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by grenfell
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 446
Views: 28641

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

Yeah i always thought it was. What did your father in law do with it ? I have seen paths made using coal ash and clinker and possibly the soot too although i'm not sure but that was always older properties and couldn't frankly see many doing that nowadays even if they had access to coal ash.
by grenfell
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 446
Views: 28641

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

Tomorrow I am doing one of the most important seasonal jobs in my calendar: Sweeping the chimneys.It’s not a job I relish,but I have done it for so many years now,that I have it down to a fine art. From fetching the kit out of the workshop,to having a shower,takes me two and a half hours. Out of in...
by grenfell
Fri May 28, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Painted stones
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Painted stones

I'd do it myself as i have strawberries but firstly most of them are in a cage and besides i don't really have that much trouble with birds eating them. And secondly it just seems a tad ludicrous although even if it didn't work i'd have a lot of pretty stones afterwards.
by grenfell
Fri May 28, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Painted stones
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Painted stones

Every so often something pops up on facebook that makes me think "can that really work?" This time it was painted stones. To be more accurate it was small pebbles painted to look like strawberries. Quite pretty but it was said to be functional as well. It was claimed that if the stones are placed ne...
by grenfell
Sun May 23, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 446
Views: 28641

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

This isn't a very black and white answer and largely depends upon the metric one uses to define decline. If we were to look at living standards prior to WW1 compared to say the 1960's there was a definite increase in line with global energy consumption. There was more food available , more consumer ...
by grenfell
Sun May 23, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 446
Views: 28641

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

No idea on the timescale.Not even a guess The decline has already started . Tend to agree that it has already started and it probably gives plenty of ammunition to argue as to when the decline started in the same way as the argument as to when the second world war started. It could be the early 70'...
by grenfell
Fri May 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 446
Views: 28641

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

Here is an article that explores, the naive belief that society can merely substitute one energy source for another- and carry on regardless. https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/2021/05/13/are-you-still-buying-this/ I feel that is along the lines of what i was saying. Getting used to less travel , l...
by grenfell
Fri May 21, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Wearing of army clothing in town.
Replies: 53
Views: 17434

Re: Wearing of army clothing in town.

Many a word said in jest. About six or seven years ago we were fostering. Part of the process is health and safety inspection of the house and garden. I'm in the building trade and was working on our house but the h&s inspector looked at the neatly stacked new materials and said "all this debris wil...
by grenfell
Fri May 21, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Wearing of army clothing in town.
Replies: 53
Views: 17434

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 subt...
by grenfell
Fri May 21, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 446
Views: 28641

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

My point really being that there are a number of reasons why just continuing BAU with EV's is largely impractical and ultimately likely to fail but it amuses me when relatively minor issues of engineering are put forward as arguments. Practically every house in the country is connected to the nation...