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by British Red
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready

I didn't know either until a friendly "Jamie" explained it to me. I had thrown away at least a dozen eneloops as "faulty" before that. I've not thrown one away since!
by British Red
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready

I don't know what "restore over discharged IMR batteries" means. All I know it it shows red for a faulty battery that needs chucking, flashing green for charging, and solid green for charged. 1 light per battery. Okay, leaving aside the technicalities Eneloops are Lithium Ion Manganese ba...
by British Red
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready

I have a pretty decent charger. It tells you if a battery is no good, and when they are charged. Is made by EBL, cost £8. You can charge odd numbers of batteries, one or three as well as the usual two and four. Is very light weight, so I keep a spare one in my long term bugout bag. That's a great p...
by British Red
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: Winter 2022 what are you doing to get ready

I replaced the blade on my bench saw. This is critical to my Winter preps: I am processing firewood like a squirrel on speed! I have an arrangement with a woodworking neighbour to take his oak/ beech waste,and it is very high volume! I make sure he gets a couple of decent steaks on a regular basis....
by British Red
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Thermos cooking
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Thermos cooking

The traditional Scot would say no milk just water and that strikes me as safer from a food safety point of view. However, could you add powdered milk the next morning? (I know wimpy sassenach porridge). Any experiences or advice would be most welcome. Thanks appin We do water porridge but we add ou...
by British Red
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Recession Recipes
Replies: 21
Views: 324

Re: Recession Recipes

I shoot pigeon for pest control. A FAST recipe for lunch is: Flash fry sliced pigeon breast with home grown garlic, chilli, spring onion and ginger. Add a splash of soy sauce & balsamic then serve in a pitta with a spoon of home made yoghurt. Delicious, crazy cheap and made in less than 5 minutes
by British Red
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Keeping Goats - Pygmy Goats
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Keeping Goats - Pygmy Goats

Thanks Jansman, I'm thinking of making a paddock with rylex sheep fencing, with a top wire of barbed wire. And having a small stable in the field. Another alternative is to run a corridor of electric netting so they can walk from the field to a byre. But the current price of fence posts, and wood i...
by British Red
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 9
Replies: 890
Views: 40066

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 9

I have found a couple of online home brew shops for yeast/ chemicals. I have always bought from Wilko,but increasingly I am finding them unavailable. . Guessing you will have a boyes somewhere close by they also stock a fair amount of homebrew kit https://www.boyes.co.uk/storelocator/ Never thought...