This from a man named Patrick Henry, perhaps you’ve heard of him. “When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, Sir, was then the primary object.” Continue reading QOTD
This is an episode of the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast which I highly recommend. It is all about basic preparedness, anything from personal emergencies to natural disasters. It is an excellent intro to prepping. I will be taking time off till after New Years day. There IS a slight chance I may find time to post new content during the next week. Until … Continue reading Prepping for an Economic Downturn
I am currently having issues with my 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. It’s been running a bit rough for about 2 years. I haven’t taken it to a mechanic as the repair costs in a shop can be quite pricey, and the vehicle has over 300k mi on it now. Better, I thought, to run it into the ground as is, instead of paying enough in repairs … Continue reading How To: Auto Repairs, YouTube Mechanic Style
From The Hill. Democrats are preparing to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in nearly a decade. For almost that long, they’ve been promising to raise the federal minimum wage. In 2014, former President Barack Obama proposed a 40-percent increase, from $7.25 per hour to $10.10. The Congressional Budget Office predicted that doing so would erase half a million jobs from the economy … Continue reading Is Everyone Wrong on Minimum Wage?
I got my start in construction at the age of 5, when I would go to work with dad on his framing crew during the summer between school years. I got paid a whopping $5/day, and thought I was getting rich. My tool belt (which probably weighed nearly as much as me) was always filled with sticks of nails and water bottles, as my main … Continue reading The Tools of the Trade
So much to do, so little time! Time flies. You can’t beat the clock. Time, they ain’t making any more of it. So many ways to characterize the thing we all fight for more of. We can’t buy more time, but there ARE things we can do to optimize the time we do have. Multi-tasking is a hard one to pull off successfully for most … Continue reading How To: Save Time Online