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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2864
Views: 3013443
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 24 12:20 pm   Subject: Wildlife
If he finds it gives him food, is that not a reason to repeat it?

yep, although at the mo he finds eating out of my hand easier

as i type he and his lovely wife are doing pigeon pawn on the wal ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2864
Views: 3013443
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 24 6:11 pm   Subject: Wildlife
ps hansom is the one formerly known as scruffy, grin made him an orphan on his first day out, i sort of raised him, but outside in the wild, so he has seen hand tools etc during his "education" ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2864
Views: 3013443
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 24 5:44 pm   Subject: Wildlife
i've only seen it that once so far, a few more times and chance goes down the list

at the mo i'm open to he was getting something wrong but the digging went surprisingly well
  Topic: Long range EVs
dpack

Replies: 1076
Views: 455916
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 24 7:56 am   Subject: Long range EVs
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/09/worlds-biggest-economies-pumping-billions-into-fossil-fuels-in-poor-nations] drill baby drill

with the money they have, it is easy to buy/i ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
dpack

Replies: 1076
Views: 455916
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 24 7:32 am   Subject: Long range EVs
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/global/2024/apr/09/tenth-consecutive-monthly-heat-record-alarms-confounds-climate-scientists] the last part is where "green"tech that is cheaper and better can end fo ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2864
Views: 3013443
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 24 4:56 pm   Subject: Wildlife
ps i quite fancy trying the 5k video now i have the trimmed bush and places for shiney lighting for it, no way i could hand hold that even with expensive image stabilization by camera and lenses, not ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2864
Views: 3013443
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 24 10:53 am   Subject: Wildlife
the camera and lens is close to 3 kg and nearly half a meter long if fully extended

it has a strap and cheese plates and a handle, it balances well at about 300mm

for some stuff that is ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2864
Views: 3013443
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 24 11:31 am   Subject: Wildlife
birdtown is in spring mode

the daws are delightful, and are starting to properly observe me hand feeding other birds
they have started to ask but still like to keep a distance of around 3 m betwee ...
  Topic: An Exciting Morning
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 228
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Apr 06, 24 10:11 am   Subject: An Exciting Morning
gulp, rather disturbing when the earth moves, hope that was "the big one" for your area and it will be quiet again having adjusted itself

a chum was in kobe when some of it fell over, he slept thro ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 8:57 am   Subject: EV and short journeys
my best wheelnut story
surprise anti theft nuts, a very specific spanner, that was a tow and obtain the tool

re wt, folk jack bridges into place, lift any vehicle off the running gear is easy

...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 8:34 am   Subject: EV and short journeys
for once or twice a week(or month) ev is probably more reliable at turn the key and go than ice

ice has so many things that break, most are now full unit replacements, £400 for a broken wiper moto ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 24 8:16 am   Subject: EV and short journeys
the 12v battery is a minor issue, if it is a problem a basic 12v "battery boost" pack should be adequate.
they are not expensive and easier than messing about with a spare 12v battery(or one in a car ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 4:24 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
most ice?
the traditional ice car lead acid batteries are carp at snoozing, kick/crank and magneto is reliable(sort of)

i may be wrong but EVs probably have a snooze mode powered from the main bat ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
dpack

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 3:42 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
bike batteries are fine with regular or top up charging, ditto tool ones, very off grid kit, etc

Everything else is mileage, the number of discharge/recharge cycles and a squirt of wd40 when restin ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
dpack

Replies: 1076
Views: 455916
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 24 2:39 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
dump buggy whips, buy oil cans
 
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