This is a FIRST for me and a great honour indeed. My grateful thanks go to my production team in the USA, Dee and John, you guy’s are awesome.
I begin with Thank you’s, then I introduce my sponsors Emergency Food Storage and Solar Chargers UK, The Wilderness Gathering 2015 Review, What is going on?, Blizzard Survival 20% Discount Offer, The Highlander Portable Toilet Review, Camp Fire Bannock, The Simplest Survival Navigation Technique, The Threats We Must Face, My ALPENLORE BUG-OUT BELT.
Welcome to the UK Preppers Radio Network on KPRNDB-UK I’m your host Tom Linden broadcasting from North Yorkshire in the UK I have a great show lined up for you this week.
I want to thank you for listening and for making my show the UK’s premier preppers and survivalist radio show.
My show is transmitted to 130 countries around the globe and that figure is growing weekly as new listeners join us and if you are new to the show, welcome.
As you all know by now there where a few problems relating to my show and it’s transmittion, that is all in the past and it is wil great pleasure I announce that my show is again available on https://www.prepperpodcast.com/
I also have the great pleasure to be working with the one and only John Milandred again, thank you John I really appreciate what you’re friendship.
I am very proud to introduce you to two great UK companies who sponsor my show. The first is:
Emergency Food Storage who are the first company to sponsor my show, I am very proud to have you on board thank you for your support.
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Mobile Solar Chargers UK who have a tremendous range of power banks and solar chargers for the prepper, survivalist and the outdoor person.
You can simply Pick and Mix, choose the right Power Bank for your needs and add the solar if needed, all are interchangeable.
Next Day special delivery available on orders placed before 11.00am. These guy’s are the very best around
Another thank you for a truly un-sung hero in my opinion Darran Mansfield, Darran designed and built my website and puts up with my “if you get a moment could you do this” or “do you think you could to that”. Darran I really do appreciate all your effort thank you.
And I said I would mention Nichole from Morrisons in Ripon another happy listener.
The NBOL Weekend Report
Fantastic, Awesome, Brilliant are just some of the words used to describe the 1st NYBOL Weekend from those who attended it.
The venue was just beautiful and offered different environments for different sleep systems, and these varied from sleeping in vehicles to hammocks, tents and bashers.
The weather was very kind to us with a night time temp of 7c and rising to a high of 12c during the day.
Despite a little drizzel on the Sat night the Bar-B-Q was enjoyed by all and some of us even managed to struggle on to 01.55 lol.
I even had contact on CB Radio channel 3 from Bob from Hornsey as he called up to announce his arrival.
I was very please to see kids with their mum’s and dad’s as it’s the young that will carry prepping forward in the years to come, and I personally feel that just being out in nature having a great time changes kids for the better and brings them out of their selves.
Good food, fun, adventure and a totally safe environment just right for kids.
On a preppers weekend you have access to free information and advice and as you meet people who you have only talked to on FB, new friendships are forged.
I want to thank everyone who travelled from near and afar to make this event the success that I feel it was.
I wish to say to those who for work, family and personal reasons had to cancell that your where missed and I hope that we can get togther in the future.
On that subject the next preppers weekend is being held nr. Scunthorpe on the 1st weekend of May, details of the renamed event THE Bug Out Survival Show can be found here http://bugoutsurvivalshow.webs.com/
This event in it’s 4th year will this year have free instruction classes for those interested.
I hope to be running other events and hope for the NYBOL Weekend no.2. I have secured another fantastic location today.
The Wilderness Gathering 2016 Review
What can I say, well it was bigger, better and busier, it was fantastic as usual.
Big thanks are due to Roger, Dom and the team for working so hard to put it together and for overseeing it during the event. Well done guy’s and thank you.
The WG is not only a venue where you can meet new friends, it is also a venue where you can reconnect with old ones, friendships made at the WG are friendships for life. Ash, an ex army survival instructor saide to me, all I want to do is come away with just one thing new I have learned.
Well Ash I tried that but I could not do it, as I learned something new here, here, here and even there, the WG is totally unique as it is not based on commerce, it is a gathering in the true sense of the word where you can buy what you want or need from people who live the experience as they sell amongs us.
