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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Water-How to get it during an emergency PLUS more survival skills


Poor Man Survival

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ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Water-How to get it during an emergency PLUS more survival skills


On this site, we have a lot of articles about skills. Basic skills, rare skills, survival skills, bushcraft skills, first aid skills, street fighting skills...you get the idea. But since most of you live in cities and will probably be in one during the next major disaster, the type of skills you might want to focus on is urban survival skills.

 I could have included dozens of skills in this list, but I narrowed it down to 11. Keep in mind that this list is by no means comprehensive, and they aren't listed in any particular order. Now on to the list.

 1. Water Collection and Purification - Of course, the ability to collect and purify water is an invaluable wilderness survival skill. But finding and purifying water in the city comes with a completely different set of challenges...


 

How do I get the water out of the hot water heater when water becomes scarce?

- Jon C

Answer: Water heaters can be a great source of water during an emergency. The first thing you would want to do is turn off power to the heater.

Typically, water heaters are either electric or gas, but either way, you want to make sure they are turned off. There should be a switch to turn off the power or you can turn off the circuit breaker.

Next, if you are worried about a tainted water supply, you want to turn off the valve that lets new water into the tank. This valve should be at the top of the tank near the pipe that brings in new water.

Finally, at the bottom of the tank you should see a drain and valve. Some of these drains have garden hose connections so you can hook a hose up and drain the water into another container.

Even though water from a water heater should be safe to drink, I would still recommend using a water filter such as the SurvFilter to filter the water before drinking.

 


Every drop of water you’ve ever drunk, swam in, bathed in, or watered your plants with was once a drop of rain falling from a cloud. Of course, those drops of water were probably purified at your local water treatment plant.

 But what if the treatment plant shuts down due to a major disaster? Is it safe to harvest rainwater and drink it? The answer is yes, but you have to do it right.

 Instead of placing a thousand cups out in a rainstorm, you should build your very own rainwater harvesting system. This system collects rain and stores it safely for you to drink at your convenience. For sustainability and economic purposes, harvesting rainwater is an ability any long-term prepper should have...


 

NOTEWORTHY
 

Growing greens indoors is quickly becoming one of the best ways for consumers to keep fresh produce on hand, so new solutions like the 'aspara' smart indoor garden are being developed with this in mind. The hydroponic garden system works with seed kits that can be quickly set up in the unit before being supported by specialized LEDs and an automatic watering system. Advanced sensors within the unit also work to keep track of the nutrients in the water, while also ensuring they are getting the right amount of light required for optimal growth.

The 'aspara' smart indoor garden also works with an accompanying smartphone app to capture pertinent data from the machine for you to look over as well as making it easier to access supplies, when required.

The 'Planty Cube' is a smart vertical farming solution that has been developed by the South Korea-based agriculture and IoT startup n.thing as a potential solution for cities to help them grow produce in small spaces. Shown off at CES 2020, the vertical farming solution keeps the functionality of a 40-foot smart farm concealed in a shipping container-like enclosure. The interior has shelves and rows filled with capsules called Pickcells that can be used for growing high-quality vegetation in an automated hydroponic manner thanks to a computer-operated system.

The 'Planty Cube' won an Innovation Award at CES 2020 and is capable of being remotely controlled to further enhance the hands-off functionality of the farming system.


 

These days, 53% of people buy ammo online and this is a good option if you are looking for inexpensive bulk ammo.

One of the places I’ve purchased ammo at decent prices is Cheaper Than Dirt and also the website Bulk Ammo.

No matter where you buy your ammo, I would stay away from the cheap brands such as Wolf or TulAmmo.

 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Living in an RV, Make Extra Money, Free Stuff


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


 

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


I Live in an RV Year-Round-What It’s Really Like
You don’t have to wait until you retire to “live the dream.”  This 20-something couple is already doing it…
My husband Wes and our two dogs have spent several years living in an RV—calling a 24-foot Winnebago home and driving it all around the United States. More recently, we transitioned to an even smaller van-type RV (the 38-foot Allegro Bus, shown above), where we plan to live during much of the hurricane season, then spend the rest of the time living on a sailboat.


 


Strategic Relocation


Would you be better off in a different house, community, city or state?

One of the most frequent questions we get from people working to become more resilient is: Is there a better place I should move to?

Answering this question isn’t simple.

First you need to to determine what selection criteria are important to your decision-making and prioritize them according to your specific personal requirements and goals. Then you need a region-by-region evaluation that enables you to identify potential “good fit” options.

