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  • Frugaldom
    Frugaldom Posts: 6,951 Forumite
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    I agree with the above post, I always plan shopping trips well in advance and bulk buy bargains.

    Re the Landrover exchange, well done! I was amazed when I found out that there are new cars on the road that pay NO ROAD TAX because their emissions are so low. It was even more interesting that some are getting around 100 miles per gallon of petrol. We're going to start saving for one as soon as possible, but it'll need some boot space so I can fit in a bulk grocery shop :)

    PS: I wonder if you can get snow chains to fit a Citreon C1? :rotfl:
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  • Frugaldom
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    My catchphrases for rural living #1: "One can never have too many logs!"
    (:eek: It burned HOW MUCH???)

    My top tip for this month: Keep a decent hand axe handy, you're going to need a LOT of kindling. :D

    My second top tip for this month: Keep the rechargeable torch charged or else you won't be able to find the hand axe when you accidentally leave it outside at night. :rolleyes:

    My third top tip for this month: summer weight double duvets cost £4 each (right now, from Te$co D!rect) - much cheaper than buying extra throws! :T

    My suggestion for a seasonal gift: Dear Santa, please could you see your way clear to bringing me an electric saw for chopping logs and, possibly, some blocks to level the unit that no longer has legs. :rotfl:

    PS: Word of caution: Don't put boiling water in your hot water bottle and forget to release the air - the rubber seal fails at around 3am!! :o
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  • DdraigGoch
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    :rotfl::rotfl:

    Oh, the joys of hot water bottles, eh?!

    I agree about the kindling....
    If you see me on here - shout at me to get off and go and get something useful done!! :D
  • Hello
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    taking up the thread of burning cow pats.I have just started drying my horse's droppings with the idea of burning on the wood burning stove.Not sure what the smell will be,hopefully none , I dont fancy the house smelling like a Tuareg campfire in the interests of economy.
    If successful I'll report back.Silence = failure!

    Doesn't sound as if it went well then!
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  • poohbear59
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    Pine cones are the best and cheapest fire lighters here.
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  • harryhound
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    The big plastic "jugs", that supermarkets use for selling milk, work pretty well with a few dry sticks.
  • MoJo
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    Hi,

    Just a quick question - can you only use newspapers? Will magazines do the trick? And 'normal' paper? What about envelopes/junk mail?

    Sorry if I'm being thick :o
  • poohbear59
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    MoJo wrote: »
    Hi,

    Just a quick question - can you only use newspapers? Will magazines do the trick? And 'normal' paper? What about envelopes/junk mail?

    Sorry if I'm being thick :o
    Newspapers are best because they burn well and also will break down into a pulp easily. I found that magazines tend not to burn well and haven't tried envelopes, yet!
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  • poohbear59
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    harryhound wrote: »
    The big plastic "jugs", that supermarkets use for selling milk, work pretty well with a few dry sticks.

    I was told that they can cause rust in our multi fuel stove. Also not good for the environment either. They do burn well though.
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  • ampersand
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    nykmedia wrote: »
    I agree with the above post, I always plan shopping trips well in advance and bulk buy bargains.

    Re the Landrover exchange, well done! I was amazed when I found out that there are new cars on the road that pay NO ROAD TAX because their emissions are so low. It was even more interesting that some are getting around 100 miles per gallon of petrol. We're going to start saving for one as soon as possible, but it'll need some boot space so I can fit in a bulk grocery shop :)

    PS: I wonder if you can get snow chains to fit a Citreon C1? :rotfl:
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