Gday Wazza, just a few questions on Quinoa, how is it used, what sort of growing conditions and any idea where to get seeds. I did a search but did not get much info relevant to Australia.
Thinking about RW original question here goes, for a short to medium term situation say 1 to 12 months;
power (elec) 7 (we are off the grid)
food stock pile 2 (too many kids they keep eating it)
tools equip stock pile 5
security 5 well out of town, but too close to major population (4days walk)
food production 7 (need more livestock)
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I agree with RW about hunting. the only issue will be that once the SHTF every “man and his dog” will be chasing wild stock around.
Hunting animals that have been left alone is one thing but gun shy animals can lead you quite a chase:shrug:
I will be concentrating on keeping my breeders alive from said men and their dogs.
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I have 2 log splitters hard to get started sometimes they are numbers 1 & 2 sons.:lol:
Have heard that the machines are good if the timber is twisted in the grain, but you have to lift each unsplit round onto the work platform:tdown:
Good luck with it Pinetree
I really hope you are right, the fall out from a population forced to adjust quickly from one fuel to another will not be pretty.
I do believe that eventually alternatives to fossil fuels will be found, but if that adjustment period is sudden, then going on the history of populations under stress, there will be a time when the full glory…[Read more]
Good advice, I have Aylesbury and they are great, Just have to work on the fertility. Do you have any Pictures of your Sweedish?
Hi Red Hen,
Yes too many foxes and dogs around to leave ducks out I planted fruit trees in the duck yard instead.
Sweet and Sour?:shrug:
Were we are now has frost, sandy soil and the rain can be fickle.
BUT you would not get me out of here with a crow bar. Great friends and family, huge attachment to the land, big blue skies, plenty of trees.
The grass may be greener over the fence at the moment, but it never stays that way.
Move, no way, I have been picking a spot they can…[Read more]
If we need to hang anything heavy, we attach a screw to the top plate and run picture wire attached to the screws down to the object. The wire is hard to see.
that is a nice looking Muddie:tup:
sounds good Trandto,
It is hard to say with out seeing what the internal cracking what the cause could be ( the current owner might be a door slammer ???) or as you say materials move.
If the Skin is 20y.o. and in good nick, it sounds like a good one.
Have you got any pic’s , what sort of design is it ?
If the walls are OK and under cover leave them alone.
If they have been sealed previously, then you need to keep up the finish what ever that is.
We have been in our rammed earth house for 12 years and not touched the walls:tup: (I hate painting).
If you are looking at buying. I would try to find someone in your area who knows about…[Read more]
I ‘m with len on this one. The cost and pain of building a tank stand would out way the benefits (I bet the Government would have all sorts of issues with the engineering and construction, if you were to mention it to them) Pumps are cheap and fairly reliable these days. If power failing is the issue setting up backup power would be…[Read more]
Have you seen the adds on the idiot box telling us how the coal industry want a carbon trading system, just not one that calls them to account for their actions:shrug:
I got up an cleaned our panels anyway, they were red instead of blue.
A layer of dust must make a difference mustn’t it ???:uhoh:
Do you feel vulnerable being down that low with the cars Burnt?
I like the idea but don’t think I could fit the tools in the back.
I would not like to be an animal in the bush post PO, it would be like being a chip in a mob of sea gulls. 😐
I suspect that it is going to get crowded in the bush. Generally bush is not productive to the European eye, to live off the land a nomadic or seasonal life style would be required, to rest the land (and let the animals breed).
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Looked at doing a digester a while back, I decided that timber (fallen) based fire was a lot less work, safer and easier. Or biggest gas use is hot water. We use a solar preheater for the gas at the moment and am looking at plumbing in a chip heater to take up the slack in winter.
I know I am off topic, Sorry.
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Andre, the disk arrived and works fine.
Thank you very much once again:tup:
We’ve got Hazels and some almonds. The hazel will cope with higher temps than 35, but they need more water, they have surface feeder roots. The almond plant is O.K. with frost, but if you get the late frosts, look for a later flowering variety.
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