Saturday, 6 June 2020

Know Your Enemy. What is A Zombie?

The way 2020 is going, with wild fires, locust plagues, presidential corruption, police brutality, protests, riots and everything else, I would not be at all surprised if we ended this year in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. 

With that in mind I think it would be a good idea if we spent a little bit of time getting to know our enemy and looking at, what a Zombie is.

First of all, that zombie in front of you is not Your Uncle, Auntie, mother, father, Nana, brother, sister or your best mate. The zombie in front of you is an infected shell of the person you once knew, that person, I am sorry to say is dead.

That zombie in front of you has no memory of you, does not know you or care who you are, to the zombie you are nothing more than a walking happy meal.

Whats more, zombies do not feel pain, guilt or remorse, driven only by instinct, it will not stop until it is munching down, on you.

They do not fee the need to sleep, do not feel fatigue and to not tire, when an undead is chasing you down they are not going to get the same burning sensation in their legs, they are not going to get a stitch in their sides as that lactic acid starts to build up in their muscles, they will not stop chasing you until they are either killed, eating you or have switched to chase someone else.

Its not all bad though, there are a few things that we have in our favour, such as..

Zombies lack fine motor skills so can not open doors or window or climb ladders. Instead they will revert to sheer brute force and numbers to just break through them. 

If you are unlucky enough to have to go toe to tow with a zombie, because they dont have fine motor skills, they are unable to use a weapon. They can only use their hands to grab at you, getting hold of any loose or hanging clothing (or hair), dragging you towards their mouths and their main weapon, their teeth. So if you are carrying a close quarter weapon such as an axe, a hammer or a knife, then you have an advantage over them.

With this in mind it is a good idea to make sure that you have no loose straps on your bags and, if you have long hair, tie it back.

Zombies ca not swim either but this does not mean that you can take cover or escape one of them by jumping in a river, if there is any oxygen in their bodies they will float, also, because zombies do not need to breath to love the can just walk into the water, regardless of how deep it is and just keep walking.

Remember, take care of your self, prepare for the worst, hope for the best..


Monday, 30 March 2020

Lockdown week one

The UK has been locked down for a week now, social distancing is a thing and staying at home is becoming the law. We are "supposed" to only leave the house for essential foods, medical reasons, to help a vulnerable person with supplies, once a day for exercise or to go to work, but only if you can not work from home. 

Here in the UK, the government has earmarked certain types of services and businesses as essential for keeping the country going during the lockdown. Obviously the emergency services are too if that list.

I guess I am lucky in one respect that the job I do has been identified as one of jobs that can not close down, so I can not "Stay At Home" I have to go to work.



This is a double edged sword though, although I am happy in the fact that I can go out, I know that while I am out and especially when I am at work I run the risk of becoming infected with Corvid19. 

The last thing I want is to become infected or have a part of my cloths contaminated and bring this virus into my home.

Saying that, there are some people who are still insisting that this is nothing more than the flu and that the media has hyped it up and brainwashed everyone. 

These are the same people who do not accept or adhere to social distinsing or staying at home, for them it is business as normal.

Two weeks ago the government was advising us to just stay at home, it was the above mentioned people who ignored the message and caused the government to impose a lockdown.


At the moment we don't know for sure how long this lockdown will last, some government sources say we could be locked down for 3-6 month while others are saying that it looks like the spread is starting to slow down, at least hospital admissions are starting to slow down.

I would like to think that we can just about see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I doubt that this is the case. 

I still believe that this is just the beginning and more is yet to come, also bearing in mind, that this could only be the first wave,the virus could and probably will return in a second wave this autumn. 

Friday, 13 March 2020

So You "Think" Herd Immunity Will Work?

Today is Friday 13th March 2020, I have spent part of this evening reading about something called Herd Immunity and how the UK government, My government, the people who have been charged with leading the United Kingdom think that this will be a good idea when it comes to stemming the spread of the Corona Virus in the UK. 

I am speechless. The UK Governments plan to stop or mitigate the spread of Corvid19 is Heard Immunity, letting 60% of the population get infected, this way, those who are infected "should" protect those who are more vulnerable.

The theory works like this, if you have someone with measles and surround that person with people who have been vaccinated against measles, then the virus has nowhere to go so burns its self out and disappears, experts say that this is the method they use to protect cattle and has been proven to work by stemming the spread of disease and shielding the weak. 

To date this has been proven to work, when a vaccine has been included.



In the mean time, as far as I can see, the government have no plans to reduce or stop public gatherings, close schools, universities or lock down our borders by way of mitigating the virus. Instead we are told to wash our hands, sanitise if you cant wash your hands and self isolate and stay off work for 7 days if you think that you might have any corvid19 symptoms.

