No cost or low cost preps

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by shocker » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:04 pm

Now you would think that makes sense, feeding leftovers to stock, but...

Since Foot and Mouth leftover human food can no longer be fed to animals in the foodchain. Including peelings etc. If I peel some spuds in the living room I can feed them to my pigs (and keep a record of it) but if I peel them in the kitchen...I cant. And so on.

If I have one of my pigs slaughtered at the abbatoir, have it delivered to me in a refridgerated vehicle (records again) then process it myself, make bacon or whatever, I cannot feed it to another family member. Unless I have an inspected, notified processing area. Recorded again for the movement forms. Which is in fact quite sensible after the havoc F&M caused.

Anyway, all good for a laugh at the end of the day and keeps people in work. Got to look on the bright side :D
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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by BlinkingCory » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:45 pm

If live close to the coast, can trust the water quality, seaweed is awesome.
An hr looking online will tell you all you need to need to know.
I love the stuff, delicious.

Winkling! You need a bucketful (I do anyway) but nutrient packed.

Samphire, a proper treat that is.

Eat for free, save some cash, best prep in the world imho

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by Britcit » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:19 pm

BlinkingCory wrote:If live close to the coast, can trust the water quality, seaweed is awesome.
An hr looking online will tell you all you need to need to know.
I love the stuff, delicious.

Winkling! You need a bucketful (I do anyway) but nutrient packed.

Samphire, a proper treat that is.

Eat for free, save some cash, best prep in the world imho
Seaweed is also an excellent fertilizer for the garden. I have seen it piled about a foot deep on some veg patches here, and left to rot down for a few weeks. Its then dug in and veg planted. Cabbage seem to do really well in it as well as potatoes.

I have 'winckled' for a few extra £s cash in the recent past. Have never been tempted to eat them, but if it came to it I'd know where to find them.

All good advice for those near the coast BC.

I would also suggest slowly putting together a good first aid kit. Buying a little bit at a time keeps the outlay manageable, and it will slowly add to a good fak. A few plasters here, a bandage there, a pack of wipes... You get the picture.
I buy a few bits like this through amazon, and look for low cost and free delivery.
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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by Alan7997 » Tue May 19, 2020 1:39 pm

Hi there, what UK brands of bleach are useful for sterilising drinking water?

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by ForgeCorvus » Tue May 19, 2020 8:12 pm

Alan7997 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:39 pm
Hi there, what UK brands of bleach are useful for sterilising drinking water?
Any unscented thin bleach.... If you can find one with the date of manufacture on it then get the freshest you can, as it degrades with time (as well as light and air, so it lasts longer in a closed bottle in the cupboard).

Thick bleaches are just thin bleach with thickeners added (and I don't know if those do you any good), and scents are just extra chemicals you probably shouldn't be drinking either
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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by mbbaltic » Sun May 24, 2020 7:15 pm

Milton baby steriliser or own brand equivalents (maybe Boots?) are safe for sterilising water

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by Lemne » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:52 am

jansman wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:18 pm
I was listening to Woman's Hour on R 4 today.The subject was poor womens' inability to access sanitary products in the Third World,and in the UK too.A spokeswoman from a Leeds food bank was giving evidence of this in her experience.
Menstrual cups are the way to go. A cup last for 3 years plus. I've had my Mooncup a lot longer.

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by featherstick » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:05 pm

Making yourself a little bit fitter and stronger than you are now. Start from where you are, build up. Even if it's just half-a-press-up on the knees, every day, until you can do one. Then two. Walk regularly, then run. Look at improving your diet.

We're heading for hard times and the NHS is going to be stretched, more difficult to access, and probably no longer free, in my lifetime. We need to ensure we can stay out of it as much as possible.

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by Arzosah » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:19 pm

featherstick wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Making yourself a little bit fitter and stronger than you are now. Start from where you are, build up. Even if it's just half-a-press-up on the knees, every day, until you can do one. Then two. Walk regularly, then run. Look at improving your diet.

We're heading for hard times and the NHS is going to be stretched, more difficult to access, and probably no longer free, in my lifetime. We need to ensure we can stay out of it as much as possible.
Totally agree, and it's so, so important. Plus, looking after your teeth.

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Re: No cost or low cost preps

Post by Medusa » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:58 pm

A starter first aid kit, Poundland do one, basic but better than nothing. Alternatively make your own in a tub/box you own already. Most of the smaller shops selling various cleaning and toiletry items sell bandages, plasters, tape and paracetamol cheaply.
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