Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
For Independent Minded People!
In This Issue:
1. Emergency Communication Resources
2. Double the life of batteries
3. 10 Steps to extra cash
4. Free HDTV
5. Apathy in America & How Politicians Exploit it
"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule
-- H. L. Mencken
-- H. L. Mencken
Emergency Communication Resources
If the government pulls the plug on the internet or other utilities, these might come in handy.
Family Radio Service: The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie talkie radio system authorized in the United States since 1996. This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. It does not suffer the interference effects found on citizens’ band (CB) at 27 MHz, or the 49 MHz band also used by cordless phones, toys, and baby monitors.
TELEPHONE: Set up a phone tree: According to the American Association of University Women, a phone tree is “a prearranged, pyramid-shaped system for activating a group of people by telephone” that can “spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people.
GET SATELLITE ACCESS You can have very, very slow internet if you have something similar to an Iridium phone, which would allow you to do dial up at 2400 baud, which at least gives you e-mail. This will also work when your government has shut down GSM and telephone access, and will work pretty much anywhere on the planet. If you’re in the right place, get yourself KA-SAT access which is satellite broadband and will not be routed through any internet exchange that certain local governments may monitor or block (unless that government is part of EU or Uncle Sam. Can be purchased online or via eBay.
Two-Way Radio: Usually good for up to two miles and usually offer but three channels but easier than a CB radio which can be monitored by others. Purchase at Wal Mart, Radio Shack, eBay, Best Buy, etc.
Ease sore muscles by filling a plastic baggy with dish detergent and freeze it. It’ll stay colder longer than a regular ice pack…simply apply to sore areas.
PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources
10 Steps To Extra Cash
For example, if you realize you’re surrounded by cafes that cater to a certain type of health conscious/trendy organic client what you provide will change. Go in and look what’s on display. Seeing gluten free polenta cakes? That’s a hint that they have clients who care about the free from market. If you then notice that they don’t have dairy free cakes you have a beautiful selling point if you make those (but make ‘em good!).
Of course you don’t have to fill a gap – that realization could lead you to make your usual full-of-everything cake but position it in line with that market (eg: ‘I only use organic eggs and blah blah blah). Decide on a market and you wildly increase your chances of success.
Read the rest of the tips at:
Make Rechargeable Batteries Last Longer
Double the life of your cell phone, cordless phone, iPod, laptop battery…wait until the battery is very low. Every battery has a limited number of times it can be recharged - usually 300-500 times. Recharging it when it has 50% or more of its power uses up one full cycle. Waiting until the device is almost fully depleted will add at least another year to its life.
Get Free HDTV with Mohu Leaf
The Leaf Indoor Antenna gives you the top 20 shows on TV free in full HD. No cable or dish required. It’s no secret the majority of TV is going down the tubes (pun intended). Even the Discovery and History Channels have given way to reality crap…
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What Attracts Mosquitoes
>Floral or fruity fragrances and perfumes
>Exercising (produces more carbon dioxide)
A natural repellent: Combine 6 drops of peppermint essential oil with 8-oz of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz over exposed skin.
Soothe poison ivy with dish detergent. Simply wash the affected area with Dawn, Palmolive or other brand as soon as possible. Instantly reduce itchiness and redness!
The Nanny State Updates…
U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech
Prosecution for exercising one’s free speech rights is becoming a trend in the current Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Julian P. Heicklen, an 80-year-old retired chemistry professor and advocate of jury nullification, found himself in a similar situation. Heicklen, as part of his activism, would stand in front of courthouses with a “Jury Info” sign, handing out pamphlets and explaining jury nullification to anyone who would approach him.
Advocates of jury nullification believe that jurors can use their de facto power to effectively change the law by refusing to convict a defendant under a law that the juror disagrees with. Heicklen specifically advocated against the enforcement of federal drug laws. More at:
Our Idiot of the Month Award
As reported at our face book page a week ago…
A vindictive Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) went a step further, essentially issuing a "letter of mark and reprisal" against Saverin. Introducing what he has styled the "Ex-Patriot Act" to permanently ban folks like Saverin from ever setting foot in the U.S. again.
The Parting Thought –
Apathy in America & How Politicians Exploit it
Ancient Rome had its ‘bread and circuses’ to keep its citizens at bay. America has ‘reality shows’ as its opiate for the masses.
The United States has more unethical laws on the books than any other country. As a result, the average person breaks more than 22 laws each week.
Once upon a time in the North American country known as the United States of America, there lived a nation of citizens that showed tremendous interest in the state of their country’s well-being. With incredible zeal, these citizens worked tirelessly to correct any local, national or international issue that threatened them either as individuals or collectively, showing no fear and great resolve while addressing any elected or appointed public official that didn’t accurately represent the beliefs, ethics, morals and values as expected by their constituents.
“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man
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