Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Rabbit Hunting - Guest Post by Brandon Cox

Rabbit Hunting Slingshot – Everything You Need to Know

Get your slingshot ready and hit the fields searching for rabbit. It’s possible to hunt rabbits with a slingshot and it’s a great activity to do between seasons. The best part is you don’t have to carry your rifle, scope, and other hunting gear with you. Instead, you just grab some pellets and put your slingshot in your pocket and hit your hunting area. To make it even easier, here’s everything you need to know about rabbit hunting with a slingshot.

 Where to Hit a Rabbit with a Pellet 

One of the most important things to understand when hunting rabbits with a slingshot is that you must make a good hit, or your actions could be deemed unethical. Hitting a rabbit with a pellet but not killing it could cause a rabbit pain and leave you empty handed for dinner. Below, we’ll go over where you should aim when hunting rabbits. 
Rabbit Skull 
The ideal place to hit a rabbit with a slingshot is the skull. This hit is almost always an immediate death. It doesn’t matter what type of pellet you use in the slingshot. However, rabbit’s heads are very tiny, which makes it a difficult target to hit. 
What’s the atlas? The atlas of a rabbit is located right where the skull connects to the cervical vertebrae. Aiming at this area will cause an instant death because it disconnects the nervous system from the brain. It’s a tough shot and requires you to use a heavy projectile in the slingshot, but it’s a great way to kill any bunny rabbit. 
Cervical Vertebrae 
A cervical vertebrae shot requires you to shoot the slingshot right at the neck bone. If you hit the area just right, it will cause the rabbit’s body to shut down or total paralysis. Again, you might need a heavier projectile for this shot to create the results you are looking for. 
Don’t Shoot Blindly at Rabbits 
Now that we’ve covered where you should aim, it’s important to tell you why. There are plenty of people out there that recommend just aiming at the body. With this method, a shot anywhere will probably cause an eventual death, but it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to score the rabbit. 
When a rabbit is hit by a pellet from a slingshot, the shooter probably did enough damage to take the rabbit out, but not enough to kill it instantly. What this means is the rabbit will take off running. If you can’t find it, it will die a painful and slow death. For that reason, it’s important to take a good shot every time you aim your slingshot. 

 Where to Hunt for Rabbits 

Rabbits are small and fast. They are great hiders and are easy to find anywhere there is a constant food and water source. Some of the most popular hiding places for rabbits are industrial sites, deserts, and even your own backyard.
At an industrial site, rabbits will hide anywhere there is something to hide in. Abandoned houses or buildings close to food and water sources are also great hiding sources. During cold winter months rabbits will hide under buildings or debris left in the work yard.  
In a desert location, rabbits are found hiding near bushes and brambles. Even tall grass will do. But, if you’re looking for rabbits in the desert, you’ll have to know how to track the cottontails down. To do this, look at the roads surrounded by the desert. If you start near the road and travel into the desert, you’ll know exactly where they live because you’ll see their tracks. 
Backyards are a great place to find bunnies because you probably know exactly where they are. You’ve probably seen them scurrying around while you mow the line or just walking through the yard. If this is the case, you know where the rabbits are hiding. All you must do is sit and wait and you’ll be ready to pounce on a bunny with your slingshots and projectile. 
Now you have everything you need to know about shooting rabbits with a slingshot and projectile. The most important thing is to be ethical when you’re looking hunting rabbits. Don’t just aim wildly at the rabbits. Instead, consider the information provided above and make sure you always take a good shot. You also need to make sure you recover a rabbit every time you take a shot. It’s important to never leave a rabbit to suffer outdoors. Instead, recover a rabbit after ever shot. 
About Author:
Brandon Cox is the founder of StayHunting, who is passionate about all things of hunting and fitness. Through his hunting website, he would like to share tips & tricks, finest tech that will excite all of the intricacies of hunting whether you be an amateur or a professional.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Christmas Special

This Week On Movie Monday

Wartime Farm Christmas Special

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologist Peter Ginn are returning to Manor Farm in Hampshire to recreate the conditions of Christmas 1944.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel!

