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by Jillybean
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: The Spread
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: The Spread

I'm a huge fan of zombie fiction, but ones with a story, not just gore. I also like crime, fantasy (vampire, witch, fae etc) and have recently read a selection of Margaret Atwood, although found these quite disturbing. I do like apocalyptic but feel safer reading zombies as it is fiction and not wit...
by Jillybean
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: The Spread
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: The Spread

Haven't read it, sorry. I've just downloaded a free sample - the reviews are so contradictory, once you read them, I wasn't willing to go ahead and buy it, even at 99p :oops: /cheapskate I have prime unlimited. Reading is my escapism and it works out cheaper this way (for me). Not sure if I would p...
by Jillybean
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: The Spread
Replies: 5
Views: 343

The Spread

Has anyone read 'The Spread' by Sean Deville? It's a Zombie book. It's set in the UK, August 2019 and there are very similar aspects to the real world. I'm part way through and It's not as easy reading as others. It's a slow build, but really interesting how transmission takes place. Some of the sim...
by Jillybean
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: surviving the evacuation
Replies: 30
Views: 19640

Re: surviving the evacuation

I read the series some time ago. I do love my zombie books. Although I can't remember specifics I liked that it was based in the uk. I do recall getting a little disinterested in the end, but it could have been that I binge read them and it's a long series. One UK based series I read was RR Haywood ...
by Jillybean
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 920
Views: 70470

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

I do feel for parents of children of school age in this situation. The sanitising-at-the-entrance is really important, I think - I have a bit of a routine going, I think a routine is safest. I've just had an idea for straps for masks - there's a t shirt I was throwing out, it now has holes in, and ...
by Jillybean
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 920
Views: 70470

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

I've been getting ready for the return to school. That's if I can get them to go! Trying to build cleaning supplies and extra hand gel. I've made more masks and still more to go. Entrance cleared and ready to sanitize when kids come home. Rotating stores and trying to menu plan around it (although I...
by Jillybean
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How ready are you?
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: How ready are you?

I have a box of things ready to go towards a bob or hospital bag, however have yet to sort it. My intentions other than fire is to bug in. My family situation would make this the best option. I think if we were in a situation of bug out or die (we would hold out as long as poss, eat chocolate and ge...
by Jillybean
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Another lockdown
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: Another lockdown

The thing is it can't be all down to the teachers. There seems to be so much pressure and blame which is not right. Our schools (one mainstream and one not) have been amazing. My youngest school sent timetables each week, assemblies, challanges, fun things, zoom games. Work would be sent via an app ...
by Jillybean
Sun May 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So,have your preps been useful?
Replies: 37
Views: 6306

Re: So,have your preps been useful?

We have been very lucky, still stocking up when I can get a delivery (randomly check) stores helped lots in the first month when we couldn't. Still not used lots. We had a good stock of uht milk, we had been using it lots before as it saved money nipping to the shops for milk (which would turn into ...
by Jillybean
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are you dehydrating?
Replies: 519
Views: 182971

Re: What are you dehydrating?

So I made this vacuum set up from old bits and pieces, it connects to the outlet of our vacuum / heat bag sealer machine and it works fine. The white tub came with a Christmas pudding. The main clear tubing and red cork are standard wine making kit. The black rubber seal (between the glass jar and ...