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by Arzosah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Starting a fire
Replies: 41
Views: 8452

Re: Starting a fire

Thanks Mongrel! Haven't got a steel/flint thingy, thats on the list.

I was actually thinking of replacing the cotton wool, in a bug-in situation - old clothes, that sort of thing? Any f/b on that? Ta muchly for your response.
by Arzosah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Starting a fire
Replies: 41
Views: 8452

Starting a fire

I've been reading about starting a fire with bits of cotton wool dipped in vaseline .... has anybody actually done this? What I'm wondering about is whether it has to be cotton wool - why it couldn't be old clothes or rags cut up into small patches, for instance? I'd have a little practice myself, b...
by Arzosah
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week
Replies: 5086
Views: 379937

Re: What Preps are you doing this week

I was a skip surfer round here for a while last year, and I started again tonight: - 2 - 3 square yards of doubled cardboard, to help me establish my veg bed for next year, without too much work. Grass *will* be dying underneath the cardboard Any Time Now. - thinking about what somebody said about b...
by Arzosah
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from Sheffield
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Hello from Sheffield

Hello! I'm another newbie, living down south, loving how active this forum is.
by Arzosah
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Hemp Seed
Replies: 38
Views: 3048

Re: Hemp Seed

My message to Infinity, from another email account, was replied to this morning:

"Thank you for your enquiry.
Our biggest bag is 25kg.
Cant comment regarding sprouting except to say lots of our customers do it.
regards"

In other words, op sec! Do it, but don't talk about it :)
by Arzosah
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: PAW Book list
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: PAW Book list

Lucifer's Hammer is great. He loves science, Larry Niven, and he likes to get it right. He likes characterisation too, his books are proper best-sellers in the science fiction world; he was runner up one year for an award for male authors best at creating female characters, and later that year it tu...
by Arzosah
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week
Replies: 5086
Views: 379937

Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Approved Foods :D 10p a go :D along with the nit combs I mentioned at 3 for 99p .... AF are a seriously excellent source of cheap preps, but you have to check their stock regularly - a quick look right now and I can see 415g tins of butterbeans, 3 for 99p, 800g tins of tomato puree 3 for 99p, 1250g ...
by Arzosah
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week
Replies: 5086
Views: 379937

Re: What Preps are you doing this week

I was just wondering about iodine recently. Thanks for the heads-up. Also, the nit combs sound a good idea. You're welcome! **blushes** it was only 25ml, but even several dressings don't actually use much. As for the nit combs - I'd previously walked around a big Boots store, and made a list of wha...
by Arzosah
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Floating bug out
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Floating bug out

I love this idea! If I was going to be nomadic, this would be the way to go for me, rather than a vehicle - there'd be a lot of skills to learn, of course. I've started wondering about doing this anyway, to fund the gap between when I want to retire, and when my state pension will/might become avail...
by Arzosah
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Water Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 6784

Re: Water Basics

The water I carry round with me every day is in a lovely big pba /bpa (sorry! sp!) free container ... I'm having a 5 litre container delivered on Monday with my normal supermarket shopping, princely sum of £1.05 - the flash floods have got me thinking, it could be me next, who knows? And who knows i...