Ive been looking into the Tentipi range of tents. The Safir 7 would cost me about $3500 AUD shipped to Australia. This size spans 4.5 meters. The next size up the Safir 9 I believe spans 5.3 meters. The problem with the larger sizes would be finding a spot to pitch it in the bush where you wouldn’t have to clear trees.
My new van is almost ready to pick up which is being used for storage and traveling but when my old caravan sells Im intending to live full time in a tipi. This style I can have a small fire place inside for cooking and heating.
These have to be imported. Survival Supplies Australia have contacted the company to be a sales agent but they require a showroom .
I was watching Dan Becker on Youtube at the same time testing out my MSR Pocket Rocket when a friend arrived for a visit and asked about the MSR, So I decided to write down my thoughts on suggesting products for them.
Firstly what are you interested in. Fuel economy, weight, how fast a stove will boil water, cost of the stove, ignition system, pack-ability, reliability. Im not an ultra light hiker. Id like to have one of these stoves in the car for break downs or for cooking lunch on the side of the road when traveling. Im in the bush I dont care how long a stove takes to boil. If one stove takes 30 seconds longer than another brand I dont care I haven’t owned a watch in 40 years.Im looking for an emergency style stove for a quick meal.
Ive never owned a jet boil (kit) I always wanted a pot I could cook a meal in not just boil water for dehydrated meals. I like that option. I also dont like titanium it heats up too quickly and burns food. Id only use titanium for ultra light hiking and for boiling water only for pre-prepared meals.
The pots I use are a Snow Peak combo set in alloy and Im trying out a Stanley stainless steel pot. At this time I only own the MSR pocket Rocket after many hours of researching on youtube (check out paleo hiker md) but Im looking for a second stove to keep in my car permanently. The Jet boil mighty Mo is the direct competitor to the MSR and sells at the same price. However for a car stove how can you beat $30 for a 360 degrees fumo. The fumo would be a good starting point for anyone not sure or has never used a butane stove. However Ill still end up with a jet boil mighty mo just to see if I like it more than a msr pocket rocket.
The stoves I would suggest
jet boil mighty mo $99
360 degrees fumo $30
msr pocket rocket 2 $99
There is only one store Ive found that sells the Soto brand in Australia. I haven’t had much to do with them and are only here as an option. The Jet boil stash, Im not paying anything over $100 for a stove. The only time Id look at this stove is if I was into ultra hiking which Im not. Couldnt find a Snow Peak Giga Power any where. The Msr Reactor for over $500 I think id break it in a day.
Do I need a wool anorak in Australia ? Probably not but the temperatures lately Ive been reconsidering. Id really prefer one that opened at the front but no company were willing to modify their existing products. I have contacted the Wandering parson who was making a prototype many years ago but am still waiting on a reply.
The next best option is a Mackinaw by Stormy Kromer. However I ordered mine just as the USPS shut down deliveries to Australia and it traveled halfway around the US before being returned and the company who then refunded me the cost minus the I believe $160 AUD in postage. Which I thought was nice customer service. I would still prefer a hood.
I am currently trying out a woolen poncho by Blues Bushcraft Boutique and am thinking about making it into a Mountain-man Capote design. Otherwise Im thinking of ordering a Lester River in a larger size and having it opened at the front.
Looks like were being ruled by puppets, all owned by Klaus Schwab after seeing the same retoric by Prime Ministers in New Zealand the Nederlands, Canada Im waiting for the same to happen here with albo.
I had a conversation with someone that said they were no longer sheep because they have started paying attention.My response was. They were still sheep they just didnt have the glazed look in their eyes anymore.
People say that things have changed . Well no they havent its always been the same its just that people are paying attention now.
Freedom is slowly being replaced with something else. Many people will willingly give up their freedom for the feeling of safety, but that feeling is an illusion.
Try paying attention People.
Reporters without borders ranks the US press as being the 53rd freest press along with Botswanna and Crotia.
Terrorism is being used to break the economy.
“Governments – Create fear to remain docile”
Signs of a restrictive regime
Forbidding off shore accounts
Restrictions on gun laws
Restrictions on passports
Bank seizures of personal funds
Nothing has Changed its much easier to find laws in the US than whats going on in Australia but this shows that the same BS has been going on for three hundred years not many people pay attention.
