Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Amazing Amazon Deal

A step-by-step guide to first aid and CPR for home and work. Content includes common causes, prevention, what to look for and what to do for airway, breathing and circulation emergencies in adults, children and infants, wound care, head and spinal injuries, bone, muscle and joint injuries, sudden medical emergencies and environmental emergencies as well as additional skills for healthcare providers. This manual is a great addition to any home or workplace first aid kit. * Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout ; *Meets the latest First Aid & CPR International Guidelines (2010)

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Apps That Can Help Residents Stay Safe During a Natural Disaster - Guest Post By H. Davis

    When nature unleashes its fury on your neighborhood, it’s never a bad idea to have some sort of action plan in place. That’s because when it comes to preparing for natural disasters in places like Canada, boarding up windows and making sure you have clean water isn’t what saves your life in the long run — it’s the information you have access to.

    That said, as weather patterns become more extreme and unforeseeable due to things like climate change and natural disasters, there becomes a growing need for residents to be aware of possible threats. Although disasters were once viewed as events that only took place in remote locations, the reality is, disasters can be felt from anywhere.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Preparedness and survivalism in a Canada - Guest Post by SafeGuard Armour

    Surviving is all about preparation. And adequate preparation covers self-defense, resource management, first aid, and a number of other skill sets. Keeping yourself safe is of the utmost importance when the situation changes and this starts with easily accessible products, such as body armor.
    Bullet and stab proof vests are easily accessible to nearly everyone, and are the best way to protect yourself against a wide variety of threats. In high risk situations, where risks cannot be completely avoided, it is important to find a way to help mitigate the impact of all sorts of injuries.
    Canada is known for its harsh and long winters, so survivalists should factor in the unique climate when selecting their safety gear.
    One of the best features of a Kevlar vest is its heat retention properties. Due to its heat buildup capabilities, a vest is a welcome replacement for a jacket or sweater in colder weather. Because the material allows air circulation, it provides plenty of space to be worn in combination with a cotton T-Shirt to greatly improve comfort. In the extreme arctic terrain this can make a big difference and extend the period of staying outdoors without shelter if the wearer is properly prepared. This makes the Kevlar body armor a valuable survival tool in sub-zero temperatures as it helps regulate body temperature and retain warmth.
    This is by far the best feature of Kevlar body armor in terms of its suitability for weather conditions in Canada as its heat-retention capabilities are potentially a lifesaving feature. Most Canadian survivalists are well aware of its excellent qualities in prolonged exposure to outdoor factors, particularly in the harsh climate of Northern and Midwest territories.
    When preppers prepare for the worst, it is worth considering a tactical vest. These vests are worn over clothing and are usually more durable than covert ones. They are extremely protective, offering upgrades to protect the upper arms, throat, neck, and groin. However, they are also heavier and bulkier than any others, which means they slow down movement and should only be worn in the most dire of circumstances.
    As a general rule tactical armor makes survivalists feel like they are more capable of handling a situation, although it can make them overconfident in their abilities. The bottom line is that all guns are deadly and as a prepper you can, at best, minimize your chances of getting seriously hurt or injured, which can be the difference between getting yourself killed. However, equipping yourself with tactical body armor is a process and should not be taken lightly based on word-of-mouth advice or trends. Sit down, do some research and make an informed decision based on your risk expectancy, physical attributes and skills.
    There are a number of things to consider before choosing your body armor; how and where do you expect to be wearing it? What level of protection do you need? It is important to understand the different options available; otherwise you may end up with a vest that does not protect you properly. A vest should fit properly to provide protection. Otherwise, it loses its effect. Furthermore, bullet resistant vests do not protect against knives or needles - weapons that are commonly used in survival-type situations, so it's important to seek out a stab or spike proof vest that uses additional materials like chainmail and plastic.

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Tornado Season is Here!

    Many preppers often fall victim to preparing for the most unlikely SHTF events.  While being ready for everything that is possible is a good idea, sometimes we can forget about the dangerous situations that happen on an unfortunately regular basis. 

    Mother nature is perhaps the biggest culprit for disasters in Canada.  Within the past month, Canadians have been witness to heat waves, tropical storms, and tornados.  Weather can kill.  In Quebec, as many as 70 deaths can be atributed to the recent heat wave.  In Montreal, heat related deaths were so relevant that the citys morgue had to partner with a funeral home to store bodies as they became overcrowded.  Newfoundland is now preparing for its second tropical storm hit this month and recently, Saskatchewan exNewfoundland is now preparing for its second tropical storm hit this month.erienced 9 tornados in a 2 day span.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Amazing Amazon Deal

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      Monday, July 16, 2018

      Movie Monday - Witness Joplin Tornado Full Documentary

      With tornado season well underway and touchdowns already reported in the prairy provinces, I felt that this presentation of North Americas most devastating tornado appropriate.

