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by Pete_59
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: security hardening a metal garage door
Replies: 8
Views: 422

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: 2244

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...
by Pete_59
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ham Radio Foundation licence
Replies: 34
Views: 7394

Re: Ham Radio Foundation licence

Try contacting the Radio Society of Great Britain as it's one of their registered assessors who will conduct the exam.
by Pete_59
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Solar Chargers
Replies: 37
Views: 3473

Re: Solar Chargers

Aye, its a charge controller, cost about 14 quid. I've got an extra few hundred quid I wasn't expecting so I'm pressing on with it. Still swithering over the panel and batteries, seen some but trying to get the right ones. It is fun though. Well if your on a bit of a budget I can recommend eco wort...
by Pete_59
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 71768

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

Have removed post as I hadn't read the post I was answering properly
by Pete_59
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Growing food. I know NOTHING but want to.
Replies: 25
Views: 3254

Re: Growing food. I know NOTHING but want to.

Brambles wrote:Could I suggest you get a copy of the Readers Digest book Food From Your Garden.
Just ordered a copy, £2.80 on Ebay
by Pete_59
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Growing food. I know NOTHING but want to.
Replies: 25
Views: 3254

Re: Growing food. I know NOTHING but want to.

As far as how much space is needed try this site https://www.growveg.co.uk/guides/growin ... -a-family/ also think about vertical growing to better utilise the space you have https://waldenlabs.com/20-vertical-gardening-ideas/
by Pete_59
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Water
Topic: Rain water butts
Replies: 32
Views: 6456

Re: Rain water butts

How long does a 200 litre water butt take to fill up with normal British weather ? I'm thinking of getting one and using it to flush the downstairs loo. If you're filling it from runoff on your roof then this link should help https://www.ajdesigner.com/phprainwaterharvest/rain_fall_harvest.php#ajsc...
by Pete_59
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Another Bunker. Kent. £35k
Replies: 2
Views: 1908

Re: Another Bunker. Kent. £35k

Or

Buy your own Sea Fort, talk about off-grid

http://uniquepropertybulletin.co.uk/haile-sands-fort/
by Pete_59
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: powdered millk
Replies: 52
Views: 7144

Re: powdered millk

I'm currently using some Tescos own brand dried milk with a BBE date of May 2012, seems perfectly fine to me.