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bedford_prepper
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Post by bedford_prepper » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi

New prepper here although i've been reading, watching videos and browsing this forum for a few months now.
I'm a 32 year old guy (male) from Bedford, UK. I've been interested in prepping since about 2016 but hadn't really taken it to any serious level until recently.

I think given our situation in the UK right now, there is a lot of uncertainty and doubt and the possibility of problems down the line if brexit goes bad (like it hasn't already ;) ) so with a family including two toddlers to look after i've decided to really take it seriously and start prepping for real.

This is what I've done so far.

2 x miltec bugout waterproof rucksacks (40L) both of which contain:

Handheld UHF/VHF radio (I am studying my foundation licence too)
First aid kit
Hunting knife
Lifestraw (water purifier)
Firesteel
Suture kit (I was an army field medic and I know how to use them)
Gas cooker hob


In addition to the two bug out bags we have a bug out baby bag too containing

nappies
wipes
several clothes
a few toys

And after all that i have also stocked up on plenty of tinned food, pasta, rice, tea, coffee and sugar.
I'm also planning to make my own lithium ion battery charger so I can charge all my devices.

I look forward to talking with you all, and welcome any advice / criticism too.

izzy_mack
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Post by izzy_mack » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 am

Welcome to the forum. You sound pretty clued up already, best of luck for the next stages, your family may thankyou some day!

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korolev
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Location: Land of the South Saxons

Re: Hello All

Post by korolev » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:23 pm

Hello.

:mrgreen:

Arzosah
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Post by Arzosah » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am

Welcome, bedford prepper :) That's good to have a baby bag,since you have two toddlers... I can't imagine what the logistics would be of bugging out with such little ones... what would make you do that? Great that you have medical training,though. How about home security, how are you fixed there?
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pseudonym
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Location: East Midlands

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Post by pseudonym » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 pm

Hello and welcome to the Forum. :)
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Arwen Thebard
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Post by Arwen Thebard » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 am

Welcome and well done to you for taking the situation seriously, especially with the children to consider. There are some good folks and information avilable on here, enjoy.
Arwen The Bard

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