Disaster Strikes when Least Expected

There are plenty of disasters we can expect.  The ones we do not expect are the ones to worry about.  Or better let’s not worry and enjoy life while we make sure we land on our feet no matter what expected/unexpected00 events unfold.

This simple idea is really the only sensible way to live, and it’s the essence of being a Pruppie. 

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Here I am in Pruppie Heaven.  Or is it a haven?

Pruppies are those who have a heaven that’s also a haven.  

Pruppies use technology every way they can to improve our lives, but are not dependent on it.   Pruppies integrate the best features of Preppers and Uppies.  We all know about preppers.  They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end.

We also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals.  Uppies expect their world to get better and to have improved living and more.

The reality is, the world might get better, or it might get worse.   The NSA-inspired ransomware that started last weekend and is holding computers around the world hostage reminds us of this fact.  The cyber attack involved a ransomware dubbed WannaCry and Microsoft has called it a “wake-up call” for governments.

Hopefully governments and industry will wake up, but tomorrow we could rise and find we have no internet at all.

The world has changed.  Events that unfold are totally beyond our control.  We do not know what will take place during changes with the potential disasters we know such health care, North Korea, Syria, others part of  the Middle East, or from tax reform.  The future, the global economy, democracy in America, the US dollar, pensions, health care, etc. are unknown.

Then we have the unexpected like this current hacker attack.  Even if we knew this would happen, what could we do about it?

We can’t change the future, but we can control how we adapt to whatever does take place.  We can live happier, richer, low stress lives regardless of how the world turns.  We should not sacrifice living a full life in the here and now either.  In fact Pruppers use what they love to improve the moment and protect the future.

For example, Merri and I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountain because we really love the rural life.  We also expect that our bit of rural isolation offers protection in case human social progress is not so good.

We have the wonderful new technology here.  We can get up to a gigabyte of fiber optics broadband.  Fedex delivers six days a week.  Cell phone reception now covers the farm.  Airports are  90 minutes away.  We can effectively interact with the world in commerce, in society, investing and stay right on top of the news.  In many ways, we are more efficient than if we lived in big cities. We do not wrestle with the problems of commuting, traffic jams, high real estate prices and property tax.

This is a lifestyle we love that offers everything we desire if the world gets better and better.

In addition it offers extra safety in case events in the world go south.   We have our own electricity, an abundance of alternative fuel (wood), hydro power potential, plenty of protein (and fat) roaming the woods and  swimming in the rivers and creeks.  Plus we have more than enough space to grow carbohydrates and are surrounded by neighbors who know how to do so.  Even if the world is kinda bad, up here, life can be good.

Let me be clear, not everyone should move as far our as we are, on a gravel road, deep in the woods.   We love this type of living but realize that this is not everyone’s desire.

The basis of pruppism, is to do what you love that takes advantage of technology, but is not dependent on it.

If you prefer to live in a city, you  might consider urban farming.

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article, “A Farm Grows in the City” (1)  tells how there are many startups growing food closer to where people live.

The article says: The world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, 33% more people than are on the planet today, according to projections from the United Nations. About two-thirds of them are expected to live in cities, continuing a migration that has been under way around the world for years.

Getting food to people who live far from farms—sometimes hundreds or thousands of miles away—is costly and strains natural resources. And heavy rains, droughts and other extreme weather events can threaten supplies.

Now more startups and city authorities are finding ways to grow food closer to home. High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and shipping containers, where lettuce and other greens grow without soil, stacked in horizontal or vertical rows and fed by water and LED lights, which can be customized to control the size, texture or other characteristic of a plant.

Companies are also engineering new ways to grow vegetables in smaller spaces, such as walls, rooftops, balconies, abandoned lots—and kitchens. They’re out to take advantage of a city’s resources, composting food waste and capturing rainwater as it runs off buildings or parking lots.

Urban farming isn’t easy for big companies but can be for individuals.  Many sources of food, such as wheatgrass and greens for example are easy to grow adequate amounts of  sustainable, nutritious food.

In Russia, a law,  the “Private Garden Plot Act” gives citizens free plots of land where families can grow their own food  free from taxation.  It is estimated that much more than half of Russia’s vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat is produced on these plots.

