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By Cameron McKirdy (Cam The Cuddler) 

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Crypto Currencies are increasing in value rapidly!  The numbers are hitting historic highs.  Here’s the 1 month chart for Bitcoin:

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

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

I wish I could tell you what’s happening with the skyhigh prices of some cryptocurrencies this week…It’s not clear why there is so much movement.  Mainstream media won’t cover Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Ethereum.  However, I know big companies have invested in them.

It’s not to late to buy into digital currency…Not saying you should.  Both marketplaces for Ethereum Ether Tokens, and Coinbase.com are down!  I haven’t been able to buy any digital currency online.  

Please leave comment to help inform others of #currentevents #news #info

Cam and Tactical Gypsy at a Bitcoin ATM in an Oregon Shopping Mall

 How Bitcoin ATM machines work?

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros = Real News aka The Truth

Welcome to your everyday preparedness blog.  This post is an update with the latest information going on.  Share this website with your friends, and SUBSCRIBE to our #survivalbros YouTube channel!  We now have over 6,500 subscribers.  Join the community today, and leave a comment on a fun video production.

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Fake News Challenges Cam The Cuddler:

I recently drove my Mustang to Portland, Oregon to demonstrate my survival tactics to a “reporter” and photographer with Willamette Week.  It’s a tabloid, and I shouldn’t have trusted them to get my story correct.  The nameless reporter didn’t use a voice recorder, and managed to misquote me.  The entire article is snarky, and designed to discredit me. Instead, YouTube views are going through the roof!  

Here’s the “story,” from wweek.com.  I did NOT say the line about killing.  I was saying that there may be violence in the streets a few days after supplies run out, and it got twisted into, “there will be killing for five days.”  That makes no sense.  It was careless reporting, intentionally.  They should give back their Pulitzer prize they won so long ago.  Reporters better watch how they handle me.  Good luck getting an interview now.  You better have some credibility, and be a positive person if you’re gonna approach me for a story.

Watch the latest thrifting haul score below.  This could be my most profitable purchase ever:

I quit my job.  I’ve been working at a GNC, but it’s an unhealthy work environment.  The florescent lighting was unbearably bright and annoying.  The frequency is harmful.  Plus, I was surrounded by a Wi-Fi signal, that I’m sensitive to.  All of us should be aware of our surroundings, and be in an environment that is as natural as possible. 

Once the weather got nice, and the Sun came out, the customers stopped coming in.  They were getting Vitamin D, and fresh air like I should be doing.  So that bothered me.  I don’t want to develop varicose veins from standing or sitting too much either.  Be careful with that my friends.  They sure do recall a bunch of products too!

I’m now selling caches.  Maybe you’ve seen me on VICELAND’s Abandoned Ep. 5 “Nuclear Waste” with skater Rick McCrank.  If you want me to build one for you, just send $75 to me on PayPal here.  You’ll get tons of cool items, and lots of value.  I will include treasure from my adventures, such as amazing thrift store finds and practical everyday items.   Look out for a video about a mystery cache soon.  Here’s a practical cache I put together recently:

The struggle is real.  On a recent road trip to Terwilliger aka Cougar hot spring East of Eugene, I hit a pot hole in the dark and cracked my oil pan.  I have a 1999 Mustang, with a severe leak, so I’m not driving right now.  I’m back on foot patrol, and catching buses, as my survival mountain bike was recently stolen also.  Pray that I can travel again soon, and get it fixed properly on the cheap.  A mechanic wants $650 to do the job, but I have a buddy in mind to help for way less cash.  It may take 6 hours of labor, as the engine needs to be lifted and cradled.  At least this doesn’t appear to be the end of my ride on the black stallion.  

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Hey Friends,

Cam coming at you from the beach in Oregon.  #Seaside  I’m so glad you’re here to share with me.  Thanks for all the thoughtful comments, and please remember to SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE TO #SURVIVALBROS  Watch our 300+ videos at no cost.  We now have 6,399 subscribers, and growing.  Thanks for participating.  I love this community of #backpackers #healers #preppers #activists #nolabels 

It’s been a wild ride these past few years.  If you’ve been following my HD videos, I was #vandwelling for 2.5 years in my Volkswagen Vanagon.  I put many miles on her, riding the nugget from hot spring to couches, and cabins.  It’s a lifestyle I would go back to, but my survival situation has changed.

