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We’ve Moved – New Post Up

A few of our subscribers here haven’t made the move to our new blog site. There’s a new post up today! Don’t miss it; http://www.cammather.com/uncategorized/big-hard-sun-and-life-way-off-the-grid And while you are there, be sure to subscribe!

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Not Thriving, but Surviving Challenging Times

Just a reminder that this blog has moved to; http://www.cammather.com There is a new post up today at http://www.cammather.com/current-events/not-thriving-but-surviving-challenging-times If you want to continue to receive notifications of new posts, please be sure to subscribe at http://www.cammather.com. This is the 3rd and final notification that you will receive about this move.

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New Post and a Reminder to Move Your Subscription!

Just a reminder that this blog has moved. Today’s new post is located at; http://www.cammather.com/current-events/y2k-meet-climate-change While you are there, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future posts! See yesterday’s post for an explanation.

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To Blog or Not to Blog

By Cam Mather Many months ago someone asked me where he could buy precious metals in Ottawa. I didn’t know off the top of my head, so I surfed around looking for a coin store. Afterwards, no matter where I surfed on the internet, ads for stores in Ottawa who want to buy my gold …

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Super Storm Sandy and the Dustbowl

By Cam Mather Two weekends ago I vegged out and watched a whack of TV on Sunday night. Sometimes Sunday night TV sucks. That night it was awesome. Well at least it was on PBS! It started out with Bill Moyers. He chatted with Naomi Klein about Hurricane Sandy and climate change. She has a …

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Cam’s Top 25 Movie List

By Cam Mather A while back one of our blog readers asked if I had a top 25 list of movies. I think this is probably because I refer to movies quite often, because I like them, and although it can be most informative, I can only watch the Weather Channel for so long. I …

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Aztext Press GIANT WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE!

By Cam Mather That’s right, it’s a GIANT WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE, Buy Now! Spend now! Don’t wait! Operators are standing by! It’s a Warehouse Blowout! We’re coming up on “National Buy Nothing Day.” This was created by “Adbusters” magazine as a counter to the shopping frenzy that has become “Black Friday.” (http://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd) Or as Michelle pointed …

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Trying to Earn a Living While Living in the Country

By Cam Mather Sometimes I write articles for the local paper that’s published every second month. It’s a great little newspaper/magazine but my most recent article elicited a tactful “please stop promoting your business(es) in your articles” from the editor and publisher. And herein lies the great, eternal country living/homesteading dilemma… how do you earn …

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Prepping for Hurricane Sandy

By Cam Mather After watching the news cycle as Hurricane Sandy ‘aka Superstorm’ approached, it was tempting to be smug about making preparations. But I won’t be. My system is still pretty technology dependent to ever be too cocky. I generally do have ‘back up’ strategies in place in case the whole inverter/well pump/satellite internet …

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It Feels Like Christmas Morning in the Sweet Potato Patch

By Cam Mather Remember that feeling on Christmas morning when you were a kid, unwrapping those presents with such great anticipation? I still get it, even with the gifts that I purchase for myself months before Christmas, because with the gradual loss of brain function of my 52 year-old brain, I’ve often forgotten what I …

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