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August 10, 2020
https://globalnews.ca/news/7255053/ontario-bell-telus-outages/ Hazelton receives funding for emergency preparedness by the province   https://www.mybulkleylakesnow.com/42432/hazelton-receives-funding-for-emergency-preparedness-by-the-province/ https://sarvac.ca/ search and rescue association of Canada Arrowsmith SAR recruiting - http://www.arrowsmithsar.ca/ Mississauga:  https://www.rsar.ca/join/volunteer-form/ Halifax  - https://halifaxsar.ca/join Calgary - https://www.calsara.com/recruitment PODCAST CHALLENGE   Ian - In the absence of Joining a SAR group, take some time to learn proper map and GPS use.  Or figure out another way to ensure you don’t get lost:)  GPS Apps, whistles, flare guns, compass. Upcoming events Alan - TACCOM Canada 2020 -  Delayed until April 23-25, 2021. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters   Ian -  Attend a Mapleseed event! https://mapleseedrifleman.com/    Eric - Wednesday, August 12, Melissa K Norris from, Pioneering Today, is running a: FREE Home Canning Webinar   !
August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020
News - Spain’s second wave https://time.com/5871218/spain-coronavirus-cases/   Antifa guy brought a gun to a gunfight and lost https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvCczOFYuxY   Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200724004 PODCAST CHALLENGE Practice making at least one type of shelter   Upcoming events Hugues - TACCOM Canada 2020 -  Delayed until April 23-25, 2021. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters   Ian -  Campbell river mapleseed event sold out. Aug 23 https://mapleseedrifleman.com/
June 29, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 16, 2020
News - Saudi Arabia and Iran seem to be puppeteering a Yemeni civil war https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29319423 Sooo, they DID send viruses to China…. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/canadian-scientist-sent-deadly-viruses-to-wuhan-lab-months-before-rcmp-asked-to-investigate-1.5609582 Hail-Ma-Geddon in Calgary https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-storm-flooding-hail-1.5611619   PODCAST CHALLENGE Assemble your 5 gallon bucket if a full BOB is out of the question   Upcoming events lan  - TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13.  You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters
May 13, 2020
News - Alan - www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/9984254-body-found-in-car-that-went-into-niagara-gorge/ - car goes into Niagara Gorge, one dead. Drive safe and pay attention    Ian - bolt guns caught up in gun ban…. 375 /416/408 CT 460 WB Mag 50 BMG   Biggest deficit ever! https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/biggest-deficit-in-history-bound-for-canada-watchdog-says-1.1429432 850 million to the WHO given away during the biggest downturn ever https://ipolitics.ca/2020/05/04/canada-will-contribute-850-million-to-global-fight-against-covid-19-trudeau/ Not political (much) in nature, just saying how much our government is burning cash without oversight.  Economic issues guaranteed.   CCFR Going to court! https://firearmrights.ca/en/we-are-going-to-court/   Definition of Bug Out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug-out_bag Hugues - PODCAST CHALLENGE Decide on the factors that would compel you to leave your primary residence.  Have a list compiled with critical items to take with you with a “15 minute notice” window.   Fort MacMurray is still the best example I can think of in recent memory.   Upcoming events TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters
April 27, 2020
April 13, 2020
News - Alan -https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/weather/easter-sunday-weather-tornadoes-storms/index.html CNN report of tornadoes in mississipi and louisiana. Regular emergencies are still happening, spring thaw is coming in the North Ian - forgot to mention, got cornered by a guy looking to get his gun license…. Window is closed.  https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/impacts-services-due-the-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 Shakespeare made use of his time in quarantine  https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/stage/2020/mar/22/shakespeare-in-lockdown-did-he-write-king-lear-in-plague-quarantine Alberta - Donating 41 million to BC, QC and ontario - https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/braid-in-striking-act-of-generosity-alberta-donates-protective-gear-worth-41-million-to-three-provinces/   WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps Superesse Straps https://www.superessestraps.com PODCAST CHALLENGE Tell us how you made use of your time.  Make it a goal to learn something or finish a project that’s been neglected for too long! Upcoming events Ian - Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio. July 4th, 2020.  Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club) This year’s charity of choice is the Rod Harquail Memorial Fund -  https://www.rodharquailmemorial.com/rod-harquail-fund Register on practi-score to buy tickets  https://practiscore.com   Eric - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9 Ian - www.survivethestorms.com  code CPP10 for 10% discount Eric   - TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters
March 30, 2020
March 10, 2020
February 17, 2020
News - Alan - via rail stops service almost nationwide, freight movement also affected east of Toronto https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cn-rail-shutdown-1.5463266 Ian - Canada’s emergency act -forfeiture of property, warrantless searches, financial compensation, oath of secrecy Part1, 5b applies to us…. https://laws-lois.juhttps://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/e-4.5/page-1.html Canadian gov’t evacuates Diamond Princess pax https://globalnews.ca/news/6555801/canada-diamond-princess-cruise/     PODCAST CHALLENGE Try to get one outfit that would allow you to venture out in case of Covid 19 threats   Read the emergency act.  About 10 minutes of your time.  Save some later surprises...     Episode Closing Upcoming events Ian - Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio.  July 4th, 2020.  Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club) This year’s charity of choice is the Rod Harquail Memorial Fund - https://www.rodharquailmemorial.com/rod-harquail-fund     Eric - Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON   Alan - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9 Hugues  - TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters     Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,   Chickens for the apocalypse   Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
February 10, 2020
News -   Ian - active duty soldier goes on a shooting spree…..     https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/20-dead-31-hurt-in-thai-mass-shooting-gunman-hides-in-mall-1.4803088   Hugues -    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7971401/Have-real-coronavirus-death-figures-leaked-Chinese-conglomerate-lists-death-toll-24-589.html   Has China's biggest online news site revealed 'real' coronavirus death figures? Screen grabs showing 24,589 death toll that sparked wild conspiracy theories 'could have been digitally altered'   Tyler -    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/coronavirus-new-case-in-wisconsin-brings-us-total-to-12/ar-BBZJuk5   Busy week in American politics this week. Monday-Iowa Caucus, Tuesday-SOTU, Wednesday-Impeachment Trial Acquittal… Political drama this week continues to show divide and animosity within the country. Although the economy is doing well now and everything is humming along just fine, come November, regardless of the outcome, half of the country is going to be REALLY pissed off. We saw it in 2016. I expect to see much of the same civil unrest as the 2020 election approaches.  Federal Distillation Laws:   https://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/forms/f511074.pdf https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=64d447befaa84e81e402e173836f8924&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title27/27cfrv1_02.tpl PODCAST CHALLENGE   If it interests you, try a batch of homebrew!   Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio.  July 4th, 2020. Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club)   This year’s charity of choice is the Rod Harquail Memorial Fund - The fund is intended for the benefit of sick or injured children in our region. This includes expenses incurred by the families of sick or injured children for medical treatment, testing, equipment, or related travel expenses so that they may receive the best treatment possible. https://www.rodharquailmemorial.com/rod-harquail-fund Tickets available soon on practi-score Tyler - Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON   TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”.   Tyler - If you have any questions or advice for me, you can Email into the show at tyler@prepperpodcast.ca.   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,  Personal protective equipment / NBC gear    (focus on N versus P masks, Tyvek suits, etc)
February 3, 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/transmission.html CDC lists spread risks as being in contact by droplet spread (being coughed or sneezed on), physical contact such as shaking hands, touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth/nose/eyes, and also by fecal matter transfer (although rare).   Hugues - All things Coronavirus this week, found a great site to show the scale of the epidemic, deaths and recovered patients > https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6   Eric - Stormageddon exposes serious hole in Newfoundland and Labrador's emergency planning Newfoundland and Labrador spends less on preparing for emergencies than any other province in Atlantic Canada provincial emergency services budget quietly dropping by nearly a third over the last decade.   https://www.saltwire.com/news/canada/stormageddon-exposes-serious-hole-in-newfoundland-and-labradors-emergency-planning-405435/   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Take some basic precautions: buy or inventory your supplies. Bleach, gloves, coveralls, goggles, mask.      Consider your pandemic-specific DEFCON triggers.     Get your hands on The Survival Medicine handbook and read up on quarantine and decontamination For more info:     Visit Dr. Alton’s youtube :  DrBones NurseAmy   The CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Fnovel-coronavirus-2019.html   Real time “War Room”, by John Hopkins university.  Information aggregator on reported cases. https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio.  July 4th, 2020. Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club)   This year’s charity of choice is the Rod Harquail Memorial Fund - The fund is intended for the benefit of sick or injured children in our region. This includes expenses incurred by the families of sick or injured children for medical treatment, testing, equipment, or related travel expenses so that they may receive the best treatment possible. https://www.rodharquailmemorial.com/rod-harquail-fund Eric - Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON Alan - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9   Hugues  - TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. You can see details for the show at the Ticket link - https://taccomcanada.tix123.com/?refer=CanadianProGunPodcasters   Dr. Alton - You can find us at doomandbloom.net or email me at drbonespodcast@aol.com. You can listen to our podcasts on the Survival Medicine Hour at blogtalkradio.com, watch our YouTube at drbones nurseamy channel, join the survival medicine group drbonesnurseamy on Facebook, or follow us on twitter @preppershow.
January 20, 2020
Eric –Welcome to episode #51   of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded Sun Jan 19,  2020. News - Ian - https://bc.ctvnews.ca/thousands-stranded-after-third-day-of-bc-ferries-cancellations-1.4764238   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/metro-vancouver-snow-jan-15-1.5427351   Electric busses can’t get over a bridge LOL.   Chinese SARS spreads  - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/18/china-reports-number-of-new-sars-like-virus-cases-has-risen.html   Newfoundland - https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/18/newfoundland-historic-snow-blizzard/%3foutputType=amp Eric -    Southern Ontario sees first significant snowfall in 2020, records set https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/in-photos-snowstorm-hits-southern-ontario   City of Victoria offers free emergency preparedness workshops   There will be six workshops between January and March https://www.vicnews.com/news/city-of-victoria-offers-free-emergency-preparedness-workshops/   Hugues -    https://globalnews.ca/news/6434019/newfoundland-snow-environment-canada/   Last week…   Cosmoline - history of……Ointment, antiseptic, udder-ly awesome.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmoline   https://www.cosmolinedirect.com/cosmoline-black-rust-veto-344/?gclid=CjwKCAiAmNbwBRBOEiwAqcwwpY5owFmrwuxFemMVcsPl3B_yoqcfDithnFp6YL-eUmJWYddFTTMiqRoCNHEQAvD_BwE   Ballistol - same idea.  As good as windex    https://www.ballistol-shop.de/History-of-Ballistol:_:86.html Ian - History of Defense Condition levels - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEFCON   Norad -  DEFCON 1   COCKED PISTOL   Nuclear war is imminent or has already started   Maximum readiness. Immediate response.     DEFCON 2   FAST PACE   Next step to nuclear war   Armed forces ready to deploy and engage in less than 6 hours     DEFCON 3   ROUND HOUSE   Increase in force readiness above that required for normal readiness   Air Force ready to mobilize in 15 minutes     DEFCON 4   DOUBLE TAKE   Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures   Above normal readiness     DEFCON 5   FADE OUT   Lowest state of readiness     PODCAST CHALLENGE   Make a list of what would trigger your conditions to change.  Ie outbreak within 100 miles, etc.     come down with some prearranged rally points and triggers for leaving.     Send us your best DEFCON list! Upcoming events   Ian - 10th annual Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio. July 4th, 2020. Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club)   Camping available in nearby Dalhousie   Steel pistol bay, trap and a fun shoot,   Stop the bleed course   Facebook under 10th annual podcaster charity shoot   Eric - Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON Alan - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9   TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. Or drop by while we do our special live broadcast where we will be talking to event organizers, guest speakers and vendors about all of their new and must-have product. You can see details for the show at www.taccomcanada.com  And stay tuned for ticket release details! You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook!   Alan - We record these shows live on Facebook AND Youtube.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. We also can be found on our Facebook page, “Canadian Prepper Podcast” You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while  Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,    Nuclear accident preparedness
January 13, 2020
INTRO Eric –Welcome to episode #50 (Woo hoo!)  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded Jan 12,  2020. My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such as ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Alan - I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I'm a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now. Tyler - My name is Tyler, and I’m broadcasting from my five-acre homestead here in Northwestern Wisconsin, USA. Since purchasing my first house, I have been working to turn my property into a self-sufficient homestead with an emphasis on preparedness. Eric- Want to help support the show and keep the Canadian Prepper Podcast on the air? Buy a Canadian Prepper Podcast T-Shirt at www.rapidsurvival.com. All proceeds help keep the lights on, and the backup generator fueled!   Tyler -If you’re enjoying the show, please take a few minutes and like us on Facebook, facebook.com/CanadianPrepperPodcast and submit a review on itunes. Also we want your feedback, good or bad, or even if there is a topic you want us to cover.  You can email us at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca  Eric – We have some well-preserved content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some preparedness related news articles. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode - long term storage of valuables.     News - Alan - Rough weekend in South Western Ontario as a massive rain storm turned lawns into lakes and then froze them  https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/in-photos-ontario-extreme-rainfall-and-freezing-rain-event Ian - new strain of corona virus (like SARS)  in China www.livescience.com/amp/new-coronavirus-pneumonia-outbreak-china.html https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5422619 Ahhhhh!  Snow in Vancouver:) https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/bc-ferries-cancels-dozens-of-sailings-amid-heavy-winds-1.4761923 No ferries, no food.   Eric - nuke plant  https://nationalpost.com/opinion/matt-gurney-false-nuclear-warning-shows-canadians-are-on-their-own-in-case-of-disaster   Hugues -  Colin -  Tyler -  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-us-military-arsenal-a-look-at-americas-most-significant-weaponry/ar-BBYJkdo?ocid=spartandhp https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/he-was-stranded-more-than-20-days-in-subzero-temperatures-and-survived/ar-BBYRgb2?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U452DHP https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/overtaken-by-frigid-seas-hours-from-help-there-was-little-chance-of-survival/ar-BBYNwv7?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U452DHP   WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps   Eric - Annual doctor checkup, another one tomorrow, added an olight to my EDC   Ian -  am I getting home pre-show? Been gone since the Iran missile attack.  Hard pass. Tomorrow, back at it. Alan - Busy week of studying (big test in 5 days), and multiple emergency responses. Set up Amazon Subscriptions for a few essentials to ensure that we’re never running out of important stuff.  Tyler - Spent my weeknights getting caught up on paperwork/bills. Refilled 20 gallons worth of gas cans and three 20lb propane cylinders. Organized the gun safe and added some motion lights inside the safe.  Colin -    Main Topic -  Eric - Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here)   Eric -   Storage of valuables and firearms are fairly similar, extreme temperatures and moisture will be your main enemies. After that people looking to steal your firearms and valuables are the next thing to be worried about. First off, follow all firearm safety rules before handling your firearm!  Firearms: Break down your firearm for cleaning Decock the firearm for storage, this takes tension off the springs. There are arguments for and against this. Do what you’re comfortable with Give it a good wipe down, fingerprints leave all kinds of oil that can over time cause an issue (wear gloves) Give your firearm a good ceaning, really good take a lot of time. After you’ve cleaned and cleaned it again apply a thin layer of gun oil to help protect any exposed metal parts Thoroughly clean the bore, once its clean apply a thin layer of oil as well to help protect it If you have a  wood stock treat it with a wax to prevent swelling and cracking Ammo: Modern ammunition can be stored for decades Biggest enemy for ammunition is heat, make sure its stored in a cool dry place Get a container with a sealing gasket, this will help keep moisture out A small desiccant pack will help control moisture Storage Area: Gun safe is the best option, most are designed  to help protect against moisture Use a silicone treated gun sock, helps protect against moisture and  dings Dehumidifier is KEY, I use an Eva-dry unit in my gun safe. No power needed just have to dry it out every once and a while by plugging it into an outlet for 24h Don’t store your guns in cases, the linings (foam pads) attract moisture Cardboard boxes are equally a bad choice due to moisture collection Make sure the firearms aren’t touching or rubbing against each other General Make sure to take your firearms out every few months (they get lonely), have a look to make sure no rust is forming Give them a quick oil and wipe down Assess the dehumidification system, does it need to be recharged? Tyler - Primary storage is my gun safe… https://www.stack-on.com/product/armorguard-64-gun-safe-72/.  Big bastard… 725lbs empty. Just moved it last weekend. Was in attached basement garage. High temperature swings and humidity, so moved into house. Nobody is walking away with that thing and theft is my biggest concern. Not a liberty but at half the price I love it.  -Fireproof for 30 minutes up to 1400° F (verified by an independent laboratory) -4-way door locking with seven 1.5" live action locking bolts and three 1" dead bolts for a total of 10 locking points   When purchasing firearms, consider SS barrel/synthetic/polymer stock models over blued steel barrel/wood stock. More spendy but won't rust or deteriorate. OPSEC considerations... All ammo is NOT created equally… Make sure your firearms correctly cycle that particular brand or grain count BEFORE stocking up with 1000’s of rounds. Should last decades IF stored properly… Store in cool/dark place. Label and rotate ammunition just like food/water preps.  Vacuum sealed bags or ziploc bags w/ air squeezed out. Steel and/or plastic ammo boxes.    For Transportation - Plastic/Aluminum hard protective cases w/ pick-n-pluck foam to perfectly hold your firearms. (Often used for photography/videography)(Pelicans are too spendy… go to Harbor Freight).  IP Rating = Durability/waterproofing/Etc. Regular gun cases (pistol and/or long rifle)(OPSEC - Cedar Mill - guitar, airline approved, etc.).  All available at your local Harbor Freight,FleetFarm, and Menards. Obviously your outdoors stores (Cabelas, Gander Mountain, Bass Pro Shop, etc.) but they seem a little more spendy. Harbor Freight, Fleet Farm, and Menards run some great deals on these items… Save$$$ but it's important to protect investments (i.e. guns and ammo...Guns will rust and ammo will go bad) https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=ammo%20bo   Moisture Absorbers - Damprid and/or Arm & Hammer https://www.menards.com/main/hardware/safes/safe-accessories/sports-afield-rechargeable-dehumidifier/xd-3/p-1560234824835-c-9573.htm $27 at menards. Works great. Stack-On makes one also. Disposable Silica gel packets… Homemade - salt/rice in tissue/cloth with ammo. (Be careful with leakages on chemical moisture absorbers…)   Oiled gun wipes, gun oil, cleaning kits. TAKE PROPER CARE OF YOUR FIREARMS BEFORE STORING… CLEAN/CHECK REGULARLY… Refinishing/Bluing Rifles?   Secret cache? PVC or 55-gallon drum buried underground. Fake/empty book on the book shelf DVD case full of cash with all other DVD’s False venting ducts or waste pipes False outlet cover/light switches/heat register/cold-air return Ian -  Air salt, water bad.  Constant temp even better.  Condensation collects water.   Fun fact… gold and diamonds don’t rust.  Silver indeed can be affected by storage. As can dollah dollah bills….. Cosmoline  - history of……Ointment, antiseptic, udder-ly awesome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmoline   https://www.cosmolinedirect.com/cosmoline-black-rust-veto-344/?gclid=CjwKCAiAmNbwBRBOEiwAqcwwpY5owFmrwuxFemMVcsPl3B_yoqcfDithnFp6YL-eUmJWYddFTTMiqRoCNHEQAvD_BwE Ballistol - sane idea.  As good as windex  https://www.ballistol-shop.de/History-of-Ballistol:_:86.html   Break free Vacuum sealer, 2 ply at least  Rags to soften edges. Dessicant packs, O2 absorbers.  Seal wood and metal parts separate.   Walmart ammo cans versus metal ammo cans.   4.88 each cross border.  Check the seal, but Just as good   PVC pipe Seal it off ….versus threaded end cap.  Proper adhesive and Silicone tape Channel lock pliers to close  Places to hide: Hide in plain sight.  Diamonds in the aquarium:).  Dog house  , Inside tree trunks  False walls (Molson center) Buddy’s rental unit Places no one wants to go.  (Bottom of porta potty) Septic tank, fish ponds Use easily remembered / found landmarks. Don’t want a repeat of “Holes” Removal of cosmoline…… Brake cleaner, heating up.  Varsol. Garbage bag in the sun. Acetone PODCAST CHALLENGE Gather the items you need to protect any valuables for future generations to enjoy….   Episode Closing Upcoming events Eric- Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio.  July 4th, 2020. Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club)   Camping available in nearby Dalhousie   Steel challenge (22 pistol, 22rifle, PCC or pistol) Steel pistol bay, trap and a fun shoot,   Stop the bleed course   Charity TBD Alan- Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON   Alan - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9 Eric - TACCOM Canada 2020 - Sept 11-13. The Canadian Pro-Gun Podcasters Network will be in attendance at TACCOM 2020. Your favourite Podcasters will be on hand throughout the show, so make sure you stop by the booth to meet your favourites and pick up some swag. Or drop by while we do our special live broadcast where we will be talking to event organizers, guest speakers and vendors about all of their new and must-have product. You can see details for the show at www.taccomcanada.com  And stay tuned for ticket release details! Shout Outs Alan -  Eric -  Ian - Northern elite firearms for the personalized service & fast shipping on brass. SFRC for engaging their customer base .  Liking their Facebook page gets you entered into a regular draw for goodies, from quads to tools, etc. Colin -  Tyler -  Email / Itunes reviews? Alan -  Ian -  From Susan : Hello! Great podcast .I’ve been listening since last spring and Have taken a lot of the shows prepping subject matter to good use. My vpn app luna allows me to pick regions in the world with less traffic like Indonesia. My long term prep project is a solar battery charger also micro greens ,vertical grow systems. Thanks!   Hugues -  Eric - 39 5*  3 4* 2 3* 1 1* Colin -  Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 50  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook! Alan - We record these shows live on Facebook AND Youtube.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. We also can be found on our Facebook page, “Canadian Prepper Podcast” You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Tyler - If you have any questions or advice for me, you can Email into the show at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca. Gavin - Urbex_GTA, ragnaroktactical.ca Colin - Look me up on Instagram @cjsaunders11 Facebook @ Colin Saunders/ Public figure E-mail: colin@canadianvets.org Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing. Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,  It’s defcon 1!!!!!    Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Alan) keep learning!
