Skip to comments.Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons
Posted on 11/30/2012 10:34:52 AM PST by dennisw
Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikes They all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012
The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away - but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than mos
Meet the UK's 'preppers'- people who are preparing for Armageddon behind closed doors. Between them they fear a new dark age, natural disasters, a solar flare, and a world without law and order.
They spend their entire lives and thousands of pounds preparing for disaster.
Retired soldier Michael Sanderson lives with his wife and two young daughters in Hertfordshire but has a trailer ready for them to escape to a secret Welsh hideaway at 15 minutes' notice.
Mr Sanderson, who served in the Falklands and Northern Ireland, said: 'Im preparing for a natural disaster.
'Bad things do happen, peoples homes do get burned down, there are floods, there are catastrophic events that affect people completely.
'If you go too late, youre dead. People say to me "why are you a prepper?" And Im always baffled by it, because what I say to people is, I dont understand why youre not.
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Putting up tins of Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam
I DONT LIKE SPAM!
I kinda feel sorry for the “real” Brits...they are gonna have a helluva time defending their preps without firearms. I hope they have alot of illegal STEN guns laying about.
"No I'm not"
Adaptation from "Mary Queen of Scots" Monty Python sketch
Better than eating your neighbor or pet. LOL.
It would be just my luck to be sealed up in a doomsday shelter with 5000 tins of Spotted Dick.
> Mmmmmmmmmm, Spam®.
> Better than eating your neighbor or pet. LOL.
“Why?” asks the dog-eater in the White House.
Try sauteing sliced Spam in duck fat. Truly delicious.
The comments are maddening. Why are the Brits so vile?
What like of weapons are they allowed in Britain? Cricket bats?
Crabs trying to pull the escaping crabs back into the pot
I saw a can of it at the grocery last week. Had to laugh,
We are buying lots of food..I used some of the freeze dried hamburger meat during Thanksgiving since I had lots of guest that spent time with us after Thanksgiving..Anyway it really taste like fresh cooked hamburger meat..Very tasty..I have to replace that one and buy more..
we are well prepared but will get more..We have plenty of protection for the whole family and I don’t mean condoms..
That’s the first thing I immediately noticed from thie pics. They’ll have to defend themselves with sticks and stones.
I’m willing to bet that the *last* thing these folks are worried about is some “Mayan calendar”.
Well, there’s spam egg sausage and spam, that’s not got much spam in it
I saw Vienna Sausages on someone’s prepper list or comment a couple weeks ago, so I bought a can to try (hadn’t had any in YEARS). No thanks, those are NASTY.
Glad to see big-mouthing about your preps isn’t just an American thing...
Alleged Mayan astronomical astrological geniuses >>>
So for me I am not spooked at all by these idiots
Forget the spotted kind. I don't want to be looking at any kind of dick. Presentable women are all invited.
Thank you all very much!!
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.9k to go!! We can do this.
Let's put this baby to bed!!
“Britons are stockpiling...condoms”
Too late. The UK is already f*cked.
“Why are the Brits so vile?”
Because the French called dibs on ‘revolting’.
Hussein is buying up ammo, dehydrated meals, armored Homeland Security vehicles, bullet proof guard booths, coffins, etc. He's taking notes on how stupid people were during Katrina and Sandy. You can bet he'll do some trial runs of outages on the grid and internet soon. Very soon.
Plus, when I was little, I stayed on the farm with the grandparents. They had gardens, chickens, small dairy herd, a pig and piglets, wood stove, no phone, out house, hand pumped well, and a pond.
They almost never went to town, so most necessities were all provided from our labor. My chores were to milk 1 cow by hand, collect eggs, and nurse the runt of the litter of piglets.
Guess we were preppers and didn't know it. After I got married, we always have prepped for storms and electrical outages-a little more each year, while we have bought our share of modern playthings, we have opted more often for practical things that are useful in emergencies too.
We built our house with 2 fireplaces and a woodstove. We have generators for our house and daughter's, a kerosene heater(useful on my husband's sideline business too). We have a couple of window air-conditioners that we can use to cool a room or two in case the central air fails, or electricity goes out.
After living through the 70’s oil shocks and double digit inflation, I increased the amount of purchases on sale and size of pantry on hand.