The US has encouraged local food production in 1918 during food rationing and during World War II when about 40 percent of America’s vegetables came from Victory Gardens.  If more people gardened for food, they would be healthier from the better food and exercise.

Can’t stand the idea of getting your hands dirty?

I get it.  Some people hate the idea of gardening or farming of any sort.   The idea of tromping in the woods and digging in the dirt gives a lot of people the shivers… or for whatever reason, this just “ain’t gonna happen”.

There are many ways to do something you love and make sure you are prepared for any event.  Maybe investing in urban farms is a better choice. What a great harvest that industry would reap, having food close at hand, if the national transportation system were shut down by computer hacks.

Aerofarms, (2) one of the urban farmers mentioned in the Wall Street Journal is looking for investors for example.

AeroFarms  designs and operates commercial vertical farms that deliver supplies of greens on a mass scale more cheaply and reliably to cities, by growing food locally indoors year round.  This company is looking for partners so if you love investing, this may be an approach into food sustainability instead of hands in the earth.


Or maybe a job?

Another Urban company mentioned in the article, Urban Produce LLC (3) grows baby kale, wheatgrass and other organic greens in neat rows on shelves stacked 25 high that rotate constantly, as if on a conveyor belt, around the floor of a windowless warehouse.

The article says (bolds are mine) Computer programs determine how much water and LED light the plants receive. Sixteen acres of food grow on a floor measuring an eighth of an acre.  It’s “high-density vertical growing system,” which Urban Produce patented, can lower fuel and shipping costs for produce, uses 80% less fertilizer than conventional growing methods, and generates its own filtered water for its produce from humidity in the air, says Edwin Horton Jr., the company’s president and chief executive officer.  “Our ultimate goal is to be completely off the grid,” Mr. Horton says.

The company sells the greens to grocers, juice makers and food-service companies, and is in talks to license the growing system to groups in cities around the world, he says. “We want to build these in cities, and we want to employ local people,” he says.

Maybe there is an opportunity as a licensee or an employee. Perhaps you should look for companies of this nature near you and see what opportunity you can gain with or from them.

Here is a small example of Pruppie thinking.  I love chopping wood.  I keep a supply that could be used to heat our home, but since it’s not needed we use it to heat our wood fired deep woods hot tub. That really makes life better right now.

Time to fill the wood pile

This was fun, filling up the wood bin… and good exercise.

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I prefer to use my chain saw, but if that technology is not available, I can saw, get even more exercise and still have the enjoyment of being in the woods.

The future will bring some things unexpected.  We cannot change that fact, but we can enjoy life now using modern technology to do something you love that makes your life better and prepares you for the unexpected so it’s all good.


(1) www.wsj.com:  A farm grows in the city

(2) Aerofarms.com website

(3) Urban Produce LLC

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

While the world was distracted by the American politics, a more important power struggle is taking place.   If that struggle is lost what’s left of our privacy, the safety of our food supply, the control over our health, the safety of our money and even the sanctity of our opinions and thoughts could be lost.

Almost half of America’s voters rejected the postwar global economic order. This could leave a cloud of uncertainty over the U.S. and world economies, that create market risks at any time.  Yet the bigger danger continues to grow.   This struggle is taking place, right now.   You are reading about a tiny part of this conflict daily in the news.  Part of the danger is that most of the clash is hidden from view.  The public does not see underneath the visible spin nor do they understand the truly horrible consequences that losing this struggle brings.

The great risk comes because there is an association forming that could not only impact health care, nutrition and the environment, but can control what you read on the internet, see over cell phones, watch on TV and what trends in social media.  In short everything you write or say could be used  to control what you hear and read.

The warning shot, that could be seen, was the merger between Bayer and Monsanto.  This union is horrible enough, yet is only the tip of the iceberg as there are seven companies involved in a more sinister plot.

The momentum of this dangerous alliance has picked up much faster than anticipated.   I began researching and preparing a report “Learn Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” last month when the Bayer-Monsanto merger was the big deal.   Bayer and Monsanto are two of the seven firms involved in this almost invisible take-over of our food and medical services as well as the internet, cell phones and TV.  I started researching when I found the depth of the Bayer-Monsanto merger.  I was truly concerned and shocked because my research discovered that the consolidation of Bayer and Monsanto is not the biggest merger nor the most dangerous by far.

