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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

5 Myths About Preppers

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5 Myths About Preppers

In this article we are going to explore 5 myths about preppers and why they are just not true.

First things first: not everyone is a huge fan of the term “prepper.” Sure, saying prepper is an easy way to describe someone who lives a self-sustaining lifestyle or has a vision for a future version of America that isn’t a utopia. The problem with “prepper” is that ever since the History Channel launched “Doomsday Preppers,” the term morphed into something used to shame those who would dare believe the world could turn into a dark place overnight.

Much like the current political climate, if your opinions don’t match the mainstream hive mind, you are forced to go it alone or risk your day in the court of public opinion. With all that said, I thought it would be good to clear the air on a few of the myths that surround the preparedness community.

Preppers are Crazy:

This one is probably the most widespread and the least true. To say that all preppers are crazy is similar to saying something along the lines of “all homesteaders are crazy.” The core of preparedness is very similar to homesteading lifestyle.

“What is homesteading,” you might be asking yourself? Well simply put, it’s a self-sufficient lifestyle.

A person who focuses on preparedness isn’t crazy, he or she is a planner. If you are preparing for the future, whether it be financially, in your career, your family, or even just for a trip, chances are you are going to spend a ton of time exploring the different possibilities of what could go right and wrong with your goals.

That’s exactly what preppers do, but with the goal of being able to sustain their lives and the lives of those around them with some semblance of normalcy and safety should our current way of life change.

Preppers Want the World to End:

This is just funny, but in a sad way. Anyone who has spent time pondering the world without law and order, organized police, modern medicine, mass food production, and last but not least electricity is not only terrified about the prospect of a SHTF situation but is most likely praying that it never happens. Only those who live under the mantra of “Western civilization could never collapse” would think that people are dreaming longingly of a Mad Max scenario.

Preppers Think They are Going to Rule a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland:

Those who truly set out to prepare themselves and their families for any short- or long-term disasters are not looking to become warlords. Most survival experts and firearm trainers will tell you that the key to staying alive is avoiding dangerous situations if at all possible.

If you have ever gone through firearm training with anyone who actually knows what they are talking about, they will tell you that violence is the absolutely final step, it’s not something you should ever seek out.

The reason is simple — you never know who the other person you are squaring off against is, what their level of training is, or if they are on some type of substance that will allow them to continue their attack even if you draw a weapon to defend yourself. You also have no guarantee that drawing a firearm will go the way you planned, as in you can have it taken from you and used against you.

With all that said, most levelheaded people who are investing their time to be prepared will be seeking to secure their property and the safety of their loved ones, not embarking on a journey to become the dictator of their town.

Preppers are Going to be the Saviors of the Unprepared:

Preparedness-minded individuals are typically strategic about how they prepare. They spend time playing out scenarios in their minds of what could happen, how it will impact their family, and what they will need to make it through to the other side.

What preppers are not doing is also calculating the needs of every neighbor, second cousin, and guy they hung out with in high school. Those who do not prepare are quick to throw out the line “oh I know where I’m headed if things go bad” without realizing they will probably not find anything there for them.

There is only so much money, time, and storage space a prepared individual can devote to this cause, and unfortunately it does not include preparing for everyone. That is the Federal Government’s job, right? I kid, I kid.

Preppers are Extremists:

If the everyday person who buys his groceries a day at a time and never has more than 36 hours’ worth of food on hand truly knew the size and diversity of the preparedness community, he would be surprised to learn that the community is filled with people from all walks of life. Those who prepare are not just tin foil hat conspiracy theorists. The ranks of the prepared are filled with doctors, attorneys, successful businessmen, moms, dads, and everyday people you would not dream are thinking of disaster scenarios.

The reality is, preparedness is often times lived the same way as “Fight Club.” The first rule of preparedness is, you do not talk about preparedness.

The reason for this is twofold. First, as an everyday citizen concerned about keeping your family safe no matter the situation, you don’t need any added grief from friends and family who say you are crazy for preparing. Personally, I don’t much care about the opinions of others regarding what I do, but many people do and it’s not worth the hassle to them.

Second, you don’t need to broadcast that you have prepared because when people get desperate they are capable of anything, including going to a friend’s house to collect what they think they deserve. This goes back to the previous point of avoiding violence at all costs.

That’s About it.

So there you have it, 5 of the top myths that are spread about preppers and why I believe they are not true. Do you have a myth that drives you nuts about preppers? Let us know if the comments below and we’ll add it to our list.


