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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Show Content 13th April 2014

Show Notes
I start this week with the Blizzard Survival Discount Offer, Ribz Discount Offer, Wilderness121 Discount Offer and Field Leisure’s Discount offer, THE BUSHCRAFT SHOW, EMP, Survival Thoughts, Support these Companies, Fish Antibiotics for Humans and why not?, Preppers are we clever or not?, Freshwater Fish and Chips, more companies to support, Smarter Preppers, How to survive a Chemical attack, Starting a prepper group Further Companies to Support, Chemtrails, Pine bark, You should stockpile these items, Preparing to Survive, ELEVENTH WILDERNESS GATHERING

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In many adventure outdoor activities it can be critical to the sport to have the ability to reach essential gear fast without the removal of a backpack. Simplicity is the foremost purpose of the front pack but there are many additional benefits as well.
Weight distribution and balance is a key element in the utility of the front pack. Shifting weight forward in situations when carrying heavy loads can be critical to the comfort and balance of an individual.
Backpacking is a sport where in many situations it is critical to both minimize and maximize the contents of your load for a longer or lighter duration of stay. The ability to move small amounts of weight to the frontal region significantly reduces overall stress on a person’s shoulders and back.
Moving a small amount of heavy equipment forward to a front pack can allow for an individual to either maximize or minimize the overall load contained in a backpack.
In all there are unlimited uses for the front pack. Front packs are the best compliment to any outdoorsman’s gear when accessibility, functionality, mobility and simplicity are required.
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When: 24-26 May 2014
Where: Catton Hall, Derbyshire
The Bushcraft Show is set to enthral and entertain families and individuals of all ages in a celebration of all things bushcraft over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Visitors are travelling from around the world to attend the most exciting, entertaining and educational bushcraft event of the year.
The show provides an all-inclusive experience that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world…
Why? We have Massai Warriors from the Rift Valley Kenya who will entertain and teach you some of their Massai ways; from cultural dancing to native beadwork, find out if you have what it takes to be a Massai Warrior. CODY LUNDIN, co-host of Discovery Channel’s television series Dual Survival and author of 98.6 Degrees and When All Hell Breaks Loose is coming from the USA to teach his skills in a hands-on practical manner. Also coming over from the USA is DAVID SCOTT-DONELAN who is regarded as one of the world’s most effective and capable tracking instructors, sharing knowledge and experience gained over almost 50 years.
Very few people have the skills to match JOHAN SKULLMAN’S outdoor knowledge. As an officer in the Swedish Armed Forces, he has spent over 30 years in nature’s most unpredictable environments.
He is the author of classic books such as, Soldat I fält (Soldiers in the Field) and Vintersoldaten (Winter Soldier) that are still used in the Swedish Armed Forces. Today he works at Fjällräven as an equipment expert and test manager and he will be sharing his skills and expertise at the show.
John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, author of The SAS Survival Handbook, says he wouldn’t miss coming to the
Bushcraft Show for the fourth year running! This survival expert led numerous operations including the SAS Counter-Terrorist Team that ended the Iranian Embassy siege in London and brought the SAS into the media spotlight, he also ran the SAS Survival School and trained the first members of the US
Green Berets who returned to the USA to form the famous Delta Force (US Special Forces).
We have the author and living legend of British canoeing RAY GOODWIN teaching you how-to pack a boat and the art of portage, hear his personal accounts of bushcraft on his inspirational canoe trips and wilderness journeys and you can even take a tuition session with him! Tracking Expert PERRY MCGEE, son of the late Eddie McGee author of No Need to Die, will be teaching you essential tracking skills on a variety of terrains. In addition, there are many leading bushcraft, wildlife, woodland craft and survival experts on hand at the show.
If that’s not enough you can experience numerous activities, demonstrations, talks and see a host of trade stands, specialist instructors, expert speakers and so much more... all in a wonderful setting, with like-minded folk. Whether you’re a bushcraft enthusiast, love the outdoors or simply want to learn more about this fascinating topic, there is something for everyone!
There’s plenty for the children to do - Stories from the Wild Man of the Woods, Birds of Prey, Craft
Activities, Woodland Games, Low Ropes Course, Weaving and Whittling, Knife Safety classes and much more...
You will be able to track animals in the woodland and find their prints and signs without disturbing the animals, learn about all types of plants and wildlife with one of the many bushcraft experts, see a wonder of nature as a Land Rover is pulled by blades of grass! There are activities running throughout the whole weekend and with most of them included in the price of your ticket, it really is great value for money!
Hold the world’s most extreme animals in your hands, cuddle a cockroach, snuggle up to a snake and tame a tarantula, there’s Open Canoeing, Archery, Axe Throwing, Campfire Cookery,
Tracking, Fire lighting, Star Gazing and Storytelling. And, that’s not all 4X4, Raku Pottery Firing,
Whittling Sessions, Campfire Music, Wilderness First Aid, Bushcraft Career Advice, Expedition
Preparation, Competitions, Rifle Shooting, Flint Knapping, Game Preparation, Woodland Crafts and so much more! Add to this delicious locally sourced food, local ales, evening entertainment in the Tipi’s and an evening campfire surrounded by newfound friends.
“We just can’t wait!” says Simon Ellar show organiser, "We have created a show that cannot be experienced anywhere else, with such talented and skilled outdoors people gathered together in one place to learn from one another and most importantly, have fun!
We specifically placed the show in the half-term week to open up the event to families. As a father of four, it is important to me that the show includes as many children’s activities as possible to encourage children to learn new bushcraft skills and increase their love of the outdoors, moving them away from indoor activities which usually involve technology."
The Bushcraft Show this year has a new location at the stunning and privately owned Catton Hall
Estate, ideally situated in the centre of England, in Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire. The 250 acre Estate has been owned by the same family for over 600 years and is perfectly laid out for The Bushcraft Show 2014, having a 10 hectare Showground and Campsite surrounded by a lovely deciduous woodland with the River Mease to one side and exclusive access to an exquisite lake and the River Trent.
The show is sponsored by a select number of outdoor companies whose support helps to make the show a great success, our thanks to this year’s sponsors; Woodland Ways, 1948 Original Equipment,
