Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Long Term Wilderness Living/Survival Fire lighting Methods.

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Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow.

Title: Primitive Fire Lighting
ID: 9784776
Category: History
Description: “Primitive Fire Lighting”, is a hands on guide to how to make fire with flint and steel and fire bow. This includes some history, a variety of methods, tinder plants identification, and tinder production, tips on fire place construction and use, how to prepare and lay a fire, wet weather fire lighting and magnifying glass fire lighting. The skills and methods in this book will be of interest to a wider range of readers including survivalists, historical re-enactors, bush-walkers and campers, historical–trekkers and even historical novel writers. Although the plant identifications list is mainly Australian it also has some information for England, Europe and America.
Publisher: Keith H. Burgess
Copyright Year: © 2010
Language: English
Country: Australia

Table of Contents
Illustrations. 4
FOREWORD. 6
FLINT AND STEEL FIRE LIGHTING. 8
PLANT FIBRE TINDERS: 11
TINDER PREPARATION. 15
Tinder preparation-charring: 15
OTHER FLINT and STEEL FIRE LIGHTING METHODS: 16
Emergency methods: 17
A WORD ABOUT BLACK POWDER: 17
THE CAMPFIRE FIREPLACE: 18
READING GLASS/MAGNIFYING GLASS FIRE LIGHTING 20
WET WEATHER FIRE LIGHTING. 21
A FINAL WORD OF CAUTION. 23
FIRE-BOW FIRE LIGHTING. 24
Introduction 24
FIRE-BOW FIRE LIGHTING. 25
A Brief Overview. 25
The Parts of the Fire-bow. 26
The Bow. 26
The Drill Piece. 27
The Fireboard. 29
The Tinder-board. 30
The Bearing Block. 31
The Bowstring. 32
Tinder. 32
Making Fire. 32
Making Cordage. 37
The Step for making Cordage. 38
AFTERWORD. 40
Fire steel suppliers. 45
About the author. 45

5.83" x 8.26", saddle-stitch binding, white interior paper (60# weight), black and white interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-colour exterior ink.
Cost: Book $11.00 US. Plus P&P. Download $7.00 US








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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

You Will Never Throw Away Eggshells After Watching This

10 easy steps to prevent home invasions

Thoughts For The Week By Ron Owen.

Thoughts For The Week.
“Nothing that is achieved from human progress is achieved with unanimous consent, and those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light, in spite of others.” Christopher Columbus
My first thought is to express my sympathy for the bereaved and wounded from the Islamic attacks on the civilians of Manchester, (my home town) and London. I have left these thoughts for some time as I did not want to seem to be competing with the Anti Gun Ghouls who leap on the mass media band wagon after every massacre and repeatedly tear through the blood and entrails with bared teeth trying to get every ounce of gun banning trumpery regurgitated.
They Work Like Two Hungry Wolves Tearing A Milking Cow Apart One At Each End.
Why do our politicians cry peace, when we all know our enemy within, wants to kill us all? Why won’t our politicians deport the suspects? Why do they invite more killers to come to Australia, when they know that these disciples of Islam will work constantly to kill the Australian People?
The Muslim world has been ordered to kill the unbelievers, (that’s all of us) they have found us a soft and easy target. Our cowardly limp wrist’ed, corrupted governments have invited these killers into our community. Commanded by their Mosque mullahs and ordered to kill us by many quotes in the Koran. Encouraged by their successes, we the defenceless can only expect our governments (who have 24 hour armed protection) to sacrifice more of us in the name of cultural diversity.
How many have to die, before we begin to hang our corrupt treasonous politicians? They should be made accountable, for  disarming the community  leaving good people to be murdered, removing their ability to defend themselves and one another.
How long will it take for the Australian people to realise that our politicians are the Demons and the Mad Mullahs are the Devils?
Why do our politicians Cry Peace, when we all know our enemies within, all want WAR.
Within Days, Our Politicians shift the media machine away from Islamic’s murdering innocents with impunity to blaming Firearm Owners by spending millions of our money on a Firearm Amnesty. Its Insulting our Intelligence.

But Where is the Rage?
Obviously, the Flowers and pink Teddy Bears did not work. Nor did the flower power, hippy ‘All we need is love’ and unity messages put out by our treasonous leaders. Within a week they struck again in London and again in Brighton, Melbourne. Governments cultivation of passivity, pours oil on troubled waters, and sends active citizens deeper into slumber land. It diminishes us as citizens, subjugates us to TV Norms and candle-holders in the face of serious acts of violence against our community. This governments softly, softly approach after every terrorist attack is just giving aid and comfort to our attackers. Terrorism pursues a war of attrition against our social fabric, seeking to rip away bit by bit our confidence and openness and sense of ourselves as individual free citizens. Officialdom  with their media again diminish our individuality by instructing us on what we may feel, and think, and say,  discouraging us from confronting these atrocities and the ideological and violent rot behind them. The terrorist seeks to weaken our resolve, the Government wants to tranquilize our rage, withdraw our anger, and reduce us to wet-eyed ninnies.
When are we going to Rage about the dying?
When sadly the Grenfell apartment block accidentally catches alight and kills Muslims, there is no words of unity and  forgiveness, donate a pink teddy bear and lay truck loads of flowers, when its Muslims, the rage is okay, they can have a riot with government assistance. Yet we have to forgive them again.
“Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan Thomas.

