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by Panther
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi, new member from East Anglia.
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Hi, new member from East Anglia.

The Green Man wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Hi welcome,

Lovely part of the world you live in (very jealous) we spend a lot of time in your county along the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
I would move there in a heartbeat if I could!
We're very fussy about who we let into Norfolk of course. ;)
by Panther
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Storing diesel? Long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Storing diesel? Long term?

I have several 10 litre and 20 litre jerry cans. They are normally filled--stored--used in strict rotation, some being used every month and kept for a maximum of 1 year. It's only the lockdown restrictions and lack of wanting to go anywhere in the last few months which has led to storing fuel for lo...
by Panther
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Storing diesel? Long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Storing diesel? Long term?

I am currently using diesel which has been stored for sixteen months. It seems fine. It is possible to buy special diesel fuel stabiliser if you want to store it for even longer.
by Panther
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: How ready are you?
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: How ready are you?

As ready as we think we are for our various bug-in / bug-out scenarios, there is always something else to do. This is so true. "I could do with more tins of potatoes; I'd better install another security light on the shed; are two packs of batteries enough, no I'd better get a third pack; can I affo...
by Panther
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: solar security lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: solar security lights

Great looking banana skin. :o :lol: :lol:
by Panther
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 319
Views: 25617

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

After years of watching my pension fund being mismanaged and effectively loosing money, yet still being charged management fees and account service costs :twisted: I bit the bullet and took out the whole lot in one go, paid the maximum amount of tax :twisted: and now look after my own fund 100%. In...
by Panther
Tue May 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Re: Hello from Hampshire

Hi Daniel, Welcome to the forum. You'll find many people on this sight are in a similar position to you in that their spouse, relations or neighbours think they're potty, eccentric or insane in prepping. I think most of us here will tell you that in such an uncertain world the ones who are insane ar...
by Panther
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Exercising at Home
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Re: Exercising at Home

If you really want a blast form the past try 5BX In the 1950's the Canadian airforce realised their pilots were unfit and wanted to do something about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Air_Force_Exercise_Plans The plan was in part driven by the fact a Canadian Airforce base in winter...
by Panther
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Emergency home lighting
Replies: 17
Views: 7040

Re: Emergency home lighting

My approach to emergency lighting relies on both modern and old technologies. We have rechargeable torches around the house which turn on if there's a power failure. I also have several torches (I love buying torches, you can never have too many.) :) Over the years we have also collected antique bra...
by Panther
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Audiobooks or reading?
Replies: 19
Views: 7646

Re: Audiobooks or reading?

It's real books for me every time. For a start there's something special in just being able to pick up the book and hold it in your hands, look at the loose cover, open it, check when it was first published and how many times it's been reprinted. Then there's often information about the author on th...