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by grenfell
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5187

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

From experience i'd say you were pretty lucky to find the cement still in perfect order in it's original bag . The paper sacks i've always found to be less than airtight and easily damaged . Even the plastic sacks are really quite thin and can be damaged. How the bags are handled plays a part i feel...
by grenfell
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Small containers for burying
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Small containers for burying

I feel that damp could be an issue but not one that can't be overcome although i have wondered about tree roots and the like. I've always thought a bigger problem is location. Fine if you own the land they are going to be buried in but if they are to be buried on someone else's land then considerati...
by grenfell
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5187

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

As this list grows ever larger i'm beginning to think that storing everything is an impossible task or at least close to impossible without devoting considerable space and money to those stores . Not that it means i won't store things but i will accept that there are going to be things i haven't con...
by grenfell
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Difficult to make, useful, but currently very cheap
Replies: 47
Views: 5187

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

Sewing needles, I've made a couple for Living History and forging, grinding and finishing a knife blade would of be easier and maybe quicker..... But who is willing to buy a needle for 30 quid I've done that myself just to see the work involved and made some brass ones. The smaller ones are more di...
by grenfell
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Home Security Upgrades
Replies: 133
Views: 30219

Re: Home Security Upgrades

One thing i will add that i have seen on numerous occassions concerns fencing. The concrete post , gravel board and panel combo is a really common one and a lot of gardens have a gate too. There are an awful lot of gates that have the bolt screwed to the top rail and that makes it really easy to rea...
by grenfell
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Cool box for temperature sensitive confectionary
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Cool box for temperature sensitive confectionary

Insulation will slow down the process but on it's own won't prevent ambient temperatures becoming the same inside and out. I re-enact which by it's very nature means spending several days in a field where we can't use powered devices easily. We use the wet tea towel method . Pots glazed only on the ...
by grenfell
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Courgette poisoning
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Courgette poisoning

I've used seed that was a mix of saved and some a couple of years old and not had a problem which is perhaps as well as we've already eaten some before i saw this. As it says it's not common. I would imagine the same could happen with cucumbers but i suppose as they are generally eaten raw the bitte...
by grenfell
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Laser engraver for canned goods?
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

I seem to recall the story about the Russians using pencils in space is an urban myth. Graphite particles floating around an environment of electronics could have serious consequences with shorting out. I think they used pens just as the americans did but the point about cheaper alternatives being j...
by grenfell
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Courgette poisoning
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Courgette poisoning

I'll have to admit that this is a new one on me , i knew nothing about this . Make of it what you will ( i know it's the sun but the story has been reported elsewhere. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12134566/mum-poisoned-rogue-courgettes/ Apparently seeds are now being recalled https://www.dailymail....
by grenfell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 3270

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

My father used to wash his overalls in a plastic tub and agitate it with a copper dolly on a broom handle which i think is still kicking round somewhere. This wasn't for any real desire to go off grid , it was more that at times his overalls would almost stand up on their own and mom didn't want to ...