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jansman
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Post by jansman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 am

A rule here is that we do not discuss,' Self Defence.' Under UK law being ' Equipped' to deal with a potential threat is illegal,as it is pre meditated.Here at UK Preppers we do not discuss illegal matters.How you deal with your domestic situation is your business,and yours alone.Thankyou.
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Nurseandy
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Post by Nurseandy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:01 am

Hi Spike & welcome. Bit intrigued and not wanting to be negative but you say you live in a tower block? What's your plan for water for a year? If it all goes belly up then the water treatment plants & pumping stations will be out of commission so no water coming out of the taps. Thinking about it I suppose it is possible to store enough water for a year (2 litres/day x 365 = 730 litres) but that's a lot of weight on your floorboards!
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Arzosah
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Post by Arzosah » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:43 am

Partly my bad, jansman, I did ask about how self defence (amongst other things) connected in to being disabled.

Spike, thanks for the feedback on your experiences in Japan.
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Spike_Polite
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Post by Spike_Polite » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:25 pm

Hello Nurseandy
I have plenty of plastic water containers and I don't need to worry about weight I have solid concrete floors in my flat. I hope a flat higher up becomes available I would move into that and with the large roll of visqueen sheeting I have I can set up rain collectors on the roof running the water in a pipe and down into 2 water butts in my flat then the water is ready to purify.

Nurseandy
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Post by Nurseandy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:39 pm

Hello Spike, fair do's. Certainly well thought through.
Have you ever heard of something called a "waterbob"? It's a plastic liner you put in the bath which allows you to transform it into a water tank (the waterbob has a lid), that'd be another ~300 litres.

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Spike_Polite
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Post by Spike_Polite » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Yes I've heard of them very useful but I had my bath taken out and turned my bathroom into a wet room.
I also have a river that runs along one side of the tower block usually 2 ft deep, 25 ft wide. The river has been narrowed with walls as high as 20 ft giving a barrier and constant water.
I want to be able to stay put as long as I can and be well prepared with a plan when or if I have to go outside or bug out.

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