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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Disaster Lessons Seldom Learned, Affordable Survival Foods

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Disaster lessons seldom learned

2.      Affordable Survival Food

3.      Longest lasting batteries

4.      5 absurdly cheaper versions of pricey products


In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill


Lessons Seldom Learned

In an incident like Sandy, evacuation might be your smartest option. Sandy killed 90 or more people in the U.S., and scores more in Canada and the Caribbean. Virtually every one of the dead had one thing in common – they elected not to evacuate in the face of an approaching killer storm of historic proportions.

When I lived in AZ we had flooding twice a year and invariably, some fool would attempt to run his 4x4 across the flooding road and the police would find their body several miles downriver in the aftermath.

Your Highest Priority is the safety of you and your family. The first step in developing an evacuation plan is to establish a meeting place. Hopefully, you're all together at home as you prepare to leave, but if you're ever separated, you should all know where to reconvene to get set to evacuate. In addition to a meeting place, you should establish where you'll evacuate to. Choose at least two bug-out destinations in case one is inaccessible. And map out multiple routes to each.

Learn to listen to emergency responders and forecasters, among the first steps in being prepared!

Avoid getting stuck in traffic by adding 511 to your phone’s contact list, a free service from the FHA that alerts you to traffic tie-ups.


PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources


Looking for affordable survival food? Here are 7 nutrient-dense foods that are affordable and easily stored for survival:


The Longest Lasting Batteries

Consumer Reports tested batteries and reports on the ones that last the longest (and those that pooped out quickly). Best bet, however, is to buy "pre-charged" rechargeable batteries

Auto Insurers Ranked

We all pay our car insurance bills faithfully in the hopes that should we need to make a claim, the company will compensate us quickly and fairly. Over 12,000 consumers who settled claims in the past six months were asked to rate their insurance carrier. See how they rank.

Windows 8 for Dummies -- Free

Dell is giving away free copies of the ebook, Windows 8 for Dummies. Just fill out their form.


5 absurdly cheap versions of pricey products Is a $13 e-reader or $14-an-ounce caviar too good to be true?


Use & to find money-saving matchups between sales.


The Nanny State Updates…


by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)- Guest Blogger

We all know or should know the Fourth Amendment and how it protects all citizens from an illegal search and seizure of our property and person. ' "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.' " Cornell Law

Over the years, this valuable right has been watered down. Recently, the Roberts Court heard arguments in a case that did not get much media attention. That case involved a man who was arrested and detained after a traffic stop just because he had been in an apartment that the police had just exercised a search warrant. The name of the case is Bailey v. United States and oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court were heard on November 1st, 2012. Bailey v. United States The narrow issue that the Supreme Court is deciding is whether an individual can be detained by the police merely because he recently left a residence before the police executed a search warrant at that location. Sounds like a no brainer, doesn't it? Read more of this post


The Parting Thought-

It seems like every few weeks, something else comically totalitarian becomes a legal reality in the US. Law by law, they are dismantling Americans' right to do anything or keep anything private. The latest insult to privacy and freedom comes from US District Judge William Griesbach who ruled that it was reasonable for DEA agents to enter rural property without permission or a warrant in order to install a bunch of covert digital surveillance cameras to get evidence that marijuana plants were being grown on the property.

Griesbach has adopted a recommendation by US Magistrate Judge William Callahan that says this warrantless surveillance did NOT violate the Fourth Amendment. According to Callahan: “The Supreme Court has upheld the use of technology as a substitute for ordinary police surveillance.”

So much for the Constitution. What a joke. States are by their nature deceptive, thieving and violent. Expecting them not to erode liberty, wealth and privacy over time is the height of delusion. This is what annoys me about mini-archism...because the government that starts off the smallest will allow the creation of the most wealth (that's what liberty does) and steal more and more of that wealth to end up the biggest government. This isn't even conjecture anymore. We have the evidence before us. The most strictly limited government the world has ever seen has in just two hundred years grown into the monster with a claw in almost every other country in the world...and which steals the lives of people for growing a plant the state doesn't like.

The two defendants in this case are facing up to life in prison and $10 million in fines...for growing plants. Meanwhile presidential candidate and stuffed suit Mitt Romney is still calling marijuana a “gateway drug”... and promising muscular dystrophy patients that he'll send armed men to kidnap or kill them if they use marijuana to ease their pain.

Gateway drug, Mitt? In my experience people generally either like marijuana or they like cocaine (or meth or crack or heroine). The people I know who smoke marijuana ONLY smoke marijuana. They are the most boring drug-users ever. They don't move on to “harder” drugs. And they aren't nearly as entertaining or dangerous as people who abuse the legal hard drug known as alcohol.

Source: Dollar Vigilante


 “Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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1 comment:

escapeartist said...

Might fine as usual! Glad to hear you're on the mend.