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Government of Canada going wog?

Started by Sporadica, August 11, 2014, 04:03:34 AM

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Did some Google searches looking at kit as I usually do, and I came across some government of Canada websites that have some interesting (albeit basic) guides that were written by a bureaucrat with a huge grant and not a kit nerd like us.  I could've written this for $1,000 XD but the spirit is there,  they even talk about bug out bags! (they call it grab-n-go bags however).  Does anyone know of any government guides, or commercialized books in general that provide some useful data?

Les Stroud's books are pretty good, and of course the wog religious texts, military field manuals.
- Spor out.

Ziu Echoes

It's not all that different from the information the US government puts up on / FEMA


As far as books go I'm a fan of Tom Brown's field guides especially the Wilderness Survival,Living with the Earth and City and Suburban Survival all be it City and Suburban Survival is a little bit dated.


Two good resources for military manuals are


Although they can be a little bit of a data dump with a lot of that are really not very useful.

Ziu Echoes

Being that it's now September and September is preparedness month you're going to see all kinds of different government agencies putting out the same kind of standardized half assed 72 hour kit kind of solutions. This is not to say that this information doesn't have some merit. I mean I'd rather have everyone around me at least have that level of preparedness for disaster instead of the typical nothingness that they usually have. And if you have nothing all this information is a fairly good starting point.

One thing however to keep in mind is that any major disaster it typically takes at least 72 hours to mobilize the response this is the case in situations such as hurricane Sandy and Katrina. And these were both telegraphed events that both people and government agencies knew were coming multiple days in advance. And how quickly you receive a response is determined by where their initial staging areas are typically. With the closer you are to a staging area the faster you will receive assistance and help. Even during hurricane Sandy there was many people didn't receive help until four or five or six days out from the event.

The few unprepared person that have asked me about how much stuff they should have for emergency. I will usually tell them something along the lines of start with the amount of stuff the government tells you need for a 72 hour kit in the next few months you want double or triple the amount of fuel food and water. And then start looking into stuff like being financially prepared as well as more logistically prepared with more long-term food storage items and defensive capabilities. And that's usually the terminology a use is defensive capabilities since a lot of people find it kind of jarring if you just come out and tell them you need to buy a gun to defend your life, the life of your family and your stuff because their emergency bad people will come out of the woodwork.