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By Cameron McKirdy

Dear Journal,

Ahhhh….I’m resting in the Mustang.  I drove all Summer.  Circling the Pacific Northwest.  Treasure hunting.  Of course I found some.  Here’s my Summer recap and news update.

My home State of Oregon has been burning.  Roads closed, blocked off by Federal Forest Patrol.  Ash fallen.  Simultaneously, the solar eclipse brought cold, darkness, and silence.  It looked like the end of the world here.  Plus, The Authorities of Everything decided to ban fire.  So creating light, warmth, drinkable water, and cooking food is prohibited.  Camp on their terms.  Others really do know what’s best for me…On top of natural disasters, and galactic phenomenon, economic collapse is underway, with Bitcoin and crytocurrency prices skyrocketing.  Trust in traditional markets and pundits eroding.  And Hollywood is dying, being sold to Chinese companies.  Tinseltown Has Fallen

Meanwhile, The Internet, aka Google, continues to censor real information in live time, and hack Patriots.  For example: YouTube has been deleting comments, views, and likes from my videos.  Subscribe to Survival Bros while you still can.  Also, my laptop was being hacked mid upload while posting a video about the blatant censorship of real news.  I had to sell my computer thanks to Google trolls.  Now I switch devices monthly.  More precaucions against Big Brother will be taken.  This is an informaion war.  Are you in it?  Don’t say you do not have anything to hide.  This is a freedom and privacy issue.  Don’t stand by, fight for your rights so humanity has some in the future.  Another tactic Google uses is to bury New Media, so truth doesn’t appear in their curated trending section, and won’t be placed in the biased “News Carousel” either.  Or “Gulag”, I mean Google, will put videos in “restricted mode” or private so it’s not monetized, and difficult to find and watch.  You have to pay to play.  You’re being censored, and managed too!  Aware?  Twitter and Facebook are guilty as well.  It’s almost time to stop using these social media platforms in exchange for decentralized applications that promote free speech, your fundamental human right.

FACT: The Survival Bros Twitter account was attacked by The Russians.  Twitter emailed me about the login attempt…Maybe they want Uranium.  I don’t have any! And I don’t know of anybody with the stuff either.  Quit asking. #Russia

So what else have I, Cam The Cuddler been busy doing?  Soo much.  I worked off the rent balance for my storage units by helping the manager paint rotten boards, and cleaning gutters.  It didn’t take more that two hours to earn a few hundred bucks of credit, but something terrible happened in the process.  White paint drifted, and dotted my black car.  It wasn’t far away, and the guy with the paint sprayer gun didn’t get close enough to the surface of the wood.  Now I get to buff out the 1999 Survival Bros Mustang.  Speaking of Bettie, she’s running on a spare donut tire.  And I was trying not to attract cops.  I need a full set of tires, which will cost me around $400!  Plus, the front breaks are squealing, and a belt sqeeking.  Time to hustle.  U

Bummers like this maintenance bill can sting, so travelers must boost moral.  Adventure music helps uplift the spirit.  I bought a Back to The Future cassette for the Ford.  I got it at a garage sale for 25 cents.  Movie soundtracks are a blast driving to!  Of course I like meeting buddies, catching up, and playing games with them.  Poker anyone?  Another: Cop Trainer 2, is a classic video game shooter that keeps me sharp.  Blasting killer robots is a realistic and stimulating simulation at the arcade.

Scoring free samples around town is also amusing.  I hit Costco, hotels for free coffee, and gift shops along the coast to try cheeses, dips, and sauces, (not to mention beer and wine tastings).  Dipping complimentary pretzels gets stale, but once I did try a Grimm Reaper jelly with a date.  She couldn’t handle the heat!!!  We ran to a Gelato store where she demanded free samples.  Four little spoons later, life goes on for gypsies.

I’m riding solo once again.  No girlfriends.  No dog.   Just my racing mind, in a fast car; trying to stay grounded.  I’ve been doing a good job taking care of myself.  I needed alone time after this last relationship.  My company now is mainly comedians on podcasts I download.  However, I visit grandma frequently at a home, and tell the captive captivated old farts my adventures.  Nobody knows how I do it.  Living with little money, and no place to call Home.  I just make it happen, and continue to raise my RPMs.  Granny and I watched Mr. Bean.  She stockpiles extra mandarin oranges in her room from dinner.

