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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

book sample, post 2 of 2 today

book sample, post 2 of 2 today
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I do not care for Reprint Sundays, Sam I Am.  If I’m going to rock this bitch with the best doomer writing ever, I need to stay true to my Always Original Material Even If The Subject Matter Is Constantly Repeated.  So, from now on Sundays are just another original article, NOT a repeat.  When I have a reprint to remind you to buy the book it is now in, I’ll post as that days second article, which you may read or not as you wish.  I want to get paid to write but I keep trying to be cool about it.  Far too many Dingus’ out there cashing in on the Apocalypse and I shan’t be one of them.  So, seven day a week free writing with only minor irritations to remind you to pay for it eventually one way or another.

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The following is from the new just completed book The Pampered Peasant.  Never seen before, except one or two sections of the introduction I posted some time back, and included with the book “The Forever Gun” which I DID post in its entirety on the blog but which I know you all want to read again.  After this Bison Book Batch, both included books will be all new and exciting never before published material.  click here to buy BBB no.9

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MONTHLY BUDGET

Now that all that is out of way we can begin to get into the meat of prepping to pamper your peasant self.  That starts with a budget.  You know, that piece of paper with crayon squiggles you somehow created with long ago forgotten dredged  up nightmares of addition and subtraction.  The thing you use in real life so that you spend less than you make and use the difference for preps.  That is the only secret to a budget.  Spend less than you make.  Dave Ramsey, that bald snake oil salesman pretending he has a friend in Jesus that charges you big bucks for a slick printed in China book ( way to help out domestic employment! ), he basically tells you the same thing but all prettied up and with glitter on it.  You are welcome.  Now I’ll bet that the whole one friggin dollar, six excruciating minutes of your job standing around the water cooler talking about last nights episode of Celebrity  Dating, that you spent for this book was a bit of a bargain, eh?  Of course, the American public having been educated in public schools where an elementary school principle needs a doctorate and makes $150k a year, they don’t know about basic forth grade math skills or how to figure out the percentage of their property tax bill is used to keep school board members in caviar. 

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Once you’ve hurt your deductive capabilities by doing a budget ( I’m being sarcastic.  You know as well as I the ease of budgeting.  People just make it more difficult than it has to be as a natural reaction to the ongoing economic collapse.  Since few have enough, nobody wants to further sacrifice to create a surplus in their budget.  I understand this about regular pukes, but as a survivalist you are supposed to know about sacrifice being the new lifestyle.  It is called reality ) you find out the amounts you can spend.   I’m assuming here for the sake of this exercise that you already have major expenses in prepping met.  Land, bulk wheat, gun and ammo.  This book is about affordable luxuries, not basics.  Now, your budget is just beginning.  You need to map out your spending priorities.  What gets bought this week and how much and for how long.  Me, I’m a big advocate of five year plans, commie style ( history lesson for the public school educated-the Soviets and ChiComs loved Five Year Plans.  They never worked but it looked good on paper )!  Five years of wheat per person.  Five years worth of ammo.  Especially five years of coffee, but I needed food first to live to drink the coffee and ammo to kill those after my coffee.  And guess what?  I’m not a Yuppie Scum spoiled ass swipe that needs storage beans for my coffee stash.  Store bought canned ground is good enough for me and a lot cheaper.  Bad coffee is better than no coffee.

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The bad thing about having a minimum of five years for everything is the cost and planning ( the good news is it increases your odds of survival ).  A family of four buying enough bucketed wheat for five years, assuming Wal-Mart due to no feed stores being around, is ( $15 a bucket for 25 lb, 400 lb per person per year times four people times five years ) five grand.  Now add in all the guns and ammo and wool coats and shoes and everything else.  The good news is that after all that is done, pampered items are a LOT less.  For instance, in the “Sanitation” section I include bar soap, liquid soap, TP substitutes, teeth care, hair products and shaving.  For one male, the cost for a year there is only $30 at most.  Less averaged over five years ( closer to $22 ).  That is not only the cheapest section but also the most important, conversely.  You could stock those items cheaply and quit right there and be okay.  But, really, all sections are pretty affordable.  We’ll cover all that but the main point here is that you need to budget all these many items from all categories and create a plan of procurement.

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All these items were gathered by myself in a rather haphazard manner.  I didn’t have a spreadsheet or a master list.  Money availability fluctuated wildly ( for instance, one year every spare dollar went to paying off my land early and buying lumber to build my dwelling.  No books, no prep supplies ) and I didn’t need everything on this list.  For that matter, I had nothing but what was in my head.  I bought as the thought occurred to me.  I was very unorganized.  Which was fine.  This is all mostly extra, not required.  Some makes a lot of sense to stockpile.  Rather than using fat I should be eating, and campfire ash to create a terrible soap, far better to get the ingredients that cost fifty cents a GALLON for more gentle and effective cleaner.  Nothing was absolutely necessary and so I employed a catch as catch can stash.  Well, I certainly don’t think that you think that you have all the time in the world to duplicate my efforts in such a shoddy manner.  Things nationally and globally have gotten far worse since I started.  And are getting worse at an accelerated pace.  You don’t have the luxury of half-assing your efforts.

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The other issue is how you buy.  Prioritize, then go all out one item at a time, or buy everything equally, say a six months supply of all items all at once then repeat until you reach five years?  Your choice.  In the “Entertainment” section I mention board games as one item.  I got all those at one time during a thrift store sale.  That doesn’t fit in either mode, but it did fit into my “don’t know what I need until I see it” haphazard acquisition style.  That might be a third way, parallel way of doing this.  However you decide you should be organized, to expedite the whole process.  And you can stock for whatever length of time you desire.  If you can’t get paranoid enough to see the wisdom of five years, one might be all you are willing to insure against.  Your time, your money and your call.

