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  1. 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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  2. Mark

    Submersible envirocycle septic pump fails

    Nah, that's the issue... I have to go with the guys who service our septic and they've trialed all the pumps on the market and won't touch or guarantee any others. He says he's not 100% happy with...
    Nah, that's the issue... I have to go with the guys who service our septic and they've trialed all the pumps on the market and won't touch or guarantee any others. He says he's not 100% happy with these current pumps either but they tend to last longer than most. In the pre-China days, the pumps...
    Nah, that's the issue... I have to go with the guys who service our septic and they've trialed all the pumps on the market and won't touch or guarantee any others. He says he's not 100% happy with these current pumps either but they tend to last...
    Nah, that's the issue... I have to go with the guys who service our septic and they've trialed all the pumps on the market and won't touch or guarantee any others. He says he's not 100% happy with...
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  3. stevo

    Dumpster Diving

    :ROFL:.... That's was very industrious of you Mark. Profiting from the education of your peers.:)
    :ROFL:.... That's was very industrious of you Mark. Profiting from the education of your peers.:)
    :ROFL:.... That's was very industrious of you Mark. Profiting from the education of your peers.:)
    :ROFL:.... That's was very industrious of you Mark. Profiting from the education of your peers.:)
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  4. 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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  5. Jenni

    Co-operative Village living

    Has a tinge of Amish about it :) For those who would like this type of community living there are lots of advantages. And I have to tip my hat at the self-sufficiency aspects even if it's not my...
    Has a tinge of Amish about it :) For those who would like this type of community living there are lots of advantages. And I have to tip my hat at the self-sufficiency aspects even if it's not my kind of lifestyle.
    Has a tinge of Amish about it :) For those who would like this type of community living there are lots of advantages. And I have to tip my hat at the self-sufficiency aspects even if it's not my kind of lifestyle.
    Has a tinge of Amish about it :) For those who would like this type of community living there are lots of advantages. And I have to tip my hat at the self-sufficiency aspects even if it's not my...
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  6. Justin Dallas

    Question Food swap

    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could...
    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could happen for free makes swapping produce even easier to do. Have you seen this is a pretty good concept.
    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could happen for free makes swapping produce even easier to...
    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could...
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  7. Mark

    Question What cactus is this and can you eat the fruit?

    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.
    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.
    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.
    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.

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  8. Steve
    Showcase

    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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  9. 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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  10. Jenni

    Question What plant is that.

    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?
    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?
    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?
    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?

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  11. Jenni

    The good the bad the ugly - The septic tank

    Your naughty...
    Your naughty...
    Your naughty...
    Your naughty...
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  12. 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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  13. Lee-Mika

    Moringa also know as Malunggay

    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..
    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..
    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..
    No, I didn't see that. I will review that information. Thank you..

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  14. 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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  15. Mark

    Frog in my boot

    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
    At least you didn't have a frog in your throat!:ROFL:
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  16. jessiejane0727

    Learn Chinese! Chinese idioms: calling a stag a horse

    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best...
    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best interests of the people at heart. When their intentions could not be further from the truth. Penal...
    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best interests of the people at heart. When their...
    Some thing never change. This story or something similar happens nearly every day within the parliament of Australia. Hypocrites, power mongers and conniving worms all professing to have the best...
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  17. Steve

    Patch of dirt of my own

    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
    yeah bit of humour there, I guess you'd have to watch a bit of prepper stuff :blush:
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  18. jessiejane0727

    Chinese

    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor...
    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor ancestors. During the 15-day celebration, children receive money in red envelopes for good luck and...
    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor ancestors. During the 15-day celebration, children...
    Customs and celebrations The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the lunar new year. It falls between mid-January and mid-February and is a time to honor...
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  19. jessiejane0727

    Chinese food

    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes,...
    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes, and Sezchuan, which relies heavily on use of peanuts, sesame paste and ginger and is known for its...
    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes, and Sezchuan, which relies heavily on use of...
    Food Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity. Among the main styles of Chinese cooking are Cantonese, which features stir-fried dishes,...
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  21. Lee-Mika

    Duckweed and Azolla

    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
    The Plants like still water to grow in, but thats about it.. great way to save on the feed bill. :)
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  22. Lee-Mika

    The Plum rains have arrived

    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the...
    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the long period of rain.
    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the long period of rain.
    Sure it an easy one. The east Asian rainy season, commonly called the plum rain in Chinese; 梅雨. I have also heard it called the mould rains because every thing gets mould on it because of the...
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  23. Lee-Mika

    Our land for the farm.

    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house,...
    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house, poultry housing, shed, Hog house, etc etc. Then buy a truck. So I guess I will be doing some nail...
    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house, poultry housing, shed, Hog house, etc etc. Then buy...
    Thank you everyone I am proud, but also concerned at the same time. I am far from being a rich guy. The cash is limited, really wish I had a better budget to work with. I have to build a house,...

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  24. 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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  25. 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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