Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Keeping Food Cool with no electricity.

We live off grid in a forest, now we have solar power, but for over 20 years we lived with no electricity. I built a coolgardie safe to keep our foods cool.

A coolgardie safe is basically a box with open sides, back & front with a door. The front back & sides are covered in hessian made from old feed sacks. On top of this box is a tray of water. The hessian overlaps into this water tray & the water soaks down through the hessian sides & keeps the inside cool.

A spring house is a building built over or below a spring so that the water flows though this building & keeps the inside cool.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Thoughts for The Week By Ron Owen. Firearms, The Law, & Equality

We all should question why over 2 million licensed shooters in Australia, people who are the pillars of our community, who have had the most stringent background checks, paid thousands of dollars for licences, safety courses, and security are the most bullied members of our community. ( page 132 puts us at 2.02 million licences with 6.03 million registered firearms)
If anyone is in doubt of this just check out the above website we are all listed and counted on the Australian Criminal Commissions Data Base, you can expect police inspections, you can be told that you have to attend more club shoots, you can be told to dispose of your property and when you want to purchase a firearm in Queensland and your waiting for a licence you can expect a response like this “applications have dramatically increased and we are looking at 13+ weeks before anything is really done, call back in three months”.
Not as prevalent, but same arrogant “modus operandi” ‘Permits to Acquire’ are continually delayed for many weeks after the time stipulated by the Weapons Regulation 2016,
101 Waiting period for decision on application for permit to acquire
(1) This section prescribes the period for section 42 of the Act.
(2) The period is 28 days after the day the applicant lodged the application for the permit to acquire the weapon.
(3) However, the period is the remainder of the day on which the applicant lodged the application for the permit, if—
(a) the applicant already holds a firearm under a licence; or
(b) an authorised officer is satisfied there are exceptional circumstances.
So why do licenced shooters who have a firearm on their licence have to wait for weeks on end for the PTA that they have bought and paid for? If our government cannot make an imposition work, under the law that they enforce on us, it should not be imposed.
Our politicians should be told in direct terms that the law that they have voted on and impose on us should apply in all cases to everyone. That the Regulation 101 that states that the “period (time) is the remainder of the day on which the applicant lodged the application” has the same force and creates a Duty of compliance as.
Regulation 58 Duty of licensed dealer or licensed armourer if weapons register is a computer register
(2) The armourer or dealer must, no later than the seventh day of each month—
(a) produce a print-out of the part of the register that records information about transactions that took place in the previous month; and
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
We Should be All Equal Under the Law.
If we licenced dealers, armours, collectors and shooters can be charged under these regulations, dragged through the injustice system, and fined, lose our firearms, our property, for ignoring a Duty, a time limit imposed by the Regulations in Section 58, then so should the Queensland Police Service, such as the Commissioner or the Authorised Officer, or the civilian staff that work in Weapons Licencing should be prosecuted by the State on the same basis and suffer the same in justice. They should have to pay for their own legal representation and pay their own fines. The law of the land should be applied to us all equally, not a law for the Police and another law for People.
If the licenced shooter is a few days late for a renewal, then your licence is revoked, your property has to be handed in and you have to pay an extra application fee and re apply. The Queensland Police, Weapons Licencing appear to be a law all to themselves, they treat the law as their knife to twist it into law abiding firearm owners. We must remind our local Representatives, who are our Members of Parliament that their job is not to represent their party, but it is to Re Present (represent) the problems of the constituent to the House of Parliament.
He, or She has the ability to speak directly to the Minister of Police and get an answer in reply within 48 hours. If not they can, on your behalf ask the question to the Minister in Parliament. That question can be as plain as a description of the above breech of the Weapons Regulations 2016 and they can ask why the culprits, in Weapons Licencing are not being prosecuted?
Just recently we had a customer that applied to Weapons Licencing for a Permit to Acquire and he naturally thought it would be quicker if he ticked the box for the PTA to be faxed to Owen Guns. He waited weeks, and weeks and heard nothing from Weapons Licencing, or Owen Guns. Owen Guns had not received the faxed copy of his PTA and have no way of even inquiring about not yet issued PTA forms, the first any Gun shop knows about a PTA fax, is when they arrive in the machine. The customer phoned Owen Guns and then Weapons Licencing eventually, weeks later told the customer that his PTA had been sent to Owen Guns. Owen Guns had at no time received this fax from Weapons licencing, hundreds of others but not this one.Naturally the customer asked Weapons Licencing to fax a copy again, but they refused and told the customer to re-apply if he wanted to still purchase his firearm as they will not send it twice.
The customer was a policeman and did not want to complain to his local member as it would cause problems with his employment, so in a way he is enslaved to a further degree than those of us who are at least free to complain. However, how many other people are so intimidated by our masters that they will not make a formal complaint to the Representatives? These local MPs are the people who vote to impose this slavery on law abiding firearm owners and if we do not tell them that the system is going very wrong, they will continue to use the rod on our backs.
Tyrannies Tools.
How does the 100,000 combined membership of Australia’s political parties enslave 2 million licenced firearm owners, just one of our associations has 186,000 members, this dwarfs the largest political party in Australia the Liberal Party that at best has 50,000 members?
What is the great tool that they use to keep us in their legislative chains?
The answer to that, is our Apathy and Appeasement, but the catalyst is propaganda by the mainstream media as they manufacture both the cause and the effect.
The Manufacture of Consent. We Taxpayers pay for our own Propaganda Chains.
The greatest aids to State propaganda are the State Television Channels, they are aided by the Bank (via loans for Shares to various billionaires, whom they make or break, such as Skase, Bond, Murdock) owned television channels.

