This Week’s Show 24th January 2019

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SHOW NOTES

The water-to-Go 15% discount offer, The Blizzard Survival 20% discount offer, The Titan Depot 15% discount offer, The Wilderness121 10% discount offer, Now you can get 10% DISCOUNT on all products at OFF GRID TOOLS, The Big5 Sauce Review, I did not know that, The Underwater Russian Threat, Prepping For Brexit, Feds admit they can’t protect electrical grid from terror. BREAK The Wilderness Gathering, The Any Beer Beef Stew, Homemade Cheese,  Nuclear Survival Course, Survival Mistakes.

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Wilderness121’s 10% discount

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Off Grid Tools 10% discount offer

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Big5 Sauces are offering a 10% discount using the code UKPreppers10 (its case sensitive), now you have just heard my review, now its your chance to try them out https://www.big5sauces.co.uk/

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The Big5 Sauces Review

Firstly, I have to say that it is very unusual indeed for me to actually like every product in a range of sauces, I mean there is always one that is too Sharpe, fruity, strong etc. but with the Big5 sauces I have found the one complete sauce range that I love, and each one was a different culinary treat.

Having the first, meant that I could not wait to try the rest, and they did not let me down.

The Durban Curry is synonymous with the well known Bunny Chow, which is traditionally a spicy tomato based mutton curry served in a hollowed out bread bowl. 

This tasty cooking sauce is packed with flavour and has a good balance of spiciness that will not disappoint.

This was the first one I tried and I was going to vote it the one I liked the best, that is until I tried the others.

It is quite possibly the tastiest curry sauce I have ever eaten, if your only experience of curry is an Indian one, then you MUST try the Durban curry, as it is nothing like an Indian curry.

Its packed full of flavour and is best served as a lamb dish as is recommended on the jar. I wish I had had double the amount as I just wanted to carry one eating this wonderful dish, it is Gluten free and vegan.

Secondly was the Fruity Malay Curry, it was oozing fruity flavours on my taste buds, and combined with chicken fillets and rice is was the complete meal. 

But the flavours were not over the top, how do they do it, its just right, my taste buds say so.

The fruity Cape Malay Curry sauce is a household name in southern Africa. The blend of fruit and aromatic spices make it a winning formula when cooked with chicken, pork, beef or lamb.

Cape Malay cuisine has its origins in South-East Asia and the Cape Malays are well known for their culinary expertise. It is also gluten free and vegan.

Next was the Roast Garlic & Chilli Paste, now this little gem lasts the longest, as unlike the others “used in one meal”, and is also vegan.

This one can be used more than once as you put 30g and a cup of olive oil into a container mix them up and then put your meat in and marinade for at least an hour, I did mine overnight, using cubed beef.

Man the taste was fantastic, spicy, of garlic and with a hint of chilli too. 

The paste had taken on an orangey shiny look in which even my eyes told me this is going to be good, and it bloody was. I have more taste explosions planned for what is left in the jar.

This is Big 5's very own Roast Garlic & Chilli paste. By using the freshest Dutch Chillies and the highest quality garlic cloves, we created a fusion of heat and intense flavours to spice up every day cooking.
When mixed with some oil, the Paste makes a fantastic marinade for spicy chicken wings, steaks and ribs. 

Lastly, and as they say not least was the Zingy BBQ Sauce, well not having the weather for BBQ's it was to the grill I turned and with great success I can tell you.

I bought a load of spare rib individually cut and grilled them for 20mins then covered them in the Zingy BBQ Sauce for a further 20 mins.

If you want to turn bland pork ribs into finger licking good, (literally) then this is the sauce for you.

This has to be the most sweet and spicy offering from Big5 Sauces, or at least tastes that way on what would normally be boring pork rib.

I loved them and they did not last long, oh!, they is enough in the bottle for more than  one rtay of ribs, yummy.

This is Big 5's take on the famous Monkey Gland Sauce (contains no monkeys or glands!!), a sauce well known by many South Africans and found in most steak houses throughout South Africa. By using specially selected ingredients, we produced this unique BBQ, or Braai, sauce.  

