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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’



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
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


Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!


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mike said...

I keep thinking about selling my home & becoming an RV 'road pirate'...even though I'm now old enough & have enough money, I've not worked up the cajones to do it yet.

Marcy said...

Great variety of freebies-thanks. Would love to someday take off in an RV and see America [there's so much to see in this great land].

Tammy said...

Very useful-of course, we like FREE [& we're not socialists!]