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eatyourveg



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think any new bride could be truly happy without one of these:

http://www.swisscrossbow.ch/html/twinbow_II.asp
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anschutz carbine and moderator Cool

Although that moon on a stick looks tempting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
jonny2mad wrote:
Shocked his and hers shotguns
although they would need to get the shotgun license themselves, anyway things of a defensive nature
you could get them a trip to do some clay pigeon shooting to try to ease them into it


The father of the Bride has already provided these, and shooting lessons, and a hidden secure gun cupboard.
A Shotgun Wedding, eh? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A home brew kit and a rolling pin.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final list, or nearly final anyway.

Sheets, all cotton
Blankets, all wool
Bath towels
Tilley lamps and spares
Duplex oil lamps and spares
Rutland 913 wind turbine
Fruit trees
Swiss army knives, or leatherman tools.
Carpentry tools.
Workbench, workshop storage
12 volt low energy lamps
Electric cable, 2.5mm twin and earth or larger.
Mountain house ultra long life freeze dried food
Heavy cast cookware.
Euro storage containers, 600X400mm, any depth, ventilated or solid.

The list will not be a formal organised one from which items are deleted once purchased, therefore it is entirely possible that several guests will give duplicates.
The list has been selected with this in mind, all the above are useful if received in multiple.
I doubt that very many workbenches or wind turbines will be received, though more than 1 would still be useful.

The following items are not on the list because they already have them
Shotguns
Outbuildings
PV modules
Kelly kettle
Wine and beer making equipment
Reference books
Warm clothing.
Wood stoves
Laptop, was wanted but they now have two.
Scrap timber, for reuse or if unsuitable for fire wood, they have tons of it.


The following are excluded for other reasons
Boots and shoes, too much risk of getting wrong size or style
Plants and seeds, might get too many duplicates or ones not wanted.
Parrafin or other fuel, relatively durable items preffered.
Generator, not yet certain what sort is required, not urgent as the old works, sort of.
Most electrical appliances, not wanted.
12 volt TV, only want one, and might receive several if put on the list.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What no condoms?

Are they just gonna make babies until she drops dead like the old days?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool You said they would be living off grid but did not specify if they where farming to any extent. But assuming at least a large garden and an animal or a dozen chickens etc. A good reference book on how to get said garden truck from the garden to the table and how to get a chicken from clucking in the feathers to the platter. So many people today have never seen any of these tasks performed that they have no clue as to how to proceed, and even old hands can use a reference of the proper way to cut up a lamb or cow when you only do it in the odd year.
Best wishes to the happy couple, may it rain every day of their honeymoon. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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even old hands can use a reference of the proper way to cut up a lamb or cow when you only do it in the odd year.


I've seen it on TV...
That they used "proper" saws surprised me
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are already running a market gardening operation, growing early vegetables under glass, and keeping free range chickens.
They propose keeping a few free range pigs in addition, and possibly rearing a few lambs a year, not for sale but to eat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DominicJ wrote:
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even old hands can use a reference of the proper way to cut up a lamb or cow when you only do it in the odd year.


I've seen it on TV...
That they used "proper" saws surprised me

I'm not sure what you mean by "proper" but if you had ever split the spine of a steer with a hand butchers saw you would know that it is a lot of work even with a very sharp saw. If you were doing that several times a day you would find a way to do it with power tools set up to not contaminate the meat. Slaughter houses have such setups and just about every butcher shop has a food grade band saw for cutting chops and splitting chickens. The problem comes from where the "Sawdust" goes after it comes off the blade. If it goes into a space where it can not be readily cleaned it becomes a food source for bacteria which can get redeposited on a later cut of meat and contaminate a complete lot. Sounds simple to avoid but you keep hearing about million pound recalls of ground beef contaminated by the grinding equipment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VT
They were using bow saws, but they were an artisan butcher (TV show called "butchered" on Dave in the UK, think it was an attempt at a back door pilot), so they werent massivly time constrained.

If I'd not seen that, or things like it, I'd be trying to butcher a cow with a cleaver.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DominicJ wrote:
VT
They were using bow saws, but they were an artisan butcher (TV show called "butchered" on Dave in the UK, think it was an attempt at a back door pilot), so they werent massivly time constrained.

If I'd not seen that, or things like it, I'd be trying to butcher a cow with a cleaver.
Here is an example of the saw I own and the local butcher uses.
http://www.jbprince.com/f-dick-cutlery/butcher-saw-20-inch-blade.asp
If I did not have one of these I would leave the spine intact and remove the back straps from each side using a slim bladed boning knife. The only reason to split the spine is that often customers want to purchase a side or quarter of beef ,or other animal, and seeing the spinal cord exposed down the whole piece of beef shows the customer that he received his full share.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that was the sort of stuff they were using

I'd just never really thought about it, so assumed it was
http://www.jbprince.com/f-dick-cutlery/cleaver-7-inch-15-lbs.asp
and
http://www.jbprince.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=A8BD8FCC5646487BA164C01277B95C85
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now wedded Smile

Gifts received
Cotton sheets (new factory seconds)
Woolen blankets (new governmemt surplus)
A poultry house
One very large PV module
A rutland wind turbine
Oil lamps
Loads of electric cable
Lots of hand tools, some good some less so.
And a generator, though this was not on the list.
A box of 12 volt CFLs
A box of 12 volt LED lamps (from me)
A halogen spot light with a long cable and fitted with a 12 volt plug, for outdoor use. (from me)
Assorted food preperation utensils and equipment.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations.

Brilliant list. Did John Lewis do all that?
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