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by grenfell
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: 5 minutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2662

Re: 5 minutes

It'd probably be spent racing around blue arsed fly style gathering as much stuff as possible to take with me.
by grenfell
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who will rebuild? And with what....
Replies: 53
Views: 3187

Re: Who will rebuild? And with what....

Yeah that's the weekend I was there. I don't have a bed as such other than my mattress under the awing I work under. A couple of furs and some blankets and that's it .If it's colder or there's a risk of rain I drop the front of the awning and settle down amongst my tools, boxes and other assorted cr...
by grenfell
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: High vis vests....
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: High vis vests....

I've spent a lot of time in these things working on building sites. I normally carry one in the van or car, always useful if you break down at night. The odd thing is how people become " invisible" when wearing hi-vis. Andy's example of the accident shows that. People see the coat and not the person...
by grenfell
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who will rebuild? And with what....
Replies: 53
Views: 3187

Re: Who will rebuild? And with what....

At Bolsover Castle there were re-enactors everywhere during the jousting shows and one of the main draws to me was the surgeons tent where he showed arrow removal tools amongst other medieval surgical wonders. . When did you visit Bolsover Cromicon? I was re-enacting there this year while there was...
by grenfell
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who will rebuild? And with what....
Replies: 53
Views: 3187

Re: Who will rebuild? And with what....

Some good questions QUAID , not that I think I've got all the answers. If we are assuming that a number of groups form then I would say that humanity would probably revert to a more tribal system. I've posted somewhere a link that concludes that the "natural" human group size is around 150 so I'll a...
by grenfell
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Chickens

As we like to keep things legal and many or most on here prefer to keep our activities " under the radar" check that you are allowed to keep them. Some rental properties don't allow them and other places may have covenants preventing you keeping them. A large flock will need to be registered with De...
by grenfell
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Who will rebuild? And with what....
Replies: 53
Views: 3187

Re: Who will rebuild? And with what....

Time to panic is when the 30% that are left are those without any skills , when all the engineers , builders , farmers and technicians are lying dead in the gutters. So junmist is right in what he says. I've visited low tech many times and I think it's on there that a bigger problem than the lack of...
by grenfell
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dessert/Sweet Ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: Dessert/Sweet Ideas?

ForgeCorvus wrote:I did...... As well as repeating a lot of other people :)
:oops: should have gone to spec savers :lol:
by grenfell
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Creating a place to retreat
Replies: 41
Views: 11977

Re: Creating a place to retreat

Thanks for responses to smoke problem guys.. few things to tryout.. As for the the outside "decor"... to age the building.. and make it look "ruined and empty", try a whitewash of yoghurt mixed 1:4 parts water. Creates a mould which encourages moss.. plant ivy asap! :tinfoil You will need to take c...
by grenfell
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: On display or hidden away?
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

Re: On display or hidden away?

Plymtom wrote:
Yep that looks good on a thread, but in reality it would be like... if I cant keep that there, WTF am I going put it :lol:
closely followed by WTF did I put it?

Bit of a bugger when reality gets in the way :D