The food was excellant, the drinks Hic! Hic! the lessons and master classes well run and well attended too.
The Friday and Saturday entertainment in the evenings was fantastic and enjoyed by all.
Another great idea was moving the classroom coverings into the food court area, if I could change anything I would suggest that the food court should have a perminment covering, and I think you would also see an increase in food court foot fall and that equals more sales.
I think this year the event attracted even more families who attended for the day, and from talking to them they want to come back for the whole event next year.
Personally I wish to thank Charlie and Fiona Griffin, Mike, Clare, Megan and Michael, Gus and Clare, without whome I could not have done what I did, thank you Roger for the taxi service it really helped me.
I would also like to thank, Chris Lungdren, Paul Hughes, Pablo, Hanna, Ash, Steve, Tony, and my most loyal groupie Sheridan Coles, I love you all.
The good news is that next years event will be over 5 days, I am already counting the days.
SO get booking now! http://www.wildernessgathering.co.uk/
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The Highlander Portable Toilet Review
The Highlander Portable Toilet has a sturdy tubular steel frame and a moulded plastic seat that clips on top to hold it all together.
After use the frame and seat fold flat for easy transportation and storage. The waste disposal bag is held firmly in position by an inner plastic ring that fits inside the toilet seat.
This product has been described by buyers as the flattest fold away portable on the market.
The Highlander Portable Toilet is supplied with 6 waste disposal bags and replacement bags are also available.
(Note: the Highland Portable Toilet can also be used with the Bog in a Bag Spare Bags – the advantage being that they contain an absorbent pad that gels liquids and masks odours.)
What can I say, excuse the pun. The truth is it works, it’s as simple as that, but for me that was not the point.
For me the point was it provides a normal slice of life that matters when out in the woods for the weekend. It returns respect to the ladies and is easily accepted by the kids.
Why bother squatting or leaning against trees or being stung or otherwise, as when you must you must go so why not make it as normal as possible.
It folds up and packs flat, if you run out of the disposal bags, buy some more or simply us any plastic bag from supermarket ones to bin liners.
Dimensions when folded flat: 50cm x 34cm x 5cm (20″ x 13″ x 2″)
Dimensions of the moulded plastic seat: 33cm x 33cm (13″ x 13″)
Height of seat above floor: 36cm (14″) (a standard toilet is about 41cm (16″) high)
Max recommended user weight – 90kg
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Fresh bread on a camping trip for me is essential and it also feels like a treat, especially after a long hard day building and setting up camp.
One way to make this treat is by cooking bannock. For over a 1000 years, bannock, a simple bread made from the flour of a variety of grains, has filled the bellies of adventurers sitting around camp fires.
Its attraction is the simple base ingredients and its ease of cooking.
My favourite way to make bannock is to cook it on a stick over a camp fire.
Preparation of the Bread Dough
At home mix all the dry ingredients into a zip lock bag. You can substitute or remove some of the ingredients as you wish.
Traditional bannock was just flour and water. In my recipe, baking powder makes the bread fluffy, salt brings out the flavours, powdered milk allows the bread to brown and butter adds flavour.
You can add anything to the base to change the flavours. If you want a sweet bread add cinnamon and sugar. In the mood for something cheesy, then toss in some chunks of cheese.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp powdered milk
1 tbsp oil or butter
In camp, mix in the oil or butter (ghee). Add water slowly until you create dough the consistency of play-doh. You want a firm dough that isn’t sticky.
If you use the baking powder, set the dough aside to let it rise.
Your Camp fire
You don’t need a big fire to cook bannock.
You just need one with hot coals. I usually wait to cook bannock until an evening when I’m going to make a fire anyway, then start a fire, let it die down to red-hot coals and get it going again after I finish the bread.
Keep in mind that your bannock picks up the flavour of smoke, so select wood that you know tastes good to you. You might not be able to tell the difference, but if you have an advanced camp-cooking palate, you may.
Find a Green Wood Stick
Since, you’re going to cook the bannock on a stick, you need to gather the perfect stick.
Preferably, pick a stick that’s freshly cut, green.