In my opinion this is absolute madness, their plan is to do nothing and let the country become infected with a SARS variant which can be fatal to anyone with an underlying health problem, the old, infirm and people with compromised immune systems

Now I know what it looks like but, no, this is not population control. This is a well thought out plan by experts, which, in theory "should" work.

Is there any wonder the conspiracy theorists are going mad over this.

I have posted a link which will take you to the governments plan with regards to combating the Corona virus HERE 
You Can Also click HERE to read about the flaws in this well thought out plan (sarcasm intended)

In the mean time, be safe and take care of you and yours, me? Im going to ry to contact the Aliens which are freely wondering our planet to ask if they will abduct me now. I have had enough now 

Thursday, 16 January 2020

What Motivates Me?

I want to change the direction of iJim.co.uk.
For the most part my blog has been a personal blog of sorts, a place where I jotted down my thoughts and ideas.

Ok, maybe the words "change of direction" are the wrong words, let me put it s different way.

As you know I am a huge horror fan, I also love the outdoors, I have dabbled in prepping and have an interest in bushcraft.

For the past few month I have been working on my fitness, getting rid of the visceral fat and all the other fats which I have managed to build up after years of eating what I wanted while having the momentum of a slug with a bad foot.

So, here's what I want to do, here's my motivation.

I want to write more and do more things related to bushcraft and survival. I want to get into shape.

Why?

Here's why, let's go with the worst possible scenario, something which for the most part is unlikely to happen but, it's still there, in the back of your mind.


What if the world as we know it came to an end tomorrow? Alien invaders, zombie apocalypse, EMP, what ever you want.

Society as we know it has ended, world government's have collapsed, we have woken up to world without a rule of law.

You get where I'm going, I want to base my bushcraft skills, my urban and wilderness survival skills, my workouts and fitness on this idea.

Going back to when I was in the Army reserve's we would train for the worst possible scenario, anything less than that was thought of as easy or easier, because we had trained for much worse.

So if I were to base my fitness plans and my wilderness skill sets on the idea that I'm training or in the worst possible scenario..

The question is, "How is this going to be my motivation"?


It's pretty simple to be honest and something I have used a few times in the past when I honestly could not be arsed to do something or was so tired I did not have the energy to finish a task or do those last 25 push-ups.

If I was in the middle of a grid down situation or some sort of apocalypse, I couldn't just stop or not do this thing, I can't stay in my bed and think,

"Nah, I can't be bothered today"

I would have to do it

Problem is, we as a species have become lazy, for the most part we will naturally take the path if least resistance, we like our lives to be comfortable and we like to get things with a minimum of effort.

We shop on line, hell we can even have our tea cooked for us and delivered to our door, all we need to do is get up of the couch, go to the door, pay for it and take it from the delivery person.

I want to shake that up.

I want to be the hero in my own movie and the only way to do this is the hard way, I accept that it will not be comfortable,  at times I will ache, be so tired that I can hardly stand but still have half a day to get through. 

If I was in a grid down or post apocalyptic situation, I would not have the option to just sit for a while or leave that thing until later because I can't be bothered right now, so why not get used to "pushing through it" because it needs to be done now mentality today.

If I get used to it now, if I wake up to that worst case scenario tomorrow, it won't be a shine to my system because, well, it's what I am used to.

That is what I want..
Question is, What do you want?


Tuesday, 31 December 2019

2020 New Year Resolutions

Fixing My Life

Even before I start writing this I cant help wonder how many blog posts are going to hit the internet in the next 24 hours with the same title.

Truth be told I am once again not making any resolutions for the next year/decade. The plans I have for the forthcoming 12 month I started on December 1st this year (2019),

My only resolution was to get in shape and 31 days later I am still sticking by it, I am eating a more healthy diet, no junk food at all, not even a sniff. I dont take sugar in my coffee now and have even cut the amount of that down as well.

On December 5th I started the 100 press ups a day for 30 days challenge and so far I have stuck to it.
I walk to work instead of taking the bus.

Instead of making more resolutions I am planning on upping the amount of press ups I am doing from 100 to 125 on the 7th January, I have a set of workouts I plan to start next month as well.

If anything I am drawing a lot of inspiration from a YouTube video I watched a few day ago were  guy called Joe Rogan talks about becoming the hero in your own movie.


There`s a line near the end which says something like 
"Pretend that you are the hero in your own movie, right now it is the beginning of the movie and you are a looser, you need to decide to stop being a looser"

Or something along those lines, When I heard those words, something connected in my head and I knew what needed to be done and that is what my plans are fr 2020.