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by ForgeCorvus
Fri May 28, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Painted stones
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Painted stones

I suppose we'd need to do a proper trial.
Who's growing strawberries this year?
by ForgeCorvus
Wed May 26, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 445
Views: 28189

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

Bought some replacement bulbs for my car today. Did you cross reference the bulbs in your handbook or just get a "generic" set? Reason I ask is car makers like to make life hard nothing is blooming standard. Take headlights you have the options of..... H1 H2 or H7 are the three most common halogen ...
by ForgeCorvus
Sat May 22, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 445
Views: 28189

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

"Look not back with regret, nor forward in fear...... But around in joy"

When it all comes down to it, you don't really need much
by ForgeCorvus
Fri May 21, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Wearing of army clothing in town.
Replies: 53
Views: 17402

Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

Just to continue the story of the camo wheelbarrow. The guy who borrowed the wheelbarrow is a historian and organiser of historical events so should know a thing or two. Now , anoraks at the ready , the wheelbarrow's camo scheme does look superficially like WW2 German camo so i asked him if was sub...
by ForgeCorvus
Fri May 14, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Geiger Counters & Dosimeters
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Geiger Counters & Dosimeters

Jerseyspud wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:23 am

Also my work has a geigar counter anyway so if need be would Borrow that as I went out the door
FIFY :lol:

I looked into them a few years back..... Decided there were better things for me to spend money on.
You are not me though and you may think I'm wrong.
by ForgeCorvus
Fri May 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: prep fail
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: prep fail

Charcoal can be used even if its dripping wet, well maybe not to start the fire but once its going (a small wood fire works quite well) you can bank the soggy stuff around the fire to dry out then rake it over as it dries. I forge on charcoal and this is one of the ways of controlling the size of yo...
by ForgeCorvus
Thu May 13, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Super Long Life Food
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Super Long Life Food

The makers of Freeze-dried food know that their two biggest markets are the Lightweight ( or Ultralight) campers/hikers and folks like us..... And make us pay for the privilege. Over the pond, our American counterparts have a few more options which helps keep the prices lower. But Mountain House and...
by ForgeCorvus
Wed May 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: DIY and Handicrafts
Topic: This I'll come in handy .
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: This I'll come in handy .

I thought I was the only one :oops: I have stuff that I put away shortly after moving in (20+ years), and like Peejay, couldn't find when I needed it. :x I had a horde of things that "Will come in handy".... Some of which I inherited from my Dad and some from my wife's Grandfather. :shock: I recentl...
by ForgeCorvus
Sun May 09, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 445
Views: 28189

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

We finally got our new peat bank allocated to us, so we have spent many hours over the last 2 weeks up there. Digging peat for winter fuel is heavy work at first but well worth the effort. We normally burn wood that I can source almost for free, but peat burns better and for longer. Hopefully we ca...
by ForgeCorvus
Sun May 09, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Security
Replies: 27
Views: 1020

Re: Security

Actheise: First of all, I'm glad you came through it OK If you hang things on the walls (Pool cues, Granddad's sabre, deactivated or antique guns or WHY) make sure that they're all well fixed, after all you don't want Mr Dodgy to thump you with your own stuff...... You knowing that your hockey stick...