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01-06-2013, 07:22 PM #31
Octo Mother Superior
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(01-06-2013, 06:57 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 06:41 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:the Aga cooker was invented in 1922 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937)

I was actually to his grandson's house in Sweden a long time ago. I was working as a nanny for a woman who knew them so I tagged along. Amazing house and very nice people. cheers.gif


that's almost six degrees of separation stuff!!!

off point, but a few years ago I used to work for a company building mud and stud and straw bale houses. We used to construct these buildings from start to finish with no electrical tools involved. I would hew and adze twenty foot oak trees and we could get a frame up within a couple of weeks. The mud wall proccess was amazing (straw, coal, sand and water added) and even the plaster was made with straw, water, lime and mud. Many of the houses around where I used to live are made like this and stand for many hundreds of years. I was taught how to properly hew a tree so the timber we got was pure heart wood that can even resist a fire. The mud walls were particularly inventive allowing for warmth in winter and coolness in the summer. I know several people who live in these houses, some of which I helped to build and all they have is a single fireplace and the house is kept very toasty. If TSHTF I have my plan to head back to the countryside with my two axes, a saw, a hammer, hand drill and a couple of of other bits of equipment and build a nice retreat deep in some woodland. One of my last houses had bore water and It is actually a fairly straight process to manage. a couple of solar planels and some large batteries and I'm away. Just need a medic to come with me incase I have an accident.....!


Here are some manuals you might find useful:

First aid full manual
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/F...FM2111.pdf

Where there is no doctor
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/w...l_book.pdf

Where there is no dentist
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/dentist_2010.pdf

Aids to survival
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/a...rvival.pdf

Austere medicine
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/a...dicine.pdf

NATO Emergency War Surgery
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/n...urgery.pdf

Be your own bodyguard
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/b...yguard.pdf

Ship captain's medical guide
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/s..._guide.pdf

Midwives book
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/m...l_book.pdf

More useful manuals at http://survivalisti.fi/index.php?option=...&Itemid=53

cheers.gif
01-06-2013, 07:26 PM #32
misterbumps Member
Posts:1,051 Threads:38 Joined:Apr 2012
(01-06-2013, 07:22 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 06:57 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 06:41 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:the Aga cooker was invented in 1922 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937)

I was actually to his grandson's house in Sweden a long time ago. I was working as a nanny for a woman who knew them so I tagged along. Amazing house and very nice people. cheers.gif


that's almost six degrees of separation stuff!!!

off point, but a few years ago I used to work for a company building mud and stud and straw bale houses. We used to construct these buildings from start to finish with no electrical tools involved. I would hew and adze twenty foot oak trees and we could get a frame up within a couple of weeks. The mud wall proccess was amazing (straw, coal, sand and water added) and even the plaster was made with straw, water, lime and mud. Many of the houses around where I used to live are made like this and stand for many hundreds of years. I was taught how to properly hew a tree so the timber we got was pure heart wood that can even resist a fire. The mud walls were particularly inventive allowing for warmth in winter and coolness in the summer. I know several people who live in these houses, some of which I helped to build and all they have is a single fireplace and the house is kept very toasty. If TSHTF I have my plan to head back to the countryside with my two axes, a saw, a hammer, hand drill and a couple of of other bits of equipment and build a nice retreat deep in some woodland. One of my last houses had bore water and It is actually a fairly straight process to manage. a couple of solar planels and some large batteries and I'm away. Just need a medic to come with me incase I have an accident.....!


