Day 623: The best source for them would be from my seeds. There are plenty lying on the ground here since the cougar scared all the deer away. Antonovka trees grow well from seed, and are uniform. They can handle -50° F if the tap root goes deep enough. I know first hand that the leaves have astonishing medicinal properties. This is the only source of human medical trial information in the world. Antonovka is the most common rootstock in western Canada for the cold hardiness. Deer prefer them as well. It is the Standard, growing 25 to 30 feet in height here.
Here is another link for Eastern Canada. Scroll to the bottom for “Some Other Rootstocks.” Antonovka is in there as well. It is susceptible to Venturia inaequalis fungus, but I was able to reciprocally treat mine with human serum.
I continued to try and look at safety supply stores for permethrin treated clothing, or a permethrin source, but to no avail. Flag down an American. They will have some if they do not have a death wish up here. All I can say is fools rush in where angels fear to tread, kn0owing what I know now about Canadian vectors. I also contacted Scouts Canada about the obvious HSE issues in the woods. I know it is only getting worse first hand. The miltary has known for 30 years that it is a huge HSE issue. The military has known since the time of Napolean when vectors took out 90% of his army in Russia. He started with 422,000 and came back with only 3,000 from all the other diseases. Scroll down to Page 8 of the link. When you lose 99% of an army to vectors, that should have been the wake up call. The secret battle rages on, but not in Canada, former leader in Entomological Warfare (EW.)
Any sort of HSE Effort kind of falls into the too late category. That is where natural apple leaves come in. They exploit a weakness even the EW sympathetic attacking doctors do not know about. I also specialize in EW Defence, or it seems that is what you could call it. Canada is ironically defenceless reaping what they hath sown. They easily took out their southern neighbour with it, largely being the most vector friendly breeding ground this side of Russia. Lots of stagnant water, muskeg, and boreal forest. Note higher concentrations of DEET don’t offer higher protection, but they offer it for a longer period of time. Watkins is used by military and police here. I take it they have, or ought to have, permethrin infused outer gear. Note Watkins is also sold out at Canadian Tire. Something is up. Civilians are not included in the loop.
The first thing an enemy would do is find a way to defeat the permethrin countermeasures with genetic engineering. Super Lice can already defeat them, but possibly by evolutionary natural selection. EW is an asymmetrical warfare tactic though. Cheap to develop and deploy, and expensive to guard from. The enemy would simply just breed the naturally resistant strains, or exploit the genetic clues they offer on similar arthropod strains. We already know that food is all GM junk. It is probably part of a two part “final solution.” There are more species than they know let alone that they can document of insects and the nematode parasites they contain. Apple leaves can document that lack of knowledge for you over time. “Hey doc, look at this!” They say “You’re delusional!” You’re not. They’re playing coy for a reason. They’re either in on it, or they’re dumb. You know they’re not dumb.
The whole thing is spooky. You can speculate until you are blue in the face though. It’s the Fog of War. The ideal EW Weapon is tiny so as to be invisible like a mite or mosquito. They probably all have nematodes in them. Apple leaves are the only defence against that. Meanwhile, chewing straight raw cut apple tree bark got some other small patch of mite like things, and raised warts, in combination with pectin enzyme. I do not know if they would get other nematodes in insect bites like apple leaves did. They do herx. They do treat “dropsy,” and are excellent for digestion. They are complimentary, and would be a good start until the apple trees wake up for the season. I suggest saving all your clippings/prunings. The bark supply is tough to find, but it is out there. Germinate the apple seeds of Antonovka by putting them in the freezer. Plant them in a sunny ditch or on the forest edge somewhere.
Anyway, I have a plan with Wilson Ambush for soaking light outdoor prophylaxis clothing protection. You can put it over your clothes and wear light high vis gear on top so as not to be confused for a combatant. Camo is the last thing you want to wear in the oil patch, around construction, in forestry, or looking to avoid bullets. These bullets are smaller than dust, and not just ticks, as apple leaves will prove without a doubt. I proved smoking on top of eating apple tree fibre makes it work even faster and better. You can wear it underneath your high vis layer though. Layering is the key.
Awareness of the Sept 2015 Update TG-36 of the AFPMB is a good start if you don’t get it yet. I recommend the suture tick removal (straw and knot) instead though. “Method 2: Thread Technique. Make a loop knot in a 6-inch length of 4-0 or 5-0 polyfilament (Ethilon) suture. Slide it over the embedded tick, and gently draw it tightly over the smallest part of the tick, as close to the skin as possible. Pull both ends of the suture upward firmly until the skin is lifted (Figure 2). Hold tension on the tick for 3 to 4 minutes to allow the tick to back out.”
Also in the TG-36 are instructions for treating a single battle dress uniform, coat and pants, with insecticide, using the “Shake and Bake” method on labelled page 35-PDF Page 41 to soak it in the bag for 3 hours with concentrated insecticide mix, and hanging to dry.
AWARENESS and COMMAND EMPHASIS ARE ESSENTIAL!Each of the three Services in the DoD provide guidance and policy formulation thatultimately tasks commanders and medical personnel with ensuring that personal protective strategies are in place, that all appropriate protective resources are being provided, and that individuals are using these protective resources properly. US Army Regulation 40-5: Preventive Medicine; Navy P-5010-8, Navy Entomology and Pest Control Technology; Air Force Instruction 48-102, Medical Entomology Program; Department of the Army
It is imperative that troops be educated on the threat and have immediate access to sufficient personal protective supplies if they are to be adequately protected upon deployment or during activities that expose them to vectors and pests