posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 07:27 AM
But they soon stop when the s*** hits the fan
Ive noticed a lot of people call survivalist "paranoid" and/or "crazy" but when there is a major incident who will have the last laugh??
I have always had an interest in survival in all its forms... i have basic kit for most situations but i do not walk the streets with a twitch in my
eye and shaking hands hehe
I just think that there is so many things that can knock us back to the stone age we owe it to our familys to be prepared.
There is a whole list of life changing events that are possible...
I work in London and was often mocked by my colleagues for having an "emergancy" bag in my locker. This bag consists of full NBC protection and
various other short term survival kit. I was often called paronoid and labelled a nutter (although this was not malicious but good hearted ribbing
which i laughed off)
Then on the 7th of July 2005, while sitting at my desk, i see the first reports of a terrorist attack coming in to the BBC website. I walked calmly to
my locker and removed my bag, walked back to my desk, picked up the phone (landline cos most of the mobile networks had shut down) and called two
friends who work at a central London hospital. I asked for a list of injurys that were coming in... was it all impact/blast/burn injurys or were there
any strange symptons... High levels of vomiting/strange blisters/nervious system problems etc...
The first friend said he had not heard of anything suspicious and the second said she would check it out and call back... When i got off the phone
everyone was looking at me... but they were not laughing... they were visably sh**ing themselves. I felt sorry for them but what could i do? My
priority was survival so i could get back to my family and get a plan into action. Then i was bombarded with questions... "you think its chemical?
should we go to the basement? can i use the lifts?? I just said to be calm and wait... I removed my S10 and unwrapped a filter which i screwed on (i
done this under my desk so as not to creat a panic) I also unwrapped a Chemical detection paper and stuck it to my desk. About 20 minutes went buy and
my phone rang... the tension was so high in those few second of the phone call... My friend said that so far all injuries seemed be normal burns/blast
etc... There was massive relief all round... But i still kept my bag close to me for the rest of the day. It was caos in London and seeing as the NBC
threat was minimum i decided to stay put until things calmed down.
Now no one laughs at me... in fact i have ordered kit for about 5 people in work who do not want to get caught out in the future.
7/7 was a terrible day for Londons but it illistrated to me just how unpreparred and reliant on the government the average Londoner is.