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by korolev
Wed May 01, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

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: 464

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.
by korolev
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Hello All

Hello.

:mrgreen:
by korolev
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Radios and walkie talkies
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Radios and walkie talkies

Pete,
sounds like you know your stuff, what do you reckon to a handheld CB (midland Alan) ? Are they ok for a bit of messing around whilst out and about ?
by korolev
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Self Build to include a bunker
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Self Build to include a bunker

I went to a place in Brighton a few years ago to mend the phone. They had a bunker under the house that the previous owner had put in. The current owner was a bit "meh" about it but showed me it because I always had an interest in underground stuff. It was a room about 12x20 feet with rendered walls...
by korolev
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Venezuala bloggers and vloggers
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Venezuala bloggers and vloggers

Tor is only useful if you have internet connectivity AND can connect to other Tor users to route your traffic back onto the "normal" internet. It is a form of encryption that can bypass content filters and hides the originating IP address from TPTB. Venezuela is not, like the UK, a "top level" inter...
by korolev
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Go too books
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Go too books

Haynes plumbing manual is useful. Sorting out burst pipes, leaky stop cocks and suchlike.

I used a similar one and have taught myself to competently sort out plumbing and heating woes. Fitted an extra radiator at the weekend, saving me a good few quid.
by korolev
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Things just got real.
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Things just got real.

Deeps wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:00 am
It must be frustrating for it to happen now when you're in sniffing distance of the pension. Hope things work out.
Thanks. They will work out. If no other jobs come up (and I ain't going to take just anything) I have to survive for a couple of years on my leaver payment and the wife's money.
by korolev
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: what does the forum think.
Replies: 20
Views: 1357

Re: what does the forum think.

I have several million calories stored in my waistband :roll:
by korolev
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Things just got real.
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Things just got real.

Had an "all hands" call at work yesterday where we were told that the work we do is being moved to a location 150 miles away. We have three choices, Relocate, Redeploy (into another role), or Redundancy. I'm 55 with 35 years on the firm and will get a year's money to go. I've been putting extra into...