The Power of State Propaganda Is Easy To Prove.
Adolph Hitler knew and used all of his propaganda machines to support that doctrine, his genius of propaganda Dr Joseph Gobbals who admitted openly, with these two quotes, “The truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
“It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise. This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.”

The Blatant Bias of the State Channels Are Easy To Prove
When it comes to the ABC and SBS the Prime government allows them to run an information protection racket shielding its flavoured information from open scrutiny and vigorous debate.

Its like the ‘Politburo’ discussing if they should continue to implement Communism. If the consequence were not so tragic it would be comical.
Besides, constant attacks of lawful firearm ownership, the ownership of property and the rights of self defence, with every Terror Attack they will never, ever, mention Islam, Muslims, ISIS they will skip all of that to tell you that peacefull demonstrations are rioting Neo Nazis, they will show some pathetic starving women and children as refugee’s when really they are ISIS warriors waiting to go on leave in our suburbs.
It is not news that the ABC is Fake News, What is News is that ABC Fakery Factory has government approval.
That the ABC is Fake News is not new. What’s new is that the ABC’s fakery is now entrenched. Taxpayers finance this ABC factory that produces lies like the ones shown in that truthful brilliant movie “Wag The Dog” on a daily basis, it lies by omission, distorts by selection and excludes inconvenient truths. The ABC and SBS is now the gumshield of socialist, activists dedicated to the destruction of Australia and the whole Western Civilisation. Its reporting of events feed the gullible audiences a deliberately pink and green perspective on all topics.
Nowhere is this more obvious than its protection of Islam. No discussion of the vicious expansionist objectives of the Islamists is allowed in programmes; news coverage successfully suppresses facts on which viewers and listeners might draw conclusions unfavourable to Muslims.
“You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
Some Examples.
A) The attack on pedestrians in Barcelona. The ABC sent two senior reporters from London to cover the aftermath of the atrocity. Over several days of reporting nightly they managed to avoid mentioning Islam which was the ideology that energized the perpetrators.
B) Ten hours after ISIS had claimed responsibility for running down men, women and children with a truck, the ABC’s 7pm TV news bulletin aired this exchange: News anchor Jeremey Fernandez: “What more do we know about who carried out this attack?” Senior reporter James Glenday: “Police are focusing on the 17-year-old driver of the van, but they believed that as many as eight people have been involved in the planning of the attack here.” A deliberate avoidance of the direct question.

