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

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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.