Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

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Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by diamond lil » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:28 am

What was your prepping disaster? What definitely did not work? :mrgreen:

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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by pseudonym » Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:16 am

Not so much a disaster, just one of store what you eat..eat what you store.

After being diagnosed with diabetes, all my carb/sugar heavy preps became null and void. They are just trade goods now.. :roll:

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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by jennyjj01 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:04 am

diamond lil wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:28 am
What was your prepping disaster? What definitely did not work? :mrgreen:
As disasters go, nothing really.
A dozen tubes of tomato puree and a big fruitbox full of chockies and liquorice allsorts that went manky.
All probably ruined by the wildly fluctuating temperatures* of the loft.
Rotation failures more than anything.

*solved by use of a few usb temperature loggers and seasonal migration out of the loft in spring.
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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by Arzosah » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:36 am

I've wasted a fair amount of money by buying plants and seeds and then not planting them in time for them to prosper, or drowning the seeds by my ridiculous watering habits.

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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by lowlander » Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:28 pm

Mushroom wine.

Homemade toothpaste - I quite liked it, but ex and children refused to use it after trying it. Took me nearly two months to get through the tiny bit I'd made to try.
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Post by jansman » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:15 pm

Wasting money in the early days on ‘bug out ‘ equipment. Back then ,I bought into the Run-To-The-Woods fantasy.
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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by Trojanhorse » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:19 pm

Not having my GHB in the car when I got caught in a flash flood.

I took it my bag out to put decorating kit in and was stood on the verge with only a paint brush.

This was the end of last year - not my best moment.

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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by diamond lil » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:13 pm

pseudonym wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:16 am
After being diagnosed with diabetes, all my carb/sugar heavy preps became null and void. They are just trade goods now.. :roll:
This was me too, hubby diagnosed type 2 just when I had laid in a store from Costco of sugar and flour and cake mix and biscuits.

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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by GillyBee » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:20 pm

pseudonym wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:16 am
Not so much a disaster, just one of store what you eat..eat what you store.

After being diagnosed with diabetes, all my carb/sugar heavy preps became null and void. They are just trade goods now.. :roll:
Similar problem here. Family diagnosed as coeliac/wheat intolerant and a year later hen eggs and corn/maize were also added to the intolerance problem list. It is a real pain that so many good prepping foods contain one or the other of these. At least the food bank did well out of it

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Re: Prepping Disasters & Epic Failures?

Post by Mad Scientist » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:30 pm

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 decent apple crumble.

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