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#451 2016-11-08 01:43:37

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Of course!

PMs are just one of my preparations for the disaster yet to come.

cash, nil debt, accounts in advance, rates 2 years in advance, meds, Solar panels for a fridge,

etc  etc   etc  etc   etc

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#452 2016-11-08 02:34:51

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

I recently bought my first 25 year use by date long life food. I found it really hard to do, buy a gold sovereign or buy 1 months supply of food. I bought the food but it was hard to do.

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#453 2016-11-08 04:39:44

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Aldi Pink Salmon (Wild) 415 gram can (product of the USA) cost about $2.20 AUD

Hard Red Wheat - 25kg bag, about $19 AUD

3kg Borlotti Beans $15 AUD

Soup, Beef and Vegetable (It's like a stew) 535 gram can $1.89 AUD @ Aldi

25kg Sunray Pool salt $7 AUD

Pair of Redback Steel capped leather boots, $89.95 AUD

9kg LPG swap and go @ Bunnings $19 .85 $AUD

12kg lump charcoal @ Masters $18.90 $AUD

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#454 2016-11-08 12:16:32

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Best to take the pessimists view on this subject.  "hope for the best and prepare for the worst", play 'what ifs' to identify problems.

Mine runs to NIL gas,  and major electricity disruption,  which means COOKING is a problem.  Not much good having 300Kg of rice if you cannot cook it.  Hard to make porridge with out heat!  No power means no ducted gas heating, the fans will not run.  Extra warm clothing.  Live like they did before Edison came along.  A big stack of heavy candles,  and BATTERIES! Good battery radio or two!

Learn all about Thermos Flask rice cooking!  Learn how they survived in Argentina, Germany, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela!

Hobo stoves, spirit stoves, 3 burner portable BBQ, the back yard BBQ etc,  with LOTS of fuel.    (Got all that!)

PMs are all about long term survival, the above gets the wife and kids fed.

JMNHO


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#455 2016-11-08 12:25:32

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Holdfast,


Some observtions,

Aldi Pink Salmon (Wild) 415 gram can (product of the USA) cost about $2.20 AUD    YEP!  Salmon and Tuna too, ALWAYS on special somewhere

Hard Red Wheat - 25kg bag, about $19 AUD                                                            RICE is better and easier to process

3kg Borlotti Beans $15 AUD                                                                                     YEP

Soup, Beef and Vegetable (It's like a stew) 535 gram can $1.89 AUD @ Aldi             YEP

25kg Sunray Pool salt $7 AUD                                                                                  What for? 

Pair of Redback Steel capped leather boots, $89.95 AUD                                           Old but OK gardening boots, fancy stuff draws attention. 
                                                                                                                                stop shaving and look POOR.

9kg LPG swap and go @ Bunnings $19 .85 $AUD                                                       Get about 6 of them

12kg lump charcoal @ Masters $18.90 $AUD                                                             Do NOT cook food outside, attracts neighbours!  Heating water
                                                                                                                                only.  NIL charcoal inside, suicidal!



Do not forget the meds and personal stuff for the wife.  Get health thoroughly checked and fixed.

ETC! ETC   ETC   ETC


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#456 2016-11-08 13:30:06

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Not trying to be a smart-arse,  hope these posts  do not seem like it.

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#457 2016-11-08 14:42:55

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Have rice; ($6.75 for 5kg at Woolies the other week) wheat has much higher protein content - can sprout wheat, boil or grind, (Good grinders are expensive) can grow it easily, cheaper than rice.

Charcoal - smokeless fire also great for getting the coal started (Coking coal). Also have coke for super-hot fire.

Salt - Cheapest table salt cost about 80 cents for 500gram, apart from that, the pool salt (Sunray brand from Woolies or Bunnings) is ok to eat / use in cooking, I also use it to grow a few fish), How many uses for salt? - At $7 a bag, it's cheap. They use to pay Roman soldiers in salt.

Boots - Not fancy!  The Redbacks have great quality "Soft" leather, Australian made and a steel cap; once they are worn in ( a week or less), you can easliy walk as far as someone wearing Salomon walking boot. Steel caps also have benefits.

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#458 2016-11-08 15:07:01

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Holdfast,

I have about 8x 10Kg bags of rice, ($10 each,  and 'Koala' brand on sale at Woolies now),   and lord knows how many 1Kg bags. Many of those will end up as barter.

Never knew about the charcoal!  Never even seen it for sale.  (I also have some gas canister stoves. Good for indoor I think.)

All this stuff is in a 'storage facility'.

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#459 2016-11-08 15:22:01

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

ozcopper wrote:

I recently bought my first 25 year use by date long life food. I found it really hard to do, buy a gold sovereign or buy 1 months supply of food. I bought the food but it was hard to do.

I bought 3 months for 2 people early this year. I thought I'd bite the bullet and have the peace of mind knowing that I'm covered. I found the same issue with imagining all the shiny stuff I could buy with that money but I am happy to have it in nice solid buckets just stored away. I don't expect to ever need more than a few days, maybe weeks, but it lasts for 25+ years so it is a great insurance policy.


An addiction to drugs would be cheaper.
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#460 2016-11-11 21:16:34

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Think I found my first genuine Rolex today... (COMMENTS WELCOME)


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#461 2016-11-11 22:12:11

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

I don't know enough to tell if it is fake or not, but it has the magnification over the dates like a lot of the fakes don't so that is positive. It looks aged and still in good nick.
was it at a garage sale?
you lucky prick, I bet it cost you like $10 bucks or something.

