The Cutting of the Hazelnuts

When we moved in here we had a large front yard and large back yard and slowly over the years both yards have gotten increasingly overgrown. Some of it is just because we live in the woods and the woods grow but a lot of it has been things I have planted. Sometimes plants are cheap and you think it is a great idea and you think you will use them and you never do. And sometimes you just don’t know how big those plants will get. It never occurred to me that hazelnuts could grow this big! I planted them by the driveway and every year now we have to trim the driveway side back…

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 🙂

Tehran Was Always America’s and Thus the Islamic State’s Final Destination

June 10, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Several were left dead and many more injured after coordinated terror attacks on Iran’s capital of Tehran. Shootings and bombings targeted Iran’s parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.According to Reuters, the so-called “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the attack, which unfolded just days after another terror attack unfolded in London. The Islamic State also reportedly took responsibility for the violence in London, despite evidence emerging that the three suspects involved were long-known to British security and intelligence agencies and were simply allowed to plot and carry out their attacks.It is much less likely that Tehran’s government coddled terrorists -as it has been engaged for years in fighting terrorism both on …

Meet Gladys

She’s burgundy, discrete, low cost and can take you wherever you want to go in comfort, well as long as you are named Dylan Magaster 🙂 The nice thing about living in a converted van is they are discrete, you don’t necessarily LOOK like you are camping out or living in your van, you can drive it nearly anywhere, you can park it without drawing unnecessary attention. I like all the wood features inside this van, it is setup to cook, including a refrigerator – which is actually a converted freezer! Of course, being a female, I would want a toilet, Dylan speaks about not having issues using public toilets, I …

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 …

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, but here’s the Amazon link HEREThe book was featured in the…

The Cutting of the Hazelnuts

When we moved in here we had a large front yard and large back yard and slowly over the years both yards have gotten increasingly overgrown. Some of it is just because we live in the woods and the woods grow but a lot of it has been things I have planted. Sometimes plants are cheap and you think it is a great idea and you think you will use them and you never do. And sometimes you just don’t know how big those plants will get. It never occurred to me that hazelnuts could grow this big! I planted them …

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 🙂

US Policymakers Openly Plot Against Venezuela

May 24, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – The US media has been paying increasing attention to the unfolding crisis in the South American nation of Venezuela. As the US media has done elsewhere, it is attempting to portray the unfolding crisis as a result of a corrupt dictatorship fighting against a “pro-democracy” opposition. In reality, it is simply a repeat of US-driven regime change aimed at toppling Venezuela’s independent state institutions and replacing them with institutions created by and for US special interests. The “opposition” is comprised of US-backed political parties and US-funded fronts posing as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) many of which are listed on the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED) website.The …

What is? What if?

I watched a man die at one of the stores where I work doing merchandising. He just fell over and died right there about 15 feet away from me. I didn’t go over, there were already several people gathered around, 2 people were performing CPR on him, the store had already called 911. I stood back and prayed silently as I continued to work. I watched the paramedics work on him and take him away. I saw one of the paramedics in another store later in the day and asked about the man, she told me what I already suspected, he didn’t make it. As you can imagine, that weighed heavily on my mind the rest of the …

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 I cannot remember): – dogsledding with Muktuk Adventures…

The Cutting of the Hazelnuts

When we moved in here we had a large front yard and large back yard and slowly over the years both yards have gotten increasingly overgrown. Some of it is just because we live in the woods and the woods grow but a lot of it has been things I have planted. Sometimes plants are cheap and you think it is a great idea and you think you will use them and you never do. And sometimes you just don’t know how big those plants will get. It never occurred to me that hazelnuts could grow this big! I planted them by the driveway and every year now we have to trim the driveway side back so there is …

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 …

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 🙂

What are your super skills?

How do you get what you need and want if you have little or no money to buy? I assume you have some sort of skills, something you know how to do and can do it pretty well… there must be something you can do, maybe it’s a job you do or have done in the past (or present), maybe it’s a hobby you enjoy, maybe it’s a talent you have, whatever it is, you can offer that skill in trade for something you need or want. This is called “Bartering”, it’s an age old method of trade rather than using money, it just cuts out the middleman, you simply trade your skills with someone who needs …

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 …

If NATO Wants Peace and Stability it Should Stay Home

May 20, 2017 (Ulson Gunnar – NEO) – A curious op-ed appeared in The National Interest, penned by Hans Binnendijk and David Gompert, adjunct senior fellows at the RAND Corporation. Titled, “NATO’s Role in post-Caliphate Stability Operations,” it attempts to make a case for NATO involvement everywhere from Libya to Syria and Iraq in fostering stability in the wake of a yet-to-be defeated Islamic State.The authors propose that NATO step in to fill what it calls an impending “vacuum left as the caliphate collapses,” heading off alternatives including “chaos or Iran, backed by Russia, filling the void, with great harm to U.S. and allied interests in either case.” The op-ed never explains…

The Cutting of the Hazelnuts

When we moved in here we had a large front yard and large back yard and slowly over the years both yards have gotten increasingly overgrown. Some of it is just because we live in the woods and the woods grow but a lot of it has been things I have planted. Sometimes plants are cheap and you think it is a great idea and you think you will use them and you never do. And sometimes you just don’t know how big those plants will get. It never occurred to me that hazelnuts could grow this big! I planted them by the driveway and every year now we have to trim the driveway side back so there is room for both mine and Michelle’s …

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, but …

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 order whatsoever, because for the life of …

The Imperative of Replacing Google and Facebook

May 11, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – Nations are beginning to take more seriously the control of their respective information space after years of allowing US-based tech giants Google and Facebook to monopolize and exploit them.Vietnam, according to a recent GeekTime article, is the latest nation to begin encouraging local alternatives to the search engine and social media network in order to rebalance the monopoly over information both tech giants enjoy in the Southeast Asian country today.Google and Facebook: More than Search Engines and Social MediaThe two tech giants and others like them may have appeared at their inceptions to political, business, and military leaders around the world as merely opportunistic corporations seeking profits and expansion.However, Google and Facebook…

Truck garden

Growing up I had heard of truck farms, usually small family farms, when the produce is ready, the farmer takes the produce to a farmer’s market in a truck, thus the name “truck farm”… but this is a different concept, this is actually a garden that is contained in a box truck! This truck came to Nick Runkle and Justin Cutter in a roundabout way, large windows had been placed in the box part of the truck when it had been a mobile art gallery in its former life. The windows made it a perfect greenhouse, which is exactly what it became. Getting their funding from a Kickstarter program, they reinvented the …

The Cutting of the Hazelnuts

When we moved in here we had a large front yard and large back yard and slowly over the years both yards have gotten increasingly overgrown. Some of it is just because we live in the woods and the woods grow but a lot of it has been things I have planted. Sometimes plants are cheap and you think it is a great idea and you think you will use them and you never do. And sometimes you just don’t know how big those plants will get. It never occurred to me that hazelnuts could grow this big! I planted them by the driveway and every year now we have to trim the driveway side back so there is room for both mine and Michelle’s…

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…

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.