21 August 2019

Veteran's Business Boot Camp #2 - Ottawa 29 October - 01 November 2019

Sunset Yugo 1994 (Photo by V.A. McMillan)

Veteran's Business Boot Camp #2 has just been announced, the VBBC will run from 29 October - 01 November, 2019 in Ottawa, ON. This program is open to Veterans of the Canadian Forces and current serving members. Here is the link to the program details: VBBC #2

I had the distinct pleasure to attend VBBC #1 in Calgary earlier this year. Here is the link to my post on The GOOD Plan Blog: VBBC #1
I highly recommend all CF members who have an interest in being their own boss and running their own company to sign-up and attend this program. I, also, suggest registering early as this program fills up very quickly.

Thanks to Mr. David Howard and The Canadian Legacy Project for providing this opportunity to those who served or serve our nation on the frontline. 

Best success to the new class!


14 August 2019

Dystopian Penny Stock Options For A Cashless Economy - Part Two

Fort William, Ontario - July 2012 (Photo by V.A. McMillan)

Toilet Paper - Popular Trading Item
Zippo Lighter Flints & Fuel
Time to revisit penny stock options for a dystopian cashless economy. Here is the link to part one: Part 1
As you may recall, in the first post the three items suggested were: Strike Anywhere Matches, Tealight Candles and .22 LR Ammo. Now, if you are looking to diversify your dystopian penny stock portfolio I will make a few more suggestions.

In our modern society few appreciate the simplicity and refreshing action of wiping one's butt with nice green leaves. This practice has become a social faux pas. So, in this spirit of staying socially correct, the first item I suggest this time around would be toilet paper. In a SHTF event, it will not take long before toilet paper rises to the top of the "wants" list for those who failed to prepare. Meaning, you will have a willing market for trade. I prefer and recommend toilet paper that is packaged in individually wrapped rolls. 2-ply 450 - 500 sheets per roll is a convenient sized roll. Now your initial investment will be more than when stocking up on matches but your ROI (return on investment) should also be much greater.

And fire made it good! Without fire, we have devolved to before the caveman. Stocking up on items to support the Zippo lighter could be a wise investment. Flints and lighter fluid top my list of items to hold a small supply of for trading. Right now flints for Zippo lighters are quite cheap, less than a dollar for each of those plastic containers in the picture above, which each will hold six (6) flints (although, I believe only 5 are included when you purchase them.)
Fishing Line (& Fish Hooks)
Safety Pins - Large 2" Size

If there is water in your region, then fishing supplies will make for popular trading items with those who failed to be prepared. Fishing line, fish hooks, sinkers and swivels would be good investments. Ten thousand yards of monofilament fishing line would cost less than a carton of cigarettes and would have a better ROI. 

Last item would be the safety pin. When purchased in bulk. these 2" safety pins are very affordable. I do not recommend stocking up by purchasing those small packages at the grocery store. Find a sewing supplier and buy them by the pound or by the hundred or thousand count. If there is a dystopian future waiting for us, not everyone will be practiced at mending their own clothes and gear and safety pins are well known for fixing tears and missing buttons, at least for a short while.

Until next time...think outside the box for the solutions that matter.


12 August 2019

Mount Robson & Neighbourhood (2003) - Part Three

Mount Robson - from the Visitor's Centre - July 2003 (Photo by V.A. McMillan)

Falls of the Pool - Berg Lake Trail (July 2003) 

Berg Lake Trail in 2003, the adventure continues. Like in Part One (mount-robson-part-one) and in Part Two (mount.robson_part.two) These are a collection of photos taken along the Berg Lake Trail and areas nearby in July 2003. Waterfalls and Mount Robson being the central focus. 

Camera continues to be a 35mm with a fixed focus running Fuji or Konica film. 

Side trips include Snowbird Pass and Mumm Basin; as well as, a stroll to the far end of Adolphus Lake in Jasper National Park. 

Photo credits: V.A. McMillan and links back to this blog post would be appreciated.

Until next time...capture some snapshots!


Emperor Falls - Berg Lake Trail (July 2003) 

Emperor Falls & Mt. Robson (July 2003)
Emperor Falls - Berg Lake Trail (July 2003)
Rearguard & Mt. Robson from Mumm Basin - July 2003 (Photo by V.A. McMillan)

Mount Robson & Robson Glacier - July 2003 (Photo by V.A. McMillan)
Mount Robson from near Snowbird Pass (July 2003)
Adolphus Lake, Rearguard & Mt. Robson (July 2003)

Berg Lake & Mt. Robson - July 2003 (Photo by V.A. McMillan)