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by jansman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New member
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: New member

Some years ago ( long story short) there was a domestic next door. Resulted in an armed siege. It was January and below zero. We were told we had to leave. My wife said that we couldn’t leave as we had two open fires burning and they couldn’t be left. You don’t argue with Mrs J. Others did leave tho...
by jansman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New member
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: New member

So, quite a lot of people seem to prepare for a bug out scenario; this isn't something I've really put much thought to. I'm starting out from scratch really, have a great deal to learn and am about to embark prepping my home for potential events, (mainly loss of all mains services, food and water s...
by jansman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Greetings from the Midlands
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Greetings from the Midlands

Welcome to UK Preppers.
by jansman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Seeds
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Seeds

Small space gardening has come of age these last few years. My garden is enormous, but as I get older I don’t want the work. My veg growing has now shrunk to a lot smaller area containing two square foot beds, two raised beds and four sawn- off fifty gallon barrels in which I grow climbing beans. Th...
by jansman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 1515

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

Me too. Grumpy and proud!
by jansman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 974
Views: 76995

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

diamond lil wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:05 am
Does chipboard burn ok?
Burns like coal! Goes great in my burners too.. :D
by jansman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 974
Views: 76995

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

Izzy_mack, you had a power cut, we had no water for half an hour. Ok so half an hour is nothing, however I had no idea how long we would be w/o water coming from the mains so I opened a 2 litre bottle from the stores. 1 Litre went in the kettle for 2 cuppas and some hot water to wash a few bits up ...
by jansman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 1515

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

Featherstick wrote: So you can get cold and you can layer up but eventually it will tell on your health - people have forgotten just how common bronchitis, pleurisy and "having a chest" were in our grandparents' generation, from coal smoke, smoking, cold rooms and poor diets. If I remember correctly...
by jansman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 1515

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

When I was 19- many, many Summers ago, I was accepted as a Royal Marine. In Norway we did Arctic training. We had to drop into freezing water, strip, then go into a ‘hot’ tent. It had HEAT. It taught us to stay dry wherever possible, AND the consequences of getting wet. That is why I could have kick...
by jansman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Seeds
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Seeds

I'm not surprised you lost interest! For myself, now that I'm within spitting distance of having the back fence repaired, the laurel has been cut down far enough that I can control it myself in future, and the front fence has been finished off, its worth planting things up properly. As many perenni...