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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

DIY Weapons, Natural Remedies, Free Speech Doesn't Matter

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       DIY Weapons

2.      Natural remedies for colds and flu

3.      Mill your own flour

4.      When free speech no longer matters

5.      Upcoming Prepper-Survival festivals


People constantly speak of 'the government' doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men." -- H.L. Mencken

How to Make Weapons

If you are ever faced with an imminent or active life threatening attack you can significantly increase your chances of survival by creating an improvised weapon out of everyday items that you would find around the house, on the street, or in the woods.

Creating basic improvised weapons in most instances is not a complicated process. This skill, like any other survival skills requires improvisation with the materials at hand.

Inmates in many high security prisons have mastered the art of the improvised puncture weapon. If you ever get the chance to see a display of confiscated prison shanks you will observe that the ingenuity is quite impressive.

To illustrate this point with an extreme case, inmates in some prisons have been caught melting down thin plastic packaging and molding it into rigid weapons.

A weapon is generally considered to be any instrument used in fighting, hunting, attack, or self defense.

It should be noted that weapons can be as plain as a stone or baton, or a little more advanced, such as, a pistol that would inflict harm on one person, or as complex as a rocket launcher or ballistic missile that can inflict harm on many people.

Combat was initially referred as an armed conflict between two military forces in warfare, but now the terms ‘combat’ and ‘fighting’ are taken as one, and hence the general definition of Combat is:  The act of fighting any contest or violent conflict with the purpose to establish supremacy over the opposing party.

Weapons and Combat are closely related for the reason that typically, combat is mostly done with the use of weapons. There also can be combat without weapons, generally referred to as: Unarmed Combat.

There is another form of combat, known close combat, where the opponents fight at a close range as opposed to fighting from a distance. During this type of fight, hand to hand combat weapons are used or no weapons are used. Usually considered the best combat weapons are a sword, knife, baton or tomahawk.

Weapons need not be hard to obtain when you can make your own homemade weapons. This category you will find a lot of exclusive and interesting information on improvised and homemade weapons and combat. Including information on how to make weapons, for both individual combat and close combat.

Also more exotic weapons, such as; blow darts; explosive pens; launchers and much more!




Covert Altoids Dart Gun



Build a Net Launching Gun


Contributor Dave Scott is the Founder and Lead Instructor at Earth Native Wilderness School, an Austin, TX based wilderness survival, and self-reliance school. For more information about Earth Native Wilderness School, to sign up for a class, please visit


It's an unpleasant topic, but during times of unrest, you're also more at risk of picking up parasites. Drinking honey mixed with vinegar and water can clear most parasites out of your system.


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Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

It certainly is "that" time of year again! Many of us aren't strangers to the typical symptoms, such as coughs, colds, fevers, stuffy noses, aching head and body. That's the bad news. The good news is that there are some simple natural home remedies you can make using ingredients that are probably already in your refrigerators or pantries. Remember to see a doctor to make sure you aren't seriously ill and to make sure you are using these plants safely. You may also want to consult with a herbalist…More at: has the best selection of health foods and snacks, bath and body products, natural household supplies, baby care essentials--plus, of course, discount vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition supplements and other formulas for your nutritional needs. You'll find nearly 40,000 products that help you care for yourself, your family, your pets and your home. Get up to 50% off health and beauty products, vitamins, nutritional supplements, health foods and whole food products.

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Come to the
NPS Expo!

The National Preppers and Survivalists Expo is a 3 day event focusing on the preparedness, self reliance, supplies and survival skills that are crucial when a catastrophe strikes.
Phone:(904) 853-5566 / Fax:(904) 853-5151


The Life changes. Be Ready! Preparedness & Gun Expo
Volusia County Fair and Expo Center
3150 E. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724

Saturday January 19th, 2013 / Sunday January 20th, 2013 Volusia County
Fair and Expo Center 3150 E. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (exit 118A Interstate 4)


Quartzfest 2013

The Poor Man has been to Quartzsite and it’s an interesting little area to visit…

