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by tarmactatt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: strawberry thief - sort of
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: strawberry thief - sort of

Had squirrels decimate my strawberries this year, they nibbled the stalks above the ripe and unripe fruits. Sounds like you might have squirrels or mice?
by tarmactatt
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: buying these items
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

Re: buying these items

The only thing I would say is buying boots without trying them on is not always wise. :D :lol: For the last five years I have had to buy safety work boots on line. I literally live in them, and am on my feet ten hours a day. I use the same eBay trader, same brand, and I have no problems. The three ...
by tarmactatt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Batteries

Nicad is still available https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-600mAh-Rechargeable-Battery-Batteries/dp/B011HZ144M Even in industry they are still more common than people think most if not all modern led emergency light units still come with Nicad cell packs (3x AA size cells in shrink wrap) Reason I sa...
by tarmactatt
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Batteries

But of a battery nerd here. Three kinds of 'normal' AA/AAA battery: Alkaline: Pro: Cheap, ok capacity for low current draws Con: Can leak well before the BBE Lithium Primary (disposable): Pro: good capacity for medium/high current draws, good hot/cold weather tolerance. Con: Expensive, (very) rare ...
by tarmactatt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Batteries

Bit of a battery nerd here. Four kinds of 'normal' AA/AAA battery: Zinc Carbon: Pro: extremely cheap Con: very low capacity, can leak before BBE. Alkaline: Pro: Cheap, ok capacity for low current draws Con: Can leak well before the BBE Lithium Primary (disposable): Pro: good capacity for medium/high...
by tarmactatt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Metal detector
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Metal detector

Thanks Corvus, sadly all three, wood for the longbow, Ali for the recurve & carbon for the compound. The field belongs to the forestry so can't really go strimming it. Close range isn't an issue but stretching out the distance to 75m I'm missing quite a lot :-( You'll technically need permission fr...
by tarmactatt
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sleeping bag temperature ratings
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Sleeping bag temperature ratings

Ultralight outdoor seem to have one of the best summary pages for sleeping bag ratings to EN13537: https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/which-en-rating-sleeping-bag-do-i-need-i303 In my experience, I find the sleeping mat makes a HUGE difference to my night's sleep. I tend to go for the closed ce...
by tarmactatt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: New Compass
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

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: 1224

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: 3479

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.