What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

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

Post by Captain Darling » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:26 pm

On Tuesday I will be starting Krav Maga again after several years off. Also looking forward to putting into practice some skills I learned on a permissive land survival exercise I was on in late November.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Post by Brambles » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:09 pm

ChefSimon wrote: My square foot garden has been put on hold until I can find some salvage wood or find some cash to pay for the rest of the materials 8-)
Try a Pallet company for some Pallet collars. I used them for raised beds in a previous garden if you should be able to get second hand ones quite cheap and they are already the right shape. :)

http://www.oxbox.com/wood-packaging/pallet-collars.php
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Post by sethorly » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:45 pm

Found my first chaga fungus. Really chuffed. And yet another utility pouch full of birch bark and cramp ball fungus.
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Post by whenfires » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:51 pm

Bought myself a Nitecore Tube USB rechargable torch. Very handly little EDC torch on my car/house keys.
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Post by jansman » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:21 pm

Onion seeds have germinated well.I thoroughly recommend an electric propogater.Emptied two of my five compost heaps and set a load of ' Rocket' new potatoes in the poly tunnel. Also a short row of radishes.All covered with fleece too.

That will be it until February as I am off to Spain for awhile,but when I get back I shall be starting tomatoes and chillies.
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Post by sethorly » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:39 pm

whenfires wrote:Bought myself a Nitecore Tube USB rechargable torch. Very handly little EDC torch on my car/house keys.
Just looked it up. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/sho ... HOTS-VIDEO Great find! Seems perfect for EDC and for the inner tops of my backpacks. Solar rechargeable too it seems.
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Post by 7 lives » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:00 pm

Not as well stocked on food as I thought I was-had prepped for us 2 oldies.Have had 2 more adults at home for last 9 weeks-food stock melting away like summer mist.Planning on a rethink and restock!

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Post by Stasher » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:20 am

Well. it's seville orange season, so three different types of marmalade have been made, labelled and squeezed in the cupboard. Also dug out some of the summer fruit languishing at the bottom of the the frrezer and gave that a good jamming as well. I think I've bought the last of the post Christmas bargains to be had and that's all been shoved in the attic. Given the pet food stocks a thorough rotation.

Our minds are turning to seed (oh how true, how true!) and planting at the moment. I love this time when life starts to surge thro the soil with the promise of delicious food to come
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 4

Post by bobble » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:52 pm

New year preps so far. Did a food, medicines and cleaning stuff stock take. Stocked up on food and straw for hens. Spread one of the compost heaps on to the spud plot. Got more wool for knitting machine project.

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

Post by uivenger » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:14 am

whenfires wrote:Bought myself a Nitecore Tube USB rechargable torch. Very handly little EDC torch on my car/house keys.
I have just replaced my Nitecore Tube. Had it for about 9 months, just stopped working completely (and yes, I have tried charging it :D ).
Replaced with an Olight i3E EOS. 90 lumens, not bad for a keychain light. Have to see how it goes.
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