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by Yorkshire Andy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

diamond lil wrote:
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:16 am
Oooh we used to have a hurricane lamp, was very handy but got lost in the move. I'll look into buying a replacement now.
Bit more pricey but look at the Feuerhand Storm Lantern

Much better built than most of the China copies and a better wick holder / fuel cap less likely to leak et all
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

Blimey, you lot love UCO candles! I'd never heard of them 8-) :? I googled, obvs, and found lots at the bushcraft store. Interesting! But they look mostly for travel, with all that neoprene, so a torch would probably be better for me. I like the reflector though, thats nice. Oh god dont mention tor...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: How is everyone dealing with rising prices?
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: How is everyone dealing with rising prices?

jansman wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:26 am
Sounds like some good old- school money saving going on there. :D



I am making sure that errands are done on the way back from work to save both fuel and time.Also keeping crap out of the boot,making sure tyres are inflated properly etc.

:oops:
by Yorkshire Andy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Finance
Topic: How is everyone dealing with rising prices?
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: How is everyone dealing with rising prices?

Cutting back a bit Have threatened to remove the light bulbs from the kids rooms if they leave the lights on when they are not in their rooms :lol: already using solar powered lights In the hallway and our room got a few more sets I might put into regular use it won't do any harm House lights cost ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: How is everyone dealing with rising prices?
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: How is everyone dealing with rising prices?

Cutting back a bit Looking for bargains more / shopping about more been in a small town it's Easy enough... Reducing treats cutting back on takeaways noticed our regular has put it's prices up / quality dropped and no more meal deals used to do a decent curry meal starter / main / rice / can of pop ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 936
Views: 59159

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

It’s not just the chicken feed Andy, I did a big shop last week and brimmed my van at the same time and everything was just so expensive Tell me about it although bargain booze have knocked £1.50 off ten cans of Stella :mrgreen: and farm foods were selling those little Crawfords cheese nibbles bisc...
by Yorkshire Andy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 936
Views: 59159

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

Currently sat with the cat enjoying the heat been belted out by the bio ethanol burner in the living room I need to stock up on ethanol as last year it went mad in price due to the panic buying of hand rub but it works it's only been lit 10 minutes and it's gone from chilly to nice and cosy .. Cars ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

Yes, powers stayed on thanks. Im actually away camping now (with a UCO lantern :D ) I'll be getting more headtorches and in the fullness of time swapping out battery torches USB torches for ease of recharging. Interestingly, I had been pondering buying an msk multifuel stove but have gone off that ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: north east england
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: north east england

hi ya yes we were effected for 48 hours ,the telegraph pole at the end of the village snapped but slowly sank to the ground ,,, its still like that today ,, we survived cooking and getting heat from a log fire , ive been trying to mentally prepare for such things for years , 7 of us did pretty well...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 1108

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

I just buy them off amazon, as mentioned pretty expensive but do last. With regards to making them at home *allegedly* there's a magic ingredient in them to make sure they don't stick as the spring pushes them up as they burn. I suspect its a lie though. However, I do know the beeswax ones are rubb...