This refusal to call out Islamic terrorists, ISIS, the Caliphate or other extreme Muslims is now endemic. Ever since the first Paris attacks, when correspondents Barbara Miller and Lisa Millar danced cleverly around the question of responsibility, ABC News has worked tirelessly to avoid naming Muslims or Islam.
When President Trump had been miss informed and suggested that there was violence from both sides in the streets, he gave new cause to attack his “white supremacy”. So we were served by the ABC with replays of the mother of Heather Heyer, killed in a deliberate car crash: “She went to the demonstration to make the world a better place.” This sanctimonious gush encapsulates the ABC’s policy of replacing facts with sentimentality.
C) The Charlottsville riot was a heaven-sent event with which to beat the alternative philosophy of the right wing. This began with the Left campaign which was building for months, if not years, to remove all historical traces of the South’s part in the Civil War, its flag and its champions. Completely ignoring the incitement of the hard-left of communism the Southern Poverty Law Centre, the ABC deliberately characterized the events as an upsurge of Nazism and white supremacy.
The ABC’s Aboriginal propagandist, (with a deeper sun tan than he had in passed years) Stan Grant, has now picked up the torch from his American anti-statue heroes. He has taken aim at the James Cook statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park, “Americans are tearing down the monuments to hate, but we remain oblivious to ours.” he states.
What hate did poor old Captain Cook have?
Grant’s unsubtle stirring divides Australia by perpetrating the myth of Aboriginal cultural equality. He dares not admit that, for the civilised world, Australia and its stone-age inhabitants simply did not exist. He will not acknowledge that, as the skilled navigator mapped the east coast of Australia, he was meeting nomadic peoples who culturally, socially, economically and technologically had merely marked time for thousands of years. He omits to mention that Aboriginals would not exist today if British settlement had Not occurred, as the Maoris, or Japanese would have taken Australia and wiped out all the local inhabitants.
The ungrateful spites like Stan Grant pick away at symbols such as Australia Day now, but they are not far from tearing at the deeper foundations of our modern society. Grant’s spurious call for an end to what he terms the “great silence” about our indigenous history is merely self-promotion, via a coded call for hate.
Treason Re -visited.
As law abiding firearm owners who for many years have experienced, a very confusing aspect of the National/ Liberal Party which has been their continued penchant for betrayinng their traditional allies and kissing their enemies backsides. Yet again, with the ABC/SBS is another example of how the National /Liberals Party delivers their membership the slops and gives pots of gold to their sworn enemies. But Why?
In 2013 Sunshine Coast University research found that 73.6 per cent of ABC journalists support Labor or the Greens or voted for the Greens. As Chris Kenny wrote in The Weekend Australian, the “federal vote ceiling” for the Greens is just over 10 per cent. On those figures, the ABC’s staff profile is highly unrepresentative of the Australian general public. That was reported in,
Over the years ABC insiders have said that this bias is indeed entrenched in the organisation. Let me offer just three representative quotes here. Some two decades ago ABC presenter and homosexual Robert Dessaix actually said this:
“The political correctness of the ABC is extraordinary. There’s no leeway in anything to do with race or gender or politics. There is only one attitude you can have to Aborigines, to multiculturalism and to feminism. I have to tailor what I say to the reigning ideology of the ABC. As for career prospects in this bastion of gay men and feminists, heterosexual males may as well go and commit suicide.”
Around 13 years ago another homosexual and ABC regular, David Marr put it this way:
“The natural culture of journalism is kind of vaguely soft-Left inquiry sceptical of authority. I mean, that’s just the world out of which journalists come. If they don’t come out of that world, they really can’t be reporters. You know, just find another job.”
How many more quotes along these lines are needed? How many more studies are needed? The ABC is full of secular lefties, many of whom hate law abiding firearm owners, hate Christianity and hate any type of individualis. Is it any wonder we find all this bigotry and bias spewing forth from the ABC on a daily basis?
Just in case all that does not yet convince you about the secular left’s stranglehold on the ABC, consider this massively revealing bit of information:
“Why does the Left media protect the Labor and Green Propaganda?”
Because the political commentators of the Left media are either intermingled or married to the left politicians. It’s a family thing and they protect their own.
Greg Combet (Labor) partnered to Juanita Phillips (ABC).
Gai Brodtmann (Labor) married to Chris Uhlmann (ABC).
David Feeney (Labor) married to Liberty Sanger (guest commentator on ABC).
Barrie Cassidy (ABC) former speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991 married to Heather Ewart (ABC).
Maxine McKew (ABC) married to Bob Hogg (former ALP national secretary).
Virginia Trioli (ABC) married to Russell Skelton (The Age).
Mark Kenny (Fairfax) married to Virginia Haussegger (ABC).
Christine Wallace (ABC & Fairfax) married to Michael Costello (former Chief of Staff to Labor’s Kim Beazley).
Annabel Crabb (former Fairfax journalist now with the ABC).
Tony Jones (ABC) married to Sarah Ferguson (ABC). Coincidentally Jones took over the Lateline role from Maxine McKew (from ABC presenter to Labor politician).
David Penberthy (journalist) married to Kate Ellis (Labor).
Paul Kelly (former Fairfax journalist) formerly married to Ros Kelly (Labor).
Kerry O’Brien (ABC) former press secretary to Gough Whitlam.
Mark Colvin (ABC) married to Michelle McKenzie (Leichhardt deputy-mayor and Greens Councillor).
Denis Atkins (ABC Insiders regular) married to Melanie Christensen (ABC Canberra).
Paul Barry (ABC) married to Lisa McGregor (ABC).
The atrocious Mike Carlton (formerly Fairfax) and Morag Ramsay (ABC).
Andrew Fraser (Fairfax) and Catriona Jackson (formerly Fairfax and Labor press secretary).
And so the list goes on.
Labor, Fairfax and the ABC are joined at the hip.
Hollywood The Heart Of Darkness.
The ABC propaganda machine is only a part leading part of the problem Hollywood and the entire entertainment industry itself is overabundant in the same left wing swamp.
Professor Paul Wilson Bond University and ABC Anti Firearm spokesman sentenced to 18 months for having sex with children.
How could creeps like Professor Paul Wilson, one of the ABC anti gun heros or Rolf Harris, Jimmy Saville and the likes of Harvey Weinstein get away with their crimes in such a public area, why were they protected for in some cases 40 years? Now that their has been a change of direction in US politics more creeps are being uncovered Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal charges, amid accusations of rape, as more and more women speak up and complain about his abuse such as these three.
Dawn Dunning: “He Said He Would Help Me, He Was, He Wanted to Help Me.”
Katherine Kendall: “I Thought, Wow, He’s Going to Be A Mentor for Me.”
Louisette Geiss: “I said, you know, I would go up and meet with you in your office but you are not allowed to touch me and he said ‘ahaha’ and kind of laughed it off …” CNN (US), 12 October, 2017
But, how did he get away with it for so long?
Well, back here in Australia, News Corp columnist Miranda Devine had the answer:
She said, “Weinstein represents all that’s wrong with the Left.”The Daily Telegraph, 11 October, 2017

