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From Cam The Cuddler of CuddleLife.com

Like trading for stuff without using money? Would you like to get rid of some extra junk? Put a “Take One, Leave One” blanket in a public area like I did. Watch the new HD #survivalbros video, then read more about this fun Art project below.

This project was a success! Hundreds of people stopped, and contributed to “The Art Show”. I call it a free trading platform, or an exchange, which I facilitated, and curated. It encouraged beachcombers to give, and consider the value of their trading item. Sure some people took and didn’t leave, or left and didn’t take. A few kids picked up fond objects like pieces of shells, or rocks, and got the toy they wanted. The children would not be denied, and many made multiple trades, which I found amusing.

For the most part, I stayed out of it, and watched the developments from a nearby bench. I straightened it up a few times, and threw away trash. I will say it’s annoying when people leave their business card, and take a cool item, but I didn’t intervene. The Take One, Leave One project had a life of it’s own…

The sweetest moment happened when a kid traded his football for earrings, and quickly gave them to his mother. No hesitation. Then he grabbed a stuffed animal, and got a toy for himself. All in a matter of 30 seconds! Ha. The children making multiple trades cracked me up. They saw no limits to the possible trades. However, some parents wouldn’t even take time to explain this concept, or stop to let their kids even look at the show on the Promenade. They said things like, “I will get you a new toy from the store instead.” Fine. Buy everything then, ya Trendy.

This concept blew minds. People had never seen this before. It got people thinking, which is good. Proving, small ideas in tiny spaces can leave a big, and unexpected impact. However, I have set this up before in a busy area: read Part One HERE!!!

What would you have taken, and left for other people? Leave a comment!

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Hey Friend, 

It’s me.  Cam (The Cuddler).  I hope this blog post finds you well.   You won’t believe all of the Survival Bros News this month…Here’s stories from my travels, and camping.

First off, I trust you got through the 4th of July with all of your fingers.   I lit off a ton of fireworks.   All totally legal…I watched Seaside’s show from Gearhart, Oregon.  We had limited visibility will all of the smoke.  Everybody was lighting things on fire.  #USA  I couch surfed that night at a friend’s house.  I enjoy seeing how others live, and sharing what I have with them.

Next topic – Being a Professional Cuddler.   I’ve had much positive interest in my platonic touch service.   I provide cuddling sessions across America for donations.  I operate on a sliding scale of $25-$80 per hour, plus travel.  I’m open to trades as well.  My clients are caring, and brave for reaching out to me.  You can contact me at camthecuddler@gmail.com, or by adding “professionalcuddler” on Skype.  I offer free consultations online, in person, or over the phone.  Let’s snuggle.  I also read to people, and walk with them for companionship.   I love you all, and my work.  Thanks for the support.

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Here’s the funny “FEE HUGS” t-shirt I made.  Send me $20 on PayPal with your size and I will make a version of my choice for you.  I’ve been designing handmade clothing for years.   

I just gave a stranger a ride home for $5.  She was a mysterious, and spiritual being with guidance to give.  The woman lead me into brief meditation with this card as a happiness blessing.  Say the manta out loud.  Practice it.  http://www.sgi-usa.org

Ouch!!!!  I broke my foot!  I found myself tenting on rocks, and while sleeping on my belly, I kicked the ground and broke at least one bone in my toe.   It’s been hurting for weeks.   It even formed a deep blister, long after the impact.  #SurvivalBros opened the infected wound with a sewing needle, and squeezed out the chunky, oozing puss with fingernails.   Hand sanitizer was put on it, and the injury is looking and feeling better.  Thank God for his weed.  Passed, instead of passing out.

Happy thought: I’ve been cooking food several times daily on an open campfire.  It’s the best eat’n.  I have devoured pounds of potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips, and meats with cheeses while camping in the #PNW

Scavenging —–>  I like to trade with people.   Ideas, trinkets, nuggets, etc.  However, finding treasure on my own is fun too.  Today I’m camping, and I enjoy browsing campsites after guests leave.  I found free firewood (still burning to start my own flame), and a new hatchet.  I had just traded the same people a football I found in a bush for 2 beers…I asked for a small amount of coffee in exchange, but they only spoke French and returned from their tent with cold booze.  My other neighbors hooked up free weed for three days.  Blueberry Cookies, and Gorilla Glue.  We gifted each other items randomly, like tea, a decorative tin, kids game, a glow stick, dry shampoo, water and beyond.  Say hi to your fellow tenters.  #goodpeople   

Excuse me while I list a locked iPhone on eBay for parts.  I got it at a charity thrift store, hoping it was unlocked and use able for an extra video camera.  No luck, but I did find another camera half off at Goodwill.  It’s a Canon , and is worth $100.  The battery died so I to have to track down a wall charger online.  I will get an extra battery at the same time. 

Collecting bottle cans – Survival Bros made a Mission of it recently and hunted down the redeemable limit of 144, a few times.   Making $20 with two people working the bottle return robot.  These 10 cent recycleables have provided extra gas money for traveling.  One can = one mile down the road in my Ford Mustang.  This frees me up to drive around more to thrift and resell clothing in town.  I made $70 one day this week flipping old clothing, much of which was free to me.  Example: My buddy moved and left me a green Pendleton Men’s jacket.  I sold it for cash (vs more in trade) to Buffalo Exchange for a third of the price they will ask, being $65.

Somebody took a dump in the hottub at the resort.   Thankfully I pay attention to my surroundings.  This isn’t the first time I’ve encountered poop swirling in a spa.  The sauna is out of order too, so I’ve been down by the river hunting crawfish to fry up on the campfire.  Look at the BBQ bacon ends I ate.

