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This Week’s Show 13th September 2018

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A Sign of the Times and What To Do, Prepping Requires Preparation, It’s a Habit, Surviving post SHTF.

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Are You Ready

That’s a great question, as it should be followed with another, “Ready for What”

Well let’s see what could affect us

State-sponsored Russian hackers appear far more interested this year in demonstrating that they can disrupt the American electric utility grid than the midterm elections, according to United States intelligence officials and technology company executives.

The Department of Homeland Security reported that over the last year, Russia’s military intelligence agency had infiltrated the control rooms of power plants across the United States. In theory, that could enable it to take control of parts of the grid by remote control.

While the department cited “hundreds of victims” of the attacks, far more than they had previously acknowledged, there is no evidence that the hackers tried to take over the plants, as Russian actors did in Ukraine in 2015 and 2016.

Ireland’s national cyber security centre confirmed it was investigating attacks on the country’s electricity supply board that could have seen hackers knock out grid in Northern Ireland

These RUSSIAN hackers have attacked energy networks operating in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland in an attempt to gain control of the system.

Nuclear war

While only two nuclear weapons have been used in war so far – at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II – and nuclear stockpiles are down from their the peak they reached in the Cold War, it is a mistake to think that nuclear war is impossible. In fact, it might not be improbable.

The Cuban Missile crisis was very close to turning nuclear. If we assume one such event every 69 years and a one in three chance that it might go all the way to being nuclear war, the chance of such a catastrophe increases to about one in 200 per year.

Worse still, the Cuban Missile crisis was only the most well-known case. The history of Soviet-US nuclear deterrence is full of close calls and dangerous mistakes.

The actual probability has changed depending on international tensions, but it seems implausible that the chances would be much lower than one in 1000 per year.

A full-scale nuclear war between major powers would kill hundreds of millions of people directly or through the near aftermath – an unimaginable disaster. But that is not enough to make it an existential risk.

Bioengineered pandemic

Natural pandemics have killed more people than wars. However, natural pandemics are unlikely to be existential threats: there are usually some people resistant to the pathogen, and the offspring of survivors would be more resistant.

Evolution also does not favour parasites that wipe out their hosts, which is why syphilis went from a virulent killer to a chronic disease as it spread in Europe.

Unfortunately we can now make diseases nastier. One of the more famous examples is how the introduction of an extra gene in mousepox – the mouse version of smallpox – made it far more lethal and able to infect vaccinated individuals.

Recent work on bird flu has demonstrated that the contagiousness of a disease can be deliberately boosted.

Right now the risk of somebody deliberately releasing something devastating is low. But as biotechnology gets better and cheaper, more groups will be able to make diseases worse.

Most work on bioweapons have been done by governments looking for something controllable, because wiping out humanity is not militarily useful.

But there are always some people who might want to do things because they can. Others have higher purposes.

For instance, the Aum Shinrikyo cult tried to hasten the apocalypse using bioweapons beside their more successful nerve gas attack. Some people think the Earth would be better off without humans, and so on.

Superintelligence

Intelligence is very powerful. A tiny increment in problem-solving ability and group coordination is why we left the other apes in the dust.

Now their continued existence depends on human decisions, not what they do. Being smart is a real advantage for people and organisations, so there is much effort in figuring out ways of improving our individual and collective intelligence: from cognition-enhancing drugs to artificial-intelligence software.

The problem is that intelligent entities are good at achieving their goals, but if the goals are badly set they can use their power to cleverly achieve disastrous ends.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the control over matter with atomic or molecular precision.

That is in itself not dangerous – instead, it would be very good news for most applications. The problem is that, like biotechnology, increasing power also increases the potential for abuses that are hard to defend against.

The big problem is not the infamous “grey goo” of self-replicating nanomachines eating everything. That would require clever design for this very purpose.

It is tough to make a machine replicate: biology is much better at it, by default. Maybe some maniac would eventually succeed, but there are plenty of more low-hanging fruits on the destructive technology tree.

The most obvious risk is that atomically precise manufacturing looks ideal for rapid, cheap manufacturing of things like weapons. In a world where any government could “print” large amounts of autonomous or semi-autonomous weapons (including facilities to make even more) arms races could become very fast – and hence unstable, since doing a first strike before the enemy gets a too large an advantage might be tempting.

Weapons can also be small, precision things: a “smart poison” that acts like a nerve gas but seeks out victims, or ubiquitous “gnatbot” surveillance systems for keeping populations obedient seems entirely possible.

Also, there might be ways of getting nuclear proliferation and climate engineering into the hands of anybody who wants it.

I cannot judge the likelihood of existential risk from future nanotechnology, but it looks like it could be potentially disruptive just because it can give us whatever we wish for.

Unknown unknowns

The most unsettling possibility is that there is something out there that is very deadly, and we have no clue about it.

The silence in the sky might be evidence for this. Is the absence of aliens due to that life or intelligence is extremely rare, or that intelligent life tends to get wiped out.

If there is a future Great Filter, it must have been noticed by other civilisations too, and even that didn’t help.

Whatever the threat is, it would have to be something that is nearly unavoidable even when you know it is there, no matter who and what you are. We do not know about any such threats (none of the others on this list work like this), but they might exist.

UK GOV, Threatens it’s OWN People with Military Force.

The traitors in Westminster who are the root cause of any protests or civil unrest, are now using Brexit as an excuse to impose martial law and take away liberties from England’s indigenous population.

The UK has already cracked down on its citizens by becoming the world’s foremost surveillance state allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy.

The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation “worse than scary.”

Now the land of George Orwell has the possibility of martial law to accompany the extreme surveillance.

Britain has always been a testing ground for the New World Order, and the elites are taking huge strides towards imprisoning the population forever.

As far as I am concerned the gov are anticipating civil unrest, because it’s part of their plan..

In fact it is what they want.

This gov has totally screwed up the country, and they needed someone, or something else to blame it on.

They got their scape goat on a plate, Brexit was perfect for this purpose, and a convenient excuse to get boots on the street.

They have planned the 20,000 less police on our streets, knowing those left cannot cope, giving them the reason to put troops on our streets,

They have engineered the country into two opposing camps, remain and brexiteers, so we would fight against each other, and then use this as an excuse to implement martial law.

Divide and conquer has been used many times to take control of a people.
The population are too busy sitting on a couch drinking cheap lager watching curry nation street.

Article 11 is closely linked to freedom of expression as it applies to protests, marches and demonstrations, counter-demonstrations, press conferences, public and private meetings and more – but it does not protect intentionally violent protest.

People turn to Article 11 when public authorities stop a demonstration going ahead, take steps in advance to disrupt a demonstration or store personal information on those taking part.

The State can’t interfere with your right to protest just because it disagrees with protesters’ views, because it’s likely to be inconvenient and cause a nuisance or because there might be tension and heated exchange between opposing groups.

Instead it must take reasonable steps to enable you to protest and to protect participants in peaceful demonstrations from disruption by others.

Let’s pretend that the UK has been placed under MARTIAL LAW; that is, the “suspension” of the legal process. Curfews, rationing of basic goods, enforced relocations, confiscation of firearms and supplies, and summary arrest/execution by soldiers, paramilitary police and other jack booted types wielding military weapons.

Never take the government’s word at face value-except when they tell you that they’ll kill you.

Government and its components of career politicians, bureaucratic vermin, and their agents of enforcement, the SS ninja wannabes, have survived on illusion and lies, and for a lot longer than you’d think.

It’s the very nature of the job; being part of an empire wrapped in the cloak of British political traditions of Freedom, that corrupts. all that power, attracting the most venal along with the most patriotic to defend Britain.

All that license under ever mutable law written by money whores to lie, steal, embezzle, blackmail, extort, poison, torture, enslave, murder.

Is it any wonder then, that such human scum would get together and work “the system” to set themselves up as kings, dispensing with the pretty coverings of Constitutional limitations.

They take as much as they can, while keeping YOU ASLEEP, AS YOU LET YOURSELF BE SEDUCED AND PUT ASLEEP BY THEIR FELLOW TRAVELERS IN THE MEDIA AND CORPORATE BOARDROOMS.

Do NOT tell anyone anything that could get you in trouble.

Assume anything can get you in trouble, because it probably will.

Especially with any government official, but anyone looking to gaining a favour with the state can and will snitch on you.

The rat who would sell you out for his thirty pieces could be: A small businessman looking for an in with the state so he can make money a little easier.

A former friend who’s looking to get some revenge.

Someone desperate for even some food.

Times are tough and will get tougher. Again, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!

Review the remaining rules of surviving MARTIAL LAW with this in mind.

Because some rat on two legs you say the wrong thing to, WILL snitch to the “authorities” in exchange for favours or even brownie points, and then you get to find out how ironclad KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT is.

ANY AUTHORITY FIGURE IS THE ENEMY!

Unless you are waging a war of liberation-gathering intelligence or spreading disinformation or infiltrating-have no relation with nor voluntary contact with any soldier, police officer, bureaucrat, or anyone in authority in private life cooperating with MARTIAL LAW.

Assume they’re all liars, con artists, hustlers, thieves, and sellouts.

Same goes to any fellow travellers in big business; they and government have been in the same bed for centuries.

Stay away from them as much as possible. Tell them lies. Don’t do any business with them. Unless they’re sticking a gun in your face don’t even acknowledge that they exist. Shun them, their family and any sycophants that fawn over them for a few favours.

PERSONAL SURVIVAL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OBEYING ANY DICTATE!

If you’re prohibited from having an item that helps you survive, get the item, review AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

If you’re prohibited from having extra food, medicine, guns (no brainer) then you will CACHE your prohibited items in a place where they won’t easily be found.

Use your imagination. One idea is to store “whatever” in sealtight waterproof containers in remote wooded areas, known ONLY TO YOU!

Firearms are metallic; they can be detected by metal detectors unless you store them deep underground or in a place they won’t think of looking right away, like sealed in wider metallic tubes, away from your property.

HELP OUT THOSE WHO ARE RESISTING!

They, unlike you, have decided that there’s nothing to lose and therefore deserve anyone’s help who’s willing to risk their lives.

Do you think MARTIAL LAW is going away on it’s own?

Those bastards in black will have a sudden change of heart and do something worthwhile for a change and not oppress you?

At The VERY LEAST: have extra food, water for resistance fighters, basic medical supplies, ammo caches (hint, these should be concealed).

Those who fight will need to keep hidden, yet be able to communicate with fellow fighters.

You can be a intermediary. If you have skills, like welding, machine tools, chemistry, you can make weapons, ammo, other things the resistance needs.

If you have inside information, share it. If you have videography experience, tools,

Make how-to videos on resisting the theft of your freedoms. If You have medical training, Set up an underground hospital.

With the utmost care develop a SURVIVAL NETWORK.

This is a group of people with skills and/or resources who can help each other in areas they would be lacking on their own.

It could be anything from extra food, medicine, repair parts, fuel, transportation-whatever.

In any given neighbourhood you can have machinists (weapon makers), medical personnel, drivers (good knowledge of local roads), gardeners (agriculture knowledge base).

Petty bureaucrats secretly opposing martial law are prime candidates to spy, steal, or commit sabotage.

Computer technicians can hack government systems and create surveillance systems.

Construction workers can build secret rooms to hide anything from a arms cache to a secret factory. People in the media can smuggle cameras and work with computer techs to bug enemy meetings, and produce freedom media that documents successful means of resisting.

Salesmen can “borrow” merchandise from their stores for use, anything and everything is useful.

Especially useful will be disgruntled cops and military who can provide everything from intel on raids to weapons to training.

Keep the numbers of your group “small”: smaller cells are more difficult to penetrate by enemy agents and professional snitches.

Keeping that in mind, a means of communication independent from wiretapped phones and audible eavesdropping devices must be developed amongst you.

Runners can be an athlete or a kid on a bike.

They can carry small packages, or notes.

A mail drop can be a home, a hollowed out tree trunk, a hole in the ground, an open fence pole, anything. Just be sure it’s discreetly out of sight of surveillance.

Get contacts with Patriots and be the most reliable source of intelligence you can be. Every bit of drag on the government beast helps, perhaps in botching that paperwork, breaking that surveillance camera in disguise, or misdirecting that bureaucrat or soldier cop.

That act might be the beginning of a butterfly effect of bringing down the state of MARTIAL LAW and restoring Freedom to our country.

Always keep that in mind. You must find your own way, but find it you must, if you want what was stolen from you back!

Red Like Reagan

Now I’m very excited indeed to have permission from a country artist who tells it like it is and has his head switched on.

Besides which he can sing the birds off the branches and play his guitar like a serenading romeo.

Remember when the snowflakes and the hollywood legends in their own lunch time said” If Trump gets in we will leave the States. It never happened, as they know which side their butter is on.

Here is a song about just that, by the one and only Buddy Brown.

https://www.google.com/search?q=red+like+reagan+song+by+buddy&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b

BREAK

A Sign of the Times and What To Do

Over the past four years, there has been a significant rise in acid attacks across the UK.

In 2016, there were 454 attacks compared to 216 in 2015 and 162 in 2012, according to the BBC.

While full figures haven’t been made available for this year, there has been several high-profile instances reported over the past couple of months alone. Last month, the Evening Standard reported that six people had acid thrown over them in London in just 24 hours.

The instances have become so prevalent that senior doctors have now waded in to warn bystanders that they can make a real difference to the victim if they act fast.

The first step, consultant emergency physician Johann Grundlingh and colleagues write, is to remove the victim from further exposure as soon as possible.

“Irrigation of the affected area with copious amounts of water is vital to remove the chemical and should be performed as soon as possible to minimise the long term effects of scarring and need for surgical reconstruction,”.

Even when the victim is in the emergency department, it is important to continue washing off all the acid with water “starting at the area of contamination or the face or eyes”.

Here is further advice if you or someone you witness has suffered a chemical burn.

Remove the chemical while protecting yourself. Wear gloves or use a towel.

Remove contaminated clothing or jewellery to prevent further burning.

Rinse the burn immediately with a gentle steady stream of cool tap water for 10 minutes or more.

A shower can be used as can mild soap on skin.

You must protect your eyes when washing acid off your skin.

Loosely apply a dry bandage, gauze or clean cotton clothing.

You should seek emergency care if:

The person is showing signs of shock (fainting, pale or shallow breathing).

The chemical has burnt through the first layer of skin and blisters have formed

The burn covers an area more than three inches in diameter and if the burn goes all the way round a limb or involves the eyes, hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks or a major joint like the knee or elbow.

Helping or getting help as soon as possible is essential because acid burns can cause physical and mental distress to people for the rest of their lives.

Prepping Requires Preparation

Perhaps you are asking, “what is prepping,” or are just perhaps beginning your prepping journey.

Either way, let me introduce it to you now to, self-insure you and your family against life.

Prepping is better than insurance.

With normal insurance, you pay and pay. You must pay, even if you never use it. That’s just how insurance works.

With prepping, you self-insure against things you believe will happen. The things you prepare for could be as minor as a burst water main or as major as an N.B.C. event.

Some preppers are even preparing for the end of the world – prepping offers something for everybody.

The best part is, many of the preparations (preps for short) you put into place will add value to your life – even if the reason you put those preparations into place never happens.

Try saying that about insurance!

Prepping is Learning About Threats to Your Family’s Safety

Before you can prepare for something in a quality way, you need to understand it. The best way to do that is to study the thing you are preparing for.

It’s really that simple, OK?

There are some basic preparations that everyone will want to put in place, but there are even more that only some people will adopt. Preparing for the end of the world falls into that last category.

Few people have unlimited resources, so learn which events are likely to happen to you and your family.

I suggest that you start with your home and slowly broaden your scope. How broad of a focus you expand to is up to you, but you should eventually expand your focus to include – at least – your county or region.

Home

Neighborhood

City or Town

County

Region

Country?

If you ever consider preparing for a pandemic, you may even expand your focus to the world at large.

That way, you have advanced notice for when to start staying home and avoiding people.

Make sure you consider time when you’re preparing too.

Otherwise, you may just be really prepared for one thing for a long time.

As a rule of thumb, start at a 3-day minimum and increase the time you’re prepared for to a week.

Then, just keep adding time – one week at a time.

If you win the lotto – or are just well off – you might add a month at a time or more.

The important thing here is that you’re prepared for the scope you have chosen to focus on and can survive for the time that you have chosen to prepare for. Balance it out.

Prepping is Planning and Prioritizing to Minimize Risks

Once you’ve identified the things you feel you should prepare for, it’s important to put together a plan.

Unless you’re far more gifted than most people, your plan will become involved enough that you need to write it down.

Write down your plan.

