Prepping – Little Tassie Prepper

“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau

The eggs which I placed in my incubator hatched… exactly 21 days after I turned on the machine.  When this happens, when I help life be born (or hatched) it fills me with a great sense of joy and accomplishment.  I asked Kitty to assist by taking a little video of the first to hatch Read more about “There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” – Henry David Thoreau[…]

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Today, on the drive home from work, a truck crashed and blocked the road for several hours… stranding me on a country highway.  I arrived an hour before the clean up was completed which meant I had an hour to chill out in my car.  I could see a few police cars, yet no actual Read more about “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean[…]

“I’m going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision.” – George Ryan

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a camping hammock to help fit out my Get Home items.  I had intended on making my own, using various items to be “MacGyvered” together into a functional camping hammock.  As I began work on this project it seemed it would be more economical, lighter, and more robust Read more about “I’m going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision.” – George Ryan[…]

“Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.” – Prem Rawat

Emergency situations can be difficult to anticipate.  Even when you are expecting something, you may not have all the information you need to make an informed decision.  In the south of Tasmania this week we have had some wild weather.  On Wednesday we had a serious amount of snow covering most of the areas above Read more about “Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.” – Prem Rawat[…]

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Last weekend I have made an effort, between my normal chores and preparing a couple of Roosters for our dinners, to work in the garden.  The weather hasn’t been the greatest, with a high amount of rainfall and very cold nights, so I have been forced to focus on things close to home. I do Read more about “While we are postponing, life speeds by.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca[…]

“Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else.” – Morrie Schwartz

I am still attempting to fine tune my get home bag… there are many options available to me for shelter, warmth, and an actual carrying bag, so I will keep considering my options till I have more to tell you all. One aspect that I have been thinking about is the food.  I know that Read more about “Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else.” – Morrie Schwartz[…]

“Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.” – Edward Abbey

Tasmania is currently experiencing an issue with electrical power.  A couple of weeks ago the powers that be decided to cut one of the undersea cables that connect Tasmania to the mainland.  This cable contains part of our broadband traffic (which has led to significantly lower speeds in the state) as well as reduced capacity Read more about “Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.” – Edward Abbey[…]

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

Today the Hack program on Triple J had a report on Survivalists.  They interviewed Jake Cassa (I don’t really want to give him any traffic, yet if you are interested…), a Survivalist from the state of NSW.  The interview starts at 17:48. This is the first time I have heard of Jake, and to be Read more about “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer[…]