Winter Storm Warning – 93% are unprepared for a blizzard

There’s a monster snow storm incoming. What should you do to prepare? Last year, Texas suffered massively form the Deep Freeze because it wasn’t prepared. Don’t let yourself or your family suffer from the same situation.After years of weathering extremely harsh Winters in a remote village in Central Eastern Europe, I have learned from experienceContinue reading “Winter Storm Warning – 93% are unprepared for a blizzard”

2022 Be Proactive Not Reactive

It’s time for a major change in how we’re currently viewing life. Instead of just reacting to this bizarre situation we find ourselves in – along with more and more restrictions placed upon us – we need to start focusing on ourselves and how we want to spend our few years of life on thisContinue reading “2022 Be Proactive Not Reactive”

Reality Check – Real Life Problems Paid Me A Visit – Self Reliant Lifestyle

Hypothesising and philosophising is great when life gives you a moment to yourself to reflect. But then life, especially if you live a self reliant lifestyle, rings the alarm and wakes you up, reminding you about the here and now. Then it ladles lots of urgent issues on your plate and somehow you have toContinue reading “Reality Check – Real Life Problems Paid Me A Visit – Self Reliant Lifestyle”

WW3 in 2022? Biden, Putin, Ukraine, Russia, USA, EU, Taiwan, China

Tomorrow, Presidents Biden and Putin will hold a conference call online regarding Russia’s massive build up of troops along the Ukraine border. Is this, as some fear, the precursor to an invasion? And what would be the West’s reaction if it was – more sanctions, or an armed response? With Ukraine becoming closer to membershipContinue reading “WW3 in 2022? Biden, Putin, Ukraine, Russia, USA, EU, Taiwan, China”

Firewood from the Forest – Real Country Cottage Life in Eastern Europe

This is the reality of rural living, especially in such a remote area as the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. Winter is fast approaching and it’s a last minute rush to get in as much wood as possible to provide heating during the cold months. Last Winter lasted much longer than expected – until May,Continue reading “Firewood from the Forest – Real Country Cottage Life in Eastern Europe”

Bushcraft Minimalism – outdoor adventure in the forest with the minimal kit

What are the essential basic items you need to ensure your survival in a forest environment? Excluding knowledge, skills and experience, there are a few simple bits of kit which can make your life much easier when out in the bush. While it’s tempting to invest in bagloads of expensive gear, bushcraft equipment can beContinue reading “Bushcraft Minimalism – outdoor adventure in the forest with the minimal kit”

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”

Nikola Tesla – Origins of the Creator of the Modern World

A homage to one of the greatest minds which ever lived, Nikola Tesla. Inventor of the modern world, but not the one we live in sadly. His altruistic concepts for the good of humanity were taken and used by those with ulterior motives, mostly greed and power. I visited his birthplace as a sort ofContinue reading “Nikola Tesla – Origins of the Creator of the Modern World”

Positive Thinking Against Seasonal Affective Depression

This winter has been long and harsh, and because of the pandemic many have been isolated from society. This is a horrific combination for inducing depression and sadness. How to dig yourself out of such depression? How to think positively so that you can again have hope for the future? In this video I giveContinue reading “Positive Thinking Against Seasonal Affective Depression”

Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure

Sawing logs with a chainsaw. Spring is slowly coming and we desperately need to restock the wood shed. Until a few days ago we had deep snow and subzero conditions, now everything is muddy but we can actually access the wood to chainsaw it. The life of a self-reliant bushcrafting off-grid rural cottage lifestyle prepperContinue reading “Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure”