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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

let the enemy supply you 2


LET THE ENEMY SUPPLY YOU 2
Dropping out of the hamster wheel no longer starves the beast of funding, as long as you finance shelter, a car, or pretend medical insurance.  If you are paying $700 a month “insurance”, and then need to come up with seven grand prior to them covering anything, after which they negotiate with the doctor to pay far below “retail” cost ( pennies on the dollar ), tell yourself again how you need insurance.  That money is straight financial heroine right into the banksters vein.  It would hurt less getting mugged for your wallet and sodomized.
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If you think a car is worth more than your yearly income, you are delusional ( remember, I’m talking here of FINANCING homes, auto’s and medical.  The “financing” part is what enslaves you and funds your oppressors ).  Not that I think most of my readers are delusional.  I mean, sure, there is a hell of a lot of mumbling about AR’s, freeze dried and FLIR scopes, but the majority of you also make decent money so you can have the toys.  I only oppose them if you are poor and need frugal preps.  Well, I do oppose FLIRS on general principles.
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Anyway, focusing back on letting your enemy supply you.  Guerrillas throughout history were poor, surrounded and oppressed.  They just needed a set of balls to go and get the enemy to supply them.  It wasn’t with everything they needed, like FLIR scopes, but it was enough to do the job.  Armies are trained to need the army.  After all, how else do Generals get paid enough for hookers and blow?  Armies cannot do their job without a huge logistical infrastructure.  That is their strength, as the better fed and equipped army should win more often than not. 
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And it is their weakness for if that supply is interrupted they cannot do their job at all.  Guerrillas start out having little to nothing, and hence are not handicapped by supply irregularity.  They just go back to not fighting for a time.  You can see the problem that the global imperial forces have as they stretch out their supply chain too far for too long fighting irregulars, as multi-million dollar aircraft sit like a Caddy in the ghetto, up on blocks and stripped to the frame, to supply spare parts to the survivors in the fleet.
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As preppers, we are blessed in that not only are we able to have the imperial surplus to get ready for the collapse of that empire and its kissing cousin Western Civilization, but we can also prepare for a guerrilla war far better than has historically been the case.  We will still have to fight to steal the supplies we need, but being pre-supplied does mean we have flexibility to wait for more advantageous circumstances tactically, at times.  We can cut down on casualties since we come to the battlefield already supplied.  Just remember your priorities.  Ammo and wheat.
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Kindly recall, oranges and bayonets.  Do you want to be the starving guerrillas lured on to the highway with the promise of breakfast cereal ( Rice Crispies? ) and oranges ( reference, Wolverines! )?  Do you really think it is a good idea to run out of ammunition and have to fix bayonets?  I love bayonets, but I would prefer to not have to use them against someone better armed than I.  Bringing a knife to a gunfight, as it were.  If you already have food and ammo, you only need steal more on your terms rather than the enemies.
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That is the whole point.  You can’t avoid the fight, but you can tilt the playing rules in your favor.  Do you think we aren’t in conflict now, with our Banker Overlords?  Of course we are.  They fight to get your willing consent to be screwed over, and you should be fighting against that.  NOT being in debt is a very important part of that.  But do I think you should ONLY worry about debt?  Of course not.  The Financiers have left us a loophole to use ( NEVER fight to your enemies strengths, but to his weaknesses ). 
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As employment plummets, income tax is not a profit center for them ( bankers benefit from taxes, as that pays them through the government loans.  The government just collects the money, to pass through to the bankers ).  As China has invested in overproduction, sales taxes are not a great profit center.  Debt is THE one and really functionally only profit center.  If you focus on just working and buying, you are avoiding the worst of the bankers taxes and focusing on stocking for the fight ( if nothing else, you Alpha Strategy to fight inflation ).
