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by paul123456
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: how adults/children spend their time
Replies: 4
Views: 603

how adults/children spend their time

hello there , I was just looking back on today , we've got 4 kids in 2 batches , the oldest set is a boy of 19 and a girl of 13. the youngest batch is a girl of 3 and a baby boy of one week old . Seems like we've got a double set of both .Good ,Our use has got quite a few rooms , it's 2 house joined...
by paul123456
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: energy saving
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

energy saving

hello there , what's the score on LED lighting in the uk ,or other countries ? In our house we've got alot of hallway's , it used to be 2 houses but we've joined them toghether. In these areas the lights will be used the most because family is always passing through here , to reduce the power consum...
by paul123456
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficiency an expensive hobby #2 ,or what do you do
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Re: self sufficiency an expensive hobby #2 ,or what do you do

Hello there , so it does seem that money is the main ingredient to being as much as ss as possible. What folk , including myself find really important is to be ss mortgage/rent wise ,this gives you a lot of freedom to make decisions .We've been out of mortgage and debt now since 1999 ,and since then...
by paul123456
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: own made fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

own made fuel

Hello there , anybody got experience with making their own papier mache brickets ? Chopped up paper which is soaked ,pressed into a block then dried . I saw one of these presses on the net for around 20€ ,and I have a shredder which I use in the woods to get rid of the small branches and leaves .The...
by paul123456
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficiency an expensive hobby #2 ,or what do you do
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

self sufficiency an expensive hobby #2 ,or what do you do

Hello there , seems the topic has run a bit dead .What I make of it then is that being ss is up to everybody for themselves ,what they do ,and as much as they can do ,depending on their situation. I still think it is needed to buy in (expensive ) organic food to be as much as possible ss ,that's my ...
by paul123456
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I keep a cool box cool for 4 days?
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: How do I keep a cool box cool for 4 days?

A mixture of water and salt ?

I went to school somewhere in the last century , I can remember something of a combination of salt and water freezing down to -
21 degrees ?

Starting to doubt now ...
better finish my beer ,

regards ,

Paul
by paul123456
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3610

Re: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?

wow , what alot of reactions . I only mean that in an effort to be as much self sufficient as possible , it would include of course growing your own veg . And seeing as it is very difficult to do this 100 % on a yearly basis , then you'll have to buy in . Buying in organic then seems to me to be the...
by paul123456
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3610

Re: self sufficient an expensive hobby ?

So it seems that the ss way of life , if you want to include organic food , which is bought , becomes expensive , so , it does seem to be an expensive hobby . Although it could be said that anyone making an attempt , big or small are in their own way ss . I realise that 100 % ss in not possible now ...
by paul123456
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: planning permission windgenerator
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

planning permission windgenerator

Hello all , We'd like to place a wind generator but , there's red tape , yes even in Germany where they are so green . Firstly to complete our Don Quichote mission to be self sufficient on energy , we'd like to finalize the project by placing a small ish wind generator , about 5 kwh '. BUT: 1. Here ...
by paul123456
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: woodburner
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

woodburner

Hello there , does anybody keep track of how many KWH their range or stove makes ? In our heating system we've got a few meters built in that register the ammount of KWh that the appliances make . The solar boiler makes around 4500kwh ayear,the Stanley Erin 7500KWH and the Esse Ironheart has not bee...
by paul123456
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Firewood prices
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Firewood prices

Hello there , Just wondering what the prices of firewood do in the UK . Here in Germany they are around 65 tot 114 € for a qubic meter .Or 55 to 95 sterling in you are unlucky . What are the going prices in the UK? Because we're trying to be self sufficient we use around 12m3 of wood a year ,since w...
by paul123456
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: choose a good multi fuel/wood burning stove with boiler
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: choose a good multi fuel/wood burning stove with boiler

Hello Craig , we bought a Stanley Erin ,Irish , works great , I think it gives 7kw to the water tank and 8kw to the room. I think for that money Stanley gives one of the best value's. We've got an Esse Ironheart in the kitchen , this ones connected also to the system , but it gives 10kw to the room ...
by paul123456
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Milk?
Replies: 12
Views: 3617

Re: Milk?

Hello there , just have to make a comment , the prices mentioned for milk 60c and 1,90 for organic .My neighbour here is diary farmer and only gets 19c? It's sold here in the shops for around 50/60c . Someone's making a profit and it's certainly not the farmer ,should this be a good or bad situation...
by paul123456
Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Recycled wood
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Recycled wood

Hello there , My website is www.tischeundso.de , at the moment only in German , but pictures say more than words and they're plenty of them on the site. Translation is being made ,which will take time. I make the furniture , mainly tables ,benches , chairs and doors from old scaffold boards. All oth...
by paul123456
Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Is this media hype gone mad?
Replies: 37
Views: 4085

Re: Is this media hype gone mad?

Yes Milims , ure wright , so do our children ,abit of dirt and germs is good . My mother used to run around with a gallon of dettol when i was a kid , now at 45 i've got an allergy for alot of things , when i was a kid everything was always dettoled . My skin specialist always tells me that people u...