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Preparing for Winter V

edited 11 October 2017 at 1:35PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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    I can yes, I use my own drafted patterns too. I'm completely self taught, I just experimented with old bedding. It took some trial and error though! And lots of googling
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    edited 4 December 2016 at 11:28PM
    EmberJ wrote: »

    On another note, and to end my long post again, has anyone experience on using pans on top of a wood stove for stews or soups? Does it work? Any tips? I'd love to give it a try to use the stove for two purposes rather than turning the hob on, until I get my slowcooker out of my mums loft.

    Thank you all ladies, you all helped me feel much calmer and more like I'm prepared in thoughts and plans at least.
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    To right use it, my kettles never off mine during the winter I cook casseroles,soups and stews on mine anything you can cook in a slow cooker you can cook on a woodstove, I always bring to a boil it up on the stove first then let it simmer away on the burner dependent on how hot your stove gets you may need a trivet to reduce the heat a bit. I only use a cast iron dutch oven and kettle on mine so cant comment on saucepans.
  • We only have a small stove so I doubt a big pot would fit. Always wanted a dutch oven though so may just invest in one. Thanks for the advice. We've already got on of the stove top whistling kettles, that'll be OK won't it?
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    It will be fine, keep an eye on the charity shops, cast iron pots are often in ours I think as they are heavy lot's of people especially older people often share the love and pass them on :)
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  • Very quiet in here lately, just wanted to say A very Merry Prepped Winter Christmas to you all...:T
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    I thought it was quiet in here too - Happy Christmas all :)
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    They must all be very involved in the 'Preparing for Christmas' bit. It's very stormy and pitch dark here in the North East at the moment. Storm Barbara is certainly making her presence felt!This is when you are really glad that you have a good stock of the essentials in the cupboards and don't have to go out if you don't want to! Thanks for the good wishes both of you and wishing you all the best Christmas and New Year.
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  • mardathamardatha Forumite
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    Weather was hellish today up here, seems to be calmer now. I'm in and staying in until midweek, then one trip round the family and back in until after the Year.
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