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by grenfell
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Small containers for burying
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Small containers for burying

That's some interesting links. If we are experimenting with burying anywhere but on our own property i'd be tempted to bury an empty tube or two. Doesn't need to be proper tubes as such , just something to see how likely they may be discovered or dug up by someone else.
by grenfell
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5158

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

My friend is a window fitter. He calls anything in a mastic gun , “ F### - up paste”!!😂 I like that and there's a certain irony with the term coming from a window fitter. I've seen numerous windows with gaps around them gobbed up with mastic. Great until you try to decorate and nothing sticks to th...
by grenfell
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Small containers for burying
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Small containers for burying

Oh right , guess i'll have to do more than think about it then...
by grenfell
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5158

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

Stepping back to mastic...... Could you use linseed putty as a replacement? Mastic seems to be one of those ubiquitous materials of our age , l have silicon mastic , polysulphide mastic , glazing mastic , mastic for lead joints and some for caulking and gluing in the van at most times. It's all ver...
by grenfell
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Small containers for burying
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Small containers for burying

This is making me think of burying a small container with some relatively cheap food such as rice purely as an experiment to see how it fares over a year.
by grenfell
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Small containers for burying
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Small containers for burying

I've not given it a huge amount of though either simply because i have other options but i would think Jenny's idea of small containers is probably the way to go if you pursue the idea. Burying something the size of an oil drum must be appealing just for the amount of stores that could go in there b...
by grenfell
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5158

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

Weeeeeellllllll i've always wondered whether i should suck at the sharp end , the blunt end or even in the middle . Perhaps i should describe the hot lime water a little more not that there's really a lot to it. Starting with a couple of lumps of unslaked lime in a bucket to which water is added gen...
by grenfell
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5158

Re: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap

I was in restoration for decades and lime putty was the go to product for the masons. I have seen fresh lime delivered to jobs to be slaked on site. I've seen it used for limewash by the decorators and by the plasterers using sharp sand for base coats and soft playpit sand for the finish. I've used ...
by grenfell
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Small containers for burying
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Small containers for burying

Just a question but why do you feel that burying is the best option to protect your supplies? Would not storing inside the house be safer or if you don't have room above ground can be perfectly safe enough if it looks old and unattractive. For example i use 10 and 15 litre paint tubs for storage. Bi...
by grenfell
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Alternative uses for XXXX
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Alternative uses for XXXX

I don't know if this really counts as a prep but i've used brick acid to clean a heavily soiled toilet. Just be sure to flush it before to make certain there's no bleach based products there but it gets to town on limescale.