Friday, 5 August 2011

Preps- Keeping Beer Cold

Hi folks,

I`ve often wondered how I`d keep my beers cool if the electrics went down for a long period of time, well now I have a nice little project for the weekend, all I need are some clay pots, some sand and a wet towel.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Preps- Bugs n Slugs

Hi folks,

It`s on damp mornings like these that you`ll find me in the garden rooting around hunting slugs. So it was this morning before I set off for work, 15 mins hunting produced 21 sluggys.

My two hens love em and fight over them, they make a good supliment to their diet and keeps down the damage to my veggies. I do use pesticides, sprays and slug pellets however, I`ve tried the organic approach but after repeatedly losing most of my crops to slugs and bugs I abandoned that approach.

The problem is in a SHTF situation losing crops would mean less food which of course would be a bad situation so I`m always looking to be well stocked up with critter killer.

I`ve also heard Mr Slug makes a good bait for Chub, I`ve not tried it yet, maybe this weekend.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Mystery Fish, Still no Barbel

Well folks,

its been a while since my last post on your fav blog, I`ve been pushed for time and energy lately so lets have a quickie!, I managed to get a few hours freedom fishing the Trent with my dog PJ last night, he had a paddle while I caught an assortment of tiddlers, Perch and Chub.

I did catch something I`ve never caught before and I`ve no idea what it is, it pulled the tip of my feeder rod round into a good bend and initially I thought it was a good fish, I dared dream I`d hooked a Barbel at long last but alas no.

Though small, Ok tiny it put up a good squabble before I landed it, a very pretty fish with a blue tinge and large jet black eyes, any idea what it is?