January 6, 2020
News: Alan - https://www.ft.com/content/91174c84-2fac-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de iran backing cyber attacks on US interests after escalation of tensions last week (you may or may not have heard that the US president ordered the drone-strike killing of a top Irani general) Eric-    https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/canadian-red-cross-offers-up-new-years-resolutions-suggestions-for-a-safe-2020-1992022       Ian - https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/08/us-says-maduro-is-blocking-aid-starving-people-venezuelan-says-his-people-arent-beggars/%3foutputType=amp   Tyler - DHS (Department of Homeland Security) issued a National Terrorism Advisory Bulletin. Issued:  January 04, 2020 05:15 pm. Expires: January 18, 2020 01:00 pm.    Details: Iranian leadership and several affiliated violent extremist organizations publicly stated they intend to retaliate against the United States. At this time we have no information indicating a specific, credible threat to the Homeland. Iran and its partners have demonstrated the intent and capability to conduct operations in the United States. Previous homeland-based plots have included, among other things, scouting and planning against infrastructure targets and cyber enabled attacks against a range of U.S.-based targets. Iran maintains a robust cyber program and can execute cyber attacks against the United States. Iran is capable, at a minimum, of carrying out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the United States. An attack in the homeland may come with little or no warning.   Be Prepared: Be prepared for cyber disruptions, suspicious emails, and network delays. Be responsible for your personal safety. Know where emergency exits and security personnel are located. Carry emergency contact and special needs information with you. Implement basic cyber hygiene practices such as effecting data backups and employing multi-factor authentication. For more information visit CISA.gov.   https://www.dhs.gov/ntas/advisory/national-terrorism-advisory-system-bulletin-january-4-2020 PODCAST CHALLENGE   Try making a u-brew beer for fun, or booze with whatever you may have handy.  Rotate your old rice maybe:). Cost savings over regular beer. And quality control is important:)    Andrew - You can contact me at https://shop.ragnaroktactical.ca   Tyler - If you have any questions or advice for me, you can Email into the show at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca.   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Tune tune in for the next episode,  Long term storage of firearms / valuables
December 30, 2019
News - Ian - 9 quakes hit vancouver island in 3 days.    https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/another-earthquake-rattles-off-northern-vancouver-island-on-christmas-day Eric - Ice storm in Ontario   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/opp-warning-ice-storm-1.5410158   Tyler - Canada isn’t the only one fighting for gun ownership rights…    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/12/29/powder-keg-police-veterans-join-citizen-militia-in-virginia-as-libs-vow-sweeping-gun-laws-869495   Shortly after the November 5 elections, Virginia Democrats (more specifically new Governor Ralph Northam) declared immediate gun control measures would be enacted when lawmakers begin their new session in January. Democrats are expected to pass at least eight gun control measures which include:    As a result, “Sanctuary Cities” have been popping up… Chance to demonstrate your leadership skills    OODA loop -  Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/OODA-loop%3famp=1   .   For more inspiration on the mental game - The Jocko Podcast. (Jocko Willink) Tony Robbins meets Rambo.   Bear independent    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.   https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html   “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.  Psychology of survival book.   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Self evaluate and come up with one thing you have put off .  Vow to complete it by national preparedness week in May.  Upcoming events Ian - Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio. July 4th, 2020.  Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club) Camping available in nearby Dalhousie Shooting & Stop the bleed course Charity TBD Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON Emergency preparedness week May 3-9 Alan - You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Tyler - If you have any questions or advice for me, you can Email into the show at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca.   Colin - Look me up on Instagram @cjsaunders11   Facebook @ Colin Saunders/ Public figure   E-mail: colin@canadianvets.org Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
December 23, 2019
Ian - https://www.cheknews.ca/rainfall-warning-up-to-150-mm-of-rain-expected-to-drench-west-coast-of-vancouver-island-631379/   Pigloos:)   https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/canadian-wild-pigs-are-building-pigloos-to-survive-through-the-winter Eric -    https://www.nsnews.com/opinion/editorial-emergency-alert-test-highlights-importance-of-disaster-preparedness-1.24019960 https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-physical-therapist-says-santa-strain-is-real-during-the-holidays    Tyler -    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/feral-pigs-roam-the-south-now-even-northern-states-arent-safe/ar-BBY3kGw?ocid=spartandhp  Manuals might be available on PDF Drive - https://www.pdfdrive.com/ PODCAST CHALLENGE   Get at least three tools that you feel will save you money or increase your car’s reliability in the long term.   Ie oil drain pan to save on changes, or battery charger... Upcoming events   Save the dates Ian - Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio. July 4th, 2020.  Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club) Camping available in nearby Dalhousie Steel challenge (22 pistol, 22rifle, PCC or pistol) Steel pistol bay, trap and a fun shoot, Stop the bleed course Charity TBD Eric - Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON lan - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9 Shout Outs Eric - All the first responders who are working over the holidays   Ian - Andrew at Ragnarok tactical.ca rifles cases on a ridiculously good deal….   https://shop.ragnaroktactical.ca/collections/case Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,  Prepper mindset, positive attitudes attitudes, and procrastination……. Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) Merry Christmas!
December 16, 2019
News -   Alan - https://www.cp24.com/news/man-accused-of-robbing-sexually-assaulting-63-year-old-woman-in-etobicoke-1.4731287 - 3:20pm, home invasion/sexual assault. It can happen at any time to anyone..   https://nationalpost.com/news/world/north-korea-conducts-new-test-at-rocket-site-aims-to-overpower-u-s-nuclear-threats - North Korea advancing their missile tests   https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3042190/chinese-ambassador-accused-threatening-german-car-industry-if -China threatening sanctions against Germany if Huawei is prohibited from operating Germany   Bill blair mandate letter….bullet point one   https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/minister-public-safety-and-emergency-preparedness-mandate-letter   On a Completely unrelated note….   Venezuelans regret gun ban    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/world/venezuelans-regret-gun-prohibition-we-could-have-defended-ourselves.amp   Minister of cdn heritage   https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/minister-canadian-heritage-mandate-letter   Second bullet point  3000 Truck drivers laid off as trucking giant dies   https://www.businessinsider.com/celadon-trucking-bankrtupcy-truckers-stranded-2019-12?utm_content=bufferfc10b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi Search and Rescue Group in Mississauga is recruiting.   https://www.rsar.ca/join?sfns=mo And Arrowsmith local to me    www.arrowsmithsar.ca   Eric -    Tyler - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/national/us-economy-shakes-free-of-recession-fears-in-striking-turnaround-since-august/ar-AAK9ByW   https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/prepping-101-off-grid-heating-with-diesel-and-oil/   Princess auto wood stove + Metal sleeve insert for woodstove in window hole. Princess Auto 68 buck wood stove : https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/wood-burning-camp-stove/A-p8790057e   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Alan - Come up with a plan to secure your home from freeze damage, and heat at least a portion of your home to a habitable level. Assumption is the coldest weather of the year, for two weeks.    Upcoming events Ian - Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio. July 4th, 2020.  Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club) Camping available in nearby Dalhousie Steel challenge (22 pistol, 22rifle, PCC or pistol) Steel pistol bay, trap and a fun shoot, Stop the bleed course Charity TBD Eric - Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON Alan - Emergency preparedness week May 3-9 Shout Outs Eric - Maintainers of https://the-eye.eu/public/    Ian Tracey wilson and the CCFR. 3 letter challenge.  Firearmrights.ca  Alan - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Tyler - If you have any questions or advice for me, you can Email into the show at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca. Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
December 12, 2019
News -   Ian - https://medium.com/s/story/the-surprisingly-solid-mathematical-case-of-the-tin-foil-hat-gun-prepper-15fce7d10437   A little fun with statistical probability of violent revolution, civil war, and Mathematically justified gun ownership Eric - FBI Warns About SMART TV’s   https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/fbi-warning-protect-yourself-from-your-new-smart-tv-1.4716083   Restoration efforts underway after high winds knock out power across the Maritimes   https://globalnews.ca/news/6276757/maritimes-power-outage-high-winds/ Tyler - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-passes-defense-bill-to-establish-space-force-paid-family-leave-for-federal-workers/ar-AAK1Z5W http://preparedcitizenwsg.blogspot.com/2011/03/ham-radio-common-emergency-frequencies.html 12 ga standalone flare and bear bangers   https://kodiakcanada.com/products/tru-flare-12-gauge-bear-banger-ammunition Ground to air signals   https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/31-70/Appb.htm PODCAST CHALLENGE   Find three items around the house you can use for signalling.  Mirror, highway flare, or bright flashlight:) Or buy a good one if you can’t find it! Podcaster Charity Shoot.  Hosted by Slam Fire radio.  July 4th, 2020. Balmoral, NB (Restigouche Gun club) Camping available in nearby Dalhousie Steel challenge (22 pistol, 22rifle, PCC or pistol) Steel pistol bay, trap and a fun shoot, Stop the bleed course Charity TBD Annual Preppers meet - second week of July , Desboro, ON Tyler - If you have any questions or advice for me, you can Email into the show at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca.   Gavin - Urbex_GTA, ragnaroktactical.ca    Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca  tune in for the next episode,  Staying warm in power outages
November 30, 2019
News -   Alan - https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/11/26/fort-worth-police-patrols-safety-tips-attacks-hulen-mall/ tis the season for assaults in parking lots over spaces and gifts   Ian - Quebec propane lessons learned   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/business.financialpost.com/transportation/rail/quebec-propane-shortage-eases-ontarios-worsens-in-cn-strike/amp   Quebec will run out in a week….. Article from 6 days ago.   https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/as-quebecs-propane-reserves-dwindle-union-says-cn-fabricated-crisis   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Store enough cooking ability for 1 month without power   Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get Eric  there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
November 26, 2019
News -   Alan -   Ian - Canada has a debt issue….   http://business.financialpost.com/business/canadas-economic-growth-has-come-at-a-price-its-debt-level-is-now-highest-in-the-developed-world   Harvest from hell - Millions of acres in canola under snow….   https://globalnews.ca/news/6174324/harvest-from-hell-2-7-million-acres-of-canola-left-buried-under-snow-in-western-canada/?utm_source=GlobalEdmonton&utm_medium=Facebook   Quebec out of propane in a few days   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5367945   Propane powered heater – https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/1258977-dewalt-70k-cordless-lp-forced-air-heater.html?feedsource=3&utm_medium=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy8L8tvb85QIVDfDACh0jrQmcEAQYAiABEgIww_D_BwE     PODCAST CHALLENGE   Rekey deadbolts and upgrade to bhma grade 1 hardware for your locks.  Consider planting some fast growing trees (Poplars) to re-direct intruders where you want them to go….     Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook!
October 31, 2019
News -   Alan - massive rain and snow expected for southwestern ontario, winter is coming.    Ian - federal election happened.  Gun bans are being discussed. Prepare accordingly.    https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-will-need-double-the-power-to-electrify-transportation-industry-report Eric -    B.C. to update emergency program law to improve disaster response, supports https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-emergency-response-law-update-1.5338445   Hugues - Minority Liberal Government elected in Canada, wait and see game for owners of restricted and possible non-restricted semi-automatic rifles. Hedging bets. Jumper cables   Heat source - hand warmers, candles, catalytic, little buddy if power available…..   Food   Water   flares/reflectors   Shovel & traction aide   Cell / Battery charger   TP   Windshield washer fluid - seriously Urban preppers - consider a CAA membership….. PODCAST CHALLENGE   Put at least a coat & toque and/ or sleeping bag in your car. As well as jumper cables and a small snack.       You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook!   Hugues - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”.   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
October 25, 2019
https://streamyard.com/iaCXhA8HC3   INTRO Eric –Welcome to episode #41  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded October 24, 2019. My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such as ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Alan - I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I'm a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now. Guest Spot? Eric- Want to help support the show and keep the Canadian Prepper Podcast on the air? Buy a Canadian Prepper Podcast T-Shirt at www.rapidsurvival.com. All proceeds help keep the lights on, and the backup generator fueled!   Alan- If you’re enjoying the show, please take a few minutes and like us on Facebook, facebook.com/CanadianPrepperPodcast and submit a review on itunes. Also we want your feedback, good or bad! Let us know if there is a topic you want us to cover, or if you like or dislike something we’re doing, email us at  feedback@prepperpodcast.ca  Eric – We have some Ruff content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some preparedness related news articles. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode - Dogs in a preparedness role.     News - Alan - https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/hybrid-wild-pigs-a-growing-menace-in-southwestern-ontario Puumba gone wild in Southern Ontario. No one is safe.   https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/expect-wind-snow-and-winter-like-conditions-soon-environment-canada-1.4652616 Early winter expected for the Praries, be ready! https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/salmonella-sausage-1.5333466 salmonella outbreak causes illness in 12 people in ontario and quebec   Ian - Seymour schulich drops a zimbabwean note on the news.  Tells us thats where we’re heading:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5fP8Zo1ZE https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7590423/Commonwealth-Bank-outrage-continues-workers-left-without-weekly-wages.html?ito=social-facebook_Australia Eric -  Record one million take part in B.C. earthquake preparedness drill https://www.ohscanada.com/record-one-million-take-part-b-c-earthquake-preparedness-drill/ What P.E.I. residents should put in emergency kits   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-emergency-kit-hurricane-sept-2019-1.5271754 Hugues -    WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps   Sponsor?   Hugues -  Eric -  Ian -   Alan - Not much this week sadly. Was invited to join the local Community Emergency Response team which helps manage shelters and recovery efforts in the event of a disaster. More to come on that, but I’m seeing an opportunity to educate others about the importance of preparedness   Main Topic -  Eric - Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here) Ian -  Eat ‘em:) Flushing game Retrieving game Guard dogs Early warning Companion / Emotional support   Hugues -  Alan - My little 6lb Maltese won’t do much flushing or retrieving, but he’s an excellent alarm system. With him around, I know when anyone’s within a hundred yards of the property. Being so small, he doesn’t eat much and is easily portable in the event of a bugout.    Eric - Make sure all collars and tags are up-to-date with identification information. Your ID tag should contain name, telephone number and any urgent medical needs. Be sure to also write your dogs name, your name and contact information on your carrier. Always bring your dog indoors at the first sign or warning of a storm or disaster. Dogs can become disoriented and wander away from home in a crisis. Bug Out Bag for your Dog - They can carry it themselves if big enough   Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include) 3-7 days’ worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (be sure to rotate every two months) Liquid dish soap and disinfectant Disposable garbage bags for clean-up Dog feeding dishes and water bowls Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash Photocopies and/or USB of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your dog requires (Remember, food and medications need to be rotated out of your emergency kit—otherwise they may go bad or become useless) At least seven days’ worth of bottled water for each person and dog(store in a cool, dry place and replace every two months) A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each dog Flashlight Blanket Recent photos of your dog(in case you are separated and need to make “Lost” posters)        Extra leash, toys and chew toys, cage liner   PODCAST CHALLENGE Teach an old dog a new trick. . .   Episode Closing Upcoming events Shout Outs Alan - Shout out to Barry the Wonder Dog, who waits patiently at my side during recordings and dances for treats Eric -  Ian -  Email / Itunes reviews? Alan -  Ian -   Hugues -    Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 41  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook! Alan - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing. Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, winter car kits Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Alan) keep learning!
