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Re: Gardening

Postby pinkeye » 03 Jun 2019, 01:15

I guess I'm old school.

Camping on your land.. are you allowed to have a fire.?
To cook on, and to heat water on, to burn weeds on. etc etc?
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Jun 2019, 04:12

I want to keep a low profile vis a vis the bloody council. Easier to keep warm with a butane heater anyway, no smoke reek on clothes etc.
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Re: Gardening

Postby johnsmith » 03 Jun 2019, 15:50

HBS Guy wrote:I want to keep a low profile vis a vis the bloody council. Easier to keep warm with a butane heater anyway, no smoke reek on clothes etc.



in some areas councils still allow backyard burning.. especially if it's semi rural ... if this is your area, council won't even notice a small camp fire.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussie » 03 Jun 2019, 16:10

johnsmith wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I want to keep a low profile vis a vis the bloody council. Easier to keep warm with a butane heater anyway, no smoke reek on clothes etc.



in some areas councils still allow backyard burning.. especially if it's semi rural ... if this is your area, council won't even notice a small camp fire.


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Re: Gardening

Postby johnsmith » 03 Jun 2019, 16:11

Aussie wrote:
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HBS Guy wrote:I want to keep a low profile vis a vis the bloody council. Easier to keep warm with a butane heater anyway, no smoke reek on clothes etc.



in some areas councils still allow backyard burning.. especially if it's semi rural ... if this is your area, council won't even notice a small camp fire.


There's always some local nark.....always.



but if backyard burning is allowed council won't care if someone rings up ... unless there happens to be a total fire ban on that day.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussie » 03 Jun 2019, 16:16

I am thinking about the camping thing. I agree with Monk....the lower the profile, the better.
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Re: Gardening

Postby pinkeye » 04 Jun 2019, 22:55

johnsmith wrote:
Aussie wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I want to keep a low profile vis a vis the bloody council. Easier to keep warm with a butane heater anyway, no smoke reek on clothes etc.



in some areas councils still allow backyard burning.. especially if it's semi rural ... if this is your area, council won't even notice a small camp fire.


There's always some local nark.....always.



but if backyard burning is allowed council won't care if someone rings up ... unless there happens to be a total fire ban on that day.


exactly

Open fires in rural/ semi-rural areas are OK here.

As long as there is no TOTAL Fire Ban in place, I can have a fire outside.. as long as it is less than 2 sq m..


That's one excellent fire.. and you do it when it is sensible..AND/ BUT.. small campfires designed for personal cooking etc are NOT
an issue.

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Re: Gardening

Postby pinkeye » 04 Jun 2019, 23:00

Aussie wrote:I am thinking about the camping thing. I agree with Monk....the lower the profile, the better.


Wrong.

Aussie? you sound paranoid. I don't really understand your position. Hey.. I';ve had some dealings with Council, but never over my outdoor fires.

Abide by Council By-Laws.. all good. Nothing better than a fire on your land, providing heat, light, cooking.. basic but good,, and LEGAL.!!

No need for a low profile.. better to use the by-laws to your enjoyment and benefit.

They're great for lots of stuff.. not least.. the joy a good outside fire gives to the human soul.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Jun 2019, 10:23

Nah, you reek of smoke from campfires. Will see if I can find my old camping stove, used it a lot at one time and if not will buy another. Will also by the little adapter so I can fill butane bottles from by 6Kg propane tank. Solar panels and a battery for things electrical.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Jun 2019, 10:24

Might buy a small weber or something.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jun 2019, 16:26

Hmmmm just emailed the council re campfires. Reason? I want a Dutch oven (bought just now from Ebay) to bake bread next year!

My Mazda is a lovely car but it is shit at carrying stuff. My Telstar, the 3 years I had it, was more comfortable and had a VERY nice amount of boot space. (Hmmm comfortable except no heater :bgrin ) So will bring some stuff this year—next year a tent will make a huge bite out of the space in the Mazda!
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Re: Gardening

Postby johnsmith » 07 Jun 2019, 18:30

HBS Guy wrote:Hmmmm just emailed the council re campfires. Reason? I want a Dutch oven (bought just now from Ebay) to bake bread next year!

