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Monday, April 26, 2021

Prepper Resources, Inflation Fighters, Freebies


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


Variety of Prepper Resources

   Recently, I spent a ton of time searching for an outdoor storage unit for our mini-farm only to discover most units in the 8x8 size were sold out…my search included Menard’s, Home Depot, Loews & more.  I looked for resin or wood. Everyone told me to expect even HIGHER prices soon.

Two local retailers had waiting periods of up to 16 weeks before an order would be available.  We wound up choosing a nice 8x10 wood barn-style structure with a metal roof [from an Amish builder], available in six weeks…that includes delivery to our farm!

Now we know what everyone spent their Biden Bucks on!

 Earlier I wrote that inflation was a concern. We've just recently received the inflation rate for March. It was at an annual rate of 2.6%. Up from 1.2% for all of 2020. (source:

 You take steps to protect your investment and retirement accounts. You don't own fixed rate long term bonds or bond funds. They will lose value due to the increase in prices and higher interest rates. You'll want to make sure that you own some assets that will increase in value in an inflationary environment. Think gold, silver, natural resources.

Not only do you need to manage your assets, but you also need to manage your debts. Inflation actually benefits the debtor. The money that you borrowed yesterday is worth more than the money you'll pay back tomorrow…

get your debts under control or you could be facing a real problem in a few years. One way to do that is to read the ebook How to Conquer Debt No Matter How Much You Have.  It's a wonderful tool for anyone who's tired of letting debt run their lives.

We probably have a little time before inflation really ramps up. But as the country reopens after COVID, there will be increased economic activity and demand. That will add fuel to the inflation fire!



If you are brand new to prepping and want to start stockpiling food, it can be very difficult to get started. They say you should store what you eat, but what if most of what you eat is fast food, frozen meals, and other foods that have to be kept in the refrigerator? Won't that be a problem if the power goes out?


That is just one of the many overwhelming thoughts that new preppers have to deal with. They have to find foods that are affordable, have a long shelf life, and won't be too difficult to cook in a grid-down scenario. It's easier said than done if you've never thought about it before.


In my opinion, a good way to get started is to simply copy what someone else has done. Get two weeks of food in your pantry ASAP (because you never know when a disaster will strike), and later you can start tweaking your food supply to better fit your family's needs...


How To Easily Build a 2 Week Emergency Food Supply

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Building a survival pantry is an essential step for all preppers, but how are you supposed to stock your survival pantry on a tight budget? Stockpiling feels like an expensive adventure, but it’s also an essential part of preparing for disasters or serious situations. Feeding your family is vital.

 Before you begin to stockpile, think about what is needed the most: calories. Plan for each of your family members to use around 2,000 calories per day; kids eat less, but it’s best to plan for this amount. Extra food is better than not enough.

 Chances are, if you’re in a disaster situation, you will burn more calories than usual. Multiply 2,000 calories by the number of people in your family. A family of six needs 12,000 calories per day. Then, multiply that by however many days you want your preps to last...

 10 Tips For Stockpiling Food On A Tight Budget

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12 Money-Saving Uses for Petroleum Jelly

When it comes to saving money, you can't beat petroleum jelly for many household uses. Here are 12 ways you can put a tiny tub of the stuff to good use around your house.




Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It

The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College on March 30, 2021.


Critical race [Stupidity] theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. It’s time for this to change. We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.

In explaining critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism. Originally, the Marxist Left built its political program on the theory of class conflict. Marx believed that the primary characteristic of industrial societies was the imbalance of power between capitalists and workers. The solution to that imbalance, according to Marx, was revolution: the workers would eventually gain consciousness of their plight, seize the means of production, overthrow the capitalist class, and usher in a new socialist society. . . . continue reading


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Disaster Preparedness for Families

There are the, for lack of a better word, glamorous aspects to preparedness. You know, killing zombies, helping Will Smith stop an alien invasion or getting your “Red Dawn” on. But preparedness has a less sexy side, and that is bad weather or general mayhem. Recently, we were prepared to weather a storm that turned out to be for naught, but it was comforting to be ready. And the kids got to play along... Full Article


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The modern world has brought with it a wide range of conveniences that have made life much easier for those fortunate enough to live in a wealthy country. However, these conveniences also mean that a majority of people have forgotten skills that were once basic necessities for survival.

 Now, in the event of a major collapse, there are a number of skills that most people will need to relearn in order to survive. If you would like to get a head start on mastering the skills you will need to know following a major disaster, check out these basic skills that most people will be forced to learn after the collapse.

 1. Animal Husbandry - Growing a garden is a great way to put food on the table, but if you want more than a vegan diet, then animal husbandry is a skill that you will need to know...

 22 Basic Skills You'll Have To Learn After The Collapse

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Liberty Band Emergency Solar Radio

Staying informed could be a matter of life and death.

That’s why federal and state agencies advise that every American home should have an emergency radio.

Don't get caught off guard during a lengthy quarantine or natural disasters. Preparation is, as usual, the absolute key...


Our phones are extremely important in a crisis.

They hold information and special functions that are essential for survival.

Essential information like important contacts, incoming public alerts, and they give us online access to survival strategies and life-saving techniques.

Your phone also has special functions like digital compasses, levels, and even the tiny flashlight that can be the difference between life or death in a crisis.

Your phone is that important, and should not be overlooked as an essential survival device.

THE MAJOR PROBLEM: Your phone’s power fails quicker than any survival tool you own.

THE SOLUTION: Fortunately, when you grab this "forever charger," your phone will always be charged…available at our storefront!

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Rick said...

Darn terrific tips & resources-wish we could reward you like the pizza girl on that State Farm advert!

Jeff said...

Several companies including Procter & Gamble and General Mills have announced price hikes.
The goods affected include paper products and baby-care items.
The prices of Coke products and coffee are likely to increase as port delays pinch the supply chain.

Samantha said...

Huge amount of info and useful tools!

Mack said...

it has become clear that we are entering an inflationary Everything Bubble. It’s getting to the point that the list of inflationary/frothy items is absurd.

Take a Look at the Inflationary Impact…

Wheat prices are up 30%.
Soybean prices are up 80%.
Corn prices have doubled in the last year.
Lumber prices are up an astonishing 280% to all-time highs.
The S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index is up double digits, hitting a new all-time high… DESPITE the economy being in recession.
U.S. Redfin just reported that 45% of U.S. homes were sold for more than their list price, (this is another record).
The Baltic Dry Index, which measures the cost of shipping is at a 10-year high.