Nordic Outdoor, BG Craghoppers and Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine.
With only three days to try all the activities at the show, it is set to be a fun-filled weekend full of adventure and discovery!
Information about The Bushcraft Show – including: tickets, prices, timetables, accommodation, the full entertainment programme and details of the wonderful location are available at: or call 0333 4567 123 (option 2)
3. The Bushcraft Show is run by Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine
What comes to mind when thinking about possible attacks on the UK? For most people images of a nuclear missile or another terrorist attack are conjured up. But, there are a variety of possible methods of attack -- of which an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a particularly devastating example.
In today’s modern technically dependent world electronics are used to control, communicate, compute, store, manage, and implement nearly every aspect of UK civilian systems. Basically it is obvious what we already know from experiencing a day or two without power following a summer thunderstorm or winter ice, we need electricity to function as we do now.
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), released from a detonated nuclear weapon high in the atmosphere, could temporarily disable nearly all electrical systems in a geographic area larger than Europe.
And by estimated scenarios “temporarily” is not one or two days. It could last several months or even years. Our power grid is incredibly massive, but also incredibly interconnected. This leaves our electrical infrastructure quite vulnerable.
EMP attacks are particularly dangerous for several reasons. First, the materials necessary for a small mechanism are relatively easy to obtain, and it is not difficult to construct. Also, it would be hard to detect an individual in possession of a small EMP weapon.
A larger weapon has the advantage of a large target area. Perfect accuracy with an EMP is not necessary. Further, because it is not directly harmful to human life, retaliation is less likely.
Finally, given that terrorist groups and nations in developing countries are less dependent on a massive electrical grid than the UK and Europe, the idea of an EMP attack might be particularly attractive to states such as North Korea and Iran.
Even a small EMP attack would at least cause significant economic damage, especially if detonated in a populated area. A larger attack has of course the potential to be catastrophic.
But how likely is an EMP attack? Well at this point, the technology for a large-scale attack is very young. Most believe that nations such as Iran and North Korea do not have the technology yet. And some even claim that a future attack is very unlikely.
But others argue, for the reasons given above, that this threat is much more real than a nuclear-armed ICBM landing on the UK or Europe.
Proponents of a missile defence system point to this threat as further evidence that such a system is vital for our security.
In addition to the threat from rogue states, China and Russia have been building up EMP programs.
Some experts state that this renewed effort could prompt another arms race. Recent political tensions between the U.S. and these countries have only increased these worries. Additionally, recent strings of cyber-attacks on American corporations and official government websites have led to speculations about a foreign, state-sponsored actor.
Though the origins of most of these cyber-attacks remain officially unknown, accusations and diplomatic strains have grown over the last several years.
Despite ample warning from many reliable sources, including both the Space Commission and the EMP Commission, little has been done since the collapse of the Soviet Union to defend the United States, Europe or the UK against an EMP attack. I would say that as a country we are woefully unprepared. 
How long will the effects last?
This depends on many factors, including the type of EMP attack, the area in which the attack occurred, the strength of the electromagnetic radiation burst, the size of the weapon, and the height of detonation.
The consequences of a non-nuclear, localized EMP attack would likely not last a long time, and enough area of Northern Europe would be unharmed so that efforts to fix damaged areas would succeed quickly.
The answer changes drastically for a nuclear EMP. Scientists agree that a nuclear EMP detonated 200 miles above Northern Europe could wipe out the entire electrical grid for that area.
Time estimates for infrastructural repair range from months to years.
Western society has grown so dependent on computer and other electrical systems that we have created our own Achilles' heel of vulnerability, ironically much greater than those of other, less developed nations. 
When deprived of power, we are in many ways helpless, as normal blackouts have shown. In most cases, power was restored quickly because adjacent areas could provide help.
But a large-scale burnout caused by a broad EMP attack would create a much more difficult situation. Not only would there be nobody nearby to help, it could take years to replace destroyed equipment."
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Fish Antibiotics for Humans and why not?
I have for many years advocated the use of animal antibiotics for humans at any time but especially when SHTF.
There seems to be a myth that they are not safe or that they would not even work. Well I will let you into a secret, they are all made by the same companies in the same factories and even have the very same ingredients.
I know many preppers who either have a supply of antibiotics or are in the process of stocking up, I mean what are you going to do when the doctors, chemists, and hospitals cease to function?
So are Fish Antibiotics for Humans Safe?
So as I have said before on this show and in many other places fish antibiotics are a very popular subject within prepping and survival circles today. I think that one reason for this is that to actually get antibiotics from your doctor right now is not easy at all, and I very much doubt that your doctor would ever let you have enough to stock up on, so many are attempting to source an alternative that:
Is effective for curing infections in humans
Is readily available to ordinary people
Is available in larger quantities than the single doses that are normally prescribed
However I have to say from the start that if you decide to go down this route you should go onto the internet for example and research the subject and even seek medical advice from a doctor. I must caution you against taking my advice as read,, I am not a doctor and I have reached my conclusions as a result of my own research and this is my opinion, all I am suggesting is that you take the same road.
But are fish antibiotics safe for us to use?
Well firstly we must consider what ingredients are in fish antibiotics and what are in Human antibiotics and what does are available and how that may affect the does we should take.
As many of you know I have had serious heart problems and to some degree I still have these problems today. This has meant that in the past I am susceptible to chest infections having had three since Christmas this year, I therefore am well aware of antibiotics, their use and dosage.
So it did not surprise me at all that the very same antibiotics that I had been prescribed at one time or another are the very same one used on fish.

