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by mercalia
23 Dec 2020, 1:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wood burning stoves
Replies: 61
Views: 2677

Re: Wood burning stoves

Does anyone actually use these things on tour? Though neat looking (always in favour of free stuff, particularly fuel) I can't help but see them as a picnic novelty. And if you have to carry your own fuel with the thing, bison litter or whatever, what's really the point/advantage? And that bison li...
by mercalia
23 Dec 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5904

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

coleman liquid is far to expensive. https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/gear/aspen_4t_as_cheaper_coleman_fuel_alternative-405275 https://aspenfuel.co.uk/products/aspen-fuel/#a4 not at £33 for 5l https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aspen-alkylate-4-stroke-petrol-Litre/dp/B004WJ7SG4
by mercalia
23 Dec 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Audiobooks ?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Audiobooks ?

if you dont want to read but listen many ebook readers will also speak the text. The speech is tolerable once you get used to it. There are lots of sources for free ebooks. And many libraries have ebook libraries but the problem there is they are encrypted so your reader needs to be one that the lib...
by mercalia
23 Dec 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 432
Views: 44883

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Not sure if I have mentioned this before. I was looking thru my media centre and remembered the film called "The Warriors" which is the story of street gangs in 1950-60 New York. It is rather stylised than gritty . It starts off with Cyrus the leader of a dominant gang calling a meeting of...
by mercalia
23 Dec 2020, 4:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18230

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

Since Covid19+ seems to have started in London and the SE I wouldnt be surprised if it came from the EU in the first place since there are so many foreigners here, rather than being a home grown mutation. I wonder if the EU is looking for new strains at all. The frustrating thing is that this state...
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 126
Views: 5904

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

as well as the woood burner I also have a colemans petrol stove. Riding a motor bike just syphon some from the m/c tank. The only trouble is there is very little control its either full burn or nothing really. I haven yet had a blocked fuel line that is supposed to be the problem with petrol. I woul...
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wood burning stoves
Replies: 61
Views: 2677

Re: Wood burning stoves

I got my cat litter from Tesco. It is very similar to the pellets burned in Biomass systems, but much smaller in size. I have to say that I haven't had any problems with the grate clogging. I fill it two thirds full and get around thirty five minutes of a burn. More than enough for a brew or a one ...
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 1042
Views: 26609

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

just back from Lidl Streatham . Most of the fresh meat has gone. No chicken just one large turkey and a few pork chops and bacon.
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18230

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

Oldjohnw wrote:Oh the irony!

The EU is asking the member states to remove the travel ban with the UK. Individual states can, of course, exercise their own border controls. Who would have thought!


Since the new strain was prevalent in London it was probably brought in by EU people coming here in the first place.
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dior J'adore ad
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Dior J'adore ad

Am I alone in finding this current ad campaign unsettling? OIP (4).jpg it is clearly appropriation of African women who wear those neck coils. ( who cares ) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Kayan_woman_with_neck_rings.jpg/400px-Kayan_woman_with_neck_rings.jpg
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Conspiracy Theories....
Replies: 39
Views: 985

Re: Conspiracy Theories....

Conspiracy theories are nonsense. They're deliberately planted by a secret group led by George Soros and Bill Gates in order to deflect attention from their attempt to run the world from their undersea volcano. The Chinese government through their control of 5G make our minds more susceptible to th...
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2071

Re: What's good about winter cycling

You dont get hot. I have problems in keeping cool in the summer & I over heat easily, The best time for me is the autumn or spring
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18230

Re: WInter 2020 : Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown

Since Covid19+ seems to have started in London and the SE I wouldnt be surprised if it came from the EU in the first place since there are so many foreigners here, rather than being a home grown mutation. I wonder if the EU is looking for new strains at all.
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 432
Views: 44883

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

So the 1980s film Flash Gordon has got an advisory warning for Ming the terrible being played by a whitey rather than an asian ( Max Von Sydow.) I dont understand the argument as Ming the terrible aint human so cant be asian or not duh :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: Ta...
by mercalia
22 Dec 2020, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1890
Views: 60832

Re: Is Trump Mad?

as the Trump administration gasps its last he orders all future federal buildings to be beautiful US President Donald Trump has issued an order that future federal buildings across the country must be "beautiful", and preferably built in a classical Greek, Roman, or similar style. https://...