Which allows the US Government to declare citizens as enemy combatants and imprison them without trial
John Warner Defense Authorization Act
Which declares the president with the power to declare a public emergency and station troops in any city within America without permission from local government
Swiss banks wont deal with US citizens
Banks have to designate the US government as a intermediary which which means they have to report information on US clients and withhold a percentage of interest, file tax forms with the IRS, register with secuties exchange commission.
California planning on taking DNA samples of everyone arrested within its borders
Customs have the authority to confiscate, copy, analyze any laptop or data storage device brought across the border
Ahead of Schedule collapse of society
Canada Travel Bans
Do they really think were not watching
World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab
Noam Chomsky Crimes of US presidents
Social Engineering to remove vehicle ownership
Banks to seize funds in the event of a collapse
Who really made money in the Afghanistan War
Everything that has happened in the last three years and Id say much longer than that has been nothing more than an exercise in Social Engineering to gain control. This is whats going on around us. I like studying history and the more I look back on pivitel events in the last 30 years in Australian history the more Ive come to believe they have been false flag events leading up to what has happened and what will be happening in the near future. I have always wondered why the Jews didnt leave Nazi Germany when they had the chance. I now have the answer to that question. The big question is now even if you could leave where would you go. Every single western country that was once believed to be safe are now WHAT EXACTLY? Boil little frogs boil.
The boiling frog is an apologue describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of sinister threats that arise gradually rather than suddenly.
I developed an interest in lock picking when I worked in the security industry however i found there were much easier ways of breaking in than standing there picking a lock. I was going to start my own business at one stage helping people on a residential level to prevent break-ins many years ago.
However with lock sport starting up withn Australia the last few years and being on a walking frame for a time Ive been looking back into it as a hobby. Below is a list of equipment that I have started acquiring.
Sparrows Ranger set
6 x Picks with thermal handles
1 x Level 1 Wrenches
1 x Padlock shim set
1 x Wafer keys
1 x SHANK
1 x Mini Jim
Australian bump key set small
1 x Lockwood LW4
1 x Lockwood LW4R
1 x Gainsborough TE2
Sparrows traveller hooks
Southord auto jigglers
Sparrows coffin keys
Sparrows quick shims
Sparrows master switch
Sparrows 3 in 1 clear practice lock spool, standard and serrated
Brockhage practice padlock
Lishi LW5 2 in 1 6 pin and spacer
Youtube channels i like. the modern rouge, lock noob, lock picking lawyer, its tactical, deviant oliam, dark arts lock picking.
Keep an eye out at DALP for up coming training courses.
I just completed the Mushroom Growers Course By Chris Gilmore at Outdoorcore. The course covers such things as oyster mushroom growing, lifecycle and needs, preparing spawn, Inoculating on cardboard, growing in mason jars using coffee grounds, closed loop nutrient cycling, harvesting and second flushes, trouble shooting, growing in straw, mono tub fruiting chambers, pasteurizing and inoculation phases, log tower methods, growing shiitake on logs, when to harvest, processing and storing, ecology and identification.
I found it very interesting. I mainly took the course for the mushroom growing season here only lasts a few months what better way to have a crop all year round than to grow your own. Permaculture principles were discussed such as having three food sources from the one project such as coffee from the grounds, then mushrooms from being inoculated into the used grounds to then recycling into compost after the second flush or crop.
Something I hadnt known before was the mushrooms have their edges turned over they havent as yet released their spores. when the edges have gone out straight the spores have already been released. I feel confident in being able to grow mushrooms now.
Two great knot tutorials on zipper pulls. I was looking for a project to do indoors, then remembered I didnt have the bags with me i wanted to replace the zipper pulls on or any paracord for that matter.
“After Armageddon” is a docu-drama narrating the tale of what changes occur to North America after the region is struck by a severe flu pandemic, wiping out an overwhelming majority of the population. Depicting the lives of a family hailing from L.A. who struggle to survive among the epidemic struck region and battles all odds. The father in this family is a paramedic and takes every precaution to keep the disease at bay. The film also has a narrator who informs the viewers about the severity of the situation.
The son and wife of the man wants to move to a safer location but he refuses to oblige them. It is quite horrific to see armed gangs looting houses for scarcity of food and essential commodities. Finally, the family is forced to leave their house and find a safer location. The filmmaker excels as he depicts the process of degeneration among humans in such a severe situation.
