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by Mad Scientist
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Job loss
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Job loss

My job ended in June. I smiled and walked away like a queen with my shoulders back and head high, my enemies defeated. Having smelled it coming a mile off I saved up, fixed my car up, paid for a holiday (yahoo!). Saved up for over a year and joined forces with a friend to build a business of our own...
by Mad Scientist
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: The modern survival manual
Replies: 18
Views: 6652

Re: The modern survival manual

Hi Daz! Could I have a copy also? I remember the floods from a few years ago and we lasted a couple of weeks and started floundering so another more successful account would be helpful. Thank you!
by Mad Scientist
Sat May 28, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Easiest alcohol to make?
Replies: 43
Views: 18928

Upon elderflowers and ginger

I've been given some ginger root so I'll be making ginger beer now. Easy peasy. Elderflowers are out so cordial as well. Hubby hates all the jugs and bowls and bottles everywhere in the kitchen, airing cupboard and pantry but happy silence falls when he pours the results down his neck. Yaay.
by Mad Scientist
Sat May 28, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anyone want some kefir grains?
Replies: 16
Views: 7077

Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

The kefir is working really nicely. I made some drinking yoghurt and cheese. The cheese is great mixed with garlic and herbs and I mixed ground, dried lavender with some, too. Lovely! Got another batch chugging away in my pantry. Thank you!
by Mad Scientist
Tue May 17, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anyone want some kefir grains?
Replies: 16
Views: 7077

Re: Anyone want some kefir grains?

Hi Featherstick! Are there any grains left? I love making my own stuff and would love to try these. Many thanks!
by Mad Scientist
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Post Antibiotic era
Replies: 12
Views: 3686

Re: Post Antibiotic era

I remember a brilliant documentary about fighting bacterial infections with "friendly" viruses. In the60's a team of Russian scientists started using viruses (called T4 bacteriophages) that were specific to certain bacteria and didn't harm the body. A solution of a specific virus was sprayed onto th...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: What to put in first aid kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

Re: What to put in first aid kit?

Honey is very useful - good for blood sugar and application onto wounds as it's antimicrobial. Clove oil is great for tooth and gum pain.
by Mad Scientist
Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Winter Preps
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: Winter Preps

Great preps everyone! Going back to cold weather clothes I must sing the praises of a weatherproof coat I've had for years. Hubby and I were walking near Rejkjavik ten years ago with a tour guide who knew his onions. It was January and I was wearing my trusty coat, sturdy walking shoes and many a la...
by Mad Scientist
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Home growing and backyard chickens
Replies: 13
Views: 5966

Re: Home growing and backyard chickens

Great set-up Grayman! We've got 1 bantam hen now and some herbs. Generally go scrumping and foraging for fruit. My neighbours have a great allotment and are semi-retired. We do swapsies with my eggs and their veggies.
by Mad Scientist
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Strength and fitness
Replies: 22
Views: 4704

Re: Strength and fitness

I'm on my feet all day carrying trays of science equipment and keeping an eye on several teachers and a few hundred children in science classes. Dance class on Monday evenings, archery on Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning. Swimming on Sunday evening and chores in between. I'm 4'10 tall so my l...