Stay well this winter, help any vulnerable people you know too

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE

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Original Poster

Check the medicine cabinet, make sure you have the basics

cough medicine
Lemsips
Vics
Paracetamol
Lip balm


Whiskey only kidding
Edited by: "miles136" 11th Nov 2016

Original Poster

We are expecting snow, look in your freezer make sure you have emergency bread and milk, veg

try and buy extra tins, soups, beans, veg

Original Poster

make sure you do this for relatives and neighbors

Original Poster

anyone got any other tips? suggestions?

inb4 I am off to my holl home in the sun, or just starting the engine on my boat

InB4 build a Fallout shelter

Like it says in the NHS link it is one thing to save money but being cold will make you ill
as will living in a damp home

keep a supply of salt handy for icy paths you could even do the pavement outside your home
same goes for something to clear away any snow
Edited by: "Wongy110" 11th Nov 2016

Think I uninstalled Fallout Shelter

Putting the heating on is always a good idea, why is it so hard to make old people do that? Failing that, slippers are helpful. Extremities are vulnerable.

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moneysavingkitten

Think I uninstalled Fallout ShelterPutting the heating on is always a … Think I uninstalled Fallout ShelterPutting the heating on is always a good idea, why is it so hard to make old people do that? Failing that, slippers are helpful. Extremities are vulnerable.



I know, and they get the winter fuel allowance too, I think they are so used to saving, many of them had parents from the war years, I do remember some of my Nanas saving ways

I might finally get to use those ice grips I bought a few years ago.

offer to pick up essentials for elderly /ill/disabled neighbours when you go for your own shopping, if it's the company they will miss by staying home put the kettle on and chat over coffee and biscuits.

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This weekend would be a good time to start

During the winter months i always have my cold weather kit (snowsuit/blanket etc) and a snow shovel in the boot of my car .. windscreen protector, de-icer windscreen washer fluid and bottles of water .. always comes in handy at some point!

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arcangel111

During the winter months i always have my cold weather kit … During the winter months i always have my cold weather kit (snowsuit/blanket etc) and a snow shovel in the boot of my car .. windscreen protector, de-icer windscreen washer fluid and bottles of water .. always comes in handy at some point!



U need not worry about keeping warm while i am here

Are you trying to encourage panic buying? I lol at people Christmas eve buying extra bread and milk, the shops are open boxing day.

Search all comparison sites for the best energy deal (or ask a friend to help).
Do it now,not put it off.

miles136

Check the medicine cabinet, make sure you have the basicsVics



Yeah, that would keep you warm X)

landros1

Search all comparison sites for the best energy deal (or ask a friend to … Search all comparison sites for the best energy deal (or ask a friend to help).Do it now,not put it off.


Don't you find they are all much the same price anyway ?
most people(here anyway) are probably already on the cheapest
the only real reason to change is because your fixe has come to an end
and the only saving to be made switching supplier is via cashback

thewongwing101

Don't you find they are all much the same price anyway ?most people(here … Don't you find they are all much the same price anyway ?most people(here anyway) are probably already on the cheapestthe only real reason to change is because your fixe has come to an endand the only saving to be made switching supplier is via cashback



I believe that the majority of the country have NEVER changed energy suppliers resulting in them still being on the
"standard tariff ".

landros1

I believe that the majority of the country have NEVER changed energy … I believe that the majority of the country have NEVER changed energy suppliers resulting in them still being on the "standard tariff ".


Yes well that is what everyone says is it true any more ?
I don't know it is just so many people including this website now seem to have a vested interest in you switching supplier
might be better for some to stick so they can keep a closer eye on what they use ?

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airfix

Are you trying to encourage panic buying? I lol at people Christmas eve … Are you trying to encourage panic buying? I lol at people Christmas eve buying extra bread and milk, the shops are open boxing day.



