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jus_young
16-09-2013, 10:01 PM
On Channel 4 right now, what would Britain be like if it lost all power...

Tigger004
16-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Watched it the other day, moral is not to buy a generator...lol

Silverback
16-09-2013, 11:32 PM
watched it the first time round..moral is to buy a generator but dont advertise the fact on youtube

JonnyP
17-09-2013, 08:03 AM
watched it the first time round..moral is to buy a generator but dont advertise the fact on youtube

I got a generator...

tis running 330 volts though, eh Justin lol.. (80 to fix mateys amp btw)

It was interesting to see a prepper involved in this programme (I have only seen the first in the series) and how he "handled" the situations. Very tough with a young family in an urban enviroment, esp if you are half expecting the power (and normality) to come back soon..
I wish my phone batterys lasted as long as the peeps in the prog..

MadZ
17-09-2013, 08:04 AM
didnt even know this was on last night 4od hopefully has it for a week or two

cheers for letting us know

jcornelius6
17-09-2013, 08:08 AM
Do you mean the new series Blackout?
Is it good ...?

Stoat
17-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Do you mean the new series Blackout?
Is it good ...?

Not IMO, your mileage may vary.

Silverback
17-09-2013, 08:35 AM
Is it a series? From what I saw last night was a repeat of last week.....

JonnyP
17-09-2013, 08:56 AM
Is it a series? From what I saw last night was a repeat of last week.....

Dunno, I watch tv on internet, but it says on here series 1 episode 1.. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/blackout/4od

shepherd
17-09-2013, 09:42 AM
i was under impression it was just a one off... i think it was a v.good watch. iv always wondered why alot of preppers advertise all their prepps on youtube... i think its great and responsible that people do 'prep' for things like blackouts, job losses etc.. but iv always found it abit odd that they show everything they have.. as i assumed that it would be the first place people would raid if they knew it was there? and as the tv show showed its hard to use a generator in the middle of london without people hearing it and to use a bbq without people smelling it!

Stoat
17-09-2013, 09:47 AM
iv always wondered why alot of preppers advertise all their prepps on youtube...

I used to know a 'prepper' who had constructed a 'survival bunker' and amassed a great stockpile of food. When he advised me to do the same, I jokingly responded, 'No need mate, I know where you live and I've got a gun.'

He went a bit quiet after that.

Big T
17-09-2013, 10:00 AM
Classic!

Sar-ian
17-09-2013, 10:27 AM
I used to know a 'prepper' who had constructed a 'survival bunker' and amassed a great stockpile of food. When he advised me to do the same, I jokingly responded, 'No need mate, I know where you live and I've got a gun.'

He went a bit quiet after that.

Some folk, classic, but you would never know who the true "preppers" are, because they keep stum, "loose lips sink ships" is there mantra. If we were to go dark the last place I would want to be is in an urban conurbation, as the song goes "head for the hills", or I'd take up residence in shepards caravan man cave LOL.

Stoat
17-09-2013, 10:55 AM
I have enough farmer friends, and enough other odds and ends, to think I'd do rather well out of a breakdown of society. In fact, bring it on, by the time it's over I'll have declared myself King of Devon, conquered Somerset and Dorset, and married Katherine Jenkins.

Silverback
17-09-2013, 11:33 AM
I used to know a 'prepper' who had constructed a 'survival bunker' and amassed a great stockpile of food. When he advised me to do the same, I jokingly responded, 'No need mate, I know where you live and I've got a gun.'

He went a bit quiet after that.

......Mmmmm.....my reply would have been 'I have several guns, more than enough folks who can use them, several dogs and a more than passing knowledge of IED's, mine warfare and field defences...if you can get past that lot then you've earned it '.... ;)

There is no doubt that if the scenario in the programme became reality civil unrest would follow very shortly and there woul dbe folks out there intent on taking what you have...... whether its useful or not..its about posessing what others do not have.....'its all about respec' man'...for some anyway.

as for prepping in general...I like the the Teddy Roosvelt quote or a version of it..'Speak softly........ but carry a big stick'

Stoat
17-09-2013, 12:00 PM
......Mmmmm.....my reply would have been 'I have several guns, more than enough folks who can use them, several dogs and a more than passing knowledge of IED's, mine warfare and field defences...if you can get past that lot then you've earned it '.... ;)

No doubt. This chap however was the proud possessor of an air pistol. And it was a joke anyway.

shepherd
17-09-2013, 12:11 PM
, or I'd take up residence in shepards caravan man cave LOL.

as long as u let me stay as well! ha

Silverback
17-09-2013, 12:17 PM
And it was a joke anyway.

so was my reply...see the winky ?

Stoat
17-09-2013, 12:29 PM
so was my reply...see the winky ?

Sorry... my recent experience of other forums has been 'humour... what's that then? Levity... stop it or go away.'

Silverback
17-09-2013, 12:59 PM
Sorry... my recent experience of other forums has been 'humour... what's that then? Levity... stop it or go away.'


No.... we do humour here as long as its clean......unlike me showing you my winky...... ;)

Fraser
17-09-2013, 02:26 PM
No.... we do humour here as long as its clean......unlike me showing you my winky...... ;)
PMSL...... Coffee spilt everywhare

Silverback
17-09-2013, 02:38 PM
PMSL...... Coffee spilt everywhare


see I DO have a sense of humour....(to those that doubt I have....you KNOW who you are)

alvino78
17-09-2013, 05:25 PM
No.... we do humour here as long as its clean......unlike me showing you my winky...... ;)
sometimes we are also known to partake in sarcasm!!!!;)

alvino78
17-09-2013, 05:28 PM
although i like the idea of a prepper community, when people know of other"preppers" and are friends!!!!

Silverback
17-09-2013, 05:33 PM
sometimes we are also known to partake in sarcasm!!!!;)

with a sprinkling of taking the mickey