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  1. ClissAT

    Drought!

    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
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  2. Mark

    DIY Mosquito Trap made from recycled bottle

    Yeah painting it black may help-they love my black t-shirts-probably needs a big heap of co2 coming out too, maybe a fermenting, thick, sugary syrup??
    Yeah painting it black may help-they love my black t-shirts-probably needs a big heap of co2 coming out too, maybe a fermenting, thick, sugary syrup??
    Yeah painting it black may help-they love my black t-shirts-probably needs a big heap of co2 coming out too, maybe a fermenting, thick, sugary syrup??
    Yeah painting it black may help-they love my black t-shirts-probably needs a big heap of co2 coming out too, maybe a fermenting, thick, sugary syrup??

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  3. Mark

    Question What's the perfect sized property for Self-Sufficient living?

    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property...
    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property along a stream or watershed was now strictly regulated and no livestock within 50 ft of the creek. So...
    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property along a stream or watershed was now strictly...
    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property...
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  4. ClissAT

    Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain!

    Even my duck dam is full and that's amazing since the ducks ate half the wall away and it's leaked ever since!
    Even my duck dam is full and that's amazing since the ducks ate half the wall away and it's leaked ever since!
    Even my duck dam is full and that's amazing since the ducks ate half the wall away and it's leaked ever since!
    Even my duck dam is full and that's amazing since the ducks ate half the wall away and it's leaked ever since!

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  5. Mark
    Showcase

    Raised Quail Cage Hutch Made From Kids Swing Set With Auto Drinker

    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
    I haven't even started yet mate and I wouldn't have any for about 6 weeks I reckon - offers open and up to you no probs - I never have too many.
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  6. DAN

    How do i find a good place to be self sufficient?

    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
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  7. Mark
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    Bokashi Compost Bucket For Kitchen Scraps Indoor Composter (maze)

    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much volume of scraps for its capacity. I have also heard of people who have 2 or more of them on their...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much volume of scraps for its capacity. I have also...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much...

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  8. Sasha Bushell

    self sufficient tips

    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to...
    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to a recycling plant, or donating to charities, or even finding a new home for something in your own...
    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to a recycling plant, or donating to charities, or...
    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to...
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  9. Mark
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    My Selection Of Eggplant

    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
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  10. OskarDoLittle

    Tumbling composters

    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website
    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website
    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website
    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website

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  11. Mark

    Yours truly talking self-sufficiency & prepping on 612 ABC Radio

    :) Perhaps it may be an exaggeration, though a number of reputable analysts do note some world activity that is spelling hard times ahead for the global economy. Nevertheless, I couldn't agree more...
    :) Perhaps it may be an exaggeration, though a number of reputable analysts do note some world activity that is spelling hard times ahead for the global economy. Nevertheless, I couldn't agree more with the pleasure derived from growing food and appreciating the very miracle of it growing in our...
    :) Perhaps it may be an exaggeration, though a number of reputable analysts do note some world activity that is spelling hard times ahead for the global economy. Nevertheless, I couldn't agree more with the pleasure derived from growing food and...
    :) Perhaps it may be an exaggeration, though a number of reputable analysts do note some world activity that is spelling hard times ahead for the global economy. Nevertheless, I couldn't agree more...
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  12. stevo
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    Coffee Table Fireplace

    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
    I've viewed it 499 times .... hah just joking
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  13. Sherry Robitson

    Keyhole gardens

    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.

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  14. Bea

    Plastics

    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the...
    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the environment. If there was a collection payment for every kg of plastic like the old days when I was a...
    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the environment. If there was a collection payment for...
    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the...
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  15. ClissAT

    SPAM!

    Lol that happens to everyone :)
    Lol that happens to everyone :)
    Lol that happens to everyone :)
    Lol that happens to everyone :)
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  16. Steve

    Camping Fridge

    Prices seem reasonable!
    Prices seem reasonable!
    Prices seem reasonable!
    Prices seem reasonable!

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  17. stevo

    Tiny House Movement thread

    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a...
    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a nominal rent on the plot of land. You are right regarding finding people who I am comfortable...
    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a nominal rent on the plot of land. You are right...
    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a...
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  18. stevo

    Doomsday Preppers - TV show

    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
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  19. Mark
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    My Vegetable Garden (heavy Rainfall Design)

    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
    :ROFL: Yeah good one... Actually, if I had one as wide as the patch which moved from one end to another that'd work! Little bit of an overkill do you think? :p
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  20. Mark

    What is the best self sufficient thing you've done?

    Selling up in Sydney, and moving onto land without power, water or sewerage. Living our dream
    Selling up in Sydney, and moving onto land without power, water or sewerage. Living our dream
    Selling up in Sydney, and moving onto land without power, water or sewerage. Living our dream
    Selling up in Sydney, and moving onto land without power, water or sewerage. Living our dream
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  21. Jenni

    Florida makes off the grid living illegal

    Hi Andre. Welcome. You can get the panels from Lowenergydevelopments for $228 or Ozplazaliving for $224 (both ebay) and the 20 amp (will do 240 watts at 12 volt, or 480 at 24 volts) controllers...
    Hi Andre. Welcome. You can get the panels from Lowenergydevelopments for $228 or Ozplazaliving for $224 (both ebay) and the 20 amp (will do 240 watts at 12 volt, or 480 at 24 volts) controllers for $11.94 each from gorgeousonline2012 (ebay) . The exact same ones they sell for $50-$70 in Oz !! ...
    Hi Andre. Welcome. You can get the panels from Lowenergydevelopments for $228 or Ozplazaliving for $224 (both ebay) and the 20 amp (will do 240 watts at 12 volt, or 480 at 24 volts) controllers for $11.94 each from gorgeousonline2012 (ebay) . The...
    Hi Andre. Welcome. You can get the panels from Lowenergydevelopments for $228 or Ozplazaliving for $224 (both ebay) and the 20 amp (will do 240 watts at 12 volt, or 480 at 24 volts) controllers...
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  22. stevo

    Medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage

    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
    You could make your own channel and use your new Panasonic Action Cam to make some YouTube hits?!
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  23. Mataeka

    Question What do you wish you'd known before moving to acreage?

    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you...
    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you place on good soil & rainfall? Real estate values are controlled, contorted, influenced by many...
    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you place on good soil & rainfall? Real estate...
    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you...
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  24. Mark

    Sunshine Coast radio

    Good idea
    Good idea
    Good idea
    Good idea
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  25. Mark

    Good hardy native fish types for a small dam

    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
    Yeah, the duck poo is the worry but I'll give it a try and see how they go.
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