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 to deal with them.
Self reliance is more than just a lifestyle choice, it also means adopting a completely different mindset. In the modern urban world, virtually every convenience and service are but a phone call (and a hefty bill) away. Imagine if you didn’t have access to them, How do you think that you, personally, would cope with a wide range of situations?
Over the years I’ve had to adapt to what life has thrown at me. Many situations I had no previous experience with or knowledge of how to deal with them, especially those of a technical sort. Life still throws problems to be dealt with – and sometimes now I even have the equipment at hand. Although not all the time.
When people talk about life post SHTF, there are many little every day issues which I’m sure they’ve overlooked. The same can be said for self reliant living. But you either live and learn, or choose a different lifestyle (something we won’t be able to do post SHTF). Just remember – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Filmed on location in East Slovakia with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens, an Olympus Pen and a Xiaomi Note 8 Pro.

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Official Alien Disclosure? Part 2 – Oumuamua, Pentagon UFO, Critters, Interdimensional Beings

The South Korean airport UFO, and the international airline pilot’s video of strange light formations at 40,000 feet have both been presented in serious media around the world in the last week or so. The Pentagon in late November announced the creation of another version of its UFO research department, this time going into more threat specific detail. It’s like we’ve gone from laughing out loud at UFO stories to reading about or seeing them almost daily on news channels and government announcements.
What is going on? Are we really getting close to a paradigm shift? When humanity wakes up one morning with the reality of not being alone? It’s certainly beginning to look that way.
In this video I look at the case of Oumuamua, the strange elongated interstellar comet which Professor Avi Loeb is adamant that it is of alien origin. I also examine Trevor James Constable’s ‘critter’s – giant invisible atmospheric creatures which may be responsible for many sightings, from the foo fighters of World War 2 to modern airline pilots’, along with a plethora of footage from Mexico and Japan, usually around volcanoes.
We’ll also examine the interdimensional being, or parallel dimension possibility, including the ghost cities of China, the fata morgana illusions which may be a lot more than we’ve been told. Also, Luis Elizondo’s interview with GQ magazine following his whistle-blowing of the entire Nimitz Tic Tac incident. As former head of the pentagon’s UFO section, he has a lot to say on the matter – and it’s definitely worth listening to what he says between the lines…

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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Official Alien Disclosure Soon? Tic Tac, UFO, EBE, UAP, Obama, Clinton

Something very strange is going on in officialdom. Some of the most important figures in politics and the intelligence community are coming out publicly to state that UFOs are not only real but also might be extraterrestrial in origin. This goes against everything the governments have been saying for the last 60 years.
So why now? Are we finally looking at full disclosure regarding the existence of aliens, not only in the universe but perhaps also here on Earth? Or is all this sudden disclosure about something else entirely, something much more nefarious? And, is it even aliens we’re looking at, or are these unidentified flying objects and unidentified aerial phenomena something else entirely, something which is known to TPTB but they’re keeping that a secret?
After decades of misinformation, disinformation, hoaxes and outright lies, it’s very difficult to even begin to fathom what the truth is. The truth is out there, said Mulder, but which truth?

In this series of videos I will explore what looks to be official public disclosure of what only fringe believers and ufologists have been saying for so long – and also look into the various possibilities of what might actually be going on, both on the side of the governments and the objects themselves. All might not be as it appears.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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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 membership in both the EU and NATO, Russia has made it clear that it doesn’t want that on its own doorstep.
Following an intelligence report stating that Russia is possibly planning to invade Ukraine with 175,000 troops, and satellite imagery confirming a large build up of several battalions along the border, just what is Putin planning? And how far will the US and EU go to defend their latest ally?
And then there’s the China-Taiwan issue which has again risen to the fore following the aggressive fly-over, the strange call for Chinese citizens to stockpile food and supplies, and the clearly threatening rhetoric displayed on the Australian ABC documentary ‘Poking the Panda’. Are we looking at what could become a global war on two fronts in the very near future?

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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Listen To Nature – Change the World in Partnership with Earth

The climate change argument is filled with non sequitors, both on the side of the politicians and corporations and on the protestors’. Yes, we desperately need to sort out what we are doing to the planet before it’s too late. Yes, we need to completely change how we produce food and energy, how we waste resources and how we rely on a globalised production chain. But the current answers to these problems are nothing more than remarketing on the one side, and absolutely no solution on the other, apart from passing blame.
Our grandchildren will look back at our generation with disgust at how we basically destroyed Eden through laziness and greed. If we want a future for our descendants, and for Planet Earth, then we need to realise that the way we are heading will just compound the issue, cover it with a new layer of paint and merely delay the inevitable. We’ll just be passing the buck even further down the line.

