Making a Doomsday Resource Map | Canadian Prepper

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Published on July 2, 2016

A project I am working on, perhaps you can help with some ideas.


  1. link to SARS doco in Canada, think about the scenario,


  2. Leigh C

    I have a map work in progress… I have marked Hospitals, EMS-Fire&police stations, Supplies stores, fuel, groceries, prisons of all grades, airports, other caution areas like bad neighborhoods, reserves & addiction recovery houses….military bases…. Im not sure how to add material locations and im looking for other suggestions… Canadian Prepper, I'm interested in sharing the map, once i can figure out how to copy it so i have my own vanilla copy… im not super YouTube savvy…so I dont know how to email your CP account. But more suggested way points would be great.

  3. Hi cp may I suggest that you add locations for U picks, green houses, and fruit and nut bering tree and bushes in parks and other public places. Find out who has such plants on their own land along with plants like rhubarb, horseradish, ect. They come up every year. One way to find these goods is to ask around see if anybody has rhubarb or apples they aren't or can't harvest for themselves. For many elderly people wasting food is "sinful", as they many have gone hungry or staved in their pass, so they are happy to let someone have it. Hope you find these suggestion helpful. R&R g

  4. Leigh C

    THIS is why I love watching your vids!! thought you were an Alberta boy though for sure. lol. great topic man.

  5. if you update the map maybe change the white tacks to green or some other color? it's kinda hard to see. great video

  6. does anyone own a big plot of property in upper Ontario that would take in people if shit hits the fan? I have a family of builders and im working on my getting my arms handlers license

  7. Add mines by type. Possible resources and probable contamination from tailings ponds left unattended.

    Good idea. I would caution that marking certain "strategic sensitivities" leaves your intentions up to "interpretation". With your channel up for all to see you have little to fear, but for your viewers it might be best not to have such a map laying around to be used as 'evidence'.

  8. A road atlas and topographic maps of any area you operate in is a good idea. Add a notebook with useful information (ie: good fishing or hunting areas, freshwater locations, sill clock key NE corner of warehouse on Elm st. Etc.)

  9. The train tracks, they usually connect major cities by more remote paths. They intersect many industrial areas which may initially be overlooked for useful resources. Prep a vehicle as a hi-rail, with the type of equipment used on service vehicles by railroads. A light pickup with an additional fuel tank traveling at the most efficient speed, mountain bikes, dirt bikes, a moped, or by foot would allow you to avoid gridlock and remain relatively unnoticed. In reference to your hard skills vs. soft skills video, people interested in reestablishing order and expanding or cooperating with other communities would have a more efficient and in many cases a more defendable means for commerce initially.

    • we are end of the rail line and have a small repair depot I have always thought the service vehicle and its 3 little trailers would make a great vehicle for gathering supplies and building a small base as the track siding runs into a secured area it also passes super markets hardware stores and many other usefull resources as well as a local industrial area with 4 small engineering firms. I am sure railway tracks one way or another will be a great resource..

  10. I'd mark gas stations, and other desired resources, along my (multiple) routes.

  11. Totally brilliant. I'd never thought of this. I am definitely going to make my own series of maps as well. Thanks for the idea. The work you do is awesome.

  12. I live in north west ohio, and to be honest, it is probably the best location I could ask for. of anyone is in the great lakes region, you hit the jack pot.

  13. Alois K

    At the risk of sounding "racist" I would want to see where the indian reservations are on the map! I think it is naive to think that in a wrol situation the natives wont be looking for their great revenge.

  14. Canada is Huge, Wonderful & GOD'S Real Country! Thanks!

  15. Add tacks for military bases, refineries, centers of government. Anything that could potentially be a target in case of a nuclear exchange or wartime

  16. Marcus

    I feel like you missed some bases.. But perhaps they were too small to be included?, – as well as being too many tacks, like you said.

  17. I just watched a video the other day, about a book on "strategic relocation". A book that has already set the groundwork for this, even giving advice for bug-out routes.


  18. Chris O

    I would also add oil refinery locations and areas with large amounts of natural food resources like the Moose Mountain area.

  19. Jason D

    Here's a great link for free topographical maps from nrcan:


    Points of interest? High land! In ranges from 300m-500m, 500m-700m, and 700m+. Out in Saskatchewan it's mighty flat so you might have a Hamburger Hill battle to consider if water rises.. is a good resource but is lacking, and I haven't found a decent country-wide topo map for this.

  20. ApocGuy

    This is FANTASTIC idea 😀 . Unlike you, i live in tiny country which means even more concentrated population.non the less, we have 60%+ of country covered with forest, mild winters nad quite hot summers.Shouldnt be to hard vanish in forest ;).

  21. One map that everybody is overlooking is the hardiness zoning maps, these maps are a valuable guide to planting any sort of agriculture and lets face it if the grid goes down and SHTF, I want to be able to plant as soon as I can and it's important to know what grows in your area and when you're able to start your planting. I suggest a multitude of heirloom seeds in your bug out bag as well.

