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Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings

Coffee, forget to turn on the coffee maker.
Coffee, then forget you poured a cup and it’s cold.
Coffee, then you go pour another and leave it beside the pot.
Coffee, wow it is when the mornings strike that you need COFFEE before the coffee.

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Sept 14th Let’s See What’s Edible in Greenwood Conservation Area! Ontario Durham Region

Sept 14th Let’s See What’s Edible in Greenwood Conservation Area! Ontario Durham Region
Wild Edibles Walk and Talk, show and tell by Karen the Wild Edibles Foody and Guru 🙂

Sunday, September 14, 2014
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Greenwood Conservation Area2290 Greenwood Road, Ajax, ON
(map)
http://www.meetup.com/York-Durham-Toronto-Edible-Wild-Food-Foragers/events/199188852/

Calling all Preppers, Self reliant, Homesteaders, Bush Crafters and well anyone who want to learn really !

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Fields of Nutrition Wild Edibles on the walk, can you eat these, yes?

Fields of Nutrition on the walk, can you eat these?

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pic of bulrushes at side of pond

Bulrushes, so versatile, edible, fire starter, cordage, building material

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CanAmPreppers.net & wild_E Productions

wild_E & CanAmPreppers channel – NOT CONNECTED ANYMORE DUE TO DISOLVING SITE AND ISSUES DUE TO SO CALLED PREPPER BUDDY WHO TURNED OUT TO BE NOT WHAT HE SAID HE WAS.

DO NOT RECOMEND THE CHANNEL AND PREPPER SITE EVER AGAIN

 

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Fire-snow-cooking

Fire, Snow and cooking
Re-Blogging and Linking to two separate articles here. Rogers Blog where he explains how to setup a campfire and a new to Youtuber, a prepper and self reliant buddy of mine who has a done a series of videos to show people how to make a winter shelter and how to build a winter fire. 

This is a skill that anyone who lives in any climate where there is cold and winter should know of. This post will have some of my own info included, some re-blogged info from Roger’s blog along with a re-blogged video series from a ex Canadian Military buddy of mine who lives way out in the flatlands of Canada!
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This winter campfire photo was taken in January a couple of years ago. The next photo shows the same fire pit in the summer time.

A great way to build a fire in winter if you have a camping spot for year round use or look for established camping spots along any trail or campground. Remember you do not have to always re-invent the wheel, just keep it simpler and it works.
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Same firepit in summer time as the winter shot above.

A blog post by RMACTSC where he explains how to setup a campfire
…. excerpt.. 
KINDLING is the foundation of any fire. It is made of lightweight materials that are capable of burning quickly and igniting heavier materials. Kindling can be made from a mixture of twigs, tiny sticks, slivers of shaved wood, dried leaves, paper, cardboard, cotton balls, dryer lint, birch bark, dried grass, dried pine needles, etc. You’ll be using small sticks to then form a tepee and get your fire started. …. read more….

http://rmactsc.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/campfire-cooking/

The following link is to the topic of winter fire on the CanAmPreppers.net forum
excerpt
… If you are in the bush and had nowhere to make a fire but on the snow, and no rocks were available because they’re all under the snow and ice, what would you do? … read more
http://canampreppers.net/forum/index.php?topic=1091.0

The new YouTubers in action, building a winter fire and winter shelter heated by fire

Canadian Candle Fire on snow


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5j4M5deU5cC-xt_HYiZgSA/videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ZZFtEktXE


The next is a series of photos created while I was at Buroak Wilderness Adventures this summer. The owner of the camp a buddy of mine created a stunning all season fireplace/pit. Just look at all the features this cooking camp fire pit has;

  • flat rock for use as a warming centre and for putting objects on like the kettle
  • lots and I mean lots of hanging hooks all created from hardwood branches
  • excellent over the camp stand
  • excellent front and back projection areas
  • not seen in the photo is a canvas cook’s tent which is close enough to the fire to catch heat from this in the fall/winter/spring making your old bones just a bit more comfortable!

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Excellent campfire setup.

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This shot shows the ease at which cooking at various heights is accomplished.
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Dinner is almost ready, can you not just smell the yummy goodness! Fresh field potatoes, fresh picked corn (non gmo), fresh farm raised free range chicken.

Kinda making me hungry all over again! Plus the smell of freshly brewed coffee all cooked on hard and softwoods.

Remember the old ways, remember this is how Humans have lived for thousands upon thousands of years.

This is one of the reasons your computer screen saver is of the outdoors and not your bosses cubical or office! just saying !

