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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: nonspecific
I think the power will just go out one day.
Many are just not geared up without electricity, heck many would just die from not being able to look at their phone every five minutes.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
my replies to thes threads are directed at no-one and everyone
if you feel yourself taking umbrage at my comments - then I sugesst you re-appraise your own position
I am just here to inject a bit of reality to proceedings
now that's clear heres a few " obvious " facts that seem to get forgotten in these gung ho threads
1 - you are not the only peson who has thought of your " brilliant plan " - sorry to burst your bubble
2 - the owners of the boats dotting the UK marinas are VERY likely to be planning to bug off shore themselves [ heck I even made a thread on the topic ]
3 1424 square miles is only 37 miles * 37 miles from each face of the " square " its only 17 miles to the centre - a fit person will be there in one day - a muppet 2 .
4 unless actively killed - the " useless eaters " will still survive for at least 2 weeks in all but the worsrt winter condition - and they will spread from ALL population centres like a plague of locusts
carry on - these threads are always entertaining
originally posted by: khnum
FOOT HYGIENE AND GOOD FOOTWEAR,without these your stuffed in a climate like yours in short order.
originally posted by: liteonit6969
a reply to: samerulesapply
Great thread, some very good info. I feel with defence etc it is more difficult here in the uk than the US given the strict gun laws, but maybe this could be an advantage given that when not many people are armed being well trained with a bow will give you an edge at long distances.
As mentioned earlier by some people medical issues are a big concern in my preparations. My 7 year old has hydrocephalus and has a shunt to take fluid from the brain to her stomach. She is ver intelligent and healthy other wise. However she is dependent on the shunt functioning. When it blocks or becomes infected it need replaced. In this situation im unsure what to do. If I cant reach a neurosurgeon which is very very likely due to hospitals being a no go area then should I at least attempt to train myself to do a makeshift operation. Is it better to let her suffer then die or operate and if goes wrong then she will die. Or if it works I wont have to top myself due to guilt .
Horrible situation where I feel I have no control over what will happen in this scenario. But then again it cant be that hard to be a make shift neurosurgeon educated off some medical papers online .