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by grenfell
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Preparing for the loss of a loved one.
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Preparing for the loss of a loved one.

As said i don't think there's any real way to prepare for it even though we know full well it's inevitable. I never knew my paternal grandmother and my grandfather died when i was only about 6or 7 which at that age dosen't seem to affect as much. On the other side of the family i only knew my matern...
by grenfell
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Garage Freezer: Beware
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Garage Freezer: Beware

I was aware of this issue although we have a freezer in the garage that hasn't failed despite it being 3degreess in there , i've just checked. Given that a freezer gives off heat , easily felt if one puts ones hand close to the grille on the back, i had wondered about encapsulating the freezer . Som...
by grenfell
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: EDCs, BOBs, GHBs
Topic: Thought I was new to "Prepping" but been doing it for years
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Thought I was new to "Prepping" but been doing it for years

I reckon the number of people who wake up one morning and say "i'm going to become a prepper' could be counted on the fingers of one spectator at a football match and the majority just bimble into it. An extra tin or two here , spare blankets , tools , first aid kits vegetables in the garden , keepi...
by grenfell
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bar Keepers Friend
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Bar Keepers Friend

Just asked the domestic goddess and she has some of the spray type , recommended by the hairdresser , and confrms that it is good stuff. We'll have to try the powder.
by grenfell
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What do you value most?
Replies: 35
Views: 2428

Re: What do you value most?

As a tea drinker i was inclined to put that but there are decent alternatives such as rosebay willow herb that actually taste like tea. I 'm surprised chocolate hasn't come up yet but for my single product i'd say sugar. Not because I have a particularly sweet tooth , i don't have it in my tea for ...
by grenfell
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: What do you value most?
Replies: 35
Views: 2428

Re: What do you value most?

As a tea drinker i was inclined to put that but there are decent alternatives such as rosebay willow herb that actually taste like tea. I 'm surprised chocolate hasn't come up yet but for my single product i'd say sugar. Not because I have a particularly sweet tooth , i don't have it in my tea for e...
by grenfell
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who thinks a space earth ship is the ultimate idea?
Replies: 17
Views: 1677

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

Just watch a couple of episodes of "Big Brother". Now, do you really think that mankind can survive being cooped up together? [Acknowledging that the contestants are not your 'average Joe'] Well seeing as we seem unable to coexist peacefully on an earth sized spaceship i'd have to say the answer wo...
by grenfell
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Attention gardners
Replies: 11
Views: 2410

Re: Attention gardners

Mention of quinces reminds me of an incident earlier this year. In a couple of gardens i visit there are bushes which bear an appleish sort of fruit. A sort of speckled green fruit , small but not very numerous and nothing to worry about thorns , and a red tinge to the leaves. One of the owners sons...
by grenfell
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ikea Bulb
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Ikea Bulb

Yes i added a switch so the thing didn't just come on when I unplugged it. I seem to recall at least one had a row or two of D sized batteries ( ni_cads?) , no labels just silver coloured but these i used on other things. The couple i turned into work lights had the old lead batteries with the grey ...
by grenfell
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ikea Bulb
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Ikea Bulb

I suppose this is a simpler and cheaper version of the emergency lighting that has been around for many years , this sort of thing https://www.cef.co.uk/catalogue/products/4502024-5w-led-emergency-maintained-exit-box-with-legend I had a couple of these years ago which i used as rechargeable lights ....