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by featherstick
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Cooking when the power goes out.
Replies: 16
Views: 583

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: 230

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: 1081

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: 1081

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: 136
Views: 10118

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: 136
Views: 10118

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.
by featherstick
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 136
Views: 10118

Re: Brexit in October?

I'm of the same mind. When negotiating you need to be able to walk away, saying "we have to have a deal, any deal" puts you in a weak position at the table You wouldn't walk into a car showroom and say to the guy "I'm not sure what I'm after but I'm going to buy it from you". Fundamentally flawed a...
by featherstick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: EDCs, BOBs, GHBs
Topic: My GHB
Replies: 59
Views: 11365

Re: My GHB

Great post Jansman and I love that it reflects real day-to-day situations rather than TEOTWAWKI zombie apocalypse. Just trying to think about when I've used EDC for mundane occasions: most ppl in the office know that I'll have painkillers. I've used SAK tweezers to prise a guy's bankcard out of an A...
by featherstick
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Feeding the masses
Replies: 84
Views: 5052

Re: Feeding the masses

This is a really interesting discussion. As a contribution, Simon Fairlie of The Land magazine reckons Britain could feed itself, theoretically. However the changes in land use and diet are so profound as to make it almost unthinkable. This is also only a discussion on production, not on processing ...
by featherstick
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Real water problems
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Real water problems

Three litres per day is very little for over a year. Sphere humanitarian standards specify 15l per person per day for cooking, drinking and sanitation. Sanitation could go in the short term but not the long term.