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by mamos
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is
Replies: 13
Views: 2709

Re: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is

Sounds interesting. Can you remember what programme it was?

I am no adverse to eating insects if I'm honest. Much of the world eats insects on a regular basis.

Paul
by mamos
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books about living off the grid
Replies: 15
Views: 6520

Re: Books about living off the grid

I can highly recommend Alone in the wild by Dick Proenneke

There is a film about and by him as well. You can probably find it on you tube

I used to live in Norway many years ago. Beautiful country and I miss it very much

Paul
by mamos
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy Birthday odsox
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Re: Happy Birthday odsox

Happy birthday for yesterday

Paul
by mamos
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is
Replies: 13
Views: 2709

Re: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is

I think what unites us on this forum is a realisation that we are being sold a lie by the powers that be, the media and the ad men about the kind of life we need to be living to be considered a normal person. We have realised that we don't need to keep upsizing our house and be forever in debt or ha...
by mamos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Aquaponics?
Replies: 18
Views: 2833

Re: Aquaponics?

That is why we are doing it at our allotment because we are of no fixed abode we have no garden at all so an allotment is our only hope for growing food and building my projects

You can build very small aquaponics systems that fit on a table top.

paul
by mamos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

I may be able to get a quantity of second hand batteries from the same source if I play my cards right.

Here we come off grid dome.

paul
by mamos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

DC motor vertical axis wind turbine?

Hi All I have been promised a decent size 24volt DC motor from a mobility scooter and I would like to build a wind turbine using it. I want to build a VAW turbine because it will be less conspicuous than a conventional turbine and I don't have to worry about slip rings etc. Has anyone built one of t...
by mamos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 8116

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Don't forget me when it comes to the public vote

Paul
by mamos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 8116

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Thanks doofaloofa

The production team behind Channel 4 Shed of the year have asked me to enter this years competition

Here is the link
by mamos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 3750

Re: Someone say something

Maybe we need to get a core group of us to try and put at least one new thread up a day and also try to then comment on others posts.

It is always easier to get involved if there are lots of new posts every time you visit the forum

Paul
by mamos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy birthday KeithBC
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Happy birthday KeithBC

Happy Birthday Keith!
by mamos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Aquaponics?
Replies: 18
Views: 2833

Re: Aquaponics?

Well we are well on the way to building our first aquaponics system. We have buried the IBC in the ground and placed the grow bed on top. The fish tank is full of water and I am experimenting with a U siphon design at the moment which will allow the grow bed to drain fully I tried to upload a photo ...
by mamos
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 3750

Re: Someone say something

We all need to start putting more effort into keeping this forum alive. It would be a shame to see it disappear.

Paul
by mamos
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 8116

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

I have a video of the dome if anyone is interested.

**LINK**

Paul
by mamos
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ben Fogles...New lives in The Wild UK
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Ben Fogles...New lives in The Wild UK

I have seen two of the UK ones so far and both were inspirational to be honest Emma is a pioneer to be sure and I don't think many people in this country could live like that and be happy. It is my plan to build a low impact roundhouse and live in a simple way but we will have a few more facilities ...

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