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by BadgerSE
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Micro survival kits
Replies: 12
Views: 2803

Re: Micro survival kits

Personally my opinion is they are gimmicky. I don't see how they could be any better for you or would make you better prepared then, say, carrying a survival tin which is only a bit bigger and can fit more gear in them. If you were literally on the brink of a no-hope situation and you only had a car...
by BadgerSE
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Hot Cans - Anyone tried them??
Replies: 21
Views: 7659

Re: Hot Cans - Anyone tried them??

Ive had these before at work. They are not amazing to be honest but they serve a purpose I suppose. Wouldn't buy lots of them - they are expensive for what they are. And yea as previously said British MOD ration packs and US MRE'S are a better investment if that's the sort of thing you're after. Als...
by BadgerSE
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Nuclear War The Facts On Our Survival: Peter Goodwin
Replies: 4
Views: 2106

Re: Nuclear War The Facts On Our Survival: Peter Goodwin

There is only 1 other copy of this book I can see on fleabay item number 191818790905 if you're interested. Alternatively I saw that Amazon sells them too mostly second hand. I have the US Army Manual FM21-76 which covers a small section on nuclear survival and yes, you're right - Lofty Wiseman's SA...
by BadgerSE
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Nuclear War The Facts On Our Survival: Peter Goodwin
Replies: 4
Views: 2106

Nuclear War The Facts On Our Survival: Peter Goodwin

I bought this book on fleabay for a cheap £2.50 plus £1 postage second hand. One of my preps is for nuclear war, a controversial subject that I am also fascinated and curious about. Although this book is over well 30 years old now it is actually still surprisingly relevant to today's worries, politi...
by BadgerSE
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? Part 3.
Replies: 903
Views: 170932

Re: What preps are you doing this week? Part 3.

Bought a load more new/ second hand survival, bushcraft, prepping type books to boost my reading material. Although I love the convenience of PDF's and electronic reading I still prefer good old fashioned physical copies of books and studying them.

I've also completely overhauled my EDC.
by BadgerSE
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Pastwords
Replies: 12
Views: 4086

Re: Pastwords

preparedsurrey wrote:
Captain Darling wrote:If civilisation collapsed, no FB...
Something to look forwards to post apocolypse then!)
Amen to that.
by BadgerSE
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Vehicle preps
Replies: 35
Views: 14776

Re: Vehicle preps

Besides the fact that checking your car before any journey is well worth it's weight in gold to make sure it's safe to drive and road legal, ultimately checking your car (especially before a long journey) is worth doing just because it's your life and others at stake if something goes wrong on the r...
by BadgerSE
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: I thought I was prepping
Replies: 35
Views: 11188

Re: I thought I was prepping

Some good advice knocking around here. I think what you are having waves of is "usual life routines". Everyone has a life outside of prepping and everyone has a different way of prepping. I must admit I am guilty of that myself 100%. I've got a nice little stock pile going on, more than the average ...
by BadgerSE
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Off grid living 30's style
Replies: 15
Views: 4196

Re: Off grid living 30's style

I take my hat off to people who want to "live the experience" and get a feel for what it would have been like back then. However I do find this slightly strange in my opinion - the bit where she has an actual Anderson shelter and uses it to run to, as she put it "This is my Anderson shelter keep me ...
by BadgerSE
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Foodbuckets
Replies: 10
Views: 3371

Re: Foodbuckets

This is no refection on you, EMT, but make your own food bucket. It's cheaper (my 25 ltr bucket with my rations has cost me around £50) and you put your own personalised contents in it - which in my mind is a no brainer as you know exactly what you are getting. I have long life energy sweets, comfor...