Here are some manuals you might find useful:

First aid full manual
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/F...FM2111.pdf

Where there is no doctor
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/w...l_book.pdf

Where there is no dentist
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/dentist_2010.pdf

Aids to survival
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/a...rvival.pdf

Austere medicine
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/a...dicine.pdf

NATO Emergency War Surgery
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/n...urgery.pdf

Be your own bodyguard
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/b...yguard.pdf

Ship captain's medical guide
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/s..._guide.pdf

Midwives book
http://survivalisti.fi/images/kirjasto/m...l_book.pdf

More useful manuals at http://survivalisti.fi/index.php?option=...&Itemid=53

cheers.gif


thanks octo, some great links. I would defo say the medical aspect would bother me somewhat if TSHTF but the actual living and building and producing food is the easy part for me. I grew up on a farm...but I'm no doctor!!cheers.gif

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-06-2013, 07:32 PM #33
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah I'm no medic either, but I'd do field surgery anyway. fatman.gif chuckle.gif

Seriously, sometimes I feel like I know more about medicine than the average doctor. 13.gif
01-06-2013, 07:43 PM #34
misterbumps Member
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seems to me like there are a fair few of us who have good survival skills. Defo worth setting up a commune if TSHTF. Even if we all live miles away I love travel! The hardest part fro me would be getting out of London safely. I am continuously amazed by the majority of people who live in this city that are completely dependent on the utility companies, big government and welfare. If TSHTF all the people here would riot and kill each other....I met a woman a couple of weeks ago who is obsessed with the types of themes we talk about on this forum but in reality she is very cluless. For example the day I bumped into her she showed her handbag, which was full of cheap gold necklaces, bracelets and the like. She told me she had heard the economy was about to crash and so she pulled all her savings out of the bank and bought as much gold as possible. I really wanted to tell her that a bag full of gold would be the last thing on peoples mind if TSHTF. Everyone would be rioting to get the last of the supermarket supplies and therafter who the hell knows....If this situation does happen I'll be slipping out of London in a canal barge whilst everyone is breaking shop windows trying to get that last piece of bread....

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-06-2013, 07:52 PM #35
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Good luck trying to trade a necklace for food when TSHTF. chuckle.gif You're right, we would make a great commune. With our collective skills we'd have it going on. Stores will run out of food in no time so you'd better know how to survive without that. And roads will most likely be clogged up so you've got the right idea on escaping the mayhem. hi5.gif
01-06-2013, 07:59 PM #36
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien


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01-06-2013, 08:25 PM #37
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I knew a man in West Virginia that used wood to heat his entire house. He had a large wood heater in his basement with a duct system to distribute the heat. When he ran the pipes from his well he ran one along the wall behind the heater. That pipe supplied all of their hot water. They had to be careful when taking a shower. If they got in while the fire was really hot they could get burned. I saw steam coming out of the shower one time.


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I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
01-06-2013, 08:40 PM #38
misterbumps Member
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(01-06-2013, 07:59 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien


cheers.gif


A true genius, Tolkien cheers.gif


I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-06-2013, 08:42 PM #39
misterbumps Member
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(01-06-2013, 08:25 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  I knew a man in West Virginia that used wood to heat his entire house. He had a large wood heater in his basement with a duct system to distribute the heat. When he ran the pipes from his well he ran one along the wall behind the heater. That pipe supplied all of their hot water. They had to be careful when taking a shower. If they got in while the fire was really hot they could get burned. I saw steam coming out of the shower one time.


damned.gif


This is the same as canal barges. My old man lived on a beauty and the stove in the lounge was connected to pipes than ran behind the oak inlay throughout the barge and heated the whole thing wonderfully. And, yes that shower was too hot sometimes!

cheers.gif

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-06-2013, 08:47 PM #40
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Up at our cabin, which is totally off grid and our getaway, we collect both rain water and pump up lake water. During warm days the lake water that remains in the pipe gets so hot it's impossible to use without adding cold water even though the pipe is mainly undergound. The pumps are run by solar power. beercheer.gif
01-06-2013, 11:04 PM #41
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
(01-06-2013, 08:40 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  
(01-06-2013, 07:59 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien


cheers.gif


A true genius, Tolkien cheers.gif


10 quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien on his birthday

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2013/0102...rier-world

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01-07-2013, 12:13 AM #42
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
(01-06-2013, 07:43 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  For example the day I bumped into her she showed her handbag, which was full of cheap gold necklaces,


Mistake #1, she showed it to you. She won't have it long.
01-07-2013, 12:33 AM #43
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,612 Threads:1,469 Joined:Feb 2011
Nature roots out stupid pretty quick.



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