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by B&Q
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: "Zombie" Knives now banned in the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2586

Re: "Zombie" Knives now banned in the UK

It's not the blades, but the marketing hype that's the issue. The UK long ago stopped glorifying guns, so why continue with knives?
by B&Q
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: EDEN a new BBC 4 show asks "What if we could start agin?"
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: EDEN a new BBC 4 show asks "What if we could start agin?

I'm finding it quite interesting, they seem to have a group containing the right expertise to make a go of it. Time will tell.

As an aside, which may help people find it on whatever *flix they use, it's not a BBC production but Channel 4.
by B&Q
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe
Replies: 75
Views: 6275

Re: Islamic Terror Attacks in Europe

So far in this thread I have seen The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Express quoted together with Wikipedia and The BBC

If you want a serious discussion you would probably be best advised to leave out the British tabloids.
by B&Q
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Military coup d'etat in Turkey
Replies: 136
Views: 8768

Re: Military coup d'etat in Turkey

This is a link to a BBC rolling live update.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-36811357
by B&Q
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Short Term Power backup for modem/router
Replies: 31
Views: 5471

Re: Short Term Power backup for modem/router

If it's just for a couple of hours of connectivity, could you not use a laptop (which you keep always charged) and a mobile 'phone (similarly charged) as a mobile wi-fi hotspot?
by B&Q
Sun May 01, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Belgium to Provide 11 Million People With Iodine Pills?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1832

Re: Belgium to Provide 11 Million People With Iodine Pills?!

Looking at subsequent posts...could this possibly be an extremely long-sighted measure just in case of a potential war with Russia? As I recall, a year or two ago Putin took many of the safeguards off of Russia's nuclear arsenal, to the point where tactical nuclear strikes became an integral part o...
by B&Q
Sun May 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Belgium to Provide 11 Million People With Iodine Pills?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1832

Re: Belgium to Provide 11 Million People With Iodine Pills?!

According to this BBC News report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36157806 ... The Dutch government updated its policy on iodine tablets last month, so that pregnant women and under-eighteens are given the pills within 100km of the Borssele and Doel reactors. ... Claims are this is in the wak...
by B&Q
Sun May 01, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY Clip On Waterproof Bic Fire Starter Kit. Extra Duct Tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: DIY Clip On Waterproof Bic Fire Starter Kit. Extra Duct

Perhaps tie a bit of nylon fishing line to the vaseline ball and form a loop. Embed the loop in the wax seal. When you open, scrape the wax away with a twig and hook the twig through the loop and pull?
by B&Q
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Doctor Who Season 8
Replies: 32
Views: 2627

Re: Doctor Who Season 8

Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie named as new companion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36111598

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by B&Q
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Download Wikipedia for offline use: XOWA
Replies: 21
Views: 6863

Re: Download Wikipedia for offline use: XOWA

Looking further into this, the site below appears interesting with regards to offline information.

http://www.kiwix.org/

Anyone have any experience?
by B&Q
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Download Wikipedia for offline use: XOWA
Replies: 21
Views: 6863

Re: Download Wikipedia for offline use: XOWA

As an update, xowa now appears to have an android interface. If you follow the link in the original post you will be redirected (the site has moved) to here :- http://gnosygnu.github.io/xowa/ Follow the link under "Recent News" for "2016-01-17 Android app beta released" I've not tried it because my ...
by B&Q
Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Last Land Rover Defender ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Last Land Rover Defender ...

... comes off the production line this week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35285258 The last of Jaguar Land Rover's classic Defenders will roll off the production line this week, ending 68 years of production - does this mean the carmaker's best off-road days are behind it? Picture a Land Rov...
by B&Q
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 594
Views: 89970

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Non-brand (Aldi) can of spaghetti in tomato sauce.

Best by - JUL 2013 (Probably purchased early/mid 2012)
Eaten - JAN 2016

Normal taste/smell, no ill effects.
by B&Q
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Give a thought to us Brits
Replies: 73
Views: 2813

Re: Give a thought to us Brits

I merely stated a commonly held belief which is prominent in my country. ... You do an awful lot of talking on behalf of other people in the UK. People who, in other posts, you make it clear you despise. You are not a spokesman for anyone other than yourself. Please stop pretending otherwise. If I ...
by B&Q
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Long term survival.
Replies: 96
Views: 4739

Re: Long term survival.

Rural is a relative term. In the UK North Devon is rural. At a population density of 300 / sqml, Devon, if it were a US state would be ranked 9th highest density (between Florida and Pennsylvania). Devon has 3 contiguous counties, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. All are rural counties. The four count...
by B&Q
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Long term survival.
Replies: 96
Views: 4739

Re: Long term survival.

grumpyviking wrote: if it still exists, ok if its only the UK maybe, but what if it was worldwide? an EMP say?...
Surely an EMP would only get half the world? The other half would be in "shadow".
by B&Q
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Long term survival.
Replies: 96
Views: 4739

Re: Long term survival.

grumpyviking wrote: hopefully by then the UK will no longer be a member of the EU. and its the former scenario for your imformation(as in "societal collapse" or the end of civilisation as we know it).
Then it will definitely need the UN to be involved.
by B&Q
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Long term survival.
Replies: 96
Views: 4739

Re: Long term survival.

I'm not sure if this is an "end of civilization forever" scenario or "localized issues for the UK for 2 years" scenario.

In the latter case, the EU would step in to provide support. The former case would probably require the UN to be involved as well.
by B&Q
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are We on the Cusp of 'Post-Antibiotic Era'?
Replies: 17
Views: 1033

Re: Are We on the Cusp of 'Post-Antibiotic Era'?

Two problems as I see it. 1) Needless or over-prescribing of existing antibiotics increasing risk of resistance developing. Some countries allow these to be bought over the counter without prescription. 2) Lack of R&D into new antibiotics to replace the current crop of antibiotics of last resort. No...
by B&Q
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 594
Views: 89970

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Commercial tin of canned hot-dog sausages (in brine).

Expiry date - Jan 2012
Eaten - Nov 2015

I opened and ate these a week ago. I'm still here. No ill effects. Looked and tasted normal.

These tend to have a long shelf life so were probably bought in 2009/10 and therefore maybe 5 or 6 years old.
by B&Q
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack
Replies: 108
Views: 26099

Re: Planning for a Mumbai Style attack

this side of the water we have always advised that the best time to move out of a city is NOW ... Who are we ? ... before any event happens, if someone cant or wont do that, then they have to lessen their exposure to attack, attacks will always happen in cities as they are carried out for maximum e...
by B&Q
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Re: handheld metal detector
Replies: 1
Views: 1626

Re: handheld metal detector

OP gone :)
So my post now has no value.
Removed to reduce noise.
by B&Q
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 59812

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey has been readmitted to hospital following an unusual late complication, it is not thought to be contagious. Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey back in isolation... Low risk Dr Emilia Crighton, NHSGGC director of public health, said: "Pauline's condition is a complicat...
by B&Q
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Solar flares warning- does anyone have a more reliable sourc
Replies: 19
Views: 1280

Re: Solar flares warning- does anyone have a more reliable s

Daily Mail is not all bad tabloid junk. Just skim past all the jenner/kardashian crap and any story with "pins" in the title and there are some good articles. I do not filter most of the stuff intelligent readers seem to do. Fixed it for you. Look through the reader comments at the Daily Wail and y...

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