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Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: April 1, 2015, 11:00 am


On April 6-12, grow your knowledge for organic living. Grow it faster than if you read a wheelbarrow's load of the best books on food production, harvesting and preserving.

April 6-12, the Home Grown Food Summit will host 35 presentations from experts, across a variety of organic food topics.




(Presentations from experts who'd be the authors of many of the books that would otherwise load your "To-Read" wheelbarrow. FYI)

The Summit draws together educators who are passionate about sharing and improving knowledge around organic food production.

So passionate... they are sharing their experiences and secrets.

For Free.

The Summit offers you a quick way to walk through the details of acquiring skills for organic living. Skills that you might miss out on for lack of understanding some simple tips and tricks.

Get the details here about the Home Grown Food Summit.
Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: March 27, 2015, 4:07 pm


We’ve all been there…early in the morning, calling into the boss to tell them that we won’t be in that day for any multitude of reasons.  It could be a bout with the flu, strained back, or something else along those lines.  When we leave that message, we pop some OTCs and head back to bed, hoping that things will be better the next day.

Unfortunately, when the poop has hit the propeller, going back to bed really won’t be an option.  There are any number of tasks that have to be performed such as watch duty, wood splitting, water gathering, and so on.  Not to mention that everyday chores that we dutifully perform without a thought will be much more labor intensive.  If you don’t believe me, try making your morning cup of joe without anything electric.

Simply put, tasks will need do get done whether you feel up to it or not.
Here are some suggestions of normal OTC medications you should have on hand…

Pain Relievers: Anacin, Tylenol, Advil, or whatever works for you in the strength you normally take

Cold & Flue Remedies:  Look for tablet form such as Tylenol Cold, or similar.  Daytime/Nighttime duo packs are handy.

Allergy Relief:  Benadryl or similar products may also be effective for insect bites & stings as well as poison ivy and other irritants.

Specialized products:  Mydol, Aleve (naproxen) , Robax, etc.

Antibiotics:  Look for antibiotic ear drops and eye drops for minor infections.  Polysporin is one brand that is available over the counter, however, you will have to ask your pharmacist and may be asked for your name and personal info such as address and telephone number. (you should also seek information on fish antibiotics and how to diagnose for their use)

Remember, there is plenty of evidence out there that supports the effectiveness of tablet form medications well beyond their expiry date.  Generic brands such as Costco’s Kirkland often contain the exact same medicinal ingredients and are available at a discount when compared to name brand.  Read the labels to compare.
Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: March 24, 2015, 7:44 pm


Canada – meet Relief Foods.  Relief Foods, meet Canada.  We know you are going to be good friends. We are proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributors of Legacy Premium Foods, and for Relief Foods as well! Why another freeze dried food line? How is Relief Foods different from Legacy? Why would I choose one over the other? Well, let us tell you.

http://totalprepare.ca/product/150-serving-entree-breakfast-bucket/

Why another Freeze Dried Food Line?
Legacy Premium Foods has supplied thousands of Canadians with long term food storage. Its 25 year shelf life, 19 different entrées, 4 breakfasts, hearty serving sizes, delicious taste and convenient storage buckets have made it a favourite choice for Canadians. This is the food you want if you are feeding hardy people with hefty appetites and wanting lots of variety in your long term food storage.

Relief Foods is specifically made for families with little people in mind. Total Prepare wanted to have an equally excellent product to stand beside Legacy Foods that fit a variety of family budgets. The quality of Relief Foods stands up to that of Legacy Foods and boasts the same amazing advantages: 25 year shelf life, great tasting, non-GMO, gluten free options and convenient storage buckets.

How is Relief Foods different from Legacy?
What sets Relief Foods apart, is that it offers more servings per pouch (6) that are sized to suit families with children. Although the menu is simpler, what really sets it apart are the drinks that come with both the essential and premium combo buckets. Also, those who can’t eat gluten will be thrilled to know Relief Foods offers a delicious gluten-free oatmeal, so your breakfast supply is covered too.  

http://totalprepare.ca/product/90-serving-gluten-free-fruit-lover-bucket/
But there’s more. The little darling of Relief Foods is its 90 Serving Fruit Lover Bucket (also gluten free!). We were caught by surprise at how many fruit buckets started flying out the door when we introduced Relief Foods to our customers. 90 servings of yummy dried apples, bananas and mangos have proven to be a hit! It’s the perfect supplement to your long term food storage.