With a little sweet and spice thrown in, the Zingy BBQ Sauce makes a perfect condiment to slow cooked meats, bacon sandwiches, breakfasts and so-on, or it can be used as a marinade for perfect sticky ribs.
Guys I think you guessed it, it absolutely loved them, I am hooked and will be ordering more on a regular basis.
Imagine being out in the woods, you have acquired some wild game any you brought a Big5 Sauce with you, simply brown your meat pour on the sauce and cook until ready and then sit back and enjoy, better than freeze dried cardboard, no contest.
You can get your taste explosion here: https://www.big5sauces.co.uk/

The Ultimate BREXIT Survival Course

In, out, who knows, deal, no deal, delayed article 50, another referendum, a general election, YOU pick, as you know as much as the other guy.

With this course you can can make it, you will KNOW what to do, how to do it and be prepared for what ever happens.

Whether you’re a remainer or leaver, this course promises to give you all the skills you need to Survive Brexit Armageddon.

Full details below.
http://www.ukpreppersradionetwork.co.uk/the-nuclear-urban-wilderness-survival-school/

I did not know that

The US military once developed nukes that were small enough to fit into backpacks and trained suicide squads to carry them into battle.

Army chiefs created the special atomic demolition munitions – or SADMs – during the Cold War with the aim of using them against Russia if war broke out in Europe.

Teams of soldiers were trained to parachute into battle wearing nukes on their backs, before taking out strategic targets such as damns, railway bridges and arms dumps.

There was just one problem: The blast radius was so large that it would be virtually impossible for the troops to run away fast enough once the fuse had been set, making it a suicide mission.

Mark Bentley, from Wisconsin, volunteered for one of the units and said the soldiers were well aware of the risks.

He told the Army Times ‘The Army is not going to set a bomb like that and run away and leave it, because they don’t know if someone else would get a hold of it.

‘They have to leave troops there to make sure it’s not stolen or compromised, and that would just be collateral damage.

‘You didn’t go out with the thought that it was anything other than a one-way mission. If you’re Bruce Willis, you get away, but I ain’t Bruce Willis.’

Isn’t it strange that now we are trying to prevent our enemies from trying to do the very same thing.

The Underwater Russian Threat

On last weeks show I mention that Putin was not the only threat in relation to nuclear threats, as I was referring to nuclear accidents etc.

But listen to this new threat, we when I say new, that is because the MSM has only told us.

Moscow is set to deploy more than 30 underwater drones capable of carrying a two megaton nuclear warhead, which could obliterate Western ports, according to Russian state media.

Four submarines fitted with the torpedo drones, named Poseidon, will join the Northern and Pacific Russian fleets, state news agency Tass reports.

Each submarine can fit eight Poseidons, designed specifically to destroy ‘enemy navy bases’ and able to travel at up to 70 knots.

A ‘special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine’ currently under construction at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk, a port city on Russia’s White Sea, will be one of the Poseidon carriers, Tass said.

Last year, Russian state media claimed the Navy will be able to ‘mount various nuclear charges on the ‘torpedo’ of the Poseidon multipurpose seaborne system, with the thermonuclear single warhead to have the maximum capacity of up to two megatonnes in TNT equivalent.’

Speaking last month, Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles this year, saying the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon.

Prepping For Brexit

You can now buy a £300 ‘Brexit box’ full of non-perishable food to prepare for a no deal, Really, major news last week here in the UK.

The company selling the Brexit Box, a supporter of this show by the way is https://www.emergencyfoodstorage.co.uk/products/brexit-box the box contains

60 servings of main meals + 48 portions of meats + water filter + firestarter.

So are you preparing for Brexit, should you prepare for Brexit. Well If it said on the news that an extreme weather event was on the way would you prepare then? If you were told that your area was due flood would you prepare then?.

Or would you start discussing whether on not the event was going to happen in the first place, would you come home from the pub and tell you wife not to worry about the bad weather reports or the flood reports as the gut down the pub says his mate says it will not happen?

I personally feel that if a threat to me and my family is identified then it is only right and proper for me to act upon it, I mean, what if I do not prepare and it happens. I know if I prepare and it does not happen I still win as I now have extra supplies, cosy.

Yes its politics, and yes they change hourly, but the fact is that there might be shortages, street protests, riots, troops on the streets, road blockages, yellow vest demonstrations, and these alone would prevent shop and fuel deliveries getting through and that’s without any border problems that may or may not happen.

I advise you to simply prepare just in case.

Think of tinned foods, pasta, water, heating, lighting, keeping warm in your home, having a GHB in your car, just in case you cannot get home.