Nope just getting ppl ready

Original Poster

Today i got all the things for the medicen box

Also tinned food . Rice flour yeast frozen veg

So i am ready

Snow shovel,skid chains,lock deicer.

Big DO NOT .
Start your engine and pop back in the house for a cuppa.

Original Poster

remember to go and help those who need it, ppl who do not think to prepare

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Predikuesi

I might finally get to use those ice grips I bought a few years ago.



looking like you will

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North west frost poss snow Thursday night

thewongwing101

Don't you find they are all much the same price anyway ?most people(here … Don't you find they are all much the same price anyway ?most people(here anyway) are probably already on the cheapestthe only real reason to change is because your fixe has come to an endand the only saving to be made switching supplier is via cashback



It appears that(unbelievable)70% of the country are on standard tariff.

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landros1

It appears that(unbelievable)70% of the country are on standard tariff.



because they do not tell you I was on a good deal I looked recentley to see if I could get better and I was on standard tariff

miles136

because they do not tell you I was on a good deal I looked recentley to … because they do not tell you I was on a good deal I looked recentley to see if I could get better and I was on standard tariff



Unfortunately no company has to tell you that you are giving the too much money inc banks etc.......
Any tariff is better than standard .

landros1

Unfortunately no company has to tell you that you are giving the too much … Unfortunately no company has to tell you that you are giving the too much money inc banks etc....... Any tariff is better than standard .


Key meter ?
not being on direct debit ?
not being on dual fuel ?

Original Poster

It is discusting that those on key meter pay more. Lets keep the poor poor
Edited by: "miles136" 16th Nov 2016

miles136

It is discusting that those on key meter pay more. Lets keep the poor … It is discusting that those on key meter pay more. Lets keep the poor poor


Frankly a lot say they prefer it as they can't run up huge bills
my landlord insisted I have one for years (_;)
thought we were all supposed to be on smart meters by now ?

landros1

It appears that(unbelievable)70% of the country are on standard tariff.


Including people on the Warm home discount scheme
what a joke
theguardian.com/bus…tch

top tip;lots of layers will keep you warmer than one big thick one

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thewongwing101

Including people on the Warm home discount schemewhat a joke … Including people on the Warm home discount schemewhat a joke https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/nov/17/one-in-three-families-struggle-to-pay-energy-bills-says-uswitchtop tip;lots of layers will keep you warmer than one big thick one




aww I would prefer a big thick one to keep me warm

miles136

aww I would prefer a big thick one to keep me warm


You have mentioned it before miles
X)

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thewongwing101

You have mentioned it before miles X)



who dear?
me dear?
no dear?

how very dare you!!

Make sure your elderly neighbour gets their flu jab
youtube.com/wat…4tA

Original Poster

peeps after the day we have had if you have not done this yet this is the time

xxx

miles136

peeps after the day we have had if you have not done this yet this is the … peeps after the day we have had if you have not done this yet this is the timexxx


Hot water bottles might be old fashioned but still the best thing to have in bed on ice cold winter nights like these.

Unfortunately, prices are going through the roof at the moment, but Home Bargains and B&M still haven't raised theirs yet - £1.99, or £3.99 for woolen covered ones, best grab one or two before they join the others in raising prices. Hope this helps

Shock horror, it's forecast to get a bit colder, who'd have believed it in late November?

Luke Mial, a forecaster for the Met Office, said it was “time to start wrapping up” for winter. “Temperatures will struggle to hit single figures and clear skies will mean quite a cold night and possibly the coldest of the autumn so far in England and Wales,”

Start panic buying everyone!! oO

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airfix

Shock horror, it's forecast to get a bit colder, who'd have believed it … Shock horror, it's forecast to get a bit colder, who'd have believed it in late November? Luke Mial, a forecaster for the Met Office, said it was “time to start wrapping up” for winter. “Temperatures will struggle to hit single figures and clear skies will mean quite a cold night and possibly the coldest of the autumn so far in England and Wales,”Start panic buying everyone!! oO



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