My Personal Loadout (Paul)
Where you choose to set up your shelter depends on the environment, but always take into account the four principles of survival: protection, location, water, and food.
You require a steady supply of water to sustain yourself in a survival situation and without it you will dehydrate.
A shelter can protect you from the sun, insects, wind, rain, snow, hot or cold temperatures, and enemy observation.
Fire has been around since the dawn of time.. from mountains spewing ash and fire from volcanoes, to early man producing the first spark, which led into fire.
One of the major questions you may be asking yourself, is how will you feed your family post Brexit?
In any situation, cleanliness is an important factor in preventing infection and disease. It becomes even more important in a survival situation.
On any trip or expedition, your situation can change for the worse. Quickly moving into the unknown can cause tremendous psychological and emotional stress
Protection, location, water, and food are the basic principles of survival. In most survival situations.
If you can't find water in the environment around you, you can search for certain plants that can provide a drink
Solve each problem as it arises. Once a problem has been fully resolved, you are free to move on to the next one
Millions of people live and work in areas at risk from flooding.


Remove the nuts from the shells, they can be eaten raw or roasted. You can crush them and eat them with your cereal, salad or use in a pesto. You can also soak them in water to make milk.
The small nuts are edible raw without the husk. You can eat the young leaves straight from the tree or in a salad.
You can use the flowers to make cordial drinks or deep fried as fritters. They go really-well with gooseberries. You can add the berries to apple pies or make a jelly or jam from them.
Cooking the leaves will remove the stinging hairs. Tastes great in soups or cook like spinach. It can also be used to make tea and beer. It’s rich in iron and vitamins.
The leaves can be chopped and added to soups and stews, in pasta or risotto dishes. They can also be used to make pesto.
The leaves can be used in salads or cooked. You can use the flowers for dandelion wine or jelly and the roots can be roasted as a winter vegetable or dried to make a coffee.
A very similar taste to water cress. You can use it in sandwiches and salads. It’s not as bitter as it sounds. Works well with wild garlic in pestos and rice dishes.
Stir fry young shoots and use them in salads or in place of asparagus
You can use the leaves and flower bud shoots chipped up in salads and sauces. Goes great fried in a pan with sausages.
Crab apples are small, hard and sour raw, but taste great when cooked in sauces, jellies, chutneys and fruit leathers. They work well with other Autumn fruits.
Cook the fruit in crumbles, pies and cobblers. They are good for spiced jellies, sauces, jams and curds.
You can use the flower petals in salads and jellies. The fruit hips, full of vitamin C, can be made into syrup for pancakes or ice cream. Avoid the hairs inside the hips, they irritate the throat.