Let’s hope that nothing happens or changes and that it was all project fear.

But what if?

Feds admit they can’t protect electrical grid from terror

A new federal report, “Surviving a catastrophic Power Outage” warns that the United States’ response plans and resources would be hugely “outmatched” by a catastrophic power outage, which could leave society in disarray and many people dead.

“We found that existing national plans, response resources, and coordination strategies would be outmatched by a catastrophic power outage,” said the report, which was released days ago.

“Significant public and private action is needed to prepare for and recover from a catastrophic outage that could leave the large parts of the nation without power for weeks or months, and cause service failures in other sections – including water and wastewater, communications, transportation, healthcare, and financial services – that are critical.”

WND has reported for years on the threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack, or EMP, from a solar flare or a nuclear explosion above the nation.

The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council was set up right after 9/11 to advise on practical strategies for industry and government to reduce the many risks from such an event.

But the study looked at not just EMP but at any major power-system failure. And it comes just as the threats of terrorist attacks on the electric grid are rising.

PJMedia reported the newest terror threat on the power grid.

“The image shows a faceless figure in a black hoodie with the Islamic State flag holding a bomb with a lit fuse with transmission towers and lines in the background. Along the power lines is the phrase ‘Just Terror’ – the ISIS slogan for lone jihadist operations – and blood-spattered ground,” the report said. “The poster directs jihadists to ‘make a surprise for the Crusaders.’

“The infrastructure threat is uncommon in ISIS propaganda, which has focused more on knife, vehicle or gun attacks in crowded areas such as festivals or music venues. Suggested targets have ranged from well-fortified locations, such as the U.S. Capitol or UN Security Council, to soft targets with little symbolic significance,” PJMedia reported.

“At the end of last month, another ISIS-allied media group encouraged jihadists to ‘kill the infidels in ways which no one else ever used’ including ‘electricity’ among methods such as snakes, poison gas, poisoned arrows, and wild animals.”

The new NIAC report was based on interviews with dozens of senior leaders and experts, as well as an extensive review of studies and statutes.

The team recommends that the nation “design a national approach to prepare for, respond to, and recover from catastrophic power outages that provides the federal guidance, resources, and incentives needed to take action across all levels of government and industry and down to communities and individuals.”

Then, the report says, leaders need to improve understanding of “how cascading failures across critical infrastructure will affect restoration and survival.”

So what about the UK, are we better protected from the effects of EMF.

You guessed it, NO we are not.

A nuclear device detonated up to 500 miles above the earth’s surface could generate an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) with a “devastating” effect on power supplies, telecommunications and other vital systems, the Commons Defence Committee said.

It warned that countries such as Iran – which is resisting international pressure to end its nuclear programme – and even eventually some “non-state actors” could acquire the technology to mount such an attack, in a scenario akin to the plot of the 1995 James Bond film ‘GoldenEye’.

Terrorists could also build a “crude” non-nuclear EMP weapon, with the power to cause disruption over a more limited area.

But despite the vulnerability of the UK to such an attack, the committee accused the Ministry of Defence of appearing “complacent” and “unwilling to take these threats seriously”.

It said ministers should start work on “hardening” the infrastructure to protect against an EMP attack “as a matter of urgency”.

That my friends was in 2012.

James Arbuthnot, chairman of the defence select committee, called on key infrastructure to fit ‘hardened’ microchips resistant to EMP attack.

“I personally believe that it is quite likely to happen, because it is a comparatively easy way of using a small number of nuclear weapons to cause devastating damage.

“The consequences if it did happen would be so devastating that we really ought to start protecting against it now. Our vulnerabilities are huge.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It would have a far more devastating impact to use a nuclear weapon in this way than to explode a bomb in or on a city. It would, over a much wider area, take out things like the National Grid on which we all rely for almost everything. It would take out the water system and the sewage system. Rapidly it would become very difficult to live in cities – within a matter of days.”

“The defence is to build up the resilience of the electronic infrastructure by gradually replacing the incredibly delicate and vulnerable systems and chips and connections with the more hardened systems that are available at a not very expensive price during your routine maintenance.

“I wish the Government would address this with rather more energy, cohesion and focus.”

It is not only EMP weapons that have the power to wreak havoc. The committee said a naturally occurring “space weather event” caused by changing conditions in the sun’s atmosphere could have a similar effect.

