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An idiot level expensive mistake.
28 May 2016, 10:45,
#11
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
What gnarks me is I DID put extra thought into many other aspects of the job, IE the Shelves in all the units are not just sitting on those little push in shelving studs, I added extra shelf supports, and the larder unit though floor standing I still bolted it to the wall .
Preppers willingly embrace the benefits of modern technology, but we aint daft enough to rely upon it.
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28 May 2016, 13:20,
#12
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
NR, You are not the first and you won't be the last. The cupboards may be OK but they never think anyone will pack them full of stuff as nobody does nowadays. Plasteboard walls may be OK for everyday normal use but that isn't what you are doing. I removed the plasterboard and replaced it with plywood with supports in my old house. You lose a few inches on the wall but it is a lot sturdier. My current abode is all brick so I don't have that issue.
Skean Dhude
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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
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28 May 2016, 13:26,
#13
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
Good tip SD lining the cupboard wall with marine grade play could be very useful to others
Preppers willingly embrace the benefits of modern technology, but we aint daft enough to rely upon it.
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28 May 2016, 14:22,
#14
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
Just read your post, NR. Disaster. I don't know how old your house is, but modern houses are not meant for people who want to survive for a long time in them. How about more freestanding units, just attached to the walls to keep them stable; a nice larder, perhaps? You can buy ready made ones that do hold quite a lot - we had one in France. Welsh dressers converted to all-shelves? If your walls are all made of plasterboard then there is really not a lot you can do to make them much stronger. We have a larder and it is lined with industrial metal shelving. Cost a bomb put would probably resist one!
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
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19 June 2016, 12:22,
#15
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
(28 May 2016, 10:21)harrypalmer Wrote: I use shelf units in the garage, can't get the car in now...its like a small supermarket in there these days lol



Be very careful there you need a dehumidifier as tins rust have you put a layer of cheap varnish on at least the bottom of each tin
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20 June 2016, 08:26,
#16
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
I tend to buy canned food by the tray, so they are sitting on cardboard and wrapped in plastic. I do run a small air con unit as the garage can get very warm.

Have you tried coating fresh eggs in oil? they'll keep fresh for up to a year.
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Harry
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20 June 2016, 10:45,
#17
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
(20 June 2016, 08:26)harrypalmer Wrote: I tend to buy canned food by the tray, so they are sitting on cardboard and wrapped in plastic. I do run a small air con unit as the garage can get very warm.

Have you tried coating fresh eggs in oil? they'll keep fresh for up to a year.

no is that olive oil ?

i have waxed cheese and that does work too.
The tray idea sounds good.
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20 June 2016, 17:09,
#18
RE: An idiot level expensive mistake.
http://prepared-housewives.com/preservin...ear-later/
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Harry
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