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by GillyBee
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:25 am
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.

I have a similar setup to Lemne. 2 bed flat with a big attic and small kitchen. (And 4 adults in the family) The attic gets the stuff that won't go over easily. Washing up liquid, laundry detergent, loo rolls, bin bags and camping kit. The lift up bed store and bottom of the wardrobe gets the long t...
by GillyBee
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Berkey filter hacks
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Berkey filter hacks

How about the British Berkefeld systems made by Doulton? The stainless steel one is on my crave list but there is a plastic box version too. https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Berkefeld-Stainless-Cartridge-W9361151/dp/B01LXFEZOJ/ref=sr_1_5?adgrpid=51943854903&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpNr4BRDYARIsAADIx9z...
by GillyBee
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:54 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.

I am still working through the kilo of chamomile flowers I bought many years ago. They must have lost some strength by now but still smell as good as commercial chamomile teabags...
by GillyBee
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Courgette poisoning
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Courgette poisoning

I also saw this on an allotment forum. Not all plants are affected and the poison is extremely bitter. It is the same thing as happens with stressed courgettes but more drastic. I am taste testing a very tiny bit from the first courgette from each plant before they go in any meals. If the courgette ...
by GillyBee
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Cool box for temperature sensitive confectionary
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Cool box for temperature sensitive confectionary

It depends if you mean "fit and forget" or "no energy required" if the latter any coolbox or Tupperware can be enhanced by a wet teatowel over the top to enhance evaporative cooling on hot days. A breeze improves the effect. This is an old camping trick of ours and was used frequently indoors too in...
by GillyBee
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Laser engraver for canned goods?
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

I would use a common or garden engineering scribe from a 2nd hand tool shop for £2 for home use and just scratch on by hand.
The laser might be good if selling canned goods to preppers or adventurers and you need it to look professional though.
by GillyBee
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: No cost or low cost preps
Replies: 51
Views: 12995

Re: No cost or low cost preps

A basic sewing and basic household repairs kit and the basic sewing and diy skills to use them. The library and YouTube can teach a lot of this for free.

It is shocking what some people throw out that just needs minor repair. If the SHTF it will be repair or do without.
by GillyBee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Low carb long life foods
Replies: 13
Views: 1651

Re: Low carb long life foods

While we are not low carb, food intolerance means no wheat corn or potato products which excludes a lot of the classic storage foods. We hold a lot of gram flour- moderate carb, coconut flour, and some psyllium husk and also whey protein which works as a flour substitute in some recipes. Dried egg i...
by GillyBee
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:48 am
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.

Our Sainsburys does 1kg bags of espresso beans at a fair price if you have one nearby. I don't like to pay much more than £10 per kg and my preferred supplier does nicer coffee at that price point than the big S so I stock up every couple of months from them to get the free postage deal. https://www...
by GillyBee
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Anybody know about RATS?
Replies: 48
Views: 6422

Re: Anybody know about RATS?

Rat boxes and poison have turned up and will be going down today. I am not sure there is much to eat in the garden unless they have their eyes on my tomatoes and courgettes. We don't have a bird feeder or other obvious foodstuffs around. Spotted near the compost heap so it may be time to turn that a...