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by PreppingPingu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Basket making
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Basket making

Just did a very enjoyable Basket weaving day course using willow. It's shown me some basic skills, enough that I could go out and make a basket to use for foraging etc. The end product: IMG-20191031-WA0021.jpeg The start: 2 basic hoops and a few ribs inserted into the first woven bits. IMG_20191031_...
by PreppingPingu
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New member from South Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: New member from South Wales

Welcome. Most of us here are sensible, mature folk looking to be more prepared and resilient given the state of the environment, the state of the global and local economies and all associated events that these things may bring. The zombie apocalypse extreme preppers tend not to stay long :lol: Havin...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from the South West.
Replies: 9
Views: 2306

Re: Hello from the South West.

Hi and welcome! Start off small and basic and take it steady! Gather a store cupboard of food, toiletries and first aid to see you through a couple of weeks of no access to food shops, get stuff for emergencies such as power cuts and a bag of useful bits to grab and go with in case of evacuation fro...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 156
Views: 24077

Re: Brexit in October?

Well there's a headline that caught my eye! "Prepare for growing your own after Brexit"

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/hom ... spartandhp
by PreppingPingu
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 725
Views: 62361

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

Checking my EDC car bag. Was at work the other day and we took the kiddies out on a forest walk on the first cold day we've had down here and a colleague had forgotten her gloves so I dug out the spare ones from my car bag. Gave me a good reminder to check the contents for winter bits. Discovered my...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Carrot storage question
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: Carrot storage question

Ah dry earth. Yes that'll be it then. The horticulral sand was a bit damp damp but the article I read said to use it but my brain and instinct said nar dry sand or soil. The reason I want to pull them is the ground is quite claggy due to its clay content and so as the weather changes, I wanted them ...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Carrot storage question
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Carrot storage question

I have stored about 6 of my allotment carrots (I know - 6 :lol: - but it was a trial run,) in a small plastic container, without lid filled with horticultural sand. A layer of sand, then the roots ensuring they don't touch, then sand on top. Put them in the back of the garage which is in a block, se...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 725
Views: 62361

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

Veg storage has been the order of my preps this week. I have got in some of my root veg from the allotment. Not ever grown enough to properly store before but I was better prepared and organised this year. So I have l lift half my spuds and air dried them for a couple of days indoors and now they ar...
by PreppingPingu
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: do you have any strange health remedies?
Replies: 16
Views: 6437

Re: do you have any strange health remedies?

I recall my dad using a dilution of hydrogen peroxide to clean and "fizz out" the grit from a nasty wound when I fell off my bike. Not something you learn on the current first aid syllabus these days 😁 !
by PreppingPingu
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 725
Views: 62361

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

We are currently doing an audit ( well,more like a list :lol: ) of our food stockpile. We are also keeping a list of what we eat in one month.Then we can tailor our stores to how we live now, as we have no children at home now.We can then definitively say how long our stores will last. Funnily enou...