Miranda Devine said, bizarrely, it was Weinstein’s left-wing politics that had kept him off the hook. Including his friendship with Hillary Clinton and President Obama. And his donations to the Democrats. But Miranda Devine’s explanation on 2GB radio was even more precise than that:
MIRANDA DEVINE: “The left has a massive protection racket going. And you can see it works in Australia as well, it’s not just Hollywood …”
So, nothing to do with Weinstein’s money and power, or his ability to make and break female stars? “NO stated Miranda Devine it is, far more sinister”. 2GB, Nights with Steve Price, 10 October, 2017
MIRANDA DEVINE: ” if you bow to the altar of their sort of grab bag of causes, the sort of identity politics causes, the LGBTIQ and racism and feminism and open borders, abortion, and feminism, climate change, how can you forget that …”
MICHAEL MCLAREN: “Feminism, climate change, yes …”
MIRANDA DEVINE: … “being anti-Christian, all that stuff … But if you do all of that then you can get away with blue murder and you buy yourself protection …
Complain about Immigration and you are a Racist.
Dick Smith claimed in an interview with Fairfax Media that both Labor and Liberal politicians have told him privately that they agree with his calls to cut immigration to avoid future social and environmental fracturing.
But he claimed they were afraid to speak out publicly because the ABC will label them ‘Racist’.”This is warping our democratic process, it is basically treasonous,” he said.
He claims ABC television’s news and current affairs has deliberately ignored his campaign over the issue. Last month, Smith spent $1 million on his version of the “Grim Reaper” AIDS adverts as a warning against population growth. Read more at
ABC Media Watch host Paul Barry defends Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s and writes off her Anzac Day comments as just “tactless”.
Abdel-Magied used to present a round-up of ABC news on Saturday morning. She’s also appeared as a guest on Q&A and The Drum. And she partly owes those roles to being Muslim, black and a woman. This is only one of many  instances of the ABC being both racist and pro-Muslim in its hiring.
But think this through. The ABC has hired this inexperienced and unwise 26 year old on the understanding that she is Muslim, which sends her a message. Stay Muslim, or else your job is in danger.
Then there are the ABC’s other similar hirings of celebrity Muslims. There’s Waleed Aly and his wife Susan Carland, with Maha Abdo and Silma Ihram appearing regularly as ABC panellists. Note that all the women covering their heads. The ABC seems to have no interest in hiring women who have left Islam or who have their head uncovered and thus are not identifiably Muslim. No Muslim feminists.
This means the ABC promotes a relatively strict form of Islam, and largely uncritically. It does not give the same promotion to any other faith, including ones less hostile to our values and freedoms.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), is now either outrightly dedicated to, or at least heavily skewed in its presentation towards servicing the needs of the left wing agenda; in fact, its blatant bias has become something of a national joke, but its not funny it is deadly dangerous and very powerful, it affects the politicians, the Courts, the police and will promote apathy and appeasement within our own communities. Our national broadcasters serve no purpose now other than to carry out the full philosophy of Dr Goebbels “It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise. This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.”

