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by Mad Scientist
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: I got broken into :(
Replies: 26
Views: 544

Re: I got broken into :(

Good going Jansman! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Glad the police were ok I’ve heard so may stories of people defending themselves only to have the police having a go at them!
by Mad Scientist
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Ah! Another one! Wheat and barley intolerance. Had a couple of instances when the stores had no FreeFrom pasta/bread/flour all at the same time. Taught myself to make my own pasta (it’ll do) but really make sure I’ve got plenty of each now. I’m isolating now but at least I can comfort myself with a ...
by Mad Scientist
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 931
Views: 58636

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

Thanks for reminding me! Need to put blankets, spare food , clothes and drinks in. Pump tyres up and check oil. I want to get one of those little heating elements you plug into the lighter so I can have a nice hot drink if I’m stuck. Any recommendations?
by Mad Scientist
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Mental Health.
Replies: 48
Views: 14136

Re: Mental Health.

A few years ago I was burned out and had complex PTSD from work. I took a year out, enjoyed more time with my family, joined a choir, started pet-sitting and just chilled. I learned to stop feeling guilty that I wasn’t running around after everybody else and deserve time for MY stuff. Now I’ve got a...
by Mad Scientist
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Funny experience
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Funny experience

Well done on passing that!
by Mad Scientist
Fri May 28, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Basket making
Replies: 9
Views: 6709

Re: Basket making

That looks great! I’m seriously impressed!
by Mad Scientist
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 931
Views: 58636

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

Charged up the rechargeable batteries for emergency lights and torches. We’ve got a wind-up torch and lantern, too. Pumped the tyres up and checked oil. Stocked up on pantry stash. Need to stock up on First Aid supplies! Off to the shops tomorrow...
by Mad Scientist
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Not a new member,but wanted to say thank you all :D
Replies: 13
Views: 4485

Re: Not a new member,but wanted to say thank you all :D

Really great to hear you’ve succeeded in growing food successfully, it’s something I’m struggling with - mostly time and the awful clay soil. Glad you’re ok!
by Mad Scientist
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Eat like a Peasant?
Replies: 32
Views: 2424

Re: Eat like a Peasant?

I remember my Dad telling me about his upbringing. He was one of 9 children. Grandad was a slaughter man and would steal a couple of birds and swap them with a friend for stolen vegetables! It was the only way they ate sometimes. Grandma grew veg in a small garden. Water from a well in the garden. A...
by Mad Scientist
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Living without money
Replies: 4
Views: 5223

Re: Living without money

Moneyless living can work very well if you already live around people who barter/give/swap stuff. Quite frugal myself, I pride myself on my jumble sale/car boot sale/ free cycle lifestyle. One of my favourites is about a teaching assistant who lived for a year on a pound a day, minus house bills. Ve...