This morning the clouds unleashed a long lasting torrent of rain, that caused the drive to work to be a little slower than normal. While the temperature was quite nice, the rain was unceasing. When I parked my car in the city and reached for my trusty (and getting quite old now) snow jacket… only Read more about When your poncho lets you down[…]
I was recently in a discussion with a friend who happens to be a lawyer. We were discussing the possibility of Jury Nullification. My friend refused to believe that it is a valid option to a citizen when serving on jury and that it is not possible to do it. If you didn’t know, and Read more about Jury nullification in Australia[…]
I just uploaded part one of two (or maybe three) episodes of a look at Arma 2 – Day Z. It is a new installment of my Survival Series of game reviews. Please have a look if you are interested.
As we have chickens that lay eggs for us, it is important to be able to collect fresh eggs. Unfortunately, we can’t always be sure the eggs we find are fresh, because the hens lay them where ever they want. One of the ways which I have used to determined freshness is to place them Read more about How to determine rotten eggs from fresh eggs.[…]
We are still in the middle of Winter so while I know I should be outdoors tending to the garden to prepare it for the coming season, it is really too cold for me to want to be outside. So I decided several months ago to cover my garden beds with old carpet (which I Read more about Winter garden preparation for the next season[…]
Over the years I have had some positive, and a great deal of negative, things to say about Doomsday Preppers. While Jack Spirko of the Survival Podcast did a great deal to show me that I wasn’t alone in my quest for self-reliance and Preparation, Doomsday Preppers did make it much easier to talk to Read more about Doomsday preppers jumps the shark with another weird episode[…]
I thought a video review of The Encyclopedia of Country Living might do some justice to how much I dislike this book. Please feel free to enjoy my vitriol.
With the recent increase in news stories on the North Korean military testing missiles, I have noticed a drastic increase in media articles concerning “Doomsday Bunkers”. While it is great to see that other people are taking steps to ensure their own needs will be met and secure, I don’t like the messages surrounding these Read more about What happens when journalists find out about prepping?[…]
We have another new arrival at the Little Tassie Prepper homestead. This weekend we took ownership of a beautiful 12 week old puppy, who is named Orlaith (pronounced Orla. It is an Irish name). She is a cross (mix) between an Irish Wolf Hound and a Red/White Irish Setter. As I understand it, the breeder Read more about Have you ever wondered what an Irish Wolf hound crossed with a Irish red and white setter would look like?[…]
I have been having a lot of trouble with my carrots this season, with the last ones I have been pulling from the ground being stunted and mis-shapen. They still taste great, very juicy and carroty. Yet they had plenty of time to grow over autumn so they should be at least a bit bigger Read more about Growing carrots in a winter garden[…]