I bought a new van!  And it broke down.  Costing me a fortune.  Then I was on foot, and in a tent.  Winter hit.  I had challenges, and the weather was nasty.  It was the worst I’ve ever seen it in the #PNW  Now I have a place to stay, a fast car, a part-time job, and an office to make more videos and #Art.  I am very #blessed and grateful.  

So here we are.  Standing strong in the chaos.  Better prepared.  

What do I want to do next?  Stay tuned.  

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I’m a Professional Cuddler too ya know – http://www.CuddleLife.com  #platonic #touch

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By Cameron McKirdy

A survivalist and cancer fighter answers my questions about his unique ride.  This electric trike gets 240 miles per gallon of gas.  Talk about frugality and wellness wrapped in one man’s mission to live!  The cyclist is always moving his legs, and getting a workout while going down the road.  He had this tricycle loaded with groceries, and clean laundry.  It could easily haul over 100 pounds of gear.  What do you think of this survival mobile?  More on the #survivalbros YouTube Channel.  Subscribe today to watch all the HD video adventures for free online.  Thanks for the support.

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By Cameron McKirdy

People need physical touch from others.  Babies must have attention, and contact, or they will die.  So LOVE, and CUDDLING, ARE SURVIVAL ISSUES.

After living out of my van in the woods for months while managing a campground and hot spring, I found myself wanting more non-sexual, platonic contact with others.  I sought out more human touch, including cuddling from friends and family, and put in extra snuggle time.  Later I’d visit Samantha Hess at her famous cuddle cafe on:

1015 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214

Cuddle Up To Me is a safe and comfortable place where you can go to feel respected, appreciated, and worthy.  When I first saw Samantha Hess, I was all hopped up on coffee, hadn’t eaten, and had all these big ideas for how I could help her cuddling business.  Well, I eventually chilled out, and opened up to her.  We shared our stories during our consultation. After processing, I wished to cuddle in her fantastic Universe themed space room.  Snuggling Sam was very relaxing.  Focusing on my breath, and the sensations of compassionate touch, it was simple to be now.  Sam guided me into several silly sounding poses like: Mama Bear, Side Pocket, and Lazy Spoon.  Book an appointment with a Certified Cuddler for more details.  Cuddling with no sexual intentions is one experience we should all have regularly.  I felt wonderful for weeks.

Hug?  Ask.  I won’t turn you down. – Cam

Survival Bros challenges you to give TEN HUGS DAILY!  Try getting that many embraces or more, forever.  Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below.  You’ll be making so many people smile, so don’t be shy.

Cuddle Up To Me – Book an Appointment Today

Cameron McKirdy Samantha Hess

“Touch is by far our most important sense, essential to our survival and development.” – Samantha Hess 

AS SEEN ON TV: Samantha Hess on America’s Got Talent in 2015 #cuddleparty

Watch an insightful YouTube skit on understanding people called “It’s Not About The Nail”

Further discussion about empathy and attention:

By Cameron McKirdy

I spent the weekend on the Oregon Coast in Seaside, and had spare time to experiment with a new Art project.  First, I dug through a recycling bin for cardboard to create a small handmade sign with a permanent pen.  Then I rounded up some fun objects I didn’t need anymore, like a Smokey The Bear keychain whistle.  These goods would be available to begin the open bartering.  I spread out a towel, and placed the trinkets on The Prom’s concrete path.

With little effort, and few resources, a self-serve system was born.  A take one, leave one blanket is a place where an item of any kind can freely be exchanged as you see fit.  Share this concept with people in your town.  You wouldn’t believe the response.  Nearly every biker, and pedestrian stopped their forward progress to figure out what was going on.  This open trading system seemed to inspire, confuse, and even make some people greedy.  

I may have seen people taking without giving, thinking nobody was looking, but I’m not sure.  Others had no issue taking nice items, like a Tree of Life necklace pendant, and replacing it with trash.  I found the blanket riddled with wrappers, cardboard scraps, and even half of a marijuana cigarette.  Take a close look at the pictures, and you’ll see other small stuff, like a paperclip, pocket change, flower, price tag sticker, and a pile of sand from the beach.

I discretely checked back every few hours for a day, and saw some of the action in person.  People generously placed beautiful possessions with little hesitation.  There were cool things left behind that I didn’t get a picture of, because I didn’t want to interrupt the process.  My favorite moment was when a 12-year old girl named Krystin Crawford set down her hand painted sand dollars.  She took a braided piece of grasses someone constructed.  The girl enjoyed sharing the Art she made, and getting involved.  See her craftsmanship below.  The found, and re-purposed shells were adorable.  Krystin and her mom came back to the free exchange place the following morning with a positive attitude.  Everything had changed.  This artist endeavour has restored my faith in humanity once and for all, despite some shady, but acceptable transactions by others.

