North of 60: Dog Sledding, Ice Caves, Snowboarding and Mountain Summits with Mandy

Back in January, I went on a climbing trip to Mexico. I had a great time climbing the amazing multi-pitch limestone walls out there, and enjoying the beautiful Mexican landscape. But I also met someone, and ultimately fell in love with this person, over the course of several months, writing e-mails and letters and postcards and talking over Skype. That person, Mandy, decided to come visit me in Whitehorse for two weeks in late March / early April. Wanting to impress her, and convince her that the Yukon is a fantastic, magical place, we jam-packed our days with winter activities. Here’s a highlight of those events (in no order…

Syria: As the War Continues, WMD Lies Linger

August 18, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Despite the now historical lies exposed in the wake of the devastating US invasion and occupation of Iraq beginning in 2003, the United States has attempted to use similar lies regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) repeatedly as a pretext for similar wars including in neighboring Syria.The Syrian government – perhaps in an effort to head off another round of accusations, threats, and direct military aggression carried out by the US – is leveling accusations against the United States itself and terrorist organizations it has funded, armed, and backed for the past 6 years of using chemical weapons – primarily to create a pretext for wider war.Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad stated at a press conference that the April 2017 Khan Shaykhun, Idlib chemical attack was…

Off. Grid in Austria steiermark, graz-umgebubg

Hello dear friends, I am looking to kind of community in Austria, Graz-umgebubg, Steiermark. I have good technical skills, and I employed working in Graz.  I would like to attend to a land were the off grid is welcomed ….. I ready for it …. Just looking for surrounding and possibilities.  Any ideas interest are welcomed ….can write me my here ….thanks!! The post Off. Grid in Austria steiermark, graz-umgebubg appeared first on Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself.

My Little Harvest

A couple days ago I picked these off of my one pepper plant and two tomato plants. Not much I know but I am pretty happy to have them. I guess I feel like as long as I am growing something it will be alright until we get in a place where we can really have a decent garden.I got rid of most of the little pullets from all those chicks I hatched….I gave them away….I hadn’t intended to…and I didn’t give them all away but a neighbor had her dog get into her pen that had mysteriously gotten open one day (possibly from an neighborhood kid) and her dogs killed all her chickens except 3 roosters. I …

This is it, it’s out this week!

Blimey, my book is out this weekActually it’s been available on Amazon for a few days, but officially it’s out on 6th June. That’s when it hits the shops,How does that feel?Terrifying. And exciting.I’m having a book launch at Waterstones in Barnstaple (North Devon) on the 6th June at 6pm until about 8ish. Debbie and I are going to do some finger food from our smallholding, so it’ll sort of be have a taste of out life and then you can read about it! I’ll be signing books and there all evening.If you can make it, it would be great to see you there…

11 Delicious Campfire Recipes You Will Love

A collection of our favorite campfire recipes. These recipes are all relatively simple and don’t take long to prepare. Camping just got a whole lot more fun with these delicious campfire meals. The post 11 Delicious Campfire Recipes You Will Love appeared first on How To Survive Stuff.

The Green Spot has moved address!

The Green Spot PermacultureMy blog has moved, and is now available at www.greenspotpermaculture.blogspot.comPlease change your links to this new address! Thanks 🙂

North of 60: Dog Sledding, Ice Caves, Snowboarding and Mountain Summits with Mandy

Back in January, I went on a climbing trip to Mexico. I had a great time climbing the amazing multi-pitch limestone walls out there, and enjoying the beautiful Mexican landscape. But I also met someone, and ultimately fell in love with this person, over the course of several months, writing e-mails and letters and postcards and talking over Skype. That person, Mandy, decided to come visit me in Whitehorse for two weeks in late March / early April. Wanting to impress her, and convince her that the Yukon is a fantastic, magical place, we jam-packed our days with winter activities. Here’s a highlight of those events (in no order whatsoever, because for the life of …

Living here vs there

When we left the big city, well more like the outskirts of the big city, we lived in a trailer park on the edge of Irving Texas, it felt more rural because right across the street was lots of industrial and empty land, but even so, this was in the middle of what we called the metroplex of Dallas and Fort Worth. We had all the usual utilities, electric, water, sewer, gas, phone, cable, trash pickup and the such. There were grocery stores and other major shopping within a very short mile or so driving distance. We had neighbors, lots of them very close by, there was no getting away from people. Living in …

Russian Sanctions Latest Betrayal of Post-Cold War Agreements

August 5, 2017 (Ulson Gunnar – NEO) – While the US claims recent sanctions targeting Russia are based on alleged Russian interference in last year’s US elections, a careful examination of US policy post-Cold War reveals a systematic campaign aimed at undermining Moscow, encircling Russia and attempting to overturn the current, prevailing political order there in favor of one dominated by US interests. At each step, various excuses are concocted, mainly to mesh with current political narratives embedded within public perception at any given time. Currently, playing left and right-leaning Americans against one another regarding the 2016 election and still-unproven allegations that …

This is it, it’s out this week!

