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by Medusa
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 122
Views: 7609

Re: Brexit in October?

I am continuing to prep as before, but with a little more oomph! We would mostly be ok, but our kids who may not have the financial ability to stock up may not be. My son has his own business which could be affected, my eldest daughter has two children and my preps are also focused on helping them s...
by Medusa
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: do you have any strange health remedies?
Replies: 15
Views: 1885

Re: do you have any strange health remedies?

If ever I had an upset stomach as a child I would be given a drop of whisky or brandy in hot water with sugar, either that or a glass of soda water from the glass syphon in the pantry under Granny's stairs. Bumps on the head had a knob of butter applied. Sugar and butter or treacle and butter were m...
by Medusa
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 558
Views: 36122

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

It has gone. The mortgage that is :D We were looking forward to having a few extra £ but sadly youngest daughter who is still at home has just lost her job. She is being very proactive trying to secure a new one, but it is likely that we will have to cover her outgoings until she does. Really glad t...
by Medusa
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: First proper harvest
Replies: 4
Views: 425

First proper harvest

The garden did look a bit like a jungle at one point. Strawberries and raspberries have done well with the new growth on the raspberry canes giving fruit which we didn't really expect. A few of the containers of strawberries have been affected by root maggot and have been disposed of. Early and 2nd ...
by Medusa
Sun May 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Next Stage First Aid Course
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: Next Stage First Aid Course

The description of the course should tell you if it applies to the workplace. Red Cross and St Johns usually do, but just check. First aid is first aid,and the workplace course is suited to all real- life situations. At the end of the day there is one way for a first aider to deal with a ( for inst...
by Medusa
Tue May 07, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Are there any bee keepers here please?
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Are there any bee keepers here please?

I have been researching local bee keeping courses, but would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with someone who has knowledge on the subject. Thanks
by Medusa
Tue May 07, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Tiny garden growing

Hi Pitchshifter, growing stuff is great fun isn't it? Relative newbie here too, but sounds like you have made a great start. We grew a few basic bits in containers last year and have increased this year to include a couple of raised beds. If you have a bit of spare space I can recommend growing pota...
by Medusa
Tue May 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

We are lucky enough to have a very regular supply of pallets which are delivered to us for free. An ex employer who has to pay to have them removed as even offering them free outside their premises saw them continue to pile up decided it was worth the hassle. Breaking them up is time consuming, but ...
by Medusa
Fri May 03, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Starting Afresh
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Starting Afresh

Some great tips, thanks! Sadly it doesn't have a look out tower, which I agree would have been great but there is potential for a tree house/hide/viewing platform.
by Medusa
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Starting Afresh
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Starting Afresh

Without going completely OTT as in buying an island and having unlimited cash to kit it out etc. What would you look for in a potential home? I'm thinking about things like having it partially rewired so that you have a way of flipping a switch to turn on a generator on, a stream, well or natural sp...