Fish Antibiotic Name
Fish Antibiotic Ingredients and Dosage
Human Antibiotic Ingredients and Dosage
Fish Mox Forte
500mg 3x per day
Fish Flex Forte
250-500mg every 6 hrs
Fish Zole Forte
500-750mg 3x per day
Fish Flox Forte
500mg every 12 hrs
Fish Pen Forte
500mg every 6 hrs
Fish Cillin
500mg every 6 hrs
I have to say that finding this out shocked me for many reasons least of all how cheap they were in comparison to the very same antibiotic being sold to humans.
So you can see that these readily available antibiotics appear to be both the same ingredient and in many cases the same dosage as those offered to humans from pharmacies.
What else do we need to research when considering Fish Antibiotics for Humans?
I think the main question that come to me is, what else is in the tablet? As let’s be honest anyone buying and taking one of these products wants to know if it also includes a fish health supplement that has not been used by humans.  
So you must make sure before you buy that the only ingredient in the capsules is the antibiotic that you want such as:
  • Amoxicillin
  • Cephalexin
  • Metronidazole
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Penicillin
  • Ampicillin
You must also make sure that the dosages are appropriate to what is recommended by a doctor or a well-respected medical source.
As with all preps you must store antibiotics properly – they should be kept in a cool, dark place with the original seal intact until needed. Keep an eye on the usage date.
Warning: consider any allergies – A percentage of the population is allergic to Penicillin and its derivative medicines.  Be aware of all medical allergies for anyone you are making a Bug out Plan for.
The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria in modern society is a major threat to modern medicine, in fact after major open heart surgery in 2003 I caught one of those super-bugs and my consultant told me way back then that he doubted that in 10 to 15 years’ time that he would be able to treat the same infection. .  
The frequent use of antibiotics in both humans and animals has accelerated this trend.  Best practice is to use these drugs only when necessary.
Where can you buy fish antibiotics, well firstly you do not need a prescription at all, so your local pet shop has them and of course do not forget the internet.
  1. Ebay - Fish Antibiotics
Stockpiling medication for a future disaster or a collapse of society is straightforward when it comes to non-prescription medications such as ibuprofen and other common pain killers. They are cheap to buy and readily available.
However, it is not so simple to acquire and stockpile prescription medications such as common antibiotics which are required to treat infections.
To have a stockpile of antibiotics in a long-term survival situation or a collapse of society would be useful if not vital.
Infection will be a big problem in these kinds of situation; for example – take away our power, water/sanitation and food supplies; replace them with – fires/camp stoves, survival food and untreated water.
On top of this, give us knives, axes and guns (which we are largely unaccustomed to using) to chop wood, hunt and defend ourselves and it is easy to see the need to have access to antibiotics.
Preppers are we clever or not?
What do we really want from a Prepper website and what do we really NEED from a Prepper website?
The answer can be very different.
Here a few of important points that we must consider, however it would take a book just to cover all of the concerns people have.
I have looked at loads of Prepper Websites and I am wondering how many people will actually survive SHTF.
A lot of these prepper websites are written by keyboard warriors who read books or watch a film and think that this makes them an authority on survival, sadly most of their readers will fail at a time when failure is not an option.
While there are some great sites "out there" written by people who live the life they preach about, there are many more "money making" web sites offering their weekly "prepper fix" often without giving out any real quality information.
So what questions should you be asking in order to learn and survive?
This is dangerous to your long term health and that of your family and group. Think about this. Your life and the life of every member of your family and group will depend upon what you "actually" know about "real time" survival in the "real world". This will not include cracking another beer and laying back on your couch with the remote.
Most of the sites talk about people going off and either living alone or just with their immediate family and most of these people will be some of the first to be killed or worse by roaming armed thugs. The reason is because they will only have 1 primary defender, the father.
Think about this the reason that wolves are so successful is because they work as a team.
One of the first things you learn is to work as a "TEAM". There is no "I" in team as we are told. I wonder how many of these writers have walked the walk I am talking about actually going out into the woods and setting up camp, building shelter, lighting a fire, finding and making safe water, hunting, etc. perhaps not too many.
How many of these writers have starved for days at a time because the food they were hunting was scarce and it was too far to go to the "shop"?
You have to remember that I am not talking about social outcasts here or disenfranchised mental patients, I am talking about someone who genuinely loves to live off the land (or did when they were younger
Most people think that they will continue to live the same life after SHTF as they did before the Event, just in a shipping container or bunker for a few weeks and then back home to their house or apartment, minus a few neighbours.
There are of course some people you do not need in your group like people on medications like anti-depressants or stronger medication, followed by people who drink alcohol and smoke (anything) will be the worst affected and the most dangerous. Can you image living in a survival shelter with 1 or 2 people who smoke a pack or 2 a day?
If you think that the word "idiot" is too harsh, what would you call a driver who is doing 50 miles an hour and not looking at the road for up to 20 seconds + at a time?
Do you want to share your bunker and trust your kids with someone on strong prescription meds who can no longer get them?
Think about "that" for a moment.
How many of you have decided where you will go and how you will survive long term at your selected retreat location?
How many of you have a Plan B, C, D, E and F locations?
How many of you know whether the soil in these chosen retreat locations is Alkaline or Acidic?
How many of you have purchased seeds of plants which like to grow in the Alkaline or Acidic soils at your selected retreat locations?
How many of you know what plants and animals live best in these locations and which local insects and creatures are bad for your health? (Same with your B,C,D,E & F sites)
How many of you have decided on a location and then started studying and learning from the native people who live in that area?
For those of you who own land, how many of you have organically boosted your soils for longer term growing viability by ploughing in charcoal and organic matter?
How many are taking "noisy" Sheep, Goats, Chickens, Cows and Pigs when you should be taking "Silent" Ducks and Rabbits? (Geese are not included)
Freshwater Fish and Chips
The carp has always been pretty safe swimming along British water ways. It is not considered very tasty, and laws prevent coarse fishermen killing more than two a day.
