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Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday Book Recomendation

The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining





In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Fiskars X7 X-Series Hatchet

14 Inch!



Another easy-to-carry choice perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the X7 Hatchet is ideal for chopping kindling and small- to medium-sized logs. Like every X-Series Hatchet or Axe, the X7 combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination of features allows the blade to bite three times deeper when chopping. With more blade penetration on each swing, you can chop more wood in less time, with less effort and hand strain.

Ideal for chopping kindling and small- to medium-sized logs
Chops up to three times deeper with each swing to chop more faster
Perfected balance and power-to-weight ratio increases swing speed to multiply power, much like an aluminum baseball bat
Proprietary blade-grinding technique provides a sharper edge for better contact and cleaner cuts
Hardened forged steel blade stays sharp longer than traditional axes
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Digital Modes - Setting up a Baofeng UV5R - Guest Post By Prepper Radios Canada

We're all aware of Phone mode over radio.  Phone mode is what most people use a handheld radio to do.  It simply involves pressing the PTT button and speaking into the microphone.  But handheld radios can do so much more with digital modes.


Digital modes simply means that you are sending data over the air instead of voice.  With digital modes, you can send text, images and files over the amateur band.  Digital modes have been widely used over HF frequencies for some time now, but it IS possible to use these modes on VHF and UHF.


Thanks to the PR-Digi from Prepper Radios Canada, you can now enhance your VHF/UHF comms plan.  The PR-Digi interfaces your PC and Baofeng UV5R.  Using the free FLDigi software, you can use any digital mode.  Setup is simple with the included plug and play USB sound card.  Plug the appropriate cables into the sound card, and to the UV5R (use the imrfadaptor for the speaker port on the UV5R) and with a few simple configurations of the FLDigi software you're ready to go!


The above photo is of the prototype PR-Digi connected to my go bag radio and laptop.  The prototype, laptop, and radio all reside in my radio go bag.




In the short video above, we can see the PR-Digi in action, sending an image using the Thor22 mode.  Notice the red transmit light coming on automatically using the Baofeng VOX feature.

Using digital modes has several advantages.  First of all, it's quiet.  There is no voice to be overheard by others.  Secondly, you get more punch from your signal, allowing you to get out further than with voice communications.  Also, let's not forget the ability to send recon images and other files to others in your MAG.

The PR-Digi has been tested using the recommended FLDigi software.  Other programs may work as well but have not been tested.  Please use your call sign and observe the 2 meter and 70cm band plans.




Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

DayMark Safety Systems Affirm Global IT117469BBLK EZY Stove


PERFECT FOR GIFT GIVING!


The Ezy Stove was designed by Veryday, a Swedish firm with over 30 years of consumer products experience. The wood-burning EZY Stove offers an efficient alternative to open-fire cooking. The stove provides a thermal efficiency tested at 27% resulting in less wood needed and a reduction in toxic emissions by up to 70%. The stove is tough and durable. The sturdy pot holder is manufactured for 10 years of usage. The exterior has a heat-resistant powder coating and the fuel shoot is stainless steel. The Ezy Stove is meant for outside use. Stoves may be red, black or blue. Assembly required.

Light-weight at just over 6 lbs
Alternative to open-fire cooking
Snap-together assembly
Sturdy all-metal design
Efficient, high performance using 40% less wood than an open fire
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Movie Monday - The Colony Season 1 Episode 4

The Colony Season 1 Episode 4

The Colony is a "survival experiment" broadcast on The Discovery Channel, in which ten people (and later more) must rebuild after a simulated viral outbreak kills most of the human population. They are given several blocks of abandoned industrial park bordering the Los Angeles River in downtown Los Angeles, where they are allowed to do anything they want and scavenge any supplies they can find.
Emphasis is placed on dealing with resource scarcity, novel uses of common (and not-so-common) found items to provide for the group in such a situation, and weighing the survival of other groups against the survival of one's own (i.e. stealing). There are several semi-scripted encounters with others (various wanderers, raiders, and a trader), which demonstrate possible social interactions in such an environment and the play between compassion (give them food because it's the right thing to do?) and pragmatism (keep it for yourself because you need it more?). All actors are forbidden to directly harm the Colonists (lest they risk an insurance nightmare and subsequent cancellation), but panic, emotion, and malnutrition (on the Colonists' side) meant that accidents could still happen.






