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  1. 1 hour ago, Saved said:

    I should have said the internet 'as we currently know it or used to know it'. Anything worth reading or watching or contributing will not be available once the entire thing is gone and then rebuilt from scratch in the image of their god.

    There's always the dark web. It's easy to access if you know how.

  2. On 5/5/2022 at 12:24 PM, eddy64 said:


    its growers cutting back on crops they need to grow in heated greenhouses afaik.



    My tomatos are rubbish this year. The compost I bought from Lidl seems crap.

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  3. 8 hours ago, kj35 said:

    Also you don't need special seed potatoes.  Just plant ones from your fridge that are sprouting so can't be eaten.


    Also scrape chilli seeds from your chillis and ditto seeds from your tomatoes just dry them out in kitchen roll first.

    I knew about the potatoes but not how to dry seeds. Can you dry them on kitchen paper and then use next season?


    This thread is awesome.

  4. Some of you more experienced gardeners might know this, but I only learnt it last year and think it's an interesting tip.


    I bought potted herb plants from the supermarket, basil and mint worked best.


    Snip a few ends off, and take all leaves off  the cutting apart from the ends. Put them in a glass of water for a couple of weeks and they root. You can then pot them up and you have a new plant.


    Last year i kept them on my window, but this year I made some planters out of old pallets that I'm planning to fill with herbs and lettuces.  If you buy a potted chives plant, you can snip the ends off and eat them as normal, split the clump and plant it outside. You can then keep using them when they grow back, and they survive the winter.  


    I think there must be more top tips like this out there, it's just discovering them.

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  5. 8 hours ago, The Old Knight said:


    That's why i'm growing them as it's good practice, I'm thinking of doing some gorilla growing just need to find a spot in the woods where no one goes. Going to buy some wild garlic seeds and spread them about in the woods as well. 


    Anyone here had compost issues from shop bought this year? 

    Good on you mate. Great idea too.


    I planted Jerusalem artichokes in my garden. Never eaten them before, but they are coming up. Apparently they grow like a 9 foot sunflower in summer which dies off. You then dig the root and they grow edible tubers like spuds.


    Chuck a couple back in for the next year and they will keep coming.


    I've got some chard too. I read that grows back every year.

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  6. Snap 😂


    I stashed around 100 tins in lockdown 2. Started using a few here and there but barely dented the stash. I'm starting to stash things again. Not panic buying level, just a few bits weekly. I think it will pay off.

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  7. 21 minutes ago, Bombadil said:

    That’s the difficulty in food prep imo. As we don’t know exactly how fast things potentially become dire, it’s difficult to plan.

    finances, space and patience are all ok if you have them.

    I also have a lot of local sources for fresh produce. If things go pear shaped there will queues even there. I’ve built up good relationships with local producers but might mean nothing when it matters. Only time will tell



    My thinking is, if potatoes suddenly become short on supply, I have a sack in the shed that I could last several months on.


    Most people will generally have a few in from the supermarket that really don't last long as they are washed and clean.


    If things start drying up I can easily grab another sack. A lot of people living in cities don't even realise this sort of luxury!


    I am stashing a few tins a week now. Canned veg, soup, fish. Plus dried beans and pulses.

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  8. 19 hours ago, The Old Knight said:


    30 litre containers, 2 potatoes planted in each =  2lbs +  per container. I've got 5 in already just waiting on a compost delivery. 


    Cherry tomatoes go well in hanging baskets, make sure you got netting for those brassicas as the cabbage moth will come for a visit.  



    I haven't bothered with potatoes.


    I already buy mine from a local farm. They cost me a fiver for a 25kg sack, still have the dirt on them. They keep really well in the shed and last ages. They generally have them all year around, but I guess that might change if there are shortages.

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  9. I'm trying to grow my own food in a raised bed and some flower beds. It's not easy.


    I have limited space and not much has started growing outside yet. 


    Some radishes, carrots beetroot and artichokes are starting. I have a couple of fruit trees, tomatoes and chili's indoors, and some beans and peas started too. Also done perennial kale plants.


    It's going to be a struggle to feed the family at this rate!

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  10. The whole point now is for vaccine passports / digital IDs. Cash will disappear. They are already in the process of bringing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and moving into web 3 will make everything Blockchain based.


    With these things in place they will implement a social credit system.


    They have already openly spoken about CBDCs being programmable so your money will expire, or can only be spent on certain things. I believe this is where we are heading. If covid doesn't achieve it, the Russian war will. Different disaster, same end result.

  11. Sorry if off topic slightly, but does anyone have any data on the HPV vaccine? 


    My daughter is nearing that age and I can't find much online other than official guidance.  I gather it's not mRNA but I heard the protection is quite limited.  Just after some more info please.


  12. 3 hours ago, zArk said:

    yes, water is part of the body cleaning system 

    a detox drinking 6litres a day for a couple of weeks helps kick start 

    being hydrated is around 1 -2 litres a day depending upon exercise and air temp

    drinking more helps remove toxic inorganic chemicals and it helps reduce inflamation ( as the cause of the inflamation is reduced) 


    definately feel more energetic 

    Good man.


    I got fat in lockdown. Now I do 200 push-ups and walk 2 miles a day. I eat mainly just vegetables now and I'm in better shape now than when lockdown began. The extra flouride going into water worries me. I need to start distilling.


    Do you still drink regular water in tea etc? I must drink a gallon of green tea every day.

  13. 4 hours ago, MarcusOmouse said:


    I think that this is a lot closer to the truth than many people are both mentally and emotionally prepared for right now.

    I see this as a spiritual test.

    I am in no way religious, but I consider myself ( for all my human failings ) to be deeply spiritual.

    For me, the ability to look such information in the eye right now is the very essence of each individuals battle.

    It's like either you get it or you don't.

    You can either see the lie that you are living or pretend that it doesn't exist, despite knowing inside  that it does. 


    I agree.


    Seems closer to the truth than what we are actually being told

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