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Whether you are stocking for the civil war, for the collapse, or just against inflation so as to afford retirement, or all three, you can’t lose.  If you are in debt, don’t get MORE into hock, but don’t put every spare penny into paying it back either.  Not while everything is so dirt cheap.  Now is the time to can years of meat, replace as much grid electricity with solar panels as possible and stock as much wheat ( or storage food ) and ammo as you can ( ammo won’t help during business as usual, but it is a sleeping pill ).
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NOT funding your extermination is just a bonus.  It isn’t the point of being out of debt.  The point there is just having more flexibility and far less stress.  The Free Crap Army employed by the bankers will try to replace you.  They might, they might not.  Circumstances are too fluid at this point to tell.  What you need to do is join the CHEAP Crap Army to get ready for the fight.  It has never been cheaper to get out of debt ( if you live on junk land and still work, you can get out of debt AND still stockpile ). 
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If you divorce yourself from the bankers profit centers-mortgages, auto loans and insurance scams-you can then fund your subsidized crap stockpile.  Remember, capitalism/colonialism is essentially getting free or nearly free commodities and selling them as finished goods.  The banks WANT nearly free petroleum, wheat & corn, ore, precious metals and everything else ( nearly free, as in “as close to the cost of production as possible” ).  Their profit is in the loans to the companies. Which means nearly all of life’s tools and equipment is sold cheaper and cheaper.
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You MUST take advantage of this while you can.  click here is a knife sharpening wheel, $1.23 shipped from China.  That is the cost AFTER shipping ( these are what I recommend for putting back the angle on a knife.  As such, their disposable quality is no longer a problem.  You are just rescuing a knife, then using a superior Rada sharpener after that.  Stock up on these, big time ).  I’m sure Dollar Tree also has them, for a buck plus sales tax.  This is a more obvious example of “subsidized commodities”.  How much do you think it REALLY costs for that postage?
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What about all the tools you need for that home business you’ll try to use to live off grid?  It will never to cheaper than to stock up as now.  It will be better than money in a checking account, since in theory it makes you money rather than just costing you ( inflation tax on saved cash, sunk cost tax on all non-business or non-daily living items.  And don’t forget, coming soon, the bank bail-in tax ).  Just don’t forget that this is NOT the 90’s where you had dirt cheap ore and energy giving us low cost surplus.
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This is the era of high cost energy, diminishing ores and panic sell-off liquidations to attempt to stay in business or boost the stock prices of a company ( since the CEO is paid largely in stock ).  It will last far less time than the 90’s cashing in of a prostrate Color Revolution’ed Russia.  You have been warned.  Again.
( .Y. )
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Monday, March 25, 2019

let the enemy supply you


LET THE ENEMY SUPPLY YOU
During the Vietnam era, a lot of philosophical masturbation was conducted over starving the beast of funding by dropping out of the rat race.  Without work you didn’t pay taxes which lowered the income used by the military industrial complex.  And while it was a great idea, the problem was that you were relying on taxes being the primary method of funding to the enemy.  That was no longer the case as more and more of the government budget was borrowed rather than skimmed from workers.  Inflation is also a tax, a bit harder to avoid paying.
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Now, a lot of events transpiring since then were not planned and a consequence of system collapse rather than any social engineering, but planned or not the end result either benefited or was used strategically by the elites.  Taxes were shifted to consumption and inflation as industry was shifted overseas and more budgeting was from money creation.  It didn’t matter if you didn’t work or pay taxes, the system still got its money.  Anymore, today, the system wants to take employment away from you.  Not paying taxes is absolutely no threat to those in power.
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Look at the inflation during the Revolutionary War.  It funded the government.  The same government screwing over people as the federal government was already, way before the War Of Yankee Colonization, stealing power from the states.  When it was all over and done the currency was hyper-inflated into nothing.  The government funded itself, without needing the consent of taxpayers.  Everyone payed and suffered from the inflation tax.  Just like the citizens paid for the central banker caused Great Depression, paying for all the government Make-Work through the gold dollar devaluation which began mere days after Krippled Kunt FDR took office. 
