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How To Save Money & Buy More Preps (Part 2)

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Want to save money? You’re in the right spot.

You may notice I’m passionate about saving money (hence why this is Part 2 of this blog topic – if you haven’t read Part 1 you can do so here).

This is something that hits close to home for me, since saving money isn’t just a way to have a few dollars in your pocket. Extra money is a resource you can use to buy more preps – and therefore stay alive longer when SHTF. Saving money is also a skill that will benefit you for your entire lifetime.

The less money we waste on things we don’t need, things that break easily, and things that don’t benefit us long-term, the more we can spend on things that can actually help us survive.

And so, to do that, you’ll want to discover these tips on…

How To Save Money & Buy More Preps (Part 2)

Go Camping More Often

Truth is you don’t need a big fancy tent, an RV, or tons of gear to go camping. All you really need is shelter, some food, and some pure drinking water.

Think about it – the more often you go camping (especially while it’s warm) the less often you’ll be at home. That means you won’t be wasting money on electricity, heat, A/C, power, etc.

Plus, the more you’re in the great outdoors the more likely you are to appreciate the little things and to stop focusing on what you don’t have. You’ll also get away from the TV, the computer and (hopefully) your phone. This helps you appreciate life. It also helps put you in the right mindset for saving money (instead of purchasing things you don’t need).

Go Hunting & Fishing

The truth is you’re going to spend money on food no matter what. However, how much you spend – and how far that money goes – is completely up to you.

For instance, buying meat and fish at the grocery store will maybe provide a couple meals (plus leftovers). However, buying a permit from the Department of Natural Resources and hunting or fishing for your own game will extend that food supply for months.

For instance, just one deer can give you enough meat to last a few months – and if you freeze the meat it’ll last way longer. Plus, if you skin the game yourself you’ll save lots of money on processing fees.

If you fish, heck – that’s self-sufficiency right there. I have some friends that went fishing in Alaska and brought home more Alaskan salmon than can fit in their freezer.

If you don’t have immediate access to a place to hunt, my suggestion is to make friends with a farmer or someone who hunts regularly. These people are often more than willing to sell you their meat – and you typically pay less than what you’d buy at the store. (Plus, it’s often way better quality).

Cook Your Own Meals

Going out to eat every so often with friends can be fun. But too many restaurants and drive-thrus can put a big dent in your budget (especially if you have kids).

Save lots of money by cooking meals at home. This way you have control over how many ingredients to buy, how to prepare them, and how many meals you get out of it.

Plus, cooking your own meals can be a lot healthier than eating in restaurants since you can also control the amount of fat, carbs and sodium that goes into your food. Also, another thing – portions are HUGE at most restaurants and drive-thrus. Cooking at home ensures you dish out the correct portion sizes without going overboard.

Pro Tip: You’re a lot more likely to go out to eat when you get off work and have nothing in the fridge. Start on Sunday and prep all your dinners for the week at once. Cook all the food, and put it in tupperware until you’re ready to eat it. This guarantees you’ll have a delicious, ready-to-heat meal waiting for you when you get home. (Just make sure to choose a recipe that you like and that reheats well).

Get A Credit Card That Loves You Back

Credit card debt can be crippling. Therefore, one of the best motivations to start saving money is so that you can get out of debt. After all, interest rates and late fees are outrageous – and you’re practically throwing away tons of money you could otherwise be using on preps.

While you work on digging yourself out of debt, start researching better credit cards that will work FOR you. For instance, some cards offer grace periods on interest rates. Others give you airline miles when you pay for things. More will give you cash back, or points toward things like travel and products you love.

There’s no doubt about it. Credit card debt sucks. Dig yourself out of it and get a better card that will help you in the long-run while you make payments.

Start Couponing & Grouponing

Couponing may be something our mothers did – but it wasn’t for nothing. 30 cents here, a dollar there… these can really add up and save you a good chunk of change on your grocery bill.

Hate spending hours cutting out newspapers? I don’t blame you. Bring this money-saving pastime into the 21st century by looking for couponing apps on your phone. These can send coupons straight to your smartphone, which you can then scan and use at the grocery store. Helllooooo savings.

Groupon is another excellent website (and app) to save money on. True, it showcases many experiences (like restaurants, spas, etc) that seem frivolous. However, you can also find awesome discounts on things you’d generally pay for anyway (such as a haircut or auto maintenance).

Go Garage Saleing

You know why garage sales are so great? The stuff is CHEAP. It’s amazing how many things people have that they’re trying to get rid of – and what little money they’re willing to take to part with it.

