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by Mad Scientist
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 530
Views: 31792

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Good for you! Better than a poke in the eye!
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 530
Views: 31792

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Getting all four tyres replaced on my faithful old car. I’m also saving water and starting a small vegetable and herbal medicine garden.
by Mad Scientist
Mon May 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Survival medicine
Replies: 38
Views: 4636

Re: Survival medicine

Really useful stuff, folks, thank you!
by Mad Scientist
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: My bug out location
Replies: 25
Views: 9927

Re: My bug out location

Great stuff on the Bug Out House! I want to rent an allotment of my own and put a shed/Bug out house on it. Inspiring stuff!
by Mad Scientist
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Insurance.
Replies: 30
Views: 8812

Re: Insurance.

How’s your pooch, J?
by Mad Scientist
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Gold content of jewellery and scrap gold
Replies: 9
Views: 9008

Re: Gold content of jewellery and scrap gold

There are several YouTube entries about separating gold from base metal using acid and hydrogen peroxide and using borax to decrease the melting point of gold so you can melt it using a Bunsen Burner (or something like it). Of course only do this if you are knowledgeable with this sort of thing and ...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: 30 Water Supply. Completed
Replies: 14
Views: 4903

Re: 30 Water Supply. Completed

Great water rationing Mighty! Inspiring stuff. I wish my hubby got into the prepping way a bit more you’re lucky your spouse is into it! During a water outage recently we managed with our small store of rainwater to flush the loo and small supply of water. It’s really alarming how quickly the shops ...
by Mad Scientist
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Keeping warm without power
Replies: 42
Views: 17075

Re: Keeping warm without power

I've got a couple of huge woolly jumpers and scarves that save the day. One interesting thing: a few years ago I was attending a Herbal Medicine workshop in Autumn. I was cold all day. My tutor gave me Angelica tincture. Half an hour later I was taking my jumper OFF as I was too hot! Works a treat.
by Mad Scientist
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Went down the allotment today
Replies: 23
Views: 7125

Re: Went down the allotment today

You guys are really inspiring! I'm helping a neighbour who is too busy to do much himself at the mo. Plenty of rhubarb, some raspberries, dwarf beans. Ripped out the old woody sprouting broccoli as it had gone to rack and ruin. Plenty of plums, blackberries. Swap for Bramleys and pears from a neighb...
by Mad Scientist
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: build a room heater
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: build a room heater

Has anyone tried me of those disposable BBQs? Too smoky maybe? Might stick to my candle collection.