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As the empire lay gasping and in a coma from the defeat in Vietnam which put the cherry on the feces Sundae that was then the economy, its citizens active in actual revolution, the PetroDollar was created to back all future inflation with Saudi Arabian oil ( which is running out, the victim of decades of funding US debt ).  That gave the US citizenry a rather nice respite for about thirty years.  That system ended in 2005 and was felt as a crotch shot three years later.  Now we are back to funding off the backs of citizens with the inflation tax.
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You might have missed the memo on this inflation, seeing Dollar Tree still open for business and still actually selling decent crap.  A half gallon of laundry soap, baking pans, reading glasses, large packs of batteries, all for only a buck?  They want much more for the same stuff elsewhere, even Wal-Mart.  Yeah, thank you China.  You are a mixed blessing but at least we still have a dollar store to go to instead of that job that you took away.  But you know all about inflation if you paid rent or went to the doctor lately.
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Or bought a car.  The Rothschild’s Cartel has nicely sidestepped the deflation from overproduction in China and focused its extraction efforts on items you cannot substitute or do without.  After eating the Agri-monopoly Soylent mud pies for decades, you need medical care from an industry that refuses to cure its Sick Wallets but merely extracts all their wealth prior to expiration.  No doctor has a choice fighting against the cancer causing poison and pill pushing monopoly, as they are the very ones allowing them to practice ( as with the military, I do NOT blame the non-managerial individuals but rather the system as a whole ).
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As long as you finance a car, pay rent or a mortgage and pay health insurance, you are financing the elites.  Consumption, not so much.  Most items not just listed are subsidized.  Gasoline, which should be much higher to reflect our middle east occupation and naval power trade lane protection, is really sold below cost.  And why not?  It is all about socialized cost and private profits.  The US government borrows money, paying interest on it, to fund the military which provides that cheap gasoline ( or, now, to fund the fracking industry ).
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In the meantime, that car loan and car insurance pays the bankers a pretty nice profit.  Get Toyota and Honda to open factories here, they said.  Provide jobs, they said.  Well, now you can only buy an American Robot Made car, and they are all overpriced.  They forced cheap imported cars out and only monopoly protected insanely priced ones are on sale.  It was like they inverted the safety razor model, selling cheap replacement blades that needed a really expensive razor to use.  You think owning a car gives you freedom, as it finances your enslavement.
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The elites used to be satisfied making you a life-long debt slave, getting you into a suburban thirty year mortgage, which needed a car to get to.  Well, Christ On A Cracker, that didn’t do much to help pay the quarterly executive bonus wince all good things hooker and blow related came from, now did it?  They wanted quadruple the profits, every month.  Auto’s doubled, rents doubled and medical insurance tripled, all in a mere decade.  They were no longer content to milk the cow, but rather wanted a T-Bone steak every night.  Time to get more cows in the pasture.
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Let me be as clear as I can here.  If you are paying you or your landlords mortgage, if you are financing a car or if you have medical insurance, you are literally funding not your enslavement like before, but your actual demise.  The collapse tempo has jumped far ahead, and a bigger slice of the population is being asset stripped.  Not milked, but slaughtered.  It doesn’t matter to them that the milch cows are being killed.  They weren’t producing enough milk.  You were costing the farmer too much in feed, and are more profitable dead than alive.
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There is your pretty good analogy for a centralized system.  To get more profit, the farmer no longer allows the cows to graze ( decentralized ).  He pens them up and feeds them imported grain.  So each cow must overproduce to pay for feed that was free, prior.  The bankers profit those corporations willing to become indebted to merge, staying in perpetual banker dependency.  It profits politicians funding Free Crap through borrowing.  And it profits off your debt needed to pay the increased taxes and company products.  Then, it replaces you because your wages are too high, which was needed because of higher prices.
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None of which is sustainable, but that doesn’t matter at all.  The bankers are mobile, and have centuries of practice parking their profits safely away from the very inflation they cause and profit from.  They still think the eight thousand year old paradigm holds, that you ruin one area and move on to the next.  The idea is to just keep moving desperate low paid workers through the system and exploit each one to the maximum possible extent.  But this isn’t as hopeless as it sounds.  You can still get your enemy to supply you.  Continued tomorrow.
