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Monday, July 15, 2019

Extreme Frugality: Resources to Save Money


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Extreme Frugality

I spend a huge amount of time reading blogs, finding resources, and condensing the lessons to save you time.

Despite record numbers of Americans vacationing here and abroad, and many jobs going unfilled we all know another recession is coming at some point.

Economies are cyclical. Bust always follows boom in the same way the moon follows the sun.

We very nearly had a recession in early 2016. I remain impressed how it was averted then by the application of tremendous amounts of newly-printed-from-thin-air money.  It took several trillions of dollars globally, but it worked (if we can call enabling the global economy to take on additional $trillions in debt that will never be repaid ‘working’)

Anyone who can read or access the internet and has at least minimal curiosity can detect the signs of the deep stress all around us — in our environment, in our society, and in our economy.

Industrially-farmed soils are going to be completely exhausted within 40-60 years, requiring ever larger fossil energy inputs to keep them transiently supplied with nutrients.

Add all that up and what do you have?  Is this making a strong case for an uncertain future.


Extreme Frugality

A needed mindset for the age we live in...
by Chris Martenson

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We didn’t have a lot growing up, as my mom had to single-parent three kids. Most anything I wanted required disciplined frugality.

I bought my first fly rod from Orvis at the age of 13, which took the better part of a year to save up for. I hand-tied the first flies drifted from its lines from the hackles of roosters I raised expressly for that purpose.

In my later teens, I took a long cross-country climbing/working road trip where I lived on $5/week (1980s). Doing so was an art form involving dried beans and camping for free on federal lands, including the time I woke up to a large bull pawing and snorting a few yards from my tent.  I knew nothing about the behavior of bulls, and still don’t; but I knew that wasn’t a good sign and so I backed away using the tent as a shield and climbed a tree.

Sleeping on the ground, or on sofas doesn’t bother me. I am a remarkably un-picky eater. I’m just easy that way.

All of which is to say that being frugal and ‘making do’ with what’s on hand comes naturally to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy spending money, and have indulged in some expensive hobbies in my life. But I can also zipper the wallet and not skip a beat.

I’m glad I can, because being frugal is an extremely valuable skill to employ as we get ready for a future of ‘less’.

System Failure


Sometime, much sooner than we’ll be ready for, the systems upon which we rely will fail us.

The weather system is already becoming intolerably wonky. Heat in Europe, crop-ruining rains in the US farm belt, and unprecedented heat in the arctic are all telling us that something is terribly amiss.

In fact, at this moment on an 80-degree late June night, in New England, I’m typing next to an open window, no screen, the room lights on, and there are exactly zero insects flying about the room. Not a single one.  I’m old enough to remember the swarms of beetles, moths, mosquitos, and other bugs that such a night would have brought.  That they aren’t here tonight is extremely unsettling to me.

Anyone who can read or access the internet and has at least minimal curiosity can detect the signs of the deep stress all around us — in our environment, in our society, and in our economy.

It’s critical to realize that everything in the financial sphere — from the lofty prices of stocks and bonds to the fiscal solvency of nations — depends on the future economy being exponentially larger than it is currently.  But this expectation is flawed; you can’t extract ever-increasing exponential growth from a finite system.

A ‘credit recession’ almost destroyed the global economy last time (2008). Yet now there’s an even larger one primed and ready to burst.

But you’d never know that by watching the nightly news or reading the major media outlets. Because the more dangerously-lopsided things become, the more urgently the entire interlocking system of narrative control works to convince the masses that everything is fine.

But curious critical thinkers like you and I know that’s not true.

Our knowing is in the ecological data, which is horrifying.  Plastic pollution now virtually everywhere, vanishing insect and amphibian populations, steadily declining phytoplankton levelsweather anomaliesshattering records across the globe, food chain disruptions in the oceans leading to reduced fishing and coral reef systems eroding.

It is in the cultural and sociological data, which show that the epidemic of obesity is worsening, suicide rates are hitting record levels, multiplying increasing feelings of isolation.

