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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DIY Greenhouse, Herbal Medicine Kit, Hunting Tips

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543


"I can't wait until my children discover the
difference between a napkin and my
- Jim Gaffigan –

From The Smiling Dog Saloon Files



In This Issue:

1.        DIY Greenhouse-grow stuff year round

2.       50 Hunting Tips

3.       DIY Herbal Medicine Kit

4.       Top 5 Survival Apps

5.       Today’s primary employment trend: Under-Employment


DIY Greenhouse - Geodesic Dome

You would need:
Wooden laths (cheapest kind) - amount depending on how big you want the dome
Some-kind of pincers
Fence wire (
Small clip/nail/clamp gun
Plastic film roll - about 8m x 2.5m
Some thread and anchors (bricks) for stabilization
Wide transparent tape
Varnish & brush
Color sticky markers (for ease of construction)
Scissors / Cutting knife

For window (x times how many you want):
Small Hinges x2
Wider wooden laths for covering gaps around border

For doors:
Small Hinges x 2
Furniture magnets 1-3
Furniture metal corners x 8 (4 for doors, 4 for frame)
Wider wooden laths for covering gaps around border
Some handle

Soil & seeds or plants



PM’s Roundup of Useful Resources…

Post discusses several topical herbal treatments that may come in handy and also includes several recipes, though, I wish she would have stated what each recipe is generally useful for (note: post also includes links at the end to parts 1 and 2 regarding additional herbal medicine info): “Today we will be looking at the…


50 Fall Hunting Tips

Enjoy your best season yet with hunting tips from this guide to hunting deer, turkeys, dove, pheasant, geese and ducks

Read more


How to Stack and Season Firewood - It's not rocket
science, but these simple tips can help you avoid some of
the most common firewood pitfalls.

How to Build a Fire Pit for Less Than $50 - You've got
to have somewhere to burn all of that perfectly seasoned
firewood, right?

Top 5 Survival Apps - If you're glued to your smartphone,
why not take a moment to equip it with these potentially
life saving apps.

Tap into the Rain Clouds - With many communities across
the country facing watering restrictions, many preppers are
learning to control their own irrigation.

Chickens in Your Backyard
Do you hate paying for eggs at the grocery store? Do you enjoy organic and natural food? If you answer yes to either of these questions, why not consider owning your own chickens?





The Nanny State-We love our government

Jail time for selling raw milk is greater than jail time for raping children
(NaturalNews) The American system of justice is indeed in major need of overhaul when, in one place, you can get a month in jail for raping a child, but in another, you can get several months in jail for daring to sell milk that wasn't government approved...


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


Despite reports from the Obama White House, the primary employment trend in the US is underemployment.

FACT: The stock market is where it was 10 years
ago, with economists calling this the "lost decade".

FACT: There's about 50% unemployment amongst
college grads of the last four years right now, with
an average income of $40,000 for those lucky
enough to have found a job.

FACT: Nearly 30% of British and Americans are "under water" where they owe more than their home is worth.

FACT: Household income is back to where it was
ten years ago.


- "Job Security" no longer exists. Corporate
and government layoffs/redundancies and downsizing will continue at this rate of economic "growth".

- The unemployment rate stands at 8%+ with not
much hope in sight. It's been this way for several

Ask just about anybody about the health of the
economy, and the first thing they'll probably say
is that underemployment is a HUGE problem.

Combine that with the current state of the
economy (now, and for the foreseeable future),
and some people are beginning to realize that the
only thing they can count on is themselves.


The jobs are not coming back. Anything and anyone that can be replaced with a computer (or
outsourced to another country) probably will be.

New moneymaking websites like Etsy, Poshmark, TaskRabbit, and Airbnb have created tremendous opportunities: These online marketplaces let you sell, rent, or do freelance work directly for others.  But how much money can you really make?

The Sharing Economy

It used to be that if you had stuff to sell – anything from homemade crafts to handyman services to renting out your boat – you’d list it in the classified ads. That’s changing – fast.  Just as online classifieds like Craigslist spelled doom for newspaper ads, newer sites and apps threaten Craigslist by providing what Craigslist doesn’t – a community where both buyers and sellers are rated by other users, and where service providers are often background-checked and insured.

But what’s really changed is the efficient sharing of resources: Only use your car 30 minutes a day? Why not rent it out the rest of the time through a site like Getaround? And how often do you really use that Skil Saw? Name your rental price on There are now dozens of websites and apps that efficiently connect what you offer with people who are willing to pay.


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