Archive for the 'Nevs tips' Category

Making a cotton Gin – by Nev Sweeney

Yazan: admin | 04 January 2009 | 4 Comments
Categories: Lifestyle, Nevs tips

The story of how I grow and spin my own cotton is still continuing, this years crop looks like it will be a big one (relatively – how much can you expect from three or four plants?). I still spin the cotton direct from the boll and have not gotten around to building a cotton […]

Solar Food Dryer By self sufficient Guru Nev Sweeney

Yazan: admin | 02 July 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Nevs tips

Earlier I sent an article to Andy for a crude set-up that could be used to dry food using the sun’s rays (and incidentally raise seedlings if required). It worked, but because the food was exposed to the sun directly, there was a loss of nutrients and in some cases colour/texture, eg the onions went […]

Keeping your cool – Replacing the humble fridge by selfsufficient guru Nev Sweeney

Yazan: admin | 01 July 2008 | 4 Comments
Categories: Lifestyle, Nevs tips, Renewable energy

Over the past 20 or more years I have been involved in many aspects of self sufficiency, but by far the most difficult to come to terms with has been replacing the humble refrigerator, with something simpler, home made and not tied to the 240v power grid. The two most obvious choices that spring to […]


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