Russia vs Ukraine, NATO, the U.S… A war that would literally be on my doorstep. I thought I was prepared for anything – virtually off-grid, self-sufficient, experienced in bushcraft and outdoor skills… Just like many others who call themselves preppers and survivalists. But we live in the 21st Century, and the world is a muchContinue reading “Preparing for WW3 – Surviving Russia vs Ukraine, Off-Grid & Online”
I live 40 miles from Ukraine and NATO is sending troops here. Russia has amassed an army on its side of the border, and NATO and the U.S. want to send troops and vehicles to Eastern Europe to prepare should Russia decide to invade Ukraine – which President Biden thinks will happen in February 2022Continue reading “WW3 – Russia Ukraine Invasion, World War Three begins in February 2022?”
President Biden has stated that he believes Russia will invade Ukraine. Following an intelligence report stating that Russia is possibly planning to invade Ukraine with 175,000 troops, and satellite imagery confirming a large build up of several battalions along the border, just what is Putin planning? And how far will the US and EU goContinue reading “WW3 in 2022? Biden, Putin, Ukraine, Russia, USA, EU, Taiwan, China”
Tomorrow, Presidents Biden and Putin will hold a conference call online regarding Russia’s massive build up of troops along the Ukraine border. Is this, as some fear, the precursor to an invasion? And what would be the West’s reaction if it was – more sanctions, or an armed response? With Ukraine becoming closer to membershipContinue reading “WW3 in 2022? Biden, Putin, Ukraine, Russia, USA, EU, Taiwan, China”
While there is a taste of Spring in the air, and the snow melt run-off from the hills is creating new land-borne streams (especially, unfortunately, at the back of my garage), there is still a lot of snow about and last week saw night time temperature below minus 10. I really dislike the period betweenContinue reading “Winter drags on”
My eldest boy has just returned from ski camp. This is a photo he took on the bus as they passed the Tatra Mountains. With the socialist era flat blocks in the foreground, and the thick snow covering anything, it really sums up this country.
This photo really doesn’t do the current weather justice. Gale force winds and heavy snow are blanketing everything. It’s a beautiful and impressive thing to watch when you’re inside in the warm. I now regret my earlier comment that today is perfect winter camping weather….
In Slovakia, the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same without this advert. The product is Kofola, an old Slovak fizzy soft drink somewhere between Coca Cola and Dandelion and Burdock which has made a big come-back (it’s also what i prefer to drink). This advert is shown every winter, and has been for many years.Continue reading “Kofola wild boar – my favourite Christmas advert”
This week I changed the summer tyres for winter tyres on the car. This is both a legal requirement and a necessity out here. Without them, the car would just spin in place. I’ve no idea why the UK doesn’t implement this law and then the country wouldn’t grind to a halt, with horrific trafficContinue reading “Winter tyres”