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by GillyBee
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Empty Water Containers
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Empty Water Containers

You may be able to make out the toilet supplies by only using them for solid waste. Boys pee in a bottle and girls can do the same if they are She Wee trained (a good idea for camping festivals and travel anyway). Bottle can safely be used to water the weeds on nearest wasteland or a compost heap of...
by GillyBee
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Empty Water Containers
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Empty Water Containers

You may be able to fit a few bottles behind the bath panel. I have the same problem with space in the marionette although do have a garden and water butts. I work on the theory that a 3 day shortage here is a risk as is a boil notice so I hold enough to cover that. If the water company can't get a b...
by GillyBee
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Vacuum packing and long term storage.
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Re: Vacuum packing and long term storage.

You do need to keep it extremely dry and well wrapped or it goes into one big lump. It still keeps fine. Or break it down into small flat packs so you can break a lump off when needed. My supply that went into a Tupperware needs to have bits chipped off to use which is the main downside of using it....
by GillyBee
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Vacuum packing and long term storage.
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Re: Vacuum packing and long term storage.

Mine came from two different suppliers inc Hoosier Farm. Both smelt the same but we do have some hypersensitive noses around here. Funky smell is apparently a common complaint for dried egg. It is not a symptom of having gone over and is a frequent point of discussion on American forums where it is ...
by GillyBee
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Vacuum packing and long term storage.
Replies: 27
Views: 2167

Re: Vacuum packing and long term storage.

We have limited storage space so like the dried stuff.. You can get dried powdered tomato which makes up into passatta. A couple of tablespoons will do 4 of us. Dried egg is also a must have. Smells foul but with some sort of flour, oil sugar and cocoa you have cakes, biscuits, pancakes etc and the ...
by GillyBee
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 1438

Re: seeds

It would take the apocalypse to get t'other half to eat Jerusalem artichokes but we have them for that eventuality as I have given up on trying to get rid of them. The freezer should give you a lot more than two years seed life. Real Seeds say for just a cool dry room you would get the following whi...
by GillyBee
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 1438

Re: seeds

And if all else fails plant Jerusalem Artichokes for the easiest crop ever. But don't expect to EVER get rid of them I planted a 1m square of them ten years ago. Dug out every last tuber. Got a small sackful (10kg or so) and the wretched things came back the next year as if I had planted them specia...
by GillyBee
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: seeds
Replies: 17
Views: 1438

Re: seeds

Real Seeds have good advice on saving seed yourself for free. I now only buy tomato and bean seed if I want a new variety to try. Supermarket tomato seed can be saved and will grow. Ditto red peppers and chillies. Seed needs to be kept cool and dry. For me that means a box of envelopes in the house ...
by GillyBee
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: EDCs, BOBs, GHBs
Topic: conversation with partner
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: conversation with partner

Another vote for hanging it on your pack to dry. Or in your tent or other BOL. I am sure I also read an article about female backpackers on the wilder trails who keep a "pee cloth" and hang that on their backpack too. It sounds disgusting but assuming the cloth dried quickly it was probably safer th...
by GillyBee
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 912
Views: 68773

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

We have a machine to monitor t'other half's high blood pressure. The GP always takes the readings with a pinch of salt, even though we took it to the GP (pre covid) and got the same reading as his machine gave. The one thing it is very good for monitoring trends i.e. Are you getting worse or better ...