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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Update

According to Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, there are now 13 confirmed Swine Flu cases in Canada, four new cases in Ontario - but they are all in the mild stages! For the complete article see here.

And remember to check the American Preppers Network Swine Flu Pandemic for additional information, articles and tips, including this great article "How to Survive a Flu Outbreak".

Stay Healthy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update on Swine Flu

So as of this morning, it seems we still have only 6 confirmed cases of Swine Flu in Canada...however, according to this article, federal health officials are expecting more outbreaks.

There is a free Swine Flu Tips Widget over at the right-hand side of the page under the Helpful Links...feel free to download it and add it to any of own blog pages or websites.

and Thanks to the American Preppers Network and Swine Flu Pandemic for sharing it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Health Officials Confirm 6 cases of Swine Flu in Canada

Canadian federal health officials have confirmed six cases of human swine influenza in British Columbia and Nova Scotia and are warning more cases are likely in the near future as medical personnel around the world test for the virus linked to a serious outbreak in Mexico.

Dr. Donald Low, the chief microbiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto who played a key role in battling the Canadian SARS crisis in 2003, said in this article, dated Monday, April 27, 2009, that

"...what you're seeing here is the makings of a pandemic. You're seeing a new virus that we have no natural immunity to. You're seeing a virus that can cause disease, and in causing disease, can transmit from person to person..."

For more information about Swine flu in Canada, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website here and the Health Canada website here.

IN ADDITION...the American Preppers Network has come together and created a new site called Swine Flu Pandemic. This site contains the most comprehensive information on the Swine Flu Outbreak to date. Please check this site regularly for the most up-to-date information, links and news articles!

Stay healthy!

Monday, April 20, 2009

FYI - Word Verification Issues on Comments

To any regular readers who normally have to type in a word verification in order to leave a comment and who may wonder why this feature has now been turned off - apparently some people have been experiencing difficulties when trying to leave comments and others have been unable to leave comments at all - - - to any of you who have taken the time to try and leave a comment on the CPN or any of the province blogs and have run into problems - our sincerest and humblest apologies!

Therefore this feature is now turned off. So comment away! We love comments!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

American Prepper Interview Update

RTR Radio had some technical difficulties this afternoon so American Prepper's interview has now been rescheduled for May 2 at 5pm EST.

However; Pioneer Living's show "Pioneering Your Way To Freedom" will be on every Saturday, so tune in as often as you can! I know that I will!

The link to RTR Radio is here.

American Prepper to be interviewed

American Prepper will be interviewed this Saturday, April 18, 2009, at 5pm EST on RTR radio. A BIG Canadian Thanks go out to Pioneer Living, who writes for the Oklahoma Preppers Network, for inviting AP to be a guest on his show "Pioneering Your Way To Freedom".

Follow this link for AP's interview this Saturday and make sure to tune in every Saturday at 5pm and support Pioneer Living's show!!!
http://www.restoretherepublicradio.com/?quiet=1


Please pass this link on to as many people as possible! It is only through the great efforts of someone like Pioneer Living that our message can be shared via radio!!! And make sure to drop in to the Oklahoma Preppers Network and leave Pioneer Living some comments!

Thanks for all of your hard work Pioneer Living!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Emergency Communications - Part 3 (thank you WV Santa!)

YES - WVSanta is back with the third installment to his "Emergency Communications" series here on the CPN! This series has received much feedback in the form of comments and there has been much discussion among the members of the Canadian and American Preppers Networks about HAM radio and other types of Emergency Communications because of the stir that this series has caused! We encourage any new readers to read the series in it its order...Emergency Communications - Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 here.


We at the CPN would like to thank WVSanta from the West Virginia Preppers Network for sharing his extensive knowledge about Emergency Communications with us - and we would also like to say - THAT is one Kick-*ss mobile comms station you got disguised as a truck, Santa!


And without any further ado...here is the much-anticipated Emergency Communications - Part 3:




MY MOBILE SETUP


This is the setup in my service truck that I work out of everyday. I hope that this will let people see some of what can be done with Ham and CB radio equipment. Now I know my truck is a mess but many times I spend 10 hrs or more per day in it and I did not take the time to spit polish it for the pictures.


FIRST MY ANTENNAS


On the roof in the middle is my CB antenna. Yes I do use a CB as I am in my own excavating business and need to be able to talk to my other trucks and the scale houses at the gravel quarry. Not everyone has a Ham license so the CB is still a big part of my communications setup.



Next on the drivers side on the tool bed is a 10 meter only Ham antenna.


On the rear corner in the back is what they call a screwdriver antenna; this one in its current configuration covers 12 meter thru 80 meter Ham bands and is tuned by a switch in the cab that raises or lowers the upper mast depending on what band you tune to.( see 3rd picture)


Last is my 2 meter ham antenna on the tool box on the passenger side.





NOW ON TO THE RADIOS


From left to right on the dash CB radio.


Next the small face plate is my Icom 706 MK II G ham rig and the main radio is pictured on the seat (second and third picture below) for this but is normally mounted under the seat.


The next item is the light controller for the bar beacon on the roof which is also a PA and electric air horn. The truck was originally owned by a fire department.


Last on the right is a linear amplifier (by law for ham use only but also will work with the CB just keep that between us).





I hope this helps some people see what these radios look like if you have never seen them before. The pack of cigarettes is there for size reference. Again please excuse the mess in my truck it is a work truck and does see some very long days.


I will be doing more on the ham radio as I get my base station antennas back up in the air and will try to get pictures of that process also for everyone to see. As always if you have any questions please email me at wvsantaclaus@aol.com and I will do my best to help you. Sorry it took so long to get this done for you.


God Bless from the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

Santa



Thank you Santa - thank you a hundred times over for being willing to share your knowledge and experience! And remember - you are always welcome to guest-post at the CPN! Thank you!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Big Canadian Welcome to our friend Humble Wife

This network of Preppers is amazing!

Today it gives me great pleasure to announce that Humble Wife from the New Mexico Preppers Network has graciously offered to share her experience and knowledge with us and will be posting on a variety of Canadian province prepper networks - thank you so much Humble Wife!

She has started off with a bang too - check out an awesome post of hers about using powdered milk in a variety of recipes over at the Saskatchewan Preppers Network, she teaches us a pile of laundry tips over at the Yukon Preppers Network, talks about heirloom seeds over at the Northwest Territories Preppers Network and shares a very personal story with us over at the New Brunswick Preppers Network. Please go and check out all of her posts!

And yes - its seems that Humble Wife has taken Riverwalker's approach to posting on the CPN - keep your eye out for her - you never know which province she will be popping up on next!

Our deepest thanks to you Humble Wife!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Important Update for all Preppers

Please head over to the American Preppers Network as Tom has put up an important update there.

And remember...if you are interested in contributing to the CPN or any of the provincial networks, contact Kymber here.