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by peejay
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Real water problems
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Real water problems

One thing I know is that two of us can get by very comfortably on 55L/day without feeling like we're scrimping at all. I know this from our stays in the caravan, & even at that we're showering daily (ships shower granted but no less clean) and 5 of it is drinking water. So sanitation-wise we could l...
by peejay
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Re-purpose fish tanks?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Re-purpose fish tanks?

The new house actually has a greenhouse already so we're covered on that front but Hydroponics could be interesting, hmm...
by peejay
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Re-purpose fish tanks?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re-purpose fish tanks?

I should hopefully be moving house soon and have been having a good clear out as you can imagine though it does go against my hoarding tendencies! :-) One thing I've had lurking around in the lock-up garage for years is a couple of fish tanks (one above the other in a purpose-made metal stand) from ...
by peejay
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator

Er, this is is a Lithium battery not Lead Acid! 11kg rather than 25kg+, all 90aH available for use rather than 55-ish of the 110 LA, 2000 charge cycles rather than the 500 or so of LA.

It's a different beast altogether.
by peejay
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator

I'm always on the lookout for a UK equivalent but AFAIK only the Goal Zero kit comes "close" but isn't really close at all.

I'd definitely buy a 220v version (& some solar panels to charge it).
by peejay
Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 394
Views: 24060

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Nurseandy wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:36 am
Bit random & not strictly prepping but made me chuckle
Actually it could prove a useful deterrent should the hoards come knocking... ;-)
by peejay
Mon May 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: 50 year old tinned Ox Tongue anyone???
Replies: 1
Views: 180

50 year old tinned Ox Tongue anyone???

Bodes well for tinned food longevity though not sure I'd have tasted meat as old as myself...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSuUnuohFwY
by peejay
Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

Got the details of fixtures/fittings from the vendor today & they've offered the wood store & wood for £50 which seems fair to me, he mentioned when I viewed that the wood store contained about a winter's worth of wood. I won't push my luck but he might even end up leaving some of the unsplit wood t...
by peejay
Wed May 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

Wow, I certainly won't be spending that sort of money for that sort of return so thanks for the heads-up!

The community group I was referring to probably isn't a million miles away from you either, Moira/Donnisthorpe I believe.
by peejay
Wed May 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

Thanks all for the most sensible suggestions - I think my brain is too frazzled at the moment for some of them to have even occurred to me! I did hope that they'd leave at least some behind, I know they don't have a new property to purchase so yes, at the right time, I may well offer to save them th...