( .Y. )
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

does not compute


DOES NOT COMPUTE
You cannot change people’s basic programming.  You simply cannot.  Ever try to change your spouse?  Good luck, right?  Notice your child’s basic behavior reasserting itself as soon as they leave the nest?  Ever try to argue with your boss about doing the smart thing rather than the corporate thing?  Notice Prepping Guru’s advocating something and nothing else no matter how unrealistic?  Now, we are all guilty of ignoring basic programming, especially myself.  How often do I speak of automobile hate or semi-auto hate?  Why do I do this?  Nobody changes their mind.  I either preach to the choir or be ignored by the atheists passing by outside.
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I blather until my poor little pea picking heart seizes up, trying to talk about the wasted effort of voting or watching politics, or worshiping Mammon as that false god is in the process of dying.  And no one listens.  Because you cannot change someone’s mind.  You can deliver new information they were not aware of, and they will act upon it, but not if it is contrary to what they already planned.  You can “wake” some people, but that STILL must be in line with their fundamental beliefs.
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The two biggest guide posts I look at are optimism verses pessimism and introverts verses extroverts, because those two cover so much ground ( at least in survivalism ).  It would have been nice to know about “trovertism” in school.  Why couldn’t they cover that rather than algebra ( never used ) or auto mechanics ( teaching carburetors as fuel injectors were widespread )?  I could have picked a much better career path.  Well, of course we all know why.  Some extrovert sumbitch designed a system of socializing factory workers ( even as all the factories were moving overseas ).  Damn extroverts!
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Lately, I’m in a fruitless effort trying to point out that capitalism is no better, or worse, than any other political system birthed for the Industrial Revolution ( capitalism was actually born of modern central banks and colonialism, from the Dutch East Indies model.  Adam Smith wasn’t channeling wisdom from God.  As colonial excess resources gave way to carbon fuel excess, capitalism stayed a great fit ).  No one is interested.  Probably because they don’t want to accept that our prosperity is not due to culture or religion or economic philosophy but resource surplus starting 500 years ago and ending any day now.
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Which ties into pessimistic outlooks verses optimistic ones.  It is easy to be born and remain optimistic, when life barely throws any problems at you, except for First World Problems.  If you aren’t naturally wired pessimistically, you miss all the underlying structural  rot and issues.  Us pessimists had to fight upstream our whole lives, as the culture was against us except in a few hollers and hamlets ( nobody beats a dour Scots-Irishman for pessimism.  They were born to it and raised in it, culturally.  Not that extra whisky helped all that much ), or swamps, ifin you hail from the old French colonies.
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Only optimists think surging populations and shrinking resources work out well for anyone.  Only optimists think they can live forever ( or can live forever down in Arizona where the annual rainfall is minus five inches ).  Only optimists can be Fracking Fags, or Imperial Forever Advocates.  Only optimists think we can vote in change, or die peacefully in their sleep prior to that nasty collapse.  Only optimists think a few thousand rounds of ammunition can feed their “spray and pray”, “suppressive fire” and “cover me!” tactics long enough into the apocalypse.
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Only optimists think the grass can be greener on the other side of the fence, for a better job or a better wife.  Only optimists think they will hold the last job in an imploding economy until the very first day of the apocalypse.  Only optimists feel the need to be preppers rather than survivalists, because “nothing THAT bad is going to happen”.  I am literally making a career out of debasing optimism.  Hey, you dumb asses are paying me, as if you’ll always have a paycheck and that ten bucks wasn’t needed for more wheat J
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I put it that way, I guess I have to love that most people are optimists.  I’m kidding.  But I certainly don’t think I’m right and they are wrong.  Well, actually, I do.  But I also know it isn’t a question of being more intelligent.  I would wager a jelly filled donut that most of my readers are actually quite smarter than I am.  I’m better read, and more paranoid, but I make no claims past that.  I know I have to try to rain on their parade, even if I can’t break their belief in eternal sunshine.
