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by Catweazle
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What do you value most?
Replies: 35
Views: 2310

Re: What do you value most?

Fruit N Nut chocolate.
by Catweazle
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: Whetstones

I have a few Mora craftlines, nice sharp knives, good shape, excellent plastic sheath. Recently I bought two Mora Heavies, very similar to the originals, but a bit, errr, heavier.

I bought stainless and carbon, if buying again I'd just get the stainless.
by Catweazle
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Tiny house
Replies: 11
Views: 1753

Re: Tiny house

This house was built without permission years ago, the council ordered it demolished, owner refused, public outcry and it is still there, now for sale - but I'd bet it still has a demolition order. http://www.thesmallholdingcentre.co.uk/site/go/particularsPDF?propertyID=554838 Apparently it was spot...
by Catweazle
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So,have your preps been useful?
Replies: 37
Views: 8377

Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Our preps have saved us much trouble. We haven't actually suffered at all so far, and will probably weather another lockdown just as well. As Covid gathered pace in early 2020 we made the trip to B&Q and spent nearly £400 on paints, the next two months we completely decorated our holiday cottage ( i...
by Catweazle
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 97200

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

I'll be topping up my petrol containers soon. I have run them down through summer, via the lawnmower, strimmer and chainsaw, so now they need filling for potential generator use.
by Catweazle
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 97200

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Perennial spinach is good too.
by Catweazle
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Virus Masks
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Virus Masks

I'm guessing we've all got at least a couple of FFP3 masks in our kit. If not, there's still time, not everybody is out of stock, yet. However, these disposable masks are not limitless, and the factories producing them might be closed due to staff shortages. So - we might want to think about how to ...
by Catweazle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 97200

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

I saved the stones from last years plum harvest and buried them together in a large tub of potting compost. I'm hoping that exposure to the frosts will stratify them, if it works and they start to germinate I'm going to plant them in hedges. I started loads of raspberry cuttings too, gave them away ...
by Catweazle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 97200

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

My moggies bring in all the usual wildlife, plus the occasional bat and once a rabbits back leg. Luckily they're not allowed in the main house.
by Catweazle
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 7534

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

grenfell wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:26 am
One prep we all need is to be prepared to do without something or other in the future.
I'd really miss reading glasses. I have a very well equipped workshop and plenty of raw materials, but I'd struggle to make lenses.