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by Mad Scientist
Mon May 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Survival medicine
Replies: 17
Views: 2785

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: 9759

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: 7854

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: 8562

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: 4763

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: 16737

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: 6992

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: 4228

Re: build a room heater

Has anyone tried me of those disposable BBQs? Too smoky maybe? Might stick to my candle collection.
by Mad Scientist
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Cut test with one of my own forged swords
Replies: 25
Views: 10450

Re: Cut test with one of my own forged swords

Wulfshead, your sword looks AWESOME!! There's a series called Forged on Fire which is a timed sword/knife/axe making competition. Inspiring viewing. You could go there and tell them what to do!! :lol:
by Mad Scientist
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: The return of rail
Replies: 5
Views: 3565

Re: The return of rail

My hubby loves trains and we have a friends and family railcard. Some lines in Gloucestershire are being updated which we appreciate but one evening my train home from Worcester was cancelled. Not best pleased as I had to leave work early disrupting my class to catch the one train to Shrub Hill then...