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  1. I have had a pair of jack Pyle wellies, survived 1 season, plus dog walking and feeding. £60 I paid for them in a sale. Had a previous full zip pair which gave in after months but without the zip these have been fine. I can’t bring myself to spend big money on wellies as one stub on barb wire could be the end of them!
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    Sat Navs

    Here maps app.Has a junction that allows you to download a country onto the phone memory. Do it an home on Wifi and you will use no data and not need a signal. Im not aware of a physical sat nav that will allow free updates.
  3. I have a lab that’s similar. “Like a firecracker” is a good description. Until she was about 3/4 years old didn’t seem to have an off switch. Much more relaxed now but in the field she is full of energy and enthusiasm. I changed food for a lower protein option which I think helped. The only thing about extra walking is the dog just builds up stamina and it’s takes more to tired them. Intense training for short periods seemed to do the trick, tire the brain rather than muscles.
  4. Yeh one of them is just completely thrown. Think I will bring them into the garage for a week or so maybe help them adjust to new surroundings and gradually work them into the kennel. I have one of those anti bark collars from a few years ago. Still in the box. Heard horror stories about them exploding, or at least over heating and melting. Might be a short term solution though down the line.
  5. On average how long does it take for dogs to settle into new house? In our last house the dogs were in a run within the garage. Now they are housed in the shed (it’s ventilated and will have a ring attached shortly). They have the same bed. First night involved lots of whining and barking from one dog. The other seemed completely fine. Any ideas of how to deal with this? At present dogs are being rewarded for going into the shed on command and being fed in the shed. Shed has been left open for them all day to go in and out as they please. Going to have to introduce myself to the neighbours and apologise in advance I think.
  6. I have the 2005 Shogun Sport 2.5Td Rust underneath - literally every part of the underside. I recently replaced the guard panels as they were completely done and held on by mud! Check the running boards MOT men seem to spend a long time examining them for faults. Issues I have had:- balance belt snapped - removed it hasn’t had an issue running without it for 4 years. fuel filler tube rotten- was letting air into the system making it hard to start - common fault - required replacement fuel tank. brakes- if brake pads haven’t been replaced in years (due to low mileage) I found every calliper pin snapped on extraction resulting in in replacement carrier being needed. Door open sensors - drivers door one broke and effected like 4 electrical systems but an easy fix off the bay. I am a big fan of the Shogun. Doesn’t bother me that I don’t go above 60mph in it, the body roll and road noise are part of the fun. Easy enough worked on in the drive to.
  7. Shotguns go on a FAC in NI not sure how it would work. Firearms branch are open for phone calls between 14-16 each day I think through 101, they could give you a direct answer if the dealer cant
  8. .22WMR or .17HMR suitable for bunnies and the odd fox if it appears. There is still plenty that use a dog to flush rabbits to the shotgun though
  9. Section 48 of the Firearms Act 1968 gives a Constable the power to demand a certificate. Section 47 of the Firearms Act 1968 a Constable can require any person who they suspect to be in possession of a firearm to hand it over for examination by the Constable There is very little difference when I look at the Firearms Order NI and the Firearms Act. Not complying with a with an instruction like these, where there is a lawful power, can be prosecuted as obstruction. My point is that police to have the power to do these things, but by engaging in a conversation it avoids the police “using” the power if that makes sense. A conversation can answer all the police’s questions without the need for them to inspect guns and certificates. All the details are held on a database but unless they speak to you, how do they know who you are? If you don’t show them ID you could be anyone giving a mates details as you have borrowed his gun. In my experience the police have enough to do without making legitimate people’s life difficult - unless that person gives them a reason to. Personally I have no problem speaking to the police everyday I am out with my guns if it means that the illegitimate shooters, who give the whole community a bad name, are being caught out. The other side of the coin is that there are some a**hole police out there!
  10. Under the Firearms Order they have the power to stop and search you and your vehicle for firearms or ammunition, legally held or not. Refusing to speak would just add suspicion that something wasn’t right and prolong the encounter. Firearms Order also gives the Constable the power to demand the firearms certificate of any person with a firearm, and allows for the seizure of firearms until the certificate is produced. I have always found things are easily dealt with by a conversation. This in N. Ireland I may add so might be different on the mainland
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    In N. Ireland the mot centre is run by the government. Yes there’s is only 12 centres but it’s a small country. If you book your MOT when you get your letter to remind you (about 6 weeks before expires) there isn’t an issue. I think it’s a more regulated way for ensuring vehicles are safe to be on the road. Can you still get a dodgy mot certificate? Probably. Last couple I have heard of though have been “mot’d” in Scotland despite never having left Belfast. One last thing and pet hate of mine is the “put it through and see what it needs” approach, taking your failure notice to a garage and saying fix what’s on the list. I believe in fixing issues as they arise, not turning up the radio so you can’t hear the strange noise!!
  12. Interesting that the writer didn’t have his certificate put on hold like his friends. Anyone know how this ended for the friend ?
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