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by scoobie
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Power tools
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

Re: Power tools

I've used, and owned most brands in the last 25 years. Starting with black and decker many years ago... Makita used to be great (I've still got an old ni-cad drill, that's about 15 years old and it's still going strong). Same for a hitachi drill and impact driver that's about 5 years old. Last year ...
by scoobie
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Another lockdown
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: Another lockdown

Sounds like they are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best. Sensible!
by scoobie
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi From NR
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: Hi From NR

Something really odd with this post, the post date is from 2010 when we first opened/rescued the forum; and NR's user doesn't appear as a valid user (or exist in the database at all) NR if you've rejoined, can you start a new thread in this forum please so I can figure out what's going on with your ...
by scoobie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Potential UK power failure
Replies: 45
Views: 7825

Re: Potential UK power failure

Ironically a lot of solar installations actually shut down if the property loses connection to the mains! Primarily to stop an owners panels sending a jolt to an electrician working down the line somewhere. I'm still considering getting some solar installed but if I were to do so it would be config...
by scoobie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Potential UK power failure
Replies: 45
Views: 7825

Re: Potential UK power failure

I have a 4kw solar system on my house, which generates far more than we use (20kwh per day last week on bright days); so not too much of an issue for us, especially now we're coming into more daylight hours. I would like a battery bank to keep us going for a few days completely independently of the ...
by scoobie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hobo2
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Hobo2

Hey Hobo, I will PM you, and we can sort out your old account :)
by scoobie
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Corona has woke me back up....
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Re: Corona has woke me back up....

It's never too late, it will just be a bit harder work!
by scoobie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: are you planning to hunker down to avoid ppl contact due to covirus
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: are you planning to hunker down to avoid ppl contact due to covirus

I'm fortunate that I work in tech, so I've been working remotely for the last week and a bit, and our whole company globally has been encouraged to work remotely. The Mrs isn't so lucky, and can't work from home but she's part time fortunately. We've been topping up the stores over the last few week...
by scoobie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi - I'm making a film - permission to post?
Replies: 23
Views: 4318

Re: Hi - I'm making a film - permission to post?

Film sounds interesting, I also wish you luck with it; and I hope you stick around long after you've made the film..
by scoobie
Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Looking for new EDC bag with no molle
Replies: 13
Views: 3081

Re: Looking for new EDC bag with no molle

Embrace the MOLLE! I work in a large city, and see them daily. My 5.11 and Maxpedition bags have outlasted everything else I’ve tried (and mine get abused!) But they *are* expensive..

5.11 have a new-ish colour range that is black and grey, looks cool; and relatively understated.