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by jennyjj01
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: PTT. Simples...

Cheers, Yes, I'm already looking at that, off and on. I will be doing the exam when I'm more confident of some of the more techy bits. Somebody tested a pair of Baofengs on PTT channels at lowest power :D very clear at about a mile away at the opposite ends of a housing estate.. My conscience would ...
by jennyjj01
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: The rule of threes.
Replies: 39
Views: 1007

Re: The rule of threes.

Heavy curtains.. One of the single bed mattresses will just about fill the living room window reveal that will massively increase heat retention in the living room the house is very well insulated as it is anyway That's one thing that struck me about the Texas situation: Most homes are built with z...
by jennyjj01
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: The rule of threes.
Replies: 39
Views: 1007

Re: The rule of threes.

Water:- Taps Lots of Bottled water Lots of Bottled beer Lots of Bottled wine Full Roof collecting water butts & Sawyer straws & hundreds of purifying tablets Easy Redirect of garage roof drain. Clean Tarpulin for harvesting. Meat:- Freezers Tins of meat and fish Tinned and dried Meat substitutes Cro...
by jennyjj01
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: PTT. Simples...

Dear Jenny101, Firstly, please understand I was not having a go at you. The legalities of radio transmission are complex and people can innocently get into problems. Heyyyy Appin, It takes a lot to offend me and I'm happy to be put straight on this and other matters. So no worries! My primary inter...
by jennyjj01
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Fishing

I am a proponent of Ragnar Benson ( the old school American survivalist) and his ‘Rule of Threes’ Good rule. I just don't see myself fishing. Maybe I'd try to hunt rabbits, geese, wood pigeon before I'd try fish. I hate shellfish, too. So I would say to Jerseyspud, that if you really want to learn ...
by jennyjj01
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Fishing

So living on a small island I was thinking today about protein etc with prepping. So fresh protein. In a shtf situation in theory I could go fishing but it would be a fairly long walk for my small ones to get there. With that in mind is this a worthwhile hobby to take up now, or strike it as the wa...
by jennyjj01
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What made you become a prepper?
Replies: 22
Views: 659

Re: What made you become a prepper?

Hi all. I'm just interested as to what made you want to start prepping? Trump and Brexit almost simultaneously triggered a deep sense of foreboding and a dash to stash. So that was tail end of 2016* and starting from a few bags of pasta, I now have much more than a robust preparation for bugging in...
by jennyjj01
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Rehydration
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Rehydration

Forever :) If you blanched carrots they will be good for 2 years easy. They go grey if they deteriorate Onions >3years easy. Never tried green beans. That would interest me. I was hoping that I'd get longer than two years for the carrots as I could get that from tinned carrots. I did say forever. I...
by jennyjj01
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: PTT. Simples...
Replies: 28
Views: 723

Re: PTT. Simples...

Legally the PMR standard requires a fixed antenna. The idea is to make them idiot proof so modification is not allowed. A radio amateur who used their own equipment to transmit on the PMR frequencies would be in breach of their licence. In general terms it is also not wise to assume that using radi...
by jennyjj01
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Rehydration
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Rehydration

The dehydrated food is now vacuum packed and in a coolish garage. I’m dating each batch and wondered if anyone advise on how long it will keep like this? Forever :) If you blanched carrots they will be good for 2 years easy. They go grey if they deteriorate Onions >3years easy. Never tried green be...