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Projects Bug Screen

This will be the Annual Bug Screen post.

Below is a close up of a window in the cab of the Ford E 350,

E 350 Ford door with bug screen added

1988 E 350 Ford Door, bug screen inside door with Velcro to attach to the door frame and the bug screen.

attached to the door frame permanently is the soft side of the self stick Velcro. Soft side of obvious reasons.
The Drivers side will be made the same soon, though with one difference. The tape that is around the bug screen will be put on both sides of the screen not just the one side, so it will be folded over. Next it will be field stitched and by that I mean expedient stitching, with a STAPLER! Same as the other soft side of the Velcro on the frame and prickly side of the other Velcro mate on the side of the bug screen.

Love bug screen, one of the best inventions ever!!! 

Last year, I put the bug screen over the top on the outside and used magnets to hold it in place. That way worked not too bad, though I had to re-adjust too many times after opening the driver’s side door.

 

Soon I will post some photos of what I did in the back last year, though the back will be changed shortly and a new system will be in place, a much better system by the way.

1988 E 350 Ford Door, close up showing the bug screen

1988 E 350 Ford Door, close up showing the bug screen, yes it needs a bit of a trim up to make it purdy!

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Scammer Alert Rough language warning

RANT ANGER WARNING

Hello People sorry to post this but trying to save a few others in Northern Ontario and mid Ontario I know about this Wackjob scammer.
I am no longer in business, moving to the north and was trying to assist someone. Turns out, they are quite the scammer, for lack of a better word.

In accordance with the email and veiled threats directed at myself, plus the fact I have No Tolerance for Stupid and Ignorant People, I posted this on Facebook to help others stay away from him.Update on Aaron Penny, scammer thief wannabe..

Aaron Penny

screen name .. again.. HOPITRAILS.. – Username:hopitrails
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=423
http://internationalpreppersnetwork.net/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=423

another site

http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Survivalists/members/1873577/#

Does not play well with Stupid People

Does not play well with Stupid People

I just found out that when he had my vehicle for 2 weeks while I was in the mine, to help him out and  LOOK after my Dog, which you read about that. The little jackoff,,, stole from me!

stole my Grandmothers diamond and gold necklace that I had given her, that I had in my Van to give to my sister as a Xmas prezzy!
It was hidden in a bag, in a zippered up pocket in a white wrap, inside a zip-lock bag.

= zip-lock gone, white wrap there, empty, zippered up pocket on the bad => no way for it to just fall out => stolen
when I had it made by my jeweller landlord the wholesale price at that time was $1100 dollars that was 15 yrs ago. The diamond alone was worth $900 wholesale, retail value of that piece was about $2 – $2.5 grand at that time!
so this little piece of trash probably pawned it or sold it for the gold. That would make sense as a couple of others that came in contact with him, questioned how he could afford the Gas money and all of a sudden had more money out of nowhere for food and clothing.

stole one of my bush knives => k-bar worth $100
stole a couple of other things from me that were just redundant emergency supplies in the Van.

I received the personal message that was sent to me about this lying cheating thieving scammer! He has been trolling the sites sending out messages, PM messages to people in Mid to North Ontario. I know this for a fact because he told me this in person. Of course it would have been before I caught onto his bullshit, I knew he was not all there but thought he might be ok to be on the property to do some low-level stuff. Be a property dweller to keep the thieves away, little knowing that HE is a thief!

This is a shout out about this piece of shit before he scams others in the name of his serious prepper returning to the land, bla bla bullshit scammer..

am I pissed, YOU BET I AM !!
will I get this family piece back, one of the two things I got from my Grandmothers estate? NO..

Posted in my Facebook account ….

a message from a scammer, posted so others in Ontario will not fall for his scams and leaching ways..

From Aaron Penny; “good luck with everything.Give Zelda a scratch for me. Im going to go it alone from now on as Im tired of the BS/I spent two weeks taking care of your dog and van,helping you find a place .And even though you knew my situation getting fucked at the muskoka property and being as you put it”without

 a pot to piss in”…and you still had the nerve to nickel and dime me and act like you did me a favour.Zelda had the best two weeks of her life and wasnt hit once.So again I wish you luck but I want nothing more to do with ya.oh and another thing dont get pissy just let it go,Ill not speak of this to anyone but stay away from me”

MY ANSWER>>
Wow… For a guy who claims he is so… “SMART” you’re a fucking dumb ass lazy Idiot !
could not figure out how to put air in tires
could not follow simple directions on how to check oil in Van, so it was 2.5 ltrs down.. since you are so.. smart… you know on dodge engines in the 3 series, at 3 ltrs down the engines warp (to sum it up, you let the engine level go down 2.5 ltrs on a 4 ltr engine!)

you allowed Zelda up on the furniture/bed
you allowed her to run up and bark at people into their personal area at will
you allowed her to become physically over powering to another large dog, to the point she was throwing the other dog around
you allowed her to chase the chickens, she never chases chickens unless they run from her, then she gave a little sport then stopped
you allowed her to poke the chickens at will

I told you never to change her food
you changed her food to a brand that is lower than low
you changer her food to a brand that is also always on the recall list for food production issues, one of the brand that killed off a few thousand dogs. Including my Sister and her partners Dogs!

