Author Archives: Ian

About Ian

Trying to live a preparedness lifestyle, developing new skills to help me strive for that better life. This will serve as a memoir for myself and my family, friends and anyone who is interested as we take this crooked path towards an infinite destination.

The Bee Diaries – Part 12 -New Bees Please

In Part 11 we alluded to the fact that the colony may be in trouble as we found that the queen had died over winter, the colony, as we dreaded, eventually died off as there was nothing that we could … Continue reading

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Wild Camping – The Climb and Camp

It’s always good to get out and test your equipment, and last week I had chance to try out mine in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, Snowdonia. The original plan was for a group of us … Continue reading

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Wild Camping – Applying Preparedness Principles – part 5, Equipment

A quick reminder of the basic principles of preparedness, Food, Water, Shelter, Security, Health and Sanitation. We have covered Shelter in the form of clothing, tents and sleeping equipment. In this post we will look at the other equipment, their … Continue reading

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Wild Camping – Applying Preparedness Principles – part 4, Sleeping

So far we have looked into tents, hammocks and tarps, plus Footwear, and basic clothing, in this section we can take a closer look at Sleeping as a part of the Shelter principle. The first obvious thing to state is … Continue reading

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Wild Camping – Applying Preparedness Principles – part 3, clothing layers

Continuing from the last post on Boots and Socks under the preparedness principal of Shelter, working our way up the body looking at clothing layers considered for a wild camp trip in April. I’ve already mentioned clothing layers, the purpose … Continue reading

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Tick Tock! Thats Another Year Gone

It’s one year since we launched the Prepare to Survive web blog page. Happy to still be posting, and we have a few followers, growing weekly both here,  on Twitter and Facebook. Whilst its another year gone I can say … Continue reading

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The Bee Diaries – Part 11 – The Queen is Dead,long live the queen (hopefully)

With the winter months behind us and as we approach the middle of March and spring appears to be coming early, there is still caution for heavy frost but I took the chance to carry out a basic inspection and … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

Due to adverse weather last weekend, our plans for commencing this year’s work were delayed until today. Armed with more equipment than ever before (nappy changing bag bulging with bottles, t… Source: Here we go again…

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The Friendly Swede – Two Lanterns and a Firestarter

  The Friendly Swede Collapsible LED Camping Lantern Lamp 2-Pack, with Keychain Fire Starter is £9.99 with free delivery, I did a quick search on the internet and the best price that I came up was £5.49  for one lantern  … Continue reading

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The Friendly Swede – Paracord Survival Bracelet

The XXL Trilobite Extra Beefy Paracord Survival Bracelet with Stainless Steel Black Bow Shackle is designed to be Extra long to fit  the larger wrist. Amazon.co.uk Widgets     Packaging The bracelet arrives packaged very well in a resealable point … Continue reading

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