 

It’s in the economic data, which shows the widest wealth and income gaps in history, desperate central banks able only to conceive of ever-more stimulus (easing) efforts, massive and rapidly growing households which do not have any savings to draw upon, and in the US alone, over $200 trillion of underfunded pensions and Medicare bills must be met.

 

Even if we could set all of the above aside (and we cannot), a looming net energy crisis tells us that the future will be terribly different from the past.  Most people are unaware — falsely lulled by the recent US shale ponzi — that oil production will indeed peak and then decline.  Or that total net energy output from fossil fuel is already falling steadily now that all the easy oil and gas are gone.

Our economic and population arrangements were made back when huge 100:1 net energy returns from fossil fuel were routine.  Comprehensive planning and mitigation strategies have to be made right away if we are to transition to the lower ~5:1 returns offered by shale oil and solar.

Forty to sixty years are required to effect a smooth energy transition.  Meanwhile it looks like oil output may well peak in the US around 2025 (a lot depends on easy credit and a high price for oil), has already peaked and gone down in 18 countries since 2005, and the world remains heavily dependent on the output from a small handful of ageing super-giant oil fields discovered and put into service more than 50 years ago.

In other words, we don’t have 40 to 60 years. We may only have ten. Yet no urgency can be detected in the official policies of the world’s major nations.

Industrially-farmed soils are going to be completely exhausted within 40-60 years, requiring ever larger fossil energy inputs to keep them transiently supplied with nutrients.

Add all that up and what do you have?  A very strong case for a very uncertain future.

My interpretation is these are the warning signs of a global culture that has grown past its natural carrying capacity and has yet to face that reality.

Which is why the sociological data tells me that people are very worried, even if they cannot exactly explain why.

Extreme Frugality


Given all that, everybody wants to know: What should I do?

It turns out there’s one fairly robust response that any individual can employ that will help address the developing predicaments identified above: Extreme frugality.

 

Don’t have much money?  Then spend less. 

Have money and want to protect it?  Also, spend less.

Want to protect the natural world?  Then consume less. 

Want to be happier?  Then spend less and gain more free time.

Worried about money?  Then spend less, save more, and have more.

Want to resist corporations’ endless grabbing of your money?  Then be frugal.

Want to retire earlier?  Spend less and save more.

The answer to many of the challenges we face are directly addressed by spending less and consuming less.

Taking a cue from an old Saturday Night Live skit with Steve Martin, if you cannot afford it, don’t buy it! [Use this link to watch the SNL skit]:


There’s a lot to be said for frugality and especially extreme frugality.  By cutting out all unnecessary expenses, you align your concerns with your actions.  It helps you regain control over your financial life, especially if you are on (or over!) the edge.  Statistically speaking, that’s most people out there.

This won’t work for everybody; some people just don’t have the psychological make-up to be frugal. They’re too addicted to the instant gratification, “buy now, pay later” consumerism that corporate retailers and credit card companies do their best to hook us on.

But the concept of extreme frugality doesn’t frighten me. Or seem like deprivation. It just fits with who I am.  I’m perfectly happy scoring a used, dented item at a tag sale or on freecycle.org as long as it suits my needs.

And it shouldn’t frighten you. Frugality is one of the fastest paths towards relieving the ever-present money worries that plague most of us. It’s a freeing act.

The less money we require, the less control money has over us — how we spend our time and our level of happiness.

I’m not saying we all have to become ascetics and embrace a life of poverty. What I am saying is that frugality helps re-center our priorities away from the superficial and material and towards true substance — fulfilling relationships, meaningful activity, our connection to nature.

Getting Started


Looks, the world is changing rapidly, and nobody knows how long the current good times will last.  And we’re well overdue for some kind of clearing event — the next recession, more record-breaking weather, a debt crisis, an implosion of the current credit cycle. The list of candidates is long.

Given the extreme state of the world, and given that tighter times almost certainly lie before us, it only makes sense to explore and adopt as many sensible frugality measures as we can, while we can still do them on our own terms.

One of the great killers of the last big bust in 2008 for many people was their too-slow dialing back of expenses.  They lost their jobs but kept up the same level of spending.  Kids stayed in private schools, eating out continued, and every subscription and cell phone plan remained in place.  When the unemployment rate kept rising, and the savings were finally gone, many families experienced the deep trauma of sudden, forcibly-imposed austerity — which was not fun. Not fun at all.