I filled up the van to full in Cochrane! gave you $60 in advance to buy dog food if needed (knowing the food only cost $30), so you bought the cheapest $25 shit brand and pocketed the rest
you threw out her dog chain
refused to be a Man and a leader with an Alpha breed dog
use your little stolen Jack Russell Terrier as a security blanket against the world, so people with have more sympathy with a dumb ass like you. Worlds smartest man, serious Prepper,
put 3150 km on my van in two weeks
complained about the vans fuel mileage and how much it cost (no shit,, 3k in two weeks)

HIT my Dog.. never once have I hit the dog.. I do give her shoves/pushes, turned my back, set her aside with my leg all in a dog like fashion, fold over the leash 3 times and give her little taps, corrective taps for training and discipline.
. but O the worlds smartest Man would never ever have noticed things like reality, dog training or simple life skills..

Zelda ran around happy to see me for 30 mins, could not even sit still, abused dogs do not act that way, but O the worlds smartest MAN.. would not notice so trivial of points

Reality.. you’re a Scam artist / Misogynist / master manipulator / Con Artist / lazy.. so lazy you refuse to get a real job, since you can’t leave Jack the stolen dog from Molly. Did they teach you all that in Acting School, or did you develop this all on your own.

You prefer to beg rather than work.
When offered free food from a store, you chose candy.. only candy.. I had to force you into taking fruit. How prepared would you be then, candy.. please Dumb ass

Numerous times you were given money, food, van for two weeks, I overlooked your obvious lack of real world skills, bush skills, offered you tools and equipment. You refused to go to a scrap yard and look for a wood burning stove, refused to even attempt to create one yourself, repeatedly stated.. “Jeff will make one for me”

How much Money, food, tools, other things have you blatantly borrowed from people, O please loan me this money with the intent of never paying them back? = Theft !
How much of the Taxpayers money have you pilfered from the coffers of the government while being able to work, yet finding the poorest excuses of all for not working, ever! again Theft

Find me a place? I have a place in this world, I have two places to live in the Durham Region/in Cochrane there is a place I may rent, in Timmins 2 places, Iroquois Falls 1 place, in New Liskard area there are now two venues open to me, how convenient your misdirection of meaning with your words you are.

You Pissy, Self Richeous poor excuse of a failed human being.

Get pissy.. you little toad, I will be back up that area Next week, I will seek you out for a face to face.. um hhmmm umm well umm, discussion. (in your failed version of speaking.. phrased that way on purpose so others might recognise your scamming ways if you meet them!)

You can then extol the virtues of your full life of Study in the Martial Arts! Perhaps demonstrate some of those said, often stated skills!
sorry for holding back folks…
NOTE FOR ALL
screen name hopitrails
real? name Aaron Penny
scammer/prepper scammer/life scammer

I encourage you to find me, to come chat with me!

ps. If you need help with the big words, either Google them, ask some other Poor Sap you happen to be Leaching off of or email me back for clarification in purpose with some smaller simpler words

ps… You were given $80 for looking after the dog,
plus food for yourself..
the following tags were put into the post to help others when they search for information to stay away from this little toad!

Separate tags with commas

X Aaron PennyX central ontarioX cochraneX from meX haliburtonX hopitrailsX K-barX kbarX knifeX muskokaX necklaceX northern ontarioX nutjobX ontarioX prepperX rantX scammerX scammer alertX serious prepperX stolenX thiefX timminsX TorontoX unskilledX UsernameX Username:hopitrailsX angerX warningX intentionalX communityX permacultureX survivalistX looking forX propertyX off gridX off-grid

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No Army Surplus Store Improvise

Army Surplus Hardware Store Farmer Store

You don’t have or need an Army Surplus store although they help lots. Now you do have a few other stores there, like the hardware stores or farmers stores, even dollar stores there. Really those stores have just about everything you need as well. You need a BOB (Bug out Bag), Go Bag (normally in-car, because it goes with you) DODGE (get out of Dodge bag) which is a full everything bag. Now I suggest at least an alternative to the Car/Van as everything will be blocked by others. So how about bicycles with trailers, motorcycles, ATV’s, all with or without trailers. Relocate to a remote area, join the community for no single person or small group can stop the angry hordes of Zombies. Zombies = non Pepper’s or Survivalist out to steal or kill you for your food. Of course that is in the absolute worse case scenarios. 


