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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 37,485 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Khannie



    Smelly maybe?

    37c for a large bottle of vinegar in lidl though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,455 ✭✭✭ RUCKING FETARD


    Khannie wrote: »
    Smelly maybe?

    37c for a large bottle of vinegar in lidl though.
    Yea, probably, but sure it'll keep the flu away :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭ thehippychippy


    This guy, Dave Canterbury is a genius. http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/user/wildernessoutfitters
    He runs the pathfinder school teaching survival and self reliance in Ohio. Used to do 'dual survival' but now just puts all his knowledge on video and you tubes it for free. All videos are recommended but 'journal of the yurt' I found excellent, he puts up a yurt, and lives in it for a month (I think),heads up to his house (200 yards away) when his grand kids come over and to see his wife!! Does equipment reviews, shelters, fire starting, trapping, fishing, hunting and guns but doesn't over do the guns. Looks like a good shop at pathfinder.com too but I haven't bought anything yet (I'm angling for the stainless bottle and cup set for crimbo). IMO, a good source for videos and common man advice! (or common woman, as the case may be)


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    A great thread over on the plumbing & heating forum about harvesting rainwater

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056609584


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    In case you ever wonder to yourself; why should I prepare?

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/disaster/


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭ Squeaky the Squirrel










    Hot Chocolate Tastes Much Better In an Orange Cup
    Scientists have discovered that an orange or creme-colored cup definitely makes chocolate taste better, while a white or red cup will not enhance the flavor. The discovery demonstrates once again that our taste buds are definitely influenced by the colors our eyes perceive.

    Just don't drink it out of a Brown Cup, cuz that just make it taste like shi...I'm only kidding.



    It makes it taste like Beetroot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭ Squeaky the Squirrel


    Self resetting Mouse Trap to keep mouses away from my drinking chocolate.

    http://fivegallonideas.com/extremely-effective-mouse-trap/


  • Registered Users Posts: 271 ✭✭ Danpad


    Hi, hope this is appropriate, I've been keeping a prepping/self sufficiency/ type blog for the last couple of months. It's not to make profit, don't have any ads/affiliate links (to the best of my knowledge) etc. Simply sharing my thoughts. Would appreciate any input/feedback etc.
    http://irishprepperdad.blogspot.ie/
    Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭✭ Deerhound


    For somebody interested in getting a bow on a budget and is handy at DIY you should check out this guy on YouTube. Some of his stuff is on my to do list.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/backyardbowyer?feature=results_main


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs




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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Words from a Bosnian Survivalist
    http://sovietoutpost.revdisk.org/?p=72


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    I'm currently enjoying reading this blog about a guy who bought and set up a camp on a remote plot of land in the US.

    http://laptopandarifle.wordpress.com


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭ Squeaky the Squirrel


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭ Orion


    Easiest way to carry a decent length of cord: http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Cobra-Knot-Paracord-Belt/

    I've been wearing that belt for a few months now. 100' of cord in it - 2*40' sections and 2*10'. Only problem is unraveling if if you need it. But if you need that length of cord you can do without a belt. I used a crappy old buckle from a canvas belt that came with a pair of old jeans. The belt cost me about a fiver + time spent making it. If you need smaller lengths of cord just wear a bracelet.

    This will be my next belt. It unravels just by undoing one end and pulling on it. Main problem with this one is that you have to get the measurements just right or you have a belt too loose or too tight. tbh I'm happier with a buckle and have the emergency whistle on a bracelet or tied to the shoulder strap on the bag.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,058 ✭✭✭ sheesh


    Kit lists for survival pouches pretty good I think

    http://www.rk19-bielefeld-mitte.de/survival/FM/a.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 59 ✭✭✭ Deerhound


    Armageddon Online proudly presents... 297 survival books and manuals in one place! Topics include: - Dangerous Plants and Animals - Food and Water - Navigation - General Urban and Wilderness Preparedness - Evasion Techniques - and much more!
    http://www.armageddononline.org/disaster-prep-help.html

