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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2019, 10:20:12 pm »
I'm a prepper, although prior to the age of the I interweb I'd have been called a...

SURVIVALIST!!!!

Shock horror indeed.

Food and non perishables for the family for about 3 months, independent powers supplies, several weeks of water (more with rationing), legally held firearms and crossbow so hu ting and civil defence ar covered, financial independence, enough wood to heat and cook for a year.

Aside from being able to look after me and my loved ones in a SHTF situation, as a patriot I consider it my duty to reduce my reliance on government support in times of national emergency.  I also use as little road fuel as possible (I'm a cyclist you see, with a tiny car that hardly uses any fuel) thus reducing the countries reliance on foreign energy sources.

Common sense, preparedness, patriotism.  What's not to like?

Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #101 on: March 21, 2019, 01:19:28 pm »
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-47640908


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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #102 on: March 21, 2019, 01:37:05 pm »
Well they've steered us up the creek without the paddle, I was hoping I'd at least have something to wipe my arse with while here but it looks like the raging old bastards have made sure to rob me of even that precious luxury.
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2019, 03:06:16 pm »
They stole your arse?  ???

Regulator

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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2019, 01:20:46 pm »
This stockpiling thing would have made my late Granny very happy, she always had a cupboard full of cans of meat and fruit just in case.
I think it was quite common amongst those who lived through the depression then the war and rationing.

Yep.  When one of our local oldies died a few years ago, they found her under stairs cupboard and pantry were packed full of tins - some of which were over 40 years old...
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #105 on: March 22, 2019, 10:09:59 pm »

Yep.  When one of our local oldies died a few years ago, they found her under stairs cupboard and pantry were packed full of tins - some of which were over 40 years old...

Did you risk trying any of them?

Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2019, 10:19:56 pm »
Well they've steered us up the creek without the paddle, I was hoping I'd at least have something to wipe my arse with while here but it looks like the raging old bastards have made sure to rob me of even that precious luxury.

Stock up now on washing powder and use flannels or cut up old sheets and towels. Dampen with water and they do a better job than tp anyway. You can get a bucket with a lid to store them once used until they are washed. If you don't have any rags to use, you can get washable wipes from ebay or posh ones from cheeky wipes or similar companies.
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Kim

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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2019, 10:21:46 pm »

Yep.  When one of our local oldies died a few years ago, they found her under stairs cupboard and pantry were packed full of tins - some of which were over 40 years old...

Did you risk trying any of them?

This is what the Manx Beard Club are for.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #108 on: March 23, 2019, 12:15:51 pm »
Well they've steered us up the creek without the paddle, I was hoping I'd at least have something to wipe my arse with while here but it looks like the raging old bastards have made sure to rob me of even that precious luxury.

Stock up now on washing powder and use flannels or cut up old sheets and towels. Dampen with water and they do a better job than tp anyway. You can get a bucket with a lid to store them once used until they are washed. If you don't have any rags to use, you can get washable wipes from ebay or posh ones from cheeky wipes or similar companies.
A practical tip on this thread! (from a practical person, it must be said)
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2019, 03:04:57 pm »
Just poo before a shower, then you can use the Calcutta rinse.
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #110 on: July 29, 2019, 07:52:55 pm »
I'm having an online discussion with a friend about buying loo roll in bulk  :facepalm:


54 rolls of Andrex Supreme for £21.90 or 45 rolls of Regina Softis for £24.99.   Never tried the Regina stuff but their kitchen roll is good.     
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #111 on: July 30, 2019, 09:52:25 am »
I'm having an online discussion with a friend about buying loo roll in bulk  :facepalm:


54 rolls of Andrex Supreme for £21.90 or 45 rolls of Regina Softis for £24.99.   Never tried the Regina stuff but their kitchen roll is good.   

Don't worry, after Brexit it'll be back to good old fashioned Izal Medicated Toilet Paper. Stiff upper lip and all that...

Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #112 on: July 30, 2019, 10:07:07 am »
She says she used to buy the (German) Regina stuff at Aldi, but they stopped stocking it. She asked & was told that the crash in the £ had made it uneconomical to import.
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #113 on: July 30, 2019, 10:43:25 am »
I'm having an online discussion with a friend about buying loo roll in bulk  :facepalm:


54 rolls of Andrex Supreme for £21.90 or 45 rolls of Regina Softis for £24.99.   Never tried the Regina stuff but their kitchen roll is good.   

Don't worry, after Brexit it'll be back to good old fashioned Izal Medicated Toilet Paper. Stiff upper lip and all that...

Come on, get with the narrative - we'll all be reduced to fighting each other for the last dock leaves in the country by the end of November...
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #114 on: July 30, 2019, 10:59:42 am »
Exactly.  Those of us who’ve cornered the market in bog roll can sell it for vast profits & clean up....
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2019, 11:51:54 pm »
It arrived today.  I'm going to have to stash it in the loft.   Perhaps I can rig up some form of continual dispenser, with all the rolls sellotaped together & feeding down through a slot in the ceiling ...
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #116 on: August 01, 2019, 05:11:32 pm »
Exactly.  Those of us who’ve cornered the market in bog roll can sell it for vast profits & clean up....
But how are you going to clean up once you've sold it all?
<boom, tish and taxi>

It arrived today.  I'm going to have to stash it in the loft.   Perhaps I can rig up some form of continual dispenser, with all the rolls sellotaped together & feeding down through a slot in the ceiling ...
Just have a look through the designs of Heath Robinson, there's bound to be something...
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #117 on: August 09, 2019, 01:13:36 pm »
Sainsburys have 125ml tubes of Colgate toothpaste at £2.  Stock up.       I should get some more brush heads for the electric toothbrush as well.  Imported so will not be getting cheaper.
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #118 on: August 09, 2019, 04:19:39 pm »
I'm currently vegetarian, but if (when?) we start getting seriously short of food I'll just make burgers from the nearest brexiteer that opens their gammon mouth.
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #119 on: August 09, 2019, 05:50:45 pm »
https://twitter.com/bbcbreaking/status/1159865053690126342?s=21


Power cuts ? We’ve not even Brexited yet. Roll on the three day week....
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #120 on: August 09, 2019, 07:07:50 pm »
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #122 on: August 10, 2019, 07:27:17 pm »
I'm currently vegetarian, but if (when?) we start getting seriously short of food I'll just make burgers from the nearest brexiteer that opens their gammon mouth.

I thought the standard advice was to compost them, because of the toxins accumulated by “apex” predators.

Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #123 on: August 10, 2019, 08:28:41 pm »
I'm currently vegetarian, but if (when?) we start getting seriously short of food I'll just make burgers from the nearest brexiteer that opens their gammon mouth.

I thought the standard advice was to compost them, because of the toxins accumulated by “apex” predators.
Apex? More like bottom feeders.
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Re: Preppers and prepping tendencies
« Reply #124 on: August 18, 2019, 11:33:37 am »

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukpolitics/comments/crvuse/operation_chaos_whitehalls_secret_nodeal_brexit/


Public water services are likely to remain largely unaffected, thanks to actions now being taken by water companies. The most significant single risk is a failure in the chemicals supply chain. The likelihood of this is considered low, and the impact is likely to be local, affecting only hundreds of thousands of people. Water companies are well prepared for any disruption: they have significant stocks of all critical chemicals, extensive monitoring of their chemicals supply chains (including transport and deliveries) and sharing agreements in place. In the event of a supply chain failure, or the need to respond rapidly to other water supply incidents, urgent action may need to be taken to make sure people continue to have access to clean water.


Only hundreds of thousands.  That's OK then.....  :facepalm:


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