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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mrs. Tannehill's Brain Fart Plus Survival Cement & Tips You'll Actually Use

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…

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Survival Cement & More Great Reader Tips


   A funny brain fart award goes to Lauren Tannehill, wife of Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill.  She pulled a huge ‘whoops’ when she left her hubby’s AR-15 in the back of their rental car!  And where I live we think we’ve finally finished with snow but a drunk MI woman got stuck in a treestand so she called 911 to report that she got stuck in her ‘tree house’ after getting into a fight with a friend (lots of lame folks here).

We were happy to hear Ruger and Smith & Wesson will stop selling handguns in CA rather than comply with stupid new microstamping rules…can’t tell you how many businesses have left the Golden State rather than put up with its socialist politicians.


Speaking of AR’s…every round you send downrange with a gas-operated AR blows dirt into the receiver which accumulates on the trigger.  Spray down the trigger group with a good blast of brake-cleaning fluid to prevent build-ups.  Thanks to John B


(As featured in the August 2008 issue of Practically Seeking)

One of the most useful substances one can use outdoors is Survival Cement.

This mixture of mud and grasses can be used for a multitude of projects, from construction of shelters, cooking structures, kilns and food caches, to wrapping food for clay baking (as seen in my articles on these subjects in Wilderness Way magazine ) and much more.

Survival cement has been used throughout the eons of history in countless ways.

It is simple to make, the ingredients are easy to come by and it is one of the most durable resources available in a primitive situation. In fact, during a trip to Utah a couple of years ago we encountered some Anasazi ruins that were many hundreds, if not thousands of years old where the survival cement was still intact…[Editors note: And they are.  I studied the Anasazi and visited their dwellings when I attended ASU.]

Everyone who submitted a tip this week won a free copy of my new e-book “How to Survive the War on the Middle Class.”  Thanks to all who sent us their tips!

Tax Benefits of Owning a Small Farm

Being a small farm owner entitles you to certain tax benefits , but careful attention must be paid to keep accurate and detailed records. The IRS requires that you show a clear intent to make a profit. If you do not show a clear intent to profit from your small farm, the IRS may re-classify your farm as a hobby instead of a farm business. If your farm gets re-classified as a hobby you will not be able to enjoy the tax benefits of owning a small farm.

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I’ve also found that small dixie cups work well for starting plants, and as far as getting my seeds, for most like peppers tomatoes, musk  melon and watermelon,  I just purchase, a few of each, remove the seeds rinse and spread them out on news paper before planting season and let them dry. Once I harvest, I do the same thing and have an abundance of seeds every year.  >>Shawn


What to watch out for when buying rural property
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Super Hand Cleaner

I was splitting firewood and got pitch on my hands. Usually I use hand cleaner, which doesn't work very well. Today I decided to try rubbing alcohol. It worked great!


Homemade cleaner for jetted tubs, shower heads and sprayers
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Sausage you can make, sausage

recipes, and a section devoted to jerky…


How to Value a Coin Collection:  Some online resources to help you determine the value of an old coin.

Always Clean Shower

If you have a glass shower, use a squeegee on the glass every time you finish showering. This absolutely eliminates grimy soap scum and saves tons of time scrubbing, especially if you have hard water that stains very easily. I used to spend literally hours scrubbing hard water stains and soap scum off the shower doors. Now, I simply swipe the glass after showering and I have beautiful, clean, streak-free shower doors. I cannot remember the last time I actually had to get out glass and shower cleaner to scrub them!
Brittany S.


Video: Homegrown Remedies
This week, the Ultimate Cheapskate tells us about common herbs that can offer relief for everything from bad breath to insomnia


She doesn't want to iron or pay for expensive wrinkle releasers
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A great way to repel gnats is the use of vanilla. Mix vanilla extract with a little water and dab it around your neck, eyes, etc. You will smell nice to people but bad to gnats.


32 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills
Some of these suggestions are more expensive than others are and you do want a high return on your investment, so crunch a few numbers to see how long it will take for these upgrades and purchases to pay off. But they all should save you some money on your utilities.


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Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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