Movie Monday will be taking a break for the holidays and will return January 8th, 2018















 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 15, 2017

Friday Book Recomendation

The Edible Wild

A Complete Cookbook and Guide to Edible Wild Plants in Canada and Eastern North America






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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

DANCHEL Luxury Cotton Canvas Family Camping Bell Tents 

with Stove Jacket

4M/ 13.1 Feet




DANCHEL OUTDOOR is the brand name from Daniel and Rachel Store. And we have in touch hundred of tent in the past 4 years, we love the high quality tent . And finally we choice the bell tent because it is graceful. Then we will focus on it and develop more and more tent in the future and we will also make the different color and different design of bell tent which you like it. And now we need you support if you like it please order it. With your support we can do more and more thing. 

Feature 

Light weight and strong 100% cotton canvas with the weight 285GSM,waterproof treatment for all our tents, cream coloured. It Comes with One Door and Four Windows with with White Net. The height is 2.5m and the bottom can be roll up, strong steel poles as the central poles and a frame poles at the door.  The weight is 26KG, include the spare part with 12pcs nails and ropes. Wonderful view with high quality double stitching all around the tent.
What's included
Canvas bell tent with waterproof groundsheet connected by a heavy duty zip system.
One center pole and one door pole 
Spare part 12 ropes, 12 pin, 12 pegs. 
Matching canvas storage carry bag.
Strong Carton Box
Erection guide & general instructions.

Size: Diameter 4 meter i.e. 13.1ft
Cover material: 0.63 lbs/10ft2/ 285gsm cotton canvas, waterproof and mold resistant; Ground sheet material: 1.2 lbs/10ft2 480gsm PVC. Ground sheet material: 1.2 lbs/10ft2 (540g/sqm) PVC
Center pole material: diameter 1.5in (38mm) x thickness 1/22in (1.2mm) galvanized steel tubes, Door pole material: diameter 3/4in (19mm) x thickness 1/25in (1mm) galvanized steel tubes
High Quality and Nice Design Than You Expected, 2 Years Warranty and You Can Send Back within 10days with No Reason, Shipping Time is Within 7 days
Our bell tent comes with 7.9in (20cm) hole for chimney pipe and are capable to equip with stove inside. The hole can be covered by canvas with velcro sealed when you don't use it.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Guest Post By Ben Atkinson at Safeguard LLC - Survival Prepping In Canada

Canadian prepping requires a different approach than, say, American prepping for several reasons. Apart from the obvious climate specifics that dictate how you should dress, there’s also the difference in crime statistics and gun ownership.
Most people know that Canadians are very polite and laid-back people, which means that guns are not that common. You can own one, but most don’t. Even with the increasing number of shooting incidents and terrorist attacks worldwide, Canada has somehow (and fortunately) managed to remain distanced from all of it. Automatic machine guns are very rare though hunting rifles are very common. Knives, air rifles, slingshots, and bows designed for hunting are usual. This love of Canadians for spending time in the great outdoors has taught us to see prepping as foundational to personal survival. Personal defence and wearing adequate protection are part of that.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

SAS Tactical Survival Bow



The SAS (Survival Archery Systems) Tactical Survival Bow. Available in various draw weights, weighing in at only 2.2lbs (1kg) and measuring just 21" (537mm) when in storage mode this patent pending bow is the world's most compact, most powerful tactical survival bow. The bow employs a novel compact folding system design which allows for a quick conversion from folded storage mode to a weapons-ready state. With arrow speeds topping 210fps for our 55# bows this is the perfect silent weapon for both tactical and hunting applications where firearms and more bulky bows cannot be used. Fitting into most backpacks this system not only protects the take-down arrows inside the riser, but is also the perfect weapon for a bug-out bag or grab bag. Patent pending and manufactured using the finest US and Aerospace grade materials this product sets the benchmark in long term tactical and survival usage. Converting from left to right hand by simply swapping the bow between hands and the fact that no special tools are required for operation and maintenance, makes this bow easy to use when shared between multiple archers or unit members. What you get: SAS Tactical Survival Bow in your choice of draw weight Camo Carry Case, Backpack and Quiver (pattern and colour may vary from photo) 16 Strand B50 Dacron 60" String 1 x Fred Bear All Weather arrow rest to initial chosen handedness (spares and RH/LH options sold separately) 1 x brass nock set with black inner 2 x riser end caps 1 x Velcro security strap 1 x owners manual A 12 month original owner's warranty as per our warranty conditions (Bow only).

