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by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 571

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: 7
Views: 102

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: 23
Views: 571

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...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: north east england
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: north east england

Welcome to the forum. Preppers tend to be a very illusive beast as you find many ridicule / take the Micky despite laughing at you they tend not to forget that "Dave's" got a full pantry and stuff when something goes wrong. Then expect Dave to be able to supply them with what ever THEY need .... Don...
by Yorkshire Andy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

pseudonym wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:51 pm
+2 on the UCO candles, I have both the full size and the tea light collapsible versions.

Just wondering if you can make your own candles to suit them (that's the Yorkshire man in Me showing :mrgreen:
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

Thanks all for the positive responses. UCO candle lanterns are (in my opinion) excellent. I've three single ones and the triple candle lantern. I go camping every week year round and always take at least one with me. The candles are expensive ~£6 for three but they do burn for the nine hours as adv...
by Yorkshire Andy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

Glad that you are all well and safe and survived the power outage. Ive had one of the UCO candle lanterns on my wish list for a while now and might have to treat myself if Santa doesn't come up with the goods. Keep your eyes open in Lidl they get lanterns in this time of year which will take the hu...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

Oh I was going to recommend a small budget generator I got a 850w 2 stroke jobbie which has a 8a 12v battery charger i paid about £35 for it in Aldi a few years back identical units are currently £120 ISH minimum :shock: Need to dig it out strip and service it seeing the price of them I could clean ...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage
Replies: 23
Views: 571

Re: Lessons from a 100 hour power outage

So, our powers back on after 100hours & four nights. Good test of the preps and pleased to say things went very well. Thought I'd share our experience & observations. Firstly, we're a family of two adults & three teenagers, all in good health other than some mild asthma in wife & 2 children. We liv...
by Yorkshire Andy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.
Replies: 929
Views: 58516

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

Tyre man is putting 2 new tyres on the car tomorrow going for all season types good all year round .. Bought a couple more pillar candles they won't go to waste I use them in the greenhouse in spring if it turns cold to keep the frost off to supplement the paraffin heater... Keeping on top of chargi...