This will help you remember the events you wanted to prepare for and the order you decided to prepare for each event. In other words, writing down your plan will help you take the quickest, least expensive path from where you are to where you want to be.

You should also factor time into your plan.

enough basic preparations in place to last you and your family a week is better than making sure you can survive anything for a day. Start simple and slowly build to increase the time and events you are prepared for.

Gas masks are sexier than adding to your water and food storage, but having stored water and food will be useful more frequently than the gas mask.

Don’t design your plan for sexy. Design your plan for practical everyday needs – factoring in the events you know are going to happen.

Prepping Requires Actual Preparation

You can study and plan to the end of time, but until you start putting your plan into place you are not prepared.

It can be fun to surf YouTube and watch all the nifty little hacks that people have come up with to turn empty soda cans into a solar heater, but doing this will not heat your home.

It can be fun to imagine how you might follow these videos to do the same – to imagine how cool it would be to do the same. You can feel somewhat fulfilled by seeing the results they achieved, but that’s a false feeling.

How do you know you can do the same thing unless you try? How do you know you can do something unless you first practice that skill?

Maybe there was a critical step not included in the video and you only think you have a full set of instructions.

Until you practice that new skill or test the preparations you have bought or created, you have no idea if you are prepared.

It’s a Habit

Hopefully you have read many books on prepping and what to prep for, and you should have practiced it several times at home, and that is good.

Learning the basic skills to be prepared and to survive is a necessity and gives us the power of self-reliance.

But knowledge is far different from habit, which is more important. Brushing your teeth is a habit.

So is smoking. These actions come on autopilot and do not require you to stop and analyze it first.

Whatever habit you may have, it is formed to free our brains for more complicated issues. It helps us save mental energy and prevents stress.

Disaster preparedness is one habit that you certainly should have.

Though most of these habits can be inherent or instinctual, some of them can be acquired or learned. Look at these habits of a prepper that you might discover you already have, or want to acquire.

Organized People Do Better

Being organized is one of the basic and common characteristics of a prepper. This habit is usually instinctual or engrained over the course of an individual’s life.

Chances are you are already an organized person. Regularly cleaning up your desk and making sure every item is on its right place, sorting your rubbish, folding your clothes and putting them away, these are signs of being organized. Having this habit alone can increase your chance of survival when disaster strikes.

Question Everything

It’s not about being skeptic or being a pessimist. It’s about knowing the facts and understanding the logic before accepting the truth or making decisions. Questioning everything is a habit that highly effective preppers have.

They question skills (Is it useful? Is it the most efficient way to achieve the goal?), products or goods (Will it last? Is it a good product?), and knowledge (Is it true? Is it proven?). Knowing what is true and logical helps people make good decisions.

Learning Is Breathing

Effective preppers always look for an addition to their skillset and knowledge base. They want to learn more useful and efficient skills and put them into practice, and want to be the person who knows what to do.

These people know what to do in emergency situations, they know what survival tools are and have them ready, and are very flexible. They focus on learning how to be self-reliant and to make use of what is readily available.

If you do not know what skills are necessary, try to take courses online, attend night school or ask your friends who share the same interest.

There Is Always Another Way

I would say that one of the most common survivor traits is the ability to improvise. Survivalists seek for another way to do things in case the usual path is not an option. These people usually have a higher chance of survival when SHTF.

Most preppers prepare not only for the actual disaster but for the aftermath, and when that time comes, your improvisational skills will be very useful.

Always Have A Plan

If the truth where known, most families are aware of the importance of emergency preparedness but roughly half of all Americans and even less Brits have discussed or developed an emergency plan with their family. We like to think we are prepared when in fact, we only know about being prepared but haven’t put it into action.

People who have good survival habits always have a plan and can execute it. You can practice this habit with your daily, weekly or even monthly activities and at the same time, plan for emergency situations. Also, make sure you plan food stocks wisely. 

Stay Physically and Mentally Fit

When disaster strikes, it’s hard to maintain focus and think properly. If that happens, all your planning will go to waste.

That’s why preppers always stay fit mentally and physically.

They are ready to make rational decisions quickly under the most adverse of circumstances. Also, they are prepared to walk long distances, carry heavy objects and to do other physically demanding tasks necessary for survival—looking for a survival food for example.

Action Beats Preparation

It really pays to be prepared. Having your emergency food supply ready, knowing the bug-out-plan, and knowing what to do in disastrous situations is vital.

Survivors are those who perform and not those who know what to do. They are not people who are fearless, but they are ready to face their fears to do what needs to be done.

They Keep Their Heads Out of The Sand

People who know what’s happening around them always have an advantage in terms of survival over those who are just going with the flow.

These people don’t allow themselves to be caught off guard. They keep themselves aware of the news, current events, and weather forecasts to be able to respond appropriately. While not all situations are predictable, it pays to be ready as early as possible. Aside from depending on the news, observe your surroundings and be mindful of what can happen.

Being prepared is not a one-time thing. Having your survival food kits or emergency tools such as flashlights, matches or whistles are simply not enough.

You need to make it a habit.

If you don’t, your knowledge might be useless in situations that might cause panic. Building a habit that can benefit you when disasters strike is not that hard, but you need to put in time and effort.

And the best way to practice is with your family members or with other members of the community.

Engage them in activities that can help them be aware of what to do in such situations and practice it. Make your family a team, and make your team your family.

Basic knowledge is not going to help you and thinking might come second when your instincts prevail.

As mentioned, habits come on autopilot and do not need analysis thus saving you time, energy, and probably your life.

Surviving post SHTF

So, you will not have to scavenge post SHTF because you already have everything you need, you have prepped, you are OK, Well maybe, maybe not.

Even if you’ve been prepping for years, it’s still possible you forgot a few things. But even if you didn’t, you could still end up in a situation where you need something you never thought you’d need.

What if one of your group becomes pregnant or a parent with a small child joins your group? You may have to go looking for baby food, nappies etc.

What if your prescription medications are lost or destroyed? You may have to go looking for replacement meds. What if vital equipment is damaged? What if you need parts for your shelter or vehicle?

These are just a few possibilities off the top of my head. There are dozens more situations you won’t think of until you’re in them.

The point is, you may have no other choice but to scavenge for supplies after the SHTF. If someone’s life is on the line, you’ll have no choice.

Send a Scout

If you know the area you want to search, it’s a good idea to send a scout with binoculars, a radio, and a gun.

Scouts should watch the area for a few hours to make sure no one is living there and that there is no one lying in wait.

You might think I am going over the top here, but some people become very dangerous when there are no police to keep them in check. The last thing you want is to get robbed or possibly killed while scavenging for supplies.

The radio is so your scout can stay in touch. If the area is compromised or not worth the trouble,
the group’s leader can instruct the scout to return or to check another area.

This is another good reason why you should have a CB radio as part of your preps.

If you lose contact with your scout, you’ll know something is wrong and can send reinforcements.

But the reinforcements need to be careful not to wander into a trap. The purpose of the scout’s gun should be obvious.

When surveying the area, the scout needs to note any obstacles that might make the area more
trouble than it’s worth.

Examples include barbed wire fences, high walls, ditches, streams, and so forth. All these things might make it too difficult or dangerous to lug back supplies.

check for vehicle access as this would speed the operation up.

The scout should also note whether any buildings in question have been damaged by things such as
bombs and or looters etc. You don’t want the stairs you’re climbing to collapse or a ceiling to fall on your head while you’re digging through rubble.

You and your group will have to weigh the costs versus the benefits and the risks versus then rewards before searching an area.

Make a Plan

Once you’ve decided where to go and what to look for, you’ll have to decide who to send. Never send
someone alone. He or she could twist an ankle or something and need help returning to camp.

Also, there could be heavy obstacles or supplies that require at least two people to move. And remember, one person is far more likely to be robbed or killed than a group of people.

Of course, you should send several people, but that depends on how many you can spare. You don’t want to leave children alone at your camp.

Everyone who goes should bring a sturdy backpack along with several empty bags (cloth, mesh, or
even rubbish bags for light stuff), work gloves, a multitool, a good knife, a flashlight, a gun, a face mask, and goggles.

Those last two are in case the location’s air is full of dust, smoke, or toxic chemicals. At least one person in the group should also have a crowbar.

And if you need fuel, don’t forget to bring a siphon and a fuel container

If you have several areas to search, you’ll have to decide the order in which to search them.

It’s better to start farther out and work your way back toward camp so you don’t waste energy carrying
supplies farther than necessary.

But if you know the heaviest items are going to be in a place, you might want to go there last.

If scavenging your area is going to take several days or weeks, you should get a map and mark the
locations you search so you don’t accidentally visit the same place twice.

Where to Look

You should look everywhere! Here are some possible places to search and what you
may find within them.

Car repair garages– You have a better chance of finding the part you need here than in a department store. It’s true now, and it will be true after the SHTF, too.

Cars – You’ll want to check the glove box, under the seats, and in the boot for snacks, tools, and other useful items.

Parts of the car itself might prove useful, too. The mirrors could be used for signalling, the wiring for cordage, the upholstery for bedding and insulation, the battery for power (if someone in your group is mechanically inclined), and of course the engine parts if you need them for your own vehicle.

Food warehouses – Most people will aim for the shops first, so it will be a little longer before the warehouses are picked clean. Even then, there may be a few things that were overlooked. Also check the lorry trailers.

You may find non-perishable foods and other supplies.
Industrial rubbish bins – It won’t be fun, but you might find some hidden treasures in them.

Fire stations
– You may find food, supplies, and clothing. Plus, the fire engine has a tanwith hundreds of gallons of water. It will need to be filtered, though.

Petrol Stations – These will probably be picked clean, but you never know.

Shops – These will probably be picked clean, too, but you may find food in less obvious places such as under shelves and behind displays. Also check the bathrooms, the offices, the stock room, and the loading bay.

Hospitals –
Obviously these should have lots of clothes and medical supplies.

Houses –
Check everywhere–rooms, garage, basement, attic, back garden, sheds, the garden if there is one, etc.

The water heater has up to 70 gallons of drinking water. Better yet, look for houses with swimming
pools. Also keep an eye out for metal mailboxes which can be converted into woodstoves.

Manufacturing Facilities – They may have fuel, batteries, tools, and first aid supplies.

Marinas –
Check abandoned boats. They usually have supplies like emergency rations, communication equipment, fishing equipment, ropes, fuel and possibly guns.

Office Buildings – Check break rooms for vending machines and check desks for snacks and small tools. There should be fire extinguishers in most rooms and cleaning supplies in the care takers room.

Pawn Shops If you’re lucky you’ll find weapons, ammo, and other miscellaneous gear.

Pet Stores If your pets are still okay, a pet store might make it possible for you to keep feeding them without giving up any of your own food. You could also eat it yourself, but I wouldn’t recommend that unless you’re desperate.

Restaurants –
These will probably be empty, but check anyway. There may be a few tins or bags of food that were overlooked. Anything that was in the freezer will have gone bad, though. But there may still be pots, pans etc.

Retail Stores
– Consider grabbing some non-electric entertainment such as books, cards, board games, sports equipment, clothing etc.

Schools –
There’s a lot to be found in schools–tools, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, cleaning supplies, and possibly food in the cafeteria.

Self-storage Facilities – If you have time to pry open all of them, it might be worth it. You probably won’t find any food or perishable items, but there’s a chance you’ll find some clothes or useful gear and equipment.

Hopefully you’ll never have to go digging through any of these places, but you should prepare for the possibility. Good luck.

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Could you live the Prepper Lifestyle?

Living a prepper lifestyle is not only good for preparing for the future, but it’s a great way to live a less stressful life. Many people get tired of the rat race and long for something more calming.

A few give up their suburban lives and head for remote locations. That’s not what being a prepper is about.

Being a prepper is not about pulling yourself away from society and living like a hermit.

It’s simply living a life that doesn’t rely on the others to see you through a short term or long term disaster. While being a prepper is a great way to live, it’s really not for everyone.

So how can you tell who’s a good fit and who will absolutely hate living the life of a prepper? First, living the prepper lifestyle takes a complete commitment. The life is not for you if you think you want to dabble in it and see how it goes.

You’re either into it, or you’re not. If you’re ready to give up the way you’ve been living until now, and you’re ready to break free of the capitalistic mentality taught by society, then the lifestyle is for you.

If you know that you’re ready to walk away from being dependent on others for your needs, then this is for you. You have to believe that what you’re gaining is a better life for yourself and your family.

If you know that you’re ready to get organized and are committed to building your short term and long term list of goods and supplies, then the prepper lifestyle is something you’d find to be a good fit.

Being ready to become totally self-sufficient is a good clue that you’re ready for a life change. If you’re ready to learn about self-protection and first aid and how to take care of yourself and your family through anything, then you’re ready.

Being a prepper is not about living to the extreme the way the wacky survivalists you see portrayed on television live. It means you accept that there are things outside your control that could impact your life greatly, such as disasters, government collapse, etc. – and you want to be ready for whatever comes.

That’s when you know you’re ready for the prepper lifestyle. But not everyone who thinks they are, actually is ready.

If you’re in a relationship and your partner is dead-set against it, hates it, wants no part of it, you’re not ready if you don’t want to risk ruining the relationship.

You’re not ready if there are certain things in your life that you feel you absolutely can’t give up – such as a daily trip to the local pub or that expensive cup of coffee.

You’re not ready and the lifestyle is not for you if you set aside money for supplies but then spend it on going out to eat or shopping for a new pair of shoes or the latest video game.

You’re not ready if you have a deep attachment to the conveniences of life and rely too heavily on technology. You can’t imagine your life without modern technology is a sign you’re not ready.

If you have an unwillingness to learn how to prepare for the future or aren’t interested in sustainable living, then you’re not ready for the prepper lifestyle.

But most people, can I think, see a day when the worst case scenario happens, and if it happens to you, you’ll have to deal with it – ready or not.

How to stay warm at home when cash is low

How to stay warm at home if without turning the heating on when low on cash? Here are some thoughts…

Fool the eye: Sometimes warmth is a matter of perception.

Warm colours and textures make you feel warmer so change out your decor. Try a throw so you can snuggle under it.

Cut a rug: Cover up your bare floors with a rug.

Bake something: Stews, roasts, casseroles and soups are made for the cold weather because they cook at low temperatures for a long period of time and, of course, they warm you up going down.

Drink something: Wrap your hands around a warm mug of tea, cocoa or coffee.

Let the sun in: Open curtains and blinds during the day.

Change your bedding: Switch to flannel sheets, a down comforter, use extra blankets.

Clean the house: Not only will your house be cleaner but activity will get your blood pumping.

Cover your head: It sounds silly but wearing a hat (and socks) to bed at night, even if the rest of you is clad in skimpy clothing, will keep you warm.

It’s muggy in here: Use a humidifier. Humid air feelswarmer.

No humidifier? Open the bathroom door while you’re showering.

Reverse the fan: We know that, since heat rises, running your ceiling fan in reverse will push the warm air back down to the ground.

Do your laundry: Nothing warms you up like clothing straight from the dryer.

It’s drafty in here: Block drafts with weather stripping, a rolled up towel or a draft stopper.

It takes two: Snuggle up with your significant other.

Something old fashioned: Try a hot water bottle or, before you get into bed, running a hot pan over your sheets. Bags of rice or dried beans, warmed in the microwave, are
another option.

How to stay warm with no heating for whatever reason.

Wear layers of clothing in real times if it is very cold then dress for the outdoors, wear a hat and gloves.

If you have a real fire build it up and gather the family in that room.

Block all drafts with rolled towels, rolled newspapers or fix weather strips.

You can create a double glazing effect by nailing up Perspex over existing windows remembering to leave an air gap between them, remember not to bang the nails home as that may by your only escape route in the event of a fire.

How to prevent Hypothermia

Which dulls the brain–the most important survival tool you have to help you survival:

Seek and create shelter from cold, wind, snow, and rain. If possible, retreat to timbered areas for shelter construction and fire.

Nibble high energy goods–sweets, nuts, and energy bars. Sip water kept warm with body heat. Use solid fuel hand warmer, igniting both ends of fuel stick, which is good for four hours of heat. Do isometric exercises to stir up body’s circulation system.

Prevent heat loss.

Remember the body loses heat by respiration, evaporation, conduction, radiation, and convection.

To prevent loss by respiration, cover the mouth and nose with loosely woven or knitted wool.

To reduce evaporation through excessive perspiration, wear clothes that breathe and are in layers.

To avoid loss by conduction, put a layer of over between the body and a cold, wet surface. This insulation is particularly important if you’re already wet.

To prevent loss by radiation, keep the head, hands, and feet covered.

To prevent loss by convection, protect the body from the wind.

