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The Journal of an Urban Survivialist; #20: The End (Sort Of)

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Kzoppistan

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Well, it appears that my uppity rebellion from the streets has been crushed by the imperialist dogs commonly known as The Man, or The System, or, in this particular case, <ahem>.. the, eh, The Girlfriend.

Like all vicious tyrants she employed her greater resources against my forces at their weakest point, rendering them defenseless under her onslaught, namely using my voracious appetite for her... company... against me.

Women can be surprisingly persuasive. :unsure:

You know you can't touch that stuff

Without money or a brand new car

Let me give you some good advice, young man

You better learn to play guitar

Play guitar, play guitar

Play guitar, oh yeah

Play guitar, play guitar

Play guitar, oh yeah

While Mr. Mellencamp was undoubtedly correct, unfortunately I do not know how to play guitar. And my car is a piece of !@#$, so...

So I'm staying at a friends house and looking for a job. Damn The Man. Damn The Man.

However, I enjoyed writing about this so much I'm going to continue to fill in the blanks and explain a lot of the tactics I've learned as well as researched. For example, I now know how to make my own practical mobile battery from household or scrap items. It works well enough to power your laptop. Know how to do that? Or what about 20 different ways to generate (very moderate) income with out being employed? How to get housing and food without money. How to purify water for drink-ability. So on and so forth.

I think this is stuff that people can learn and enjoy doing. They can take any part of what they learn and apply it to their lives. That by living a lifestyle where one has to maximize the efficiency of their efforts, to recycle, to improvise, to challenge themselves to live more self-sufficiently, they can make more intelligent choices without being swayed or dependant upon powerful entities that do not have the person's best interest at heart. Freedom is a beautiful thing.

So anyway, thanks for reading, hopefully there will be more practical things in this journal, as well as a few of my, as yet untold, adventures.

*Also, as a side note, I just recently quit drinking and smoking cigarettes, for monetary and lifestyle reasons. It's only been two days so my jaw is almost permantly locked tight. Grrrr... :mad:

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Are you publishing the entirety of this? Cause I would totally buy it :P

Edit: Better yet, get together with other people and try and form a Hitchhiker's Guide-esque book.

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Are you publishing the entirety of this? Cause I would totally buy it :P

He he, awesome, thanks!

I'll probably keep writing and posting here until I get enough material. Then I'll organize, add the photos, polish it, and add the indexes, extra content, ect.

Might hawk it to a publisher but regardless I'll probably just release it for public consumption after a year from its completion date.

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I'd definitely read anything you have on urban scrounging. You just never know when that would be useful.

Post it here and I'll get distributed to shtf forums.

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