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by Tarrel
Sat May 02, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Seriously considering relocating to the Highlands
Replies: 42
Views: 5562

Hi UE, just came across your thread. (I don’t log in to PS too often these days). If you need any specific advice on your prospective Highland move, drop me a line. Cheers, Tarrel. Hi Tarrel, hope you are well! We have ruled this out now. I had a long discussion with the person from the Scottish ...
by Tarrel
Sat May 02, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Seriously considering relocating to the Highlands
Replies: 42
Views: 5562

Hi UE, just came across your thread. (I don’t log in to PS too often these days). If you need any specific advice on your prospective Highland move, drop me a line. Cheers, Tarrel.
by Tarrel
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Northern California to face Power Outages.
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

To me, this is slow collapse in action. Public and private sector finances weighed down by the burden of debt. Cutting of costs leading to failing infrastructure and services. Add in a small dose of climate change and Bob's your uncle; heading back to the 19th century.
by Tarrel
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Northern California to face Power Outages.
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

Northern California to face Power Outages.

Local utility company will be cutting power during periods of high winds to mitigate against risk of wildfires starting due to downed power cables.

Sign of the Times!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49982236
by Tarrel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Preps found wanting, or sufficient in current severe weather
Replies: 60
Views: 17468

....Poor old Russkies get blamed for everything. .. Candy's husband is Russian, Tarrel, which is why they get the blame!! I hope you leave your new DG windows open on occasion to let some fresh air in. Wouldn't want woodburner worrying about you suffocating. As a non-Russian husband I also get the ...
by Tarrel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Preps found wanting, or sufficient in current severe weather
Replies: 60
Views: 17468

More and more people are living hand-to-mouth these days, and sometimes buying-in extra isn't possible. Also if people are sharing a place, 'extra' sometimes disappears in short order. Back OT, we found Chateau Renewable surprisingly difficult to keep warm this time 'round. Even after I'd checked t...
by Tarrel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Preps found wanting, or sufficient in current severe weather
Replies: 60
Views: 17468

We're still here up in Northern Scotland! Winter has been long but not exceptionally cold for us. Daily highs of +1 to +4 are normal and that's pretty much what we've had. It's just been a bit relentless though. Snow has been unbelievable this past week. Speaking to folks who have lived here all the...
by Tarrel
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 5586

If cost is an issue, get a second-hand bike and put an electric conversion on it. My conversion cost me about £300, fitted to the mountain bike I already had. It has a 36V 10Ah battery, giving 25-30 miles range.
by Tarrel
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: EU membership referendum debate thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 143605

Well, doesn't time fly. A week ago we were getting ready to go to the polls. And a week, they say, is a long time in politics. How did I vote? Wild horses wouldn't drag that information out of me (except for a few trusted people with whom, I hope, love and friendship transcends political leaning). D...
by Tarrel
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Anyone fancy free land?
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

I wonder how much the courier companies would charge to deliver a wind-turbine and some triple-glazed windows out to Kamchatka? It costs enough to get stuff to the Scottish Highlands!
by Tarrel
Fri May 06, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life after oil: can Aberdeen rise again ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4266

Thanks Ken. I think you've hit the nail on the head with respect to Aberdeen. Having been up here four years now, I'm starting to see the weaknesses in the way the Government runs things. Don't get me wrong; they do a lot right. However, when it comes to energy policy, they seem to be too ready to t...
by Tarrel
Fri May 06, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life after oil: can Aberdeen rise again ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4266

Hi Folks, Still here. Got disillusioned with the forum after seeing the way the whole migration debate went, but been checking in from time to time. The oil price drop has hit the North East and Easter Ross quite hard. My wife runs ante-natal classes in Aberdeen one weekend a month. Hotel room rates...
by Tarrel
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: George Monbiot and re-wilding
Replies: 17
Views: 10543

It always amazes me how blithely we accept the notion of "spending most of our time indoors". Getting ourselves (and our children) outdoors more is an necessary first step in reconnecting with our natural selves. Being indoors, we disconnect ourselves from the natural rhythms such as the r...
by Tarrel
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: August 7 - the day the food runs out (without imports)
Replies: 40
Views: 13658

Had those. They're very good.
by Tarrel
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: August 7 - the day the food runs out (without imports)
Replies: 40
Views: 13658

Well, there's a place near us called Ballone Castle, on a cliff right on the Moray Firth. It has a walled garden with a south-facing glasshouse and a very nice productive grapevine in it. So there! :D Besides, who says mince pies have to have mincemeat in them? Could use haggis. Mixed with jam for s...