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by Medusa
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Portable generator/power bank
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Portable generator/power bank

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08 ... UTF8&psc=1 bolught this for camping, to keep in the car or for power cuts at home. It is surprisingly tiny and light and can be charged from the car, mains or from solar panels which I already have.
by Medusa
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hot tents
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Hot tents

Tent and stove purchased and has arrived, exciting stuff. Doubtful we can have a trial run in the garden this weekend due to me working and the apparent storm which is due. I knew it was going to be big and heavy but wow. Will try and work out how to post a photo once the thing is up.
by Medusa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 106
Views: 6180

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

At last a (hard-ish) frost here in the East, so time to get the garlic planted. Garlic is something I really want to grow, I keep on reading autumn is the time to plant, will it just result in a later harvest? I grew garlic for the first time last year and was pleased with the small harvest, but pl...
by Medusa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Rabbit
Replies: 45
Views: 2874

Re: Rabbit

Never had rabbit and would happily eat it, but did eat pigs trotters as a child and brawn which I loved. A favourite of mine and something I cant seem to find anymore was Elder which is cows udder and which I used to eat sprinkled with salt
by Medusa
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hot tents
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Hot tents

Thanks guys! Decided on the kit we want to buy, will be a bit later in the year as 2 of our kids both decided to get married within a fortnight of each other and no amount of prepping could have planned for that. Off camping in March and will be our normal tent minus extension, plenty of warm beddin...
by Medusa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 106
Views: 6180

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

I have an EDC, I also have a BOB in my wardrobe but it is time that I made an additional couple of bags for SO and daughter who also live here. I have spent today sorting out what is now the spare room and reorganising my food/water/First Aid and medical preps. Had a conversation last night with SO ...
by Medusa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hot tents
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Hot tents

This seems to be an up and coming craze amongst the bushcrafters on You Tube and am quite tempted to invest in a canvas tent and stove for camping over winter/early spring and something new to add to my tent collection. Possibly due to fond memories of Girl Guide camps when we had the huge bell tent...
by Medusa
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Plants With a Purpose.
Replies: 14
Views: 8022

Re: Plants With a Purpose.

I just got this too, I love pre-owned books generally which tends to horrify my kids. Also ordered Food for Free both for the grand total of £4.04. Thanks as always for the recommendations.
by Medusa
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 74801

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

Bought an additional Carbon Monoxide detector. We have done some work to our utility room which was originally one of the outhouses and which containes our oil boiler and which is now far more sealed than it was previously. We already have them in the dining room and lounge as we have log burners, a...
by Medusa
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Vacuum sealer
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Vacuum sealer

Currently at Aldi (with a 3 year guarantee) for £29.98 with bags. https://www.aldi.co.uk/vacuum-food-sealer-%26-sealer-refills/p/000000317404300 Refills of bags also available. Thought I would give one a go so ordered. Found a few cheaper ones on Amazon but couldnt find much on guarantee times. I'm ...