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by Arzosah
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Rising energy prices mitigation
Replies: 28
Views: 750

Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

My central heating boiler has been out of action for a week - I had an appointment with The Man today, and all is fine. I wasn't expecting any problems - it's only October, I have a convector heater for emergencies, I didn't live with central heating till my mid-20s (normal for those days, if a litt...
by Arzosah
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Domestic food production to be cut back.
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Domestic food production to be cut back.

Good grief. The slow motion seems to be speeding up a little bit :(
by Arzosah
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Will we end up in lockdown again?
Replies: 34
Views: 819

Re: Will we end up in lockdown again?

No problem being in disagreement with each-other. In an ideal world, we could just use individual responsibility. But just as we have a highway code and traffic laws, society has shown for centuries that we cannot self regulate. It only needs a few prolific 'minglers' to be superspreaders. Do you t...
by Arzosah
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: given the news over the past few weeks
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: given the news over the past few weeks

I don't think I have enough fuel for any of the stoves that I have - I can collect twigs etc for the insulated rocket stove, sure, but I haven't been taking the fuel situation seriously enough. Can't check on that before Sunday ... I'll see.
by Arzosah
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

I've wasted a fair amount of money by buying plants and seeds and then not planting them in time for them to prosper, or drowning the seeds by my ridiculous watering habits.
by Arzosah
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Rising energy prices mitigation
Replies: 28
Views: 750

Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

- I've been watching youtube videos about how to use a sealant gun - there are big gaps in a couple of rooms between the top of the skirting board and the wall. Most of the prep work now done, I'll see how it goes today. Use decorators caulk... It's water based so if you make a mess it scrapes up a...
by Arzosah
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Rising energy prices mitigation
Replies: 28
Views: 750

Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

These are good lists :) My action points: - get the boiler serviced. Ahem. It's currently refusing to switch on, fault code 0F, which tells me it needs a service. - bleeding the radiators - apparently that's something we should always do when heading into winter. - remember to switch the oven off be...
by Arzosah
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Mincemeat
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Mincemeat

Great post! I've made a fairly standard mincemeat in the past, with chopped cranberries and ground almonds thrown in. And I've been known to put a dessertspoon of it into my porridge :D
by Arzosah
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 846
Views: 52246

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

LOL arzosah I feel your fear :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: But I have to say, you need special spray for pppiders. I got it on amazon but it cost £15. You spray it along the threshold of the doors to stop the sods coming in. And round windows. I sleep better now that it's done. Hope no more got into th...
by Arzosah
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 846
Views: 52246

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

My preps: Hmph. I brought the makings of my first cup of tea up to bed last night - one of the enormous 'piders with fangs/green slime/breathing fire made its way into the house - I got it to leave via the vacuum cleaner, but sprayed so much insect killer around the living room it'd be kind of toxic...