Blimey, my book is out this weekActually it’s been available on Amazon for a few days, but officially it’s out on 6th June. That’s when it hits the shops,How does that feel?Terrifying. And exciting.I’m having a book launch at Waterstones in Barnstaple (North Devon) on the 6th June at 6pm until about 8ish. Debbie and I are going to do some finger food from our smallholding, so it’ll sort of be have a taste of out life and then you can read about it! I’ll be signing books and there all evening.If you can make it, it would be great to see you there.It’s going to…

My Little Harvest

A couple days ago I picked these off of my one pepper plant and two tomato plants. Not much I know but I am pretty happy to have them. I guess I feel like as long as I am growing something it will be alright until we get in a place where we can really have a decent garden.I got rid of most of the little pullets from all those chicks I hatched….I gave them away….I hadn’t intended to…and I didn’t give them all away but a neighbor had her dog get into her pen that had mysteriously gotten open one day (possibly from an neighborhood kid) and her dogs killed all her chickens …

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide Bulletproof vests are part of every survivalist’s supplies list. They protect the torso from firearm projectiles and from shrapnel from explosions. A lot of people have the mistaken assumption that only law enforcement can have… The post Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide appeared first on How To Survive Stuff.

The Green Spot has moved address!

The Green Spot PermacultureMy blog has moved, and is now available at www.greenspotpermaculture.blogspot.comPlease change your links to this new address! Thanks 🙂

North of 60: Dog Sledding, Ice Caves, Snowboarding and Mountain Summits with Mandy

Back in January, I went on a climbing trip to Mexico. I had a great time climbing the amazing multi-pitch limestone walls out there, and enjoying the beautiful Mexican landscape. But I also met someone, and ultimately fell in love with this person, over the course of several months, writing e-mails and letters and postcards and talking over Skype. That person, Mandy, decided to come visit me in Whitehorse for two weeks in late March / early April. Wanting to impress her, and convince her that the Yukon is a fantastic, magical place, we jam-packed our days with winter activities. Here’s a highlight of those events (in no…

NATO’s New Libya Still Burning

July 27, 2017 (Ulson Gunnar – NEO) – In 2011, US and European policy think tanks, which both create and promote policy serving the collective interests of the corporations that sponsor them, promoted NATO military intervention in Libya. Under the guise of a humanitarian intervention, what unfolded was the long-planned overthrow of the Libyan government, then headed by Muammar Ghaddafi.Unable or unwilling to commit significant ground troops, the majority of the fighting was carried out by militant groups with NATO air and covert ground support. Many of these militant groups would be later revealed as comprised of extremists, including Al Qaeda and its affiliates.In essence, NATO overthrew a unifying government in Libya, placed entire regions of the fractured nation under the control of terrorist organizations …

Off-grid 5 acres well underway, looking for s.t.o. like minded partners!

Service-to-other oriented, looking for the same, for an off-grid 5 acre project.  Like minded people only!  No statists, pedos, service to self entities, or nut-jobs (including SJWs). I purchased 5 acres in 2011 of solid bush.  Since then I have cleared the land, built a driveway and yard site, garden areas, horse pasture, and installed a cistern.  I have also built a cabin which is not yet complete. The property is 1km from the 7th largest lake in BC, and only 2 hours from prime guide-outfitter territory.  So far I have done almost everything myself, and I am getting burnt out.  I have a new band-saw mill here, and have saved all the…

This is it, it’s out this week!

Blimey, my book is out this weekActually it’s been available on Amazon for a few days, but officially it’s out on 6th June. That’s when it hits the shops,How does that feel?Terrifying. And exciting.I’m having a book launch at Waterstones in Barnstaple (North Devon) on the 6th June at 6pm until about 8ish. Debbie and I are going to do some finger food from our smallholding, so it’ll sort of be have a taste of out life and then you can read about it! I’ll be signing books and there all evening.If you can make it, it would be great…

My Little Harvest

A couple days ago I picked these off of my one pepper plant and two tomato plants. Not much I know but I am pretty happy to have them. I guess I feel like as long as I am growing something it will be alright until we get in a place where we can really have a decent garden.I got rid of most of the little pullets from all those chicks I hatched….I gave them away….I hadn’t intended to…and I didn’t give them all away but a neighbor had her dog get into her pen that had mysteriously gotten open one day (possibly from …

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide Bulletproof vests are part of every survivalist’s supplies list. They protect the torso from firearm projectiles and from shrapnel from explosions. A lot of people have the mistaken assumption that only law enforcement can have… The post Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide appeared first on How To Survive Stuff.

