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by featherstick
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Rabbit
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Rabbit

We used to keep goats when I was a child and there were similar reactions: either that they were for poor people who couldn't keep a cow; or that it would be like eating one of Heidi's pets. We sold a lot to Italian familes for Easter though. I think this is driven by perceptions of class and some u...
by featherstick
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: What is this called?

Try "roof-rack straps".
by featherstick
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Help please

Once lived in a smallholding with a range that heated the water. One winter I noticed there was never any warm water so had a look. The hot-water-tank was in an outbuilding and the cats had clawed the insulation off it. I lagged it back up with an old mattress and various bits and pieces and went on...
by featherstick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Do not rely on RAC to get you home.
Replies: 12
Views: 3255

Re: Do not rely on RAC to get you home.

Might be worth contacting a consumer affairs rep in the media. The Guardian has a column that regularly sorts people's claims out, just been reading one about John Lewis flooding a flat and not taking responsibility.
by featherstick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Cooking when the power goes out.
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Re: Cooking when the power goes out.

Have a look for "retained heat/haybox" cooking - very simply, getting a pot of soup or stew up to temp on a stove, then insulating well to finish cooking for a few hours. Works very well, saves time and power, I can have dinner on the table within 15 minutes of coming in from a wet walk.
by featherstick
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Varusteleka.com - Finnish surplus site
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Varusteleka.com - Finnish surplus site

Hi folks

anyone else use the above? They often have good gear and have their own civvy-friendly version of the windproof smock for those of us that care. Even if you don't buy, their website is very entertaining. No affiliation etc.
by featherstick
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food in your emergency bag
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Food in your emergency bag

Yep good point Deeps.
by featherstick
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food in your emergency bag
Replies: 19
Views: 2763

Re: Food in your emergency bag

Lots of grains-in-pouches, fruit-in-pouches purees, and so on around, can be eaten cold. Cans of coffee. Peperami or kabanos. Fruit bars. Tins of rice pudding. Dehydrated fruit. Bags of nuts. GORP.
by featherstick
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 156
Views: 24059

Re: Brexit in October?

Government says it has no duty to ensure access to food supplies in No Deal, expects commercial sector to step in.

https://www.sustainweb.org/blogs/sep19_ ... DRWewb_P7U
by featherstick
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 156
Views: 24059

Re: Brexit in October?

It's not the worst case, it's the baseline planning assumptions. The document was leaked a month ago with the title "HMG Planning Assumptions - Base Scenario". They just changed this to "Reasonable Worst Case Planning Scenario" on Monday. The content is the same. They are lying to us.