In stage one of hypothermia, the victim begins shivering, has poor coordination, slurs speech, and shows poor judgment.

By stage two,
when the body temperature is below 95 degrees, muscular rigidity replaces
shivering, and the victim becomes more irrational and needs warmth immediately
from external sources and protection from further heat loss.

Know that the victim is the LAST to realize s/he’s in Danger.

How to Make a Survival Heater

Getting stranded in your car can be a dangerous possibility, being stuck in your home during a power cut can be equally as dangerous without the ability to heat your surroundings.

Therefore I suggest that you plan now to have the ability to provide that lifesaving heat.

This is the equipment you will need

A small empty metal tin: You want this to be slightly taller but thinner than a standard roll of toilet paper.

My can of choice is an unused 1 quart/ 2 pint paint tin found in most DIY shops. You can also use an empty food tin that is the same size.

A larger metal tin that can easily accommodate the first one: I use a 1 gallon used paint tin (again found in most DIY shops). Another option is a coffee tin or a metal
bucket and so on.

Some type of lid that can be placed over the larger tin: I also like to get a lid for the
smaller can which I will explain later.

Toilet paper (unscented)

Six bottles of 70 to 91% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) seen on Ebay £2.229 for 500ml

Matches or some other fire starter

This is what you do

Prepare the toilet paper: The first step is to take out the central cardboard tube from the toilet paper roll, leaving only the paper behind.

Next you’ll want to squeeze and roll the paper into the smaller tin. If the tin is so small that a full-size paper roll has no chance of fitting inside it, then you can remove some of the external sheets (just like you would if you were going to the bathroom) until it does squeeze into the tin. It’s important that it fills up the entire volume of the can.

Add the fuel: If you are now ready to use it, simply add the alcohol until the toilet roll inside the can is completely saturated.

One of the benefits of using a 1 quart/2 pint paint tin is that you can store the stove with the fuel already added by placing the air-tight lid over the can.

This saves space and allows you to have more fuel available. The lid can also be used to control the output of the flame.

Place the smaller tin into the larger one and position it in your car or room to be heated:

The larger tin provides an insulating barrier and some protection for passengers
and your car.

You’ll also want to position it in a place that’s far enough from anything combustible. Use the palm check. Put the back of your hand against the surface you’re worried about and if you can’t keep your hand there without burning it then it’s either to close or you’ll need to adjust the flame.

Light the stove: First, open a window just a crack to provide some airflow and then carefully place a match (or throw some sparks using a firesteel) onto the saturated
toilet paper and viola!

You’ve got yourself a burning stove.

Use caution in lighting as it will combust very quickly. It’s best to partially cover the
smaller tin with a lid to decrease the size of combustion (you can always increase it later).

You may notice if you follow these steps, that a pretty sizable flame results from having the smaller tin’s opening completely exposed.

While this is fine if you want to warm up faster, it does tend to go through the fuel fairly quickly and is not so efficient.

A better way is to partially cover the smaller tin with a lid. Or if you used a 1 quart/2 pint paint tin, you can make a small hole in the lid it comes with and place that on top of the can.

Both of these methods control the burn rate and allow the stove to provide a constant heat.

Another option is instead of completely saturating the toilet roll you can pour just a few ounces of alcohol on the paper and regularly add more as it burns up.

This will also control the size of the flame and conserve fuel. I prefer to use the lid method over this one, since you don’t have to regularly add alcohol (it’s nice to
sleep for a stretch of time and not have to regularly add fuel)

A Word on Carbon Monoxide I’m sure by now many of you are thinking, “What about the dangers of carbon monoxide?”

Carbon monoxide is produced from the partial oxidation of carbon-containing compounds. “Partial oxidation” is just a big word for what happens when combustion (fire) takes place in an area where there isn’t much oxygen.

This is most apparent when one operates a generator inside a home or if their wood stove is improperly vented.

In the case of this alcohol stove, while there is risk of carbon monoxide emissions (rubbing alcohol contains carbon: C3H7OH) the risk is very minimal. Opening your window slightly should provide sufficient oxygen for a clean burn.

If you still are concerned about it, I would recommend purchasing a battery-operated carbon monoxide alarm and turning it on (putting in the batteries) when running the
stove. This will provide you ample warning should there be an issue.

What to do when you bring the bacon home?

As good as mass-produced bacon is, curing and smoking your own at home kicks things up to a whole new level.

Once you master the technique, the flavour options arenendless. Like your bacon with a kick? Bump up the red or chilli powder.

Like it sweeter? Try extra honey, brown sugar, real maple syrup or sorghum or molasses or treacle in your cure.

While the curing process takes some time, the recipe itself is a simple one. Any smoker will work, but electric models make it easier to maintain the necessary low smoking temperatures needed to get the bacon just right. Wood choices can be as varied as you want them to be, but hickory and apple are the two most popular.

Curing bacon at home is so simple that the hardest part of the whole process can be procuring the pork belly itself.

Bacon made from wild pigs is a bit leaner than its store bought cousin, but it tastes pretty good.

Prep Time

7-9 days

Cook Time

6-8 hours on the smoker

Ingredients

A whole pork belly from the butcher shop normally runs around 10-12 pounds. A belly from an adult wild pig around 4-6. The following recipe is enough cure for 5-6 pounds, if you buy a whole pork belly, just separate it into two, more or less equal, pieces.

5 pound piece of pork belly, skin on or off, your choice

1.5 teaspoons pink salt (cure also known as Prague Powder number one, available on the internet at around £4 for 250g)

1/2 cup Maldon salt

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup sorghum molasses, if you can’t find that then use molasses or treacle

1 Tablespoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 gallon Ziplock bag

Cooking Instructions

Begin by mixing all dry ingredients into a small bowl. Rub the cure into the exposed surfaces of the pork.

Really work it in, make sure the belly is well coated with the cure. Place the pork into a two gallon Ziplock bag and pour sorghum over the top of the meat (honey works well too) and seal the bag.

Place the belly flat into a pyrex dish (the bag will leak a little, they always do) and put it in the fridge. Flip the pork once per day for 7 to 10 days.

I often get asked, “How do I know when it is finished curing?” The answer is, when it tastes right to you. After day seven or eight, open the bag and slice a tiny sliver from one side.

Rinse it well under cold water and fry it like you would bacon. If you like the flavour, it is finished.

If you would like the salt and spice to be a bit stronger, let it soak another day or two. Remember that the outer surface is always quite a bit saltier than the inner slices will be.

Now that the bacon is fully cured, remove it from the bag and rinse thoroughly under running water. The next step is to let the bacon dry completely to form a sticky pellicle.

I prefer to do this by placing the bacon on a wire cooling rack and running a low speed fan over it for six to eight hours.

Your bacon is now ready for the smoker. A good remote meat thermometer comes in handy at this point.

I like to start my smoker at 175 degrees. Maintain this temperature for 3-4 hours then bump it up to 200 degrees to finish.

You are looking for an internal temperature of 150 degrees on the pork belly. Once you reach this point, the bacon is finished. Remove from the smoker and let the bacon cool completely before slicing.

I like to let mine come to room temperature, then place it into the freezer for an hour or two. The freezer helps to firm the bacon and makes slicing easier.

The fastest way to slice bacon is on a deli style meat slicer. A good sharp knife works too. Cured bacon will keep up to a year when vacuum sealed and kept in the freezer.

Use your home made bacon just like you would bacon you buy from the supermarket. It makes a fine breakfast, wraps nicely around a pigeon breast or chunk of deer or steak, and seasons a pot of camp fire baked beans like nothing else. After you get the basic recipe down, try flavours to make your own perfect blend.

BREAK

Brexit and Prepping

About 8 miles from me the small village of Goldsborough and there was once a brick-and-steel-frame cold store for meat and fish. Now demolished.

It once formed part of the central management of food supply chain.

It was massive and it sat alongside what was once a railway track. What’s more, it was only one of 43 built that year around the country, alongside 40 grain stores. And all for a population only a little more than half that of today’s.

Last week, in evidence to the Brexit select committee, Raab said “in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which could impede the free flow across our borders of the 30 % of our food currently imported from the EU. No, the government itself would not be stockpiling food”

The reason for this is because the GoV. have no where to store it, so you can imagine how confused the farmers, producers, retailers and the British Food supply chain in general are.

In face our just in time delivery system has left us totally vulnerable to any disruption from whatever source.

Only 49% of the food we consume is produced in Britain, he said. The rest comes from abroad, and most of that is in the form of ingredients to be turned into the foods we eventually eat.

Or, as the head of one of Britain’s biggest food manufacturers put it to me, “That lot couldn’t run a fish and chip shop.”

So as preppers what should we do? should we prep for Brexit? or is it all scaremongering?

Well I would say fore warned is fore armed, with that in mind I will be prepping, just in case, as any extra preps can only benefit me in the long run anyway.

If you are a prepper then you will have what you already need anyway.

So, what to buy?

The most important rule for prepping food is to buy things that last long and are preserved in some way i.e. tinned food, dried food or pickled food.

Buy it in bulk if possible at the Cash ‘n Carry though for tins focus on buying packs of individual cans and not those giant gallon tins that restaurants use.

The second most important rule is to only buy things you enjoy eating.

Regardless of what happens you’re going to have a lot of food with a long shelf-life lying around so it’s better if you can eat it and enjoy it rather than being stuck with 100 tins of SPAM that you hate.

Shopping List (✓ for personal favourites/necessities)

  • Large bag(s) of Rice. ✓

Tinned Beans – I go for a split of Kidney, Chickpeas and Black. ✓

  • Tins of Sardines in oil/brine. ✓

  • Tins of other fish such as tuna or salmon.

  • Lentils – dry for orange and pre-cooked for brown. ✓

  • Stock cubes of your choice – form a basic part of so many meals. ✓

  • Tinned veggies of your choice.

  • Jarred veggies of your choice.

  • Pickled veggies of your choice.

  • Herbs and Spices of your choice. ✓

  • Flour. ✓

  • Salt/Sugar/Pepper. ✓

  • Tea. ✓

  • Coffee.

  • Squash drink.

  • Dried fruit such as raisins.

  • Chocolate. ✓

  • Dried Nuts.

  • Dried Pasta. ✓

  • Tinned chopped tomatoes – make the bulk of so many meals. ✓

  • Tomato puree.

  • Peanut butter. ✓

  • Honey, Marmite or Jam.

  • Oats. ✓

  • Cooking Oil – I prefer olive. ✓

  • Heinz Tomato Soup. ✓

  • A couple of bottles of condiments such as mustard, ketchup or hot sauce.✓

  • Yeast.

  • Jars of Salsa.

  • Cereal. ✓

  • Vinegar. ✓

  • Pet or baby food if you have either of these.

  • Alcohol of choice if you can afford it.

  • Water – I doubt you’ll need for an emergency but a couple of cases won’t hurt. ✓

  • Any non – perishable luxuries of your choice not included here. ✓

  • Cigarettes if you smoke.

You probably don’t need everything on this list it’s just there for a quick and easy reference on what you could buy.

Also avoid buying frozen goods if possible though making and freezing some meals in Tupperware containers closer to Brexit is probably a good idea.

How much food you want to store is up to you, just remember you’re prepping mostly for economic hardship and not the End of the World.

ALSO MOST FOOD IN CANS LASTS WAY LONGER THAN ITS EXPIRATION DATE.

Other Stuff worth buying

Since Cash ‘n’ Carries sell more than just food it’s probably worth picking up some other non-food supplies as well. Batteries, Tampons and Toilet Paper are great choices as are toiletries, cleaning products or washing detergent.

Actually if there’s one thing you should take away from all this is to shop at the Cash ‘n’ Carry as much as possible.

Growing Food

If you have access to an allotment or garden then a great way of getting good fresh food is gardening.

Even those without one can grow some stuff inside or on a balcony. If you want to start doing something now then go plant some rhubarb, sage, chives, thym,e, bay, rosemary and some fruit bushes such as cranberries, strawberries or raspberries.

They won’t flower this year but will next you and you basically just have to water them every few days.

Easy things to grow in gardens/allotments are tomatoes, squash, cucumber, chillies, beans and potatoes.

You can also find blackberries and elderflower pretty easily to.

A couple of chickens might be worth a go if that’s your thing.

Medicine

It probably doesn’t hurt to have some extra medicine around. Unfortunately it’s pretty hard to get prescription medicines in bulk so if you have a prescription of something essential such as epilepsy medication my best idea would be to tell your doctor that it was lost or stolen and that you need an emergency one.

That being said please don’t do this if not necessary since it’s probably illegal and probably not going to be necessary.

Conclusion
So basically everything is probably going to end up OK but with a little bit of foresight you can help put yourself through any hardship that may come through the Brexit period.

Don’t spend your life savings hoarding up for the apocalypse when it is most likely just going to be Y2K but do spend some time now to make sure everything will be fine later.

Shelters

Now understanding how to create effective wilderness survival shelters is one of the most important outdoor skills.

From keeping you protected from the elements to providing a place to rest, wilderness shelters serve a key role in survival situations. Not only do they provide for physical needs, but also help create a sense of home in the wilderness.

Though each season and environment presents its own challenges, there are several universal principles for creating effective wilderness survival shelters, the most important aspect of making wilderness shelters is choosing a good location.

A good location is one that 1) provides easy access to ample building materials such as dead
sticks, leaves, and grasses; and is 2) away from major hazards such falling branches, pooling water, and insect nests.

You also want a location that has a large enough flat area to allow you to lie down and sleep comfortably.

Quite often a common mistake when building wilderness survival shelters is to build them too large.

Not only does it take more materials, effort, and time to construct, but often ends up being cold due to the amount of space on the inside.

Effective wilderness shelters are often small on the inside just large enough to fit your body to conserve body heat.

All shelters need to be constructed with safety in mind.

Large strong branches can provide the initial framework for many types of survival shelters.

Typically, branches used for frame work should be strong enough to easily support the weight of an adult.

This is especially important for lean-to and debris style shelters.

Whether you are in a hot and sunny environment or a cold and wet forest, insulation and cover is

important to keep you protected from the outside elements. Leaves, grasses, small sticks, ferns, and pine needles are types of debris that can be used for insulation.

Be sure to layer large amounts of debris on your shelter.

Also, don’t forget to use debris to create a thick mattress on the inside of your shelter to insulate you from the cold ground, I would say it needs to be at least 18 inches deep.

Bark or soil can be added on the top and sides of your shelter to create a barrier from cold wind and rain.

In cool and cold environments the primary shelter concern is staying warm to avoid hypothermia.

With wilderness survival shelters, there are typically two choices for a heat source: your own body heat or heat from a fire.

Wilderness shelters that rely on your own body heat as the primary heat source (such as a debris hut), need to be small on the inside and have lots of extra insulating debris (imagine your mummy sleeping bag with ten times as much insulation).

If you plan to use a fire on the inside of your shelter as a heat source, carefully plan how it will be tended all night, be sure to collect a full night’s worth of firewood before dark, and be extra careful not to burn down your shelter!

The type of shelter you choose depends on many factors including what materials are available, environmental conditions, choice of heat source, and whether it will be a personal or group shelter.

So plan what type of shelter you want to use, bring a hammock and a sheet, build a lean to against a dry stone wall or between two trees, build whatever design you like but remember our typical summer weather and make it water and windproof.

Government will use anti-hoarding laws to take your food, water and supplies

In 1994. Then-President Bill Clinton issued an executive order that combined a number of laws that would take effect in the event martial law was declared.

One of the laws including in his order, EO 10998, permits the federal government to seize hoarded food supplies from both public and private holders.

Some people may feel the federal government does not have the right to confiscate stored food in the event of a national emergency where access to food is limited. They believe the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution — which prohibits unreasonable search and seizure — protects their privacy and should be upheld to protect their food supplies even if other people do not have access to food in a disaster.”

Only, that’s not going to be the case, as any declaration of martial law would essentially nullify any constitutional protections and civil rights that inhibit the government from self-preservation and preservation of the civil society.

In fact, the government’s hand – not yours – was strengthened even further in March 2012, when President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order, which “grants the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and other agencies complete control of all U.S. resources, including the ability to seize, confiscate or re-delegate resources, materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defence as delegated by the following agencies,”

Included in the order is all farming equipment; all forms of energy and energy production; “food resources,” which means all food commodities; all water resources; and so forth.

What’s more, under the order all Americans are automatically registered with the government according to their skill level, so – like the military draft – they can be forced to perform jobs and services the government deems vital to the nation’s functioning [as part of a National Defence Executive Reserve].

And by the way, it won’t just be your food and water the government will take; if you’ve stored fuels, weapons, medicines and other supplies, Uncle Sam will help himself to those items, too, leaving you nothing but dependent (and vulnerable).

