Posts Tagged ‘red’

By Cameron McKirdy

Survival Bros gives you a tour of the 1986 Volkswagon Vanagon, and discusses van dwelling.  I use the Coast Products TX100 LED flashlight to show you how dark the windows are now with tint and black vinyl covering them.  Look at the other gear I use and how, including my Kelty Recluse 2.5 insulated sleeping pad.  You have to have some kind of mat to lay on to be comfortable camping.

I’ve been doing a great job of staying clear of local police.  I continue to camp on private property with permission from the owner, or legally at camp grounds.  Plus, by staying at designated rest areas, the cops can’t charge me with overnight camping.  The police have better things to do anyways, like uphold their oath to The Constitution, and keep the peace.  We know law enforcement is big fans of our emergency preparedness blog, so thanks for visiting!  More adventures from the road soon.  

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By Cameron McKirdy

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Cam was given a Nobel Christmas tree to pass on to a stranger

I am a bell ringer.  Salvation Army claims they are, “doing the most good.”  That may be true.  The donations collected stay in the community where they were raised.  This helps the less fortunate, so for example, senior citizens can get the prescription pills they need.  More hungry are feed too, and shelter may be provided for the homeless.

I volunteered for a seven hour bell ringing session.  It was a true experience, unlike anything I’ve ever done.  At first, I thought hearing the bell clamor would be torture, but I didn’t even use my headphones for music, or earplugs to drown out the noise.  I thought it would be rude, and maybe I’d miss something that someone said.  I received hundreds of bright season’s greetings from Wal-Mart shoppers.  People smiled, told me to stay warm, and mostly to have a Merry Christmas.  I also had guests ask me to look after their bikes while they shopped, keep an eye on where their friend parked the car, and magically recall the location of the person they came in with.  It was funny though, and I got to do some people watching.  Looking into people’s shopping carts is like glimpsing into their homes.  I felt like a Peeping Tom, but it passed the time.  Most people were there to buy massive amounts of toilet paper, cat litter, or cat toys.  I’m not one to judge, but it was wild to see all the people wearing Mossy Oak (or real tree) camouflage clothing.  It was like half the shoppers just got done duck hunting.  The other half wore pajamas, slippers, or hideous Christmas sweaters, like they were trying to be a joke.  God bless them.

Seriously though, being a bell ringer was one of the most spiritually rewarding opportunities I’ve ever taken.  My favorite moments were seeing all the children excited to give.  They took a minute or two to figure out how to make the dollars fit into the pot’s slot, but they were so happy, and most skipped away holding their parent’s hand.  My bell was fascinating too.  I let one girl ring it, the others stared at me like I was a dinosaur.  I won’t forget all the people that took a moment, and the change from their pocket, and trusted it would go to a person who needed it more.  I saw a few $20’s go in, but maybe a gold coin slipped in there.  I will be back in front of a store today.  Please help others this holiday season, and volunteer in your community in 2014.  Bring peace to Earth.

Learn more about bell ringing here.

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Red Survival Mountain Bike and Backpacking Gear Photo

A Survival Bros contributor took this picture of his bicycle, and gear on a day trip. He likes to blaze new trails, and use a machete to cut down vegetation in his way. He has everything to survive the outing; gloves, water, lights, knives, food, caffiene, etc. He is prepared. What do you think of his survival mountain bike? It’s a work in progress.

(Survival Bros) It may be too late for you. Real-life zombies are everywhere man. This blog will help YOU figure out if you’re undead, or already on your way to becoming a zombie!!!

You’ve seen them on the streets. People with no spatial awareness. They’re in their own world. You could run butt naked in the streets and they wouldn’t notice, or ask for your number. Don’t take it personal my friend. They are self-absorbed puppets of the system. Consumers. Not producers. These zombies don’t contribute a damn thing to society. Here’s 10 warning signs that may suggest you’re already living dead.

1. You have hundreds of friends online, but nobody to actually get your back. Smile more?
2. You watch hours of TV every day, and repeat what you’ve seen and heard to people, even if it’s irrelevant in your life.
3. You drink water with fluoride added.
4. You play video games all the time. You like to simulate death and destruction. Survival Bros approves Tetris for all ages.
5. You live off others, or the government. You are not self-sufficient.
6. You believe what authorities say, jump through all the B.S. hoops, and root for the sports team with all your heart.
7. Every line you use is from some dumb Hollywood movie. You’re great at impressions. Do you.
8. You’re addicted to your phone. It’s become a distraction, deluding reality.
9. You eat fast food often, and buy GMO groceries over organic produce. Plus, you don’t read the back of the packaging.
10. You look and sound like everyone else. You’re good at fitting in.

Take back the power in your life by examining your choices. Sometimes we give away too much of our personal power to uphold the status quo. Maybe you are worried about what your friends or family will think of you if you make major life changes. Don’t worry!

You will find yourself. Avoid becoming a zombie by learning their pitfalls. Stay in the moment, and focus your awareness on the positive.

Wake up! The World is changing fast. Don’t get left behind. Stay up on alternative news and current events. Work with others in your community towards building a brighter future. Humanity is counting on you to fill your mind with goodness. Peace and love bros and sisters.

– Cameron McKirdy

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