Learning the skills and habits of being frugal will be important for the future of “less” that’s coming.  Indeed, as wide-scale layoffs are starting to happen again, for many it’s already arriving.

Those looking to kick-start a more frugal lifestyle can begin with these straightforward steps:

1.      Create a good set of ‘books’ for your finances. Have a solid income statement and balance sheet.

2.      Identify all expenses that can be trimmed and cut as many as you can. Then set a budget and stick to it.

3.      Identify passive income streams that you can build over time. Whatever money you have invested in the markets, be sure it is being managed prudently by professionals who understand the growing risks of a damaging market decline

 

Additional Extreme Frugal Ideas:

 


Cloth Rags as Toilet Paper

Some peoples consider themselves cheap and will so anything they can to save a few cents. Some people, on the other hand, go way beyond being cheap. Frugality is a great thing if you’re trying to save money, but extreme frugality can sometimes lead to strange, seemingly abnormal habits.

For instance, some people willfully choose to use washable cloth rags or wipes instead of toilet paper. Why?Because cloth rags can be used multiple times whereas toilet paper needs to be disposed of as soon as it’s used.

Cloth Diapers

In addition to cloth rags instead of toilet paper, some people choose to use cloth diapers instead of disposable ones, claiming that it’s cheaper to wash a cloth diaper. While this was obviously a method used in previous generations, modernity has allowed for disposable diapers to make things easier. Of course, they might be more expensive, so it’s a personal decision to go with disposable or the more frugal option of cloth diapers.

Dumpster Diving for Food

Another example of extreme frugality is picking through the trash or a dumpster for food. Now, hopefully people who choose this option are only going after boxes or cans that are unopened. Though, it wouldn’t be surprising for someone to go dumpster diving for unused or uneaten fruits and vegetables that have been thrown out.

Reusing Water

Some people choose to save the water after their shower to do their laundry or to take another bath. While this might conserve water and save you some money on your monthly water bill, someone doing this has to make sure that the water is actually clean before reusing. Saving water to reuse it later is great, but not if the water is still going to be dirty.

Not Washing Clothes

Many of us have worn a specific piece of clothing a couple of times before washing it, but some extremely frugal people choose to go weeks (or months) without rewashing clothes, sheets, or towels. It’s one thing to wear a pair of jeans two or three times, but another to wear them constantly for a month before washing.

 


There is a growing trend among preppers and non preppers alike of creating hidden storage to secure valuables, weapons, or even food. From small in-the-wall spaces to large safe rooms, hidden storage is becoming more and more creative.

Preppers hide things for a several reasons. Like everyone else, they want to conceal their valuables: jewelry, money gold. Above and beyond that, they want to prepare for the dire times when their neighbors and even friends become desperate enough to break into their houses looking for their “stash.” In these circumstances, preppers expect that everything becomes valuable and look to conceal the things they have invested in, such as food, seeds, medicine and so on.

Here are a few ideas to get you started…

1.     Wall Storage. There are many options for creating secret storage spaces in your walls. One of these options is behind the cabinet box. It involves placing a storage box inside of the wall behind the interior area of the cabinet. Another interesting wall storage idea involves placing a small storage area behind a plug or a light switch. Perhaps one of the most familiar ways to create a secret storage space is to put it behind a picture. It is in fact so familiar that it becomes far too easy to find. It is probably a good idea to avoid placing your valuables behind a painting. Instead, consider a shelf equipped with a switch, that pulls out of the wall to reveal a secret drawer or a wall light that comes out and exposes a cylindrical hiding space in the wall.

2.     Staircase Storage. Another common storage option is inside the staircase. Install the hinges on a step to open it and reveal the hidden space.