But for the Eastern European angler, who regards the fish as a delicacy, it is a prized catch. And immigrants are catching them illegally - on a massive scale.
Unused to British fishing customs, they see no sense in throwing them back in the water when they can be taken home and eaten instead.
And they are catching so many that the Environment Agency has now set up anti-poaching patrols to give the fish some much-needed protection.
Under current laws, anglers are allowed to kill just two freshwater coarse fish a day using a rod and line, and need a fishing licence to do so.
Using large nets or fixed-rod lines to catch large numbers of fish is illegal and can result in fines of up to £2,500.
But their use has rocketed since large numbers of immigrants arrived from Poland and other Eastern European countries.
Groups of men have been seen spotted stretching nets across canals, walking along the bank and taking fish from entire stretches of water.
Angling Times editor Richard Lee said yesterday: "[The problem] has arisen because a lot of eastern Europeans do not fish for pleasure, but for the table."
There is a lot of frustration because it seems little can be done and there is a fear people will take things into their own hands.
If these people were made aware of the rules most would toe the line. It is a matter of education.
I know personally that it is a problem which is spreading all over the country since the influx of east European migrants. I mean back home if they want to eat fish they simply go and catch it.
Over here they find plenty of canals and ponds but the rules are different and netting is illegal they are catching fish to eat because it is cheap and it is what they are used to doing back home.
As a coarse fisherman more than a sea fisherman (due to the distance to the sea) I cannot disagree with the Eastern European mentality, of course I disagree with using nets and spear guns etc. but on single hook rod and line fishing on rivers and not commercial waters why not, after all fish is fish, is it not?
I recently caught some Perch which when pan fried tasted great and you could not get any fresher.
I despair as I walk past the supermarket fish offerings, the variety is fantastic there are even some tropical fish for sale all covered in ice and looking very good.
But my friends the smell gives it all away, this fish is not fresh at all, it is actually decaying before your very eyes.
If you have ever caught a fish you will know that it does not smell of fish at all, it really does not have a smell, well in the case of sea fish there is a fresh sea whiff but it does not smell of fish at all.
What would you rather eat decaying supermarket fish or fresh caught fish eaten within hours of catching it? I think you will agree that the answer is quite simple.
If you have never eaten freshwater fish then do so they taste great especially the predator of perch, pike, zander and trout, yes the trout and salmon are predators, in fact being honest most fish are. 
Carp and other bottom feeders can taste very muddy unless purged in running fresh water for at least five days anyway.
Go on buy an EA rod licence and try some fresh fish for dinner.
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The People who will have the most chance of survival will be those who are part of a team and who regularly train to work as a team, they will be people who constantly learn about and practice survival and go out and practice surviving in nature on a regular basis and not in their bedrooms.
The ones who will not survive will be the drug users and the people who watch sports and learn nothing. It is your choice.
Growing up in the Mourne Mountains, I have become well accustomed to the scent of pine resin.
Me and my mates would camp out in the mountains and one of them would find a good solid pine tree to get some sap from so that we could get a fire going the “Old Fashion” way.
But at that age I never realized how many other uses there were for Pine resin.
Pine resin has multiple uses in a survival situation. This sap is produced by the pine tree to seal up cuts or damages to the tree. If you ever find yourself lost in a wilderness environment, having a pine tree in the area is one of the best case scenarios you can hope for.
There are many different species of pine trees but they generally prefer open and sunny areas. They are found abundantly throughout North America, they are also found throughout Central America, Europe, North Africa, in the Caribbean region, and in some places in Asia.
Hundreds of years ago the Native Americans used pine sap for medicinal purposes. The resin is either chewed on or made into a beverage by mixing with water.
It is known to be very effective in treating stomach ulcers and rheumatoid arthritis. However medical experts have not verified the medicinal benefits of pine resin though.
Look for the damaged part of the pine tree because that will be where the resin secretions are. The resin will be dry and hardened but can be softened with heat. Look for damaged or fallen limbs first before you purposely cut into the pine tree’s bark for the sap.
If you have to damage the tree, do it in a small area on one side only. Also, take only as much resin as you will need and leave some on the tree to protect the cut from boring insects.
First aid.
When you’re outdoors camping or in a survival situation, cutting accidents will almost always happen.
Pine resin can be applied directly over the wound to stem blood flow almost at once. The resin will also inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria because of its sticky nature which denies the bacteria the moisture it needs to survive.
Just leave the resin in place until it dries out and then peel it out. The resin will close the wound up the same way stitching it up would.
You can also use the sap to treat blisters, burns and abscesses.
Use the resin to make shoes and other items waterproof.
Heat the resin to liquid form and then apply it to the material you want to make impervious to water like the lower half of your hiking boots. You can also use resin to seal seams, repair holes in shoes, boats or structures to prevent leaks. When heating the resin, use a deep container to keep the sap away from open flame. Pine resin can ignite easily.
Light and heat.
Pine resin can be used to make a lamp. Look for a stone with a depression in it, a can or anything that can be filled with resin.
You can use some twisted cloth as a wick. Fill the depression with the resin, lay the wick on top and ignite the wick. The wick material will ignite the resin which will burn like a candle. Feed more resin to keep the flame going.
To use the pine resin as a heat source, get a metal container and punch holes in its side. Place it over the ignited resin. The metal will absorb the heat and conduct to the surrounding area. This will not heat a large area but you get enough heat to warm your hands and feet.
Make glue out of pine resin.
Heat the resin to liquid form. While the pine resin is heating, crumble some charcoal from the fire to fine powder (or as fine as you can make them). When the resin is ready, remove from heat and stir in the powdered charcoal – the amount of the charcoal powder should be about 1/3 of the resin’s volume.
Dip a stick repeatedly in the mixture to form a ball of pitch on the end.  Store the glue like this until it is needed. Heat the hardened glue until pliable.
Start a fire with pine resin.
You can use a pine resin to start a fire in damp conditions. Look for some hardened pine resin and some pine sticks. You will see streaks of resin when you split the pine sticks. Lay some dried pine needles near the resin.
