How To Make Ghillie Suit.

“A ghillie suit, or yowie suit, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of cloth or twine, sometimes even made to look like leaves and twigs. Snipersand hunters may wear a ghillie suit to blend into their surroundings when they feel it is important for them to camouflage and hide themselves from enemies or their targets. The suit gives the wearer’s outline a three-dimensional breakup, rather than a linear one. When manufactured correctly, the suit will move in the wind in the same way as surrounding foliage.

Ghillie suits have been used in military simulation and in milsim-themed paintball and airsoft games.” – Wikipedia


There are actually several Youtube videos on how to make a suit. Here is a link to a search about that subject.



How To Make Char Cloth

I use dryer lint a lot on walkabouts because it is easy to use to start your camp fire. However, it is not replaceable as a source of tinder when in the back woods. Any form of cloth, moss, birch bark, and similar materials can be used to make char cloth. This video is a good example of how to do it yourself. Continue reading


Lessons From The Amish

I was reading “Dies the Fire” by S. M. Sterling, when it hit me. Farming without Oil is going to be living hell. If you happen to have a farm in the most ideal spot on earth the total number of days from planting to harvest is 260. If it takes a newbie like myself to use a horse and plow one full day to get a single acre ready for planting for the first time, the max size farm I should be looking for now is 30-60 acres of fertile land for planting. OUCH. That’s full time sweat, blood, and tears of work for two months, without a day off, and the only climate zone in Canada that would allow that, is right here in British Columbia, not counting the crappy soil that is available to buy. For the Amish, whose farming methods we might find ourselves stuck with, a 70 acre farm is the larger farm. I think I’ll go cry for a minute. Continue reading


How To Field Dress A Deer

Yet another video I found on doing things yourself. Yeah, I’m not really following a pattern here, and jumping around from topic to topic a bit. The main reason is that I bored to death at the moment, and waiting for that final word from something so we can move to the farm. The area we are planing to move to is not to far from some good hunting, hence the following video. Continue reading


Beginners Guide To Ham Radio Debian Program List

There is a little know fact about the history of the computer operating system called Linux that I have to mention here at the out set. Debian Linux was built for HAM operators thanks largely to Bruce Perens. I’ve always liked the idea to be able to contact someone on the other side of the world without giving a dime to Ma Bell. The added bonus is being able to do this without being dependent on the grid, and solely self-contained.

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