Quartzfest* is a Ham Radio gathering in Quartzsite AZ during the RV show in January (Jan 15 - 26th). Quartzfest is a 10 day event full of seminars and workshops on Ham Radio and operational techniques, Alternative Energy (mainly solar) and RV'ing and to my knowledge is the only event of its kind in the world. This year we're hoping to add seminars on Prepping and Survivalist Techniques. Go here for more information.
If you can attend as a speaker for this event, please contact Steve and Angel at



Two hundred teachers in Utah are set to receive special firearms training -- with a plastic gun -- in order to carry concealed weapons in their classrooms in the future; in the aftermath of the mass shooting in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, gun training and gun safety classes for teachers are drawing attention…

Mill Your Own Flour
It's a known frugal fact that baking your own bread can save a bundle of money. Using sourdough and milling your own flour can cut the cost of a loaf of bread to mere pennies and it's much better for you than that white fluff that comes already sliced

  • Replace your normal facial astringent with hydrogen peroxide to help clear up some cases of acne.

The Nanny State Updates…

…from contributor Carl Herman:

Documentations of government-dictated gun control/confiscation show ~70 million deaths in the 20th Century (and here). Regarding US government history to use its own guns in unlawful murders, documentations show up to 30 million US government victims from...



It seems that no aspect of American life can escape government regulation. In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency.

Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course, but increasingly, the rules imposed by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with whether government or individuals get to make basic pocketbook and lifestyle decisions that affect them. And it is not just the regulators who are to blame. Congress writes laws that give unelected bureaucrats the broad powers they wield.

As busy as Obama’s regulators were in 2012, do not look for them to slow down in the new year…


Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology has taken off in recent years, and the police says it is the greatest innovation since fingerprints and DNA; the technology has changed the way police finds cars connected to crimes, but in the process it has upset many privacy advocates…


Senate scratches their head collectively asking, ‘what’s a 4th amendment?’The FISA Act allows the government to get secret permission to spy on communications to and from Americans without having to prove probable cause in defiance of the Fourth Amendment.



On average, each additional serving of saturated fat-filled red meat was associated with a 13% higher risk of dying during the 28-year study. Processed meat products such as hot dogs, bacon, and salami were especially hazardous. The antidote? Eating more fish, poultry, whole grains, and low-fat dairy may lower your risk of dying prematurely.



The Parting Thought- Anti-Citizen behavior continues…


When Free Speech No Longer Matters-Government run amok

On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed the Department of Defense Authorization Act into law. This is normally the routine annual budget for the Pentagon. But inserted into this year’s bill is language giving the president the authority to use the military to imprison terrorism suspects — including US citizens — indefinitely, and without charges.

In other words, the “great writ” of habeas corpus is in danger of repeal. No longer would the government have to justify to a judge why it holds someone in custody.

“Take away this great writ,” writes The Future of Freedom Foundation’s Jacob Hornberger, “and all other rights — such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, gun ownership, due process, trial by jury and protection from unreasonable searches and seizures and cruel and unusual punishments — become meaningless.”

Without habeas corpus, you could be thrown in prison for the “terrorist” act of criticizing the government and the government would never have to declare the precise reason it hauled you away. And in theory at least, the First Amendment would still be in force!

“This defense bill,” says The Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead, “not only decimates the due process of law and habeas corpus for anyone perceived to be an enemy of the United States, but it radically expands the definition of who may be considered the legitimate target of military action.”

“This bill will not only ensure that we remain in a perpetual state of war — with this being a war against the American people — but it will also institute de facto martial law in the United States.”


The Pentagon has distributed $2.6 billion in military surplus to local police agencies since 1997. Thus do towns of only a few thousand people have their own SWAT teams. Time was their use was limited to hostage-takings and other high-stakes situations. SWAT raids nationwide numbered only 3,000 per year in the early 1980s, according to University of Eastern Kentucky criminologist Peter Kraska.

Nowadays, SWAT teams are used to serve routine warrants. By the time Kraska stopped counting in the mid-2000s, the annual number had exploded to 50,000 — an average of more than 135 per day

Pick up our CD ROM – The No BS Survival Manual and also get the DVD Final Warning with your order…


“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mighty, mighty interesting!