Of course, you have to be careful with garage sales. If the item you want is electronic, ask to plug it in to make sure it works. If the item is something made with fabric, make sure it’s free of stains, holes, and bad smells. And as a general rule, never buy mattresses, couches, recliners or socks/underwear from garage sales. That’s just good sense.

Craigslist also has some great deals. They even have an entire section for FREE things. However, again, you’ll want to exercise caution – and remember that if it’s Free, there’s often a good reason why.

Sell Your Stuff

“Minimalism” may sound like a trendy word being thrown around these days. However, the concept is genius for saving money. The truth is most of us don’t need (or use) a lot of the stuff we own. We buy it, and then buy more and more. We then buy things to hold/store the stuff we already bought. Before too long our houses are cluttered, and we needed bigger houses and storage spaces to fit it all.

It’s madness when you think about it. Instead, take inventory of every single thing you have in your home and storage unit. Ask yourself, “Do I truly like this item? Have I used it in the past year? If I saw it at a store would I buy it?” If the answers are no, that’s a good indication to get rid of it. It’s often astounding to realize how much crap you’ve kept in your house all these years for no good reason!

Then sell off all this stuff and make a profit.


Remember – the more money you save, the more you can prepare for an upcoming disaster! Prepare Now, Survive Later!


Hunter Biden Caught RED HANDED Lying Under Oath


House Republicans have detonated a political bombshell, exposing the brazen corruption and arrogance of the Biden family. They have unveiled indisputable evidence proving that Hunter Biden lied under oath multiple times during his congressional deposition earlier this year. This scandal epitomizes the Biden Administration’s systemic corruption and disregard for the rule of law.

The House Ways & Means Committee convened a crucial session on Wednesday to discuss documents protected under IRS code 6103, a section of the tax code designed to keep sensitive information confidential. The committee’s decision to release this material, despite the severe legal ramifications, underscores the gravity and urgency of the situation.

“Hunter Biden has once again demonstrated his belief that there are two systems of justice in this country – one for his privileged family and one for everyone else,” House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith thundered to Fox News Digital. “Not only did Hunter Biden brazenly refuse to comply with his initial subpoena until threatened with criminal contempt, but he also had the audacity to lie before Congress. This investigation and the documents released today are not about a personal vendetta against Hunter Biden; they are about ensuring the equal application of the law in a system that his family seems to believe they are above.”

Smith revealed that the documents show Hunter Biden lied at least three times during his deposition. “Lying during sworn testimony is a felony offense that the Department of Justice has prosecuted numerous individuals for in recent years, and the American people demand the same accountability for the son of the President of the United States,” Smith declared. “Hunter Biden’s lies under oath and obstruction of a congressional investigation into his family’s blatant corruption cast a shadow over his entire testimony. The newly released evidence confirms, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the only witnesses who can be trusted to tell the truth in this investigation are the IRS whistleblowers.”

The committee asserts that Hunter Biden mischaracterized his role at his firm, Rosemont Seneca, and actually controlled bank accounts he denied having under oath. Emails between Hunter Biden and his former associate Devon Archer show he helped a man named Miguel Aleman with visa documents, directly contradicting his testimony. Furthermore, WhatsApp records reveal that Hunter Biden only spoke with one Zhao — Henry Zhao of Chinese energy firm CEFC — debunking his claim of a mistaken identity due to intoxication.

In one explosive WhatsApp message, Hunter Biden blatantly leveraged his father’s position, telling a Chinese business associate from CEFC that he and his father would ensure “you will regret not following my direction.” Hunter Biden demanded a $10 million wire for his joint venture with CEFC, SinoHawk Holdings.

“I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, the director of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge, you will regret not following my direction.” Zhao responded, “CEFC is willing to cooperate with the family.”

Hunter Biden has been charged in two separate jurisdictions stemming from Special Counsel David Weiss’ years-long investigation into him. He pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for Delaware and federal tax charges in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The charges include making false statements during the purchase of a firearm, related to information required to be kept by a licensed firearm dealer, and possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler approached Congress, alleging that prosecutorial decisions in the federal investigation into the president’s son were influenced by politics. They claimed Weiss allowed the statute of limitations to expire for tax charges against Hunter Biden from 2014 and 2015 in D.C., and Hunter Biden should have been charged with tax evasion for 2014 and for filing false tax returns for 2018 and 2019, particularly concerning income from Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Fox News Digital reported in December 2020 that Hunter Biden failed to report “approximately $400,000” in income from his position on Burisma’s board in 2014.

The American public is fed up with a system rigged in favor of the powerful and well-connected. This is a direct assault on the integrity of our justice system. The time for accountability is now. Hunter Biden and his family’s blatant disregard for the law cannot be tolerated any longer. The American people demand justice.


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Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices


In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.



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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid


In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.


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