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Hi Folks,

 

Found Survival Cache cruising the net looking for supplies and ideas. I’ve never been in the military but worked with some former military and merc types developing ideas for security companies. Obviously, a growth industry for the future, lol! Sorely lacking in mil ops type of experience myself SC looks like a good place for connections and info.

 

About me:

 

I’m an expat living in France with my wife and two kids. I’m in the Aerospace business and travel all over Europe, all the time including Russia and CIS countries lately. Over the past 30 years, but particularly in the past 10 or so I’ve started paying attention to what looks like a big storm building, or at least a series of small ones coming our way in the Western World: USA, Europe, Australia, etc. Sure it’s all been discussed before….

 

Over the past decade Survival for me usually consisted of dealing with all the thugs on the Metro underneath Paris at 12 am coming back home from Charles de Gaulle. For the longest time, like most of us I just ignored the bigger picture but it’s getting harder to dismiss Survivalists and people getting prepared as paranoid crackpots. In fact, those in denial with their heads in the sand believing nothing nasty could ever go down on a big scale now appear to be the true crackpots.

 

Historically, good and bad times come and go punctuated by brief periods of insanity and war where all hell breaks loose, but in the end things settle down and life still goes on. Living in a country like France chock full of fortifications, castles and monuments from countless past conflicts and invasions over the last 2000 years one really appreciates this fact.

 

Hence, I think it’s only prudent to prepare for the rough spots. If no major cataclysms ever happen in my lifetime then GREAT!....and if the shit does indeed hit the fan with a wet sloppy slap, at least I’ll be in a position to help and protect others instead of standing in a breadline…or preying off my neighbors.

 

In any case, don’t want to get too long-winded, just say hello to all of you and thanks for all the great info. Need any data or just curious about things on this side of the pond don’t hesitate to email me.

 

Life is a continuous adventure really, full of interesting challenges, nothing to be scared of. Long as I’m around folks I love, like or can at least depend on I’m good. Learn from the past, prepare for the future but just truly enjoy the now. Every day is a gift. In the end we’re all heading for the same place, just a matter of when.

 

Wolfe

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Hey Wolfe, pleased to meet you. You should probably dig around the older posts here and there to get an idea of what to expect. This is a good forum with good people, which is sometimes hard to find on the internet.

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wolfe

 

Welcome hope you find the information you need here

 

I lived in france for a bit near Chinon

 

if you think were all on the same 8 lane hiway into a sinkhole / cesspool that is crushing poverty

I would agree, if your talking death being a Christian I would politely disagree and where I am going

and some heathen is vastly different.

 

I just having some fun with you you must be young as when you are young everything is an adventure

as you get older everything is a pain in the ass.

 

if there is nothing to be scared of what are you doing in here? Your doctoral thesis on american rednecks.

and as far as information wikileaks has got us covered or uncovered as it applies.

 

I got some bugout information for you head to Switzerland ASAP because it is a tie on who folds first

France or Italy I have bought used battle rifles in pristine condition from both.

 

IMHO

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Hey Wolfe, pleased to meet you. You should probably dig around the older posts here and there to get an idea of what to expect. This is a good forum with good people, which is sometimes hard to find on the internet.

 

Thanks Vis, I will definitely check out the site more.

 

Wolfe

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Welcome Dangerwolfe, always nice to have someone who lives outside the US who can give us some outside perspective. Hope you like the forum, its been highly instructive to me.

 

Thanks Schoeny, yes I'm very fortunate to have a good "outside" perspective, feel free to ask anything.

 

Best wishes,

 

Wolfe

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wolfe

 

Welcome hope you find the information you need here

 

I lived in france for a bit near Chinon

 

if you think were all on the same 8 lane hiway into a sinkhole / cesspool that is crushing poverty

I would agree, if your talking death being a Christian I would politely disagree and where I am going

and some heathen is vastly different.

 

I just having some fun with you you must be young as when you are young everything is an adventure

as you get older everything is a pain in the ass.

 

if there is nothing to be scared of what are you doing in here? Your doctoral thesis on american rednecks.

and as far as information wikileaks has got us covered or uncovered as it applies.

 

I got some bugout information for you head to Switzerland ASAP because it is a tie on who folds first

France or Italy I have bought used battle rifles in pristine condition from both.

 

IMHO

 

Hi Snake,

 

Glad you had a chance to see some of this place France. Every day I discover new things here.

 

What I think is we’re probably heading for lean times and it’s best to be prepared. To answer your question I’m here for information and contacts.

 

Hey, what’s there to be so scared of anyway, running out of toilet paper? You can be scared if you want but if I die on my feet I end up in Valhalla with an auto-refill brew in my hand a hot blonde Valkyrie under each arm. (Now I’m funning back with you man…)

 

No, not really that young (47), seen a lot of crazy shit already. Yes, modern life has lots of hassles, no argument but why let it drag you down? I guess I just prefer to enjoy the ride rather than sweat the small….and sometimes not so small stuff.

 

France and Italy “folding?” LOL! Well, I guess if you truly believe that then I can’t change your mind…I think I’ll stick around here anyway.

