How are you preparing for Brexit?

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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by jansman » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:59 pm

When I first got into prepping,I was looking at old civil defence documents ( cold war era).Tea was one thing the British gvt stockpiled,as it understood the positive effect on morale.
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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:17 pm

I like to use a tea infuser given the option.

I've tried the ball type, the spoonish ones and even had one shaped like a small teacup. However the best one I've used is a little sieve-thingee that goes inside the mug, like this one Link to ebay sale..... I recently used it for removing the bits from mulled wine, Multi-use prep-tool ;)

RE: Tea and Moral. I read somewhere (it might even been on here) that there was a Government emergency plan (Cold War going hot?) to send warships via the Suez canal to obtain tea supplies for the nation
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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by Arzosah » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:45 pm

Brilliant :mrgreen: and I especially love the multi-use angle. I bet I can rig something - its finer mesh than my ordinary tea strainer, too.

ETA - just found out that another friend is independently doing a Brexit stock up. I think there's a lot of people who wouldn't dream of calling themselves preppers that are doing it.
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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by diamond lil » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:11 am

Can anybody remember tea chests? Everybody used them in the 50s for moving house or storing stuff. Huge square boxes in thin splintery wood, lined with silver foil :mrgreen: Wonder what tea comes in now.

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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by Arzosah » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:00 am

diamond lil wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:11 am
Can anybody remember tea chests? Everybody used them in the 50s for moving house or storing stuff. Huge square boxes in thin splintery wood, lined with silver foil :mrgreen: Wonder what tea comes in now.
I remember them! When we moved over the water from Liverpool we used them as packing crates, in the early 60s. We had enough chairs to sit on by then, and a table, but it was a long time before they left the house :)
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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by grenfell » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:23 am

I always find it funny that loose tea is dearer than the bags. Probably down to the volumes sold I guess although the loose nearly always seems to taste better. As an aside I like to dry my bags out to allow me to rip them open so only the leaves go on the compost heap , prrobably not the end of the world but I just dislike the little bits of polyester that don't rot down. Should there be a shortage of tea there are alternatives. The best I've found so far in that it tastes a lot like "proper" tea is rosebay willow herb a very common weed. Just dry it out and use as one would tea. I've read raspberry leaves also make a good substitute but despite having them in my garden I've never yet tried them.
Funny the mention of tea chests. They seemed very common as I was growing up but thinking about it I haven't really seen one for some time now , I suppose there's better things to transport tea in nowadays.

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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by korolev » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:38 am

diamond lil wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:11 am
Can anybody remember tea chests? Everybody used them in the 50s for moving house or storing stuff. Huge square boxes in thin splintery wood, lined with silver foil :mrgreen: Wonder what tea comes in now.
Mug. 2 sugars. Cheers. :D

grenfell wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:23 am
I always find it funny that loose tea is dearer than the bags. Probably down to the volumes sold I guess although the loose nearly always seems to taste better. As an aside I like to dry my bags out to allow me to rip them open so only the leaves go on the compost heap , prrobably not the end of the world but I just dislike the little bits of polyester that don't rot down. Should there be a shortage of tea there are alternatives. The best I've found so far in that it tastes a lot like "proper" tea is rosebay willow herb a very common weed. Just dry it out and use as one would tea. I've read raspberry leaves also make a good substitute but despite having them in my garden I've never yet tried them.
Funny the mention of tea chests. They seemed very common as I was growing up but thinking about it I haven't really seen one for some time now , I suppose there's better things to transport tea in nowadays.
Sometime in the early 1980's my mate Martin had a removal firm and I used to do a bit of work for him. Tea chests were common and Martin had a lock-up full of them. I dunno when cardboard boxes replaced them tho...

As for Brexit preps, bunged another £100 in the safe at the weekend. Also paid the mortgage off last week (not really a prep, just we inherited a little windfall and rather than do a lavish holiday, new iphones and a Benzo, we opted to make the house 100% ours.
I cannot pretend to know much about interest rates or banking (apart from the fact that they will look after themselves first) but we've insulated ourselves from any post-brexit rate rise.

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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by Deeps » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:02 pm

korolev wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:38 am

Sometime in the early 1980's my mate Martin had a removal firm and I used to do a bit of work for him. Tea chests were common and Martin had a lock-up full of them. I dunno when cardboard boxes replaced them tho...

As for Brexit preps, bunged another £100 in the safe at the weekend. Also paid the mortgage off last week (not really a prep, just we inherited a little windfall and rather than do a lavish holiday, new iphones and a Benzo, we opted to make the house 100% ours.
I cannot pretend to know much about interest rates or banking (apart from the fact that they will look after themselves first) but we've insulated ourselves from any post-brexit rate rise.
The best prep of all I'd say. Congrats mate.

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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by jansman » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:31 pm

Paying the mortgage off is the best feeling in the world! Welcome to the club - you are no longer a slave. :D Well done!
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Re: How are you preparing for Brexit?

Post by Arzosah » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:17 pm

korolev wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:38 am
diamond lil wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:11 am
Can anybody remember tea chests? Everybody used them in the 50s for moving house or storing stuff. Huge square boxes in thin splintery wood, lined with silver foil :mrgreen: Wonder what tea comes in now.
Mug. 2 sugars. Cheers. :D

Sometime in the early 1980's my mate Martin had a removal firm and I used to do a bit of work for him. Tea chests were common and Martin had a lock-up full of them. I dunno when cardboard boxes replaced them tho...

As for Brexit preps, bunged another £100 in the safe at the weekend. Also paid the mortgage off last week (not really a prep, just we inherited a little windfall and rather than do a lavish holiday, new iphones and a Benzo, we opted to make the house 100% ours.
I cannot pretend to know much about interest rates or banking (apart from the fact that they will look after themselves first) but we've insulated ourselves from any post-brexit rate rise.
Congratulations, korolev! And thats definitely a prep! Doesn't matter that it comes from an inherited windfall, it's what you did with it that matters.
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