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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: 425020

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: 9137

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...
by Arzosah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Starting a fire
Replies: 41
Views: 9137

Re: Starting a fire

Thanks Jansman - it does seem to be quite a palaver, yes. But it makes sense that its the loose fibre that catches. Just thinking of the rags I've got stored (yep, my mum did it, I do it - old sheets etc) I've got some very lightweight ones, almost like muslin, that might well have the same effect. ...
by Arzosah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Starting a fire
Replies: 41
Views: 9137

Re: Starting a fire

Thanks Daylen, thats a good point, about the density of the material ... when I *am* up to experimenting, I'll make a note of it.
by Arzosah
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Starting a fire
Replies: 41
Views: 9137

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: 9137

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: 425020

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: 1221

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: 3433

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: 1512

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...