Shoutout: I’m so grateful to my fans.  Almost daily now, people write me and tell me they saw me on VICELAND’s Abandonded episode 5 “Nuclear Waste”.  I love hearing about the impact I’ve had on their life.  Many were inspired to travel, or try the #vanlife out.  Others kindly shared that they made a survival kit because they saw me do it.  Go, and prep my friends.  I love you all.  Keep me in your hearts, and on your browser.  I have so much to share.  I’d like to hear from you directly.  Email me here: camthecuddler@gmail.com  I don’t use a phone anymore.  I’m sure I’ve missed texts from friends.  But I’m here to find.  Hugs.

Cam The Cuddler with CuddleLife.com 

Providing Platonic Touch as a Certified Cuddler in Seaside #Oregon 

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Survival Bros | EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Produced by Cameron McKirdy

It’s not easy to set the alarm for 5:30 AM. But the prospect of free food was too alluring. My bro and I geared up, and went down to the beach in Seaside OR, right off of Avenue U. There were swarms of foragers looking for clam shows. The dimples in the sand were everywhere. We got our limit of 15 razor clams in about 30 minutes. Mission successful! We will be back soon. I hope my video entertains, and informs. We had fun shooting it. Maybe next time Survival Bros will show you how we cook the squirmy grub. Thanks for visiting this blog. Comments are always appreciated. Happy hunting. Peace and love.

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By Brooke McKirdy (Cameron’s Mom)

After all the parties, family dinners, and endless sweets, it’s time to commence the annual quest for fitness.  Last year, starting New Year’s Day, I began a 9 day cleanse.  My Naturalpathic Doctor wanted me first to just eat fruit and veggies for 3 days, and then drink raw juice for 3 days, finishing the last 3 days with more organic fruits and vegetables.

Please consult your Dr. before doing this, or any detox program.  For me, every extended cleanse has resulted in a loss of at least 7-10 pounds.  After 9 days are up, you can begin introducing other foods into your diet.  This is a good way to find out if you are allergic to anything, without having to pay for a blood test.  However, I must confess, I could not just add 1 thing back into my diet after 9 days, because I took a blood test.

My Doctor and I thought I might be allergic to dairy and wheat.  When the results were in, they concluded I was sensitive to dairy, especially whey and yogurt.  Plus, I’m very allergic to wheat, eggs, almonds, cranberries, pecans, pineapple, bananas, and almonds.  There’s a difference between being “sensitive and allergic.”  Some are extremely sensitive, and have symptoms such as bloating, change in digestion, headaches, memory problems, being tired, etc.  Others are allergic and have major symptoms such as hives, breathing problems, and migraines.  The blood test shows you to what degree you are sensitive, or allergic to each food.  For example, I am moderately allergic to cranberries, so I should only eat or drink cranberries like once a month, as advised by my Dr.  I am more allergic to eggs, so I should avoid them, but if they are diluted in a recipe then I can get away with it.  Additionally, I will never get a flu shot since it is made from eggs.

You can be fanatical, or balanced with your diet.  I recommend getting tested for food allergies, because many symptoms people have are being masked by prescription drugs.  Maybe these pains can be avoided if you knew which foods to cut out.  So make a resolution to have better health this year by eating the right foods for your body.  Between this, and a detoxification cleanse, maybe you can lose about 20 pounds like I plan to beginning 2014.  Happy Holidays from Survival Bros!

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I finally juiced again. This is organic carrots, red apple, cucumber, celery, and broccoli! I’m sipping it right now. The juice is sweet. Not bad at all. And loaded with electric energy. My body is grateful. This one cost maybe $6 to make. Not bad considering how much it made. I will have plenty for later. Happy juicing.

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I was on a mission today. It was too sunny not to train hard. I got a good sweat going.

It’s Spring Break! My hometown Seaside Oregon was full of life. The bumper cars, and mini golf course were finally open. The smell of freshly dipped corn dogs in the air. But I biked by, and checked out the action on the beach. I didn’t stay long. I was going for speed and distance today.

I did stop for a raw Synergy kombucha, and found a new green one with chunky chia seeds. It was dank. Slightly sweet. It’s full of healthy bacteria and blue-green algae. It’s an energizer. The convenience store also offered free reverse osmosis filtered water. I filled 2 big bottles, and packed them up to the gravel logging roads.

It was a great day, bursting with sun. I rocked out, and flew down the mountain. I had it to myself. I used the Nike+ GPS iPhone app to track my route and progress. I check Google maps a few times to make sure I didn’t take a dead end. A few of the hills were monstrous, and needed to be walked up, but I like mixing up riding with hiking.

With a few water breaks, and stops for a picture, I went 10.7 miles in 1 hour 50 minutes. I figured the loop would take 3 hours. It was a solid training session. I only laid the bike down once trying to muscle over a down tree. I slammed some protein when I rolled out of the woods and got home, just before darkness fell. I wish you were there, but you may have slowed me up. ;^].

