Winter Blackouts

How are you preparing
Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:28 pm

If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by greyman » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:11 pm

Yorkshire Andy wrote:Nice :-)

Seen this :-)

https://youtu.be/oZAgHL9zpGM
His commentary made me chuckle :D

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by bettersafethansorry » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:27 am

Nice on greyman... anyone heard of cutting glass with string..... someone mentioned ages ago cant find post now.

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:02 am

bettersafethansorry wrote:Nice on greyman... anyone heard of cutting glass with string..... someone mentioned ages ago cant find post now.

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Seen my YouTube link above ? :)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by katilea » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:38 pm

junmist wrote:Cooking: I need to get some more gas for the camping stove.
Lighting: I'm all right for candles but I'm thinking of getting some storm lanterns for them as I think they are safer. Have got battery's for all the touches so I am ok on that front and I have two oil lamps but I need a couple of more
Heating: The house is well insulated having taken the government kind offer of having walls and roofing done. We have thick curtains at all the windows and have door curtains to put up if needed. Blankets, and sleeping bags are with in reach.
Entertainment: two battery radios- Books- and crafts at hand. Luckily I have no young children to entertain
So I am ok for lighting and heat and entertainment, just got to get the cooking sorted out

what is a 'storm lantern' please?

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by katilea » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:00 pm

My back door is kind of a fire door so large glass area. It's also in my bedroom! I came up with one of those extending poles (like that fit in corner of shower with shelves on) but instead across inside of door area then hang a duvet cover with the press studs end around the pole. that way it slides back like a curtain for me letting dogs into back garden and gives an extra layer of warmth behind the main curtains that hang from the curtain pole higher up. Can also put something like draught excluder etc along bottom of the hanging duvet so draughts stay the other side. Maybe good idea for french or patio door areas as I have blinds in the lounge and I find I can still feel a draught from there even when they are closed.

Have extra duvets/blankets and 2 dogs sleeping on the bed with me so we should be able to keep warm! They have fleece jumpers too. I've got a onesie.

Dunno if anywhere does a battery camping TV? I can't hear a radio. Router won't work for BB to stream from internet even if had enough power left in laptop and I suspect it would use laptop battery up fast.

I don't have kids to entertain either luckily, just the dogs who are happy with food based puzzles and tennis balls, footballs or snowballs! Dunno what I'll do once all ipads etc had gone flat..lol! guess I best find a new hobby that doesn't require anything that needs charging!

I'm not comfortable with gas canisters so going with the Kelly Kettle I think as we don't have that many power cuts and it usually comes back on after a few hours. If there's a chance its gonna be going on for a while I'd have to see if bro can bring his camping stove over as he has gas hob and large gas BBQ.

I guess could get one of those cheap BBQ's too with fuel or those that come as foil tray (disposable ones) to warm hands over, would they be safe indoors if you placed it under a low window and had window wide open? ..if temps were freezing outside and you didn't want to sit outside and cook!

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by sniper 55 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:11 pm

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what is a 'storm lantern' please?[/quote]
A storm lantern is usually a parafin lamp with glass around it, some a pressure types.

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by junmist » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:37 pm

sniper 55 wrote:

what is a 'storm lantern' please?[/quote]
A storm lantern is usually a parafin lamp with glass around it, some a pressure types.

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:D got there before me sniper
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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by katilea » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:23 pm

sniper 55 wrote:

what is a 'storm lantern' please?[/quote]
A storm lantern is usually a parafin lamp with glass around it, some a pressure types.

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oh cos you said you were getting the storm lanterns for the candles? I thought the candles went in the middle to make them safer?

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Re: Winter Blackouts

Post by sniper 55 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:06 am

You can get candle holders that look similar, I've got one for tea lights hanging in the kitchen, but the storm lanterns were the ones shown, I believe storm was a brand name at one time.

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