What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

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Deeps
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Deeps » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 pm

Bought about 8kg of pasta (I'd already bought 4 bags but saw some cheap 3kg bags too and couldn't resist) and replaced some of the other stuff like tinned sweetcorn and tuna.We don't have a local Lidl so made the most of a visit to one. Got some other stuff we like too,braw tattie salad and chewing gum and also got 5kg of charcoal briquettes for 3 quid. We're getting one soon to give the other relatively close supermarkets competition.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Brambles wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 am
grenfell wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:52 am
I've still got my mother's old hand cranked singer . At some point my father put a motor on it but by pulling off the drive belt and screwing the handle back on I could use it manually again should the need arise.
Snap! :P Mine is the same. I've got a box full of assorted feet for it, but am having trouble locating an instruction manual for them.
Any idea which one it is?

https://www.manualslib.com/s/singer+sewing+machine.html


If not try this
http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine ... abase.html
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Brambles » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:44 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Brambles wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 am
grenfell wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:52 am
I've still got my mother's old hand cranked singer . At some point my father put a motor on it but by pulling off the drive belt and screwing the handle back on I could use it manually again should the need arise.
Snap! :P Mine is the same. I've got a box full of assorted feet for it, but am having trouble locating an instruction manual for them.
Any idea which one it is?

https://www.manualslib.com/s/singer+sewing+machine.html


If not try this
http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine ... abase.html
I'll have to upend it again and find the model number. Thanks for that I'll have a look. At the moment I have no idea what all those feet are for.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:47 pm

If you can post some pics I'm sure we can help you out with a few

ETA
I found this, https://sewguide.com/sewing-machine-feet-guide/. Hope it helps
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Inapickle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello,

I might be able to kelp out with the singer. Ive a treddle and a hand crank which serve me well as part of my work and hobbies! Happy to help with anything sewing related ☺

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Prepping_Al » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:29 am

Seems every time I'm in Aldi I get the same couple of things more pasta, rice, jars of sauce, corn beef, tuna. Ok we use these most weeks so buying an extra one or two isn't a problem just have to keep an eye on how many we end up with. Also started getting tinned veg and spuds normally have frozen or fresh but the handyness of tinned if things go off track, just need to start swapping them in to the weekly menu now.

I have even managed to convince the wife I'm not mad but planning ahead for the future. I suspect she still thinks I've read too many zombie books lol. Then again I did have 5 axes delivered yesterday so I don't know - they are for the scouts wink wink

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by General DeGaulle » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Years ago I got a device from a non mainstream supplier ( NOT 'Not On The High Street' but someone similar whose name eludes my memory just now). Anyway, it is a device for compressing papier mâché into bricks which can then be used in an open fire or woodburner. I have this week been making some of these bricks - and mixing in green waste with the paper for good measure. Here in central France it gets very cold indeed from Nov - March so hopefully I can make enough of these to last the winter. In addition i carry a bow saw in the back of the car and have got a substantial amount of free fuel from blown down branches following the currently appalling weather here.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Loykymar » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:08 pm

I've been on holiday in Sweden for a couple of weeks (right now I'm at the Oslo airport hotel, Wi-Fi for the first time since I left the UK) . We've stayed really remote with no internet or possibility to walk to shops (car needed) and as much as i loved it to be remote in the woods and fleeing from the typical city/countryside stress in the UK, I just was getting wary how much more prepping I need to do when back home tomorrow. As it was a holiday log cabin on self catering I really noticed one night that we need to shop next day but what would/could happend if SHTF that night? No food or drinks (especially no beer :lol: ) and having no such stuff for the wee lad. Ok i had my fishing gear with me and the lake water is clean enough to boil up and drink it but back home I don't have these facilities.

This holiday just opened my eyes even further what I need to do to be prepared
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by peejay » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:28 pm

General DeGaulle wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Anyway, it is a device for compressing papier mâché into bricks which can then be used in an open fire or woodburner.
Have you actually tried burning the bricks, and were they any good?

Reason I ask is my mum got one as well some years back and the verdict was the results were pretty much useless & it never got used again. I can't imagine the method could vary much for such a simple kind of device.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Deeps » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:05 pm

peejay wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:28 pm


Have you actually tried burning the bricks, and were they any good?

Reason I ask is my mum got one as well some years back and the verdict was the results were pretty much useless & it never got used again. I can't imagine the method could vary much for such a simple kind of device.
I asked the forum 'brain trust' about these a few years back, the collective wisdom was that they were crap so I didn't take it any further. Sounds like your mum had the same results, pity, in theory it sounds like a great idea.

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