3.     Floor Storage. Floor storage is another convenient space that can accommodate larger items. It is also easy to have several storage units in multiple rooms. They are very easy to install. You simply have to lift the floor boards, find the spaces that were left by carpenters for easy pipe and wire access, build boxes of corresponding sizes, insert them in the spaces you find in the floor and cleverly cover them up. This is a great way to conceal some of your survival supplies

4.     Basement Storage. One of the easy (and frequently ignored) places to install storage is the basement. Basement are prime candidates for secret storage spaces because they are usually a labyrinth of rooms, wires, furnaces, water heaters and other smart and important things that are essentially the “internal organs” of your house. The benefit of building hidden storage in the basement is that everyone expects idle space between the basement walls, but not many people expect to ever find anything in that space.

When you think about creating hidden storage spaces, think “plain sight.” Use the idle spaces that naturally occur in your home to create storage for your survival supplies.

Every generation is skilled at using the technology of its era. For example, people today are very good at driving cars, using smartphones, setting up home entertainment systems, and so forth. The problem is, if the end of the world as we know it ever happens, all those skills will be useless. The skills of our forefathers, on the other hand, will never be useless.

Below, we’ll take a look at 30 survival skills from our past that have mostly been forgotten today. If you want to be able to survive in a world where relying on technology isn’t an option, these skills are certainly worth remembering.

Note: For each skill, I included links to resources where you can learn how to develop that skill...


Here We Go Again: Your Over-the-Air TV May Become Obsolete


It wasn't that long ago that we had to throw out our old tube TV sets or get a box to convert the new digital over-the-air TV signals. Newer TVs then had built-in converters so all we had to attach was a digital TV antenna or old-fashioned rabbit ears if we didn't have cable. Now, in order to broadcast the latest 4k HDR content, some TV stations will adopt a new transmission protocol called ATSC 3.0 [beware obnoxious autoplay video]. Of course, old TVs can't receive it. So stations that switch over will also have to send the old signals (ATSC 1.0) for five years. After that, your TV will no longer work for those updated stations without an adapter box and antenna (for non-cable customers). Grrrr. 



 


Here are my ideas for new bill [s] to improve government

 
>Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.

 
>Perhaps we need to resurrect a new version of ‘war’ bonds, perhaps calling them “government bailout bonds” to help pay off our national debt and/or to help pay for our massive deficits and proposed new spending projects since fewer foreign nations are buying our debt!

>An idea I've suggested before:  Eliminate ALL city/state & Federal taxes on the 1st $25K of income for all people. 41% of citizens pay no Federal tax, many city/state taxes are killers for many. Tax laws that encourage more US manufacturing/jobs & elimination of red tape would help too.

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Papercrete-the new concrete

Not only is the building material incredibly inexpensive and Earth-friendly, but it is also extremely durable, especially if you know the process of waterproofing papercrete. You can make papercrete building blocks by up-cycling used or discarded paper products. They often have a sturdy frame of possibly rebar and metal lath added for support as well.

Prepping doesn't have to cost a lot of money if you know how to look for bargains. Garage sales and yard sales are great places to scoop up cheap survival items you might need for an emergency. The old saying that one man's junk is another man's treasure certainly applies here.

 Many people holding garage sales don't know the true value of what they're selling, or they simply don't see items for how useful they are and end up selling them for next to nothing. Yard sale season is here, so now is the time to get out there and start hunting down the things you need.

 Make a list and take it with you. Don't assume you will remember because there are quite a few prepper items to look for. Here are just 14 of them...



AOC, Omar, Tlaib of MI, others recruited for office by Justice Democrats, an offshoot of Communist PartyUSA


Communists from across the US, along with international delegates from Germany, Canada, Venezuela and elsewhere, sought to send the message that their party has been the most consistent champion of those ideas, has been on the right side of some of the most consequential ideological battles of the last hundred years, and is ready to continue the fight into its second century.

 

Is our media spreading false narratives?

Do they have the power to confuse and confusticate the truth?

Threat to Freedom Part 1: “the insider”

Threat to Freedom Part 2: Then “news flies. news lies.”…

Threat to Freedom Part 3: the champagne tower”…

Read below to get caught up…


 

Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!

 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Your Plan 'B' if Socialists Take Over the USA


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Your Plan ‘B” for the Dems Socialist Agenda

Dems running for president all want to erode more of our rights, increase taxes to crazy levels to pay for their pie-in-the-sky programs and grow government to huge levels-No Thanks!

