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by ForgeCorvus
Thu May 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Equipping a vehicle
Replies: 27
Views: 1205

Re: Equipping a vehicle

One question . I've seen it mentioned several times , a folding shovel. Why a folding shovel? It's a car so why not carry a proper full sized one . There's the space to carry it and should it be needed a full sized one will do a much better job. I've used a folding shovel to dig a car out of a drif...
by ForgeCorvus
Mon May 03, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Equipping a vehicle
Replies: 27
Views: 1205

Re: Equipping a vehicle

At the risk of opening one's mouth and sounding like an idiot... Do glass breakers and seatbelt cutters not need to be within reach of driver/passengers...? My seatbelt cutter/window breaker tool is in the pocket behind passenger seat so I can reach it from the driver position, though thinking abou...
by ForgeCorvus
Sat May 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Equipping a vehicle
Replies: 27
Views: 1205

Re: Equipping a vehicle

I bought a Coleman multi-fuel stove with the intention of putting it in my car kit...... Now I've got a car again, perhaps I need to fix this prep-fail. The idea was the car runs on petrol and so can the stove. I have a 10ltr demi-jerry that I keep full so all I'd need to feed the stove is a beaker ...
by ForgeCorvus
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Choice and sources of Jars
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Choice and sources of Jars

The chips of glass are rather like flakes from flint knapping - I find they come off the lip of the main jar at the front, where the wire around the top of the jar is bent 'forwards' towards the lever mechanism. I'm all ears if anyone has any solutions, I hate these small flakes of glass. If they'r...
by ForgeCorvus
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 323
Views: 22196

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Jerseyspud wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:48 pm

Also I want it to be balanced as such as with three growing kids they will need a varied diet to grown up healthy. Or at least covering basic food groups!
Tea, Grease, Starch, Stodge and Burnt Crispy Bits :lol:

Balanced= plate in one hand, mug in the other
by ForgeCorvus
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 2 Person tent
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: 2 Person tent

Like Rik says buy tents at least one 'man' larger then you need, I don't know exactly how big the tent manufacturers 'Standard Man' is but its slightly smaller then the actor Peter Dinklage. Also (again as Rik says) If wild camping is a new thing for you don't spend a bundle on your first tent, quit...
by ForgeCorvus
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: Who's getting the vaccine
Replies: 90
Views: 5516

Re: Who's getting the vaccine

Prep M8 wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:20 pm
Thanks for the kind post. Tough times for a lot of people.
Hope you're better now


Which one did you have?
by ForgeCorvus
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: I'm a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: I'm a newbie

You'll notice that everyone develops a particular area in which they overprep, looking at Yorkshire's torch collection for instance or my excessive (alledgedly) quantity of tools..... Don't worry, this is normal ;) Have a look around on here and remember the only stupid question is the one you don't...
by ForgeCorvus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: When to use your food stash
Replies: 28
Views: 1799

Re: When to use your food stash

I've had one like this (not quite as rusty). As several people have said, dump the can well away from everything and let it outgas...... Empty cans can go into recycling Then check the rubber 'doughnut' seal around the spike, if thats torn, cracked or rotten (it'll be slimey and/or stuck to the can)...
by ForgeCorvus
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 323
Views: 22196

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Ah cool. I wasn't sure about storing tap water in bottle and was buying 5l bottles for a couple of quid when I went to the shop but thst works as well! Yes I'm sure the teenager eldest would happily drink more fizzy drinks in the aid of prepping I run the tap until I can smell chlorine then fill th...