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by Mad Scientist
Fri May 28, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: Basket making
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

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: 449
Views: 28948

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: 4054

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: 1825

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: 5030

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...
by Mad Scientist
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What do you value most?
Replies: 39
Views: 4355

Re: What do you value most?

Coffee!! Thankfully we have loads of tea and our daughter would vote for Cola. Hubby would vote for chocolate or crisps.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: do you have any strange health remedies?
Replies: 22
Views: 14964

Re: do you have any strange health remedies?

My Nana used to give me Milk of Magnesia if I had a poorly tummy as a child.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 19
Views: 4383

Re: Insect bites

I get bitten to pieces too! Antihistamines beforehand, cover up as much as possible. Citronella oil and tea tree oil around the house and in a spray. Magnesium sulphate paste on swelling bites to draw out the goo.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Antihistamine alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 5187

Re: Antihistamine alternatives

Local honeycomb and propolis can be helpful, too. For your eyes, chamomile tea and witch hazel washes or compresses. Eat lots of garlic before the onset of hay fever season to inhibit inflammation.
by Mad Scientist
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 5890

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

I’ll have to get some of that! If I run out of laundry powder I use shower gel that I get cheaply from car boot sales/pinched from hotels in the dim and distant past.