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On my way to Buroak.ca

So, soon I will be on my way to visit with Lucas the fellow who runs Buroak Wilderness Adventures

This is to take a look at his camp setup and see one of his demos and instruction seminars for a follow-up review.  There will be some photos and hopefully a video or two for the review.

See you soon or pop on over to Buroak Wilderness Adventures and we will see you there along with Zelda the Prepper Dog (sort of like a guide dog but she brings me sticks he he )!
Cheers ~wild_E

p.s.. he will soon have some advertising space at CanAmPreppers.net as well as at the forum !

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Miscellaneous thoughts post

Miscellaneous thoughts from this week;

Two nights ago I stood watched the 3/4 Moon rise over the tree tops, the Moon was glowing Orangey Red, it was very cool. Zelda stood beside me watching the Moon rise as well. I love the Moon especially when it is in the 3/4 phase, so neat and lovely she is. Now I do not talk to her, sing to her or worship her, though her beauty is awe-inspiring. She is the other Woman in my life, Zelda my teenager puppy dog and the lovely face of the Moon.

As we were getting ready to go inside, the Coyote Singing Network began. There are about 5 groups spread out around our rise of land, they sing to each other of the days events, catching up on the gossip and chatting with each other. Zelda has stopped growling and barking at them unless they are closer than the Ravine below. Since I challenged a group of them last year in the evening time, none that I am aware of have crept up to my camping place.

orange red moon rising not my image over trees

orange red moon rising over trees not my image

Miscellaneous comments, I hear all the time from the few people I know especially females that are aware that I live in my Camper, how horrible or how sad. Really SAD, why is it sad, when I spend so much time out in Nature, mornings, daytime, evenings and night times.

While you sit in your Sticks and Bricks house, I watch the Moon Rise in all her glory, listen to the chirps of the insects, watch the birds in their aerial acrobatics over the meadows catching bugs. Or when they  soaring majestically on high invisible currents of air. For the last few weeks I have been enjoying the sights of Firefly’s dancing upon the meadow below and frittering in and out of the tall grasses on high near me.

Right now as I look out my Van window, while I update my blog I am enchanted by the dance of Dragon Fly’s as they go on their quest for tiny morsels of Mosquitoes, boy o boy do I love Dragon flies for that!

Miscellaneous sights sitting here, it is quite easy to get lost in the profusion of colours that is the tall grasses and plants, some of whom are now about 5′ tall. Endless colours of greens, flowering buds of Blues, Whites, Purples, Oranges and every colour imaginable. Wheat in their singular beauty of gold poke through in clumps and stands of tall golden perfection as if placed there by a Goddess from the old religions, to allow us Humans the sight of perfection itself. Placed by the Goddesses so that we may be close to The God as well.

Miscellaneous thoughts of people sitting in their toxic man-made environments, watching TV, playing on the computer for endless hours, while I sit, looking at the Bounty that is Mother Nature or wandering in the tall grasses letting the sights and smells infuse my awareness, allowing my hands to gently stroke the soft plums of Tall Wheat. Thus miscellaneous thoughts of sadness for what we have become, us descendants of explorers and conqueror of worlds and lands, warriors, farmers, poets and woodcutters, lost and adrift in a sea of Technology and empathy,  so much more lost in ways than those out at sea may have been.

Miscellaneous wildlife sightings; The two family’s of rabbits with their young, one at the entrance and one group at the cliff face of our landing area in the rear. Two families of Chipmunks, a family of Racoons, a family of Vultures who soar overhead silently, then swoop down teasing the dog as she lies in the gravel sun tanning. Families of sparrows, finches, barn swallows who do their aerial acrobatics catching lots of mosquitoes and the two very colourful groups of birds, little yellow bodied with black winged birds. Back at the entrance the family’s of Doves have taken to flight and now fly up to the wires instead of running down the middle of the roadway, like the little bunny’s they have learned the art of Get Out of the Way! Lots and lots of Butterflies, Moths of every shape and colouring and camouflage.

The wasps and hornets I could do without!

Miscellaneous thoughts on Religions..

Christian Background, I now consider myself more spiritual,

The God, the One God, God Almighty is the same God, the God of all People, the God of the Book the Old Testament. The God of Muslims, Christians and Jewish, the same God.
We little brained humans can not really wrap our head around what God is anyways so why go to war over simple terms, thoughts and words that are spoken by People?

What’s in a word? The Great Spirit, Jehovah, Lord, Allah, etc, they are only words from Humans, variations of words, variants of words to represent The greater being that is God.
My Grandfather and Grandmother were Ministers, they did the Lords work. One of my favourite quotes that he said all the time was;
Humans are small God is great, does it matter the name of the religion or the name you call God? No, it matters the goodness in your heart, your deeds, your thoughts and actions. Be the best person you can and help others, this is what God Wants. Sounds good to me!

Fixed the door to Zelda’s little house so now she does not have to bend down so much, she dips and walks in and out now.

Miscellaneous musings on Sleeping Dogs, laying in the Sun, sun tanning DOGS..
Well now, how many times now have I silently sat or stood watching the little Bunnies or Chipmunks run by my sleeping dog.  While she lays sun tanning or sleeping or enjoying a good lay down, they watch her and creep by.

How like us Humans, how much creeps by us, as we do not pay attention, as we scurry on our self-important errands and lives, priorities all askew. When we live Closer to Nature, Closer to God we enjoy more, see more, feel more, sense more. Of Gods plans of the Universes Plans what are we missing because we have forgotten how to listen, how to see and how to feel the World around us?

Got to say since I do not watch TV or even have one set-up, I don’t normally think I am missing things normally. Yesterday at a Liquidations place I picked up some movies to watch and Season 1 of the Walking Dead.
wow… just wow.. was hooked after the first 15 min of the first episode. The shooting reminds me of Lost the Series and I loved that series as well. Now I had thought of watching an episode a night, yaw, that did not happen. Watched all of them, all yesterday afternoon!
Hooked, hooked line and sinker! Now waiting to get my hands on Season Two episodes. Was told in a forum that there was a Walking Dead marathon all weekend, Seasons 1-3 damnation now I am a missing TV!

These are my thoughts,
Miscellaneous thoughts on my
Wilderness Return Journey

x Thoughts on Movies from others

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There is a movie I think it is an indie type. It is called “The Divide” It is about a group of people trying to survive a post apocalypse and things start to happen. It touches on a lot of trust issues that we will encounter if SHFT happens and you have to bug in a shelter with a bunch of people.
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If you are looking for a movie that fits our subject matter, is entertaining and you might learn something from…
DEFIANCE ; starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber.
Based on a true story.

The Day After ; Starring Jason Robards is a T.V. movie from 1983 that is available on Netflix and YouTube.

I suggest watching the show “the colony” if you can find it. You can download both seasons from thepiratebay.se. It’s a little bit over the top sometimes, but there are a lot of useful ideas and handiwork techniques that can be learned from it.

The show in a nutshell this is a mock SHFT scenario where a group of survivors has turn survive for 60 days in a certain area, forage for goods, fend off marauders, etc. Done in a reality TV format. I enjoyed it. Wish they would bring it back for a 3rd season LOL.
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People Spam?

Hi,

Serious question here actually and I need some imput. Every few days I go in and edit out the spam comments.

So the question, are they really spam? Should I keep the ones that look normal, even though they link to weird websites?
Will allowing these few, actually drive more spammers to the site?

Does it matter? Please offer some feedback

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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’t 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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