When you ignite the resin, it will burn long enough to dry the  pine needles and you can add small pieces of the pine sticks which will burn even if somewhat damp because of the resin.
How to survive a Chemical attack
I think it is very difficult indeed to imagine an emergency situation more potentially horrendous than a chemical attack. 
But prior to those terrorist attacks that resulted in deaths and carnage on 9/11 and 7/7 a chemical attack occurred in Japan that was a wake-up call for the rest of the world.
On the morning of March 20, 1995, domestic terrorists released sarin gas on several lines of the Tokyo metro system, killing 13 people, severely injuring 50 and causing some 6,000 other injuries, including temporary vision problems for nearly 1,000 people.
I suppose we all like to think that “it can’t happen here,” but most of us know better. In fact, some people are surprised that it hasn’t happened here yet on a large scale. Every day, the government spends man hours both trying to prevent and preparing for what some consider an inevitable biological or chemical terrorist attack against us.
It might seem as if effectively preparing for such an attack would be virtually impossible for individual citizens, but there are some things you can do following such an incident to minimize the risk of being injured or killed.
Knowing these steps — in advance of a potential chemical or biological attack — and being prepared to take them quickly could mean the difference between death and survival for you and anyone you are with at the time.
Those in close proximity to the release of a deadly nerve gas probably have little, if any, chance of survival; but others in the general area may have an opportunity to survive if they are prepared and if they act quickly.
Following are five steps to surviving a chemical attack:
Get away from the area as quickly as possible. You’re probably not going to be able to help anyone who has been immediately overcome by the gas, but you will risk inhaling the gas if you get too close to where it was released.
There will be a very natural inclination to flee the area quickly, so this step should be easy to follow, assuming you are physically capable of doing it.
Remove your clothes as soon as you are in a position to do so. If you can possibly rip them off rather than pulling them over your head that would be much preferable so that you don’t expose your face to any gas that might have already infiltrated your clothing.
As soon as you can find your way to a place with soap and water, wash yourself thoroughly, from head to toes. Pay special attention to your hair and armpits, and interlock your fingers as you’re washing your hands. This is a very important step to take, even if you are not sure whether you were exposed to the gas.
Seek medical attention immediately. Depending on the severity of the event and how many people have been exposed to the gas, this might be challenging, because there could be many other people who are in need of more urgent care than you are.
But try to get yourself to a hospital emergency room as fast as possible, so that you can be treated and determine if and how badly you’ve been exposed to the gas.
Call family members and friends to let them know what happened to you and where you are. Warn them to stay away from the area where the biological or chemical attack occurred.
In many ways this information doubles up as similar advice for surviving a nuclear attack.
Starting a prepper group
One of the first things a new prepper typically wants to do is contact other like-minded people in their area about prepping and trying to form a prepper group. Unless there is an established and open group in the area, it can be difficult to start one of these groups.
Not only are preppers by their very nature (and for good reason) cautious about discussing prepping with people they don’t already know, OPSEC and all that, but unless the group is advertising and is looking to get new members, you might not even know about a group that could already be in your area.
Where do I find people to help start my prepper group?
It’s fairly easy to find fellow preppers if you pay attention and use common sense. Below is a list of places both online and offline that you could potentially find several people to start or join your group.
Gun shops or clubs
Hunting and Fishing shops
Military surplus stores
Facebook (especially Facebook groups)
General Google search
How to approach the subject of prepping with new people
One thing I’ve noticed since starting my own preparedness journey is that people are much more open about discussing prepping online than they are offline. Talking to a new person face to face about prepping is often awkward and unproductive. 
How about instead of bringing up the topic of prepping directly, why not just talk about hunting, fishing, camping etc.
Why far too many people have the wrong idea about prepping groups
A lot of preppers (especially the Doomsday, “SHTF is right around the corner” types) seem to think that a prepper group means that there’s an unconditional agreement that a group of people are going to band together when the inevitable zombie apocalypse, SHTF, EMP or Pandemic finally happens, and that they will simply rebuild the post-SHTF world with a never-ending stockpile of MRE’s and ammunition, skills and equipment
Yeah right! 
Let’s think about this from a more practical perspective.
What are you trying to achieve by forming a prepper group?
As in life real relationships of any kind take months or years to really develop. I don’t know about you, but just because someone tells me they’re a prepper does not mean that I can trust them, or want to be their friend.
I think that’s it is highly possible that the people you are planning to face the end of the world with don’t trust you either unless you’ve known them for some time.
Perhaps you should just talk to people without using the prepper word as you know calling yourself a prepper does not make you one.
On the other hand the word “prepper” is however, a really good way to attract people that honestly have no real preparedness skills and that buy all the gear and eat MRE’s while planning ONE DAY to go into the woods to test the kit.
Why not stop worrying about forming prepper groups all together and just get out there and talk to people.
Get involved in hobbies that involve preparedness related skills. Find others that enjoy these hobbies and just talk to them go have a beer. Talk to them about their work, their families, golf, politics…in short, talk to them about anything and don’t use the word “prepper”.
If it gets bought up then that’s great, but forming relationships solely on the idea of a “prepper group” is short-sided.
 You could actually lose out on making a good friend because you’re too concerned about zombies, pandemics and what the latest SHTF articles tell you to do.
They’re not just preppers, they’re people too, and if you really want them to be around in a disaster to help you, you’re going to have to develop a friendship based on trust and mutual interests, not SHTF and Doomsday fear.
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I suppose to a lot of us the idea of weather control (manipulation) appears to be a good idea - except for one thing - it's really quite deadly! Why would anyone (in their right mind) think that spraying toxic chemicals (chemtrails) - into our atmosphere - is a good idea? So, the question remains, why do you think "chemtrails" and other geoengineering projects exist today?