October 10, 2019
News -   Ian - Eddie Maurice being sued by his trespasser.  https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/alberta-man-who-fired-warning-shots-at-bandits-is-now-being-sued-for-damages-by-one-of-them/ar-AAHJRjc?li=AAggNb9   Countersuit ;    https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/okotoks-rancher-files-countersuit-against-trespasser-who-suffered-gunshot-wound-1.4630615 Eric - Hiker dies after failing to stop bleeding with tourniquet, Michigan officials say   https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article235410502.html?fbclid=IwAR3mZAk9dVOKH5eHdbuwoxEJilJbbyjmF9T_X3pX5HHZvQbCzptE2uQwF9I PODCAST CHALLENGE   Alan - Take some time to review your insurance policies and make sure they are covering all your assets. Upcoming events Shake out bc 10/17  10:17, https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/ Nov 8-9 Vernon BC BC Snow Show - https://www.facebook.com/bcsnowshow/ Alan - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Zach - zschwing@capricmw.ca   D - 250.869.3987   TF - 1.800.670.1877 EXT 3987   www.firearmlegaldefence.com   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
October 5, 2019
News -   Hugues -  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/farmers-almanac-winter-1.5262555   Ian -  Things continuing to go down in Hong Kong   https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/hong-kong-police-shoot-a-protester-18-with-a-live-bullet-for-the-first-time/ar-AAI796Q   Injured hiker left behind - What NOT to do….   https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/dont-abandon-someone-north-shore-rescue-calls-out-group-for-leaving-hiker-alone/ar-AAI72ty   Show your environmental street cred by reducing your need for ammo packaging, less waste to landfill😊 Number one, before you buy anything, shop around and double check.  After today, Youtube the daylights out of anything that is unclear to you, and decide if time savings or cost savings is most important.  Or email us!   World’s finest trimmer from Little Crow Gunworks.  They will ship from the US, and if you have a US post box, ship it there to save some cash.  Or use amazon. https://littlecrowgunworks.com/product/worlds-finest-trimmer-wft/?v=3e8d115eb4b3 Powder is bought by the pound, measured in grains.  7000 grains per pound. ‘Mainstream’   recommended Gunpowder is either Hodgdon’s or IMR brand.   Where to source components and equipment...   *Shop around, wait for sales, then stock deep. For Projectiles, powder, and primers:   Budget shooter supply  https://www.budgetshootersupply.ca/   Cabela’s / bass pro    Fast toys winnipeg  http://fasttoys.net/ca/CamPro-Bullets-Canada/   Local gun store.   Black Sheep brass offers relatively cheap brass all prepped and ready to go.  Cost more than raw brass, but saves huge amounts of time.   https://www.black-sheep-brass.com/ For more info:       And for some basic reloading data, hodgdon’s site.     http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/   Other media content - Jason Blaha, Fortunecookie45LC, the reloading podcast Tools / Equipment needed:     PPE - Dust mask, gloves, ear and eye protection    A tumbler   Case lube     Press / Dies   A means of trimming cases.  (generally) Not applicable to pistol brass   Case prep system   Primer system   Powder dispenser and scales.   Dial Calipers for OAL and trim length testing   Case Gauges for testing finished product. Saves chambering a live round in the reloading room.   Ziploc bags/Ammo cans/re-usable Cartridge cases.  Always mark with the load, OAL, and powder used. Helps troubleshoot or determine which works best.   Bonus item:  Chronograph to verify actual speed versus recipe PODCAST CHALLENGE   Cost it out to see if it works for you.   To see if it’s financially worth it. https://www.dillonprecision.com/reloading-cost-calculator.html Compare the cost per round with what you’re paying, and how much spare time you have, and what your time is worth. Less common calibers with higher round usage, higher payoff.  Ie 8mm Mauser and 1000year, this is you:) The great British Columbia Shake out -  https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/ 10/17, at 10:17 I’m going to bring episode 38  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook! You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  Hugues - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. Andrew  - You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes Ian Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   !
September 28, 2019
News -   Alan -https://7news.com.au/sunrise/on-the-show/bushwalkers-incredible-survival-story-after-falling-from-waterfall-c-460965 Australian man goes over waterfall, breaks leg. Has to immobilize it himself and crawl to help. Hadn’t filed a plan with anyone, lost his phone in the fall. After two days of crawling he was found by rescuers.   Ian - bio weapons lab explosion   https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/09/17/explosion-confirmed-at-former-soviet-weapons-lab-now-storing-ebola-anthrax-and-plague/   Man dragged from tent. Eaten by grizzly   https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/a-canadian-man-is-dead-after-being-dragged-away-by-a-grizzly-in-the-middle-of-the-night/ar-AAG4N8q?ocid=spartanntp Eric -'Significant' snowstorm expected to slam southern Alberta this weekend    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/environment-canada-issues-warnings-watches-as-snow-begins-to-fall-in-southern-alberta PODCAST CHALLENGE Find a Jacket, toque, and sleeping bag you are comfortable sleeping in winter with. (Surplus store, not MEC, it’s not a fashion show).  Participate in the challenge this week and get entered into the Getout Stayout grill draw! Upcoming events https://instagram.com/shakeoutbc Oct 17, at 10:17 ….. Man who saved the world dies…   https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/18/551792129/stanislav-petrov-the-man-who-saved-the-world-dies-at-77?sfns=mo   Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook!   lan - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
September 12, 2019
INTRO Eric –Welcome to episode #36  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded September 11,  2019. My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such as ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Ian – My name is Ian, and I live on a small hobby farm in BC.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, sport shooter, reloader, field officer for the CCFR, and my farm’s designated handyman.  Alan - I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I'm a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now.   Ian- Want to help support the show and keep the Canadian Prepper Podcast on the air? Buy a Canadian Prepper Podcast T-Shirt at www.rapidsurvival.com. All proceeds help keep the lights on, and the backup generator fueled!   Alan - If you’re enjoying the show, please take a few minutes and like us on Facebook, facebook.com/CanadianPrepperPodcast and submit a review on itunes. Also we want your feedback, good or bad! Let us know if there is a topic you want us to cover, or if you like or dislike something we’re doing, email feedback@prepperpodcast.ca  Eric – We have some well-preserved content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode - Canning in preparedness.     News - Alan - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chilliwack-armed-robbery-suspect-1.5279940 Armed robbery, suspect still at large. Be vigilant and keep your eyes open. In this case no one got hurt, but it could have gone south quickly.   Ian - Note to mention 9/11.  Loss of life to civilians, first responders, airline employees.  You can also never predict the black swan events.       I heard there was a mild storm in The Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian .  Remnants going towards Hugues! Bahamian government official showed video of water above window level! -looting -gang use of firearms on a disarmed population - only means of communication for most is satellite Internet and messaging apps - governments are squabbling over aid and support, delaying the recovery operations. City of Miami is sending their USAR team without federal support/authorization.   Eric - Three ways to preserve your fall harvest https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/food-preserving-utah/ WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps   GOSO did not renew so no ad this time around   Eric - Got out in the wilderness and disconnected for a few days, went fishing and practices my filleting skills and wilderness survival skills. Ian -  Haven’t’ been home much  since last episode… did finish the wood stacking.  Girls did their last poultry show of the season; fared very well, birds going to auction.  Should bring in more cash as show winners. Sighted in the rifle. Rifle season open. Changed out a tire on the Genny trailer. (Inflation story) Alan - some vehicle maintenance in anticipation of the cold white stuff flying in a few weeks (it’s really only 6-8 weeks away friends, sorry to slap you with that reality). Having a mechanic buddy teach me more vehicle maintenance so I can be more self-sufficient. Next task for the car is going to be brakes and wheel hubs. I’m apprehensive about working on my car in the middle of nowhere. I’m a 45 minute walk to the nearest parts store if I mess something up, so I’m happy to be learning from someone with greater knowledge than me. I can fix just about anything, but have less than no experience fixing cars.   Main Topic -  Eric - Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here) Ian -  Why?  Creates a system of making shelf-stable foods, including meat products.   Allows you to take advantage of sales with no freezer space, preserve freezer contents in an emergency with power out, or use fruits  about to expire . Adds variety to the daily diet, as well as the long term survival diet - Huge morale boost with sweets!   2 Main methods :  Pressure canning and water bath method Salting is for another day…… Tools. Large pot or pressure canner Tongs.  Funnel. Jars, lids, (rings)  Magnetic lid grabber   Regardless of method, hygiene is important Clean your jars.  Sterilize in oven at 250 for 20 minutes Sterilize your lids.  Don’t touch the inside after  Simplest is water bath method.  Requires just a large cooking pot and lid.  Used for jam/preserves. Keto warning-)!! High sugar content!    Water level is put above the lids.  Boil for  Remove with tongs As they cool, you will hear the lids pop as the jar cools and pressure reduces .   (Vic prepper11 mentioned paraffin use) Second method is a little more involved.  Pressure canning is used for meat products.  Even butter! Used to achieve a higher temperature than 100c. Takes care of trichinosis and botulism concerns.  (Lessens them at least) Requires a specific pressure canner such as the “All-American “ brand.   Water level is only a few inches.  Brought up to boil with lid on and venting for 10 minutes Specific weight is used over vent to achieve a specific pressure, depending on the recipe you’re using and what product you’re preserving.   Boiled under pressure for 90 mins.  Pressure allowed to reduce as the entire pressure canner cools.  Don’t be surprised when the jars are still boiling when you take them out hours later.   Alan - my better half and I decided to learn to can this weekend coming. We’re going to make pickles and salsa this weekend. Pictures and video to come! Eric -  The summer is almost come to an end, and shortly your garden will be in a can! There are two main ways to can produce: boiling water bath and pressure canning. The water bath method involves packing glass canning jars with food, leaving adequate headroom, and heating the jars in a pot of boiling water for a prescribed amount of time.  I find it easiest to use a canning kit that includes a funnel, and headspace measurement to ensure everything is in the can and head space is adequate. The heat drives any air from the jar, sterilizing the food and creating a vacuum.  The water bath method works best with naturally acidic foods like fruits, and alkaline foods that have been acidified, like pickles.  Improper canning can result in the growth of harmful spoilers, so find a reliable source to follow.   Start out with something simple like salsa, its really hard to screw up and has high acidity so likelihood of bacteria is limited. PODCAST CHALLENGE Under the banner of cost savings, buy some jam jars on blowout after the fall rush is over.  You’ll be set up for preserving next year, or at least have some trendy drinking glasses.   Episode Closing Upcoming events   Anybody make it to taccom? Parksville-Qualicum  Gun show in Coombs, BC  Sept 15, 2019 Coombs fairground   Next to goats on the roof and A Company military surplus.   I’ll be at the CCFR booth. Shout Outs Alan - my buddy who’s giving up a saturday afternoon to help me learn about cars. Eric - The guys at firearm legal defence, thanks for making sure Canadians have a decent firearm insurance policy! Ian - my wife.  Who has a sense of humour about my sense of humour when it came to my Keto talk.  Also answered questions about canning I didn’t know about.   Makers of “The Blackout” Podcast….  Scott Conroy and Rami Malek “A” Company Military Surplus.  Nomex work jackets for 15 bucks.  Extreme cold weather OD parkas for 60! Email / Itunes reviews? Eric - 31 5* 1 4* 1 1*   1 new written review Evan, but it’s taken!! Aug 29 2019 Email with some cool people to interview, info to come.   44 Subscribers to youtube Alan -  Ian -     Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 36  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook! Alan - We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing. Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, Winter Camping    Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
August 27, 2019
News -   Alan - search called off for two missing fishermen in Florida   https://www.foxnews.com/us/coast-guard-florida-suspends-search-two-firefighters-missing-fishing-trip-justin-walker-brian-mccluney    ambulances tied up, never showed up in time for patient.   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/health-care-ambulance-availability-1.5257246   Public Safety Canada: Government of Canada Invests in Flood Mitigation Project in Ontario https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/public-safety-canada-government-of-canada-invests-in-flood-mitigation-project-in-ontario#.XWRNhJNKit8   YouTube- Dr Eric berg and Thomas delauer   The Keto answers podcast   PODCAST CHALLENGE See if it might work for you??  If Other diets have not worked for you, this one is fairly simple.   Upcoming events   Gavin - Tactical and Competitive Shooting sports show - Sept 6-8 in Toronto   https://www.taccomcanada.com/   Parksville gunshow.  September 15 in Coombs, BC.  Coombs fairgrounds , 0830   I’ll be at the CCFR booth. Chris Gilmour - Wilderness Survival Essentials Oct 5 - 6th 2019 Guelph ON  $260+tax   https://www.amilia.com/store/en/the-guelph-outdoor-school/shop/activities/2352222?fbclid=IwAR39s0_Co_eSCCei5U5_BYZtZTF9eudTqQsT-rkvnOwbdwNazMMeF9NHsC8 Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, Canning the fall harvest
August 22, 2019
News - Ian - grizzly stalks hiker, then the conservation officers.   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.pqbnews.com/news/vancouver-island-man-recuperating-from-harrowing-grizzly-bear-attack/amp/   “Small” Grizz .  Hiker Had leg damage, and a hunk missing from his kidney area.  Fought off with eye gouges , then used a small pocket knife. Used a tourney, rode  bike .camp guys did well with basic first aid.     https://bc.ctvnews.ca/it-stalked-us-conservation-officers-kill-grizzly-afteir-close-call-with-same-animal-that-attacked-hiker-1.4531580   Bear stalked them after getting a taste for humans.    Zombie deer apocalypse!   https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-17/zombie-deer-disease-rears-its-ugly-head-canada-issues-stark-warning-about-always   Long gestation of disease is making correlation problematic, but it may be a concern of jumping to humans. Eric -    How other Canadian municipalities lost money to fraudsters and hackers https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/how-other-canadian-municipalities-lost-money-to-fraudsters-and-hackers-1.4552021   Millions of Canadians' data exposed after hacker targets Capital One   https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/07/29/capital-one-target-of-massive-data-breach/   Hugues -    The hurricane season has been rather quiet. Will it last? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/20/hurricane-season-its-been-quiet-so-far-but-last/2053884001/ Facebook.  Getting a Police visit when owning stuff the man thinks you shouldn’t    https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1903884-Watch-out-what-you-post-on-social-media   Don’t show a prohibited device online, either….   https://nationalpost.com/news/jessica-yaniv-a-transgender-b-c-activist-says-she-was-arrested-for-brandishing-a-taser PODCAST CHALLENGE   Lower your internet footprint.  Apply true grey man theory to your Facebook profile, and try to be less predictable and marketable with a VPN.  Don’t be the product! (Hypocritical alert, coming from a podcast)  Episode Closing   Upcoming events   If you're hosting an event or know of one in your area let us know and we’ll add it to this section of the show. Tactical and Competitive Shooting sports show - Sept 6-8 in Toronto https://www.taccomcanada.com/   Think SHOT show in Canada..  CCFR recent episode covered it. Parksville-Qualicum Gun Show   Sept 15, 2019.     Coombs Fairground   (Near Parksville and Goats on the roof)   CCFR Booth   https://www.gunshowscanada.ca/COOMBSGUNSHOW   Right around the corner from A company military surplus
August 17, 2019
Welcome to episode #33  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded August 16, 2019.   News -   Alan- explosion in London destroys 7 homes after impaired driver crashes into house severing gas line (actually up to 10 now, additional homes have been taken down due to structural instability. All but 12 properties have been reopened for occupants)   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/vehicle-crash-london-explosions-dundas-woodman-1.5247707     Ian - Man stops wolf attack in Banff.  (Kira interaction with cougar)   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/wolf-attack-rampart-creek-banff-1.5245105   Hong Kong Airport shut down for second day -    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49330848   Police chiefs say handgun ban won't stop flow of weapons into Canada   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/police-chiefs-handgun-ban-1.5247387   To prevent spread, Report what you see!   Our local is *5555 to report fires.     BC govt preparedness guide   https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/wildfire_preparedness_guide_2019.pdf   Survival blankets for the bush….https://www.vallfirest.com/en/fireproof-blankets   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Make an itemized list of what you would want replaced by insurance.  Take some photos of the items to prove ownership, or of the receipts.  -Save to a thumb drive   Upcoming events Ian - “TACCOM” Tactical and Competitive Shooting sports show - Sept 6-8 in Toronto   https://www.taccomcanada.com/   Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook! Alan - We record these shows via Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
August 8, 2019
Flash flooding in the new york area.      https://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d34321b1ced894b8&hl=en&gl=US&source=web   Ship blows its lid in the vancouver harbour .     https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-harbour-explosion-ship-1.5238278   Parents encouraged to include Back-to-School emergency preparedness plan https://khqa.com/news/local/parents-encouraged-to-include-back-to-school-emergency-preparedness-plan Manhunt update: Bodies believed to be teen murder suspects found in Manitoba   https://bc.ctvnews.ca/manhunt-update-bodies-believed-to-be-teen-murder-suspects-found-in-manitoba-1.4540064 !!NEW!! Sponsor. . . What we’ve done lately is brought to you by Get Out Stay Out Canada. They are the creators of the Get Out Stay Out Campfire Grill, they can be found at http://www.getoutstayout.ca    TACCOM show in Toronto Sept 6/7 . https://www.taccomcanada.com/ PODCAST CHALLENGE   Identify your style of prepping, are you somewhat on the lazy side? If you are find a way to prep that doesn’t take much effort and tell us about it! Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,  Wildfire preparedness.