Hopefully these skills will be appeal to you, so get out and learn or get out and practice but above all just get out and have some fun folks!
Until next time Cheers ~wild_E

Come on out to the forums at CanAmPreppers.net where we talk about this stuff and so much more for prepping, self-reliance, homesteading and survival skills.

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Veggie veggy oil lamps prt 3

Well since people spell veggie/veggy both ways… that is the title.
Editors be like; O my … LOL

What we have here are two floaters,  floating two improvised veggie/veggy, vegetable oil lamps to share, kudlich. Veg oil is safe, ultra safe, easy to use, inexpensive and recyclable. (you can use veg oil from deep fryers if filtered) Soda can, soda pop can, oil lamps for the USA, Americans!

Tools:
knife or scissors – thats it
material pop can
wick – natural fibre jute string

1st – quick floaters / floating wick holder
made from the bottom of pop cans
cut bottom of the can off
use scissors or knife
turn upside down, poke a whole in it so the opening is now going upwards into the freshly cut area
take your pre soaked in veg oil for 1-1.5 hr wick
insert into the fresh opening
use the lips that are there to grip the wick (do not make the hole too big or it will just fall down into the oil)
add in oil to the container
put the floating wick onto the oil
watch if float, say aw that is nice
light it with some sort of flaming device

Veggy, Veggie oil lamps, floating candles, Hurricane candles, Hurricane Lamps, improvised lamps, vegetable oil lamps, made from pop cans, tuna cans, salmon cans, natural fibre jute string, natural fiber jute string.

Veggy, Veggie oil lamps, floating candles, Hurricane candles, Hurricane Lamps, improvised lamps, vegetable oil lamps, made from pop cans, tuna cans, salmon cans, natural fibre jute string, natural fiber jute string.

2nd Hurricane / pop can veg oil burner, veg oil lamp, kudlich lit in the front,
cut out a whole in the middle of the can (see pics below)
leave the wings or not it is up to you
put oil in the bottom of the newly cut pop can
take the top from one of the tops that are left over from the floaters
crimp edges (images coming soon)
see pics below
run the wet wick up into the pop tab to hold it in place
light with a flame
voila, veg oil candle substitute!
looks nice, safe, may be hung, easy to refill, lots of options here.
p.s. the Hurricane style lamp is my own creation and have never seen anyone do this before, ya me!

kudlich lit in the front, Veggy, Veggie oil lamps, floating candles, Hurricane candles, Hurricane Lamps, improvised lamps, vegetable oil lamps, made from pop cans, tuna cans, salmon cans, natural fibre jute string, natural fiber jute string.

kudlich lit in the front, Veggy, Veggie oil lamps, floating candles, Hurricane candles, Hurricane Lamps, improvised lamps, vegetable oil lamps, made from pop cans, tuna cans, salmon cans, natural fibre jute string, natural fiber jute string.

 

I will take some time tomorrow to show how the insert is done, very simple and easy to follow along with some pics to guide folks. Stay tuned !

great for Preppers, survivalist, self reliant, self reliance, homesteaders, stuck in snow, ice storms, power outages, camping, hiking, anywhere, christmas decorations, Christmas table, table settings, substitute for tea lights or tea candles

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List of Non GMO Heirloom Seed Suppliers

List of Non GMO Organic and Heirloom Seed Suppliers and Growers from around the world. Be an activist, resist Monsanto and other evil GMO empires and help spread the word.

… Here is a useful list of 40+ 230+ companies supplying heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds. If health is wealth, then this page is solid gold! 🙂 Please share this important information. If you have any additions or corrections for this list, please let us know! We welcome genuine suppliers based anywhere in the world. Let’s make the biggest and best list we can!

**UPDATE** This page has proven to be massively popular…! Recommendations for more heirloom seed companies to add have been pouring in. We started with 40 but now have over 230 heirloom seed suppliers from all around the world – and the sheer diversity of undiscovered plant varieties we now link to is turning this page into a real treasure trove! Please continue to send more heirloom / organic / non-GMO seed suppliers to, we are gathering them up and will add them to this page as soon as we can. Thanks so much to all for your contributions and for spreading the word! ❤

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http://www.off-grid.info/food-independence/heirloom-seed-suppliers.html

230+ companies supplying heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds

230 plus list of Heirloom Seed Suppliers please share

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Canadian Redneck Hay Box Cooker

Canadian Redneck Hay Box Cooker

like the title says, ya’ll eh..

