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by rik_uk3
Fri May 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Who's getting the vaccine
Replies: 101
Views: 7062

Re: Who's getting the vaccine

The nursing home my mother in law is in phoned to ask permission to give the jab, she's 88, stroke victim and dementia but had no side effects to note, all residents/patients/staff are now fully vaccinated; even so all visitors are still being tested on site before allowed to see their family/loved ...
by rik_uk3
Sun May 09, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Equipping a vehicle
Replies: 31
Views: 1759

Re: Equipping a vehicle

Remember that folding shovels were designed to be space saving and carried by troops, a full size spade has a massive mechanical advantage over a folder.
by rik_uk3
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 29
Views: 2455

Re: PTT. Simples...

The Foundation is not really an exam, more like a multiple choice quiz, my grandson flew through it two years ago aged 11. I strongly advise you to join a local ham club where you'll learn about radio and just as important you will learn operative etiquette. Last thing we want is a bunch of newbies ...
by rik_uk3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 2 Person tent
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: 2 Person tent

can pick up an ex army arctic 4 man dome tent for £250 brand new these days great bit of kit,though get a couple of ground sheets for the porch area,been after the 10 man arctic bell tent that you can put a log burner inside for years now just cant seem to find one and we still have the old trusty ...
by rik_uk3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 2 Person tent
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: 2 Person tent

Now, at the risk of being called a dinosaur I would suggest a good old fashioned vango force 10 mk4. Does weigh an absolute ton (even more when wet) but if there's two of you then you can split the load and it'll last through any and everything (including the zombie apocalypse followed by a nuclear...
by rik_uk3
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 2 Person tent
Replies: 14
Views: 943

Re: 2 Person tent

If two of you are going camping then get a three person tent, in bad weather you'll be eternally grateful for the extra space. If your new to camping especially wild camping I'd say don't spend more than around £150 on a tent until you know what you want and if your only a good weather camper. You c...
by rik_uk3
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Free online book website
Replies: 23
Views: 20418

Re: Free online book website

Calibre is free software to convert ebooks to different formats, Kindle (mobi format) etc https://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows64 Borrowbox is another good app, it lets you borrow ebooks from you local public library, not permanent downloads but worth hooking up with https://www.borrowbox.com P...
by rik_uk3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Heating your house in the future
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Heating your house in the future

I dread to think how much it would cost to heat our house with electricity. Its three story Victorian four bedroom with 10' ceilings in all the ground floor rooms, fully double glazed and insulated. Gas costs me about 25p an hour to keep the whole house warm. Heating one room with a 2Kw fan heater c...
by rik_uk3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Who's getting the vaccine
Replies: 101
Views: 7062

Re: Who's getting the vaccine

I'm in the shielding group and had my vaccine last Friday. I had the Pfizer and as well as the usual sore arm my bg's rose significantly (diabetic), my arthritis flared up as did a rash I have on and off. My bg's I'm still trying to get down but the other two only lasted a day or so before back to ...
by rik_uk3
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Who's getting the vaccine
Replies: 101
Views: 7062

Re: Who's getting the vaccine

I'm in the shielding group and had my vaccine last Friday. I had the Pfizer and as well as the usual sore arm my bg's rose significantly (diabetic), my arthritis flared up as did a rash I have on and off. My bg's I'm still trying to get down but the other two only lasted a day or so before back to ...