Why would I choose one over the other?
We can honestly say they are both wonderful choices. You will be right with either of them. If you would like a wider variety of large sized meals, then Legacy is for you. If you are building your emergency food supply but have a tight family budget to balance and smaller appetites to satisfy, then Relief Foods would be the way to go.

Either way you choose, you are getting the best freeze dried food Canada has to offer from two companies whose mission it is to make food storage a healthy, simple and viable experience for all.

Learn about Legacy Premium Food Storage.  Click here.
Learn about Relief Foods. Click here

In celebration of our new product line, we are offering a 66 Serving Essential Combo Bucket for this month’s Canadian Preppers Network giveaway.  Are you ready to get to know Legacy or Relief Foods better? Then call us today or visit our website and we will get this friendship started!   

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Author: Total Prepare
Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:51 pm
Bomb Calorimeter
A bomb calorimeter is used to measure the food energy that is in a food item. So if you want to know how much food storage you need to survive for a month, you could stick some samples inside one of these babies, light it up, and then hire a scientist to interpret the results.

However, these bomb calorimeters are not used to create the numbers you see on today's nutritional labels because they burn everything, and the body does not. A bomb meter thus gives a higher food energy number than what is realistic.

Nutritional label numbers come from a much more scientific method: estimation. To create a nutritional label, chemical tests are run on the common ingredients within the product to estimate the energy density of the components. Then those energy densities are averaged against some charts and added up.

Now look at all those cans, jars and buckets in your basement! What a testament to your preparedness. That took some work. You've been told the stats, store 'x' amount of calories per person per day, so you used the nutritional labels best you could to make sure you would have enough for your family.

I am here to tell you today that not all calories and servings are created equal.
A) Nutritional label creation is not an exact process
B) Companies that manufacture product can adjust the label with a wide degree of variation to suit their purposes. A serving of the exact same product could be labelled 1/4 cup by company 'A' or 1 cup by company 'B' , resulting in packaging that states 50 servings, 5 servings or 5000. Whatever they want it to say to make it sound good.

Over the coming weeks and months, I intend to dive very deep into what makes up the servings and calories behind many of the food items available in our prep industry today. It's going to be very revealing and telling. And it should be a good education for all of us - helping us get an apples to apples look at the food we are storing. You deserve to know and understand this.

I would highly encourage you to jump on our newsletter list to be notified when and where my research becomes available. You can find the sign up form at the bottom of our homepage. See you soon.

This post by Dwight from Briden Solutions - Proudly helping Canadians obtain high quality Survival supplies.   
Author: Briden Solutions
Posted: March 6, 2015, 11:58 pm

Cam and Michelle Mather are hosting another one of their fantastic workshops!




The Hands-On, Solar Powered, Off-Grid, Personal Independence and Resilience, All You Can Grow, Ready for Rough Times Workshop

 

 


The next workshop will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Cost is $120 per person and includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. Two books will also be provided to each participant. If you are interested in attending please email m.d.mather at gmail dot com.

For more information please visit their website here


Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: February 23, 2015, 9:01 pm
BrianSandman

Episode 28 Season 2 – Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show we discuss:

 - Winter

- The perfect time to go camping

 - New Booking System at Barefoot Bushcraft

 - 10 things to have in a 72 Hour Survival Kit

 - Special Guest: Leather Care Specialist Brian  

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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: February 21, 2015, 4:00 pm


It’s 5am. I sit here, having woken out of a deep sleep with such a start that it launched me out of bed and into the general blurry direction of my laptop. My article! It’s due today! The screen blinds me as I try to make my sleepy fingers type. My brain strains to string coherent thoughts together. What was my article supposed to be on again? Oh right…getting prepared when it is quiet.


I had a whole month of quiet. Well, as quiet as a busy family with three active teenagers and two working parents can be. I thought of my article many times. “Lots of time!” I told myself. 5am, on my day off no less, laughs at me.

