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by jennyjj01
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are you dehydrating?
Replies: 503
Views: 156558

Re: What are you dehydrating?

Hi, I've had my new dehydrator for about a week now, so far I have made fruit leather, Apple and pear slices (these already have moisture in the jar: I have coloured moisture bags in them), carrots, peppers,courgettes and have celery on at the moment. I'm storing them in an assortment of jars and u...
by jennyjj01
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New comer.
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: New comer.

Lone wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:53 pm
If an allotment is located in a private area not overlooked or easily accessed, could be a good place to cache items...without alerting other plot owners too.
Planting tinned beans and plastic tubs full of pasta and rice (in the dead of night) would be pretty funny.
by jennyjj01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Newbie

Hi, and welcome. There's lots of resources and ideas here, from many different perspectives. We have some who could do the whole Bear Grylls 'live in the woods thing to some who just set aside a few extra loo rolls. And no harsh judgements. I too, prep for medium to long term societal breakdown, fro...
by jennyjj01
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How would you cope?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: How would you cope?

The only thing that is unbearable about a long powercut is no internet :evil: Lol. Yes. Disaster=Facebook and smartphone not working 24/7. But seriously: True crisis and rioting could unfold just with the loss of banking internet to shops. We preppers would be like 'Yeah, whatever" as we just get o...
by jennyjj01
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How would you cope?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: How would you cope?

Depends how extraordinary the event was and how long I expected it to last. If power/gas/water/sewerage were in danger, they would be my priorities. I'd expect the shops to already be closed or failing so... Probably, pretty well... Pour two stiff drinks. Out myself fully to MrJ to get him on board....
by jennyjj01
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 70101

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

Laughable, But today and tomorrow will be dedicated to dehydrating LOTS of carrots from Tesco for 19p / Kilo I feel a bit miffed that LIDL have them at 15p :roll: I've wasted 80p ! Convinced these are what would normally be graded as Donkey Carrots but who cares. Tesco have spuds at 29p a bag too, b...
by jennyjj01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 70101

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

OMG. Just watched a youtube vid of ten rats dying on a glue trap. What a horrible invention. It made me feel ashamed to be human.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BylN_v4rbGM

I think I'd feel better with a humane trap like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn0i-6qNyH8
by jennyjj01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 70101

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

We heard scratching inside the walls but then it stopped. Never once saw a sight of a rodent! The rat man said our loft was full of droppings so there must've been a lot of rats. Yukkk. EEk. Was this your external cavity walls or internal plasterboard walls? Did it stop as a result of them taking p...
by jennyjj01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Keeping safe your supplies at home
Replies: 24
Views: 6783

Re: Keeping safe your supplies at home

Wish we had food supplies to hide! Unfortunately my family don't share my thoughts about being ready. There are slots and places in the house but not enough to fill them. Think I'm going to have to start buying extra and putting it aside. Any other tips for dealing with a family that are happy to l...
by jennyjj01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 70101

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

However, lofts were never an area meant for food storage, owing to wild temperature fluctuations. Also, as they are places that are infrequently visited, vermin make their home quite often. Agreed. I've logged the temperature up there over 6 months with a USB data logger. It's way too hot in summer...