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  1. Keith

    The New Berry Patch & Comeback After Hail Storm.

    Well I haven't quite finished the new berry patch yet, I still have the wires to install for the berries to climb on, but I cut two poles out of the copse today, debarked them both & used them as braces on top of the berry patch posts. As you can see the mushroom compost & manure has been...
  2. Keith

    What Have You Done Of Late That Might Further Your Chances Of Survival?

    I took a trip into the city early this morning & renewed my firearms licence. On the way back I dropped into the pump shop & purchased an electric water pump for pumping water from the lower catchment tank to the upper tank that feeds the main house. Keith.
  3. Keith

    A Man Of The Woods.

    This is a short doco on me made some years ago by a friend of my sons who was just starting out in the movie industry. I think this was at that time the first doco he had made. I thought you might find it of some interest. Keith.
  4. Keith

    Without Electricity.

    We lived for over 20 years without any electricity, I made a coolgardie safe from sacking & wood to keep foods cool & we used grease lamps, home dipped candles of tallow & wax & rush lights for lighting. Keith. Our two rush lights. One of our grease lamps. Beeswax dipped candles...
  5. Keith

    Bought A New Generator.

    We have had 5 days of overcast & rain in a row. The power is still holding but as my Wife had to take one of our Granddaughters shopping today I got her to pick up a new generator whilst she was in the city. This one has a Kabota petrol engine with a 6 hour running time & is 5.5 KVA. Our main...
  6. Keith

    Collecting Your Own Rainwater Supply. Requested Topic.

    We have 4 rainwater tanks for the main house (Linstock), the main house garden & the main house outside laundry. The same 5000 gallon tank that feeds the outside laundry also feeds Elm Cottage via a 12 volt pump under the cottage. Both houses are solar powered. The lower cement 5000 gallon...
  7. Keith

    Living Off Grid.

    We have been living off grin for about 40 years now, over 20 of those years without electricity. I hunted for meat with my Flintlock Fusil though I hunt less these days because we can afford to purchase meat. We are looking at keeping some stock though, & did for a while some years ago. We have...
  8. Keith

    What Have You Done Recently To Improve Your Lifestyle & Chances Of Survival?

    Well, I finished all the plumbing on the new outside laundry & installed an outside sink with plumbing for washing vegies etc. I fixed the not charging problem on the tractor. I fitted a new master brake cylinder on the Russian Lada 4WD & improved on the throttle control. I fitted an overflow...
  9. Keith

    Off Grid & Preppers Beware. It Is Coming Here.

    http://australiansurvivalandpreppers.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/off-grid-and-preppers-beware-it-is.html
  10. Keith

    Solar Power For Off Grid.

    We have four large 6 volt batteries giving us 24 volts DC. This is then converted into 250 volts AC, which supplies our house with electricity 24-7. We started off with the 8 panels in the center as recommended, but despite the fact that we use very little electricity (not a lot of gadgets)...
  11. Keith

    The Prepper's Day. What Did You Do Today?

    Up at 6am, opened up the fire & turned the computer on. Checked & answered emails. Did some more work on what will be my third book. Went & cut wood. Carted a load back here & stacked it in the wood shed. Keith.
  12. Keith

    Good Day To You All.

    Hi everyone, my name is Keith. I joined this forum because I know Lonewolf from another forum. I was born in West Sussex England in the country. I have been living in Australia for almost 50 years. My family & I live off grid in a forest in New England NSW. I am retired. My main hobby/lifestyle...
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