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 korolev » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:58 am

Fitted two water butts at the weekend, 100l at the front and 200l at the back.

Then we got hit by that massive storm on tuesday night (over 1000 strikes here and absolutely clattering it down), checked them Wednesday morning, both full up.

Need to figure out a cheap (to buy and run) pump now as I'm looking at harvesting the rainwater for use in the loos but will need to get it up to the loft somehow.

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Post by diamond lil » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:09 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Right Arzosah! *looks tough*
Andy I've got The Affair, and 61 Hours. But I'd like to get the earlier ones and see how it all started. The other series I love is Repairman Jack by F Paul Wilson.

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Post by pseudonym » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:52 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:09 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Right Arzosah! *looks tough*
Andy I've got The Affair, and 61 Hours. But I'd like to get the earlier ones and see how it all started. The other series I love is Repairman Jack by F Paul Wilson.
It's a great journey he has :)
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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Post by Arzosah » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:16 pm

I'm so rubbish :oops: I didn't even know the reference. Downloading Second Son right now.

Oh! Preps! Putting stuff back in the kitchen in new ways, to use the space properly and give me options. Cleaning a couple of kilner jars so I can start again with dehydrating.
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Post by pseudonym » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 pm

Asda are doing a rollback on their Fuel 10K Peanut Butter Pouches:

https://groceries.asda.com/product/pean ... 0011829869

https://groceries.asda.com/product/pean ... 0011829205

https://groceries.asda.com/product/pean ... 0011828554

Great for BOBs and hiking trips, just knead the pack, unscrew and squeeze into gob. :mrgreen:

You can be more refined and squeeze onto a celery stick or into a sandwich, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
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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Post by pseudonym » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:52 pm

128Gb Micro SD card. :oops:

Just copied all my 64 Gb Info over so my Kindle is 1/2 full again. :twisted:
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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Post by jansman » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:22 am

Had a boozy night at the Summer house, and we are lounging in bed, drinking tea, with the sun streaming in. Mrs J has done an online Tesco shop, and we realise just how little we need, now it is just us two! Youngest was consuming everything! :lol: So my current prepping now involves zero stocking up.

We have an old fashioned walk- in pantry, complete with stone thrall that is very well stocked. We also have a rather large dry- lined brick outbuilding that houses three freezers and most of the contents of a Tesco Metro! We have decided that the indoor pantry is sufficient, with a bit of shelf rearranging. A lot of canned and dry goods that have 6 months code on them , I shall donate to the food bank. No point in it being wasted when it can be put to good use.

Steadily stocking the log stores so that firewood is ‘ready to go’, and chucking a 20 kg sack of coal in the bunker each week, sometimes 40 kg if I can be bothered.

The garden is in full swing, and it looks like it will be a bountiful year. Right now, we are self sufficient in spuds, cabbage, salad, onions and spinach. Peas will be next. Fowls are laying well, and the rabbits breeding like...rabbits! :lol:

Biggest prep this week will be bottling 5 gallons of red wine, and starting some more. Life is good.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

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Post by diamond lil » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:36 am

That sounds sorted Jansman! :mrgreen:

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Post by Arzosah » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:45 am

Wow, jansman, so you're downsizing to that extent, reclaiming the space in the brick shed? Amazing!

Red wine ... mmmm. And your start to the day sounds idyllic :)
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Post by Arzosah » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:54 am

Now that everything thats supposed to be in my kitchen is *in* my kitchen, the re-organising is spreading out to the rest of the house ... its horrifying, actually. Starting with the cubbyhole by the back door thats actually part of the understairs cupboard. DIY materials, tools, preps, paint, gardening stuff, its all mixed up, and I don't know where to find anything. A lot of it is in crates (finest Wilko plastic) of various sizes, so they're all out now, all over my nice new kitchen :shock: I'm going to label them, just one word each: electrics, garden, whatever.

Most of the garden is now horrifyingly overgrown :( but because I've been working on it as much as I can, there's nothing horrendously deep rooted. Today's aim is to get *one* plant planted (other aims for the house) there's an Open Gardens Day in my village that I'm determined to go to. Which is also a prep.
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