Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Reply: This is why you should always keep a fire extinguisher in your vehicle.

Hello, Fernando. Would you please tell us what type of fire extinguisher you find the most useful for vehicle? Powder, foam or CO2?
Man, I had no idea so I went and checked.

Seems like powder, 1kg. I got it from the auto store so I guess it suited for vehicles. Notice the gauge, its on the green part so pressure is fine. That needs to be checked once in a while.

Seems to be rated ABC, so it works for gasoline, oil and electric fires. Seems to be similar to this one, First Alert 1038789 Standard Home Fire Extinguisher.

My car is a diesel Honda CR-V so its not as likely to have a fire like a gasoline car. Still, electronics, seats, theres a number of things that can burn or maybe even the fuel of another car in a collision.
Having one is mandatory in Argentina and I just thought the same rule applied elsewhere.
I always just thought it makes perfect sense to keep a fire extinguisher in the car.


Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

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Friday, June 21, 2019

This is why you should always keep a fire extinguisher in your vehicle.

I came across this situation driving back home yesterday. There was an ambulance and someone helping out with the traffic. The man seemed to have picked the fire extinguisher from the ambulance. I could see the emergency response people near but the car seems totaled to me.

I was surprised because back in Argentina, it is mandatory to have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in your car. Police actually ask to see them when stopped. I know of a few instances in which they were used, either on the car or nearby fire.

Turns out that its not mandatory in many countries. Still, I keep one in mine and it makes a LOT of sense to have on in your vehicle if you don’t have one already.


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Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

This is what REAL SHTF looks like in a Farm or Homestead

The genocide of white farmers in South Africa continues and it seems that the main stream media cant be bothered to cover it. What those people have gone through and still go through today is unbelievable. Still, it is a lesson on what happens when a government is no longer providing security for the population or in the case of South Africa, when the government officially declares open season on white people.

For those that think you’ll be able to remain safe in an isolated homestead while surrounded by vicious animals, think again:

UK Home | Daily Mail Online

South African farmer's wife, 45, relives the horrific moment a gunman raped her in front of her children after shooting his way into their home, molesting her daughter and forcing her into sex by threatening to kill her son

A South African mother was put through a 'living nightmare' by a rapist who held a gun to her children's head to force her into sex.
Nicky, 45, was raped in front of her children by 32-year-old Sebenzile Simane - who also sexually molested his victim's daughter after shooting his way into the farm house.
Simane, who also tied the family up and stole their money, was handed two life sentences and a total of 173 years in prison after he was found guilty of the string of violent crimes in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
The white-washed £1.3million farmhouse - set in nearly 1,000 acres of land - had belonged to the family for a century and Nicky's two sons, aged nine and 15, and her 13-year-old daughter had been brought up there.
But Simane apparently felt he had been wronged by Nicky's farmer husband and came seeking deadly revenge on the family.
The family home was so remote that their nearest neighbour was a mile away and did not hear the gunshots at the home.
After surviving the horrific ordeal the family is now planning to move to Australia to set up a new farm there.
Campaign group AfriForum says that Afrikaner and European farmers are under daily attack in the country.
Sebenzile Simane, pictured has been given two life sentences for the string of violent crimes in March last year.
Describing what happened on March 23, 2018, Nicky said a stream of bullets came blasting through the patio door, narrowly missing her 15-year-old son's head.
Nicky said: 'With the bullets smashing through the windows I can only describe our feeling as being hunted like wild animals.
He shot his way through a sliding patio door to get in. 'What followed I can only describe as four hours of pure hell – just sick torture and depravity,' Nicky said.
'He held the gun to my nine-year-old son's head and threatened to shoot him unless I complied.
'I told my little one to be quiet or else this man would kill us. All I saw were his silent tears rolling down his little cheeks for the next four hours. The sight of that will be with me forever.
'He tied us all up with fencing wire so tight that our hands lost their circulation and turned grey.
'He shouted at my children that he was there to kill their father and that he would chop him up in front of them. He said that when he came through the door they would watch him butchered. He then repeatedly threatened to shoot my eldest son's feet off if he didn't obey him and then ordered him to rape me. I had never heard such a sick thing before and was totally mortified.
All I could do was beg him not to make my son do that. He just kept pointing the gun at my son's feet and saying he would shoot them unless he raped his mum in front of his brother and sister.
The white-washed £1.3million farmhouse - set in nearly 1,000 acres of land - had belonged to the family for a century
'I begged and pleaded with him not to do this and to take me to another room and take me instead.'
Explaining what happened next, she said: 'He grabbed me and forced me to my bedroom and raped me there. There was blood everywhere as I had already been badly shot. I could do nothing as my hands were tied behind my back.
'He then brought my 13-year-old daughter to the bedroom, undressed her and attempted to rape her. He was sexually molesting her and all I could do was beg for mercy and to take me again.
'So instead of raping her he forced my beautiful innocent daughter to watch as he raped me again.
'I cannot describe the anger this man displayed toward us and I knew as he raped me that if my children had any chance of survival I had to get this man away from them and the farm house.
'You don't care about yourself - you just don't want your children to die and you do all you can.'
Describing how she finally shook the man off, she said: 'He had tried to start our car outside but couldn't get it going so in a bid to buy my family time I told him to take my bank cards and pin numbers and to let me drive him to town to the ATM.

