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by jennyjj01
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Extending/Unfolding Loft Ladder For Storing Items
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Extending/Unfolding Loft Ladder For Storing Items

You'll probably need to chop out a joist to make the original hole big enough... Oh Wow. "Chop out a joist!". Nooooo. Get a man in! :) :) Checking into this, rather a bit too late, it transpires that my loft storage breaks just about every building reg under the sun. Insulation nothing like: Ventil...
by jennyjj01
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Extending/Unfolding Loft Ladder For Storing Items
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Extending/Unfolding Loft Ladder For Storing Items

Free standing steps to the loft are an accident waiting to happen. Proper ones aren't hard to fit if the opening is in the right place. Biggest issue is that the opening door has to be modified to hinge down rather than probably push up. About £50 buys the ladder. https://www.diy.com/departments/2-s...
by jennyjj01
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are you dehydrating?
Replies: 506
Views: 159401

Re: What are you dehydrating?

Thanks, I've since bought a £10 hand pump what can make use of jars with the button tops. I've put a small hole, covered with electrical tape and hand pumped to make an air lock. Going to see how this works on some test items (if I can get kids not to eat them). It's reassuring just a normal tight ...
by jennyjj01
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What are you dehydrating?
Replies: 506
Views: 159401

Re: What are you dehydrating?

Hi, I've had my new dehydrator for about a week now, so far I have made fruit leather, Apple and pear slices (these already have moisture in the jar: I have coloured moisture bags in them), carrots, peppers,courgettes and have celery on at the moment. I'm storing them in an assortment of jars and u...
by jennyjj01
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New comer.
Replies: 23
Views: 1616

Re: New comer.

Lone wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:53 pm
If an allotment is located in a private area not overlooked or easily accessed, could be a good place to cache items...without alerting other plot owners too.
Planting tinned beans and plastic tubs full of pasta and rice (in the dead of night) would be pretty funny.
by jennyjj01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Newbie

Hi, and welcome. There's lots of resources and ideas here, from many different perspectives. We have some who could do the whole Bear Grylls 'live in the woods thing to some who just set aside a few extra loo rolls. And no harsh judgements. I too, prep for medium to long term societal breakdown, fro...
by jennyjj01
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How would you cope?
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: How would you cope?

The only thing that is unbearable about a long powercut is no internet :evil: Lol. Yes. Disaster=Facebook and smartphone not working 24/7. But seriously: True crisis and rioting could unfold just with the loss of banking internet to shops. We preppers would be like 'Yeah, whatever" as we just get o...
by jennyjj01
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How would you cope?
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: How would you cope?

Depends how extraordinary the event was and how long I expected it to last. If power/gas/water/sewerage were in danger, they would be my priorities. I'd expect the shops to already be closed or failing so... Probably, pretty well... Pour two stiff drinks. Out myself fully to MrJ to get him on board....
by jennyjj01
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 73900

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Laughable, But today and tomorrow will be dedicated to dehydrating LOTS of carrots from Tesco for 19p / Kilo I feel a bit miffed that LIDL have them at 15p :roll: I've wasted 80p ! Convinced these are what would normally be graded as Donkey Carrots but who cares. Tesco have spuds at 29p a bag too, b...
by jennyjj01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 73900

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

OMG. Just watched a youtube vid of ten rats dying on a glue trap. What a horrible invention. It made me feel ashamed to be human.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BylN_v4rbGM

I think I'd feel better with a humane trap like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn0i-6qNyH8