Then it hits me – this is only a small taste of what it feels like to be thrown into an unexpected situation, even though you know the unexpected “could” happen someday. What if this had been an earthquake? THE earthquake. The Big One that haunts us here on the West Coast of Canada? Would I be thinking the same thing? I had a quiet month. Why didn’t I prepare?

Over Christmas we had a number of rumbles in our area that sent a flurry of motivated people to our store to finally get that earthquake kit they’ve been meaning to get for the past 10 years. We rejoiced with every call. Yay! Another family set with the necessities to survive! Our existence as a company was affirmed - this is why we love what we do.

Now that the rumbles have ceased, so too has died down the customers who responded from the gentle kick in the derriere from Mother Nature. The same phenomenon happened when those two cases of Ebola hit Texas last fall. Two cases! That’s all it took to wipe out our manufacturer’s supply of emergency freeze dried food and in turn, our supply of food. We were out within the month. That was our wake up call.  As an emergency preparedness company, we too, need to be prepared!

It’s quiet. NOW is the time to get prepared. Don’t flirt with the clock assuming that you can put off to tomorrow, again, whatever you have left to prepare. Stop for a moment and think through the scenario of having life disrupted for a day, a week, a month. If this were to happen to you at 5am tomorrow morning, would you too be stumbling around blindly, trying to gather your thoughts let alone your family and then all your supplies scattered around the house? Don’t let procrastination be the death of you. Finish getting ready, strike a huge check mark through that item on your list, and reward yourself with the peace of mind that comes from being prepared.

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Author: Total Prepare
Posted: February 13, 2015, 8:29 pm
I've been through a few real situations where life was on the line, and a few where it was borderline becoming real. And I've found that there is a very interesting few seconds between realizing there is a problem and deciding how your going to react. It's the few seconds where your gut feels like your going to heave. Then your brain clicks on and you start through your check list. Or not and you run. Which is it going to be?

Here are my 10 Tips to get over the few seconds of terror and turn your brain on.

1) Run through as many scenarios in advance as your time allows. Fight or flight? There are some scenarios where running the other direction is the appropriate response. Think about that before hand.
2) BREATHE! Take a few deep breaths.
3) Do an honest check of your gear and supplies in advance. Are they sufficient, or are you just kidding yourself? Real prepping brings peace of mind, that's the whole goal.
4) Don't listen to information from the masses. It's mostly hype or drama. Check your go-to trusted sources and get real intel on what's really happening.
5) Turn around. If the situation allows, turn around and walk the other way for a few steps so you are not staring directly at the disaster. Let your mind reset on a scene that's not chaos.
6) Disconnect for a few seconds. Try to remember what you doing or thinking before chaos hit. Were you writing the grocery list? That easy thought alone is enough to get your mind over the hump.
7) Use the buddy system. As long as it's not your buddy that's the problem, having a work / travel / home buddy can be great when you need a smack to come back to reality.
8) Look for the simplest solution. Do I have to go straight forward? Or can I go around this?
9) Don't overthink the situation. This goes with the above, but if you have 100 injured in front of you, just start with the closest.You can only help one at a time anyways. Don't stress about what you can't fix.
10) Consider that you've just been handed a lemon - is there any way to make lemonade? You were 4x4'ing in the forest and a fallen tree has blocked your route home and you don't have the supplies to overnight. Instead of walking around cursing, realize you've just been handed a great test of your skills. What can you use to cut or move this tree? Prove to yourself that you are the hero and come home with a great story to tell.  

This post by Dwight from Briden Solutions - Proudly helping Canadians obtain high quality Survival supplies.  
Author: Briden Solutions
Posted: February 6, 2015, 3:00 pm

WINTER BUSHCRAFT ADVENTURE


Your aircraft has gone down, and it is winter in the Rocky Mountains...would you be able to survive?



Aurora Bushcraft & Survival wants to show you how!

Learn firebuilding, navigation, knife and saw safety and cutting techniques, winter survival, shelter building, winter foraging and snow travel on a weekend long winter bushcraft adventure in the challenging environment of Southwestern Alberta's winter.



"Aurora Bushcraft & Survival strives to deliver quality outdoor education by giving participants knowledge relevant to the outdoor world they know today. We believe in environmental stewardship, fostering relationships between people and nature, and promoting safe outdoor practices. Through this, we deliver experiences that are second to none. Based in the Calgary area, our courses are for anyone wanting to learn bushcraft, wilderness living, and survival skills." - Aurora Bushcraft & Survival website

About the instructors -



Connor NoyesLead Instructor

Connors passion for the outdoors sparked as a youth exploring the Alberta Badlands and the Boreal Forest and waters of Ontario. Through organizations such as Scouts and Army Cadets, he grew up learning outdoor skills and leadership, eventually transpiring into a career teaching in the outdoors. His love of the wild lies in traditional skills, such as woodcraft, archery, canoeing, and bushcraft. Having instructed for organizations such as the Venture Centre in the UK, the Calgary Canoe Club, the Calgary Outdoor Centre, and for Scouts Canada Chinook Council, he is driven to deliver the best instruction possible, and skills that will last you a lifetime.
PictureAndrea Sebok
Instructor

What we know about Andrea is that she grew up on a farm and we guess she never left. Andrea is right at home in the bush- whether its paddling into the wind across a lake, or foraging in knee deep snow to collect sap for Spruce gum, she loves every minute of it. When not teaching, Andrea works as an Animal Health Technician, specializing mainly in large animals. Her passions for the outdoors include snowshoeing, paddling, snowboarding, and on occasion you will find her flying through the mountains by quad. Her passion for teaching started in college, coaching high school volleyball and now is applied to teaching for Scouts Canada, and for ABCs. 
The winter bushcraft course runs from February 27th to March 1st at Beaver Mines Lake, Alberta.
The cost is only $220.00, which includes food, by the way.
But...members of the Canadian Preppers Network will receive a $50.00 rebate and pay only $170.00.
 For more information, or to sign up for the course:
Website:
Email:
Phone:

403-805-3441
Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: February 4, 2015, 3:36 pm
This Week On Movie Monday

Che, from the Ontario Preppers Survival Network is a major contributor to the preparedness community not only in Ontario, but across the country. Every summer, Che hosts the Ontario Preppers Annual Meetup, where a multitude of leaders in the preparedness community gather to share their knowledge. Che himself is an experienced leader, and has begun filming some of his presentations, such as this one called Dehydrators, Homemade MRE's & Mylar Bag Sealing - A Beginner Preppers Guide. He has graciously given the CPN permission to air this presentation as a part of Movie Mondays.




Don't forget to visit Che's site, the Ontario Prepper Survival Network
And also check out his YouTube Channel
If you want more information about the annual meet, visit Ontario Prepper & Self Reliance Meet




This film is presented with the express permission of OntarioPreppers.ca.
Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: February 3, 2015, 1:00 am
Luke McLaughlin

Episode 27 Season 2 - Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show

Saturday, January 25th - 2015

In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show

 - Surprising insights into the effects of wood fuel burning
 - Leatherman Tread Wearable Tool Kit
 - Bartering after a collapse
 - Special Guest Luke McLaughlin from Holistic Survival School  



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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: January 24, 2015, 1:00 pm
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Episode 26, Season 2 Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show:

 - Couple Sues Government of Canada for tree falling on tent

 - Tuning a primitive bow

 - Psychology of Prepping

 - Re-design of www.barefootbushcraft.com

 - Nicholaus Vieira of Crazycaver.com  


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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: January 17, 2015, 3:50 pm

Season 2, Episode 25

Saturday, January 10th - 2015

In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio show, we discuss

 - Letter from a listener
 - Things they don't tell you on an Antarctic expedition
 - Putting Serving on a Bow string
 - Prepping Food
 - Special Guest Jimmy McSparron of  manusurvival.com

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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: January 11, 2015, 2:46 am


Living through an emergency event is stressful enough to your health, but what if you have an immune system that is compromised by the things you eat and you are suddenly thrust into a situation where your food options are limited even further? I think about that a lot because I, too, am celiac.

Thankfully the choices available to those who can’t eat certain foods are getting more plentiful. Bread options that used to taste worse than cardboard are now surpassing their gluten-laden counterparts in quality and delectability. 

There are numerous theories out there as to why we, in this day and age, are suffering more than those from a couple of generations before us, but we’ll save that discussion for another day because then I’d have to change the title of this article. Though natural food is always the better choice, what the rising number of sensitivities and allergens means is that those who grow our food, process our food and supply us with our food are far better off if they pay attention to the changing needs of those who consume the food.

http://totalprepare.ca/shop/freeze-dried-emergency-food/gluten-free-products/
When we found Legacy Premium Freeze Dried Food, not only were we excited about the great taste, the high quality ingredients (GMO free!), the 25 year shelf life and the large serving sizes per package, but we were thrilled that Legacy also carried gluten-free options!

Legacy really cares about what their consumers are eating. In fact, we had a customer who was extremely allergic to cumin and there was question as to whether cumin was hidden in the noncommittal ingredient term “and spices”. Knowing was important to our customer if she was going to be living off this food for any length of time after an emergency so Legacy cheerfully went to great lengths to come back to us within 24 hours with an answer. We now have a happy customer who won’t lose precious energy dealing with an angry immune system while she’s navigating the disaster around her.

http://totalprepare.ca/shop/freeze-dried-emergency-food/bulk-single-items/
Legacy Essentials and MegaOne Shakes are also gluten-free which gives the home prepper even more delicious and nutritious options. The problem will be to resist raiding the emergency supply for use in your daily meal preparations.   
 
http://totalprepare.ca/shop/freeze-dried-emergency-food/megaone-meal-replacement-shakes/
Spread the word to your celiac friends. In a world where gluten-free is often an afterthought, it’s refreshing to have choices because somebody thought of us. It should also be noted that food limitations aren’t just limited to those with celiac disease. We, at Total Prepare, can help even the cumin avoiders of the world. Call us to help you find emergency food that will fit your dietary needs so you too can count on your full health in the event of an emergency.
Author: Total Prepare
Posted: January 10, 2015, 12:23 am

WINTER BUSHCRAFT ADVENTURE


Your aircraft has gone down, and it is winter in the Rocky Mountains...would you be able to survive?



Aurora Bushcraft & Survival wants to show you how!

Learn firebuilding, navigation, knife and saw safety and cutting techniques, winter survival, shelter building, winter foraging and snow travel on a weekend long winter bushcraft adventure in the challenging environment of Southwestern Alberta's winter.



"Aurora Bushcraft & Survival strives to deliver quality outdoor education by giving participants knowledge relevant to the outdoor world they know today. We believe in environmental stewardship, fostering relationships between people and nature, and promoting safe outdoor practices. Through this, we deliver experiences that are second to none. Based in the Calgary area, our courses are for anyone wanting to learn bushcraft, wilderness living, and survival skills." - Aurora Bushcraft & Survival website

About the instructors -



Connor NoyesLead Instructor

Connors passion for the outdoors sparked as a youth exploring the Alberta Badlands and the Boreal Forest and waters of Ontario. Through organizations such as Scouts and Army Cadets, he grew up learning outdoor skills and leadership, eventually transpiring into a career teaching in the outdoors. His love of the wild lies in traditional skills, such as woodcraft, archery, canoeing, and bushcraft. Having instructed for organizations such as the Venture Centre in the UK, the Calgary Canoe Club, the Calgary Outdoor Centre, and for Scouts Canada Chinook Council, he is driven to deliver the best instruction possible, and skills that will last you a lifetime.
 
PictureAndrea Sebok
Instructor

What we know about Andrea is that she grew up on a farm and we guess she never left. Andrea is right at home in the bush- whether its paddling into the wind across a lake, or foraging in knee deep snow to collect sap for Spruce gum, she loves every minute of it. When not teaching, Andrea works as an Animal Health Technician, specializing mainly in large animals. Her passions for the outdoors include snowshoeing, paddling, snowboarding, and on occasion you will find her flying through the mountains by quad. Her passion for teaching started in college, coaching high school volleyball and now is applied to teaching for Scouts Canada, and for ABCs. 
 
