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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The War on Self-Reliance

 

 

Poor Man Survival
Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…
 
ISSN 2161-5543
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
 
 
 
The War on Self-Reliance
We are on our own.
The biggest trend I see over the last 70 years is the complete abandonment of self-reliance.
If you run the clock back to your father or grandfather’s time, most people did most things themselves. I’m talking about oil changes, taxes, preserving food, etc.
Today, the US is a nation of people desperate for the government or someone else to fix their problems.
I was truly shocked to see even hardened conservatives and others who claim to believe in conservative principles happily accepting when the government told them they couldn’t go to church, or visit family or friends, that they had to wear a mask, and more.
Even more astonishing was to see so many talking heads and pundits who claim to be “anti-debt” or “fiscal conservatives” applauding the Federal Reserve’s decision to bail out companies that had spent all of their cash on buybacks or other things designed to boost executive compensation.
And everyone was fine with this as long as Uncle Sam wrote them a check for $1,200!?!?
If you’re going to sell out your principles and beliefs wouldn’t you at least ask for a LARGE amount of money, say $1 million!?!?
It’s sickening.
For this reason, I am stating the obvious. We are on our own today.
If you want to get ahead in the US… improve your lot in life… make a better future for your children and grandchildren… it’s 100% on your shoulders to do it. No one is going to help make it happen.
No one in history got wealthy from stimulus checks or welfare. 
No one in history got healthy from eating junk food.
No one in history got successful from sitting on their rear ends.
Again, we are on our own.
On the one hand, this is frightening. There are no real safety nets. There are no easy breaks. There are no free lunches.
But on the other hand, this is EXTREMELY empowering.
I don’t know about you, but I like certainty. And I like challenging myself. So when I know that I’m on my own in terms of making my dreams come true, I get excited.
This is true for everything in life… whether it’s fitness, health, or wealth.
Every day is a new beginning. It’s never too late to make a change. And once you realize that there are opportunities EVERYWHERE, you stop sitting still and you start looking.
As one of my mentors once told me: “Graham, there are incredible trades every single week. If you miss one, forget it and start looking for the next.”
I try to trade that way. And I try to live that way as well.
I urge you to do the same.
We’re on our own. And that is a GREAT thing.
Best Regards,
Graham Summers Editor, Money & Crisis
 
Yours for a Socialist-Free America!
Bruce ‘the Poor Man’
 
Postscripts…
 
 

This Fourth of July matters more than most. While hundreds of millions of people will celebrate the anniversary of our country’s independence, a small but vocal number of radicals are furiously trying to rewrite America’s past and replace America’s principles. 
It’s up to us to defend America from these attacks. We’d be wise to rely on the wisdom of previous generations.
The famous abolitionist 
Frederick Douglass directly refuted the argument that America’s ideals should be rejected. Speaking in 1852, he declared: “the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny... the principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.”
Decades later, on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration, President 
Calvin Coolidge made the same point: “It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776,” he said, but the principles of America’s founding are timeless. “If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress.”
America is the freest and most just country the world has ever seen. 
If we have the courage to apply our most cherished principles today, we will continue to work on the challenges we face and move America further down the path of equality and liberty for all.

 
 
It's finally starting to happen: Normal Americans are beginning to pick up rifles in defense against the lunatic left-wing terrorists and criminal insurrectionists who are trying to burn down this country and kill all Whites.
The Black Lives Terrorists are actively trying to destroy America, and they have escalated the situation into a civil war. Now, it's time for Americans to stand their ground, defend their nation and fight back to take down and defeat the terrorists who threaten us all.
Today we are calling for President Trump to grant nationwide permission for all armed Americans to engage and shoot domestic terrorists who are threatening our nation.
 
#DemsAreDestroyingAmerica
 
When you read about what to stockpile for an emergency, you tend to see the same recommendations. Water tops every list, and rightly so since water is essential for survival.
 In terms of food, however, rice, beans, pasta, and canned vegetables show up frequently as staples to have on hand. Then, you usually see powdered milk, granola bars, and other long-lasting foods. These are good options, but many other choices are often overlooked as survival foods.
 Here is a list of energy-rich foods that offer a long shelf life as well as nutrition that you will need in an emergency scenario...
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One of the most important survival skills is the ability to take basic home items and use them for a survival situation. One of these items is WD-40, which can definitely fill the gap if you don’t have the right lubricant or other materials.
Did you know that there are over 2,000 uses for WD-40, as Sensible Prepper points out? Here are twenty-five of them that could be useful in a survival or grid-down scenario.
 1. Get rid of rust from tools (such as hammers) and drive the moisture out of the tool to keep moisture out...
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USEFUL STUFF…
Our phones are extremely important in a crisis.

They hold information and special functions that are essential for survival.

Essential information like important contacts, incoming public alerts, and they give us online access to survival strategies and life-saving techniques.

Your phone also has special functions like digital compasses, levels, and even the tiny flashlight that can be the difference between life or death in a crisis.

