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by Arzosah
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 85
Views: 3019

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

There's an unexpected consequence I found out this morning: one of my sister's friends doesn't have much food in the house, and decided to buy a freezer to supplement her ginormous American fridge (a lot of dozy rich people in this part of the world). Many stores are sold out of chest freezers, and ...
by Arzosah
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 251
Views: 15624

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

I've just finished renewing the water supply in my 2litre bottles - took ages, because I wanted to recycle the old water by using it to flush the toilet, from a plastic bucket, not the bottles themselves, of course! I bought *another* mint plant earlier this week - I must have bought four over the l...
by Arzosah
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New to the forum but not to prepping
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: New to the forum but not to prepping

Welcome to the forum! There are a few people on here who go shooting to put meat on the table, and a few ex-service people - its good to have you here.
by Arzosah
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Disposal of waste....
Replies: 19
Views: 608

Re: Disposal of waste....

Most of my rubbish is plastic wrappers, eg of cheese, or the 500g packs of dried beans sold in supermarkets, things like that. Tissues can either go down the loo the same as toilet paper, or be burnt. I can't burn plastic, I'd probably kill myself with dioxins or whatever (no idea what's actually in...
by Arzosah
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Toilet Ppaer
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Toilet Ppaer

I really hope the use of wipes doesn't take off again :( though I suppose there'll be at least a spike :( Making fabric squares that can be used (for wee only, at the moment) and dunked in diluted bleach before being put through the washing machine in the ordinary way, would extend supplies enormous...
by Arzosah
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3114

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

The success in constant restocking is starting to interest me in a different way: the Just In Time system, we've always been told, only has about 3 days in stock, and then relies on deliveries further down the chain. Or is it a week, in fact? Or two weeks? I do know that without my existing preps, I...
by Arzosah
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3114

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

I'm just listening to today's press conference, and there's a very clever analogy spreading, comparing the current spike in purchasing to Christmas! Yes, I saw that too - I've never seen empty shelves like we're seeing at Christmas, though, have you? :? Never! And it's never gone on for so long, ei...
by Arzosah
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Will there be food shortages in the UK?
Replies: 84
Views: 3114

Re: Will there be food shortages in the UK?

I'm just listening to today's press conference, and there's a very clever analogy spreading, comparing the current spike in purchasing to Christmas!
by Arzosah
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from West Sussex
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Hello from West Sussex

Hello Dragos, welcome to the forum. In these times, I guess your biggest concern is pandemics! Anything special about where you are, such as overcrowding, no access to shops, etc? There's a lot of useful info on here, though, that will help whatever your issues are.
by Arzosah
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from the Midlands
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Hello from the Midlands

Hello Freddy, welcome to the forum - you've obviously got a good start, don't be too hard on yourself, just carry on doing what you can, and have a think about what you can do during any lockdown.