The winter bushcraft course runs from February 27th to March 1st at Beaver Mines Lake, Alberta.
The cost is only $220.00, which includes food, by the way.
But...members of the Canadian Preppers Network will receive a $50.00 rebate and pay only $170.00.
 
 For more information, or to sign up for the course:
Website:
 
Email:
 
Phone:
403-805-3441
 

 



Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: January 9, 2015, 4:18 pm

This Week On Movie Monday

Yellowstone Caldera : 

The Biggest Volcanic Eruption Ever Awaits Mankind 


The Yellowstone Caldera is the volcanic caldera and supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, sometimes referred to as the Yellowstone Supervolcano. The caldera is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, in which the vast majority of the park is contained. The major features of the caldera measure about 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km). The caldera formed during the last of three supereruptions over the past 2.1 million years. First came the Huckleberry Ridge eruption 2.1 million years ago, which created the Island Park Caldera and the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff. Next came the Mesa Falls eruption 1.3 million years ago, which created the Henry's Fork Caldera and the Mesa Falls Tuff. Finally came the Lava Creek eruption 640,000 years ago, which created the Yellowstone Caldera and the Lava Creek Tuff.

The last full-scale eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, the Lava Creek eruption which happened nearly 640,000 years ago, ejected approximately 240 cubic miles (1,000 km3) of rock, dust and volcanic ash into the sky.

Geologists are closely monitoring the rise and fall of the Yellowstone Plateau, which measures on average 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) yearly, as an indication of changes in magma chamber pressure.

The upward movement of the Yellowstone caldera floor between 2004 and 2008 — almost 3 inches (7.6 cm) each year — was more than three times greater than ever observed since such measurements began in 1923. From mid-summer 2004 through mid-summer 2008, the land surface within the caldera moved upward as much as 8 inches (20 cm) at the White Lake GPS station. By the end of 2009, the uplift had slowed significantly and appeared to have stopped. In January 2010, the USGS stated that "uplift of the Yellowstone Caldera has slowed significantly" and that uplift continues but at a slower pace. The U.S. Geological Survey, University of Utah and National Park Service scientists with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory maintain that they "see no evidence that another such cataclysmic eruption will occur at Yellowstone in the foreseeable future. Recurrence intervals of these events are neither regular nor predictable." This conclusion was reiterated in December 2013 in the aftermath of the publication of a study by University of Utah scientists finding that the "size of the magma body beneath Yellowstone is significantly larger than had been thought." The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory issued a statement on its website stating,

" Although fascinating, the new findings do not imply increased geologic hazards at Yellowstone, and certainly do not increase the chances of a 'supereruption' in the near future. Contrary to some media reports, Yellowstone is not 'overdue' for a supereruption. "

Other media reports were more hyperbolic in their coverage.

A study published in GSA Today identified three fault zones that future eruptions are most likely to be centered on. Two of those areas are associated with lava flows aged 174,000--70,000 years, and the third area is a focus of present-day seismicity.






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Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: January 6, 2015, 2:00 am

FrankWolfEpisode 24, Season 2

Saturday, January 03, 2014

  In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show: - Year in Review - Invasive Species Not That Bad - Man Falls Into Niagara Falls Gorge - To Bug In or Bug Out? - Special Guest Frank Wolf
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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: January 3, 2015, 4:00 pm
Fernando

Season 2, Episode 23

Saturday, December 27, 2014

- Eating wild plants on a backpacking trip
- The Prepping Tree Of Life
- Interview Fernando Aguirre from The Modern Survivalist

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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: December 27, 2014, 2:19 pm
Mick Dodge

Season 2 Episode 22

Saturday, December 20, 2014

In this Episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show
 - How to take fitness outdoors in Winter
 - Healing Teas from Winter Teas
 - Introduce "Che's Preppers Corner"
 - Interview Mick Dodge

[Click Here To Download Episode 22, Season 2]

 
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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: December 20, 2014, 4:00 pm

This Week On Movie Monday

Secrets Of The Castle

Episode 2


How many times have we heard that an EMP would send us back to midevil times?  As disturbing as that statement is, how many of us understand exactly what that would mean?  Have you ever wondered what it would take to build a suitable enclosure for defence?

