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    Default Stuff you can't get anymore and things you can (at the moment).

    Have you noticed that many useful things are no longer available? Like Creosote, Turpentine, decent weedkillers such as Sodium Chlorate and so on. In fact the only weedkiller available is Glyphosate, which is pretty useless and will also be banned eventually I reckon.

    Now is the time to stock up on things that could be barred as 'too dangerous' for the mere public to be let loose with. I foresee Caustic Soda, Cellulose thinners, Turps Substitute, oil or spirit based wood treatments, aerosol paints, Methylated Spirits, motor oils, coolants and hydraulic fluid, pain killers and other 'over the counter' medications, etc., being removed from public access eventually.

    I already keep a decent stock of likely items, just in case.


    I'd like a decent handgun, with a few boxes of ammo, but I guess that's out of the question.
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    creosote was banned for public use in 2003. ridiculous i know but such is life. Think it was a EU directive tbh. I used it responsibly on my sheds etc and it was a damn site better than the crap now and cheap. If you drilled a hole in a tree stump and poured and sealed it would kill it too.
    Salt works as a weed killer
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    ha , I used turpentine all day yesterday decorating . I use that or white spirit .

    https://www.glenwooddecoratingsuppli...FQi77Qod1d8ONQ

    also no nonsense wood preservative is superb and probably just as good as creosote

    I use it a lot and it really soaks in well

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsens...own-5ltr/23266

    funnily enough not so long ago I looked after an old lady who stood on a tin of creosote to paint her fence , she went trough the lid and got leg ulcers on her leg which we had to treat !!!!
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    My Mrs just clocked this thread and walked off shaking her head!
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    Does a decent government count?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    Does a decent government count?

    Not really. Such things are fictional!
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    If toilet paper was banned, things could get messy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    If toilet paper was banned, things could get messy!
    Thank goodness San Izal hard toilet paper is near enough banned!!
    Last edited by spendorman; 12-05-2017 at 10:56.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spendorman View Post
    Than goodness San Izal hard toilet paper is near enough banned!!
    Yes. That was more for 'spreading it about' than actually wiping!

    Hard toilet paper used to be a favourite in schools, as I recall. Dreadful stuff.
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    I always wondered how people managed to use it.

    I remember it my school too.

    In the early 70's I worked at Boosey and Hawkes, first in the Machine Shop, and we had that San Izal paper in the toilets there.

    Later on I was promoted to the Technical Office and given a key to the Executive toilets! No hard toilet paper in there!
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