Originally posted by The Todal
I love this thread. Funniest thing on ATS. All this chest beating, sweaty, back to basics people.....Troll, dribble,..nukes...horses..Ray
Mears...Rape..Curfew.. More dribble..etc
..Enough of the macho chestbeating eh ? You havent even started working out the logistics.
First of all,forgive the paraphrasing as I really couldn't be bothered to answer your 'points' individually
You sound like a perfect of example someone who wouldn't survive a playstation breakdown,let alone a major 'situation'.
Now assuming you ARE actually interested in the topic let me give you a few pointers ...
1)Survivalism is greatly dependent upon ATTITUDE..The will to survive is paramount...
2)PREPARATION is crucial.. A lot of guys here DO sound ready and prepared.
You are basing quite a lot of arguments about escaping TO your place of safety AFTER the event has occurred..WAY TO THINK AHEAD!!.
3)KNOWLEDGE is a powerful tool.. You give an example of surviving on Rabbits.. This is quite comical,You obviously haven't heard of 'Rabbit
starvation' (They do not contain enough vitamins to 'survive on')..
4)UK has a naturally habitable climate and terrain.
It is neither frozen,desolate or arid. If you can't survive here then you probably wouldn't stand a chance anywhere else.
Surrounded by water for fishing.
Numerous lakes and rivers for water.
No seriously poisonous animals or creepies.
Never more than a few hundred yards away from scores of edible plants and insects..
So in conclusion to your little 'presentation' and the original OP question..
No!! Survivalism isn't as rife in the UK as the US.
Due to many people suffering from apathy and addiction to luxury.
Imagine if the original settlers quit discovering the wild west because THEIR bums hurt from saddle sore.
That's got to be the saddest points I've ever heard.
(Runs away beating his chest to fight Ray Mears for the last piece of maggot,nettle and berry souffle)