The most severe example – known as the Carrington event after the astronomer who observed it – occurred in 1859 when a massive solar flare sent enormous electrical currents surging through telegraph systems causing shocks to telegraph operators and setting fire to papers.

So there you have it, the only way to protect your electronic items is build your own Faraday cage.

BREAK

THE WILDERNESS GATHERING 2019 15th to the 18th August (4 Days)

The Wilderness Gathering has over the years become a firm date in the diaries of those who enjoy bushcraft, nature and wilderness survival skills.

The show has grown into an event with something for all the family with stories and music by the campfire in the evenings and skills workshops and activities throughout the three whole days of the festival.

The Wilderness Gathering has without a doubt become the premier family event for all those interested in bush crafts and the great outdoors.

The show has bushcraft clubs for all age groups of children to get involved in plus more activities for all including den building and wilderness skills classes for all.

There are hands on demonstrations of game preparation, knife sharpening, basha boat building, bow making, greenwood working, archery and axe throwing and primitive fire lighting to name just a few.

There are talks on survival phycology, classes on falconry and wilderness survival fishing. All of these skills are there for everybody and anybody to participate in.

Even one on Nuclear survival.

You can probably pick up information on nearly all the skills needed to live in the wilderness and prosper at The Wilderness Gathering.

There is a wealth of good quality trade stands that are carefully selected to be in theme for the show selling everything from custom knives to tipis and outdoor clothing to primitive tools.

The organisers have even laid on a free service bring and buy stall where you can bring along your used and unwanted kit and they’ll sell it for you.

There are local scout and explorer groups on-site promoting the World Wide Scouting Movement as well helping out with some of the classes and site logistics.

The catering is within the theme of the event with venison and game featuring on the menus plus organic cakes and drinks.

The woodland and open field camping facilities (with hot showers) giving you the option to visit for the whole weekend or just to attend as a day visitor.

Check out www.wildernessgathering.co.uk or call 0845 8387062 you really won’t regret it.

Any Beer Stew

Any BEER beef stew is just the thing on those wintery cold days, the stew features beef, smokey bacon, onion, celery, carrots and more, all cooked and marinated in any beer you like and Worcestershire sauce for a couple of hours.

Now you have a choice pre cook at home and place portions into ziplock bags and at your campsite simply cook in the bags in boiling water until hot. And there is no washing up either.

Stew:

  • 2 lbs. stew meat/beef chunk

  • ¼ lb. applewood-smoked bacon

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 stick celery, chopped

  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 turnips, peeled and diced

  • 2 parsnips, diced

  • 4 oz. tomato paste

  • 12 oz. Any Beer

  • 4 table spoons of beef gravy/sodium beef broth

  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 sprigs thyme

  • chopped parsley

  • ½ lb of your fav mushrooms, chopped

Dumplings:

  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour

  • ½ tsp. garlic powder

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar

  • ⅔ cup milk

  • 1-2 tbsp. mixed fresh herbs, chopped

  • Make up this mix prior to setting off.

  • Directions:

  • Cook the bacon in a large pot over medium heat.

  • Remove the bacon from the pan and set it aside, but leave the grease in there.

  • Season the meat with salt and pepper and cook it in the pan until it’s browned.

  • Set the beef aside.

  • Cook the onion, celery and carrots in the same pan until soft. Add a bit of oil if needed.

        • Now add the tomato pasta and stir.

        • Pour the beer and Worcestershire into the pan and let it come to a simmer. Stir the entire time.

        • Place the beef back into the pot and add the beef stock, bay leaf and thyme.

        • Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours.

        • After the 1 1/2 is up add the carrot, parsnips, and turnips and let it cook for another half an hour, covered.

  • Make sure to also remove the bay leaf and thyme. If the entire stew is too thick, add more beef stock.

        • Toss in the mushrooms and cook for 10 mins, uncovered.

        • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and garlic powder. Add the shortening until the mixture looks like crumbs, then stir in the cheddar cheese and milk.

        • Turn the dough into small balls and throw them into the stew. Cover the pan and cook on medium/low heat for 25 minutes.

Homemade Cheese

What you will need

4 litres of whole milk, 1 pinch salt, 1 large lemon, juiced

What to do

1. Pour the milk into a large pan, and stir in a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over medium
heat, stirring occasionally to prevent the milk from scorching on the bottom of the pan.

