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.