Originally posted by citizenx1
reply to post by CX
I saw the trailer for this and had to laugh...
"If the electricity went off in the UK, most people would be dead within a week"
The guy is a fruitcake!
Yeah i agree that was a bit much, however i think that in winter, if the electric went off for a week, many would be very surprised at how many people
Originally posted by theguygeeza
Oh & P.S CZ if you do know where my mother & father live you're welcome to take a pop at them both as un-armed they both know Judo and if at home my
Ex Kings Own Royal Sgt Dad is armed to the teeth and enjoys pulling the trigger, he did it for a living at one point as did my Uncle, who now owns his
own 'Security Firm' They're all licensed too so feel free to have a go.
At ease soldier
......i'm not literally going to come for your mum and dad......it was a trip down memory lane to the days when if someone said
they knew your mum and dad, it was like the ultimate threat, the dread of being on the wrong end of your parents tongue when you got home was a
Good that they can look after themselves though.
Not sure i'd go shouting about having a .38 on a public forum though if you're in the UK, i'd say rule one of prepping is to stay out of trouble where
you get your preps taken away....along with you too.
Originally posted by DPrice
I'm British and I don't know anyone who thinks like this or takes people that do seriously. Seems to be a mainly American form of nonsense.
The UK gets most things that the US gets, just on a smaller scale most of the time. Just a power cut can be a major pain in the backside for more than
a day, like it or not, if you have a spare lightbulbs or candles stashed in the cupboard for such occasions, you just joined the prepping society.
If not, then lets hope your neighbours are kind-hearted souls who will help you eh?
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Last but not least is the old strength in numbers, neighbors and networking may be your best defense after all.
Eta: One last thing I'll mention is that I have walkie talkies - a set to communicate inside the house and another that a friend down the road shares
with me. The ability to alert others is something often forgotten.
edit on 25-11-2012 by Asktheanimals because: added comment
Great advice as usual....you also (if you don't mind me presuming here), seem to have a good perspective on the UK way of things.....were you once
from here or have relations here? A nice method of advice anyway.
Yes the strength in numbers thing was proven during the riots in London eventually, whole groups of residents were coming out to say, "Not in our
street!". Proved quite effective.
Walkie talkies are a great addition to your preps, i got the kids used to them years ago messing about with them over the forest or whilst doing
errands for me down the village. You just have to be aware that the indicated range doesn't actually mean it will go that far. Obstacles will reduce
that greatly in some cases.
I bought a pair of 26 mile Midland ones, but in the forest area where i live, i can probably get 2-3 miles out of them. Any more advice on the
technical side of that or recommended models would always be welcome.
Thanks again for all your replies, not everyones preps will suit us all, some will seem extreme, some will seem not enough, but i think as long as we
show enough respect for each other and learn from everyone, even if it's just one thing, we can't go too wrong.
edit on 25/11/12 by CX because: spelling