What Preps are you doing this week

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Trawlerman
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Trawlerman » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:30 pm

Been out today and picked up 2 x Foldable Water Bottles for £1 each from Poundstretchers :)


Ordered some other kit online ............

Lansky World-Legal folder (£16.80 inc. del on Amazon)
Northern Ireland Patrol Pack (£15.00 on eBay)
MS-2000(m) Distress Beacon / Strobe (£25.00 on eBay)
Summit 8 LED Lantern (£3.96 on amazon :) )
Collins Gem - Food for Free by Richard Mabey (£4.04 on eBay)
Cree Q5 Led Torch + 14500 battery (£3.59 on eBay)
Barnett Black Widow Slingshot (£9.83 on eBay)


Nice little haul that rounds out my 72 Hr Pack quite nicely.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by ggc » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:16 pm

Trawlerman wrote:Been out today and picked up 2 x Foldable Water Bottles for £1 each from Poundstretchers :)


Ordered some other kit online ............

Lansky World-Legal folder (£16.80 inc. del on Amazon)
Northern Ireland Patrol Pack (£15.00 on eBay)
MS-2000(m) Distress Beacon / Strobe (£25.00 on eBay)
Summit 8 LED Lantern (£3.96 on amazon :) )
Collins Gem - Food for Free by Richard Mabey (£4.04 on eBay)
Cree Q5 Led Torch + 14500 battery (£3.59 on eBay)


Nice little haul that rounds out my 72 Hr Pack quite nicely.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Blue407 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:29 pm

Where was the battery box etc from?
Yorkshire Andy wrote:built myself another inverter box.. had the battery sat there / modified sin wave inverter/ socket/ fuses and cable


so box was £16

12v socket was £6 ((good quality one))

isolator key switch £7.99

battery clamps £7 a pair
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to charge i have a 12v 4ah smart charger with a fag lighter plug in place of croc clips

fag socket is constantly live,.. inverter is on the key switch (when on red led strip lights up)

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:02 pm

Blue407 wrote:Where was the battery box etc from?
Yorkshire Andy wrote:built myself another inverter box.. had the battery sat there / modified sin wave inverter/ socket/ fuses and cable


so box was £16

12v socket was £6 ((good quality one))

isolator key switch £7.99

battery clamps £7 a pair
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[url=https://flic.kr/p/pUFDyD]

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to charge i have a 12v 4ah smart charger with a fag lighter plug in place of croc clips

fag socket is constantly live,.. inverter is on the key switch (when on red led strip lights up)

Local chandlers (boat /pleasure craft place)

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Decaff » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:27 pm

Made 5.5 lbs of marmalade, for the freezer I made lasagne, a cheesy chive bread, banana bread and currently have a big pan of plums waiting to jarred in syrup. Boiled a couple of chicken carcass from the freezer down to make stock which will be bagged up to go into the freezer for when I want a soup base.

Saving all lemon/orange rinds up till I have enough to make my own mixed dried peel.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by ForgeCorvus » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:30 pm

Foraged some sloes
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Arzosah » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:23 pm

Marmalade and sloes, yum ...

And I've just realised that tonight, Bonfire Night, we have a full moon, more or less. In the immortal words of NYPD Blue or whatever it was, lets be careful out there :)

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Hamradioop » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:10 pm

Arzosah wrote:Marmalade and sloes, yum ...

And I've just realised that tonight, Bonfire Night, we have a full moon, more or less. In the immortal words of NYPD Blue or whatever it was, lets be careful out there :)

My prepping is all research related at the moment, and through it I've found out that a long-time web friend is a prepper, these 10 years past. I'm very chuffed :)
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:56 pm

Not done much this week ordered a pure sine wave inverter to replace my 300w one as it creates RF interference trying to run a tv or radio and causes led bulbs to buzz

and got one of these

http://www.discounter-produkte.de/koche ... -a1-30869/

£20 in lidl (Justified i needed it based on camping with electric hook up (( save on bottled gas and safer, no flame or Carbon monoxide or leaking gas))) and handy if they turn the gas off ironic really as i came home and reported a gas leak next door to national grid :o
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week

Post by Spiderwebb » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:37 am

Bought another portable gas heater with 15kg bottle. It's mainly to keep me toasty in my workshop but is also there as contingency for the central heating. Very happy to have picked up such a nice unit for £40 including the (empty) bottle. I get refills (exchange) for £30. I now have 4 bottles, 2 of which are full. Only one in the house at any time as safety precaution.

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