Photo: Creative Commons/Quinn.anya

Photo: Creative Commons/Quinn.anya

Life is tough in America these days. ¬†Steady jobs are hard to find, government taxes are onerous, and the public education system is brainwashing the entire population into mindless, consumerist zombies. As such, the prudent prepper needs to maximize self-sufficiency skills in order to secure the well-being of his/her family. ¬†Now, there are many ways to become more self-reliant, and some are less obvious than others. ¬†The key principle here is to develop home-grown solutions for products and/or services that one would normally have spent money on. ¬†The less money we need, the more independent we become of our corporate overlords. Read the rest of this entry »

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Strategic Relocation for the New Year!

Posted: 1st January 2014 by ThrivingAdmistCollapse in Economics, Family, Self-Sufficiency

escape_nyc1After 7 long years, my family and I have relocated out of New York City. ¬†We have been preparing for this exodus for much of 2013 and the deed is finally done. ¬†We are now settling in our new home in the foothills of Pennsylvania. ¬†Moving was not a hard decision for us to make, but the logistics of actually escaping the vast metropolis was pretty daunting. ¬†With the migration finally complete, I want to share with everyone on the details of how we pulled it off! Read the rest of this entry »

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Why the rich gets richer…

Posted: 25th August 2013 by ThrivingAdmistCollapse in Home Business, Money, Passive Income
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Photo: Creative Commons/epsos

At the beginning of 2013, after more than 3 grueling years of paying off loans, our household finally became debt free.  In order to pay off the massive pile of debts, my wife and I had to make many painful sacrifices.  We dramatically increased income while cutting expenses to the bone.  I worked 80 hour weeks holding down several different jobs for years on end and eventually got sick because of it.  In the nine months that has transpired, many things have changed in our household and all of them for the better.

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Building up your arsenal on a shoe string budget!

Posted: 30th July 2013 by ThrivingAdmistCollapse in Collapse, Family, Self-Sufficiency
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Photo: Creative Commons/guns arielny2011

As many of you might know, we currently reside in the NYC metro region. ¬†As such I am prohibited from owning firearms. ¬†While I believe this to be an exceedingly dangerous(and tyrannical) policy, the government has all the weapons so who are we to complain? ¬†With conditions such as this, I’ve been reduced to defending my family with a knife and a slingshot! ¬†However, all is not lost. ¬†Within just a couple of years, our plan is to move away from the metro-zone into a less populated area in another state. ¬†So in the interim, I’ve been slowly building up a strategic weapons arsenal which is kept by extended family in that other state. Read the rest of this entry »

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Attacking the core living expenses!

Posted: 17th July 2013 by ThrivingAdmistCollapse in Economics, Frugality, Recession
Photo: Creative Commons/TenSafeFrogs

Photo: Creative Commons/TenSafeFrogs

Let’s face it, life is (_|_) hard here in America! ¬† The average American is up to his eyeballs in debt, working multiple jobs, constantly worried about paying the bills. ¬†Taxes are high, work is scarce, and the cost of living keeps rising much faster than the “inflation” rates claimed by the government. ¬†Our expensive college educations are worth very little on the Global marketplace. ¬†And our hard-earned work-skills are under perpetual threat of technological obsolescence. ¬†And as if the stress of just putting food on the table isn’t enough, we are incessantly bombarded by secondary headaches such as terrorist threats, home invasions, mass shootings, the big-brother government, and the occasional riot. Read the rest of this entry »

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