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The Prepping Thread - A Newer Beginning ;)

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • mardathamardatha Forumite
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    Fuddle I keep 3 bags of flour in the freezer and 1 in the cupboard (in a tin).
  • singlestepsinglestep Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread :)

    I am also de-lurking. I always read with interest, although actually assimilating info isn't necessarily following! I have just discovered tins from 2014 in my cupboard while rooting around for a food bank drive at work. A few things to add to what I bought, mainly tinned fruit I can no longer eat.

    Perhaps it's a symptom of getting older or perhaps it's the relatively mild weather but I am rather feeling the cold this year. The main culprit is an external door my dining table is near. I've taken previous notes on possible solutions. Thanks, everybody.
  • CappellaCappella Forumite
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    Flour needs to be frozen for at least 48 hours to kill the nasties. Hope that's helpful.

    I didn't know we had a new thread. Found it by accident. Nice but rather confused now. Feel rather surplus to requirements. Ah well. These things happen - and these days life is usually confusing :)
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    edited 28 November 2018 at 8:36PM
    Miword, a New Thread - thank you to all involved. Plumps a cushion & snuggles down in comfort.

    I need to take my tins cupboard in hand, not least as it would appear the shelf was being led up by four tins & no-one tried to move them - until someone did & cascade... Ooops. Still, I've found tins of beans I didn't remember buying (borlotti beans - all suggestions gratefully received) & need to chuck the blown & dented tins.

    A colleague has disparaged the Costco sourced chopped tomato tins as "utterly tasteless". Not knowing what iniquities chopped tomato can get up to I smiled vaguely & have sloped over here to check: has anyone else subjected their tinned tomatoes to a blind taste test & if so what did they find & does it vary? Or am I dithering needlessly & that with the usual accompaniment of balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, Lea & Perrins, garlic etc no-one tastes the tomato Anyway?

    Oh yes & I was much intrigued to learn there is No Such Stuff as insulating tape, just marking tape, if your electric cable is showing its insides, It Isn't Safe & at work that is an offence that H&S prosecutes the guilty until proven innocent. At home, you are allowed to die of ignorance, but at work - speak out?! As the fix is apparently simple, "anything that cannot be removed without destruction" like heat shrink tubing. Which can be invisible or distinctly coloured to taste.

    Oh & eyeing what is going on in Sydney - wicked flooding - if you can't swim, please consider learning. Yes, we're supposed to be having really hot summers, but why take a chance? You don't need to be expert to survive.
  • BrambleberryBrambleberry Forumite
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    A colleague has disparaged the Costco sourced chopped tomato tins as "utterly tasteless". Not knowing what iniquities chopped tomato can get up to I smiled vaguely & have sloped over here to check: has anyone else subjected their tinned tomatoes to a blind taste test & if so what did they find & does it vary? Or am I dithering needlessly & that with the usual accompaniment of balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, Lea & Perrins, garlic etc no-one tastes the tomato Anyway?

    Just used two tins of the Costco ones in dinner this evening, they looked nice, and had a bit more flesh/thicker juice, but needed all the usual boosts to get them going and a bit more...I even resorted to a smidge of pesto in desperation! (Shhh!-DP not keen on pesto, don't tell him!)
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  • thriftwizardthriftwizard Forumite
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    I do't mind which prepping thread I post on, as long as it contains you lovely like-minded souls!
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  • -taff-taff Forumite
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    Borlotti beans very nice in a hearty veg soup of onions, celery, carrots, kale [optional], leeks and potatoes. Adds a bit of protein. Sprinkle with nice [not dried] parmesan before eating.
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    Yey to the lurkers dekurking. :)

    Thank you for the flour info. I'll be on to it in the next few days.
  • GreyQueenGreyQueen Forumite
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    fuddle wrote: »
    Yey to the lurkers dekurking. :)

    Thank you for the flour info. I'll be on to it in the next few days.
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  • jk0jk0 Forumite
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    If anyone here is not on a fixed tariff, or with OFTM, can I draw your attention to this thread in the Energy forum:


    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5930713


    I took on my mother's energy bills back in the summer, and switched her to Outfox the Market. They have put the price up 3 times since then, and now my mother's bill would be 35% more than they said in June.


    I just went on uSwitch, and found an exclusive 2 year fix with ESB at £72 per year more than I'm presently paying.
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