In conclusion, I will try this social experiment again.  I was thrilled to see this interactive art piece evolve rapidly.  I saw joy on many of the participants faces.  This free trading system can be implemented anywhere, at anytime.  Let’s spread the concept, and see the random generousity of others displayed in public.  And remember, you’ll usually get more than you give.  Leave a comment, or question if you like.  Thanks for visiting Survival Bros.

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Wikipedia information on Bartering and Gift Economy

Oregon Country Faire Take One, Leave One blanket from 2015

Oregon Country Faire Take One, Leave One blanket from 2015

This picture courtesy of Regina Mattingly

By Cameron McKirdy

One of my favorite activities do to for myself is taking a trip to an isolation chamber, or flotation tank in PDX.  The two spas Survival Bros have checked out are Float On, and Common Ground.  Both are open to the public, just call ahead before you try this form of alternative medicine.  There’s many benefits to floating, but in general it’s excellent for meditation, and relaxation.  Specifically, I use this type of therapy for an improvement in circulation, and to enhance creativity.

So how does it work?  Well, the video interview featuring Joe Rogan is a good place to start your journey.  But since I have experience, here’s how it went when I stopped by Common Ground at the Everett House Healing Center and Spa.  They are located at 5010 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211. First, I reserved a floating session by phone (503-238-1065), which cost $65 for 90 minutes.  If you call them, and ask for a promotion, you may be able to get a better rate.  There’s two tanks here.  Common Ground is a wellness co-operative, so consider becoming a member for more savings.  It’s a wonderful environment, bursting with plant life outside, and welcoming people all around.  The reception area is cozy.  Shop, explore other services, such as massage, or you can help yourself to a beverage like hot tea.  Check in for your float, then grab an over-sized towel and hit the showers and sauna.  Beware, locker room may be coed at times, so you may see some boobies.

After loosening up in the sauna, and breaking a sweat, I rinsed off again, and took off my bath towel.  I slipped into the dark tank, and got settled in.  Using earplugs is recommended, so one more bodily sense is cut off from The World.  That’s the idea.  You use an isolation chamber to go inside yourself, work through issues, and make discoveries.  A floating air pillow supports your head and neck.  Then you simply lay there in darkness, mostly submerged in salty water.  The Epsom solution is ideally the same temperature as your skin, at 93.5-95 degrees.  So as you relax, you begin to lose a sense of where your body ends, and where the The Universe begins.  It’s like being thrown back into the womb.  Finally, you’re alone with yourself again, and can process life better.

Follow the links provided to find out more benefits of flotation tanks.  You’ll begin to discover how it changes your brain.  If you try out an isolation tank, you may feel your mind bending.  According to Common Ground in Portland, OR this “stimulates left/right brain synchronization; shifts brain waves from Beta to lower frequency Alpha, Theta and even Delta; creates mental clarity, alertness; increases creativity, problem solving; heightens visualization; deepens meditation; expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the senses, accelerates learning.”  Sign yourself up.  If you try this, you won’t be disappointed.  It is not a waste of time.  It’s something new to most, and good for you on many levels.  Leave a comment if you have additional questions, and I will do my best to answer them.  I will explore this topic further, and blog more about floating soon.  Cheers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isolation_tankfloat tank PDX

“You won’t be in pain, if you have peace at heart.” – Cameron McKirdy in an Isolation Tank

float on inside chamberIsolation Tank photos taken by http://instagram.com/rockman_rocks at Float On in Portland, OR

If you haven’t been to the wonderous, massive, Tillamook Cheese Factory, drop the can of Cheez Whiz and go. I went for the free samples, and damn did I score. Plus, I got some epic cheese for later, and fresh jerky for my bug out bag. Pictured below was my lunch; three huge scoops in a chocolate waffle bowl with peanuts including: Grandma’s Cake batter ice cream, Marionberry Pie with chunks of crust, and Mint Chocolate Chip. I nearly died grubbing down on this, but it was heaven. I also snagged free samples of fudge.

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Tillamook County in Oregon has the best dairy in America. Nobody cares about heifers from Wisconsin. So with that in mind, I pillaged the village! Once at the famous Cheese Factory, I scurried to the self guided cheese sampling line. I grabbed a tooth pick, and began stabbing square chunks. So moist. Flavors dancing on the trampoline that is my tongue. There were 7 scrumptious varieties to try. I made the most out of it, and picked up two of the biggest nuggets in the dish each time. My mouth is bigger than most, so it’s only fair I take more. My favorite may be the smoked garlic and white cheddar cheese. You also have to try the legendary squeaky cheese sold only at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. It makes you sound like a hyper chipmunk when you chew it. I went through the line twice.