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#462 2016-11-11 22:24:57

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

shinymetal wrote:

I don't know enough to tell if it is fake or not, but it has the magnification over the dates like a lot of the fakes don't so that is positive. It looks aged and still in good nick.
was it at a garage sale?
you lucky prick, I bet it cost you like $10 bucks or something.

Not that cheap... $15 and I talked them down from $20. It was at a car boot sale in a wealthy area yikes

I have done more research and think it is right, here is a similar one: http://www.hollinsandhollinshead.com/mi … 1237-p.asp

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#463 2016-11-11 22:26:39

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Looks good to me.
But I'd get a jeweller to take the back off & have a look
Want to double your $

tongue

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#464 2016-11-11 22:27:29

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

MMmmmmm, nice. $15 for a rolex...
how'd you like to double your money?

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#465 2016-11-11 22:29:31

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

You guys are so generous tongue

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#466 2016-11-11 22:35:38

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

ozcopper wrote:

You guys are so generous tongue

I just thought you might need the $ lol


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#467 2016-11-12 05:06:54

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

you guys are cheaparses!!!  il give ya a full hundred for it  tongue:

Looks  like you scored oz . good luck to ya


i used to be disgusted now im just amused

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#468 2016-11-13 03:47:15

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

roll
Went to a small bicycle swapmeet today
Came home with empty pockets
Spent every cent I took lol
Just some of the bits I came home with yikes
And a brand new set of wheels worth $500-$600 for $100 cool
Not in the pic
If you want to have some fun see what those bits are worth on fleebay tongue
I spent $400 for the hole day & some more bits that didn't make it in the pic
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#469 2016-11-13 05:01:57

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

spannermonkey wrote:

roll
Went to a small bicycle swapmeet today
Came home with empty pockets
Spent every cent I took lol
Just some of the bits I came home with yikes
And a brand new set of wheels worth $500-$600 for $100 cool
Not in the pic
If you want to have some fun see what those bits are worth on fleebay tongue
I spent $400 for the hole day & some more bits that didn't make it in the pic
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c220/ … g~original

Not wishing to piss on your fireworks and all that, but........

A mate of mine many years ago was a competitive cyclist. Spend a proper fortune on bikes and bits. He showed me his latest purchase one night, a Campagnolo gear set. He told me how utterly, utterly brilliant they were, and how light. Then he went and got his kitchen scales to demonstrate, also bringing a similar but cheapskate Simplex set.

You guessed it - the cheap sh*t was lighter. I'd never seen him cry before.


I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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#470 2016-11-13 05:29:27

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

SteveS wrote:
spannermonkey wrote:

roll
Went to a small bicycle swapmeet today
Came home with empty pockets
Spent every cent I took lol
Just some of the bits I came home with yikes
And a brand new set of wheels worth $500-$600 for $100 cool
Not in the pic
If you want to have some fun see what those bits are worth on fleebay tongue
I spent $400 for the hole day & some more bits that didn't make it in the pic
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c220/ … g~original

Not wishing to piss on your fireworks and all that, but........

A mate of mine many years ago was a competitive cyclist. Spend a proper fortune on bikes and bits. He showed me his latest purchase one night, a Campagnolo gear set. He told me how utterly, utterly brilliant they were, and how light. Then he went and got his kitchen scales to demonstrate, also bringing a similar but cheapskate Simplex set.

You guessed it - the cheap sh*t was lighter. I'd never seen him cry before.

The Campagnolo stuff is "drug $ "
I stick to the Japanese fishing rod stuff
Simplex is still good but the Italian stuff has a large following just like Ferrari's
When you weigh 100kg lighter wheels mean FA lol
If I dropped 10-15 kg & started competing then maybe it would be worth the $
Japanese fishing gear & Aussie made frames are for me big_smile
I'll leave the spaghetti & meatball stuff to the office workers & weekend warriors (mamil )


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#471 2016-11-15 10:55:55

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Holdfast wrote:

12kg lump charcoal @ Masters $18.90 $AUD

Was that a part of their "fire sale"?

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#472 2016-12-18 01:38:54

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Bought myself a new camera. I have too much camera gear already, but it's too heavy to take everywhere I go and so I often rely on a phone camera, especially if I'm on the motorbike. However, if you're used to using decent gear, no phone camera is ever going to satisfy you unless it's an emergency. Consequently, I decided to buy a 'compact', but one that could take reasonable quality pics and allow a bit of flexibility.

Hence, this just arrived, a Panasonic LX100. Leica optics, small enough to carry almost everywhere, fits easily into my bike jacket, but enough quality and control to keep a half-serious photog happy:

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#473 2017-02-15 02:22:13

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

cool
After a 6 month wait for these
New old stock , been sitting in a shop for over 20 years waiting for me big_smile
This was the ultimate flip , swapped the rims for a book yikes
Worth over $1000 , on graffiti in Melbourne , I paid $15 for the book cool
Rims would sell for $400 a pair
The hubs are going on the Sydney rims and hopefully swap the Omicron's for the wheel build wink

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#474 2017-03-04 08:35:45

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Swore I wouldn't buy anymore until the price rose

. but I'm rarely near the Perth Mint retail shop so...

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#475 2017-03-05 03:40:38

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Re: What did you buy today , of the non PM range

Clawhammer wrote:

Swore I wouldn't buy anymore until the price rose

. but I'm rarely near the Perth Mint retail shop so...

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have you xrf'd it to see if theres something inside ? big_smile


i used to be disgusted now im just amused

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