posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:00 AM
I hate to say it but I live in London, and I'm a part time prepper.
I have basic supplies and such but I'm also a realist, I'd be screwed, if something big were to happen the Government and its people would look
after themselves first, the PM and cabinet would leave by helicopter or armed cavalcade to a secure and well stocked area to 'ensure a functioning
government' (read to look after themselves first), then worry about the citizenry (all the while hoping a lot of us wipe ourselves out in the ensuing
I think the best thing to do is we are going to be in a situation is ( if you have an apartment or flat your basically buggered) is clear the loft
space and have supplies and water, sleeping bags and clothing up there, but make the downstairs look like its already been ransacked, you can lock the
doors until someone else breaks in.
If it looks like someones already been through the place then the interlopers are less likely to go upstairs as they'll be looking for food in the
kitchen more than this years fashion in the bedrooms.
My inexpert advice is insulate the loft, both with warm material and soundproofing if you can, remove the outside latch to the loft stairs and add a
rope to pull the hatch up behind you, turn off the gas and water supplies during the day and back on during the night, add blackout curtains (or at
least own them) to cover the windows during the night, sleep during the day with one on watch and if you have to go out, go at night as most people
will do the opposite, we all prefer daylight to go looking for things even in today's safe lifestyle don't we?
If the worlds going to be topsyturvy you may have to train your thinking and planning patterns to do the same, think about what YOU would do if you
were unprepared for emergency with little or no help coming from the authorities, what would you be prepared to DO in order to survive because that is
what THEY will be doing.
If you have elders your worried about move them in with you as most people in a SHTF situation will always go for the vulnerable first, they go for
the ones that can fight back as that's what I would do.
And that is the way to think "What will I have to do to keep my family alive, how far should I go? how far WOULD I go?"
There's always someone out here in webworld with some sort of advice mine could be as wrong as theirs but if you fail to plan then you plan to fail
as the old saying goes, but it doesn't matter if your in a reinforced bunker surrounded by armed guards sooner or later if the situation is bad
enough everyone will turn on every one else, those armed guards you hired? will shoot you in the back if it looks like your feeding your family and
theirs has been left to starve, that reinforced bunker full off supplies? could be your tomb if people hear about the horn of plenty in the storeroom
as they will try to storm it day in day out.
Make out your in the same boat as everyone else and that you have nothing worth stealing then their more likely to move on to the next potential
victim, the greatest weapon you have is your mind, keep it as sharp as a knife and it will help you more times that not.
Have a prioritized plan and stick to it, don't befuddle it with trying to to everything it once, need food? put it on the list, need clothing?, put
it on the list, need heat? put it on the list, need water? put it on the list, need a generator? put it on the list.
Now look at your list and see what you need the most and go after it until you got it, because if you try to go after all of them at the same time you
won't get any of it.
Just my 2 pence worth.