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by grenfell
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Best combat trousers?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Best combat trousers?

I'll admit to very limited experience but for what it's worth... I have a couple of pairs of British army Dpm combats which seem decent enough . To be honest one of the reasons for wearing them is that they show the dirt much less than jeans more than anything else. A black mark just looks like part...
by grenfell
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Too much weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Too much weight?

In thirty plus years of fitting kitchens I've only ever seen wall cabinets come away from the wall once and that was due the installers (Not us :lol: ) using the wrong sized wall plugs and screws. It would have to be a pretty flimsy chipboard cupboard to fail from the weight of what was placed on t...
by grenfell
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Too much weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Too much weight?

I've had a (badly fitted) single 600mm wide wall cupboard fall off the wall. It wasn't overloaded and it crushed the steel bread bin to oblivion. Prrobably zoom 20 years ago I was doing some work at a kids home. One of my jobs was replacing the boxing around a pipe between two wall cupboards and wa...
by grenfell
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Too much weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Too much weight?

Funnily enough this very topic has come up on another forum I use albeit a more building related one. I'd agree with Jenny although there isn't a black and white answer as such , there being variables . Wider cupboards seem to be worst simply because there's fixings for a given width. Plus construct...
by grenfell
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fire lighting.
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Fire lighting.

Now, this may get light heartedly controversial but its something I've always wondered about - why bother taking Maya dust, tinder, magnesium rods etc etc when if you're going prepared why not just take a box of firelighters? Well some already do , or something very much like , and to borrow a para...
by grenfell
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Reasonably fit 70 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Reasonably fit 70 year old

As to essentials in the bug out bag the nature of the event will have a great bearing on what you pack. Chances are it's not going to be the end of the world and there's a very good possibility that you'll be able to return to your home. Take all the relevant paperwork pertaining to your home , deed...
by grenfell
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: My kit so far
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: My kit so far

Acorns and mighty oaks and all that . Good start. Can I just ask if the 3x3 and 4x4 tarps are 3 and 4 metres in size ? Seems logical but I only ask because you then say the groundsheet size in feet . It's not a criticism, I do it all the time myself , mixing metric and imperial , if I had a tape mar...
by grenfell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Daily use
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Daily use

grenfell wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:46 am

On the subject of paper plates I often wonder why the concept of edible plates hasn't been reinvented.
I really should google before I post :o
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakeys
Well it's a start at least...
by grenfell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Daily use
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Daily use

The couple litres a day is for 'field conditions' and not for sustained periods. Its also if you're not using dehydrated food etc but things like ration packs. The 2 litres is for drinking with a small amount set aside to clean pots, brush teeth type stuff. One option (again, not a sustainable long...
by grenfell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: what does the forum think.
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: what does the forum think.

. My main concerns are that if things went badly wrong, my preps would not be just for the 3 of us at home but also my other 3 children, their partners and my grandchildren plus two sets of elderly parents, one set who have very little food stored,. Yes family the nemesis of a preppers plans . My w...