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by featherstick
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Paracord Bracelets
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Paracord Bracelets

The only real use of paracord bracelets is to let preppers identify each other in public without saying anything.
by featherstick
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hot tents
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Hot tents

I have no direct experience but offer this anecdote for what it's worth: Last April myself and a pal were having a season-opener camping weekend (it was very, very cold, didn't take my hat off day or night for 4 days!), and we got chatting to a chap in a canvas bell-tent. He was very well-equipped a...
by featherstick
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something I said sunk in!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Something I said sunk in!!!!!

This is a great story and a great example of planning in advance. Hopefully the lesson will sink in with MiL. I'm gonna go over some of this with my lot. SWMBO takes prepping a bit more seriously now, and our wee baby is now 12 (!!!) and going off on his own more often (we might e.g. split up in a s...
by featherstick
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?
Replies: 39
Views: 50848

Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Seen loads of markets made out of shipping containers in poorer parts of the world. Work very well indeed. Usual pattern is two "layers" of containers, bottom one serving as a shopfront, top one as storage, on hardstanding and with rudimentary utilities hooked up alongside. Wasn't there a Grand Desi...
by featherstick
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Rabbit
Replies: 45
Views: 2843

Re: Rabbit

Britain's food history is amazing. Tudor food was spicy, inventive, must have tasted great. Elizabethan food made use of new ingredients and new trade routes to broaden our palate. We fought wars with the Dutch to control the spice trade as it was so lucrative - people absolutely used mace, cloves, ...
by featherstick
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Rabbit
Replies: 45
Views: 2843

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: 983

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: 1610

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: 4145

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: 3296

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.