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by mantis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Possible Terrorist Attack in Toronto - Mutiple Fatalities
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Possible Terrorist Attack in Toronto - Mutiple Fatalitie

Latest update is 9 dead with 17 injured and hospitalized - 5 of those are critical. Suspect was not on Toronto Police radar but so far no word on motive.
by mantis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Possible Terrorist Attack in Toronto - Mutiple Fatalities
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Possible Terrorist Attack in Toronto - Mutiple Fatalities

Breaking news - a possible (likely) terrorist attack has taken place in Toronto. An unidentified driver using a Ryder rental van drove up onto the busy sidewalk of the Yonge and Finch area and began to run down pedestrians deliberately. At lease 8 to 10 are injured with numerous being pronounced dea...
by mantis
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: SW Ontario Flooding
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: SW Ontario Flooding

Evacuation orders have been lifted in Brantford by many bridges remain closed and the river remain way over it's banks. West of here in the town of Port Bruce, a bridge collapsed today due to damage from heavy rain and flood waters.
by mantis
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: SW Ontario Flooding
Replies: 2
Views: 411

SW Ontario Flooding

A rapidly developing emergency is taking hold in southwestern Ontario. The rise in temperatures over the past two days has caused a huge melt-off of snow combined with heavy rain has created a flooding emergency. The city of Brantford where I live has declared a state of emergency and has issued eva...
by mantis
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 187
Views: 12850

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

From CBC - The World This Hour (Podcast): The Venezuelan government has declared the Canadian Charge d' Affairs & the Brazilian ambassador both persona non grata . This is the first step in being expelled from a country. The given reason was, basically, insulting the Venezuelan government. Looked a...
by mantis
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 187
Views: 12850

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

The other thing is that the oil reserves that Venezuela claims are highly suspect. They used to be way down the list in terms of proven oil reserves (which is self-reported by each country). Suddenly under Chavez, they reported that their reserves were greater than Canada's and just under those of S...
by mantis
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Who has a vacuum sealer they like?
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Who has a vacuum sealer they like?

I was given a Food-Saver model for Christmas. Making a batch of Beef Jerky and a batch of Pemmican and I will be sealing it up. Can't wait to try it out.
by mantis
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New Rifle Hits the Streets - Polytech Type 81SA
Replies: 12
Views: 829

New Rifle Hits the Streets - Polytech Type 81SA

A new possibly game-changing rifle has hit the market up here in Canada. After a four year delay while the RCMP lab reviewed it, the Type 81 SA was classified as non-restricted and a batch of some 1,000 rifles (more to come) was imported by Tactical Imports. Half of the batch was fixed wood stock ri...
by mantis
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First Aid Kit Winfall
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: First Aid Kit Winfall

That is true. I pay quite a bit in taxes. Nice to actually get some tangible benefits for it for change. I didn't pay anything out of pocket for any of those Medical Treatments I received other than small deductibles from my employer drug plan to pay for prescriptions that I was given after I left t...
by mantis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Down Under
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Hey from Down Under

Welcome from your cousins in the Great White North.
by mantis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: another newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: another newbie

Welcome from the great white north!
by mantis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First Aid Kit Winfall
Replies: 6
Views: 638

First Aid Kit Winfall

As some of you may know, I was hospitalized for 10 days earlier this year with a severe cellulitis infection in my right leg. I had a splinter in my leg which I removed and applied polysporin to the wound and bandaged it. I didn't think about it until 5 days later when I developed a temp of 42C and ...
by mantis
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?

Depending on your room accommodations, ear plugs might not be a bad idea. If you have private room coverage, you'll be fine but if you are in a room with two or three other patients, expect a lot of noise. Nurses coming and going all night, even patients themselves making noise.
by mantis
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Terrorist Attacks In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Terrorist Attacks In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Edmonton terrorist has been identified as 30 year old Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. He is facing 5 counts of attempted murder and numerous terrorism related charges. He is reportedly "Known to police," however details have not yet been released. That could mean anything from having a criminal record to...
by mantis
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Any sugestions for a week long hospital stay kit?

I feel for you. I just spent 10 days in hospital back in the spring. Your list is good - I would echo the advice of others and suggest bringing your own hygiene products - soap, shampoo, deodorant, tooth brush and shaving kit.
by mantis
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Terrorist Attacks In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Terrorist Attacks In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Overnight an ISIS inspired terrorist launched two attacks in the Alberta Capitol. The first attack took place outside the football stadium where the Edmonton Eskimos were hosting "Armed Forces Appreciation Night". It was a large event with a CF-18 fly-past, Gen Vance, the chief of the defence staff ...
by mantis
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Organization of Preps
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Organization of Preps

All of my gear is in one area of my basement in labelled boxes and shelves. When it comes to bug out bags and that sort of thing, I use a modular approach. I am prepping to equip several other non-prepping family members as well so this works well for me. I maintain several tac vests, chest rigs and...
by mantis
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your BOB -- Pics Links and Descriptions Only
Replies: 323
Views: 582760

Re: Show off your BOB -- Pics Links and Descriptions Only

Hello everyone. I recently acquired a new Canadian Forces Style (until 2009 when they went to a modular vest system) tac vest. This tac vest is my medium duty vest (I have a heavier modular vest and some lighter webbed gear) and would be used on it's own for day forays outside of the BOL, into the w...
by mantis
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: We Have Lost One Of Our Own
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: We Have Lost One Of Our Own

Nazz's Highway of Heroes ride and Funeral was yesterday. The weather was amazing, the turnout of people on the highway overpasses from Toronto to Niagara falls was impressive. Just about every bridge had fire engines, ambulances, police cars and ordinary people waving flags. The funeral was attended...
by mantis
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: World Record For Longest Combat Kill Shot Shattered!
Replies: 4
Views: 371

World Record For Longest Combat Kill Shot Shattered!

Unbelievable. The world record for the lonest confirmed combat kill shot is back in Canadian hands. A JTF2 (Canadian Tier-1 special forces unit) sniper killed a Daesh insurgent from the astonishing range of 3,450 meters - shattering the old record by an amazing 975 meters. He was using a MacMillan T...
by mantis
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: We Have Lost One Of Our Own
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: We Have Lost One Of Our Own

In case anyone is interested, the funeral home has posted an obituary and a guest book which you can sign to leave your condolences.

http://www.pattersonfuneralhome.com/mem ... id=1976359
by mantis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: We Have Lost One Of Our Own
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: We Have Lost One Of Our Own

Just a quick update, Nazz's body has been repatriated and the coroner has confirmed his identity. On Wednesday June 21st, beginning at  MacKinnon & Bowes funeral home at 2 Meridian Road, Toronto, Ontario, a Highway of Heroes procession will begin at 10AM led by the Canadian Heroes Foundation, the No...
by mantis
Thu May 18, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: We Have Lost One Of Our Own
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: We Have Lost One Of Our Own

grennels wrote:Kind of like joining the Lincoln Brigade?
Yes, pretty much.
by mantis
Wed May 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: We Have Lost One Of Our Own
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: We Have Lost One Of Our Own

Just a quick update. It was announced the other day that the YPG have at last recovered Nazz's remains from ISIS. He is being repatriated to Canada - no arrival date has been set. The Canadian Heroes Foundation is arranging an unofficial "Highway of Heroes" procession led by the North Wall Riders mo...

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