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by Medusa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Redibag
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Redibag

It showed him cutting a seatbelt with the cutter and then putting the bag in the boot of the car. Seatbelt cutters need to be in the car with the passengers and not in a bag in the boot as Im sure most of us here know, but other people buying the bag may not think about this.
by Medusa
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: How much wood?
Replies: 1
Views: 163

How much wood?

We have oil heating and took advantage of the cheap oil prices during lockdown to fill up our tank. The heating tends to be on an hour in the morning during winter and for a couple of hours at night. We also have two wood burning stoves in the dining room and lounge and use these to heat the house w...
by Medusa
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 31
Views: 1487

Re: Power tools

Husband has a huge arsenal of power tools for his trade. I tend to ooh and ah a lot at power tools but only had a Ryobi reciprocating saw of my own for cutting up pallets for firewood as I struggled with a chainsaw. I let him borrow it and he broke it so now Im sawless. I need a replacement but am r...
by Medusa
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 920
Views: 70462

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

My cupboards in the utility room have been full of cleaning and hygiene products for ages and the overflow is now stacked on the floor which is causing a tripping hazard, so now I need to buy some decent storage for it all. We bought enough seeds for at least next year recently but need either a new...
by Medusa
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Insect bites

Scottish midges seem a bit partial to my flesh as do midges and bitey things in most places. The chap whose place we camp at swears by eating Marmite and said they dont bother him. Out of all of the things I have tried this nasty tin of stuff called "Nordic Summer" works the best. It makes you smell...
by Medusa
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: surviving the evacuation
Replies: 30
Views: 19640

Re: surviving the evacuation

I've really enjoyed these books simply for the pleasure of reading and nothing else. My other favourite books are the Blue Plague series by Thomas A Watson. Lots of building a prepping community stuff, but a little far fetched when it includes gathering helicopters and planes, building huge armies,...
by Medusa
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: No cost or low cost preps
Replies: 51
Views: 13204

Re: No cost or low cost preps

I'm slightly obsessed by shoring up the local ecology - wildflowers, bug hotels etc. As preppers, conserving the environment on behalf of the insects that pollinate our crops, and purify the soil/ water, is a good idea even on practical terms. Did anybody else see Jimmy's Big Bee Rescue on Channel ...
by Medusa
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: surviving the evacuation
Replies: 30
Views: 19640

Re: surviving the evacuation

I've really enjoyed these books simply for the pleasure of reading and nothing else. My other favourite books are the Blue Plague series by Thomas A Watson. Lots of building a prepping community stuff, but a little far fetched when it includes gathering helicopters and planes, building huge armies, ...
by Medusa
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 920
Views: 70462

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

Just replaced one of our old log burners which cost us £50 (secondhand) 17 years ago. Had our money's worth from it, but it didnt have an ash pan and so cleaning the thing out was very messy. The new one is a bit of a beast, better heat output, ash pan and a bigger top so more room for the kettle an...
by Medusa
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Home Security Upgrades
Replies: 133
Views: 30312

Re: Home Security Upgrades

Our house backs onto a field which is surrounded on all 3 sides. It used to get mowed on a regular basis, but since the owner became quite elderly and infirm it doesnt get mown anymore and the nettles and brambles behind the fence bordering our garden are huge, we just leave them to grow and lop off...