Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
In This Issue:
1. NatGeo TV to Feature Dedicated Preppers
2. Solar Oven Outhouse
3. If the end comes, what will you do?
4. 5 things your library may offer free
5. Layaway makes a comeback
-- Calvin Coolidge
What can you do to stay off the radar?
For starters, you can use the Internet, blogs, forums, and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) more privately. For instance, if you have a personal blog or profile on Facebook or YouTube, you can go into your settings/account/privacy settings section and set your account to private or "friends only." This means, the only people able to read and interact with you through these online tools are those you personally invite or manually connect with. Nothing you say or write on these kinds of online properties should be visible or searchable through the Internet if you turn your settings to private or "friends only."
Recognize that our privacy is under assault on all fronts;
Admit to ourselves that it's only going to get worse, particularly as technology develops;
Internet thieves and government snoops alike are using facial recognition technology to track photos taken from your cell phone and posted online, the government can track you via the GPS unit in your cell phone, they take photos of you sporting events and at public protests in order to track you and it’s reported State Police in MI are using technology to steal personal data from your cell phone when they pull you over (without your permission or knowledge)…Our government now tracks all financial transactions we make and more - it’s a strange new world out there folks.
Learn about and incorporate privacy protection strategies into your daily life – before something serious happens to you. One of my favorite sites dedicated to protecting your rights and privacy is EPIC – the Electronic Privacy site at:
Instant storage pantry - hang clear plastic shoe bags inside your kitchen door, then store spices, kitchen utensils and gadgets.
PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources
Solar Oven Outhouse for Safer Fertilizer
A common way to make it safer is to build an outhouse atop a brick platform so the waste falls into a box. When a door in the “vault” beneath the platform is opened, a full box can be pushed aside with a stick to “cook” for a few weeks while an empty box is pulled into place. Decomposition breaks down dangerous pathogens and reduces the stench.
Outhouses need “urine diverters” to keep the waste from becoming too liquid. Men use small urinals. For women, a slanted piece of plastic or metal below the toilet seat diverts urine through tubes into jugs outside. (Diluted with water, fresh urine is excellent fertilizer.) More at:
OUT OF POVERTY
For 30 years Dr. Polak, a 78-year-old former psychiatrist, has focused on creating devices that will improve the lives of 2.6 billion people living on less than $2 a day. But, he insists, they must be so cheap and effective that the poor will actually buy them, since charity disappears when donors find new causes.
The very fabric of American society is starting to come apart, and it is frightening to even think about what is going to happen if the economy gets even worse.
Trends researcher Gerald Celente said the following....
"Greece is a tiny, little country compared to the world overall, but it is indicative of what is going to happen here. You're looking at suicide rates doubled, you're looking at crime rates skyrocketing. One of the sayings I have is 'when people lose everything, they have nothing left to lose, they lose it.'"
If you’re a dedicated prepper, you might qualify to appear on a new Prepper series from NatGeo TV…check it out at:
Doomsday Preppers National Geographic - This Docu takes us to meet 4 families and to see the way they have prepared for the doomsday scenario.
5 Things Your Library May Have for You Free of Charge
>Free passes to state parks
>Free passes to museums
>Free language tapes & online courses
>Notary public services
>Movies and CDs
Layaways making comeback
Kitchen cupboard space in our little cabin is scarce so we found small hanging racks at a garage sale to hang pots and pans on the wall, freeing up storage space. We also placed over the closet door hangars in each room to hand clothing and hats.
The Nanny State Updates…
President Obama was recently castigated for his "Attack Watch" website that asked citizens to snitch on their neighbors. An Examiner.com article called it, "a mass counter-intel program... by which citizens can send links, tweets, or other cyber speech modes that say negative things about the President, his administration, or government policies." Fox News mentions columnist Michelle Malkin who said, this is the fourth attempt in three years to use the Internet to respond to political attacks.
Last decade we opened up our trade with the rest of the world more than ever before. But instead of creating jobs it destroyed them. Our trade deficits exploded and unemployment skyrocketed
The truth is that a total of zero jobs were created last decade. The following is a quote from a recent article in Washington Monthly....
"If any single number captures the state of the American economy over the last decade, it is zero. That was the net gain in jobs between 1999 and 2009—nada, nil, zip. By painful contrast, from the 1940s through the 1990s, recessions came and went, but no decade ended without at least a 20 percent increase in the number of jobs."
Recipe.com has over 20,000 recipes connected to coupons and specials at local supermarkets.
The Parting Thought – If the end arrives, what will you do?
Survive economic uncertainty
Read top tips on how survive the economic collapse here:
NOTE: This coming Veteran’s Day think about participating in Operation Honor Card from Blue Star Families at honorcards.org. Simple to register at their site and then pledge to volunteer service hours for vets and their families. Report your volunteered hours and help them to reach their goal of 5 million hours of community service.
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