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Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day‚ÄŹ

We would like to wish all of our members and viewing guests a happy and cheerful;

Columbus Day in United States
and
Thanksgiving Day in Canada

From the Leadership and friends in our Network !

You can view the full announcement by following this link:
http://canampreppers.net/forum/index.php?topic=2869.0

Regards,
The CanAmPreppers Team.

ps. we are always looking for others;
preppers,
homesteaders,
survivalist
self reliant and self reliance
types of people from the USA and Canada  

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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 ūüôā

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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Honoured by Followers

Quick post
Thank you to all the followers, I am honoured by the simple fact you have chosen to follow along.

My little journey has been split it seems, One direction is the Self Reliance direction and the other is the Writing direction. Two different groups though they both thirst for knowledge, understanding and seek out their own paths.

I am happy and honoured that so many published writers have taken the time to look over some of my writings, comment on them offer suggestions and then follow the blog. Wow.. Thank you all.

The Self Reliant types, well you all know how I feel about you guys and gals as well, so thanks a bunch

Have a safe and happy week everyone, may the Sun shine on your works and thoughts.
~Wild_E

Letting go of umbrella in wind as it does not work, relates to life in general

Image and words says it all

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Waking Day 4

Day 4 of Waking  Weird my world and maybe the world around me has changed forever and I go and check email! No new messages

Acronyms was my second last email, to someone. They were wondering about all the Acronyms in the Canadian Prepper’s Board. What a silly last email to send, I wish now that instead of telling him to go search, I had found the page and directed him to it.

My phone, I have been looking around and leaving messages, written out for people to call my phone, then I go and leave it in the Van. Worse than that, I have forgotten to make any calls myself. That is the fuzziness talking again, that weird buzzing in my ears and lack of oxygen from my Lung problem(s) in my head.

But I am getting away ahead here. That is not how the day started at all!

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Waking Journal Novella

Weird my world and maybe the world around me has changed forever

(Edited NOTE: This is my writing therapy and a means to get back into writing. I am hoping to improve my style, my writing skills which include my spelling and grammar. Sentence structure as well as speaking / speaker structure needs work as well. Positive, creative, helpful posts and comments will stay. Rude and downright mean-spirited remarks will be deleted, my blog, my writing my rules. Remember you’re a guest here!)
I like this Journal Cover, follow the link to the blog of the person who created it

I like this Journal Cover, follow the link to the blog of the person who created it

This is a cover for the Journal, follow to a very cool blog on how to make this, before the world ends

¬†….. Bet that got him thinking as the world went crazy around him! ‚Ķ‚Ķ..
This is my Journal since my Waking,
waking up into this strange world!
  .. other days and writings to follow, there will be a separate Novella started as well.
  Both will be written at the same time, both will be published as they are written  so I suggest you   follow them as a per day instalment  There will be jumps and days missing in titles, but these are just  jumps in writing times and dates, they will still flow along.
The Static pages will be updated at the same time hopefully, WordPress is hard to do that sometimes.

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Review MD Creekmore Blog, The Survivalist Blog dot Net

Today we are going to review MD Creekmore Blog,The Survivalist Blog dot Net
The Survival Blog dot net

link to the survival blog dot net header

Now let me start off by saying this; there are other blogs out there, there are other groups out there, in fact every week I see reference to yet another group or blog that has popped up. For me there are only the Big 4 and the Canadian Prepper’s Network which is part of the International Preppers Network. As I like politeness any negative or rude comments will be deleted. This will not become a pissing match on any of the blogs or forums, they all have lots to offer.

MD Creekmore the owner and moderator of his blog The Survivalist Blog dot Net has also said the afore-mentioned sentence as well, this has earned my respect for his running of his blog and His Wolf Pack members. Lets start the review by quoting a very recent review that was posted by a new Prepper this week in the weekly Saturday What did you do to prep this week?

MD and Wolf Pack
Thank you for having this site. I was so over whelmed when I first started prepping that I didn‚Äôt know where to start. I reviewed every website I could find but this is by far the most informative site I have found. I now have a plan, have started stocking , and I am learning new skills to help. These suggestions are from YOUR site. Thank you! “
I have seen this same sentiment spoken time and time again, this community of people who come together to help each other on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. One of the unique aspects of the blog is definitely the Reader driven content. As people post what they have done, they also post what they want to do, how they did it, as well as questions about the best way to get along with other people, questions on how to do a chore or task. To some this may sound simple though in reality this topic is rather complex.

Learning curves and information can be as complex and as simple as where to start and what are you prepping for. Everyone will read the post, some answer suggestions, some offer inspiration, some tell of how they did it and more importantly how not to do it. Learn that there is no one survival knife or survival gun or rifle, learn what works in different environments. Learn that most on the blog have actual experience and are not Halo or Call of duty, armchair trained!