August 1, 2019
INTRO Eric –Welcome to episode #31  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded July 31  2019. My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such as ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Alan - I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I'm a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now. Andrew - Normally you can listen to me hosting Canadian Patriot Podcast. I’m  a recovering libertarian, competitive shooter, and firearms instructor at Ragnarok Tactical. Use the discount code “patriot” at checkout on Ragnarok Tactical to save 10%. We specialize in selling traumatic first aid supplies, and I’m a Stop the Bleed instructor.    Gavin - Business owner, gun owner, volunteer first responder, regular CPP Panelist, Instructor with Ragnarok Tactical and International man of mystery Eric – We have some critical care  content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode - Individual First Aid kit contents and construction.     News - Alan - https://globalnews.ca/news/5705538/garlic-festival-shooter/ Kudos to the reporter at Global for identifying the firearm used as a ‘semi-automatic rifle’ and nothing else. The event was protected by fences and metal detectors. Police on site killed the shooter within a minute. It does go to show that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Andrew -  Gavin -  Eric -  https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/mobile/acute-intoxication-blamed-for-massive-fish-kill-in-ottawa-river-1.4514243?cid=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvottawa%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d3132850ca7240001cbb17a&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&sfns=mo WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps Andrew - This week is loading more 223 rifle ammo.  Alan - been a long week of school and training. I can throw hose like champ now, and every muscle in my body hurts. I did some fire tinder prep cutting up limbs and clearing the property of further hazards Gavin - bought a giant berky Eric - Got out on the range and took the AR-15 for a spin. . . also gave the 9mm and 22 pistol some attention as well   Main Topic -  Eric - Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here) Alan - What is an IFAK? Individual First Aid Kit is a fairly generic term, but the essence is that it’s the tools you need to save a life (your own, mostly).  Basic contents:  Tourniquet Pressure Dressing Hemostatic Gauze Chest Seal Medical gloves (not black. Any colour but black. The lighter the better) If you don’t know how to use these things, take a StopTheBleed class (if you’re Toronto way, Ragnarok Tactical offers them, if you’re in SouthWestern Ontario, message me and I’ll set one up) Chest seals: not covered by the STB curriculum, but an important tool to have. It’s a one-way valve that allows air to escape a penetrating chest wound without allowing air to enter the plural space between the lung and the chest wall from the outside. A combat medic told me once that the best tool to help with a chest seal is duct tape. On hairy or wet (sweaty/bloody) skin, they can fail. Duct tape around the edges keeps them in place. The guy who’s bleeding won’t mind the wax job on his chest, I promise. I challenge everyone who owns a gun, hunts, fishes, hikes, camps, or spends any time more than 3 minutes from an ambulance to build and know how to use an IFAK. There are a million stories of unintentional trauma that causes death because someone couldn’t stop the bleeding.    Andrew - First off, I’m not an expert, but I am a Stop the Bleed Instructor, and I have received training on all the products I sell and some we don’t. I’m not a doctor, nurse, EMT, and odds are you aren’t either, so get training and understand what you are able and qualified to do. The time to make decisions is now, not when you see someone bleeding to death Why do you want an IFAK? What is an IFAK? Improved First Aid Kit, Blowout Kit, Ventilated Operator Kit. A first aid kit that is able to address massive traumatic injury. What are you trying to do? Keep someone from dying until you can hand them over to a higher level of care. How do we go about that?  MARCH Protocol vs ABCs Airway Breathing Circulation  Major Hemorrhaging Airway Respirations Circulation Head Injuries, Minor Hemorrhaging, Hypothermia/Shock Major HemorrhagingMassive hemorrhage is managed through the use of tourniquets, hemostatic dressings, junctional devices, and pressure dressings.Tourniquet. CAT, SOFTT-W, or SAM.Hemostatic dressings. Celox vs Quickclot AirwayAirway is managed by rapid and aggressive opening of the airway Nasopharyngeal Airway, NPA. Standard size is 28 Fr. Get lube. OPA get training RespirationsRespirations and breathing is managed by the assessment for tension pneumothorax and aggressive use of needle decompression devices to relieve tension and improve breathing.Not breathing - Rescue Breaths, pocket mask, or BVMTension pneumothorax - Chest Seal or Needle Decompression Kit CirculationTCCC promotes the early and far forward use of blood and blood products if available. Standard methods for circulation improvement, such as laying the patient flat, maintaining body temperature and careful fluid resuscitation all apply Head Injuries & Hypothermia/Shock Where to keep your IFAK Car Home Bag/Purse/Pocket/Ankle holster Range bag/belt/plate carrier Building your IFAK Pick a size, set a budget, expand later.  US Army IFAK - The Granddaddy of IFAKS - Iraq circa 2003 1 Tourniquet 1 Elastic bandage kit (this is similar to a field dressing) 1 Bandage GA4-1/2” 100’s 1 Surgical adhesive tape 1 Nasopharyngeal airway kit 4 Surgical gloves 1 Combat gauze dressing Minimum IFAK Contents Tourniquet - Massive Hemorrhage pressure dressings. - Massive Hemorrhage Additional IFAK Contents Shears Gloves Sharpie/Permanent marker Sterile/non-sterile gauze Pocket mask - Respiration hemostatic dressings - Massive Hemorrhage Advanced IFAK Contents NPA - Respiration Decompression Needle - Respiration Other goodies Splints Sutures  Tape Burn treatments BVM IVs/Fluids Emergency Blanket/Reflector Blanket Cervical collar Medications; Epinephrine, Naloxone  On purchasing first aid supplies; Some items requires the buyer to have training (quikclot) Other items are frequently counterfeit (tourniquets on Amazon) Some items expire or lose efficacy over time (medications/hemostatic) Some expiration dates don’t necessarily mean the product is no good (expiration dates on sealed sterile bandages) Naloxone is free in Ontario Tourniquets may degrade over time if exposed to UV light or other conditions There are other kinds of tourniquets. Refer to the Council on Tactical Combat Casualty Care for a list of tourniquets that meet their requirements, get a good one If a tourniquet does not work, apply another  Tourniquets should never be lossend, only removed in a hospital setting More is always better, bigger is almost always better  Shipping packaging should be removed before packing a kit, sterile packaging should remain sealed and staged appropriately  Ian questions -    Brand preferences for IFAK pouches, shears…..ie CTOMS, etc? Any training available for TCCC? Rough cost to budget for a proper IFAK?   Where do the hello kitty bandages and tampons come into play? PODCAST CHALLENGE Get a tourniquet. A real one. Not an amazon POS that will break the first time it’s used. Make it part of your EDC whether it’s in your backpack, car, cargo pocket, whatever. Think about your worst case scenario and be able to control bleeding.  Get a Naloxone kit from your local pharmacy   Episode Closing Upcoming events Eric - Last episode on google hangouts.   If we miss a week, we have not quit!  . Just pls standby while we work out an alternative.  We plan to continue to publish on iTunes and YouTube. Just need to test the new platform. Shout Outs Alan -  Eric -  Guests -  Email / Itunes reviews? Alan -  Eric - 27 5* 1 4* and oh no! A 1* Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 31  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca and on Facebook! Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Andrew- Canadian Patriot Podcast, discount code “patriot” on www.RagnarokTactical.ca    Gavin -  Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,  (Tips for the lazy Prepper?) ie - minimal effort for easy gains in preparedness . Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Alan) keep learning!
July 25, 2019
T-shirts now available!  https://www.rapidsurvival.com/product/canadian-prepper-podcast-t-shirts/   Alan - https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/incredible-images-show-tornado-warned-storm-over-london-ont-1.4515568   tornado warnings in SWO last week, I saw all the markings of a tornado on Friday and Saturday with different storm fronts. Cool and terrifying at the same time   https://globalnews.ca/news/5666832/northern-bc-crime-what-we-know/ Two BC teens who were originally reported as missing persons are now suspects in multiple homicides Most people in BC not prepared for earthquakes….   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquake-kits-vancouver-earthquake-preparedness-1.5203256?sfns=mo https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquake-kits-vancouver-earthquake-preparedness-1.5203256?fbclid=IwAR0-PWSiS5Fxa6Hq0-hxT8HxmkVRHaIcDuL42BrnedPIAMXJiZRLtmI_FMo Advocates for emergency preparedness say the latest spate of earthquakes off the coast of B.C. and in California has spurred some people to get serious about making emergency kits and plans.   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-budget-cuts-1.5222805   Calgary slashes emergency services, transit, affordable housing in $60M budget cuts Lower disaster preparedness at the emergency management agency.   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Andrew -  The other CPP.  ragnaroktactical.ca.   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,    Building an individual First Aid Kit (IFAK).
July 19, 2019
News -   Alan - IT’S HOT   https://globalnews.ca/news/5501151/heatwave-in-the-forecast-for-southern-ontario-this-weekend/ Hydrate hydrate hydrate, replace electrolytes, avoid caffeine and alcohol, stay out of the sun and keep clothing loose and light Ian - catastrophic failure of a BCL 102 .  https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1890110-BCL-102-catastrophic-failure   Wild pigs turning into an ecological disaster - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/animals-wild-boar-wild-pigs-farmers-livestock-1.5209846?fbclid=IwAR1Q18yYrkbArU-00yGJ-Ot3LLvYpFCllDQ5XvDDl8pgUnbYjK75C_Kc8Sk Eric - https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/intense-rain-causes-flooding-on-toronto-roads-1.4511713   Intense rain causes flooding on Toronto roads How  to make cordage from a pop bottle.   https://youtu.be/Ty3zE_1rYA0 You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca, and now on Facebook!   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    You can also find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us, exposing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and generally drowning our  sorrows online versus the at the local watering hole.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
July 12, 2019
Welcome to episode #28 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded July 10, 2019.   News -   Walleye fishery in Lake winnipeg under scrutiny https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lake-winnipeg-walleye-fishery-1.5197087 Ian - Cell coverage lost in various parts of canada.  Including 911 services https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/network-outages-affecting-voice-service-1.5203461   Alan - Manitoba residents evacuated due to wildfires   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/fire-evacuation-little-grand-rapids-1.5202930 PODCAST CHALLENGE   Figure out a work around of one of your housing restrictions.  Ie no rainwater allowed, have a water-bob, etc. Also find a way to add storage to your space. Removing a section of drywall between studs will reveal a cavity about 3” deep and 14” wide. Add shelves between the studs and you can store cans there.   Upcoming events   Last call - 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/ You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca, and Now on our Facebook page. Just search under “Canadian Prepper Podcast”   Alan - You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .    Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) tune in for the next episode,  Wargaming the concept of “2 days until SHTF, what would you do….”
June 27, 2019
INTRO Eric –Welcome to episode #27  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded June 26,  2019. My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. (Ian – My name is Ian.  I’m not here right now; I have been overwhelmed by the sudden fame of being a massive internet celebrity.  I have taken this week off to spend time with my emotional support alpacas.) Alan - I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I'm a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now. Hugues - Hello from Canada’s East Coast. I’m Hugues from Nova Scotia, I’m a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran, Volunteer Firefighter and Station Chief, Volunteer Search & Rescue Tech and Prepper. I’ve been preaching and living the prepper lifestyle to varying degrees for the last 6 years or so, this was born out of necessity to ensure the short-term survival of my family which includes three young children. Owen -   Live in Eastern Canada, background in homesteading, blacksmithing, general trades. Gavin - Business owner, CCFR Field Officer, Volunteer First Responder, Stop the bleed and Firearms instructor with Ragnarok Tactical and podcaster on the other CPP   Guest Spot?   Eric – We have some utilitarian content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode - our personal EDC gear. News - Owen - Alan - CPP guys-  Eric -   WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps Eric - Ian -   Alan - Gavin - too busy traveling, but, I have tested my gear and upgraded my skills in my travels and took a week long tracking class   Main Topic - Eric - Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here) Ian -   Cell phone, Pocket knife, flashlight, multi-tool, eyewear depending on the situation.  Always a knife, if legal. I generally carry more on my periphery (suitcases, vehicles, quad, etc), than on my actual person.   “Less” is More likely to be carried, but the periphery items ensure you still have what’s needed. Eric - Alan -my gear is layered. In my pockets I always have a zippo, a small folder (currently a little wee buck I picked up about 20 years ago at Canadian Tire for $5.99) and a small button-cell flashlight, bandana, car key, wallet and watch. Usually a pair of sunglasses and a ball cap nearby My lunch box (comes with me every day) has a CPR mask, pair of medical gloves, and a pencil case with a few goodies: multitool (Leatherman classic currently), headlamp, a few spare batteries, charger cords for usb and iPhone, some paracord, a few Band-Aids, a pair of nail clippers, and a lighter. There's also a needle and some silk thread, a little bit of velcro and small wrap of duct tape (both orange and gray) I have second pouch I don't normally keep with me but is usually in my computer bag. It has another folder, a Ferro rod and magnesium stick, a few razor blades (for fine work), a sharpening stone, a couple of water purification tabs, and more paracord On top of that is my car kit/get home back which we've already discussed on a previous episode. I've carried more things in the past but rarely find a need for more  Gavin - Glasses, Cell phone, Pocket knife, multitool, pocket lockpick set, escape tools, mini IFAK on my ankle with TQ, Rolled Gauze, Gloves and a Fox Seal, plus my full trauma kit in my trunk along with my 72hr bag and a battery booster pack with air compressor and when possible while traveling in the US I carry my Glock 34 and a spare mag. PODCAST CHALLENGE Endeavor to start carrying two of what you consider to be the most useful items as a personal EDC…..   (Or whatever you guys want) Episode Closing Upcoming events 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON July 11-14 http://annualpreppersmeet.com/   Last call!  July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. All are welcome. Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course July 5, and a ‘stop the bleed ‘course on the 6th.  .Not to mention the pig roast! Under facebook, under “9th Annual Podcaster Charity Shoot” There will also be a chance to fire some prohib weapons such as short barreled pistols for a fee!  There is also talk of full autos being available, not confirmed yet!   Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 27of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca. Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Video uploads to resume in late May.     Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   CPP T-shirts for sale! Price is: 19.95 plus shipping and mandatory government bribe. (Tax) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, XXXXX Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
June 21, 2019
News -   Alan - https://steinbachonline.com/local/fridge-compressor-causes-fire a SHORT article referencing a small fire in southeastern Manitoba. This one was knocked down quickly, but certainly frames the concept that fires can happen anywhere at any time.   Eric - City of Edmonton Audit report finds gaps in the city's emergency preparedness plan   https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/audit-report-finds-gaps-in-citys-emergency-preparedness-plan     Cell coverage trouble during Raptor Parade: -   https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/06/17/cell-networks-overload-raptors-parade/     50 million without power! Argentina and Uruguay not Venezuela! https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2019/6/17/18681989/argentina-blackout-uruguay-electricity-macri           PODCAST CHALLENGE     (Ian’s idea.  Mock and scrap at your leisure) Make sure batteries are changed in all detectors, now, and with every daylight savings time change.      Also endeavor to have at least 1 extinguisher per floor in your house, and one in the garage.  Check their serviceability as well.       Episode Closing   Upcoming events   2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/     July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB.  All are welcome.  Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course, and a ‘stop the bleed ‘course…...Not to mention the pig roast!   Two events in Campbell River, BC     Campbell River Gun Club     June 22 Project Mapleseed - Marksmanship course taught with 10/22s, all shot at 25 yards.  Simulated up to 400 yards with small targets.     June 23 Canadian Rimfire Precision Series Match     https://rimfireprecision.ca/events/     https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-mapleseed-campbell-river-gun-club-campbell-river-bc-june-22-2019-tickets-59634560576     https://mapleseedrifleman.com/ Shout Outs   Alan - Benoit and the ReinoldMax team for the awesome extinguishers     Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Video uploads to resume in late May.       Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, EDC in a Canadian environment from a legal standpoint   Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Alan) keep learning!
June 13, 2019
Alan -  https://www.vox.com/2019/6/11/18659676/flood-midwest-nebraska-iowa-forecast   Flooding is still rampant across the US. The direct effect is on lives and transportation, the longer term effect is that less available land and shorter growing seasons mean that produce and meat costs are going to rise significantly. Further down the road, the cost of insurance is going to rise to cover the losses.   -Fires in northern Alberta already ½ the size of the massive Fort McMurray fire of 2016   https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/high-level-wildfire-grows-to-nearly-half-the-size-of-2016-fort-mcmurray-blaze-1.4447549   Google Maps to unveil Disaster Directions….   https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/google-maps-to-introduce-disaster-directions-this-summer-1.4455809 Eric - Ottawa's emergency manager suddenly no longer employed by a city in a state of emergency   https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawas-emergency-manager-suddenly-no-longer-employed-by-a-city-in-a-state-of-emergency Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Video uploads have resumed!   Owen -  www.facebook.com/welshblacksmith                   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
June 6, 2019
News  https://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/vernon-man-arrested-for-alleged-break-and-enter-and-stabbing/   Break and enter in Kelowna ends in stabbing   First wildfire of the season. In a traditional fire-prone area, they weren’t ready because it was ‘too early’.   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fraser-lake-lejac-wildfire-evacuation-order-1.5132870   Civil asset forfeiture laws coming soon to Canada!   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-money-laundering-unexplained-wealth-order-1.5132202   Bill c-71 passes the senate…:Prepare accordingly   Eric - Tornadoes strike east end of Ottawa area.   https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/tornado-warning-issued-for-gatineau-region   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Watch the following video, see if it piques your interest or raises awareness.  If it does, you get how lockpickers feel:)   (Many thanks to Matt McClatchey from Slam fire Podcast)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P397UsoyNBc     Upcoming events   2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/     July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB.  All are welcome.  Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course, and a ‘stop the bleed ‘course…...   Fall 2019- basic non-destructive entry. Geared towards first responders but open to most. Location and price to be determined   Pepperjuice https://soundcloud.com/pepperjuice/killthislove   Alan - You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . Hugues - I can be reached at hfxprepper@gmail.com and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”. Video uploads to resume in late May. Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
May 12, 2019
News -   Ian -  Bill C-71 will pass the senate 3rd reading Monday. Eric - Edmontonians learn about emergency preparedness at annual event   https://globalnews.ca/news/5267340/edmonton-emergency-preparedness-annual-event/ Liberals Deny Tony Clement's Claim About ‘Secret Plan’ To Ban Legal Guns   https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/05/09/tony-clement-secret-plan-firearms-ban_a_23723860/   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Look around your home and identify any flooding weakness that is present and address it. Episode Closing   Upcoming events   2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/ Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60   http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html   Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP   Also…July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. All are welcome. Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course, and a ‘stop the bleed ‘course……  Also a pig roast! You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca. Joseph - crackeminer@gmail.com   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode,hopefully Alan will be done with wax on wax off . . . we’ll be covering Lockpicking   Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
May 3, 2019
This week we cover off some basics in vehicle preparedness   News -   Alan - Venezuelan Gov’t using military force against citizens, 4 dead, 200+ injured and 200+ detained in ONE clash https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezuela-maduro-calls-military-unity-1.5119738   Ian - Alberta premiere tables ‘turn off the taps legislation ‘   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5117803   Calgary blizzard   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5114425   (Interesting video of the cars in the ditch)   Emergency preparedness week - some more publications for those starting out.   https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/index-en.aspx  Every day preps.     Emergency preps   BACKROADS map, in addition to the roadmap, topo maps of your area   -regional and season-appropriate clothes.  Ie rain coat, Parka, winter boots, long undies, etc.   -Glass breaker: new cars are being built with laminate glass all around, so a glass breaker “may” not work on all cars. Seatbelt cutter as well   Food & water// light/ candle&lighter/ heat source / blanket (hot tip -Aftermarket 12 v cigarette lighter) AL- I carry a zippo in my daily life, so a can of fluid lives in my console   Siphon & jerry can   Knife  -Window edge sharpening (Don’t cross the CDN border with a folder, fixed blade only)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnfazpde80Y   Safety glasses/n95 masks, mechanix gloves/work gloves   Back up battery pack for cell phone   “Mini hospital” First aid kit (Tourney, stop the bleed class/ rubber gloves/ face shield, pressure dressing /   ??Fentanyl kit??? (Naloxone)  Ep144 of CPP covered its dangers. AL-Opiates suck, Narcan isn’t perfect but it’s free and better than nothing. Don’t do drugs mmmkay?   -Ham radio   The Get home Bag   May or may not be appropriate for some, the ‘Get home’ AKA the ‘must ditch the vehicle’ bag.   -Sleeping bag / shelter   -Compass   Knife and multitool   Water filter (sawyer:) and bottle   Food  (Mountain house/datrex, or just granola bars rotated)   Backpack in case you have to ditch the car   - add a good pair of running shoes/hiking boots if your daily life doesn’t allow you to wear comfy shoes. If you wear work boots, dress shoes, high heels (right Eric?) or sandals, a good pair of shoes or light boots make walking home a lot less unpleasant PODCAST CHALLENGE   Put at least three of the preparedness items we mentioned, that you are missing, into your car. Let us know if you added something unique or even more beneficial! feedback@prepperpodcast.ca Episode Closing   Upcoming events   2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/ Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60   http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html   Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP   July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. All are welcome. Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course, as stop the bleed class, and a fun competition,   This year’s charity is the Big Country Anti-Violence Association . - http://www.bcava.com/   Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 22  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Gavin-Urbex_GTA on instagram Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .   You can also find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing the merits of a freer society, exposing more government waste, and squirreling off on the odd tactically-driven conversation.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
April 27, 2019
News -   Alan - https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/29/18287342/mozambique-cyclone-idai-cholera-how-to-help   Cyclone fallout continues with lack of sanitary conditions leading to a cholera outbreak   Ian - Emergency preparedness week May 5-11   https://www.canada.ca/en/public-safety-canada/campaigns/emergency-preparedness-week.html?mc_cid=03fb04790e&mc_eid=57fca06f3e   Eric - Flooding in bracebridge!   https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/04/24/state-of-emergency-bracebridge-flooding/   Diseases caused by poor hygiene.   Cholera, dysentery, Tuberculosis etc.   https://dailytipsblog.com/diseases-caused-by-poor-hygiene.html   https://www.who.int/publications/cra/chapters/volume2/1321-1352.pdf   WASH HANDS! https://probearoundtheglobe.com/how-to-cure-delhi-belly/ PODCAST CHALLENGE   Ian - Arrange an alternate means of dealing with bathroom waste.  Have a water-free way of sanitizing afterwards, ie purelle, wipes, BZK. Episode Closing   Upcoming events   Eric - 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/ Ian - Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60   http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html   Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP   July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. All are welcome.  Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course, a stop the bleed class, and more!…...   Outro –   Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 21  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
April 20, 2019
Gardening for Preppers   Alan - https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/cyclone-idai-one-month-food-shortages-outpacing-funding   Food shortages 4 weeks post-landing of a cyclone in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe. Weather and accessibility are big issues here   https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cuba-castro-shortages-trump-1.5092931   Government policies in Cuba forcing food shortages for the people (I’ll wager Castro isn’t going hungry), blames Trump for the problem. Economic troubles due to trade issues with Brazil and Venezuela have led to a cash shortage in Cuba     Ian - rabbit Ebola strikes again….   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/vancouversun.com/news/local-news/rabbit-virus-found-again-on-vancouver-island/amp             Eric - Canadian Forces asked to help in flood emergency preparedness   -http://www.thesuburban.com/news/city_news/canadian-forces-asked-to-help-in-flood-emergency-preparedness/article_b4e57104-3354-5efb-a2e2-fd4b18b5e5b7.html     WEST COAST SEEDS - Organic heritage seeds, https://www.westcoastseeds.com/   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Grow a plant. Any plant. Indoors, outdoors, edible, non. Whatever. Either start it from a seed or buy a living plant, but get a plant and keep it alive. Pics or it didn't happen!   Upcoming events   2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/     1st annual Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60   http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html   Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP     Podcaster Charity Shoot, July 6th, Drumheller Alberta.   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.  You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
April 5, 2019
NEWS - No links yet BUT: Nebraska is pretty much entirely under water. Central ontario is bracing for high winds, although not Newfoundland high.   https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/11/the-brexit-preppers-who-say-they-wont-fight-over-the-last-loaf-of-bread.html Brexit prepping is real, and with the sunset date only a couple of weeks off, anyone not already prepared may be out of luck says a Londoner. Ian -  Parts of newfoundland to experience 180 km/hr wind yesterday….   https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl30 153 cases of measles in one New York county (Fairly close to NYC)   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47715169 PODCAST CHALLENGE   Try to do one thing in your home to guard against high winds and heavy rain.  Secure your outbuildings with anchors in the ground, use hurricane straps in your rafters, etc.  Maybe just clean gutters to improve drainage.   Upcoming events   Alan - 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/ 1st annual Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60   http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html   Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP Also…. July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. More details to come. All are welcome.  Come one over and meet your favorite hosts from Slam Fire Radio, Canadian Patriot Podcast, CCFR field officers, and one or two people from our own show:)   Alan - The Survive the storm course, authored by our previous guest, Chris Gilmour, is now on sale for 39 bucks for a few days. LINK:  https://www.ecourseadventures.com/sts/ Offer until April 7th….. Ian -  I’m going to bring episode 19  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Ange - @super_dope_fly_yogini   You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .   Alan – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get Eric there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email us at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)   Ian - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we discuss the role of  Gardening in preparedness. Unless you don’t like having renewable food sources…..
