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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Solar Oven Outhouse, NatGeo TV to Feature Preppers

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

ISSN 2161-5543

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

"I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty."
-- 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."

Now is not the time to be complacent. That's why I have been encouraging all of my readers to:

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;


Over the past couple of years I have posted many privacy protection strategies you can put to immediate use.  Personally, I do not post anything which might compromise my security…no birthdate, no addresses, no personal photos, no socialist slave number (I don’t even provide it to the bank, PayPal or Amazon (I use a TIN number provided by the IRS, medical providers), etc.

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

Human waste makes good fertilizer, but it can be smelly and dangerous to handle when fresh.

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:


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.

In this impassioned and iconoclastic book, entrepreneur, inventor and self-identified “troublemaker” Paul Polak tells why mainstream poverty eradication programs have fallen so sadly short and how he and his organization developed an alternative approach that has already succeeded in lifting 17 million people out of poverty. (Watch video of Paul on his 12 steps to Practical Problem Solving).

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.

“Saving for the future” has become gambling with your savings. Pumping your hard-earned money into a schizophrenic stock market in a nearly bankrupt economy and hoping for the best has become the de facto way of life for many.

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

An old school trend that eliminates interest payments is making a come back at retailers such as Sears and Kmart.  Some stores charge a nominal $5 fee for this service so it’s wise to bundle your purchases at one store to save some cash.

Buying now can help you to beat holiday crowds and most plans will allow you take advantage of lower prices when something goes on sale, usually within two weeks of a price drop.

Some plans offer automatic payment plans from your checking account or you can create email reminders for when a payment is due.  Some retailers store the goods offsite so it’s a good idea to finish payments at the same time as it may take a week to have the goods delivered to the store you’re using.

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 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." 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

The number of Americans who lack access to basic necessities like food and healthcare is now higher than it was at the peak of the Great Recession, a survey released Thursday found. And in a finding that could worsen fears of U.S. decline, the share of Americans struggling to put food on the table is now three times as large as the share of the Chinese population in the same position.

In a complete meltdown, would we be able to stay in our houses that are still mortgaged? Meaning, if there is complete loss of banks (hence, no one to forclose) do people just stay in their homes until "further notice?"

Protect yourself is to put some of your assets into commodities with intrinsic value that can not be taken away by government decree nor confiscated by inflation, such as gold and silver. The value of gold and silver will always be determined by the open market. Even if the government outlaws their possession, as it did with gold in 1933, their value will be determined by the international market or the underground market and they will most assuredly maintain their valuable status as a medium of exchange and a safe haven and store of value.

When you sign up for our free weekly newsletter, we include a PDF file How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse - $19.95 value…

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  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.

Yours for freedom, the Poor Man.

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