Look for a stick that ranges in size from one to two fingers thick. The bigger sticks are heavier, which is a concern, because you’ll have to hold the stick over the fire for about 10 minutes.
The smaller sticks force you to make a long loaf, which makes it hard to evenly cook the middle and end. I find a stick about three fingers wide works best.
Once you have your stick, remove both the inner and outer layers of bark. Then, temper it by holding it over your fire until it becomes hot to touch.
Don’t burn the stick or your bread will take on that taste. By tempering the stick, the bread will cook from the inside as well as from the outside.
Wrap the Bannock
Take the bread dough and roll it into a snake-like shape. You’re in the woods, so it doesn’t have to look perfect. Start wrapping the dough around the stick.
As you wrap, spiral the dough down the stick and compress and spread it, so the dough is less than a half-inch thick. Any thicker and the dough has trouble cooking through.
Find a Hot Spot Above the Fire
The inside of the dough wrap needs to cook before the outside finishes, so you need to find a distance above the fire where the temperature is just right–if you hold it too close the outside will brown too quickly leaving a wet, doughy interior. Find the right distance by holding your hand over the fire. When you find a place you can hold your hand for around 10 to 15 seconds, you’ve found the right height.
Cook the Bannock
Hold the bannock over the fire at the right distance and let it cook.
Rotate the bread so all the sides cook evenly.
At first, rotate the bread more often to help stop any sag in the dough. Be careful not to allow the bread to get to close or you’ll end up burning a side.
It takes around 10 minutes to cook the bannock.
Take the Bannock off the Stick
When the bannock is finished, it should easily come off the stick. If it’s not done, the bread dough will stick making it hard to slide.
You want bread that’s dry and fluffy. To help remove the dough, rotate a small section until it breaks and pulls off. Work the rest of the bread off the stick. Enjoy.
The Simplest Survival Navigation Technique
Things happen…your GPS or compass may become lost or broken.
You may find yourself needing an alternate method of finding your bearings. You can use terrain association, if there is some readily identifiable features in view, but you really need to orient your map to a direction.
Anyone who has gone through any survival courses has been taught a variety of methods of survival navigation. Most have two problems in common, first they only apply to certain conditions, second they are a little too complicated and very easy to forget.
If you wish to use the North Star, it must be night, you need a clear night sky and must be in the northern hemisphere. The watch method of survival navigation is difficult since almost no one can remember which hand does what, and how north is indicated.
Also most people now wear digital watches without the hands on them, especially during outdoor activities. The stick shadow technique for survival navigation is simple, easy to remember and works anywhere on the planet in conditions where you can see a shadow.
The improvised Survival Navigation Technique is the simplest and most versatile method for direction finding without a compass.
It works anywhere on the planet as long as the sun throws a shadow.
Equipment needed is simple: only a stick or straight object such as a pen, and two small objects like pennies or rocks and you will be able to find north.
Step One of the Stick Shadow Technique for Survival Navigation
Place your stick or any straight object into the ground, so it throws a shadow.
Put a rock or penny at the tip of the shadow, something easily identifiable and wait 15 or 20 minutes.
Place a second object at the tip of the shadow’s new position.
Place your left foot on the first rock or penny and your right foot on the second object. Just remember that you read left to right so your left foot goes on the first object and right on the second object, or if you are military-minded you always start off with your left foot.
You are now facing north!
All you really need to remember is to place the two rocks at the tip of the stick’s shadow. Then place your left foot on the first rock and right foot on the second rock.
If you ever find yourself without a compass and in need of a little help orienting yourself, then this
The Threats We Must Face
What is the definition of threat in English: Oxford Dictionary
“A statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done”
Since the detonation of the first nuclear device the threat of a nuclear attack has grown and grown but due to the assured mutual destruction, it could be argued that the threat is less likley.
I will however state that it has not gone away at all, and in other ways is a nuclear attack on the UK from a rogue state is now a possibility.
Nuclear threats to the UK could emerge, during the next 50 years in the context of an armed conflict between the UK and a state that has the ability to threaten the UK with nuclear attack.
Both of the most plausible scenarios for such a conflict relate to the UK’s projection of conventional military power.
