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by Skippy
Tue May 15, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

I had to look up what a dingo was but it does seem to be a cracking tool. I've never come across one of those in the UK ( which hardly proves they don't exsist here) . We do have mini diggers that seem more common and this sort of thing which seems quite similar , https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JCB-TD10...
by Skippy
Mon May 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

This weekend just gone I went to a tool show . It was pretty well oriented towards cordless tools and one thing they had was a makita 36v battery wheelbarrow. How many charges that would take to move RC's gravel i wouldn't know . There are also petrol chomping barrows on tracks available as well and...
by Skippy
Sat May 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

Several years ago I acquired around seventy 9" concrete blocks and stacked them on the front garden. Went to work as normally the next day but when I got home the pile had vanished. Turned out my father who was in his early seventies at the time had moved them , one at a time on a sack truck , round...
by Skippy
Sat May 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Greetings Renewablecandy. I've enjoyed your postings on powerswitch so can only look forward to what you post here.
by Skippy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curiosity/Armageddon
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Curiosity/Armageddon

I'd like to think the time would be spent pleasantly with the family , enjoying our last few days together. In reality I fear we'd spend the first two days dodging hoards smashing , burning and generally vandalising ( or worse ) anything and everyone just because " we can and there's no comebacks" b...
by Skippy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 81
Views: 34834

Re: No rubbish fortnight

It's not really reducing the rubbish from junk mail but I used to send it back when it came with a prepaid envelope . Normally I'd try to fill it with another company's junk mail first.
by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 81
Views: 34834

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I've looked at what goes in our bin and have to agree that reducing to zero is almost impossible. We do have a good recycling scheme around us and can request an additional bin for that at no extra cost. As others have pointed out plastic film contaminated with food and polystyrene do seem to be the...
by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

I make a habit of looking for these containers that have been previously used for foodstuffs . If nothing else a food grade 5litre plastic container is worth at least a pound or more , check on eBay . Then what do I do with them? Well , perhaps a little boringly I fill them with water "just in case"...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 7110

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I adore dandelion wine - hint of Retsina. Well I did say my wife was going to bring a bottle of Retsina back from Greece . In the end she brought me a bottle off ouzo ...because it was cheaper :dontknow: However , the other weekend we discovered Lidl are selling retsina for £3.99 a bottle so we bro...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: Laptop batteries

The "something" is perfectly natural or rather usual would be a better word . Here's a bit about it , https://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/battery-corrosion-why-they-leak-and-how-to-prevent-it/ It doesn't say if it affects their recyclability but I've seen some very rough looking car batteries at my...
by Skippy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 39865

Re: Banish Plastic

I asked a similar question on another forum and received a reply to the effect that the biodegradable plastics shouldbeok in a freezer. Cut and pasted, Postby Clarebelle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:28 pm I am not 100% sure about this but I believe that if it was put in the freezer it would take a very lon...
by Skippy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Re: Vegetarian diet

Yes I know , even a guy I work for could , with some truth , claim his V12 Ferrari is solar powered. All in jest really . To be pedantic geothermal and nuclear aren't ultimately derived from solar energy but I do get your point.
by Skippy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Re: Vegetarian diet

Hey guys, I think there is a fundamental error in interpretation of food sources and products. Cows eat grass (I know, I grow both and I see them doing it) If the source is vegetable then to product must also be vegetable - ergo, steak is a vegetable. And the sun makes the grass grow ... so if I ea...
by Skippy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 39865

Re: Banish Plastic

Just seen a news report on this matter and it looks like at least a small step is taking place in Holland. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/28/worlds-first-plastic-free-aisle-opens-in-netherlands-supermarket In the tv interview it showed what looked like plastic wrapping and trays bu...
by Skippy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Re: Vegetarian diet

Thanks for that recipe GA , I'll have to give it a go at some point although there may well be a substitution or two as I'll use whatever I've got first.