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by GillyBee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 839
Views: 62415

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

You could consider a slightly lower fence with trellis and something thorny to grow over it. Not as obviously unfriendly if you do want to get to know the neighbours and a pain to climb over without getting ripped to shreds
by GillyBee
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Remove packets or not
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Remove packets or not

I use sellotape rather than green fabric tape on the back of the tablets in the little EDC kit I carry. It means that the printed back remains clearly visible which is useful for me and if plod ever wanted to take a look. I've not worried too hard about instructions for this kit as it is mostly stan...
by GillyBee
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 839
Views: 62415

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

We ended up buying Le Creuset pans 2 years ago because of arthritis. But it wasn't the cast iron we went for, it was the stainless steel pans. They are still pretty hefty but passed the pick up test as they were the only "good" brand to have a second mini handle opposite the main handle to allow two...
by GillyBee
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 839
Views: 62415

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

The Netherton prices are definitely cause for hyperventilation - and I'm a Southerner! I was eyeing up the Petromax dutch oven range last year at the Wilderness Gathering. Prices are much nearer my pocket depth but with the amount of camping and outdoors cooking that has not happened for us this yea...
by GillyBee
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 839
Views: 62415

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

Cleared the larger outdoor tomatoes and brought the green ones in to ripen on the windowsill. The temperature in the greenhouse is dropping enough at night now that the chilli peppers also need the winter treatment. Prairie Fire plant brought indoors for the kitchen windowsill as it is small enough ...
by GillyBee
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Gadgets everywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1726

Re: Gadgets everywhere

My Dad would direct using the local pub names (of which there were rather more 40 years ago) While another friend always navigates by the churches. God alone knows how they would have coped if they had ever had to direct each other....
by GillyBee
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Gadgets everywhere
Replies: 43
Views: 1726

Re: Gadgets everywhere

Technology is like fire. A good servant and a lousy master. As Bosworth has pointed out, it can save your bacon. But as preppers we also need to consider what happens if the "system" goes down. Can we cope? will that Internet of Things fridge or washing machine still run if the internet goes down in...
by GillyBee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: do you have any strange health remedies?
Replies: 19
Views: 11250

Re: do you have any strange health remedies?

Growing up TCP was the cure all for cuts grazes, mouth ulcers and sore throats. If we were out of TCP then we were made to use strong salt water as a mouth wash or gargle for the sore throats or mouth ulcers.
by GillyBee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Improvised Faraday Cage...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1845

Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

I have been working from home for the last 6 months. We were down for just over a week before the line was right. I was able to use the mobile phone as a hotspot for work which was "interesting" as I got cut off from Teams meetings as soon as anyone tried to phone me. meanwhile the two young adults ...
by GillyBee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Improvised Faraday Cage...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1845

Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

Yes. We do feel lucky to still have a roof and so little damage. I had to refit a GP Surgery after a lightning strike. 100% of the IT kit failed inlcuding the UPS. Thankfully the old gas boiler had been removed so I dont think there was much left to explode in the chimney. The postie was less impres...