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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 18th Nov 18, 9:37 PM
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    Mojisola
    Actually, I've always known a "midden" to be a toilet, ie. an outhouse.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    It was the Ty Bach in our world.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 18th Nov 18, 9:53 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    I've been wondering, should we be adjusting our prepping stock, to account for our medical circumstances?

    For example, as a type 2 Diabetic, should I be stocking very low/zero sugar foods and drinks, in case my medicines become hard/impossible to obtain?
    1984 WAS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 1308

    You can't be a Christian AND a Socialist.
    • fuddle
    • By fuddle 18th Nov 18, 10:18 PM
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    fuddle
    I would say do whatever your instinct tells you Bob.

    My heart slowing meds are made in France. I can't take any other kind because they interact with the receptors in my lungs. I can have ones I've already been on (calcium channel blockers) but they didn't work. The rest of my meds are manufactured in the UK.

    I have 5 weeks in stock at any one time but I'm increasing chamomile tea stocks and looking into researching other calming herbs and breathing exercises to help slow my heart down. I'm not worried. My meds aren't a given. I'm lucky to have the help. Without the help I'll do whatever I can to help myself. It's not ideal but it won't be forever.
    Be like a tree.
    Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf.
    Bend before you break. Enjoy your natural beauty. Keep growing.
    • pelirocco
    • By pelirocco 18th Nov 18, 10:47 PM
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    pelirocco
    The difference being of course, that the burning wood stove is merely returning something to the atmosphere that was removed quite recently, whereas the diesel engine is emitting something that has been locked in the oil for hundreds of millions of years.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    I guess you are trying to say that makes the fumes emitted from the wood is less toxic ....Oh dear
    Vuja De - the feeling you'll be here later
    • pelirocco
    • By pelirocco 18th Nov 18, 10:49 PM
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    pelirocco
    I've been wondering, should we be adjusting our prepping stock, to account for our medical circumstances?

    For example, as a type 2 Diabetic, should I be stocking very low/zero sugar foods and drinks, in case my medicines become hard/impossible to obtain?
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob

    As a type two you need to keep carbs low , this is easily done by avoiding processed food
    Vuja De - the feeling you'll be here later
    • Cappella
    • By Cappella 18th Nov 18, 10:50 PM
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    I shan't be adjusting my prepping stocks Bob. My stores are already as healthy as I can make them, lots of tinned pulses, fish, tomatoes, fruit in juice, brown rice, wholemeal pasta and fresh veg from the allotment - the sort of thing I can easily make a quick, low fuel needed, meal with - so I shouldn't need to change them. My heart meds are made in the EU and my prescriptions are for a two months supply at a time. I can't stockpile the meds, so will just try as much as I can to stick to a heart healthy diet.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 18th Nov 18, 10:52 PM
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    Bedsit Bob
    I guess you are trying to say that makes the fumes emitted from the wood is less toxic
    Originally posted by pelirocco
    No, I'm saying they don't add to the pollution in the same way oil and coal does.

    As the trees grow, they take carbon from the atmosphere, and when the wood is burned, it releases that carbon back into the atmosphere.

    As such, a tree is carbon neutral.
    1984 WAS NOT AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

    Amount I have so far denied the BBC - 1308

    You can't be a Christian AND a Socialist.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 18th Nov 18, 11:22 PM
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    The oven went Pfffft just after 9pm. Not entirely surprising, as the thermostat's been either Off or Hotter than the Surface of Sun for two years now and the seal is decidedly crispy, but we cannot afford a replacement, never mind delivery and installation/connection.

    I give the microwave a fortnight before that shorts out (the bottom's rusty and we now need the thing).


    [crosses fingers, touches wood and whistles] Lots of meals in the slow cooker or on the hob for the foreseeable future, then. Plus a few winter barbecues, I suspect.

    Oh, how I love my wretched life.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 19th Nov 18, 6:33 AM
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    GreyQueen
    I've been wondering, should we be adjusting our prepping stock, to account for our medical circumstances?

    For example, as a type 2 Diabetic, should I be stocking very low/zero sugar foods and drinks, in case my medicines become hard/impossible to obtain?
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    None of us should be eating sugar at all, never mind a diagnosed Type II diabetic (and the majority who have T2 are undiagnosed - as yet). Get off that cr*p asap, you're selling your health to one of a dozen evil transnational food corportations. They kill people with their products, y'know?


    ETA; Jo Jo, sorry to hear of your cooker woes. If you can rustle up 45 you can get mini electical ovens from Argos etc. Mebbe put an ask out on Fregle/ Freecycle? I offered out Mum's mini oven a few years ago (long gone, sadly) and folks were very keen.
    Last edited by GreyQueen; Today at 6:38 AM.
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    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)

    • jk0
    • By jk0 19th Nov 18, 9:59 AM
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    jk0
    The oven went Pfffft just after 9pm. Not entirely surprising, as the thermostat's been either Off or Hotter than the Surface of Sun for two years now and the seal is decidedly crispy, but we cannot afford a replacement, never mind delivery and installation/connection.

    I give the microwave a fortnight before that shorts out (the bottom's rusty and we now need the thing).


    [crosses fingers, touches wood and whistles] Lots of meals in the slow cooker or on the hob for the foreseeable future, then. Plus a few winter barbecues, I suspect.

    Oh, how I love my wretched life.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted

    Sorry to hear this Jojo. Could you try ebay? If it's electric, they are quite easy to install yourself. Just four screws into the kitchen unit usually. Then slide it out with a helper, change over the wiring, and slide the new one back in before securing it.
    • jk0
    • By jk0 19th Nov 18, 10:55 AM
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    jk0
    BTW, you guys may know that I am electrosensitive. This very interesting youtube clip came up yesterday, with even some stuff I was not aware of:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bdU_uw2Dc


    Over an hour, but it had me riveted.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 19th Nov 18, 5:59 PM
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    Sorry to hear this Jojo. Could you try ebay? If it's electric, they are quite easy to install yourself. Just four screws into the kitchen unit usually. Then slide it out with a helper, change over the wiring, and slide the new one back in before securing it.
    Originally posted by jk0
    I wouldn't mind doing that in principle, but I have suspicions about the competency of the people who built and installed everything in the house - there have been a lot of issues with sloppy and even dangerous workmanship (including killing the original oven because they'd put a standard, non heat shielded length of extension lead, rather than rated oven cable on and then pinned it carefully between the obviously hot oven and the base of the cabinet - the engineer who replaced that told me I was lucky the RCD worked, and then made a point of checking the circuit for free - and needed to rewire it as the live was waving around inside the isolation switch ). I've also had an astonishing number of appliances go poufft in there, although that could be a combination of the magic touch of the OH, the age of the good things and the cheapness of a lot of the newer things.


    I'd need to be sure that the circuit is suitable for all ratings of domestic ovens available, as I wouldn't want to buy one that is too high for safety, after all. And, because I'm a naturally cynical person, I won't touch anything unless the entire house is dead electrically speaking - it'll have to all be off at

    Sockets
    Isolation Switches
    Individual Circuits/RCDs
    The entire house, lights and all.

    - before I'll pick up a screwdriver. Which means waiting until next weekend, as I don't get in until after dark now.

    At least I'll have been paid by then, so can think about it some more. I don't have the mental energy for it with how busy work is this week.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
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