This information is not designed to make you angry, but to make you think – about who you tell about your preparedness plans and what items you’re stockpiling; about where you may consider moving your stash to avoid detection; about finding additional ways to feed yourself in times of trouble.

A food-and-water stash won’t do you any good if it’s confiscated “for the greater betterment of the country,” so you ought to take the time now to consider ways to protect what you’ve built or what you’re building.

Coming to a City Near You?

An Iraqi and a Syrian were arrested over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German man that triggered violent clashes in the city yesterday.

Police brought in water cannons as fireworks were thrown from opposing sides, causing widespread injuries.

The state and local officials appealed for calm as thousands took to the streets to demonstrate the stabbing of an unnamed German man on the weekend. Local prosecutors confirmed they had arrested two suspects, a 22-year-old Syrian man and a 21-year-old Iraqi man.

But today, the German Chancellor hit out over the violent demonstrations, saying that Germany “would not tolerate vigilante justice”, in a statement released by her spokesman.

What Merkel and the other politicians in Europe forget is that, “they have no power” WE, the people, hold the power either through elections or civil disobedience and even civil war.

Germany has been destroyed and changed above all recognition, certainly since I lived there that’s for sure.

The question is why are the protests in Chemnitz? And are they on the way to a city near you.

Firstly because of Merkels suicidal immigration policies Germany has literally been flooded by migrants who will never assimilate, in fact insist that Germans change their ways to suit the invaders.

The followers of this cult see white women and female children as non human. Their grooming gangs roam our streets with police collusion to cover up their activities.

They have a knife culture that Europeans do not. Back in the late 80’s, early 90’s the then largest immigrant population in Germany was the Turks, even then they demanded FREE TV channels from Turkey, and they got it, that was for me the beginning of what we see today.

This invasion has been forced on the German people and they have had enough. How long will it be before another countries immigrant population thinks OK, it’s our turn now?

All across mainland Europe indigenous peoples, traditions, culture, heritage and pride is being eroded bit by bit.

Here in the UK the English flag is seen as racist, and the police demand it be taken down, The southern states can equate to this, even the statues to their former leaders are being torn down, we in the UK can relate to this too as snowflake universalities do the same thing.

As preppers and survivalist we prepare to survive and to maintain our traditions, culture, heritage and pride, as they are what makes us what we are.

It could well fall to us to defend our very existence, and perhaps that is why there are “anti hoarding” laws, to stop us should the situation arise.

We have been betrayed by our respective governments, our elected representatives are tratiors nothing less.

We did not ask for mass immigration, we know that all these young men of fighting age are not asylum seekers, as who would leave behind their elderly and their children in such an unsafe country that they had to flee.

The Controlled MSM has brain washed the left into believing their garbage. Calling ordinary people who protest at what is being done “racists” does not change the problem nor does it solve it.

the tags racist, nazis and far right are used to close down debate, by denying access to the media, as how can we debate with these horrible people.

So, it is up to you now, if you accept what I have said then prepare for the coming unrest, and plan to Bug-Out away from these communities to locations where they are not.

As if they riot as they do in peacetime imagine what they will do when the cops are too busy protection buildings, artwork, banks and the super rich.

This Week’s Show 30th August 2018

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Water -to-Go 15% discount offer, Blizzard Survival 20% discount of, fer, Titan Depot 15% discount offer, Wilderness 121 10% discount offer, Survival Skills, The Ultimate Survival Kit Review, Nuclear Survival Course, Chembayo – Chemical / Biological Escape Mask Review, BREAK Small Game Hunting Strategies, The Complete Nuclear Survival Guide, The Vizshock X-20P Review, My Survival Fishing Kit, The h2gO Purifier Review, First planned biological bomb attack on Germany confirmed, Could you live the Prepper Lifestyle?

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Survival Skills

Acquiring survival skills is an on-going process that will last for your entire life.

There is always more to learn and experience, which is part of the fun of being a survivor.

As your survival expertise grows the knowledge and abilities you gain are often useful in other areas.

For example survivors prepare ahead of time, and they are experts in the art of ingenuity and inventiveness.

Excellent attributes for anyone.

The possible environments and situations you could find yourself in are in numerable.

Although each situation has its particular requirements for successfully surviving, in the final analysis it is mastery of five basic survival skills that are essential.

Proficiency and preparedness in these 5 basic skills will give you the edge and put you on your way toward becoming a talented survivor.

Knowing how to build a fire is the best survival skill you can have.

Fire provides warmth ,light, and comfort so you get on with the business of survival.

Even if you do not have adequate clothing a good fire can allow you to survive in the coldest of environments.

Fire keeps away the creatures that go bump in the night and so you can have the peace of mind and rest you need. And that is not all.

Fire will cook your food and purify your water, both excellent attributes when you want to stay healthy when potential disease causing organisms are lurking about.

Fire will dry your clothing and even aid in the making of tools and keeping pesky insects at bay.

But even that is not all. Fire and smoke can be used for signalling very long distances.

Always have at least two, and preferably three, ways of making a fire at you immediate disposal.

With a lighter, a fire steel and a magnesium rod you should be able to create a fire anytime anywhere no matter how adverse the conditions.

So the lesson here is to learn the art of fire craft, Practice and become an expert.

Your ability to create a fire is perhaps the most visible mark of an experienced survivor. I recommend that you practice in your back garden in all weather, as if you cannot light a fire there how will you light one when it really matters.

Shelter protects your body from the outside elements. This includes heat, cold, rain, snow, the sun, and wind.

It also protects you from insects and other creatures that seek to do you harm.

The survival expert has several layers of shelter to think about. The first layer of shelter is the clothing you choose to wear.

Your clothing is of vital importance and must be wisely chosen according to the environment you are likely to find yourself in.

Be sure to dress in layers in order to maximize your ability to adapt to changing conditions.

The next layer of shelter is the one you may have to build yourself, a lean-to or debris hut perhaps.

This is only limited by your inventiveness and ingenuity. If the situation requires, your shelter can be insulated with whatever is at hand for the purpose.

Being prepared, you may have a space blanket or tarp with you, in which case creating a shelter should be relatively easy.

Before you have to make a survival shelter for real, be sure to practice and experiment with a variety of materials and survival scenarios on a regular basis.

Should the need arise you will be glad you did.

By signalling to make contact with people who can rescue you without having to be in actual physical contact with them.

There are a variety of ways to signal for help. These include using fire and smoke, flashlights, bright colour clothing and other markers, reflective mirrors, whistles, and personal locator beacons.

Three of anything is considered a signal for help: 3 gunshots, 3 blows on a whistle, three sticks in the shape of a triangle.

In a pinch, your ingenuity in devising a way to signal potential help could very well save your life.

Whenever you plan an excursion be sure to always bring extra food and water

Having more on hand than you think you need will give you that extra measure of safety should something happened and you have to stay out longer than anticipated.

You can go without food for a number of days, but living without water for even a few days will cause your efficiency to drop dramatically.

I have gone without water for 24 hours, you try it as it is not pleasant.

If at all possible, boil any water you find in order to kill disease organisms that maybe in even the cleanest looking water.

Filtering or chemically treating water is second best.

The most basic step would be to pour the water through any cloth material like a T-shirt for example.

If you cannot filter and or purify water then drink it, but upon rescue report this to a doctor as it will take several days before stomach bug will cause you problems.

Always bring along your first aid kit and a space blanket. Most injuries you are likely to encounter in the wilderness are relatively minor scrapes, cuts, bruises, and burns.

Larger injuries are going to need better facilities than that which you have at your disposal, which means you will need outside help.

Panic is your number one enemy when you are in any emergency situation, be it injured, lost, or stranded.

What you need in these situations is first aid for the mind.

Think STOP:

Sit

Think

Observe

Plan

Your best defence in any emergency is your ability to think and make correct decisions.

Building a fire is often the beginning of first aid for the mind.

Doing so will keep you busy and provide an uplift from the warmth, light and protection fire provides.

The expert survivals kills and know-how you have accumulated through practice and experience will serve you well.

When the real thing comes along, you will be prepared and adept at staying alive.

Where others have perished, as a survivor you will know you can make it.

And that is a good feeling to be sure.

Remember the more you have in your head the less you have to carry on your back.

The Ultimate Survival Kit Review

This has got to be the perfect kit for anyone interested in outdoor activities. The kit comes in a protective case packed with all the essential items needed when camping, hiking, climbing or bugging out etc. The Ultimate 10 in 1 Survival Kit.

This small compact survival kit drew a great deal of attention at the WG. I know if I had had some on sale I would have sold them all.

So what’s in it.

Tactical Flashlight – Zoomable 350 Lumen Lense

  • Super Bright 350 Lumens Zoomable LED Lens Producing An Intense Beam of Light of up to 600 feet or more.

  • Precision Optics with Scalable Focus and Tac-Head Design

  • Waterproof, Shockproof and Rust Proof

  • Intelligent Tail-Tap Switch, High / Low / Strobe Modes Means You Will be Ready For Anything That Comes Your Way.

  • Runs Off a Single AA Battery or a 14500 Rechargeable (not included) &

  • gives you hours of use.

  • It is Heavy Duty, Compact and Tough as Nails making this flashlight perfect for Hunting, Camping and any other situation.

  • Heavy-Duty Tactical Pen

  • Heavy-Duty Tact-Pen made of Aircraft Aluminum with Carbide Tip.

  • Can be effectively used for emergency situations. This pen is lightweight, portable and durable.

  • Features an ultra-durable Carbide Tip Glass Breaker, which can be used to break glass in any emergency.

  • Diamond Thread Design at the handle, which provides excellent grip, anti-skid features and durability to fray wires.

  • Compatible with Standard Refills.

  • It can be clipped to shirts, blouse, suit, pocketbook strap, pockets.

Mode Ultra-Bright LED Flashlight Keychain

  • Two Modes: ON/OFF Switch and Squeeze Button for quick lighting.

  • 10 Lumen unbreakable LED

  • Mini Keychain feature to keep on your person for emergency situation.

  • Easy to use. Batteries installed. No additional power is required.

Compass With Dual Scale Ruler

  • Lightweight emergency survival tool compass.

  • Fixed declination correction scale, jewel bearing, and dual scales (cm or inches).

  • With neck strap making it convenient for carrying.

  • Black scales for easy reading on map.

  • Ideal for outdoors, hiking, camping, climbing, adventure expeditions and many other outdoor activities.

 Dual Chamber High Frequency Pealess Whistle

  • Durable, strong, and made of high quality aluminum alloy.

  • Water-Resistant, Anti-Freeze, and Anti Mold pealess design.

  • Dual-Chamber design provides crisp sound up to 118 decibles.

  • Maximum sound intensity of up to 118 decibels, which can be heard from up to half a mile away.

  • Perfect for various sports, camping, mountaineering, travel, running, climbing, backpacking and more.

  • Ultra-light and portable ( only 11g), can attach to bags or wear on your neck.

     Lightweight Folding Knife

  • Extremely strong yet lightweight

  • Features a bottle opener

  • Built in 10mm, 12mm & 14mm Spanner

  • Perfect for backpacking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, bugout, every day carry, emergency, survival, campfires, cooking, gas stoves, and more.

  •  Ferrocerium Flint Rod with Striker

  • Up to 12,000 strikes from thick 5/16″ (8mm) ferrocerium rod.

  • Sparks shower at 5,500º F (3,000º C) to ignite a fire in any weather (even wet), at any altitude.

  • Perfect for backpacking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, bugout, every day carry, emergency, survival, campfires, cooking, gas stoves, and more.

     Compact Durable Waterproof & Shockproof Carrying Case

  • ABS Plastic Durable Water Proof Case to keep your items safe from the elements.

  • Designed to fit into most compact spaces for easy access.

  • Tight locking mechanism for safety.

  • Includes integrated loop to optionally tie knots through.

  • Whistle

  • Key ring light

  • Waterproof and shockproof case

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We are running another Nuclear Survival Course on 26th, 27th and 28th October. Please plan on getting there on the 25th for an early Saturday start.

You can get all the details here: http://www.ukpreppersradionetwork.co.uk/the-nuclear-urban-wilderness-survival-school/

Chembayo – Chemical / Biological Escape Mask

This respiratory protective device is designed for evacuation in case of an emergency involving weaponized chemical and biological agents.

The CHEMBAYO mask provides users with short-term respiratory protection against low concentrations of various toxins, with an emphasis on protection against nerve and blood agents, combined with HEPA filtration capabilities (P3) that filter out particles and aerosols, greatly reducing respiratory exposure.

Recommended for

Defence and Military

Emergency Services

Law Enforcement Agencies

Preppers and Survivalists

During my classroom lessons and my Nuclear Survival Masterclass I showed this super escape mask and a few people tried it on.

This simply showed how easy it is to put on and how little time it takes to do so.

One person claimed it was claustrophobic, but then said, actually it’s not bad now I am used to it.

The fact is that when, and I say when, a biological, chemical or radioactive terror attack occurs and it will. I will be totally reassured by having the Durham mask on my belt.

As I know that when it is needed it will simply work, it will save my life, and you cannot ask more than that.

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Small Game Hunting Strategies

I have really concentrated on which techniques and tricks to employ to harvest grey squirrels at certain periods of the season. Give these tips a try in your area, you may find your hunting success and pleasure really intensifies!

EARLY SEASON

(SEPTEMBER- EARLY OCTOBER)

As the squirrel season starts, I totally concentrate on the feeding pattern of the squirrel. My favourite technique is to SLOWLY stalk through the woods, LISTENING for falling debris from feeding squirrels in the trees.

Beech trees are my first target, so a little preseason scouting to locate productive trees will pay off in dividends.

When I hear evidence of an overhead squirrel, I immediately look for movement of the game. 

If all goes well, the sun will be right and the falling particles will be easily seen, giving away the squirrel’s location.

From this point the stalk is on.

Don’t hurry your shot! If you move slowly, avoiding downed branches and their tell-tale “snap” the squirrel will be busy feeding and pay no attention to you. Don’t forget, the early season canopy of leaves will work in your favour as well..

If the action is slow, I resort to calling to the squirrels to liven up the forest.

MID SEASON (MID OCTOBER – EARLY NOVEMBER)

By now, the beech nuts have gone and I have to concentrate on another food source… corn! I set up for action now as opposed to my stalking technique.

Obviously, I am going to select hunting grounds that are proximate to cut corm fields. A typical set up is near a hedgerow between hardwoods and the corn itself. Hunters can attempt to do some quick scouting by looking for fallen corn husks or squirrels tracks in snow if any is present.

From here it is a waiting game.

When a squirrel is shot, stay put because more squirrels will often be following in pursuit of the corn.

LATE SEASON (DECEMBER-FEBRUARY)

If you are still pursuing squirrels at this point, use the snow to your advantage. Look for abundant tracks near tree bases so you know where the busiest section of woods will be.

It is best to be hunting at day break, as squirrels are said to be most active from dawn to mid-day and spend the rest of the day in sleep.

SQUIRREL CALLING… DO THOSE THINGS REALLY WORK?

Well it is a known fact that squirrels spend most of their day in their dray after am feeding which can mean that the woods seem devoid of this little tasty creature so you need to call them, to expose them to be able to shoot them.

While squirrel calls are available commercially, I like to strike a coin against the butt plate of the gun, to imitate a bark and by striking two coins together, I can imitate feeding chatter.

Doctor’s practice, lawyers practice and so must you as hunting is a skill that must be practiced.

Wood Pigeon Shooting

As with squirrel hunting the most popular weapon used will be the air rifle and therefore we must maximise our chances of gaining some free tasty grub as failing to do so will lead to the land of groaning stomachs.

In my opinion there are only two ways to take wood pigeon with an air rifle (with the exception of the odd one sat on a fence or tree top) they are decoying and roost shooting.

Decoying

Woodpigeon decoying is the art of building a hide on a field where pigeons are feeding and using artificial or dead bird decoys to attract pigeons to within air rifle range (20 to 35 yards).

The sport requires considerable reconnaissance and much patience and field craft to achieve
results.

Hides may be built with camouflage nets, straw bales or natural cover. When using bales remember to ask the farmer’s permission to move them and always replace them after the shoot.

Natural hides are made with materials found on the farm and should be dismantled at the end of the shooting day.

Do not cut into hedgerows or otherwise damage the farmer’s property. The hide should be large enough (3ft. square) to accommodate the shooter, his dog and equipment, and have as level a floor as possible.

Roost shooting

For roost shooting Guns position themselves before dusk in woods where pigeons are known to roost during the winter and wait for the birds to return from their day’s feeding.

Mixed woods of conifers and hardwoods are the most popular and pigeon droppings under the trees will show the places to stand.

