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Burn or bugs

For a bit of relief for bug bites and a huge relief for sunburn and heat burns, try;

Plantain, broad and narrow leaf

Go out to your yard and pick some plantain. Heat up some water with crushed plantain, use soft cloth to moisturize with it.

( Plantain, broad leaf and narrow leaf which is also called golden stitch leaf)

Next – Mildly crumple warmed and wet plantain leaves on the worst part of mild burn for a while. Repeat a few times rest of day and tomorrow.

Good luck, for when you have no aloe

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Improvised field bandage

Improvised and improved field dressed palm bandage.

It would not stay, so a little electrical tape fixed it in place.

An unexpected very old and wet rusty nail that was hidden by leaves in a wood pile.

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Packing to move or camp

Do not pack all you winter gear away, you need some left out! Needed jacket outside last night and today. May 28

Buddy in Northern Alberta says the temps there are 30°cel here there is nightly frost warnings now as we finally had temps over freezing for 3 days in a row. Highest temps so far was 20°cel one afternoon, with temps normally from 10-15°cel. Sitting here inside with the furnace coming in as late as noon time.

Now if you are hiking or camping out you especially need to be careful and prepared. There is snow in the bush still and it is the end of May, 2 days from June.

The female fighter below would look cool while being very cool, as in kinda freezing. So dress for the weather and not for fashion.

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Too stupid for words

Shit don’t even come close to common sense anymore !

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Moving to the North !

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Moving to the North !

After having a few requests, both written and verbal I decided to list some things that I know might help out in your desire to live and work in the North of Ontario.

Some simple truths about this venture. 1 Day of travel to get up to Timmins, 3/4 day to get to Temiskaming Shores (New Liskeard, Haileybury)in the Timiskaming District, 1/2 day to North Bay. Just drive up Hwy 11 which is Young Street in Toronto.

Driving up; So just remember, it is two full days of travel to get up then back down. If you work now, try to find a long weekend to tag onto for travel and use only 4 days off. Ironically I have always found it faster to travel up on a Friday, of course you need to leave before noon though. This way you stay at least a few hours ahead of the crowd.

Flying up; An alternative is to fly up to Timmins via Porter Air. Porter used to have a $99 air flight special from the Island Airport up to Timmins. Not sure if they have it now, so look around for specials. Contact the Timmins Airport to see which charters or carriers are flying in and out, then look to them for last minute specials and seat sales.
northernairport.com

Alternative Train or Bus; Passenger Trains to North, cancelled, call your politician.
Bus; Ontario Northland, expensive and slow, leaves from North York bus terminal.
ontarionorthland.ca

Lodging; Think outside of the box!
Hotel yes of course, why did I not think of that… $$$ is a killer unless you make loads of cash now at your job already.
Low cost hotel or boarding house. Yes those exist here, though rarer now. Negotiate a lower cost by renting the room for 1/2 month to full month, sometimes it is less than a 5 night stay. Tell them, weekly cleaning at most and you will change your own towels and bedding weekly. Some strip motels already advertise monthly rates, this is normally for people working the mines or in forestry while they work far from home. Prices range from $600-$900 month
Pre furnished house or apartment, though there are loads more furnished rooms for rent in peoples houses. Those cost from $550-$1250 month up here.
As an example the Kenogami Bridge Inn, has the older travellers inn style arrangement. Smaller rooms, shared bathrooms down the hall at a reduced rate for staying, again they will do longer term rentals as well. Call for pricing.

Now outside of the Box, far out for most people.
Camping and boating
Provincial Parks for the season, forget getting a permanent spot in a provincial park, they go up for auctions and draws now. You can get longer term rates though.
Private campgrounds, from 5 start to 1/2 star campgrounds, we have them all up here.
Ministry Campgrounds, almost all shut down now, due to vandels and lowlifes who thought, hey I can live for free and be an absolute low life pig. Well, jack#ss#s you caused so much damage and money to fix, they have shut almost all of them down. Even the ones that are farther out from towns, they let companies like Miller Paving Group, go in and take over the area to turn into gravel pits mostly and they SHUT THE AREA DOWN. Cause of losers like you, deadbeat vandals. Congrats!!!!
Crown Lands, as a Canadian Citizen you can legally camp for up to 21 days then you need to move your camp. Others an apply for a permit to camp, it is not that expensive, though the price changes, so look it up.
Crown Lands though are getting harder and harder to figure out just where they are now though. The Ministry of Lands and Resources, does not have maps for sale anymore either. Budget cuts.
Have a boat big enough to live on even remotely comfortably, probably a 20 footer or larger. Most cities and towns on lakes and rivers have some marinas, or tie it up, lock it up and leave it for the day, tied to a tree and bike into the town. A few people have done this.
Camping tents, from experience get a bigger tent if you are not actively hiking the north. Even if you are hiking around a larger base tent is a game changer. Living in a little pup tent is ok for a while, but, nothing beets being able to move around in a storm, and possibly getting dry and warm to boot! Kijiji.ca and local Buy and Sells are a life saver here. I have bought 4 larger tents that way over the years, non were more expensive that $75 bucks. Though the larger tents normally need two people to set up.
At a minimum; Bivi bag, ground sheet and over tarp structure. Camped like this for years and years. Fairly minimal camping, suitable for hiking or biking.
Campers are cheaper up here, while utility and box trailers are more expensive here.
Have a utility trailer, modify it to camp and bring it up, along with a chain to chain it up of course. Like everywhere crime is on the rise.

