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Oct 9, 2017 13:34:28 GMT 10
SA Hunter: evening all - yes, I've been away again, and missed out on a lot. Hope you are all well & safe.
Oct 9, 2017 19:04:53 GMT 10
paranoia: You were gone? Welcome back mate, for now at least... I hope everything went well in the big smoke.
Oct 9, 2017 19:16:20 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HaHa - not much smoke out West, but, yeah, had a good time. If anyone is on the SA West Coast Oct next year, gotta go to the Oysterfest in Ceduna!! First time there, and loved it. Very family friendly......
Oct 9, 2017 20:31:45 GMT 10
paranoia: Oysterfest? One mans trash I guess... Last trip across the Nullarbor I stopped in Ceduna for lunch... plenty of people without shoes yelling on the main street, not much smoke
Oct 9, 2017 20:57:47 GMT 10
SA Hunter: haha - funny thing is, that's normal communication for them - people get worries with all the yelling, but calm down when explained it's just how they talk/yell.
Oct 9, 2017 22:02:19 GMT 10
Peter: Hey all. SA Hunter - the Oysterfest sounds good. One of my favourite foods ever.
Oct 10, 2017 11:18:57 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - phone call the other day - out West you go. Finally home for at least 2 days - even more I hope.
Oct 14, 2017 21:40:33 GMT 10
paranoia: Never a dull moment hey? at least you've got a couple days I guess...
Oct 14, 2017 21:42:44 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Evening everyone - warm here in SA.
Oct 17, 2017 21:46:23 GMT 10
paranoia: Wonderful to have warm evenings again... I look forward to a few more camp outs in the front yard with the kids
Oct 17, 2017 21:59:11 GMT 10
SA Hunter: yeah, spent last night on a mate's "small" boat - 58ft, sleeps 11. Got a good feed of squid, whiting & flathead!!
Oct 17, 2017 22:12:50 GMT 10
paranoia: Wow... Sounds fantastic! Yeah I don't think I'll ever own something like that given the missus' stance on boats. I'll be happy enough when I finish building my 7 footer
Oct 17, 2017 23:15:07 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, we are always looking for people to bait our hooks!!!
Oct 17, 2017 23:27:00 GMT 10
paranoia: Tempting mate... If I could only find the time!
Oct 17, 2017 23:44:29 GMT 10
Post by ziggysdad on Sept 26, 2017 22:28:56 GMT 10
Work and travel have had me occupied for the past couple months, so I've been MIA on the boards.
Off to Singapore and Laos on the weekend. The joy of taking anti-malarials!
On a positive note, we have three scripts for Azithromycin (broad spectrum antibiotic) that I'll be filling tomorrow. If all goes well and we don't have to use them in Laos, it will take my stockpile to ~10 full courses of various antibiotics.
I have a Campbells membership - you have to have an ABN to get a membership (not open to the general public). Sale prices at Woolworths and Coles tend to beat Campbells pricing. You'll find that some of their stock has been sitting on their shelves for a long time.
Deb's potatoes are pretty rough, but don't let that sour you on all instant mashed potatoes. I buy Edgell Idahoan (118 servings) from my local Greek importer and they are fantastic. I've done taste testing at work and everyone has been impressed, including a former chef and a leading restaurant reviewer.
Costco also sells 112 serving (14x8) packs that get great reviews and are very inexpensive:
If it is red and oozing puss, I like to rinse it with Hydrogen Peroxide - maybe poke at it with sterile tweezers as well while the bubbles are doing their job.
If it isn't bleeding I'd say let it breathe and keep it uncovered. If it is oozing or bleeding go for a bandaid with a drop of triple antibiotic ointment like Neosporin (cuts heal really well and much quicker, but you run the risk of developing antibiotic resistant organisms - I just don't care)
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 13:28:24 GMT 10 by ziggysdad