This process can be overwhelming for most folks starting from scratch. Which is why turning to a time-tested guide to this process can be a tremendously valuable resource.

There aren’t that many out there. The best one we know of that’s still in print is Strategic Relocation by Joel Skousen.

This 350-page encyclopedic work specifies the key metrics to focus on in the relocation process and evaluates and scores the major regions of North America on each.


 

What can you do if your SS# has been stolen? I just found out mine was.

- Don H

Answer: This is becoming an epidemic since social security numbers can be used to commit so many different types of crimes. It’s also a huge mess to get this cleaned up and will take some effort on your part.

You will want to go to your local police and file a police report. You want to report the theft of your SS# to the Federal Trade Commission. You want to make sure you put a credit freeze on your credit report with all three credit agencies.

You want to monitor your credit report every month to make sure there are no fraudulent charges. You should also contact the Social Security Administration about getting a new SS#.

 

Yours for a Socialist-Free America!

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 



USEFUL STUFF…

 
These side gigs can increase your income.
 

 

Best Time to Buy: An Annual Calendar of Bargains


Growing up as a kid, MrConsumer always knew that linens went on sale in January during white sales, and that August was the best time to buy summer clearance clothes at Boston's famed Filene's Basement. With sales now running 365 days a year, good deals can pop up anytime, but this calendar of bargains by the month may help help focus your search.

Where to Find Free Stuff


Who doesn't like something for nothing? This story suggests websites where companies as well as your neighbors have stuff to give away free. These sites tend to be updated daily.



 

70% of Americans Say our Economic System Favor the Rich
THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER
Seven in 10 Americans say the U.S. economic system unfairly favors powerful interests. Most also say that politicians, corporations, and wealthy people have too much power and influence in today’s economy.


1 in 3: Millennials in the U.S. who have a favorable opinion of communism.



10 Things You Think Are Cheaper at Walmart—But Aren’t




 

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Monday, January 20, 2020

False Flag by Democrats Planned Against 2nd Amendment March in VA


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


WARNING:  False Flag by Democrats Planned Against 2nd Amendment March in VA

The treasonous Virginia Democrats are planning to pull off a bloody false flag event on Monday, Jan. 20th, in Richmond, Virginia.

According to report, Antifa terrorists are dressing up as "patriots" and plan to start a mass shooting or other violence... "Charlottesville 2.0"

The goal is to ignite mass chaos and possibly a civil war in America, while declaring all gun owners are terrorists.

This is an urgent warning about an imminent event.

 

Crisis actors recruited to stage violence in Virginia for CNN's cameras

In a series of bombshell media reports, we are now learning that "crisis actors" have been recruited to pose as both terrorists and IED victims in Virginia during tomorrow's gun rights demonstrations.

Seven bus loads of Antifa terrorists are being dressed up as NRA supporters to attack other groups so that CNN can broadcast a narrative of "right-wind violence" during the event.

Their goal is to pull off a "Charlottesville 2.0" event that might change the course of history by demonizing Second Amendment supporters.

You are watching pure treason unfolding in America today, and the media, the FBI and the Democrats of Virginia are all complicit.


 

If you are anything like me, you’re scratching your head wondering how the liberals got where they are in the race for the White House.  The answer is the socialists have taken control of the Democratic Party, but they aren’t going to stop there.
 
As the video below shows, the socialists want to control your paycheck, how you eat, what you drive, and most importantly the results of the next election. Rather than leave it up to voters, socialists are smart enough to realize their failed ideology doesn’t stand a chance at the ballot box – that’s where impeachment comes in
.


 


NOTEWORTHY

There are two kinds of survival items: those that last forever, and those that don’t. Let’s talk about the former, shall we?

 As it turns out, yes, there are survival items that will last you indefinitely (so long as you take care of them) and it is these survival items that could prove to be the most valuable and crucial to you for when the going gets tough.

 Here are the top survival items that will last (practically) forever. This is in alphabetical order...

 

18 Signs That The Social Decay In America Is Worse Than It Has Ever Been Before 

In recent years, so many Americans have become completely obsessed with the ups and downs of the political world, but meanwhile our nation as a whole continues to swirl even further down the toilet with each passing day. Virtually any measure of social welfare that you want to look at tells us that the fabric of our society is rapidly deteriorating, and there is no future for us if we stay on this highly self-destructive path.



