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by Mad Scientist
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: How do you prep for this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4909

Re: How do you prep for this?

Get well soon Dusty! Let this be a lesson to your family that they have to learn to manage without you being at full weaponised strength. Let it also be a lesson to you. It's very disorienting to be depowered for a long time. It's also ok to BE depowered. Accept that you have won a brutal war and ar...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Bulk buy coffee
Replies: 20
Views: 4909

Re: Bulk buy coffee

I've never seen it in bulk but Asda sell Nescafé Fine Blend for £1.99 for 100g. Really nice.
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tesco tinned meals £1
Replies: 1
Views: 1008

Re: Tesco tinned meals £1

Thanks for that!
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Growing food that don't look like food
Replies: 16
Views: 6090

Re: Growing food that don't look like food

Fortunately we live near a golf course that has a wild verge around it (silver weed, Good King Henry, elderberries and hawthorn). There's a park that does not allow dogs within walking distance that have berries, damsons and limeflowers. Near our old house is oh glee, a huge area of disused railway ...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Homemade medicine
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Re: Homemade medicine

You're right Miss. Another thing is that a child's liver is less developed than an adult's as well as being smaller. Grinding up medicine makes it easy to make a mistake measuring the dosage suitable for their age thus accidentally overdose leading to possible liver failure. Another thing is that a ...
by Mad Scientist
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Emergency savings
Replies: 27
Views: 13118

Re: Emergency savings

Well said you guys! I always remember a young woman and her chap I worked with who ( I thought) spent too much money on holidays and a too- big house for themselves and bragged about it. Then her chap got demoted in a workplace that's been unstable for years. I know it's lovely to have a blast now a...
by Mad Scientist
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: 3rd most important prep for bugging in after food and water?
Replies: 29
Views: 7513

Re: 3rd most important prep for bugging in after food and wa

Ha ha! On a more serious note, we fixed the roof and had it cleaned and painted with that weatherproof stuff. It's brilliant! We've put newer radiators in 3 rooms and generally started redecorating and having a clear-out. I can fit more preps into the priest hole and under the bed.
by Mad Scientist
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Growing food that don't look like food
Replies: 16
Views: 6090

Re: Growing food that don't look like food

Loads if weeds are edible. Silver weed, dandelion roots, hairy bittercress, chickweed and cow parsley all grow all over the place. No need for gardening or just let a patch of garden grow wild and the stuff just appears naturally.
by Mad Scientist
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Do your children know first aid?
Replies: 19
Views: 5741

Re: Do your children know first aid?

I sent my daughter to St. John's ambulance Badgers from when she was 5, for a few years. It was great at first but they ran out of funds. Still we keep a First Aid book around and a stash of bandages and things around the house.
by Mad Scientist
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: 3rd most important prep for bugging in after food and water?
Replies: 29
Views: 7513

Re: 3rd most important prep for bugging in after food and wa

Soap, eyeliner, lipgloss and perfume. If I'm going to be shot down by zombies I might as well smell nice and have great hair flowing in the wind. Good enough for Sarah Connor in Terninator, good enough for me.