People, enjoy life, live where you want and how you want but don’t kid yourself about what a worst case scenario would be like.


Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Teaching your kids to be Tough

I guess I’ve always been a bit strange, even when I was little. When every other kid wanted to be an astronaut, football star or famous celebrity of some kind, my dream on the other hand was to be a dad, have a family of my own with a loving wife and a bunch of kids. Of course you grow older and just like the 5 year old that wanted to be a fireman ends up having different dreams later on in life I went through that same process as well. But still, in spite of different careers and lines of work that idea always stuck with me as the core of what makes a happy life.

An important part of having a family is raising your kids well. Making them is easy enough (for some of us, for other it’s a painful and expensive process or not possible at all) but raising them takes time, patience and dedication.
I want my kids to be above all good, joyful people, and to me that means being tough and self-reliant. The world is a hard place, even in the not so hard parts of the world. The strong prevail and no one said life was supposed to be fair.

I try to teach that to my kids. That being strong, physically and mentally (especially mentally) is important and that they should strive to be that. Set your mind to it and it will be so. No, this does not apply to everything in life like the Left wants us to believe. A boy can’t be a girl anymore than he can be a flying pink unicorn. But tough? Yup, that’s all about mindset.

So last Friday I get that phone call no parent ever wants to receive: “we’re calling from your son’s school…” “he got hurt” … “come as soon as possible”.
I get to the school as fast as I can and I see my ten year old standing there waiting for me with a teacher. “Hi dad”. He was perfectly calm, looked perfectly fine… well… except for that finger…

Playing with his friends he tried to grab a kid as he ran away, got his finger caught in the kid’s tshirt, dislocating it.

I’m not particularly sensitive about these things but when it’s your kid it’s always different. I grabbed his bag and I told him he’s be fine, not to worry, we’ll get that fixed right away. He stopped my rant “dad! I’m fine. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt”. He was as calm as always. Maybe too calm. I though he was maybe in shock but as time went by I realized it was none of that. He’s just tough. Tougher than his old man, that’s for sure.

It took about an hour to get the bone back in place. The paediatrician that saw him first took an xray and didn’t dare touch it, he couldn’t tell for sure if it was broken or not. The trauma specialist arrived and after taking a look set the bone straight. My son didn’t complain once during the entire thing and kept saying that it didn’t hurt. Without any anaesthesia, he barely flinched when the doctor realigned the bone.

What can I say? I’m super proud of all my kids and I wanted to share this.
It’s not easy, takes time and sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re doing good for your kids but then these things happen and you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Teach your kids not to complain, to be strong and resilient. Teach your kids to COPE.
Last time we went hiking we went through some thorny brush (kinda did that on purpose) , got a few scratches here and there. When my youngest mentioned getting pricked I said “Its just a bit if pain, kids. It’s not as if you have a broken bone or something more serious”. When he later showed me a thorn stuck in his hand I told him that was perfect for practicing using the tweezers in his Victorinox. If you teach them to overcome small inconveniences then even when bones do get broken they will deal with it much better and the same will apply to other challenges and hurdles in life.

While I’m at it, I do have one small favour to ask. Wanting to be like dad, my son has his own little youtube channel. English is his second language and I encourage him to practice it as much as possible.  I’d appreciate if you dropped by and liked a video of his, maybe leave a word of encouragement.



Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Self-Reliance: Can Preppers Really Feed Themselves?

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sweden is encouraging its citizens to become preppers

Gotta love the Swedes. They don’t mess around.

So basically the concern is Russia and its military build up across the border.
The government has distributed a “prepper” manual that is actually more war and cyber-attack oriented which does make sense given the circumstances.

And, yes, before you ask, here’s the manual, its a free PDF "If Crisis or War Comes"

Anyone from Sweden? Let me know what you think.

Take care folks.


Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”