As it will be almost dark before the shoot ends fallen birds should be retrieved immediately. 

Both of these methods will more that fill your game bag and provide many free tasty meals indeed.

Remember hunting is just that and to be successful you must employ all your senses and use nature to your advantage combined with your knowledge on your preys habits and your ability to be patient and when the time comes shoot straight.

My book The Complete Nuclear survival Guide is available here: http://www.ukpreppersradionetwork.co.uk/the-complete-nuclear-survival-guide/

The Vizshock X-20P Review

VizShock Personals are an everyday carry for anyone living in the city. Each VizShock Personal includes the following features making it an ideal self-defense device.

  • High Intensity White Beam

  • High Intensity Multi-Frequency Red and Blue Pulse Beam

  • Emergency Siren (X-20S & X-20P)

  • Portable Power Bank (X-20P)

  • Ergonomic Design

Its multi-frequency red and blue pulse allows you to pause and deter your assailant. It provides you with time to assess a situation and to better react while attracting needed attention. The optional emergency siren further enhances this effect. The emergency siren can be activated by pulling on a pin which itself can be clipped onto a wrist strap, phone strap, purse or tote bag.

Now this is an amazing personal protection item, probably one of the best I have seen.

Most personal alarm systems have the usual white strobe light, but the Vizshock tops them all.

The Vizshock uses a high Intensity Multi-Frequency Red and Blue Pulse Beam which disorientates your attacker and gives you the option of fight or flight.

When setting off this strobe I actually felt nauseas being behind it and can only imagine what it must be like for the attacker, but who cares anyway.

Others who also tried it at the WG felt the same way.

But that’s not all, it is also has a high intensity white beam has an emergency siren and believe it or not it’s a USB power bank too, now beat that. You can order yours here:

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My Survival Fishing Kit

Many commercial survival kits contain a few small hooks, tiny, weights, and a short length of lightweight fishing line.

With some live bait an amateur could use that miniature fishing kit to catch a few small fish for food.

However, small fish contain very little meat and it would take many of them to make a meal.

There will be many setbacks, such as broken lines and lost hooks. A tiny fishing kit of this type might help catch a few small fish, but it isn’t going to do much good in a real survival situation.

Further, most would not know how to use that gear to catch fish when live bait is unavailable.

I love fishing and I wanted to design a survivalfishing kit for myself, a kit I could have fun with as well as a kit capable of providing fresh food in a survival situation.

It stands to reason that commercial fishing line will be far better than any fishing line I could make in a true survival situation.

Generally speaking, a half-mile of commercial fishing line weighs only about one-quarter of a pound, can be contained on a spool the size of a human fist, and costs less than a typical fast-food lunch.

With the internet and a little surfing you can source cheap line in fact some is free if you pay shipping.

For me it is simply a must-have item for fishing kit.

Fishing line is available in many different strengths and styles. For example, a hooked quarter-pound fish tugging on a small 6-pound test monofilament line will probably not cause it to break, but the line will likely snap if you have hooked a twenty-pound fish.

Abrasion from jagged rocks and underwater obstructions will also weaken a fishing line, as will fishing in extremely cold water.

Having a stronger fishing line than you expect to need is the key, but smaller fish can become “spooked” by a strong large-diameter fishing line. A fluorocarbon line can overcome this problem as it is nearly invisible in the water, but small-diameter fluorocarbon lines can still break when big fish are hooked.

In a survival situation a person would want to catch fish of all sizes so a versatile line is needed.

Chosing the best all-purpose survival fishing line is a matter of personal opinion, but I would recommend a braided line which generally has 3-5 times the breaking strength of a monofilament or fluorocarbon line.

For example, a braided line having a 50-pound breaking strength can have a line diameter equivalent to a 10-pound monofilament or fluorocarbon line. Even with mild abrasion damage, such a strong braided line would continue to be useful for fishing as opposed to most lightweight monofilament or fluorocarbon fishing line of equal diameter.

Remember the weakest link in the set up is at the knot which ties the line to the hook, a fact which is especially true for braided lines.

I suggest having pre tied hooks to line with you, it’s a lot easier than than trying to do this with freezing cold fingers.

Fishing hooks can be crafted by hand from wire, wood, or bone with unpredictable results, but off-the-shelf hooks are far superior in strength, sharpness, design, and function.

Plenty of straight hooks in small and large sizes as well as medium-sized treble hooks are also must-have items for survival fishing kits. Both modern-day fishing line and hooks are so useful, effective, dependable, and affordable it makes little sense to be without them and try to make your own.

From a minimalist perspective strong fishing line and hooks are the two primary items in my fishing kit and I would be content just having that. However, I can greatly improve my kit without adding much bulk by including the following:

Multi-tool containing pliers and a single-edge knife blade (for hook removal, scaling/cleaning fish, and crafting artificial lures)

Container with lid (such as a small tin or margarine tub, used to contain the miscellaneous hardware noted below, also useful to hold live bait when needed)

Many large and small paper clips, safety pins, rubber bands; as well as a few strong finishing nails (miscellaneous useful hardware)

A small pack which will be useful for storing the entire fishing kit

Of course, a telescoping fishing rod and a reel can be useful too, but they are bulky and can break fairly easily.

I have the Pen Fishing Rod and Reel which I really love to fish with.

Other fishing kits usea s mall hand-held stick (or dowel rod) so the line can be retrieved by hand in the same way as when flying a kite.

I also have a small assortment of plastic baits, spinning lures, but don’t go overboard as the kit should be as compact as possible.

There are many ways to catch fish using hooks and line, one of which involves live bait.

Anything can be used as bait: worms, crickets, various bugs of all types, as well as pieces of raw meat. Small fish can be used as bait to catch larger fish.

Food such as fruit, bread, and kernels of corn can attract fish. Simply attach the bait to a hook which is tied to a line and cast the baited hook into the water.

Don’t expect instant results as several hours might pass before you catch a fish, if at all.

Use a short length of nylon cord to retain captured fish by feeding one end of it into the mouth of the fish and working it out through the gills. Allow the captured fish to remain in the water while securing both ends of the nylon cord on the shoreline so the fish do not swim away.

If weight is needed to keep the bait on the bottom of the water then rocks can come in handy for this purpose.

Using a separate three-foot strand of nylon cord, repeatedly wrap and tie the rock into a cocoon of sorts which can easily be tied to a baited fishing line.

I do not use floats as are not usually needed to catch fish, but when necessary they can be fashioned from nearly any piece of buoyant material.

The small paper clips and safety pins can help serve as attachment points for weights and floats while the large paper clips can be used to create artificial lures.

There are two main types of artificial lures we can easily craft using common and natural materials. One is a weighted jig we can bounce on the bottom of the lake to imitate the actions of a frog or small fish.

A lure is not live bait, but with some practice we can convince predatory fish that it is alive.

Using a large straight hook and a rubber band, tightly bind a pea-sized rock near the eye of the hook. Within the many folds of that same rubber band attach several 2″ pieces of nylon cord and fray the ends to create multiple separate strands of loose fiber.

These loose string tips will mimic hair or phalanges and add a bit of realism to our artificial lure when it is in the water.

Attach the lure to the fishing line, cast it into the water a fair distance from shore, and allow it to descend to the bottom.

Lightly tug on the fishing line every few seconds so the jig rises up from the bottom about 6-12″ and then allow it to fall back to the bottom again. Repeat this fairly slow process until you have fully retrieved the lure, then cast it back out into the water and repeat the retrieval process again.

During the retrieval process, keep your eye focused on the fishing line at the point where it touches the surface of the water.

If the fishing line appears to be moving quickly in an unexpected direction chances are you have hooked a fish, so tug hard on the line to set the hook.

A jig is especially effective in places having lily pads or lots of underwater grass where larger fish might be hiding.

From my own personal experience using this technique, I have hooked several fish in 24 inches of water or less with some hooks being set when the jig was a few inches from the shoreline.

Another type of artificial lure we can craft is a plug which appears to swim in the water rather than bounce on the bottom. Slide a treble hook onto a large paper clip, tightly wrap a rubber band around the paper clip several times so the hook won’t slide off, and fasten the other end of the paper clip to the fishing line. Although small and very simple in appearance, fish can be enticed to believe this lure would make a good snack. Additional bulk material and weight can be added as desired.

Just about anything can serve as a plug, even an old metal bottle cap. In that example, fold the bottle cap in half using pliers (printed side out), use the nail with a “rock as a hammer” to create a hole on each pointed end of the folded cap, affix one end to a treble hook while the other end is tied to the fishing line. This kind of lure works better in streams and rivers as the moving water will help keep the lure in a near-constant swimming motion which can attract fish.

This simple fishing kit can offer numerous other fishing possibilities, especially when combined with objects found in our surroundings.

Having so many hooks, strong line, and nylon cord you could also create a trot line having many baited hooks. Bait a dozen hooks, tie them to 12-inch lengths of fishing line, and tie each of those pieces of fishing line to a 15-foot length of nylon cord at one-foot intervals. Secured in the water using a stake at each end, a nylon cord trot line can capture multiple fish even when it is left unattended for several hours. (NB illegal in the UK)

A decent and useful survival fishing kit need not be large or expensive, but it should be better than one which can fit inside the handle of a survival knife.

The h2gO Purifier Review

This H2gO Purifier weighs only 3.8 ounces (108 grams), fits in your pocket, and is very simple and easy to use.

It will treat anywhere from 1 liter (1 quart)up to 20 liters (5 gallons) of water with just a couple button clicks. It automatically calculates the correct dose for the volume selected, so there is no dosing to calculate.

It keeps stored water safe to drink with a lifetime capacity of 60,000 to 124,000+ liters (24,000 to 32,000+ gallons), depending on the model selected.

It is inexpensive to purchase and virtually free to operate, with no maintenance, no spare parts, and no consumables (other than common salt), making it truly sustainable.

The H2gO Purifier uses a small amount of electricity to convert salt into a chlorine and hydrogen peroxide disinfectant solution.

The combination of chlorine and hydrogen peroxide is more effective than chlorine alone. Although this device is not a filter, it will kill all varieties of microorganisms, even in water that is cloudy.

If you’ve ever purified water on a camping trip, traveled internationally where the water is known to be unsafe, been worried about a natural disaster, or seen how people live in emerging countries, then you know that there are a lot of water treatment options out there that will do the job, but they all have their limitations – lots of pumping, potential to clog, expensive, small treatment volumes, bad-tasting water, too much effort, uncertain results, etc. That’s why we designed H2gO.

Easy. The H2gO Purifier can generate disinfectant within minutes with just a couple clicks of a button to treat anywhere from 1 liter up to 20 liters (¼ gallon to 5 gallons) at a time. There is no maintenance or cleaning required.

Economical. Depending on the model selected, this device will treat over 60,000 to 124,000 liters (16,000 to 32,000 gallons) of water for an inexpensive purchase price and no operational cost.

Sustainable. There is no ongoing cost, no consumables (other than common salt), no battery replacement, and no resupply logistics. The H2gO Purifier includes an integrated solar panel, offering peace of mind in case there is no access to electricity.

Compact. It is the smallest and lightest personal purifier on the market at 108 grams (3.8 ounces), about 1/4 the weight of a microfilter and 1/5 the size, even with the integrated solar panel, two salt storage chambers, and an LED flashlight.

Effective. The H2gO Purifier kills all classes of organisms – viruses, bacteria, and Giardia in 30 minutes and Cryptosporidium in 4 hours when dosed per instructions.

Durable. The H2gO Purifier was designed to meet military specifications. It can survive a 2-meter (6-foot) drop, freeze/thaw cycles, and is waterproof up to 18 meters (60 feet).

Versatile. The H2gO Purifier can be used for small or large quantities, short or long trips, individuals or groups, and clear water or cloudy. It has neat extras like a built-in flashlight.

Needless to say, I love it, and more reviews will follow. I love it so much I wanted to tell you all about it before my review and get you excited with the product from the off.

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First planned biological bomb attack on Germany confirmed

Alarm bells are ringing in Germany after security officials learned more about a Tunisian’s efforts to create ricin and use the deadly substance for a terrorist attack.

German authorities have now confirmed what many feared: The 29-year-old Tunisian man arrested last week in Cologne was creating a deadly biological weapon he intended to use for a terrorist attack somewhere in the country. Where exactly is still unknown, and is one of several issues still being scrutinized by investigators.

“There were very concrete preparations for such an act using, if you will, a biological bomb,” Holger Münch, president of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office, the BKA, told public broadcaster RBB. “This is a first in Germany.”

Various Islamist groups, Mr. Münch noted, have published instructions on the internet on how to make biological weapons from the deadly toxin ricin. “Obviously, this person was following these (instructions),” he said.

Sief Allah H., whose last name wasn’t revealed in line with German privacy laws, had already begun to produce ricin from castor seeds, according to Mr. Münch. The seeds and components required to build an explosive device were also found in his apartment.

Potential targets still unclear

The seeds of the castor bean plant are naturally poisonous and can be used to create ricin. The substance kills the body’s cells by preventing them from creating vital protein. It is far deadlier than cyanide, with no antidote; just a few milligrams are enough to kill a person when injected, inhaled or swallowed.

As early as World World I, the United States tested ricin as a potential weapon, mixed together with ammunition or spread as a dust, but never deployed it. The substance is still subject to global biological and chemical weapons conventions.

The BKA, the German equivalent to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, confirmed it had received information from a foreign security partner about a man ordering a potentially dangerous substance on the internet – 3,000 castor seeds. The Bild newspaper, citing an inside source, claims American security officials tipped off German investigators. Following the thwarted plot, Mr. Münch said he is considering whether to increase the domestic and international monitoring of biological weapons.

The BKA’s investigation of Sief Allah H. continues. “We don’t know what concrete targets he had in mind,” the BKA president said, adding it was unclear whether he had accomplices.

A father of four with a wife who converted to Islam, Sief Allah H. came to Germany in 2016. Media has reported that he has sympathies with the Islamic State, the terrorist group that has fought in the war in Syria and carried out attacks in Europe.

While Mr. Münch said officials don’t completely rule out “a big planned attack, as in Paris and Brussels,” most now believe such a strike is “less likely because Islamic State is weakened.”

Currently, Germany has 770 people classified as a threat. Many of them are believed to have entered the country during the refugee influx in 2015 and 2016.

Well there is a solution, a way to survive such an attack. In fact ant Biological, Chemical or Radiological terrorist attack.

This respiratory protective device is designed for evacuation in case of an emergency involving weaponized chemical and biological agents.

The CHEMBAYO mask provides users with short-term respiratory protection against low concentrations of various toxins, with an emphasis on protection against nerve and blood agents, combined with HEPA filtration capabilities (P3) that filter out particles and aerosols, greatly reducing respiratory exposure.

Recommended for

Defence and Military

Emergency Services

Law Enforcement Agencies

 

This Week’s Show 23rd August 2018

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SHOW NOTES

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Nuclear Survival Course, Just a Thought, My Basic Survival Tip Sheet, The Complete Nuclear Survival Guide.

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WG 2018 Report

Once again the WG exceeded all expectations as usual. The weather was fairly kind to us and in any case we would have enjoyed it whatever the weather.

Fudge kept us all lubricated with various concoctions although his double jack gets my vote.

As a true gathering of course, meeting old friends makes it a whole event for me, Charlie and Fiona, Gus and Claire, Tony, Sean, Annie, Chris, Fraser, George, Steve, Kermit, and many others whose name will come to me after I have written this report.

I held my first 3 hr masterclass which those who attended seemed to like and enjoy, My classroom talk on prepping also was well received.

In fact all masterclasses and classroom lessons were very well supported indeed.

We even ran a coyote event in the form of a water purification talk.

I was a little disappointing with the lack of radio users from UKSN and Paladin members, in fact there were none at all.

With the exception of Jay from Paladin.

The show was well attended and again there were no safety problems at all.

As usual I cannot wait until next year, and I have to tell you that this is an event that you should aim to attend next year.

So it’s a big thank you to Roger and Dom and all the staff for working so hard to organize the WG and running it during the event.

What Would You Do-Could You Survive?

So you are on holiday or business in a strange city and or country and the brown stuff hits the fan now imagine what life would be like if suddenly you lost your house, your bank accounts and almost everything that matters to you?

Travel is no longer possible the system is down. This will happen to millions of people in our globe trotting existence as we set off where ever with little or no regards as how we will get back if it all goes up in smoke.

What now? How will you survive as you are now homeless? One thing is certain, it isn’t going to be easy so I hope that these survival lessons will put you one step ahead of the rest.