Bow type - Modern Longbow
Maximum draw length - 31 inches
Bow Length - 60 inches (strung), 21 (inches folded/stored)
Arrows speed - Up to 200 ft/s for 50 pound version and up to 210 ft/s for 55 pound version
Strung bow weight - 1kg (2.2 pounds)
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Movie Monday - The Colony Season 1 Episode 3

The Colony Season 1 Episode 3

The Colony is a "survival experiment" broadcast on The Discovery Channel, in which ten people (and later more) must rebuild after a simulated viral outbreak kills most of the human population. They are given several blocks of abandoned industrial park bordering the Los Angeles River in downtown Los Angeles, where they are allowed to do anything they want and scavenge any supplies they can find.
Emphasis is placed on dealing with resource scarcity, novel uses of common (and not-so-common) found items to provide for the group in such a situation, and weighing the survival of other groups against the survival of one's own (i.e. stealing). There are several semi-scripted encounters with others (various wanderers, raiders, and a trader), which demonstrate possible social interactions in such an environment and the play between compassion (give them food because it's the right thing to do?) and pragmatism (keep it for yourself because you need it more?). All actors are forbidden to directly harm the Colonists (lest they risk an insurance nightmare and subsequent cancellation), but panic, emotion, and malnutrition (on the Colonists' side) meant that accidents could still happen.





















 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 8, 2017

Friday Book Recomendation

The Winter Survival Handbook

 157 Winter Tips and Tricks 





The go-to-guide for living through the worst of winter from the New York Times best selling author, and survival expert, Tim MacWelch. The life-saving Winter Survival Handbook brings everything you need to survive the harsh winters and extreme emergencies directly to your frostbite-free fingers.

Tim MacWelch is the go-to-guy for survival techniques and definitely someone you want next to you in your snow cave. With his fourth book, the Winter Survival Handbook, he’s going to help you survive the average and brutal winters.

Practical Hints for Everyday Life Don’t want to spend 20 minutes sitting in driveway waiting for your car to defrost? Learn how to winterize your car, dress for the polar vortex, drive on black ice, keep your home safe and warm, and everything in between.

Extreme When danger threatens you and your loved ones, you’ll be ready to combat any dire circumstance. Be prepared for the worst: a major power outage, a walk through a whiteout, a fall through ice into freezing water.

Wilderness Survival Freezing and stranded in the middle of nowhere? Wilderness survival expert MacWelch knows what you need to stay warm, survive, and make it out alive. Learn how to build a snow cave, shoot a frozen rifle, make a fire in a snowstorm, and much more. 

Pick up a copy today for your house or glove box and stay safe this winter!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Datrex Emergency Survival 3600 Calorie Food Ration Bar

18 Bars

***POPULAR ITEM***


With a shelf-life of 5 full years, our Emergency Rations are simply the best source of emergency nutrition available. Unlike MRE's, which are high in sodium and only suitable for use by those with an extremely large pure water supply, our rations are low in sodium, balanced with our Emergency Water Pouches to provide full nutrition and energy 24 hours a day without dehydrating the consumer. Lightweight, compact, and portable, these rations will last an individual for 3 days, providing 4 meals each day. They are easy to digest and have a pleasing coconut cookie flavor. With such unbeatable nutrition, portability, and practicality, it's no wonder the U.S. Coastguard has certified these Emergency rations for use anywhere. Rations contain coconut and wheat. Please consult your physician if you have any special dietary conditions such as active Crohn's Disease or Diabetes. Young children can be fed a half ration, and ration can be mixed with water for babies and others with sensitive digestion or missing teeth. Available for individual purchase or purchase by the case. Shelf life: 5 years.

Package of 18 survival bars with 200 Calories per bar, 3600 Calories per pack
Tabletized and sub packaged for ease of rationing and storage in your survival and disaster kit
NON GMO and NO NUTS - all natural ingredients with no preservatives and superior coconut flavor
USCG approved; small and lightweight with a 5 year shelf life
High energy value; ready to eat; non thirst provoking
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winter Prepping In Canada - Calcium Chloride



As many of us begin preparations for the holiday season, temperatures outside are slowly but continually dropping as winter sets in.  In the coming weeks, the entirety of the country will be covered with varying degrees of snowfall and temperatures will not be going up for a few months.  Canadian winters can be down right miserable.  Snowfalls can be measured in feet in a single storm, temperatures often dip below minus forty, and services can be spotty to say the least.