So lets break this down a bit and go from there.

Crown Lands and Ministry campgrounds are the cheapest option going. O ya, boat camping as well, though I have less experience with doing this.
Expenses; fuel for travelling if you have a vehicle, including bicycles.
Insurance on vehicle $, cell phone $, CC payments per month.
Food $$$ lots more expensive up here than down in the GTA and southern areas. So bring some shelf stable long term supplies with you. Ironically pasta is similar pricing and meat is similar as well. Veggies and fruit are expensive, expensive up here. All year long!
Storage locker for all your belongings. No need to continue to pay high rent on a place you wont be at for a month or more. (Does not apply if you are coming for a week though)
Of course eating out is expensive up here as well, so off to the grocery store you go, up to the deli counter for prepared salads, meats etc.
Plan to live off the land up here, forage, hunt and fish to live. Good luck, you will probably die of starvation. There is very little sustenance hunting here, there are not a lot of animals left, big or small. Of a side note, this is a weird year and up past Temiskaming Shores, there is still loads of snow everywhere. Most roads are still snowbound, so no foraging at all.
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Bring your own laptop or netbook along with a small printer of some sort. Resumes, even at the local library it is now almost $1 to print out a page, so cover letter and 2 page resume is going to be $3, then photocopy another .50c a page. That is expensive so bring your own paper, printer and laptop. A decent sized inverter can power all this while your vehicle is running. Alternatives include a universal power unit with an AC/DC converter. That takes even less power to run the laptop then, you only need to run the vehicle every 45min to an hour depending on the power draw and the age of the vehicle battery.

Jobs, you can of course take a job while you look for a better job, say for example you worked at Tim Horton’s or McDonald’s, well go there in the northern town or transfer in. Work for a bit while you look for a better job and decide if you like the town. Some out of the way, little isolated communities are not so friendly to strangers, although they talk a good game. Bilingual is great up here, it is almost 50/50 English and French.

Bring Winter Wear and a portable heater even in August, it sometimes snows then too! The temps at night can and do hover around 10cel even in summer sometimes, so be prepared before you go.

Heat, bring one of those small and efficient heater/cooker propane stoves. With an adapter as well as a hose, it can then be fitted to the top of the 20lb propane bottle or used inside the tent with the hose. Be safe and use your head.

Of course if have a big enough van, you can live down by the river 😉

Or in a dinning tent

Disclaimer; My info for me only, you want to do anything mentioned here, you are on your own, I am not responsible for your death or injury due to lack of proper knowledge or training!

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Aromas and smells to perk U up

Fresh cut hay,, along fresh cut fresh cut pine boughs so wonderful.
.. also, new truck smell.

Women, get with it, smell like a flower get girls, fresh cut hay, new truck smell or wd40 deep woods off to get guys 🙂

I find these things help with writing, with my depression issues, and camping.

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First 1 star review on Amazon upped to 2

Apocalypse reading gameLit style review of books. Sorry it is late and I am tired and well a little disappointed, so this became a hard to understand ramble post. Is that ok, not sure!

Equaliz
was the book by a Canadian author (not mentioning author)

Ripped off gracious author Tao Wong’s System Apocalypse with his approval. The Gracious part!

Similar as well to a great author of Shadow Sun Survival and and Dark Elf both; by Dave Willmarth

MY REVIEWS EDITED are as follows…..

Amazon review –

Edited review Keep at the writing get creative and good luck
April 30, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition

I Edited

review: after speaking with Tao Wong; he said it was ok the author did not plagerism just copied heavily!

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )
he said it was ok the author did not plagerism just copied heavily!

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )

Sorry, just no, really this Equalize book is too tooooo much inspired story of System Apocalypse.
Come on really .. and a 31 semi pro basketball player swearing like a 12yr old Mormon girl at church. Blaaaaaa

Camping alone in a Provincial park, alone, in a high either/system are, gets a special class, gets a spirit, gets …. More ideas from Tao’s books…

Edit.. Although the Authors spoke before release apparently, and Tao was being nice so he published this book and it supposedly goes in a different direction.

Saw it and said… FREAKING YES, Canadian author and content….
Stopping after the first few chapters,

My opinion sorry if the author and publisher don’t like it, O well.
Edited… up to 2 stars cause he spoke with Tao Wong before release. Originality is Not over rated. Provincial Park ok, spirit.. nope too much…
( Never have I given a rating this low! )

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