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    SnagsSnags
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    sad news in Greece as they illegally chop down the forests to keep warm

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/28/greeks-forests-fuel-winter-nears

    #523043
    BobbeeBobbee
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    Thanks for that link, horrifying reading though it is!

    TEOTWAWKI ???????

    Another wake up call do you think, but will anyone hear it!!!!!

    #523044
    trandtotrandto
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    Snags post=353696 wrote: sad news in Greece as they illegally chop down the forests to keep warm

    As in Australia, here and here and here

    I could go on…

    #523045
    DottyDotty
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    I like the use of rocket mass heaters.

    On the timber front I like the thicker walled bamboo with a fair amount of length between the nodes.

    Why bamboo?

    Well it has so many uses and produces abundant amounts of combustible bio-mass quickly.

    Why chop down valuable trees which tend to take a long time to grow?

    Why not leave them in the landscape and grow and harvest bamboo for heating esp. when used in conjunction with a rocket mass heater.

    #523046
    Le LoupLe Loup
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    I must admit that I am not really into technical thinking. People ask me a lot of questions about how to do this & that, especially when it comes to muzzle-loading guns. My main concern is that something works & works well, I am not concerned with ballistics & other technical aspects. As for firewood, we live in a forest, & we use whatever dead trees we find regardless of what they are.

    The difference between soft woods & hard woods is not that simple, pine for instance is not necessarily a soft wood, & Yellow Box is not necessarily a hard wood, if you want to get technical. I hate getting technical.

    Regards, Keith.

    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

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