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by peejay
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food in your emergency bag
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Food in your emergency bag

Having recently moved from a town centre with 3 mile commute to a semi-rural location 26 miles away I think I might be investing in some winter tyres myself this year, especially as we have a very steep driveway to add to the interest. Currently thinking about what I want in a winter GHB/Car bag.
by peejay
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Pound heads sharply lower on Brexit concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Pound heads sharply lower on Brexit concerns

Good for Cryptos and precious metals, but everything else...... YUK Cryptos aren't doing much either. I'm still hanging onto what I bought late 2018 (at the peak as it happened!) absolutely no point trying to sell what's left of it so no choice but to hang in for long-term. (Down by 83% on my initi...
by peejay
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder

Some great pointers there, thanks! Will look into PIR boards I think but will have to wait until moving in to get accurate sizing/costing.
by peejay
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Insulation of concrete block shed for external larder

We're all set for completion on new house next week and as expected we're excited AF. The new house is a world apart from our current place but one thing it's lacking today is a decent location for storing pepper-quantities of food, i.e. no real larder type space. Once we've lived in it a bit there'...
by peejay
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 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.

Had a couple of people on local FB page complaining of brown water so was keeping an eye on ours with the other eye on our 3-4 day water stash :)

Never heard any more of it though.
by peejay
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.

I did pop in to a local bakers a while back but they said they recycled theirs by cutting them up into spatulas & the like. Will try some other places I think...
by peejay
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: 20 litre Storage Buckets. Cheap but good.

I've often looked out for the 5gal buckets so popular in the US but never really find any (they tend to have useful lid options) but would certainly be interested in getting something like these. Would love to know if the 5gal lids are compatible
by peejay
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Real water problems
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Real water problems

One thing I know is that two of us can get by very comfortably on 55L/day without feeling like we're scrimping at all. I know this from our stays in the caravan, & even at that we're showering daily (ships shower granted but no less clean) and 5 of it is drinking water. So sanitation-wise we could l...
by peejay
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Re-purpose fish tanks?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Re-purpose fish tanks?

The new house actually has a greenhouse already so we're covered on that front but Hydroponics could be interesting, hmm...
by peejay
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Re-purpose fish tanks?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re-purpose fish tanks?

I should hopefully be moving house soon and have been having a good clear out as you can imagine though it does go against my hoarding tendencies! :-) One thing I've had lurking around in the lock-up garage for years is a couple of fish tanks (one above the other in a purpose-made metal stand) from ...