S*U*R*V*I*V*A*L

You find yourself lost. Perhaps you were a passenger in a light aircraft that forced landed. The pilot was killed and you don’t know your exact location. What’s painfully evident is that you’re alone and cold. You are without the equipment that you’re use to and may be overwhelmed. What steps do you take and when?

You want to live and SURVIVE. The word itself is your plan of action:

S: Size up the situation.
Environment: Is it grassland, forest, jungle, or desert? Are potential sources of water apparent.
Your present condition: Take a moment to check yourself for injuries and provide first aid as necessary. At times like this when your adrenaline is high, you may not notice an injury that needs medical attention.
Things that you can use: Search the area and make a mental inventory.
Think things through. Don’t waste resources

U: Undo haste makes waste
Chances are if you don’t get organized, you may not survive. Keep busy and stay on task.

R: Remember where you are
If you have a map, find your location and relate it to the terrain around you. Attempt to identify areas that can provide potential shelter, sources of water, etc. If you don’t have a map, be aware of where you are in relationship to the physical indicators around you. I can see a river to the south, a mountain to the north, a group of rocks and broken trees to the east. When possible note these and draw a map. This will be the centre of your world.

V: Vanquish Fear and Panic
Focus on what you need to do in order to survive. Try not to let fear and panic overwhelm you. Calm yourself down and think clearly. This will make a positive difference to your situation.

I: Improvise
Open your mind. Think outside the box. Items can be successfully used for a purpose completely different than they were designed. Look to what you have on you, wreckage and the natural world for useable items.

V: Value living
Remember who you are, your family and loved ones. They’re waiting for you. Don’t give up. Take one step at a time. Most of the people that don’t survive, just stop trying to live. Know that it will be difficult but don’t give in to discomfort, pain or loneliness.

A: Act like the Natives
Observe the actions of birds and animals. Watch what they eat, where they drink.

L: Learn basic skills
Hopefully you have learned what needs to be done and how you do it before you find yourself in this situation. If not, you can still learn from the actions you take. Learn by doing and remember how it was accomplished.

You will need to address the needs of Shelter, Water and Food. Remember the rule of threes. In most circumstances, the most important of these is Shelter.

Home Medicine Summit – Daily Presentation Pick

TODAY’S PICK

  • How a trip to a convenience store changed Kari’s life
  • 6 ways to design your garden for efficiency
  • How to choose the plants best for you to grow
  • The single best tool to maximize your garden yields

Source: CPN Blog

Emergency Preparedness Week 2018

Emergency Preparedness Week

This year, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is May 6-12, 2018.
Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. EP Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
  • Know the risks
  • Make a plan
  • Get an emergency kit


Facts About Emergency Preparedness

  1. Roughly 5,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year.
  2. The worldwide cost of natural disasters has skyrocketed from $2 billion in the 1980s, to $27 billion over the past decade.
  3. Canada’s first billion dollar disaster, the Saguenay flood of 1996, triggered a surge of water, rocks, trees and mud that forced 12,000 residents to evacuate their homes.
  4. Some hailstones are the size of peas while others can be as big as baseballs.
  5. Approximately 85% of Canadians agree that having an emergency kit is important in ensuring their and their family’s safety, yet only 40% have prepared or bought an emergency kit. Complete yours online at www.GetPrepared.ca.
  6. In 2011, flooding in Manitoba and Saskatchewan featured the highest water levels and flows in modern history. Over 11,000 residents were displaced from their homes.
  7. Ice, branches or power lines can continue to break and fall for several hours after the end of an ice storm.
  8. The deadliest heat wave in Canadian history produced temperatures exceeding 44ºC in Manitoba and Ontario in 1936. Rail lines and bridge girders twisted, sidewalks buckled, crops wilted and fruit baked on trees.
  9. In 2007, the Prairies experienced 410 severe weather events including tornadoes, heavy rain, wind and hail, nearly double the yearly average of 221 events.
  10. The coldest temperature reached in North America was –63ºC, recorded in 1947 in Snag, Yukon.
  11. The largest landslide in Canada involved 185 million m3 of material and created a 40m deep scar that covered the size of 80 city blocks in 1894 at Saint-Alban, Quebec.
  12. Hurricanes are bigger and cause more widespread damage than tornadoes (a very large system can be up to 1,000 kilometres wide).
  13. One of the most destructive and disruptive storms in Canadian history was the 1998 ice storm in Eastern Canada causing hardship for 4 million people and costing $3 billion. Power outages lasted for up to 4 weeks.
  14. The June 23, 2010 earthquake in Val-des-Bois, Quebec produced the strongest shaking ever experienced in Ottawa and was felt as far away as Kentucky in the United States.
  15. Using non-voice communication technology like text messaging, email, or social media instead of telephones takes up less bandwidth and helps reduce network congestion after an emergency.
  16. At the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Caribbean and the northeast of the North American continent. When the hurricane made landfall in the United States it blended with a continental cold front forming a storm described as the “Monsterstorm” by the media.

