Well the meet went ahead on Saturday and I had quite an interesting time. I hope the other attendees did to. I took a couple of carrier bags of books for people to look at and stacked them on the table ready for a discussion point.
There were four attendees besides myself in the end and between us we lasted from before the official midday start to almost 2100. John was first on the scene and we had quite an interesting chat about the prepper community and people we know as well as some of the topics we talk about on the forums. Very nice guy. He left mid afternoon.
When he left TimeLord was next to turn up and we had an interesting talk about medieval weapons as well as other general prepping topics. He had also brought his own books in a large sack and I had a good look through those. He had a few books I had not seen before such as Anglo Saxon life where it discussed how the Anglo Saxons lived, ideal for information for when technology is not there, as well as one on medieval weapons.
In addition omeone new, who we will call JH, turned up at the meet with his wife and being a friend of TLs he also had knowledge of medieval weapons. It was nice to meet the both of them.
To me it was time well spent. I met new people who were interested in prepping in general. I also learnt a few things about medieval weaponry that has got me interested in finding out more.
Next time I’m going to arrange a meeting where we can try out some tools. Medieval weaponry seems a very popular choice so watch this space.
While I was in the pub I was approached by several people enquiring about the books on the table and what we were doing. They didn’t seem that excited when we said it was a book club. Books, sounds boring.
All in all though I enjoyed the day. Well worth the time spent.