March 28, 2019
News -   Ian   https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/venezuela-suffers-blackout-month-190326055858552.html   Eric -- https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-21/least-83-dead-after-overloaded-ferry-sinks-iraqs-tigris-river   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/world/live-news/norway-cruise-ship-evacuated/index.html   Alan - http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190319-what-happens-when-the-food-runs-out a recent BBC article about food security. Reference to the siege of Sarajevo and how quickly life got BAD for those trapped inside   Eric/ PC- https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-coordinating-national-resilience-electromagnetic-pulses/ https://www.narcity.com/amp/ontario-gas-prices-to-rise-by-5-cents-a-litre-next-week   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Put yourself out there.  Make it a goal to at least make ‘online’ contact with at least one new prepper within an hour’s drive.     International preppers network   http://www.internationalpreppersnetwork.net   (Not tinder for preppers) Episode Closing   Upcoming events   Eric - 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/   Ian - 1st annual Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60 http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP (You can meet the podcast challenge by coming out for the weekend)   Also…. Save the date…. July 6, Podcaster charity shoot.  Drumheller, AB. More details to come. All are welcome. Planned events include a ‘Mapleseed’ course, a fun competition, and the chance to take a nationally famous  ‘fur-latchy’ pistol course…...   Alan – Instagram, PPSWO Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .  On IPN, you can find me under the username “The Island Retreat”   ERIC G- Username “Protector” on IPN   Eric P – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
March 22, 2019
News -   Alan - https://business.financialpost.com/investing/a-recession-is-coming-and-maybe-a-bear-market-too FP predicts a recession. Although the Libs deny it, we’re overdue   https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/03/05/california-missing-sisters-found-woods-survival-es-vpx.cnn two girls, 5 and 8, spend the weekend lost in the woods. Survival training from the local 4H club kept them going. Looks like they did everything right by staying still, finding shelter, and having some equipment with them Eric - Watchdogs proposing new framework for cryptocurrency exchanges on heels of Quadriga collapse   https://business.financialpost.com/investing/watchdogs-proposing-new-framework-for-cryptocurrency-exchanges-on-heels-of-quadriga-collapse Ian - https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/weather-patterns-gone-crazy-nebraska-flooding-breaks-17-records-farmers-absolutely Taha? - Tax Prep Software and Privacy Concerns (Since it is the tax season!)   https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/03/07/when-tax-prep-is-free-you-may-be-paying-with-your-privacy/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.38ea1ff2a068 Why do we worry about financial preps?   Alan - Acts as a Lay-off insurance   Ian - Medical / disability insurance, if not covered by you company.  More peace of mind.   Eric - Savings to buy gear at Rapid Survival? (Haha!)   Ian -  Basic levels of financial preps .     1 - Financial INsolvency, like the government   2 -Financial solvency - Debt + living expenses equal to income (Tarzan theory)   3 - Financial Stability - Debt + Living expenses = income (Plus emergency fund)   What to have on hand. . . 1.Copies of all financial documents a.Bank statements b.Credit card statements c.Mortgage statements 2.List of all account numbers, sure it's handy your phone app automatically knows this, but what if the bank systems are down and they go back to pen and paper? 3.Identification so you can prove the account is yours. Know whos on your accounts and what access they have. Keep a copy of your credit report, and watch it for fraudulent entries, the sooner you catch them the better! 5.Cash. . . if there is a power outage for example, ATM’s, debit and credit machines will eventually stop working, keep some cash on hand. Make sure it’s small bills as well since there might not be the possibility of making change. Alan - Keep hard copies, soft backups (USB drive) and cloud backups of all the important documents.   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Ian - Save a small amount monthly,($100?) the goal being to end up with a 6 months of basic expenses as a contingency fund.  IT SHOULD cover many (Dare I say most?) unexpected expenses.   Eric - Sign up for a MyCRA account and track your account use   Alan - Christmas fund idea: week after Christmas save $52. The next week add $51, and so on every week. It puts $1,327 in an account on December 1st. If you put it in an interest-generating account it can be even more Taha - Visit counttech.ca Upcoming events   Eric - 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON   July 11-14   http://annualpreppersmeet.com/   Ian - 1st annual Western Canada Hot Springs Meet   May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend.   Sloquet Hot springs   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60   http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html   Campcraft, preparedness discussion, meet up for like-minded people,  an adventure to get there.   Also marked on MAPS.ME APP You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.   Taha- www.counttech.ca Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com .   You can also find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing the merits of a freer society, exposing more government waste, and squirreling off on the odd tactically-driven conversation.   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear.  Or, you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
March 13, 2019
News - Alan- man in Oregon survives 5 days in his car with his dog. Eats nothing but hot sauce packets from taco bell. https://globalnews.ca/news/5018586/man-stuck-snow-5-days-survives-taco-hot-sauce/ (taco bell gave him a year’s free food. Gross) North Korea building a launch site https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47504723 Venezuela closes border to block aid shipments. The government has restricted food, water, and medicine to its own people. Those inside the border are now 100% dependent on their own resources and the government. Which of those has your best interest in mind? Chris - Curious how this years long and harsh winter is going to effect tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease. There are mixed theories around how long cold winters impact tick populations. Also been catching some interesting articles coming out about antibiotic resistance breeding in municipal water systems. http://outbreaknewstoday.com/quickly-getting-scary-place-thats-called-post-antibiotic-world-researchers-60720/?fbclid=IwAR2VfxPQNFOScz5RKJXDg3o54MKj6bKXkDh7WgcvTnURsWtuCGdJr4yrBbE   Ian - https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/central-alberta-rattled-by-4-6-magnitude-earthquake-1.4321133 Alberta gets an earthquake Venezuelan power outage as crisis comes to a head https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47504722 https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-11/looters-ransack-venezuela-supermarkets-crippling-blackout-day-5 https://www.npr.org/2019/03/11/702179263/this-is-going-to-end-ugly-venezuela-s-power-outages-drag-on   Eric’s Affiliate link to the course. https://rapidsurvival--ecourseadventures.thrivecart.com/survive-the-storms/5c6c6a39b8a3c/?ref=prepperpodcast   https://tinyurl.com/prepperpodcast Chris - Survive the Storms going live March 26, If listening at later date check to see if it is open, if not get on waiting list.   PODCAST CHALLENGE Ian - Figure out prevailing wind in your area as it pertains to preparedness.  It will help determine where any airborne threat will usually originate. Also try to make note of weather changes and how it changes animal behaviour & the wind direction… Episode Closing New section! - Upcoming events Eric - 2019 Annual Preppers Meet, Desboro, ON July 11-14 http://annualpreppersmeet.com/   Ian - 1st annual Western Canada Hot Springs Meet May 25/26 - Weekend after the May long weekend. Sloquet Hot springs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIbdEDTO60 http://whistlerhiatus.com/driving/sloquet-hot-springs-126k.html Campcraft, discussion, meet up for like minded people,  an adventure to get there. Test for bug out gear and navigation . Also a place to safely plink at targets on some crown land.  Learners for the shooting sports welcome, but let me know you’re coming by email. -marked on MAPS.ME APP   Shout Outs Alan - shout out to all the Venezuelans reminding me that when things get bad, we really are on our own. Keep up the fight for a just and honest parliament Eric - Annual Prepper Meet organizers Che and Ciska, lots of work Ian -  A company Military Surplus 2240 Alberni Hwy - Cheap 3 -season Gore-tex Jackets - $25 Coombs, BC Phone: (250) 951-0609                                             Chris - Thanks to Eric, Alan & Ian for having me on and the great content this Podcast has been putting out. It’s been fun to follow the progression from the first episode.   Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 16 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.   Chris -  http://www.survivethestorms.com , chris@changingworldproject.com https://www.changingworldproject.com   Alan - We record these shows on Youtube live chats.  If you want an early peek at the podcast, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. You can also reach me on Instagram - PPSWO.   Ian - You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . You can also find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing the merits of a freer society, exposing more government waste, and squirreling off to the odd tactically-driven conversation. Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
March 6, 2019
News - SNC Lavalin and Trudeau, for another night.  Will be a good one!   https://www.rt.com/op-ed/452696-trudeau-corruption-scandal-fraud/ Ian -  Indian bombing Pakistan, suspected training camp, first incursion since 1971.  Two nuclear powers escalating once again….   https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/26/india/india-pakistan-line-of-control-incursion-intl/index.html   Further - Indian planes downed, pilot captured.   https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47383634   https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-air-canada-temporarily-suspends-flights-to-india-following-downed-jets/   Eric - 70 Car pileup on the 400 south of Barrie   https://globalnews.ca/news/4996249/multi-vehicle-collision-hwy-400-barrie/   An electromagnetic pulse is a device or natural disaster that fries all the electronics in the affected area. A nuclear bomb, a solar flare, or if you remember Ocean's Eleven the “pinch” they used to shut down Vegas are all sources of EMPs.   HEMP/CHAMP already being tested publically.   http://mil-embedded.com/news/raytheon-emp-missile-tested-by-boeing-usaf-research-lab/   Cost effective, with almost zero defense.   https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2018/12/17/emp-attack-may-be-undeterrable-us-air-force-suggests/   Here is what one looks like when it goes, times 1000s per city.   https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1506373   Eric - Carrington Event - 1859 - Largest geomagnetic storm on record   CME travel speed? - 8 minutes!   Congressional report stated that 90% of the population would be gone in a year.     https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2017/10/23/north-korea-emp-attack-would-cause-mass-u-s-starvation-says-congressional-report/#5983d863740a PODCAST CHALLENGE   -Figure out what critical systems you have will be affected by EMP.   -Name 3 items you have that are EMP proof.   -Three things you need to ‘Harden’, or have a backup.  Ie radios. Do so! For more reading… The EMP commission report   http://www.empcommission.org/docs/A2473-EMP_Commission-7MB.pdf   FIction - One Second after, by William Forstchen   Lights out, by HalfFast   “After Armageddon” - Available on youtube   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U29JW3hGIs
March 3, 2019
Ep 14 - Our pet Tinfoil hat theories   News -   Alan - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-measles-outbreak-33-students-staff-asked-to-stay-home-from-schools-1.5025834  measles outbreak in BC thanks to the anti-vaccination movement (or the government trying to control the population)   https://globalnews.ca/news/4918589/trans-canada-highway-avalanche-control/ related stories about avalanches and rock slides that have closed highways in the BC interior. Sections of the TCH have been closed reducing access to smaller communities in the area and stressing emergency response teams   Ian - Train carrying crude derails in Manitoba   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trail-derails-manitoba-1.5022583   2 people caught in avalanche within bounds of ski hill   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/castle-mountain-resort-avalanche-1.5022027 Alan - Does Jet Fuel Melt Steel Beams? This theory started circulating shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York City. The theory claims that since jet fuel burns at 800 to 1500 degrees fahrenheit, it is insufficient to cause structural damage to the steel   beams, which requires 2750 degrees of heat. There are two items I want to address with this: first, is that the steel didn’t need to melt. It just needed to lose strength. That starts at around 850 degrees, and loses 50% of its strength at about 1100 degrees. Once the metal gets soft, the weight of the building does the rest. Second point is the oven effect. While the fuel itself may only burn at 1500, by being concentrated in a concrete building that heat builds up much higher. https://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/04/04/chechnya-high-rise-burns-for-29-hours-with-no-collapse-wtc7/   By the same token, a gov’t who can’t even run a balanced budget can scarcely be capable of running an airtight conspiracy a few months into a term. (if we have time:) Big Pharma: does the medical industry really want us to be healthy? I say no.   Ian -  Atrazine (second only to Roundup) in the water, turning the frogs gay.     Used in Corn and Sorghum production.  Leaches into water supply. Causes fertility issues, cancer, and hormonal changes in women.  During studies it caused some frogs to change genders. Was Alex Jones way off? Nope. Did he latch onto the wrong thing? (Gender switching frogs) Yup, and not very politcally correct about it.  Not the way to prove a point….   “As of 2001, atrazine was the most commonly detected pesticide contaminating drinking water in the United States.[6]:44 Studies suggest it is an endocrine disruptor, an agent that can alter the natural hormonal system”   Causes Cancer, birth defects, and reproductive rates….   https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atrazine-water-tied-hormonal-irregularities/   Safe, debatable…  But there was also a time when Thalidamide and Agent orange were considered good ideas too.  The world would also starve without modern chemical and fertilizer uses.   Flouride - Another night.   PODCAST CHALLENGE- Learn or  Practice four different ways of making a fire.   Friction/Sun/Match(Conventional)/Ferro Rod Alan-- instagram @PPSWO Ian - If you want to contact Ian directly, you can reach me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . I love to answer questions specific to western Canada, and I welcome any questions from new preppers. Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get Eric from his Gitmo cell on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me him at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival).  Any funds raised will help pay for his early release.
