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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: 67337

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...
by Medusa
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 67337

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

Best laid plans and all that .... Not been on here much recently. After our recent decision to relocate we found out that Dad in Law has lung cancer, never smoked a cigarette in his life! He is due an operation shortly to remove part of his lung and has been told that hopefully he will be sorted. No...
by Medusa
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Root cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Root cellars

Something which appears to be more popular within the US, but does anyone here have one? It is unlikely that our future property will have a cellar so we would need to build/dig something. There are lots of plans online including one made from tyres and sand and a company within the UK that makes pl...
by Medusa
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Something hard to prep for but should have been avoidable :-/
Replies: 22
Views: 2036

Re: Something hard to prep for but should have been avoidable :-/

Oh my, that is pretty horrific. Hope that you heal quickly and thank goodness for mountain rescue.
by Medusa
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Prepping, relocation and moral dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: Prepping, relocation and moral dilemmas

Thanks for all of your wise words. We have made the decision to move within the next couple of years, our mortgage will be gone next year :D so a downsize and relocation. We have some work to do on the house here, but have adapted our plans to lower the cost somewhat. I don't want to be living here ...
by Medusa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: What a day!
Replies: 27
Views: 2048

Re: What a day!

Wow, she is indeed very lucky that you were there. I hope that you took some time this evening to practice self care after an extremely traumatic event. I also hope that some review training is provided in the correct use of equipment for all employees and that everyone is encouraged to update their...
by Medusa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Prepping, relocation and moral dilemmas
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Prepping, relocation and moral dilemmas

I have only been prepping for almost 3 years but the information and encouragement which I have gained from this site has been invaluable, thank you to you all. I have always been a little wary of online communities but feel quite at home here :) Not complacent though and still have lots to learn bu...
by Medusa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Living in an electric (no gas supply) house
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Living in an electric (no gas supply) house

Congrats to your daughter! We are also a no gas house but have an oil fired boiler and there appear to have been lots of power cuts close by today due to the storm so have had lanterns, torches and candles at the ready plus powerbanks to charge up phones and run some led usb lights. We have plenty o...
by Medusa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Mental Health.
Replies: 29
Views: 2434

Re: Mental Health.

I am glad that you recognised the fact that the job was affecting your mental health, it appears to be becoming more and more of an issue these days. I have been in my current role for 10 years and in fact 10 years ago this was my dream job, Sadly due to funding cuts and new Legislation it is becomi...
by Medusa
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: bannock bread (stolen off Facebook)
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: bannock bread (stolen off Facebook)

That looks so tasty, something to try on my next weekend off.