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by ChefSimon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Charging Non Solar USB Battery Banks With Solar
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Charging Non Solar USB Battery Banks With Solar

If you are only wanting to use it to charge a phone or similar at night I have just used a 4 panel solar charger to charge up a high power battery pack by hanging it on my bag whilst out walking. Over about 8 hours it was enough to top the battery pack back up to full power. Each night I charged my ...
by ChefSimon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: My trip to France
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: My trip to France

Simon, that looks amazing, and thank you for pushing on with the posting in spite of the formatting difficulties. - interesting about the tent taking up less space, I wouldn't have expected that, though quicker because you don't need to look for trees, yes, that makes sense. - how did you find slee...
by ChefSimon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: My trip to France
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: My trip to France

Thanks for sharing it with us Simon, that looks fantastic. I'd be topping up on some of the local falling over juice as well as the water but that probably says more about me. :roll: I admire your not over packing of the bag, I'm a bugger for it. :oops: I used to get away with it when I was younger...
by ChefSimon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 113494

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

If at first you don't succeed cheat...

I've just published my notes and a few pictures in the "How are you preparing" section called My trip to France.

As I keep getting the error message I've done it as a series of pictures. Click on the picture to read the text. Hope you enjoy it.
by ChefSimon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: My trip to France
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

My trip to France

Ok so following some issues with this site keep giving me errors i've written it up and exported it as a series of pictures. It has allowed me to condense my other pictures in as well. If you click on each 'picture' it opens it up into a larger size so you can easily read the text. Please let me kno...
by ChefSimon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 113494

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Type it into word or copy it as in cut copy and paste incase the forum plays silly beggers You can't copy and paste as you will get the error message even faster. I've also tried writing a few lines and saving it as a draft it goes to the error page. Tried about half a dozen times over the weekend....
by ChefSimon
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 113494

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Looking forward to the 'wash up' mate. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42826028 This missus wasn't caught up in these shenanigans was she ??? Nope, she missed that. Did have to chuckle at it all kicking off though... Over Nutella! I just spent an hour writing up my post only to be met with t...
by ChefSimon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 113494

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

I made it back in one piece... Sort of. Wife has made a lovely dent in the credit card doing some shopping in the French sales. (Cost of me going for a walk-about) I'll write up some notes and publish them over the weekend about the trip, right now I'm looking forward to my own bed after just having...
by ChefSimon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.
Replies: 796
Views: 113494

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Joined the union during my lunch break today. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do ever since I started working in my current job. Recent palavers about pensions (we’re gonna get screwed) and a very quietly released project about streamlining processes and saving money (I read this as: we’re goin...
by ChefSimon
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Smart Homes & Prepping
Replies: 28
Views: 5653

Smart Homes & Prepping

Reading a few of the comments in the how are you prepping this week post I thought I would tell you about some of my preps. As well as preps I am a Geek! I have a smart home, by that I mean smart locks, lights, security, protection, heating, home assistant, entertainment etc. Basically I can control...