The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!
Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on:
  • Choosing the right items for your kit.
  • Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.
  • Collecting and cooking food.
  • Protecting yourself from the elements.
With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer with a Bow - Guest Post by Brandon Cox

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer with a Bow

It’s fall, the leaves are changing, the temps are dropping, and for many, it’s the beginning of whitetail bow season. If you’re planning to fill the freezer with venison this fall, you need to know how to hunt whitetail deer with a bow. Serious hunters know just about anyone can kill deer with a rifle, but only the best can bag a buck with a bow. The tips below will help you be a better hunter and increase your chances of being successful. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Moderators Wanted for the Forum

Well, now that all the technical stuff on the forum is done and over with, we can get down to some other improvements.  We are looking for Provincial Moderators - one for each province/territory to help welcome new members and keep the activity flowing.  If you have a generally sunny disposition, love chatting with new people and like to keep conversations going, then please visit the forum and click on the "application" link in the navigation menu.  I'm sure there will be lots of responses to this, but we can only handle one moderator per province/territory so please don't feel rejected if you don't get chosen.

Applicants should have some history on the forum.  We won't set minimum membership time or post counts, but we would like to see some history of involvement.  You won't be asked to settle arguments or ban users or do any policing of any kind...we just want someone welcoming to new users and someone to keep the flow of posts active.

Looking forward to seeing your applications!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Movie Monday - Without Bound - Perspectives on Mobile Living

This Week On Movie Monday

Without Bound

Many of us have thought about mobile living.  The thought of total freedom can be intoxicating.  Perhaps this is even your SHTF plan...bugging out and living in a van, camper, whatever...but is it as glorious as we may want to believe?  This week we take a look at some of those that have actually done it.  Their perspectives promise to be eye opening.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation

Prepper's Home Defense

Disasters hit everywhere—hurricanes on the East Coast, tornadoes and floods in middle America, blizzards in the Rockies, earthquakes in California—and when vital services go down, looting and anarchy will ensue. This book shows preppers how to protect themselves and the supplies they have stocked during the lawlessness after a collapse.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

President Elect - Donald Trump

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is President Elect.  So just what does this mean?  Like many readers, I really can't say for sure how this is going to work out.  True, he has little to no political hands on experience, although one would think that his business dealing have brought him into contact with some very powerful politicians, which MAY give him some insight.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation - The Solar House

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved.
Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts.
The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian!
In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting.
In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs.
Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate.
Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

10 Self Defense Mistakes that Can Endanger Your Life - Guest Post By Carmela Tyrell

Did you know that even experts in the field of self-defense can make the same kind of mistakes that a novice might make?  Invariably, the actions that put you in most danger will always go back to a handful of fundamental things that you overlooked for one reason or another.  Avoiding these ten mistakes will be of primary importance no matter what your age, skill level, or income status may be.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Movie Monday - Meteor Storm

This Week On Movie Monday

Meteor Storm

A little more light hearted entertainment this week with Meteor Storm.  A meteor shower turns San Francisco into a battle zone when the massive fiery rocks begin bombarding the city. The fate of the world hangs in the balance as astronomer Michelle Young tries to determine what is causing the seemingly targeted strikes.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Movie Monday - The Day After

Even if you don't keep too close of an ear to world events, you likely can't help but have heard rumblings of a nuclear war with Russia lately.  Of course, I'm not the fear mongering public panic type, but I thought it might be a good idea to send a reminder...plant a seed of thought.  In recent decades, the threat of a nuclear war has been diminished in the public view.  We've slowly been conditioned not to think about it and keep being told that nuclear arms are being dismantled.  This may or may not be true, mine is not to figure out what is truth and what is propaganda, but I am confident that there are nuclear weapons capable of mass destruction...and a lot of them no matter how many may have been decommissioned. 

