Only days after being featured on the National Geographic TV Show Doomsday Preppers, a prepper from Tennessee named David Sarti has been declared Mentally Defective and his guns have been seized by the government. David became famous in the survival/prepper community for his Youtube videos back in 2007-2008. His videos sometimes ranged on the odd and quirky, but never Mentally Defective!
David has become a target for those in government who see preppers as a target. He is being made an example of what happens to preppers and we should not stand for this. Yes, Nat Geo’s show is made to make preppers look crazy. And no, I would never go on it myself. Every time I watch it I think how brave/crazy these people must be to go on national tv and show their preps to everyone and explain all their security plans in detail. Are they so caught up in being a star or “informing the sheeple” that they forget their own OPSEC?
I feel for David and I wish there was something I could do to reverse this ruling. It is not fair, it is wrong, he is being made an example and everyone who is a prepper should be very, very worried. Learn from this. Keep your preps under tight OPSEC or you may become the target of liberals and gun haters like David was.
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No More Prepping For Me
Police State got you down? Does the thought of Martial Law keep you up at night? Well, it should! We live in a world where we are being constantly watched and monitored. Ever wondered what would it take to wipe the slate clean and live a life free of big brother? Security expert Aton Edwards answered just that as he goes on an amazing journey off the grid and under the radar in his show ”Track Me If You Can’. The show focused on ways to avoid being tracked by “big brother” or anyone else who may be looking for you.
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Track Me If You Can
- There are 30 million plus surveillance cameras on the US, one camera for every ten americans.
- The average American is in 200 databases.
- Putting a plan in motion to keep you from being tracked is a good idea if you want to devise a new life for yourself
- Plan 3 months ahead of time
- Right before you leave, change your appearance significantly (if you have hair, shave your head, if you have blond hair, change it to black, get glasses, etc.).
- Before you leave, terminate all of your accounts (email, bank accounts, credit cards, etc).
- Don’t terminate your social network sites as you can use these sites to provide disinformation.
- Before you leave, delete all of your computer files and get rid of your computer’s hard drive (first boil the hard drive then smash it with a hammer and finally run a Degausser/electromagnetic wand over the drive to obliterate all information it may contain).
- Get rid of all of your personal items like photos, trophies, mementos, etc. that could tie you to your old life.
- Shred all of your personal info and credit cards/bank statements/etc., next take the shredded material and spread it around in a bunch of trash bags and leave the bags at various dumpsters around the city, or burn it.
- Get rid of your cell phone as these can be easily used to track your location either through a computer software program or through triangulation.
- Wipe all of your info from your cell phone then leave it at a train or bus station so that someone else will pick it up and start using it, thus providing a source of disinformation for those searching for you.
- Break your normal patterns (what you eat, where you frequent, how you shop, the kind of work you do, etc).
- Ditch your car and find a substitute that is not your personality.
- Completely change your lifestyle (ie: if you are currently a corporate lawyer, become a night janitor then dress and behave appropriately).
- If you do take your car get rid of the toll pass which can track your movements through the RFID chip in the pass.
- Stay away from interstate highways.
- Get rid of the GPS device which came with your car. Ditto for the OnStar system which can be activated remotely and allow others to listen in on your conversations.
- Make sure your tires don’t have RFID chips in them. Some tires have these chips and they can link to your VIN number and the purchase location of the tires.
- Go to non-chain restaurants.
- Pay for everything with cash.
- When you are out in public disguise yourself (at least wear a hat and sunglasses).
- Avoid frequenting your usual places (for example, if you are a vegetarian your meal preference can be found through your prior airline meal request and then you may be easier to locate if you frequent vegetarian restaurants).
- Get your food to go from restaurants so you don’t leave DNA on the plates/utensils/glasses which can be read with an easily purchased BPac machine which analyzes your biometrics.
- Stay in small motels and pay with cash.
- Use alcohol wipes to remove fingerprints.
- Use a Multi Sweep Hidden Camera & Bug Detector to check for hidden bugs/cameras/etc.
- Cover the peephole so people can’t see into your room.
