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by jennyjj01
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: ASDA De-stocking Pasta & Flour glut
Replies: 0
Views: 40

ASDA De-stocking Pasta & Flour glut

Just seen on my facebook feed that ... "500g packs of spaghetti and penne pasta and 1kg bags of flour 20p Seen in Asda Colchester - possibly in others too" The photo shows several palettes of the stuff. Maybe someone in procurement mixed up grams and kilograms :) Not a brilliant price for pasta unle...
by jennyjj01
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ikea Bulb
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Ikea Bulb

I saw this on another prepper site and thought it was a cracking idea. A rechargeable light bulb in case of power cuts. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/tosthult-rechargeable-led-bulb-00400418/ You can unscrew it and walk round with it if you want. It lasts around 2 hours with the power off. It's a nov...
by jennyjj01
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New member
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: New member

So, quite a lot of people seem to prepare for a bug out scenario; this isn't something I've really put much thought to. I'm starting out from scratch really, have a great deal to learn and am about to embark prepping my home for potential events, (mainly loss of all mains services, food and water s...
by jennyjj01
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from north central Hampshire.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Hello from north central Hampshire.

I have skills to use in building, DIY, cooking, first aid but I’m not skilled in the world of prepping. Really looking forward to learning and sharing with you guys and looking to build a localised support community for “just in case”. Welcome to this great resource. Don't underestimate yourself. P...
by jennyjj01
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 326
Views: 27778

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

There is no way they will remove these restrictions on the 2nd December, they are just using that date as a target to fool people into thinking they will be “free” by Christmas. This country is a joke, good luck to us all in 2021, we are certainly going to need it. Oh, they'll cynically lift restri...
by jennyjj01
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bike to charge phones
Replies: 41
Views: 1935

Re: Bike to charge phones

You could maybe use the exercise bike genny to charge up the batteries for an electric bike. :) Sadly the amount of energy a modern e bike needs it'd be less effort to just ride a normal push bike to the shops ;) LOL. I know. I was being flippant. I originally thought of using it to charge the batt...
by jennyjj01
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bike to charge phones
Replies: 41
Views: 1935

Re: Bike to charge phones

You could maybe use the exercise bike genny to charge up the batteries for an electric bike. :)
by jennyjj01
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Wrestling with Chickpeas
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Wrestling with Chickpeas

So pressure cooking from dry should be fine as long as you cook long enough and at high pressure - at least 30 mins and better 45 mins. This matches what I do and we have had no problems. Good research. Thanks. I don't have a pressure cooker any longer, but I recall that it's main benefit was speed...
by jennyjj01
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Wrestling with Chickpeas
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Wrestling with Chickpeas

I am not sure why red kidney beans need ten minutes boiling first as the pressure cooker will get them well above boiling point for 25-30 minutes As I understand it, Kidney beans have toxic qualities that need to be destroyed by boiling. The site is probably taking a belt and braces approach to saf...
by jennyjj01
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Wrestling with Chickpeas
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Wrestling with Chickpeas

You can grow them in the garden.Mind you,if you have many kilos,it sounds like you can sow a field! Same old,though;store what you eat... I think I'll have a stab at sprouting some and popping them in a stir fry. I've done that before with damp mung beans in a jar and we quite like mung bean sprout...