February 2014

My Bush Coat

Feb
19

Tramping through the Canadian bush during the colder part of the season has required me to take a good hard look at the clothing I wore. One of the first articles I found to be inadequate was my coat. It was your typical flannel coat with a synthetic lining, and filled with synthetic insulation. It works great when your activity levels are low, but when you start working up a sweat, it soon gets to be very uncomfortable. First, it holds moisture like a sponge and it feels like it's clinging to you. It also loses all of it's insulation ability when wet.

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Everyday Carry (EDC)

Feb
16

A big part of homesteading is preparedness. Being prepared for hardships, emergencies or even just being prepared for daily routine. We have delved into this philosophy and have learned and enjoyed a great deal in getting prepared. Prepared for what? TEOTWAWKI, stranded in the bush, power outage, being snowed in for extended periods, etc. Being a 'prepper' can be quite addictive and, possibly, overwhelming. We try not to get too carried away with our preparations, and just try and enhance some of the things we already do.

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The Billy Goats Gruff motto, and an update

Feb
02

"Get what you can, and use what you got."

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