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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Essentials for Survival-Homemade Hootch, What We Overspend On, DIY Projects

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543


Why do the so-called wars waged on drugs, terror, crime, etc. usually result in a war on citizens rights?

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In This Issue:

1.        10 Essentials for Wilderness Survival

2.       Using the My Garden resource

3.       DIY 1000 Wind Turbine, 10 things we spend too much on

4.       Homemade whiskey + Your pantry prime

5.       Getting out of Dodge-Grab your docs – Your Survival Cheat Sheet!

10 Essentials for Wilderness Survival

 The number one most important thing I make sure to bring is a knife. They have so many uses in every day camp activities and life in general. If you find yourself in a survival situation, your chances of survival are infinitely increased with a knife. I always have a pocket knife on me for everyday use and camping.

Fixed blade knives are ideal. They are more durable and resilient than folding knives as they do not have mechanical movement. They are also better for cutting large objects such as branches. Folding knives are great for a
backup and less demanding tasks.


- cutting rope
- creating weapons
- opening packages
- boredom relief
- creating fire starters (ie: bow drill)
- building emergency shelters (cutting branches, cutting tarp, etc)
- cutting cloth for bandages (if you don't have a first aid kit)
- cutting bandages
- so much more; you discover many more uses through experience


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PM’s Roundup of Useful Resources…


DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine & Other Energy Saving Projects


Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy

Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers
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My Garden

 My Garden lets you manage your garden online, receive garden specific information based on what you’re growing and then lets you share your gardening knowledge online over their platform. There are two versions, free and paid. 

When you land on the main page, the site gives you a great rundown of what they have to offer you like a personal garden calendar, detailed plant records, a community of shared knowledge, a wish list, photo albums, readings, and events.


Tradition and emotion often cause people to overspend. Who says you should pay three months' salary for an engagement ring?


Homemade whiskey – Great DIY Skill!





Camping cooking simplicity in 30 minutes or less-DIY


The Nanny State-We love our government

Staying Off Gov’t Spy Radar

 Average Americans are becoming more and like the characters in a spy movie; they are being tracked all the time. Law enforcement agencies, local governments, intelligence agencies, phone companies, banks, Internet companies, and many others are trying to track us. Big government tracks us to monitor our movements while big...


DETROIT – Philippine tourist observed “parts of the city were like shanty towns back home, the only difference is the abandoned building are bigger.’ Many parts resemble the post-apocolyptic movie Mad Max.  Run by one party for 50 years, Detroit per capita income is now $13,969 – less than the average income of a resident of Botswana or Belarus



The Parting ThoughtNot to worry in the land of the free!


Dear Unconcerned Citizen…


Survival Cheat Sheet from David Morris


Gather crucial
documents and take a few specific steps to preserve your
identity and wealth through any disaster. Here's a quick

Some items to have copies of (digital and/or physical) in
case of disaster...

* Driver's license

* mortgage note/deed to property

* bank account numbers and balances

* car registration

* insurance paperwork

* passport

* any investment documentation

* As many medical documents as you have

Make digital copies for thumb drives and physical copies to
place in a safe, secure spot like at a relative's house, a
safety deposit box, an attic or crawlspace. In the course,
I'll cover the best tools to use to get this done...even if
you don't have a scanner or know what a thumb drive is.

Remember to encrypt the digital copies to protect your
sensitive information.

Home Prepping Database Program and other bonuses including…

This software will assist you and your family in what and how many supplies you will need when you will need to lockdown in your home until things settle down.  Learn more and order at:


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Home Prepping Database Program

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