10 Ways to Fly ‘Under the Radar,’ DIY Water Filter Plans

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

  1. 1.       10 Ways to fly ‘under-the-radar’
  2. 2.      Using Food Shed Maps
  3. 3.      DIY water filter & purifier plans
  4. 4.      Track Me if You Can+More on an Over Criminalized America


A man’s admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he
feels for those around him.”

— Alexis de Tocqueville


New data from the Census Bureau shows working at home is increasingly common.

According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the number of people who worked at home at least one day per week increased from 9.5 million in 1999 to 13.4 million in 2010, increasing from 7.0 percent to 9.5 percent of all workers. The largest increase occurred between 2005 and 2010, when the share grew from 7.8 percent to 9.5 percent of all workers, an increase of more than 2 million.

The median household income was significantly higher for mixed workers at $96,300,” the survey says, “compared with $74,000 for home workers and $65,600 for onsite workers.” Mixed workers are those who are based in an office, but also get to work from home part of the time.

The fastest-growing work-from-home jobs involve computers, engineering, and science – those jumped 69 percent from 2000 to 2010. A quarter of stay-at-home workers are in management, business and financial jobs.


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Pets:  Cats love newspaper: whole sheets, crumpled or torn – its absorbent and free. I have a homemade pet door. Frontline/advantage are toxic to environment, but I use them: get large (126 lb.) dog size and a free 1 cc syringe (drug store) WITHOUT needle, draw up 0.75 cc (do your own weight calculations) per month. I give kibble, with just a tsp. of wet food to keep their diet interesting, leftover chicken, and a daily tsp of safflower oil to those with dermatitis (they love it).


PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

 Make Your Own Homemade Water Filter & Purifier

Just Need an “Emergency Only” Water Filter & Purifier?



10 Ways to Fly Under the Radar



…1.3 million requests for cell phone data were made by law enforcement last year.  Cell phone carriers turned over text messages, caller locations and more without batting an eye or regard to warrants or privacy.


Track Me If You Can is a must-watch for anyone interested in protecting their privacy. He covers some of excellent tips and gives a lot of necessary information. We live in a world where we are being constantly watched and monitored. What would it take to wipe the slate clean and live a life free of big brother? Security expert Aton Edwards takes the viewer on an amazing journey off the grid and under the radar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXkPU9NSfPQ

Consider your options. Since surviving an encounter should be your number one goal, think about your two primary options. The first option is to give the attacker what they want. If this option is not available, you may use what is known as “The Nike Defense.” This simply means: Run away. Survival is much more important than looking tough or injuring someone for sake of your pride.

Food Shed Maps

What is a “foodshed”?
Though it may be unfamiliar, the term “foodshed” was used almost 80 years ago in a book entitled How Great Cities Are Fed (Hedden, 1929) to describe the flow of food from producer to consumer. Seven decades later, the term was used to describe a food system that connected local producers with local consumers (Kloppenburg et al., 1996). In this project, the general definition of a foodshed is a geographic area that supplies a population center with food.                         However, the Mapping Local Food Systems Project focused specifically on potential local foodsheds, areas of nearby land that could theoretically provide part or all of a city’s food needs (Peters, 2007).

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No   Increase in Standard of Living
  Since 1997”
There’s a belief among certain   economists — and the wider population — that if the government takes a more   active role in the economy, the social outcome can be improved. Dr. Lacy   Hunt, executive VP of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), says   it’s a false belief…and he has proof to back it up. An unprecedented buildup   of debt, he shows, can only lead to one outcome: a drop in Americans’   standard of living.



 You do not need to let an attacker take the first shot. Most legal jurisdictions in the United States recognize your right to defend yourself if you feel you are in immediate danger of being harmed.


The Nanny State Updates…

I remember as a child being so grateful that I lived in America. I felt that America would always be a bulwark of freedom from oppression and torture…today, I’m not so sure!

Illegal spying on Americans actually began before 9/11.

Bloomberg reported in 2006:

The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

Senator Frank Church – who chaired the famous “Church Committee” into the unlawful FBI Cointel program, and who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – said in 1975:

“Th[e National Security Agency’s] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, andno American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. [If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A.] could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.“

Now, the NSA is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s data permanently.

The former head of the program for the NSA recently held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:

We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state



Good news for salt lovers who are concerned over its affect on blood pressure…The USDA says today’s top source of sodium is processed foods.  Fix this by eating more home cooked meals and lightly salt to taste which can cut your sodium intake by 50%.

The Parting Thought-

Less Government equals More Freedom from the District of Corruption…

The past 75 years in America have witnessed an avalanche of new criminal laws, the result of which is a problem known as “overcriminalization.” As the United States Congress refuses to stop new and unwarranted criminal laws, the key to curbing overcriminalization is the American public.


Overcriminalization: The Legislative Side of the Problem

The past 75 years in America have witnessed an avalanche of new criminal laws, the result of which is a problem known as “overcriminalization.” As the United States Congress refuses to stop new and unwarranted criminal laws, the key to curbing overcriminalization is the American public.

Key Points

  1. 1 No one      knows how many federal crimes exist. Many criminal laws regulate conduct      that is not inherently blameworthy in the commercial and environmental      fields, for example.
  2. 2 Often,      those laws do not require proof that a person intended to break the law or      knew that his conduct was inherently blameworthy or harmful. As a result,      people risk committing crimes without having the “guilty mind” required by      the common law.
  3. 3 The      practicalities of the legislative process contribute to this dilemma.      There generally is little or no constituency for reducing the number or      severity of criminal laws, and prosecutors are a powerful political bloc      and seek to expand the reach and severity of the penal code.
  4. 4      Legislators may enact unduly broad laws in the hope that prosecutors will      exercise good judgment, which is not always the case. Public awareness is      therefore essential if this problem is to be addressed.



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“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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