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Digest of Urban Survival Resources
Steps you can take to live a
freer, more self-reliant and prosperous existence
the Poor Man has been providing self reliance resources to folks [initially via
my Minimalist Foundation] and despite my health challenges, I’ve continued that
practice, albeit on a more limited basis.
You’ve heard of the bug-out bag. And everyone
should have some form of a bug-out bag in their homes to make sure -- natural
disaster or otherwise -- they’re protected for the unexpected.
Today, though, we’re going to suggest a
different type of disaster prep bag, the “day bag.” This bag is to be carried
inside your car -- or if you commute through public transportation -- with you
on your way to work.
We reckon 99 out of 100 people who read this
probably won’t actually get a day bag. And 99-and-a-half out of 100 people who
do not read this will probably think the idea of carrying around a disaster
preparedness bag at all times is crazy.
But there’s a very good chance that a small
percentage of people who do carry a day bag are going to make a lot of people
very grateful that someone came prepared.
So, with that said, here goes…
Here are, courtesy of Personal Liberty’s Frank Bates,
what you should place in your day bag.
“Keep in mind,” Bates hedges, “that most of this stuff
will not fit into your actual backpack, but should be kept in additional
storage or carry bags.”
Current city, county and state road maps (work to home)
Six painter dust masks
A pair of heavy-duty eye protection dust goggles
Six or more pairs of surgical gloves. During an urban
disaster almost anything you touch can be contaminated. When helping others,
you want to avoid any possible human blood-borne pathogens.
A construction hard hat or an old motorcycle helmet. The
risk of falling glass and debris is serious in high-rise, urban, industrial
areas and inside damaged commercial structures.
An extra set of keys for work and home
A heavy-duty crowbar, a fire ax and maybe a sledgehammer.
With a lot of security-locked doors and exits in your building, you may have to
bust out or dig your way out of rubble.
Folding shovel or even a full-sized long-handled shovel
Chemical/bio gas mask and a disposable hazmat suit
At least a week’s worth of any required prescription medications
A healthy stash of cash hidden in your gear. When
disasters hit it is unlikely that you’d be able to use your credit cards due to
If you have personal space available at work it is wise to store 5-15 days’
worth of survival food and a single burner propane camp stove with fuel…
Here’s another good tip from Frank Bates: Keep
a cache of cash nearby.
With Italy on the brink of a full-blown
banking crisis and contagion potentially spreading through the world’s
overly-centralized banks, bank-runs might become a more and more common
And if that happens, cash could very well
become king for a little while. Don’t get caught with your pants down.
Once again from Frank Bates, here are a few
suggestions for caches:
In a zip-top baggie. Put two pieces of Styrofoam around it
and then wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil and place it in your freezer.
In the soil of a fake plant, within a zip-top baggie.
Between two pieces of cardboard backing within a difficult-to-reach
In an envelope under a heavy object such as an entertainment
Inside a never-used toy relegated to the back of a closet or
in a toy box.
Inside a hollowed-out candle.
Inside a laundry detergent box.
Inside ironing board padding or within the hollow legs of an
Inside a clearly marked Christmas decorations box.
Inside an otherwise empty shampoo or hairspray bottle.
Inside a water-tight plastic bottle in a toilet tank.
Inside an envelope taped to the bottom of a cat litter box.
“The last place you want to hide your cash,” says Bates, “is
the first place that burglars look, so avoid:
Sock drawers. Very possibly the dumbest place to hide
something. You might as well mail money in advance to the burglar.
The back of a wardrobe closet. Unless you live in Narnia,
not a good idea.
Inside a shoebox. Seriously?
Inside a soup can that’s sitting on a bedroom dresser. Right
item, wrong location.
Inside a laptop. Any pride you feel at successfully opening
up a laptop and hiding cash in it will dissipate quickly when you realize the
laptop was stolen.
Medicine cabinet, clothes pockets, briefcase and underneath
a mattress. All bad ideas
THREE. Diversify Your Gold
On top of holding physical gold, there are different
ways you can move your money out of banks and get it backed by the good stuff.
It’s also possible for your daily transactions in gold. (Well, sorta.)
Bitgold’s mission, says the website, “is to provide
global access to gold for secure savings and transactions, making an
extraordinary element useful and empowering again.
“We're advancing the digital payments revolution,”
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gold with unprecedented simplicity. BitGold accounts are free and can be opened
in minutes. We provide users with a secure vault account to purchase and hold
gold, the ability to make and receive instant gold payments, and a prepaid card
for spending gold at traditional points of sale or converting your gold balance
to local currency at any ATM machine. All gold bullion is fully redeemable as
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The globalists have used the method of false
dichotomies for centuries to divide nations and peoples against each other in
order to derive opportunity from chaos. That said, the above
dichotomy is about as close to real as they have ever promoted. As I explained
in my article, “Globalists Are Now Openly Demanding New World Order
Centralization,” the recent passage of the Brexit referendum in the
U.K. has triggered a surge of new propaganda from establishment media outlets.
