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by featherstick
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Metal detector
Replies: 13
Views: 530

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: 7115

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: 561

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: 229

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 ...
by featherstick
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Fallout Shelter Handbook :)
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Fallout Shelter Handbook :)

A pal and I visited one of the big local administration bunkers where senior military and civil leadership personnel would have holed up for months until the slag cooled down enough to come back out. He's very astute - about half-way through he said "They'd have gone mad, wouldn't they? The military...
by featherstick
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bike to charge phones
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Bike to charge phones

I read an article on this - apparently it's just possible to charge a mobile phone off a dynamo hub but nothing more. I'm not sure how long it would take to charge a power bank. Here's an intro article: https://www.cyclingabout.com/best-hub-dynamo-system/ There was also a pedal-operated emergency po...
by featherstick
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Laser engraver for canned goods?
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: Laser engraver for canned goods?

They both used a Fisher space pen which was developed independently by the Fisher company. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-nasa-spen/ I use an indelible marker to write contents on the TOP of the tin - when you're looking down at a box of tins, it's very useful. I don't bo...
by featherstick
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Go bags for couples
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Go bags for couples

What sort of go bag are you planning? If it's a hotel/hospital bag, then it's light enough to have one each. If you are doing the full-on GOOD live-in-the-woods-for-3-months Zombie Apocalypse BOB, then you'll both need a 60l bergen, bivvy bag, tactical FAK, machete, crossbow, night sights, 72 hour r...
by featherstick
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 2657

Re: Something that slipped my mind - washing clothes

Anyone else disappointed they used power tools to drill the holes, and not brace-and-bit?
by featherstick
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: No cost or low cost preps
Replies: 51
Views: 11852

Re: No cost or low cost preps

Making yourself a little bit fitter and stronger than you are now. Start from where you are, build up. Even if it's just half-a-press-up on the knees, every day, until you can do one. Then two. Walk regularly, then run. Look at improving your diet. We're heading for hard times and the NHS is going t...