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by korolev
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Good ifak pouch
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Good ifak pouch

I have a vanquest in the car. Not cheap though.
by korolev
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Bug Out Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Bug Out Boat

There's an old joke:
Q. How do you get one million pounds ?
A. Start with two million and buy a boat.

Maritime antics ? Not for me, Clive.
by korolev
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bartering, Plus Gold/Silver Ingots
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Bartering, Plus Gold/Silver Ingots

Bartering ( anywhere) is just another form of trade.There are lots of internet lists of ' essential barter items after shtf'. Those barter items are only valuable if someone wants you have...and you want what they have! Simple concept.In a real,REALLY real,SHTF- SHOPS- ARE-SHUT situation,barter wil...
by korolev
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Self Build to include a bunker
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

Re: Self Build to include a bunker

I’ve only seen panic rooms portrayed in films, I liked the concept, but at the same time if anyone is claustrophobic in could be a big problem, like hiding in a safe...personally I’d not like the trapped feeling, as space is limited. I’d like a sort of panic room...that has the option of a ‘panic r...
by korolev
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ready-Made Survival/Emergency Kits
Replies: 25
Views: 975

Re: Ready-Made Survival/Emergency Kits

I bought a cheap survival kit years ago. Amongst the contents were some fishing line and hooks. I went down the seaside, put my sony walkman on, sat on a groyne in the sunshine and tried to catch a fish. After listening to Led Zeppelin 1 & 2 I went home, fishless. I realised then that a contingency ...
by korolev
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Something I said sunk in!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Something I said sunk in!!!!!

This is a great story and a great example of planning in advance. Hopefully the lesson will sink in with MiL. I'm gonna go over some of this with my lot. SWMBO takes prepping a bit more seriously now, and our wee baby is now 12 (!!!) and going off on his own more often (we might e.g. split up in a ...
by korolev
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: New to prepping
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: New to prepping

What are you prepping for ?
by korolev
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Internet- based heating controls
Replies: 25
Views: 1796

Re: Internet- based heating controls

I have a Nest thermostat and it works well but, due to the layout of my house (3 storey and open plan) it doesn't work at it's best. It really needs to be dual (or even triple) zone with controllable TRVs. I'm holding off upgrading as we want to move and there's no point throwing money at the house ...
by korolev
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Help please
Replies: 17
Views: 1594

Re: Help please

How about building a small box round it and fitting an incandescent bulb in it ? The heat should be enough to keep it thawed.
by korolev
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: bioethanol fireplace
Replies: 15
Views: 4785

Re: bioethanol fireplace

Nice work. Does it not need any sort of vent ?