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Monday, February 10, 2020

Dirt Cheap Resources, Best Dogs, What You Should Hoard

Poor Man Survival

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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


Dirt Cheap Resources, Best Dogs, What You Should Hoard

Nearly everyone has a drawer, closet or room filled with, well, stuff. The word ‘hoarding’ generally evokes terrifying images of a house overflowing with useless junk – newspapers from the past thirty years, every can or bottle the hoarder has ever drunk from, and a seemingly endless supply of containers, wires, screws, and other things lying all over the place.

But it’s not always a bad thing: Take a guess at how many of those things we just listed can be useful. It’s time to sort out the junk drawer. Here’s what you should be hoarding and why...

 1. Packing Crates - Online orders often come in large wooden packing crates, and these are surprisingly sturdy. If not, they can be sourced from local stores who receive their stock on wooden pallets or in crates...

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When it comes to survival foods, there are the staples such as rice and beans and pasta that can be found in almost every bunker. But there’s a whole host of other great survival foods that are often overlooked.

 If you’re a prepper, then chances are you already have most of the foods on this list, but I’m posting it on the off chance that you’ll come across a few great survival foods that you simply forgot. For example, I was recently surprised to discover I didn’t have any taco seasoning stockpiled, which is crazy because I love tacos!

 I thought sure I had some, but apparently I used it all and forgot to replace it. You can bet I fixed that situation immediately...


What are your thoughts on making a machete part of your survival gear?

- Donald R

Answer: A machete is a great survival tool. It can be used to clear brush, chop wood, and, of course, for self-defense. One of the best reasons a machete can be used for self-defense is because you can defend yourself without getting right up close to your attacker.

In other words, if you had to use a knife, you would obviously have to be closer to your attacker, but a machete lets you keep some distance.

Plus, a machete doesn’t run out of bullets. (The big blade that I prefer is called a Kukri, which is essentially, a better version of the machete.)

Top 10 Best Survival Dogs to Defend You

One of the best protections you can have in your home is a dog that will defend against intruders and attackers. Check out the top 10 best survival dogs out there. Read more here.


Recently I wrote an article about 11 urban survival skills that could save your life. And when I chose that title, I wasn't exaggerating. Having those skills during an urban disaster could literally mean the difference between life and death, which is why it's so important to start practicing them right now.

In this article, I want to switch gears and talk about urban survival mistakes that could get you killed. And again, I'm not exaggerating. If you make any of these mistakes, it could cost you your life. So now that you understand how serious this, let's move on to the list.

 1. Bragging About Your Preparedness - I know, it's hard to resist. You spend so much time thinking about preparedness, saving money, looking for great deals, gathering supplies, practicing skills, and so forth, that you're probably proud of yourself for accomplishing so much—and you should be...

Yours for a Free Nation,

Bruce ‘The Poor Man’


Other Bits n Pieces

Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States: Across the country, retirees can take advantage of free (or close to it) college courses for older residents at various public and private institutions.


Do You Want a Bigger Nanny State; to Give Up More Freedom?

Fight now against Socialism…


Students in All 50 States Being Taught Revolutionary War Was Fought To Promote Slavery…Leftists always try to rewrite history

  The New York Times’ 1619 Project — a curriculum that makes the fantastical claim that a primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the colonists’ desire to protect slavery — has been adopted in 3,500 classrooms across all 50 states


Listening to a few people at the Iowa caucus who support Biden-I’m amazed that:

·         Anyone would support a man who obviously has memory loss

·         Would spout that he would unite the country-Dems are the ones dividing our nation

·         Completely ignore the good Trump has done for the economy, jobs, their 401k, etc.


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Additional FREE Resources

Exploring Off Grid Hot Water Options

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 A checklist of survival items and skills is useful because it allows you to figure out what you know, what you have, and what you need to learn or acquire. That being said, some things on these lists may not … Continued

Backdoor Survival Pandemic Preparedness Guide and Solutions For Insulating Against Economic Impacts

 At this point, the Coronavirus has been one of the main topics among preppers for more than a week. This situation is strange due to the lack of information and the uncertainty at this point. The … Continued

Living Frugally In Suburbia
You live differently than your neighbors.

14 Frugal Food-Rescuing Tips from Grandma
These depression-era frugal tips still work today!


8 Simple Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket
Have more money without working harder!


Emergency Preparedness on a Budget 
Affordable ways to prepare for an emergency.

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George said...

LOL-love those dog memes-darn good resources too! You're the best!

Stephanie said...

Great resources, great dog pix...