Durham City

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of “Jack the Ripper“, the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during…

Houses of Parliament and Bridge

The Whitechapel Murders of 1888

The Whitechapel murders of 1888 sent a shiver down the spine of late Victorian England. What would become a series…

Risk Matrix Zoned

What are you preparing for?

Your environment What do you know about the space around you? It seems like a fairly obvious question to ask…

Fresh Food

Food – spreading the risk

The Nation’s Food Supply Food. It is something we deal with every day of our lives, but many of us…

Supermarket Aisle

Preparedness – An introduction

The Stereotypes Whenever you start talking about preparedness or self-reliance, it’s not long before someone uses the word ‘prepper’ and…

Bigfoot Video Analysis

Bigfoot – real or fake?

In this modern digital world, photographs and videos are very cheap to make compared with years ago. Whilst this opens…

Forest drive at night

Night drive in the forest

I get an overwhelming sense of well-being whenever I spend time in the forest. I’m not sure if it is…

Drone and Clouds

The Gatwick drone

Whatever happened to the Gatwick drone? Remember shortly before Christmas the holiday plans of tens of thousands of people were…

Misty Forest

Tales from the Trail Cam

Trail cameras are handy devices for monitoring an area. Often left in place for weeks at a time, they can…

Library Archive

Deep in the archive

Today I spent most of the morning with my head in the British Newspaper Archvie . It is a fantastic…