Having been brought up in Belfast N,Ireland. Through the thickest of the off the "troubles" I developed (we) quite well when it comes to a "police"
Ok maybe a bit overly paranoid but they where very dangerous times as a teenager in this part off the world.
To pass time we as freinds used to make our own radio station called "Status Quo FM" playing music and the like and be able to pass RV points the over
the air so we could meet up.
Also we developed new ideas for building our own bases for hiding and storing "stuff" for all out occupation by militery forces and practised fixing
machinery so we could develop "Survival" skills, alot off our time was spent aquiring food stuffs to store.
We where very lucky as one off our group had access too an old (empty) family farm which still had running water and gas/ electricity supply and a
large field to learn how to drive various machinery, Cars, mini buses, moter cycles.
As we lived near an active militery camp there was always plenty off helicopter activity using search lights to check the camps surrounding areas, So
we became quite apt at dodging the "Nite Sun" (and follow up patrols if spotted) as it was known then,
We where all fairly well skilled in hunting and tracking small game (lambs) and knew are area well for the likes off poaching fish and gathering wood
for the fires.
This is how i started out becoming an alround survivalist.
Next came my militery career, Which if you look at my avitere is not far off the mark for my Army trade.
I havnt done so bad in my life and still regulary check on my bug out (urban) locations, I am on the big wind down (hopfully) for early retirment so
have made plans to super insulate my home with various plans for self growing/brewing/planting must have essentials.
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