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by Purdy Bear
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Panels and Generators
Replies: 7
Views: 1098

Solar Panels and Generators

If you have solar panels do you need to get a seperate generator. I dont know anything much about either so please excuse my ignorance.
by Purdy Bear
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Promoting Healing.
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: Promoting Healing.

Have a nice warm bath with a few pinchs of sea salt put into it (about three pinches should be enough). Apparently the salt helps the muscles relax. Iv had a twisted quad muscle for some time, it helps a great deal. Also the old RICE - rest, incapacitate, compress and exercise always works. The comp...
by Purdy Bear
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tea Bags
Replies: 21
Views: 2357

Re: Tea Bags

I have heard if your going to use teabags for plants then its better not to have milk on them, but I havent tested that. Tea leaves can be scattered round plant pots like a furtilser, also cold tea (without milk) can be put on them as well (NB old fish tank water is good too). Tea bags can be used f...
by Purdy Bear
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: old tyre recycle ideas anyone
Replies: 42
Views: 10187

Re: old tyre recycle ideas anyone

Iv seen them used for growing potatoes, just stack them up like you would earth - I think it was Gardeners World or something like it. One of Ray Mears shows, he cuts strips of inner tyre to make good tinder/starters for the fire kit. On Grand Designs this guy made a whole house out of tyres, it was...
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles
Replies: 32
Views: 5083

Re: ........ plastic 4 pint milk bottles

Fill with water and use as training weights. Fill with water turn upside down and plant in your huge pots to water in the summer. I admit lemonade bottles are better. Cut in half and use when your cleaning out the car oil. Put in cold used oil to take down the recycling dump. Give to the dog, mine l...
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Reasons for Having Raised Beds
Replies: 16
Views: 6933

Re: 101 Reasons for Having Raised Beds

The first time I saw this I thought you meant sleeping beds and storeage underneath. :binky: :laughing6:

Just shows up in Preparation mode!
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Farm for the Future
Replies: 38
Views: 3067

Re: A Farm for the Future

Iv just seen it and put it on the TV thread, sorry Im very new here. I thought it was pretty good, but then Im no gardener or farmer. I loved the woodland bit. As all plants, in my opinion, come from a natural setting in the wild, I would say you just have to redo those conditions. I guess its going...
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Anyone else see Monty Hall
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Anyone else see Monty Hall

I loved this programme. It should have been retitled the Reuben Halls show. The dog made it, he was gorgious as well as his owner.
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: victorian farm
Replies: 62
Views: 6436

Re: victorian farm

I loved the programme, espcially the sowing bit, it hasnt changed that much. It also made me realise my sowing machine wont work without electricity!
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Natural World Episode with Rebecca Hoskings
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Natural World Episode with Rebecca Hoskings

Yes I do believe it was!

It convinced me to start growing my own.

I better start off with Cress, Im not sure I could kill that too easily.
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Natural World Episode with Rebecca Hoskings
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Natural World Episode with Rebecca Hoskings

Just watched the Natural World with Rebecca Hoskings. It is a must see for anyone into preping and self suffiency. Its all about how much fossil fuel is used on an UK farm and how by 2013 they estimate that these forms of fuel will be getting low. They recommend ways to farm not using the fuels and ...
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 alternatives to rice and pasta and how to cook them.
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

Re: 101 alternatives to rice and pasta and how to cook them.

Quinoa is good and you can get it from most health food shops and Asda. You boil one cup or mug of water until it boils, then add about 3/4 a cup of flaked Quinoa and stur it until it becomes like a thick porridge. (see packet for details or the Quinoa website for loads of recipes). I think its Glut...
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to lose a few pounds before Christmas
Replies: 26
Views: 4736

Re: 101 ways to lose a few pounds before Christmas

Iv been five stone over weight and one stone under so heres my tips: Make a committed decision to become fit and healthy (have leverage) and know what that means (source Anthony Robbins). Know that it isn't at all about the food, but why you eat, journal all those stuck emotions. The more confident ...
by Purdy Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Mrs Survival
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Mrs Survival

This is the American version of this website, it has loads of stuff which crosses over so please go take a look:


www.mrssurvival.com

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