A DOOMSDAY prepper says she knows just what to do if Vladimir Putin nukes London – as she has been getting ready for ten years.
Yara Ghrewati, 39, has lined up a secret shelter, a car boot packed with essentials, and a bow and arrow to hunt squirrels.
The bushcraft instructor even suggests people should be willing to eat their pets if the worst happens and food supplies are cut.
Deer, rabbits, pigeons and rodents – hunted with a bow or a slingshot – are also on the apocalypse survival menu.
But foxes and badgers are best avoided as they could give you diseases, Yara told MyLondon.
“Any vegetarians are going to have a really tough time,”她补充道.
She also scoffs at preppers who hoard baked beans – saying they are the ones who will be “rummaging through dustbins” while she makes her way to higher ground.
The real key to survival is arming yourself with knowledge for “when the s*** hits the fan.”
Yara said: “When everything happens and there’s a big kaboom, who will be the people that carry on?
“It will be the people who live in traditional ways and are dependent on nature. The knowledge they have is huge and something we really need to tap into more.”
Yara, from Hounslow in West London, first became interested in survival after spending time with indigenous tribes in Indonesia aged 19.
Seeing family members forced to flee Syria ten years ago made her acutely aware of how war can upturn lives in a second.
After that she began prepping for a war in the UK, but it was Covid lockdowns – and widespread panic buying – that prompted her to fill her car with what she needs.
It means she is ready to make a dash for safety at any moment.
She has planned an emergency rendezvous with friends but will not reveal the location.
“I would literally get in my car and bomb it west,” 她说.
“If people want to go somewhere everyone would be scrambling at the same time. The key is to prep in advance before that happens.
“Look at the bog roll situation: people were clobbering each other over the head over some bog roll.”
Last week three people contacted her asking what they should pack in their emergency bag after the war in Ukraine raised the risk of nuclear conflict to the highest since the Cuba missile crisis.
You just grab what you can, your child, one loved one, and be on your way
Yara – whose hero is Ray Mears – teaches her students to be less dependent on their phones and be more comfortable using their hands.
“People have forgotten how to tie knots,“ 她说. “If you shut off Google Maps, can you navigate?”
“Shelter, 火, 水, and food are the top priorities.
“Three weeks without food, three days without water, and three minutes without oxygen, and that’s not set in stone.
“I probably couldn’t last a week without food because I like to eat.”
In a survival situation there are three types of people, Yara explains.
There are leaders who are self-sufficient, followers who need guidance, and panickers who get in everyone’s way.
“You want to get away from them,” Yara says.
“They are going to pull the lifeboat down. You can’t help everyone, it’s tough, especially in the city.
“You are not going to be able to grab hundreds of people.
“You just grab what you can, your child, one loved one, and be on your way.”
Earlier this week Irish survivalist Frank Deegan said he has stockpiled three months of food and has access to nuclear bunkers.
And a company that makes doomsday bunkers for the rich says business is booming after Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine.