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by GillyBee
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Potatoes

Growing your own involves practice and experience. This is why those "store and forget" survival seed kits are such a waste of money. Having tried to grow my own for a fair few years now I know that my little garden will never do more than add extra flavours and vitamins to bulk foods bought elsewhe...
by GillyBee
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

I think you can safely say your power outage preps have been fully tested. Well done for coping so well -and with teens in the house. A good life lesson for them which they will never forget.
Note to self: Increase wine and chocolate stocks....
by GillyBee
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Self Care
Replies: 30
Views: 785

Re: Self Care

I worked as a GP receptionist many years ago when my kids were small. One thing it did was to help us understand when to self care and when to head for a medic. Unfortunately health issues mean we have needed the services of the medics much more as we age. My husband's rheumatoid consultant is impre...
by GillyBee
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Thanks Andy You have cheered me up as i managed to get almost all of that into a bag in 5 minutes flat while the sons got their dad into a fit state to get into the car for the drive up to the hospital. I must admit that the idea of a unisex bag had crossed my mind this morning. I think yesterday's ...
by GillyBee
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Prepping fail last night. The husband picked up a nasty head injury late last night. Family first aid skills kicked in and he got a trip up to A&E for a full set of tests and was thankfully discharged this morning with a broken nose, black eyes and standard head injury advice. The fail was the non-e...
by GillyBee
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

The one good use for wind up lanterns/torches is for kids torches. I hated wasting batteries on them when they thought the torch was a toy. They may also be good to gift to those "friends" who turn up cap in hand whenever they need something.
by GillyBee
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

With the large number of things we simply cant eat without getting ill we are quite aware that if things ever got really bad we would find it very hard to manage on the sort of "rations" that TPTB would probably mandate. Even "normal" GF flour is off limits because of corn/Potato/tapioca/xanthan gum...
by GillyBee
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 931
Views: 58640

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

I moved to bulk buy for as.many cleaning things as I can a while ago.Arsozah: If space is tight look for concentrates and the eco refills if you can. Solid soap, shampoo & conditioner is also space effective. I now fit pump dispensors on almost everything after seeing the size of "squeeze" my son's ...
by GillyBee
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Degraded stocks of Passata.
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Degraded stocks of Passata.

I feel your pain, Jenny! I don't think Tetrapacks are as sturdy for storage as tins and the Best before dates on similar items in tin or tetra reflect that. I have been storing commercial dried tomato powder and have found that this also goes brown when over date so it is also a tomato weakness. Min...
by GillyBee
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 931
Views: 58640

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

I'm more of a cheapskate than Andy. I'd love some of those glow stick jobs but cant justify the spend. We do all have one of these Thrunite torches on our keys alongside a Leatherman Micra and have found them pretty good. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ThruNite%C2%AE-Ti3-Lumen-Key-ring-Flashlight/dp/B00LU...