First Immediate problem in cities in an aftermath are unburied bodies with no organized services for removal
After pandemic burns out then survivors succumb to cholera, dysentery, famine
Disease declines, people become immune for atleast that cycle
Sit and wait it out – gripped by despair and boredom, no electronic entertainment
Some will not be able to emotionally transition this stage of nothing being the same as before – State of disassociation when cant deal with situation
Reliant on freezers to store food before that they used cold stores
With blackouts sewage stops. How to deal with sanitary issues along with water supply
When hungry one way or another youll need to feed your family
When garbage piles up a city closes
Dead bodies have pathogens and require burying asap
People can become predatory to secure supply’s for themselves
Prisons effected, cant keep criminals locked up
Stores Cleaned out by third day, thats when things get crazy
Gangs formed to obtain resources
Security becomes first and foremost
Become invisible by making house look like its already been looted
Better not to be seen than to try and fight
Reduce interior lighting to blackout conditions, reduce smoke and cooking smells
At some point in a crisis the city becomes uninhabitable and will need to leave
Sheltered in place for so long and exhausted food supply – will have to leave city
Lots to think about and lots to plan in that event
Fuel – mileage of vehicle, ability to carry goods by foot or push bike
Bug Out Bags – water is heavy and bulk of weight
Use easy to carry foods with lots of calories, shelter
Security will become paramount – people will kill for what you carry
ID for in case situation stabilizes
Making it to another state may be more difficult but making it out of the city may be even harder, blocked roads etc
Avoid roads chocked with dead cars
Traveling light and fast by foot will be a challenge
Main roads will be ambushed, this will be the most expected way to travel. Use alternative routes
Find routes to travel sector to sector to get through difficult points
Larger towns will be abandoned to try and find better places, hoards of people will strip the countryside as they go, refugees will swamp surrounding city areas
Safer to travel by foot but may not be practical, or efficient to reach a safe destination
We will become Opitunivores – find things along route and take advantage of them
Every level you rise in survival, competition gets different
People in smaller communities block roads and arm themselves to keep out contagion and reduce impact on resources
Lifeboat Scenario – If lifeboat is full after ship sinks, do you pick up people in water and kill everyone too or do you row away
Parents have to worry about taking care of their children on top of taking care of themselves, adds to stress and vulnerability
How would people react to no matter where you go it will be dangerous and my children might die
Abandon cities in search of food
Sources of water most important when bugging out
Need to remain invisible by not taking an easy path
Most of the time to maintain safety and security youll want to avoid roads even if clear, they will still be the most frequently traveled
People are capable of barberism and selfishness but also great generosity when banded together against a common enemy. There is a limit to generosity – not infinite
Obvious food sources will be emptied earlier, check nooks and crannies that may have been overlooked – industrial complexes
First things most critical after a disaster are food and fuel
Food will be power as a resource
Bartering worth more than money
Fuel – Cary extra fuel containers and check every vehicle when passing. Dont need a syphon, just pierce tank with a hammer and screw driver or use drain plug and wrench. Destroying the tank wont matter with no fuel to replace long term use.
Farms are reliant on fossil fuels for fertilizer and mechanical agriculture
3 months into scenario, easy pickings already gone. Youll have to be creative and know where to look for food and resources
Longer the senario lasts the more food will spoil
Filtration of water becomes important – either treat with chemicals, filter or boil
Under dire circumstances people look at pets as a source of food, usually other peoples not their own
Children adapt faster to famine states of mind
Order may become established faster within smaller towns – secure borders and limits on who enters like nations do but in smaller regions
Authority is local but power to enforce is through coercion and threats
Phases – destruction, reconstruction and resurgence
Amateur radio requires no infrastructure to work
Living by wits
No prisons, penalties are shooting on the spot
We like to think that progress has made us nice people but were nice mainly because were rich and comfortable. When not comfortable we wont be that nice
Areas will be repopulated due to water resources
Limited health care, will go back to 1700-1800s no immediate pain relief or antibiotics
Without medications mortality rate rises
Salvage for trade will only be worth transporting high value commodities
I came across the Cowboy Plate by Firebox on the Aussie Storm Website while looking to see if the 1.6 litre Tatonka pots were back in stock. Ive gradually become interested in minimalism not that you could tell from the amount of camping gear I own. However living in a van and traveling from one state to another every year you tend to dispose of things gradually to make it easier to pack up and just keep what is absolutely essential.
This is a process which I am far from. My aim is to get down to one plate, one bowl and one cup. I have given away the remainder of my crockery and went down to scratch resistant caravan style cookware and have been looking for a titanium plate to take its place now i have now microwave that requires non metallic crockery. Narrowing it down to a Kieth brand.
I’m thinking the cowboy plate may be the answer that Ive been looking for.