Every day we simply walk past homeless people on our 1st world streets and we pretend not to see them, or we say sorry no change. But these people are doing what preppers and survivalist practice to do, they are not only living off grid but surviving by using knowledge and learned skills.

Homeless survival lessons – Shelter in a time of need

For the homeless, just like a prepper or survivalist, shelter is probably the most important, basic needs of them all and they have developed ways to make this a possible.

Basic survival training dictates that there are three major aspects when choosing a shelter: protection from the elements, warmth and concealment. There aren’t many options available and the following ones are the most exploited ones:

Vehicle

If you have a vehicle, you are one of the lucky ones and it will become your ideal cover.

Having access to supermarket parking, a major hotel chain or any other 24 hour parking will keep you safe and you’re less likely to have someone paying you a visit.

Your vehicle can provide you with heat and power for devices such as mobile phones, razors etc. The best part is that you can move your shelter and get away from any unpleasant situation.

Sleeping Rough

Sleeping rough can be challenge and it’s one of those homeless survival lessons that you will learn the hard way.

Second, you have to accept any shelter you are lucky enough to find and get used to the idea that you may will be sleeping in an area with other people in your situation.

And third, what’s yours can become someone else’s and you will experience the true nature of humans. As a tip for keeping what you have try sleeping with your legs on your suitcase and using your backpack as a pillow.

If you come across a homeless shelter they should be used as little as possible, and only around meal times and personal needs, such as showering.

The worst part about the shelters is that they house a lot of people that are on one drug or another and these individuals can become dangerous.

Urban camp site

This is the most common shelter for many of the homeless people as we have seen with the refugees across the EU, the problem is that building one is not as easy as it may look.

It’s one of the homeless survival lessons that can come in handy during any emergency scenario and there are some good tips we can all use.

When it comes to urban camp sites, your enemies are moisture, the changing weather and environmental predators.

Furthermore, in some cities outdoor sleeping can be illegal and you might be harassed or asked to move.

If you find a place to build a camp site, make sure you divide it into three areas: where you sleep, where you cook and eat and where you take care of bodily functions.

Make sure you pay a visit to the local restaurants to get some free napkins; they will serve as toilet paper if you can’t afford any. Or acquire some from public buildings and fast food take-aways.

When choosing a camp site go for higher ground, it doesn’t matter if it’s a hill or the rooftop of a building.

Being elevated decreases your chances of sleeping in puddles or rainwater run off.

A tarp is an accessory that many homeless people carry because it can be used in many ways, it can easily be taken down, folded and carried.

Tarps can easily be converted into tents and lean-tos. Heavy duty bags are also valued items because they can serve as both rain ponchos and storage containers.

Moisture is your biggest enemy and it will compromise both hygiene and warmth.

You should avoid sleeping directly on the ground because the cold will permeate your body quickly and hypothermia can set in.

Always build a bed from cardboard, tree branches or even polystyrene foam before putting yourself or your sleeping bag directly on the ground.

You have to remain unseen and make your camp site portable as much as possible if you want to survive.

A clean and non-visible camp is crucial because it is less likely to be disrupted or detected.

Remember that you don’t want to waste physical and psychological energy to always rebuild your camp site. Make sure your camp site can be taken with you if you need to relocate.

Although urban camping laws are different from city to city, in the case of a SHTF or martial law, all rules will go out the window. Make sure you don’t draw negative attention for now.

Whether you have a tarp or not most people agree that cardboard is a vital survival item and many homeless survival lessons are built around it.

It’s a perfect insulator and you can build various shelters from it.

There are those less fortunate that seek out smaller rooms in abandoned buildings and insulate the entire room with cardboard.

It’s an item that can protect you from the elements if you line it with rubbish bags it’s really lightweight compared to other building materials.

Think about this next time you want to throw away the cardboard box from your new TV, you never know when you might find a good use for it.

Fire and Heat

Just like in any survival situation, there are a few ways to create a heat source, depending on your situation or environment.

For the homeless, cans are invaluable items because their size makes them easily concealable and they can be used for warmth or cooking.

You can get petroleum jelly and lighters from a £1 shop and using a wood, newspaper, cloth or cotton balls, they are able to improvise a portable cooking stove by using a empty tin.

Tuna tins make great candles and you can use all sort of kindling in order to make a good fire.

Hygiene, staying clean in a dirty world

If you keep yourself clean you will keep attention away from you, attention from people who might prey on you or your things.

It is crucial to blend in and leaving behind a trail of strange odours should be always avoided.

You can visit swimming pools frequently for a shower are great for the homeless people that are located near a pool or beach and don’ forget service stations which have facilities for long distance drivers.

Save any wet wipes that come with the fast food they are great for when you need to clean your face, under arms and groin.

Baking soda is used as both toothpaste and deodorant substitute.

Hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, and razors are also cheap at the pound shop.

Good hygiene is crucial if you want to walk around shopping centres during the day “Warm and Dry” without looking homeless.

Clothing and bags

You need to keep your feet as dry a possible whenever you travel and if you are homeless, you will travel a lot.

Taking off your shoes and socks when you have the chance to get comfortable is a rule that many respect.

Procuring extra socks has become a habit for many of the homeless people, especially since the socks are the most needed item that is donated the least.

Think about this next time when you do a donation.

Having multiple items of clothing helps in multiple ways because you can change them often and keep the “dirty look” away from you.

Having multiple layers of clothes is ideal when winter sets in because you can keep warm even in harder conditions.

You should carry a backpack with just the essentials while having everything else concealed at your camp.

Carrying only the essential will not draw attention to yourself and to me is basic common sense.

Carrying your house with you, will just make you a target for the others and you won’t be able to blend in.

Your backpack is your whole world (it should contain birth certificate, social security card and all the money you have) and you should learn to keep a good eye on it.

Food and water, the basic needs of humans

Finding food and water plays an important role in the life of every homeless person (That is what you now are) and you will spend quite some time trying to get what you need.

There are various strategies and these are used even by those who have a roof over their head, but have a hard time living from one pay day to the other.

Hotels often have free continental breakfasts and if you look clean, you can eat and load up on food such as dry cereal, peanut butter, breads and bananas.

Most fast-food restaurants and pizza places have food that gets thrown away at the end of the business hours and you can ask for this food, and in time, you can develop a good relationship with the managers.

They will provide you with left-over food, before it reaches the bin.

Dumpster diving/raiding the bins is another activity that is practised by many homeless people, but you need to know how to do it.

Soup kitchens, missions, churches and shelters also serve food in the UK and some parts of Europe but the trick is knowing when to go to these places.

Also, you can’t always carry the food back to your camp site because it will attract animals.

If you can’t keep a camp site and you need to travel a lot, you will need to carry food that is light, portable and small. Simple to cook food that will not spoil quickly is what you should have.

Water sources are fairly easy to come by and many rely just on boiling the water. However, there are those who have a Water filter bottle in their bag to avoid getting sick from consumption. They carry one or two water bottles that they fill up every time they find a fountain.

The mental courage only few of us have

Being homeless takes a great toll on your mind spirit, regardless if you have a camp or access to food and water.

Depression and mental fatigue often leads to substance abuse and apathy.

You will have to get used to hear No and you will have to learn how to deal with rejection, without focusing on the negative.

Most of the homeless people focus on the day to day life and don’t put too much thought on what will come tomorrow.

Most of them expect for everything to go wrong and they manage to roll with it when it comes.

No matter what life throws at them, they manage to stay strong and find the inner courage to push forward.

They use common sense and live for each day, hoping that things will get better. They try not to focus on the negative and make good use of the homeless survival lessons they’ve learned from others.

They can survive for days, weeks or even months on the streets until they get back on their feet.

The trouble is that post SHTF things may never get back to “normal”.

Being homelessness is a real problem everywhere and it’s a true survival tests for most of the homeless.

Knowing more about being homeless peoples survival techniques and learning from these homeless survival lessons is a good way to prepare for any emergency situation that can change or life in minutes.

During this time of year, don’t ignore the homeless and help them if you can. They are the real survivors of our cities and they have to face a harsh reality, a reality in which we can make a difference.

If you donate clothes, don’t forget about the socks because as I said before, these are vital items that are overlooked by many of those who want to help.

BREAK

Survival Skills

Survival skills are the combined knowledge and abilities of methods and techniques that will be used in situations where modern conveniences and infrastructures don’t exist or have been damaged.

Survival skills are typically thought of in the context of wilderness survival.

The term is a very broad and general one, and applies to many ‘levels’ of survival, from the simple ability to cook your own food, make your own bread.

Shutting off the electricity-gas-water to your home, successfully build a fire, build your own shelter, purify drinking water, all the way to identifying outdoor wild edible plants, trapping, hunting, evasion, field dressing game, building a fence, preserving foods, growing a successful garden, and on and on.

I would say that the underlying theme is the general ability to be self-sufficient.

Everyone has their own unique interests and abilities, and really, no one person can know it all. People will gravitate towards the skill set that they find natural or enjoyable for them.

However, it is also a very good thing to challenge yourself and get outside of your comfort zone.

People usually need to be pushed to get into that zone, but the sesame somewhat stubborn people (I’m one of them) will often find it very rewarding after having conquered a new skill.

The thought of being able to survive and make it on your own, is just that… a thought.

In reality, it would be highly unlikely that even the best could succeed for long. OK, maybe the best could… but you know what I mean. We will always need support from others.

After all, this is how we built ‘civilization’.

Having survival skills will allow you peace-of-mind. They will also allow you to enjoy the outdoors to a further extent than others (except for the foolish).

They will enable you to adapt to situations without panicking and enable better decisions during times of crisis.

Survival skills are a valuable commodity during times of disaster.

Having survival skills, even if not ‘required’ in real life, will make you a different person, one who knows that they do not need to fully rely on the system, skills also include those that aren’t necessarily primitive.

Having an open mind, a logical mind, a mind with experiences, will enable you to adapt. Adapting, or adapting successfully, is probably the greatest skill of all.

It’s a very general term, but the ability to do, go, change, or make something else with the resources that you currently have, is a great asset.

So, in summary, to have survival skills doesn’t require that you necessarily learn how to go off and live by yourself in the woods.

You might say that ‘modern survival skills’ could be defined a little differently –having the skills to work outside of the system while still functioning in the modern world.

Start small. Examine what it is that you are ‘chained to’, the things that are holding you down.

Figure out ways to break the chains.

Become slightly more self-sufficient by growing some of your
own food – even if it isonly seasonal. Learn some of the basics like how to
read a map and navigate without a GPS receiver.

Learn how to ‘tin’ and preserve foods. How about stepping out of the ‘comfort zone’and considering working for yourself instead of ‘the company’.

Think about the skills that you have now, at your current job. Are they something that you could do on your own?

Maybe you have other skills that could be utilized in a side business for yourself – something you
enjoy, part time on the weekends.

That’s where it starts… Survival skills… think, ‘self-sufficient’, and go from there.

My Fried Bannock

Ingredients

This serves 6 or a hungry 2

3 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons baking powder

water

vegetable oil or lard and butter to finish

Directions

Mix half the flour with the remaining dry ingredients.

Add water until the mixture becomes thick, “like a paper mache paste”.

Add more flour until the dough feels like a soft earlobe.

Heat the oil or lard over a medium-high heat until very hot, but not smoking.

Dry Dough

If in dry dough form break off small pieces of the dough and flatten each to the size of your palm, about 1/2-inch thick.

Place the pieces in the hot oil, turn after about 3 minutes, or when golden brown.

Wet Dough

If in wet dough form, Like a thick porridge “no lumps” spoon a dollop into a hot frying pan and cook for 3mins each side.

Finish with a knob of butter by each piece (optional)

Place the bannock on a paper towel to soak up the excess grease.

Time for Tea Bags

Did you know tea is the secondly most consumed beverage in the world? If you’re one of the millions of people who enjoy a nice cup of tea then did you know of the uses for used tea bags?

Soothe a Blistering Sunburn

After a day in the sun there’s nothing quite like a serious sunburn from being in the sun without adequate protection.

The application of green and/or black tea bags directly onto sunburned skin is a long-lasting home
remedy to treat not only pain, but also speed up the healing process.

It appears that compounds known as tannins work to eliminate pain by calming inflammation.

Another health benefit? Due to its antioxidant activity, the topical application of green or black tea bags may actively fight cancer formation by stopping cellular mutations.

Regardless of how it works, find near-instant relief from sunburn by applying brewed tea bags directly onto sunburned skin. Allow the bags to sit on the skin for 15 to 30 minutes. Repeat as necessary.

Restore Vitality to Wary Eyes

Dark rings under your eyes? Tired of always looking tired? If so, then try tea bags. The tannins found in green and black tea may reduce puffiness and redness around the eye area.

Brew two tea bags and then place them in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until cold. Sit down and place a tea bag over both eyes and allow it to cool and rejuvenate your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.

Repeat each night for the most visible results.

Soothe Aching and Bleeding Gums

Aching and bleeding gums can be caused by a host of ailments, ranging from a newly extracted tooth to gum disease.

Regardless, find relief by biting down on a brewed green or black tea bag.

The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of tea bags streamline the healing
process while simultaneously numbing pain and reducing blood loss. Repeat as many times as necessary to provide the relief you’re craving.

Find Poison Ivy Rash Relief

Anyone who’s experienced the constant itching and pain caused by this harmless-looking plant is well-aware how uncomfortable this rash is. Obtain near-instant pain and itch relief by brewing enough tea bags to fully cover the rash.

Once the tea bags have cooled, apply directly on the rash. Allow the bags to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Tip: Wear gloves when removing the tea bags to prevent accidentally spreading poison ivy.

Polish Wooden Furniture

While tea bags are used as a natural remedy for your body, they’re also an effective tool around your home. Tannins and other active compounds perfectly clean surfaces by removing germs and debris.

To use tea bags as a furniture polish, brew one to two bags and allow them to cool for several minutes. Squeeze until excess moisture has been eliminated.

Hold the tea bags in a soft cloth and wipe furniture as you normally would. To prevent accidental stains, immediately wipe the surface with a clean cloth.

Natural Wart Remover

Warts are unsightly, and in some cases, painful. Even though the most effective wart treatments involve acids and other synthetic compounds, they can be painful and expensive.

While this home wart removal remedy has been used for generations, modern science is just starting to support its effectiveness.

MedlinePlus suggests the antioxidant properties found in green tea inhibit wart growth. In fact, green tea seems so powerful, initial studies found evidence green tea may actually kill HPV, the virus responsible for warts.

Brew several green tea bags and set aside to cool.

Once comfortable to the touch, place a green tea bag directly on the wart. Secure the bag with tape or a bandage. After 15 minutes, replace with the second tea bag and soak the wart for 15 to 20 more minutes.

After several days, you’ll notice the wart will turn black, and fall off soon thereafter.

Plant Fertilizer

Desire a natural way to feed your garden? Green or black tea provides essential nutrients to soil, which help plants thrive. Break open a used tea bag and mix the tea leaves with the soil.

Tenderize Your Meat

For meat eaters, there’s nothing as satisfying as taking a bite out of a juicy, tender steak.

Unfortunately, not all cuts are as tender as they seem. Black tea is renowned by professional and amateur chefs for its ability to tenderize meat while adding a subtle earthy flavour to meats.

Steep 2 to 4 tea bags in 2 cups of water. Pour the tea, including tea bags, over your meat and allow it to marinate for 1 to 3 hours.

Eliminate Genital Herpes Pain

Genital herpes is not only an uncomfortable experience, but its presence can cause just as much mental anguish as it can physical.

Eliminate the pain and outbreak duration through the help of black tea bags.

According to a study published in the June 2013 issue of ‘BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ compounds in black tea, primarily the avlavins, stopped the growth and replication of the herpes virus.
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This study confirms the use of black tea for herpes treatment and many herbal and holistic practitioners have recommended this for generations.

Brew 1 to 2 tea bags for five minutes. Remove from the water and allow to cool. Once safe to touch, place the tea bag directly onto a herpes lesion.

Allow to soak into your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat once a day until your outbreak is under control.

I will never look at a used tea bag the same way again.

We are running another Nuclear Survival Course on 26th, 27th and 28th October. Please plan on getting there on the 25th for an early Saturday start.

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Just a Thought

I believe that not all survivalists are preppers but all preppers are survivalists.

I/we live in an era of survival gadgets, equipment and solutions that can be bought off the shelf online from the comfort of our homes, in fact it is only the amount of money we have that limits the quality and proficiently of the kit we choose to purchase.

I have become intrigued by primitive civilisations alive today in the remoter parts of our world and how they SURVIVE, as 4th world low tech citizens of our planet.

I know that I cannot try their foods at source, or trap and hunt as they do for the animals they share their forests with.