look up;
cat can stoves
penny stoves
wood gasification stoves
hobo stoves
Fondue pot sets with the alcohol burner – very good and portable, can also be used in a regular can that is modified
use denatured alcohol – methyl hydrate – high test rubbing alcohol – 90-95% proof buy it by the gallon.
there are your stoves
Fire
matches – regular since they are cheap
matches wind proof
matches water proof
zippy style lighter (remember it evaporates so test it, then keep small bottle of fluid with it)
extra flints – cheap now, get lots
regular lighter
torch lighter
small torch
magnesium fire sticks with strikers
secondary magnesium fire sticks with strikers (yup.. double up)
one handed stickers, just saw them, cheap easy to use, wet-dry-cold
Vaseline/chap stick/
rub onto
cotton balls/dryer lint
put into zip lock bags
> make some char cloth, very easy to do, youtube how to do this
Shelter
cheap poly tarp to start
search for good quality ground sheets
get good quality tarps
get better quality canvas tarps
light portable small good quality tent
look for self contained canvas tents
> I now have 3, a. 10×8 b.10×10 c. 5×5 bell style older camper style
>why, long lasting, great quality, easy to maintain, will not die in the sun in one year, easy to insulate
>cons, little heavier, if you have a vehicle not too bad
Water
2x military water bottles with the cup and holder – a must.. with these and these along you can survive in the wilderness
water purification tabs
water purification units – portable filtration units such as;
>larger home style filtration units like the Berky or Big Berky
>youtube and instructables.com have info sessions about creating your own Berky style for cheap
>water containers, do not get the little bottles they are not eco friendly and are not safe
>>bigger 3-5gal water containers, big blue and grey barrels
>harvest rainwater -after 2 minutes or so the water is pure, harvest from a tarp or roof, there are lots of devices out there to help, such as rain water diverters.
huge list on water enjoy this link and memorize it, you can live without food, minimum shelter only for up to 30 days but only 3-6 days with no water!
Food
every time you buy food get some extra
> example; I bought some foil packaged portion fish at a store for $3 per bag, got two of them, tasty and long lasting
two weeks later, at dollar store same fish, 4-6yr expiriry, for .99c each, got 50
dehydrated foods
ready to eat meals
MREs – good for about 2-3 meals each package, so they are not too bad then at $8-$10 for one MRE, div by 3 meals
now start making your own ready to eat meals
Tools Knives
Caution; having a bad knife is worse than no knife!
folding blades with NO locks are bad, exceptions are the Swiss Army Knives and Multi tools
> use with caution and I never really use the knife anyways
Knife sharpener system
folding knives over 3″ with a locking blade
5″-8″ regular style fixed blade, full tang as in full metal till the end of the handle (incase you did not know what a full tang meant)
K-bar, kbar awesome US Marine, WWII fighting and utility knife.
Big Bush knife 8″-14″ yup you read it right
cutting down small trees, battoning etc
Kukri Knifes and Kukri Machete.
MTech Kukri knife similar to mine but mine has a wood handle

MTech Kukri knife similar to mine but mine has a wood handle

Custom Makers so support local;
that being said they are also more expensive but if the maker is good, you get what you pay for and more
MTech similar brand than the  Cold Steel but very good, US company but made in China. I have quite a few of their knives and like them a lot! Have not broken or hurt any of them yet.
MTech is a division of MASTER CUTLERY 
* Hatchets are dangerous!!
> why, top/front heavy so you miss a lot with them, no fulcrum action, many injuries to people especially kids with them
Tomahawks are better and can be used in a Defensive way as well.
Kukri’s are great can be used for most anything, but learning to through one, takes lots and lots of practises. You will ruin you good one, while learning to do this.
Here is an excellent link to a company in Nepal who exports and creates Kukris, follow the link to see some info on how to use and sharpen them.
Tools general
 pry bar
ax
rope
thin gauge wire
lots and lots of bits
Cold Steel Russian Army Spetsnaz Shovel (multi uses from digging to fighting, can also be thrown effectively )
Moe to follow, this will be a work in process, I will also add more images to this later.

Fishing gear small porty
trapping gear small porty
sleeping gear
slingshot/slingbow/take down bow with arrows

Navigation
Silva Compass and maps


Dogs
Dog pack as in Dog Back Pack (mine is a two part system, one part is the pack other part is the harness system)
-> great system, take off the pack for breaks and throw it back on quickly when you need to move out. Keeps the dog fresher and quick apply system keeps your temper under control!

Dog coat/blanket, even they get cold and wet, especially short hair dogs. You make them work, rub them down at night, through on their coat and it can be used as their bed as well for less cold nights
* you have a dog that is asleep, but still able to awake and alert you to the Zombie Hordes
water container/food container
collapsible food bowl or small rigid metal water bowl that nests with the food bowl
-> reason, you can heat up the bowl if the water freezes in cold weather
food, make them carry some of their own food, daily rations at least
fire making kit/first aid kit/utility knife/bug screen/sun screen
Bicycle
Bike Pack
Bike Trailer
spare tire/spare inner-tubes/wheel change kit/tire patch kit
front rack/back rack
bike with trailer hitch for attaching trailers/sleds/wagons/etc

Vehicle kit
yes your bug out bag, now lets see to the car/vans survival as well
tire repair kit
small porty 12v air compressor
first aid kit
engine oil/transmission oil/wind-shield fluid/brake fluid/

EDIT:
now I have added some stuff that you can not find at a local hardware store, although you can find or order 98% of this stuff from Canadian Tire, maybe there is an Auzzy Tire?
look around and get creative

I forgot I made another post, so here it is for reference and I will merge them and make one big post soon!

https://wildernessreturn.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/bob-food-suggestions/

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