This week's movie is "The Day After" , a made for TV movie that aired on ABC on November 20th, 1983.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation

Complete Book of Home Preserving
Bernardin Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Bernardin have written a book destined to become the Bernardin "bible" of home preserving. As nutrition and food quality have become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers:
  • Cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition.
  • The final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives.
  • Store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavor of homemade.
  • Only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish.
  • Home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year.
The 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savory sauces to pickles, chutneys, relishes and, of course, jams, jellies and fruit spreads. You'll find such treats as:
  • Mango-Raspberry Jam
  • Crabapple Jelly
  • Green Pepper Jelly
  • Pickled Asparagus
  • Roasted Red Pepper Spread
  • Tomatillo Salsa
  • Brandied Apple Rings
  • Apricot-Date Chutney
The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods, plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the Complete Book of Home Preserving a valuable addition to any kitchen library.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How to Protect your Back to School Aged Children from Catching the Flu - Guest Post by Lee Flynn

Each year, September is a reminder that it’s time for children to go back to school and the annual flu season will soon raise its ugly head. Unfortunately the two events go hand in hand. School-aged children are especially susceptible to the catching the flu. Every year, anywhere from 5-20 percent of all school-aged children in the United States will catch some strain of influenza. Thousands will be hospitalized. For the 2014-2015 school year, 113 pediatric flu deaths were reported.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. . Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.

When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hacks for Homesteading for Almost No Money - Guest Post by Jack Neely

Homesteading comes with freedom. It provides you with an opportunity of living off the land as you enjoy your own grown food and recreation. On the flip side, getting started might require some capital before your homestead can sustain itself.
Here are some tips to get started with homesteading for almost no money.
Initial Decisions
If you want to start homesteading today, you must first consider what is important to you. You might want to start growing your own food, raising your own livestock, cooking your own bread, or even doing a combination of the above.
Additionally, consider your strengths. If you love vegetables, start with gardening. If meat is your thing, then you can get started with meat harvesting. It all depends on your passion and interests. If you have interest in something, you will be more likely to sustain this sort of lifestyle.
Homesteading with Livestock
If you have made a decision to start homesteading with livestock, then you’ll need to practice a lot of patience. You can start by joining Facebook groups in your locality, especially those relating to livestock and farms.
If there are livestock in your area, some people sell them for super cheap. This means you can really start with the livestock at a low price. You’ll just need to worry about the food.
However, you will have to ensure that the stock you are receiving is healthy and will not infect your other animals with diseases. If you are cash-strapped, this is something you really need to be smart about. Don’t take free or low cost animals for the sake of increasing your livestock, because it can have the opposite effect. Make sure each animal you choose is perfect for your needs.
When it comes to goats, purchase them when they are young and bring them up yourself. They are available at a much cheaper cost than when they mature up. For homesteaders who want to rear pigs, a weaned piglet is available for as low as $40.
If space is limiting, you can rear chickens, rabbits or quails instead. They don’t require much space. On the other hand, you can even stack up their cages, making use of vertical space, which is not easy when rearing cows, goats and pigs.
Learn Traditional Skills
One of the simplest and best ways to launch your homesteading is to learn some traditional skills such as canning and baking. Once you learn these skills, you don’t have to buy bread any more. You’ll be able to eat fresh breakfast straight from your farm.
There are certain foods that you might need to acquire from the store. So that you can save on costs, you should purchase them in bulk, and then you can them. You can also learn how to make sausage or how to preserve meat. Similarly, you can learn numerous traditional skills that will help around the house and plot.
Homesteading is not complete without gardening. If you happen to have some portion of land, start growing vegetables and fruits. It is advisable to grow only what your family can consume. During your first homesteading years, just concentrate on few varieties of vegetables.
This will give you a better experience, as you proceed to putting more land under cultivation. Tomatoes are always a nice way to start, since they are not very demanding, in terms of care and management.
Moreover, you can make several things with them including pasta sauce, tomato paste and salsa. Beans, which contain a significant amount of proteins, should also be grown.
There are many ways to start homesteading today. Just find out the activities that are very attractive to you, and start with them. Homesteading isn’t super easy, but it’s rewarding. These hacks will help you get started!