Emergency Management in Canada: How Does It Work?

In a country that borders on three oceans and spans six time zones, creating an emergency response system that works for every region is a huge challenge. That’s why emergency management in Canada is a shared responsibility. That means everyone has an important role to play, including individuals, communities, governments, the private sector and volunteer organizations.
Basic emergency preparedness starts with each individual. If someone cannot cope, emergency first responders such as police, fire and ambulance services will provide help.
If the municipality needs additional assistance or resources, they can call on provincial/territorial emergency management organizations, who can seek assistance from the federal government if the emergency escalates beyond their capabilities. Depending on the situation, federal assistance could include policing, national defence and border security, and environmental and health protection.
Requests for assistance from provincial/territorial authorities are managed through Public Safety Canada, which maintains close operational links with the provinces and territories. It can take just a few minutes for the response to move from the local to the national level, ensuring that the right resources and expertise are identified and triggered.
Everyone responsible for Canada’s emergency management system shares the common goal of preventing or managing disasters. Public Safety Canada is responsible for coordinating emergency response efforts on behalf of the federal government. More information is available on the Public Safety web site at www.publicsafety.gc.ca (click on “Emergency Management”).

Using Technology During a Disaster

We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal get in touch and stay informed. So here are some tips on the use of technology in an emergency:
  • If possible, use non-voice channels like text messaging, email or social media. These use less bandwidth than voice communications and may work even when phone service doesn’t.
  • If you must use a phone, keep your conversation brief and convey only vital information to emergency personnel and/or family. This will also conserve your phone’s battery.
  • Unable to complete a call? Wait 10 seconds before redialing to help reduce network congestion. Note, cordless phones rely on electricity and will not work during a power outage. If you have a landline, keep at least one corded phone in your home.
  • Keep extra batteries or a charger for your mobile device in your emergency kit. Consider getting a solar-powered, crank, or vehicle phone charger. If you don’t have a cell phone, keep a prepaid phone card in your emergency kit.
  • Keep your contacts up to date on your phone, email and other channels. This will make it easier to reach important contacts, such as friends, family, neighbours, child’s school, or insurance agent.
  • If you have a smartphone, save your safe meeting location(s) on its mapping application.
  • Conserve your smartphone’s battery by reducing the screen’s brightness, placing your phone in airplane mode, and closing apps you are not using. You never know how long a power outage will last!
Remember, in an emergency or to save a life, call 9-1-1 for help. You cannot currently text 9-1-1. If you are not experiencing an emergency, do not call 9-1-1. If your area offers 3-1-1 service or another information system, call that number for non-emergencies.

Source: CPN Blog

Watch all 42+ talks… on your own schedule! [Home Medicine Summit 2018]

Great news …
…  Marjory Wildcraft is once again inviting the world to a world-class event, this time to watch her Home Medicine Summit for FREE!
She has lined up 42+ leading experts to show you how to live FREE of drugstores and be naturally healthy…
… By using food as medicine and learning to make your own 100% natural kitchen remedies.
Including BIG NAMES like Mike Adams, Ronnie Cummins, Sally Fallon, Sayer Ji, Nick Polizzi, Melinda Meyer, Joel Salatin, Eric Zielinski, Howard Garrett and so many more.
… 
To give presentations on topics that include:
  • The Big Organic Rip Off: why it’s not as healthy as you think!
  • Making your own probiotics–CHEAP + EASY!
  • 100% NATURAL remedies for stress, anxiety, and depression. (Safe alternatives to prescription medications.)
  • How to save $1000s in funeral costs.
  • Foods that are BETTER than anti-inflammatory drugs!
  • How to make your own miraculous CBD “hemp oil” … and use it as medicine, without getting high!
And that’s just to name a few!
It’s going to be a very exciting week, and again it kicks off on Monday, May 14th at 9 a.m. CT.

