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mikefranks
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I’m back

Post by mikefranks » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:54 pm

Hi everyone

After loosing my job and home; I have come back and finally back on my feet. I have had to pretty much start again from scratch.

My main focus is on bugging in. My main preps are for storms, flooding and unrest. Having to restart and build up supplies again. Going over basics and would love some pointers to refresh. Feels like a lifetime ago when I was prepping!

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xplosiv1
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Re: I’m back

Post by xplosiv1 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:43 am

Well you already know the basics ...... food,water shelter

food you can sus out yourself , i've no idea what you like to eat.
water is easy in this country, bottle from the tap or rainwater collection.
you've a new shelter, workout the weak points and fix them.

after that its all padding to make it more comfortable.

good luck mate, wish you all the best.
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jansman
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Re: I’m back

Post by jansman » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:57 am

Welcome back. My brother was in your place a few years back,so I get it. Once you have some spare grub put by,an alternative way to cook,light a room up ,you will be well on the way.One advantage to your situation,is that you now know what NOT to waste money on. :lol:
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Arzosah
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Re: I’m back

Post by Arzosah » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 am

Welcome back, I'm glad you're on your feet again.

At this time of year, as well as the basics of food, water and shelter, light, as jansman points out, is valuable. I have a few little torches scattered about the house, and I've used them at the oddest times. I had to leave the house at 4.30am recently, and without a torch, I couldn't have seen the keyhole to lock the door. I don't usually leave at that time of the night, so I hadn't realised :oops: :lol: Helps during powercuts, and many other emergencies/non-emergencies.
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jansman
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Re: I’m back

Post by jansman » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 am

Arzosah wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 am
Welcome back, I'm glad you're on your feet again.

At this time of year, as well as the basics of food, water and shelter, light, as jansman points out, is valuable. I have a few little torches scattered about the house, and I've used them at the oddest times. I had to leave the house at 4.30am recently, and without a torch, I couldn't have seen the keyhole to lock the door. I don't usually leave at that time of the night, so I hadn't realised :oops: :lol: Helps during powercuts, and many other emergencies/non-emergencies.
That time of night! It’s the start of the working day don’t you know? :lol:

Joking aside, a simple torch, to hand, is a blessing at the most unusual times.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

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Re: I’m back

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:01 am

Torches hmmm reminded me to bin the pathetic waste of money of my mini 1xAAA maglite solitaire can't rely on it unlike my 15 year old bulbed version
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: I’m back

Post by Deeps » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:21 am

We've got torches around the house and I keep one of these hanging off my laptop table.

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Gives me enough light to wander off and get a 'proper' torch or lighting system if we have a failure.

Arzosah
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Re: I’m back

Post by Arzosah » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 am

jansman wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 am
Arzosah wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 am
I don't usually leave at that time of the night, so I hadn't realised :oops: :lol:
That time of night! It’s the start of the working day don’t you know? :lol:

Joking aside, a simple torch, to hand, is a blessing at the most unusual times.
I was thinking of you as I typed that :lol:
My blog: http://www.preparednessfactandfiction.co.uk/
There are affiliate links to Amazon in this blog.

Arzosah
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Re: I’m back

Post by Arzosah » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 am

Arzosah wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 am
jansman wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 am
Arzosah wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 am
I don't usually leave at that time of the night, so I hadn't realised :oops: :lol:
That time of night! It’s the start of the working day don’t you know? :lol:

Joking aside, a simple torch, to hand, is a blessing at the most unusual times.
I was thinking of you as I typed that :lol: I remember you writing about your work schedule!
My blog: http://www.preparednessfactandfiction.co.uk/
There are affiliate links to Amazon in this blog.

Arzosah
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Re: I’m back

Post by Arzosah » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:45 am

Arzosah wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:44 am
jansman wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:44 am


That time of night! It’s the start of the working day don’t you know? :lol:

Joking aside, a simple torch, to hand, is a blessing at the most unusual times.
I was thinking of you as I typed that :lol: I remember you writing about your work schedule!
My blog: http://www.preparednessfactandfiction.co.uk/
There are affiliate links to Amazon in this blog.

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