About the Author
Jack Neely is a fitness expert, survivalist, and world traveler. He’s been in several life or death situations, and he’s making an effort to spread his knowledge around the web to help others survive these situations as well. He’s also on the content team at The Tactical Guru.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation - The Sensible Prepper

As the news reports an endless array of chaotic events from summers of record-setting wildfires, heat waves and droughts or winter polar vortexes, Hurricane Sandy convinced many that climate change is real and that catastrophic weather events are the new norm. Many people resolved to be better prepared for the next big crisis and to make a plan to deal with the disruption that will come. The Sensible Prepper provides readers with the tools to make a plan and be prepared to deal with the next storm. The book takes a big picture look at additional challenges such as economic collapse, peak oil and global pandemics that form the zeitgeist of “angst” many people are experiencing. It provides a framework for taking steps to build personal resilience examining such questions as where to live, how to power your home, how to grow and store more food as well as new models of economic exchange. The tools and knowledge exist today for people to be more independent and better able to deal with many of the challenging issues of our time but what has been lacking is a coherent, achievable plan to build that resilience. Unlike the “stock up on guns and ammo” books of the past, this book provides a logical road map to build independence written by people who have lived independently for more than a decade. Michelle and Cam Mather have lived off the electricity grid for 18 years heating and powering their home sustainably and independently with renewable energy while growing food for themselves and for others in their community.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Introducing the Art of Krav Maga - Guest Post by Carl Turner

Introducing the Art of Krav Maga: Tips for Beginners

If you’re looking for a new fitness program, a useful self-defense system, or a challenging martial art, Krav Maga may be the solution. For those wondering about Krav Maga and its efficacy in the real world or what to expect from their first class, check out this brief overview of the popular Israeli self-defense system.

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is an Israeli self-defense system that focuses on real world combat. Akin to many types of street fighting, Krav Maga employs punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, and throws to subdue an opponent, allowing the victim to escape.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Movie Monday - Alternative Power

This Week On Movie Monday

Emergency Power

Steven Harris discusses alternative power options in detail.  An absolute must watch for every prepper!

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation - Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada

From the École Polytechnique shootings of 1989 to the political controversy surrounding the elimination of the federal long-gun registry, the issue of gun control has been a subject of fierce debate in Canada. But in fact, firearm regulation has been a sharply contested issue in the country since Confederation. Arming and Disarming offers the first comprehensive history of gun control in Canada from the colonial period to the present.
In this sweeping, immersive book, R. Blake Brown outlines efforts to regulate the use of guns by young people, punish the misuse of arms, impose licensing regimes, and create firearm registries. Brown also challenges many popular assumptions about Canadian history, suggesting that gun ownership was far from universal during much of the colonial period, and that many nineteenth century lawyers – including John A. Macdonald – believed in a limited right to bear arms.
Arming and Disarming provides a careful exploration of how social, economic, cultural, legal, and constitutional concerns shaped gun legislation and its implementation, as well as how these factors defined Canada’s historical and contemporary ‘gun culture.’

Monday, August 15, 2016

Beyond The Trigger Pull.

While on a recent deer hunt with some very experienced survivalist I was given the opportunity to bag a large doe. After doing the preliminary cuts and removing the doe's offal, and hanging the meat to cool it became apparent rather quickly that not every hunter or survivalist knows what comes after the trigger pull.

So often we take for granted that after the shot is taken and the game animal is down, and the offal removed our work is finished.

Now the game animal can be taken to the butcher to be cut and wrapped. But what if a butcher is not available? The worst case scenario all the butchering must be done on the trail for one reason or the other. Could most of us skin and quarter up a deer sized animal for ease of packing back to camp by ourselves?

So many of us in the survival community are under the impression that these skills come naturally, or we will just cut off what we need and make do. But is it not our responsibility to know what to do after the trigger is pulled, and to make sure that after the animal is down that it doesn't go to waste in any form? After all we have just taken a life, and it is our duty to that animal to make sure we can make the most of every cut of meat and leave nothing to waste.

Knowing how to quarter and cut up a mid-sized animal like deer is a skill in itself, and one that Stand Alone Tactical Survival offers to its clients through our website. Ensuring you get the most from your game animal, and that you are prepared for what comes after you pulled the trigger.

Joe Mccumber
Stand Alone Tactical Survival

Movie Monday - The Day After

This Week On Movie Monday


The Day After is a 1983 American television movie that aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast. It is currently the highest-rated television movie in history.

The movie postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated next to nuclear missile

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation - The Encyclopedia Of Country Living

The bestselling resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, The Encyclopedia of Country Living includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of the land.