However, if you’re like me and you don’t have 40+ hours to dedicate to watch this event around the clock next week… (Sure wish I could!!!)
… You should know that Marjory has just opened the doors to a DEEPLY Discounted PRE-SALE EVENT!
Until Monday, May 14th at 9 p.m. CT:
You’re invited to claim LIFETIME ACCESS to watch this entire event on your own schedule at a significant discount (… with access to digital recordings – online or shipped to your door).
Plus … be entered in a MASSIVE PRIZE DRAW!
Win 1 of 14 prizes valued at $5,446.23
Personally, I’d love to win one of the three $1000 gift certificates that Marjory is giving away.
But there’s also:
  • A Vitamix 5200 Professional Blender
  • Omega Juicer (Dual-Stage, Slow Speed)
  • Excalibur Food Dehydrator (9 Trays)
  • A Simply Organics Spice Rack…
  • A Kombucha brewing package …
… And so much more!
Again, you’re not obligated to purchase.
You can watch the entire Home Medicine Summit for FREE by registering here today.
But if you’d like to take advantage of the PRE-SALE SAVINGS as well as be entered in the prize draw
… You must act before Monday, May 14th at 9 p.m. CST.
Register to watch for FREE:
Once you’re registered, you’ll be given the opportunity to:
  • Grab life-time access at the pre-sale savings, and
  • Be automatically entered in the prize draw.
Some people ask me, “what’s the catch.”
Look – there’s no catch.
Watch for free, or purchase lifetime access.
Marjory’s mission over at The Grow Network is to stop the destruction of the earth by teaching and inspiring people to grow their own food and medicine.
This event is made possible by the sales of the digital + shipped recordings.
But everyone is invited to watch for FREE.
So either way, I hope you can take advantage of this opportunity.
I sure plan to!   I’m excited for Monday…

Source: CPN Blog

Free Home Medicine Summit Online Presentations

Registration is open and FREE tickets are now availablefor Marjory Wildcraft’s:
Home Medicine Summit 2018
Marjory has gathered 42+ experts who promise to set you free of drugstores by showing you how to be NATURALLY healthy… for pennies on the dollar.
The speaker lineup includes big names like:
Mike Adams, Ronnie Cummins, Sally Fallon, Sayer Ji, Nick Polizzi, Melinda Meyer, Joel Salatin, Eric Zielinski, Howard Garrett, Justin Rhodes, Paul Wheaton…
… Just to name a few!
If this will be your first time attending an online summit, you should know:
It’s a 100% online event, FREE for you to attend.
It kicks off Monday, May 14th.
And it will run 24 hours a day,
for 7 full days with 2 encore days.
There will be over 55 hours of video presentations for you to enjoy, covering topics that include:
  • The Big Organic Rip Off: why it’s not as healthy as you think!
  • Making your own probiotics–CHEAP + EASY!
  • 100% NATURAL remedies for stress, anxiety, and depression. (Safe alternatives to prescription medications.)
  • How to save $1000s in funeral costs.
  • How to make your own miraculous CBD “hemp oil” … and use it as medicine, without getting high!
  • Foods that are BETTER than anti-inflammatory drugs!
  • Is Turmeric actually DANGEROUS to consume? What nobody is telling you…
  • Why perimeter shopping at the grocery store isn’t a good strategy any more.
  • The power of saying “no” … and how to do it!
… And that’s just the beginning!
But I must warn you:
Even though this event takes place 100% online, so you can watch it all from home…
And it’s completely free for you to attend…
You MUST register + reserve your seat here:
Because only registered attendees will get the complete schedule, with instructions for watching!
So don’t wait and miss out…
Claim your free ticket now, while it’s fresh in your mind.  Mark your calendar from May 14th to May 22nd.
And I’ll see YOU on the inside!

P.S.  Before you email me about this …
… Yes, Marjory is promising to make recordings of the entire event available for purchase.
(The videos, MP3s, and transcripts.)
So if you have schedule conflicts, and you can’t watch it during the week of May 14th, you can grab the recordings and watch it on your own schedule.
You’re not obligated to make this purchase.
Because again, this 100% online event is FREE to attend.
But not everyone has 55+ hours to watch during the week.
So the recordings ensure you won’t miss it.

Source: CPN Blog

The Grow Networks Newest Summit – Home Medicine

Registration is open and FREE tickets are now available for Marjory Wildcraft’s:
Home Medicine Summit 2018

Marjory has gathered 42+ experts who promise to set you free of drugstores by showing you how to be NATURALLY healthy… for pennies on the dollar.

