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by grenfell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 77
Views: 2774

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

I have a gallon of petrol left,of a 5 gallon can that I bought five years ago.Now I would not put it in my cars,but its just fine in the chainsaws ,which are rough arsed two stroke engines. I've never had any problems personally but frrom what I've read petrol mixed with two stroke oil has a relati...
by grenfell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 77
Views: 2774

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Also are you using a stabilizing solution in the fuel as modern petrol station goes stale rather quickly I have had untreated petrol stored for 6-8 months without any problem in metal cans with minimal air gap. As I understand it the ethanol in the petrol is hygroscopic which is what causes the fue...
by grenfell
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Toiletries
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Toiletries

Having had to rod the drains our rental house is attached to on a number of occasions I realise there are sadly a number of people who will happily try to flush anything down , and given a lot of people's aversion to handling even their own crap those rods probably wouldn't have the chance to even d...
by grenfell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: having a few jerry can problems
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: having a few jerry can problems

Interesting , especially the second from last paragraph which says a license is needed to dispense petrol into the tank of a vehicle. Seems to indicate that without the license stored petrol should only be used for things like mowers and chainsaws which rather makes storing petrol legally a bit on t...
by grenfell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Toiletries
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Toiletries

Just don't pick up the same piece your mate has just used :shock:
By the way I must apogolise for the spelling mistakes , the keyboard on the iPad is playing up. :(
by grenfell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Toiletries
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Toiletries

It might be anecdotal but aper does seem to be one of the first things to disappear . We keep a decent amount although as pointed out they do take up a fair bit of space. We've never had problems with mice although I did have some soap in the shed that got chewed. . Moss is said to be a good alterna...
by grenfell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: having a few jerry can problems
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: having a few jerry can problems

I've found the seals need a bit of fettling if I replace any. Certainly the spout I had was awful until I cut a new rubber for it. I have mine on a timber base so there's no problems with corrrosion . I have several metal jerry cans of diesel and a few motre 5L plastic also with diesel , and keep at...
by grenfell
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Keeping unfrozen water in the car
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Keeping unfrozen water in the car

I had an old van on the drive for several years and had left a few things in it. One was a can of tango which at some point had frozen solid and split the can. Obviously it had then leaked when it thawed but then over the years had then evaporated. That had been in an aluminium mess tin and the acid...
by grenfell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food Prices Increasing Already?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

I know what you mean about the guilt thing as I do begrudgingly concede he had a point especially if one factors in the time that is spent although arguably that can be discounted unless that time could otherwise be spent earning money . If I spend a day in the garden I could look at that at around ...
by grenfell
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Knowing your area.
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Knowing your area.

jansman mentions the bricks from a skip and the free coal . I've a,ways looked out for stuff like that . This week I have ended up with some more garden tools including two hover mowers a petrol strimmer and a petrol leaf blower ( yes I know they are evil but...) . Practically al my firewood comes f...