Your phone is that important, and should not be overlooked as an essential survival device.

THE MAJOR PROBLEM: Your phone’s power fails quicker than any survival tool you own.

THE SOLUTION: Fortunately, when you grab this "forever charger," your phone will always be charged…available at our storefront!
 
 

NEW! Home Circuit Power Saving Device-Save 30—90% on Your Electric Bill.

Home Circuits Power Saving Device-Environment Friendly!
…as advertised in Reader’s Digest
Power Electricity Energy Savings Device- 30% or more Savings 90V-250V 50Hz-60Hz
Easy-to-use---No Maintenance Provides or a more stable environment for your household electrical grid…invented in Germany
 
Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!
 
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That's Bad News...
 
 
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Amazing number of useful, life-saving items included…LAST ONE!
 
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Defense Tools: Non-Lethal Devices to Consider


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


 

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Defense Tools:  Non-Lethal Devices to Consider

America is at a crossroads. 

Either we let lawlessness and chaos continue to divide our great nation or we will stand up for law and order.

18 of the most DANGEROUS cities in the USA are run by Democrats…

Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, LA, Portland,  etc.-why would anyone reelect Democrats?


Our civil rights have really taken a beating this year, and it's about to get worse.

 

With more and more police departments talking about defunding the police, and police actually walking off the job to protest arrests of their fellow officers, we could all end up on our own.

 

Imagine calling 911... and there's NOBODY who can come help you.

 

More than ever, you need a gun to protect yourself and your family... but gun owners are also being treated worse than ever.

 

During the pandemic, gun stores were declared "non-essential," gun permit systems were shut down, and background check systems were suspended to halt gun sales.

 

Those same power-mad authorities are the same ones who want to disband police departments, but they ALSO want to take your guns away.

 

And now, with the rioting and looting going unchecked, these people have gotten a real taste of power.

 


Armed St. Louis protesters broke iron gate, threatened couple before they drew their own guns, attorney says


It's only a matter of time before they start issuing MORE unconstitutional attacks on your gun rights.

 

I mean, most of them hate gun owners and firearms rights when things are GOOD, to say nothing of a national emergency.

 

For a long time now, these same anti-gun dictators have been using the law to hassle gun owners.

 

Whether it's requiring insurance, passing laws that say gun owners can't buy insurance, or suing and prosecuting gun owners into bankruptcy when they do use their weapons, these efforts are all built on you being all alone when they come after you.

 

Leftist, progressive, socialist-Dems never accept responsibility for their failed policies which have decimated so many cities.  Now, BLM leaders openly admit their true goal is to gut and remake America into a communist nation-We cannot allow that to happen.

 



They don't just hate police - they hate America!

Using a Soviet strategy called the ‘Popular Front,’ American Communists [during the Depression] tried enhancing their image pretending to be average Americans; ingratiating themselves with Hollywood stars, involvement as populists in government at all levels-they’re replicating that strategy now w/ help of Justice Democrats, an offshoot of the Communist PartyUSA.

Given the violence demonstrated by antifa and looters, I feel it’s wise to for citizens to arm up with lethal and non-lethal weapons.  [gun sales have been off the charts in the past two months…indeed, looked for a hammerless .22 revolver for my wife-each store we contacted was sold out]!

We’ve invested in various pepper sprays [including hornet sprays w/ 20’ range], expanding police batons, DIY monkey ball [a doubled up sock filled with ball bearings], machetes, stun guns, etc.

Keep in mind these tools are used primarily for close encounters.  We own shotguns and decided to add some non-lethal shells to our stockpile.  You’ll find a variety at the following Ohio distributor.

I chose a variety of non-lethal 12ga. Shotgun rock salt and pepper cartridges.  If needed, these would be my ‘warning’ shots against intruders/rioters.  See their site below for their offerings.

American Specialty Ammo of Wadsworth, OH

 



 

Best Non-lethal Weapons for Home Defense


Home defense is something that should be on the back-burner of everyone’s mind. Even if you don’t ever need to break out your home defense weapons, it’s better to have them and not need them, then to find yourself in need and not be able to defend yourself. Let’s take a look at some of the best non-lethal weapons for home defense because a gun isn’t always the answer to your problems.
 
 

Gun Ownership Statistics

Individuals focused on home defense often default to the purchase of a gun, and they’re not alone. Twenty-six (26) percent of gun owners classify themselves as protectors — people who aren’t necessarily outdoorsy but want to own one or more guns to protect themselves or their families. Another fifteen (15) percent of gun owners are known as “Debbie Defense” — female gun owners who are also protectors but may only own a small and lightweight firearm to carry with them for their protection. There is a male version of Debby Defense, known as Guardian Gary. These gun owners make up fifteen (15) percent of firearms purchases, but these individuals usually don’t enjoy recreational shooting, preferring to own a gun solely for defense.