Beginning end of 2008, I went out and bought even more food-largely due to anticipated price increases. For example, bought 2 years of peanut butter at $1.00 a jar(it now costs $2.25 a jar). Have replenished it at every sale opportunity.
Started gardening in earnest in 2009 with indoor plants and 4 season gardening. Main reason to have pesticide free food, but also to get back to canning and having my own food on hand. Plus I don't like being charged $3.00 for a bag of spinach in the winter(which could have E-coli)so now I just grow my own all year round.
I have a treadle sewing machine which I kept for sentimental reasons, but it still works, as do my more modern electric machines.
That's not a whole list, but anyway we are pretty well set for bug in situations. Bug out plan still needs work, but is not the most likely scenario anyway(earthquake and storms are more likely). We are about 3/4 mile outside a small rural town on a 1 acre plot in a pretty nice subdivision with almost no restrictions and no neighborhood housing association.
We are 1/2 tank of gas from St. Louis. Not the best for teotwawki situation, but better than being in a big city, so I am not convinced we need a bug out plan unless, the entire state of Missouri goes under water overnight with prior warning.
LOL. Thanks for that post; I really did LOL!
How many jars is 2 years of peanut butter?
Isn't he that rapper from Thailand?
Considering that you'd probably be "bound up" for a year after downing a jar of PB, I'd say that a 2-year supply would be 2 jars.
About 40 jars for us.
Sorry my post got a little long too much nostalgia.
Considering that you’d probably be “bound up” for a year after downing a jar of PB, I’d say that a 2-year supply would be 2 jars.
Only if that is all you eat. It’s just one of many sources of protein that kids of all ages like around here.LOL.
Thanks for your accounting! I got an internet tickle yesterday. It said that Calvin Coolidge -— During family vacations he would arrange for his boys to do some farm work. He would rent them out! He would send them out to labor with the peasants. For compensation of course. The boys introduction to the world of work
Most likely being a sustained failure of the electrical grid which could be caused by a well planned terrorist attack on all of their country's power sources.
How would they cope with the loss of electrical power for a month? Markets would be devoid of food within two days.
The frozen food in their freezers would be thawed out within 24 hours.
Gasoline would be unavailable since stations rely on electricity for their pumps to function.
Patients in their hospitals relying on life support systems would be dead within 24 hours.
Pharmaceuticals required to sustain life would no longer be delivered to their pharmacies.
With no electricity, doctors' offices would be closed and hospitals shut down.
After a week of no electricity, no gasoline and no access to food stuffs, chaos would then set in.
Those people over there are clueless as evidenced by the comments. But what the hell, they've come to rely completely on their government to meet their every need......
At least the preppers are prepared and I applaud them for it.......
Whassup with that site, I have a registered account but everything I try to post is never shown...................
Smother them in ketchup or toss them in an omelet.
Besides they are for when TSHTF. We won’t be so picky then.
I was there one time and my daughter-in-law is an actress and was in a play where the theaters are. We went to a restaurant to eat after the play, and there was a buzz in the crowd and policemen were everywhere. A terrible disaster had just happened. Someone had killed a person with a knife. It was as if the world had ended. Everyone was shocked.
The next day, a reenactment of the murder was done to try to give the cops a lead. I don't know if they ever caught who did it, but that was the only murder in England at that time to talk about and was all over the paper. How many people in this country get killed in one day?
People get murdered there by knives, pills, strangling by hands, hanging, beating until dead, etc., but that's done inside - seldom is there a murder “in public”.
As far as English people storing, I doubt many do. This generation are the children and grandchildren of those who went through WWII. In my opinion, having gone there for over 20 years and mingled with the people, there is still a mindset to “endure” hardship rather than use innovation or preparation to make it better. Yes, my daughter-in-law is a freaking English liberal and thinks I am crazy for prepping and her upper lifestyle friends think the same.
So, I'm there one time and the water went off. There was one small bottle of unopened water in that house. The water was off for hours and no one knew why. Well, if they had stored some water, they would have been fine until it finally came back.
I've got other stories about that country, having lived there for weeks at a time over the many years.
You don't want to live there in an emergency.
I see about half of what I post at the UK Daily Mail go through. I hear they are the biggest newspaper site. Most trafficked. My opinion is they farm out a lot of commentary monitoring to India etc so you Mr Hot Tabasco are in a catch as catch can situation.