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    Ideal Outdoor Kitchen

    A big double sink. Good scrubbable workspace, especially if you're likely to prep and cook both meat (roadkill) and veg/salads. Safe flooring of some kind, not slippy, not muddy, not hollowed and rutted with foot traffic. Wind up spit above a clay based charcoal hearth area. A cold stone...
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    Ogk camp bed material help?

    Can you get to a farm shop ? one that supplies farmers yard products ? We needed hafts for spears for a film, and the best ones we could find were the long poles sold in those shops for the yard shovels and brooms. 3m long was not a problem, and they weren't that expensive. Came in all sorts of...
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    Ogk camp bed material help?

    Point North are good :) Some other links too though, https://aemarket.co.uk/collections/fabric-materials/products/d600-fabric-material?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlKHV6pCL6wIVmvdRCh3xrApyEAEYASAAEgLig_D_BwE Fabrictimeuk also have canvas, and they'll send you a sample...
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    UK wool prices

    Good for her :) I hope it's a success :) There are some beautiful fleeces out there, but often hard to find. Lot of folks knitting and felting these days too. It's popular again. If she is really aiming for a market, it might be worth her while contacting one of the knitting magazines and...
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    Weird thing that happened when canning green beans, are they still edible?

    Just re-read your post, and I reckon they'll be fine so long as the seals are good. I'd just use them up in a timely fashion. Sometimes it depends on how hot the liquid in the jars is before you start and how high the liquid is from the rim. M
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    Weird thing that happened when canning green beans, are they still edible?

    Did you not can them in liquid though? Some liquid leakage into the pressure cooker isn't an issue if the seal is sound. Just clean up the jars and rims really well. If that happens to any of mine, I number those ones and make sure they're the ones I use up most quickly. M
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    Treating wound on feral cat? (picture of infected wound)

    I did wonder, Chris. I am sorry too that it ended like that. :( I know exactly how your Mum's feeling. It's just how it went with the stray that we tried to help too. It felt so unfair, but the alternative was to do nothing and watch the canker eat away at him, and knowing that all the time...
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    UK wool prices

    I don't want wool insulation in my home. I know they treat it with chemicals (moths, mice, etc.,) but though I don't want to encourage moths or mice, I also know just how careful I have to be around those chemicals. Sheep are livestock, if there's no market for them, if they become financially...
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    UK wool prices

    It's fashion. Nowadays so many people are fitting plastic finished laminate floorings that wool carpeting isn't a staple use anymore. Clothing wool is fussy. Much of the British woollen crop is harsh. It's better for the sheep in our weather but it's not such a fine wool and few folks now wear...
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    Sold Exped down mat XP winter LW, a high rated sleeping mat.

    I think you've been very clear :) and your reputation on the forum as a good seller is sound :) Asking that folks use paypal is not so much not trusting the seller, but not quite trusting the postal processing system. I bought three tubes of silicon sealant last month. The seller posted next...
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    What Are Your Favorite Vegetable Sandwiches?

    Brussel sprouts are easy to grow, and they don't need picked and stored, they last on the stem outside in the garden. Well, so long as you don't have slugs and snail problems. M
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    What Are Your Favorite Vegetable Sandwiches?

    I think vegetables come desirable :) Finely grated fresh Brussell sprouts might sound horrible, but in reality they're very good, much nicer than boiled to smelly insipidness. Roasted ones are tasty though. :)
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    What Are Your Favorite Vegetable Sandwiches?

    I miss good bread. Gluten free is horrible. Good wholemeal bread, spread it with butter, lay on mixed freshly picked mixed lettuce leaves, spread on Hellman's, wafer thin slices of dill pickled gherkins, add some sliced tomatoes, spread on some humous, thin slices of mature rich red cheddar...
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    Survival foods

    All of our seaweeds are edible, we just need to be careful where we pick it nowadays. Lot of old recipes for it too, from laverbread to tangle. Rich in minerals, and taste, the original unami flavouring, but not a lot of calories.
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    Survival foods

    @Robson Valley That's a very good point; 'farming' comes in many forms, and the best farming has many complimentary strands. I think the construction storage caches (the bird storage, stone built cleits on the St.Kilda's for instance ) and of permanent fish traps, or salt shallows would come...