Dark Walk & Talk – 2022 is not looking good

Energy crisis, food shortages, gas prices, droughts, WW3, hyperinflation, stock market crash, great depression, winter storms, plagues of locusts… 2022 will be a right laugh.We’re only half way through February 2022, in fact 02/22/2022, and many of the predictions made last year concerning the state of the world, its food sources and economy are allContinue reading “Dark Walk & Talk – 2022 is not looking good”

Russia Ukraine Conflict Deja Vu – Russia Versus the West again. Real Life World Of Tanks

Russia invades Ukraine. America, NATO and the West retaliate. What happens next? I’ll give you a clue: it won’t be short and sweet, nor will it be a picnic for those living in the vicinity. Like those living in my region, including my family and myself.This isn’t the first time my area, East Slovakia, hasContinue reading “Russia Ukraine Conflict Deja Vu – Russia Versus the West again. Real Life World Of Tanks”

Preparing for WW3 – Surviving Russia vs Ukraine, Off-Grid & Online

Russia vs Ukraine, NATO, the U.S… A war that would literally be on my doorstep. I thought I was prepared for anything – virtually off-grid, self-sufficient, experienced in bushcraft and outdoor skills… Just like many others who call themselves preppers and survivalists. But we live in the 21st Century, and the world is a muchContinue reading “Preparing for WW3 – Surviving Russia vs Ukraine, Off-Grid & Online”

WW3 – Russia Ukraine Invasion, World War Three begins in February 2022?

I live 40 miles from Ukraine and NATO is sending troops here. Russia has amassed an army on its side of the border, and NATO and the U.S. want to send troops and vehicles to Eastern Europe to prepare should Russia decide to invade Ukraine – which President Biden thinks will happen in February 2022Continue reading “WW3 – Russia Ukraine Invasion, World War Three begins in February 2022?”

Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are

Back in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia, this time looking for birch bolete and cep (porcini) mushrooms. After seeing the prices of cep (and we’re not going to even mention black or white truffles) in the Italian speaking Istria region of Croatia, and how much visitors are charged to spend aContinue reading “Mushroom Picking – Experience Nature and Understand Who You Are”

Carpathian Adventure Motorcycle Ride – First Ride of 2021

A quick ride through Chernarus, almost… Sometimes you need to take a step back from getting too involved with all the negativity, chaos, lies and propaganda that hammer away at us daily. Sometimes you just need to let yourself feel free for a while, feel the wind and the elements. In this video I takeContinue reading “Carpathian Adventure Motorcycle Ride – First Ride of 2021”

I’m in love… Land Rover Defender 110 Jameson’s Edition

Imagine my surprise. Today, sitting outside my office window in the arse-end of Slovakia was paradise incarnate. I honestly thought it was an early Christmas present. A black Land Rover Defender 110 expedition (with snorkel, of course), emblazoned with God’s own drink, Jameson’s Irish Malt. Just imagine – a Defender with a boot load ofContinue reading “I’m in love… Land Rover Defender 110 Jameson’s Edition”

Red Deer Stag Kills Man

A 78 year old man from Prievidza (a town in the west of Slovakia) has died in hospital a week after being attacked by a stag. Apparently, it was a spontaneous attack as the man tended his orchard – the stag charged and skewered him with its antlers. More can be read here – noviny.skContinue reading “Red Deer Stag Kills Man”

Pension Poľská krčma,Horný Smokovec, Tatra Mountains, review

Over the weekend we stayed at my friend’s Pension (sort of like an inn) in the Tatra Mountains. It’s called, bizarrely, Poľská krčma, which means the Polish Bar. She and her partner have only had it for a few months (since December) and have done quite a bit of reconstruction on it. It’s in anContinue reading “Pension Poľská krčma,Horný Smokovec, Tatra Mountains, review”

Trip to the Tatra Mountains

We’ve just got back from a few days break away in the Tatra Mountains in North Central Slovakia. Thankfully, it wasn’t having the same weather as we have had for the last few months. The air was clear, cold and bright rather than damp, foggy and swampy – although we do have a lot moreContinue reading “Trip to the Tatra Mountains”