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by DustyDog
Fri May 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good kitchen knives
Replies: 22
Views: 2348

Re: Good kitchen knives

I was a chef for 17 years, I couldn’t fault Gustav EmilErn, my knife of choice, had the 12 inch serrated carver, boning, chefs and paring knives, all top quality.
by DustyDog
Mon May 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Potential UK power failure
Replies: 45
Views: 4469

Re: Potential UK power failure

Being a part time van dweller now, I have a 200 watt solar panel on the roof linked to a 230ah leisure battery, I have a 12 volt compressor fridge (bloody expensive for how big it is), a 500watt diesel heater, various led lamps etc so I think I would fare better than some should the juice go off for...
by DustyDog
Mon May 25, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Vindicated? Fell away from this site, but not from prepping.
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Vindicated? Fell away from this site, but not from prepping.

Again, same here, feel a bit guilty as I’ve not been as active here as I used too. Being a prepper though has been a great and helped make the lockdown and subsequent shopping trips far less stressful as I wasn’t short of anything. I will try n be more active and n the future.
by DustyDog
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38762

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Hi Deeps. Hi thanks for msg, yeah when it warms up a bit :lol: Sorry been away recently, life has changed a lot since we had the drink in Ambleside, have got van more or less sorted and it is my home, my address is now where I work, I sleep at work a lot so it is saving a few pennies in rent however...
by DustyDog
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 571
Views: 38762

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Fitted diesel heater in my camper/full time home, just got to get around to boxing all the bits in, keeping new leisure battery charged up, harder in winter when solar panel does almost sod all. Going to go through all my tinned foods and get them sorted and make room for new stuff. It’s a new year ...
by DustyDog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island living, off grid
Replies: 8
Views: 3502

Re: Island living, off grid

Aye I’m with Jansman with that, it is a hard and lonely life with no friends or family support, I guess though that if you do not have anyone then I can see the major appeal of it.
by DustyDog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Fire lighting.
Replies: 21
Views: 6372

Re: Fire lighting.

I have a Swedish fire steel on my keychain and 9/10 of the time I’m carrying a zippo and always have a can of lighter fuel for it in my rucksack, of course while I’m reading this thread my zippo is at home...
by DustyDog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Size does matter...
Replies: 20
Views: 6043

Re: Size does matter...

Spose the thing I use everyday and by that I mean many times a day and I’m using it now is my phone, fits in my pocket, that aside I’d say my small crivit penknife and my amazing fenix PD35 torch, super bright when needed and can be turned down to conserve battery.
by DustyDog
Wed May 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Spectacles
Replies: 10
Views: 3675

Re: Spectacles

It’s a good point, have just got my first pair of varifocals and they were £340 it is amazing though how I thought my distance vision was ok then putting these on made me realise how bad it really was.
by DustyDog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Building my home
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Re: Building my home

Dusty, sounds like you've taken a huge amount of care with the insulation - when will you be in, do you think? I’m not sure I can only do bits when it isn’t raining because I’m doing the conversion in my works car park, have no workshop at all, I hand saw wood balancing on two bins etc, of course i...