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by DustyDog
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island living, off grid
Replies: 8
Views: 716

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: 2106

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: 1560

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: 1065

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: 1965

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...
by DustyDog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Building my home
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Building my home

Have seen that series, YouTube has been a huge source of help as have a good few Facebook groups, have a look on there for ideas.
by DustyDog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Building my home
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Building my home

Cheers I’ve got 50mm insulation underneath the bubble wrap and it is fully vapour proof hence why I put it up and have pushed the insulation into all the gaps you cannot get kingspan in. I’m thinking of heavily Lined curtains and a windscreen cover for the front. The insulation I’ve used is recycled...
by DustyDog
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Building my home
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Building my home

Ok not what you were all expecting but this will be home in a few months, have been taking photos as I’ve gone along, will post again in a few weeks. Also if ppl interested I’ll do a more detailed story with more photos if I’m asked.
by DustyDog
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Got a fire extinguisher?
Replies: 33
Views: 5107

Re: Got a fire extinguisher?

When I start van living I’ll defo have some in van.
by DustyDog
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 84064

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Cheers Deeps, it’s coming along slowly but surely, will post more pics as an when I do stuff. 👍 of course always a prepper still building up food stocks etc and have the solar panels already for van for off grid when need be. 😀