Rush Limbaugh said something along the lines of…

“Democrats hate freedom, which is why they hate the Fourth of July and were angry with the fireworks display.”

People who don’t like freedom want to control others.

And how do you control others?

You go around promising them that you (the gov’t) will give them everything and they don’t have to work for it.

You put them on welfare, get the welfare vote and these people become dependent on you.

And as you and I know, dependency does not equal freedom, it equals bondage.

You also oppose the 2nd Amendment because, of course, it’s a lot harder to control people when they have guns.

If you don’t believe me, the inner cities of our country are a perfect example of this.

Look at places like Detroit, Baltimore City and Chicago.

I can’t remember who wrote it, but I read a well-articulated piece about when Democrats took over the inner cities years ago.

It showed great facts about how welfare skyrocketed, crime skyrocketed and fatherless children skyrocketed, among other things.

Democrats want to be like Castro or Mussolini…

 


Bolsheviks  seized power Russia in 1917. And after they stamped out all remaining resistance and opposition, they set out to remake the country into a communist masterpiece.

It took 69 years for the Soviet Union to collapse. And by the time that happened, there was no private property, private business, or private wealth.

Decades of central planning had extinguished any incentive to work hard, take risks, and innovate. And most people were destitute and impoverished.

Yet over the past 30 years this country has become wealthy once again. Russians enjoy a high standard of living– much higher than many European countries– with some of the lowest tax rates on the continent.

(GDP per capita in Moscow is actually slightly higher than in Washington DC, and much higher than most US cities like Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, or Miami.)

None of this is due to Socialism. And Russians know it.

They still pay lip service to Lenin… there are tombs and monuments and buildings bearing his name, mostly out of reverence for history and traditions.

But Russians embraced capitalism long ago. They had their experiment with Socialism when the Bolsheviks took over in 1917.

Meanwhile, over in the Land of the Free, nearly half the country is running as fast as they can to Socialism.

The reasons are much the same as in imperial Russia– there’s growing discontent about the divide between rich and poor.

And as more and more people in the West feel left behind and barely able to make ends meet, the call to Socialism grows stronger. It happened previously in this country during the Great Recession…even today 67,000 Socialists from such groups as Justice America and Communist PartyUSA have been recruiting and helping to elect more socialists into Congress including AOC, Rashid, Omar and four others.  Of course, lame-stream media never mentions this.

There have been two formal debates so far among US Presidential candidates, both of which seemed to be Bolshevik beauty pageants.

The candidates talk about guaranteeing a government job for everyone, free education, free healthcare, eliminating private insurance altogether.

They demonize private profit and wealthy individuals, and propose more government as the solution to everything that ails the nation.

These are all Bolshevik principles ripped straight out of the Communist Manifesto– nationalization of private industry, central planning, government controlled labor and education, heavy taxation, and constantly complaining about the Bourgeoisie.

Over the years I’ve written extensively about how the Bolsheviks are coming to the Land of the Free… and most of the West.

Well, those days are over. It’s clear that the Bolsheviks are no longer coming. They’re here. And their movement is firmly entrenched.

Today most candidates have endorsed income tax rates of at least 70%, and some say it should be as high as 90%.

Earlier this month one Presidential candidate, John Hickenlooper, was booed at a campaign rally for saying, “Socialism is not the answer.”

Bernie Sanders, one of the front-runners in the presidential race, openly brags about being a socialist. Elizabeth Warren wants to tax not only your income, but also your assetsthrough a time-tested completely ineffective wealth tax.


In this crowded pack of Bolsheviks, Barack Obama would be considered too moderate and out of touch.

And yet these new Bolsheviks have a very real shot at becoming President of the United States.

The number of socialists is growing in Congress too, led by Rep. AOC. She hates success so much that she deliberately supported a lose / lose deal to chase the new Amazon headquarters out of New York City.

 



A growing number of constituents believe quite adamantly that Socialism is absolutely the answer. A recent Gallup poll showed that 43% of Americans now prefer socialism to capitalism.

This isn’t some fake news conspiracy theory. It’s happening. People are stupid, never able to learn any lessons from history-socialism doesn’t work.