Otto and Elise Hampel
Just imagine the nightmare, as you wake up to all what going wrong but are unable to do anything about it. Like the example of Otto and Elise Hampel a working-class couple who in 1940 awoke to the fact that they were enslaved by the Third Reich that the system of government was morally wrong and corrupt and because they had no other method of communication open to them carefully created a simple method of protest while living in Berlin during World War II. The Hampels undertook efforts to encourage resistance against the Third Reich. They hand-wrote over 200 postcards, dropping them into mailboxes and leaving them in stairwells in Berlin, often near Wedding, where they lived. The postcards urged people to refuse to cooperate with the Nazis, to refrain from donating money, to refuse military service, and to overthrow Hitler. Although all but 18 of these postcard were immediately brought to the Gestapo, it took two years for the Gestapo to find the couple.

It made no difference that Otto Hampel had served in the German Army in World War One. Otto openly admitted it, to try to save his wife and declared to the police that he was happy to be able to protest against Hitler and the Third Reich. At trial at the Volksgerichtshof, the Nazi “People’s Court”, the Hampels were convicted of Wehrkraftzersetzung and of “preparing for high treason”they were both tried, and decapitated by guillotine in Berlin’s Plötzensee Prison in April 1943.
Judge Roland Freisler sentenced the Hamples to death, Which was his finding in 90% of his cases.
The Hampels surely knew how hopeless it was to go up against the might of the Nazi machine but they still decided that if they did not at least try to do something about the situation then nothing would truly happen to change anything. They believed that if they could throw a small part of sand into the machine it would slowly grind to a halt. It did not work and showed how successful the propaganda machine was when only 18 out of 230 were not handed to the police.
I know that I could never be as brave as they were. What brave people Otto& Elise Hampel to stand up for truth when there country men were to scared to do anything to bring down that tyranny.
That is why the State left wing propaganda from the ABC and other media outlets should not be a national joke, if this propaganda machine is not curtailed we or our children will be in the same situation as Mr and Mrs Hampel. Where will we find their bravery, their spirit to resist when all are infected by the virus of State media control.
This problem suppresses freedom in Australia, this allows the government to rule by defusing our culture our way of life. Our only chance is for the Australian Shooting Sports to create and build our own media channel something that can shine the spotlight on the Truth.
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

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Does Melbourne Australia Have an African Gang Problem? (2018)

The Australian government has left citizens defenceless through it's policy of unarmed self defence. It is illegal in Australia to purchase or posses anything specifically intended for self defence or defence of one's family, this includes no capsicum sprays, no tasers, no guns, no anything! This is backed by the UN Human Rights committee! I see this as a crime against the people, the government is putting our lives at risk in a society where home invasions & attacks on the streets appears to be on the increase. The Australian government appears to put the welfare of criminals far above the welfare of the common people.

