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by GabrielGadfly
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Starting a new project!
Replies: 9
Views: 2682

Re: Starting a new project!

Sounds really cool. I don't have any expertise to lend, really, but I hope you'll keep us posted on the growth of the project.
by GabrielGadfly
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Paper logs
Replies: 24
Views: 5142

Re: Paper logs

MuddyWitch wrote:The other reason we do it is they're acceptable in "smokeless" zones & hubby, daughter & her b/f catch different buses...loadsa Metros! (free papers).

btw we dry ours in the polytunnel

MW

What's a polytunnel?
by GabrielGadfly
Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: GadflyRevolution.com
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

GadflyRevolution.com

The Gadfly Revolution is a blog for social (r)evolutionaries. See, we think positive social change on a large-scale is possible, but it's going to require a revolution, an evolution, of thought -- changing the way we see and interact with the world around us and its inhabitants. You can read our Ma...
by GabrielGadfly
Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Wrapping paper? do you?
Replies: 18
Views: 4217

Re: Wrapping paper? do you?

I was really pleased with my selfsufficientish wrapping this year. I got some brown and buff paper stuffed in with the pasta maker I bought off Amazon for my mum, and used that to wrap all my presenta. I made them look good by wrapping strips of red plastic bags like ribbons round them. I also make...
by GabrielGadfly
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Alabama, USA
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Hello from Alabama, USA

Thanks for the welcome, everyone. :) I see this site has a large UK crowd. If I end up using some American slang you don't recognize, feel free to call me on it and I'll try to explain myself better.
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Eco knitting supplies
Replies: 20
Views: 3609

Re: Eco knitting supplies

This may be a really stupid idea (I know nothing about knitting), but could you salvage yarn from items you find in a thrift store? I don't know how easy it would be to unravel something like that without damaging the material, but it might be a cheap alternative to buying the materials in raw form,...
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for used cat litter?
Replies: 32
Views: 13065

Re: Uses for used cat litter?

My father used to sift out the clumpy bits, and use the leftover litter to level out the low spots in our dirt driveway. I seem to recall it was a clay-based litter, so no problems with nasty chemicals or anything.
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Paper logs
Replies: 24
Views: 5142

Re: Paper logs

How long do these burn, though? I would think that a paper log would burn down to ash much quicker than a wood log. I guess if you have enough supplies, you could make plenty of logs, but it seems like you'd be doing a lot of work to keep your fire going. Or am I just missing something?
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Wrapping paper? do you?
Replies: 18
Views: 4217

Re: Wrapping paper? do you?

We have a collection of gift bags in various sizes that we re-use every year (or at least until they get so worn out they aren't usable anymore). We use little stick-on name-tags, and just cover last year's name tag. Some of these bags have name-tags six or seven layers deep. :)
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a web forum
Replies: 30
Views: 6733

Re: 101 uses for a web forum

45. To promote a website
46. To ask questions...and answer them
47. To get opinions
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for an odd sock
Replies: 75
Views: 30432

Re: 101 uses for an odd sock

Cut off the toe and you can use it as a jacket for a ferret or dachshund.

I keep a handful in the back of my car for use as wipe rags.
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Waste free week
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Waste free week

Sometime soon, I want to try an experiment to see how much I can reduce my waste in one week. I already do a lot of recycling and reusing of materials, but I wonder if I could get my family's weekly waste down to or close to zero.
by GabrielGadfly
Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Alabama, USA
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Hello from Alabama, USA

Hi there. :)

Just thought I'd pop in; this forum looks like a good source of interesting conversation. Hope to talk to you all.