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by hedgerowpete
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Are there groups of preppers who have agreed to meet up in a SHTF situation?
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Are there groups of preppers who have agreed to meet up in a SHTF situation?

That sounds a great arrangement, pete, not living in each other's pockets, and each having specialised kit that you share. Good for you :) we set it up more like a machinery ring idea from the old days. where each shares either their skills or kit.i do produce, another does accountancy and spread s...
by hedgerowpete
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Are there groups of preppers who have agreed to meet up in a SHTF situation?
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Are there groups of preppers who have agreed to meet up in a SHTF situation?

i know four other families within the west midlands and birmingham area. we work with each other to help each other out but without the ego or the boss alpha male. We met via the internet and slowly came to met each other and talk and deal with each other. at fruit harvesting time we combine kit and...
by hedgerowpete
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: What to do with windows in a SHTF situation
Replies: 25
Views: 544

Re: What to do with windows in a SHTF situation

with my windows, i have opted for the following. wall paper paste and old newspapers as the first layer, from the outside it looks as if the windows are covered but you cant see past that point inside ontop of the newspapers or if you like strainght on the glass first is cheap clear sticky backed pl...
by hedgerowpete
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: No matter how isolated your bug out property is isn't someone eventually going to come knocking?
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: No matter how isolated your bug out property is isn't someone eventually going to come knocking?

there is no where on the British isles you can hide from anyone. that secret bug out area you know, so do others. including the legal owner and their families. Anyone with a basic map and compass can find any secret location any where in the world. post poop the risks increase, at the moment everyon...
by hedgerowpete
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Storage query
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Storage query

to make that space useful, you need to do two options, one is to heat control that space. put simply a n extract fan will help. by having it set to temp not time. the great plan being that as heat rises the loft heats up, extract that hot air by pulling in colder air from downstairs to replace it. a...
by hedgerowpete
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: clear plastic sheets

please troll elsewhere, or crawl back under your rock. your "help" is not required here
by hedgerowpete
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: clear plastic sheets

Not quite sure if the comment was directed to me so I should perhaps have added that I've done just that with some of the glass I've got and it resisted completely. It has seven layers if I recall corrrectly (and probably came out of a bank )which means it's very resilient but the downside is that ...
by hedgerowpete
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: clear plastic sheets
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: clear plastic sheets

Have you considered laminated glass? That can take a certain amount of effort to get through and if backed by a steel mesh would be very difficult. Kicking around the garden I have some bits of multilayered laminate rather than the two glass and one plastic layers of regular laminated glass and tha...
by hedgerowpete
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 228
Views: 9489

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

serious side question: Does dehydrating celery work? My spag bol is nothing without celery, but that's like 99% water? Celery works. It does indeed take longer but I did long strips as I was feeling lazy and didn't want it falling through the gaps in my dehydration trays . If you like celery, the t...
by hedgerowpete
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 228
Views: 9489

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

[/quote] OMG. I tip my hat to you. You are a hardcore prepper. I'm going to have to go off and read your posts. Quick general question? How do you select safe places for these caches? Presumably buried secretly and without permission in obscure locations? Have you ever got in grief for that? What I ...