an ice cube on a block of silver or a silver coin and watch the ice cube melt faster than it would if it were merely left out at room temperature. Silver melts ice quickly because it has very high thermal conductivity.

·         Real silver isn't magnetic. Get a rare-earth neodymium magnet. Angle your silver bar at 45° and let the neodymium magnet slide down. On real silver, the magnet will make a slow descent down the bar. On non-silver materials, it will either stick to the top of the bar or slide down very quickly.

 

What’s On Your Mind?

Yours for better living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

Additional Resources

The Poor Man’s Essential Survival Package

The Doctors Protocol: Secrets of Survival

--How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse

--Guide to Self Reliant Living

--Becoming Self Sufficient for Six Months

--How I Found Freedom in an Un-free World

Download link:

http://1drv.ms/1d9kfiU

Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays & free reports that I provide annually. It is for this reason they are Heroes and Heroines of New Media. Without your financial support, the free content would disappear for the simple reason that I cannot keep body and soul together on my meager book sales & ecommerce alone.  You can make a donation at top of this page via PayPal.

 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Using 'Old Tech' Communication Devices to Communicate During Disasters


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
 
 

Using ‘Old School’ Communications Devices to Keep in Touch…Or ‘Can You Hear Me Now’

   Anyone who has read this column for any length of time knows I’m not a fan of so-called smart phones.  Using them enables bad guys and police to easily track you, snatch your banking and smart wallet information if you use it for such purposes, easily track where you have taken photos and in the event of power outages, cell phone hacks, or an EMP strike – you’re out of touch and out of luck.

During natural disasters [such as the recent storms which struck Texas and our east coast], cell phones and land lines service could come to a crashing halt.  What you really need is an old-fashioned CB radio.  We keep two portable, hand-held units with plenty of batteries and a power cord for use in our vehicles in our go-packs.

CB [Citizen Band] radio, is made up of 40 channels within the 27 Mega-Hertz band.  It’s a short range communication system used by individuals and businesses alike, but are usually associated with truckers.

All along our nation’s highways, truckers are linked up through CB radios, and they’re able to pass information quickly between themselves, usually about traffic and police patrols, saving their cell phones to communicate with loved ones and family members.

Every Prepper Should Have a CB Radio

To tune into the truckers and other drivers, listen to channel 19 and occasionally switch over to channel 17.  These are the channels used most by travelers.

Another important channel to know about is channel 9.  This is the lone CB channel reserved for emergencies by the FCC.  That means if you have a CB radio, you can’t call out on that channel – during an emergency however, you want to listen to it regularly to gather information as to what is going on.

Many towns and cities also designate a channel for local residents.  Finding out your own town’s CB channel gives you another source of information during a breakdown or emergency.  Through this channel, you can learn from businesses, churches, and community groups about any news they have to share.  Your chamber of commerce or fire department should have that channel available.

 Make sure you pick a radio that has a few key features.  The main feature to look for is RF Gain Control.  This feature allows you to filter out weak signals to cut down on background noise.  Consider also purchasing one with a sideband or SSB.  This will give you access to the upper and lower bands on either side of the usual 40 CB channels.  Those bands can come in useful for setting up a family-and-friends-channel.
 

You may also look into two-way radios such as those made by Motorola and sold at Walmart.  Some offer a range of up to 50- miles but do not offer the emergency bands that CB radios offer. Other, new devices say they reach a larger radius and charge from your computer, etc. but cost up to $250 a pair.  I just picked up a pair of working CBs with auto power plug-ins for $5!

There are plenty of reasons to take preventive measures so that you don’t find yourself in an emergency situation, but what can you do? One of the first steps that should be taken is to complete a survival skills inventory to assess your individual strengths and weaknesses or those of your group. On top of the skills inventory, have a clear understanding of what the bottom line, no joke, needs for survival are so that you not only have them, but that you have enough.

Plan several routes to get out of your area in the event that one or more is not accessible. Consider using a P.A.C.E. place where you have a primary, alternate, contingency and emergency option available. This will provide at least four ways out of the area. Also consider having an atlas or maps in the vehicle in case GPS is not an option for navigating.

Plan at least two locations where you can go if you do need to evacuate. If these locations dictate that you must pay for lodging or other expenses ensure that you have cash on hand in the event that electronic payment options are down.

More Resources:.


 

Yours for better living,

Bruce, the Poor Man


A Final Note…

Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays annually. It is for this reason they are Heroes and Heroines of New Media. Without your financial support, the free content would disappear for the simple reason that I cannot keep body and soul together on my meager book sales & ecommerce alone.



>>Want to improve your brain?  Learn how here:

 
You Have a 16-Cylinder Brain-Learn How to Use it & Re-Awaken the Genius Inside You!

 

 
I know everyone is short on time in this hectic world so I’ve kept this PDF short and to the point with links to expert how-to articles and guides including:

 

·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function

 


 

Support our efforts by shopping my storefront…


 

 

 

A Smoking Frog Feature, Shallow Planet Production