Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Homestead Preparedness

To celebrate 21 years of our survival/preparedness website, a new section entitled 'Homestead Preparedness has been uploaded onto the site - see here...
Homestead Preparedness

Regular articles, tips and advice on all home preparedness, including running a self-sufficient small holding.
Subject areas such as:
Alternate building methods
Growing your own food
Animal husbandry
DIY advice
General homesteading maintenance
Preparedness for all events

In addition, the old survival/preparedness forum which was established back in 1999, was defunct when the old yahoo forums were taken down, so recently I have updated the forum to the Google groups, entitled, 'Tales from the Gulag' to reflect the current situation we find ourselves in today.

See here;
Tales from the Gulag forum

Either request to be a member, or email me so I can add your name

Email me here

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hurricanes and Earthquakes

For some time now, on our survival and preparedness website September is UK preparedness month, and this September, 2017, has certainly seen a number of severe weather events and disasters - flooding in Asia, Hurricanes in the Atlantic (Maria is still howling through towards Bahamas as I write) and earthquakes (on going) especially the recent tragic mag 7.1 quake near Mexico city, with so far 250 dead.
It appears we are on an increasing path of these events as we near the end of 2017 - to keep abreast of these events follow out main home page of safe survival and preparedness.....

Safe survival and Preparedness

You will find not only 24/7 links to all current weather updates and news, but many articles on preparation for natural and man-made events
For an A-Z of links and articles go to...

A-Z survival and preparedness

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Preparedness month September for UK

Reminder - September 2013 will be the Ambilac-UK preparedness month - originally generated in 2007 as 'December' I changed the month in 2012 to September in order to align with the FEMA US preparedness month - hopefully, that way more discussions and events may be interacted with.

See here for more information:

More updates soon

Monday, 24 September 2012

Flight or fight when disaster strikes

I wrote this article some time ago, and thought that now, being asked the question on many occasions, this would be an apt time to re-run this often complex and throught provoking issue.

When disaster strikes, whether man-made or natural, and events turn so serious that one ponders on the issue as to whether to batten down the hatches and stay at home, or to brave the elements and evac to a safer place...As you will see from my article, all is not black and white and many 'tick boxes' have to be checked either way..... Read on... (Introduction only here, I have included the link below to read the whole article)

In a time of crisis, extreme emergency or pending disaster the majority of individuals have an inbuilt ‘survival chip’, this where the chemical in our body kicks in to inject a dose of adrenalin. The reactive condition is commonly known as ‘fight or flight’, whether to stay and combat the situation, or to use a little common sense and retreat or back off to fight another day.

In extreme and sudden examples this is demonstrated by sheer individual strength to overcome a life threatening situation, such as a mother lifting a vehicle off a trapped child, or developing a sudden ‘super power’ speed to overcome an animal attack and so on.

However, in our scenario we are dealing with a more longer-term situation, and up to a point the reactive conditioning will be similar, but coming in waves and troughs over a prolonged period and at a much lesser level

This reaction then may also be related to a situation of a communal or local disaster. When disaster strikes either, whether of natural or man-made origin, one has to decide remain in the home location or to evacuate to somewhere ‘safer’.

This decision will be one, if not THE, biggest decision you will ever make, and it comes with many caveats and complexities, The one standing major issue is that this life changing decision will be your (and your family’s) choice, and once taken will have be followed through with all its consequences. This is a decision not to be taken lightly, and depends on many circumstances and issues of preparedness that we will now go through.

More here... http://www.ambilacuk.com/safesurvival/flightorfighti.html

Saturday, 22 September 2012

EMP -Electro magnetic Pulse event

The possibility of an EMP event appears to be an increasing topic of conversation on many fronts - military, government and prepper forums etc..
An event of this kind may be the result of either a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere or the result of a major X class Solar mass ejection geo directive - headed this way -
The result being that all unprotected electronic equipment, computers, iphones vehicles with computerised parts etc etc will all cease functioning immediatley after the blast.

The worrying issue is, as you may hear in the below audio, the governments and military are concentrating on a possible nuke/EMP event genereated by Iran... all false flag talk - in my humble opinion we will more than likely experience an EMP event triggered by our sun first!!

