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by Yorkshire Andy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28947

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

I have a small stock of 9v batteries. For smoke alarms. I’ll check availability. Thanks for the heads up. You can get them but the likes of Lidl and Aldi no longer seem to stock 9v or C or D cells .. Just noticed the mains alarm in the living room is also no longer lit up...... Phonecall to the cou...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 449
Views: 28947

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

Tested the smoke alarms today... One in lads room was dead... New battery... Dead.... Mooched up to bq had the cheap basic ones same as the that had failed https://www.diy.com/departments/fireangel-toast-proof-sb1-r-optical-smoke-alarm-with-1-year-battery/0816317004453_BQ.prd £8 with one year batter...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Flash Sale of MREs
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Flash Sale of MREs

Always keep a few pouches in my car Never forget the look of utter horror crossed with where the feck did you russell a full meal up on the maternity ward from the head nurse type woman.... After 15 hours of the wife been in labour... One of the nurses said to me if your hungry there's some bread an...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: The Home Medicine Cabinet.
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

The thing I'm still missing is the burns stuff - I know there's a fierce debate at what's best, where do we currently stand on that? Burn gell stuff is good especially if your away from running water and good for transportation to hospital after normal 20 mins of cool water for Keeping thermal burn...
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: The Home Medicine Cabinet.
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

Must admit at the start of the pandemic I beat the masses and stocked up on most OTC available stuff. From Aspirin to zantac

Not that you can buy Ranitidine anymore was pulled at the end of last year......
by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Medical and Healthcare
Topic: The Home Medicine Cabinet.
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

And after sun. Mrs a got rather bad sun burn last week... I don't burn I tan :mrgreen: ....

By 10pm her winging had got so bad I poured 4 sachets of hydrogel burns gell on her back after the complaints that it was cold and sticky shut her up long enough for me to get to sleep :lol:
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: USB power pack
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: USB power pack

Yes, totally agree, car is primary recharging source. Solar was more a thought for when camping. Look at the stand alone folding panels ;) but there's lots of rubbish out there My new to me folding caravan has a "built in" leisure battery my car has a funky alternator so the generic caravan chargin...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: USB power pack
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: USB power pack

Thanks all, probably going to go for the, er, "robust" aldi one. And particular thanks for the steer away from the integral solar panel idea. Get a 2a usb car charger and mains charger if the lights go out at home and it needs a top up use the car to charge it ... If the manure hits the fan big tim...
by Yorkshire Andy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: USB power pack
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: USB power pack

That solar charger looks good. And Aldi ... I never even knew that they sell online these days :oops: :oops: :oops: Free postage on orders over £30 too ... It's not hard to spend £30 in the middle isle :lol: you also get first dibs on next week's special buys which is good if something you "must ha...
by Yorkshire Andy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: USB power pack
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: USB power pack

As for solar get a standalone panel to charge it those ones with a panel built in just about keep on top of loss during storage I've got one like this probably not the best but it works https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZHITING-Waterproof-Foldable-Portable-Smartphones/dp/B07Y9ZZF48/ref=asc_df_B07Y9ZZF48/?tag...