- Sleep in your sleeping bag so you won’t leave DNA behind on the hotel bedding.
- Buy a pre-paid cell phone which you only use for outgoing calls (be sure to turn off the caller ID). Replace the pre-paid phone frequently, about every 2 weeks.
- When you are not using the cell phone, remove the battery so it can’t be turned on remotely or used to track you.
- Be careful when speaking in cars or near windows. The NSA has a bounce laser monitoring system which can pick up sound waves on glass and record what you are saying.
- At night you can avoid being seen on cameras that use infrared light by fashioning a cap with LED lights on the front of it which makes a “halo” and shields your face from the cameras.
- To determine the best place to resettle, choose a mid-sized city in a not overly cold place. Big cities and small towns are not good places for anonymity.
- To change your identity don’t just assume the identity of someone else (this is way more difficult–and illegal–than it used to be), instead petition the court to change your name legally to a new–and common–name.
- Apply for a driver’s license under your new name.
- Most driver’s licenses and passports have RFID chips in them. Block people from reading these RFID chips by carrying them in a wallet lined with aluminum foil.
- To get back online, use a new laptop.
- Always use a hard wire to your laptop and turn off the wi-fi which is easily hacked.
- Put a cover over your web cam such as a band-aid or electrical tape as these can be turned on remotely like your cell phone.
- Install anti-key logger software on your computer.
- Also, install software that will reroute your ip address so your location can’t be determined via your computer.
- Be aware of the ECHELON program in the US which monitors phone and computer transmissions for keywords and messages.
- At the grocery store, change your shopping habits and never use store club cards.
- Be aware that nearly all food packaging now contain RFID tags. To be sure these aren’t used for tracking (unlikely now but possibly more likely in the future) repackage food once you purchase it and get rid of the store packaging.
- To find work, get a night job that is different that your previous job, such as a janitor. This will limit your contact with people.
- Change jobs often.
- Create a “back story” for your new identity and practice it. If you base your lies on the truth but change the details a bit, your story will be easier to remember and more believable.
- Open a bank account, preferably at a small, local bank.
- Be aware of video surveillance cameras which are everywhere.
- Never contact people from your past.
- The narrator noted that every year, changing your identity gets harder.
- The police now consider common activities suspicious such as bird watching, sketching or painting, or taking photographs in public.
- There are 70 FUSION centers in the US which coordinate surveillance and other information.
- Airlines sometimes use locator chips on your bags so be aware of this. You can also use these tagged bags for disinformation purposes (ie: leaving them in places to throw people off your trail).
- Technology is now available to identify you by the way you walk (change the way you walk), your facial measurements and biometrics (use a disguise, and especially sunglasses), and even your response to images.
- It will be 7 to 10 years before your old identity drops off of old databases.
- Guard against complacency.
- The less you interface with technology, the better off you will be.
A tracking system that comes pre-installed, can’t be removed or directly controlled by the customer that was obviously not designed with your needs in mind. Your car is speeding down the data-mining highway, driven by an invisible hand.
Concerned voices of privacy advocates are barely heard through the buzz of the OnStar’s self-extolled virtues in assuring driver safety and convenience. The simplistic approach continues to be used in an attempt of silencing any concerns over our ever-diminishing rights to privacy: “Only criminals are concerned with being watched – if you have nothing to hide, don’t worry about your privacy”. If only it were this simple.
They record and monitor conversations by you or others from your car, but if you ask for copies of your own records, you will find out that “OnStar is not required to release any audio or physical records…without a subpoena.” This information, however, can be used against you in a court of law.
Another troublesome feature of most new cars is the Event Data Recorder (“EDR”), or Black Box. Much like its namesake used in commercial airplanes, this device keeps track of how a car is being used, including speed, acceleration, braking, steering, and seat belt use. Prosecutors are already using information obtained from EDR’s as evidence against drivers – for example, in 2004 Robert Christmann was convicted in a New York traffic fatality based upon information downloaded from his car’s Black Box. It seems OnStar is next.
Even if you cancel your OnStar service (which is a monthly subscription), you must specifically opt out of the program to avoid being tracked.