So I liked the hay boxes, but not into making up any more pillowy things that take up room.
Here are two of my hay box designs for us Northern Rednecks using everyday things we already have.
Women .. ymmv (ymmv – your mileage may vary)- as in you would probably not have used laundry kicking around!
1. Cook food up to a rolling boil for about 4-5 min
remove from heat
wrap bottom of pot in tinfoil
take your empty cooler you have in your vehicle, soft or hard sided
take some old cloths you have in there, put some on the bottom of the cooler
put in pot with the tinfoil on the bottom
now wrap the pot with some of your other cloths or overalls.
(hopefully they are not too smelly from working)
close the lid on the cooler
wait
1 hr 45 min to 2 hrs
take out food ready to eat.
2. bring food to boil, rolling boil for 4-5 min
put tinfoil over the bottom (pattern there)
now
get a large plastic tub
place on your bed or other soft puffy surface, no not the dog..
put shiny windshield sun deflector, shiny side up laying across plastic tub
put pot with tinfoil in the middle
wrap the shiny windshield deflector around pot
put a towel over top of it now
toss on an old sweatshirt, not too smelly
toss on a pillow just to be sure
wait..
1 hr 45 min to 2 hrs
remove all that stuff,
take pot to table or TV tray
put into dish or eat from pot
enjoy, all nice and steamy hot !
This time, recipe was;
6 bean, pasta and pea soup,
dehydrated veggie mixture
added in some amaranth seeds
some organic grinder salt
olive oil
some texmex seasoning
some jalapenos sauce
some ground pepper, black
was supposed to be soup, but.. did not add in enough water to make soup so had chili/stew instead.. LOL
enjoy !!

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Preparedness Meet Huntsville July 20-21

So, Helped to set up a Preparedness and Bushcrafter meeting that is on the 20-21 July in Huntsville Ontario
info to be found through here
http://canampreppers.net/forum/index.php?topic=130.0

I will be giving a show and tell on Fire/Stove/Shelters there are a lot of presenters as well as door prizes, networking and just a general get together with like minded people.
Bit of a drive for the USA Folks but, we have ONE coming as of now 🙂

Look forward to seeing some of you pop by
Cheers ~Wild_E

camp fire picture

Fire is Life and the start of technology

Direct link
http://canampreppers.net/html/july_event.html

Saturday Event Program

Sunday Event Program

Canadian and American Prepper, Preparedness, Self Reliant, Bushcraft, Homesteader forum
www.canampreppers.net

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Recommendation for Chef and Nutritionist Rhoni Speed

Recommendation for Chef and Nutritionist Rhoni Speed This past weekend i was treated to the delightful tastes, smells and presentations of several of Chef and Nutritionist Rhoni Speed culinary arts. Recipes that would have required me to look and measure diligently were whipped out from the top of her head with apparent ease as well as flexibility.

pic of raw organic healthy foods with a pestle and mortar

raw organic foods

Chef Rhoni inquired on my allergies, medical history as well as food likes and dislikes to come up with some wondrously tasty meals. All meals were Vegan, so no animal products or dairy of any kind. As I am allergic to Milk some of the delightful tastes and food alternatives were designed to replace foods that I had not been able to eat for at least 4-5 yrs. Cheese, now how do you make Cheese without diary?

Chef Rhoni the specialists whipped up cheese from scratch from some sprouted things and nuts and well just ask her yourself. The taste, well the only thing I can say is WOW, what a taste and delight for the tongue and senses. Chef Rhoni also had the forethought to make two batches of a Pepper flavoured cheese, one the day before so some was in a hardened state and one was in a softer spread state. Although identical the different states of the cheese had different tastes and textures to the palate.

There was also a lovely Pesto flavoured cheese, now since I love the taste of Pesto as well, though it always has dairy in it when store bought, this was yet again another taste sensation from years ago. Freshly cut organic celery as well as home made Chia Bread/crackers were made in a special dehydrator. The celery and Chia crackers upon which we spread the yummy cheeses had wonderful flavours of their own.

Peeking into the Fridge you see many bottles and saucers and other containers, looking into this fridge is definitely not like looking into a Store bought, mass produced, pre processed food fridge, not at all.

Dinnertime was much earlier than I was used to as it was at about 530 ish, while my normal Dinner time is 7-8 pm. This is an important comment as I was wondering about being hungry later in the evening as sometimes with the processed foods which are nutritionally lower, I am sometimes hungry even in as little as an hour later. Well I can honestly say the quality of the foods kept me full right through to Breakfast time, which was also later than my normal timing.

pic of what breakfast looked like

this is what breakfast looked like

Breakfast was another exploration into the realm of taste, textures and sensations for the palate to savour and enjoy! I will not go into it except to say that everything was made from scratch using organic, raw and ultra healthy food as well as food combinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to know what the ingredients were, contact Chef Rhoni for a more detailed menu and consultation.

pic of an apple on grass with a lovely sun flower with a quote from Plato

caption from Food and You blog

 

As a closing note, most meals that I prepare for myself seem bland in taste and colour compared to the meals that Chef Rhoni whipped up with ease and confidence. I whole heartedly recommend her for Nutritional Consultation, for food preparation as well as food gathering as part of your journey to wellness and a return to Food Health.