First, there are potential threats to the UK homeland and deployed forces that could emerge as a result of the fulfilment of its collective security obligations in defence of treaty allies.
Second, nuclear threats could emerge as a result of military involvement in regional conflicts in defence of other UK and allied interests, for example in the Middle East or North East Asia.
In both cases, an opponent might seek to manipulate the possibility that it might launch a nuclear attack on the UK in order to deter or coerce it into changing its behaviour, for example by desisting from any conventional military action.
Nuclear threats could include the possibility of attacks on UK deployed forces, seeking to weaken their operational effectiveness.
However, the central strategic threat would be the possibility of an attack on the UK homeland itself.
An opponent could also launch demonstration nuclear strikes in order to convince British leaders of the seriousness of its intent.
The liquid of life
Water covers 70% of our planet, and it is easy to think that it will always be plentiful. However, freshwater—the stuff we drink, bathe in, irrigate our farm fields with—is incredibly rare.
Only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers or otherwise unavailable for our use.
As a result, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year.
Inadequate sanitation is also a problem for 2.4 billion people—they are exposed to diseases, such as cholera and typhoid fever, and other water-borne illnesses.
Two million people, mostly children, die each year from diarrhoeal diseases alone.
This is not a third world problem alone, in the U.S. water has increased in cost 25%
How about this an Oregon Man was Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail — for Collecting Rainwater on His own Property.
Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized
Plunging water levels are beyond anyone’s control,” says another expert, James Weakley.
“Lake Michigan water is being shipped by boat loads over to China!
By using a little known loophole in the 2006 Great Lakes Compact, Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan to the tune of an estimated $500,000 to $1.8 million per day profit.
Its even on the cards that Nations will cut off rivers to prevent their enemies having access to water downstream, terrorists will blow up dams, and states that cannot provide water for their citizens will collapse.
Russia is considering becoming the world’s top supplier of fresh water as growing demand turns it into a strategic resource.
This is the future – as painted by a top US security report.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the organization that oversees US intelligence agencies such as the CIA and FBI, was commissioned by President Barack Obama to examine the impact of water scarcity worldwide on US security.
And while the prospect of “water wars” has been touted for decades, it may start to become reality within a very short time. The ODNI predicts that by 2040 water demand will outstrip current supply by 40 per cent
Attacks on computer networks are among the biggest emerging threats to the UK, the government has said.
The report highlights cyber crime, alongside terrorism and a flu pandemic, among the key dangers to UK security.
There will be an extra £500m to bolster cyber security, focused on protecting key infrastructure and defence assets.
The National Security Council has published an updated approach to national security which identifies 16 threats to the UK.
The most serious – which it is calling “Tier 1” – comprise acts of international terrorism, hostile computer attacks on UK cyberspace, a major accident or natural hazard such as a flu pandemic, or an international military crisis between states drawing in the UK and its allies.
These are some of the threats we must face and you know it is not impossible that we face multipul threats at the same time, say flooding, terror attack in mid winter. So I suggest that you dear listener start prepping now.
My ALPENLORE BUG-OUT BELT
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You can now ENJOY some of my achieved shows at this link, just look for the “UK Prepper Radio Network”
For some reason the company that hosts my radio shows has stopped working in total. I am not even sure if my archeive still exists.
Please bear with me as I am making arrangements to work with another company, and it offers even more than the last including access to my show via mobile/cell phones.
I will sort this asap
Starting this week with The First With drawl from the Seed Bank, I move on with How To Rotate Your Food Storage, the Blizzard Survival 10% Discount offer, Dirty Bombs the Facts, the Ribzwear 30% Discount offer, Fishing for Food, Home-Made Fire Starting Kits, the Wilderness121 10% Discount offer, Covert Camping, Keeping Rabbits for Food, the Midimax 10% Discount offer, The SURVIVA Body Warmer Review, This is What Your Body Needs, Bugging-Out Communications, the Buggrub 10% Discount offer, My Thoughts on IS and Radioactive Material, Why Evacuate When You Can Bug-Out? Winter Camping Tips. The Fieldleisure 10% Discount offer, Threats to our very Survival, Winter Foraging, the Hunters-Knives 10% Discount offer.