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  1. 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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  2. Mark

    Cheap replacement for dishwasher cutlery basket

    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it...
    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it is convenient to have when guests are invited- too many dishes to wash then, and we don't like the...
    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it is convenient to have when guests are invited-...
    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it...

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  3. Barrett Jakeman

    Looking for self-sufficient spiritual community in South Africa

    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
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  4. Mark
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    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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  5. Mark
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    Bokashi Compost Bucket For Kitchen Scraps Indoor Composter (maze)

    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be...
    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be siphoned off from the tap on the bottom of the bucket every so often is turning out to be a wonderful plant...
    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be siphoned off from the tap on the bottom of the bucket...
    After a few weeks of stacking this compost bin with food scraps we've found it to be an excellent way to save our kitchen scraps. Not only that, the fermentation compost juice which can be...

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  6. Mark

    New fishing trawling net design New Zealand sustainability invention

    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime,...
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime, market demand may make it the norm in western countries at least.
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime, market demand may make it the norm in western...
    Yeah, I'm hoping people will start to demand their fish be caught via safe methods and then this could become a good sales pitch for retailers selling fish caught this way initially. Overtime,...

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  7. Mark
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    Easy Dog Or Fox Proof Fencing (poor Man's Method)

    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
    Not probs, I'm glad to help if I can, & look forward to getting some in return, great site :noproblem:
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. stevo

    Brisbane Public Harvest - Google Map

    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
    yeah agree there Mark, i wont be driving around looking for these trees but it's an interesting idea.
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  11. 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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  12. cam
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    Home Made Heat Lamp

    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
    Shelter, food & water, what a life eh :cheers:
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  13. Steve

    Camping Fridge

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

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  14. Mark

    Can you help me finalise the definition for "Self Sufficient Culture?"

    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses the best of humanity like sharing and caring for others whilst making the best use of the resources...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses the best of humanity like sharing and caring for...
    Wise words and good examples of how life can be so much more fulfilling when we work together as neighbours and be more inclusive. It not only gets things done at low cost but it also harnesses...
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  15. Mark

    Sea Princess Cruise Ship Holiday Review

    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to...
    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to accommodate and she always had a choice of great food to eat. They even make an excellent gluten free pizza...
    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to accommodate and she always had a choice of great food to...
    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to...
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  16. Steve
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    Dehydrator - Generic Brand

    That's what my misses does to me :D
    That's what my misses does to me :D
    That's what my misses does to me :D
    That's what my misses does to me :D
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Mark

    Question What "prepping" have you done at your place?

    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of...
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of rewards! :)
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of rewards! :)
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of...
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  20. Steve
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    Spyderco Tri-angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener

    This is my knife sharpener, it's the same as a lot of roo-shooters use, but has a scissor-sharpener as well (left or right handed). By the way, it's not brand-name or expensive. No ego attatched....
    This is my knife sharpener, it's the same as a lot of roo-shooters use, but has a scissor-sharpener as well (left or right handed). By the way, it's not brand-name or expensive. No ego attatched. I think it was $15 from Broken Hill Camping.....
    This is my knife sharpener, it's the same as a lot of roo-shooters use, but has a scissor-sharpener as well (left or right handed). By the way, it's not brand-name or expensive. No ego attatched. I think it was $15 from Broken Hill Camping.....
    This is my knife sharpener, it's the same as a lot of roo-shooters use, but has a scissor-sharpener as well (left or right handed). By the way, it's not brand-name or expensive. No ego attatched....

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Mark
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    Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher

    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Brooder Made From Old Dishwasher Read more about this showcase item here...
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  24. Mark
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    Dine-a-chook Chicken Feeder (pvc) Review

    Mark submitted a new showcase item: Dine-a-chook Chicken Feeder (pvc) Review Read more about this showcase item...
    Mark submitted a new showcase item: Dine-a-chook Chicken Feeder (pvc) Review Read more about this showcase item...
    Mark submitted a new showcase item: Dine-a-chook Chicken Feeder (pvc) Review Read more about this showcase item...
    Mark submitted a new showcase item: Dine-a-chook Chicken Feeder (pvc) Review Read more about this showcase item...
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  25. Lee-Mika

    Wood vinegar a farmers friend in Asia.

    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing...
    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing product, the likes of which capitalism no doubt detests. The big-wigs at Monsanto will be horrified.:confused:...
    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing product, the likes of which capitalism no doubt detests....
    A very interesting and informative video. Down here in the Mallee, charcoal is still made today, but the distillation process is not incorporated. This is an invaluable and all-encompassing...
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