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Post by Cyborg » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:11 am

Just a thought, I know many of us know one another from the previous UK meetings and the like, however we have many friends out there we haven't met yet.

So here we go

NAME:
Doc
OCCUPATION:
Some kind of ninja (defense contractor, int & sy.)
SKILLS:
Medic, designated marksman, firearms, knives, some jap slapping, gear whore.
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Friendship, foster the spirit of preparedness and to be able to have a resource of friends to do cool shit with.
RANDOM STUFF
I am the team leader of my County Emergency Response Unit, a position I took command of by stealth due to previous experience, we are looking at expanding our SAR team too. I live in the countryside and enjoy walking, shooting and teh interwebz.
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by the_alias » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:26 am

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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by krootox1986 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:07 am

NAME:
Dave
OCCUPATION:
Video store worker
SKILLS:
video games and professional drunk (seriously nothing noteworthy)
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Friendship and fund raising
RANDOM STUFF
Although part of ZS i am possibly the most newbish guy on here. I am mainly here to raise money for charity and hopefully learn more about preparation and survival skills whilst here.
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Brit-ZedHunter » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:00 am

I will play as well :)

NAME:
Paul
OCCUPATION:
Unix Sys Admin (professional geek!), also Director of an up and comming Web Hosting company.
SKILLS:
Lots of geeky stuff that is useless outside of IT work, Firearms
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Friendship, a bunch of people to do cool stuff with. All my other friends are too lazy to do anything outside, and to raise money for charity.
RANDOM STUFF
I have very little free time as my job is virtually 24/7. When not working I enjoy walking, various kinds of shooting and anything else that gets me away from the damn computer.
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Ad'lan » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:23 am

NAME:
Ad'lan
OCCUPATION:
Chemistry Student, Ocdt in the Armed wing of Alcoholics Anonymous (Manchester and Salford University Officer Training Corp.), Formerly a Farm Hand, Meat and Fish Supermarket worker, and Kitchen skivy.
SKILLS:
Archery, Flint knapping, Hunting, Bushcraft, Chemistry and Bullshitting.
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Hang out with my Friends, raise money for charity, do fun and exciting stuff, and learn some new skills
RANDOM STUFF
I am NFN
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by faerie9 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:44 am

NAME:
Fae (Jenni)
OCCUPATION:
Company Director and entrepreneur (in the exciting field of accountancy wooyeah :lol: )
SKILLS:
Numbers geekery, off road driving, pole dancing, dispensing hugs
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Friendship, doing cool stuff, raising money for charity, being more prepared, learning new skills.
RANDOM STUFF
I have 2 dogs, 5 chickens and a Land Rover.
I don't have a living room, it's more like a makeshift pole studio.
I am addicted to pole dancing. I do it for fun and fitness, before anyone asks.... :wink:
I am a member of our local 4x4 response team.
I don't like black jelly babies.
My feet are 5 whole sizes smaller than Doc's.
I don't have a TV license.
I've had 14 piercings.
I haven't had a tattoo because I can't decide: a) what and b) where
I have 2 grey hairs
I am bored of making this list now. :mrgreen:
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Brash » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:51 am

This is a good idea Doc. I'll play along.

NAME:
James.
OCCUPATION:
Ever see Clerks? Thats me. The tillmonkey.
SKILLS:
Foraging/Wild Food Identification, Sailing, Kayaking, Basic First Aid, Self defense and a bit of Krav Maga.
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Mostly training and networking. I'd like to see more people sharing skillsets, making new friends and building up groups of like minded individuals around the country who can work together and rely on each other in difficult circumstances.
RANDOM STUFF
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Aeon » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:08 pm

My Turn (brace yourselves)

NAME:
Chris.
OCCUPATION:
BSc (hons) student in Network Security, CNS student in Network Administration, Cisco cert Network Professional student.
SKILLS:
Network Design & Administration, Structural & Mechanical Engineer, Hiking, Senior Nuclear Reactor Operator, Basic First-Aid, Emergency Planning (Strategic Defence & Civilisation Conservation), Class 1 Explosives Ordnance Technician, Wilderness Survival, Hacking, Proficient in; English, Latin, French with an understanding of; Russian, German, Norwegian. I can drive; a Car, a Ship, a Prop-plane, a Steam-engine and Diesel & Electric Trains. I can pickup new languages very quickly and I have quite a high capacity for learning. Oh and I do a bit of fencing when I can.
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
So far I've made from bloody great friends out of it, people I would consider my kin and whom I would be honoured to survive with in the PAW. I only hope that I can continue to give them a place to meet and discuss their ideas and trade skills in a way that improves us all and at the same time benefits the general public. Plus, I'm somewhat addicted to learning and theres a practically endless stream of new skills and knowledge here.
RANDOM STUFF
I never once had a detention in highschool.
I have no criminal record.
I sat 13 GCSE's, 5 A-levels, my National Diploma & CCNA, and my Degree & CNS & CCNP.
My college dissertation was forwarded to T-mobile and Leeds city council for my work on mobile data-communications.
Every man in my family is either a structural, electrical or mechanical engineer.
I once had a sexual encounter where you couldn't count the number of participants on one hand.
I've financially and emotionally destroyed someone.
I was once a pagan, and yes; I had a cauldron and a spellbook and everything.
I loathe religion, almost as badly as the Illuminati.
I'm gay, but dam you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you.
I don't sleep for days on end then sleep for 18 hours at a time. (which is why you'll find my posts at 2,3,4,5 and 6am in succession).