The hidden agenda behind chemtrails and other geoengineering programs

Now then what do record snowfalls in Japan; severe droughts in Texas and violent tornadoes have in common? Well, did you know that these extreme weather conditions are sold as derivatives on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange? Imagine the value of knowing (in advance) that a severe storm was eminent and you could bet on it for profit.
Do you think there is incentive to control the weather without regard for human life?

Now, let's take a look at how the military is using weather control techniques as a weapon in warfare. Back in 1967, the United States military ran "Operation Popeye" - a "cloud seeding" program during the Vietnam War which extended the monsoon season over Laos. The rainfall was so heavy over 30 - 45 days that truck traffic was impaired - giving the U.S. military an advantage over the enemy.

Weather modification programs are killing life on planet earth

There is no denying that our current weather patterns have become more extreme and quite often deadly. But, here's the real shocking news, government agencies have been secretly manipulating the weather for decades and, worse yet, without our permission.
State run propaganda machines would have us believe that toxic chemicals sprayed into the atmosphere are designed to save us from global warming. But, the truth is, chemtrails actually cause global warming by preventing the earth from naturally cooling itself - at night.

If you have any doubt about the dangers of chemtrails - I suggest you watch the movie, "What in the World are They Spraying" by Michael Murphy.
In this film, you will discover many of the toxic substances being sprayed into our atmosphere, such as, Arsenic, aerosol, aluminium, barium, depleted uranium, high levels of mercury plus many other toxic substances.
It's no wonder that allergies, asthma and even cancer rates have soared due to the mass poisoning of our population without our consent.

When the denial of chemtrails is resolved, concerns of their content and their effects are raised. Two metals are consistently discovered worldwide in chemtrail analyses: barium and aluminium. They're formed as nanoparticles easily breathed in by mammals and absorbed by plant life.

Nanoparticles must be prepared and stored in a liquid medium designed to facilitate sufficient inter-particle repulsion that prevents aggregation.
In other words, nanoparticles will clump together again quickly in a powdered or solid medium.

A common phrase used for chemtrailing is aerosol spraying. Some claim the aerosol spraying is apart from the engines, and others claim its part of jet fuel. It could be both, but however the chemtrail is administered, the liquid that could maintain particulates as nanoparticles is there.

When they're released into the upper atmosphere, the particles could retain their nanoparticle size and be easily absorbed as they filter down into the lower atmosphere and into our lungs and vegetation.
Chemtrail aluminum nanoparticles concerns
Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon, neurotoxin expert and author, recently challenged noted pediatricians to take the same vaccinations they promote for children

He admits that at first he was sceptical about chemtrail reports until he began noticing them himself. Many still deny their existence even when they see them. The deniers usually claim they are contrails, which are ice particles from jet vapours that evaporate quickly and disappear. Conversely, chemtrails linger across the sky and fan out.

Blaylock has become aware of their aluminium content. He explains that aluminium nanoparticles can enter the brain and spinal cord quickly through the lungs and nostrils, adding that nanopartilces are much more inflammatory to tissue than other forms of environmental aluminium.

He sees a connection of chemtrails' and aluminium deposits to the rise of neurodegenerative diseases, especially among young people. He's talking about Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, not autism spectrum disorders from vaccines, which Dr. Blaylock has covered extensively.

Dr. Blaylock also expressed concern over the saturation of plant, crop life, and water with aluminium nanoparticles. He thinks chemtrailing must be curbed before it's too late to minimize the threat of constant aluminium toxicity surrounding us.

Many realize that aluminium causes neurological damage unless our immune systems can quickly react or if we are able to eliminate the aluminium toxins quickly.
Barium's function in chemtrails
But what if our immune systems are suppressed? That may be the barium salts' purpose in chemtrails. Besides irritating lungs by breathing it and causing serious heart and digestive problems by drinking barium contaminated water, barium can directly diminish the immune system.

Laboratory findings have concluded that barium interferes with our bodies' activation of T-cells, which are the attack cells against pathogenic microbes. If not directly involved with destroying pathogens, T-cells support other immune functions, including the destruction of cancer cells.

Thus chemtrails provide a one-two punch of irritant and immune suppression. There have been occasional chemtrail residue captures from air filters, open water containers, and rain water that don't have as much aluminium, but are heavy with barium.

This allows other chemtrail heavy metals and biological disease agents found in some chemtrail samples to have a field day unless we do everything possible to maintain a strong immune system.

