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by PreppingPingu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 796
Views: 59083

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

We are making sure we have all the ‘nice’ stuff in by the weekend. On Sunday Mrs J has a Covid test booked prior to her long awaited surgery on Wednesday. From Sunday she, me and daughter have isolate to the point of hospital drop-off. Just hope she doesn’t test positive! Fingers crossed and hope a...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Power tools

I have a growing inventory of Ryobi One+ tools as I like having a single battery model fitting all my tools. not had any issues with them so far after a few years (though the small hand-held vacuum is pretty crap but TBF I think all of these little vacs are anyway). I was going to go for Ryobi but ...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 796
Views: 59083

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Dried off and stored another tray of spuds from the allotment to see me through the winter. Prepared a bed in the garden ready for autumn planting garlic and shallots. Made a list of meals to batch cook and freeze down so if anyone got ill or food was short, I am prepared as most of the pre-made mea...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New Member!
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: New Member!

Hullo and Welcome! Your post could almost be me apart apart from the green house and the chooks and I only have 2 kiddies (19 and 21) Though I would like to keep chickens but don't quite have the space for it! And I too have a small rucksack style bag that has all manor of things in and yes it does ...
by PreppingPingu
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Shops selling off Covid surplus?
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

What was the expiry date for that flour? Currently lidl flour at April 21. Personally go for longer life over price Yes this is April 21 but now its parcelled out and vac sealed, I recon that's extended it a couple of months. Course, the draw back to breaking down a large bag of flour into smaller ...
by PreppingPingu
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Tech.
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Tech.

I use apps which are a form of modern tech. While I know in a grid down/communication black out this isn't helpful, as we've said before, not all emergencies will be that. I have a brilliant Knot app called "useful knots" I have a mushroom guide, not that I feel safe enough/knowledgeable to mushroom...
by PreppingPingu
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Shops selling off Covid surplus?
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Shops selling off Covid surplus?

In another post I said that our big Sainsbury was selling off large 16k bakers bags of plain flour for £3. (Theses had been specifically shopped in during the Covid flour shortage.) Well, today in our Tesco express, they had 500g bags of pasta reduced to 37pence. Later that day at The Range, I saw m...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 796
Views: 59083

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

This week's preps have been mainly extra staple foods rather than tinned stuff. In sainsbury they had the giant 16k bags of flour from the height of Covid panic buying down to £3! Yes I bought one. Waiting on the paper bags I ordered (- thanks to whoever posted that ebay link) and then I can vacumn ...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How ready are you?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: How ready are you?

Aye like others if I had to leave my home asap due to fire/trees fallen onto house etc, hubby and I have rucks sacs in the bedroom which are a combination of grab bags/hotel bags. My daughter's shoulder bag is a bit like mine in that it's got essentials in it. My car has a bag with emergency bits in...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: 27 years in the woods!
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: 27 years in the woods!

Thanks Alf for that link - that was fascinating and somewhat thought provoking.