The speaker lineup includes big names like:

Mike Adams, Ronnie Cummins, Sally Fallon, Sayer Ji, Nick Polizzi, Melinda Meyer, Joel Salatin, Eric Zielinski, Howard Garrett, Justin Rhodes, Paul Wheaton…

… Just to name a few!

If this will be your first time attending an online summit, you should know:

It’s a 100% online event, FREE for you to attend.

It kicks off Monday, May 14th.

And it will run 24 hours a day,
for 7 full days with 2 encore days.

There will be over 55 hours of video presentations for you to enjoy, covering topics that include:

The Big Organic Rip Off: why it’s not as healthy as you think!

Making your own probiotics–CHEAP + EASY!

100% NATURAL remedies for stress, anxiety, and depression. (Safe alternatives to prescription medications.)

How to save $1000s in funeral costs.

How to make your own miraculous CBD “hemp oil” … and use it as medicine, without getting high!

Foods that are BETTER than anti-inflammatory drugs!

Is Turmeric actually DANGEROUS to consume? What nobody is telling you…

Why perimeter shopping at the grocery store isn’t a good strategy any more.

The power of saying “no” … and how to do it!
… And that’s just the beginning!

But I must warn you:

Even though this event takes place 100% online, so you can watch it all from home…

And it’s completely free for you to attend…

You MUST register + reserve your seat here:

Register & Get Your FREE Ticket Here

Because only registered attendees will get the complete schedule, with instructions for watching!

So don’t wait and miss out…

Claim your free ticket now, while it’s fresh in your mind. Mark your calendar from May 14th to May 22nd.

And I’ll see YOU on the inside!

P.S. Before you email me about this …

… Yes, Marjory is promising to make recordings of the entire event available for purchase.

(The videos, MP3s, and transcripts.)

So if you have schedule conflicts, and you can’t watch it during the week of May 14th, you can grab the recordings and watch it on your own schedule.

You’re not obligated to make this purchase.

Because again, this 100% online event is FREE to attend.0

But not everyone has 55+ hours to watch during the week.

So the recordings ensure you won’t miss it.

Again – register & get all the details here.
Source: CPN Blog

Movie Monday – Pioneer Quest (By Popular Demand)

Pioneer Quest Episode 1

Two couples assume the lives of early settlers to the West. Using only the resources and tools of the period, they will attempt to build homes, raise livestock, hunt and grow crops

This episode introduces viewers to hundreds of candidates who volunteered to spend an entire year living as 1870s settlers, and profiles both the intense selection process used to select the two couples and their move onto the Manitoba prairie.














 These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.
Source: CPN Blog

Propane – The Prepper Fuel Of Choice

Propane has no apreciable shelf life.  This is the one fact that makes it so attractive to preppers.  Unlike other petrolium based fuels, no additives are needed ane one does not have to ever concern themselves with rotation.  Combine this with the vast choice of propane fueled appliances and we quickly see why the prepper community has embraced this source of energy.

Already available in todays society, we an see uses for propane ranging from small camping appliances such as lanterns, heaters, and cookstoves all the way up to delivery trucks and fork lifts in the industrial setting.  In travel trailers, propane is used for cooking on (almost) full sized stoves with ovens, central heating. water heating, and refrigeration.  Many off grid applications use propane appliances in the same way.

Contrary to popular belief, propane does not produce carbon monoxide when burned.  It does however consume oxygen, so its use in closed confined areas should be avoided.  There are but a few concernes about propane safety.  Propane should not be stored indoors.  Like all my fuels, I store propane tanks in a shed set away from the house and other out buildings.  That’s not to say that it is completely unsafe to have propane in the home.  Tanks that are being used and connected to appliances are fine.

The biggest issue with propane is leaks.  While propane is scented, leaks can be a dangerous thing.  When the right mix of propane and oxygen exists, there can be an explosion caused by the tinyest of spark.  There are many carbon monoxide detectors on the market that also detect for gases such as propane or natural gas.  If you have one of these detectors and it goes off or you suspect a propane leak, DO NOT CAUSE A SPARK OF ANY KIND!  Avoid turning on or of any light switches, do not use the telephone or operate your cell phone and do not use a flashlight.  The only light source considered safe to use durring a suspected gas leak is a cyalume stick.

A little care must be taken to keep your propane tanks as safe as possible.  Rusty or dark colored tanks reflect the suns heat less, whick can lead to overpressue and open the safety valve.  Keep tanks painted light colors and have rusty or pitted tanks inspected or replaced.

Source: CPN Blog