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by grenfell
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Entertainment
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Entertainment

preppingsu wrote:
We will rise with the sun and go to bed when it gets dark.
Yes , makes perfect sense but I can't help thinking of the episode of the Good Life where they try that :lol:
by grenfell
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Freezers in power cuts
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: Freezers in power cuts

But you cant wrap a 6ft x 4ft f/f in blankets easily :mrgreen: yes I have a routine in long power cuts, defrosting and cooking etc. Ah , never said it would be easy , or for that matter pretty. My parents had a large chest freezer that was probably 6x4 and the blankets were tied on , weighted down ...
by grenfell
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Freezers in power cuts
Replies: 16
Views: 2354

Re: Freezers in power cuts

if you have any blankets spare wrap the freezer in them... the frozen water bottles will thaw first and work like an ice pack in a cool bag... making the kitchen cooler and adding insulation to the freezer should make the temperature stay stable for longer :tinfoil Brings back memories. Power cuts ...
by grenfell
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Entertainment
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Entertainment

I think I've said before I tend to believe we are in for a slow economic crash rather than the instant tits up (it's probably already started in 2009 in many opinions) so change will be gradual. People will probably scale back their buying of satalite tv in favour of lower cost options in the same w...
by grenfell
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Official UKP printed Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 5342

Re: Official UKP printed Map?

As to arranging meetings and that sort of thing, it would possibly be an idea to have a yearly gathering in each area or maybe countrywide pre arranged by the text system we have here,( changed every year ?). At least in the event of an incident we'd have at least one day and place to meet up. A go...
by grenfell
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Official UKP printed Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 5342

Re: Official UKP printed Map?

For your own resources I suggest OS maps and marking on them things that interest you (in your area or wider afield). This could include abandoned orchards, good foraging areas, other preppers (as you get to know them), future meeting points post shtf (including message drop points). Other things t...
by grenfell
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: 5 minutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2710

Re: 5 minutes

stuff :D just think back a few weeks to the tidal surge police were running the streets braying on doors telling people to grab some stuff and get out.... I was thinking with relation to the tsunarmi that being in Central England , for it to reach me it would need to be large enough to wipe out mos...
by grenfell
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: 5 minutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2710

Re: 5 minutes

Cheers Andy, it's not the investment that's the problem , I have enough gear and the bags to put it in . I just haven't actually gotten around to putting it all together in one easy to grab package largely because I've always seen bugging out as the last resort after all other options have failed so...
by grenfell
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: 5 minutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2710

Re: 5 minutes

Yeah, putting the kettle on is my usual response and think things over but the original post did say that five minutes after the warning you would have to leave which I take means it's an almost immediate bug out situation. I suppose it means I should have a BOB , then I could put the kettle on and ...
by grenfell
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: 5 minutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2710

Re: 5 minutes

It'd probably be spent racing around blue arsed fly style gathering as much stuff as possible to take with me.