Sunday, January 23, 2022

5 Things Happening This Weekend That the Lamestream Media Isn't Reporting On

There are several things happening this weekend that mainstream media is going out of its way NOT to cover including...

  1. The Freedom Convoy 2022 across Canada.  Truckers and others are driving across Canada to Ottawa to protest the vaccine mandates.  Their GoFundMe is reaching stellar heights and you can find several YouTube videos of the event online.
  2. The major protest in Washington DC against vaccine mandates.  Again, there are several videos on YouTube about the event but sparse coverage anywhere else.  Find Dr Malone's speech at the protest here.
  3. There are also protests against vaccine mandates and vaccine certificates around the world which are hardly getting any coverage (examples here, here, and here).
  4. The US closed both the Mexican and Canadian borders to unvaxxed truckers yesterday.  Needless to say, this will have a severe impact on US supply chains and food prices.
  5. Finally, violent crime is continuing to run rampant but usually only gets a few second sound bite on the news (examples here, here, and here).

Saturday, January 8, 2022

100 Ways to Defeat Big Brother

These days your every move--and in many cases your every heartbeat, thanks to smart watches--is being monitored and tracked.  If you want to avoid having Big Brother know what you are doing every moment of the day, consider doing these things:

  1. Be completely debt free. 
  2. Own your own home free and clear (purchased through a trust for privacy).
  3. If you don't want a paper trail to your abode, trade work or pay cash to live on someone’s land/in someone's house.
  4. Live in a low-tax, low-oversight state (good gun laws, no mandates, etc).
  5. Live in a county with few building/other restrictions.
  6. Own your own utilities (well, septic system).
  7. Have off-grid solar for electricity; use propane for appliances.
  8. Process your own garbage.
  9. Live low-waste/zero-waste/buy it for life.
  10. Have a woodlot on your property and heat your home with wood.
  11. Grow your own food.
  12. Save garden seeds to use the following year and avoid hybrid seeds.
  13. Have a pre-1994 vehicle (no black box).
  14. Pay cash for everything.
  15. If you must use a credit card/pay online, do so anonymously.
  16. Keep your money in multiple forms (some cash, some investments, invested in tools, etc).
  17. Live in a rural area (less surveillance).
  18. Use an over the air antenna instead of having cable TV.
  19. Have “dumb” appliances (dumb TV, refrigerator, etc).
  20. Use a standard radio instead of apps like Spotify.
  21. Use a de-Googled phone.
  22. Have a burner phone (or two) unassociated with you.
  23. If you must go online, take steps to protect your privacy.
  24. Consider printing/making a ghost gun or two (if this is legal in your area).
  25. Get your news and information from a variety of sources (not only mainstream media).
  26. Use an air-gapped computer for sensitive work.
  27. Keep your electronics in a faraday cage when you aren't using them.
  28. Have a minimal number of electronic devices.
  29. Remove metadata and properties info before sending or posting pictures and files.
  30. Have a wide-ranging skill set (science, engineering, medical, etc).
  31. Be able to live in the wilderness for an extended period of time.
  32. Do not participate in social media at all.
  33. Have sellable/barterable skills you can use to trade for cash or the things you need.
  34. Know how to hunt, fish, and forage for food.
  35. Know multiple ways to preserve food.
  36. Don’t have any memberships (Costco, gym, etc).
  37. Have multiple communication systems (HAM, cell, etc).
  38. Have a comprehensive set of tools and equipment for all of your DIY projects.
  39. Consider buying all of your supplies and foodstuff in bulk (and confidentially).
  40. Shop where you aren’t tracked (Goodwill, thrift stores, garage sales, farmer’s markets).
  41. Be physically fit (strength, flexibility, cardio).
  42. Be in exceptionally good health (physical, mental, emotional, etc).
  43. Live a subsistence/sustainable living lifestyle.
  44. Have a mailing address unassociated to your physical address.
  45. Have mobile living options (van, RV).
  46. Learn to travel on the down low (walking, bicycling, hitchhiking, city bus, chicken bus).
  47. Have multiple bug out locations.
  48. Avoid giving away your biometric data (finger prints, iris scan, voice print, publicly posted photos, etc).
  49. Avoid things with chip tracking (passport, transit passes, Airtags, cell tracking, etc).
  50. Choose no-tech hobbies (jigsaw puzzles, woodworking, sewing, welding, etc).
  51. Learn to DIY all your needs (haircuts, yard care, building structures, etc).
  52. Remove yourself from the internet (you can find info on how to do this online).
  53. Be a minimalist and move towards more simple living.
  54. Download all the info you need and keep this on removable storage (videos, Wikipedia, how to’s, music, etc).
  55. Buy off-line items for entertainment (books, DVDs, games, etc).
  56. Don't have/use a bank account, cash apps, etc.
  57. Don’t vote or participate in civic activities.
