Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded ba

Post by Entropy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:05 pm

ranger2012 wrote:I have been studying this subject myself for many years and have a paper that I've made up a paper that I show to my friends that don’t think that I‘m crazy. Basically it lists what can happen, and what I would do to restart a community. The trades of people that would be required to be a stand alone community and the books (big, big factor) needed to train our legacies. Mechanics, doctors, herbalists, farmers, veterinarians, weavers and the list goes on. I myself am on the lookout for the tools that don’t need power, the information to create power and the older books that show us how. That is why we, Preppers need to start getting together, to help each other to plan, to pass the wisdom of the masses, before we need them the most.
Remember “We Prep to live after a down fall, Not just to survive it” (JT)
My buddy started putting together large drives of info everything from kindergarten to college level info. I’m not sure what all he has on those files, but he filled a 2T hard drive for me with 56,000 books! And a couple hundred movies lol. So he’s planning to pass on knowledge as well. My library is mostly for things I feel I need to know and of course that means others around me. But I haven’t planned to run schools. Maybe I need to rethink that when I have some time off.


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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

Post by Entropy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Protector wrote:. Not even Rambo family could stop threats 24/7 for weeks on end.

I met a guy ( since passed away) was an old Vietnam special forces vet. This guy was hard core. But had a smile that would melt a heart too. He was known for saying “when the time comes, heads on spikes will keep a lot of people away” and if things looked bad he’s pipe up and say “maybe it’s time to sharpen those pikes”. He’d laugh it off, but I don’t believe there was anything this guy wouldn’t do to keep it family and friends alive. Sounds nutty but he’s be a good guy on your side, and the last enemy you wanted.
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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

Post by Clarence » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:21 am

Overall, I am leaning 70% lone/ my wife and children. If I can snag son in law who is playing in the sandbox, I will be in very decent shape indeed. The other 30% will be made up of local friends within the community and at large. I know some of the homes nearby with trouble living within so after them, it’s as they come, but there will be issues with known bad actors

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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

Post by The Island Retreat » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:16 pm

Love to have a MAG, but it’s always a chore finding actual prepper types, versus the LARPers.
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Post by Clarence » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:25 pm

jonesy wrote:Love to have a MAG, but it’s always a chore finding actual prepper types, versus the LARPers.
LARPers?

I think a like minded and spirited group of close , medium or occasional friends and associates is ideal. Multiple skill sets and of course temperaments and political leanings are all part of it. I have friends who are full spectrum in political leanings but one thing in common, is respect for each other, we know our preferences but so far have kept them in check for greater peace. Said it in other posts, I know muslims who I would trust more then some white Anglo Saxon dude. NOT on any anti this or that group rant, just saying I know many types and I don’t give a flying fig their race, religion sexual preference or like of potatoe chip. Good people is good people.

Have to say we are all A type personalities so that can be a hoot to watch when trying to set a time...for a family event or figure out a solution to a task hilarious to watch unfold.

Some electrical, plumbing,gardening or farm craft, intel, medical, “woods-“person” :lol: types. Mixed ages for experience, strength etc is all good to have.

Have to say, I have kept my ideas pretty close per say. Friends know I take life/ things pretty seriously and we all get along. Only one real person I am in touch with locally who I am delicately trying to feel out. Pretty sure he and she are on board and have told them they have a place to come to if in neeed. Good skill set people and one is in my profession. Others are just local hunting and farming friends and neighbors who I know we could help each other in time of need. “I think”. Never sure till one is truly tested. Talks cheap.

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Post by Wayne » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:49 am

Clarence wrote: ...Never sure till one is truly tested. Talks cheap.
How true. You take a chance if you put yourself and your family in this position...
None you improvise, one (or more) is luxury.

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Post by Clarence » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:57 pm

Wayne wrote:
Clarence wrote: ...Never sure till one is truly tested. Talks cheap.
How true. You take a chance if you put yourself and your family in this position...
And I like my family so trust is vital

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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

Post by The Island Retreat » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:21 am

[quote="Clarence]

LARPers?

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Yes, LARPers

Live
Action
Role
Players

Kind of like the types who do civil war reenactments, medieval mock battles, and think/debate on which character in "The Walking Dead" they are.
AKA Mall ninjas, wannabes, etc. Generally use it as an escape from the drudgery of everyday life, or personal issues.

I have met many types, from one end of the spectrum to the other. ie One who was afraid to get a 10/22 for hunting because of what his family thought of guns, to one who had dozens of guns and had never been to the range, let alone disassembled and serviced what they have.

I have seen ones who talk about how they revel in the thought of supply chain interruptions, yet haven't thought of how they will deal with their addictions to pain killers, booze, smokes, etc after 30 days without.

