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by korolev
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Torch

In my pocket all the time is a jetbeam mk1, I run it with a 14500 but it also takes AA. In my EDC bag I have a small head torch (Nebo Rebel CR123) and a couple of spare batteries. In the car I have a Zebralight 18650 head torch and 3 or 4 spare batteries. In the GHB I have a cheapo AA. On my car FAK...
by korolev
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Water
Topic: No water.
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: No water.

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Bottom fill if pressure drops it will drain back into the main........
Mine is fed from a tank in the loft which fills off the main. Even if it feeds directly off the main if should have a non-return valve (stops potentially polluted water getting sucked into the main).
by korolev
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Tin opener
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Tin opener

When I go to Greece every tin I come across has a ring pull. They're starting to appear here more and more so I think tin openers will be a thing of the past (I'll still make sure I have a couple though).
by korolev
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Where to live
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Where to live

I spent a week in rural Herefordshire last week. We were on a farm about 5 miles from the nearest shop and 15/20 miles from Hereford.
It's very sparsely populated (compared to the SE where I live) and property prices are very attractive.
by korolev
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: No water.
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: No water.

The immersion shouldn't burn out; hot water cylinders fill from the bottom so if the water runs dry it will still be full of water but there's no pressure to push it out of the top.
by korolev
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Brexit in October?
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: Brexit in October?

It won't happen in October. The EU just had an election and is organising it's committees and suchlike for the next 5 years; this means that there's currently no-one for us to "just go and renegotiate" with until a new team is formed in November although I get the feeling that what they mean by "ren...
by korolev
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 444
Views: 26794

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

Fitted two water butts at the weekend, 100l at the front and 200l at the back. Then we got hit by that massive storm on tuesday night (over 1000 strikes here and absolutely clattering it down), checked them Wednesday morning, both full up. Need to figure out a cheap (to buy and run) pump now as I'm ...
by korolev
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: The Inergy Apex Solar Generator

Am I missing something , isn't this just a 12v leisure battery, a charger and an inverter in a smart box ?

£1500 seems a bit steep when all the bits would cost less than a third of that.
by korolev
Wed May 01, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Allotments, where to start ?

I found out yesterday that there's the possibility of getting an allotment near me. With my pending early retirement (and resultant reduction in income) I might take it on and grow myself some fruit and veg. The upside is that my late mum had one for years and could grow anything. The downside is th...
by korolev
Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Ready-seasoned wood?
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Ready-seasoned wood?

The obvious answer is to offer to buy the existing wood from them, saves them having to move it. Or better still, say you want it included in the purchase, they can only say no.