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by slannesh
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada

I'll preface this by saying that I did not have to evacuate. I was in Williams Lake with my Search and Rescue unit assisting the RCMP delivering evacuation notices. That being said, I did see a lot of things that worked, some that didn't and a lot of things that didn't make sense. First off, the Reg...
by slannesh
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada

Ad'lan wrote: Was it good or bad to have mown your lawn?
Sorry, that could have been worded more clearly.

Mowed lawn was good, long grass gave the fire just enough fuel to keep going and start houses and other buildings on fire as well where short grass it tended to not have enough fuel to sustain itself.
by slannesh
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium Review. Pillow smack down
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium Review. Pillow smack

I believe I commented on the video itself, but I just bought that exact pillow after our deployment to Williams Lake for fire evac. DONE with sleeping on a rolled up pair of pants/jacket/whatever.
by slannesh
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 11817

Re: RVs

RV's (pick you your flavor) are one of those things where the expenses never end. I gotta start buying lottery tickets. This is true to an extent, we did buy ours new as it has warranty and well my wife was a princess so she needed to get exactly what she wanted. There is maintenance that needs to ...
by slannesh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Upgraded the bear defense.
Replies: 18
Views: 2043

Re: Upgraded the bear defense.

Practice. I hate the stuff, mostly because it works REALLLLLLLLY well on me. Part of our SAR training is a "Bear aware" module and one of the things we do is deploy expired cans of bear spray so we get an idea of how they work and how far they spray. *Spoiler alert* It's a lot less distance than yo...
by slannesh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 11817

Re: RVs

great to see a couple old faces on the board recently. I still stand by what I said. If you can afford one then great, for bugging out a smallish tow behind trailer can haul more and you can keep it stocked and ready to go. I hope I didn't come across as seeming like I thought it was a BAD idea... ...
by slannesh
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Upgraded the bear defense.
Replies: 18
Views: 2043

Re: Upgraded the bear defense.

Lots of bears around here of both types (Black and Grizzly) If you are carrying bear spray, make sure it's immediately accessible. On your pack doesn't help when you need it 5 seconds ago. I keep mine on my belt, it's a pain in the ass to carry but it's there and quick if I need it. I never have had...
by slannesh
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 11817

Re: RVs

I live in a tropical country and even though I do camp and hike, and also visit the US, Canada and The UK often even in winter months, I'm not that versed with RV living in very cold climates. Do the new 4-season rated campers really hold up well? Northern British Columbia here... To answer your qu...
by slannesh
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada

One of the interesting notes in this situation that I had read... in 150 mile house near Williams Lake they lost some houses... the deciding factor? Whether or not the residents had mowed their lawn recently. It was on a facebook post I can't find now to share of course, but there were pics of two b...
by slannesh
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: Evacuations in Williams Lake, B.C., Canada

It's been an interesting few weeks up this way. Looks like the evacuation order for 100 mile house (just south of williams lake) has been rescinded and residents are able to go home there as of yesterday. I'm currently enjoying NOT delivering evacuation notices with Search and Rescue. Williams Lake ...
by slannesh
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

Search and Rescue technician. Specializing in ground search, mechanized search and am a team leader.

Ground and inland waters SAR in Canada is all volunteers. We do get to see the cool military SAR guys once in a while if they happen to be in the area when we call for a helicopter.
by slannesh
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 5 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Ft Lauderdale Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: 5 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Ft Lauderdale Airport

Just spotted this in the news myself. Apparently the shooter has been arrested, uninjured. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38535699 Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca wrote on Facebook that the gunman had arrived on a flight from Canada with a gun checked into his luggage. "He claim...
by slannesh
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Trout fishing with the little guy.
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Re: Trout fishing with the little guy.

Looked like a great day.

And good on ya for taking him out into some nature to help him heal. Best way to do it in my opinion.

Watched, liked and commented. Hope he keeps it up.
by slannesh
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Summer INCH and bug out...but now it's winter. WWYD?
Replies: 14
Views: 1356

Re: Summer INCH and bug out...but now it's winter. WWYD?

Short answer? Kinda screwed. Long answer? Still screwed probably, at least without massive preparations ahead of time. I live in sorta northern British Columbia, so while it's not crazy remote compared to a lot of the U.S. it's pretty untouched wilderness. There is a finger of forest that runs from ...
by slannesh
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!
Replies: 44
Views: 8258

Re: These are your options. Choose Wisely my son!

None of the above :) My office has it's own exit to the parking lot and my truck is no more than 5 metres away as I type :) Off to my BOL!

That being said, I do have a cart in my office for moving equipment around so I could at least use that to hold off a zombie or two while I get to the door.
by slannesh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1753
Views: 483310

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

One from last year, but I take my BOL with me sometimes :)

Image
by slannesh
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition
Replies: 1200
Views: 302697

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Just started making knives myself... Here's a few I've done so far: Drop Point Hunter 3 1/2" blade 8 1/2" overall 1084 Carbon Steel Ebony handle https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11825652_10155911727605694_5033665872903517138_n.jpg?oh=3865a4179deca2bf659d7d8612239ddc&oe=575E...
by slannesh
Mon May 11, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closest Call
Replies: 42
Views: 6730

Re: Closest Call

Two come to mind, the first when I was about 19 dropping my then GF off at school after Christmas break. She went to school in another province and it's winter in Canada, needless to say the roads were crappy. A buddy with a car had volunteered to come with and it was my first time driving a FWD, he...
by slannesh
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 'Extreme' Solar Storm heading to Earth
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: 'Extreme' Solar Storm heading to Earth

May or may not be related.... Attended a geocaching event this weekend and everyone seemed to have some instability with thier GPS signals... still go to where we wanted to go but precise locks seemed to be finicky at best. Certainly not enough to cause major issues, but my position was jumping arou...
by slannesh
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow: 2014 Edition
Replies: 43
Views: 4751

Re: How Does Your Garden Grow: 2014 Edition

Ugh. Speaking of killing frosts. Garden is done for the year. Got started late this year and paid for it this week, I'll get some beets and carrots and whatever peas the frost didn't totally bugger up but that's about it. We've been eating Kale and Swiss Chard all summer and had a few cherry tomatoe...
by slannesh
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Closing down the shop.
Replies: 125
Views: 15169

Re: Closing down the shop.

Really sorry to hear man. I've enjoyed reading your posts over the years as well.

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as well.
by slannesh
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Prep WINS - Post YOUR Perp related wins and saves!!!

Lots of little ones, we tend to get brief (several hours) power outages in the winter due to heavy snow and in the summer with thunderstorms. Most recent one started to stretch on a bit, after 6 hours or so we wanted to get some dinner going so I pulled out my white gas stove and was in the middle o...
by slannesh
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow: 2014 Edition
Replies: 43
Views: 4751

Re: How Does Your Garden Grow: 2014 Edition

Garden continues to do its' thing. I should see some big growth now as the weather has warmed up a lot and we're seeing a lot more sun. Just have to make sure it doesn't dry out as we're sitting around 34 Celcius for the next couple weeks and no rain in the forecast. I need to put some effort into a...
by slannesh
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Just ****ing Move
Replies: 147
Views: 20052

Re: Just ****ing Move

Just getting caught up on this one.

Welcome to Canada Ad'lan! BC is a great place to be.

I'm about a 10 hour drive North of Vancouver up in Prince George but let me know if you end up this way at all during your stay!

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