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by PreppingPingu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: What to do with windows in a SHTF situation
Replies: 25
Views: 558

Re: What to do with windows in a SHTF situation

The other useful thing about blocking up your windows in the case of a SHtF event if there was also no or limited power, then by even just blacking out as someone mentioned, like in war time, then no one knows if you have a power source. If someone has light, logic says they may have means to cook a...
by PreppingPingu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 228
Views: 9530

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

"... set up the propagator in the greenhouse ..." Got my propagator on the window sill earning its keep too. Tested the day and night temperature in the conservatory where it is so I know when to put it on before I planted stuff in it. Just need to dig out one of those timer switches from my cupboar...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Keeping safe your supplies at home
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Keeping safe your supplies at home

Yes Arzosah, exactly what I was thinking about! I thought it worth sharing as it wasn't really something I'd given much thought to till recently. It got me thinking about the broader implications of rationing and securing food stocks. And thanks, Andy, lockable tool boxes is a good idea.
by PreppingPingu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Keeping safe your supplies at home
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Keeping safe your supplies at home

Something that has been brought into sharp focus recently for me personally is keeping secure my food supplies at home. I have a family member who has a severe eating disorder for years and various associated mental health issues. I keep my kitchen cupboards well stocked to bursting point. Some of i...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: SCHOOL-EMERGENCY Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: SCHOOL-EMERGENCY Kit

Sorry yes - I was digressing from the original question! *oops*. Yes I think the rope is a brilliant idea. We use ropes with the pre-schoolers at playgroup. Definitely enough foil blankets for the whole class along with the normal first aid bits. I like the wind up torches that were in the kit shown...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: SCHOOL-EMERGENCY Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: SCHOOL-EMERGENCY Kit

My concern for trauma kits in the work place is people not knowing how or when to use them. You don't want some eager beaver applying a tourniquet when not required. In order to salvage the limb, you don't want cut off blood supply above a certain time frame. However, you do what needs to be done to...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: SCHOOL-EMERGENCY Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: SCHOOL-EMERGENCY Kit

From personal experience of evacing the classroom and the whole school and the kits that we had that were similar to a point to the one shown, but without the unnecessary bits. The main priority is to protect those in your charge, evacing in a controlled manner via designated routes and using set in...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Solar Food Dehydrator
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Solar Food Dehydrator

I have a plug in dehydrator but I wonder about the running costs of it as you have to keep it going for hours. I wonder if the costs of running something like that vs buying pre dehydrated food. Course its good to have the ability to dehydrate stuff that's gone past its prime so you aren't wasting i...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 228
Views: 9530

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Been preparing my allotment ready for the next growing season over the last few days. Weeding and covering up the beds to supress further weeds and to keep warmth in the ground. Dug in some old compost material too. Prepping it now before any potential big freeze happens and makes the ground too sol...
by PreppingPingu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How are you preparing for Brexit?
Replies: 217
Views: 10254

Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Well now the madness of Christmas run up has subsided, I am going to refocus on Brexit stocks. I have just ordered a heated propagation tray to get my salads off to a good start. Our pet rabbit got out, ate through my winter salad veg bed in the garden. All my kale, pick n come again lettuce, parsle...