Now let me tell you that is a very big relief, and a source of good knowledge in itself. M.D. has actual practical skills and life lessons, others in The Wolf Pack have actual life skills and lessons that they will share. So are all of them Ex military, no not on your life and that is what makes it all work actually. There only tends to be one true bias, that bias is to come together and offer help and assistance.

Want to learn how to make Pemmican or Louisiana Hot sauce, how about how to smoke northern Char? Pop on in to the blog, write the question and by Sunday night there will be plenty of answers, answers from Prepper Granny’s, Prepper Mommas, Ex Jarheads, current military, Ex policemen or lowly field hands that are older than dirt who call themselves Lint Pickers, and these are just a few as well.

Demographics run from mainly US citizens, who yes sort of divide themselves up into East, West, North and South although they all seem to get along. There you will also find Canadians, Australians, Mexicans, some from the Philippines and a host of other countries from across the Big Pond as well. Everyone is welcome, everyone from a Canadian woman who trains her cow to be an ox to an Economists, there is diversity enough to go around. 

This is a very active blog, a blog that is seeking to remain very active in and of itself. You will find daily content of true life situations as well as pure Prepper and Survivalist info in the form of monthly writing contests. I might need to add in here, fresh and original content as well, no recycling from one blog to another, it is not allowed and really since most read at least 2 other blogs and forums, why would you want to do that anyways?

The layout of the blog, is simple and clean with the top Title bar being a nice image with words TheSurvivalBlog.net and two wolves silhouetted over the background image. I have always been a fan of top row links and the main top Title bar image leading to the main page, that is his set-up and it works very well. The main page is divided into 3 columns;
Left – Middle – Right

The Left Column with the exception of two advertisers, see link for advertising http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/advertise/, is an easy to read navigation area.
Monthly stats on top,
two ads
then links on What is Popular today a database feature that helps others to zero in on what people are searching for.
Next you will find the Survival Categories, these are listed with what seems to be the very top things that people are searching for in answers and stories to assist them on their journey.
Lastly there is a very important Search For:
-> I wish more people used this in every blog or forum, put your question in here and the computer will post the best answer for you. It is such a simple feature, a very unused feature in many places and yet such power it holds. Use the Search Feature please, everywhere! Here the Search Feature will take you into the database to find all references to what you are searching for, be it in the Article postings or the What Did You Do to Prep This Week column. So handy, search by name, by topic by relevance by word or by person. Take the time and learn from what others have shared.

Middle Column;
The meat and potatoes of the blog, today it is What did you do to prep this week? then in order of entry for each day. Simply click on the Title and it will take you to that page, review the topic or story, find out what is going on in the world of the Wolf Pack or learn how to raise Chickens. Now since I called it the Meat and Potatoes column, why not jump to

Right Column;
is a list of some more advertisers and links to MD Creekmore’s books. This is where he pays for the blog as well as finds some people and companies selling Survival and Prepper Specific supplies.

To be sure, check out the blog if you have not already, in my links column in the left side you will see The Survival Blog already listed. If you are looking for information, searching around for a great bunch of people to get to know in the weekly What did you do to prep this week section you will find a group of similar minded people. People who get to know each other, care about each other and strive to share and learn from each other. All in all a very good place to spend some time. Be warned though, I do not suggest clicking on the Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting until after lets say, Tuesday Evening. Why not well since there are sometimes up to 11oo comments, your inbox will fill up very quickly. So go in and subscribe after most have posted, drop back in to see the comments in all postings and articles, learn and share.

Learn and share isn’t that what it is all about really? I also pop in and help, share and learn there as well.
cheers WildE

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FarmGal’s 3rd post and Permy Links

Howdy, I am reposting/repressing/reblogging (not sure of all the differences here!)

FarmGal’s 3rd permy info session is here,¬†http://livingmydreamlifeonthefarm.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/hugelculture-making-hill-beds-for-garden-use/¬†Search through her site and find some interesting¬†Recipes, do this after lunch and not before! Also look for Oxen/Ox training of Girl, the name of her Female cow who is being trained as an Ox. Very cool indeed

Why do this;

  • ok, I am lazy?
  • She has great info, Farmgal has so lets get you the info from the person who actually went to the lecture, who has some great hands on experiences. So in essence from the Oxen’s mouth, cause she does not have a horse, but is training to Cows to be Oxen,¬†explanation¬†is¬†cheesy¬†right?
  • As part of my journey and for my own memory reasons, I document some information and share it with whomever feels like reading this.
  • Aquaponics Family is another example, I am totally impressed with them, totally EH! (he he, now look at the¬†sentence¬†and say it like a valley girl, with the Eh like one of the hossers)(hhmmm too much caffeine for me, but it is fun and I like to write like I talk, the world is too¬†serious¬†already)

