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by korolev
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Island Retreat
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Island Retreat

That's exactly what I want and at a price I can afford.

Shame it's about 2000 miles north west of where I want to be...
by korolev
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Garage Freezer: Beware
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Garage Freezer: Beware

You can get freezers that are suitable for outbuidings and are ok down to -15.
I know this because I bought one but it lives in the house now due to my incompetence with a tape measure.
by korolev
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Torches.
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Torches.

piglet wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:25 am
Although I don't have a Fenix, I have had one on my amazon wish list for a while now.
PD35 I believe.
I've got one of those. It sits in my torch box and is almost never used. Much prefer the Olight S2 which lives in my pocket all the time. https://www.olightstore.uk/s2r-baton-ii.html
by korolev
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: How much wood?
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: How much wood?

There are variations in coal too. 100+ years ago the Royal Navy used to ship Welsh coal to their coaling stations around the world as they reckoned they could get another 1-2 knots out of it.
by korolev
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 3075

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

I follow a couple of self-build camper groups on Facebook and there is a lot of talk of "Chinese Diesel Heaters"
Would one of them do the needful ?
by korolev
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Help EDC/ GHB kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: Help EDC/ GHB kit

Coins for vending machine. I carry about £5 worth in my EDC bag.
Notepad.
Spare glasses or reading glasses (even if you got good eyesight, a pair of +2 from the pound shop can help with fiddly tasks)
Forget shoelaces, carry a couple of metres of paracord.
phone charger/cable.
disposable poncho
by korolev
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Tiny house
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Re: Tiny house

Planning permission isn't enforcible after 4 years if the building is in plain sight. That's why the feller that built behind hay bales was pursued; he had sought to deceive. Whether planting trees/bushes would be considered disguising would be down to a court to decide (my gut feeling is that if a ...
by korolev
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Re: Whetstones

I know that a lot of folks like to collect knives, and that is great. A nice blade is a lovely thing, but the prices of some of them make me cringe! Then again, I spend inordinate sums on fishing gear :lol: Mind you , I do use and abuse that too.How you spend your dough is up to you. I always fanci...
by korolev
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Tanker Drivers Ballot 9th October 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1654

Re: Tanker Drivers Ballot 9th October 2020

I remember the last tanker strike (1999/2000?). I was living in Devon and had just bought a new (to me) car. It had a minor fault which didn't affect the driving and I took it back to the garage to fix it. Day after I dropped it off the refineries got blocked and there was no fuel. The bloke "fixing...
by korolev
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Whetstones
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Re: Whetstones

Most of my knives were about a tenner, Most of mine were in the £50-£100 range, a few over £100 (and a couple well north of that). Many of them have never cut anything. I don't want to sharpen them on something that removes a lot of stock, which is what a steel or "pull-through" carbide does. It's ...