Interestingly, the Carnicom Institute has found chemtrail samples of diseased dried blood cells along with the major heavy metal contaminants. But we're supposed to believe the "official" limited hangout that chemtrailing is for preventing global warming.
Don't make the mistake of trying to eat the dead outer layer of the pine tree bark. It is the moist white living inner bark (cambium layer) you are after.
The cambium is located just underneath the dead outer layer and it is here where the tree`s girth growth occurs. The best way to get a supply is to peel off some large chunks of bark, being careful not to girdle the tree lest you destroy it, the carefully fillet the moist layer of cambium clinging to the inside of that.
You can prepare it immediately or dry it for later use. If dried, be sure to soak a couple of hours before cooking.
Late spring is the best time, when the tree is richest in sugars. Use the largest trees possible. Width is more important than height, the wider the tree, the thicker the cambium layer.
The best way is to find a felling operation and obtain permission to peel the stumps. This is where the cambium is thickest and best, and you can get the most food with the least work.
Boil for a half hour, or until the water turns red from resins. Change water and boil a second time for a half hour. Change water and boil a third time for a half hour.
On the last boiling, the bark will be fairly tender and the water will only be light pink. The "bark" will have a colour like fresh ham, with a texture exactly like cooked turkey breast. The bark has no particular flavour at all, which makes it an excellent meat substitute with the proper seasonings.
After the last cooking and draining, add four cups of chicken stock (made by dissolving four chicken bouillon cubes in four cups of water) and simmer for one hour.
To half of the pine chicken add some Chinese noodles, some green onions, a dash of soy sauce, and a beaten egg to make a superb "Pine Ramen" soup.
From the other half, remove the pine bark and set aside. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a skillet and add 4 tablespoons of white flour to make a thick past. Into this add 2 cups of pine chicken broth, adding slowly and stirring in to a nice lump-less gravy.
Take an uncooked pie shell and heap it full of the leftover pine bark. Add cooked potatoes and carrots, a coarsely chopped onion, and a handful of peas. Cover it all with the gravy, put a pie shell lid on top, and cook in the oven at 400 for about 40 minutes, or until nicely browned.
When I gave a slice to some relatives one of them remarked that the chicken was very good, but where was the pine bark. Nutritional analysis reveals that this bark is high in carbohydrates and is an excellent source of fibre.
The medicinal value of the pine goes beyond the vitamin C in its needles. The White Pine (Pinus Strobus) is officially recognized in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. The cambium layer of the bark is an effective cough remedy, and still finds its way into cough syrups.
To make your own, put a tablespoon of crushed pieces into a jar with 2/3 cup of boiling water. Cover with a loose plastic lid (not metal) and let steep for 2 hours. Add a half cup of brandy and seal. Let the infusion sit overnight. In the morning strain out the bark and add 1 cup of honey to the liquid. Seal and use 2 tablespoons at a time, as needed.
You should stockpile these items
Anyone who has been interested in survival and prepping already knows by now how important food, water and other basic necessities are.
For those who have opted to plan for a bug in, or who have a very secure bug out retreat they intend to relocate to and would like to stock ahead of time, here are some items that you could certainly live without but the question is would you want to?
Soap, including hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap and any other cleaning detergents that your home wouldn’t be the same without; but hand, laundry and dish soap is the most important. You can stock up on soap and or you can even learn how to make your own soap.
Razor blades are a modern convenience that you can probably forget in a post-SHTF scenario.
Still, if you want to be able to shave without needing to sharpen up that knife, several extra packages of blades or a quality straight-edge razor will be worth their weight in gold if you ever find yourself in that post-SHTF scenario.
In fact you could find yourself with a valuable commodity that can be traded.
Toiletries such as cotton balls, toothpaste, floss and new toothbrushes are all important for maintaining quality dental hygiene, and considering that a disaster could last years, limiting or eliminating your access to medical and dental care, you’ll want to care for those teeth.
You’ve only got one set, after all, and brushing with baking soda just isn’t the same as using a nice, quality toothpaste.
Feminine hygiene products; ladies know what I’m talking about, and men, trust me you want your wives and daughters to be well-stocked on these supplies.
Just because the world as you know it has ended doesn’t mean Mother Nature’s going to stop doing her thing, so unless you enjoy using a rag for a week each month… you get the picture.
Hair care and grooming supplies such as barber’s scissors, clean combs (they are often available in bulk for very cheap prices and in a variety of sizes), several replacement hairbrushes and a reasonable supply of shampoo and conditioner.
Again, learning a bit about making your own shampoo and conditioner may also be a good idea (if nothing else, it’ll be a marketable skill for you to use in the future when the uneducated, unwashed masses would love some shampoo).
Toilet paper, oh yes; we’ve been chopping forests for years to wipe our bottoms, but post-SHTF our supply of all those soft rolls of TP may be severely curtailed or cut off altogether.
And if you think going without TP is something that might not be so bad, try it for a couple days and let me know what you think.
Call it a luxury if you will, but it’s one you’ll enjoy if you have it; and yes, you might end up in a situation where you decide you want something more than your TP and you trade it but hey, at least you’ll have it to trade even if you don’t use it.
Socks are one of those things that are often overlooked, whether you’re bugging in or bugging-out.
Our feet take a lot of wear and tear, day in and day out, so naturally our socks do too; but when was the last time you sat down to darn the holes that developed in your socks?
Of course, everyone will do what they can to fix and repair their clothing and other materials as they go along post SHTF but socks are generally pretty cheap and easy to stockpile so go for it.
Condoms or another form of reliable birth control; this may seem like something that won’t be a priority, but you might be surprised by how adaptable human beings are.
Natural biological functions and urges will still be around, and may even be heightened in some people, but you probably won’t want to risk bringing new infants into the world during a post-SHTF scenario; at least not for a few years or until things stabilize.
With the loss of medical care post SHTF sexual health will I thing be even more important than it is today.
Aside from their obvious use, condoms can also be used to protect weapons from water damage, they can be used as temporary tourniquets and for a variety of other non-sex uses.
Spare glasses and or a one or two-year supply of contact lenses with appropriate fluids and eye drops.
The importance of your vision in a real survival or post-SHTF scenario cannot be over stated, so make sure you have at least one backup pair of sturdy glasses in your current prescription, and the same for your contact lens.
Comfort food, you’ll want to ration it carefully of course, but a sweet snack here or there or a bit of cinnamon and sugar over your oatmeal can do wonders to improve the mood and raise morale, especially when times are figuratively or literally dark. Sugar, molasses, honey, jams and various syrups can last for years when stored properly, while canned fruits, fruit leathers and dry fruit medleys or trail mix can last anywhere from several months to upwards of several years.
Raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are all reasonably easy to cultivate, as well, as are many fruit trees, which can be planted for long-term production year after year. In a slightly less nutritious vein, many hard candies (like traditional lemon drops) can last for several years when stored properly.
Preparing to Survive
In today’s uncertain and some would say dangerous times, practicing survival skills is becoming more and more mainstream. It is not long ago, perhaps 10 years that survivalists were thought to be sitting in a bunker surrounded by weapons food and water. However we now have the internet and terrorist attacks in almost every country on the planet therefore I would now say that being a survivalist or prepper is more acceptable and in fact nearly normal!
Today, millions of Britons say that they believe that the United Kingdom is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression.   
But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. 
The sad truth is that the vast majority of Brits would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes.  Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that. 
Already the UK economy is starting to stumble about like a drunken teenager.  All it would take for the entire UK to resemble East London after the bombers had left would be for a major war, a terror attack, a deadly pandemic or a massive natural disaster to strike at just the right time and push the teetering UK economy over the edge. 
So just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants to feed, clothe and supply you and your family?   
Suddenly, we could get almost any supplies delivered fresh and year-round to massive community 24 hour supermarkets. What our grandparents called “lean times” became a thing of the past for even the poorest of us.
The expectation that we could always get whatever we wanted whenever we wanted it took a couple of hard jolts around the turn of the 21st century: predictions regarding the “Y2K bug” created a resurgent interest in self-sufficiency, which was further rekindled by the 9/11 terror attacks, the 7/7 London attacks and the foreign wars our politicians have got us into.
A decade later, fears of nuclear terrorism, misunderstood popular views about the end of the Mayan calendar, and ginned-up fears of catastrophic climate change, economic collapse, and violent weather patterns have grown what was once a fringe culture.
Modern prepping has come a long way from the survivalists of the late 1990s. That wave focused on military supplies, weapons, and tactics, and was in many ways limited by their options.
Earlier survivalists had even fewer options — they focused on hoarding and protecting supplies in remote cabins. Yet today’s preppers have a dizzying array of gourmet shelf-stable foods, “green” power options, and even custom-built housing to meet their particular survival needs. Additionally, enterprising companies now cater to nearly every desire the preppers can dream up.
Firstly you’ll need to develop a survival list. You should sit down with your family and develop your survival list by figuring out exactly what supplies and how much supplies you’ll need to survive for a given period of time.
A well thought out survival list will include items such as water that is water that is portable for an extended period of time. Your survival water can be bottled water; or it can be a survival water supply that is tanked and ready to be distributed. Remember you will require 1 gallon per person per day.
You list should also include food for survival. Food for survival needs to have a very long shelf life, such as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat). This high quality food for survival is pre-packed and contains enough calories to get you through a long day. And despite what you may think, the food is pretty tasty, too. Cases of MRE’s are available throughout the internet and can be very affordable.
Better still, consider what I do, I buy extra supplies each week so my stocks build up fast and cheaply and the best thing for me is that it is the normal food that I am used to eating.
Your survival plan also needs to take in consideration what type of environment you live in, or where you might find yourself. For instance, desert survival is completely different to woodland survival. By searching the internet, you can find many survival books that teach the varied skills needed for desert survival, woodland survival, and urban survival, just to name a few.
Desert survival would, in my opinion, be one of the more complicated to learn simply because of the harsh and hot environment. You’ll need to learn how to obtain water from plants and landscapes as well as what is edible and inedible in a desert environment. You’ll also need to learn how to conserve water when it is scarce.
Survival books are wonderful tools to have at hand when you find yourself in a survival or emergency situation. It would be to your benefit to have a ‘bug out bag’ handy, such as in your car boot to help cope with an emergency situation.
In your bug out bag you’ll need a survival book tailored to your environment, several packages of food or MRE’s, a potable water supply, a warm blanket, a knife, matches or lighters, and anything else you think you might need in a long term emergency situation.
Extra clothing, toiletries, over the counter medications are some other things that you might want to pack in your bug out bag. Always include a list of emergency names and contact numbers just in case you lose your mobile phone or your battery dies on you. Torches, extra batteries, a wind-up or solar powered powered radio, and a rain poncho are other items that would be needed in a bug out bag.
With a well-stocked bug out bag and knowledge under your belt, you can survive most situations that you might find yourself in. Educate yourself, equip yourself, and you’ll be ready to face whatever man-made or natural disaster.
You are listening to the UK preppers Radio Network on KPRNDB-UK I’m your host Tom Linden.
THE ELEVENTH WILDERNESS GATHERING 2014 14th to the 17th August
The Wilderness Gathering has over the years become a firm date in the diaries of those who enjoy bushcraft, nature and wilderness survival skills. The previous ten years have seen this event grow from a small event in one field with some traders and schools sharing bushcraft skills and knowledge to a festival of wilderness living skills encompassing bushcraft/survival and woodland crafts.
The show has grown into an event with something for all the family with stories and music by the campfire in the evenings and skills workshops and activities throughout the three whole days of the festival.
The Wilderness Gathering has without a doubt become the premier family event for all those interested in bush crafts and the great outdoors.
The show has bushcraft clubs for all age groups of children to get involved in plus more activities for all including den building and wilderness skills classes for all.
There are hands on demonstrations of game preparation, knife sharpening, basha boat building, bowmaking, greenwood working, archery and axe throwing and primitive fire lighting to name just a few. There are talks on survival phycology, classes on falconry and wilderness survival fishing. All of these skills are there for everybody and anybody to participate in.
You can probably pick up information on nearly all the skills needed to live in the wilderness and prosper at The Wilderness Gathering.
There is a wealth of good quality trade stands that are carefully selected to be in theme for the show selling everything from custom knives to tipis and outdoor clothing to primitive tools. The organisers have even laid on a free service bring and buy stall where you can bring along your used and unwanted kit and they’ll sell it for you.
There are local scout and explorer groups onsite promoting the World Wide Scouting Movement as well helping out with some of the classes and site logistics.
The catering is within the theme of the event with venison and game featuring on the menus plus organic cakes and drinks. The woodland and open field camping facilities (with hot showers) giving you the option to visit for the whole weekend or just to attend as a day visitor.
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