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by lurkshere
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"
Replies: 81
Views: 2375

Re: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"

NT2C wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:20 pm
lurkshere wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:18 pm
Hard to do 900 millions of damage with this canal boat!
Okay, which one of you guys just yelled, "Hold my beer?"
Yep - many of the canal-side pubs are still there. Don't get that in Suez.
by lurkshere
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"
Replies: 81
Views: 2375

Re: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"

Hard to do 900 millions of damage with this canal boat!


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by lurkshere
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: US pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: US pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots

They are both viral vector vaccines based on an adenovirus. That's what makes them more physically robust than the lipid envelopes of the mRNA vaccines (and easier/cheaper to produce). IMHO the minute risk needs to be clarified and carefully explained to the world because mRNA vaccines are non start...
by lurkshere
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 126360

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Raptor's link also quotes the Daily Mail.

Enough said.

The ONS stats I believe.
by lurkshere
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hidden. Dark and deep in the vaults, not to be used. Unless at the uttermost end of need.
Replies: 32
Views: 492

Re: Hidden. Dark and deep in the vaults, not to be used. Unless at the uttermost end of need.

grumpyviking wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:22 am
most of my stuff will only get used at TEOTWAWKI. thats why I prep.
You must have a very frugal existence during the good times then. Are you sure you're not letting life pass you by?
by lurkshere
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Contingency heater
Replies: 29
Views: 1407

Re: Contingency heater

And if I was going to use the stove top, I would put a pot of water on it
You would have to frequently top up the water and it would cause a lot of condensation.

Heat from a naked burner would just go straight up though, so how about using a fire-brick instead of a pot?
by lurkshere
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"
Replies: 81
Views: 2375

Re: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"

discuss them yes, but if one prepares for them then they only affect the unprepared masses, surely?
You have never hidden your contempt for the "unprepared masses" have you?
by lurkshere
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Hunting Feral Hogs
Replies: 32
Views: 2126

Re: Hunting Feral Hogs

grumpyviking wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:06 am
we call them "Wild Boar" over here and they are everywhere.
Are they bollocks!
by lurkshere
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"
Replies: 81
Views: 2375

Re: Suez Canal blocked by ship "Ever Given"

Gee, tell us how you really feel, MP.

No, seriously, you quoted 4 different people, an entire wall of text, just to post a single emoji. How about actually joining the conversation with something more substantive?
At last.
by lurkshere
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 126360

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Jab booked for tomorrow. Will probably be the Oxford/AstraZeneca one. I had the Oxford jab 3 hours ago. Things were really well set up, in and out in 10 minutes. Wait in the car for 15 minutes after, before leaving. I've not turned zombie yet. The EU is all over the place. One minute they don't wan...
by lurkshere
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: Vaccinate: Yes or No?
Replies: 58
Views: 2759

Re: Vaccinate: Yes or No?

Yes any vaccine (approved in the West). And will do in the next few days.
Reason - I'm a graduate Microbiologist.
by lurkshere
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?
Replies: 64
Views: 4882

Re: Food Chat - Dinner conversation anyone?

NT2C wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:42 pm
My aching back hates when I make beef stew, but my belly says :awesome:

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No dumplings? You have to have dumplings with beef stew.
by lurkshere
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1169
Views: 87391

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Mrs Sheddi had her first vaccine dose today, no side effects (yet) and a second scheduled for May. Yay for science! I got my letter from the NHS this morning and went online to book the first dose shortly and second dose early June. I'm 58 so they are working down the ages quickly. As a graduate mi...
by lurkshere
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 652
Views: 121923

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

cv66er wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:26 pm
lurkshere wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:26 am

Do you get Scotch eggs over there?
I make Scotch Eggs over here. No one has died from them yet.
I love them. Cold with a salad or 30 seconds in the microwave for an "in a rush" breakfast. Sausage and egg in one package.
by lurkshere
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 652
Views: 121923

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

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Do you get Scotch eggs over there?
by lurkshere
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Cabin Porn
Replies: 20
Views: 7123

Re: Cabin Porn

I'm called Sheddi for a reason :D
Not a Chelsea fan? :D
by lurkshere
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1169
Views: 87391

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Good job prepper mentoring
You are welcome. Good luck.
by lurkshere
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1169
Views: 87391

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

What am I forgetting?
Do you have a way of heating food if the power is off for long? I've used my Trangia for a good hot meal during a power cut.

ETA: A vacuum flask for the hot drink of your choice?
by lurkshere
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Threads Formerly Known as DICE
Topic: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas
Replies: 150
Views: 6404

Re: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas

Yea, we're supposed to hit 7 on Monday. I'm planning to bunker down until at least mid next week, if at all possible. The main hitch might be that a work crew managed to damage a water main this afternoon; I have enough water to go a while for drinking, but I would like to bathe at least every coup...
by lurkshere
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1169
Views: 87391

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Ever
Have you not had a jab yet?
by lurkshere
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: There's a mouse in the house (bug out bag food storage)
Replies: 33
Views: 3042

Re: There's a mouse in the house (bug out bag food storage)

Poison bait in hidden places works wonders. Tom cat is the brand I use. OP mentioned dogs, so poison bait probably isn't a great idea. No matter how well you hide it, dogs and cats are still at risk of of catching a rodent trying to flee from its own burning, melting guts. When said poisoned rodent...
by lurkshere
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Any podcasters here?
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: Any podcasters here?

Many thanks for your reply.
by lurkshere
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Any podcasters here?
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: Any podcasters here?

What brands of commercial multivitamins would you recommend? I'm particularly interested in long term shelf life for storage to supplement canned goods.
by lurkshere
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Tell My Horse, Zora Neale Hurston
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Tell My Horse, Zora Neale Hurston

I'll let everyone know what I thought of it.
I suspect we can be certain of that.

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