You don’t really realize how much you need electric power, until you are left without it. As a society, we are addicted to electricity. Pretty much everything we do uses electricity in one way or another, even activities which we think aren’t electrified.

When the power goes out, you really notice it; and the longer it is out, the more things it affects. Life gets harder rather quickly, as we wonder how we are going to do even the basic necessities for survival, let alone the day-to-day activities we are used to.

 


Most people have become so dependent on technology that they're not even a little prepared for a true survival situation, let alone attempting to survive it without any traditional survival gear.

 In a situation such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or economic collapse where you are stranded away from your home and without any gear, you will have to find simple, everyday items and figure out how you can use them to survive.

 For example, can you get a fire going without a lighter? Would you know what to do if you got a flat tire? Or if someone a deep cut and you don't have any first aid supplies? If not, then you should find the hacks in this article very useful...



Trump’s Roaring Economy – Helping Old and Young, Men and Women, Majority and Minority

Democrats Hatred for Trump Just Put American’s Lives In Danger


Dysfunctional donkey dung Dems are a destructive element working against American interests.

 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The ‘new’ Repressive-Regressive Party; one of intolerance & anti-American ideals


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The ‘new’ Repressive-Regressive Party; one of intolerance & anti-American ideals. 



Political demagoguery is a valuable and effective weapon in the arsenal of the establishment elites. As long as there is a wide ideological division between groups in society, biases and desires can be tapped into and manipulated, allowing those in power to direct vast portions of the public down one path or another. When fear of an enemy and the drive to "win" become more important than truth and evidence, the population has attached its own puppet strings and handed them over to the spin doctors.

This is why the false Left/Right paradigm has been so useful to the establishment for so long. Anytime the populace starts to wake up to the web of control, all the elites have to do is push one or both sides of the political spectrum toward extremism and let the people rage at each other instead of picking up their torches and pitchforks and tearing down the oligarchy. This method of division and diversion keeps the masses occupied and feeling as though they are accomplishing something while actually accomplishing nothing.

As Carroll Quigley, globalist insider and mentor to Bill Clinton, admitted in his book Tragedy and Hope:

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy....Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies."

The false Left/Right tactic has become more and more exposed in the past decade to the wider public, and so the elites had to change their methods to adapt to the growing awareness. 

We Are All In This Together: Everyone needs to be prepared. It’s not about politics or religion.

 All too often prepping and politics are thrown into the same category. This is a bit bothersome and doesn’t help anyone. The truth is that prepping is something everyone should be doing so that they and their family are taken … Continued

 

“The creation and trading of property and financial assets at rising prices has been fueled by rising debt levels owed to the financial sector. This sector’s returns therefore are best seen not as real wealth on the asset side of the balance sheet, but as overhead on the liabilities side. And the process is multi-layered: income accruing to the financial wealth owned by the top 10 Percent is paid mainly by the bottom 90 percent in the form of rising debt service and other returns to financial and other property.

 

NOTEWORTHY

One of the quietest places in Virginia is sending the loudest signal yet that the radical gun control plans pushed by “progressives” in the Richmond statehouse have now split the Democrat Party in the Old Dominion.

 

The unanimous vote by the County Board of Supervisors there to protect gun rights, brings the fracture between urban and rural Democrats out into the open.

 


 

Labor Unions Come Out Strong To Support Trump Trade Deal: ‘Huge Win For Working People In America’


 

 

Big Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg-Lie Filled Political Ads

·         Advocates full term abortions

·         Funds anti-2nd Amendment groups to further his anti-gun stance

·         Lies about Trump & drug prices-Trump has worked hard to lower prices, especially for generic drug prices & approval

·         Pushed the ‘stop n frisk’ among minorities

·         Nanny State-Big Gulp nonsense

Despite his endorsement by Judge Judy, Bloomberg has an extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome & many anti-American platforms.


 



In preparing for the coming civil war that will rage across America, I'm bringing you an independent review article today that has nothing to do with health and nutrition but everything to do with survival and self-defense.

Over the last year, I purchased and tried out all sorts of survival, preparedness and even "combat" gear. Most of it was ho-hum, but a few items really stood out as extraordinary.

Today, I bring you a detailed list of all the best survival, prepping and combat gear I bought in 2019, all independent, honest reviews with no affiliate links and no paid placements. Just straight up recommendations.

If you want to know the best gear for staying safe, defending your home, carrying a concealed pistol, and being ready for what's coming, check out this unique article.


 

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