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  • Greetings from Scotland!!

    Hi.

    Just joined the group and I have to say that things look quite interesting so far!!

    I'd be interested in speaking to anyone who's got any experience in disaster preparedness, or survival skills.

    Things are a wee bit different here in the U.K.

    Hardly anyone wons a gun and, even those who do, have to have special reasons and licenses for them.

    Survivalism and retreatism isn't really that well subscribed to over here. That's why I usually end up gettin most of my information and tips from American sites. You guys seem to have it in your blood!!

    Anyhoo, if anyone wants to help a complete novice, I'd really appreciate it.

    Keep safe.

    F.

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    Welcome!...from North Carolina!

    I'm curious...are you experiencing the same economic slowdown in your neck of the woods?

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    • #3
      Welcome!

      Lots of info and skills to be learned here, it's a great site!
      "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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      • #4
        Glad to have you. Everyone has something to offer here. You will teach us a thing or two as well.
        ~Lyon~

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        • #5
          This will be a great step in connection. We can learn from you as you learn from us. I'm happy to have you aboard.
          "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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          • #6
            Welcome. What part of Scotland are you from. I spent a few weeks there several years ago. I was mostly in Aberdeen, but was fortunate enough to see quite a bit of the country, albeit briefly. It is a beautiful place, and I would think that there are some good options for bugging out if things get bad. Particularly since it sounds like there would not be many like minded folks escaping to the highlands.

            Cheers,
            Craig

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FastFranny View Post
              Hi.

              Just joined the group and I have to say that things look quite interesting so far!!

              I'd be interested in speaking to anyone who's got any experience in disaster preparedness, or survival skills.

              Things are a wee bit different here in the U.K.

              Hardly anyone wons a gun and, even those who do, have to have special reasons and licenses for them.

              Survivalism and retreatism isn't really that well subscribed to over here. That's why I usually end up gettin most of my information and tips from American sites. You guys seem to have it in your blood!!

              Anyhoo, if anyone wants to help a complete novice, I'd really appreciate it.

              Keep safe.

              F.

              Welcome Bro. I think we are more intuned because we are the big kid on the block. A lot of folks always trying to kick us down, including people within. We really look forword to your input, and Photos are always welcome!!

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              • #8
                Howdy, FastFranny! This is a super Web Site to go to for learning all kinds of great skills.
                "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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                • #9
                  Howdy FastFranny and welcome from NC on the other side of the pond :)

                  Firearms make survival and preparedness easier in some cases but you don't need them. The best course of action is to put skills in your head so you can solve any problem that comes your way.

                  A good bug out bag (or kit) is a good place to start with supplies to carry you through 72 hours. Then you can upgrade to a week, then a month, 3 months, etcl till you get to your 'comfort level' for preps...

                  I am sure you got a lot of things to share with us as well :)
                  73

                  later,
                  ZA

                  Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                  beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                  The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome fastfranny you have a great country there, plus you are the only other people to kick the brits out. I did some work in Clydebank, Glasgow, Falkirk and Edinburgh, Scotland was one of the best countries I have ever worked in and the people were the nicest even in Clydebank.

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                    • #11
                      Nice to see someone from across the pond......welcome aboard.
                      "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                      • #12
                        Welcome from UpState South Carolina! Glad to have you aboard!
                        JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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                        • #13
                          Yes, unfortunately things are starting to go quite bad her economically. Lots of long-standing businesses (50 yrs+) have been going out of business, production plants are going down to 3-day working weeks or closing and things have been quite tight all round.

                          Strange thing though, perhaps it's just because I'm not an Economist, everyone I know is still making the same amount of money, spending the same amount of money and not really curtailing on their lifestyles. Even though, it's all doom and gloom on the news. Parliament (our Senate, of a kind) is encouraging us to 'Spend our way out of the slump'.

                          A lot of people I speak to reckon it's a ploy by the Euro powers-that-be to get Britain into the European Union properly and embrace the Euro as currency. Don't mean to get all conspiracy theory on you and make you think I'm paranoid, but it's starting to look that way.

                          Probably doesn't mean much to you across the pond at the moment, but a European Union with one currency, one person in charge could make for a lot of problems for you long-term.

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                          • #14
                            Hi CJD,

                            I'm from Clydebank myself. Nice to see you got a good reception in when you were over here. Most of us are OK.

                            I've gotten together a few like-minded people. Most of us are novices. Even though, we're trying to get together sometime in March (weather's a wee bit better then) to do some outdoor work.

                            Just planning on working our way through some of the more basic skills; firestarting, shelter, wild food & game. That sort of thing.

                            There's a lot of places, even quite close by, that offer a lot of isolation from Big Brother. Water's never going to be a problem (when we get a dry day, even if it's cold, we call it 'Summer'!!) and food is quite plentiful.

                            I did a weekend retreat last year in the forests of Kippen. Managed to get myself completely lost and would probably still be wandering aroung if I hadn't eventually managed to get a reception on my mobile phone.

                            That was what really gave me the wake-up call to get my finger out and try to learn a wee bit about outdoors work.

                            Cheers,

                            F.

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