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Polyanya

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Preppers
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:24:00 pm »
I'm interested to know if any TAS members are, or have been, of are thinking of becoming preppers? Its purely for my own interests to know probably because I am seriously considering it in the face of whats going on 'out there'. Husband and I decided to buy ourselves a dehydrator this year so we can dry a lot of the spare veg we grow. I'm planning on preparing 'soup jars' where I'll have onions garlic, carrots, green beans and other beans plus anything else we have that would be good in a soup as well as homemade jerky etc Dried veg can last for years apparently so if the power goes and the freezers die we can still eat. Of course if we really have only 10 years to save the planet then I shouldn't be prepping to far ahead :D
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macgro7

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Re: Preppers
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 10:41:58 pm »
Unless you expect Brexit to be a cause for World War 3, I wouldn't worry about freezers not working. Unless you are planning not to pay for electricity Perhaps?  :thinking:
I think most people on this forum are doing at least something in a way of preserving or grow in their own food - veg garden, apple tree in the garden, some hens for eggs etc etc.
I don't think anyone (I hope not!) Is a "prepper" like our American brothers - keeping lots of guns and lots of canned food in case of a war!
My grandmother's preserves a fine in their jars stored inside the cellar the year I was born. We opened some over 20 years old and they were delicious! Pickled cucumbers, mushrooms, cherries, jams marmelades and tons of other stuff.
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, geese rabbits and a little boy on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Polyanya

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Re: Preppers
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 09:19:39 pm »
No not world war three or guns just food shortages - suppose its different for me, we often have empty shelves if the weather is bad  :gloomy:
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Preppers
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:52:38 am »
I just looked at your blog - what a beautiful part of the world you live in!
Ours is very very different. We have shops, restaurants and lots and lots of people and businesses sitting a walking distance from us. We don't really get affected but rough seas and wind.
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, geese rabbits and a little boy on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Fleecewife

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Re: Preppers
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:34:32 pm »
I had never heard the word 'preppers' before.  I had heard of the US bunkers, guns, survivalists etc etc which gave me genuine nightmares for years when that was in the news every day.  Over there, they seem to go OTT about lots of things and love an excuse to wave guns around  :coat:


I do make stores, including jam (which I can't eat!) chutneys, pickled beetroot etc, lots of stuff in freezers (lose the leccy and that's all gone) plus overwinter potatoes, onions, apples and so on in my root cellar (actually it's in the scullery but the idea's the same).  I don't store dried food or staples for much longer than a year. I do keep shop bought tins of pet food and human food, plus toilet paper (pretty important  ;D ) enough for a couple of weeks or so.  I also have some spare weight around my body, so that should last a couple of weeks at least!!
 I can remember when our shops have been empty when severe weather closed the roads to Scotland from England, so I protect against that, but really nothing more.  If I lived in Shetland I would still not store enough food for more than a winter though.
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Re: Preppers
« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:30:39 pm »
I have wondered whether I should stock up the cupboard and freezer a bit in case of a no deal Brexit  :thinking: . But keep thinking that it might be a bit of an over reaction???????


Could rural spots be hit more than urban areas if it comes to food shortages?


We do keep a bit extra in during the winter in case of bad weather but maybe I need to up it a bit???????


Does that even count as 'prepping'?


I'll probably ponder over it until it's too late!

 

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