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by peejay
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Dedicated flood preps
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Dedicated flood preps

My place is elevated about 8ft above the road which is in turn at the top of a hill so my preps need to revolve more around being cut off as an island rather than actual flooding but I did think of a great but dead-simple idea for protecting the likes of a car in a garage which could actually also s...
by peejay
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: They laugh at us stockpiling bogroll but...
Replies: 15
Views: 432

They laugh at us stockpiling bogroll but...

... the reality is coming true for some - bogroll considered better than wine! :)

‘It’s a better gift than wine now:’ Coronavirus makes toilet paper a hot new currency

https://fortune.com/2020/02/14/coronavi ... let-paper/
by peejay
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1474

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

Although I also shared the view that, viewed in isolation, the numbers don't appear that scary, however we have to bear in mind that this infection rate is happening in cities that are effectively totally locked down, who knows what the infection numbers would look like if it were treated as "just a...
by peejay
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.
Replies: 48
Views: 1474

Re: UK running short of surgical and dust masks.

With no stock of the JSP ones locally I managed to get a couple of 10-packs of these on click-n-collect, will pick up tomorrow & add to the 6 others I have so far (was considering buying some at the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak & kept thinking I was daft...) https://www.screwfix.com/p/...
by peejay
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 106
Views: 6180

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

I have those exact gloves, plus a face screen though I haven't gone for the leg spats - everything I'm cutting is in a forest master bulk log stand so should all be well-contained & hopefully less susceptible to mis-haps. If I do any "loose" cutting then I'll definitely invest in some.
by peejay
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 106
Views: 6180

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

I processed my first stash of firewood over the weekend and it was far more satisfying than I thought it would be! :) I've had some logs for a couple of months waiting to sort whilst I procrastinated over what chainsaw to get... Ended up with a cheap electric Titan from Screwfix & it's more than up ...
by peejay
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 74802

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

We caught a fairly strong whiff of gas by our drive on the road on Christmas Day which seemed to dissipate fairly quickly so no idea where it came from (we're near the top of a hill, unclear whether it would travel up or downhill upon googling). Came back from dog walk today to find a Cadent enginee...
by peejay
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Internet- based heating controls
Replies: 25
Views: 1837

Re: Internet- based heating controls

I understand the attraction of the whole thing about "switch on your heating remotely" - but that sounds a lot more useful than it probably is, frankly. Unless you've got different timings every day, it seems to me something that people will just get bored of eventually. Mind you, I hear people cha...
by peejay
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Internet- based heating controls
Replies: 25
Views: 1837

Re: Internet- based heating controls

I also inherited a Hive system in our new house. I switched it to another system I already had but the Hive could be controlled locally just fine, didn't need internet connectivity. I believe it does need it for the "intelligence" side of things but if they don't need it it'll work just fine as a pr...
by peejay
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 74802

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

I popped to our caravan (in storage) for a checkup over the weekend as we've only been out in it once this year due to moving home (and having less need to "get away from it all" in the new house!) & was gobsmacked fo find we've had mice in! Christ knows what hole they can have come in via but I imm...