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by Cocotte
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Snow issues
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Snow issues

If you have a wood fire, wood ash is high in salts and the extra specks of charcoal adds grit too.
We have a surplus of wood ash (a waist height metal bin that needs emptied again after 2 months), so I use that for salting our sloped gravel driveway.
It does look ugly on the white snow.
by Cocotte
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Old member
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Old member

Since quiet a few are interested in mountain heating, here's 2 videos covering it. 1st is short and simple, an ad from, well they say it every chance they can. Very clear, aimed at a US market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9DP6v0IW1k 2nd is a guy that sounds like a dull ramble but actually has a ...
by Cocotte
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Old member
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Old member

Hi Cocotte, Nice to meet you. I was just wondering what is mountain heating? :D It's a home heating system that puts large pipes down into the ground to get at the constant 14⁰C temperatures. Then a heat pump system attached to this warms or cools your house depending on your setting. It's a combo ...
by Cocotte
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Old member
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Old member

Timing for crops going out. Always seems like just after the frost is too late. Going to try and get some seedlings started indoors, the acclimatise them a bit before putting them out. Last batch of carrots came out the size of this text, the same pack gave us 6" ones last year. Currently I've chuck...
by Cocotte
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95132

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

For Xmas I got the lock pick set I've been eyeing for a while. It's far more fun than you'd expect. Now I just need to get some harder locks than the 3 transparent practice ones that come with the picks. Comes with decent e-books too. Welcome! Do you know which set you got/where it is available? I ...
by Cocotte
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: New Members Start Here
Topic: Old member
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Old member

Apparently I need to reintroduce myself. I thought I'd be a smart arse and reply to my first introduction message only to find out all of my old posts are gone. Looking at the date of my account it seems like there was a server swap or wipe back in Jan 2016 when I was in Australia, since I joined at...
by Cocotte
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 95132

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

For Xmas I got the lock pick set I've been eyeing for a while. It's far more fun than you'd expect.
Now I just need to get some harder locks than the 3 transparent practice ones that come with the picks. Comes with decent e-books too.