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By Cameron McKirdy

I’m so sore. I hiked from Seaside to the Hiker’s Cabins on Tillamook Head. It’s just under four miles, but it took nearly two hours. Then the next morning I hiked back, and walked a few more for good measure.

My 55L backpack weighed at least 40 pounds. And I almost wore 5lb ankle weights too. My Dad tagged along. He had hiking poles, which I tried. They took some of the strain off my legs, and gave me a good arm workout. The trail was nasty. So muddy. Dad said it was the worst time of the year to climb there, which made it the best for me. I wanted a challenge.

We had to climb over a few downed trees, but besides mud, the trail was well kept. It was never ending though. My Dad kept asking if we were there yet, like me on our road trips growing up. He said, “if I was on a treadmill, we would be there already.” Yeah. Working out in a gym is nothing like real life.

There were a couple lookouts over the Pacific Ocean, but it was foggy, and rainy. The canopy from the trees sheltered us some, but I was still soaked. I didn’t take any pictures going there, I knew it was going to be sunny the following day. Once we got to the log cabins, I was on my own. I changed clothes, and got my bed ready.

I used a new sleeping system. I just bought a gortex camo bivy, so that was my outer layer. I also brought my Coleman mummy style sleeping bag rated down to 25 degrees. Then I had a mummy shaped inflatable insulated sleeping pad. It was 2.5 inches thick! Comfortable, but next time I want to use one that’s lower profile, so my face has more clearance. It was a tight fit. I’m a big dude, so sleeping in a bivy bag was a little claustrophobic at first.

I passed out super early. 6PM. I was tired, and just trying to stay warm in my bag. I woke up once, just to say hi to the mice in the bunk above me. They checked out my stuff, left their mark, and bounced. I was stoked in the morning when I popped my head out and saw daylight. I couldn’t wait to hike back to Seaside. The sun was shining, and I could see the end of the ocean.

On the trek back I snapped the pictures you see below. It’s a magical place, eager to be explored. I buried an emergency cache up there, full of food, water purification tablets, matches and more. Maybe someday I will have to flee the city, and retrieve it. On hikes like this you are forced to make decisions. Take the long route around the mud pit, or charge it. I went right through the mess usually. Foolishly I tried to take a shortcut down a slick, rocky hill once. I slipped, and tried to plant my heels in the bank, but couldn’t stop. I slid on my butt, until I snatched a root. No blood. I didn’t take a picture of the slide either, I kept charging.

Four miles later, I made it from the cabins to The Cove in Seaside, OR. I walked through the city, and got some strange looks with my backpack on. That and my backside was covered in mud. I made it home, showered, and passed out. I loved every second of the adventure. It was brutal, but I enjoy training hard. Hike Tillamook Head if you can, it’s part of the majestic Oregon Coast Trail. Now where’s the ice?
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Today I met up with an old friend interested in trading pocket knifes, for my antique wooden chest. I’ve been packing this cool, big box around for years, but felt like swapping it out for smaller items I can potentially trade or sell later.

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I got this ornate chest in Tigard, OR at a St. Vincent De Pauls for $40 or so. I was going to restore it, but liked the rough, vintage look, and couldn’t bring myself to refinish the wood. I never cleaned the tin exterior either. It made a great shoe box for awhile, but I had my eye on a stash of Swiss Army knives my buddy acquired from an estate sale. We are both hustlers, so I felt like meeting to get some deals going.

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I picked these 18 multitools out of my friend’s collection. I will end up putting a few in small emergency caches to be buried. Some will be gifts, and others I will use for odd jobs. A couple have lights built in too. It felt good to trade for items that won’t be a burden to move. I’m always traveling, so bulk is bad. I will do more deals with this contact, and the possibilities are endless with online networking. Don’t miss out. Be social.

Today I felt like exploring. So I biked to The Mill Ponds in Seaside Oregon. The ground was soggy, so I had to pedal lightly to avoid getting sprayed with mud from my tires. Hearing the blue birds chirp relaxed me instantly. Beats traffic noise.

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Right before I got to my favorite spot, I noticed a park bench upside down in the water. I wondered where it went. It’s been a few months since I sat on it from the lookout. Without hesitation I laid my bike down, and tromped through the sticker bushes to get to it. I had seen 2 homeless teens camping there before, and I’m pretty sure they trashed the place.

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I yanked that bench out of the pond, and brought it back to its home. Now everyone can rest and enjoy that epic view again. The seat wasn’t in bad shape, or soaked entirely, so I chilled there for a few. Just another reminder that you can either make the world a better place, or screw it up for the rest of us. There aren’t many public spaces left, so treat them with respect.

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