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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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lest We Forget





Some 619,636 Canadians enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI, and approximately 424,000 served overseas. Of these men and women, 59,544 members of the CEF died during the war, 51,748 of them as a result of enemy action. The small Royal Canadian Navy reported 150 deaths from all causes. No accurate tabulation exists for Canadians who served as volunteers in the Royal Navy or British Army. An additional 1,388 Canadians died while serving with the British Flying Services.
Of the more than 172,000 Canadians who reported wounds during the war, medical authorities classified approximately 138,000 as battle casualties. The rest were injuries suffered away from the war zone. Of the wounded who survived, 3,461 men and one woman had a limb amputated. One soldier, Curly Christian, was the only Canadian to lose all four limbs and survive. No reliable method existed for tracking or treating psychological casualties, but authorities identified over 9,000 Canadians as suffering from “shell shock”.

Over the course of WWII, more than 1.1 million Canadians served in the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, and in forces across the Commonwealth. More than 44,000 lost their lives and 54,000 were wounded.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning,We will remember them.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm - Episode 6

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.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Book Recomendation

CPN's Best Selling Amazon Book!


SAS Survival Handbook


The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook. The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate is back. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the SAS Survival Handbook is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared in any city, land or sea. SAS legend John 'Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled multi-million copy bestseller will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Urban Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Morakniv Craftline Pro C



Fixed blade utility knife with carbon steel blade
Blade Thickness: 0.08 in (0.2 cm), Blade Length: 3.6 in (9.1 cm), Total Length: 8.5 in (21.6 cm), Net Weight: 4.0 oz (115 g)
Ergonomic handle of TPE rubber provides optimum grip
Hard plastic Combi-Sheath allows for the connection of a second knife and sheath
Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
Fixed blade utility knife with carbon steel blade
Blade Thickness: 0.08 in (0.2 cm), Blade Length: 3.6 in (9.1 cm), Total Length: 8.5 in (21.6 cm), Net Weight: 4.0 oz (115 g)
Ergonomic handle of TPE rubber provides optimum grip
Hard plastic Combi-Sheath allows for the connection of a second knife and sheath
1-year manufacturer's warranty

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

And the winner is............

Well folks, it's time to pick a winner for the Saver Emergency Breath System 2-Pack!
We have 24 comments to choose from.  The blog shows 25, but one was removed by the commenter, so here we go.

Using Random.org, we set up to pick a number between 1 and 24,  The number generated will correpond to the comment made in the order they appear.

And the number we got was........6.

Congratulations to Bigmoe99!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Zippo Hand Warmer


It's Only Gonna Get Colder Out!


Includes easy fill technology

Improved fill cup helps reduce spills

Flameless gentle warmth

Rugged metal construction

Sleek and compact design

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Episode 5

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.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Datrex White 2400 Calorie Emergency Food Ration


Perfect for BOB, GHB, INCH bags, Car Kits and more!

Quality tested and ensured for maximum durability
Designed with only the toughest, roughest users in mind
Comfort and performance come hand in hand with rothco


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal

Coghlan's 36-Hour Survival Candle


The most popular product ordered through CPN Amazon links!

  • Compact, lightweight candle with three wicks can burn up to 36 hours (up to 12 hours per wick)
  • Metal canister with cover protects candle; includes matches; weighs 6 ounces
  • Affordable, essential gear for camping, backpacking, backcountry treks, emergency preparedness, and more

Monday, October 23, 2017

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Episode 4

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.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CPN Amazon Store - Only One Week Left

Sorry Folks

In one week. the CPN Amazon Store will close due to Amazon cancelling the feature.
That means there are only 7 days left for you to support the CPN with the A-Store.

Please visit the 


and help keep the network running.

Reminder:
We will continue to bring you great prepper gear links at Amazon twice per week.

Thank You

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Product Review & Give Away

Saver Emergency Breath System

The Saver Emergency Breath System is a compact and lightweight filter intended to give you those few precious minutes to escape from a house fire.  This easy to use gadget is a one use, 5 minute filter that will remove smoke, particles, and most importantly carbon monoxide.  The Canadian Preppers Network has been given one for testing, and a two-pack to give out to one lucky winner.

First...the test.
As I mentioned, this is a one shot product.  Once the seal is broken, the filter must be used or replaced.
To test this product, I'm certainly not going to light my house on fire, but I can find out if it works, at least to some degree outdoors.  In the below video, I light a smoke inducing fire in the old burn barrel and see if I can breath while standing directly in the path of the smoke.  If this product performs as advertised, I should have no problems.




As you can see from the video, the filter was quick and easy to deploy.  I had my face directly in the smoke path and could breath without sensing any contaminates.  In fact, I was so close to the fire at one point that I lost some eyebrow hairs(they'll grow back), but I could not sense the heat in the air that I was breathing.  So the big question is:  Does it work as advertised?
Answer:  Even better.

Now for the giveaway.
I have a two pack to send out to one lucky winner thanks to MySafetyIQ.
Enter by commenting "I'm In" in the comments section of this blog post. 
Comments outside of that arena will not count.
Only one entry per person please.
Entries must be received by October 31st, 2017.
You must be a resident of Canada, or have a Canadian postal address to send the prize to.
You must be willing to provide your name and address to receive the prize via Canada Post.
Winner will be chosen by random draw on November 1st, 2017.

Good luck, and don't forget to visit My Safety IQ for more info.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Amazing Amazon Deal




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Monday, October 16, 2017

Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Episode 3

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.