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by PreppingPingu
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Shortage of meds
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Shortage of meds

There seems to be a shortage of the flu vaccine for over 65s . This is a different vaccine to the one that the rest of us get. It contains 4 strains not 3 I think. The powers that be have yet to authorise the standard 3 strain one for use for the over 65s. An article here https://www.itv.com/news/ut...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Trailer tents
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Trailer tents

We were looking to move home in the near future and also buy a motor home as we have no space to park one where we live atm. (See thread motor home prepping on transport forum.) While we still want to move out of our area and get a motor home, it's on hold due to the health of a family member. Sooo ...
by PreppingPingu
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Epi pen news
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Epi pen news

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/epipen-users-told-to-use-device-beyond-expiry-date/ar-BBNH2F7?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=spartandhp is an article saying that there are hiccups in the supply of this type of epi pen and that it's ok to use them if they are just out of date , extending the usage to an extra...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: OH doing a first aid course
Replies: 0
Views: 254

OH doing a first aid course

I have always kept my first aid certificate up to date through work and did a year and half stint volunteering with St John Ambulance where I learnt bucket loads. However, I have said to my hubby for a while that he ought learn, as what would he do if he found me unconscious one day? Also our eldest...
by PreppingPingu
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: FLEAS!
Replies: 22
Views: 2294

Re: FLEAS!

Well my hound has got fleas now grrrrr. We, like the rest of you, put the drops on him every month but he seems to have them in spite of that. Not seen them on him yet, but 3 out the 4 of us have tell tale flea bites on our ankles, and I have seen him scratching a good un. Sigh ...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 620
Views: 55841

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Bought some extra tins of food for my store, dehydrated a bag of carrots ( though my daughter keeps feeding them to the dog as treats so I am not sure how many will be left to store :lol: ) and my husband who shoots for a hobby at an official range etc etc made sure everything is tickety boo in that...
by PreppingPingu
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Winter.
Replies: 34
Views: 2978

Re: Winter.

Just added some different clothes to the bag I carry in the boot of my car in prep for the cooler weather, checked I have enough instant hand warmers in there and thought about getting my car serviced in the autumn so it'll be winter ready. I tend to service it before the bad weather hits so it give...
by PreppingPingu
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: SHTF: What Would You Grow In Your Garden?
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: SHTF: What Would You Grow In Your Garden?

I have been looking at micro green https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00784vv and square foot gardening with the looming price rises in mind. We have just made a large raised bed on our patio area about 1 & half meter by 3. We have been digging out soil for a conservatory to go on the back of our hou...
by PreppingPingu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 620
Views: 55841

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Sorted out some space in the garage for my "Brexipreps" ( Love that term ukpreppergrrl - you're fab!) And began filling a crate with a few jars of pesto, olives etc and bought a large 3 kg bag of pasta and put that in a lidded storage box (in case of rodents.) Next week's food shop will add to it, a...
by PreppingPingu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Water butts / prepper porn
Replies: 21
Views: 2028

Re: Water butts / prepper porn

I have managed to nab a water butt for free off facebook's buying and selling pages in my area, nearly got another 2 but was pipped to the post! The one I got for free is down my allotment which I keep topped up with water from the water pipe so I have a store on my patch. I got very excited that I ...