Dear fellow A.T.S members, Staff and all…
Having had a gut feeling as many have had for a long time now that something is a miss, not quiet right and something is coming over the horizon I
write this thread to ask for opinions & ideas. I’m stuck trying to make the decision…fight or flight.
In this thread I will include a picture that has added to my worries, I will include a couple of possible situations, problems, rough contents of my
survival kit & a few other things that I think may be relevant should we be faced with impending danger or the actual aftermath of a major disaster.
There wont be any videos included in this thread, only one picture, there will be no graphs either just ideas & worries all put forth in words.
I live on the North West Coast of England, right next to the sea & a small port in our local channel, a nuclear power station is located just up the
road but we have the Lake District on our door step to make up for the Power Station. Having worried about the end of times a lot recently I think
that our chances of survival in the aftermath of a global disaster are quite small, we seem to be such a small place with a lot of nuclear power
stations dotted around our island. Survival here will be harder than in a big country like Canada, the USA, Australia and others where there are more
places to run and hide so to speak.
Here is a small map with our various power stations located on it;
If any of these go off any way like the one at Fukushima did then I’m sure we will only be able to prolong our lives for a few years. The only
people that will be safe will be the people in the underground bunkers/facilities and the like. I’ll choose to fight or flight though to prolong my
life as much as possible.
The scenario could be any of a number of things…a pandemic…dirty bomb…marshal law…UFO’s…****** please fill in that blank as you wish. I
would appreciate your opinions, ideas, criticisms, laughs, whatever input will be appreciated.
(Mod‘s I know there are threads similar to this one but this is my own personal take on the situation and am asking for help from fellow Brits and
specifically whether to fight or use flight)
I’ve received a call from out of the blue…an uncle who owns his own security firm calls me giving me the heads up that there is approximately 10
hours until a major disaster/pandemic reaching our shores/marshal law ******* (please fill in as you wish) I manage to finally log onto Face
‘information gathering program’ book using my mobile as a modem to try and warn family and friends to which they scoff, some even laugh at the
impending danger, saying I’ve finally lost the plot, it would be all over the news by now ect etc. I then write a final goodbye for now thread on
this site warning and thanking people for being believers and for helping me on my quest to deny ignorance. I then open the door to my survival room
to check the contents of my Bergen and various items I have collected, here is a short summary of these items…
1 Bergen, 1 Small tent, A minus 45c sleeping bag, 5,000 water purification tablets(1 litre per tab), Survival Knife, Compass, Fire Lighter Flint Kit,
20 Snares, Camouflage Sticks, Telescopic Fishing Rod & Tackle, Camouflage Waterproof Suit, Cooking & Eating utensils, Steel toe caped walking boots,
Handheld CB Radio with spare batteries, 20 Ration packs, 100 Good Freezer bags, Spare shoelaces, First Aid/Med Pack Containing Strong pain killers,
Antibiotics, Wormers, Adrenalin Shot, Sleeping Tabs, Muscle Relaxants, Anti Septic solutions, Bandages, Plasters, Needles, Med Masks, Latex Gloves and
other bits & pieces too numerous to include, Canteen, Fishing wires, 2 Pairs of Socks, 2 Pairs of Combat pants, 1 good padded jumper, Soap, salt,
Gloves, Strong Working Gloves, Rope, Tin Opener, Disposable Razors, Dog Flea treatment & Worming tabs, Tweezers, Clippers, Vicks Vapour Rub, Puncture
repair kit, Magnifying glass, strong sanitizer, Smaller Day Bag (25 litre), Tampons & towels, Duct tape, Superglue, Netting, Webbing, Small tool kit,
Various seeds, Collapsible Spade, Fork, Small mirror, Machete, Small axe, Small Crow Bar, L.E.D Torch, Wind up torch with built in radio, Flares, A
pumice stone, One crossbow with bolts & 1 inflatable dingy with oars.
I decide it is time to get to the nearest car showroom, gain entry and take a land rover that has 4 wheel drive and will be able to take a beating
unlike my own small shed of a car (I‘m not condoning crime in any way but in a shtf scenario it would have to be overlooked) There are not many
cars on the road and not a police officer in sight as they are all undergoing briefings by their superiors as are the territorial army ready for
zero/lock down hour which is now eight hours and forty minutes away. I take a suitable car then head home to load up my kit, coax my 40kg of muscle
dog into the boot & write a short note to pin to my door explaining to friends, sorry but I warned you all along. I then start the car, rev the
engine, insert a CD &…
Here is where I am stuck, do I try to avoid possible road blocks and head towards either the Scottish Highlands/The Pennines or do I head toward our
channel, acquire a boat to set sail for either the Isle of Mann or Southern Island? Do I head towards an airport to try and get a last minute flight
out of here, dumping my faith full, loyal dog and most of the provisions I have with me or if we are struck by a pandemic do I ride it out in my safe
and secure home. I am at a loss as to which way to play this should this situation occur, I can sail, I was taught to hunt and survive during my
teenage years and have experience from various situations in my early twenties so would not hesitate if it was kill or be killed should such a
situation present itself and I am still quite good at evasion techniques.
I know I need to asses the situation properly as if it’s a pandemic I’d probably be better riding it out, protecting myself and quarantining
myself but please do you have you any ideas as to which path I should plan to take, am I missing any essentials, have I prepared enough or do you
think I would not survive if an impending danger was imminent. My survival room has plenty of bottled water, food, batteries and the like stored in
it too so quarantining myself would be possible.
All ideas and contributions will be appreciated, thank you all so much if you can give anything to this worried Brit’s thread.
Wishing all the best of luck in life as it is but wish you all more luck should a disaster occur.
P.S I will be off line for a bit but shall be back on later to reply to anybody who finds this thread of interest or use...
edit on 19/7/2012 by theguygeeza because: Mistake
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