BUT, surely I can learn from them when it comes to fire lighting, shelter building, cooking, hunting methods, blades and tools and I want to try and learn these skills and then pass this knowledge onto others.

I understand that this path will not be easy but even as preppers we will eventually run out of certain supplies if not all of them. –

My Basic Survival Tip Sheet

The first item in my survival kit is a very basic survival tip sheet.

It is far from comprehensive, as it is meant for someone who is already quite familiar with survival techniques.

It is intended to help clear someone’s mind and start them focusing on the right priorities.

State of mind is crucial to coping with a survival situation. A clear-headed, common sense approach will see you through… panic kills.

Here is what the basic instruction sheet says.

Survival Tips –What to do if you suddenly find yourself in that situation.

Step one Stop!…Now take a deep breath, and resign yourself to your current circumstances.

Do not panic, and do not feel ashamed at being in your predicament. Some of the best people in the world have become lost or disoriented, so set your mind to come through this with your honour intact

People have died of a combination of stupidity and panic. They run frantically, in big circles, through the woods at night trying to find their way out.

The best thing to do is often to find some shelter for the night and find your way out in the morning.

Once you are calm, check yourself over. Your health and welfare are paramount. Address any immediate needs (injuries) as best you can, and then read on.

Step two

Take stock of what you have, and what your immediate needs are.

If you are reading this, you have quite a lot to work with, as this kit contains an extensive amount of gear to help in any situation.

Be creative. Most of the items can have multiple uses, and are limited only by your imagination.

As for your immediate needs, here are a few simple rules.

A healthy human can survive for several weeks without food, and several days without water, but in many cases only several hours without proper shelter from the elements.

Evaluate the weather for where you are, and to what extremes it may go. Shelter from the elements or a fire may well be your first priority.

There are multiple items in the kit to help you build a fire.

As for shelter, the tarp and the survival blanket can help.

The survival blanket can also help to reflect the warmth from a fire. Be careful not to damage them or any other piece of gear.

You will most likely need them later.

Example: instead of poking holes in the tarp to tie it off, push a small pebble up from under the tarp, and tie off around it. Try using rocks instead of stakes to hold down corners, etc. etc.

Once you have some shelter from the elements, you can take a little time to plan for your other needs.

Step three

Step three is water. You must drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty.

An adult should drink at least a couple of litters per day (more in hot climates).

If you spent the night on high ground, then plan on moving camp. In most areas, just continue to walk downhill and you will eventually find water.

Watch animals or follow their tracks.

They will usually lead to water. Birds also tend to congregate near water. In dry areas, you may have to consider other means, such as a solar still.

If you are getting water from streams or ponds, boil before drinking, or use water purification tablets or straw or better still buy a filter bottle.

Step four

Signal. Some of the signalling items you have are the whistle, the mirror, the blanket, and of course, fire!

Signalling is best accomplished by making yourself as big as possible. Smoke signals work well as does anything that can be seen or heard from a long way away.

Step five

Food, as mentioned above is probably not something you need to consider unless you are reasonably sure that rescue is a good many days or weeks off.

As a general rule, avoid plant life unless you know for a fact that something is edible.

The easiest rule to remember is that if it walks, swims, crawls, or slithers… thump it, and chuck it on down!

Use the knife, hooks and line, make a spear, make snares with the 80lb test cord.

Use your imagination!

The facts are, ALL fur bearing animals are edible. ALL birds are edible with no exceptions.

Grubs found in rotten logs are edible, as are almost all insects with (6 legs).

Things to keep in mind

The kit was packed tightly in its container, but once unpacked, figure out where and how you want to carry everything.

Keep the items you will use frequently close at hand (in your pockets if they are free of holes).

You can wrap cords, fishing lines, etc. around the sheath to keep them tangle free and ready to use.

Use slip knots or those you can undo easily, and therefore get the most use out of every piece of gear.

Getting a good night’s sleep will make everything easier on you.

Try to build as good a shelter and bed as you can.

The extra time and effort will pay off. Use everything you can think of for insulation.

Crawling inside a big pile of leaves or pine needles is actually pretty warm and comfortable (do not attempt this near a fire).

A large pile of fresh pine sprigs is not only a springy mattress, but is good insulation from the ground.

Fire

When starting a fire find dry wood. Look for the dead branches at the very bottom of evergreen trees.

Good tinder will greatly enhance your chance for success.

Take small branches and shred them with a knife or your fingers. You can use dead grass, dried moss or fern, or a strip of cloth from the tail of your shirt.

Use anything that will ignite quickly. Place this in the centre. Around this, build a tee pee of small dry twigs.

Once this is burning, slowly feed your fire with larger and larger pieces of wood.

Always making sure the fire is burning freely before you progress to a larger piece of wood.

Once this fire is burning DO NOT let it go out.

A fire is man’s best friend in the wild. It provides heat, protection, water purification, comfort and a good signal to attract rescuers.

Shelter

Do not make the mistake of trying to construct a large shelter.

Make it just large enough to accommodate you and not much else.

This is important, especially in cold climates, because your body heat may well have to heat it.

Be extremely careful if you are going to use fire to heat the shelter, as most natural shelter materials are flammable! Plan ahead, and use common sense.

Food

Do not even think about looking for food until you have a good (and plentiful)water source, and your signals are set up.

Once you have these, and are ready to go in search of food, small animals, fish and insect life are always your best bet (remember, do not eat spiders or anything else with more than 6 legs).

Setting multiple snares and fishing lines in ways that you do not have to baby-sit them is a good idea.

Check them from time to time for a catch.

This allows you to “hunt” without expending much energy. If you must eat plant life, stay away from mushrooms and any plant that has a milky sap, except Dandelions.

Common edible plants include cattail roots, acorns, clover, dandelions, almost all grasses that are seed bearing and the inner bark of trees such as Poplar, Willows, Birches and Conifers.

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OK, this was posted on my friends own FB page, it’s a copy and paste from another’s page.
I, nor my friend, know how true this is but I’ll put it here for intel and hope it’s wrong.
I should add I’ve heard a few things of late which may point the powers that be may be getting ready for something like civil war.

Hi folks, what are your thoughts on this? I’m a trucker and on Wednesday myself and another truck picked up two refrigerated containers each. We took them to an old raf base in Norfolk. Many more of these units are being strategically placed all over the country. They are temporary morgues. I know because I asked. They said they cannot tell me why. They were loaded with empty body bags
. Strange or what ? I said is it in case Brexit it not delivered? Lol.

From Camping Mode to Survival Mode

Your camping gear is the starting point for your survival plan.

History is a magnificent tool for understanding the present but it is also great at foretelling the future.

If there is one thing you can accurately say about history it is that it will repeat. Peace and war, feast and famine, prosperity and depression, all cycle as random eddies in the river of time.

Thus it is prudent to consider that a desperate situation is not only possible but, if we believe history, quite likely.

This realization mandates developing a mentality and a plan that prepares us for the ability to simply surviving.

What happens if your town has five fire engines and your house becomes the sixth fire burning? Unless you are willing to fight the fire you are just plan out of luck.

So self sufficiency is the way we must learn to think in order to survive.

Survival at Home

Perhaps you have seen the movie “Contagion” where a really bad and untreatable virus spreads throughout the world.

Much of what is enacted in the movie is, in fact, how I think governments would handle such a situation.

Schools and businesses would be simply closed and you might even find yourself restricted to your own home.

This would put us at the mercy of government emergency services.

What happens when the governments’ survival resources run out or are stretched beyond the limit of their capabilities?

Desperate people do desperate things.

If conditions deteriorate to this point, we may need to “get out of Dodge”, so to speak.

Head for the hills.

Here is where preppers and survivalists, in fact campers in general have a decided advantage over the standard population.

In a minimal sense we have to configure for survival every time we just go camping. Whether you are setting up for a weekend trip or a two week one you will have had to addressed these basic survival needs:

water

food

protection from the elements

Thus all you have to do is add a food and water stash to your basic camping equipment inventory and you have the core of a survival plan put together.

Choose a couple of good spots to locate your survival camp away from built up areas, as these places will most likely be chaotic.

Again, desperate people do desperate things so get away from the masses.

Gather the tribe.

Plan where your family and selected friends will be when things start falling apart.

They can meet you there where you can pool resources and efforts.

The wolf pack mentality is very useful when in the survival mode.

Setup your survival base camp in a familiar out of the way spot near water ( have a purifier) and natural food sources.

Having the means, knowledge and ability to protect yourself and your loved ones maybe essential to your collective survival.

In the mean time:

Consider learning the following skills:

How to identify and prepare natural foods in your area.

How to start a fire without matches.

How to hunt and fish.

How to shoot and defend yourself.

I know it’s ugly to think about but remember what history has taught us about the dark side of human nature.

Thinking of Bugging-out?

I am always thinking about what I would do if I needed to bug out. I am continually re-drawing my bug-out plan as, as you know I plan to bug-in unless ordered or forced to bug-out.

I now live in a semi-rural area but to be honest in a SHTF scenario I’m not so sure I am far
enough away from expected hungry looting hordes.

The following considerations for a bug out location are based on my location and what I am
currently thinking about to make the best decision possible for me and my family. Your circumstances will be a different, but the basics of picking a bug out location stay the same.

Of course, let’s be honest bugging out could potentially be something we all need to do, and picking a good bug out location requires thought and planning.

As you begin you’re planning for a perfect and safe bug out location there are a number of different factors to keep in mind like distance, location, finances, accessibility and many more.

Without the proper planning you could find yourself with a bug out location that is inaccessible during a SHTF situation or a location that is ill equipped to sustain you and your family for any given period of time.

 Knowing how and when to bug out is great, but if you have nowhere to go you might as well stay put.
There is no reason to leave one dangerous situation and then put yourself into
a situation that you are not properly prepared to handle.

This is why we preppers prepare.

This is why survival skills and educating ourselves is just as important as stockpiling food and water, if this stuff runs out, we need to be able to get more, and having a good bug out location could help us do that.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when you are looking for a good bug out
location, and keep in mind, your situation will be different than mine.

Picking a location to bug out to is important for not only security, but self-sufficiency as well.

The way you prepare will be different for bugging out to the mountains than it will be for bugging out to a low land area.

In a mountain area you have more natural resources available and more possibility’s available when it comes to defences, but you also need to have wilderness survival skills, especially because of those now wild and roving packs of ex K9 pets, wild boar and even farm livestock that could possibly also be hungry and thirsty.

These animals could be a great food source, or you could be a great food source for them.

In the low lying areas you will have less cover and concealment so it’s probably a good idea to
get as far away from other people and main roads as you can.

There will be less wildlife in the low lying areas and less trees for building and fire wood, but
one benefit could be that you would have more options when it comes to farming nas long as you have a good water supply.

How Will You Get There?

Getting to your bug out location will be just as important as having one in the first place.

When choosing a location have at least 3 different routes you can take to get there.

Another rule of thumb is to pick a location that is within one tank of fuel, you won’t be able to stop to re-fill if the power is off and you probably wouldn’t want to anyway.

Pick routes that will not lead you through hot spots or danger zones, avoid populated areas.

How Long Do You Plan on Staying?

How long will your location sustain you and your family? Purchasing an empty plot of land and continually building up your resources and defences is a low cost way to take a bug out location that you could survive at for a week or two, to a location that you could survive for many months or indefinitely.

If you plan on staying at your BOL long term, self-defence and self-sufficiency will become
more and more important, your supplies will eventually run out and someone will inevitably cross your path.

Living Off the Land – Survival Skills

Unless you are Lofty Wiseman or old framer bill you are probably not going to be able to live off the land.

Everyone knows the basics of gardening or hunting, but these are skills that take years of practice, you could very well starve because the animals you weren’t able to kill ate all your crops.

Seriously though, you will need skills to supplement your food supply, but you need to have food stored while you develop your skills.

Does the land you plan on bugging out to have the natural resources you need?

What you are able to hunt and grow will need to be a factor when you supply your bug out
location.

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself.

What wildlife lives in this area?

Is the soil fertile enough for gardening?

What crops can I grow?

Is there water nearby for farming?

Will I be able to have livestock?

Is There a Natural Source of Water Nearby?

As usual water is the most important part, without a natural water supply nearby you will
probably find yourself heading off to find water, and putting yourself in danger.

A container or water storage is OK, but at some point you will need a well, river or some other natural water source nearby.

Building some sort of water catchment and water storage is also a good idea to add to your supply.

Weather will play a role in how you prepare also.

In the Scottish Highlands or near me on the North Yorkshire Moors you must take winter into account.

You will need to be able to survive for at least 3 months without any food source other than what you have stored.

Plan for severe weather, floods, blizzards, natural disasters or even man-made disasters which
could really mess with your survival plans.

Make sure and take your local weather into account when you are thinking about a bug out location.

How warm will your shelter be in the winter?

Will your crops or shelter be damaged by flooding?

Is your shelter strong enough to withstand strong winds?

Do you have supplies to get you through any severe weather?

Protection – Geographic Camouflage

Protection is not just guns and ammo, protection begins at your perimeter.

As I said earlier, mountain areas offer more protection and natural camouflage but require more survival skills, flat lands will require you to be further off the beaten track and have more ingenuity like building underground or other camouflage.

How hidden is your bug out location?

How easily can someone find your location?

How easy would it be for someone take what you have?

How will you defend your location?

We all need shelter to survive and withstand the elements. Shelter is also important for avoiding extreme temperatures that could ruin your stored supplies.

There is more to shelter than just putting a roof on some walls.

There are many options available when it comes to shelter that don’t require you to be an architect or construction worker, here are some examples.

Shipping containers

Underground shelter

Trailer home or mobile home.

A log cabin or even a teepee

This is just a few ideas, but if you use your imagination you can come up with some unique ideas based on your situation, and sometimes the more unique, the less likely people
will see it as “shelter” or “storage”

Population should be a consideration not only for where your bug out location is, but you should also take into account the population along the way to your bug out location.

Always have at least three routes to your location, you never know if one of your routes will be
impassable because of riots, traffic or infrastructure damage.

This is my big choice
I have to a make it, do I go west through? Or do I go further east? I would feel
more comfortable going east towards the coast, but before I choose that I need
to see if there are a few safe routes I can take that don’t lead me through any
populated areas.

Who’s coming?

Who else do you expect at your bug out location in the future?

It’s never a good idea to tell everyone about your plans, but you might have a few family members that you will want to help in the future.

If you are prepping and stockpiling supplies for 5 people, make sure you take into account that if someone else comes into the picture you are going to go through your supplies more quickly.

Having more people with you could potentially help with building, farming and hunting, but it will also require more supplies so it’s always good to have a little extra just in case.

So I suggest you get planning.

BREAK 

Emergency Food in the Boot

In the boot of my car is my 72hr BOB and I have for for some time been thinking of expanding that for say a week and certainly in the case of food.

So I have bought a 40ltr plastic box with a lid and I have filled it with ten year shelf life German tinned sausages already cooked and in tins, five year Bread, some high energy bars, home made trail mixes, ziplock bags of pre mixed Bannock mix, boiled sweets, chewing gum, all day breakfast tins, curries and stews, tea, coffee dried milk, Bovril drinks, and a tin opener. I think that is all.

With water purification covered in my BoB by the Water-to-Go bottle and extra filters and with three different types of tablets, the Putitab, Biox Aqua tabs and a liquid treatment called Purinize I know over kill but the tabs are very light and as it is an addition to my BOB and it is mine I will have what I want in it. You have that choice too.

I think that the car is one of the most important places to store emergency preparedness supplies because you usually are located in the same place as your car.

And, in the event that you are away from home when a disaster strikes, the roads may become unsafe or impossible to drive.

You may be forced to travel great distances and endure extreme weather conditions as you walk to a safe location or to meet up with loved ones.

Keeping emergency supplies in your car can also be a life-saver in the event you have a roadside emergency and become stranded in a remote location.

Emergency Food

Just keeping preserved food in your car is not enough because most shop bought food will not store safely in a car for more than a few months. My food will store safely in my car for a minimum of 5 years, in fact it is actually rated at 10 years. However what ever food you decide upon even shop bought is not a problem if you rotate it which I recommend you do.

Not Getting Enough Sleep

For months I drove down to Southern Italy and back once a week a 3,000 mile round trip. Although the contract was to deliver within 24hrs, my best ever time was 19hrs 30mins.

I can promise you that I do know what not enough sleep feels like and when driving it is bloody scary indeed.

Especially when on a motorway with no junctions available to pull off and rest.

Whith this being a weekly problem I started cat napping, setting my mobile alarm for 10 or 15mins and literally switching off. This is or was enough for me to then be able to carry on for a 100 or so miles.

