Regular 45 year old white guy.  Underemployed at the moment and looking, looking, looking for something better.  I don’t expect to do as well as my parents.  I have close to 300 college credits.  I’ve been a farmer, business owner, accountant, private investigator, administrator and teacher.  Into the outdoors, nature, science, the news, reading, politics, economic matters, the Constitution and cooking.  I’ve been organic gardening for 20 years and practice my own brand of square foot gardening.

my email address is: hotdogjam at gmail.com

16 Responses to “About”

  1. Jim Rawles Says:


    Good luck with your new blog.

    I got the following e-mail from a concerned reader. Since you might have readers in Europe, you should add a proviso that the American Hemlock Spruce tree should not be confused with the Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock) bush. The latter is highly poisonous, while the former (as you correctly noted in your blog) is medicinal. The only thing they have in common is the name, but that can be a source of confusion.

    Psalm 5,

    ~Jim Rawles~
    Editor of SurvivalBlog

    E-mail from the reader follows:

    Greetings from the Maine foothills:

    I believe it was Socrates who reportedly drank of the hemlock
    inspiring his own death. On ‘Abraham’s blog’ he has recommended a tea
    from the hemlock!

    Hemlock is a DEADLY POISON!!

    Bloggers have a sacred public trust. Perhaps some aren’t aware of
    their duty to their readers. If a person sets himself up as an
    authority–he should, at the very least, know what he’s talking about.

  2. Bill in Cincinnati Says:

    Hi Abraham,

    You mentioned in the blog today that we are experiencing deflation. We are not experiencing monetary deflation, which is what the word “deflation” properly refers to. We are experiencing sector-specific price deflation in housing and oil, but price deflation is only one indicator of monetary deflation, and in this case, it is not an effective indicator. Its easy to confuse deflating prices with “true” deflation, but since the money supply is expanding, there is inflation (like always, unfortunately).

    You’ve got a great blog started here! Nice pictures, too.

  3. R miller Says:

    Hello Abraham –

    Great start on your blog. I will be checking in from time to time. I really enjoyed reviewing the contents of your Get Home Bag. Over the years, I too have spent a lot of time (and $) putting together various different bags and kits. I have really refined these down. I keep a 10 day “walk back to home” bag that stays in the trunk of my car. I travel for work, but usually within 200 miles of home – so that works. I keep a laminated inventory of all the stuff I have with exp dates on it in – thus I don’t have to constantly dig through the bag. I also have developend a state of the art necklace survival kit that I use when I go on hunting trips deep into the Canadian wilderness. You’ll pick up some great ideas from both. I fyou send to me your email addess, I’ll send you the inventoy of the 10 day bag, and a draft of an article I am writing (with pics) on the survival neckless. Both docs are in Word. Best of luck on the Blog – keep upi the good work!

  4. hotdogjam Says:

    Thanks everyone. My email address is: hotdogjam@gmail.com

  5. joe Says:

    hi, i’m looking for a web company to order some magazines from. i am interested in m1a, uzi, glock, m1 carbine, and 1911 mags. do you have any to recomend? thanks, joe.

  6. joe Says:

    hey sorry, i also am looking for advice on an m1a scope. any input ? thanks, joe.

  7. hotdogjam Says:

    I’ve been happy with CDNN in Texas, Cheaper than Dirt and Gilberts Guns in Kentucky.

  8. Ticom Says:

    Excellent work on your blog!

  9. Mr. Pickles Says:

    The Aspiring Survivalist appreciates the awareness you are providing to the online community!

    º¤ø„¸ ¸„ø¤º° ¸„ø¤º°¨
    ¨°º¤ø„¸ THANK „ø¤º°¨
    ¸„ø¤º°¨ YOU “°º¤ø„¸

    “We should all treat our time left on this Earth aware and prepared”.

  10. David Says:

    I randomly found your blog…through a prepper site perhaps… but anyway, I’ve enjoyed reading through your posts and looking at the pictures. One of them struck me as somewhat familiar looking. Do you live near Northampton perhaps? If so, please feel free to email me at forster0082 at netzero dot net.

  11. Deni Says:

    hi, wonder how or where can i buy sprouting jar; I live in Norway.
    Regards Deni

  12. Farmboots Says:

    Wow, I thought I was the only one out there that has been spending years delving into self-sustainability in a very serious, educational manner. I see that you do this as well. My plan is to be prepared in all ways possible. Knowledge is an extremely powerful tool when the luxuries and comforts are stripped due to natural disaster or other means. Thanks for a fabulous blog. I signed up to follow, so I can keep up with your new articles.

    I just started my page not long ago, but you might be interested in checking it out. Hit up the index to my articles–I freelance write for a living–and see if you can discover anything new there. Very cool site, thanks for sharing your knowledge–it is invaluable.

    You answered my question on Purslane, which I discovered in my vegie garden last year. It grew like a thick, cushy mat. I looked it up and was pretty sure that was what it was, but wanted to confirm before eating it. They grow this as crops in other countries and sell it like lettuce in the markets.

    Farmboots at http://farmboots.wordpress.com/articlebucket/

  13. Ron Says:

    Just WHAT makes YOU feel like YOU are the greatest thing on God’s good earth? Every article YOU write puts other people down in one way or another. YOU’re always pointing a worthless finger at someone other than YOURself.
    According to YOU, nobody is worth a shit, except YOU.
    If YOU walk in the snow -(example), YOU point at everyone that doesn’t and say “get out there in the snow”… Some of us don’t like snow! (or waves, or sand, or green eyed dogs.)
    If YOU like them, … great! But Puhlease (to use one of your maxims), don’t use every-other-breath telling us how YOU do it so great and how it makes YOU so wonderful- and how degraded everybody else is that doesn’t!
    Get off your high horse and go to work!

  14. Abraham Says:


    You’re a perfect example of typical American stupidity. If you don’t like the blog you fuck tard don’t fucking read it. Change the goddamn channel you wiley ass gypsy vagabond. Just shut your fucking mouth no one wants to read your tripe. You don’t like the blog then don’t read it. You must be a shit throwing chimp to read something you don’t like and then complain about.

    Puhlease isn’t a maxim either you rube. Before you use words that you don’t know the meaning of to impress others that you are smarter than you unfortunately actually are you should look the word up in a dictionary you moron, you high school drop out.

    How small your life must be to pick an on-line fight with a stranger rather than just not reading the blog. MYOB you freaking busy body. Sad really that you somehow gain satisfaction, how insignificant you must otherwise feel, that you can soothe your harried nerves by ragging on a stranger doing something for free.

    You really are a twit. Do you watch shows you don’t like on tv and then write letters to the network derailing the show. Grow a pair of balls man and grow the fuck up. If you don’t like something than don’t subject yourself to it. Even a fucking puppy dog knows that.

    Divorced? Hate your wife? Hate your kids? Hate the boss and job? Amazing how you try to make yourself feel better. You ever create anything or just try to tear things down?

    Blow me dickface and I’ll paint your face white. I also got something for your mama. Punkass bitch.

  15. Tammy Says:

    Hi Abraham,
    I just found your blog today. . Love all your knowledge on natural foliage. Keep up the good work.

  16. Linda Says:

    Abraham, that was a long hiatus–glad to see you’re posting again. Always found your blog extremely insightful.

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