       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, July 11, 2018

      7 Must-Have Items When Going Hunting In Canada - Guest Post by Hektor E.J

      There is always some kind of anxiety and excitement when it comes to hunting in countries like Canada. Many people, especially those from the United States, love going to Canada for hunting. Depending on where you are planning to hunt, it is fairly simple to cross Canadas borders by car or flight, without experiencing a lot of custom problems. Due to the lack of knowledge and also some kind of excitement, people often miss out on some important things they need to carry to make their hunt a successful one. This article will help all those hunters include 7 must have things before starting their hunting expedition.

      Monday, July 9, 2018

      Movie Monday - Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

      Pioneer Quest Episode 9

      The settlers reflect on their experiences as they return to the 21st century.

       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.

      Sunday, July 8, 2018

      Tropical Storm Chris

      8:01 AM ADT Sunday 08 July 2018
      Tropical cyclone information statement for:
      New Brunswick:
      • Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
      Nova Scotia
      Prince Edward Island:
      • Kings County P.E.I.
      • Queens County P.E.I.
      For Tropical Storm Chris.

      Tropical Storm Chris has formed off the Carolina coast this morning. Over the next few days this storm is expected to remain somewhat stationary and become better organized. By Tuesday it is forecast to move in a northeastward direction gaining strength as it does so. By late Tuesday or early Wednesday this storm could attain hurricane status. At this time it appears this storm could approach Nova Scotia by Thursday, likely weakening slightly as it does so.
      It has to be noted that there is a good deal of uncertainty at this time in the forecast track and intensity of this system. The Canadian Hurricane Center has been closely monitoring this developing storm for a few days and will continue to do so. If the current forecast track remains as is, it is likely that regularly issued bulletins will begin on this system early Tuesday morning.
      Please continue to monitor alerts issued by the Canadian Hurricane Centre and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

      Visit the Canadian Hurricane Centre to learn more about hurricanes.

      Monday, June 18, 2018

      Movie Monday - Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

      Pioneer Quest Episode 8

      Spring floods threaten to destroy the settlers food stores.

       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 6, 2018

      How to Prepare for Emergencies in Canada: A Helpful Guide - Guest Post By Mitchell Wood

      Whenever people travel to Canada, the first thing they comment on is the frigid weather before anything else (yes, even before elk and deer hunting!). They ask me, "How do you survive the cold?" while I, in turn, wonder how they live in the extremely hot climates!

      Well, during winter in Canada isn't equal across the entire nation. There are specific areas that have much more extreme conditions compared to others. With that being said, there are unfortunately more risks of disasters. Across Canada, there are a ton of safety hazards like floods, earthquakes, blizzards, or even tornadoes! In addition to that, there are also other risks like accidents or power outages because of it.

      That's why it's crucial to know how you can survive these harsh weather conditions and the consequences that come with it. If you're wondering how, then read on as we talk preparing for emergencies across Canada.
      The Ultimate Guide to Emergency Preparation
      While we can never be entirely prepared for what may come, it's best to at least plan ahead and pack what's needed to stay as safe as possible. Here are the four major points to start your plans off with:
      1. Acquaint Yourselves With the Risks
      Before you learn about preparing for the worst, you have to know the risks associated with where you are from. Like mentioned, winter and harsh weather conditions in Canada aren't always the same across regions.

      For example, in northern regions, you have the extreme cold weathers with more risks of natural disasters. In regions such as Muskoka and Bruce, it isn't as intense.

      There are more risks of earthquakes in British Columbia, tornadoes in Ontario, and blizzards in Nunavut. Many provinces are susceptible to flash floods.

      Some of these national disasters might be relevant in your area. You will be able to acquaint yourself with what you need to prepare for through websites such as, where you can identify the most likely disasters.
      2. Create a Plan
      Once you have now identified with what you need to prepare for, it's time to create an emergency plan. This will help you and your loved ones know what to do in case of anything unexpected that arises.

      In case an emergency happens, you might not be together with your whole family. It's best to plan on where and how you will meet, as well as how to contact each other and what to do during various situations.

      Practice any evacuation plans made, draw emergency exits at home, and identify safe and evacuation areas all of you can visit.