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Hell, they probably think I’m the one with the actual physical brain disorder.  Like I’m a manic depressive or something.  How could I be?  I actually think I’m not depressed or cynical enough.  I’m actually enjoying the decline.  I am easily amused at the process.  Laughing at misfortune, even your own, is healthy.  It is a defense mechanism.  Then, so is denying the process I suppose.  At least to a certain degree.  Pessimists rally doom as a comfort, since if you always assume the worse you are not surprised.  Optimists always think things will get better so always have hope.
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Both valid coping mechanisms.  You really can’t claim pessimism has any better survival value, looked at in that way.  But of course, no other time in history have we had the surplus that allowed normal citizens to prepare for disaster as we do today, so I could be off on that one ( obviously, there are plenty of old school ways of prepping.  Monasteries, immigration, mountain hermitage on a tribal level, wiping out the herders and taking over their territory, or the agriculture equivalent ).  Extroverts and introverts play a similar coping mechanism.
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Introverts make excellent hermits and extroverts make really good tribe members ( as you revert from civilization to barbarian tribes ).  Both survival strategies.  But here is my basic point.  Be true to your basic programming and ignore experts of other stripes.  They are only experts insofar as THEIR programming.  The calls to Tribe Up are correct.  If you are an extrovert.  Not so much if you are an introvert.  Calls to Go Hermit ONLY work for introverts.  An extrovert Survival Guru will naturally advocate for tribes and agriculture.  It is great advice-for other extroverts.  Does that fit you?  Or not?
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We need to stop judging if particular survival advice is sound, and ask who it is sound for.  I mean, sure, some advice is stupid no matter what.  But most is really just pandering to one of two camps.  Extroverts or introverts.  And the types of prepping are not right or wrong in and of themselves.  Optimists don’t deep prep for civilization collapse but rather merely disruption of their favorite Business As Usual.  Pessimists can ONLY prep in the most extreme fashion.  Neither side is right or wrong but rather true to their programming.  Damn weak ass programmed biologic computers!
( .Y. )
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

when time and money is short 2


WHEN TIME AND MONEY IS SHORT 2
The most common objection I always get with Frugal Survivalism is along the lines of wanting to thrive rather than survive.  I’ve read “he who makes it to the apocalypse with the most savings isn’t the winner”.  There is the ever standard “what is your life worth?”.  I’m kind of confused, because no one is telling you to buy a bunch of crap, then simply stop.  You are actually allowed to proceed afterwards with better, prettier, sexier preparations.  Will the lesser quality items be a waste of money?  Of course not.  Do you track insurance costs?
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Did you stop at the end of the year and say, gee, what a waste of $843 since I didn’t use my insurance ( obviously, that doesn’t include medical, now reaching Rich Bitch status as a consumer item )?  Preps are insurance, period.  They are not investments, except perhaps for that off grid retreat that saves you rent should you live on it.  High price preps are high price expenses, they are not “better investments”.  I’m sorry, but only a moron thinks money is what will save your life.  THAT is free, the lifesaver. It isn’t hardware, but software.
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You deciding to leave the city and move away from crowds?  That doesn’t take money-it takes willpower.  Staying in the city costs so much more, most times the extra income doesn’t much compensate.  And you don’t need to get a mortgage.  If you have money, buy a pull behind trailer and live in it in an RV park.  If you don’t have money, trade in the car for a van or truck with a shell on the back.  Move, and you have shelter at half the price of renting an apartment.  It took some up-front cash but that’s paid back plus quickly.
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Move someplace that has some jobs, without too much hassle about zoning, and in theory with dirt cheap lot for sale where you can eventually move the RV to.  If you are living in town in that trailer park, and have a job, you have time to find a county tax delinquent lot or, one of the minion recommended sites:
( the link is the setting for land under a grand.  You can tweak by price and location over on the top left side controls ).  Do trailers suck?  It doesn’t have to be permanent.
