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by Medusa
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 271
Views: 14197

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Bought a bulk amount of chicken breasts to freeze and several waxed cheeses from a company we discovered at an agricultural show last year to put into storage. Sowed some more beans and some leeks and planted some blackcurrant bushes and a dwarf bramley apple tree. Ordered a load of individually wra...
by Medusa
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Next Stage First Aid Course
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Next Stage First Aid Course

Lots of advice there, thanks. My EFAW is due to be renewed shortly so I am considering asking if work will pay for the more advanced course for me. What line of work are you in? More info about what course is suitable https://www.firstaid.org.uk/2017/06/20/the-difference-between-first-aid-at-work-f...
by Medusa
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: what does the forum think.
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: what does the forum think.

To me, four months food and water is quite impressive. I have not really worked out how long all of mine would last, possibly a couple of months if we all cut down somewhat. My main concerns are that if things went badly wrong, my preps would not be just for the 3 of us at home but also my other 3 c...
by Medusa
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Next Stage First Aid Course
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Next Stage First Aid Course

Lots of advice there, thanks. My EFAW is due to be renewed shortly so I am considering asking if work will pay for the more advanced course for me.
by Medusa
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Next Stage First Aid Course
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Next Stage First Aid Course

I am EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) trained, basic but enough for me to deal with a client who was choking on a piece of chicken, others who self-injure and the various day to day stuff which happens at work and at home. I would like to increase my training but am unsure what would be the next c...
by Medusa
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 271
Views: 14197

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

The new mini greenhouse is built and I have planted a few seeds. This is a new thing for me as last year I just bought seedlings and already I think I am too impatient (day 4, why haven't they grown yet?). Planted some garlic which is sprouting nicely and looking forward to the weekend so I can plan...
by Medusa
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 271
Views: 14197

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Bought myself one of those mini greenhouses. Obviously not as sturdy as a rigid one but will do us for a while and likely safer when we have the littlies visiting. Bought seeds and onion sets and trays and containers to plant them in and a few big bags of compost and awaiting delivery of a few bare ...
by Medusa
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 271
Views: 14197

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

I had a few bits and pieces of sewing items, but as it is something I really hate doing it was just the very basics. Bought myself a more comprehensive sewing kit and stashed it away. Bought some bare root raspberry canes and some carrot and bean seeds and ordered other fruit bushes/plants online to...
by Medusa
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Knowing your area.
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: Knowing your area.

Related in a security kind of way. I live at the far end of a village. Lucky enough not to be bothered by many door to door sales people, hawkers and only the occasional religious group knocking at the door. Most of the people who walk past the house are walkers, hikers, people on horseback. school ...
by Medusa
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 74975

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Our ancient oil boiler broke down 3 weeks ago and it's taken until now, a process of elimination and several new parts to get it up and running. Luckily having the two woodburners we were able to keep warm, have an electric shower, a kettle for the stove and on the odd occasion used the immersion he...