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Monday, December 8, 2014

18 Practical Ways to Bring Cheer Home for the Holidays

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

"The Constitution was made to guard the people
against the dangers of good intentions."
-- Daniel Webster



Ready, Set, Bake!

This salt dough ornament project is as easy as 1-2-3, but I broke it into ten steps so that I could include more pics of my kiddos – ha! 

If you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kids for the holidays THIS IS IT. Katie made hers without any help (except for the baking), and Micah did most of his on his own. And of course after all the fun is over you have a sweet keepsake for your tree and possibly a gift for the grandparents, too.



Practical Presents That Are Sure to Please
It is that special time of year again. Time to start budgeting, making lists and checking them twice. Perhaps you are not really in a giving mood. Let us say that you are tired of giving expensive presents that either get taken back to the store or sit around gathering dust. You want to be generous, but also practical. Here are some super smart practical presents that are sure to be used by your grateful loved ones and friends.



6 Ways to Protect Your
Home While You're Away

Are you planning an extended vacation during the winter months? Maybe you'll be gone a week visiting family. You may find yourself worrying about your house while you're gone. You want to make sure your place stays safe and looks cared for, so it is a less appealing target for potential criminal activity. Burglars see vacations as a perfect opportunity. Here are a few tips to make sure your place stays well-cared for while you are away, and you stay within your vacation budget.


7 habits of highly frugal people
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 Christmas gifts that don't cost a dime
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Did you know that hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can remove stains from plastic? Our kids have a plastic play table in the backyard. Over time, it had some stains on it (paint and markers). I used a scrub brush with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.



The campy, the sexy, the odd, the risqué and retro [and even the practical] Gifts he’ll appreciate!

Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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