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20-07-2016, 16:41   #736
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Double burner stove looks interesting, depending on connection/cylinder type.

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/s.../fishing-stove

Tape and cook set links bring me to Sun 17 July offers for some reason?

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/s...roof-cook-set/

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/s...lla-camo-tape/
witchcraft i tried both links twice the 1st time brought me to 17jul too and 2nd time both links worked fine
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Checked out the double burner and the "trangia"

Double burner my ass! Two burners each needing its own screw in gas canister. Why bother?

"Trangia" seemed OK packed up badly as expected and weighed according to the box 730grams. Bulky but not a bad buy.
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ator-fits-into

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Bring your own power plant : Estream converts any type of moving water into stored energy to charge every usb-connected mobile devices.
$200 or so for this interesting set up.
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$200 or so for this interesting set up.
Interesting but I see a flaw in their design. Exposed blades like to hit off rocks in shallow water, plastic blades won't last long. In practice a lot of these things like the solar chargers with a big li-ion battery are charged on the mains with a little top up now and then from the renewable source followed by it's owner waxing lyrical about "Oh! Look I used some real treehugger-approved power to charge my iPhone 7"
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Interesting but I see a flaw in their design. Exposed blades like to hit off rocks in shallow water, plastic blades won't last long. In practice a lot of these things like the solar chargers with a big li-ion battery are charged on the mains with a little top up now and then from the renewable source followed by it's owner waxing lyrical about "Oh! Look I used some real treehugger-approved power to charge my iPhone 7"

They have thought of that - there is a clip on ring that goes around the blades to protect them in shallow water.

But can't ever imagine it would be a bargain.

Edit> The problem for me would be why carry two batteries, the one in your device and the one in the charger? All takes too much time with charging the units own battery and then charging the device you want to use. Weight wise you could carry a solar charger that was 4-5 times the output for the same weight.

However if you plan camping by a fast moving river every night then its use gets a little more appealing.

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25-09-2016, 01:04   #741
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ALDI AXE
https://www.aldi.ie/pr...xe/p/093477044007300

its 2kg
compared to lidl had one couple weeks ago but was only 1.5 kg
that was very light
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ALDI AXE
https://www.aldi.ie/pr...xe/p/093477044007300

its 2kg
compared to lidl had one couple weeks ago but was only 1.5 kg
that was very light
Has just one feature too many for me - a nail puller on a 4lb axe

I always keep my eye on Aldi as they have the occasional useful item, often in the reduced area. I'm waiting for the little wire ratchet winches they sometimes have to come back, I waited too long for them to be reduced when they didn't sell last time and they seem to have just taken them off display

Last week bought 4 wheelbarrow wheels https://www.aldi.ie/wheelbarrow-wheel/p/051985004467400 and now have a mobile 6'x4' chicken coop (used 25mm electricians metal conduit as an axle - perfect fit).
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I did take a good hard look at the axe in Aldi when I was in there on Sunday and it looks better than I imagined it would. I don't think I'll be buying one to replace any of the half dozen axes I already have but it would be a decent axe for the money if you have nothing.

One issue with all felling axes used for splitting is that you can miss and damage the shaft so with a wooden shaft you can end up with the wood below the head paired away until it eventually breaks. No big deal replace the handle worst case you can even make some sort of handle, with a modern plastic material the shaft is still going to take that abuse but if it fails you have no way to replace it.
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Boafeng UV 5R radios, you can get two for about €50 with the likes of Alieexpress. Seems like a good price for an entry level Ham radio.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...t=Baofeng+UV5R

Have a pair on order, will update when they arrive on the slow boat from China

Looking to do the licence exam next year, is it handy enough to self study for this?
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Boafeng UV 5R radios, you can get two for about €50 with the likes of Alieexpress. Seems like a good price for an entry level Ham radio.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...t=Baofeng+UV5R

Have a pair on order, will update when they arrive on the slow boat from China

Looking to do the licence exam next year, is it handy enough to self study for this?
Was there something on here a while back about needing a licence for these or am I imagining it.
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"Show me your license for carrying ham."

[(Sotto voce) "Fup off, you pig!"] "Can I produce it later? Here's a few rashers and sausages, and a bit of black pudding."

"Grand, so."

"Phew!" (Thinks: I must see about getting that license....)

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Was there something on here a while back about needing a licence for these or am I imagining it.
Yeah, you need to do the amateur radio licence to operate these legally.
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Boafeng UV 5R radios, you can get two for about €50 with the likes of Alieexpress. Seems like a good price for an entry level Ham radio.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...t=Baofeng+UV5R

Have a pair on order, will update when they arrive on the slow boat from China

Looking to do the licence exam next year, is it handy enough to self study for this?
How did these work out for you in the end. Was thinking about getting a set
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It's a steep learning curve! I've heard taxi men, taxi base stations, vehicle recovery guys, Dublin Port and ships in the bay, but to get amateur radio transmissions from the various repeaters around the country is proving illusive. But it's not a straightforward as marine VHF.

You have to upgrade the aerials on this little radios (about a tenner, but massively worth it) and get a USB connection when ordering. The software to programme them is free (CHIRP) and easy to use. But am looking forward to learning more and getting some success with listening in until I have my licence and then can transmit myself.

But for under €100 you can have two radios and upgrades like aerials and hand-mics etc.
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LED Lenser LED9807 T7.2 Tactical Torch, 320 Lumens - Black Gift Box

This has become a fairly regular Amazon deal as in I've seen a similar 24 hour deal twice in the last year or so. £30 and 14 hrs left when I posted this. Normally £60

Sorry old thread but seemed the best place to post.
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