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by Arzosah
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Sick children
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Sick children

Thanks for this! I've been away on holiday, and as far as prepping for real TSHTF scenarios goes, I want to specialise in first aid and medical care, so I've bookmarked this and will be working through it.
by Arzosah
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week
Replies: 5086
Views: 411319

Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Count me in around bug out bags - I do have one, its true, but its much more based around "if there's a fire or a flood, what will I need to put an insurance claim in and get my life running again" - so its got all the normal documents, plus a toothbrush and toothpaste and handcream (they don't do t...
by Arzosah
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from Poole
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Hello from Poole

Welcome! Another woman here, single also - couple of counties over from you, but still on the south coast :) I'm amazed at the number of women here, but thinking about it, its not really surprising, once you get past the stereotype Rambo stuff. I moved into my house a couple of years ago now, and I ...
by Arzosah
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Foil Blankets
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Foil Blankets

My choice is both :D I've got the Poundland foil blankets now, and I just rescued a 100% wool tartan rug from my sister's garage. Its very old, from our childhood :D and its now clean and fresh and in my airing cupboard.
by Arzosah
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Well written books, British not American!
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: Well written books, British not American!

Hi moocher! Erm, turns out I was summarising a bit too much :oops: she has a page on it. I'll give you the highlights: - supermarket food is no cleaner than things you forage for, it could possibly be more polluted, its definitely more unknown. Supermarket labelling is just that, labelling. - curren...
by Arzosah
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Well written books, British not American!
Replies: 7
Views: 1807

Re: Well written books, British not American!

Su, thank you for that linkie - thats brilliant! I have another book to suggest, The Thrifty Forager by Alys Fowler - literally about foraging, in parks, along roads, in the countryside, and what to do with the things you find. She's brilliant. The list price is high, £17 or so - but last year there...
by Arzosah
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: a little winter heating advice please
Replies: 34
Views: 3851

Re: a little winter heating advice please

For extra insulation, you can use those window films over the whole window, and after you've followed the instructions, use the hairdryer to get it taut. Use the window coverings of blinds and curtains etc before it gets fully dark, to keep in as much heat as possible. Layers of clothes, of course. ...
by Arzosah
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: uk preppers
Replies: 13
Views: 2223

Re: uk preppers

A lot of the US-based stuff feels very unreal to me - preparing for martial law, or having half a dozen each of rifles, pistols, shotguns, etc. I *do* like the concept of a personal SHTF - unemployment, flooding, whatever it may be. There doesn't seem to be as much paranoia on these boards as the US...
by Arzosah
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week
Replies: 5086
Views: 411319

Re: What Preps are you doing this week

That *is* good for storage! Quilts ... I had a bit of a surprise after I finished fiddling about with the airing cupboard ceiling ... counted up the duvets I've got, as a single person. Counting two single quilts for the spare bed in the office, I have 8 :oops: none were hugely expensive, but they w...
by Arzosah
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Starting a fire
Replies: 41
Views: 8961

Re: Starting a fire

Brilliant! So there's two other routes for home made fire starter - fraying thin materials, and making charcloth. Ferricks, good luck on the trials of this stuff - I'm not doing anything this weekend, my physical energy has gone down to zero with this cold (which is why my head has been buzzing, its...