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Poor Man Survival

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ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


The Folly of Preparedness

   In this blog you get frequent reminders to stock up on food, water, medicines, toiletries, guns n ammo, etc.  I follow my own advice and it proved worthwhile during this pandemic…not once did we need to buy any TP or other toiletries. Other than fresh fruit and vegetables, we have no need of most groceries either.

It’s apparent that many still don’t get it – even after the government shutdown where it seems the media ran story after story about well paid government employees who didn’t have enough food or cash set aside to last even 30 days!

Too many people have a bias toward ‘normality.’  This is the belief things will always return to being the same.  Be prepared is drilled into Boy Scouts and nearly everyone who survived the Great Depression.  If your vehicle breaks down you have a spare tire or a cell phone to call AAA. If a storm knocks out your power, hopefully, you have a backup generator to tide you over.

There's a reason we've been urging folks to plant a garden for years now!


  There’s a specific sound reason for this. You may have heard about the lack of workers to plant and harvest veggies, and we’ve read about the shuttering of meat packing plants. But are you also aware of the ominous rumblings of an increasing number of nations making preparations for the possible loss of food imports?  National ‘food hoarding’ is popping up on my radar screen.

Those who survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans learned quickly to be self reliant, not dependent on government.  That disaster should have taught everyone to have at least a week’s worth of food and water on hand!

I believe our dollar will become progressively worth less in the coming year.  The unbelievable amount of debt issued in the name of ‘saving America’ this year will have negative repercussions for our spending power.  Add to the coming hyperinflation, we continue to see other nations such as Russia, China, the EU, etc. have sought ways to stop using the dollar as the reserve currency…this will further lower its value while helping to inflate the cost of everything we consume.  It may be wise to start now with some kind of local bartering system. [see resource:

Too many people make the mistake of thinking emergencies only happen to other people.  I suggest you read Larry Barkdull’s book: Emergency Essentials – Tips for Preparedness.  Everyone should adopt the Boy Scout mantra of Be Prepared!

Start with a modest preparedness budget, even if it is as simple as adding a few extra items to your grocery cart each time you visit the store…a 72 hour kit is a good place to start. I recommend [Our storefront offers a variety of useful tools including bug-out bag, emergency radio, how-to books].  There is no need to incur heavy debt to achieve these goals.  Think of food stockpiling as an investment, not an expense!

For our own preparations, we include items useful for barter such as liquor [even though we don’t drink], tools, tobacco, ammo, etc.  Find more free information below.


Yours for a Free Nation,

Bruce ‘The Poor Man’


Other Bits n Pieces

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The Poor Man’s Essential Survival Package

The Doctors Protocol: Secrets of Survival

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--Guide to Self Reliant Living

--Becoming Self Sufficient for Six Months

--How I Found Freedom in an Un-free World

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10 Online Grocers You’ve Never Heard of That Are Fully Stocked



Make a Biogas Generator to Produce Your Own Natural Gas

Transform grass clippings, food waste and livestock manure into renewable biogas energy with a homemade biogas generator.

You can use many household organic “waste” materials to produce your own natural gas for cooking, lighting, and space and water heating. This gas, known as “biogas,” can also replace fossil-based natural gas to fuel an engine or an absorption cooling system, such as a gas refrigerator or chiller. Some gasoline engines are designed for or can be modified for use with natural gas, propane or biogas. Diesel engines can accept up to 80 percent biogas.



Making Bread With Alternative Yeasts: Beer, Distillers, and Champagne

 Due to the pandemic, a lot of people are making their own bread. A portion of these same people are also finding that regular bread yeast, a product that was once abundant, is hard to find in grocery stores and … Continued


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It’s been reported that China is requiring citizens to download a special app that can track their health status.

For instance, if you need to go to the grocery store, before you enter the store, you will have the QR code scanned on your app.

Depending on what the scan says of your health status, a few things can happen…

--You get to enter the store and go shopping

--The police take you away and “voluntarily” quarantine you because it shows you may be infected with the virus.

Of course, this could never happen in the U.S., right?



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Yours for smarter living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



Additional FREE Resources

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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Rhonda said...

Certainly a lot whiners in the media; focusing on doom n gloom, hatred of POTUS etc. Rare to hear/read anything constructive. Sometimes hard not view them as communist plants trying to spread lies and discontent among a public which seems easy to lead around by their gullible nose-guess that's what socialists do.

James said...

I know you've predicted a strong likelihood of hyper inflation in the coming year. Perhaps you can address that in a future issue.

Valerie said...

Great resources.

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