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by Mad Scientist
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Message in a Bottle project
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Message in a Bottle project

There are free "Message in a bottle" tubs you pick up from your pharmacy. Fill in the information form inside, then seal it in the tub and put it in the fridge door shelf. Put one of the emergency stickers on your fridge door and the other one on your front door. If any of the emergency services hav...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Online Suppliers for Pet Medicine
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

Great medicine for chickens!

I buy Harker's for my chickens. It's quite cheap on eBay and a small bottle lasts for months. It's actually meant for pigeons but it's brilliant on my birds. Just 3 drops on the skin one day a week for weeks kills all sorts of lice,mites and all sorts. I only dose mine 3 rounds a year. No chickens, ...
by Mad Scientist
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: 3 sources of water.
Replies: 38
Views: 13242

Re: 3 sources of water.

Happily, we have access to two streams and 2 reservoirs. Working in a lab I have filtering and distilling equipment, as well as iodine, sterilising tabs and Miltons. The floods from a few years ago taught me a lot. With regards to washing stuff, my only problem is drying big stuff, so I'm looking fo...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Home made insulin
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: Home made insulin

Being a lab technician, I can safely say this procedure could only be done with VERY specific equipment. You would also need the precise recipe and the resulting extract should be at exactly the right pH and concentrations. One serious problem using whole animal pancreas is that most of the pancreas...
by Mad Scientist
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: st john's
Replies: 9
Views: 3501

Re: st john's

Any opportunity to learn First Aid should be taken up. Remember, YOU and YOUR FAMILY deserve to be safe. I'm the only First Aider in my family. Licence expired now but over 20 years altogether from Red Cross and St. John's with "street" experience.
by Mad Scientist
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: IFAK
Replies: 14
Views: 6446

Re: IFAK

Brilliant work, Yorkshire Andy!! On the subject of First Aid kit, I just keep a few bits in my handbag: Triangular bandage, two stretchy bandages, one with gauze. A few plasters/ gauze dressing, burn gel, safety pin, saline, paper and pen. Most of the stuff I encounter is my daughter's friends falli...
by Mad Scientist
Sat May 23, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Medical School
Replies: 24
Views: 9352

Re: Medical School

Let us know how you get on, Hillybilly. Good to hear from you again.
by Mad Scientist
Wed May 13, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Quail..anyone keep them?
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Quail..anyone keep them?

We have 2 bantam wyandottes. They are great! Pretty bulletproof, friendly and lay every other day. They eat quite a lot for their size but mine are happy on grit, plate scrapings and boiled up vegetable peelings. Would really recommend them!
by Mad Scientist
Sun May 10, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.
Replies: 1232
Views: 218303

Re: What preps are you doing this week? part 2.

Replenished repeat prescription, bought some herb plants ( I have some herbal medicine training), dosed the chooks with their medicine and most importantly, new socks for myself and my daughter! * chuckle*.
by Mad Scientist
Thu May 07, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: On being mean with money
Replies: 38
Views: 6340

Re: On being mean with money

Hooray for all skinflints! I buy several tins of good soup from the reduced aisle and bulk them up with leftover roast meat or sausages to make a casserole. Another good standby is fish fingers and baked beans.