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by Medusa
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 1093

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

Glad that you are all well and safe and survived the power outage. Ive had one of the UCO candle lanterns on my wish list for a while now and might have to treat myself if Santa doesn't come up with the goods.
by Medusa
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 936
Views: 59159

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

We planted garlic and onion sets today, a few weeks later than normal, but presume that they will be ok. The leek seeds which we planted this year turned out to be white onions and actually grew better than the sets, so less sets and will plant a few more seeds in spring. The greenhouse is empty rig...
by Medusa
Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 936
Views: 59159

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

Mother in Law was taken ill Thursday night, she is quite elderly and has various medical issues. Father in Law phoned us to say she had a stroke. Family dash to theirs, stroke checks done it wasn't a stroke, temperature ok, blood sugars done as she has diabetes also ok. Decided to do her blood press...
by Medusa
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 936
Views: 59159

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

Ordered and received 12 bottles of de-icer just because it was cheaper to buy 12 on Amazon rather than from the supermarket and we can always hand them out at Christmas as Mother in law did a few years ago :lol: Put another PIR light up on the garage so that the drive now lights up and have a metal ...
by Medusa
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Portable Power Stations
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Portable Power Stations

We have the AllPowers 288 Wh emergency power supply which we use for camping to run lights, charge phones and the laptop. It works well and we know that we don't need to rely on electric hook up should it go down and yes I do like my home comforts when camping in the bell tent. I have been looking a...
by Medusa
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Car kit
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Car kit

We have a wool blanket, tow strap, ratchet straps, water, tissues, first aid kit, emergency blankets, emergency shelter, hi-viz, emergency beacons, insect repellent and some extra charging cables in the front and under and behind the back seats of the truck along with my walking staff and the jimmy ...
by Medusa
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Hi all, im back after a big hiatus
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Hi all, im back after a big hiatus

Welcome back! Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mum, I hope that you are taking care of yourself :)
by Medusa
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Home security
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Home security

Frantic knocking on the front door tonight from next doors daughter. Her Dad was in the process of moving cars on the drive and someone had taken advantage and tried to steal one whils ther Dad moved the other and her Dad had got into an altercation with the wanna be thief. Wannabee did a runner, ca...
by Medusa
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The looming electric / gas shortages...
Replies: 21
Views: 1031

Re: The looming electric / gas shortages...

Daughter and partner popped round last night to look through our collection of camping stuff so they can try before they buy. Husband was on strict instructions that they could take anything including my "best" stove but that they could not take the calor gas bottle. I've got other stoves I can use,...
by Medusa
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 936
Views: 59159

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

jennyjj01 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:55 pm

Could be an expensive year as I'm itching to get a greenhouse or some cloches.
We bought a wooden greenhouse in January, by summer the price had risen by over £200. If you can afford to do it, buy it sooner rather than later.