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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: 93
Views: 5754

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: 93
Views: 5754

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: 2538

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: 5569

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: 5245

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: 3181

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: 4487

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: 4487

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: 4487

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: 4487

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.