February 25, 2019
Ep 13 - Basic Orienteering   Eric –Welcome to episode #13 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, Finding your way.   recorded Feb 13, 2019.   My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Ian – Greetings from Vancouver Island.  My name is Ian, and I live on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, target shooter, reloader, and my farm’s designated handyman.   My professional background has allowed me to explore all of Canada.  It has taught me to adapt to unexpected situations, and also reinforces my belief that learning never ends.   Alan - I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed my mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I'm a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now   Gavin - Business owner, gun owner, hunter, atheist, volunteer first responder and CCFR field officer for the GTA and regular panelist on the other CPP, Canadian Patriot Podcast` News -   Alan - https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/ambulance-service-of-fulton-county-shutting-down   this article from upstate New York (Fulton County) paints a bleak picture. 55 staff are laid off and all the ambulances in the county are idle after financial trouble forced them to stop responding. The article references help from adjoining counties, but it means that response times will be delayed, if help comes at all. Ian - https://www.vancourier.com/news/b-c-windstorm-thousands-without-power-bc-ferries-sailings-cancelled-as-90-km-h-winds-lash-coast-1.23628972   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/heavy-snow-in-metro-vancouver-vancouver-island-causes-travel-woes-1.5013615   Smartphones leading some Gatineau Park hikers astray - CBC.ca   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/hiking-gatineau-park-gps-cellphone-lost-1.4792260   Gatineau Park hikers who rely on their cellphones for directions are getting lost when the technology fails, a trend that's worrying guides and park staff.   Poor reception, drained batteries and outdated trail information have led trekkers down the wrong path. Adding to the danger is the fact that the mobile apps rarely include details about challenging difficult terrain. Why the need to think about orienteering?   -Unfamiliar city   -Loss of electronics   -Lost in the woods   -Coordinating a hike,hunt, patrol, search etc.   -Situational awareness   -Knowledge of threats relative to your position . (ie fire to the south)   -Placing solar panels in True South direction   Finding a cache or making & marking one. (Geocaching as a learning tool.)   And  of course Buried treasure:)   True versus magnetic north - Magnetic variation. (This matters if your compass is your only method of navigation. If you pay attention to landmarks, you always have a direction to head rather than having to know exactly which direction to walk or drive)   Calculator trick - UTC X 15 -Long - Variation (+variation east of thunder bay)   15 degrees per hour, take away your distance from Greenwich, account for variation   Watch trick - Analog only:)             North Star-  found by looking up from the big dipper, end of the tail of the little dipper.   Southern cross?  Anyone know about it?     Using landmarks to avoid travelling in circles Recommended APPs.   Pure GPS - Basic Lat/Long , programmable destinations and waypoint.   Maps.me - Downloadable maps. No need for cell coverage.  Offline GPS.   Google maps and screen shots of where you need to be   Navtronics - Use for on the boat   Free maps! https://www.openmapchest.org/ PODCAST CHALLENGE   Alan- pace out 100 meters and learn to estimate your distance covered by using pacing beads/counting.  (uphill, downhill, level ground and on paved roads, grass, fields, rough terrain etc)   Ian-Also Good for estimating ranges for target shooting and hunting. Do this while you’re doing you 5k walks from the last challenge Ian - Mad props to the cougar strangler   https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/us/colorado-runner-chokes-mountain-lion/index.html   Canada Ammo - Put out  small compact “MSR” clones of a propane stove.  Nice to see some downward prices on gear. Hopefully it works!.   https://www.canadaammo.com/product/detail/fire-maple-103-ultra-portable-stove/   https://www.canadaammo.com/product/detail/fire-maple-105-ultra-portable-stove/   Eric- Where can people find the show?   Alan- You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us. You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.  Our Youtube live shows are now available, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. (ALAN - instagram @PPSWO, I don’t do facebook)   Ian - If you want to contact Ian directly, you can reach me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . I love to answer questions specific to western Canada.  I am also looking forward to helping local preppers take their first steps.   You can also occasionally find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find me chatting on the merits of a freer society, bemoaning more government waste, and even diving into the occasional tactically-driven conversation.   Gavin – Instagram: Urbex_GTA   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we will talk about   Tinfoil hat stuff debunked and/or confirmed   Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
February 6, 2019
Ep 12 -Physical Fitness in prepping   Eric –Welcome to episode #12 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, Fitness in prepping.   recorded Feb 2, 2019.   News -   Alan - after the brutal cold of the past week, rain expected for 48 hours. Are your preps safe from flooding? https://globalnews.ca/news/4907009/polar-vortex-canada/   Ian - Winnipeg Colder than the Poles or Mars   https://globalnews.ca/news/4906382/prairies-cold-north-pole-mars/   New Jersey Reactor shut down by cold weather.   https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-31/rare-ice-brought-deep-freeze-hobbles-nuclear-reactor Eric - Bitter temperatures expected to stick around until Friday   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/snowfall-impact-commute-ttc-drive-schools-1.4996803 Ian - PODCAST CHALLENGE   Try to walk, eventually with your bugout bag, or it’s equivalent weight, 5k for 5 days out of 7.  Bonus points if the equivalent weight is including a plate carrier:). Alternatively , bike 20k ( or jog 2 miles) 5 days out of 7, then once you’re used to it, with a 30 lb  weighted backpack on. Keep it up until it’s a habit, it gets easier.  Full disclosure, I am still working on the ‘weighted’ aspect....   OR Do an actual bug out on foot… (weather dependent) Shout Outs Ian - my ‘ unnamed’  homesteading mentor. Also watches the show.  Hanging with him is like drinking from the fire hose of knowledge, yet very fun!  He has been very generous with his time lately!   Also :  MDRGC on CGN, Bogie on GOC.  Raises money for kid’s programs at his local Vancouver range by sorting spent brass on his own time, selling it cheapest on the internet for us reloaders.     Alan - instagram shoutout to textbook_survival. A bunch of cool tips and tricks, some printables, and just overall a cool person to get to know Alan- You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us. You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.  Our Youtube live shows are now available, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. Ian - If you want to contact Ian directly, you can reach me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . I love to answer questions specific to western Canada.  I am also looking forward to helping local preppers take their first steps.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
January 28, 2019
News -   Manitoba pilot rescued off lake.  No food with him.   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pilot-rescued-manitoba-lake-1.4981683   Venezuela has had a coup.  New president with Trump’s Backing.   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelans-march-against-maduro-u-s-mulls-recognizing-rival-guaido-idUSKCN1PH08T?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter   Christine Lagaurde of the IMF warns of global slowdown.   https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/imf-warns-of-harder-crisis-as-bullish-ceos-come-to-davos/ Eric -  It's not just a hobby. In a crisis, amateur operators provide a lifeline   Amateur radio was around for nearly a century before the internet, and to this day is the only form of communication that does not depend on a network..   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/amateur-radio-1.4968865   American Blackout   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNfJkMPTtWQ&t=3s&fbclid=IwAR3R_OC2YFaxbE1CPgYaHDVW_4KR2qGelcZyY4PiIUe23ACslj0bH1W4nR8 Britain Blackout   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WrCI0W37zw&fbclid=IwAR0c7Nap2wL7roxsKr1hx_j-gHGx5cBT7jJkRLnxyvUuqJWSR1KBmAuyX08 Ian - PODCAST CHALLENGE   Remove all memorable or easily recognized insignia from your car.  Reduce your social media profile. Take a hard look at your wardrobe and what it tells people.     Do what you feel is most beneficial to your personal  long-term preparedness goals…   Where can people find the show?   Alan- You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us. You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.  Our Youtube live shows are now available, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “The Island Retreat “, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.   Ian - If you want to contact Ian directly, you can reach me at theislandretreat@gmail.com . I love to answer questions specific to western Canada.  I am also looking forward to helping aspiring preppers take their first steps.   You can also occasionally find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find me ranting on the merits of a freer society, bemoaning government waste, and even diving into the occasional tactically-driven conversation.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
January 18, 2019
Ep 10 – Ham Radio   Yellow vest bank run   https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.france24.com/en/20190111-france-yellow-vest-protesters-call-run-banks-macron-economy-money-taxes-police   80,00 troops deployed against yellow vests   https://thehill.com/policy/international/425046-paris-authorities-deploy-80000-security-forces-in-ninth-weekend-of   Brits Prepping for Brexit   https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2018/10/16/uks-brexit-preppers-stock-up-on-supplies-preparing-for-eu-exit.html Alan - https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/white-rock-still-without-cell-service-after-dec-20-storm/   Article from 20190110: cell phones out of service for more than 30 days after a storm near Vancouver   http://www.kake.com/story/39761123/longton-cell-phones-to-ring-again   Article from 20190110: Longton Kansas in a declared state of emergency over lack of cell phone coverage I used to know Morse Code, but haven't used it in 20+ years.   http://www.learnmorsecode.com http://learnmorsecode.info I found a couple references reference that are helpful Ian -  http://nu-ware.com/ (NuMorse is what I used) Role in preparedness?   Monitor local emergency services Monitor “ham chat” on local repeaters Monitor NOAA weather radio Communicate with other local preppers or survival groups Keep in constant contact with security patrols Gain inside knowledge of how emergency services respond to disasters by getting involved in ARES or similar groups   LICENSING - Self study, exam spots, local clubs (ie NARA)  Better to phone vs email re:local courses   Industry Canada, exam generator, and basic info   https://ic.gc.ca/eic/site/025.nsf/eng/home   Ex-Haminer   Ham puzzle   Youtube self-study courses   Perhaps a prepper hailing frequency… Channel 7 GMRS/FRS 462.7125 Mhz (1 Watt) PODCAST CHALLENGE Figure out what type of radio would best suit your needs, and buy a pair.  Even if it’s just a pair of Midland FRSs.   Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)
January 10, 2019
Ep 9 - WATER Eric –Welcome to episode #9 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast. Water (first of a few I’m sure:) My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer.   Ian – My name is Ian, co-host of the show.  I live on Vancouver Island, on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, target shooter, reloader, and my farm’s designated handyman. My professional background has allowed me to see pretty much every province and territory in Canada.  It also has taught me to adapt to unexpected situations daily, and learn quickly as I go.   Gavin - Hi, I am Gavin, regular panelist on the other CPP, an instructor with Ragnarok Tactical, a volunteer first responder, hunter, camper, business owner and CCFR Field Officer for the GTA.   Alan- I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder with St John Ambulance developed a mind for safety. I spent 17 years seeing people at their worst. I teach first aid and coach families to be better prepared   Eric – We have some great content for you in this episode, first of all our panel is growing! We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode, ,  and then were going to get into the main topic for this episode, Water needs, storage, disinfection, and its role in preparedness. News - Ian - Wind storm update.   final tally was 756k customers with no power. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/canada/british-columbia/article-december-windstorm-most-destructive-in-bc-hydros-history/ Lessons learned from the power outage , by non-preppers. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4963867 Eric - Dec 8th 2018 - Global News - Halton Region’s medical officer of health has issued a boil water advisory for parts of Milton, Ont., following a water main break. The advisory is expected to remain in place until at least Monday. (2 Days) Affected residents are advised to boil water for at least one minute and use bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth and preparing food. It is still safe to bathe in the water for adults and older teens, but the water should not be swallowed. Special care must also be taken when washing dishes, and dishwashers should reach 60 C or higher for the dishes to be safely disinfected. https://globalnews.ca/news/4743326/boil-water-advisory-milton/ Wanted to cover this article since it’s a common occurance and something you want to be ready for when putting your preps together.   Panel time to discuss news articles if they have anything to add.   WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps   Ian -  working like a dog. 13/16 days.   Bought and sold a few bits on CGN.  No preps, other than online shopping for 1000 gal water containers.  (Next major purchase)   Eric - Stocked up the water supply at Costco, grabbed a few cases of water (40 packs) for $2.80. Moved a bunch of dried firewood into the house and garage so we’re ready for the snow, assuming it ever shows up. Alan - The local no-frills had cases of water on sale this week for 88 cents, so I bought 50. I updated my EDC kits for my job to reflect the combination of being in the office and on construction sites. There was a short-term power outage at home the other day so I got to test my plan. Flashlights were easy to find, candles were easy to set up and everything went well. The power came back on about 7 hours later before we had to address the fridge contents. I also updated my shelf-stable food contents. A full house here could be well-fed for about three weeks currently, and stretch it out for six weeks if we really had to.   Gavin - beefed up my very small experimental indoor garden from 3 plants to 12, added some more search and rescue training to my knowledge base with an intro to Search Manager/Resource Manager/Crew Leader and Route Supply.   Eric - Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. . .  water needs, storage, and disinfection.   Alan - Needs - 2 liters per day just for drinking!  More if actually working/trying to survive:) Gavin- Not counting dishes, toilets, animals, hygiene , cooking, etc   Eric - Role in preparedness? Ian -Key, just not as exciting as going to the range!   Try going without:). Can be the first concern in certain cases (rural). Different in the city with a water tower .  It runs dry too. 5 months with no rain in BC…. Disinfection Bleach - 2 drops per liter (Bleach only lasts a year or so) Pool shock- hfx prepper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je43MloGJ-s Amazon pool shock - https://www.amazon.com/DryTec-1-1901-Hypochlorite-Chlorinating-Treatment/dp/B009S85LEA   Iodine - Sterile water, dual use as topical disinfectant   SODIS - Solar Distillation http://www.sodis.ch/index_EN , SODIS book here.  http://www.sodis.ch/methode/anwendung/ausbildungsmaterial/dokumente_material/sodismanual_2016_lr.pdf   Berkey Home made pail filter Sawyer - Walmart in US, Amazon.ca Lifestraw - obsolete Coffee filters / strainers /colanders AquaTabs - water purification tablets, package comes with 50 tablets, each tablet is good for 1L of water Storage   Water bob/bathtub (100Gallons / 378 L) Does Not need a bathtub can support itself, however a bathtub makes things easier. Barrels 2 liters Office cooler jugs Renewable supply-Rain Hot Water Tank - Often forgotten however holds a significant amount of water. Be aware however of the drain (is it operational?) If you don’t maintain the tank it could be filled with horrible sludge. Depending on the type of anode you have the water could be contaminated with Aluminum. Usage rates - Toilets up to 5 gal/flush Low flow highly recommended Animal needs? Ian - PODCAST CHALLENGE Buy a 1 gallon jug of unscented bleach, or I package of pool shock. Figure out 1 way to filter water with your supplies on-hand.   Shout Outs Ian - Patricia Robitaille and Robert Miron.  Authors of the CBC article. Non-preppers who improvised and overcame, without sitting around waiting for others to help them. Despite the haters! Eric - Terry Blackmore, author of Antigenic Shift, and fan of the podcast. . . if you haven’t already grab a copy of his book from Amazon! I have a signed copy I plan on keeping and selling for millions one day. https://www.amazon.ca/Antigenic-Shift-Book-1-Pandemic-ebook/dp/B07D4Z3PBK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547080087&sr=8-1&keywords=antigenic+shift   Episode Closing Eric - Listener Email. . . If you want to send in a question, email, or suggest a topic send an email to feedback@prepperpodcast.ca. One listener email since last episode. . .Hey guys,   Just caught up with your recent first aid episode and I just wanted to let you know my experience with the Red Cross. I took my certification in April 2018 and they did do hands on training with commercial tourniquets. They used actual CATs but only applied them to paint rollers, so they were smaller than you would normally deal with and had no clue as to how tight you actually need them to go. Thankfully, they taught them correctly and told you not to loosen them or remove them but the subject was over quickly.   Keep up with the great work on the podcast!   All the best, Better Andrew He also mentioned a few things we could implement during the show and we’ll add those to future episodes, thanks for the suggestions!   Ian - Itunes reviews? Eric - No new written iTunes reviews, still last comment from Sasquatch Research Scientist. However we do have a PodBean review from the last episode… TheTorqueMaster - Another excellent Podcast with a wealth of good information on first aid training, knowledge and gear. Keep up the great works guys.   Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 9 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end. . . Gavin and Alan thank you for coming out and being a part of this episode! I hope you’ll come back for future episodes and share your knowledge with our listeners! Where can people find the show? Gavin- You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.   Alan - You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.  Our Youtube live shows are now available, please subscribe to “The Island Retreat “ YouTube channel, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. Ian - If you want to contact me ( Ian) directly, you can reach me at theislandretreat@gmail.com, You can also occasionally find me giving my .02 worth on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube. Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival) Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we will talk about HAM Radio and Prepper Communication  Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
January 3, 2019