One of the many problems we face as Canadians is ice build up.  Driveways, walkways and stairs that have been covered in ice can cause nasty limb breaking falls, or strand us home.  Most of us are familiar with deicing salt and it's many variations, but once the outside temperature hits minus 10c or lower, it really doesn't work well...or at all!



Of course, let's not forget about the damage it can do to concrete walkways, patio stones, ashphalt driveways, and of course the environment.  A few years of salt use on concrete can turn it into something resembling gravel.  There MUST be a better way!  There is...Calcium Chloride.  This is sold at most hardware stores and home centres.  A bit more expensive than typical deicing options, it has advantages that can't be beat.  Typically, Calcium Chloride will melt ice at outside temperatures of minus 25c...I've had luck up to minus 40c.  It also happens to be more environmentally friendly, especially to garden beds that may be near your walkways that salt.


Another typical ice problem many of us face is ice dams on the roof.  A buildup of ice on the roof can easily cause damage to the roof itself as well as water damage inside the home.  Ice dams are caused when heat escapes through the roof, melting snow.  This water then runs down the roof line until it hits the overhang of the roof, which is cold and freezes.  A continuing flow of water will have no route to escape, thus sitting on the roof surface and eventually finding a way into the home.  Here is a visual of what I'm talking about:

Calcium Chloride is also a good choice here as it will not damage ashphalt shingles.  Sprinkle it liberally over ice build up on the roof and you will see water flowing from your roof in a minute or two...yup, it's that fast!



Typically, I go through 2-3 50lb bags per year.  Purchased at the beginning of the season and stored in buckets, I never have to worry about ice being a problem...even when it's too cold for salt to work.





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Vehicle/Car-Truck-RV-S.O.S Emergency Survival first aid kit 

Canadian winter ready!



Emergency first aid kit contains an extensive assortment of first aid and emergency rescue supplies. Ideal for motorist distress emergencies; Packaged in a portable, lightweight, water-resistant 420-denier nylon pack complete with shoulder straps Imprinted with “S.O.S.” for quick identification and use as an emergency beacon. Safety Pins, Assorted Sizes, Scissors, Blunt Tip, Nickel-Plated, 10.5 cm Scissors, Universal Paramedic, 19.4 cm Seat Belt Cutter Splinter-Out, St. John Ambulance, Pocket Guide (English/French) Tape, Clear Plastic, 1.9 cm x 0.9 m Tie Down Strap, 45.7 cm Tire Pressure Gauge, Dual Scale Tire Valve Caps, Tool Kit, 12 In 1 w/Pliers Towel, Wiping Utility Knife Vest, Safety Water, Purified Drinking, 125 mL Water-Jel, Cool Jel, 3.5 g Whistle, Orange Woundseal Combo Pack + Applicator (Kits)
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Movie Monday - The Colony Season 1 Episode 2

The Colony Season 1 Episode 2

The Colony is a "survival experiment" broadcast on The Discovery Channel, in which ten people (and later more) must rebuild after a simulated viral outbreak kills most of the human population. They are given several blocks of abandoned industrial park bordering the Los Angeles River in downtown Los Angeles, where they are allowed to do anything they want and scavenge any supplies they can find.
Emphasis is placed on dealing with resource scarcity, novel uses of common (and not-so-common) found items to provide for the group in such a situation, and weighing the survival of other groups against the survival of one's own (i.e. stealing). There are several semi-scripted encounters with others (various wanderers, raiders, and a trader), which demonstrate possible social interactions in such an environment and the play between compassion (give them food because it's the right thing to do?) and pragmatism (keep it for yourself because you need it more?). All actors are forbidden to directly harm the Colonists (lest they risk an insurance nightmare and subsequent cancellation), but panic, emotion, and malnutrition (on the Colonists' side) meant that accidents could still happen.





