The Green Spot has moved address!

The Green Spot PermacultureMy blog has moved, and is now available at www.greenspotpermaculture.blogspot.comPlease change your links to this new address! Thanks 🙂

Going old school batteries

The Achilles’ heel of every off gridder has got to be the battery bank. It is generally the most expensive part of the system, especially if you are going big, but for even those of us who run a small system, the batteries are the part that are the most problematic as well as expensive. I am hard on my batteries, I freely admit it, I run them down on a regular basis, I have gone though 3 sets of deep cycle batteries in 9 years. I have never had a large system, 2-4 batteries at most, fortunately we have never needed a large system, we run …

North of 60: Dog Sledding, Ice Caves, Snowboarding and Mountain Summits with Mandy

Back in January, I went on a climbing trip to Mexico. I had a great time climbing the amazing multi-pitch limestone walls out there, and enjoying the beautiful Mexican landscape. But I also met someone, and ultimately fell in love with this person, over the course of several months, writing e-mails and letters and postcards and talking over Skype. That person, Mandy, decided to come visit me in Whitehorse for two weeks in late March / early April. Wanting to impress her, and convince her that the Yukon is a fantastic, magical place, we jam-packed our days with winter activities. Here’s a highlight of those events (in no order whatsoever, because for the life of me…

As ASEAN Shifts East, ISIS Follows

Where US interests are threatened, ISIS coincidentally appears, threatening those standing in the way. What is behind this increasingly transparent pattern of geopolitical coercion? July 18, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – As protracted warfare continues in southern Philippines between government forces and militants linked to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS), fears that the US is leveraging the terrorist group far beyond Syria and Iraq where it was created are rising. Nations opposing or obstructing US interests beyond America’s borders now find themselves likely targets of this covert form of armed coercion.The United States is increasingly at odds with nations and political orders across Southeast Asia it had once counted among its closest allies in the region. Included is Thailand, a nation of nearly 70 million people…

My Little Harvest

A couple days ago I picked these off of my one pepper plant and two tomato plants. Not much I know but I am pretty happy to have them. I guess I feel like as long as I am growing something it will be alright until we get in a place where we can really have a decent garden.I got rid of most of the little pullets from all those chicks I hatched….I gave them away….I hadn’t intended to…and I didn’t give them all away but a neighbor had her dog get into her pen that had mysteriously gotten…

This is it, it’s out this week!

Blimey, my book is out this weekActually it’s been available on Amazon for a few days, but officially it’s out on 6th June. That’s when it hits the shops,How does that feel?Terrifying. And exciting.I’m having a book launch at Waterstones in Barnstaple (North Devon) on the 6th June at 6pm until about 8ish. Debbie and I are going to do some finger food from our smallholding, so it’ll sort of be have a taste of out life and then you can read about it! I’ll be signing books and there all evening.If you can make it, it would be great to see you there.It’s going to be available everywhere…

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide Bulletproof vests are part of every survivalist’s supplies list. They protect the torso from firearm projectiles and from shrapnel from explosions. A lot of people have the mistaken assumption that only law enforcement can have… The post Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide appeared first on How To Survive Stuff.

The Green Spot has moved address!

The Green Spot PermacultureMy blog has moved, and is now available at www.greenspotpermaculture.blogspot.comPlease change your links to this new address! Thanks 🙂

Trump’s ASEAN Policy Isn’t "Confused," It’s a Continuation of Decades of Coercion

July 14, 2017 (Joseph Thomas – NEO) – In an effort to reinforce public perception that policy changes when a new administration assumes the White House, US and European analysts have made several attempts to push forward narratives describing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as “confused” or “unclear” in contrast to his predecessor, President Barrack Obama.However, upon closer examination, from the Middle East to Asia Pacific, US foreign policy has continued, virtually uninterrupted, for decades.Thailand-based newspaper, The Nation, in an article titled, “Asean under pressure due to uncertain US policy, China’s ambitions: researchers,” would illustrate this by claiming: Asean will be under tremendous pressure as the United States under Donald Trump’s…

What bit me?

Being sick or injured is one of the things that you still have to deal with when living off grid. This summer we had a lot of insects, many of which bite or sting. Most of which aren’t really a problem, more a nuisance than anything else, but on occasion a tiny little bite can turn into something really nasty. This happened to me, I spend last weekend in bed with flu like symptoms, aching joints, headache, 0 energy, I couldn’t even walk up my hill without feeling exhausted. The reason? Something bit me. It happened while I slept, …