I miscalculated how much time we have.  I went to work on the report right away, taking my time to delve deeply, but even before I have finished the report, events have begun to heat up.  The pace of this hidden unification has increased.  Now another merger is taking place, far more destructive and the alliance has an incredible lobby program working to make sure that the deal goes through.

A triad of three huge concerns and four smaller ones with hundreds of billions of dollars have built one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.  Nearly 100 registered lobbyists are already on retainer and they include former members of Congress.   One company in this heptagon is also the largest donor to federal lawmakers.  The donations we know of equal more than $11 million to 374 of the House’s 435 members and 85 of the Senate’s 100 members in this election cycle.

This deadly seven point affiliation is likely to snake into almost every part of our livelihood.  One part of the cartel will increase our dependence on modified food that can purposely increase our needs for pharmaceuticals manufactured and sold at outrageous prices by another arm of the group.  The organizations will know more about us than any other group in existence.  They will (in fact they already are) act as spies for the government.  This amalgamation will control what ads we see, the products we buy, listen into our phone calls and even monitor and influence what we see on TV.

Sadly most of the public will not even know that this fusion has taken place.  Life will appear to go on as normal.  They won’t even see the change as what’s left of their good life which could be drained away by corporate malfeasance.

This is why I am rushing a report to you so you can be one of the few who avoid the ruin of this alliance and even gain rather than lose what’s left.  The report contains seven steps we can take to gain benefits and protection from this cartel.

Here is some background.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Carl Duisberg, the head of Bayer, created a profit sharing cartel from three firms BASF, Bayer and Agfa, called the Dreibund (Triple Alliance) or little IG.

This German chemical association dominated commerce everywhere under the name of IG Farben, the largest company in Europe, the 4th largest anywhere and the largest chemical company in the world.

Because “Power Corrupts” this company morphed into something truly evil before and during the Second World War.

After WWII IG Farben was considered so morally corrupt it could not be allowed to continue to exist and was split into its original constituent companies.  Today Agfa, BASF, Sanofi and Bayer remain.

This is where facts become truly scary.  Some of these very same companies have merged with other mega concerns to create a new American Dreibund (a Triple Alliance dominating the USA).   This new cartel has such power it can take control of your food, your medicine and even influence if not control what you read and the information you access for health and wealth.  Even worse, they can monitor everything you do and give it to others in government and business as well.

From a political point of view we cannot do much about this alliance.   The cartel has hundreds of billions and hundreds of lobbyists.  They are making their big move right now, to take advantage of the election distraction.  They know that right after the election politicians are willing to accept bad news because it will be forgotten in four years.  In addition their greatest enemy in the government has only a couple of months left as the head of the Federal agency that will fight this cartel.

Only a few people will know how to take advantage of the inadvertent advantages we can gain from the results of this alliance.

The sooner we act, the greater the benefits.   This is why I want to rush my newest report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” to you.  This report shares how to protect what you have from this coalition that is taking over mainstream media, our food supply as well as our medical history, health care and communications.

Fortunately a loophole can set you free.  You can protect what you have and actually improve your situation, a lot.  Merri and I have already jumped though the loophole and want to share why and how you should too.

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Become a Pruppie!

May I coin a new word, Pruppie?

We all know about preppers.  They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end.  And we also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals.  Uppies expect their world to get better.

The reality is that our worlds have changed and for most of us, there is still great opportunity for a better lifestyle, yet the preppies could be right.

I invite you to join Merri and me as Pruppies, those who expect the world to get better and live and earn based on that expectation but enjoy a progressive lifestyle of freedom that also happens to prepare us for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper anyway.  We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in this report, you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?


You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers the American Dreibund has planned for the public.  The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, has continued to grow.  There is an incredible new economy that’s opening for those who know what to do.  There are great new opportunities and many of them offer enormous income potential but also works well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.  This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back year.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng growing in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report.

There are are specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increase your income, make you smarter, healthier and provide tax benefits as well. 

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.


Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond at our farm is a pleasure but also helps create a safe, healthy food supply and creates a tax deduction as well.

My Guarantee

This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

You can keep the reports as my thanks for ordering it.

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