you sound well prepared…
Your solar power, available on a wee boat, won’t shift you far Dave, nor 8ltrs of ‘juice’ but if you’ve no ambitions of moving, ok, Bon Voyage
You are still missing the point Bill, I sail, those 8 litres sit there for a long way. Why so negative? Of all the people on here I thought that you would understand. Surely your boats weren’t motorboats, were they? Read my original reply and just perhaps you will see where you have gone wrong.
Seriously, my thought was, if we suddenly, had, no 'leccy, I think, for a huge number of reasons, society, as we know it would very, very rapidly collapse
@Bill it’s an interesting thought, the collapse of society “as we know it”… and I tend to think that it could be just the opportunity that could be the remaking of humankind. We are worldwide a resourceful and - in many respects - a wise and reflective people, and perhaps a new beginning might make all things new…and more worthy of our human potential.
In my quiet moments, I marvel at the philosophical breadth of this small community… and the many insights that are shared, and the goodwill that pervades it. Maybe I’m a sentimental old dotard, and don’t anybody be too quick to agree…
Sorry Peter, but your “quiet moments” amused me, mine are on the loo, doing the crossword in the morning
I think you are a lot more optomistic than me about “humankind”, sadly, for me perhaps
No need to apologise, Bill. We all have our loo meditations. We are perhaps at our most vulnerable and yet most exalted when straining at stool. On your boat, I expect you usually consigned your effluents to the deep in time-honoured and ecologically perfect style.
Jeepers, now I wish I was a true Philosopher too Peter, so poetic
You are, Bill, you are! Your goose, your boat, and your own poetry testify to that. We don’t have to agree to recognise a vital spark in each other’s human gesture. I see it in you and rejoice in it, let’s leave it there…
Long as you’re “rejoicing”, an’ 'appy Peter, I’m 'appy Matey
What’s your concern, Simon? Spit it out.
Our gas hob (Bosch, with leccy igniters), works fine without leccy once lit, I think the shut off is heat activated Paul
When the storm hit our village, and the electric was off for some days… first morning, I had to take a large flask of hot water to the School, as their gas hob would not work… poor things. could not even boil a kettle and the staff were dying for a coffee/tisane…
However, in the Salle des Fetes… the gas hob does work (with or without electricity…)
I can use my gas hob when there is no electricity, that is precisely why I have it. Obviously the electric ignition won’t work without electricity so I use a lighter
Many gas cookers have a thermal valve that cuts off the supply if the gas isn’t ignited. A cooker which has a mains electric ignition may need to be lit with a spark or naked flame but once burning should continue to do so.