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by daylen
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ikea Bulb
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Ikea Bulb

That's really interesting. On one hand I think it's a great idea. Very practical and easy way of getting some backup light source to the masses. On the other hand, I've a bugbear with the habit of putting none replaceable batteries in everything. The led will last 15,000 hours but the battery in it ...
by daylen
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who thinks a space earth ship is the ultimate idea?
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Who thinks a space earth ship is the ultimate idea?

But as others have said, the aim of making an extremely sustainable development is a great one. It just needs a good dose of realism.
by daylen
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who thinks a space earth ship is the ultimate idea?
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Who thinks a space earth ship is the ultimate idea?

Nothing is surviving a significant planetary collision. And certainly not to drift into space and carry on surviving. Even if you could survive the impact, as soon as the Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere go, you'll be fried by cosmic rays and extreme temperatures. But even if you did... To do t...
by daylen
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 979
Views: 77585

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

We've got a load of cast iron pans from IKEA. Really good value (last time we got a huge casserole dish and large skillet for around £40 in total). We've used them a lot and quality seems good.
by daylen
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Shops selling off Covid surplus?
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Shops selling off Covid surplus?

I've just bought 2 x 16kg sacks online and it came with an expiry of 10/02/21. Not happy and trying to return it. Is that a particularly short date? I must admit, we use so much flour that although we have plenty of stock, we don't normally keep it for too long so never look at the best before date.
by daylen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bike to charge phones
Replies: 41
Views: 1995

Re: Bike to charge phones

It can certainly be done but humans just don't generate a lot of power. Pro cyclists on the tour de France generate around 200W-300W on average over a 4 hour stage. That seems a lot but I'm guessing you're not a Tour-level cyclist?! Us mere mortals would average around 100W. And that's considerable ...
by daylen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 326
Views: 28016

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

A calor-gas heater might be the way to go. From a quick search: "A modern full-sized Calor gas heater rated at 4.2 Kilowatts will last for 50 hours on one 15Kg gas bottle, turn it down to 2 Kilowatts (the heat output of most portable electric fires) and it will last for 105 hours." A 15kg butane bot...
by daylen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 326
Views: 28016

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

For cooking, I have a two-ringed, propane camping stove with grill and a smaller single-ring, butane camping stove. Both of these work really well. I have a larger propane tank in the shed for use at home in an emergency and a box full of the small butane canisters. Both forms of gas and the stoves ...
by daylen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Acorns
Replies: 17
Views: 2231

Re: Acorns

I made acorn "coffee" a few years ago. It was horrid! Unless someone else has good results and can convince me of a decent process / recipe, it isn't something I want to try again!
by daylen
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3646

Re: Potato Help please

I had a quick look around and it seems removing the flowers is quite common to do but there is no evidence that it increases yield significantly or even noticeably.

It's mentioned on the RHS site - https://www.rhs.org.uk/#section-1