My wife and I have changed since we live in Ontario, in fact we have changed a lot in the recent year or so, our opinions, politics, and beliefs are not the same that most people that know us in real life would associate with us. For example, we are not members of the Green Party any longer, nor do we support them in anyway. We could be called for lack of better terms, Preppers, Libertarian, Self-Reliant, Self-Efficient, or at the very least try to be.
We do not support the socialist mind set that has invaded the culture of North America, we believe in Sovereignty, not Solidarity. Liberty is best protected by non-interference. I could go on, but this is the bulk of what you should know.
If you want to stay with us, you must first get permission to do so in advance, as of October 14th 2009 not a single person has received such confirmation. There is a very good reason why my wife, and I, have not given a direct yes, or no, on this matter. We have in 22 years of being together helped many people with a place to live. Every single one of them are in exactly the same position they were before we met them. In other words, the heart ache, hardship, and effort on our part was for nothing. People, including ourselves, do not change who they are unless they have too. We have had too, most people we know have not.
Realize that we are setting up a farm to be off the grid, to supply all our needs as much as we can, there is a mind set here that is required for this. That mind set is where one believes that you are responsible for taking care of yourself. If you can not balance your budget, plant a garden, store up preps, ride a horse, pay your rent, keep a job, work your butt off, buy smart at the grocery store, clean your home, what makes you think you have the discipline to do those same things at our place? What makes you think we will believe that you will fit into our lifestyle?
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert Anson Heinlein
So hear are the rules that you should be made aware of before you even think about asking us for a place to stay.
No drugs. I don’t care what your reasons are. Listen to me when I say NO DRUGS, this includes all illegal drugs, but get this, NO DRUGS also means no drugs prescribed by a Psychiatrist. If you can not live without them, if you can not function properly without them, you become a liability to us WSHTF.
We have guns. If you can not be around firearms, don’t show up. If you have ever fired a weapon in anger, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. If you think guns are cool, go away. We have guns for hunting. They are not cool, they are tools. They are dangerous, period. Even if you have your own, and are fully legal for Canada’s version of an open carry, these guns are ours, you can not touch them. NOT EVEN TOUCH THEM. No one under 21 years of age are allowed any kind of weapon, or firearm, on our property, period.
Everything, and I do mean everything, that Kymber posted on CPN above applies. Follow her suggestions to the letter, and expect the same in return.
My wife is the head of the house. I am in charge of everything else, that means everything outside of the house, including you. If you do not respect the way our authority plays out, get out.
We like the local police. If you are on probation, sorry you can not come here, if you are not the age of majority, forget it (children with parents exempt). If you have a criminal record for violence, theft, fraud, drugs, or illegal weapons, do not ask us for shelter.
Family comes first. This includes brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandparents, sons, and daughters, in other words blood. If we can help anyone, they get it first.
Dan is a Linux geek who still writes in BASH for fun, a scripting language used by UNIX & Linux to run back end processes. He has spent the last 20+ years actively learning and writing, about the self-reliance lifestyle.
Dan grew up in Toronto, Ontario and met his wife Carol of 25 years. They moved to the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia in the early ‘90’s where they raised four sons. Now a new grandfather, he is more than ever inspired to help educate people to properly prepare for emergencies.