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by gdb
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pellet burning boilers.
Replies: 7
Views: 3912

Re: Pellet burning boilers.

My house (Sweden) is run by a pellet CH boiler. Overall I rate it pretty highly. They give a very good heat - comparable to oil CH. Do all the hot water and so on too. And, with a medium sized hopper, you only have to load it once a week. (A little more often in the really cold winter). Cleaning is ...
by gdb
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 15970

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

Whereabout in the Correze are you?

I hope you bought near to Brive if you are going self sufficient there! It'll get pretty cold in the rest of it during the winter months..... :shock:
by gdb
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: jets and the jetstream
Replies: 22
Views: 5886

Re: jets and the jetstream

David Attenborough on... climate change "There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it," he says. "Personally I would be absolutely astounded if population growth and industrialisation and all the stuff we are pumping into the at...
by gdb
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: jets and the jetstream
Replies: 22
Views: 5886

Re: jets and the jetstream

LOL at some of the comments on here. There is climate change. The only question is what is causing it. example 1: Arctic ice is melting more and more every summer. (ie Specifically there is less and less of it every summer). That isn't "typical British summer". It is the Arctic. Which, the last time...
by gdb
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: jets and the jetstream
Replies: 22
Views: 5886

jets and the jetstream

just been reading an article which claims that the vast increase in air-traffic, in the last decade or so, is most likely the cause of our now errant jetstream. by all accounts, this pollution - deposited as it is at high level in ever increasing amounts - has had more affect on ice-melt in the arct...
by gdb
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: "Will we ever learn"
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: "Will we ever learn"

As to the chemicals... I don't know enough about them to say.

But, from the point of view of taste alone, organic food tastes different.

And not just different. But better.

And I'd take a blindfold test of ANY fruit, veg, bread, wine or other food produce AND be able to tell the difference!!!
by gdb
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather!
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: Weather!

well the sun is out in sweden and we've had much less rain than normal...

i'll send you chilly brits some firewood, shall I?
by gdb
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Catch crayfish
Replies: 10
Views: 2291

Re: Catch crayfish

Where are you? If you're in the UK, there are a number of legal considerations involved - the native White-clawed crayfish is protected, and the Signal crayfish is an invasive species. Precisely what restrictions apply vary according to location, so you should contact the Environment Agency (in Eng...
by gdb
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: cray fish recipes wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: cray fish recipes wanted

recipes i'm not so sure about... but where are you based? in the uk and many parts of europe i think only certain limited types of crayfish can be caught. and even then only at certain times of year.

i've no idea off hand what any of the restrictions are, but it pays to find out if you're unsure....
by gdb
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: "Hej!" from Sweden
Replies: 18
Views: 2977

Re: "Hej!" from Sweden

Tiveden...
Det ligger södra av stockholm? Ganska nära till norrköping?
Jag tror att det är ett vilt landskap. Lite som Kronoberg/Småland.
Så.... det är säkert att du har ingen behov av trä!!!
by gdb
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: scottish referendum survay
Replies: 26
Views: 5853

Re: scottish referendum survay

I'm not Scottish nor do I live in Scotland.

But I'd vote for Independence every time.

Scotland ought not to be run from London.


:brave:
by gdb
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: "Hej!" from Sweden
Replies: 18
Views: 2977

Re: "Hej!" from Sweden

If you are anywhere in Skåne/Blekinge/Kronoberg and you need wood - let me know.

I have tons of the stuff and I'm happy to give it away !!!!
by gdb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Link to us
Replies: 15
Views: 24622

Re: Link to us

http://www.geoffbunn.com/links.html

link to Selfsufficientish is at the bottom..

thanks for the excellent site! keep up the good work!!!!
by gdb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to live
Replies: 25
Views: 3098

Re: Where to live

This is all built on some false middle-class,b---s--t premiss....you need 20% deposit MINIMUM.Cheapest half decent place round here:$150 grand.For a few people(actually for the overwhelming majority) this might as well be half a million. True. But mortgages don't work the same way in other countrie...
by gdb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where to live
Replies: 25
Views: 3098

Re: Where to live

So basically all things being equal at the moment you are really about £100 a month worse off renting than buying. With the costs of buying or selling a house with legal and stamp duty etc being £5,000 minimum if you plan on moving in the next 5 years then you would still be better of renting. ---- ...