    Enjoy!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Realtime water levels throughout Ireland

    http://waterlevel.ie/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,520 eirator


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    Realtime water levels throughout Ireland

    http://waterlevel.ie/

    Looked like it was going to be a handy link but not a recording station within 20 miles of us :mad:

    So I'll have to stick to a piece of seaweed a pine cone, met.ie and Easytide to guess at our chances of flooding.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,520 eirator


    I've been doing a bit of seaweed harvesting recently and while I found plenty of info online this is a useful link about collecting seaweed around Ireland http://www.feilebianamara.ie/seaweed.html .


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    The Fireless Cook Book (1909)
    Available for download in several formats

    http://archive.org/details/firelesscookbook00mitcrich


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 146 ✭✭ Prof Nincom Poop Ph.D


    magical reusable beer can stove

    http://vimeo.com/64726512


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Air quality readings in Ireland
    http://www.epa.ie/air/quality/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,520 eirator


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    Air quality readings in Ireland
    http://www.epa.ie/air/quality/

    tbh I find it hard to believe any data the epa produces. Our river is flooded with slurry every time we get heavy rain it has a massive "local" dumping area just up stream from us and I've seen it running white with dumped milk. The nearest farm has a leak in its slurry containment system and the farmer has piped the overflow into a stream that runs in to the river (its being investigated :D). Same river comes out in the epa tests (2-3 tests a year) as being very clean. Go a mile or so upstream and their is an old dam thats holding back thousands apon thousands of gallons of anaerobic black sludge, yet all the epa are interested in is a plastic milk bottle full of water from the same spot 2-3 times a year.

    epa data is a bit like the NCT - it only relates to the time of testing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 283 ✭✭ Crazyivan 1979


    eirator wrote: »
    tbh I find it hard to believe any data the epa produces. Our river is flooded with slurry every time we get heavy rain it has a massive "local" dumping area just up stream from us and I've seen it running white with dumped milk. The nearest farm has a leak in its slurry containment system and the farmer has piped the overflow into a stream that runs in to the river (its being investigated :D). Same river comes out in the epa tests (2-3 tests a year) as being very clean. Go a mile or so upstream and their is an old dam thats holding back thousands apon thousands of gallons of anaerobic black sludge, yet all the epa are interested in is a plastic milk bottle full of water from the same spot 2-3 times a year.

    epa data is a bit like the NCT - it only relates to the time of testing.

    Unfortunatley, that's the reality of most environmental sampling. With the complex set of parameters concerned with water, it is unfeasible to have an online analyser for all parameters or to take composite samples.

    Air quality data however, can be a little more representative, as continuous samplers may be set up to take pumped or passive samplers over time.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,345 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    The air quality is sampled automatically and updated daily. There are graphs available for historic results also. Your point about water quality standards notwithstanding.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 351 ✭✭ colonel-yum-yum


    Not sure if this has been shared here before, and it's a lot of effort for something a fire steel would accomplish, but definitely an interesting idea.

    www.instructables.com/id/SLAM-ROD-FIRE-STARTER-IGNITION-BY-AIR


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,564 ✭✭✭ DoozerT6


    For those of you on the BookFace, (and who don't already know about it), there is a page called 'Homesteading Self Sufficiency Survival' which gives some pretty good tips on ...well, self sufficiency! 271k followers can't be wrong ;) Lots of great tips for medicinal uses for plants and herbs, how to make anything from anything, preserving, book recs etc. Well worth a gander I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,549 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    magical reusable beer can stove

    http://vimeo.com/64726512

    going to give this a go, one thing just use a can opener to take the top off, 10 seconds max. his way of getting the top off seemed messy

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,115 ✭✭✭ ShadowFox




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  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭ thehippychippy


    http://vimeo.com/m/76364379
    Just a short flim, not much info but, man, what a life!!


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