I’ve been making Survival Bros Emergency Preparedness Caches to store, and sell.   I can customize them to fit almost any budget.  Want one?  A stash of extras can be huge in a pinch.  Trust me.  New videos coming.  Seen this YouTube classic yet?  It’s of a basic cache, to give you ideas.  Join us on YouTube.  We have 6,665 Subscribers to our channel.  

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By Cameron McKirdy (Cam The Cuddler) 

The skyhigh prices of some cryptocurrencies this month indicate to me a massive transfer of wealth from U.S. Dollars to digital money.  Mainstream media hasn’t seemed to pick up on the rise of Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum.  However, I know big companies have invested in them.  This new trend is worth looking into.

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Watch Survival Bros buy Bitcoin at a shopping mall in Oregon, USA.  

 How do Bitcoin ATM machines work?

How to buy Bitcoin with your own Wallet:

  • Buy or sell Cryptocurrency
  • Pick or create a digital wallet to send the electronic funds to
  • Pay with cash or card
  • Owner of device buys Bitcoin for up to $100,000 
  • Watch the price in the market place

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UPDATE: YouTube has started censoring my channel.  Google has been caught deleting comments on my video, and removing likes.  The Bitcoin video says it should have 12 comments, but there’s only 6.  George Orwell took the other 6 with him down the rabbit hole.  Compare for yourself on the video.  I certainly didn’t take 6 comments off my own video!  I posted it to hear back from you…

Crypto Currencies are increasing in value rapidly!  The numbers are hitting historic highs.  Here’s the Bitcoin pricing chart this year:

Click here for real-time pricing charts on CoinDesk.com

Here’s a video from YouTube by The Dollar Vigilante with analysis: 

Please leave comment on this blog post to help inform others of #currentevents #news #info

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Watch and learn how to get a free home, vehicle, or abandoned trailer like this one I found.  It was left on a back road in Oregon.  If someone doesn’t claim it by the posted time on the public notice, then it will be towed and impounded.  To get a free house, etc. just call the Sheriff and tell the police it’s yours now, and you will be taking responsibility of ownership.  

I could put this on a friend’s property, or pay only $35 per month to store it locally.  Decisions…Decisions…and here I am blogging about it.

Would you take a ditched trailer like this project?  How fun would it be to make it how you wanted?  Subscribe to #survivalbros on YouTube, and enter your email on the top left side of the homepage of http://www.SurvivalBros.com  #Hugs 

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By Cam The Professional Cuddler

Hello Friends,

In this Survival Bros vlog I visit a gym to use a free trial membership.  Really, I just wanted to use the sauna and shower at no cost.  I encourage you to ask more, and see what you can get in life.

Using an infrared sauna will get rid of toxins, open pores, and relax tense muscles.  It was hot as Vegas, but I loved IT.  I lasted 25 minutes.  No idea what the temperature was!  After this I drove my new Mustang to Portland to hustle at pawn shops and thrift stores.  I forget what I found…but I’ll find it again.  ha 

Best Wishes from Oregon,

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By Cameron McKirdy

Learn how to get freebies from companies by asking for products.  Cam with #SurvivalBros shows you free supplement and food samples received via the mail in this HD video haul, mail call vlog.  He either called customer service, or wrote each marketing department an email with a request.  They want to know about your social media impact, and what you do!  You can also ask for valuable coupons to save even more money when shopping.

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See how I score a free haircut from a #SportClips store in #Oregon  Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to Survival Bros on YouTube, and FOLLOW us on Instagram.  

Here’s a picture BEFORE I got my complementary trim.  I was happy to find a coupon in a grocery store!  What an improvement, huh?  Man my hair grows fast.  I need a cut every 2 weeks.

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Attention my fellow Survival Bros: Check our my new vehicle for car camping!  The old 2.1 Liter Volkswagen Vanagon has been sold to a hippie.  This 1994 Chevrolet G-20 van cost $2,000, and has 136,000 miles on it.  I’m hopeful that the Chevy will be much more reliable than the 1986 VW bus I lived in for nearly 2.5 years!  I must have had AAA tow my last ride 13 times to a mechanic or home.

#SurvivalBros is creating a new video series on vandwelling in this RV.  You’re gonna want to see every episode of my travels.  I’m bursting with information, and tips to share about living on the road.  Share this vlog and blog post with friends into #vandwelling   Subscribe today on YouTube HERE!

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Hanging out at “Surfer’s Parking Lot” near The Cove in Seaside, Oregon. Checking the wave conditions and people watching along the coast.

Cameron McKirdy did this:

Survival Bros shows you exactly how to get FREE CLOTHING IN LIFE!  Click on the HD YouTube video above for the exact mission details.  All you have to do is visit your local painting supply company store, and request a complimentary painter’s shirt or even a hoodie.  Every painter needs a shirt, preferably one with sleeves to protect themselves from paint over spray, and drips.  Trust me, I’ve painted houses and after pulling globs of latex out of my chest hair, a barrier of soft, breathable protection is a must.

It’s simple: Request swag (politely), get gear.  Try this method of acquiring, and comment on the blog post here if you have any luck.  It’s worked every time for me when I need fresh clothes to wear, and there’s more than one paint shop to pick from.  

I got another free shirt, this time from Rodda Paint in McMinnville, Oregon by asking…

More proof you can do this too.  

Send me (Cam) and email at thesurvivalbros@gmail.com if you have a photo you’d like to share, or want to suggest a topic for me to write an article about here on SB.  Thanks.

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Survival Bros shows you how to get free food for your pets.  With these four methods you’ll save money and treat your animal to the best in nutrition.  It doesn’t take much time to try out these scavenging techniques.  Prepare for the future by stashing some samples for later consumption.

You can try:
Requesting samples at health food and pet stores, filling out forms online for freebies, going to your food bank, and asking Vets in they have any bites.

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