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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by K9medic » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:19 pm

Mmmm I’m feeling a little bit inferior after reading your CV.
Name:
Andy

OCCUPATION:
Free lance first aid instructor (including dog first aid) as well as teaching some other stuff.

SKILLS:
Picked up some first aid / medic skills, fair to good shot (was NRA club coach), some experience living in the outdoors, bit knowledge on preparing for civil disruption / pandemic flu. Been preparing for something all my life.

WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Pick up some more knowledge and skills, chill with people I don’t need to justify myself too.

RANDOM STUFF
I’m dyslexic so I do creative spelling.
Suffer from shiny kit syndrome.
Used to be a civil servant but I got sick of the politics.
I love studying; I’m just not that good at it.
I have an interest in the psychology of why people do things.
When I retire I intend going to live in Latvia.
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Brash » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:16 pm

Just wanted to say that we are taking note of what you guys and girls want from this chapter and we'll be tailoring events to suit.

Edit: Actually that probably deserves it's own thread. I'll go make a poll. Carry on. :D
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Cyborg » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:49 pm

Oh yeah I can be contacted on skype too...
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Metatron » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:56 am

NAME:
Mark
OCCUPATION:
Engineer/lecturer
SKILLS:
Electrical and mechanical engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Trapping and Shooting.
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Friendship, maybe a few camp trips with like minded people.
RANDOM STUFF
Got my degree while as a commando engineer.

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Post by Betawolf » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:36 pm

NAME:
Betawolf. Some tend to use 'Beta' or other random abbreviations, all of which i'm fine with.
OCCUPATION:
Student (by which i mean 'drain on society')
SKILLS:
Basic programming, limited first-aid knowledge, woodcraft, hiking/camping.
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Anything you've got? Just survival experience, knowledge, tips and resources, as well as a good community to interact with. (So i aint the only nut in the woods)
RANDOM STUFF
I know a fair bit about science, politics and history, and have what i hope are good writing skills.
I play as Bill on Left for Dead.
I like children... but i couldn't eat a whole one.

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Post by marcushar » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:42 pm

NAME:
Max
OCCUPATION:
LEO and Officer with a Cadet Unit HQ RSO
SKILLS:
Most military skills and LEO public order, police medic also the proud owner of a Land Rover Discovery 300tdi
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Friendship, maybe a few camp trips with like minded people who can think for themselves and who dont believe everything the goverment tell them
RANDOM STUFF
Most of my skills were picked up in the Regular Army and through working in the UN for 2 years mainly in Africa

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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Ms-oldish-brit » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:20 am

OCCUPATION:
Working in a really cool (IMO) hands-on science discovey place, helping people to have fun and learn a little more at the same time (if they wish.)

For many years I was in computing (before it became ITC.) In the early days, the 'mini' computers I worked with were only 4 feet tall. Some had 128K of memory, and others a massive 256K. A couple of them were booted by paper tape, which sometomes broke. Fun days - no menus or GUIs in sight - much easier to persuade TOM to do just what you wamted! Much later on, I was one of five automatimg a factory using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); then I came across X.25 and similar.

SKILLS:
Probably more than I think I have.

I am a first aider at work (necessary requiirement.)
Computing (including modern day stuff!)
Helping people.
Cooking.
Listening.

WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
Sharing information and ideas, possibly leading to becoming a bit more organized against our local zombies and a bit more self-sufficient in our local climates and conditions; friendship.

RANDOM STUFF
Have 2 teenagers, and we are just coming to the first 'important' exams very soon. We all hate coursework....

Also have 2 dogs - labradors. One is 13 and now almost blind and deaf, but she's the first to know there's food being prepared in the kitchen! The other is 8 years old but is still mistaken for a puppy :lol: We lost our first lab almost a year ago; she was 16.

Have played Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) for almost 30 years; our youngsters are now playing it - I am in the middle of running a version 4 dungeon for two adults and 4 teenagers (a bought in one this time - cheating a bit, but makes it much easier to get used to the new rules.)

Used to do police and practical pistol when the requisite weapons were legal in UK. I wasn't very good at either, but my gun handling skills improved a lot! I did win a club competition - I shot no better than usual; everyone else had a bad day... I occasionally shoot underlever carbine and black powder revolvers now, and even more occasionally shotgun.

I read a lot, mostly murder mysteries and similar.
I love zombies - if I'm a decent level AD&D cleric!

