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by korolev
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: long life snack bars
Replies: 1
Views: 72

long life snack bars

Going through the car bag today and found a pack of date expired cereal bars. Whilst I'd still eat them if desperate, I'd rather replace them with something "in date". Is there anything out there that's a got a good shelf life, tastes ok and is reasonably cheap ? The alternative being a pack of chea...
by korolev
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Will we end up in lockdown again?
Replies: 34
Views: 819

Re: Will we end up in lockdown again?

Johnson said we wouldn't have a lockdown, then we did. Johnson said we wouldn't have a second/third lockdown, then we did. Johnson said people could meet up for Christmas and cases went sky high. A recent report said he had acted too late more than once (https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/81...
by korolev
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Rising energy prices mitigation
Replies: 28
Views: 750

Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

Since we moved into a house with solar panels I've been very careful with electricity use, only use the washing machine or dishwasher during daylight and preferably when it's sunny. The income they generate seems to exceed (at the moment) the total cost of yearly electricity and gas so I'm in profit...
by korolev
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: The looming electric / gas shortages...
Replies: 21
Views: 896

Re: The looming electric / gas shortages...

Rather glad I bought a bungalow with solar panels on the roof. At a pinch I could jury-rig it to provide power to a couple of sockets. It's only a 2kw system but it would be enough to run a microwave to heat up a dinner and keep torches/phones charged. We would be sitting round a wind up radio in th...
by korolev
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Checking your bags
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Checking your bags

If you were taken to hospital via ambulance (like me) you will have only what your stood up in for me out on a walk jeans dirty muddy boots no money or wallet or glasses I had my phone but no charger . A bum bag with a few bits and pieces is now with me on every walk. When I was taken off I was ask...
by korolev
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Checking your bags
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Checking your bags

I don't have a Bug Out Bag as such, but I do have a Hospital Bag; Having been taken off to hospital on blue lights a few years back and having no time to grab anything except my phone I put a bag together. To cut a long story short, I checked it the other day and the tin of coke I had in it had burs...
by korolev
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Trailer / caravan tests going for many
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Trailer / caravan tests going for many

"You will not be affected by the changes if you passed your car driving test before 1 January 1997."

That's me ok then
by korolev
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Torches.
Replies: 36
Views: 4486

Re: Torches.

Just had to buy some more throwaway torches; We had family staying last week and my great nephew and great niece loved them so I gave them one each. At under three quid each you can't go wrong with sk-68s (just need to modify them to single mode) : https://img.gkbcdn.com/s3/p/2014-05-28/sipik-sk68-3...
by korolev
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Enlighten me about camping cookers
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Enlighten me about camping cookers

Trust me the sparky will like a brew as will other trades ;) Ply with tea and biscuits and you'll have a temporary supply and a tap that might dangle on a bit of pipe but if your providing drinks and food they will go the extra mile.. a bacon/ sausage sarny on a Friday morning or a few stubby 33cl ...
by korolev
Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Enlighten me about camping cookers
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Enlighten me about camping cookers

Thanks for all the info. Electric is probably out as we are having the whole place rewired when it's remodelled and the elctricity could be off at any time; we don't want to go bothering the builders saying "can you put the electric on so we can have a brew please". We have a builder coming round la...