Sometimes though, you may want something a little less powerful than a firearm, because firearms are a binary weapon, only giving you two choices – brandish and hope for compliance and deescalation of the situation or deliver deadly force. Hopefully these less-lethal options offer something that can still stop someone in their tracks before this most serious of choices.


 

Applications for Pistol Permits Are Up 500% Outside Chicago!

In difficult times, we fall back on basic principles. The basics begin with safety for ourselves and our loved ones. This is why gun sales are surging. Gun dealers, in fact, are seeing particularly high demand near the very major American cities that push the harshest gun-control policies on their residents. Read More

 

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Gen Z are often described as seeking independence and opportunity but are also among the least likely to believe there is such a thing as the “American Dream,” and that the “system is rigged” against them. Frequently seeing themselves as agents for social change, they crave fulfillment and excitement in their job to help “move the world forward.” Despite the technological proficiency they possess, Gen Z actually prefer person-to-person contact as opposed to online interaction. They describe themselves as being involved in their virtual and physical communities, and as having rejected excessive consumerism.

 

When a disaster strikes an urban area, there are all sorts of unexpected problems that require specific tools. For example, what if a gas line breaks and your home starts filling up with dangerous, flammable gases? You'll need a gas shutoff tool in order to turn the gas valve.

 Or what if someone is trapped under debris in a locked room? You'll need a prybar or a sledgehammer to get through the door and reach them. Or what if you need lifesaving medicine that is behind lock and key in an abandoned pharmacy? You'll need a lockpick to get inside.

 That's just a couple of examples of tools you might need to survive an urban disaster. If you live in the city, you'd be wise to get these tools ahead of time so you'll have them when you need them. Here are nine urban survival tools to get before it's too late...

 


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Yours for a Socialist-Free America!

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 


Postscripts…

The protests have become riots, the riots have become looting... and now innocent people are being beaten in the street.

 
But as bad as that is, it's about to become worse... because the rioters say they're headed to the suburbs to "take what's theirs."


Outrage is the natural response to the brutal killing of George Floyd. Yet outrage and clear, critical thinking seldom go hand in hand. An act of police brutality became the catalyst for a revolutionary mood. Protests spilled over into violence and looting. Stores were destroyed; policemen and civilians injured and killed. The truism “black lives matter” was joined by a senseless slogan: “Defund the police.”

 

America is now a failed state - must-read details of the collapse


The collapse is here. America is now a failed state, where there is no rule of law, no due process, no free speech, no functioning markets, no political leadership, no equal protection under the law... and what comes next will be infrastructure failures and food supply disruptions.

It's time we all honestly embraced the reality of where we are in the great arc of history. Otherwise, we won't be able to defeat the evil forces that are trying to destroy this nation.


#DemsAreDestroyingAmerica

 

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If it isn't legal to shoot looters, is it legal to tase them with the Taser Pulse that you recommended?
- Ann I
Answer: I’m not a lawyer, but I wouldn’t use the Taser Pulse unless your life was in danger. Most states have laws that life is more important than property. So, you likely can’t tase someone who is looting, you would need to show that your life was in danger.

 


Today's unsustainable way of life is ending. Get ready for what comes next.

The coronavirus pandemic has placed such intense and unexpected strain on this unstable house of cards that its odds of toppling sooner have increased substantially. Few people understand this better -- from the historic job destruction impacting tens of millions to the social anger starting to boil over -- than James Howard Kunstler. His new book Living In The Long Emergency (which builds on its classic predecessor) not only predicted what's happening now, but lays out what life in the aftermath will be like and how to best position for it today.



USEFUL STUFF…

Our phones are extremely important in a crisis.

They hold information and special functions that are essential for survival.

Essential information like important contacts, incoming public alerts, and they give us online access to survival strategies and life-saving techniques.

Your phone also has special functions like digital compasses, levels, and even the tiny flashlight that can be the difference between life or death in a crisis.

Your phone is that important, and should not be overlooked as an essential survival device.

THE MAJOR PROBLEM: Your phone’s power fails quicker than any survival tool you own.

THE SOLUTION: Fortunately, when you grab this "forever charger," your phone will always be charged…available at our storefront!


 

 

NEW! Home Circuit Power Saving Device-Save 30—90% on Your Electric Bill.


Home Circuits Power Saving Device-Environment Friendly!

…as advertised in Reader’s Digest

Power Electricity Energy Savings Device- 30% or more Savings 90V-250V 50Hz-60Hz

Easy-to-use---No Maintenance Provides or a more stable environment for your household electrical grid…invented in Germany


 

Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!

 

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.

You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead

Not Prepared? 

That's Bad News...

 

 

You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead-Prepare NOW for Emergencies…Small radios, hydrapaks, books, emergency power cell or solar/battery radio weather radio!

Steel River Emergency Go Bag-22 Items Included+Bonus Book


Amazing number of useful, life-saving items included…LAST ONE!


 

Support our efforts by shopping my storefront…


 

 

 

A Smoking Frog Feature, Shallow Planet Production