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And junk land doesn’t have to be where you live the rest of your life.  Duh.  It is insurance.  It can be a rent free spot to squat legally.  It can be a vacation spot.  It can be sold later as unemployment spreads and affordable land shoots up in price.  You can use it as your hours are drastically cut, and camping is better than car occupancy.  You can will it to your kids.  Why should you view it as a waste of money you could put towards something “better”.  Ever hear of the saying, “one in the hand is better than two in the bush”? 
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Even if you hate RV living, or can’t relocate to cheaper land, wouldn’t having a travel trailer be good to have just in case?  Not that I think gasoline will always be available to tow it.  The thing is only for as long as Business As Usual.  And it isn’t for everyone.  But it is ONE plan, and you do need a plan where you can ease out from under rent and a job in a dangerous city.  I wonder how many folks in Caracas, Venezuela wish they had the means of getting out of that place.
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Again, you are not limited to cheap ass preps.  You can move up in Prepper Peacock Feather status after you have secured the basics.  Ask yourself how many people, even preppers, actually thought the 2008 real estate bubble would be so bad as to fundamentally change things like they did.  You could easily have forecast a recession.  A downturn.  But to triple property taxes, wipe out the retail industry, turn a huge fraction of buyers into renters, and triple debt all across the board?  I doubt any of you saw that one coming.
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So how are you going to time the next big collapse?  You can’t.  You must prep yesterday in case tomorrow you hang up your framed pink slip inside your cardboard box under the overpass.  Or if the entire financial system freezes and has about the same effect as an EMP.  Or Yellowstone does actually blow.  You cannot know the future, so assume the worse.  Your fat ass can dream, or you can leave the couch and start doing.  Do whatever it takes, and that isn’t money.  It is accepting that you won’t be judged by money.
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Females do that.  Don’t be a little bitch.  You can go down to the store right now and for $33 have three months of food.  One pound of white flour is 1500 calories.  White flour is Crap Food.  That is the food Uncle Sam gives to Indians on the Rez to kill them off quicker ( Hell hath no fury like a Puritan scorned ).  But flour can be the base calorie food to get you through to finding/growing other, better food.  It is food you can have today ( Allied POW’s died from eating just white rice, so plug that in to your calculations ).
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Four bags of flour, twenty-five pounds each, and a mice resistant plastic tote, cost you $33.  Care to guess how much three months of freeze dried costs you?  The point is not that you should stock up on White Foods.  The point is, stock calories.  Calories first ( because, fundamentals ).  Nutrition second ( because you can supplement, at least in theory ).  Taste and preference third.  Most preppers reverse that.  Believe me, you are starving, a white flour paste is going to be pretty tasty.  And it will give you the strength to search for more food.
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You need proof that empty nutrient-less calories keep you alive?  The typical American diet ( with even the healthier choices grown in depleted soil.  Which is the best argument for growing your own.  Not calories, but actual nutrients ).  Cheapest and quickest first, better second.  And if you get to “best” after that, groovy.  Same with firearms.  $600 in savings, with only $400 more to go to buy that perfect AR-15?  That money won’t protect you very well.  Not as good as a $100 Wal-Mart single shot break open 12 gauge will ( look on YouTube for simple improvements on that model ).
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You can’t argue with instant peace of mind, can you?  These instant/cheap preps are NOT what you strive for.  They are merely the first step in the journey.  But they immediately make you feel better, because they are better than nothing.  When you are feeling extra randy since it has been too long between loving, do you go to a bar and only pick up on the best looking females?  Of course not.  You take home some equally horny fat chick.  Well, at least I would.  I like plump.  But you probably would too. 
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All these barely adequate compromises for preps are your 2 AM Hog Humping.  They are far from the best but they are available.  Hell, you might even get to like the gal for her personality.  I started with wheat when I was dirt poor, as well as old war surplus guns ( believe it or not, they used to be unloved and dirt cheap.  Thank you, Semi Simians for that financial assist ).  And I have never switched even as my fortunes improved.  I just went for Soviet levels of Quantity.  But Frugal Prepping also allows Instant, if not yet Quantity. 