Parting Shot

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Affordable Tiny Homes

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These Tiny Home and Shed Prefab Units Starts at $9,900

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Homeowners usually resort to add-ons or extensions on their homes, but what if adding more livable space could be easier than that? Melwood Cabanas & Garden Rooms offers beautiful small structures ranging from garden sheds to spacious small spaces that can be used as cabins, guest houses and more. The company creates their completely prefabricated buildings in Sydney, Australia and they deliver all over the country. After the home has been delivered it usually won't take more than a day to set up. Once set up, all of their buildings also have a 10 year warranty that covers both their materials and work.

 All of the small structures include pre-fitted insulation in the walls and the roof which means the building is protected from the elements. The nice thing about these prefab tiny structures is that they are adapted to suit your property, lifestyle and needs. They can even be delivered into tight spaces and placed pretty much anywhere on your property. They offer a few different options to suit a variety of needs including their eSpace Garden Rooms, Mod Cabanas, Porch Cabanas, Veranda Cabanas, Workshops and Work Sheds. Then, each of the designs comes in a variety of different sizes and prices. If you see a floor plan or model you love, but you wish it had more windows or maybe French doors, they can accommodate that in your designs.

The Garden Room models are designed for both recreational and living usage. The cabins can be upgraded to suit building requirements and codes for full-time living so you can live in a tiny house if you like. These also make great rental units or guest homes on your property. When you are considering what type and size of building you'd like to place on your property they can even send one of their estimators out to measure the property to assist you in making your choice. You can also visit one of their Display Centers nearest to you and see in person the size of the units so you can get a better idea of how much space they'll take up. Once you've chosen your design and the plans are finalized, the company will create your prefab cabin package, then they can deliver it and set it up if need be.

You will then have a structure that needs to be finished on the inside with ship lap interior siding or drywall. The floors will need to have flooring installed as well. All of the structures come with tongue and groove ply flooring and all of the wood is treated for termites to protect your small structure for 40 years. Their floor system use a sturdy piers that sit on a concrete footing which is finished before hand. So property owners must have their foundation ready to go before the contractors come to assemble the small structure. As you can see, there are a bunch of great designs to choose from in their collection and there's really something for everyone.

They can be used for many purposes and one of their Espace Garden Room 2000 models was actually used as a Bat Sanctuary for treating sick and injured bats. Other customers have turned their garden rooms or cabanas into retreats on their property, for a place to go to have some peace and quiet. Others have made them into home offices or art studios. There are even some garden rooms that have been turned into backyard pubs and lounges so you can enjoy some drinks in the comfort of your own space with that lounge feel. What would you use one of these structures for?



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The Phoenix is an amazing tiny house design that's not actually so tiny. In comparison to conventional homes, this tiny house on wheels is, of course quite small, but when it comes to tiny houses, it's on the larger end of the tiny house scale. Since the average tiny house is only about 250 square feet, this tiny house that sleeps 4 and is 303 square feet is quite large in comparison.

 The Phoenix is a whopping 34 feet long which is one of the longer tiny houses we've seen. Usually, when you're looking at tiny houses on wheels, the average length is about 24 feet, and the longest you usually see is 28 feet. Those several extra feet can sure do a lot when it comes to small house living adding even more space for more storage or even a larger bathroom with a bathtub. This tiny house design has everything you need to live in luxury while still minimizing your monthly expenses and cutting back on electricity and energy. Plus, one of the best features of this tiny house is that you can actually stand in the master bedroom which is usually not possible in most tiny houses on wheels.


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Socialist-Dems & the attacks on Christianity, the family, individual freedom, morality and moral judgments; multiculturalism; the cult of victimhood, ‘tolerance,’ political correctness, the replacement of the roles of family, religion, individual responsibility and choice with government rules, laws and regs…”

Radical leftists in America work daily to spread a dangerous socialist agenda of rationed medicine, “free” college, open borders, and a Green New Deal. And they focus their efforts on the most vulnerable minds of our population -- young people. 

Even worse, these radical socialists intentionally silence or “cancel” anyone who dares to disagree -- which means conservatives. 


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Monday, July 27, 2020

When the money goes-everything goes

Poor Man Survival

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When the Money Goes, everything goes…

   Each day the news reports about some new government ‘free’ money program  - socialist Pelosi and her gang of communists are breaking the federal bank with free money programs…extended unemployment sums in excess of average wages, free rent, free loans, free education, etc.  It’s a never ending stream of taxpayer goodies.

This encourages folks to run for cover which is why we see an explosion of gun sales and precious metals prices.  As I wrote in our previous two issues, smart folks are heading for the hills, leaving Dem-ruined cities in the dust.  The real insanity is city dwellers continue to reelect stupid Dem leaders to further gut their cities.  Of the top 20 most crime ravaged US cities, 18 are/have been run by incompetent Dems.