Ep 8 - First Aid Eric –Welcome to episode #8 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast…First Aid!  My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show. I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Ian – My name is Ian, co-host of the show.  I live on Vancouver Island, on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, target shooter, reloader, and my farm’s designated handyman. I have had a lifelong interest in preparedness, and I am gladly learning new skills on a regular basis.  My professional background has allowed me to see pretty much every province and territory in Canada. It also has taught me to prepare for various unexpected situations daily. Andrew Intro - My name is Andrew and I can usually be found hosting Canadian Patriot Podcast live on Youtube monday nights at 9pm eastern. In addition to recording the number one podcast in Canada, I run a firearms training and accessories tax shelter, Ragnarok Tactical. We deliver training for competition shooters, first aid training, and sell everything from boots to barrels, to tourniquets and and tacos.In real life I work a 9-5 job leading a team in information technology and raising a young family. Eric – We have some great content for you in this episode, We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode, ,  and then were going to get into the main topic for this episode, First Aid and its role in preparedness. WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY for preps   Andrew - I just had some forced leave from work so we installed new networking equipment at home including a battery backup, and prepped a few thousand 223 cases for reloading. We also cleaned and reorganized our cold room and removed all the “expired” food and made sure that all the shelf stable items were organised so the items that would reach end of life soonest are at the front. We also rotated and verified the water storage, we have 1 week on hand and are working towards 2 weeks .   Ian -  Holiday season slows down most preps.  Solstice dinner got cancelled, but still had to run our gift day and feeding with no power.  Got to do a dry run on a ‘grid down’ scenario due to the power outage we will talk about below.  Cut up a few trees with the help of a neighbour that fell. Topped up feeders and waterers. Bucked up the trees also downed by the arborist from last episode.  No shortage of firewood this year! Tested the efficacy of my backup water system. Shortcomings noted in power cable line for genny, and using the UPS for cell phones.  Fridges were fine. My mother mentioned I should get a genny… Clearly not watching the podcast….   Eric -  I filled a pile of orders for Rapid Survival, the Christmas rush is officially here. . . So that cleared out a bunch of room for some new toys. Did some research on new gear and will be bringing in some new radios for the new year. Of course one or two of those will need to make their way into my packs.   News - Ian - https://www.narcity.com/ca/bc/vancouver/news/150000-people-in-bc-are-affected-by-power-outages-right-now-due-to-high-winds-up-to-100kmhour Ironically podcast delayed due to power outage.  Solstice dinner got cancelled due to about 200+ trees in my neighbourhood going down.  Friends still without power. Major grid damage on the island. Eric - https://www.richmond-news.com/news/richmond-school-district-to-put-350-000-towards-emergency-preparedness-1.23535369 Dec 13, 2018 Richmond School District to put $350,000 towards emergency preparedness. By the end of February, supplies are expected to be distributed to all Richmond schools and will ensure they are prepared for multiple days following an emergency. Supplies will include water, food, rain ponchos, solar blankets, first aid and staging area supplies. “Since September 2018, meetings have been held with school district administrators, health and safety committees, parent advisory committees, stakeholders, the City of Richmond Emergency Preparedness Team and the R.C.M.P,” said a statement from the Richmond School District. Main topic- Basic and advanced First Aid (Subject matter expert imported for this one) Intro to Andrew - Andrew’s background / bio / qualifications   So I was in the Canadian Forces for about 5 minutes, I didn’t do anything cool and I never deployed. I did however take the Army’s idea of a first aid course. I also keep my Red Cross Standard First Aid up to date with a renewal every 2 years, I’ll be recertifying in January or February. I have to have that to run ranges on military bases which I do regularly for the Ontario Rifle Association, plus it probably helps to have for my day job. Advanced first aid courses I’ve taken Spent Brass Training Solutions LLC Tactical First Responder Trauma Course – 2018 American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control Basic v 1.0 – 2018 Questions we plan to ask:) -What is the minimum qualification level a prepper should aspire to reach?   WCB level 1? EMT Training?, is CPR C enough etc? A - As much as possible. College Paramedic courses are probably overkill and requires 2 years of study. Standard First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, Stop the Bleed/Bleeding Control Basic are probably going to cover 90% of what you can expect to deal with day to day. But more is always better. -What is the Minimum equipment list, other than the standard ouch pouch?  Ie: stacks of gauze , truck kits, Chest seal, Medical stapler, israeli bandage, (sprinkle on Hemo agents)  Explain the utility and likelihood of need for each. Maybe Epi-Pens? A - Please don’t use sprinkle on Hemostatic agents, the technology is out of date and less effective.As with most things it depends. 3 Factors Cost Size Scope of Practice 1 Cost How much can you afford to buy? How many kits do you need? Are they different? I keep 3 different IFAKs. CarEnough for 1 to 2 people with major trauma likely to be encountered in a Motor Vehicle Collision Work/Range BagEnough for 1 person with major trauma Range beltSmall on my belt enough for one person with a small trauma, like 1 bullet hole We’re also working on building home and vehicle trauma kits with more stuff to deal with greater number of casualties following the use of an IFAK, basically additional trauma supplies plus supporting tools for longer periods of care. IFAK - Individual First Aid Kit - Contents Airway (training)Nasopharyngeal Airway, 28 French + lube BandageEmergency Bandage aka Israeli bandage 4” or 6” CuttingShears - airport friendly HemostaticQuikClot Combat Gauze Celox Gauze Occlusive DressingsFoxseal PPEGloves TourniquetCAT 2 Size How big is the kit? Can you carry it with you? Does it stay at home or in a vehicle? The largest kit in the world is not helpful if its 100 yards away and you’re bleeding out. 3 Scope of Practice What are you trained, comfortable, and “allowed” to perform? What about keeping things that you can’t use but a Doctor, Nurse, or EMT could? What if you’re SOL and have to do it to save a life? For example I will not do rescue breaths on non-family members. I’ll do compressions or what ever but I don’t know where they have been. The time to figure this out is now, not when you come on to a scene.   Ian -  (Fentanyl second hand poisoning)   -Cheap place to buy bulk consumables such as gauze?  Brands to avoid?   Ian - (Ono Safety supply)   -Combat first Aid courses, any in Canada?  Describe what is taught…. A - Ragnarok Tactical partnership with Spent Brass Training Solutions LLC Tactical First Responder Trauma Course Last year it was two days of scenario based and hands on training. This year we’re likely to get Val back up to do two 1 day courses early in the year. Dates and cost TBD. Topics of Instruction Combat Mindset Physiological Response to Combat Preventing and Treating Common and Non-Combat Related Injuries Litter, Drags and Carries Basic Anatomy and Location of Major Arteries Identifying and Treating the Different Types of Bleeding Identifying and Immobilizing Broken Limbs SCAB and Treating Compromised Airway Treating Gun Shot and Knife Wounds Improvised Treatment Methods Constructing your Personal IFAK   Dispel some myths.   Tampon and Maxi-pad use:) FIsh Antibiotics as a field expedient amoxycillin? Ian - Some recommended books. Where there is no Doctor  - David Werner Where there is no dentist -  Murray Dickson Medicinal herbs - Rosemary Gladstar John “Lofty” Wiseman - SAS and URBAN survival manual First AId Manual Ian - PODCAST CHALLENGE   INVENTORY OF FOOD, EXPIRY DATES.  You will need the space! Good idea of what you have. Chance to clean house and organize. Rotating food to use oldest first.  Give almost expired stuff you will never likely use to food bank. …...Food good past expiry, Only buy what you will use.  Ie spam? Shout Outs. Ian -  The travelling prepper.  Always keeps me on my toes with good challenges and questions Eric - Dean from Canadian Prepper Network, we’re working on getting him on to discuss HAM radio. Episode Closing Eric - Listener Email Review, and answering of questions sent in.  If you want to send in a question, email, or suggest a topic. Email from Alan -   Good afternoon Eric and Ian,   Just wanted to say thanks for putting this out!   I'm also a Southern Ontario Native (west of London). Haven't had my HAM licence for a few years but interested in  getting it back.   I've been prepping at various stages and phases for nearly 25 years now. It started in scouts when I got lost in the woods on a hike and had to spend the night.   In my 'spare time' I hunt, fish, teach first aid, and build towards self-reliance.   I truly appreciate the Canadian perspective of prepping. I listen to a few American podcasts as well. The differences are STAGGERING.   One of the first times I ever put my plans into place was during the 2003 blackout. I was a 2nd tier responder affiliated with local fire and EMS teams (volunteer) and spent almost 48 hours helping prevent life-threatening emergencies.   EDC, first aid, and SIP preps  are my primary areas of focus.   Keep up the great work. I appreciate the effort you guys put in. I'm looking at rapidsurvival.com right now and planning my first purchase!   Thanks guys,   Alan Ian - Itunes review?   Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 8 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end. . . Ian where can people find the show online? Ian- You can find the podcast on Itunes and Podbean, and spotify.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.   You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.  Our Youtube live shows are now available, please subscribe to “The Island Retreat “ and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. Eric –Ian how can people reach you? Ian -  theislandretreat@gmail.com,   Andrew - Contact info? https://ragnaroktactical.ca/ and http://canadianpatriotpodcast.com/ Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or just can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we will talk about Water needs, storage, and disinfection..   Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
December 19, 2018
Ep 7 CDN vs American Prepping Eric –Welcome to episode #7 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast…CDN vs American Prepping….My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Ian – My name is Ian, co-host of the show.  I live on Vancouver Island, on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, target shooter, reloader, and my farm’s designated handyman. I have had a lifelong interest in preparedness, and I am gladly learning new skills on a regular basis.  My professional background has allowed me to see every province and territory in Canada, and has taught me to prepare for various unexpected situations daily.  I should also add this podcast has taught me I talk fast, and that I need to enunciate…... Eric – We have some great content for you in this episode, We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to preparedness and the outdoors. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode, ,  and then were going to get into the main topic for this episode, Differences in prepping between the US and Canada. NEWS:   This may take a while.   Riots in France, and Europe (Not really about a gas tax, is it?) -grey man’s worst case scenario -Caught in a crowd, separated from loved ones worst case trampled (Stanley cup riots) - use of incapacitating gas or microwave/ sonic crowd dispersers -Avoid a criminal charge (maybe No PAL)  Definitely No NICS -will affect your job or social standing -provides a cover for other crimes to occur   IMF heads says we are heading for a depression, and are not prepared for it. https://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/national-today-newsletter-imf-warns-kevin-hart-grow-light-1.4939070 Inflation hits over 1 million % in Venezuela https://www.rt.com/business/446144-venezuela-hyperinflation-over-million-parliament/ (But you can always buy a “Petro” cryptocurrency LOL) Gas is paid for by items, not cash….. WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY Ian - IP/plastics for some gamma lids and buckets, to compliment the rice we bought and the  Mylar bags I ordered. Had an rare meetup with a local prepper.  Turns out we have known each other for over 20 years.   Arranged with a local arborist to remove a couple high risk trees.  Removes potential fire hazard/ builds fire break, increases wood stockpile, and reduces the chance I will damage my house when knocking it down :). Peace of mind, cost savings for heat.  Wood shavings & food for the alpacas. Target shooting….Got cancelled due to a minor SHTF moment, had to get a new passport. Importance of community, etc Eric -  Got out the range last night for the first time in ages. . . put 100 rounds of 9mm down range and mostly on target! Completed the podcast challenge, have enough fuel stored now Main topic- Differences between countries in prepping.  (Thx to Brad) -right vs privileges to bear arms -property rights, emergency management act, and your supplies. -likelihood of running into a CCW, whether good or bad guy.  More people with truck guns. -education level.  Ignorance of world events versus local Material costs for prepping ?  Ammunition, food, etc. amazon.com vs .ca Even availability of books! Trespass laws - Castle law versus “citizens self defense and protection of property act” Less of a social stigma in the US towards prepping Variety of climates in both.  To generalize the lower 48 has water and heat issues.  We have cold and growing season issues. Solar efficiency better in the US,  basic angles. Seasonal changes minimized Food storage climate friendlier in Canada.   --Politeness level?  Stuck by a roadside, etc?  Police average interaction level of tension…. -Open spaces.  Population density is lower, so once out of major cities the chance for solitude is higher, but in a harsher environment.  (Muskeg, tree line, -(Vic prepper) Differences between states in firearms laws, water collection bylaws, etc.  Here it is more uniform across the board. -bail in legislation in Canada   -MJ usage, Federal crime in the US, not so much in canada…. Response to “Travelling prepper”  email question - Travel friendly EDC.  Outside of clothes and toiletries Here’s exactly what I dumped out of my carry on bag. Bag- Rush 24.  I was wrong. Get a swiss gear from costco instead.  Cheaper, and warranty just as good. Lifetime warranties are my weakness... Baseball cap, Visor mounted flashlight, spare CR2032 batteries Dollar store expandable mini towels. Fox whistle - free from preparedness stand at local fair Bike trail Map - city of Vancouver (free) Earplugs - Free Facebook - branded lit up screwdriver pen. (Free) Sewing kit, bar of soap from hotel (free) 2 bic lighters tied off. Quality sunglasses   First Aid kit (Ouch pouch, Immodium, ear and eye drops, moleskin, nail file, tylenol, BZK wipes, rubber gloves, triangle bandage, cough medicine, pressure dressing, large gauze, medicla tape, blister band aids, AQUA TABS, feminine napkin) Lucky duct mini tape roll Compass cards X 2 Tenacious tape repair tape Flashlight and 3 batteries 550 cord, bracelet, justificcation book Zip ties Real watch, battery powered Currency - lots Touch knife - ceramic MORA brand spork X 2, plastic knives Bottle and can opener Snacks, nuts, kind bars, epic bars,suzie’s good fats, Kirkland protein bars Blunt weapon….. If not going to the US - Knife less than 2.36” or 6 cm   Thanks to him, I need to add  - mylar blanket N95 Fold flat masks - Aura 1870+ ****SHTF happens, don’t forget to raid the hotel room.  Facecloths, balnkets, coffee filters, etc Ian - PODCAST CHALLENGE   TWO DAYS/TWO HOURS till SHTF,  what would you go out and buy? Ie critically short food supply fixes, gear (tactical or practical) .  Ie , beans, band-aids, bullets. Extra point if you start recording the cheapest price available for each item, and wait for sales. Feedback Good evening Eric and Ian, Andrew from Canadian Patriot Podcast here.  I travel a fair bit for work especially in 2018. I still tend to have most of my EDC with me when I'm on the road. Day to day I work in Information Technology and its not uncommon for me to have to travel with tools, when I do I get to check a bag with screwdrivers, and other things I can't carry on. That will include a less expensive pocket knife, usually a small Gerber. The rest of the time I'm knifeless. My regular travel is US and Canada with the majority now being Canada only. I have a bag that I always have for work and that includes the majority of my EDC gear. The bag and contents stay the same from day to day and don't change much when I'm traveling. The "prepper" specific stuff follows. This is stuff I know that my co-workers generally do not carry. I also carry several hundred dollars in cash, more when I travel then when I'm at home. 5.11 Rush 12 Backpack HSGI Multi-Mission Medical Taco CAT Tourniquet QuikClot Combat Gauze 6" Israeli Bandage Nasopharyngeal Airway & lube FoxSeal Decompression Needle Shears Sharpie Nitrile Gloves Fenix LD22 Flash light spare AA Batteries Soluser 25000mAh Portale Solar Power Bank Belkin 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports 1L Nalgene - empty before crossing security at airports 2000 calories of food. trail mix, beef jerky, licorice. Snack sizes or small bags. Toiletries kit Paper Notebook & assorted pens I'm usually somewhere for a week or more. So I'll buy food to eat and re-stock what I keep in my bag. I'll also pick up a few bottles of water to keep in the hotel room, and keep my water bottle full to keep with me. If its just a day trip I don't bother with extra food or water. I also keep printed copies of all my paperwork in my notebook; hotel, car, airline. Its worth mentioning that I do a virtual recce of any city I have not been in before using google maps and street view. By the time I travel I already have planned a primary and alternate route from the airport to the hotel, the hotel to work locations. Found nearby restaurants, grocery stores, and hospitals. I print google maps with the routes and points of interest. This is all backup to my phone. Regarding hotel rooms I request second and third floor rooms away from the elevators. This is high enough to discourage casual break and enters from outside access and low enough to easily escape in the event of a fire or other emergency. I also walk the ground floor of the hotel prior to check-in to assess any unusual activity; open doors, loiterers, etc. After check-in I make sure the room is all set and then walk to the parking lot using two different routes whether I need that many trips to the car or not. The point is to become familiar with the route and identify any obstacles or anything unusual. Probably sounds extreme to the casual outsider, but nothing I travel with has caused problems with airport security, TSA, or CBSA. Trip planning usually saves me time as I already know where to eat so I don't spend time trying to find a place when I'm on-site. The extra work in the hotel only takes a few minutes longer. Andrew   Shout Outs. VicPrepper11.  Had the pleasure of a FTF, gave him a tour. The travelling prepper.  Always keeps me on my toes with good challenges and questions Episode Closing Eric/Ian - Listener Email Review, and answering of questions sent in.  If you want to send in a question, email, or suggest a topic. Itunes review?  (Eric) Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 7 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end. . . Ian where can people find the show online? Ian- You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, and spotify.  Please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps people find the podcast. You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca.  Our Youtube live shows that help us create the podcast are now available, please subscribe to “The Island Retreat “ and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live. Eric –Ian how can people reach you? Ian -  theislandretreat@gmail.com, and as mentioned on youtube at ‘The Island Retreat’ Channel Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or just can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we will talk about basic and advanced first aid training as well as recommended supplies with a special guest .   Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
December 10, 2018
Ep 6 - Getting the Family involved.   Eric –Welcome to episode #6 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast…First Youtube LIVE! Getting the family involved. . . My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer.   Ian – My name is Ian, co-host of the show.  I live on Vancouver Island, on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, target shooter, reloader, and my farm’s designated handyman. I have had a lifelong interest in preparedness, and am gladly learning new skills on a regular basis.  My professional background has allowed me to see pretty much every province and territory in Canada. It also has taught me to prepare for abnormal situations daily.   Eric – We have some great content for you in this episode, We’re going to start off with some recent news articles relating to preparedness. Next Ian and myself will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode, (listener feedback?), and then were going to get into the main topic for this episode, Getting family and friends involved in preparedness. NEWS - GM plant Closing in Oshawa - Covered on the other CPP politically, but the actual SHTF moment for many cannot be understated.  A slow motion cash bomb just went off there.Spin off economy s huge.(Keep 3 months salary squirreled away) First mover advantage can be key here, unless they save the plant last minute.   Inevitable Fire sale on houses, Cars, toys.   Not to be a vulture, but there is a prepper opportunity to gear up as the closure approaches.  Hard fact, but still a fact.   Power outage affects hundreds of thousands in Saskatchewan -   https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/power-out-in-areas-across-regina-and-other-areas-of-saskatchewan   Pandemonium?  Seriously?… Dow tumbles over 1300 points in 2 days.     https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/us-markets-focus-on-wall-street-rout-as-it-batters-global-markets.html   Economic downturns happen regularly.  Relates to retirement, current wealth, and job losses leading to societal degradation.   WHAT WE’VE DONE LATELY   Ian - Not much time off lately.  WIll have two weeks to do some work momentarily.  Then xmas rush. Prepped some brass. Refinished a bare steel gun to keep the rust away.  Inventory update underway, and stocked up on some more food we had depleted. Costco is our friend.  American Costco is even better.   Eric - Absolutely nothing prepping wise. . . sometimes it happens   Main topic- Getting the wife and kids prepared (Thx to Brad)   Ian - Hard to judge, depending on how receptive your target audience is to change or rational discourse.  Always keep the emotion to a minimum. Use facts and real-world issues always, not ‘the walking dead’. (Frustrates me on the lack of a BOB every episode) DO NOT WATCH DOOMSDAY PREPPERS.  A good starter book to have around - The modern Survival guide - Surviving the economic collapse.  By Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre. https://www.amazon.ca/Modern-Survival-Manual-Surviving-Economic/dp/9870563457?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duc12-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=9870563457 Always work around the 3 tenets   Cost Savings - Peace of mind - Less Reliance -   Eric - If unable to have a heart to heart immediately, Slow introduction may be necessary.   -Relate current news events (ie Forest fires) to what you would do in the same situation -Emphasize the slow gov’t reaction to provide aid. (Fort McMurray Fire or Calgary flood) -Gently mock the lineups at the gas station. (Hurricane Sandy New jersey) Ian - First Aid course. - Gentle intro into the world where all is not clean or safe.  You have to fix things, not someone else.   Sell it as:   Means of getting a raise at work. (WCB level 1, etc) Less need to run to emergency room (less reliance) First responder capability if you see someone in the ditch.  (Community service, peace of mind, less reliance) Kids get it as babysitting jobs mandate it. (initial Revenue generation) -Also helps pad their resume seeking first real job.   Open topics     Canadian Government website - https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/mk-pln-en.aspx Step by step online plan maker, total of 8 steps. . . Safe exits from home and neighbourhood Meeting places to reunite with family or roommates Designated person to pick up children should you be unavailable Contact persons close-by and out-of-town Health and insurance information Places for your pet to stay Risks in your region Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical panel, gas valve and floor drain Guns - (Thx hollywood) Always foremost on freshly-minted preparedness minds, but is no more or less important than any other.  Just a lot more fun than stocking cans or sealing mylar bags.   Social stigma to work around   Try Target shooting, removes taboo of guns around the house.  Use interactive targets like clays, balloons, and steel. Tannerite :)  Start with a .22 Always! Always emphasize safety Do not start with a pistol, as the positive feedback in target success is harder to achieve.   This leads to hunting, (cost savings in meat), healthier food choices, emphasis on need for nutrition.  Renewable food source. Start with grouse, rabbit, etc. Don’t start with deer. Preferably grouse - ‘gateway’ animal and ludicrously easy to clean.  Similar enough to chicken to remove the stigma attached.   Varmint removal if you have problem animals. Leads to  Live trap idea and utilization   https://www.libertybugle.com/reunited-madison-the-anatolian-shepherd-mix-guarded-burned-out-paradise-property-for-weeks-video/ Self -Defense course for wife and kids.  Krav Maga, Systema, Jiu-jitsu, Karate, Kali.  Kendo if swordplay is your thing. Even Karate will help   Wait for a news article on a violent assault , emphasize need for self defense versus waiting for police response.  Or, to Protect what you have in the worst case scenario. If you don’t need a gun when times are ‘WROL’ bad, then you are just collecting things for the meanest person on the block when they get desperate enough. Just know that in ‘ROL’ any use of a firearm in Canada guarantees a large legal bill, even if in the right.   Groceries as ‘food insurance’.   Works for car, house, etc. Why not food?   If that doesn’t make sense then you don’t need a fire extinguisher either when times are good.  You have the fire department after all…..   Start with buying in bulk to save money.     Buy things on sale only. (Cost savings)  Looking at you, CDN Tire.   Bulk barn bigger discounts by the bag versus bin. (Environmentaly friendly less packaging) Costco Toilet paper.  Way cheaper per roll, up front cost.   Ghosting purchases - Minimal apparent cost increase, eventually increases Peace of mind to avoid the SHTF rush.  Plenty of black friday videos to draw from LISTENER FEEDBACKHi, I travel frequently for work and in hotels all the time around the world. I have preparedness bags for most all facets of my home life, however no bag or supplies for when I’m on the road. I’d love to develop a bag that is:   -small and light weight -airplane friendly -TSA & international security friendly -tailored to life on the road in hotels   All ideas would be great.   Thanks   The Travelling Prepper   PODCAST CHALLENGE ?   Rapid Survival Sponsored. . . name will be entered into a draw for an 18 in 1 credit card multi tool   Jerry Cans enough to fill your vehicle’s tanks, and sta-bil.  Rotation Plan. (