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Sweating the inability to prep, with time obviously running out?  No worries.  Go Frugal.
( .Y. )
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Friday, March 22, 2019

when time and money is short


WHEN TIME AND MONEY IS SHORT
While everyone else is constantly focusing on New Useless Guys ( NUG’s, in military parlance ), either pasting Fear Porn to explain WHY you should prep, or covering the basics yet again, I take pride in mainly writing for the already woke and already advanced prepper.  As in, okay, you have wheat and FLIR scopes, now it is time to worry about human interactions after the apocalypse.  But, since Frugal Prepping is my thing, Kurt Saxon being and older and wiser Brother From Another Mother, I also occasionally return to basics.  Today is one of those days.
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Prior to the 2009 financial pile of stinky, it was embarrassingly easy to make casual income doing this kind of writing ( well, easy once I figured out advertising rather than book sales were key-I can be a tad slow on the uptake at times ).  Back then I really wasn’t all that great of a writer, still learning my craft, and I was still making a good several hundred dollars a month in Amazon commissions and Google ads.  I also had twice the readers, but as I found out after I had to moderate comments, they were Fair Weather readers.
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By 2012 or 2013, if I recall correctly, Google started requesting that I go back and scrub clean objectionable comments.  Well, easier said than done, because although they obviously referred to the N Bombs, there were fifty or seventy damn comments I had to wade through to find it. To avoid being kicked off, I decided to police the comments.  No more Wild West Comment Section, which was sad.  Those were some funny Mo-Fo’s.  But, as soon as I did that, my reader numbers halved.  They were just here for the entertainment.
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At first that pissed me off no end, as I was busting my ass here trying to throw all this great wisdom on the wall and no one was interested.  Eventually I pulled the stick out of my ass, relaxed, and tried to entertain while teaching.  Hey, what can I say?  It was a stressful period.  Anyway, for the next five or six years my reader numbers stayed at around 600 daily.  Then ‘Ol Remus ( and no one else-so thanks, bro! ) would mention me, my reader count would skyrocket, but drop right back down after a day or so.  Any new readers just replaced the pissed off ones leaving.
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Now, this time, it seems either that Woodpile Report Dudes are actually staying, or I’m getting them from another source.  Or both.  It almost looks, knock on wood, that I’m getting back to my old Open Comments numbers of double the last half decade ( I’m nothing if not stubborn.  I’ve been at this since 1992, although I was not at all serious those first seven or so years ).  I know a lot has to do with an improvement in my writing, but one also needs exposure.
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Now, all you new guys.  See how I spend one half to one third of the entire article giving background information and blathering?  Yeah, get used to that.  That is how I roll.  But, to compensate you for your time, this article is for you.  Yes, you are welcome.  I’m also generous to a fault like that.  Some of you might be beginners.  NUG’s.  No shame in being a NUG, if you try to put some effort into learning and leave that classification as quick as possible.  I could just direct you to my Frugal Survivalist book, and I have, but I also want to give you a quicker guide.
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Well, okay, you caught me, this has nothing to do with me being nice.  I was commenting at Aesop Dudes and it gave me the idea.  I’ve done Extreme Poverty Prep articles before.  Like, $50 preps where you find two liter soda bottle salvage and fill with white flour, then make some spears out of thrift store kitchen knives ( water purification is a $1 used pot to boil it in ).  That kind of extreme homeless preparation.  This is more conventional, for the working poor.  And full spectrum prepping.
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It is nothing new my regular long suffering readers haven’t already heard many times.  Just a short detour to benefit the new arrivals.  So, minions, please bear with me.  Perhaps some of this still applies, or you have friends and family that might be less threatened by this Full Retard Simple approach.  First off, forget needing much money.  This is far less than the cost of a single FLIR scope, or a quality AR with a half dozen Spam Cans of ammunition.  Second, this is Butt Simple, Caveman Level of tutorial. I’m not getting into a ton of detail. 