Rated 110% out of 100%

The additional 10% was a surprise as her 7 1/2 yr old Son seems to be a Chef in training, full of information as well as food knowledge and skill. It is not often you see an almost 8 yr old boy make a Lunch from Scratch, whole preparation out of the fridge and cupboards with ease and eagerness.

As it was his idea to make the Wholesome and Yummy Lunch I watched closely and was impressed when he asked only two questions for clarification of his Chef Mother, then asked me a question on clarification on which added foods I liked (we both love Avocados).

Nice touch and impressive so when the Chef asks you food allergies as well as what types of food you like then follows up with medical history questions, answer honestly and you will get healthy meals designed to taste great and work for your body towards a healthy food healing result.

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Alcohol Stoves Improved L-Can Stove

(similar to Cat Can Stove)

OK Lcan or L-can stands for Liver Can Stove, yuk you say, no cat, and well I like liver and it comes in convenient backpacking sizes to boot!

So, take it plus another re-purposed Canned Salmon and you have a complete cooking system.
Make it using a Drill or a rock and a nail, although the drill is by far easier, so do it in advance.

The following are self-explanatory pictures, hopefully they will help you out.
Now, in the next couple of days, I will post my little lightweight, ultra light weight, re-cycled and re-purposed combo cook set! You just won’t believe your eyes, so I will also create a YouTube video of them in action.

on with the show;

showing how to make the Liver Can Stove (similar to Cat Can Stove)

showing how to make the Liver Can Stove (similar to Cat Can Stove)

showing Liver Can Stove along with penny stove, sitting on recycled can pot holder (similar to Cat Can Stove)

showing Liver Can Stove along with penny stove, sitting on recycled can pot holder (similar to Cat Can Stove)

NOTE: the can on the top left is slightly larger than the can on the right. This is what you want, the slightly larger can on the left allows just a tiny bit more air flow and the fuel burning process is speeded up as well as hotter with the extra height. I believe the can on the left is a Salmon Can and the one on the right is a Tuna Can!
Inside is a Penny Stove, look to internet for hundreds of designs for them. My adaptation is the underside. The normal can is bent upwards for strength when it is used as a pop can, you do not need it for a wee tiny stove. My making the bottom go the other way, you are now able to get more fuel in the penny stove, for longer burn times.

showing Liver Can Stove along with two other earlier versions, sitting on recycled can pot holder (similar to Cat Can Stove)

showing Liver Can Stove along with two other earlier versions, sitting on recycled can pot holder (similar to Cat Can Stove)

Acohol Stoves 062bOk, so the last one is the hardest for some to figure out!
Here it goes, the pot holder on the left is an Esbit stove stand. Take out the alcohol fuel tabs that come with it, put them in a ziplock bag, toss into your fuel starter/fire starter bag, which is part of your Go or Bug Out Bag system.

On the right is one of my Liver Can Stoves inside a Salmon Can Stove holder/pot stand. The Tin Foil, which I carry for a number of reasons and can be re-used if you get some good heavy weight stuff, not the dollar store stuff as it is tissue paper thin.

FUEL

I use 99.9% pure Methyl Hydrate found at Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire or Home Hardware. It comes in a 1 gallon container for about $10-$12 dollars. Pour the fuel into a smaller 1 pint or 8 oz fuel bottle and you have a lightweight and more ergonomic fuelling system.

Fondue fuel does not burn hot enough,
Alcohol normally comes in only 75% strength (Methyl is pure Alcohol as well, or for the US peeps, Denatured Alcohol)

These stoves are quick, odourless, efficient as well as being able to be used under a pile of wet wood to get it going. So light up my life and light up my fire 🙂

Hope this helps you out

+ + Legal warning, do not do this, consult a specialist, not responsible, this is what I did, if you burn down or die, not my problems!

* * * CAUTION HOT !
use leather gloves or hotdog tongs to remove the can from the top
 
Note: this should be vented outside as it creates more smoky residue in the air as well as you should have a supply of fresh air for it as well, or you might not wake up!
 
Oxygen Thief – carbon monoxide warning – use a detector – fresh air – venting system as well
your warned, use at your own risk!! yadda yadda yadda legal speak, use your common sense  be safe

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