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Survival Info, Tips, Tricks and Bushcraft Tutorials 2017-11-08T08:40:43+00:00

Prepper Lessons: What Mistakes Have You Made & Learned From?

While I haven’t been prepping for very long in comparison to most of you, I’d like to think I’ve learned quite a lot over the years through mistakes I’ve made with prepping. Honestly, mistakes make some of the most valuable lessons resonate with you, even when you probably knew better to begin with. I feel that getting something wrong often pushes you to be better in the long-term, and that they can ultimately be more positive than never having your plans tested. I’ve learned so many little things along the way it’s hard to imagine I’d be able to write about every mistake and every lesson learned, but I will tell you that, hands down, my biggest lessons came from the experience Thomas and I had back in 2013 when the power grid went down for 5 nights and 4 days in sub-zero Canadian weather. That was not a fun experience, but thanks to friendly neighbours, the experience wasn’t even close to as bad as it could have been. What’s ironic is that the biggest lesson I learned from that entir..


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We Need to Talk About the Cape Town Drought & Human Stupidity

As some of you may know, Cape Town is running out of water. The local government has quite literally stated that in less than 100 days, they may have to turn off the taps entirely and water will be rationed out at designated outposts. Here’s the thing folks, South Africa is a relatively developed economy (by global standards) and they had plenty of time to see the coming issues. Yet everyone is talking about this like it came out of nowhere. It’s absolutely ridiculous and exemplifies why I prep. Humans are unbelievably stupid in assuming that bad stuff will never happen to them, and if it does, that the government will have a magic solution to the problem. As is obvious to you and I (and now the residents of Cape Town), the government is for the most part reactionist. When something bad happens, they react. The reason governments are reactionists is because handling a crisis well garners you far more votes than spending money preemptively to prepare for the worst. People don’t want..

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Prepper Lessons: What Mistakes Have You Made & Learned From?

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While I haven’t been prepping for very long in comparison to most of you, I’d like to think I’ve learned quite a lot over the years through mistakes I’ve made with prepping. Honestly, mistakes make some of the most valuable lessons resonate with you, even when you probably knew better to begin with. I feel that getting something wrong often pushes you to be better in the long-term, and that they can ultimately be more positive than never having your plans tested. I’ve learned so many little things along the way it’s hard to imagine I’d be able to write about every mistake and every lesson learned, but I will tell you that, hands down, my biggest lessons came from the experience Thomas and I had back in 2013 when the power grid went down for 5 nights and 4 days in sub-zero Canadian weather. That was not a fun experience, but thanks to friendly neighbours, the experience wasn’t even close to as bad as it could have been. What’s ironic is that the biggest lesson I learned from that entir..

We Need to Talk About the Cape Town Drought & Human Stupidity

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As some of you may know, Cape Town is running out of water. The local government has quite literally stated that in less than 100 days, they may have to turn off the taps entirely and water will be rationed out at designated outposts. Here’s the thing folks, South Africa is a relatively developed economy (by global standards) and they had plenty of time to see the coming issues. Yet everyone is talking about this like it came out of nowhere. It’s absolutely ridiculous and exemplifies why I prep. Humans are unbelievably stupid in assuming that bad stuff will never happen to them, and if it does, that the government will have a magic solution to the problem. As is obvious to you and I (and now the residents of Cape Town), the government is for the most part reactionist. When something bad happens, they react. The reason governments are reactionists is because handling a crisis well garners you far more votes than spending money preemptively to prepare for the worst. People don’t want..

New Knives in 2018? The Knife World’s Changed & Not For the Better

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When Elise and I started MTJS, I began by reviewing my extensive Spyderco collection. Over the years, due to constant bugging by you lot, I started reviewing knives from brands I never really had much interest in. A good example would be Cold Steel. After much reticence on my part, I finally snapped and bought one. Then another and yet another. The best thing about MTJS really is its community. As a blade aficionado, I have evolved and broadened my taste thanks to all of you. My wallet does not thank you. What I find interesting is that my tastes haven’t really changed over the years, nor have my core opinions about my likes and dislikes. But my buying habits have changed drastically. I buy next to nothing in the new-knife department these days, and while this is partly down to my own biases, honestly, the bigger reason is the demographic shift in the knife world. I recently found an old notepad file with my “To Buy Wishlist” from 2007 and it struck me that we sort of hit a technol..

BREAKING News Out Of California… It’s HORRIBLE

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California’s top utility regulator has suggested charging people that live in rural areas more money for electricity than city slickers since they are at risk for power issues that cause wildfires. Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, made the suggestion during a Jan. 31 meeting on fire safety. He questioned the fairness of all utility customers paying the costs of averting wildfires in rural areas, FOX News reports. “Should we actually start to charge deferentially for the use of the distribution system for those sections that are in the high-fire-hazard zone and people who choose to live there?” Picker asked, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. “As we spend more to harden the grid and protect people in those high-risk areas, how do we pay for it?” he asked. “If you’re in Richmond, do you want to be paying to protect vacation homes in Napa?” Picker is obviously oblivious to how much money is spent on illegal aliens and people on welfare- n..

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