NRA-ILA | Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

NRA-ILA | Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy: The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bugging Out Equipment List. WHAT & WHY.

I decided to post this because when I read lists of other people’s modern equipment for bugging out I often see items that I can’t make sense of. Items that are NOT sustainable & seem of very little use. Some say “well I use this until it breaks & then I throw it away”. The problem with that is that this equipment has taken up room, added weight to the pack, can leave sign to track you by if you don’t dispose of it properly, & meanwhile you could have used this space & weight to either carry a better piece of equipment, or you could have left it out & saved room & weight. If you can afford to throw it away, then you don’t need it in the first place.
Anyway, here is my list. Please feel free to comment, different people sometimes see things in a different way & I like to hear other people’s point of view.
My Equipment List. WHAT & WHY.
.62 cal/20 gauge flintlock fusil. 42 inch barrel.
Why?  Large calibre smoothbore has a lot of knock down power with a round ball, very versatile using bird shot, buckshot, or round ball or a combination of any two of these, able to use other projectiles found in nature, only requires a siliceous rock for ignition which can be found in nature, the lock is easy to repair, if the lock breaks & there are no spare parts I can use it as a matchlock or tinderlock & keep using it, I can use the lock to make fire without the use of gunpowder, I can make my own black powder, I can retrieve spent lead from shot game & reuse it, I can mould my own round ball & shot.
.70 caliber smoothbore flintlock pistol.
Why? Same as above fusil, light to carry, easy to use, good for a back-up & self defence.
Gun tools and spare lock parts.
Why? To keep my firearms working long term.
Shot pouch and contents.
Why? For maintaining & using my firearms.
Leather drawstring pouch of .60 caliber ball (in knapsack).
Why? Back-up supply.
Powder horn.
Why? For carrying gunpowder for immediate use with firearms.
Ball mould, swan shot mould & Lead ladle.
Why? So I can reuse spent lead by remoulding.
5 Gunpowder wallets.
Why? For carrying extra gunpowder, the leather wallet is lighter than a powder horn, once empty they are good for storing spare tinder for fire lighting.
Butcher/Hunting knife.
Why? A good basic working knife made for skinning & butchering game, good self defence knife, long blade but light to carry & use.
Legging knife.
Why? Good back-up knife for hunting & self defence, easy to access, light to use & carry.
Clasp knife.
Why? Good back-up knife, mainly used for camp chores, making kettle hooks, making trap parts, easy to carry.
Why? Lighter than a modern hatchet, the helve fits in a round or oval eye & is easy to make in a wilderness situation, the helve can easily be removed to use the head on its own for making a new helve or scraping hides for making leather or rawhide, good for trap making, good for hammering, can be thrown for hunting, defence, offence & entertainment.
Fire bag.
Why? Greased leather waterproof  bag for keeping my tinderbox & contents dry.
Why? For preparing plant & fungi tinders for flint & steel fire lighting, contains prepared tinder for fire lighting, is used for fire lighting by striking sparks into the tinderbox.
Flint & Steel. (NOTE: Not a ferocerium rod).
Why? For making fire. This method is sustainable long term.
Belt pouch.
Why? This pouch is carried on the waist belt at all times & contains my fire bag, my fishing tackle container, my sundial compass & my fire steel/striker which is tied to the pouch buckle.
Fishing tackle in brass container.
Why? For fishing & for trapping fowl.
Two brass snares.
Why? Small game snares for trapping .
Roll of brass snare wire.
Spare wire for making small game snares, can be used for making leaders for angling, can be used for repair work.
Main pack for carrying equipment & food supplies, carries my blanket roll & oil cloth shelter & secures my market wallet.
Why? This haversack is carried just for foraging purposes. I often forage along the trail when trekking.
Market Wallet.
Why? This is secured under the flap closure of my knapsack & is used to carry extra items. This wallet can also be carried indendently.
Tin Cup.
Why? For drinking tea & eating food.
Kettle (Billy Can).
Why? For boiling water for sterilising & making tea, for cooking.
Water filter bags (cotton & linen bags).
Why? For filtering dirty drinking water before boiling, light & compact & easy to carry, unbreakable.
Medical pouch.
Why? Contains medical equipment & supplies, lighter than a hard container, easy to pack & carry in my knapsack near the top.
Why? This is my sewing kit for making repairs to clothing, making moccasins, needles can be used to remove splinters & if necessary to stitch wounds.
Piece of soap and a broken ivory comb.
Why? For bathing & looking after my hair.
Dried foods in bags.
Why? Dried foods are lighter to carry, easy to pack & preserve well for long periods.
Wooden spoon.
Why? For cooking & eating, light to carry.
Why? A compass makes it easier to tell direction on very overcast days & nights, makes it easier to maintain a straight direction & travel quicker.
Whet stone.
Why? For keeping my blades sharp, for working on gun lock parts if needed.
Small metal file.
Why? Same as whet stone above.
Why? The oil cloth is for making a quick shelter, easy to set up & versatile, enables me to use a fire for cooking & warmth close to my bed, can be used as a rain coat, can be used for water collection, can be used to make a boat, gives me more vision around me & an easy exit if needed.
One pure wool blanket (Monmouth cap, spare wool waistcoat and wool shirt rolled inside blanket).
Why? The blanket roll is easy to carry, does not restrict my movement/escape at night like a sleeping bag will, can be used as a matchcoat, can be used as a Great Coat, retains body warmth even when wet, light to carry.
Spare pair of moccasins.
Why? To wear if my other pair get wet, to wear whilst I make repairs on the other pair, to wear if the other moccasins need replacing & whilst I make a new pair.
Two water canteens.
Why? For carrying drinking water.
Bottle of rum.
Why? Only a small bottle but I like a tot of rum & it helps me relax a little.