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Post by sheddi » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:00 pm

NAME:
Chris
OCCUPATION:
Chemical engineer (although these days it's better described as junior manager), husband, father.
SKILLS:
Applied science and engineering, offshore sailing, land nav. Gear whore[1].
WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?
A warm feeling that, compared to some of you lot, I'm quite normal!
RANDOM STUFF
My family's first home computer was a TRS-80 Model 1, and it was brand new.
I'm a trained Swagelok tube fitter, a lapsed First Aider and an ex-pat Cornishman.
Unlike (it seems) 90%+ of ZS:X'ers, I've never served in the military, although I do know a few who have!
Once upon a time my job involved filtering raw sewage ...

[1] Is this really a skill, or is it more of a mental illness?
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Post by multipass » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:10 pm

Name
Martyn

Occupation
Professional Unemployed

Skills
Basic Field craft, basic wood joinery, Fork Truck (Reach)*

What do I want to see out of the UK Chapter?
New friendships, new and useful skills, get to do outdoor pursuits

Random stuff
-Back now from a long break
-My previous employer was BSA Guns (UK) Ltd
-I'm a Living History re-enactor

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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by LilDaemon » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:07 am

Name
Lauren

Occupation
Security/University Student

Skills
cooking, sewing, knitting, making things out of 550 cord.

What do I want to see out of the UK Chapter?
New friendships, new and useful skills, get to do outdoor pursuits

Random stuff
I'm coming to the UK chapter from another US chapter since I'm moving.
I'm marrying my all-time favorite Brit in the next...oh, whenever the Church seems to let us. Regardless I'll be in Cornwall in July.
I love making things, including different foods. My newest goal is to see if I can make digestives at home since we can't get them here in the US.
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Aeon » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:06 pm

I dunno why but everytime my email send me an update from this thread I get really excited.

Back on topic;
I'd like to add the following to my skills section; Fire marshal and hydrodynamic engineering and horticulture student.

...What? I got bored.

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Post by KayGee » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:25 pm

Name: Kyle

Occupation: Online Delivery Monkey, though am trying to get into the Army.

Skills: Gardening, McGuyvering, problem solving, a bit of first aid, dabble in amateur filmmaking and screen writing, cannon fodder

What do I want to get out of ZS:UKL: Not being eaten on Zday. And to help my fellow man and all that good stuff.

Random Stuff: Wars of the Roses reenactor.
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Post by Ms-oldish-brit » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:45 pm

[quote="LilDaemon"]I'm coming to the UK chapter from another US chapter since I'm moving. <snip> Regardless I'll be in Cornwall in July.
/quote]

Welcome to the UK when you arrive!

Hope you enjoy both the UK and this chapter!
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by sheddi » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:34 pm

LilDaemon wrote:I'll be in Cornwall in July.
Hey, my family's from down there! Which bit of Cornwall are you going to?

(Take it to PM if you don't want to clog up the thread.)
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Post by smiffy » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:32 pm

NAME:
You guys can call me Smiffy.
OCCUPATION:
Freelance non-specific scientist (don't have a day-job this financial quarter)
SKILLS:
Two years of synthetic and analytical Chemistry at Imperial College (Britain's M.I.T, if it's not quite on your RADAR otherwise).
A degree in Biochemistry from A.N.Other Russell-group uni, that included copious amounts of cell-culture and pharmacology.
An abortive PhD in Diagnostic Bio-Physics
(Jack-of-all-trade, master of none, sadly)

Archer, not quite living-and-breathing it as much as Ad'lan does.

SCUBA Diver - incl. basic decompression techniques via. BSAC (Started in PADI though)
Not mixed gas-trained.... Yet!
I do have the tables for In-water recompression *somewhere*. This is a dangerous technique I'd only apply if no other help was available (it's v.v. dangerous if the patient loses consiousness or vomits, unless you have "whole-head" dive-masks, which are rare amongst sportsmen.)

My first aid training for diving is now out of date, but did discuss both automatic defibrillators (before they became more common) and positive-pressure ventilators.

I've dabbled in Mediaeval living-history. The people on this thread who specificaly do "ECW" or "WotR" may claim the group I was with are a bunch of non-specific dilletants, but if you can't do a Tudor water-flask in the PAW, why not do a Byzantine one?

I can do rough carpentry, brew some fair-to-middling beer, cook, clean game, navigate on sea or land, shoot and sew. I've also tried horse-riding, driving a 4x4 off-road driving, some v.basic metalwork and fly-fishing enough to say I understand the underlying concepts.

WHAT DO I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE UK CHAPTER?

To share, improve & expand my skills, that might be necessary to endure crises, catastrophes and disorder, and to ensure the best chance of survival in the aftermath of such an event.

RANDOM STUFF
I hope to learn some pre-industrial smithy-work soon.

Eight years on I still miss my ferret, even though he was a total softie who'd nest with the two siamese cats.

My sleep-schedule's fairly SNAFU, too.
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Re: Role Call ZS:X (UK)

Post by Cyborg » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:29 pm

This thread is shaping up quite well, might be an idea if you know a member from the UK who hasn't posted here then drop 'em a linky.
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