Category: The Prepared Canadian

Degradation of Rights, U.S. vs Canada

Has the degradation of our rights in Canada caught up with the U.S.? In a huge sidestep from my normal subject guide lines, I’m going to dive into politics this week on The Prepared Canadian. Yes, that’s right, politics. Now, the reason I don’t usually delve into this realm is because it incites a lot…
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September 14, 2013 1

Canning His Garden,The Canadian Prepper!

It’s harvest time folks, and for a lot of us that means canning season has begun. I’ve done plenty of blog posts about water bath canning high acid foods, so I figured it was about time to take a look at pressure canning. Pressure canning is great for putting up all the produce that is…
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September 7, 2013 0

Finding the right path through preparedness!

Given that I am a huge proponent of spreading the word about preparedness, it stands to reason that every once in a while, my show will go back to basics. No, this isn’t a flashlight and spare batteries type of show, but one that will help you think for yourself. Once you have that “Ah…
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August 31, 2013 0

Survivalists, Preppers and the others, Whats the difference?

About a year ago I wrote a post for the Canadian Preppers Network blog called Two Solitudes. The article was about a division I saw developing between those who consider themselves Preppers and those that consider themselves survivalists. Now, this divide seems to be growing. What’s worse is that there is a whole new category…
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August 24, 2013 0

Storing food for sustainability when times get hard!

Every prepper should be raising at least some of their own food.  Be it for stockpiling now, or as a primary food source when at all goes down, the practice of feeding yourself just makes sense.  But it isn’t as simple as stocking up on seeds and dropping them in the ground.  Believe it or…
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August 17, 2013 0

Being prepared when the stuff hits the fan!

When the stuff hits the fan, either for the not so long term or when the end is not in sight, all the goods we have stored will eventually run out. For many, this time will come much sooner than for others who have made at least some preparations. A lot of things can simply…
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August 10, 2013 0

Why preppers are not a cult!

I had a tough time deciding on a topic for this week’s broadcast of The Prepared Canadin.  I could have talked about food storage or water purification again, looked into a top ten list of prepper related gear, or other such subjects, but I felt somewhat uninspired by these ideas.  Then I came across two…
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August 2, 2013 0

Do you have the equipment you need to survive?

Many of you realize that a lot of emergency gear can be found at local hardware, camping, and department stores.  But do you really know how well that stuff is going to work when you really need it? As you know by now, I spent last weekend at the provincial meet in Huntsville, Ontario.  For…
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July 27, 2013 0

Surviving, finding safety in numbers!

A healthy prepper or survival group is more than a happy one, it’s a group that can function as needed in order to carry out the day to day tasks required to survive an emergency situation.  Daily tasks become difficult to impossible when your whole group is sick with influenza or some other contagion that…
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July 13, 2013 1

“The Alberta Floods” first hand account on The Prepared Canadian!

On this broadcast of The Prepared Canadian there is really only one thing worth talking about…the Alberta floods.  I’ll give a rundown of what’s going on as of the recording time, but more importantly what is going terribly wrong.  It’s a sad state of affairs when people think a picture of a fireman carrying an…
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June 22, 2013 0

Home emergency kit, safe storage, and more!

It’s back to basics time again on The Prepared Canadian! From time to time, a surge of new Preppers in the forum prompts me to get back to the basics of prepping. Now is another one of those times. This week, we will take a look at putting together a very basic home emergency kit.…
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June 15, 2013 1

Breaker 1-9 for a copy! on The Prepared Canadian

This week on The Prepared Canadian, we take a look back to the times of Smokey and the Bandit. Yup, you guessed it…CB radios. We look at the benefits as well as the pitfalls of using CB’s as a source of communications as well as how to get set up. Also, why and how to…
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June 1, 2013 0

Hurricane season is on the horizon! Are you prepared?

For The Prepared Canadian hurricane season is on the horizon!  Every year, Canada experiences the effects of several storms that many of us consider hurricanes.  In fact, there are many terms used to describe these storms such as tropical cyclones, tropical storms, and extra tropical storms.  This week, we will take a look at these…
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May 25, 2013 0