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by featherstick
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ikea Bulb
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Ikea Bulb

Where did you get the George Foreman grill with inbuilt MP3 player?
by featherstick
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

A few years ago, SWMBO went away for a few days and we had a sudden snowfall so I couldn't go to work. I decided to experiment and turned the heating off. The temperature in our small, 2-up, 2-down mid-terrace house fell quickly to about 16C and stayed there. The boy and I layered up as we got cold....
by featherstick
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who thinks a space earth ship is the ultimate idea?
Replies: 14
Views: 721

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

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy goes into a lot of detail on the processes of terraforming Mars (and the subsequent politics). It's great fun.
by featherstick
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 326
Views: 27786

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

No Deal Brexit more likely than ever following today's announcement. Check your preps. And yes, the country probably will collapse.
by featherstick
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Thermo flask under £20
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Thermo flask under £20

A lot depends on the "quality" of the vacuum - I use inverted commas because of course you either have a vacuum or you don't.... I've had lots of thermoses that look good but lose heat rapidly. The best I've found is a Thermos-brand one (got its LSGC medal now) and a Kuhn Rikon one - even though bot...
by featherstick
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: How many times can you use a disposable FFP3 mask?
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: How many times can you use a disposable FFP3 mask?

If you're using a mask with an outlet valve then you might as well not bother. The purpose of facemasks is to stop YOUR stream of potentially virus-laden moisture droplets from entering the atmosphere, not to prevent you breathing it in. If you're really concerned about proper facemask use, then use...
by featherstick
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Metal detector
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Metal detector

Can you get hold of some debris netting that scaffolders use to catch the arrows behind the butts? Would it even work I wonder? I have some on the allotment, keep meaning to take the longbow up for a play...
by featherstick
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Audiobooks or reading?
Replies: 19
Views: 7910

Re: Audiobooks or reading?

Gah.

I listen to music, and radio plays.

I read books.

"Audiobooks" are agin the laws of man and nature, they ain't natural.
by featherstick
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Living in a garage or caravan or what
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Living in a garage or caravan or what

Where does he live Jansman? A site, or a private arrangment somewhere?
by featherstick
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Bandages & Dressings
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Bandages & Dressings

I rely on Elastoplast Knee and Elbow patches when out with the kids - extra large and sticky. Elastoplast finger strips are good too - extra long to go around a finger. Otherwise for more serious injuries I have a selection of HSE medium and large wound dressings, which have the pad attached to the ...