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18 comments:

  1. Just a comment on coffee, this from the minion that sent you fancy coffee several years ago. Vacuum packed coffee that is kept sealed should taste as good (or bad) as it always was, for many years. I love my fresh ground from fresh roasted bean coffee, but I have vacuum packed for the day I can't get or afford the "good" stuff.

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    1. Good, 'cause I put it aside as it was Apocalypse Worthy.

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  2. I was shopping for coffee the other day. The coffee beans ran 6 ish a pound and after converting the 12 or so ounce cans the cheap coffee brand was running over 7 a pound. Green beans online as cheap as 3.99 plus shipping. I bought and tested a bunch of different beans and roast...they all taste the same to me. Get the cheap stuff. There is a taste in good coffee I've been chasing for years. Ground a wide variety, and bought every different brand. To no avail. Darn that was good coffee. I found it at a breakfast joint deep in the sawtooth mountains after spending the weekend camping with this pretty little thing I ended up marrying. Go figure.

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    1. My Kroger ( forget Wally, they don't carry generic anymore ) is, or at least was, $2.50 a pound for ground. So, you could call beans at least twice the price.

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  3. Thread highjacking ! Nobody move no hands where I can see them ! ;)

    In this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYX4Ce6vzHw )about a Viet-Nam era dedicated sniper rifle you will see a free-floating scope. Now I know several people had their scopes destroyed internally because of the sharp recoil of their weapons, espeically the .222 and .223 weapons (very sharp, snappy recoil). Even pricey scopes. This solution is evidently superior and is meant for the long term, back in those days scopes were indeed quite expensive.

    Now maybe these flee-floating scopes still exist but I never heard of them. Also, notice it is somewhat easier to do this free-floating mounts by yourself, in opposition to the actual situation where you can't do anything inside the scope apart from damaging them.

    This is a prime example of an economical, no-nonsense solution that would actually be quite cheap (a fixed non-adjustable scope would be the cheapest and most rugged piece of equipment).

    I also liked the fact that he compared the usefulness of a scoped rifle to that of a light machine gun :)

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    1. Well, of course everything is useful used in its proper context. He also mentioned mortars.

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  4. After reading "WHEAT WORTHY? WHO TO SAVE" from Bison book batch #1, It reminded me when I was at the local militia meet and I asked the "commander " what the plan was for when S.H.T.F., he stated that everyone was going to meet up here at the designated training site and dig in....I asked who "everyone" was, he stated that it was all of us and our families as well as close friends and their families.....I asked him who was going to feed all of these people? He told me they have stock supplies,
    Now I imagined that after the lights go out for good, a shit load of deralics would show up at this place, set up a bunch of lawn chairs and wait for the buffet to get set up, and when the feeding frenzy went on for a week and all of the " supplies" were used up, there would be a shit load of pissed off and hungery deralics roaming around the " designated training site", not a place I wanted to be, and a main type of place I wanted to avoid, I will take my chances with the random crazed masses that may come to my place rather then certain Reapocalypse at the place you are supposed to go to after the designated Apocalypse in the first place. I just do not understand how short sighted people are when it comes to basic logistics, I do not see these people surviving more then a couple of months after that there will be so much infighting that they will be killed off by the own internal crazed masses they swore to defend themselves from in the first place. Its really laughable.

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    1. Family AND friends AND their families? Even setting aside logistics, how many actual fighters will be there for all those dependents? Sounds like they just want a cheering squad to witness how TactiCool they are going to be. Yep, I'd steer clear also.

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    2. Food is the unsexy part of planning.

      12 months into shtf if you' were squared away with food & water nobody will mention it. They'll talk about how grateful they are they have loupold optics

      12 days into Shtf if you don't have food & water people are going to grumble. But my loupold scope! The militia commander cries.



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    3. Nobody thinks enough about food as it seems as available as air.

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    4. Those that think that they will just hunt thier food supply when the time come, have obviously never hunted, usually you come home empty handed, and if it were the end as we know it , every Tom, Dick and Harry would be in the woods shooting everything that moved for food.
      In no time there wouldn't be a field rat left to snack on.

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  5. Read your BBB9 - I appreciate the summary at the end of each part. It makes it easier for me to refer back

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    1. Are you sure we were reading the same book? That sounds too organized for me. Are you talking about the price summery at the end of the book in "Peasants"?

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    2. And, sorry, of course, thank you both for your purchases.

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    3. Yes the price summary worked as a summary for me

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    4. I used to write books over several months, now I can write in weeks. Perhaps that will help them be easier to comprehend. More flow.

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  6. Roasted coffee is temporary. It doesn't matter if you vacuum pack/freeze/whatever. Green beans are stable just sitting on the shelf as long as they are kept dry. Add #10 can vacuum-packing and green coffee beans (ready to roast) have the same life as yuppie freeze dried food in #10 cans (30+ years). Commercial vacuum packed coffee doesn't really go bad, but it never was good. I prefer instant crystals to cheap canned coffee, esp. $2.99 8oz Kroger PSSST! brand (in glass jar!) from Germany. Quality is at least as good as $12 Nestle instant. Instant coffee is "weaponized" for troops in the field, with their accurate rifles, waiting in bushes.

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    1. Well, as you say, canned ground doesn't really go bad, and if you can drink it now you can drink it in ten years. I can easily drink it now. I drink Joe, not Java.

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