Living in a country that to all intent is a police state we have a problem prepping. Even though the old USSR was worse than what we have now they recognised the harm that a Socialist Police State was doing and have moved slowly to Capitalism, albeit a very corrupt capitalism. Although to be honest it would be better for all preppers if corruption was available to the common man like there. Sadly, even in being corrupt in the West it is still who you know and your position in society. We just haven’t been corrupt long enough but we are getting there.
The problem we have is that by making us powerless our government is simply enabling those that are willing to break the law. They don’t have any issues getting what they want, they either steal it from us or smuggle it in from outside. This also gives the bad guys power, they can provide for us but at a cost. Whatever we want we can either pay a premium or owe them a favour. That favour usually being something you would rather not do. Even so people will be willing to pay for what they want in life. So, at the moment the UK is just starting to slip into this type of society. Whatever you want is available, plod can do nothing to stop it, and in fact they don’t even try in some instances, but still the general public are law abiding and put up with the injustices here. However, there are signs this is changing. Riots, complaints are just the start and as the resentment grows so will the violence. Violence that will encompass you and yours.
The law abiding will be unable to protect themselves, plod are not interested in protecting you and only seem to be enforcers for the current government and ensuring that you are paying taxes and taxes hidden as fines. That is all they do. They don’t put bad guys away while they imprison you for failing to pay your council tax.
What alternative do you have though? The sheeple in the UK are quite happy about this because they believe the media so it won’t change for the better before the pot boils over. When it boils over though people like us will have an advantage in that we have prepared whilst being at a disadvantage we will be short of vital prepping materials that will make the difference between life and death. I mean that exactly as it sounds. It isn’t just guns to protect yourself, it is vital medicines and other tools, you can’t buy the best chemicals because of some health and safety issue. You can’t get some items unless you are registered as a professional something or other, even electricians and gas fitters have to be licensed. Next up will be air rifles, followed by crossbows and as sure as eggs are eggs there will be more restrictions on what you can do at home on your own property.
This basically means that you can fully prep and not stay legal, ouch, by dipping your toes into the mucky world of immoral criminal activities to acquire items that you can’t get legally. Or you can stay legal and find yourself short if an event occurs. Tough choice.
I’ve made my choice and so far I’m legal. Whoo hoo, I’m one of the good guys but I wonder if I really am. After all there are so many laws I’m probably breaking several by having so many packets of porridge in one place. The big test though will be when they license air weapons and crossbows. Will I or won’t I. After all I don’t have to involve anyone else to acquire them and because they are not registered I could claim I’ve sold them. If only I was so well prepared when they registered pistols, rifles and shotguns. Ironically, as an aside you can own weapons in the USSR but not here where we are free.