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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Helpful Household Hacks for Emergencies, Apocalypse Motoped Survival Bike, More

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…



ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
- Tennessee Williams




The Motoped Survival Bike is Fit for a Savage Apocalypse

This rugged motorized bicycle looks like something straight out of 'Mad Max: Fury Road.' Perhaps it will make a special appearance in the blockbuster film, which is set to hit theaters next year. Dubbed the Motoped Survival Bike, it looks as though it is made for apocalyptic conditions. It comes with a crossbow, shovel, tomahawk, harpoon, fixed blade saw, lighting system, carabiners and climbing rope, flashlight, multi-tools and a bike mount for a smartphone, after all. Easily comparable to a full-blown motorcycle, this rugged motorized bicycle is a great hybrid between the two.

In a way, the rugged motorized bicycle can be seen as the best of two worlds. Affordable, fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, quiet and requiring minimal maintenance, the Motoped Survival Bike doesn't take much to look and feel as good as it is.


Take a peek at their site [they offer some other cool stuff too].


The Etsy of Hardware

Trouble finding stuff for your do-it-yourself projects?  There’s a DIY hardware store with more than 500 vendors offering everything from coin-size motion sensors to touchscreen controls and you can stock up on kid-friendly items such as introductory robotic kits and ghost-shaped circuit boards for Halloween.

Find more than 2,500 products at:


10 Online Jobs That Really Pay

Make (good!) money working from home with our guide to the best online jobs…


9 Secrets to a Successful
Consignment Store Sale

Consumers are becoming better shoppers. We expect to get value for the money we spend. Many have turned to consignment shops to purchase lightly used items at a discount. That means opportunity if you have items for sale. Consider these steps to a successful consignment store sale.


Fight High Grocery Bills
I have a confession to make. Sometimes I actually enjoy grocery shopping. It isn't the crowds, the high prices, or the long lines at the checkout lanes that get my heart pumping. It is the thrill of saving almost half off of my bill, just by using coupons.


More Money Saving Tips


Helpful Household Hacks in an Emergency

·         Dead flashlight?  Score an orange along its equator, deep enough to slit the rind but the flesh.  Carefully detach the peel and its central column of pith.  Next fill the hemisphere halfway with olive oil, coating the pith to make a wick.  Your orange lamp will burn for about six hours.

·         Keep your perishables cool with a zeer pot.  Nestle one porous vessel, such as a flowerpot, into another and fill the space between them with an absorbent material like sand.  Keep this layer moist and the inner pot covered.  As the water evaporates, it draws away heat.

·         For a water filter, twist cotton cloth or paper towels into a rope.  Insert one end into dirty water and feed the other into an empty container.  Capillary action will draw the liquid through the fabric, leaving dirt, but not microbes behind.  Be sure to boil the clear water.


Source:  Popular Science


The Practical Prepper-Simple manual on Dutch Oven Cooking

Clean and freshen with essential oils
read more here


A Simple Do It Yourself Soil Test

Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil is somewhat pH balanced

Soil Science and Management:


9 Facts About How the Poor in America Live

Many in America, while struggling, also have more assets than you might assume based on media reports.

According to research by Robert Rector, a leading authority on poverty and welfare programs at The Heritage Foundation, the official U.S. Census Bureau poverty report (to be released this morning) undercounts welfare income, therefore failing to provide meaningful information about the actual living conditions of poor Americans.

For most Americans, the word “poverty” means significant material deprivation, an inability to provide a family with adequate nutritious food, reasonable shelter and clothing. But only a small portion of the more than 40 million people labeled as poor by Census fit that description.

Fifty years after the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Rector’s findings show that poverty in America is only getting worse, and the federal government is to blame. The Census ignores nearly the entire $943 billion welfare state when counting family “income.” U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low-income Americans.


Now free of charge…the best damned valuable information package in America!

Lost in the rhetoric about the decline of the middle class is the reality of the decline. Nearly everyone is aware that the middle class is struggling, but few understand how the struggle plays out in everyday life.

How to Survive the…

War on Middle Class and All 9 Bonus Reports can be downloaded here:


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Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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1 comment:

escapeartist said...

You outdid yourself in this issue. Many thanks for your efforts at helping us 'po folk.'