Dumping My Butane Soldering Iron for a TS100 (No More Hands of Flame)

Iroda SolderPro 50 I’ve struggled for years with a butane soldering iron (an Iroda SolderPro 50). Its only form of temperature control is a vague slider which changes the amount of gas it squirts. The ambient temperature where I’m working can be anywhere between -5C and 40C. I’ve never had any idea what temperature my …more

Lowest Power Lighting

I’m still working on reducing my power demands. Getting all of my ‘leccy from the sun and living at a latitude of about 50 degrees means I often run out of power by evening, especially during the shorter, darker days of winter. I can handle things like laptops and screens running out, but having no …more

Ovenless Cooking

Store cupboard basics tinned toms flour garlic onion olive oil stock cubes sea salt pepper (bagged) cumin seeds coriander seeds turmeric paprika demerara sugar dried milk birds eye chilli dried frozen green beans frozen peas oregano dried thyme dried potatoes rice pasta lentils dough sauce pizza chilli(with rice, with home-made naan, with roast potatoes) mince/gravy …more