These same people have yet to take a First aid course, store more than a dozen cans of beans, or done much other than chat online.

I talk about minimal input farming, backup power supplies, water storage and procurement, food forests, and using plants to deter burglars, and I get confused looks.

Yes, LARPers I have met plenty of. Honest to goodness preparedness-minded, focused, and legit contributors to a MAG I have met few of, especially locally. For now, it's my family, and maybe a guy or two. Desperately in need of more. I have 5 acres (Backing onto millions of empty ones behind me.) to cache stuff on, and so far have yet to see someone local even think of it.
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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

Post by term0shad » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:47 am

I thought I would try to put this in perspective for people that think they can do it alone aka (lone wolf) or maybe with just family. First of we will start with firewood. Now if shtf odds are fuel will be far from few. So now it comes to manual labor. Axe let for just the hell of it cut down trees and split it. Remember average is 5 cords to get threw a winter. That 4x4x8 ft per cord. That doesn't even cover gardening on top of that. Plus hunting for meat. My son said to me that's not a issue. He young and strong and just turn 18 as of today. So for a life lesson I said to him I guess your smarter then me or maybe stronger. So go cut 5 cords by axe last summer. He started in April by August he had almost 6 cords cut for winter. But you have to remember also you need wood to cook with and heat water with all summer too. I estimate he did 10 cords in total. But that's all he did ever day all by himself. At the end of it he said he would never ever do it by hand like that again. Now we are talking about a 6ft 2 inches boy in his prime. He has worked with me off and on all his life in construction building houses from ground up and helped out in basement and garages to get ready for concert. Now we do everything manually. No cranes or zoom boom. All done by man power. Pulling trusses up 2 stores by rope. Yes it's long post but had to try and give you a picture of how hard it is with out a chainsaw for wood. Fucker can pick a fridge up and haul it by himself and put it in the back of a truck with out breaking a sweat. Not a tiny boy or weak. Now I'm not saying a big ass mag group to join. But I hope you all have at least have a group of people to help each other out if shtf. I'm blessed with a son that can out do me now and most people I personally know. Plus he is always willing to come help. Remember I live off grid with my gi now for 3 or 4 yrs now. You loose track of time and even what month or day it is sometimes. When your busy from 8 am to 8 PM every day. I do try and take weekends off. But normally that's when I go help my mother and step dad out. Around there place. She has fucked lungs and on oxygen 24/7 and he just lost both his legs 8 months ago. Do to infection he put off till it was to bad. Just something for you people to think about. New yr I'm looking at possible doing a bug out project where who invested in it has a spot and also owns there spot. Just started looking into it with a lawyer and shopping around for a piece of property a hr south of Edmonton. But we will see on this project. Getting up there in age. Plus now have helped set up 4 mag locations. With others. Now it's time to find a permanent spot to retire. Yes I have a spot at all spots I helped do. But 2.5 hrs drive to work one way is getting old.

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Re: Do you plan to be a lonewolf or part of a like minded band?

Post by term0shad » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:53 am

Don't even know where to begin here. But hopefully the basic point gets across. Yes had a few adult pops lol. But I personally see this issue over and over with white people. Don't get me wrong at pointing at white people. I'm white myself. See I have a wide circle fro all cultures. I see how they are. Some cultures work more to get a head. Where I see white people do it alone. We have a issue on trusting others maybe or it might be how we are taught. Not sure and still trying to figure it out. But my point is on mainly this (LONE WOLF) *censored* I'm a potty mouth. I'm ex military and some times I really look at *censored* I'm a potty mouth from some fucked up angles. Yes live combat I have seen in a few places around the world. But from all the people I personally know that are none white seem to stick together threw allot of *censored* I'm a potty mouth. They work together to get a head. Don't get me wrong they have ups and downs. I have personally work for none white. They try and nickle and dime you as much as they can. But they also are smart as *censored* I'm a potty mouth. They don't do it alone. They will have like 10 people live in one house. They pay off one house and oldest one get that then they move to a new house till its payed off. Ever one pays till ever one gets a house. Most keep going even in business and so on. Just makes me think why us white people don't do that. At least from my experience. Don't get me wrong my kids are set for life they both have a place that's payed off and they 19 and 18. But I see it everywhere with white people. Even some of the mag group projects I have done. Instead of working as a unit they only mainly worry about there self's. When I was in the military we as a unit always understood that we are only as strong as are weakest link. So we would make that link as strong as we could. Because that made us stronger as a unit. I still chat with everyone left in my old unit and people I have trained all over the world. But I still shake my head on lone wolf thinking. Only real way to get ahead and survive is as a team. But agree you have to pick the right people to get there. Any way that's my rant. I know I don't post much but I do try and read everything weekly if possible. Lots of good information on this site.

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