Search found 1436 matches

by grenfell
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3272

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

We won’t see that. This planet will not become a planet like in Star Wars which is one big city. The planet would crumble and die if that were the case. Besides Mother Earth has a way of chipping away at out numbers. Tsunamis, flooding, fires maybe even a deadly disease or virus one day....but it w...
by grenfell
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3272

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

I’ve never understood with some survival films/tv series, how their hair stays the same, not exactly unkempt, same with beards, or being clean shaven, when you know they don’t have such kit with them ! :roll: Don't seem to go to the toilet or spend time picking nuts and berries either . I suppose i...
by grenfell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3272

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

diamond lil wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:07 am
Remember that books are just books. And are often written by idealistic intellectuals, not real people who have experienced real situations..
Listen to some of the more shiny hat wearers and they will say that some books were more of a prophecy for the kind of society we are becoming :?
by grenfell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3272

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

Interesting, Grenfell, that you're illustrating your points with Orwells 1984....In the same vein can I throw in Orwells Animal Farm? All animals are equal ...but some animals are more equal than others :-) Yes Looking at this pragmatically it's the natural order of things throughout the animal wor...
by grenfell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3272

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

Whatever set up you prefer, is entirely up to you. We cannot, any of us, deny being members of a community- natural or contrived. At some point, we all need outside help. As an example, a doctor removing your appendix! Our health service is part of our community. You cannot detach yourself from tha...
by grenfell
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3272

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

In principal i like the idea. I seem to recall reading that the "natural" size for any human grouping is somewhere between 100-150 which would give an indication of the size of such a community. How a number of such groups would work and interact would be a problem on its own in our densely packed p...
by grenfell
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Allotments Plan Adjoining Back Of Property
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Allotments Plan Adjoining Back Of Property

They are but there are always some who find offence with them. I've heard complaints that allotments are untidy eyesores. Not my thoughts but i have heard them voiced and no doubt some will try to complain about additional traffic , potential risk of vermin or any other excuse they can think of but ...
by grenfell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Potential UK power failure
Replies: 45
Views: 4438

Re: Potential UK power failure

Seems a knock on effect of this pandemic is a reduced demand for electricity . One would think that in itself would be a good thing but the matter is a little more complicated. https://www.newpower.info/2020/04/national-grid-depressed-demand-in-summer-due-to-covid-19-a-challenge-to-system-stability/...
by grenfell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anybody know about RATS?
Replies: 48
Views: 2920

Re: Anybody know about RATS?

We had them in our walls , the noise of them chewing through bricks during the night was horrible. We had one get into the cavity and we could hear it s scratching away but think it must have died in there. At the time we'd had at least one get in the house and i went round to make sure any holes w...
by grenfell
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Wood lengths, compost, gate bolts, solar lights
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Wood lengths, compost, gate bolts, solar lights

Self employed handyman here and yes the shortage of materials has affected me. Decking boards for instance have been difficult to get around here as is a lot of treated wood. A building developer i work for has told me of other shortages such as plaster currently. I have a fair bit of stuff stored u...