Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
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In This Issue:
1. 10 or more frugal Valentine Activity/Gift Ideas
2. Quick n Dirty Job Search Tips
3. Essential Disaster Survival Tips
4. Will you be eating cat food in your retirement years?
5. Extreme Prepper TV debuts
THREE "QUICK & DIRTY" JOB SEARCH TIPS
1. Use Google Alerts to scan for job leads "while you sleep." On the Alerts page, just enter the words or phrases you'd use in your usual Google job search. Google will continuously scan the web and email you the results. For more, go to http://www.google.com/alerts.
3. Beware home-business or home-job "opportunities" advertised on late-night infomercials. Often, these entice buyers with discounted books or other materials. But you'll "pay the price" when your information is passed to salespeople who call you with high-pressure pitches for expensive add-on programs.
Bonus Tip: Be hyper-vigilant when evaluating administrative (i.e., "secretarial") jobs. The scammers know that home-based admin jobs are in high demand, and the supply is low. Hence, the scam ratio among admin jobs is even higher than the norm. Legitimate data entry jobs are especially scarce. (Please pass it on!)
Instead of using bleach to brighten whites, try a ¼ cup of lemon juice instead. Add it to the wash cycle.
PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources
Frugal Valentine Ideas
Suggestions as to how to make Valentine's Day a special, fun, yet inexpensive dayhttp://www.stretcher.com/stories/980129b.cfm?STT
A festival for love 'n romance, Valentine's Day provides us with a splendid opportunity to spend some quality time with our truelove. Are you looking for some tips to romance your sweetheart on this Feb 14?
Heineken is helping ignite romance this Valentine's Day with the launch of a fun new Facebook application called The Serenade. Based on the brand's second global film "The Date," the new app enables Heineken consumers to send humorous personalized songs to
potential partners, inviting them on a date…
Find Local Store Coupons Online Fast
Just type in your zip code at this site and a map of your area pops up pinpointing retailers offering coupons.
Need a fun gift, say for Valentine’s Day?
Frequently one needs a low-priced gift as a thank you or for a little surprise. Check these sites:
Take turns giving each other a massage…Swedish research suggests giving a massage boosts mood levels. In my college days I took a class in massage and used that training to barter for haircuts, dinners and other goodies all through school!
Raise Money for You Favorite Charity
Readers already know we offer a We don’t Need Another Election T-Shirt. A portion of the profits are donated to area charities (PoorManSurvival.com, click on RevolutionT). You can design your own shirt, then visit this site where you can get them printed in bulk. Sell them at special events as a fundraiser.
I talked with survival teacher and founder of onPoint Tactical Kevin Reeve for help coming up with a list of priorities for survival in case of a disaster. This is what he suggests:
Immediate security: If the building is on fire, get out. If someone is shooting at you, move to cover. Whatever the immediate danger, get away from it.
First aid: Attend to any medical problems that may have happened in the original event. Check yourself for injuries and treat them.
Self protection: If you are at risk from predators, two-legged or four-legged, you must arm yourself. This might be a sharpened stick, a knife, machete, shotgun, or banjo. Just have something to attack the zombies with.
Physical needs (in order): Shelter, fire, water, food, and hygiene.
It's also worth noting that nearly every survivalist, doctor, paramedic, and teacher recommends one key survival tool everyone should follow: positivity. It seems silly, but it can provide you with the mental endurance to stay safe in any number of situations. A recent study in Psychological Science also suggests that your own perception of illness and the potential for treatment has an effect on the outcome. In short, the idea of mind over matter can help you survive.
New 'Doomsday Preppers' Show Highlights Extreme Survivalists
It's better to be safe than sorry, which is why FEMA guidelines recommend stockpiling your pantry with three days worth of food in case of a natural disaster. Meanwhile, Paul Range and Gloria Haswell have enough in store to feed 22 people for 15 years — as well as enough guns, bullets and bug-out vehicles to wage a small war. The couple occupies nine steel shipping containers arranged in a castle formation outside Floresville, Texas. A system of windmills and solar panels powers the compound, and human body waste is used to generate methane, which serves as their cooking fuel.
Upgrade the safety of your door by replacing the striker plate in the door jamb with a heavy-duty brass variety that requires six screws - makes your door impossible to push in.
The Nanny State Updates…
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement, ACTA, is sitting in the wings, as is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP. All these initials add up to one particular end goal, an internet-centric "anti-piracy" bill that raises concerns for both consumers' privacy and civil liberties.
Protest ACTA on February 11, 2012
Currently, 22 countries in Europe have signed ACTA, but the European Parliament has yet to pass it. Those opposed in Europe are asking for similar help as the SOPA and PIPA protests in hopes to have a similar outcome. On February 11, protests are being organized by Access, a self-proclaimed global movement for internet freedom in an attempt to show the EU that they must ultimately reject the ACTA.
More than the internet is at stake
The ACTA is not limited to the internet; in a scary twist, the crackdown would include generic drugs and a global standard on seed patents that would threaten local farmers and ultimately the food supply across the world, according to Forbes.
The Parting Thought – Better stock up on cat food
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