Survival Notes from Canada – September 22, 2018:

Hi, folks. Clint Ekert here, your trusty reporter from Canada, reporting on the nations hot topics.

Hot Topics

First off on our hot topics list is Quebec CAQ is poised to win the Quebec election. One of the laws they plan on putting in place is that newly arrived immigrants must pass a test to pass basic knowledge within a period of three years or be deported to their home country.

Our prime minister, a former drama school teacher, has recently commissioned a “study” to ban handguns and assault weapons ahead of the election. As Clint sits here, I need to wake up. We all do. The world is going to change in a very big way, perhaps very soon enough.

I hope all you realize now that the main persecuted under attack in the world are Christians. Let’s side with people like us. Stop associating with people of other faith. It’s a waste of time.

I have a Christian friend who lives in South Africa. He is a real good man. You can trust your kids with him. Violence inhabits were he lives. All around him there is murder, rape, and beatings. It never lets up on the people that built the country. He says, “Every Christian should own a gun.”

If you don’t own one now, you need to have at least one in your house, for many reasons. If you are here now, then you believe in the tribulation. Tough times require tough, ready people– tough Christians.

Where to Start

To start, get an SKS Rifle. This is a former military rifle designed in Russia at a time where Russia was still “cool”, sometime in the late 1940’s. Millions were made. It was used in many wars and battles and is reliable and simple just like Ol’ Clint.


If you don’t have a PAL or Possession to Acquire a license to own a gun in Canada, get yourself a copy fill it out. Send it in and then wait the 3-4 months for a background check. In the mail you will get a card with your photo on it. Then, you will need to take a course lasting about two days. After you have done all that, go to a local gun store. If you do not know where the local gun store is, then let me know your area and I will let you know.

SKS Surplus Rifle

At the gun store, show the salesman your PAL card and let him or her know you want to see an SKS Surplus Rifle. This rifle retails currently in the low $200 range in Canada. Make sure there is no rust or damage to the rifle. Check all moving parts. Look down the barrel. Let the salesman know you will purchase the rifle and let them know you need to purchase at least 500 rounds of ammo in bulk. Get a combination lock and a gun cleaning solution in bulk, which is at least a liter. Get yourself a soft case to carry your new rifle, one that has shoulder straps.

Forget about a cleaning kit. Your SKS has one built into it. Also get a rifle with a bayonet on it. This turns your rifle into a spear, if you are out of ammo. Ask the salesman to perform a “field stripping” while you watch. That way you will see firsthand what it takes to clean the rifle after you use it.

Make your purchase, bring your gun home, practice with it, take it apart, and put it away with the lock on in your closet. You have met required gun laws for non-restricted firearms. Just remember that your purchase should be under $700 including Canada’s national Sales tax of 13 percent.

Food and Communications

I know there may be some of you who make more than 60000 Cdn and have a whole lot of guns. I hope that whatever you have in its current retail value you have the same value of food in your household. The same goes for communication equipment, like Ham radio. Otherwise, start over. You need to build yourself into self reliance, a Christian prepper that has enough tool for survival on all levels.

Shields Raised High

In the movie 300, the leader Leonidias describes the strength of the Spartan Army, “With shields raised high, your army is only as strong as the weakest link.” A survivalist is only as strong as your weakest link.

As a Christian prepper, I raise my shield high with the sign of the cross on it, declaring I am prepared to defend my people. I look forward to the other 299 who will take action to prepare themselves in a crisis.

God Bless, Clint

See you next week


Quote of the Week: Psalm 150

Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD!

Song of the Week:

Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive


    1. To Charles K,

      Our PAL (possession acquisition license) is the only permit needed. You do not need to buy an extra permit for each gun. The single PAL license allows you to buy as many guns as you want. No extra fees for each gun.

  1. You must take the course BEFORE you apply for a PAL (Possession and Acquisition License). It is best to take the course and apply for both a Restricted and Non-restricted licence at the same time. Allows you to puchace handguns and Ar-15s as well as the standard non-restricted firearms. Canadian gun laws are confusing so as your local gun store for an explanation

    1. To John from Canada,

      A restricted PAL is a two day course that costs more money. No point getting one unless you’re an avid range shooter since the range is the ONLY place you can take a handgun and under very strict travel conditions. You could live on remote acreage but it’s illegal for you to shoot your handgun even on a remote property. There are lots of nice non-restricted guns to found, most people do not need a restricted license.


        Best is to ask your local gun store. Most courses are provided through either them or a private instructor. Generally takes a whole day unless you are able to find an instructor willing to do a condensed version but most take it quite seriously as it provides a lot of useful safety information. Especially if you don’t have any previous firearms experience. For those with lots of firearms experience the course will seem like common sense.

  2. I would like to make some corrections to this article. For a non-restricted PAL you should first take the one day firearms course. Any shooting range holds these classes but they charge double what a private instructor does who conducts these classes in his home. Search for local firearms instructors in your area. Our instructor cost $100/head but their fees can vary. You will not get your PAL until you have taken & passed the firearms course so there is no point sending in your application until you pass the course. There is a $60 non-refundable fee to process the non-restricted application. Our wait time to get our license was exactly 2 months from the day we mailed it.

