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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A few things everyone should know

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
- David Russell


A dollar off coupon on a $1 item?

Using Coupons at The Dollar Tree

by Dawn Summerson


Coupons and The Dollar Tree don't sound like they go together, but The Dollar Tree has been accepting coupons for years! However, other than myself, I rarely see anyone use them. So I randomly picked ten women (women because 58.7% of people who coupon are female) in the store to ask if they ever used coupons. Nine out of the ten women said they had used coupons, but when asked if they had ever used coupons at The Dollar Tree, all of the women said no. Again all ten women told me they did not know that The Dollar Tree accepted coupons.  Learn more here:

A few things every human should know…


 Memorized knowledge and skills . If physical books are a back-up to digital copies, memorized knowledge is a back-up to your books. Having something like a survival Kindle to fill in the gaps is a great idea, but strive to memorize as much practical and life-saving information as you can. Do you know how many cups are in a gallon without googling it? (The answer is 16.) To download handy info into your brain, practice your emergency skills on a regular basis and always have a copy of the classic Pocket Ref to thumb through while on the john.

ONE. EMERGENCY FUND. Kids end up in the emergency room; your car goes kaput in the middle of New Mexico; you unexpectedly get laid off from your job. We’ve all experienced these setbacks and their accompanying bills. Many people don’t plan for emergencies in their monthly budget, so when the poop hits the fan, they’re forced to take on expensive credit card debt. An emergency fund is insurance for you and your family -- an antifragility must for every man.

TWO. ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF CURRENCY.   If the crap really did hit the fan, our regular currency would become worthless. That’s why it can be a good idea to have an alternative form on hand -- some gold perhaps, or that universal medium of exchange, cartons of cigarettes or booze.

THREE. GET AN ANALOG WATCH.  Many men have given up on wearing watches, as they use their smartphone to check the time. But a phone battery can die, torpedoing your punctuality. Plus, an analog watch can double as a compass, should you become lost in the woods.


How much cash do you have at home?" I once asked a friend who is an extremely smart investor and businessman.

(The question wasn't too personal… He's a good friend and we talk about money. I had dinner with him at his home earlier this month.)

"I keep six figures at home," he replied.

"Wow!" I said. "That sounds a bit extreme."

"Is it?" he asked. "How much are you earning in interest in the bank?"



More Useful Resources You Can Share


Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly those on a $4/day food stamps budget.  Thanks to subscriber MaryAnn for this tip!


Cybersecurity and Cyberwar--What Everyone Needs to Know by P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman: With all of the computer hacking in the news I decided it was time to better understand just how dangerous these threats are. It's scarier than a Stephen King novel.


Knowing when and how to stockpile groceries
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Home Prepping Database Program



How to Survive the War on the Middle Class

 14 of the best reports I’ve assembled on protecting your freedom…the download link to this will be included with your package and/or sent to you via email.  Some of the life saving information includes:


·         Surviving the Final Days of the Dollar

·         Developing Your Financial IQ

·         What to do if There is a Bank Run

·         Become Self Sufficient for at Least Six Months

·         What to do if There is a Financial Collapse

·         77 Censored Cures

·         The Big Drop: Grow your wealth during the coming collapse

·         A Man’s Right to Happiness-reclaim your privacy, reduce your taxes and more

·         The Big Book of Free- FREE Stuff… chock-full of proven tricks, loopholes, and insider secrets to living a higher-quality, wealthier, healthier, and more successful life.




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Thank you ever so much…

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



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