      Update your emergency plans yearly and make sure that you practice evacuating your home, as well as changing batteries of your smoke alarm, restocking kits, or replacing food and water in your emergency kits.
      3. Prepare an Emergency Kit
      During emergencies, you won't be able to pop by the stores and get what's needed. Furthermore, you might experience power and water outages for a few days to weeks, depending on the intensity of the disaster.

      The kit should be easy to carry with everyone knowing where it is. Keep it in a suitcase with wheels or in a backpack, stored in an accessible area. Here's a checklist on what to pack:

      • At least two liters of water
      • Food that doesn't spoil
      • Manual can opener
      • Flashlight, candles, matches, and lighters
      • Radio
      • Basic first aid kit and any special medicine needed
      • Extra keys to house and car
      • Cash in small bills and coins
      • Copy of contact information and emergency plan, as well as copies of documents and identification
      • Garbage bags
      • Basic tools
      • Extra clothes and footwear (cold weather boots and thick jackets are recommended for the freezing weather)
      4. Learn Who to Contact
      Once you already prepared everything, from a plan to emergency kits for the family, it's best to acquaint yourself with who to contact. There are many resources and emergency contacts across Canada, all depending on the region you're from. Do your research and collect contact information for hospitals, local government offices, and schools with evacuation centers.

      Besides learning who to contact, make sure that you mentally prepare yourselves for what may happen. Learn all about the risks and impact of such disasters, showing your whole family what may happen rather than to hope for the best. It isn't just about being physically prepared but emotionally as well, as this can be traumatic.
      Wrapping It Up

      Canada is a beautiful and quaint place to live in. However, with its frigid weather and risk of natural disasters, it may leave you fearful for your family. Through becoming emotionally and physically prepared for the worst, you will stay safe and lessen the risk of injury.

      Use these tips as a starting point to plan with your loved ones. Don't postpone and begin preparing for emergencies today.

      If you have any questions or would like to share your tips and experiences on survival and preparation, then comment below. Your input will be much appreciated.

      Author Bio:

      Hello and welcome to my blog. I am Mitchell, founder of Musket Hunting. Here at Musket Hunting, I provide guides on how to hunt effectively, answer reader's questions, and review on the latest hunting gears. Hunting will give you the experience that nothing else in this world can provide with.

      Monday, June 4, 2018

      Movie Monday - Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

      Pioneer Quest Episode 7

      The settlers continue to brave the harsh winter, and get some traditional (and painful) dental treatment.

       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, June 1, 2018

      Friday Book Recomendation

      47 Easy DIY Survival Projects:

       How to Quickly Get Your Family Prepared for Emergencies in Only Ten Minutes a Day

      Do You Like DIY Projects? How About Makeshift Survival Ideas?

      If so, then this book is for you!
      In fact, when you’re finished you’ll have accomplished a wide variety of fast and easy survival actions, everything from increasing your water supply to making your own cleaners, creating a bug out bag, a 30-second makeshift stove, documenting your possessions, and plenty more.
      I also realize that we're all pressed for time, that's why these 47 DIY survival projects were handpicked by me to take only ten minutes a day.

      When finished, you'll have covered nearly every major area of preparedness, including water, food, medical, safety, cooking, gardening, lighting, and evacuation.

      Realize that you can accomplish so much to further your survival with dozens of easy-to-finish projects found within.

      Wednesday, May 30, 2018

      Making informed decisions about gear.

      Seven years ago, almost to the day, I posted about going camping to test your emergency gear.  It wasn't the most popular, commented on, or viewed post on the blog, but it was a turning point for the network.  It attracted the attention of some very influential people in the preparedness industry that shared the post, and even wrote about it on their own websites.  Soon after that, readership began increasing, and the momentum never stopped.

      Monday, May 28, 2018

      Movie Monday - Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

      Pioneer Quest Episode 6

      The settlers celebrate a traditional Christmas.

       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, May 25, 2018

      Friday Book Recomendation

      EMP-Hardened Radio Communications

      An extremely practical how-to manual to protect almost any radio from both EMP and CME damage. James Wesley, Rawles thought this book so important that he wrote the Foreword, pointing out this book could save the life of your loved ones, and keep your business from being destroyed by EMP/CME events. If you want your radio to work no matter what the Sun or a nuclear EMP throws at you, this book is for you. Written by an experienced Electrical Engineer / Physician with > 40 years of amateur radio experience.