My Mazda is a lovely car but it is shit at carrying stuff. My Telstar, the 3 years I had it, was more comfortable and had a VERY nice amount of boot space. (Hmmm comfortable except no heater :bgrin ) So will bring some stuff this year—next year a tent will make a huge bite out of the space in the Mazda!


get yourself a second hand cargo carrier and put it on the roof of the car. Great for carrying stuff like the tent etc.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussie » 07 Jun 2019, 18:43

Trailer?
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Re: Gardening

Postby johnsmith » 07 Jun 2019, 19:51

Aussie wrote:Trailer?



nah ... sits on the roof of the car on the roof racks

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although you need roof racks.

I bought one for my ute a couple of years ago on facebook for only $50. Great for carrying his tent, and long handled garden tools he wants to take etc.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jun 2019, 20:14

Excellent idea!

I can have a campfire as long as smoke etc does not enter adjoining properties and complaints are made—neighbors are a fair distance away and I only want one for baking bread.

Need to make a nice big fruit cake, take some with me in Sep.
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Re: Gardening

Postby pinkeye » 07 Jun 2019, 21:29

well there you go Monk.
No need to fear your Council. Learn the rules.

You can do what humans have done for all known time, .. and have a fire.. :bgrin

and you can cook on it, and boil water on it, TO wash, boil a billy, make some porridge,, And burn weeds on it, and fallen branches on it.. !! BLISS.

Gotta learn to live on your land, mate, and simple is BEST.!.
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Re: Gardening

Postby pinkeye » 07 Jun 2019, 21:36

HBS Guy wrote:Nah, you reek of smoke from campfires. Will see if I can find my old camping stove, used it a lot at one time and if not will buy another. Will also by the little adapter so I can fill butane bottles from by 6Kg propane tank. Solar panels and a battery for things electrical.


Reek? Well perhaps that is a matter of skill/ and/or situation.

Campfires should not be refused because you think it makes your clothes stink.. :bgrin :bgrin

I do have a small camping two-burner stove.. Bottled Gas Cannisters,, cheap as chips... .. but I only use it whne I'm in the middle of cooking inside, on my old gas range, and I run out of Gas. I occassionally have to finish it off outside, and a fire is not worth the effort. otherwise it just sits there gathering ... stuff.

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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jun 2019, 00:24

Making perry in Australia:

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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jun 2019, 00:32

Yeah, simple. When I go there for 2 weeks I tend to eat takeaway, not able to really cook in the B&B, too limited.

Hehehe the bloody dog stole the last slice of the chili pizza while I slept for a couple hours, wonder if her belly was on fire :rofl :rofl :rofl It was a real chili pizza, quite hot, hot enough I couldn’t just gobble it down, had to take it a little easy. Stupid food driven mutt! Hot farts I bet, lolololol!
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Re: Gardening

Postby pinkeye » 08 Jun 2019, 01:42

yeah :bgrin
my dog really seems to like spicy food.
I'm not a huge garlic or onion fan, (good because dogs are allergic ? to onion and ?)
but the curry leaf black pepper and chilli bothers her not at all. :bgrin She does lick her lips and snort, a bit, but really loves it...



So… you don't stay ON your land when you go there..?

you can I'm sure... its a really good experience... fuck the neighbours if they complain.. a small campfire, depending on the weather and wind, shouldn't annoy them too much.....


so get out there man.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jun 2019, 10:37

“Modern Cider: Simple Recipes to Make Your Own Ciders, Perries, Cysers, Shrubs, Fruit Wines, Vinegars, and More” $6 on kindle. Bought it!

