What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

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Post by Arzosah » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:06 pm

Organising my medical supplies - and writing a list. Bit of a question: things like surgical spirit, witch hazel, they have expiry dates on the bottles. Some things have "use by", most are "best before" - anybody know anything about that?

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:18 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Organising my medical supplies - and writing a list. Bit of a question: things like surgical spirit, witch hazel, they have expiry dates on the bottles. Some things have "use by", most are "best before" - anybody know anything about that?
Just like food Arzosah. Use by is just that. After that date that product will not be effective. Best before: ok to that date, but after that it may lose colour, texture, smell etc.

Hope that helps.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by Arzosah » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:22 am

jansman wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Arzosah wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Organising my medical supplies - and writing a list. Bit of a question: things like surgical spirit, witch hazel, they have expiry dates on the bottles. Some things have "use by", most are "best before" - anybody know anything about that?
Just like food Arzosah. Use by is just that. After that date that product will not be effective. Best before: ok to that date, but after that it may lose colour, texture, smell etc.

Hope that helps.
It does, thanks - I'd have guessed the answer, and got it right :) but this is stuff you use when you're below par, after all :) ta muchly.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by preppergb » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:49 pm

Finally got my food stocks up to a point I'm happy with, only wish i had the skill and space to grow edibles but hey ho.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:38 pm

preppergb wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:49 pm
Finally got my food stocks up to a point I'm happy with, only wish i had the skill and space to grow edibles but hey ho.
Have you got any outside, even a balcony?
https://balconygardenweb.com/easy-conta ... gardening/

Gardening is a skill, you need to practice it.

I'm just at the "stick seedlings in a container and water when they're dry" level myself
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:12 pm

Pulled in four barrowloads of good topsoil from my neighbour today. I riddle it out , mix with sharp sand and homemade compost, along with fish, blood and bone and boom! Good Innes potting compost. To top it all Ian, the neighbour is digging drains ( he is a builder who has put two bungalows in his garden) and he has said he will pay me a ton a day for labouring as he knows I have no work right now. Of course, I have to contact HMRC first! ;) ;) 6 am start tomorrow it is!
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by izzy_mack » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:24 pm

jansman wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Pulled in four barrowloads of good topsoil from my neighbour today. I riddle it out , mix with sharp sand and homemade compost, along with fish, blood and bone and boom! Good Innes potting compost. To top it all Ian, the neighbour is digging drains ( he is a builder who has put two bungalows in his garden) and he has said he will pay me a ton a day for labouring as he knows I have no work right now. Of course, I have to contact HMRC first! ;) ;) 6 am start tomorrow it is!
Some days are just good, aren't they :D

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Post by diamond lil » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:59 pm

Awesome :mrgreen:

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:06 pm

izzy_mack wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:24 pm
jansman wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Pulled in four barrowloads of good topsoil from my neighbour today. I riddle it out , mix with sharp sand and homemade compost, along with fish, blood and bone and boom! Good Innes potting compost. To top it all Ian, the neighbour is digging drains ( he is a builder who has put two bungalows in his garden) and he has said he will pay me a ton a day for labouring as he knows I have no work right now. Of course, I have to contact HMRC first! ;) ;) 6 am
Some days are just good, aren't they :D
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by Arzosah » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 pm

Good for you, jansman!

My preps have been less preptastic. I was up early to collect a click and collect order from my Sainsbo - literally the first food thats come into the house since the delivery 3 weeks ago, so I've been managing pretty well. I laid everything out at the front door so I could wash the chill and frozen stuff in really soapy water, bunged my clothes in the washer on a hot wash, got a shower and washed my hair. Might be slight overkill ... okay, yes, it is, I didn't even need to go inside the store, they do click and collect orders from a van of their own parked in the car park. I was seeing the queue to get in when the store opened - most people in masks, observing distancing, but you have to wait for a long while - I'm going to wait as long as I can before I need anything else - lots of lovely wild garlic in my garden, the lemon balm has gone crazy (so have the nettles) and the rhubarb looks beautiful.

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