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by IainT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Root cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Root cellars

I think I read you can do something similar with a plastic dust bin set in the ground with the top sitting a couple of inches proud of the surface to protect against flooding. I saw it in Abundance by Alys Fowler but I don't have my copy to hand.
by IainT
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: WW3 - logic
Replies: 42
Views: 8574

Re: WW3 - logic

I didn't know there was such a recent version of Nuclear War Survival Skills. Earlier versions are freely available to download such as here http://www.oism.org/nwss/ (1987 version). Definitely worth reading.
by IainT
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Are pockets too much to ask?
Replies: 34
Views: 4232

Re: Are pockets too much to ask?

Have you tried Rohan? Their Hilltop jacket is long and has some of the features you're looking for.
by IainT
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Kids clothes
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Kids clothes

With all this cold and snow, I was wondering if anyone has some good ideas on what to do for children's winter clothing and footwear. Bearing in mind that they will get little wear as they grow out of them so they will last one year, two if you're lucky. What are the good value shops, makes, etc? I ...
by IainT
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Over focussing on the obvious Medicine supplies
Replies: 30
Views: 7457

Re: Over focussing on the obvious Medicine supplies

Bicarbonate of soda will work well on indigestion (the bicarb) but please be aware that it'll also do a good job of giving you high blood pressure as it will contribute to your sodium intake (the soda). I wouldn't want to be taking it over a sustained period especially if I'm surviving on high salt ...
by IainT
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Growing food. I know NOTHING but want to.
Replies: 25
Views: 3444

Re: Growing food. I know NOTHING but want to.

I echo jansman's advice - start with a small area and look after it will. Be wary of over ambition particularly when you start reading seed catalogues. I'd recommend Grow Your Own Vegetables by Joy Larkcom.
by IainT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Got a fire extinguisher?
Replies: 33
Views: 4976

Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

I saw these in Ikea yesterday http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea-family-products/safety/patrull-fire-extinguisher-dry-powder-art-50143351/ http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea-family-products/safety/patrull-fire-extinguisher-dry-powder-art-70143350/ Is it worth having a 6 kg one? Or stick to...
by IainT
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Hello

Hi I've been a lurker on here for quite a while and have finally bitten the bullet to join. I've been prepping for a number of years now mainly financial, food and water plus spares and repairs. My main motivation is the independence it gives. I love the practical and down to earth nature of this si...