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by Mad Scientist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: do you have any strange health remedies?
Replies: 19
Views: 11250

Re: do you have any strange health remedies?

My Nana used to give me Milk of Magnesia if I had a poorly tummy as a child.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: Insect bites

I get bitten to pieces too! Antihistamines beforehand, cover up as much as possible. Citronella oil and tea tree oil around the house and in a spray. Magnesium sulphate paste on swelling bites to draw out the goo.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antihistamine alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 2749

Re: Antihistamine alternatives

Local honeycomb and propolis can be helpful, too. For your eyes, chamomile tea and witch hazel washes or compresses. Eat lots of garlic before the onset of hay fever season to inhibit inflammation.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 2793

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

I’ll have to get some of that! If I run out of laundry powder I use shower gel that I get cheaply from car boot sales/pinched from hotels in the dim and distant past.
by Mad Scientist
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: First failure (dammit)
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: First failure (dammit)

Andy, were you able to repair/replace your fridge-freezer?
by Mad Scientist
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Emergency home lighting
Replies: 17
Views: 6666

Re: Emergency home lighting

Those look great, Deeps! I’ll add one to my fine collection of wind-up thingies, solar powered fairy/garden lights and candles.
by Mad Scientist
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain
Replies: 10
Views: 5045

Re: Fried Potatoes Pouch meal From Home Bargain

We’ve got a Home Bargains near us. I’ll grab some, thanks!
by Mad Scientist
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Plants With a Purpose.
Replies: 14
Views: 10611

Re: Plants With a Purpose.

Thanks, Brambles!
by Mad Scientist
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: The most unusual thing used as food
Replies: 25
Views: 7738

Re: The most unusual thing used as food

It’s tricky identifying sometimes. Remember some features like spots or gills change as a fungus matures, or might get knocked off or eaten by slugs or animals which will affect the ID. The toxins in the most poisonous fungi cannot be destroyed by cooking and destroy your liver in about 3 days. Ther...
by Mad Scientist
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: The most unusual thing used as food
Replies: 25
Views: 7738

Re: The most unusual thing used as food

Now you’re talking! Maybe add some puffball to my pigeon and sausage in red wine and sage gravy. Big chunk of bread and butter...aaah