Friday, January 12, 2018


This is a sawn-off pump action Breech-Loading shotgun seized by police from criminals, this is what criminals use. They do NOT use black powder muzzle-loading pistols. So why are flintlocks, wheellocks & matchlocks on a restrictive firearms licence? Either it is because of sheer ignorance, or they simply could not be bothered to distinguish a muzzle-loading pistol from a modern breech-loading pistol when they drafted the legislation. None of these pistols is capable of firing modern cartridge ammunition.

Please sign my petition asking the government to take primitive muzzle-loading pistols off the restrictive H class licence & place them with other muzzle-loading guns on the less restrictive B class licence.
Thank you.

This is a matchlock muzzle-loading pistol, it requires a smouldering matchcord to make it fire.
This is a wheellock muzzle-loading pistol, it requires a key to wind up the lock, & a piece of iron pyrite rock to make it fire.
This is the most sophisticated of the muzzle-loading pistols that I want removing from the H class licence. This is a flintlock, it requires a piece of hard rock clamped in the jaws of the cock to make it fire. All three of these pistols require black powder & only black powder to be placed in the pan & down the muzzle of the barrel to make them fire.

How smart are you? Smarter than the average law maker? Do you think that in this day & age a criminal would even know how to use one of these guns let alone bother when they can easily access a modern gun?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Can my wife carry a specialty vehicle knife in her 4WD?

Subject : Specialty vehicle knives. Are they legal to carry?
Enter your comments in this box: : My wife has been given a specialty vehicle knife to carry in her 4WD. It is a clasp knife with a short blade, a seat belt cutter & a window breaker. We live on our property, but my wife makes frequent trips to town. The roads are often flooded as are the creeks.
Is it legal for my wife to carry this vehicle knife in her 4WD?
Thank you for your assistance.
Thanks for contacting NSW Police Customer Assistance Unit. Please see below email in relation acceptable reasons for having a knife in a PUBLIC PLACE or SCHOOL.

With reference to 11C (2) of the Summary Offences Act, what is included as being reasonably necessary for a person to have custody of a knife?
The lawful pursuit of the person’s occupation, education or training
The preparation or consumption of food or drink
The participation in lawful entertainment, recreation or sport
The exhibition of knives for retail or other trade purposes
An organised exhibition by knife collectors
The wearing an official uniform
Genuine religious purposes, or
The custody is reasonably necessary in all circumstances during travel to or from or incidental to any of these activities, or
Where the custody is of a kind prescribed by the regulations.

