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  • #17002
    Mr. Red
    Mr. Red
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    Something I preach quite a lot is Opsec. Being under the radar as a prepper can mean the difference between life and death. This following article gives some great information on how to keep yourself under the radar of potential adversaries.

    http://guerrillamerica.com/2013/08/information-operations-part-three-operational-security/

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #17003
    Mr. Red
    Mr. Red
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    This article from the same page goes into Opsec Considerations for Cell Phones.

    http://guerrillamerica.com/2013/12/opsec-considerations-for-cell-phones/

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #17008
    chester
    chester
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    member7

    Thanks Red! Keep preaching! Good articles with good outline of key topics.

    #17012
    Mr. Red
    Mr. Red
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    member7

    No problemo. That page has some excellent articles with a great wealth of knowledge to be had. I’d be a fool to not share it here.

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #17016
    Profile photo of freedom
    freedom
    Survivalist
    rnews

    Thank you Mr Red. This is a very important to learn.

    #17042
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    member10

    Opsec is one of those double edged swords.

    Too much and you are going it alone, no one to trade with, no help.

    Too little and you end up on “Doomsday Preppers”.

    Too many preppers fail to expand their circle beyond the tin foil hats.
    They miss the utility of the hippie botanist who could make an anti viral tea and keep everyone healthy. Or the nail salon attendant who was an acupuncturist until she emigrated and isn’t certified here.
    (I know both these people)

    That fine line, its tough to tread.

    #17043
    CacheValleyPrepper
    CacheValleyPrepper
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    member1

    Pre-Snowden leak, there I imagine there was a good chance that trying too hard to implement extreme online security measures would just get you your own satellite. Now, though, so many people are realizing the extent of both government and private overreach and people are starting to take privacy more seriously. The result is a whole lot of migration away from social media and the large American ISPs toward services like the ones Jay recommends in the online privacy section.

    #17044
    Selco
    Selco
    Survivalist
    member6

    Whirlibird

    Opsec is one of those double edged swords.

    Too much and you are going it alone, no one to trade with, no help.

    Too little and you end up on “Doomsday Preppers”.

    You said this good. Mistake is that people want solve the problem on quick way, so they want to tell the world immediately that they are preppers, and how it make sense to other folks to be preppers and so on…
    Or on the other side man decide that he just want to go trough everything alone, “lone wolf” and that s it.

    Best way should be to take your time and invest lot of effort to search and evaluate who could be good for you, it is slow process, so it should be started while there is still time.

    #17049
    Robin
    Robin
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    People/Government gather information in many ways. Most “harvesting” methods rely on “keywords.” There are many people in the world that are monitored daily. The bulk of transmissions (by any electronic means) are snatched from major communication cables that enter and exit the US. Microwave transmissions are another excellent source of information.
    Mining sites like Facebook and such is possible but require major effort.
    Copying keystrokes on a electronic device (pc, tablet, phone etc) is possible from a distance. No keyboard cloning/software phishing is required. With a couple of dedicated sniffing devices I can stand down the street from a house and tell you what is being typed.
    Sanitize your voice conversations is the one thing that will bring the best results.
    A “book code” or a “one-time pad” are two of the best ways to send information and not worry about someone getting the message you want to be secret.
    Robin

    #17050
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    member10

    One if the best ways I have found to “find” new preppers or create them is to start talking about natural disasters.

    The floods in Bosnia/Serbia, Katrina/Sandy, work layoffs, droughts, pretty much anything but the .gov and such.

    As soon as you start talking about nsa snooping, dictatorships and the like, you will lose them. Let them come to their own decisionsin their own time.

    Starting from a position of advantage of sorts is a help. What I mean is its easier for someone who already is in a gardening club or home gardens to see the value of canning and putting food back. Same for someone who shoots, putting an extra box or two of ammo back (crate) against price increases.

    Use the common sense approach, not paranoia and it works out much better. Talk of stocking the pantry and larder rather than stockpiling, start using older terms, non-antagonistic language.
    Slowly let them come around, they may never come around fully but can still be a help.

    #17056
    Profile photo of freedom
    freedom
    Survivalist
    rnews

    Economical/financial collapse, and natural disasters are all the things that I have found to create new preppers. The National debt is a great one were you show them the numbers on the internet National debt clock, number don’t lie. So is natural disasters they see them on the news.

    What they do not understand and it is a turnoff to them is that if there is a economical/financial collapse there is going to be civil unrest and that civil unrest can get out of hand but do not talk to them about that because they will think you are nuts. So just talk to them about Economical/financial collapse, and natural disasters.

    #17059
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
    Survivalist
    member10

    One has to be careful talking about financial collapse, most people have a hard time visualizing let alone accepting that it could happen.

    Speaking of natural disasters is easier and less “paranoid”, everyone lives in a zone of some sort, be it flood, earthquake, tornado or etc., everyone has been out of work at one time or another, these are things that ease someone into prepping.

    Then start them with the $5 preps, they don’t cost thousands, they can see progress and every little thing adds up.

    #17087
    Selco
    Selco
    Survivalist
    member6

    Just use small things and plans in the beginning. Job situation, bad economy etc. make sense to talk about some kind of small food storage to get you trough the problems when you lose job,until finding next one or similar.

    It is important to “awake” in them thoughts about preparing for bad days, not necessary complete collapse, but some personal SHTF, over the time it will be easier for folks to understand the idea and concept.

    Yes, good idea is bad weather events preparing or similar, almost everyone is at some kind of risk from that stuff, so it is good starting point.

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