For a full background of the effects of an EMP event read my article in my 'Are You Prepared  for a Jericho type event' and the section on this subject

Basically if we are 'hit' with an EMP event we will literally slip rapidly back into the 'dark ages'

Now listen to the audio interview with Dr Peter Vincent who has served with the White House and government sections for some years and is an advisor on EMP for the Homeland security

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Readiness - Preparedness and understanding for future events

There has been a host of diverse events over the last month or so concerning the global economic situation, the extremes of weather (droughts and floods) extreme solar activity, lack of crops and hike of food prices - so much so it is difficult to know where to start!
In addition we have witnessed recently the tragic shooting event in a Denver, colorado, cinema where 12 people were killed and many injured - some would say a bizarre and complex event that is yet to be completely understood - so many variables, missing pieces of information and 'lack of evidence' concerning the actual timing of the incident
Whatever one would think, it was indeed a tragic event especially for the friends and family for all concerned.

The question is, will we witness more events like this?

It is this question I will address and the complex and heated debate of the issue of firearms and the 'right' to bear them....and indeed are they 'effective' and even necessary...a hot topic..I will look at both sides of the argument - coming up in the next article before the end of July.

I am also compiling an article on 'Phase 2' of my earlier article on 'The time for Preparedness is Now!'... are we ready for a major disaster? whether natural or man-made? and how to recognise the signs - which we are already experiencing!

London Olympics Games XXX Olympiad - I will also touch on this upcoming event as we have received a number of 'heads up' of a possible 'false flag' so called terrorist attack - we will take a cautionary look at the possibility of such an 'attack' and what it may incur.

Keep tuned in...
Remember - B safe - B wise B prepared SURVIVE!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Preparedness?? why bother it will not happen here!

My title of this post just about sums the attitude of the majority...when I ask people what preparedness activities they have been organising in case of an event, no matter how minor, the usual reply why bother? ..the 'authorities' will come to our assistance'..or, I will go down to the store and get a few days of supplies in, no 'problem'..or 'Preparedness? that's what those weird folks in the woods do!'
The slightest disaster can creep up like a 'thief in the night' when you least expect it, whether it is a local minor power outage, ot a major general disaster..
Aeons ago in the early 1960's I recall watching a western movie, typical 'cowboys and Indians'; ('them and us' etc) where some 'dude' sitting in a stagecoach says in reply to 'watch out for the indians'..'Injuns? there 'ain't no darn Injuns round this place' - within seconds an arrow came whizzing through the open carriage window and killed him outright~!  so much for 'it ain't going to happen 'round here'..

Being prepared is a natural phenomena in our culture..unfortunately, 'our modern culture' has lost the plot due to the many modern methods of supply, living and eating habits..Some years ago I started an online book with this in mind, based on the American television series 'Jericho', whereby a nuclear device is exploded on US soil and we follow the aftermath of survival, practical solutions and the pychological fall out.. you can read some of my chapters here..


Follow the links on that page to continue with the reading and links.

Bear in mind that there is an average of only 73 hours in the turn around of food supplies to all supermarkets...once tranpsort is delayed or stopped for any reason, the shelves of your local grocery store will soon be emptied!

Bear in mind...when the crunch comes and a disaster is upon us the 'authorities' will be too busy sorting out their own issues and challenges and will be over worked ..expect no help for some time..when the crunch comes be prepared to be on your own!

I have covered this scenario, including help for the very young and 'seniors; and pets etc in my preparedness site - www.ambilacuk.com/safesurvival where many aspects and subject areas are covered.

In addition, we have recently witnessed one of the most sudden and severe storms on the East coast of the States, where major power outages were experienced, and a number of people killed, and all this in the middle of a major heatwave.
It appears it could be many days before power supplies are fixed..

'Natural news' have published what I consider a very apt and succinct article on this scenario and the apathetic approach to preparedness...

10 sobering realizations the Eastern U.S. power grid failure is teaching us about a real collapse

By Mike Adams editor

See here;

A very useful and succinct article Mike, saves me writing one up! Many thanks..

I urge you all to take the subject of preparedness seriously..as I always say - B safe B wise
B prepared SURVIVE..

Take care all

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036355_natural_disaster_power_grid_preparedness.html#ixzz1zYN3Dlbb