And acknowledging this reality doesn’t make you a doomsayer or even a pessimist. Normal, rational people should be able to see this obvious trend and at least consider having a Plan B.

And to continue learning how to ensure you thrive no matter what happens next in the world, I encourage you to download our free Perfect Plan B Guide.

Because... If you live, work, bank, invest, own a business, and hold your assets all in just one country, you are putting all of your eggs in one basket.

You’re making a high-stakes bet that everything is going to be ok in that one country — forever.

Yours in Self Reliance,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

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Booby traps are an effective first line of defense, so here are some of our favorite homemade traps guaranteed to kick the enemy’s ass when SHTF!

 


When will California end the madness? On July 1, 2019, things will become much more difficult for hunters and shooters in the place once referred to by Billy Bob Thornton as “the late great golden state.”

 

If you've been a prepper for a long time, you might feel certain that you have everything you need to survive a disaster. But do you? There are literally hundreds--maybe even thousands--of prepper items that you need to acquire if you want to be ready for anything. Chances are, you overlooked a few of them.

 In this article from Apartment Prepper, Kylie talks about prepper items that everyone forgets. For example, fire extinguishers. I had been prepping for years before realizing I'd never purchased a fire extinguisher.

Here I was, ready to survive doomsday, yet I was incapable of putting out a simple house fire. I'm sure there are still a few items I've overlooked, but hopefully nothing too important. Follow the link below to check it out...


 

The Equifax hack is the gift that keeps on giving.


It’s been two years since hackers got their hands on the personal information of 146 million Americans via Equifax, one of the big three credit reporting agencies.

Last month the Government Accountability Office revealed something shocking. It turns out four federal agencies — including the ones in charge of Social Security, Medicare and veterans’ benefits — still rely on data that were breached in the Equifax hack to verify people’s identity when they apply for benefits online. We’re talking basic stuff like date of birth and Social Security numbers.

Result? “Potential attackers could use the stolen information to apply for benefits and get replacement Social Security cards,” according to Cnet.

The problem is that no one has skin in the game when it comes to the security of your personal information.

Certainly the government doesn’t care. As we learned in 2017... for every dollar the feds spend on cyberdefense, they spend $9 on cyberoffense — figuring out how to muck around with the Chinese and the Russians and the Iranians.

Equifax sure as heck doesn’t care. As we pointed out at the time of the hack, you and I aren’t Equifax’s customers. The customers are the lenders and others who eagerly buy all the data Equifax et al. gather on us.

And as we said last week… Google and Facebook don’t care about the security of the information you give up to them. After all, you and I aren’t their customers either. And if you’re not the customer, you’re the product.

The internet wasn’t supposed to be like this. And it’s Google that shoulders a large part of the blame, according to our new contributor and veteran futurist George Gilder.

“Today’s internet is based on advertising,” he explains. “However, that was never the plan or the intention. It’s just something we’ve all sort of ‘stumbled’ into. And so, from its decentralized, cypherpunk origins, the internet evolved into what we’re all now familiar with: a centralized, corporatized, top-down system.

“And at the helm are behemoths like Google and Facebook, who receive the bulk of the advertising revenue. This allows them to offer their products for ‘free’… However, this has come at a cost. Perhaps the most important is our privacy.

George believes that clever applications of blockchain technology will bring about this breakthrough — and sooner than you think. No longer would you have to memorize a dozen username-password combinations. And rather than suffer through ads for “free” content, you could get paid for your time and trouble watching advertising.

"The leftist-leaning tech giants need to be reined in for their invasion of privacy and attacks on those of conservative values,” writes a reader named Colin.
 

Noteworthy:


Supreme Court Makes it Easier for Property Owners to Defend their Constitutional Rights


Property owners may now seek redress in federal courts. Read more.
 

Feed Hungry Troops


If you can spare packs of trail mix, tuna packs or ramen noodles, consider sending them to Forgotten Soldiers [ForgottenSoldiers.og] – the nonprofit will include the items in care packages it sends to deployed soldiers.  Send to:  3550 23rd Ave S., Ste. #7, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Scouting Urban Survival Resources Before SHTF



 

A Final Note…

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