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From upstairs you can watch the cheese-makers create huge 40 pound blocks to package. It’s fascinating. The famous factory was packed with fanatics. It’s a must see in Oregon. Just down the road was a deal on smoked, natural, turkey and beef jerky. This is the perfect food to stockpile for an emergency. It will last awhile, and it’s a good source of protein. I picked up a stick, and a few bags. It was a great price, and tender. Mmmmm. Cheese, jerky, and ice cream. That’s a Survival Bros adventure.

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Produced by Cameron McKirdy

Pets love trails. We run, jump, and play in the mud, and our puppy does the same. Here at Survival Bros, we care about our animals, so we take good care of them, and prepare for their survival needs. This is a short list of items to have in a pet first aid kit. Some of these things you may already have on hand. All items can fit in a large Ziploc bag, which we like so everything is easy to see. Any portable waterproof container would be wise. Or you can even make a tactical dog vest, so they can carry their own gear. The point is, make one that works for you and your furry friend too.

  • Blunt tipped scissors to cut away clumped hair, or tangled sticks without poking your pet.
  • Bottle of eye wash solution is a great sterile way to flush any debris from your pets eye.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide works well for cleaning small wounds.
  • Triple antibiotic ointment for dressing wounds after they have been properly cleaned.
  • Sterile nonstick pads are best as adhesive strips don’t really stick to puppy fur (Vet Wrap).
  • Nail trimmers, tweezers, and comb.
  • A leash in case it’s not your animal your treating, you still need to be able to control them if they are able to walk.
  • A big clean towel to dry them off, warm them up, or if needed, stop bleeding by applying pressure.
  • A muzzle that fits your animal is good to have in your kit in case they are scared, or hurt bad enough. You love them, they love you, but in a fear moment while you’re trying to help them, they might bite you. Also consider putting a plastic cone around their head to prevent further injury.
  • Rain coat or poncho with hood.
  • Harnesses are helpful.
  • Also, make sure to have your animal’s tags on them in case they get lost. You can also have a microchip implanted in your pet for security reasons, and tracking. It’s a little 1984, but it could come in handy if a collar breaks.
  • Instant Cold Pack for swelling.
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insect bites and bee stings.
  • Rectal thermometer.
  • Gloves.
  • Extra pet food and water.

Basic first aid is applicable to animals and humans. Knowing how to properly clean and dress a wound is survival basics. Being able to do it on yourself, someone else, or a pet means you can potentially safe the life of a loved one. In an emergency, remember to keep calm, think rationally, and address one issue at a time. Be extreme out there people, and take your pets outside with you! And please visit Survival Bros again soon. Peace.

Nothing is more precious than a child. That’s why babysitting is so important. I recently watched three girls. They tried to break me. I regulated. Everybody came out better.

First off, babies are out of control. They get into everything. You really can’t babyproof a house, because they can climb anything like King Kong. They do as much damage too. The two younger girls I watched are 18 months, and three years old! They usually don’t play together, so I’m always running down one of them. I’ve never drank so much coffee, and been so exhausted.

Kids are tornados. I’ve been blasted with Cheerios, toys, and gale force sneezes. The baby is always squirting something out. She is almost potty trained though. Her sisters are helping her figure it out. And for the record, I’m not afraid to change a diaper. Every prepper should check that off their to do list!

I’ve found rugrats typically need activities like drawing or reading. This stimulates their mind, and they will make less messes for you. It’s also good to tell them NO! And let them cry. I can’t cater to everything they want. When kids are fussy, they seem just frustrated or tired. Naps are your best friend.

It’s also crucial to teach them while playing. They don’t even know they’re learning while playing games. We go over things like colors, names, and numbers. The squirts love to learn words and repeat what I say. They are sponges. That’s why they can only watch so much TV. I’d rather they play then zone out.

Finally, but maybe most important, it’s key to make the kids feel safe and nurtured. I’m always smiling around them, and ready to play. The infant always says, “tickle me!” She is so funny. The children play all types of games naturally. Being around them has made me more childlike, which is great. SURVIVAL BROS invites you to inspire a kid. Spend time around them. You can learn from them as you teach.

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Baby yoga time with Cam. We also did push-ups.