• Sep, 2021
  • Sep 12, 2021
  • SHTF pantry

    For one person for 1 year, which can last in storage for 5-25 years. It may cost $1000-$1500.

    Calories. You need 2200 per day on average. 800,000 per year (an average man needs more, about 1m calories, if he's working every day). Looking at this number by the month, one person can eat:

    66 lbs of grain
    20 lbs of beans
    .83 quarts of oil
    10 lbs of sweetener
    less than a full salt container
    4 lbs of milk

    Now by year:

    800 pounds of grain examples (this example goes over 800): 300 of white rice, 20 of corn, 400 wheat (you need wheat grinder), 50 oats, 15 barley, 150 pasta.

    240 pounds of beans: 120 pinto, 30 red kidney, 100 black beans, 15 split peas

    10 quarts of oil (oil needs to be rotated as it does go rancid): a bottle of olive, shortening, coconut, butter powder

    120 of sweetener: syrups, jams, honey, etc

    8 pounds of salt (which also can be used to preserve food)

    50 pounds of milk: powdered

    25 of beverage sweeterner (Tang etc)

    20 pounds meat: if one serving is about a 1/4 pound, you have 80 servings (one meal with meat every 4-5 days): Powdered meat or eggs, canned chicken, spam, etc.

    90 pounds dried fruits and vegetables (1/4 pound per day). About 90 cans from the grocery store, since most cans in the store contain a bit less than a pound




    Recipes (there may not be internet)

    Axe, machete


    Dark and cool and dry (under 70 degrees F ie 20 degrees C, but cooler the better). Heat and moisture are not friends to food preservation.

    Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers in the bags (food items that have more space between the items, like pasta, require more oxygen absorbers). Buckets and totes to keep food from being eaten by pests. Label with pens.

    Cooking in water

  • Aug, 2021
  • Aug 25, 2021
  • How can journalists in the modern era:

    - send data files over the internet between two locations?
    - cross borders without compromising information or sources?

  • Jun, 2021
  • Jun 13, 2021
  • Bloggers, Things to read, etc.

    Sun Knudsen, privacy and security researcher who explains how to set up secure OS.

  • May, 2021
  • May 17, 2021
  • A private computing system in 2021

    (in progress)

    Here, experts help us set up a computing setup that is actually private, and explain the various steps and privacy risks at each step. Building a private setup might have different meanings for different people. In this case, we take the example of a family man who wants to keep completely private anything pertaining to him and anyone in his household: anything they write, any photos and videos, and projects they're working on. He uses the internet for websurfing and communications like email, and uses apps on his phone for communications and viewing images and videos, such as instagram and fb. He may cross borders and carries computing devices along with him. These borders include ones with countries that actually kill journalists regularly.


    Nature of Android device, Pinephone, versus laptop or tower

    levels of, at os, disk, programs, internet communications

    2: OS

    We'll only talk about Linux options since the other two have unknown telemetry.

    It seems Ubuntu (Canonical) isn't very secure, but it's the most used. According to Dan, it has at least 4 pieces of spyware pre-installed (telemetry), which can be removed with:

    sudo apt purge ubuntu-report popularity-contest apport whoopsie






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