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by hanhan
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 929
Views: 58467

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

Got made redundant last week, the preschool was about to go into liquidation and suddenly got a loan at the 11th hour from from a company who is interested in taking it on, to keep it afloat. Us staff had meeting today with the potential new owners but the future is totally uncertain and we may not...
by hanhan
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit
Replies: 78
Views: 3156

Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Actually the best absorbant material we use for all chemical spills is plain cheap cat litter. Make sure you have a bag of cat litter, gloves, a mask, dustpan and brush. Depending what chemicals you have this covers pretty much all of them. For flammable I would use sand as well. Thanks, I never wo...
by hanhan
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit
Replies: 78
Views: 3156

Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Steri strips I've found dirt cheap on ebay as well as normal saline. If you have any Chemicals around its a very good idea to have a chemical spills kit ready and know how to clean up safely. I can give a rough outline of an all purpose spills kit if anyone wants it (science technician with lots of...
by hanhan
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 929
Views: 58467

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

Hi all, Hope this is helpful to someone. Is there anything here you think I might have missed, or anything you wouldn't be without? If TSHTF, expect stress related issues, so... Zovirax or similar Cold sore lotion, Thrush treatment, Fungal nail infection treatment, Athletes foot treatment, Hydrocor...
by hanhan
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 929
Views: 58467

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

Winterprep wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:10 pm
If the Ibuprofen has a good date keep it. Could be used as a barter item down the road.
Yes I've got some that have 2026 on. Well worth stocking up.
by hanhan
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 929
Views: 58467

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

Remember that the own brand versions of Immodium for example are a lot cheraper when stocking up. I woud add Vicks or equivalent (We use this for athletes foot too) Also some Tea Tree oil and maybe some treatments for nits, worms etc depending on your personal risk profile. Yes, I've found that Sup...
by hanhan
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit
Replies: 78
Views: 3156

Re: Buy or build a Home First Aid Kit

Steri strips I've found dirt cheap on ebay as well as normal saline. If you have any Chemicals around its a very good idea to have a chemical spills kit ready and know how to clean up safely. I can give a rough outline of an all purpose spills kit if anyone wants it (science technician with lots of...
by hanhan
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 929
Views: 58467

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

Hi all, This week I am focussing on medicines/over the counter stuff that is handy to have in, especially if it becomes less accessible. I have a separate first aid/trauma kit, but for the medicines kit I was thinking that the following would be useful: Cough syrup, cough lozenges, zinc lozenges, vi...
by hanhan
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Savings
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Savings

I know most people I know prep for a cashless society, however, I am very pleased to report I am now devoid of my credit card balance and overdraft (what a relief!). I have a small amount of savings but was wondering if anyone buys in to having a few months wages accessible in case of sudden job lo...
by hanhan
Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Savings
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Savings

For a long time we weren't able to save, we've gotten to having about 4 months or so salary saved. It came in handy a few months ago when I threw a paddy and walked out of my job. I could have been working again sooner (turned down 4 offers) but held on for the job I really wanted. I was out of wor...