A worn out look, red eyes, black circles, staring into space, disorientation, headaches, stumbling, uncontrolled shaking, thirst, irrational thinking, problematic problem solving, and Zombie-like appearance and behaviour.

You’re alive, but you have the Zombie look which can definitely have a serious impact on your SHTF event behaviour and performance, so plan for it happening at some point.

You won’t know it, when you got it

According to the most basic definition of sleep deprivation from Wikipedia, “it is the condition of not having enough sleep. A chronic sleep restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss or gain.

It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function. Sleep deprivation over long periods of time can cause diabetes, effects on the brain, effects on growth, impacts on the healing process, loss of attention and functional memory, over all decline of general abilities, and many other conditions.

It is not a simple condition that can be ignored, especially for preppers and survivalists and others caught up in a survival scenario.

The worst part of having this condition is the fact that once you have it, it may already be too late to recognize you have it. It’s like boiling a frog in water by slowly raising the temperature of the water.

The frog never notices the changes until its dead, and rarely does a person as sleep deprivation creeps up upon them.

All of you died-in-the-wool preppers have long ago debated the pros and cons of either going it alone or with a limited number of close family members or a much bigger, but perhaps still manageable sized group.

Obviously going totally solo is the toughest route, and frankly I personally think the most impractical. Few people if any have all the collective skills and knowledge needed to survive a SHTF by themselves.

In a group Bug-In or Out the “team” can learn to rely on each other.

There is an immediate system of checks and balances for everything from gathering/preparing food, doing security work, area maintenance, health checks, and everything else.

One of the high level advantages to working within a group is that each person can monitor how each other person is doing.

This is critical when it comes to members that are on medications, or have pre-existing conditions. It is particularly helpful for everyone to watch each others behaviour in potential cases of depression, paranoia, fear, shock, and conditions like sleep deprivation.

This group partnership also pays huge dividends when it comes to everyday accidents, minor or serious.

If the onset of any of these is caught early enough, then accommodations among the group can be made to deal with them to a positive conclusion.

In this case its sleep deprivation which if on your own could evolve without much warning, and then it’s too late.

In a group each can easily see signs that the lack of dedicated sleep is impacting a person’s performance and behaviour.

Catnaps, Mini-sleeps, Dozing, and Rim Sleep

Eventually you will sleep. But the primary question is do you want to maintain the control of the how, when, and where or have the lack of sleep inadvertently control you?

The best strategy is to plan for sleep just like any other necessity of maintaining all other daily activities within a Bug-Out or Bug-In set up.

All people sleep at different times and flexible rates with varying intensities. In a normal daily routine many of us work eight hours a day, and sleep eight hours a night. But then these days such a schedule seems far more rare than standard. There are many work/rest schedules for a lot of people that certainly don’t fall within the realm of eight hour set periods.

Lots of people work shift work, odd schedules, weekends, and nights. They find sleep when they can, however poor the quality.

One way or the other we all have some sort or manner of a routine. During a SHTF episode that routine is going to be totally disrupted and often turned completely upside down or inside out.

Many of us will have to relearn how to grab some shut eye any way we can. Some should be better than none.

So, during a SHTF develop as fixed a schedule as you can.

Work toward trading off duties with others so that everybody can find time to sleep. You may not be able to lie down on a bed for several hours.

A good recliner or a soft spot out in the woods can work, too. Its very important the comfort factor must be addressed. Nobody sleeps well on a rock, standing up in a corner, or across the bonnet of a car.

As you prep or a Bug-Out in particular since the comforts of home will no longer be available for the most part, do plan for high quality options in a sleeping bag, portable pad, and some sort of pillow.

Same for a Bug-In make plans to sleep however short lived. Catching a few catnaps or dozing for a short time will help if prolonged sleep is not possible.

Find a soft, quiet place and take full advantage of every opportunity to sleep despite how minor. Otherwise sleep deprivation will creep in and take control over you. Avoid that at all costs.

A Threat We Must Prepare For

I would say that he threat of a NUCLEAR terror attack is at its highest since the Cold War, as ISIS continues to try and obtain materials for a dirty bomb.

ISIS’s efforts to obtain nuclear materials, and continued threats to attack Western capitals have led me to believe that the threat of a dirty bomb style attack is higher than ever.

ISIS has used chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria and militants linked to both the Paris and Brussels attacks had been studying a Belgian nuclear power plant.

I think it is safe to say it wants to go further by carrying out a nuclear attack in the heart of Europe.

Now i feel that his, combined with poor levels of security at a host of nuclear research centres in the former Soviet Union mean the threat of a possible ‘dirty-bomb’ attack on a Western capital is high.’

It is time that the United States and Russia, in fact all nuclear powers, cooperate on using their technological resources to monitor the illegal transportation of radioactive materials.

It has emerged that Brussels suicide bomber brothers Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui had originally been considering an attack on a nuclear site in Belgium.

In what may have been preparation for an attack, the El Bakraoui brothers had filmed the daily routine of the head of Belgium’s nuclear research and development programme.

It is thought the brothers’ spying operation was possible preparation for a kidnap plot to force him to let them into one of Belgium’s two atomic facilities.

However, it is likely they switched targets to the less well-guarded Zaventem airport and Maelbeek Metro station after authorities became suspicious.

Recently the Kurdish military warned that ISIS are planning on using using chemical weapons in future suicide bombings.

Peshmerga General Akram Mohammed Abdulrahman said that while ISIS has previously used both chemical weapons and suicide bombings separately, they are now looking to combine them.

ISIS’s tactic involves training brainwashed teenage insurgents to carry out suicide bombings using munitions containing harmful chemicals, he told Russian media.

There have been previous reports of ISIS militants using mustard gas in their attacks on civilians in Iraq.

Recently, the militants have been using chemical weapons and suicide bombers, and before it was adults, now – teenagers,’ General Akram Mohammed Abdulrahman told Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

From our intelligence, there is evidence that they are prepared, so to speak, to combine these two tactics and develop a method to supply chemical weapons to suicide bombers to use on the front.

A Lone Wolf Attack

It is very possible, in fact in my opinion inevitable that after the Lee Rigby attack we will see this terror tactic again on the streets of the UK.

It is after all the simplest method of all and most kitchen drawers contain everything needed to make the attack possible.

There has to be a reality in your preps, you must build into them a plan for what you will do should these events affect you and yours, now to me that seems only common sense.

When you enter a building, any building, shopping centre, pub, club, restaurant, cinema, etc. look for the exits, try to judge the distance between you and the one you have selected to use, note anything between you and this exit that may obstruct your exit.

If you are in a group then a good back up plan is to have a pre arranged meeting point away from the location where should an attack occur you can all meet and account for one another.

Make sure that everyone’s mobile number is programmed into all phones. Have a plan to leave the area and return home as well as an alternative should public transport be curtailed.

Perhaps it is time to actually carry your EDC. I say this because many people do have an EDC bag but it is not with them 24/7, so I ask what is the point in having one in the first place.

It is no good to you in the car boot, or in the office or at home when you are not. Perhaps instead of having pristine EDC kit in this never opened EDC bag, you should open it take the kit out play with it, use it, get used to it, then re pack it, just a thought.

Have you got a local bus time table, train times, taxi company numbers, road map, street map, OS map, walking shoes, water filter bottle, high energy bars/rations. cheap disposable poncho, etc. etc.

I also think that having alternative routes is OK but have you driven them, walked them, tested them?

I am not trying to scare anyone, however these attacks are on the cards and we do ourselves no favours by not considering them and asking what it?

Defending your Bug-In Location

There is an old saying your home is your castle, but it should also be a fortress.

Some of these solution will be costly, but what ever you do you will be better off than many others.

When the brown stuff hits the fan and society collapses and you are bugging in, either because you chose to or because for whatever reason you couldn’t make it out of the city to your bug-out location (BOL) you need to ensure that your home and your family are safe.

Naturally, if there is a collapse of society, whether it is financial collapse, natural disaster, pandemic, EMP, or something else, things are going to get bad.

However, the good news is there are things you can do to prepare your home so it is more defensible if looters or desperate people come knocking.

Appearances

Do not forget the number one rule of prepping itself, never ever tell anyone you are prepared.

Nobody should ever know you have food, water, and supplies stocked up.

I know it’s hard not to brag, but once people know this, yours will be the first door they knock on.

You will have extended family members, neighbours, parents of your kids’ friends, and numerous other people knocking on your door and asking for handouts.

In other words if they don’t know you have it, they won’t ask for it and they won’t go looking for it. If you want to help someone you can choose who you want to help.

Appearances are everything.

You will want to be sure to look as desperate as everyone else. Blend in. Go outside each day like everyone else and talk about how bad things are.

Ask people if they know where to get food or what the government is doing to help. You don’t really care about these things, but if everyone around thinks you care, then you will seem as concerned and desperate as they are and they won’t be wondering why you aren’t looking for help when everyone else is.

Aside from this, you will still need to prepare your home to withstand assaults. Remember, the important thing is to keep people from gaining entry to your home, because once they are inside, you have most likely already lost.

Don’t worry there are many things you can do inside and outside of your home to ensure your home is as defensible as possible.

Exterior Home Defence

Let’s start with making the outside of your home more defensible, because if you do your job right here, there is less of a chance your inside defences will even be tested. When it comes to the outside of your property you want to accomplish a number of things:

Ensure your property is highly visible

Deter people from entering your property

Direct people who are on your property

Create areas cover for yourself

Visibility

There are a couple of critical ways to improve the visibility on your property. The first of these is to install solar-powered motion-sensor lighting around your property. This will ensure that if anything is out there, they will trip the sensor and it will be very difficult for them to sneak up on you.

The second thing you should do is remove as much ground cover as possible within a radius of 100 meters (110 yd) around your house. In other words, remove bushes and any other ground cover in which someone could easily hide.

Deterrents

Obviously the best way to protect your home is by keeping people from entering your property in the first place.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is to erect barriers to keep people out. These barriers can include fencing, a rock wall, ponds, dense brush, and even ponds all around the perimeter of your property.

If people can’t see your house well or it’s difficult to get into your yard, they are less likely to bother.

There are other deterrents you can use. First and foremost is a guard dog, but be sure to put up a sign so you can cover your bases in the legal sense (for pre-SHTF situations).

If a pandemic has occurred, then you can mark your house with a spray painted red X and/or place a couple of biohazard bags outside your house full of old clothes and rubbish etc.

No one will know your display is fake and they would have to be pretty desperate to risk checking out your house. The point is to be creative when considering potential deterrents and take advantage of the situation.

Direct People

If someone does get onto your property, you want to direct them to the areas of your property you want them to go to.

You can do this by constructing pathways lined with gardens that contain thorny plants and bushes. Keep them away from your windows by planting thorny bushes, such as raspberries or roses.

The only direct and easy path should be from the footpath to your front door, somewhere you can easily identify and deal with the person.

Areas of Cover

Another good idea is to ensure you have some areas outside of your house that give you cover. These can be areas of cover that allow you to move about your property unseen, such as from your house to your garage, or allow you to take cover to watch suspicious activity.

You can use strategically placed bushes, boards, or fencing that will conceal you if needed.

Interior Home Defence

There are a number of things you can do inside your home to ensure it is more secure and defensible, which primarily means securing doors and windows.

Windows

When it comes to windows, these are the easiest entry points in most houses. For this reason, you need to be sure they are well fortified. The following can be done to ensure your windows are secure:

Ensure windows have a solid lock

Install steel bars to the inside of windows (make sure YOU can open them in case of fire)

Replace the glass with Plexiglas, which is not breakable or put it into the window frame like double glazing.

Have a piece of plywood for each window that will fit securely in place or have sand bags or breeze blocks to cover them (particularly if you don’t have Plexiglas or bars)

Naturally, you don’t want to eliminate your ability to see outside or interfere with your line of sight for strategic areas outside of your property, so be sure to make the appropriate adjustments on any plywood you put into place so you have a good view of your entire property.

Doors

Doors are also an easy point of entry into your home. After all, they were designed to let people in. However, you want your doors to keep people out if necessary, which means doing the following:

Install high-quality deadbolts on all doors that access the outside

Make sure your doors are solid steel or solid wood with no windows

All door frames should be steel or doors should be attached to the door frames with steel supports

All hardware used to secure the doors should be at least 3 inches in length

All doors should have a steel bar that can be locked into place on the inside

Defence Items

Aside from preparing your property to keep people out and make it more easily defensible, you should have some self-defence tools and weapons on hand.

Any kind of work tools are good to have in abundance. This includes tools, such as hammers, nails, and crowbars, and materials, such as plywood and timber.

You should also have shovels, sand bags, and spray paint.

When it comes to self-defence weapons, there are many you can keep on the premises. Of course, having at least one firearm for each person is a good idea and enough ammunition stored away to use for a long period of time.

The important thing is to ensure you are licensed to own a firearm and that you and anyone else using one have the proper training to use it effectively.

Having proper training is a concept that is critical for any of the self-defence weapons you might choose to use. Choices include:

Crossbow/bow and arrows

UK Legal spray

Staff

Kubotan

Hiding Places

Finally, should anyone gain entry into your home and you are unable to stop them, it is wise to have at least one location in your home where you can hide food, water, and supplies so they won’t be found.

It is also wise to have a hiding place for the people in your family so they have a better chance of staying safe if intruders penetrate your defences. If you, your family, and your food and supplies can remain hidden, then you have a chance of coming out of an intruder situation relatively intact.

Do You Know What’s in Your Tap Water?

Water-to-Go filter bottles are not just for preppers and survivors they are for everybody, they make dodgy in holiday destinations safe to drink in fact you can drink from any water scource.

Tap water is treated with a large number of chemicals in order to kill bacteria and other microorganisms.

Here’s a list of just a few of the chemicals:

Liquified chlorine

Fluorosilicic acid

Aluminium sulphate

Calcium hydroxide

Sodium silicofluoride

Don’t forget that once your water leaves the water treatment plant it travels through pipes, some of which may have been underground since Victorian times.

It is almost impossible for the water not to become contaminated by something undesirable.

How many of us still have lead pipes feeding into our houses? You can pretty much guarantee that if your house was built before about 1970 it’s probably still fed by a lead pipe at the very least from the water main in the street to your stop tap, so there’s every chance of heavy metal contamination.

Over 300 different man-made chemicals have now been detected in British tap water.

Water companies only test for around 20 of these chemicals.

These twenty chemicals are all present in varying amounts for example DDT, Simazine, Atrazine, and 3,4 Benz pyrene, (weed killers).

I can go on and on here, a recent study by Brunel University showed levels of benzotriazole and tolytriazole in UK tap water – these chemicals are found in dishwasher tablets and are used to make our cutlery shiny, yet are finding their way into our water supply.

Studies have also revealed that high levels of the female hormone estrogen contaminate water supplies as it returns to our waterways from the millions of women on the contraceptive pill or HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and also from contamination from some industrial chemicals.

As estrogen is not filtered out on a large scale anyone drinking water straight from the tap without a water filtration system is in essence consuming small quantities of the estrogen hormone!

One of the biggest issues currently being researched around the estrogen levels in tap water is it’s link to male fertility problems, it is thought the levels of estrogen found in tap water lead to testicular dysgenesis syndrome and fertility issues!

The Environment Agency also recently revealed research showing large quantities of male fish in rivers and waterways are actually changing sex – all because of the high estrogen levels being found in water.

High levels of estrogen in women can lead to fat storage around the bottom and thighs too!

Next up comes fluoride.

Fluoride is added to around 10% of the UK’s water supply, its purpose is to help prevent dental decay, however the problem with adding fluoride to water in my opinion greatly out way the benefits .

The thyroid gland is particularly affected by fluoride exposure because its store of iodine is depleted.

Lack of iodine depresses the thyroid’s metabolic and immune functions by shuting down production of thyroxine, the thyroid prohormone that controls metabolism resulting in hypothyroidism and lowered immunity.

The resulting hypothyroidism causes weight gain, cold intolerance, dry and prematurely aged skin, depression, constipation, hair loss, memory loss, irritability, increased cholesterol levels, heart disease and loss of libido. Pretty scary stuff yeah?

Isn’t it any wonder the fluoridation of water is banned in all other European countries? …just saying!

And finally…

Research by Birmingham University showed that the “chlorination” process that tap water goes through to kill germs and dangerous bacteria could be a problem for pregnant women.

Researchers found that chemicals formed during chlorination called trihalomethanes, or THM for short were found to affect pregnant women more and cause a higher incidence of three birth defects (hole-in-the-heart defect, cleft palate) very scary stuff!

All of the above reasons are the reasons why I drink from my Water-to-Go Filter Bottle rather than tap water! Plus it also removes any odours too.