It is easier to stay in a B&B for two weeks—can’t spare the time for tent, chopping wood etc. But 3 months next year not an issue!
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jun 2019, 17:37

Saw this on Ebay, reckon looks alright: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OZtrail-Seascape-3-Room-Sleeps-10-Dome-Family-10-Man-Person-Tent-New

3 rooms, roomy enough, can have clothes organised, food etc (in mouse etc proof containers of course.) Just need a shower tent.
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Re: Gardening

Postby johnsmith » 10 Jun 2019, 17:38

LINK DOESN'T WORK.

I can't see what you're getting but get a pop up tent. Much easier to assemble
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Re: Gardening

Postby johnsmith » 10 Jun 2019, 18:35

HBS Guy wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-4-Person-Big-Thick-Waterproof-PopUp-Tent-Outdoor-Family-Camping-Hiking-Fishing/264313145880?hash=item3d8a4a8a18&var&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&enc=AQADAAAC8FjVrDbVsZ8oH%2F8PNHtt9VX4%2Fw7FZcmMuqsX8uaFEduVEb%2BuLZ6plWCoRJNEgR6vE7UjojcEiCBKJK15ynZApcWLPOiQn7Mp57B%2BI%2FuA2s5mhV0W2vJs%2FmFnSIGXnx4epbbKPEeBNWULHUx5xoYaU1upyNfeRb1V8P8Vtvv6P9ouhjq8FJugXPTqQwqbKGOwh2ZXAWhyxRc6nCHqs%2FgLkkt6TK72OQoN0p1SOPodQ22%2FdYmONYX23VjoPoYjD9HYYSVDdsw9kAEC32P9YUr%2FC%2BC%2F6bzoe1J4amQXogYy0pcmB393BKrk0EI2%2BmUL95zCeVMf9q07%2FUqDaZ4d50E05fji%2Bn4xO3trTNBnU8ZaXrqq0e%2BnmM%2FC7bFylLum3aAwwy2XFMjhuk1KepR0o%2Fmh4nhZah1KRcfd8z4xDkLS6hK4RiRKCqVF22TJ65hfz%2B1ZGrX64EolhnaZAOTKKf8Q00p5LKNWCbktxx3YEkVd%2F5WDc5QlsR666Em%2BhOFYnBpgrSqIDTTwXXVTWmTQrgnvgg3Ff6coT9wEDCGbE5AUENxadlskzUFGdbmEnEAx%2FL4nHQMUvrt%2BGsngiKVKrbhJLGtlAtiMflnwSgaDEbYVVQpzGw%2F%2FhPK9m1YYHSq9G9id2jQEwu%2Fe2dvSaLvIFXviwmm8ZIldalBvsUSx%2BFm%2F4quYO0vbge62QV3h2u4QPkAHa8SOMjq8oE30083Gh7ih3GvVO7CHJMmuFV%2BnEDyyZZsJdilyJxKM8ZepFzh9bm59%2FBtYLxJwIxst0A2pcFp0JjGMKrRa556fDNMEvA4rWFqUrjCN5h4gEAa61FYV5861wuLs%2B0%2BlJHcowOOKt%2FTPmbEoKskvPEaAVDm8sVt5DuUpnuhc1wgqydNL7cimzcuhw7dqCOSXsV%2BKN%2BQaMjNNHcaeZDEE3YKw5UDZSBn%2B89r21NG11uPJ6I8Y5YeJ4aLqzywVcyfOtfmW2749ehTSDuNtcKAMsBWuexT5owjU6qM8&checksum=264313145880e775cc0d1fdd44dfb83158a2ddf92aad



thanks ... looks alright, but assembling those on your own can get tricky, especially if it's windy. Seriously, find a pop up one of possible. It's so much easier.

I have a big 3 room, 8 man tent I use for camping, about 5 years old now .. takes me about an hour to set it up with the wife helping. I recently went to the camping store and they have the same tent, but in the latest version ... a pop up ... it takes 5 minutes to assemble on your own.
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