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  • UPDATE - The main upgrade is now finished. The site should now be functioning as normal, I will be making tweaks over the weekend, particularly to look of the site. If you notice something is broken or have any comments please let me know. Many thanks Matt (Lithril)
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    I had better make a decision now...

    It's not a Galley, is it?.......
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    Are people in the UK taking Covid19 seriously? If not, why not?

    " Don't worry, rolls Royce are being coopted into making ventilators " That's good news....Just hope Boeing don't start making them too......:p
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    Upgrade Observations:

    Just a heads up really if you are still tweaking....:) This is what I get on Fire Fox (Latest version) Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead... Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to bushcraftuk.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal...
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    Site not secure message?

    You are not alone Oldtimer. If I use FireFox it warns me that BCUK is insecure...in fact it won't connect me and it says " Go back" or "advanced" or suggests I'll die of Chicken Pox or something...:D I know nothing about computers and have never bothered to say anything because if people try to...
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    How's the weather ?

    The problem arises as the way comes off the ship when the engines slow for entry, and the stabilizers are retracted. She's then at the mercy of any seas running into or across the harbour entrance. At Newhaven in Sussex when the weather was rough and from the South West, the cross Channel...
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    Holistic Homestead Energy Systems.

    Ah! Understood. Our local must have got in early with a decent contract I suspect, the installation looks 'weathered' as if it's been there some time.
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    Holistic Homestead Energy Systems.

    I'm unsure of how the formal process works, but I'm assuming that you are at least connected to the National/local Grid. If after the property is re-roofed you find you can install a significant and effective number of Solar Panels, it is possible to sell unused or surplus electricity back to...
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    Dealing with big sacrifices

    " and I cant express my gratitude. What should I do? " Yes you can Tengu. Write him a letter. Seriously, sit down and write him a letter. Tell him how grateful you are in plain words. Tell him how you feel about being his Daughter, what he means to you, and what your hopes for the future are...
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    Encouraging wildlife.

    " I do feed as required during the winter months and early spring but my understanding has always been not to feed when natural food is available. If I lived in town or a city I would understand that putting out food might draw wild birds away from the natural beneficial foods which they would...
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    Encouraging wildlife.

    Extraordinary coincidence Toddy. I came from the kitchen where I had just finished inspecting my latest wild bird menu, to find that you had made this post while I was busy...:D May I present...fresh from the 'fridge...Home cooked, special dishes of Nuts, suet and bacon fat 'Dangles'....:laugh...
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    Armchair Bushcraft

    Some interesting observations in this thread. I know nothing about the other types of social media, but I am a member of BCUSA which I find entertaining. When dealing with dangerous game it's good policy not to approach an unmoving and silent animal which appears to be dead, without first...
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    Spaghetti ballistics

    Projectile vomiting seems to have ceased thankfully Toddy, at least since the early weeks of aiming it down the inside of my shirt collar. Could have been a Q Woody Girl,although it looked like an O when I removed it from the 'fridge door. I think I'm a strong contender for something at least...
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    Spaghetti ballistics

    It is said that Sir Robert Newton's observation of an Apple falling from a tree prompted his investigations into the force of gravity. The power of steam to lift the lid of a boiling kettle also set James Watt on his way to improving the inefficient steam engines already in existence. Yesterday...
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    An 'I don't believe it' moment....

    The secret is, I always try to view some of the irritations of the modern technological world with amusement. Not gentlemanly behaviour on my part I agree, but to see a young woman holding a huge mobile 'phone, texting furiously with one thumb while she tried to drag a two wheeled shopping...
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    An 'I don't believe it' moment....

    I suppose it's in my nature not to let these sort of incidents upset or annoy me. I tend to look at modern life a bit like the old comedians, Jasper Carrot, Dave Allan etc: I see the funny side of almost every attempt at 'techno efficiency' (I just invented that term...:laugh: ) I bought a...
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    An 'I don't believe it' moment....

    "Hello, I'm calling to update the telephone contact numbers on my profile information" " Yes sir, can you just answer these security questions please?" What is the name of your first pet?........What is..............." Thank you sir" " My mobile 'phone number is no longer applicable as there...
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    Wax jacket cleaning

    If the oil has permeated the wax and stained the fabric this trick may not work, but my mate who was an Enduro maniac and wore the old style belted Barbour wax jacket with all the pockets, used to hang his jacket on a coat hanger and attack it with a steam powered wallpaper stripper!! Trick was...
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    Just a simple seafarer but....

    I don't own a television, I very rarely listen to the radio and I haven't read a newspaper since the Daily Sketch announced the remarriage of Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton... i use the lap top primarily because my grown kids haven't mastered the art of pen and ink and living in the...
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    Just a simple seafarer but....

    " An orange weather warning has been issued for parts of the Republic of Ireland as ex-Hurricane Lorenzo makes its way west." West............from the Azores to Ireland...Strange last time I sailed past the Azores they were in about 28 Degrees 11 minutes something West, and South-West Ireland...
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    Off target by 300 years....

    I saw this on the BBC website today...... " Newly discovered documents have revealed the Pilgrim Fathers settled in Boston in Lincolnshire for several months before they escaped England. It was previously thought the group only assembled in the town shortly before attempting to leave for the...