We westerners are not allowed to ask why our children died, or rage against their dying. It is becoming clear that the top-down promotion of a hollow togetherness in response to terrorism is about cultivating passivity. As when 20 or 40 innocents are butchered why do our politicians do a “Wag the Dog” and spin it around to blame ‘Islamophobe’s’ or what’s been said on facebook? This is not just an Australian Phenomena it is through-out the Western world. Hilary Clinton and Obama blamed a video that supposedly mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, for the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, when everyone with half a brain knew that it was just another planned terror attack. Angela Merkel declares “Islam is not the source of terrorism” but the source is Christians who make Muslims feel angry because of “Islamophobia”
The reality is that the ideology of Islam, is already responsible for the slaughter of at least 270 million non-Muslims, and as to be identified as a Muslim they have to obey the dictates of their holy Quran (Koran) results in worldwide genocide of all who do not agree with them.
Quote, just two of many.
“Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush.”
This book has caused the Muslim Jihads Crusades which for many years conquered and pillaged North Africa, Southern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and India. The instructions within their Holy Book is far more devilish than Hitlers Mein Kampf (National Socialism) or Karl Marx Communist Manifesto,(Communist Manifesto). This Quran book is the catalyst for the recent attacks on the western world.
A Turkish friend of mine explained the whole Islamic mentality is training people to judge the rest of humanity, as either a Slave or a Master. If one has more power of any sort, then they are the Master, and must be obeyed, if they personally have more power over another, then they are a Slave and their only purpose is to serve or die.
We cannot keep excusing this behaviour as having nothing to do with Islam. According to Islam’s history, this exact conduct is a deeply inherent, continuing for 1,400 years without ceasing. Without slaughter, Islam has no history or contribution to the world.
Lets get this problem identified, its not a Racial issue, Muslims can be from any race and it is not a religious issue, our enemies unlike any other religions do not want to convert people by good examples, (miracles) by good works, by discussion, this ideology seeks world domination, world control by the application of fear. If you are not one of them and they are strong enough, your only short survival will be as a slave, most and for the majority, surplus to requirements you can only expect death.
All of us are targeted, by controlled suicidal maniacs who are programmed to kill with any tool at their disposal, knives, aircraft, trucks, bombs, guns, poisons, gas. tactics as arson, vehicle rampage attacks, bomb threats, suicide attacks, bombings, shootings, stabbing, highjackings, kidnapping and beheading’s. As it is, most of you will know of someone who has been affected by this latest war, since 1979 over 20,930 people have been killed, and 52,719 plus have been wounded. This war which had its beginnings 1400 years ago, has come to the fore in the last few years and only has signs of escalation, due to government enforced “helplessness” of the general population. Of course our politicians are not the ones being killed, they and their armed police buy the best protection our taxpayers dollars can provide. We are not running from school bullies, we are not all able to run or hide, and more than likely will have no time to tell anyone about it. They use us, as sacrificial lambs, like sending soldiers to war without any ammunition, then sermonise on, togetherness, and pacifistic nonsense, reducing us to a line of bawling pallbearers whose only purpose is to fill the streets with pink balloons, teddy bears and flowers, or hold another candle light vigil in memory of our fellow citizens. The government response to the massacres of over 20,000 civilians is “All you need is love”, and have another Gun Amnesty.
“Don’t let them break our Unity”.
How inverse of them to say that, how ignorant of the facts, we are not unified, the government has allowed a howling rapacious killing machine into our midst and wants to use them as an excuse to totally control us all. Do they really want us to have Unity with our own killers. What are their values, what are our values? Our governments do not want us to have core values that a good society can be built on. They would hate us to be unified that would take away their power, they want us soaked in a grey ABC apathy. That is why they have introduced “diversity”, on a moral and cultural basis.