But how do we resolve this? First by taking back control of the biggest decisions facing humanity and the Earth out of the hands of those who have thus far shown nothing but personal greed, and placing it into the hands of those with true understanding and experience of Gaia as a complex system – with us a part of that system.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

Scat Tracking & Sh1t Talking – Identifying animal faeces

Tracking animals can be difficult on many types of terrain. It’s not always like in the guidebooks. But tracking doesn’t just involve knowing the patterns left by hoof and paw – sometimes knowing the scat and dung left behind by an animal can be even more important.
In this video I take you tracking red deer, roe deer and wild boar, showing what to look out for in terms of their faecal matter. We also look at wolf scat and marten scat, and why they have become a flourishing business.
In films, the hunter or outdoorsman can look at some bent blades of grass and say not only what animal passed that way, but also give its weight, mood and general purpose. In reality, unless you’re a Kalahari Bushman, it can be extremely difficult to follow an individual track, or even state with certainty just what animal made it. And that’s where knowing each species’ scat and dung type comes in handy.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

Halloween Memento Mori – 21st Century Stoicism

“Memento Mori” means ‘remember you will die’, Halloween is a feast of the dead, or at least the wandering souls of the dead… It is a night of horror and darkness, a time for some scary fun. But it’s also the day before All Saints’, when we seriously remember those who have departed. Just as we will some day.

The motto ‘memento mori’ has been used for centuries not as some dark, morose term, but as reminder to actually live. That we don’t have that long to do what we plan to do so we had better get on with living right now. Humans are frightened of death, especially their own, because it is the greatest, darkest secret which none of us are, yet, privy to. But it comes to us all so there’s no point in pretending it doesn’t. Face your mortality and embrace life.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

Start Prepping Now! Fuel and Food Shortage, Financial Crisis, Supply Chain Crisis, Energy Price Rise

The S is really about to HTF. From multiple angles, our ways of life is about to be torn apart by restrictions, limitations, high expenses and perhaps even rationing. We began the long crawl to 2030 in 2001, but last year saw TPTB kick it into high gear. In order to survive the coming drastic changes, we must first be aware of what’s coming so that we can prepare for it, and prepare in such a way that we can survive it healthily.
Don’t be like the uneducated herd which blindly follows the scapegoat into the slaughter house. Think of what’s coming of a test of your mettle: food shortages, supply chain shortages and chaos, a financial crisis to rival 2008 or even the Great Depression, gas and electricity prices so high they’ll be almost unaffordable, a housing market crash.
But this isn’t about being negative or pessimistic, this is about coming through the extreme changes and thriving. Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 are fact, now we just have to work out either how to live with them, or what to do about them…

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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, and it saw both my family and the other villagers running out of firewood. This year we’re expecting another long, cold and hard Winter so we’re overstocking on logs just in case.
My son Alex comes with me up into the hills to bring in another load of logs on a beautiful Autumn/Fall day. As always, we use the services of the village tractor driver. This time of year he’s extremely busy, and the valley rings out with the sound of chainsaws and circular saws from morning till evening. It’s back-breaking work but it’s an absolute necessity – and a chore I actually love doing as it brings me in such close contact with nature and our ancient past.

Filmed with a Xiaomi Rednote 9 Pro.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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Ladies and Gentlemen – Taboo?

Once again TPTB have used divide and conquer tactics, through misdirection away from legitimate causes, to confuse the world even further when we should really be paying even greater attention to what’s going on around us. The phrase ‘ladies and gentlemen’ is being struck off as it is apparently offensive to those who are neither. However, this is not some great achievement for those who may think it is, it is just another wedge in traditional society, another crack in what we believe to be societal norms. We’ve already been locked away and removed from our loved ones, next comes a forced distancing from biological identity. How can that leave anyone but just plain confused and at the mercy of those who want us separated and at each others’ throats. Respect the individual, but the individual must also respect those around them also. It works both ways. What is currently happening is merely another aspect of the artificial ‘problem, reaction, solution’ used to manipulate society. A cause that didn’t exist until it was deliberately created in order to redirect possible real concern away from where it is needed most.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.

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