  58. Use religious/medical exemptions when necessary.
  59. Don’t participate in state/federal social programs (unemployment, food stamps, welfare, etc).
  60. Have multiple sources of income.
  61. Study people who live off-grid (Mark Boyle, Aaron Fletcher, Rob Greenwood, etc).
  62. Avoid surveillance when possible (court houses, stores, airports, etc).
  63. If you must be in a place where there is surveillance, wear a mask, sunglasses, hat, cover tattoos, wear generic clothing, etc.
  64. If you must go online, use more secure search/browsers/email/etc.
  65. Use encrypted apps if necessary.
  66. Use a burner laptop for internet stuff (via public wifi).
  67. Avoid crowds and people (there are times to blend into the crowd and times not to).
  68. When you do interact with people, provide no information about yourself; be misleading if necessary.
  69. Make your yard/home impenetrable (while at the same time not making your home look like a fortress which would draw undue attention).
  70. Create secret rooms, hidey holes, caches, etc to secure you valuables.
  71. Don’t use cloud storage; create multiple secure thumb drives to store your digital stuff on (hidden both at home and off-site).
  72. Follow the experts when it comes to tech privacy (Techlore, Sumsub, Rob Braxman, All Things Secured, etc).
  73. Don't use voice assistants (Siri, Alexa, Cortana, etc), and turn this feature off on your cell phone.
  74. Learn how to block your heat imprint from thermal imaging devices.
  75. Also learn how to hide from drones.
  76. Be a general, generic gray man.
  77. Be wary about what others post about you on social media (your photos, the stuff your kids post, a friend posting your vacation plans, etc).
  78. Learn how to protect yourself physically (hand to hand combat, using firearm, improvising weapons, etc).  Note, this is a last resort.
  79. Continue to learn, improve, and expand upon your survival skills (examples here, here, and here).
  80. Balance being a lone wolf with being part of a survival group/team.
  81. Don't trust anyone 100%.  Anyone.
  82. Be careful about who you let into your inner circle.
  83. Remember that everything you do online can be tracked, even with advanced security methods.  Behave online accordingly. 
  84. Always have a bug out bag on hand and be ready to leave/disappear at a moment's notice.
  85. Have multiple plans for leaving and multiple plans for disappearing (obviously don't leave these plans written down where someone can find them).
  86. Learn how to disappear (lots of info online, browse these securely).
  87. Practice going a day, a week, or longer without having/using any tech.
  88. Be consistently inconsistent in your daily habits, your contact with people, etc.
  89. Have a proxy person to conduct business on your behalf (have them make and receive an order for Amazon for you, have them rent your apartment for you in their name, etc).
  90. Use a paper map instead of using GPS/maps app on your phone.
  91. Consider using crypto and decentralized social media if necessary (these are harder to track but with so many people trying to hack these sorts of platforms it may not be for long).
  92. Buy the stuff you need incrementally (do you know how many murderers have been found because they buy bleach, garbage bags, a saw, lime, and a shovel in one purchase and put it all on their credit card?).
  93. Limit travel and drive yourself if possible (passports, TSA, immigration checks...travel is a highly regulated and highly surveilled thing to do these days).
  94. Buy your items in person and with cash.  Don't provide any info to the salesperson as they often ask for your name or phone number to complete the transaction; lie about these if necessary.
  95. Weigh the risk/benefit of getting a concealed carry license.  Better yet, live in a state where this isn't required.
  96. Avoid any legal entanglements.  Lawsuits, criminal activity, unpaid child support...once the court system gets its claws into you it is difficult to unentangle yourself from it.  Also this information becomes public record and thus makes you more trackable.
  97. Own your own business.  Most industries are very pro-surveillance when it comes to their employees, you don't want to be one of these people.
  98. Live your life on the down low.  While Assange, Snowden, and Manning did great things for this country, obviously their lives are now lived in a fishbowl.  Leading protests, whistle blowing, and blowing up social media to draw attention to injustices is pretty much guaranteed to make your life a living hell.
  99. Try to avoid needing medical care.  Obviously emergency care is necessary but try to take care of small problems yourself.  Once you are in the medical tracking system, all of your records can be hacked, tracked, and generally opened to whoever is looking for you.
  100. Stay off the radar of the three-letter agencies.  Most anti-surveillance/anti-tracking skills will throw off the average person but once the government is after you, they have a lot more ways to hunt you down at their disposal.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

10 Things to Add to Your 2022 Calendar

In no particular order...

  1. A 'Defeat the Mandates' Rally will be held in Washington DC on January 23.
  2. Here's a list of Free Entrance Days for the National Parks in 2022.
  3. Here are several ways to get discounted National Park Passes.
  4. This is a new program for cheaper internet for low-income Americans.
  5. Here is FEMA's 2022 Preparedness Calendar.
  6. Check out these 2022 Disaster and Preparedness Conferences here, here, and here.
  7. Plan your running/walking/triathlon/ultramarathon events for 2022 here.
  8. Need training?  Many schools/organizations have released their 2022 schedules (examples here, here, and here).
  9. For people who want to do some independent study on a variety of useful disaster/survival topics consider these options: FEMA training, Open Courseware, and get a library card from your local library (many offer free e-books, free movies and music to download, etc).
  10. Other things: register to vote so you can vote in the midterms, take a CERT class, get your HAM license, volunteer somewhere like with your local SAR or as a rural EMT.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Tech Alternatives

First, a caveat: everything you do online can be tracked and traced back to you, even when you use seemingly "secure" sites and services.  Now that that's out of the way, with the way big tech, mainstream media, and social media is leading our society off a cliff, it's time for us to look into alternative sites and services to use online.  When Titter can choose to de-platform a sitting president (President Trump) and an internationally lauded vaccine researcher (Dr Malone), you know there is something wrong with "the system".  Here are alternative sites and services to consider:

Sunday, January 2, 2022

2022

Happy New Year World Order!  We've had a tumultuous couple of years and 2022 doesn't seem like it will be much better.  As Joe Rogan put it, our society seems to be quickly heading downward at a 45 degree angle.  Here's several things to consider:

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tornadoes: Before, During, and After

The tornado that struck Kentucky and several other nearby states a couple days ago came as a shock to many.  These sorts of massive tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in December, and the physical size of the tornado may be a record-setter as well.  While there is only so much people can do to prepare when something this monstrous happens, any knowledge, skills, and supplies you can gather ahead of time will be helpful.  Here's how to prepare:

Before

During

After

  • Assess your immediate surroundings after the tornado has passed.  Is anyone injured?  Can you smell a gas leak?  Is your home off its foundation? 
  • Provide basic medical care to anyone who is injured and call for help if needed (you may or may not be able to get through to 911, sometimes texting 911 works better, you can also use your HAM radio or social media to ask for help, or you may need to take the person to a local fire station or hospital for care.
  • Outfit yourself for safety when you leave your home or tornado shelter (reflective vest, boots, work gloves, hard hat, goggles, mask, etc.).  Be 360-degree aware of your surroundings and avoid dangers like downed power lines, broken concrete, broken glass, etc.
  • Make a basic assessment of your home to determine if remaining in your home is safe (major damage, a home that has slid off its foundation, active gas leaks, etc would make your home uninhabitable).
  • Check on friends or neighbors if possible.  Let friends and family know you are safe either via phone, HAM radio, or social media as soon as possible.
  • If you need to shelter elsewhere, determine if you have a safe place to set up your own alternative shelter or if you need to go to a community shelter.
  • Listen to your radio/check local media on your cell phone if you still have access in order to determine what your community is doing to assist people (shelter information, food and water give-aways, mobile medical clinics, etc. will be put out via the media as soon as possible).
  • Make a cursory video review of your home and surroundings to use later for insurance claims.
  • Do not start clean-up until you have contacted your home insurance company; they may want to send an adjuster before you begin clean up.
  • Document everything.  Keep any receipts for purchases, record any and all damage you see, record the time you spend cleaning up, etc.
  • For additional assistance check local news sources, FEMA, your city/county/state department of emergency management websites, etc. More info about the local disaster response may take a bit of time to get set up but it will eventually be available to those in the community who need additional assistance.
  • More info here, here, and here.