Folks must find comfort in the fantasy Dems offer.

I know some are dedicated to the cause of socialism, they simply hate Trump and others are just plain stupid and as we all know-you can’t fix stupid.

Dems have pushed for massive financial handouts [often supported by the GOP]; we’ll never pay off our debt…this irresponsible fake money fraud will haunt us forever [unless America defaults and switches to a new devalued currency and/or economic system.

Our society is likely headed for disaster [even sooner if the socialist-dems get into office]…our current society seems to be headed into a realm of the past, replaced with civil strife and chaos.

The ‘Depression’ in our jobs market will soon spread to the housing industry given no one can pay their rent or mortgage [except insiders, savers, etc.]  Over 30% of homeowners missed their payment in June!


 Homelessness could increase by 45% from 2019 levels.

Everyone will seek more government bailouts and Dems will slobber over the chance to buy votes/support by granting such…I’d start looking at the number of folks moving to rural areas, living in RVs and even tents on public land…then I’d watch for squatting in abandoned homes and apartment buildings.  People in high tax/high rent states such as NYC are already moving in droves to rural areas.

As we see trillions more in government spending our dollar will become increasingly worthless and as I’ve suggested previously, this will lead to hyperinflation.  [Dems don’t seem to care or put any faith in basic economics but rather they rely on a ‘deficit myth’ theory or destructive ‘peoples economy.’

The result will likely be a return to a feudal society when there was no real money or capital…just labor and government.  Of course, many of these economic failures have been brewing for decades under all administrations.  If Dems finalize their takeover, all credit, living wage nonsense, the value of each labor segment, etc. will be controlled via surveillance technology [that’s if AI tech hasn’t replaced human labor]…it won’t be the sheriff, clergy running life, it will be government ‘experts’ professors, bureaucrats and mobs.

A recent Rasmussen poll indicated 40% of republicans believe a civil war lies in our future…what do you think?


Disasters can and do strike without warning, and when they strike, most of the population is vastly underprepared. Truth be told, the vast majority of people aren't prepared at all, and hardly anyone has enough survival food to last them through the month.

It’s for this reason that when a disaster occurs, hoards of people will swarm the grocery stores and supermarkets in order to get as much food as they possibly can. You could end up being one of those people if you don't start preparing right now.

 So take advantage of the comparatively small crowds and short lines you can find at grocery stores during the good times, because there could come a time when going to the store is like something out of a disaster movie...
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You and I have seen Antifa and other radical leftist groups across the country put ropes and chains around statues of famous American figures -- and pull them down to the ground.

America’s history is the most recent victim of the left's radical, socialist agenda.

In the name of “inclusivity” and “diversity,” leftists across the country call on government -- or even take it upon themselves -- to erase portions of American history they deem “offensive.” They’ve torn down statues. They’ve pushed to rename streets and buildings.

No one is safe from the left’s “cleansing” of American history. Not even the Founding Fathers who shed their own blood to hand this country on to the next generation.


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Soros Pours Record $50 Million Into 2020 Election


TrumpBux 2.0

“The President’s preference,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC this morning, “is to make sure we send out direct payments quickly, so that in August, people get more money.”

The priority for “CARES 4.0”, says Mnuchin, is getting kids back to school and getting people back to work.

Instead of a Payroll Tax Holiday, Mnuchin goes on, the Treasury’s rearing up for another round of TrumpBux.

Some highlights of the interview:

- The “Enhanced Unemployment Insurance” is expiring next week: “As we’ve said before,” Mnuchin said, “we’re not going to continue it in its current form, because we’re not going to pay people more money to stay at home [rather than] work. But we want to make sure that the people who can’t find jobs do get a reasonable wage replacement.”

- Tax credits are coming to incentivize companies to hire.

- Extension of the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP): “We want to have second checks for companies whose revenues are down 50% or more and need more money… small businesses to get people back to work.”

- $25 billion total available funding for testing: (Which, if you’ve been following the news behind the news, the test results are just getting sketchier. More on that later.)

- Payroll Tax Holiday: “We think the Payroll Tax Cut is a very good pro-growth policy, but the President’s focus is… he wants to get money in people’s pockets now, because we need to reopen the economy.”

If you were really counting on that Payroll Tax Holiday, however, don’t count it out just yet.

“This is CARES 4.0,” said Mnuchin, “there could be CARES 5.0.”

In short, the money is going to keep rolling in.



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