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by grenfell
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Shed with a hidden agenda
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Shed with a hidden agenda

In my last house there was a fishpond which itself had been built from the sections of an old air raid shelter. It was around five feet square and a shade under three feet deep. It also sat just where i wanted to put my shed so once i'd emptied it i built the shed on top leaving a good sized trap do...
by grenfell
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Are you using less?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Are you using less?

We are paying more attention to portion size control and reducing coffee and tea intake, while tea bags and spud skins go in the compost or wormery. Personally i'm happy to eat the skins as they are but they can be cut small and fried till crispy then scattered onto the mashed potatoes makes a good...
by grenfell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Are you using less?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Are you using less?

Caught the breakfast show on itv this morning , the one with Susanna Reid . They were talking to a cook , Nadia something sorry didn't catch her surname , and she was talking about banana skins. Shred them and cook ( fry i think) with garlic and onion , add some bbq sauce and they come out like pull...
by grenfell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies
Replies: 54
Views: 19701

Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Ah now that's one i have seen . A few things left unexplained and a few plot holes but enjoyable enough. I tend to think a lot of the movies of this genre tend to focus on the "what not to do" such as tearing off across country without any real plan or intel . Still i suppose films are all about bum...
by grenfell
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Are you using less?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Are you using less?

No change here either . We don't tend to have much food waste as it is and my wife tends to use the leftovers , normally in my dinner. Tonight i had the skins from baked potatoes that wife and daughter don't seem too keen on with some left over stew.
by grenfell
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies
Replies: 54
Views: 19701

Re: TEOTWAWKI / Survival Movies

Watched "Snowpiercer" a while back, didnt seem a bad film. Synopsis-Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. http://www.thedarehub.co...
by grenfell
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Potential UK power failure
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: Potential UK power failure

On a more simple approach and probably a good idea even if one does have solar panels or generators is something we used to do in the seventies when there were more power cuts than we get nowadays. My parents had a chest freezer and it was kept full and empty space filled with bottles of water to a...
by grenfell
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Potential UK power failure
Replies: 21
Views: 637

Re: Potential UK power failure

On a more simple approach and probably a good idea even if one does have solar panels or generators is something we used to do in the seventies when there were more power cuts than we get nowadays. My parents had a chest freezer and it was kept full and empty space filled with bottles of water to ac...
by grenfell
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Disposal of waste....
Replies: 23
Views: 907

Re: Disposal of waste....

Some time ago the firm i was with did some post fire damage work , making the building safe and so on.It's surprising what doesn't burn in even a quite an extensive fire. I've found books that apart from a little charring around the edges were still perfectly readable despite being in a bedroom just...
by grenfell
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Disposal of waste....
Replies: 23
Views: 907

Re: Disposal of waste....

Interesting read on another side effect of this corona virus thing. Mentions burning of waste too ,
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... rus-crisis