 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 1, 2017

Friday Book Recomendation

Cast-Iron Cooking 

Recipes & Tips for Getting the Most out of Your 

Cast-Iron Cookware




Cast-iron cookware makes a timeless addition to your kitchen. Whether on any stovetop or grill, in the oven, or over an open fire, cast iron is a classic and healthy natural alternative to chemical nonstick coatings. Seasoning and caring for your cast-iron cookware is easy and straightforward with friendly instruction from author and food writer Rachael Narins. These 40 delightful recipes will have you making everything from blueberry coffee cake to fried lamb chops in your cast-iron pans.

Get the most from your cast-iron cookware with 40 fabulous recipes especially designed for cast iron, from a full English breakfast to chilaquiles, pan pizza, cheesy beer fondue, Korean fried chicken, vegetarian chili, mango curry, party nuts, two kinds of cornbread, baked apples, gingerbread — and the perfect grilled cheese sandwich! You’ll also learn how to buy the cast-iron pots and pans that are right for you and how to care for them successfully.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Movie Monday - The Colony Season 1 Episode 1

The Colony Season 1 Episode 1

The Colony is a "survival experiment" broadcast on The Discovery Channel, in which ten people (and later more) must rebuild after a simulated viral outbreak kills most of the human population. They are given several blocks of abandoned industrial park bordering the Los Angeles River in downtown Los Angeles, where they are allowed to do anything they want and scavenge any supplies they can find.
Emphasis is placed on dealing with resource scarcity, novel uses of common (and not-so-common) found items to provide for the group in such a situation, and weighing the survival of other groups against the survival of one's own (i.e. stealing). There are several semi-scripted encounters with others (various wanderers, raiders, and a trader), which demonstrate possible social interactions in such an environment and the play between compassion (give them food because it's the right thing to do?) and pragmatism (keep it for yourself because you need it more?). All actors are forbidden to directly harm the Colonists (lest they risk an insurance nightmare and subsequent cancellation), but panic, emotion, and malnutrition (on the Colonists' side) meant that accidents could still happen.



















 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, November 22, 2017

Military Comparison - US vs NK


There has been a lot of concern lately over the possibility of war breaking out between the US and NK.  While the prospect of a nuclear conflict can be terrifying, the actual possibility of war breaking out may be a lot less than some would have you believe.
Regardless of the rhetoric from BOTH sides, the real question is will the button be pushed?  Here is a little comparison of military capabilities between the two sides, and it has to make you wonder if NK really would do the unthinkable.


According to the August 2017 polling report released by Axios, ‘’ 82% of Americans are afraid of nuclear war with North Korea’’.  But looking at what would obviously be a one sided war, one must ask if anyone could really be crazy enough to push things that far.

Infographic provided by Hunting Mark


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Mr. Heater Little Buddy 3800-BTU Indoor Safe Propane Heater



Indoor-safe portable propane heater for rooms up to 95 square feet. THIS UNIT IS NOT INTENDED FOR GOLF CART USE OR FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES.
Mr. Heater F215100 MH4B Little Buddy 3800-BTU Indoor Safe Propane Heater, Medium
Indoor-safe portable propane heater for rooms up to 95 square feet. THIS UNIT IS NOT INTENDED FOR GOLF CART USE OR FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES.
Low-oxygen sensor and accidental tip-over switch with auto shut-off for safety

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Episode 8

Wartime Farm


Back by popular demand is the entire series of BBCs Wartime Farm.  BBC's "Wartime Farm" features the efforts of historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn, who run Manor Farm as it may have been run during World War II. The program focuses on all aspects of domestic and farming life of the period, with the team managing livestock, attempting to cultivate unused land, tackling new tools and technologies, and learning the basics of civil defense -- all while facing shortages. They face one of the biggest challenges in the history of the British countryside, what Winston Churchill called "the frontline of freedom."






















 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, November 13, 2017

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm - Episode 7

Wartime Farm


Back by popular demand is the entire series of BBCs Wartime Farm.  BBC's "Wartime Farm" features the efforts of historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn, who run Manor Farm as it may have been run during World War II. The program focuses on all aspects of domestic and farming life of the period, with the team managing livestock, attempting to cultivate unused land, tackling new tools and technologies, and learning the basics of civil defense -- all while facing shortages. They face one of the biggest challenges in the history of the British countryside, what Winston Churchill called "the frontline of freedom."






















 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.