- A pre-paid cell phone purchased with cash and not associated with your name in any way.
- A firearm not registered in your name (I am not advocating anything illegal. In many jurisdictions, you can buy a firearm from a private party and you don't have to register it in your name).
- $1000 in cash. At least.
- A netbook or laptop which is not registered in your name. Use it via free wifi portals instead of through a work or home internet service which can be traced to you.
- A generic phone calling card, paid for with cash of course.
- A ghost address (an address where you receive mail that is in no way connected to you).
- A car which doesn't have a "black box" in it (older than mid '90s for many, but not all, cars).
- A bicycle. Seriously. This in one of the few forms of transportation that doesn't need to be registered to you.
- Medical/dental care done in a foreign country (it helps if you live overseas or close to the Mexican border). Medical care in the US forms a paper trail that will follow you forever.
- A skill. Maybe many skills. With a skill you can work just about anywhere, often times without all of the paperwork that regular employment entails.
- Minimal disguises (ie: glasses, sunglasses, hats, etc).
- A bank account in some else's name (off shore accounts are growing more "iffy" by the day).
- A cross-cut shredder.
- A secure storage unit that is not associated with your name.
- A "hide out" in case you need to crash somewhere for a night or two (this could be an abandoned home, a friend's cabin, etc).
- A safe (preferably hidden where no one else knows where it is).
- Nothing with an RFID chip in it (or if there is a chip, conveniently disable it).
- If you must use store loyalty cards, have them in a random assortment of names/info (of course you will be paying cash only for your purchases).
- Electronic voice changer.
- Pre-paid Visa/debit cards.
Friday, April 10, 2009
20 Items for Your Low Profile Life
Moving on with the low profile living theme, here's some things you may need to live on the down low: