Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tents for Winter and Guests

I have 2 canvass tents, I plan on putting them together, with the stove in the middle and get a big canvass tarp to go over both enclosing them in. I want to buy some of the concrete footings for decks, get a 4×4 post or two, take to site and cut each to a level height. Then run some logs over them and tie them together, put some boards across, stuff some insulation under them and voila, a warm floor. Still looking for the link to the canvas tent maker in BC or Alberta who sells the chimney holes. I know that sounds weird, but the material is hard to source and it is fireproof, square outside and circular in the middle. Instant safe pipe hole for the tents.

The whole point of doing the tents, is that it will become a visitors centre later on, if we have visitors, or guests, they can stay there, and our Hovels, Homes will be still ours.

Any input or ideas on that issue, any other issues??
cheers and chat later.

My new home for the Acreage, winter and summer

I emailed 3 Canadian Companies about the fireholes.
Northwest Shelters sent me a reply in 20 min!!
Deluxe Wall Tents sent a reply in 2 hrs!!
Wow to both of them.
The third company I am still waiting for, though it has not been 24hrs yet.

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Cuba can help North Americans deal with Peak oil crisis

Watch the Movie; Power of Community How Cuba survived Peak Oil Crisis (slovenski podnapisi) see how the US and Canada can be saved by Cuba
The US created a Peak Oil situation, compounded by the downfall of the Russian Economy.

Cuba has not only survived by thrived by learning Permaculture and redesigning their community and education models.
Can we do the same?

It is not too late, try reading about Permaculture, Googling it, youtubing it. Do whatever you can to learn, and start growing your own small permaculture gardens.

edit;
What am I up to Tonight

Do you really want to know what I am UP TO?

well now, watching documentaries on Prepping and Permaculture. Learning about the Cuban permaculture response to Peak Oil, US intervention and Russian economic collapse, that has help to shape the Cuban landscape and their peoples.

Making up some plans for my upcoming series of videos, for training and learning purposes. Setting up a framework for timings, location, content and execution of the videos.

Spoke with the director of the CBC Documentary today for the first time on the phone. We will be meeting at my buddies property, next weekend to go over the shooting sequences we had in mind for the documentary, and our set-up.

Any thoughts on the matter?

Puppy update;
She is being taught by me, how to stay,
how to stay in the back of the vehicle,
how not to get into trouble going into the garbabe!
how to heal properly,
how to walk on the left, not on the right side, like the last family
mistrained her to do.
other than that she is a big gently goofy puppy.
or forgot, how not to growl or bark at everyone she sees, scares the
crap out of them. Only I am allowed to do that, ;p

damn my dog just farted, new large puppy and changing food, and giving treats, and “O my Got in Himmel, time to open the vent up!”
cheers for now

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Excel pepping-survivalists files and food list

So,
here is two Excel files, both contain lists of lists and survival and Prepping listings. Food needed per person per year, suggested items and things wanted and needed.

Hope they help, but do not complain about the spelling, ok.

survival_camping inventory
This is my main list that I update and add to. The basic list was gotten from the Web, oh about 10 yrs ago.

The next list of lists is just that, it was picked from the web about 10 yrs ago as well.
listoflistsspreadsheets

The One Year
LDS Food Storage Plan
(Original Author Unknown)

THE FOLLOWING QUOTES CAME FROM THE ORIGINAL DISK PROGRAM WHICH HAD NO COPYRIGHT OR AUTHORSHIP INFORMATION & HAS BEEN WIDELY CIRCULATED AS THE “LDS” FOOD STORAGE PROGRAM:

“This program is designed to assist your family in building a food storage program using selected basic storage items.

The program has been prepared to help you follow the recommendations made by the First Presidency when they said: ‘We continue to encourage members to store sufficient food… for at least one year… We suggest that members concentrate on essential foods that sustain life, such as grains, legumes, cooking oil, powdered milk, salt, sugar or honey, and water. (Letter to Church leaders, June 24, 1988)

Learn how to use the basic foods. Plan to use them on a regular basis so that favorite recipes can be tested and incorporated into your menu. A broad variety of items is normally better for your overall health than just a few select items.

A prolonged diet of these foods by themselves may result in nutritional deficiencies, especially vitamins A and C. However such a diet should sustain life for at least 1 year. Ideally, other foods should be included in your storage program to fill the nutritional groups.

