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by Arwen Thebard
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38767

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Nothing better than sitting in a nice warm greenhouse, trimming tomato plants, during a thunderstorm. :D And then Mrs A turns up with mug of tea and it just got even better. :lol: Turned out my first pot of spuds this morning. They had clearly laid over and had enough and we had a pretty good result...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

"Try the Yorkshire moors instead - I've been there once and it looked like home to me. Much the same terrain only flatter." The whole Kielder - Pennines - Moors areas are fabulous places also, I agree not dissimilar to some parts of the Highlands. "The Highlands have an Arctic climate in winter and...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

I think if half the population of the Highlands decided to move en masse to some of the wee villages in the SE of England then you'd see things differently. Scotland is not a playground for English preppers, I'm not being rude, just blunt and honest. Try the Yorkshire moors instead - I've been ther...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

"if we sacrifice some of the single members of the community to marry into the nearby Scottish population..."

Aye, there are some bonny wee lassies just waiting for you.... :shock:



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by Arwen Thebard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

I am sure we all have different ideas on an "ideal" location, but I guess the fundamentals are going to be much the same. I would suggest that the scenario we might envisage ourselves being in at any given time would influence the choice of region, area and property. A complete societal breakdown WR...
by Arwen Thebard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

For anyone who didnt know the meaning of the word "Lebensraum" (That would be me :oops: )

The geopolitical concept of Lebensraum (German for "living space") was the idea that land expansion was essential to the survival of a people. (Wiki)
by Arwen Thebard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

"House prices would be important - southern prices are tough for many homeowners from outside the area." Yes indeed, very important given the type(s) and size of properties many would be looking for. It has been suggested that in the future, the more Southerly parts of the UK would see worst impact...
by Arwen Thebard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

Okay...in the effort of trying to move the convo forwards... The right location would be essential for me. What town/village ideas do any of you have? Any idea of whereabouts in the UK? Pros vs cons. or if you can think of no particular examples...what amenities would you need in the village/town? ...
by Arwen Thebard
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3349

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

Welcome back Arzosah. :D I'm coming to the conclusion that many people are saying much the same thing. We all live somewhere now, we just have neighbours that we didn't choose in most cases. We (mainly) all seem to place great value on privacy and "own-space". Some of us get deeply involved in commu...
by Arwen Thebard
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are you harvesting?
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: What are you harvesting?

Been picking decent quantities of cherries, raspberries and a few strawberries already and the loganberries have been abundant this year. Black berries look to be ready soon, but gooseberries and red currents are looking poor. Had a couple of stems off the rhubarb last week to clear the way for the ...