So,have your preps been useful?

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featherstick
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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by featherstick » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am

Yes the preps have been useful.

Building social capital (i.e. being a nosey/friendly bugger) up and down the street over the last few years has helped us get a Mutual Aid group together and look after the three quite infirm pensioners.

Krav Maga was useful because I used to drive past a potato/egg seller on the way to training on Saturday morning so was able to get 2 gurt big sacks of spuds just before lockdown.

Obviously, having loads of food and other stocks has meant we didn't need to go shopping so often. The boy is learning how to make bread.

Allotment has been useful as I can escape a sometimes-elevated family dynamic by going up there for an hour or two.

A little projector has meant we can watch movies and cartoons, great for lockdown entertainment.

Loads of board games and RPGs has also helped with boredom.

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by preppergb » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm

featherstick wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Yes the preps have been useful.

Loads of board games and RPGs has also helped with boredom.
RPGs? Rocket Propelled Grenades ???? christ where do you live ? :)

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by cbp125 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:35 pm

featherstick wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Yes the preps have been useful.

Building social capital (i.e. being a nosey/friendly bugger) up and down the street over the last few years has helped us get a Mutual Aid group together and look after the three quite infirm pensioners.

Krav Maga was useful because I used to drive past a potato/egg seller on the way to training on Saturday morning so was able to get 2 gurt big sacks of spuds just before lockdown.

Obviously, having loads of food and other stocks has meant we didn't need to go shopping so often. The boy is learning how to make bread.

Allotment has been useful as I can escape a sometimes-elevated family dynamic by going up there for an hour or two.

A little projector has meant we can watch movies and cartoons, great for lockdown entertainment.

Loads of board games and RPGs has also helped with boredom.
I used to do Krav Maga, such good fun and very realistic, sometimes too realistic as I kept getting injured. Very good for preppers as well!

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by itsybitsy » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:31 pm

Yes, very useful. I like others on here, saw the road we were headed down a few weeks ago and went to the shop every day, buying a few things each time so as not to attract any suspicion, just to top off. That was prior to toiletpapergate of course. I had about 50 rolls in, but I built that up to around 100 just before things deteriorated completely into Hunger Games territory! :lol:

It would now appear that passata has replaced toilet paper as the stockpilers product of choice - cannot get that for love nor money and I have NONE. Mainly because the 12 tetra packs I had went off!? They were four years out of date, but I assumed that they would be indestructible as tins - clearly not.

I am intending to stock up on some books, jigsaws and I have ordered some more yarn - perhaps a little prematurely - but I am clinging to the hope that by the autumn, people will be able to visit markets again! I have got a couple of big Christmas fairs booked, but not yet paid for, and I'll be gutted if they are cancelled.

I'm pondering a second freezer, but I am happy to get something second hand so as soon as the shops open, I'll start having a nosey around the second hand places.
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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by Arzosah » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:40 pm

preppergb wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
featherstick wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Yes the preps have been useful.

Loads of board games and RPGs has also helped with boredom.
RPGs? Rocket Propelled Grenades ???? christ where do you live ? :)
Role Playing Games :mrgreen:

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by diamond lil » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:19 pm

Damn.The grenades sounded much more fun.

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by Arzosah » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:19 am

diamond lil wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Damn.The grenades sounded much more fun.
:lol: :lol: :lol: True.

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by hobo » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:09 am

My preps....not yet but sure glad I have them for the uncertain future. Managed to get regular deliveries throughout, despite occasional anxiety. The situation has 100% won my family over to prepping though. No more hiding :D

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by featherstick » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:35 pm

preppergb wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
featherstick wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Yes the preps have been useful.

Loads of board games and RPGs has also helped with boredom.
RPGs? Rocket Propelled Grenades ???? christ where do you live ? :)
Hahaha very good. No, Dungeons and Dragons starter pack.

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Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Post by aldhelm » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:58 pm

The situation has 100% won my family over to prepping though. No more hiding
True here as well, even to the point of her saying I can have toys I've been bugging her about for a good 3 years.

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