The thrust of this propaganda is the notion that
“populists” are behind the fight against globalization and these populists are
going to foster the ruin of nations and the global economy. That is to say --
globalism good, populism bad.
There is a real fight between globalists and those who
desire a free, decentralized and voluntary society. They have just changed some
of the labels and the language. We have yet to see how effective this strategy
will be for the elites, but it is very useful for them in certain respects.
The wielding of the term “populist” is about as
sterilized and distant from “freedom and liberty” as you can get. It denotes
not just “nationalism,” but selfish nationalism. And the association people are
supposed to make in their minds is that selfish nationalism leads to
destructive fascism (i.e. Nazis). Therefore, when you hear the term
“populist,” the globalists hope you will think “Nazi.”
Also, keep in mind that the narrative of the rise of
populism coincides with grave warnings from the elites that such movements will
cause global economic collapse if they continue to grow. Of course, the elites
have been fermenting an economic collapse for years. We have been experiencing
many of the effects of it for some time. In a brilliant maneuver, the elites
have attempted to re-label the liberty movement as “populist” (Nazis), and use
liberty activists as a scapegoat for the fiscal time bomb THEY created.
Will the masses buy it? I don’t know. I think that
depends on how effectively we expose the strategy before the breakdown becomes
too entrenched. The economic collapse itself has been handled
masterfully by the elites, though. There is simply no solution that can prevent
it from continuing. Even if every criminal globalist was hanging from a lamp
post tomorrow and honest leadership was restored to government, the math cannot
be changed and decades of struggle will be required before national economies
can be made prosperous again.
This is a classic ploy by the globalists to divide a
culture against itself and initiate a calamity that can be used as leverage for
greater centralization down the road. If you have any doubts about
fascism and communism being engineered, I highly suggest you look into the very
well documented analysis of Antony Sutton. I do not have the space here to do
his investigations justice.
Today, we see elites like George Soros funding and
aiding the latest incarnation of the communist hordes -- namely social justice
groups like Black Lives Matter. The collectivist psychosis and Orwellian
behavior exhibited by race junkies like BLM and third-wave feminists is
thoroughly pissing off conservatives who are tired of being told what to think
and how to act every second of every day. And this is the point…
If you want to get a picture of America in 2016, look
back at Europe during the 1930’s. Communist
provocateurs, some real and some fabricated by the establishment itself, ran
rampant in Europe creating labor disintegration and fiscal turmoil. The elites
then funded and elevated fascism as the “solution” to communism. Normally
even-handed conservatives were so enraged by the communist spitting and ankle
biting that they became something just as evil in response.
The U.S. may be on the same path if we are not
careful. The latest shootings in Texas will make hay for the globalists. Think
about this for a moment — on one side you have Obama telling the liberals that
the answer to police brutality is to federalize law enforcement even more that
it already is. On the other side, you have some Republicans arguing that a more
militarized police presence will help prevent groups like BLM from causing more
trouble. Notice that the only solution we are being offered here is more
federal presence on our streets?
I do see, though, a rather large weakness in the plan
to ignite a communist vs. fascist meltdown in the U.S., and that weakness is
the existence of the Liberty Movement itself. The movement has grown rather
sophisticated in its media presence and prevalent in influence. It does have
enough sway now to diffuse some aspects of a rise to fascism in the political
Right. The only option the elites have is to find a way to co-opt us. If they
can manipulate the liberty movement into supporting a fascist system, then they
would be very close to winning the entire fight. This would be highly unlikely
given the stubbornness of liberty proponents when adhering to their principles.
The elites might be able to get a large part of the
public to take sides in their false paradigm, but if they can’t con the
millions that make up the liberty movement into the fold, then their job
becomes much harder.
Moral Compass vs.
Moral relativism is perhaps the pinnacle goal of the
globalists. Why? Because if you can convince an entire society that their
inherent conscience should be ignored and that their inborn feelings of
morality are “open to interpretation,” then eventually ANY evil action can be
rationalized. When evil becomes “good,” and good becomes evil, evil men
will reign supreme.
The problem is, conscience is an inborn psychological
product, a result of inherent archetypal dualities universal to almost all
people. It is ingrained in our DNA, or our very souls if you believe in such a
thing. It cannot be erased easily.
Moral relativism requires a person to treat every
scenario as a “gray area.” This is not practical. Conscience dictates that we treat
every situation as potentially unique and act according to what we feel in our
hearts is right given the circumstances. This does not mean, though, that there
is no black and white; or that there are no concrete rules. There is almost
always a black and white side to any situation dealing with right and wrong.
Moral “dilemmas” are exceedingly rare. In fact, I don’t think I have ever
encountered a real moral dilemma in history or in personal experience. The only
time I ever see moral dilemmas is in movies and television.
Only in television fantasy is moral relativism ever
the “only way” to solve a problem. And despite the
preponderance of moral relativism in our popular culture, the ideology is still
having trouble taking hold. If it was so easy to undermine conscience, then the
NWO would have already achieved complete pacification. We are still far from
pacification. Whoever hard-wired our conscience should be applauded.
