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by Quill
Mon May 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.
Replies: 24
Views: 643

Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

Think you've hit the nail on the head Jenny. I was flicking through one of those cold war guides and it recommended just stockpiling what amounted to wheat, salt, powdered milk and beans to survive off for six months. After six weeks of that you'd be ready to face the fallout, never mind six months.
by Quill
Wed May 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Permaculture magazine article - Capetown drought
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Permaculture magazine article - Capetown drought

Thanks for the heads up! I think the south of england especially will have to worry about summer water shortages a lot more often.
by Quill
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Tiny garden growing

I'm interested to see how you get on, our garden is much of the same size.
by Quill
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How are you preparing for Brexit?
Replies: 217
Views: 13679

Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Quill, if you're talking about a couple of hundred pounds, I'm not sure that converting to Swiss Francs will preserve the value of your money (unless you're visiting Switzerland next year, of course). For that amount of money, the costs of the transfer will probably at least equal any preservation ...
by Quill
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How are you preparing for Brexit?
Replies: 217
Views: 13679

Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

So, what are the Gang's thoughts on money? Cash: Sterling, US Dollars or Euros ? Money in the bank or in the hand? PM's, Worth the hassle or not? This is just with a view to our Exit, not with general prepping in mind There's arguments for all three. -Sterling will be the most useful in the UK but ...
by Quill
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How are you preparing for Brexit?
Replies: 217
Views: 13679

Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Couple of interesting links.Sorry its the Daily Mail! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-6437803/Brexit-plan-B-supermarkets-preparing-no-deal-Brexit-ensure-shelves-dont-run-dry.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6450445/The-mums-hoarded-months-food-medicine-preparation-Bre...
by Quill
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Tea light lanterns
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Tea light lanterns

Good drills, thinking outside the box. We're all in different situations and if you need to be discreet then that's it, you need to be discreet. As you say, they can be a decorative (romantic if you're lucky ;) ) way to prep. It gives you an excuse to keep plenty spare candles, especially if you're...
by Quill
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Tea light lanterns
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Tea light lanterns

Picked two of these up today after seeing this thread. Like Andy said quite flimsy, but a very "covert" prep for households where the P word = nutters.
by Quill
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: US govt loses landmark vaccine lawsuit
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: US govt loses landmark vaccine lawsuit

I wouldn't call that a particularly reputable source considering the top stories on that website include racist crap about muslims and that dumb conspiracy theory that Michelle Obama is transgender. I'm not even going to comment on the anti-vaccine stuff tbh.
by Quill
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Babby BOB Phone
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Babby BOB Phone

Deeps wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Texting is a fecker though, having to press a key 3 times to get a 'C' is a pain. :evil:
Back to the good old days of 2005. Vintage finger strain!