    We purchased two SKS rifles from the local Cabela’s for about $200 each plus a crate (1500 rounds) of surplus 7.62×39 ammo ($360). The rifles are the Chinese model, not Russian but they work excellent. We put hundreds of rounds through both this summer with no misfires. Cabela’s always seems to have them available either in store or online along with the surplus ammo crates. So for about $800 Canadian you get a lot of firepower and ammo. Alberta is the only province without a provincial sales tax so we save a few bucks on taxes as well.

  3. Why does it seem the world is all going to the left side, maybe it is because the end is nigh. Never give up your guns, no matter if they try to kill you,God will see and take you with him,as long is you believe and do his work on earth.Everlasting life.Be prepared and ready. Keep your powder dry.

    1. “why does it seem the world is all going to the left side”

      two reasons. 1) because pesonal independence is being eroded at all levels to force dependence on the state, and 2) because the “news” media is in actuality a singular entity broadcasting the same message as directed. (remember when all the news media in america and europe simultaneously started talking about george bush’s lack of “gravitas”? when all the news media in america and europe simultaneously started talking about “violence” at trump rallies?)

  4. Quoted from the article:
    “I hope all you realize now that the main persecuted under attack in the world are Christians. Let’s side with people like us. Stop associating with people of other faith. It’s a waste of time.”

    Unless i am misunderstanding this statement, as Christian that believes the bible to be the very word of God and in that word i am exhorted to spread the Gospel to all nations for the salvation of others and the glory of God, i find this to be a contradiction to the bible.

    This statement also seems to contradict the founder of the blog’s posts on Christian charity. I would like to ask if he is in agreement with this mindset being that the article is posted here from a survivalblog reporter.

      1. Jesus associated with sinners, drunkards and tax collectors (Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:13-17 and Luke 5:27-32 for example). He was grumbled against and judged by the Pharisees. They murmured against Him and His disciples. Luke 5:32 explains why he associated with sinners: “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance”. I realize i am to provide for and protect my loved ones, but i also need to consider my duty and privilege as a Christian of evangelizing. If a Christian wouldn’t have preached the Gospel to this sinner i would still be separated from God and on my way to eternal punishment. i dont need to live in Sodom to evangelize, but i also shouldn’t cause nonbelievers to believe i am a Pharisee without a message of salvation. This life is temporary for all of us including the unsaved. In the end Jesus has done it all for us and provided all things necessary for eternity.
        I constantly need to examine myself to see if I am acting like a Pharisee or a disciple of Jesus.

  5. An armed people are a free people, a disarmed people are ready for slaughter! “Give me liberty, or give me death”!!!!!!!! Don’t forget that “true” liberty is getting right with Jesus by accepting His free gift of Salvation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. AMEN!!! Another Christian brother that has advocated being an armed Christian for many years, I am happy to see this article. This article has moved me to comment on the site for the first time since I was introduced to it 10 years ago.

    I tell my Christian brothers that it is your duty as a husband and father (my life long Christian brothers are all married with children) to protect to your last breath your family. They bring up the first commandment, thou shall not kill. And I tell them read the correct translation, thou shall not MURDER.

    No matter if it is God’s design or the devil’s game for the invention of gun powder and then firearms, the tools are there for us Christian brothers to protect ourselves and our families. If we do not, how can we face our Maker and answer the question, why did you not protect yourself and your fellow Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters when the tools were available to you in addition to prayer.

    May God bless you all.

  7. Since my comment about how the author’s statement “I hope all you realize now that the main persecuted under attack in the world are Christians. Let’s side with people like us. Stop associating with people of other faith. It’s a waste of time.” is contradictory to what the Bible teaches and my question if the founder (senior editor) of the blog agrees with this statement will not be posted I wanted to know if I could get a response to the latter via email.

  8. “Quebec CAQ is poised to win the Quebec election”. Seriously? As of Sept. 23 (today), the election is too close to call. You are are quoting an obsolete poll result from the beginning of the campaign.

    As for the “must pass a test to pass basic knowledge within 3 years”, the proposed test is on French language knowledge only. And it has no hope of ever being passed, as immigration/deportation are a federal jurisdiction.

    It seems you are a long way from Quebec, and writing about it without really knowing what is going on.
    End of rant.

  9. Along with all the other bushwa posted, the Canadian national GST is 5%, NOT 13%. And for a newbie ‘survivalist/shooter’ there’s better choices than an SKS. Do the homework. Another thing, a lot of really good people are not quite so wrapped up in the Christian ethic, but WILL be with ‘us’ in The Event.

  10. I recall an aquaintance was able to purchase a Brno 465 .22 Hornet rifle from Canada during the 1980’s, when Iron Curtain products were not able to be imported into the U.S.. That was using his noggin !

  11. Canada’s Sales Tax Rates As At July 1, 2017
    Province/Territory Provincial Sales Tax Combined Rate
    Saskatchewan 6% 11%
    Manitoba 8% 13%
    Ontario * N/A 13%
    Quebec 9.975% 14.975%

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