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  1. ClissAT

    Solstice 2016

    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events...
    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events are happening simultaneously to the minute or if there are minutes or hours between them but still...
    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events are happening simultaneously to the minute or if...
    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events...
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  2. stevo

    Wild Dogs killing Sheep - ABC landline

    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
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  3. Mark

    Sunshine Coast radio

    Good idea
    Good idea
    Good idea
    Good idea
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  4. ClissAT
    Like x 3

    Critters near the Chook House

    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back...
    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back toes for running fast & up trees plus they have a roughly diamond shaped head with a thin neck. Bearded...
    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back toes for running fast & up trees plus they have a...
    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back...

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  5. Steve

    Camping Fridge

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

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  6. 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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  7. Ash

    Question Soil treatment

    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who live in Glenarbon and Goondiwindi, and I have lived in Gundy myself on the thick black soil that...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who live in Glenarbon and Goondiwindi, and I have lived...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who...
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  8. 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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  9. stevo

    Kevin McCloud - Escape to the Wild

    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
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  10. stevo

    EcoCapsule

    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. stevo

    Composting Toilet

    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
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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. Director

    Earthships

    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had...
    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had something to do with being a safe vessel in a pretty turbulent sea (world). The temperatures stay...
    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had something to do with being a safe vessel in a...
    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had...
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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