Saturday, November 6, 2010

cold weather

well to those all around the united states, we are entering winter, this next weekend we will be turning our clocks back, the fall back, and the cold snap has hit, and I have a camping trip planned over thanksgiving, I know its gonna be cold and im prepared for that, I do hope those coming with me are as prepared, it will be an interesting one when taking others with me who I have not gone camping with before, along with the shelter building and keeping a fire going during the night. I had to drive home tonight at 1 am, so thats why I kinda skipped a day in posting, but there was ice on my windshield, and on my car even after getting home, and I state this to the preppers, if you keep fluids in your car in case you run out, I would switch out that 50/50 antifreeze with straight antifreeze, I know I need to, because I have been putting straight water in the tank for a few months, beyond that my car has an antifreeze leak and I know this, but no money to deal with the problem anymore, ive replaced everything and I need to redo the seal on the water pump. so also to those preppers make sure you have warm clothes put in your car kits and bug out bags, it would be assumed that you switch out clothes for seasons. I remember a year ago, I was doing a job that required me to drive up into the mountains every night delivering meds to nursing homes easy job, but when my mothers car broke down and my mother and I were stranded on the top of a mountain pretty much, not in the clothes needed for that weather, I was only wearing my lighter leather coat and long pants, no gloves no hat, nothing. my mother wasn't wearing much better, but here we were stuck no triple A, and no idea who to call on our phones. beyond that, we didn't have any cash on us to even pay the tow truck so limited to only giving him 200 dollars, my mother was the only one who had money in her account, and it cost us that whole 200 to get down the mountain and back home in that car, it was the timing belt and that as a long ordeal to get that fixed. but after that I quickly figured out that at least the winter elements are not something to toy with so from then on during that job i kept my thermals, and thats what im planning on taking with me camping, I hope the others are that prepared.

Friday, November 5, 2010

lazy day, work day

well my morning was just me working on the knife while lying around the apartment, not the most exciting thing in the world I know, but its simple and it saves money, and money is something I do know that many people do not have much of. I also know that I am fortunate being able to afford my apartment, and all my other luxuries, especially knowing that there are people not even  miles away living in tents out in the woods in the outskirts of the city, I don't really know a way to feel sorry for these people for their ideas of not being able  to get a job, now I work a crappy job getting paid a sad hourly wage but I do get paid enough to live. last year I was between jobs and during this time between conventional jobs, I had three others that weren't taxed but I made enough to pay bills, one job was working at the renn faire, that was an interesting subculture of people who work and make a living by moving around, camping in tents where ever the faire is, like a carnival or a normal fair really, but just to see how much they made products, handmade things just to be sold at the renn faires because things there are semi required to be hand made, like the costumes I wore, had to be hand made because of the fabric and other uniform requirements. it was a nice job for me, and the most fun I have ever had at a job, I would love to live in that type of simplistic fashion, that is beyond off the grid living honestly, they live in tents permanently, no house payment, no power bill, only fuel to drive to the next job. living like a gypsy, a nomad in a modern world while working in a reenactment of an old world, it is an amusing thing to see behind that stage.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

knife making part duce

well after the few comments  I got from the people that saw the video telling me I looked like a terrorist for covering up as I did, so not the look I was going for, ill have to revise, the knife is looking good right now, did more grinding, and now stone polishing pictures don't show this well and I'm sure it wont look like much of a knife until a handle gets fitted on. 

so from what I know, what I need to learn what does everyone else want to see written? I have no problem testing out things, writing reviews, none of which I've done yet, guess I should, perhaps that will be next video since I didn't do any today with the knife work.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

knife making

well today besides working, I spent my entire day shaping a piece of scrap steel into a knife, I have not finished mind you, but I got a good chunk of the work done. since I had a partner on making this, we were making him one too, and filmed it, so me and knight are on video showing off the ease of making a knife simply with a 20 dollar grinder, now be it I have a lot of tools from my father and my grandfathers collecting, and they are all mine now, but it doesn't mean that they are all needed.  the video should be posted in a few minutes from this post, we are both covered up in it, keeping with the hiding of my appearance as an experiment, and it was interesting in the filming I called knight by his real name a few times and had to re-shoot the video for that section. beyond this I do hope to teach you something in this, and that is, that everything can be made, its a lot cheaper to buy a grinder/ grinding disks, than to buy a knife. same can be said for many things.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

few things about me

of the few things I want to reveal about myself if not already apparent. when I am speaking I jump around a lot, so I will at times jump around between different ideas while posting, I will attempt not to do this however it can not be guaranteed. that was just a semi word of warning to those that will be reading this, however on most information posts, I will try to slow down and make things more... readable.

on todays notes, today was voting day, on a county level anyway, I did not, probably a bad thing but I doubt It would have made a sliver of a difference.

survival, preping, and skills

in the end of the day, the deal with survival, or surviving any out come deals with preparation, now many people will stock up on food, and that is good, water is even better, but beyond that, for the impulsive person like me, who jumps into everything head on no looking back, skills are the best prep. learn to make something, it doesn't matter if its decoration for now, like hemp necklesses, my fiancĂ©e loves making these and sells them but beyond that she is learning how to make really strong rope out of anything. its a simple skill, and I had her teach me, it was fun.

lets start with whittling, and I will say that this is a completely free to learn skill, now you'll say wait, no you need a knife, why? why do you need a knife, it is easier to have one yes, but you do not need one, metal did not exist for many thousands of years yet people still made tools using stone, stone is easy in concept, harder in practice to work with, but once you learn it, a dry river bed is your haven for cutlery. you can easily look up on google for flint napping, stone napping so on and then get out and try it, cause you'll never learn if you do not try it.
beyond that. later on I will show ya how to make a simple knife without having anything to help me, by then perhaps I wont feel like hiding myself? maybe.

Hello and welcome

This is my start of something new, the idea behind this blog is to attempt to show and teach my idea behind a daily method of survival, this means me going out in the woods, or forests, showing off and reviewing gear, and demonstrating how to get a few things for free that are useful in survival. or even making your home life slightly more pleasant.

through this blog I will be voicing my opinions however I will attempt to remain anonymous which will be most likely hard for me.  so today ill throw up a few posts to get started then continue on with my daily grind of working a dead end job and paying the rent. comments and questions are welcome, on here or the you tube channel or the email address