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by British Red
Thu May 17, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

Thats fine - its rather like the assertion that spreading people out means they can't enjoy the company of others, or a good party or are not "social". I generally find that neighbours in rural areas all know each other, their spouses and kids and look out for each other. a really great se...
by British Red
Thu May 17, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 10
Views: 6506

Re: White Vinegar

Why not just grab a huge container of pure acetic acid and dilute with water 19:1 ? Should get the price down to sub 20p a litre and will give exactly the same efect in cleaning etc.
by British Red
Thu May 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is giving up, giving up
Replies: 18
Views: 1398

Re: Is giving up, giving up

Life is for living lass. Now, I am not saying don't work, or don't have kids, or don't stay home. What has worked for me is to work out what makes me happy and then work out what I need to do to achieve it. We decided we wanted a little cottage with some land. We wanted one in Devon or Hampshire. Bu...
by British Red
Thu May 17, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

However, it's nice of you to admit that you're only able to do what you're doing now as a result of living in exactly the way you've been criticising in this thread, for over 30 years . By the time I've been at it for that length of time, chances are folks like you will already have bought all the ...
by British Red
Thu May 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

I could choose not to work. Would it make me greener not to work? We own our place outright. Well, I'm sure that's absolutely marvellous for you, but it doesn't apply to the vast majority of the rest of us who aren't fortunate enough to be so wealthy. I have to work whether I like it or not, becaus...
by British Red
Thu May 17, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

No, what I'm saying is that such an ideal is simply impractical. There isn't the space, and most of us simply couldn't afford it even if there was. Where are we all supposed to find work in the country? I see you commute - how long do you think that's going to be a viable option once peak oil reall...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

Been thinking about this thread a great deal. Duncan / Thomzo, I am at a bit of a loss here. I need to understand - and I genuinely don't understand - your perspective. Is what you are saying that most people would be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled by living in a block of flats and working i...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do i stop moths eating our carpet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2697

Re: How do i stop moths eating our carpet?

Borax on the carpet - sprinkle thickly, leave 48 hrs, hoover up. Done.
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

There is nothing wrong with living in towns - but equally there is nothing wrong with living in the country (i prefer trees to concrete, fields to roads, village halls to rock concerts - but I accept the reverse as a preference). Personally I prefer living in the country. I object - vehememently - t...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Should I get a freezer?

Heh heh. Do you hoard land mines and smart bombs, BR? Not quite I don't hoard anything - I do ownsporting rifles and shotguns though. Some of my best friends are in the armed forces and I'm glad that they are well armed and equipped. Its very easy to sit back and say "wars are bad" (whils...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

I see no implication of single family units - you may have inferred it, but there is no implication that I can detect. Its not a question of "economy of scale" its a question of disconnection of life forms from the resources they need. I'm intrigued by the notion of cities that can "p...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

Thats a very emotive phrase Duncan "we are a social species" - very unscientific. I think you will find that for all its history before the industrial revolution mankind did in fact live in much smaller and wider distributed settlements. I simply don't agree that living where most food doe...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should I get a freezer?
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Should I get a freezer?

F On the arms manufacture, whilst this will alarm a lot of people here, as a RN Warfare Director in a previous life, I am less bothered about this aspect. This could of course open a can of worms! Are there any electrical appliance manufacturers who are not involved in arms production in some fashi...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: if we all stayed dotted about
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: if we all stayed dotted about

High density living can have a much lower ecological impact per person, simply because it takes up less of the landscape Logically, High density living has a higher ecological impact. Food has to be grown elsewhere and transported in, water has to be gathered elsewhere and transported in, waste and...
by British Red
Wed May 16, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone got a Dehydrator?
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: Anyone got a Dehydrator?

this is great. i will definitely be doing the sauce idea. ! Its works well. Of course I do dry the meat as well - but separately. Meat needs to be really dry (or well salted) for ambient storage in the longer term. Jerk, hamburger rocks and all that stuff works well. Hamburger rocks are brilliant b...

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