Well, the BBC has done it again with the miniseries, Secrets of the Castle.  A team of archaeologists and historians will spend six months learning how a castle is built, but also how many of the everyday items such as cookware were produced.




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Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: December 16, 2014, 1:00 am
DarianBacon

Season 2 - Episode 21

Saturday, December 13, 2014

In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show, Wolfmaan discusses:
 - The Lumbersexual
 - Dig Dirt? It's World Soil Day
 - Special Guest Darian Bacon from Harvest Gathering  

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Author: Barefoot Bushcraft
Posted: December 13, 2014, 4:00 pm


One of the things about living in a country as large as Canada, is that the types of environmental emergencies for which we need to prepare tend to vary from coast to coast. Earthquakes are the talk of the town on the West Coast while hurricanes and snow storms are all the buzz on the East Coast, and it doesn’t take much to stir up rumours of tornados as skies turn green and black clouds roll in over the beautiful Prairie fields.

Does one kit fit all? 

Certainly the survival gear, food and water found in any standard kit are useful across the nation. But what if you could tailor your kit so that it better fit the disaster most likely to hit your neighbourhood?


Well now you can! These new kits on the block do just that. For example, the Flood Survival Kits come with a mosquito net and waterproof pouch; the Hurricane Survival Kits come with a 15 inch pry bar; and the Tornado Survival Kits contain tornado specific supplies such as an NOAA weather radio, pry bar and a 4-in-1 emergency tool. Check out the remaining new kits here.

But that’s not the best part.

The new kit on the block is the envy of all other kits because it’s the only kit around that contains the super cool, super healthy, super emergency food - MegaOne Meal Replacement Protein Shakes!  Now every kit wants one.

These power house protein shakes are the pride and joy of these kits. Packed with 28 superfoods, these vitamin and mineral filled shakes are gluten, dairy, soy and GMO free.  15-30 servings per bag. Just add water, shake and stir. No cooking needed, no stoves and fuel to pack around. Your load just got lighter. For information on the MegaOne Meal Replacement Protein Shakes, see our articlefrom last month.

And just when you thought you’ve heard it all…

These kits also come in three levels, depending on the extent of your preparation needs and on how many people will be relying on you for supplies: Basic, Deluxe and Premium. For 72 hours, the Basic and Deluxe kits have enough supplies for two people while the Premium kits accommodate four.

What are you waiting for? Welcome the new kit on the block into your family and be prepared, no matter what part of Canada your neighbourhood is in.



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Author: Total Prepare
Posted: December 12, 2014, 9:20 pm

This Week On Movie Monday

Secrets Of The Castle


How many times have we heard that an EMP would send us back to midevil times?  As disturbing as that statement is, how many of us understand exactly what that would mean?  Have you ever wondered what it would take to build a suitable enclosure for defence?

Well, the BBC has done it again with the miniseries, Secrets of the Castle.  A team of archaeologists and historians will spend six months learning how a castle is built, but also how many of the everyday items such as cookware were produced.



 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.
Author: The Prepared Canadian
Posted: December 9, 2014, 12:00 am
Prepping can be a wide and varied world with all sorts of scenarios to look at and prepare for. It doesn't matter if you are a seasoned prepper or a newbie to all this, what are your questions? What drives you crazy that you wish you understood better? I've prepared a two question survey and hope you'll take 30 seconds to fill it out. The results will be anonymous and won't be compiled or anything like that. The goal here is to see what common problems are out there with the hopes that I can help you get the answers.

The two questions are:
1) What are the top two questions you have about
getting your food storage in place?

and

2) What holds you back from preparing better?

You can complete the survey here:
http://goo.gl/forms/tzuVhl2nJX

Lastly, don't forget our Briden Christmas sale is on until  
Monday December 8th.

This post by Dwight from Briden Solutions - Proudly helping Canadians obtain high quality Survival supplies. 
Author: Briden Solutions
Posted: December 6, 2014, 8:27 pm




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