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by Oakelm
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from the Midlands
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Hello from the Midlands

Welcome Ras from a fellow midlander My OH has recently admitted he has always found my prepping a little odd but it never got in the way and his words I could have a weirder hobby than this. So hasn’t been totally on board but he has learnt so much about my prep and backups since the lockdown to the...
by Oakelm
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antihistamine alternatives
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: Antihistamine alternatives

Would it be controversial to say to just buy a shed-load? Zyrtec and equivalents are cheap as chips and very available - amazon have bull packs that can be delivered next day. Easier option? That’s my just in case at least enough to last a few years, if the OH can not mess up my system again lol. B...
by Oakelm
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So what have we learnt?
Replies: 71
Views: 5024

Re: So what have we learnt?

People act even stranger than I expected, explanation - Large brand DIY shop just as COVID was getting going but before lockdown they had at least 200 lightbulbs but talking the LED ones that last 15 years. I'm not sure I could outlive that many bulbs!! I need to stock take more regularly in full no...
by Oakelm
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antihistamine alternatives
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: Antihistamine alternatives

Thanks both Local honey that makes sense in a way, an easy one for the experiment list this year as we have local honey producers and in final house when we get a large enough property bees will be on list to have. I didn’t used to suffer as much as a kid and come to think of it used to eat a lot mo...
by Oakelm
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antihistamine alternatives
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Antihistamine alternatives

If this topic has been covered before do drop me a link to the post. So the current fun has highlighted I am not as well stocked on an item as I thought which is antihistamines in particular the cetirizine hydrochloride type. My hayfever doesn’t normally kick in this early or this harshly but this y...
by Oakelm
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 5739

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

Another thought to the prepper's mentality of weathering the storm by using one's preps has in this case highlighted the reality for many of us that stopping shopping normally eats into our buffer, we can see now preps will potentially not last the course, add to that we have the sitting pretty ( i...
by Oakelm
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Hi from Nottinghamshire

Hi Oakelm and welcome, I'm also just outside Notts. You've joined at an interesting time.. I'm sure you'll find this place a great resource, as I do. May I ask what initially got you into prepping eight yrs ago? OM Thanks to all for the warm welcome. The above just made me think back and it was an ...
by Oakelm
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi from Nottinghamshire
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Hi from Nottinghamshire

Just a quick hello, amazed I haven’t found this forum sooner. A little about me, I’m on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire, in my late 30s, female (just me, the OH and a sausage dog) and been prepping on and off for about 8 years. I only have a small supply due to space limitations in this house and g...