NOT the answer I was hoping for, obviously this is down to total ignorance on the part of the law makers, AGAIN!

So, carrying a knife in the car specifically for emergencies, ie breaking the window & cutting the seat belt is not legal !!!!!!!!! This must be a companion law to illegal armed self defence!!!!!!

The preparation or consumption of food or drink? The police have already confiscated my wife's multi-tool folding scout knife that she carried for food preparation!!! So much for that one!!!
Honestly, our law is a total ass & it pi***s me off no end! What in the hell can we minorities do about it? Stuff all!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Petition To Have Muzzle Loading Pistols Removed From an H class licence ...

"To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled".
Parliament House
6 Macquarie Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000.
The Petition of Keith H. Burgess.
President of the New England Colonial Living History Group.
Brings to the attention of the House the matter of firearms licensing in relation to muzzle-loading pistols (percussion locks excluded).
At this present time, working replica (replicas of original 17th and 18th century antique muzzle-loading pistols) muzzle-loading pistols of the lock types matchlock, wheellock, tinderlock, doglock, snaphance and flintlock can only be owned by a person possessing a category H gun licence, and these pistols can only be legally fired on a registered gun range. Antique muzzle-loading pistols of the same type may be owned, but not used/fired without the owner possessing an H class licence. This requirement excludes the use of these antiques & antique replicas for Living History and Historical Re-enactment purposes. It also excludes the use of these antique replicas for use as a back-up safety for muzzle-loader hunters hunting on private property who are hunting with single shot muzzle-loading rifles or smoothbores.
Historical Re-enactment groups and Living History organisations have re-enactment rules which preclude the use of live ammunition and preclude the use of a ramrod during any and all re-enactment displays. There is also a permit requirement; this permit is for historical re-enactment organisations wishing to conduct an historical re-enactment event involving the possession and use of firearms by participants. Clause 61 - Firearms Regulation 2006.
Replicas of muzzle-loading pistols of the lock types mentioned are single shot (though some flintlocks can have two barrels), slow to load and require a good deal of knowledge and training to ensure the workability of this type of gun. Ignition even when used by a competent person can not be guaranteed. Therefore these muzzle-loading guns are not suitable for criminal use.
We fully understand the purpose of the H class licence requirements, but these primitive muzzle-loading pistols are not the same as modern breech-loaders, revolvers or semi-automatics. If a criminal wishes to use a concealable gun to commit a crime, they can simply cut down a modern breech-loading rifle or shotgun.
At present anyone can purchase an antique muzzle-loading pistol without the need to apply for a permit to purchase, a licence or registration. However, they cannot be legally fired/used unless the owner posesses an H class licence. These replica muzzle-loading pistols are no different from the antiques, their workings, capabilities & disabilities are exactly the same.

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to change the licensing requirement for these replica antique & antique muzzle-loading pistols (percussion locks excluded) from the present category H class licence to the category B class licence. Alternately we respectfully request that these muzzle-loading pistols be placed on a new less restrictive class of firearms licence , allowing these guns to be used with no more restrictions than are presently placed on muzzle-loading long arms.

Keith H. Burgess.
Petition Here:

Friday, January 5, 2018

New Water Pump.

I decided that as we have so much excess solar power I would be better off with an electric water pump to pump water from our lower collection 5000 gallon cement water tank to our upper house feed tank than the petrol fire pump we have been using. Survival wise we will probably always have 240 volt solar power, but we may not always have fuel!
So I purchased an electric water pump with what fittings I needed, & my wife came up with the idea of using a storage container to keep it in.

Power lead goes a short distance underground through some spare water pipe that I had & up into the power shed.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Australian Government denies our right to armed self defence.

Cyril Watson says he was threatened with a screwdriver and a knife.Picture: 7 News.
In Australia we are denied the legal right to armed self defence, no guns, no capsicum spray & no tasers. People are getting raped, bashed, robbed & killed every day, & yet our government expects us to defend ourselves with our fists!!!
What is it going to take to make the majority of Australians stand up for other Australians & say enough is enough?!