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by Jillybean
Sun May 17, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So,have your preps been useful?
Replies: 35
Views: 4165

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: 173122

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 ...
by Jillybean
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Anybody making masks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Anybody making masks?

I've made 2 designs, one before all of this. Both found in a site with lots of pins (can't remember if I can say the name). Both are without filters but double layerd. I hope any to experiment with a pocket. Just waiting for rain as I'm making the most of the sun to work in the garden. Also need to ...
by Jillybean
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 38
Views: 2665

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

If you can use them, mooncups are better. They last longer, are easier to clean, and are all round far less hassle. Plus, a stock of those takes up way less space than a stock of tampons & pads. I've heard good things about them. Might be worth adding to the preps, but not sure my girls would manag...
by Jillybean
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 38
Views: 2665

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

Sanitary products. I know you can make them but I really don't want to have to clean washable ones for 3 femails!
by Jillybean
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping and climate change
Replies: 72
Views: 6298

Re: Prepping and climate change

This is something that worries me. Whilst I'm not up to date on all climate change facts and figures ( too much text scrambled my dyslexic brain) I'm trying to make more changes at home. Probably more because of uncertainty over our future financial situation, a move to be more environmentaly consci...
by Jillybean
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dehydrating questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Dehydrating questions

That vit C powder sounds intriguing, is there 'science' to support its effect ???? Nope, well I don't think so. There are lots of Pinterest pins on dehydrated orange peel and benefits of it, I'm not sure if it's true or not. There are also lots on fruit gummies. My thoughts were fresh oranges made ...
by Jillybean
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dehydrating questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Dehydrating questions

If you're looking for inspiration as to how to use your home dried stuff, Jenny's thread "Ration list to meal plans" has some tempting meals...... And you know its safe as J's already tried to poison herself with them :lol: Lol. thanks. Link to thread Incidentally, About that toxic rissotto.... I r...
by Jillybean
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dehydrating questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Dehydrating questions

Thanks. I have tried peas and already used some. I also did some carrots, but after the extra effort I have bought frozen veg to try. I'm waiting for warmer weather to do the onions having read many times how it stinks out the house so I can do it outside in my workshop. The dehydrator was on most d...
by Jillybean
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dehydrating questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: Dehydrating questions

Thanks that does. I think I might just experiment whilst I have the luxury of time.