The Last Trapper (Full Movie)

The art of living in harmony with nature. Originally titled “Le dernier trappeur“. A trapper and his wife brave the harsh Yukon climate, trecherous landscape and dangerous wildlife in an attempt to live a life of solitude.

For over 20 years, Nicolas Vanier, an untiring voyager in the coldest of climes, a veritable Jack London of modern times, has criss-crossed the wildest regions of the far northern lands. His travels include major expeditions in Siberia, Lapland, Alaska and of course Canada, where he recently undertook an incredible White Odyssey: 8600 kilometers covered with a team of sledge dogs, from Alaska all the way to Quebec. It was during that crossing, on the floor of a sumptuous and inaccessible valley in the Rocky Mountains, that Nicolas met the man who inspired him to make this film, a film that has lived within the man…

He’s a 50-year-old trapper named Norman Winter, and he lives with a Nahanni woman, Nebraska. Norman has always been a trapper, with no need of the things that civilization has to offer. He and his dogs live simply on what they produce from hunting and fishing. Norman made his sledge, snowshoes, cabin and canoe with wood and leather that he took from the forest and that Nebraska tanned, in the traditional style, just like the Sekani did in early times, using the tannin in animal brains, then by smoking the skin. To move around, Norman uses his dogs. They’re quiet, and with them he’s ready for action at the slightest sign of life, but all the while attentive to the majestic grandeur of the territories he passes through. That’s why Norman Winter is a trapper. The Great North is inside him and Nebraska carries it within her, in her blood, for the taiga is the mother of its people…

Norman and Nebraska know that a land only lives through its intimate links with the animals, plants, rivers, winds and even colors. Their wisdom comes from the deep and special relationship they enjoy with nature. When Norman Winter follows an animal’s trail, he studies it for a long time, to understand the animal’s exact perception of its environment. He knows how to free himself from the immobile image that a land evokes, then to “enter” it by comprehending what it is. To understand that is to sense the unmistakable breathing of the earth, it’s to understand why Norman Winter is the last trapper and why he turned his back on modern life, that he compares to a slope we slip down blindly. Norman is a sort of philosopher convinced that the notion of sharing and exchange with nature is essential to the equilibrium of that odd animal at the top of the food chain: Man.

That’s what this film, made over 12 months, will present, overlaying treks on horseback during the Indian summer and by sledge in the depths of winter, a canoe ride down a raging river at the bottom of a majestic canyon and attacks by grizzly bears and wolves…

Facebook Protestors Shut Down Family Farm Raid

On Oct. 2, 2015 government officials raided Michael Schmidt’s farm. Schmidts is a raw milk activist for over 30 years and has been battling with the Canadian government for the last decade. His work around so far is instead of selling milk, he sells his customers shares in his cows. He has obviously dealt with many past legal battles.

Facebook blew up with responses when a raw milk activist named Liz Reitzig posted up an SOS call. She posted that there was a raid going on and for any supporters to grab video equipment and rush to Glencolton Farms, where the confrontation was taking place.

Agents from the Ministry of Natural Resources Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Regulatory Compliance Unit of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, dairy inspectors and the armed policemen were met and outnumbered by the farm’s supporters. Even with the threat of being arrested they stood their ground. (Watch Video Below)

With upwards of 50 people willing to be arrested the authorities decided to unload the confiscated items from their trucks and leave.

At 3:37 p.m. Schmidt posted on his Facebook: “We won. They are leaving and all the confiscated stuff stays.”

In Ontario, Canada raw milk became illegal in 1938. But Schmidt, who grew up in post-war Germany, has a distrust toward authority and strong personal beliefs on the health benefits of raw milk. He has been raided, taken to court, rallied and went on hunger strike (inspired by Gandhi), and he is not giving up, even refusing to pay thousands in fines because he maintains he has done nothing wrong.

Schmidt is just one person against Canada’s $12-billion dairy industry, and it is people like him that can make a change if supported by fellow citizens. Great job!

Space Saving Bedrooms

Surely Im not the only one, but back in the day I hear how parents raised 10-14 kids in homes that was less than 2000 sq/ft.

Now days it seems more and more common that every kid in the family gets their own room. You hear comments like “they need their space” or “They don’t get along, no way they could share”.

But putting more than one kid in a room doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Here are some cool setups that seem to work.

 

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Great cottage type setup.

4 bunk bed system

Really like the drawer system.

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Cool play area upstairs.

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Love the ladder setup on rails

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Love the book setup

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Love the porthole windows

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Amazing Energy Efficient Shipping Container Home

This amazing Shipping Container home was built by Joseph Dupuis, 29, who does renewable energy research at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He claims its super energy efficient and says it cost less than $20k to make!!

 

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He claims it is so energy efficient that his highest bill right now is his cell phone! How nice would that be!!

 

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I love the simplicity of this home. Would you live here?
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3107676/Pictured-beautiful-self-sufficient-home-built-inside-set-old-shipping-containers-Canadian-man-expensive-bill-month-phone.html#ixzz3nFmpad2q