Carla Emery started writing The Encyclopedia of Country Living in 1969 during the back-to-the-land movement of that time. She continued to add content and refine the information over the years, and the book went from a self-published mimeographed document to a book of 928 pages.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

4 Uses for Baofeng Radios Aside From The Ham Bands

The Baofeng UV5R series radios are an exceptional tool for communicating with fellow preppers after a disaster or SHTF event disables normal communications such as land line or cellular telephones.  However, in addition to access to the 2 meter and 70 centimeter ham bands, there are a multitude of other uses for these affordable and durable radios.

  1. Monitor Emergency Services - many police, fire, and ems services communicate within the range of these sets.  Programming your local emergency services frequencies into the UV5R allows you to monitor the effectiveness (or lack of) of local services.
  2. Monitor NOAA Weather bands - the UV5R is capable of receiving all 7 NOAA weather bands to keep you informed of weather related events.
  3. FRS/GMRS - these radios can be tuned to the license free frs/gmrs channels.  Although overpowered and technically illegal for some of them in normal times, during an emergency power restrictions are removed.
  4. Monitor FM Broadcast - aside from listening to your favorite tunes, many emergency messages are broadcast over local radio stations, giving you an ear to the ground on the current crises.
In addition to their versatility on their own, Baofeng radios offer a complete line of aftermarket accessories that can customize and optimize your communications.

Be sure to get yours at PrepperRadios!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Movie Monday - Preparedness Now

This Week On Movie Monday


A magnitude 9.0 earthquake has just occurred off the BC coast. A massive tsunami races towards land at the speed of a commercial jet. Preparedness Now simulates this hypothetical, but realistic disaster scenario and looks at what damage can be expected and what people can do to prepare themselves.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation - Ham Radio For Preppers

Ham Radio for Preppers by Kent Hertz discusses relevant topics that combine ham radio communications and preparedness. Ham Radio for Preppers is geared toward preppers or survivalists who need reliable two-way communications to gather and relay information and intelligence. This book will benefit individual preppers or preppers who are part of a dedicated group. If you or your group is looking to effectively increase your communications capabilities this book will provide you relevant information. Topics include: Communications assessment, how to obtain your amateur radio license, the importance of information and intelligence, radio fundamentals, antenna fundamentals, operational set-up, emergency communications plan and ten practice scenarios. Too often, communications is overlooked in preparedness training. If you are looking to take your comms to the next level then Ham Radio for Preppers is a vital resource.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Canadian Bugout Vehicles - Guest Post by Cory Thomas

Canadian Bug Out Vehicles That Will Get You Out Fast
You get the news. This is it. Things have broken down, and the expected has arrived. Time to move.

Of course, it’s in the dead of winter. There’s two feet of snow on the ground and more on the way. You know where you need to go, but getting there is the problem. How will you, a resident of the Great White North, keep your family safe and hope alive when bugging out is the only remaining option?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Movie Monday - How To Survive Nuclear War (1965)

This Week On Movie Monday


Radioactive Fallout and Shelter - Medical Self Help

A look back on the views of nuclear survival from 1965. American Civil Defense Educational Film - This film teaches the individual how to take care of his medical and health needs in time of disaster when medical assistance might not be readily available. Presents instructions on radioactive fallout and shelter. Discusses the effects of radiation on people and emphasizes protective procedures against radiation.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Book Recomendation - Edible & Medicinal Plants of Canada

Canada is home to a vast diversity of plants that have helped nourish and heal our people for thousands of years. Find out about: 
* First Nations uses of plant species 
* Gathering and preparing wild plants for a variety of uses 
* Historic European uses of plant species 
* Plants for everything from clothing to shelter 
* The fundamentals of survival – food and medicines 
* Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them 
* Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets 
* A special section identifying poisonous plants and species that are similar 
* More than 530 colour photographs and 125 illustrations.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Movie Monday - Supervolcano

This Week On Movie Monday


A flash back to 2005 for this week as we see Supervolcano.  A little less informative and a bit of pure entertainment this week...all within the disaster theme, of course!