 

Cheers,

 

Wolfe

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Hi, Wolfe, welcome to the gang. I'm originally from Germany (close to the french border), my mom is 86 and over there. She always refused to move here and now she is all alone and too frail to make a move. I would appreciate it very much if you would keep us updated as to the happenings, especially what doesn't make the news.

Nice thing in Eurpoe, if things were to go down fast, every country is close by and you don't need a passport!

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Wolfe

 

 

great retort I like Europe very beautiful but just an opinion if it gets bad head to Switzerland

they manage to stay well mannered during any crisis and it's fantastic cross section of all the

ethnic groups and food and drink.

 

I used to be addicted to ski bunnies here in Texas ski bunnies wear less but are not as exotic

as I live here {familiarity breeds boredom} LOL

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Hi, Wolfe, welcome to the gang. I'm originally from Germany (close to the french border), my mom is 86 and over there. She always refused to move here and now she is all alone and too frail to make a move. I would appreciate it very much if you would keep us updated as to the happenings, especially what doesn't make the news.

Nice thing in Eurpoe, if things were to go down fast, every country is close by and you don't need a passport!

 

Hi Femvet,

 

In my opinion, Europe is actually more stable and less vulnerable economically than the US. Having experienced two major wars in living memory on their home turf with one's life savings disappearing and all the rest of the hardships, Europeans in general don't trust banks and don't live off credit paycheck to paycheck. Outside of the major cities people tend to grow a lot of their own food, etc. In France nearly every village has open markets full of local suppliers for vegetables and what not. Transition to a barter economy for the duration isn't much of a stretch for most of these people. Italy is the same, Greece is the same, Spain is the same. I would imagine Germany is much the same. I think to truly destabilize Europe in the short run it's going to take one or more major environmental/nuclear catastrophes natural or man-made.

 

Live in a big city then the risks are much the same everywhere, no different in Europe. The biggest threat I imagine would come from the cities when desperate refugees flooding the countryside trying to escape whatever.

 

Massive non-European immigration over the last 30 year has created huge underclasses of parallel non-European societies living inside the big cities of nearly every country I've been to. This development will inevitably result in ever more social conflict with the local populations and that will of course complicate matters in a disaster. Longer term this may lead to major or minor civil wars here and there.

 

Aside from that Nuclear plants provide much of the power in France and Germany in particular. If several of these blow or gets blown....the game changes. All bets are off.

 

So in summary, I don't see any particular threats to Europe that aren't already obvious. On the positive, outside the big cities every European country has plenty of places to go.

 

Wolfe

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Hey Snake, you know these French are kind of like Texans, tough as nails, independent and rarely wrong...at least my French wife anyway LOL!

 

Hey, I did 2 years south of the Mason Dixon line, personally I found Southern Girls surprisingly exotic and NICE as in nice as pie nice with manners, but yes familiarity breeds boredom, I agree.

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Welcome Sir! Lots of interesting posts on here. Dig around, check out the hot topics and

star rated posts. I was prepping before Y2K, before I realized what I was doing. LOL It just kinda

felt good knowing that if something was to happen, I'd still be in pretty good shape as far as taking

care of the family. So over the years I've upgraded things, bought newer stuff. The older stuff I'd

get out and ocassionally have a training day with the family members trying to make sure all involved

knew the "how to's" of the equipment if I wasn't around.

 

Again welcome, and look forward to your input.

 

 

dr

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Welcome Sir! Lots of interesting posts on here. Dig around, check out the hot topics and

star rated posts. I was prepping before Y2K, before I realized what I was doing. LOL It just kinda

felt good knowing that if something was to happen, I'd still be in pretty good shape as far as taking

care of the family. So over the years I've upgraded things, bought newer stuff. The older stuff I'd

get out and ocassionally have a training day with the family members trying to make sure all involved

knew the "how to's" of the equipment if I wasn't around.

 

Again welcome, and look forward to your input.

 

 

dr

 

Thanks DR,

 

I will definitely explore these boards as time permits. I think it's just prudent to be prepared for potential "rough spots" including training up the family in the event I'm not around. I travel so much outside the country it's very probably this could be the case. As you say, it's piece of mind.

 

Also, what fun is surviving anything if one continues to live in stone-age conditions? Even if he shit does hit the fan why not capitalize on modern technology and live in comfort with electricity, etc? I'm starting out with basic survival preps but also very much into the "off-grid" concept and studying/implementing these technologies. Also cheap, portable wind/solar power setups that can be easily loaded into a car, or even a bicycle

trailer and set up anywhere, etc.

 

Eventually, I'd like to get my family semi-off grid so if disaster struck we'd already be halfway there.....

 

Anyway, lots more to do....

 

Wolfe

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Welcome, Wolfe! There's a lot of great information here and lots of knowledgeable people.

 

I lived in Russia in the early 90s and have family in France (Alsace, mostly), but haven't been there. Envy.

 

Thanks NQ. Been Russia more than a few times and will go again this year. Also had visits here from Russian customers and they were wowed. I like the Russians I've met, good folks.

 

Yes, France is a great place to live, most of it....just don't tell anybody, LOL!

 

Wolfe

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