2. When the milk begins to boil turn the heat off then stir the lemon juice into the milk, the
milk will then curdle.

This may take 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Line a sieve with a cheesecloth, now pour the milk through the cloth to catch the curds.
What is left in the cheesecloth is the Farmer’s Cheese. The liquid is the whey.

 4. Gather the cloth
around the cheese, and squeeze out as much of the whey as you can. Then I find it best to suspend the cheese cloth over the sink for example.

5. When it has stopped dripping, I put it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge.

Why not try using herbs or other flavourings like orange or lemon zest..

 Nuclear Survival Course

Why not book onto my Nuclear Survival Course, it based on my experience and training as an NCO in the Royal Observer Corps and my recently published book The Complete Nuclear Survival Guide.

The next course runs on the 12th, 13, 14th of April at the best government training site in the UK in North Yorkshire. Full details are available here http://www.ukpreppersradionetwork.co.uk/the-nuclear-urban-wilderness-survival-school/

Survival Mistakes

Wilderness survival techniques are arguably a matter of life and death. Turning into a self-sufficient survivor does not happen at the snap of a finger.

It takes knowledge, proper gear, and preparation. By planning for the worst before it happens you could be saving your life and other’s.

According to some of the top wilderness survival websites, there are eight common mistakes that can cost you big in the wild. The first is no shelter, which really turns into a double barrelled mistake. If you do not have a proper shelter with you or lack the knowledge to build one with what is around you-you might be in trouble.

It is vital to create a shelter that keeps you dry and limits exposure to the elements, especially the wind.

The second biggest wilderness survival mistake is being caught without a working navigational tool. It is easy to get turned around in the middle of thick bushes and trees. A map and a compass are failsafe standards any wilderness adventurer should pack.

Thanks to technology, a GPS is a handy tool as well. GPS devices are small, compact, and generally able to work for a descent timebperiod if kept at full charge. Keep navigational tools with you at all times.

Learning how to utilize cardinal directions by the sun and stars is also
beneficial.

Another common mistake that can cost you is lack of knowledge and preparation.

There are five key things you should be knowledgeable of first:

How to build shelter

How to signal for assistance

What is safe to eat and how to find it

How to build and maintain a fire

How to locate water and safely prepare it

Never underestimate the risk factor. The most innocent of outdoor excursions-fishing, hiking, hunting-can turn into a wilderness survival situation. Always be prepared.

Don’t be caught with the wrong clothing. A rule of thumb is to always dress in layers, making the outer layer warmer than what you should need. Research indicates that most hypothermia cases develop in temperatures over 40 degrees Fahrenheit thanks to lack of proper clothing.

Water is essential to survive.

The problem is finding drinkable water. Waterborne organisms can cause severe diarrhoea and vomiting, which increases dehydration. Carry a supply of pure drinking water along with the ability to filter water by boiling, chemical tablets, or filters.

Finally, be sure to have a signal plan and know how to create and maintain a fire. Almost any outdoor/camping supplier has sections dedicated to signal devices. Whistles, mirrors, high beam torches, and fire starting devices are all easy to carry signal devices. Couple these with learning how to create your own emergency signal by using trees, rocks, dirt, or even snow.

Fire is vital to wilderness survival. It can warm, protect, and heat food or boil water. You can even use it to signal for help.

Do not underestimate learning how to make and maintain a fire. Take time to prepare
for your outdoor excursions and you will be able to tackle whatever kinks come
your way.

When it comes to survival skills, the smallest of mistakes could have a huge impact on your ability to stay safe.

However, there are a few things which can help to avoid making such mistakes, and will ensure that your survival skills are as effective as possible.

If you find your survival skills being put to the test unexpectedly, then the natural reaction can be to panic.

However, this is often the worst thing you can do, as you need to be thinking as clearly as possible in such situations.

You might not be able to simply google ‘survival techniques’ whilst checking your facebook page and playing cheeky bingo, but if you have done your research, then you will already be well prepared.

You simply need to keep a clear head, and remember all the skills which you have learnt.

Often, people panic the most when it comes to putting up a shelter, and tend to rush the process. In actual fact, it is worth spending extra time making sure that your shelter is safe and secure, and unlikely to collapse without warning, OH! And water and wind proof as well.

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