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by Britcit
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island Retreat
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Island Retreat

When Mrs B and I first moved to Shetland, we lived in a very similar house.
You would be surprised how warm those little fire stoves get as the walls are nearly a metre thick and hold the temperature well.
We burned peat most of the time, with a little wood now and then.
by Britcit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anybody know about RATS?
Replies: 48
Views: 7637

Re: Anybody know about RATS?

We once had a bad infestation of rats in our house. They first came for chicken and rabbit food and quickly moved in the house living in the walls. I found their entrance\exit point (had chewed through a plastic air brick). I caged it off leaving an area of about 1m2 and carpeted the ground with tra...
by Britcit
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: WW3 - logic
Replies: 42
Views: 11877

Re: WW3 - logic

The only logic that is to be had from WW3 with the weapons they have got now is the end of mankind as Russia has recently told us, the truth, and to try and prepare for that is not logical at all, in all probability there will be so few of us left and those who are will in all doubt wish they were ...
by Britcit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: All about vegetables
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: All about vegetables

Oh, nice info there.

Bookmarked, many thanks
by Britcit
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aldi next week (5th April 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: Aldi next week (5th April 2018)

Thanks for the heads up.
I am heading sooth next week and will pop in to aldi to check them out.
by Britcit
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Poly Tunnels
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

Re: Poly Tunnels

Looks like a nice set up you have there. A good range of veg.

A question though. I saw you root potato cuttings for planting on later. How successful \productive do you find this to be? I have never done it myself but am interested in how you get on with it as I'm always open to try other methods.
by Britcit
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: I have fruit trees!
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: I have fruit trees!

I do plan to plant a few fruit trees in our garden, but I am long way from that just yet. Am still in the planning stage as we have a largeish garden, but are very exposed to the wind. Need low bushes, trees and fencing to act as wind breaks, so need to plant the garden in 'defensive' layers.
by Britcit
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Beginner urban prepper
Replies: 10
Views: 2510

Re: Beginner urban prepper

Welcome to the forum. Although you say your partner isn't into prepping to your level, what she is involved with is quite impressive. My wife is aware I prep, and agrees with my reasons, but pretty much leaves me to it. I just make she knows what we have, what we should do in certain circumstances a...
by Britcit
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: When your SO completely fails as a prepper (light hearted)
Replies: 25
Views: 7503

Re: When your SO completely fails as a prepper (light hearte

Hopefully he will learn from his embarrassment and remember next. My SO would be okay in a power outage as we have a gas stove, but the one thing she never seems to be prepared for are days when the wind is so bad we can't go out, and she runs out of cigarettes. I score major brownie points by produ...
by Britcit
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Another threat to self reliance in the home
Replies: 24
Views: 8754

Re: Another threat to self reliance in the home

junmist wrote:My Dad always said that they will tax oxygen next :roll:

I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. :D