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by Wingnut247
Tue May 28, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Wild Edibles & Natural Foods Discussions
Topic: Consider the quail
Replies: 3
Views: 8670

Re: Consider the quail

Quail butchered (breasted out) in 60 seconds

http://youtu.be/9i1dM0cRzrA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Full bird

http://youtu.be/PkDc4vbBrnY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Wingnut247
Tue May 28, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Wild Edibles & Natural Foods Discussions
Topic: Consider the quail
Replies: 3
Views: 8670

Re: Consider the quail

Some quail links

http://www.survivalblog.com/2012/06/cot ... yland.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Wingnut247
Mon May 27, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Wild Edibles & Natural Foods Discussions
Topic: Consider the quail
Replies: 3
Views: 8670

Consider the quail

Recently, I have started raising coturnix quail. I have found them easier then chickens in some ways. They hatch (fast) in 17 days. These birds are meat size or egg laying size in 6-8 weeks. Much faster meat cycle then most chickens and faster to egg laying size then any chicken I know of. Quail abo...
by Wingnut247
Sat May 11, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: Simple Thermoelectric Generator
Replies: 9
Views: 13780

Re: Simple Thermoelectric Generator

I use one of these

http://www.modernoutpost.com/gear/details/cf_ecofan.php

They take a minute to warm up... But they work well.
by Wingnut247
Sat May 11, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: Compost heat
Replies: 4
Views: 6074

Re: Compost heat

In the YouTube video it looks like two people gathered a pile of leaf litter and material from the forest. The pile was maybe 6 x6 x 6 feet piled on top of a coiled hose. As water sat in the pile it was warmed... And as water passed through the hose it was warmed... So much so that cold water had to...
by Wingnut247
Sat May 04, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: Compost heat
Replies: 4
Views: 6074

Compost heat

Have you seen the video on YouTube where the permaculture guys were using a compost pile to heat water for showers? Once you get the rain water collection thing set up and a large enought water tank it might be something to consider. I have also seen guy compost inside their green houses to extent t...
by Wingnut247
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Wild Edibles & Natural Foods Discussions
Topic: Winter foraging for wild edibles - good survival training
Replies: 6
Views: 9681

Re: Winter foraging for wild edibles - good survival trainin

Planting/transplanting wild edibles.

Has anyone made a "wild edible garden"?

Instead of continually having to forage... Why not cultivate native wild edibles near your home?
by Wingnut247
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Solar Power Discussions
Topic: Solar tracker
Replies: 1
Views: 3734

Solar tracker

A manual solar tracker is a must when you are pushing a small system to the limits.

I know you have been thinking about this... What are your thoughts for design?
by Wingnut247
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Solar Power Discussions
Topic: Solar Panel no no's
Replies: 6
Views: 10147

Hail

If solar was my only means of power, I would consider having some sort of storm shutter to cover them. Around here the hail never gets bigg then about a half an inch. Somehting like a plastic greenhouse panel might afford some protection and still allow some light through, before and after the storm...
by Wingnut247
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Off Grid Living Discussions
Topic: Discussions about living off the grid
Replies: 8
Views: 12625

Orientation

Since you have a movable trailer... Have you thought about adjusting you trailer for the long side facing south in the winter for heat collection and a short side facing south in the summer to reduce heat gain in the summer. I would also consider a 1x2 framed in "sun room" covered with clear plastic...