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by tarmactatt
Thu May 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: BBC R4 program: The Stress Test. Power grid scenarios
Replies: 3
Views: 3341

BBC R4 program: The Stress Test. Power grid scenarios

BBC R4 Program "The Stress Test". Scenario/interview program about grid power in following scenarios: 1) extreme weather 2) cyber attack 3) space weather https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005f7d A bit basic for those of you well-researched in the topic, I enjoyed it and thought others might find it...
by tarmactatt
Tue May 02, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi all, long neglected intro post!
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Re: Hi all, long neglected intro post!

Thanks for all the welcome replies everyone. Thanks Deeps, only realised today how long ago I registered! Had to take a bit of time off prepping due to other commitments, with the current global events, getting a 'safety net' under me is now higher priority. Ya gotta hate it when life gets in the wa...
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: EDCs, BOBs, GHBs
Topic: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.
Replies: 29
Views: 11608

Re: BOB/GHB clothing for Britain.

I spent enough time in muddy holes in cotton clothing to have a healthy dislike for the clammy, slow drying stuff. Goretex, fleece/fibrepile and synthetic under layers for me, whilst on the move. Plus it dries quicker and packs down smaller. Cotton is good for dry kit for the night, I reckon. Avoid...
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Portable charger for phone
Replies: 15
Views: 4186

Re: Portable charger for phone

I've a 12V socket to USB(s) in the car- I find it useful for general in-car charging and, short of battery issues, there's going to be plenty of juice in a car battery to top up a smartphone to make a few calls. Also in the glovebox is a small powerbank I got free from Screwfix for those times I nee...
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi all, long neglected intro post!
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Re: Hi all, long neglected intro post!

Thanks Deeps, only realised today how long ago I registered!

Had to take a bit of time off prepping due to other commitments, with the current global events, getting a 'safety net' under me is now higher priority.
by tarmactatt
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Hi all, long neglected intro post!
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Hi all, long neglected intro post!

Hi Folks, Apologies for the tardiness of this intro, I've gathered some great info on this forum and hope to contribute eventually. My focus is prepping on a budget for short term food/water/weather/power disruptions and attempting to build flexibility and resilience for the next financial crash. Ev...