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Are we due some really bad weather?

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1 hour ago, spunko2010 said:

I wish I could get as excited as the people on that forum about the weather going a few degrees below zero in Feburary.

I love weather nerds

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It's brass monkeys out there. Actual temperature is 5 degrees but the weather sites are saying it feels like 2 degrees, I reckon it feels even colder than that when a gust of wind gets you.

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Lovely day out here in the Cambrian 'mountains'.  Nice and quiet as well as the locals are all watching the rugby.  I'm amusing myself by saying 'snow later' to the locals when greeting them, even if that joke only really works in Portmeirion.

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1 minute ago, spunko2010 said:

What are some store cupboard essentials just in case this is as bad as the DM are saying for once? Aside from bread and milk :ph34r:

You can’t go wrong with a big sack of rice and a judge mini rice cooker as recommended by @XswampyX

 

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8 minutes ago, One percent said:

Have you also got a hand hewn bunker?  o.O

Unfortunately I haven’t.

I remember, from my childhood, playing in my grandmother’s air raid shelter. It wasn’t completely underground sort of just over halfway into the ground.

I’ve been fascinated by that type of thing all my life. Probably because over the years I’ve often thought it would be a handy thing to have.

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5 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

Unfortunately I haven’t.

I remember, from my childhood, playing in my grandmother’s air raid shelter. It wasn’t completely underground sort of just over halfway into the ground.

I’ve been fascinated by that type of thing all my life. Probably because over the years I’ve often thought it would be a handy thing to have.

Was it an Anderson shelter?  

Ive never seen one - Yorkshire was a bit too far from the madding crowd so I don’t think many people bothered. Surprised they did in Scotland. 

Mind, my home town did see a bit of action in both wars 

https://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/town-to-commemorate-attack-that-shocked-nation-1-7002030

http://ww2today.com/peter-townsend-shoots-down-the-first-enemy-plane-over-england

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5 minutes ago, One percent said:

Was it an Anderson shelter?  

Ive never seen one - Yorkshire was a bit too far from the madding crowd so I don’t think many people bothered. Surprised they did in Scotland. 

Mind, my home town did see a bit of action in both wars 

https://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/town-to-commemorate-attack-that-shocked-nation-1-7002030

http://ww2today.com/peter-townsend-shoots-down-the-first-enemy-plane-over-england

I can’t recall enough detail to know if it was an Anderson Shelter but possibly it was. My grandmother died when I was twelve so a long time ago.

My grandmother lived in a shithole called Blantyre very near to Glasgow. Lots of bombing up there in war time because of Clyde ship yards and rolls Royce factory etc near to Blantyre.

I remember wondering at my young age why shops were empty and boarded up on the high street in Blantyre. In hindsight it was because of the decline in industry. It started a long time ago!

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1 hour ago, Economic Exile said:

It wasn’t completely underground sort of just over halfway into the ground.

Sounds like an Anderson shelter.

There was on in my friends garden as a kid.

Also in mum and dads garden there is an Anderson shaped bump.

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13 minutes ago, JackieO said:

Sounds like an Anderson shelter.

There was on in my friends garden as a kid.

Also in mum and dads garden there is an Anderson shaped bump.

Yes, it looked similar but of course not new looking like that one. 

I loved that shelter in my grandmother’s garden. Happy memories. 

Wish I had one in my back garden? It could be handy these days!

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2 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

Yes, it looked similar but of course not new looking like that one. 

I loved that shelter in my grandmother’s garden. Happy memories. 

Wish I had one in my back garden? It could be handy these days!

I think this is the present day version 

http://allthatsinteresting.com/zombie-proof-house

 

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10 minutes ago, One percent said:

I think this is the present day version 

http://allthatsinteresting.com/zombie-proof-house

 

Very nice! (If stuff like that floats yer boat)

I had the opportunity a year or so ago of watching someone else’s sky television. I watched a few survivalists programmes.

My favourite was a guy who’d spent a quarter of a million on a sea worthy boat to stay safe if the SHTF. 

I liked his reasoning on why he took that approach!

 

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Just now, Economic Exile said:

Very nice! (If stuff like that floats yer boat)

I had the opportunity a year or so ago of watching someone else’s sky television. I watched a few survivalists programmes.

My favourite was a guy who’d spent a quarter of a million on a sea worthy boat to stay safe if the SHTF. 

I liked his reasoning on why he took that approach!

 

I’m thinking that there is societal breakdown around the corner so something like that place would be ideal. 

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4 hours ago, Economic Exile said:

Very nice! (If stuff like that floats yer boat)

I had the opportunity a year or so ago of watching someone else’s sky television. I watched a few survivalists programmes.

My favourite was a guy who’d spent a quarter of a million on a sea worthy boat to stay safe if the SHTF. 

I liked his reasoning on why he took that approach!

 

About 30 years ago, a friend who had moved to Australia spent a small fortune with her boyfriend doing up a yacht in Sydney to prepare for TEOTWAWKI. Apparently they even had guns and stuff.

Then one day a friend of theirs was caught sailing the boat around North Australia by himself, with the name of the boat disguised.

The friend went to prison. They never found her body, or her boyfriend's.

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1 hour ago, Happy Renting said:

About 30 years ago, a friend who had moved to Australia spent a small fortune with her boyfriend doing up a yacht in Sydney to prepare for TEOTWAWKI. Apparently they even had guns and stuff.

Then one day a friend of theirs was caught sailing the boat around North Australia by himself, with the name of the boat disguised.

The friend went to prison. They never found her body, or her boyfriend's.

Murdering people on boats in Oz seems common - 2 in recent months.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5638640/british-sailor-is-charged-with-murder-of-wife-aboard-luxury-yacht-on-honeymoon-trip/

 

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/high-drama-engulfs-susan-neillfrasers-yacht-murder-appeal/news-story/bfe5718b646669dbb2ba77b1fed14606

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