Admit to having core values in a society designed to operate on diversity, suggest that any particular evil ideology poses a threat to the community and you will be singled out to face the star chamber “Discrimination” Courts. Government’s cry of unity is a lie. The fact is,  there are people in our society willing to attack us, others who will think those attacks are justified, and others still who will apologise for those attacks by saying they are a product of Islamophobia or of Western intervention, when really the object is to end Western civilisation, end freedom, free thought and end individualism. We are far from united. We are deeply divided, but not allowed to say so.
We are all considered expendable.
Governments that no longer guarantee the security of their citizens are worthless, and those that disallow their own citizens the right and the means to defend themselves are worse then negligent, they are clearly dangerous to support in any way. Most people are slowly awakening to this realism, but its more than likely too late to prevent our streets turning into rivers of blood. The government wants us passive, empathetic, upset, not angry, or active, or questioning the disparity between these.  They prefer us as a lonely crowd of dutiful, disconnected griever’s rather than a real collective of citizens demanding to know why our fellow citizens are being killed and how we might prevent others from dying. We have to stop playing the part that they have created for us, we have to remind them of the horrors that they have inflicted on us and vote for change. To do this we have to express Anger? Fury? Rage, if not they will reinforce a mass media forcefield that will blanket out the reality of the revolution that they have introduced in to our national society.
I posted the following on Owen Guns facebook page, it received 22086 hits, and 1032 people shared it within 24 hours. Lots re-posted it using their own names. This idea has been accepted by many thousands of people so please put your name on the first line and send it around to at least your local members of parliament and put it on as many electronic notice boards as possible .
“I Ron Owen a freeborn, law abiding citizen, demand that the right to carry a firearm suitable for defence is reinstated. There is irrefutable facts to prove that for some years a large international group of Islamic fanatics wish to kill us all randomly and that our government is incapable, or does not wish to act, to defend us. I do not want to be sacrificed to a politicians pacifistic idealism, I do not want to go in fear, I have a right to defend my life and the lives of the people I abide with. It is perverse that our people are being butchered in worldwide genocide and our leaders say, love, unity and multiculturalism is the answer, while they are surrounded by tax payer armed guards. If the recent massacre of children and their parents on a fun night out doesn’t make you want to defend yourselves or defend your right to survival, nothing will. The terrorist has defeated you. You are dead already, but you have no right to prevent me from choosing to defend my family.”
NATIONAL FIREARM (Dis) AGREEMENT.
Our Governments response to Terrorism, the cold blooded murder of our fellow Australians by Mad Monis, Lindt Choclate cafĂ© and others, has not been to extradite all known extremists, close Mosques, or Ban The Quran. No, the response has been a new NFA to pour more impositions on lawful firearm owners. Please read our last Bulletin on Ammunition limits. http://www.owenguns.com/owen-guns-bulletin-may-edition-132-2017/
We have our banner on lodging a protest on Bruce Highway, next to the Owen Guns shop, they cost $250. each.  They are 6 metres long if you have a site and the $250. we will provide the banner. They are vinyl sheeting with ropes attached.
There are many other impositions for collectors and heirlooms please read it all.
The other outcome is the latest Firearm  Amnesty which will begin on the 1st July 2017 and be in place for 3 months.
For many it might seem harmless, but it is another ploy to remove firearms from law abiding citizens, another few million dollars of the tax payers dollars being spent on worrying the good and supporting the evil anti gun movement. Firearms are tools, they can be used for food gathering and defending homes and families. Historically they are safer in peoples homes rather than Police Stations, as many will remember, the AR15 that was supposedly used for the Port Arthur massacre had been handed in during an Amnesty in Victoria and then turned up burned at the Seahaven lodge after Port Arthur.
The whole idea that Criminals are going to hand in their firearms, (which some have cost them in excess of $5000.) because the government has increased the penalties is ludicrous, the idea that Terrorist would feel for one second that they should hand in their firearms is even more preposterous. It’s a waste of time, money and human endeavour, even when the Police record the ones handed over for registration they will more than likely make a mistake, book it down for the wrong person, or its description will be wrong or lose all record of it entirely. I received someone elses licence renewal the other day, maybe someone else has mine. The whole system is fruitless, even the weapons licence, any Crim will find some one to manufacture a licence. We have Police selling hot guns, selling their own guns, and Police selling the information from the registry and the Police Minister lying to members of the house of representatives who requested the number of licenced shooters in his area and the number of licenced shooters in the State of Queensland, or if not lying unable to retrieve the information from the Q Prime Queensland Police Firearm registry. So why bother with a Amnesty unless its to use more publicity against the legitimate Firearm Owners.
Our best response is to encourage anyone who has no home for a firearm to take it to the Licensed Dealers, or Licensed Armorer’s, DO NOT TAKE IT TO THE POLICE, as only destruction will be its fate. Even if its no good at all, some of the parts may assist some one else to keep their firearm. Of course we would love you to donate your firearms to the Owen Guns Trust Museum or give Owen Guns the option of purchasing your firearms, but any LICENCED DEALER should assist you, and might even pay you some money. There are a plethora of firearm owners, collectors and new shooters that would love to give your firearm a new home. DO NOT TAKE IT TO THE POLICE, DO NOT LET THE OTHER SIDE WIN.
There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
Ron Owen.