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by tarmactatt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New Compass
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: New Compass

Sorry, mag to grid get rid is the magnetic reading of North compared to the map reading of North it needs to be deducted and grid to mag added. HTH Does this still hold given mag declination "0" is currently a line through Exeter-swansea- West coast of Scotland? West of the line will be a different...
by tarmactatt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Feuerhand 276
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Feuerhand 276

I've a Tilly lamp which is great for outdoors but I've moved away from anything flammable for indoors, the health and fire risks are just too great. I do agree about the horrible blue glare from cheap 'cold white' LED's. All of my torches are 'neutral' or 'warm white'. I've various plastic diffusers...
by tarmactatt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Cheap emergency lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

Re: Cheap emergency lighting

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Especially when coupled with rechargable batteries ;)
Just be careful to recharge regularly- I've ruined a set of NiMh rechargeable batteries in a similar PIR LED light- there's no low-voltage protection so the device sucked the AA's to basically 0v, they never really recovered fully after that.
by tarmactatt
Thu May 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: BBC R4 program: The Stress Test. Power grid scenarios
Replies: 3
Views: 2571

BBC R4 program: The Stress Test. Power grid scenarios

BBC R4 Program "The Stress Test". Scenario/interview program about grid power in following scenarios: 1) extreme weather 2) cyber attack 3) space weather https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005f7d A bit basic for those of you well-researched in the topic, I enjoyed it and thought others might find it...
by tarmactatt
Tue May 02, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi all, long neglected intro post!
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Hi all, long neglected intro post!

Thanks for all the welcome replies everyone. Thanks Deeps, only realised today how long ago I registered! Had to take a bit of time off prepping due to other commitments, with the current global events, getting a 'safety net' under me is now higher priority. Ya gotta hate it when life gets in the wa...
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: EDCs, BOBs, GHBs
Topic: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.
Replies: 29
Views: 10534

Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

I spent enough time in muddy holes in cotton clothing to have a healthy dislike for the clammy, slow drying stuff. Goretex, fleece/fibrepile and synthetic under layers for me, whilst on the move. Plus it dries quicker and packs down smaller. Cotton is good for dry kit for the night, I reckon. Avoid...
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Portable charger for phone
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Re: Portable charger for phone

I've a 12V socket to USB(s) in the car- I find it useful for general in-car charging and, short of battery issues, there's going to be plenty of juice in a car battery to top up a smartphone to make a few calls. Also in the glovebox is a small powerbank I got free from Screwfix for those times I nee...
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi all, long neglected intro post!
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Hi all, long neglected intro post!

Thanks Deeps, only realised today how long ago I registered!

Had to take a bit of time off prepping due to other commitments, with the current global events, getting a 'safety net' under me is now higher priority.
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi all, long neglected intro post!
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Hi all, long neglected intro post!

Hi Folks, Apologies for the tardiness of this intro, I've gathered some great info on this forum and hope to contribute eventually. My focus is prepping on a budget for short term food/water/weather/power disruptions and attempting to build flexibility and resilience for the next financial crash. Ev...