I sent my kids to technical schools in Vancouver for three years, and they loved it. My daughter was the receipient of "BC Healthcare", as she was there on a student visa. She got excellent care, including a number of hospital stays, and it cost us $100.00. Overall I feel pretty kindly towards Canada, although I was not able to get resident alien "green cards" for the kids, and I got ripped off by the Canadian immigration lawyer I hired. I also have some issues with the Canadian border guards. Still, I like Canadians.
If you watch South Park, you know they tease the Canadians. Here's a little song about Canada.
(Language warning: there's one "f word" in here)
Here's a link to the blog Kymber and Jambalony run:
I wanted to guest post this comment she left, because it's a good one and I know lots of people don't read comments.
June 7, 2017 at 2:29 PM
Harry - i had to open notepad to keep track of my comments! so here goes:
we believe in going over our preps ideas, bug-out/bug-in ideas all of the time. and we read certain blogs, like yours, to get ideas that we may not have thought of...i can't even begin to tell you how much we have learned from blogs like yours and internet friends like W who never comments on our blog - we just communicate through email. through other bloggers and email friends - we have learned much and it is well appreciated. we have made so many mistakes - but some mistakes we completely avoided based on learning from others.
as you say, everyone has to look at their own particular situation and figure out what is best for them and how to best be ready for whatever might be coming at us. jam and i don't prepare for tornadoes but forest fires are a big deal!
as for medical advice, i have nothing to offer other than stock up on crazy glue, israeli bandages and every form of bandaid, splint, gauze, etc. that you can find. as for prescription medicines, neither of us are on any but there are medicinal herbs that can help with a pile of things and i grow a pile of them and know how to use them if the time comes. every single ailment and disease in the past was taken care of using medicinal herbs...it's only our modern ailments and diseases (think the past 100+yrs) that "require" modern medicine.
water, of course, is the biggee. and i just don't have any advice for people living in apartment buildings in cities - your tub is only so big and that water is going to run out! forget flushing the toilet when the only water you have is in the tub. we are incredibly fortunate, as you are, with several sources of water.
2nd part coming
kymberJune 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM
the crime here on our island is an oddball kind of crime. jambaloney got sucker-punched our first year here, a guy who lives 2km up the road killed his mother, there's a ton of fentynol and meth addicts in our only city (1 and a half hours away), and then we get the local idiot kids who sometimes break into summer cottages to steal alcohol. it's all very strange but none of it worries us at all.
we've got every weapon we need, even the pink cammo one i sent you a picture of. we also have, like, maybe 4 police on the entire island???
our minorities here on the island are just that - very few and far between. and amazingly well-received. and amazingly well-integrated or at least that's how they seem.
we agree that in times of disorder and chaos - one MUST be armed. and we are armed legally. we don't mind if our government makes us license our weapons...there is absolutely no government agency in canada who is ever going to come this far out into the boonies to "grab our guns"! or food. or anything else.
one thing i would mention in this gawd-awful long comment is - guerrilla gardening. we've been doing it on all of our islands in the river. plant seeds where no one is looking and just let them grow. and re-seed and grow. who knows when you might need that food?
all in all - i loved this post. these kinds of posts make me and jam, and a bunch of other people think. and think hard and think for real.
i really enjoy these kinds of posts of yours and so does jam. my Uncle Gerald used to say that we were thinkers, big thinkers, but better than that, we were do'ers. we like to think that the reason why we feel so secure is that we paid attention to the ones who came before us and shared their knowledge. we learned about tire gardening from kurt saxon of all people. we don't care about your political/religious/mental leanings...if someone has something we can learn from - we jump on it and hang on like a chihuahua! we don't let go.
i guess that's one of the reasons we've been hanging out with you for so long.! please keep these posts coming. there are new people coming to your blog every day. and some of us are very familiar with the acronyms and all of that - but some people are brand new to prepping/survivalism. and they need direction. be the teacher that you are. and know how much we appreciate all that you have taught us...and all that we will continue to learn from you!
sending so much love your way. you know how much jam and i appreciate your friendship over these years. you mean a lot to us Harry!