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by grenfell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

My father used to wash his overalls in a plastic tub and agitate it with a copper dolly on a broom handle which i think is still kicking round somewhere. This wasn't for any real desire to go off grid , it was more that at times his overalls would almost stand up on their own and mom didn't want to ...
by grenfell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Eating History
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Eating History

Yes i've looked at some on youtube. Every so often i'll look at http://www.mreinfo.com/forums/index.php? and there's usually a link to someone scoffing old rations but on a lot of them the rations are in view more than those doing the eating so i've never really taken note of their faces. Could easi...
by grenfell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Eating History
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Eating History

Having a browse on the sky telly box i came across this programme on the sky history channel. I suppose it's the tv version of what gets done on youtube but interesting enough either way. Basically two guys who open and try old foodstuffs and from the few shows i've watched so far the majority aren'...
by grenfell
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Propane
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Propane

Probably right , most of their stuff is nicked anyway .
by grenfell
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Propane
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Propane

Judging by the images i've seen the travellers tend to leave several behind ( along witha shed load of other crap) when they vacate a site. I've never quite understood why they dump them when they are actually worth something.
by grenfell
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Acorns
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Acorns

Not being a coffee drinker i've never tried making coffee with acorns although i did make some dandelion root coffee which my wife tried and found not as good as real coffee but drinkable. I might give roasting or acorn flour a go though. I tend to be of the opinion that for a country with a large n...
by grenfell
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Face shields
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Face shields

Well if you're not actually an expert at least it seems you have your mask covered head screwed on. I suppose it's right that any use constitutes a single use even if for a few minutes. I've always been brought up not to be wasteful even if things only cost pennies so throwing away what seems perfec...
by grenfell
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Face shields
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Face shields

Nurseandy seeing as you seem clued up about all this , another question if i may. I recently did some work at a customer's house . I was outside but she asked me if i could move a couple of pieces of furniture inside the house. Because i was entering the house of two elderly people she gave me a mas...
by grenfell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Face shields
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Face shields

The standard issue NHS visors are single use. They're not suitable for sterilising as there is a foam band with goes against your forehead with cannot be cleaned satisfactorily. Thanks for that. I suppose i was thinking hard plastic so it could be cleaned but had overlooked the foam band. Makes me ...
by grenfell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Face shields
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Face shields

Had the news on while on here and there was another report from a hairdressers. That one too had a face shield but at least had a mask as well although his nose was outside the mask. I suppose shields have their place , i'm not convinced that hairdressers and waiters are really getting that much ben...