  22. Nancy G

    Tu puedes hacer un nuevo video. lo que corre en la web es que caera un meteorito en el Atlantico  cerca de Puerto Rico .Habra un sunamy  la parte este  inundada. yo pienso que lo mas loco seria ir a Sascachewan o Manitoba .si el invierno te agarra alli y no conoces como sobrevivir en el frio extremo seria la peor decision tomada .me encanto tu video. thankyou.

  23. Thanks bro, been looking for this kind of video for a while

  24. sunwarz

    There are a lot of native american reserves up in northern Canada! Salt mines would be an asset to know where to go to get salt!

  25. lizzoid

    I have been studying western Canada from the US to Alaska on Google Earth so much I did not realize how flat and developed south central Canada is…I kind of thought you were from an area like British Columbia and the Yukon Territory…I live in a very small town and just a few minutes from access to wilderness areas…The only thing I really have to worry about is nukes going off in the Pacific coast cities and I am 350 miles away from Yellow Stone…I feel privileged to live in an excellent
    'Strategic Relocation".

  26. echowit

    The following was originally created as addendum to a discussion of Meet-Up Points in my Get Home Plan, in particular to the "harvesting" of resources both natural and "otherwise". "Otherwise" intended to imply man-made, say a table leg in a deserted home, or if the night is really cold, the whole table. I thought it appropriate.

    Realism, or at least a healthy dose of pragmatism, should inform us that in a "situation" people of good conscience
    are going to face almost constant moral quandary as to the appropriation, damage and/or destruction of "other's
    goods and property".

    A moral quandary is a moral quandary and unless you are emotionally numb or a sociopath the same ethics and
    values should apply to any and all actions which bring to bear questions of morality.

    To wit;
    Is this act you are contemplating justified by the need you perceive?

    Are you confident that history, if the true facts are known, will judge it so?

    Would you understand and forgive this act if it had been performed by another against YOUR property?

    If your answer is YES to all the above you will probably see yourself as justified in acting. If not, and you still MUST
    act, hopefully you will conceive a way to "pay it forward" – a way to minimize any potential negative result of acting so.

    At least I hope you would….

  27. Love yo ur advice. This video is of particular interest. You have pegged Military bases and Nuclear Facilities. Just curious what would you do, in this situation. I live in Pembroke, Ontario, where Atomic Energy of Canada facility is 20K down HWY Trans Canada, and I am 12K away from Canada's largest land mass Military base. Is there a benefit at all or should I consider RUNNING…Lol thanks.

  28. salt it is necessary for life and we do have some mines also if I understand correctly you can also find salt at potash mines it is a by-product. R&R g

  29. Ian C

    This is a great project!
    I have been working on a local map, as well as maps for the areas I would travel if bugging out. (hence how I found this vid)
    Some of the locations I have marked are;
    -Convience stores/grocery stores/food warehouses
    -hardware/building supply stores
    -plant nurseries/garden centers
    -trail and river systems
    -pet stores
    -outdoor stores
    -gas stations

    Pet stores might seem a bit odd, but my reasoning is, in a true shtf, it may be overlooked, and I could potentially stuff a bunch of rabbits or kittens, into a cage for food sources and ease of breeding.

  30. I have been going through all your videos lately, lots of great info. I do not know if anyone mentioned this but a good thing to mark out would be national parks and animal reserves. Also with highlighter or pen mark out the boarders of all the crown land. These are often overlooked and in a SHTF situation most valuable.

  31. Hey Man! PM me! I'll gather data concerning NB and Moncton/Riverview/Dieppe

  32. Mr. I

    I know where I'm going when shtf..😊

  33. Hi there C.P. thanks for a great and informative vid, I have been looking for ages for a mapped info guide. I live in Ontario, I live in a rural location but it is in the bad (close to densely populated) areas. I'm wondering if you could mark out what looks like what would be a good place to bug out to, in each of the provinces. Each spot should have the following attributes >>a grid of roads leading to a place to backpack in further . Also with a fresh water lake nearby, I know this would be guesstimated just from looking at maps, but maybe others viewing might comment on the locations with some firsthand experience. Keep up the great vids

  34. As promised. Response video linked. 


  35. Hello fellow Canadian Prepper, I have watched a lot of your videos and am a big fan of your topics and views. I live in Nova Scotia and have spent a lot a lot of time exploring and mapping different ideal locations for different SHTF situations. if you are ever interested in discussing different topics or mapping of the eastern part of our country id be more than happy to give you my input. keep doing what you are doing

  36. Hey CP. Well your sure pulling the old prepper out of me now. This idea is a really good idea. I'll contribute to this if/when I get time. I'm on Vancouver Island and know it very well. I'll map that out over the next while and post it on my channel when I get it done + a response video here. Urban area maps would be most useful for people, yet a true prepper wouldn't share his/her resources IMO. However, I don't plan on staying in the city if SHTF, so I'll do a map of my area and do a downloadable PDF of Vancouver Island when I find time. Thanks for sharing bro!

  37. If you ever do that online ressource map I'd be happy to fill out the region around Montreal and maybe some major stuff in Quebec.