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Book Recommendation - The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide

The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster is the new abridged version of the bestselling book The Survival Medicine Handbook.

This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster.

This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available.

Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Your Teeth are Alive! How to Re-Grow Tooth Enamel - Marjory Wildcraft

Yes, you read that correctly - your teeth are alive. 
Did you know you can regenerate your tooth enamel? 

You can repair cavities - without a dentist. 

You can have squeaky clean teeth - just like coming out of the hygienists office - and not pay a cent? 

Yup, its true. 

A few years ago I was on an adventure (and you know by now that I venture pretty far off the beaten path). I found this amazing healer named Doug Simons who lives mostly out in the wilderness. Doug had watched how the animals take care of their teeth, and he learned from primitive peoples (like the Tarahumara Indians) how they take care of their teeth. Doug's program for tooth care uses no fluoride, and no manufactured chemicals. He can show you how to care for your teeth using only things that can be found in nature. 

Now Doug is kinda different. Uh, some folks have called him a tree hugger, and he has that 'indigenous' earthy sort of vibe to him. You may already be familiar with Doug if you tuned in to watch the Home Grown Food Summit last month. He gave a great presentation during the Summit that got very positive feedback from our viewers. 

To get you introduced to Doug's program and get you oriented to what this is all about, check out this free video I made. But be sure to buy the whole full-length DVD as there is so much more to learn. And gosh, it costs much less than even a single visit to the dentist. 

Click here:

I hope you'll take advantage of this great offer, and learn all about Doug's method for natural tooth care. 


Monday, July 18, 2016

Movie Monday - Tales From The Green Valley

This Week On Movie Monday

Tales From The Green Valley Episode 12

In this BBC documentary series we get to follow a small group of historians and archeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts. They wear the clothes, eat the food and use the tools, skills and technology of the 1620's for one year.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Movie Monday - Tales From The Green Valley

This Week On Movie Monday

Tales From The Green Valley Episode 11

In this BBC documentary series we get to follow a small group of historians and archeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts. They wear the clothes, eat the food and use the tools, skills and technology of the 1620's for one year.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Guest Post by Dan Novak

The Truth About Precious Metals for Survivalists

There are a few common misconceptions associated with precious metals and how they may not be helpful to a preparedness plan for either a SHTF scenario or potential economic collapse.
1. If I can't eat it, drink it, or use it to defend myself, I don't need it.
2. I'll just get stuck buying some worthless coins and never get anything out of them.

Although these are some generally popular perspectives, they are completely misguided and incorrect.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Movie Monday - Tales From The Green Valley

This Week On Movie Monday

Tales From The Green Valley Episode 10

In this BBC documentary series we get to follow a small group of historians and archeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts. They wear the clothes, eat the food and use the tools, skills and technology of the 1620's for one year.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Movie Monday - Tales From The Green Valley

This Week On Movie Monday

Tales From The Green Valley Episode 9

In this BBC documentary series we get to follow a small group of historians and archeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts. They wear the clothes, eat the food and use the tools, skills and technology of the 1620's for one year.

 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ham Radio Saved My Butt

So there I was...stranded on the side of the highway with a dead cellphone and a blown radiator!  Now these days I can tell you just how many people will see a broken down vehicle on the side of the road and stop to help...ZERO!  You got it...even standing there waving both my arms in the air, no one stopped to help.  Society really has gone to the dogs, but that's a different blog post all together.

Being a ham radio operator, I had the foresight to grab my Baofeng UV5R before I left.  Fully charged, I didn't need the battery eliminator, but the mag mount antenna sure came in handy.  After only a few minutes of calling mayday on my local repeater, I got a reply.  

Once I gave my location and a description of my truck, I was assured that help would be on the way.  Sure enough, about 10 minutes later, a provincial police officer pulled up behind me and called in for a towtruck...who took a little longer than that to get there, but still!  Having a ham radio, and the training to know how to use it got me out of a jam.  Sure, it's no replacement in everyday situations for a fully charged cell phone (lesson learned), but it sure was a welcome alternative. 

You can also bet that the next time I see someone stranded on the side of the road, I'm gonna stop and do whatever I can...because society doesn't have to go to the dogs.