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by sam_uk
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7892
Views: 246396

The blood clotting/ strokes stuff doesn't look too cheery: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2020/04/27/why-is-covid-19-coronavirus-causing-strokes-in-young-and-middle-aged-people/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-stroke-deaths-symptoms-covid-19-heart-a9484091.h...
by sam_uk
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: If you had £1k now what would you buy
Replies: 44
Views: 3021

Re: Polytunnel plastic

Having a polytunnel that's too big is one of those nice to have problems IMHO..
by sam_uk
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: If you had £1k now what would you buy
Replies: 44
Views: 3021

Polytunnel plastic

On the original question, I'd buy £950 of polytunnel plastic. £25 of strong reusable cable ties. £25 lengths of plastic pipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_NnY_yYwuc Harvest some hazel poles and build a geodesic tunnel. If it doesn't fit in your garden then put it on an allotment, or blag a b...
by sam_uk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: If you had £1k now what would you buy
Replies: 44
Views: 3021

Catweazle wrote:No-Dig is great, but you need loosened soil with organic material to start with.
Do you? That hasn't been my experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyNE_AJeny8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRkLlj_cniA
by sam_uk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7892
Views: 246396

Sunshine! Just spend half an hour in outside when the it's sunny. If there was any I'd be more than happy too! "From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight." https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-a...
by sam_uk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7892
Views: 246396

MEDCRAM : Coronavirus Epidemic Update 30: More Global COVID-19 Outbreaks, Vitamin D May Aid Prevention "Vitamin D supplementation was safe and it protected against acute respiratory tract infection overall. Patients who were very vitamin D deficient and those not receiving bolus doses experien...
by sam_uk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Bug out collaboration?
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

It's more of a location and a development strategy for that location.

Looking for people to contribute time, resources or social capital.
by sam_uk
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Bug out collaboration?
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Bug out collaboration?

I tend to think a fast crash is unlikely, and even if it happened running around the country to areas you don't know well is unlikely to be a good idea. That said if anyone is interested in helping with a bug out plan B then I'd be happy to share some thoughts and some work I'm planning to do over t...
by sam_uk
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Buy more gold?
Replies: 47
Views: 10719

Statistically, they'd be more likely to accidentally https://injury.research.chop.edu/violen ... & children[/url]
by sam_uk
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Buy more gold?
Replies: 47
Views: 10719

Hi all Not been around for a bit, but thought I'd drop in. I spent a couple of hundred quid on https://www.mountainhouse.com/ a few years ago. Not used any, still not regretting it. I quite rate these: https://shop.solar-aid.org/collections/products/products/sm100 50% of each purchase sends light to...
by sam_uk
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Dr Martins for life guarantee
Replies: 3
Views: 3076

Dr Martins for life guarantee

Has anyone got these?

http://drmartensforlife.com/

£160 for a pair of boots as long as DM's keep trading.

Thinking about getting a pair and wonder what the service is like?
by sam_uk
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Emergency supplies for car.
Replies: 18
Views: 8316

RAC membership card?!
by sam_uk
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Stocking a village hall for emergencies
Replies: 22
Views: 12401

1x black IBC tank for rainwater collection, use it for watering the garden you've planted around the hall. 10x filters £130 ish http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATC-Super-Sterasyl-7-Candle-W9121215-British-Berkefeld-also-removes-Lead-/122011134984?hash=item1c686e2c08:g:UrYAAOSwvgdW4rZU Perhaps you could pe...
by sam_uk
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Lead acid batteries for backup power
Replies: 10
Views: 5970

Or for true longevity you could remortgate your house and buy some NiFe

http://www.bimblesolar.com/48vnife1200ah

Not cheap, but they do last 100 years..
by sam_uk
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: blackphone
Replies: 20
Views: 7354

The only secure form of long distance communication is paper and pen or paper and typewriter, delivered in person. I totally agree that person to person is the most secure. However there is nothing to suggest that the NSA, or anyone else are able to crack PGP "PGP is more than 20 years old, bu...