  38. Esbee

    What about if you are in UK and your a prepper . in most densely over populated countrey  in the world ..

  39. If you use all the factors mentioned in your video to figure out the ideal bug-out location, you basically end up with the list of the canadian governments secret bunker program 😀 I'd be careful to put those calculations up on Google Maps… ;-)

  40. Ok so you say a map about resources but you're only talking about population, prisons and nuclear power plants?

    9:47 check, you watch prison break.

    10:10 WOW lol that's got to be one of the funniest things I've heard all day. "At least the ones we're allowed to know about" HAHAHAHA!!!! You have to be kidding right? With google earth, even Area51 is quite visible. You really have to stop smoking pot ok kid?

    12:20 LOL yah, totally not promoting looting at all haahah. Because you're totally going to "innocently look for stuff" after everyone has been in there, looted and left town LOL!!!!

    14:43 who are "they" ? Now explain why you're not crazy.

    Why not discuss the startling reality of widespread forest fires in your so-called "SHTF" and explain how you'd survive. If anyone wanted you dead that badly you would die. You can't plan for the unexpected, that's why they call it unexpected.

  41. Not sure how active you are with this, but I rather like this approach, and I actually had plans to do this as well for my own situation, mainly to try and find a good bug-out location (or rather, a place to live, for a bug-in scenario)

    Some suggestions:
    – Goto a sowing shop and get sowing pins with coloured bulbs on them, so you can more accurately place things (for example, a large pin means population over 500.000, a small one over 100.000 but under 500.000; a large pin might mean a large hazard, a small pin a smaller one). If you can not find these coloured bulbed sowingpins, then use regular steel ones and get some coloured beeds with some glue, so you can make your own. 😉
    – On colour coding, use red for huge hazards (nuclear, chemical), use orange for medium hazards (large pins for high risk prison, small pins other 'facilities'), blue for population is ok, seeing you likely want to use green for useful things, use yellow for the military (red, orange, yellow, would be your risk side of things, blue the population, leaving white for infrastructure and green for useful things.

    Some more things to map:
    – Mental Facilities (orange small).
    – Major Hospitals (green).
    – Chemical Plants (Red small pins)
    – Airfields, these are likely places where people might flock to receive aid (or where you might get it) (white).
    – String out the major highways (use regular sowing pins and some string), as these will be the most likely routes for desperate people to traverse on. If applicable secondary road systems might apply too) (red string)
    – You already said trails, but yeah, I would mark some more important once that link places of importance. (green strings)
    – Check the scale of the map, and use coloured paper circles to signify the impact some hazards might have (mainly nuclear plant impact radius would be my concern – a secondary flame shaped paper cut-out could factor in prevailing winds). When it comes to other risks (f/e prisons, or military bases) you could do a 'number of risks involved divided by a certain area' of where that risk is likely reduced to 1 risk factor per square mile (obviously that would be: Number of Factors / (2 x pi ) = r (radius of the circle of impact) … I know they will likely stay bunched up, but it may still give you somewhat of a idea of the impact they will have on the surroundings.
    – I would also map really small communities, like less then 1000 people (maybe even smaller), I would mark these as a light blue. These are places that are more likely to be less effected by a major thing as they tend to be more self-sufficient. They can become a hazard if things really go bad for a long period, as their self-sufficiency also makes them places to raid. But for the short to medium term they would offer a great place to live if you know the locals (I myself plan to have regular vacations there (if possible out of season) to build trust and acquaintance).
    – Cordon off the cold area with normal sowingpins and a white string, so it is instantly clear where the cold zone is.
    – Perhaps even pins with arrow cut-outs to signify prevailing winds. Using white for cold, and yellow or green for warm, just a few would do on the large map, but it will give you an idea of where stuff might blow to, from where winter will come.

    Well I do hope you will do an update on this sometimes, personally I think this is step nr.2 after getting into prepping (step one being: buying a knife, metal water container, and a ferro-rod).

  42. maybey also add the major hospitals ….places you DONOT want to be near ….just food for thought …cheers

  43. It would be cool someone does a backroad map book for prepper 8), now that sounds like a kickstarter project!! I would like to partici[ate in your project. I lived in Montreal a good part of my life, Calgary for 13 years and now In Vancouver. I think before it become possible we need to agree on what are the resource we need to "scout, how to display them, ecetera  Sounds like project the urban prepper should be part of 8)

  44. Hey C P, I've travelled extensively through northern North Dakota, and the ICBM nuclear missile silos are right next to the highways.  They patrol out of Minot, ND and frequently you see Humvee's and black helicopters patrolling.  Anywhere close to the North Dakota and Montana border is a bad idea in my opinion in a SHTF or a WROL situation.  Especially if the US keeps screwing with Russia.  I've relocated to North West Ontario, low population, plenty of wildlife and fish. 
    Happy New Year

  45. This was a great video in my opinion. I like that you took into consideration climate and topography in addition to the obvious population estimates and military/govt structures. I hope you continue along with the plan you have about continuing to fill in the map so to speak. There are many ideas I think one could take from all this regardless of where they might live. Good job.

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