What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby Yorkshire Andy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:36 pm

Joking aside I've a very small circle I will lend anything to I got fed up of stuff returned broken / damaged/ empty.... From a generator I had years ago borrowed with a full 20l tank drained dry ... Then they got the hump on when I asked for £15 think it was about 85ppl back then Haven't spoken to me since... Another family friend got me to get them a few electrical bits as I got good discount... Guess what I fitted them and I'm still waiting 5+years on so they can swivel (drove past her broken down last winter I kept going)


Top prepping tip never lend anything you can't afford to replace / be without.... And expect to have to go get it back yourself!
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby Plymtom » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 am

Yorkshire Andy wrote:Top prepping tip never lend anything you can't afford to replace / be without.... And expect to have to go get it back yourself!


Our entire "keep ourselves to ourselves" strategy in life long before the label prepper was coined revolved around the certain knowledge that being someone with practical skills and "stuff" the local folk ( who I knew through my family's business) would try to take advantage and that our "stuff" and my time would never be my own, I regret the need to be like it, I really do because i am a social creature and wouldn't mind helping others if there were balance, honesty ( in the way of returning borrowed items at all or in the condition they were lent) and any hope of similar actions being returned, in short the amount of takers forced us into a shell, life was and remains hard enough to get by without carrying those types, it's not about them being poor because we all should try and help those who cannot help themselves, but it is about people who do have both resources and skills using yours whilst being able to afford foreign holidays, or have a hectic ( and expensive) social life.

I'd rather not judge people nor have been made so cynical by encountering so many takers, but I'm not going to be a mug (showing my own Yorkshire origins with that phrase) and neither is Andy :lol:
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby izzy_mack » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:18 am

Yes the cylinder will come back empty - when we collect it at the weekend :twisted: I am a soft touch - but only up to a point. I am realistic enough not to expect the gas replaced and that if I want the fire back the safest way to do that is to collect it as soon as his heating is fixed, supposed to be Friday. i do have 2 mobile heaters, so this was the "spare" or he wouldn't have got it and I never use the electric heater - it's just back up in case my heating system fails :( It never ceases to amaze me how simple everyday mishaps leave people screaming "help", if it had me, I'd have put on more clothes, it's not THAT cold yet! But then I wouldn't need to - I'd be prepared!

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby Chemistry » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:25 pm

Just got hold of my first dehydrator, was half price down from 70 euros. Looking forward to making some jerky this evening!

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby whenfires » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:35 pm

I'm looking at winter preps at the moment. I want to put a couple of 2kW convector heaters away and get some wool blankets.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby Yorkshire Andy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 am

Abagorth wrote:Has anyone used Broad Spectrum Water Mist Fire Extinguishers https://www.safelincs.co.uk/ultrafire-water-mist-fire-extinguishers/ you can use them on A, B, C and F type fires and they are safe on live electrical equipment up to 1000V, and best of all they don't leave a mess.

We are currently switching out our AFFF Foam Spray Fire Extinguishers for them at work


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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby jansman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:45 pm

Yorkshire Andy wrote:Joking aside I've a very small circle I will lend anything to I got fed up of stuff returned broken / damaged/ empty.... From a generator I had years ago borrowed with a full 20l tank drained dry ... Then they got the hump on when I asked for £15 think it was about 85ppl back then Haven't spoken to me since... Another family friend got me to get them a few electrical bits as I got good discount... Guess what I fitted them and I'm still waiting 5+years on so they can swivel (drove past her broken down last winter I kept going)


Top prepping tip never lend anything you can't afford to replace / be without.... And expect to have to go get it back yourself!

Tell you what Andy,as a 'Go To' bloke in our neighborhood, I learned quickly not to lend stuff.I had a neighbour,a nice chap,but a real tight wad user.He was,( still is) a chippy.He borrowed a sledgehammer and brought it back in two pieces,shaft snapped! I asked him why he'd not fixed it." Well you are handy enough to do that" was the reply.

Then another neighbour borrowed a staple gun.I did not know he had broken it until I came to use it myself some time after.In that time he borrowed a floating trowel.Now I don't buy crap,and my trowels are all WHS brand.This bloke dropped a concrete block on it and snapped the handle off.Sure,he replaced it - with a cheapo B and Q job!

The only chap I lend stuff to,or borrow from is my elderly retired builder friend. We have been neighbours for thirty years and we know the score.You learn quickly!
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby Yorkshire Andy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:16 pm

I've extended the house alarm to my workshop small addition which means if the workshop alarm goes off it also rings the house alarm... More noise the better ;) all for the cost of a small relay and a length of alarm wire ;)
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby izzy_mack » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:06 pm

Had a clear out and took stuff to the charity shop. More space for USEFUL stuff now. Got some veg seeds in poundstretcher for 20p. Cabbage,toms,peppers, cauli, brusselsprouts,brocolli and rat traps for 69p. Some use by july2018 some by 2019, easy :D

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Postby Jay » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 pm

First snow on the mountain tops this week so we switch to winter mode, add the insulation to the chicken coops, goose house and rabbit cages, reconnect battery and UPS system, generator into its winter housing, refit the external pipe insulation, snow shovels out, firewood moved closer to the house, re check the snowed in emergency supplies, change to winter tyres etc. the list goes on, small jobs but they all take time...................may not be prepping for doomsday but without the winter preparations we would be in some serious trouble!!
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