Fruits and vegetables in any form would enhance the nutritional value of this diet.”
GRAINS GROUP
Item Females Females Females Males Males Males
Ages 1-6 Ages 7-11 Ages 12-18 Ages 1-6 Ages 7-18 Over 18
Wheat (lbs) * 107 139 151 107 176 189
Flour, White Enriched (lbs) 10 12 14 10 16 17
Corn Meal (lbs) * 24 31 34 24 39 42
Oats, Rolled (lbs) * 24 31 34 24 39 42
Rice, White Enriched (lbs) 48 62 67 48 78 84
Pearled Barley (lbs) 2 3 3 2 4 4
Spaghetti & Macaroni (lbs) 24 31 34 24 39 42
Total (lbs) 239 309 337 239 391 420
* Whole grains should supply about 65% of the grain group.
LEGUMES GROUP
Item Females Females Females Males Males Males
Ages 1-6 Ages 7-11 Ages 12-18 Ages 1-6 Ages 7-18 Over 18
Beans, Dry (lbs) 25 25 25 25 25 25
Beans, Lima, Dry (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Beans, Soy, Dry (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Peas, Split, Dry (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lentils, Dry (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Dry Soup Mix (lbs) 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total (lbs) 34 34 34 34 34 34
FATS/OILS GROUP
Item Females Females Females Males Males Males
Ages 1-6 Ages 7-11 Ages 12-18 Ages 1-6 Ages 7-18 Over 18
Vegetable Oil (gal) * 2 2 2 2 2 2
Shortening (lbs) 4 4 4 4 4 4
Mayonnaise (qts) ** 2 2 2 2 2 2
Salad Dressing (qts) *** 1 1 1 1 1 1
(Miracle Whip Type)
Peanut Butter (lbs) **** 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total (equivalent lbs. of oil) 26 26 26 26 26 26
* One gallon of vegetable oil is equivalent to 8 lbs. of vegetable oil. ** One quart of Mayonnaise is equivalent to 1.5 lbs. of vegetable oil. *** One quart of salad dressing is equivalent to 1 lb. of vegetable oil. **** One pound of peanut butter is equivalent to 1/2 lb. of vegetable oil.
MILK GROUP
Item Females Females Females Males Males Males
Ages 1-6 Ages 7-11 Ages 12-18 Ages 1-6 Ages 7-18 Over 18
Milk, Nonfat, Dry (lbs) 14 14 14 14 14 14
Evaporated Milk (cans-12 oz.) * 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total (Equivalent in lbs. of dry mik.) 16 16 16 16 16 16
* 6 cans of evaporated milk (12 oz.) are equivalent to 1 lb. of dry milk.
SUGARS GROUP
Item Females Females Females Males Males Males
Ages 1-6 Ages 7-11 Ages 12-18 Ages 1-6 Ages 7-18 Over 18
Sugar, Granulated (lbs) 40 40 40 40 40 40
Sugar, Brown (lbs) 3 3 3 3 3 3
Molasses (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Honey (lbs) 3 3 3 3 3 3
Corn Syrup (lbs) 3 3 3 3 3 3
Jams & Preserves (pints) 3 3 3 3 3 3
Fruit Drink, Powdered (lb) * 6 6 6 6 6 6
Flavored Gelatin (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total 60 60 60 60 60 60
* This would include many different commercial dry powdered drinks. Orange juice crystals were used in this example. The nutritional base is comparable to many dry juice powders.
MISCELLANEOUS
Item Females Females Females Males Males Males
Ages 1-6 Ages 7-11 Ages 12-18 Ages 1-6 Ages 7-18 Over 18
Dry Yeast (lbs) 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Soda (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Baking Powder (lbs) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Vinegar (gal) * 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Salt, Iodized (lbs) 8 8 8 8 8 8
Clorine Bleach 1 Gallon / Family
Drinking Water 14 Gallons / Per Person / 2 Weeks
* Based on personal preference.

A One Year
Food Storage Planner
(Similar to the Revelar Plan)

This plan is much like the Revelar Plan, and in most ways is similar to Food Storage Plan 1, however this plan has considerably more generous allowances per person. It also expands into some vegetables, a fruit item, hygiene and a few other miscellaneous items. We personally think many of the items are far too generous and wonder it might not be wiser to spend the extra money on more variety, especially in the vegetable and fruit areas.

Revelar’s software program is interactive and gives you the ability to enter product prices, family size, and even other products not shown in their original list. If you would be interested in knowing more about their program you can check into it at their site.
GRAINS GROUP
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Wheat (lbs) 138 206 344 275 275
Flour, White Enriched (lbs) 13 19 31 25 25
Corn Meal (lbs) * 21 32 53 42 42
Oats, Rolled (lbs) * 15 23 38 30 30
Rice, White Enriched (lbs) 35 53 88 70 70
Spaghetti & Macaroni (lbs) 20 30 50 40 40
LEGUMES GROUP
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Beans, Pinto or Pink, Dry (lbs) 8 11 19 15 15
Beans, White, Dry (lbs) 5 8 13 10 10
Beans, Soy, Dry (lbs) 5 8 13 10 10
Peas, Split, Dry (lbs) 5 8 13 10 10
Lentils, Dry (lbs) 5 8 13 10 10
FATS/OILS GROUP
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Vegetable Oil (gal) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
Shortening (lbs) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
Mayonnaise (qts) 2 3 5 4 4
Salad Dressing (qts) 1 1 1/2 2 1/2 2 2
(Miracle Whip Type)
Peanut Butter (lbs) 1 1 1/2 2 1/2 2 2
MILK GROUP
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Milk, Nonfat, Dry (lbs) 10 15 25 20 20
Evaporated Milk (cans-12 oz.) 10 15 25 20 20
SUGARS GROUP
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Sugar, Granulated (lbs) 30 45 75 60 60
Sugar, Brown (lbs) 3 4 1/2 7 1/2 6 6
Molasses (lbs) 2-Jan 4-Mar 1 1/4 1 1
Honey (lbs) 5 7 1/2 12 1/2 10 10
Corn Syrup (lbs) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
Jams (qts) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
Fruit Drink, Powdered (can) 2 3 3 3 3
Flavored Gelatin (box) 5 8 13 10 10
Hot Cocoa (can) 1 1 1 1 1
Pudding (lbs) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
VEGETABLES
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Potato Pearls (lbs) 5 7 1/2 12 1/2 10 10
Carrots (lbs) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
Onions, Dried (lbs) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
Dry Soup Mix (lbs) 5 7 1/2 12 1/2 10 10
FRUITS
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Apple Slices, Dried (lbs) 2 1/2 3 3/4 6 1/4 5 5
HYGIENE
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Toilet Paper (4 Roll) 12 15 12 15 12
Toothbrush (ea) 4 4 4 4 4
Toothpaste (tubes) 2 2 2 2 2
Soap (bars) 10 10 10 10 10
Shampoo (qts) 1 1 3 3 2
Deodorant (ea) – 2 5 3 3
MISCELLANEOUS
Item Ages 1-6 Ages 6-12 Females Females Males
Ages 12-18 Over 18 Over 18
Dry Yeast (box) 1 1 1/2 2 2 2
Soda (box) 2-Jan 4-Mar 1 1/4 1 1
Baking Powder (can) 2-Jan 4-Mar 1 1/4 1 1
Vinegar (gal) 2-Jan 4-Mar 1 1/4 1 1
Salt, Iodized (lbs) 2 3 5 4 4
Clorine Bleach (gal) 1 1 1/2 2 1/2 2 2
Cleanser (can) 2 2 2 2 2
Ammonia (gal) 1 1 1 1 1
Detergent (6# Box) 3 2 2 2 2
Drinking Water 14 Gallons / Per Person / 2 Weeks

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Zelda the dog

Well here is a couple of pics of Zelda my new 1.3 yr old, aprox age, Cane Corso mix dog. The Cane Corso is an Italian Mastiff. They are a working dog, need to be worked and like to guard property and livestock. Perfect for me.

Zelda the Cane Corso Dog

Zelda relaxing on the floor


zelda on the deck with her puppy rescue friend

Zelda at about 1 yr old


I will update some Zelda pics soon, showing her bush coat and trail pack.

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Re: how did you end up here?

Re: how did you end up here? This is a question posted on a forum so I will share my brief thoughts on the matter, draw a roadmap to my end goals.

Ex military and bush monger, so survivalist to prepper. Found info online, about storing food, years ago, it was a LDS site.
Then progressed to making the Excel spreadsheet more all inclusive. Changed my thinking from just having food around to how to grow it myself, sustainable living. Sustainable living to Permaculture-Prepper.

Due to being divorced for the 3rd time, don’t ask, don’t do it, stay single (ps just got a dog, so no worries there 🙂 and keep your credit. I found someone who had an online ad in kijiji.ca about living off grid and permaculture. So I went and met them, all good, now helping on the property to make it a sustainable permaculture garden and forest area.

I will be building my own little home there and with my Dog Zelda, it will feel like home as well.

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Playing in the Bush

Here is Rusty walking ahead checking out the Bush as we walk.

Rusty on the Trail

Traffic jams on the trail and jumping aside out of the way.

day time cooking and warmth

On the way out, the causway over the Beaver Pond, following the tail on the snowmobile highway

causeway over the pond

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