Archive for April, 2016

Food storage

Posted: April 30, 2016 in Books, Prepping


Author Angela Paskett is a prolific writer and if you visit her homepage you will find a lot of interesting material related to the subject of this book. “Food Storage – For Self-Sufficiency And Survival” (Living Ready Books, 2014) is one of the best books that I have seen on this and I can certainly recommend it. 210 pages.

This is a good addition to the old library.


Tiny house living

Posted: April 29, 2016 in Books, Prepping


I enjoy books on tiny houses because they can be an excellent inspiration if you plan to get out of Dodge (or whatever place you happen to reside in) if everything goes belly up. And there is a big market and general interest out there, so there is plenty to check out. “Cabins, Cottages & Tiny Homes – Maximizing Fully With Less” (Tiny House Living, 2014) is a recent title, not too many pictures but a good enough introduction. 120 pages.

Cutting costs or getting a Plan B in order can not be a bad thing.


Good day today since the much anticipated Deep Purple release “Long Beach 1976” (part of the ongoing Deep Purple Overseas Live Series) arrived in the mail. I went for both options, the Two CD and the Three Vinyl editions will both find a home where I dwell. Now this has been released a few times before so there is not much to speak of here except the fact that it is really nice to get this recording on full vinyl after all these years. That is obviously a first. Secondly, as far as live albums goes this one is exceptionally great, like “Made In Japan” and “Made In Europe”. It just proves that Tommy Bolin was a great player in Deep Purple and that it worked. It was the darker side of the story (recently blogged about in detail on this blog) that ended it all. But musically, man was it something else!

1970s Purple was astounding, always walking tall and certainly great to the very end.

The False Rider

Posted: April 25, 2016 in Books, Cool stuff


There is something beautiful about a book that is reprinted again and again. Max Brand (1892-1944) is still widely published and “The False Rider” (Prologue Books, 2013) first saw print in 1933. A good story can be like a fine wine.

Nice cover too.

Tex Willer 28

Posted: April 21, 2016 in Comics, Cool stuff


Added a couple of album sized Tex Willer books from Finland to the old collection this week. Showcased here is “Uudisraivaajat”, book 28 in this particular series. This album was published in 2013 and they are quite easy to locate on import. 226 pages.

Wish we had this in Sweden.

Prepping works

Posted: April 21, 2016 in General, Jämtland (County), Prepping


The local water system in my neck of the woods has been contaminated in one way or another and since yesterday the local authorities says that the tap water needs to be boiled before used. It may not be all that bad this time around, but a few years ago there were real problems that resulted in thousands of people (I was one of them) getting sick. So it may be the case that local authorities are taking no chances whatsoever this time around. In any case, I was ready for this and it doesn´t take much to be prepared.

So here is a small suggestion, something that preppers know very well but since we have new interest in this right now here it comes. You can save water for five to six months in your refridgerator and it will be OK. This comes directly from the homepage of the Civil Defense, and they ought to know. In fact, they urge people to be prepared for things like this. Right now, people are buying water like crazy in the stores, good luck in finding some now a few hours after the daily deliveries, but at least we have a system that works right now. At some point, it might be the system in itself that struggles. In other words, storing up on some drinking water is a very good idea. Yesterday, I was in a position to help a friend out.

Being prepared for things like this is not a bad thing.


Picked the headline (once more) from a Deep Purple track, this one from the “Burn” album, issued in 1974. The band had two albums out in 1974, the other being “Stormbringer”. They were flying high at the time, everybody knows the story. But not our friends over at the offices of the UK publication The History of Rock, who omits Purple again in the current 1974 issue. Great magazine, but this is getting silly. Two years to go and if Purple is not in there by the 1976 issue (a look at the split perhaps?), then they have opted to ignore Purple completely.

Oh well…