December 1, 2018
Intro Eric –Welcome to episode #5 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast… Post Deer Hunting. . . My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Ian – My name is Ian, co-host of the show.  I live on Vancouver Island, on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, hunter, reloader, my farm’s designated handyman. I have had a lifelong interest in preparedness, and am gladly learning new skills on a regular basis.  My professional background has allowed me to see pretty much every, province and territory in Canada. It also has taught me to prepare for various unexpected situations daily. Eric – We have some great content for you in this episode, We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to our hunting trip and the outdoors. Next Ian and myself will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode, ((((we have some listener feedback to cover off hopefully))))), and then were going to get into the main topic for this episode, Post Deer Hunting.   News Eric – Calgarians found themselves navigating a nasty drive home on Friday as a band of snow blanketed the region.   Swap go bag gear. . . https://globalnews.ca/news/4696025/calgary-record-breaking-snowfall/   Ian – California Wildfires.  I had the opportunity to literally pass right over Malibu this week. While it was night, didn’t see much.  WHat did impress me was the level of smoke in SFO Watching ews - Need for a proper Bugout / INCH bag becomes crystal clear at this point.  Residents had minimal time to leave, and had nothing to come home to. Halifax - Small earthquake in Mexico.  Series of them this week in the Province of Oaxaca, 200 km away.  Sitting underneath Popocatepetl, feeling a jiggle; prepper’s bad sleep scenario….   Eric – Episode’s topic. Post Deer Hunting Eric – Day 1 all setup, some communication glitches and a deer blasted past all 3 of us… Rest of the week lots of signs but no deer. I left on Thursday, Sat morning the guys got one. Clarify the carrying first aid stuff on person. Ian –  Absolutely skunked.  Not alone, as was everyone else. Sighted two off the ferry, good start!  Saw one doe in fast flight jumped in front of my truck near campground. Sweet!  Nothing after. Island much busier than expected, and we had to ensure everyone had their own patch to cover.  Saw zero grouse, or even songbirds. My partner had mechanical and logistical issues, and came late. Busy enough during the weekdays.  We called it before the weekend rush arrived. Take aways – Ian-  We have the tech for now, use it.  Free GPS aps, (Maps.me) or paid ones such as iHunter. Testing your gear is key.  I ran into people who had not sighted in their rifles prior to going. There is no such thing as overdressing for weather.  Most guys I ran into had proper gear and were functioning well.  Layering is the most adaptable style of dress for changing conditions. Even in good times, people vs animal population is not good.  Imagine when food is tight. Jacklighting, etc would work short term, then deplete populations even faster. Sleep is key to fast response and sighting ability.  Don’t ruin it by boozing too much after dark. Afternoon naps helped a lot with alertness during dusk time. Different catch methods ensure SOME success.  My hunting partner ensured we didn’t get ‘completely’ skunked during the trip by catching and releasing a small lake trout.  Good for morale and a real time test for his gear & loadout! My own failings: I used riflescope to glass some areas.  Bino would have been better. Packing light versus utility of tools.   Should have briefed partner on use of walkie talkies during bush push. Running late, Had them, didn't use them. Safety as well as efficiency issue. Pounds equals pain.  Can’t stress the importance of lightweight gear. Physical fitness.  Feel better after my daily hikes. How we’ve prepped this week Ian – Unpacked from hunting, and topped off some feeders/waterers.  I bought some feed to keep the stockpile up, had to head off to work.  Been at work since. Ordered online some used night vision Black friday sales Eric- PODCAST CHALLENGE Eric – LA Fires inspired us for this one Ian – Rather than online shopping and pimping out your SHTF rifle…. More realistic use of time beforehand would have been making copies of critical documents .  Passports, marriage / birth certificates, bank accounts, titles to property, serial numbers of valuable items, and pictures for insurance purposes of stuff you would want replaced in case of a major fire. Eric - Avg Jump drives hold 64 GB of memory.  You could hold all your favorite pics and documents fairly easily on one. Ian – So your challenge is, to make an I’m never coming home (INCH) USB thumb drive .  Good to use in a hotel business center, friend’s laptop, even staples if need be. Ludicrously light, and preserves wealth and validates any claim you have on property. Expedites insurance claims in good times. Eric - Let us know anything we should, or you did, add to it, as far as proof ownership, maps, owner’s manuals, etc. Episode Closing Eric/Ian - Listener Email Review, and answering of questions sent in.  If you want to send in a question, email Itunes review?  (Eric) Shout outs – The actor James Woods!  When the California fire hit, He stayed up for 36 hours straight, coordinating Fire response efforts from NYC.  He used his million+ twitter followers to help pass messages and reunite people separated from each other. Not a fan of social media, but here is a solid use demonstrating its utility!  A solid demonstration of having a non-local communication relay that was not bogged down by overwhelmed cell and land lines! https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2018/11/10/james-woods-uses-social-media-to-help-find-missing-people-in-california-wildfire/   Ian – Dana, a hunter I met on the ferry to the island, and subsequently ran into repeatedly.  Solid guy, as most hunting folks are. -agreed on territory we would each cover.  Or had covered -shared sightings or lack thereof, -offered assistance, etc. Short term MAG.   Eric - Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 5 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end. . . Ian where can people find the show online? Ian- You can find the podcast on Itunes and Podbean, please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca. Eric –Ian how can people reach you? Ian -  theislandretreat@gmail.com Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or just can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we will talk about getting the wife and kids involved in preparedness.? Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning! Ep 6 Spitballs   Getting the wife and kids prepared   -Relate current news events to what you would do in the same situation -Emphasize the slow gov’t reaction to provide aid. -Gently mock the lineups at the gas station. First Aid course. - Gentle intro into the world where all is not clean or safe.  You have to fix things, not someone else. Sell it as:   Means of gettign a raise at work. (WCB level 1, etc) Less need to run to emergency room First responder capability if you see someone in the ditch. Kids get it and get babysitting jobs more easily. Also helps for their resume seeking first real job. -Target shooting, removes taboo around the house.  Use intereactive targets like clays, balloons, and steel.  Tannerite :) Start with a .22 Always!   Thus leads to hunting, cost savings, healthier food choices, emphasis on need for nutrition.  Renewable food source. Start with grouse, rabbbit, etc. Don’t start with deer.   Varmint removal if you have problem animals. Leads to  Live trap intro.   leads to self defense.  Protect what you have in the worst case scenario.  If you don’t need a gun when times are bad, then you don’t need a fire extinguisher either.  Just know that in ‘ROL’ any use of a firearm in Canada guarantees a large legal bill, even if in the right.   Groceries as ‘food insurance’.   Works for car, house, etc. Why not food? Start with buying in bulk to save money.     Peace of mind to avoid the rush.  Plenty of black friday videos to draw from Buy things on sale only.   Bulk barn bigger discounts by the bag versus bin   Ghosting.
November 6, 2018
Intro   Eric –Welcome to episode #4 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast… Pre Deer Hunting. . . My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such has ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer. Ian – My name is Ian, co-host of the show.  I live on Vancouver Island, on a small hobby farm.   I am an outdoor enthusiast, hunter, reloader, my farm’s designated handyman. I have had a lifelong interest in preparedness, and am gladly learning new skills on a regular basis.  My professional background has allowed me to see pretty much every, province and territory in Canada. It also has taught me to prepare for various unexpected situations daily. Eric – We have some great content for you in this episode, We’re going to start off with some news articles relating to hunting and the outdoors. Next Ian and myself will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode, we have some listener feed back to cover off (hopefully), and then were going to get into the main topic for this episode, Pre Deer Hunting.   News Eric – Since this episode is going to be focused on hunting I thought an article about hunting would make sense to talk about. Oct 27 2018 - MNRF laid 132 charges in 10-day period at start of moose and deer season. During a 10-day period from Oct. 13 to Oct. 22, conservation officers checked 4,768 hunters from Ontario and the United States and laid 132 charges and issued 329 warnings. The fact that there are more warnings vs charges is good to see, education always makes a big impact vs charging. Some of the charges and warnings that were issued included failing to wear a proper helmet on an ATV, having open liquor in a vehicle, having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, not wearing proper hunting orange, night hunting, shooting from the road, and trespassing for the purpose of hunting. Safety is key, alcohol and hunting just doesn’t mix. Not wearing orange (common sense), and trespassing. https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/mnrf-laid-132-charges-in-10-day-period-at-start-of-moose-and-deer-season-1100849 Ian commentary– province differences.  No orange required here. Lower population density.  Interesting in the lack of caliber restrictions here too. Boozing it up leads to accidents, maybe requiring first aid / IFAKs.  Do you sell those? Plan to handle first aid issues?  What first aid do you bring?   Ian -. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/man-shoots-grizzly-video-bella-coola-bc-1.4875956 Man shoots grizzly mom in front of house. Eric – Safety around wild life? Bears in camp, around when hunting. . . Talking points: -Who has the right of the space?  He erred leaving her in his yard for a while. -Protection of family versus public outcry.  Totally different when times are bad. -Charged outside with no real plan. -Backup plan for when she charged was a complete fail. Ian - The inevitable bear defense debate!   CGN is full of threads on this. .308 / Buckshot/45-70/50 BMG😊 How we’ve prepped this week Ian-Finished splitting and stacking wood during a break in the weather. Put on some siding on a wall of one of the coops. Reloaded some .308 (Hunting rounds) Hornady SSTs for .75 versus 2.00 per round.  Won’t flinch when shooting based on costs per round! Made some 9mm in celebration of my Ruger PC Carbine😊  One of the first 30 from Bullseye in London. Something for the wife and kids to enjoy.  Lots of value for money. Eric – If you have Any questions, please ask! Processed the last 14 of my meat birds.. .  Sold 4 before we even got them home. Canned some stock, froze some meat, and gained a sense of accomplishment & pride at knowing what went into them.  Organic food, table scraps, and better conditions than your avg bird. My wife spent the better part of a day parting them out into compact pieces, while I vacuum bagged them. Neat trick to make better use of the freezer.  Lesson learned. Thighs in a hand grinder doesn’t work. Use a food processor to grind it up instead. Unusually high male to female ratio this year.  About 50 males total sent to ‘freezer camp’ this year.  Females kept for eggs to rotate in some newer stock. Most kept for consumption. But as long as they get commercially processed they can legally be sold.  (Change from the old days of a bird sold over the fence. ) Based on results from showing them at local fairs, and with those wins, we turned that into some ‘hatching egg’ sales.   More on Chickens at a later episode! Episode’s topic. Pre Deer Hunting Eric – So it’s November, and along with colder weather and snow comes deer hunting season. I’ve been hunting deer for the past 7-8 years in Northern Ontario. It’s a great time to spend with friends and family. I’ve successfully harvested two deer myself during this time and there is nothing better than knowing you’re able to put food on your table using skills learned. Ian -  Hunting history. . .  Up front, I’m more about filling the freezer than the ‘thrill of the hunt’ Hunting small game since I was a kid in AB.  Mostly grouse/small game. (Ditch chicken) Lucky enough to have tried my hand at caribou hunting.  Northern SK. Requires a sense of humour. But not much skill.  Favorite game is moose, but none on the island. -Ptarmigan grouse as well in both NWT and SK.  Offset food costs when I was basically broke. I do like the aspect of the modern day labels you can attach to hunting wild meat.  Helps when dealing with the squeamish. Organic, free range, antibiotic free, ethically harvested, sustainably managed, cage free, etc….. Last year in BC, I was successful in tagging a buck, day 1, 15 minutes in.  Did NOT prep and have another tag handy – lesson learned. Eric – We wanted to take some time and talk about our pre deer hunting setup and how we’re getting ready to go out and hopefully harvest a deer. .308 rifle cleaned and oiled, scope checked at the range as well Boots, jacket (orange of course), and pants checked for wear and tear. Found my boots need to be replaced. Camp has cameras setup, monitoring them for movement and patterns, seen a few nioce size bucks and a few does. Talking point, why .308 as a caliber choice? Ie long range dual purpose round, hard hitting for anything in north America, wide availability. Ian – -sighted in my .308.  Bringing a Baikal 20 gauge for grouse.  Baikal is reliable and cheap, don’t mind getting some rain on it! Arranged with a fellow prepper to do a two vehicle caravan.  My truck and his BOV. BC forestry campsite for base camp. My truck for scouting, wood supply, and his BOV for cooking and sleeping. -Bought extra tags this time, based on last year. -Bought larger cooler, and went later in year to help with meat cooling. This year I am heading to an island in the straight of Georgia.  I have timed my trip for the small window of open season on Does AND Bucks. This island has no natural predators, and few hunters.  So it makes for a time efficient trip. We are also allowed three tags.  But very small deer! More to the point of today’s topic - This is all well and good during good times.  Hard to do this when gas supplies are low, or civil unrest is happening! Eric - How so?     = Talking points Ian -Basically in society we trade gasoline for food.  Whether it be trolling for fish, driving a logging road, or even travelling off the island to go to my hunting grounds -Hard to do in a breakdown in social services -No gas, no big trips.  Leaves you on foot to hunt.  And compete for dwindling resources. -Myth of the bug out to the woods.  Hard to do even a normal camping trip.  Let alone a permanent move to the bush. - Also, inability to leave the house undefended from burglars / looters.  Especially if people know you have supplies. You can’t go out hunting unless you have a mutual assistance group to protect what’s yours. Eric - (Importance of MAGS / trained family members) -House security -Noise discipline.  Shooting is ringing the dinner bell for other people nearby.  Leads to imposed sharing or defending what’s yours. Perhaps a bow/crossbow? -How to do hunting in case of a shortage of gas? -Lastly, refrigeration and preservation issues.  What to do with a whole deer? Ian – I  recommend live traps. (5 raccoons in a week) Something legal to practice with now. -Snares -opportunistic shots versus walking.  Calorie outlay versus what you get in return. -Crab pots / shrimp pots/ Clam digging -freshwater mussels and crawfish. -Baiting / Gill nets / static fish lines (not necessarily legal in ROL, unless you’re status)  Not recommending you break the law. -Rabbit only starves you out.  (Looking at you, Uvic and VIU) Meat is too lean. What you can do today to reduce hunting costs.  Keep an eye out for sales on components for reloading.  Single stage press can save you cash, as well as when primers/projectiles/powder go on sale.  Reloading components disappeared more slowly during the Obama scare than complete ammo. -Hit up garage sales for live traps, crab/lobster/shrimp pots.  Reloading gear, cleaning kits (Seriously) - Allows for stockpiling on the cheap.  Most people I know only have a box or two around the house.  Each box of projectiles or primers is 100 shots. Keep your own hunting brass, even with no intention of reloading.  Will allow for barter or cheaper unit costs if you DO decide to get into it.   PODCAST CHALLENGE   Eric - Have you ever harvested an animal, how did you learn to do it?    Ian - If not, your challenge is watch a video on how to do it, even if it’s just a chicken.  Youtube is an amazing resource. Matthew from Slamfire radio’s ‘MMatt’ channel for grouse and a deer video. -Side note, you can eat for free around here if you’re willing to pick up and process a rooster. Episode Closing Eric/Ian - Listener Email Review, and answering of questions sent in.  If you want to send in a question, email email from Brad Hi Eric: I just came across your podcast and listened to the first 3 podcasts (Ian is a good co-host).  I really enjoy your style as it is intelligent and realistic. So much of what I have heard or read is Armageddon style jargon where I should be stockpiling 1000s of rounds of ammo and work out to become Rambo.  I have shotguns a few times and had intentions to get my PAL but after taking the gun safety course didn’t go through with it. My wife is quite uncomfortable with them and I can’t say I am not also. I live in Southern ON (45 minutes NE of Toronto).  We moved up here 10 years ago from mid-town Toronto after a lifetime of living in the city.  My wife is a horse rider so we bought a 10 acre hobby farm. It's 6 acres of trees and the rest for barn and paddocks.  I am 50 years old and have 3 boys - 15, 13, 11. Increasingly, I have become more interested in a self sufficient lifestyle - wood burning insert which we heat house with a secondary heat source to propane.  Have a well and septic. I am learning more and more techniques and skills to do thing on my own. For future podcasts, I'd be interested in learning about: Your views on necessity of firearms or self-defense in a preparedness situation. Obviously, it would depend on the permanency of the situation (will power be gone for months, years, etc) but your views on that for prepping Would a Canadian survival situation be different than an American one in the sense of people helping each other instead of shooting first.  Will gangs roam the neighbourhoods immediately, etc? How to get my wife and kids involved so they are more self sufficient - we have lots of fires in the fire pit outside, have a generator, etc. and I teach them how to start the fires, what to do in the case of a power outage, emergency, etc.   For the challenge that Ian suggested, I will submit Darlington Nuclear station.  It's just down in Pickering so your views on how prepared we need to be  (64 kms by car - straighter as the crow flies or should I say nuclear fall-out)?  What should we be doing, have in case of a nuclear melt-down, spill, etc. Thanks again and I hope you get the podcast going! Brad     Shout outs Ian - Canadian Patriot podcast for a shameless plug of the show.  Guest hosted on ep 157 Bullseye sports in London, ON.  Always a fast shipping company, and great communications. The Airdrie Minutemen (You know who you are) for some Car kit / get home bag inspiration.  Reminds me of how sorely lacking my setup is. (To do list)   Outro Eric -  I’m going to bring episode 4 of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end. . . Ian where can people find the show online? Ian- You can find the podcast on Itunes and Podbean, please help us out take a few minutes and submit a review! You can also find us at prepperpodcast.ca, Eric, how can people contact us and give us feedback? Eric – Listeners can email feedback@prepperpodcast.ca , Ian how can people reach you? Ian -  theislandretreat@gmail.com (I don’t do insta-snap-twitter-book) Eric how can people get ahold of you? Eric – They can checkout Rapid Survival www.rapidsurvival.com and get me there while buying some prepper gear, can also email me at feedback@prepperpodcast.ca Eric - Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, where we are planning to cover post deer hunting, what worked and what didn’t. Please review us on itunes, and keep that feedback coming! Eric - Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Ian) keep learning!
October 26, 2018
In this episode there is a new co-host! Ian joins the Canadian Prepper Podcast as a co-host. Eric and Ian discuss how they have improved their personal preparedness, and specifically Ian touches on rain water collection and a calculator that can assist with determining how much rain water you can collect from your homes roof. https://www.watercache.com/resources/rainwater-collection-calculator   Eric discusses a news article about a hurricane in the states that resulted in loss of life and options are discussed about how you can be prepared for extreme weather. Hurricane Michael death toll rises to 19.  https://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topstories/hurricane-michael-death-toll-rises-to-29-including-19-in-florida/ar-BBOumdb   Ian talks about a snow storm in Manitoba that produced more then expected amounts of snow and a discussion is started about getting ready for winter. Snowstorm in SE Manitoba.  Was supposed to be small, dumped 20+ cm on the highway. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topstories/snow-wont-go-winter-weather-system-stalls-over-southeastern-manitoba/ar-BBOeHGk A the stigma surrounding prepping is discussed and how it is slowly changing thanks to media and government starting to discuss 72 hour plans.
October 13, 2018
In this episode I explain some of the ways to study for, and ultimately write the amateur (HAM) radio exam to receive your amateur radio operators licence in Canada. I also explain some basic radios that can be used and where to find settings to gain access to local HAM repeaters.
October 8, 2018
In this first episode of the Canadian Prepper Podcast I do an introdction about the podcast and where I'd like to see it go. I aslo discuss basics about 72 hour kits.
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