      Thursday, May 24, 2018

      Amazing Amazon Deal

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      •  Includes a removable faraday liner with two layers of high-shielding RF fabric with dual paired seam construction. Durable outer shell with padding in walls, MOLLE webbing on three sides to attach MOLLE-based packs, carabiners, and accessories. Removable padded insert with dividers. Rubber feet on bottom to protect bag from damage. Two unshielded side zipper compartments and adjustable carrying strap. Water-resistant outer ballistic nylon material.
      •  Shields night vision goggles, Wifi-enabled rifle scopes, range finders, thermal cameras, DSLR cameras and optics and other sensitive electronics. Also shields cell phones, small tablets, GPS units, electronic toll collection transponders, keyfobs, or other similar size devices from ALL wireless signals. EMI shielding & RFI shielding.
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        Wednesday, May 23, 2018

        Faraday Bags For Everyday Use

        Preppers are well aware of the possibility and dangers of EMPs.  While there is a lot of misinformation out there claiming that pretty much anything electrical or electronic will be systemically fried after an EMP, there is significant research showing this is not the case.  The fact is, some devices will be rendered useless, and others not so much.

        Small electronic devices have been shown to be unpredictable in succeptability.  One test demonstrated this by subjecting four different models of handheld radios to en EMP burst.  One of the four were rendered useless while the other three continued working (perhaps needing to be turned off and back on again).

        For this reason, many preppers have backup electronics stored in faraday cages.  One common way to do this is to use a modified metal garbage can stocked with various gadgets.  While this approach works, it does have it's drawbacks.  First of all, unused redundant items.  It can get expensive to have redundant items sitting in a faraday cage that may or may not be necessary.  Secondly, these redundant items are usually stored at home, or at a bugout location.  Far out of reach if an EMP occures while you are at work, or out and about in general not to mentioned stored seperately from connecting items.  Lastly, these can get bulky, especially if you only need to store a few small items.

        Preppers like bags...go bags, bug out bags edc bags, get home bags...the list goes on.  The radio prepared are no different with radio go bags.  There are likely many ittems in a radio bag that do not need protection such as guy ropes or spare batteries(that are not installed).  However, radios, laptops, scanners, and other items could benefit from EPM protection.  It would be a waste of space to place the entire bag in a faraday cage and inconvenient to split off those items and try to reassemble the bag when minutes count.

        This is where EMP bags come in handy.  You can keep regularly used items in these convenient packs and protected from EMP.  This ensured that they will be useable when the need arrises.  EMP bags come in various sizes for use with cell phones or handhelds up to full size laptops.  Why not use one to keep valuable information packed USB drives safe in a bug out bag?  How about the convenience of storing that spare inverter in one and keeping it with your solar panels?

        Faraday cages have their place for sure, but again, have their inconveniences.  Faraday bags can protect everyday use items so they are handy AND useable when you need them.

        Tuesday, May 22, 2018

        Amazing Amazon Deal

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        • 10pc Kit (Qty 5 5x7, Qty 3 8x10, Qty 2 12x18) usable interior dimensions
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        • >40db blocking attenuation
        • Sturdy ziplock, moisture resistant
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          Monday, May 21, 2018

          Movie Monday - Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

          Pioneer Quest Episode 5

          After a crop failure, the settlers must hunt for their food.

           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.

          Sunday, May 20, 2018

          Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick

          TODAY'S PICK

          Appropriate technology for food preparation and preservation:
          • Is low tech
          • Re-purposes and reuses materials on hand
          • Uses natural materials
          • Enables you to eat healthy, homegrown, safely preserved food while saving money and the planet!

          Saturday, May 19, 2018

          Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick

          TODAY'S PICK

          Learn to perform three simple grafts anyone can do at home. Lose your fear of grafting forever!
          • The three kinds of grafts and when to use them
          • 5 reasons to graft trees
          • Learn why growing trees from seed makes sense

          Friday, May 18, 2018

          Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick

          TODAY'S PICK

          Melinda Myers

          • Growing an herb bar for guests to add their own condiments to their drinks
          • 39 different container ideas for growing herbs and vegetables
          • 5 tips for success growing in containers.
          • “Ketchup & Fries” growing tomatoes and potatoes in one pot – a great kids project.

          Thursday, May 17, 2018

          Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick

          TODAY'S PICK

          Growing Tomatoes In Cold Climates

          Stephanie Syson

          • Secrets for growing GREAT TASTING tomatoes
          • How to start your tomatoes from seed; ideal conditions
          • Transplanting tips from the pros
          • Avoid these disease triggers.
          • Getting your soil just right for best success