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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    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

    Faraday Cage Military Grade Uber THICK EMP ESD Solar Blackout Bags 10pc

    • 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


      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


      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


      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


      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

      Wednesday, May 16, 2018

      Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick


      Learn about normal poultry behaviors so that you will recognize when things aren’t normal.
      • Identify and manage behavior problems
      • 13 common chicken ailments and how to treat them
      • Should you vaccinate your chickens?
      • When do you need to quarantine your birds?

      Tuesday, May 15, 2018

      Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick


      Our gardens need sunlight to flourish, but there so many other ways to capture and use sunlight. Discover ways your sunlight can:
      • Kill insects, seeds, fungus and bacteria in used potting soil to restore it to its original sterile state.
      • Dry herbs without breaking down the essential oils and vitamins to increase nutrients.
      • Be better prepared for Emergencies.


      Patrick Jones
      • Clinical Herbalist & Veterinarian Dr. Patrick Jones Shares how to make healing medicines from common plants
      • Do it yourself using tools you probably ALREADY have in your kitchen
      • See why making your own medicines is empowering and fun.
      • Become a self-reliant “HomeGrown” herbalist.

      Monday, May 14, 2018

      Movie Monday - Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

      Pioneer Quest Episode 4

      Tension builds between the couples while they undertake their biggest project - building their house.

       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.

      Home Medicine Summit - Daily Presentation Pick


      • How a trip to a convenience store changed Kari’s life
      • 6 ways to design your garden for efficiency
      • How to choose the plants best for you to grow
      • The single best tool to maximize your garden yields