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by Skippy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: "Grey water"
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

"Grey water"

When we had a water meter installed I of course looked at ways to save on water usage. One of the most obvious was to use rainwater to flush the toilet. However, time being tight and having a million and one other jobs to do I didn't plumb anything in but did install a barrel to catch the water. It ...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a bread oven off the ground?
Replies: 23
Views: 5224

Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Ah maybe I misunderstood the rules . I was going with millymollymandys post in the introduce section that said to reduce spammers no signatures or links till 25 posts.
by Skippy
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Shooters can't shoot if they have nothing to shoot with
Replies: 65
Views: 7676

Re: Shooters can't shoot if they have nothing to shoot with

If America wanted to stop it's citizens carrying guns then legally it wouldn't be a problem although politically it would be suicide (if not assingnation). I remember Alistar Cooke talking about this years ago on his "Letter from America" programme on radio 4 , showing my age on that one. He was say...
by Skippy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a bread oven off the ground?
Replies: 23
Views: 5224

Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Thanks for the reply, interesting. Fee fairy and I also have the problem of making the thing to look authentic. We based ours on an illustration that appears to have been copied a few times but in all versions show basically the same details. I'd post a link but as a margo I don't think I'm allowed ...
by Skippy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a bread oven off the ground?
Replies: 23
Views: 5224

Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

Vermiculite would indeed make it lighter but unfortunately it won't act as a heat sink. These ovens really do rely on mass to hold the heat. We conducted a very simple experiment with our oven by cooking in it with about half of the bricks removed and found that it's efficiency was a lot less and to...
by Skippy
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make a bread oven off the ground?
Replies: 23
Views: 5224

Re: Make a bread oven off the ground?

So...I'm a medieval re-enactor Me too, and have done just what you are thinking of. There are a few ovens on the scene and whilist ours isn't the prettiest it does work unlike some of the smaller ones that are based on a larger curfew. There are a number of problems with these ovens or at least pro...
by Skippy
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freecycle (love it)
Replies: 15
Views: 4216

Re: Freecycle (love it)

I use it myself both giving and receiving. Recently my wife said that someone had an old Voigtlander camera on freecycle and was I interested (I've got a small collection of old cameras)? Yes I said and arriving home that evening was an absolute mint camera still in it's box , never used and still w...
by Skippy
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New member , hello
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: New member , hello

So what else are you up to self suff wise? I'm not going to claim to be self sufficient by any stretch of the imagination but failing there being a www,selfreliantish site this forum ticks enough boxes. My Grandfather was a smallholder although that went when he died , something to do with there no...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What have you found lately?
Replies: 102
Views: 25527

Re: What have you found lately?

As I mentioned in my introduction my user name stems from my affinity with skips or rather their contents a trait I inherited from my father. He was a furnace controller for the local council and came home most nights with a car full of goodies that had been dumped. It never ceased to amaze me the s...
by Skippy
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New member , hello
Replies: 6
Views: 871

New member , hello

Walking my daughter to school we go across a small field and all around the edge is a thick band of nettles. Now I've eaten nettles in the past but this time thought , hmm , nettle beer but where did I put the recipe? Google it I thought which is just what I did and whilist searching found your foru...