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Third, this is all more willpower than anything else.  You do one thing, you’ll see how easy it is and more eagerly embrace the others.  Start with fitness.  Most teachers shriek about PT, and cardio, and how you are too fat to survive, regardless of your supplies.  And, it is true.  The first rule of the zombie apocalypse is really “Cardio”.  And if you are like me you are old and tired.  I spent ten years living like a savage, mostly off grid.  I did nothing BUT fitness, commuting to the job by bicycle, lifting thousands of pounds a day and coming home to physical chores.
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So, I let fitness go a bit.  I still rode the exercise bike, because with a bum spine I need to keep my lower back muscles tone.  But I was doing little else.  It starts to wear you down, the lack of exercise.  You eat too much, feel gross and begin to wonder if you even want to run away when the apocalypse starts.  Just start walking.  As simple as that.  Walk a half hour each day, with a day off weekly to recover.  As time goes on, walk faster.  Then, if you feel up to it, farther. 
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Those tactical combat courses?  Please.  Go out “hunting”.  By which I mean, even if all you are trying to kill is a rabbit or bird, the important part is stalking and woodcraft.  Get out into the woods and learn how to move in them.  That is far more important, practical, and affordable.  Camping is a good way to practice off grid living.  And it is nearly free.  You’ll need those supplies anyway.  Once you progress you can combine hiking and camping.  You’ll quickly learn how little you want to pack ( hard to be stealthy while posing as a mule ).
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Food storage?  As simple as The Mormon Four program. 
I like my version, but of course I’m biased.  For my book How To Eat Wheat, no charge:
If you don’t have a feed store near you ( ask for human consumption, whole, not cracked, no vet meds ), you’ll be forced to buy the next cheapest.  Wal-Mart wheat:
I won’t get into the merits of wheat over rice.  If you like rice, every supermarket carries it.  Wal-Mart carries the cheapest vitamins I’ve found.  A year’s worth of Vitamin C and a multi-vitamin is barely $20.
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 The longest lasting cooking oil is shortening.  It is disgusting and unhealthy, but it is far worse to die in the winter.  You need external AND internal heat once the central air stops working.  You NEED fat in a cold climate.  A lot less but still some in a hotter one.  Historically, prior to colonialization, sugar was rare.  So was fat, for the poor.  Don’t be confused by current Right Think that you shouldn’t eat fat.  Most medical advice today is as Fad Driven as Gore Warming or Political Correctness.
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Well, as simple as this should be, I’ll still need one more day to finish up the subject.  Continued tomorrow.
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note: update on the above, written last week. Yeah, even though you write "knock on wood" trying to avoid cursing yourself by not verbalizing what evil forces you wish to keep at bay?  Doesn't work.  Perhaps I should also have thrown salt over my shoulder.  I write this in the morning and that evening my numbers go from 1k-1200 they had been hovering at for weeks, down to 700 readers.  They stayed 600-700 for four days and just the last few popped back to 800-900.  Gggrrrr!  Well, many thanks to my long term readers, for your steady business.  I don't want YouTube type numbers, and the growth paradigm is dead, but JUST getting back to my first blog numbers would be nice.  Oh, well-play on!
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note: welcome to the crash, bitches!  A much more sensitive barometer of global economic health than the Baltic Index is the company FedEx.  Yeah, they are cutting expenses, starting with retirement buy-outs, hiring slow down and expense account reductions. Their ground service in the US, for those that think "Amazon Effect", is also in big trouble.
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note: I still think this is the time to buy silver or forever after hold your peace.  US silver production lowest in 70 years click here
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*** Pay your author-no one works for free.  I’m nice enough to publish for barely above Mere Book Money, so do your part.*** junk land under a grand *  Lord Bison* my bio & biblio*   my web site is www.bisonprepper.com *** Wal-Mart wheat***Amazon Author Page
* By the by, all my writing is copyrighted. For the obtuse out there