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by Pete_59
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Signal flares
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Signal flares

light fuse and place plastic bag full of something over charge for a bigger bang. I would strongly discourage anyone from doing this unless you've recieved training in the use of pyrotechnics. While serving in the RAF I saw a demonstration as to why this is a bad idea, a Sargeant set off a thunderf...
by Pete_59
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Storing pasta
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Storing pasta

I just leave it in the original packaging, I've never had dried pasta go 'off' even when it's a number of years past it's best before date. I've currently got an opened packet off spaghetti in my cupboard thats 2 years beyond it's BBE date and hasn't been touched for the better part of a year but is...
by Pete_59
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list
Replies: 24
Views: 2472

Re: Home Medical/Brexit Kit list

If you have the cash and I agree not cheap a pulse oximeter which gives a measure of the bloods saturation with oxygen. These can be had for less than a tenner https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Fingertip-Pulse-Oximeter-Blood-Oxygen-Saturation-SpO2-Meter-Finger-Oxymeter/353139012818?hash=item5238b9b4d2:...
by Pete_59
Sun May 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 979
Views: 77423

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

Well I finally got around to setting up my nice new Berkley water filter, unfortunately I should have read the instructions before I started and I would have found out that I needed some food colouring to check that everything is working, I thought I had some in the cupboard but I can't find it so I...
by Pete_59
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 979
Views: 77423

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

I only have one recommendation https://www.pellpax.co.uk/archery/crossbows/recurve-crossbow/ek-archery-cobra-rx-adder-crossbow-130lbs/32031 Go on you know you want a semi auto!!! Very nice, found a review on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Fn6qXvFkU Also a similar pistol crossbow https:/...
by Pete_59
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 9413

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

I've been thinking about getting my HAM licience for a while and this has encouraged my to sign up. I'll probably be on the course starting in May I've ordered my Foundation Licence Manual and I'm thinking about buying this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Upgraded-BAOFENG-UV-5R-III-Tri-Band-Walkie-Talki...
by Pete_59
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course
Replies: 51
Views: 9413

Re: Essex Ham Radio Free Learning Course

I've been thinking about getting my HAM licience for a while and this has encouraged my to sign up. I'll probably be on the course starting in May I've ordered my Foundation Licence Manual and I'm thinking about buying this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Upgraded-BAOFENG-UV-5R-III-Tri-Band-Walkie-Talkie...
by Pete_59
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 979
Views: 77423

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

Two bikers in this family and I've found the best mask is to pinch one of their neck/face thingies. I don't know what they're called - but its like a tube and you pull it over your head then either leave it round yr neck or pull it right up to cover your nose. They are tight and don't fall down. I ...
by Pete_59
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: security hardening a metal garage door
Replies: 8
Views: 3655

Re: security hardening a metal garage door

I fitted a pair of security bolts like these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Schlosser-Technik-Garage-Door-Bolts/dp/B075QHDK29/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1549616120&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Garage+Door+Lock+Bolts&psc=1 to the bottom of my garage door. They do the job and only require 6 holes to be dril...
by Pete_59
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Berkey water system
Replies: 20
Views: 6220

Re: Berkey water system

This is a system I intend to buy, as soon as I have the spare cash, so I've done some research and according to their website a pair of Berkey filters last up to 23,000 litres, or up to 11 years use, cleaning the filters every 12 months. I'm fairly sure that spare filters, as long as they're not ope...