Aussies Living Simply

  • WELL IF THE BRAINWASHED MODERATORS ON THIS FORUM CAN’T HANDLE THE POSTS I DO THEN MAYBE THEY SHOULD GO SEE A SHRINK AS THE WAY THEY TREAT MESSAGES OVER THIS WHOLE GW CRAP IS ABOUT DEBATE AND ANY MEMBER SHOULD HAVE THEIR SAY. I FEEL IN THE SHORT TIME I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER I HAVE DONE MY BEST TO HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN BUT SHEESH TO CONSTANTLY DELETE…[Read more]

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    Post removed for offensive content.

    Ruddy – Keep it nice. No antisemitic rants.

  • Essentially if a scientist goes and does some study which is totally against the grain they will find any funding pulled from under their feet. People wonder why there isn’t much evidence by the scientific community on why this whole GW is a load of hogwash as they want to keep their jobs.

    Now it has been stated that humans only produce 3% of CO2…[Read more]

  • Whats the bet in our lifetime the govt will expand our population to over 100 million. One can’t blame people wanting a family but whats the bet families will be smaller once this tax comes in. Carbon is in everything and is the basis of life so now matter what the govt is saying how little this will impact it is a tax on EVERYTHING. One had to…[Read more]

  • Well since this CT has been announced a heap of companies have said they will have no choice but to shutdown. I was talking with the owner of the transport company that services the company I work for. Basically he stated if the cost rose like he thinks they will then he will sell off his trucks one by one and be forced out of business. Now at…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Bel's Backyard in the forum The Garden Log 8 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Bel,
    We have rainfall data for the last 8 years on a daily basis. This year is the best year so far to date and both properties I mentioned have bores so water wouldn’t be a problem. If you guys want to come up and take a look I’m sure I can arrange with the current owners for you to come and look the places over. For 5 years I drove to Pooraka…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Bel's Backyard in the forum The Garden Log 8 years, 3 months ago

    G’day Bel,
    Great looking garden there in the ‘burb’s’, anyway I got to page 6 and saw you get the country bug every six months. Here’s a thought for you, 2 doors up our friend said he was selling up and moving closer to town as both his kids are into bike racing and they are driving to town every day for their training. The place is 85 acres, off…[Read more]

  • Airgead post=316334 wrote:

    The only good reason for going off grid is if you area in an area with no grid connection.

    The way the price of the grid is going and when in full summer especially here in SA when it’s 43C in the shade and there isn’t enough power to go around whole suburbs go out sometimes for hours ( this is called power…[Read more]

  • Well our house batteries are 2 volt 600ah sonnenscheins and we have 12 of them for a 24 volt array. They have been going well for over 8 years now and I’m hoping for another 4 years before we need to look at a new set. By carefully looking after them they should last atleast 15 years but with a smaller AH capacity. My shed bank is 24 off 2 volt…[Read more]

  • Ok so we’re off the grid and have been for over 8 years so call me bias. Personally I can’t see where people go and put 10K or more ontop of their mortgage simply to get a few PV panels and a bit of discount off your powerbill. When the grid goes down that great investment you bought is sitting there idle and one is left WITHOUT any power.

    The…[Read more]

  • Fozzie post=315482 wrote: Bumpity bump! 🙂

    Nice evening for a chat if anyone wants to pop in! 😀

    Yea Fozzie did have a blonde moment or 3 so great time to come for a laugh…..

    Cheers Bryan

  • there is a few days left in June 2011 that makes it 7/11 Bobee. I made this thread as light entertainment so hopefully it will stay…..

    Cheers the Ruddycrazy one

    P.S How long does one have to be a ‘tender shoot’ as I’m not into shooting these days but the thought does come my way……….

    Regards the Ruddycrazy one……

  • Another idea to consider here,

    For the money spent building the shed, concreting the floor then start decking it out to live in, go do the sums and make sure your sitting down when you get the answer…

    Now transportable homes aren’t that expensive and I have heard of people just buying the outer shell of the house and doing each room as they…[Read more]

  • so what price per watt for the PV panels and what flavour are they, mono, poly’s or amorphous??? As far as the wind gennies go what brand, price and what hardware comes with it???.

    To say your starting a group with your first post on the forum does look a bit suss to me so come forward with prices and min. quantities etc.

  • Hi Bron,
    We went with westnet when we first got the sat, went through a heap of problems and we were on the top plan and they refused to do any better deals. When we went over the cap we were charged close to $60 a gig. I had a look around and we switched to Skymesh and got a much better deal like 6 gig peak and 12 gig off peak. The off peak time…[Read more]

  • We were with Telsux for a few years with IDSN until they decided they would cut it off for personal customers. The only thing they would offer was their nextg at well inflated prices. I demanded a rep come around with a laptop and show us that the nextg would work in our place before we commit to a huge contract. Well a rep did come around with a…[Read more]

  • Hi Guy’s,
    Thanks for the replies, I was talking with a mate on irc today and he said he had done the same years ago. Basically he said the solids will dissolve in the fermenting process and the pulp I have is so runny the largest lump is under 0.2mm. All I need to get started is some yeast and I was told champagne yeast would be the best. On…[Read more]

  • Well here’s one for thinking out of the box…..(or in the box….)

    Go grab and old fridge and a old mains hot water tank, strip off all the insulation from the tank and make sure the fridge is big enough to hold the tank. Paint the tank black and put some shiny material on an angle in the fridge to direct sunlight to the tank. Make sure you…[Read more]

  • Eh Bob if ya around whynot be the first ALS member join tonight :p

    Cheers Bryan

  • G’day Dave,
    This apple mush is basically apple sauce and is very runny. I was thinking I could just dilute it in water add the yeast and away we go. I’ll describe the process the apples went thru.

    First they go thru a hammermill and absorbic acid is added to keep the colour. Then it goes thru what we call a hot brake which is a series of tubes…[Read more]

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