What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

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

Post by Deeps » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:16 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Its been a bit of a busy week for me.

Sold some clutter at a local antique place

Acquired a pre-owned shed, going to need to replace a couple of bits of 2x2 but otherwise its sound.

Bought a long extension lead, so now I can have power in my work space without having to connect all the other leads I own together.

I've ordered pasta bolognese from "Summit to Eat", "Bla Band", "Expedition Foods" and "Adventure Food" so I can do a direct comparison of dehydrated 'camping' food (notes to be posted here)...... Any other suggestions to add to the mix ?
Try making your own mate, you can tweak it to your personal taste.

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

Post by jansman » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:32 pm

Tomorrow I am taking the polytunnel frame down,digging the spuds up ( enough til Christmas), bottling 5 gallons of ale,5 gallons of vino,starting 5 gallons of vino ( theres a theme there!).

However,Mrs J is still not 100% health- wise,so all the above may not happen.Definitely got to split firewood though.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

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

Post by pseudonym » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:01 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:46 pm
I've ordered pasta bolognese from "Summit to Eat", "Bla Band", "Expedition Foods" and "Adventure Food" so I can do a direct comparison of dehydrated 'camping' food (notes to be posted here)...... Any other suggestions to add to the mix ?
https://www.packitgourmet.com/

https://basecampfood.com/collections/re ... Y8QAvD_BwE
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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

Post by Medusa » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 pm

I was gifted a nice set of cast iron frying pans recently so have seasoned those. Stocked up on some cheap seeds for next years harvest and have been concentrating on items besides food, cleaning stuffs and toiletries a bit more. Duct tape, glue, fuses and extra light bulbs. Bought another jerry can for additional stores of diesel and kitted out the new vehicle ready for winter. Also consulted with hubby on the tools we have and what we may need.
Growing old disgracefully!

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

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:03 pm

Medusa wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 pm
I was gifted a nice set of cast iron frying pans recently so have seasoned those. Stocked up on some cheap seeds for next years harvest and have been concentrating on items besides food, cleaning stuffs and toiletries a bit more. Duct tape, glue, fuses and extra light bulbs. Bought another jerry can for additional stores of diesel and kitted out the new vehicle ready for winter. Also consulted with hubby on the tools we have and what we may need.

Cable ties don't forget cable ties!

Flash band can be handy for emergency roof repairs

As for the new car? What you got? Get the antifreeze and battery tested before the cold weather I got my own tester for both

https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... eze-tester

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-282 ... B00157KANE
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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

Post by Medusa » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 pm

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Medusa wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 pm
I was gifted a nice set of cast iron frying pans recently so have seasoned those. Stocked up on some cheap seeds for next years harvest and have been concentrating on items besides food, cleaning stuffs and toiletries a bit more. Duct tape, glue, fuses and extra light bulbs. Bought another jerry can for additional stores of diesel and kitted out the new vehicle ready for winter. Also consulted with hubby on the tools we have and what we may need.

Cable ties don't forget cable ties!

Flash band can be handy for emergency roof repairs

As for the new car? What you got? Get the antifreeze and battery tested before the cold weather I got my own tester for both

https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... eze-tester

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-282 ... B00157KANE
Already sorted with cable ties of various lengths and thicknesses. We have a pickup, its a new vehicle, it's our first and likely last new truck so the battery should be fine as should the antifreeze, but being as un-trusting as I am got hubby to test it anyway. We have always taken care of our vehicles and this one we need to be especially careful with. I havent heard of flash band though, might have to check that one out.
Growing old disgracefully!

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

Post by jansman » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:51 am

Flashband is a permanent in- stock product in my workshop.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

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

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:36 am

https://www.screwfix.com/p/bostik-flash ... 25mm/22704


Sticks even better if it's warmed before use hair drier / hot air gun / blowlamp/ put on a radiator
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

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

Post by grenfell » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:13 am

Works better in my experience with the primer too although i'm not a huge fan of the stuff . Another product that could be kept is isoflex https://www.screwfix.com/p/isoflex-isof ... &gclsrc=ds
I also keep a couple of rolls of lead to do the job properly as soon as possible.

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

Post by grenfell » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:37 pm

Well after saying i'm not a huge fan of the stuff i've ended up using some flashband today. Granted still a bit of a bodge but i can't be that critical without bei g a total hypocrite.

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