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  • shaz_mum_of__2
    shaz_mum_of__2 Posts: 2,010 Forumite
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    nykmedia wrote: »
    I have a logmaker and have the exact same problem. We have nowhere warm and dry to dry them. what I really SHOULD do is make them during summer months and then dry them outside but they really do take ages. I thought I was doing something wrong, as mine didn't have any 'dummies guide' of instructions with it. One thing I did find was that if you have access to dry leaves in autumn, these mix in with the newspapers. My worst problem is lack of newspapers as we don't buy them! :rotfl: Would it be PC to claim them FROM the waste paper recycling point rather than deposit them there?

    you could go to neighbours and ask


    we have the box recycling scheme we went around all the neighbours one morning after all the boxes were placed outside and knocked and asked if we could take wine bottles everyone said yes and now they leave them at our door :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Our local tip is very anti-take-anything-away they say once it's in the skip it is their property i think this is due to staff wanting the rich pickings especially as scrap metal prices are so high at the minute


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  • shaz_mum_of__2
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    skull wrote: »
    cook on open fire, carefully, and use suitable cookware (not all is). .


    Anyone know where i can buy a cast iron dutch oven suitable for use on an ope fire??


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  • Lelc
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    For those asking about burning potato peelings

    http://www.royalchimney.com/faqs.shtml

    Hope that helps (hope the link works too).
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  • poohbear59
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    nykmedia wrote: »
    I have a logmaker and have the exact same problem. We have nowhere warm and dry to dry them. what I really SHOULD do is make them during summer months and then dry them outside but they really do take ages. I thought I was doing something wrong, as mine didn't have any 'dummies guide' of instructions with it. One thing I did find was that if you have access to dry leaves in autumn, these mix in with the newspapers. My worst problem is lack of newspapers as we don't buy them! :rotfl: Would it be PC to claim them FROM the waste paper recycling point rather than deposit them there?

    I would ask at the recycling place if you can have some for log making.

    Thanks for the tip about leaves, we don't have many but if I can use them in the logs I will give it a try. We live in Cumbria and even in summer we have to keep watching the sky for rain so that we can bring the dratted things back inside. They are a brilliant idea if you live smewhere really warm and dry.
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  • Frugaldom
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    Just bumping this thread back up as we're going to be even more rural when we move house again... regarding the paper logs, I have come up with a kind of solution - I have a plastic greenhouse and guess what's going to be in there over winter? :D Cheap and cheerful log store, shelves for drying paper logs and under cover for splitting logs - don't know why I never thought of it before now!
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  • harryhound
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    Won't the flying log chips damage the plastic?
  • Frugaldom
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    harryhound wrote: »
    Won't the flying log chips damage the plastic?

    Perhaps I'll rephrase, as it does sounds like a big, axe-wielding muscleman splitting tree trunks when, in actual fact, I meant chopping up the little bits and pieces for kindling with my tiny hand axe and a hack saw. :o:D
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  • joan_brennan
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    i have just read this thread from start to finish so my comments may be a bit disjointed. firstly i also look at a website called selfsufficientish ( just google it) i dont know how to do the pointy thing. They are offering a deal on foraging it looks quite impressive as they will do the research in your area first. I think the costs are about £200 but that is not much if you get 20 people in your group. Also on the cheap side is i supply my friends guinea pigs and rabbits with hay. I pay £1 a bale for hay and i give then just a single slice possibly 10p to me and get stuff in return. the only negative feedback i have had is that there might be mites or nasties in the hay and a vet is a vet and the vets bill for a scratching rabbit may be offputting.
    finally road kill anyone not pick up dead pheasants or rabbits? just a thought..
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    i've just exchnged my landrover for a more fuel efficient make of 4x4
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  • OddjobKIA
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    The only thing I can add to this is.Plan your shopping trips is like we once were nipping out to get a pint of milk was an hour round trip
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