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by Arwen Thebard
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Knowing your area.
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Knowing your area.

Kind of also security related..... Mrs A was walking the dog on Monday (@7.30am) so it was only just getting light and she confronted a youngish guy of Mediterranean appearance, next to a white Iveco van, who was hanging around very visibly trying to get a mobile phone signal which due to our locati...
by Arwen Thebard
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food Prices Increasing Already?
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

".....not worth the effort when stuff is so cheap in the supermarkets" I feel guilty saying it but we would have to agree with that statement. :( Putting aside the question of how the supermarket produce is grown (fertilizers and pesticide use etc) for now, we dont think we can grow our own for the...
by Arwen Thebard
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food Prices Increasing Already?
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

Meat is moving up rapidly.We deal in UK beef and lamb and the price is rocketing. Looks like in 2019 we will all be belt- tightening. I naively assumed that the imported meats would increase in price first, but thinking about it why not UK meats? Well If we have to pay a higher price lets support U...
by Arwen Thebard
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food Prices Increasing Already?
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Food Prices Increasing Already?

Has anyone else noted any food items increasing in price recently? For example olive oil seems to have gone up a lot. :( In November we paid £1.89 for a 750 ml bottle of Extra Virgin Olive at Aldi. (£2.52 per litre) In early December the price was £2.09 (£2.78 per litre) The same 750 ml bottle today...
by Arwen Thebard
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Toiletries
Replies: 21
Views: 706

Re: Toiletries

Arwen, too true! Loved the comment about lift insulation. Have to you had any issues with mice using your attic stock as bedding? I have never heard of expanding tabs! Do you have a link, please? The hygiene issue is a huge one. Even if you can find a water source to wash your hands, it is reintrod...
by Arwen Thebard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Toiletries
Replies: 21
Views: 706

Re: Toiletries

We keep LOTS of loo roll in the loft, enough for at least 2 years I recon. Its probably acting as loft insulation we have so much. Plus we have about 1000 of those small white tabs which expand into a flanel sized towel when you wet them. Plus quite a few packs of wet wipes. Plus a LOT of old newspa...
by Arwen Thebard
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Knowing your area.
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Knowing your area.

This is a good point. How many of us stick to the same routes on our daily walks, oblivious to changes and opportunities going on close by. I have a few different routes I can take when I am out and about which I usually rotate depending on whats available to forage and in the fields at any given ti...
by Arwen Thebard
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 77
Views: 2912

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

"ordered 72 bottles of wine in preparation for brexit - nearly sorted out storage for it"

But there are more than 72 days until Brexit happens????????? ;)

My kind of prepping. :lol:
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by Arwen Thebard
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Which Dehydrater ... Or Even Do I Bother
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: Which Dehydrater ... Or Even Do I Bother

Got ours on Freecycle of all places, about three years ago. I dont think it is an expensive version but it seems to work fine and does get a lot of use in our household. Wouldn't want be without one now, especially for the amount of space it saves in the pantry and freezer.
by Arwen Thebard
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: a dinosaur joins
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: a dinosaur joins

That is one of the most comprehensive and informative intros I have read.
Welcome to another fossil, hope the forum suits you.
(Nice YouTube videos by the way)