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doratheexplorer

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  1. Looks like it needs a damn good clean!!!
  2. It has the same set up as my boat. Alde + solid fuel stove. I'm really happy with this arrangement. The vast majority of my heating comes from the stove. But the Alde is a really handy back up if the stove breaks. Unlike diesel central heating systems, it's virtually silent. The often mentioned downside is that it's expensive to run. That's sort of true but the difference isn't that much. If I run my Alde all the time in winter for heating, a 13kg bottle will last me about 5 days. If you shop around you can buy a replacement bottle for about £25-£30, which is only a little more than 2 bags of coal which will also last me about 5 days. The issue isn't really price then, it's storage. I can easily store 20+ bags of coal on my boat roof. I have nowhere to store 10 13kg calor gas cylinders. That's why I only use it for a back up for heating. The other really handy thing with the Alde is that I can turn off the radiators and just heat water with it. I can get it hot enough for a decent shower in about 30 minutes. This is usually a far better option than running the engine as it makes no noise or vbration, so I can heat my water early morning before work. A stove with a back boiler is also handy but it won't help at all in summer, and they can be tricky things to make work well. You can still run the engine for hot water if you want, and you get the bonus of a bit of battery charging too. Check whether the calorifier also has an immersion. They usually do.
  3. https://www.online-tech-tips.com/google-softwaretips/view-your-google-maps-search-history/
  4. cost-benefit analysis. If it were possible to eliminate flu completely by wholesale vaccination, they would do it. But flu is a mutating virus so it's only cost effective to offer it free to part of the population. I'm considerably younger than 60 but I get a free jab every year.
  5. I agree. Can I have my pint now please?
  6. Except he was responding to a query which was specifically about CRT canals.
  7. Beat me to it. Multi day trips are not short, whether you sleep on board or not.
  8. The question is one of reasonableness. Covid 19 is new so nobody really knows what the man on the Clapham Omnibus will eventually consider reasonable in mortality rates. Until such time as we do, LAs are rightly taking a precautionary approach. Right now, we don't even know what the eventual mortality rates will be. We know it it has killed in excess of 35000 in the UK in a little over two months. All the experts accept that the true figure will turn out to be much higher when excess mortality is looked at (in the same way flu deaths are estimated). So we know that right now the virus is a significantly bigger problem than seasonal flu, despite a lockdown. Modellers have estimated was the mortality rates would have been without the lockdown and they are frankly horrifying. Even with the measures taken, we are unlikely to come out of this with less than 100,000 attributable deaths this year alone. THIS IS NOT THE FLU!
  9. I get one every year from work. Every year I have colleagues telling me they wont have one for various spurious reasons, most commonly "I'm healthy so I don't need one." Every year I have to explain to them that it's not just about keeping themselves healthy, it's also about protecting more vulnerable people around them. Most people simply seem unable to grasp what a vaccine is, and think of it as a sort of medicine. Hopefully the public will be slightly better informed after covid19 but I have my doubts.
  10. 1. No it didn't. You answer was about you having an emergency. My question was about someone else needing to contact you in their emergency. 2. That's the thing about emergencies. They're often difficult to predict. Nobody predicted my sister being rushed to hospital as I described above. The good news is that it's so easy to be contactable these days. You just leave your phone on.
  11. In those days there were far more phone boxes. Also, many times people didn't cope when things went very wrong and they couldn't get help. That doesn't answer the question. I'll try rephrasing: What happens when someone needs to get hold of you in an emergency, and your phone is switched off?
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