The very core of globalism and the NWO is the position
that sovereignty and individualism must be sacrificed for the "good of the
group"; in other words, they promote collectivism. Of course, groups by their very nature are abstractions; they
only exist as long as the individuals within them recognize them as viable.
Unfortunately, collectivists do not accept this fact because it would mean that
the group, not matter how utopian, is not the pinnacle of human existence -
rather, the individual is and always will be the pinnacle of human existence.
The elites MUST convince people that individualism is
dangerous and that collectivism is the only way to prevent the tragedies
wrought by those who wish to be separate. Of
course, most of the tragedies we experience on a national or global scale are
actually engineered by the elites, not by wild individuals or sovereign nations
looking for trouble. They then blame the very concept of sovereignty as a
barbaric ritual from the past that must be abolished for the sake of all.
In order for the globalists to reinforce the need for
collectivism, though, they must engage people on an individual psychological
level. Most human beings have an inherent desire to interact with their fellow
man, but they also have an inherent identity and drive to pursue their own
development without interference. We like to be a part of a group as long as
our participation is healthy and voluntary and our associations are a matter of
Human beings are instinctively tribal, but we have
psychological and biological limits to the size of the tribe we prefer to be a
part of. Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary psychology prevalent in the
1990's, found that there is a cognitive limit to the number of individuals any
one person can maintain stable relationships with. Dunbar found this number to
be between 100 - 200 people. A limitation also extends to the size of effective
groups versus ineffective groups. He found that effective tribes and
communities tend to remain between 500 - 2500 people.
The human mind does not adapt well to a vast tribal
groups, and recoils from the idea of a "global tribe". The truth
is, human beings function far better in smaller groups and they do not like to
be forced into participating in any group, let alone larger groups. This
may account for the feeling of isolation that is common among people who live
in metropolitan areas. They are surrounded by millions of neighbors and perhaps
hundreds of associates yet they still feel alone because they do not have a
functioning tribe of acceptable size.
Vast numbers of people can be tied together by an
ideal that resonates with them, which is the only purpose for nations to form
(to protect that ideal), but that is as far as the voluntary association goes. Globalist
collectivism is simply unnatural. People know it unconsciously, they know
it is an act of force and oppression, and will invariably move to sabotage its
false tribalism as they begin to see its true colors.
Total Control vs. Reality
This is where the globalists philosophy really begins
to break down. The elitist pursuit of total information awareness and total
social control is truly perverse and insane, and insanity breeds delusion and
weakness. The fact is, they will NEVER complete the goal of complete
micro-control. It is mathematically and psychologically impossible.
First, in any system, and in complex systems most of
all, there are always elements that cannot be quantified or predicted. To
understand this issue, I recommend studying the Heisenberg Uncertainty
Principle. To summarize, the uncertainty principle dictates that anyone
observing a system in action, even from a distance, can still affect the
behavior of that system indirectly or unconsciously in ways they could never
predict. They are also limited by their ability to objectively perceive all
available elements of what they observe. Unknown quantities result,
predictability goes out the window and total control of that system becomes
This principle also applies to human psychology, as
numerous psychoanalysts have discovered when treating patients. The doctor, or
the observer, is never able to observe their patient without indirectly
affecting the behavior of their patient in unpredictable ways. Therefore, a
completely objective analysis of that patient can never be obtained.
What the elites seek is a system by which they can
observe and influence all of us in minute detail without triggering a reaction
that they wouldn’t expect. The laws of
physics and psychology derail this level of control. There will always be
unknown quantities, free radicals, wild cards, etc. Even a seemingly perfect
utopia can be brought down by a single unknown.
To break this down even further to the level of pure
mathematics, I recommend study into Kurt Godel and his Incompleteness Proof.
This, I believe is the ultimate example of the elites struggling against the
fact of unknown quantities and failing.
Godel’s work revolved around either proving or
disproving the idea that mathematicians could define “infinity” in mathematical
terms. For, if infinity can be defined, then it can be understood in base
mathematical axioms, and if infinity can be understood, then the universe in
its entirety can be understood. Godel discovered the opposite — his
incompleteness proof established once and for all that infinity is a self
inclusive paradox that CANNOT be defined through mathematics. Keep in mind that
a proof is a set of mathematical laws that can never be broken. Two plus two
will always equal four; it will never equal anything else.
Well known globalist Bertrand Russell worked
tirelessly to show that the entirety of the universe could be broken down into
numbers, writing a three volume monstrosity called the Principia Mathematica.
Russell’s efforts were fruitless and Godel’s proof later crushed his theory.
Russell railed against Godel’s proof, but to no avail.
Now, why was an elitist like Russell who openly
championed scientific dictatorship so concerned by Godel? Well, because Godel,
in mathematical terms, destroyed the very core of the globalist ideology. He
proved that the globalist aspirations of godhood would never be realized. There
are limits to the knowledge of man, and limits to what he can control.This is
not something globalists can ever accept, for if they did, every effort they
have made for decades if not centuries would be pointless.
Yours for another revolution,
Bruce ‘the Poor Man’
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