Next you will find a link to a post that was done a while back by myself with links to the leaders in the Permaculture Fields. I will probably be editing the links soon to include the Aquaponics Family and a few other sources for Aquaponics information. Another great innovation that can be done in your basement, you garage or backyard.
Here is the link to their site and to their profile
http://aquaponicfamily.wordpress.com/author/aquaponicfamily/
http://aquaponicfamily.wordpress.com

http://aquaponicfamily.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imag0484-small.jpg?w=640&h=383

view of aquaponics Family photos with a raised aquabed with plants in it

view of aquaponics Family photos with a raised aquabed with plants in it, no fish shown or jumping though

 

Now I am think that if you take some lessons from the lecture series from Prof Will Hooker¬†Prof. NCS in the USA ‚Ästfollow through to a great and interesting presentation and video series on Permaculture¬†pay attention to his house visit lecture #5 or 6 where he talks about his small Frog Pond and fist ponds and the effects on the surrounding nature

add in the ideas from Geoff Lawton and Here is the link to the Permaculture Australia site and AgroForestry and Food Forests.

Read up and watch info on Bill Mollinson Here is a link to a Wiki article on him and Sepp Holzer, Here is a link to his Farm and info Website

All of the sources above have video links to those who are too tired to read, so Google and YouTube the names and come up with some Videos to watch, get the family interested.

A Farm For the Future – very well presented and easy to watch a great intro video for you, your family and others around you. (British)
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, this was surprising, so all encompasing and teaches us all that you can do it on a Nation Wide Basis!
Cuba Power of Community  How Cuba survived Peak Oil Crisis (slovenski podnapisi) full name to search for
Next search for Videos and PDF’s, books by Jean Pain on Jean Pains methods of Bio Heating and Bio Fuel (that is a real I opener, so easy to at least cut the costs of heating houses, barns and the like and all the info is from the 80’s and proven time and again)

 

Bill Mollinson – Global Gardener Series
Geoff Lawton and Here is the link to the Permaculture Australia site his speciality is Food Forests so search for that and his name

Of course my personally Fav of all time, Sepp Holzer and his books, video series and short YouTubes made by other people who visited him!

* Now you can start by planting some 3 Sisters Gardens, smaller and uncomplicated, eventually grow into the Full Blown Permaculture and Aquaponics Routes, this is a natural progression. You can start all of this in your backyard or basement, in your new or existing Homestead, on your wild and natural acreage or in your tree lot or hunting camp. Want to help keep the animals out, Sepp Holzer suggests that you plant food for them in lots of areas in your property. Plant lots of Lettuce, they all love lettuce. I would do a 3 sisters garden technique for them and you then, seed lots of areas in your property and in the ajacent property. Just dig a little bit, cover with some soil and walk away! Repeat, Repeat, Repeat. The only cost is some seeds.

Why do this, plant for the animals, my answer is WHY NOT!  We as Humans are greedy, we take over all the land that we see saying it is ours, the animals have been here for 50,000 yrs or more, and that is just for the modern version of the bears! Give some thought and think on it, ok. We take over everything, kill off the forests, the fields and swamps, where to they live, where to they get food. Well if I was a hungry animal in the wild, I would learn quickly to look for humans, since they are everywhere! Ok, let them look, now plant stuff in their path, find game trails, out of the way areas of your paddocks, fields, swamp or wetlands, plant food there for them. Propagate some the natural foods as well, such as Jerusalem Artichokes, Aramath, Nettles and the list goes on and on. Remember, you can forage in these areas as well, take some of the natural foods, enjoy them, take some others and replant them for others.

Remember become Land Stewards and not just occupiers, work with Nature and Nature will work with you. God loves those that help themselves. Maybe if he sees you helping the animals with food, he will send some helpers to direct the animals to the safer wild areas and away from your Gardens! Just a thought, just a thought.

Now any comments or links to Aquaponics, Permaculture, Hugelculture, AgroForestry and FoodForests not covered are welcome to be put as comments at the end of the blog, so please share with others. The Government will never really help us, so lets help ourselves.
p.s. spam will be deleted as a matter of course!

cheers and looking forward to your comments and links ~WildE

goofing around in submissive manner

goofing around in a submissive manner

She is bored and watching me write this right now, thinking come on Human/two legs, lets go play fetch! My thoughts are its, windy, snowing, raining all at the same time and I do want to. Stamps foot, crosses arms
sentence just to see if your still reading ūüėÄ

 

 

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