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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Peak oil wedding list Reply with quote

Friends who have lived together for a while are to marry in the Autumn.
A church wedding is proposed, though not a grand affair.
They will be living off grid, and are already basicly equiped for so doing.

So what to put on the wedding list ?
The absence of mains electricity rules out many electrical appliances, and the fairly remote location rules out department store gift vouchers.
My suggestions include

PV modules, type to be specified.
Rutland 913 wind turbine
12 volt low energy light bulbs, LED or CFL
Bed sheets, single or double, all cotton.
Bath towels
Wool blankets, single or double.
Swiss army knives
Hand tools, either individual ones or sets.
Gardening tools
Laptop PC
Electric cable (2.5mm twin and earth)
Tilley lamp and/or spare parts.
Duplex oil lamp(s) or spare shades or chimneys.

All the above have been selected as still being useful even if received in multiple. Not many people want 4 toasters ! but 4 pairs of sheets, or 4 swiss army knives are useful.
Oil hurricane lamps are excluded from the general list because I will be giving them several.
Reference books though useful are not included as they have a good selection.

Any other suggestions ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.solarcoterie.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly Kettle

Rocket Stove

Parafin (for the lamps)

Insulation

Old woollen army blankets (damn, just seen they're already on the list)

Woolen/silken/bamboo thermals

Cob building/earth oven/outdoor pizza oven building course at Lili, or indeed a voucher for any course at Lili

A weekend's help with a project of their choice

Dynamo torches

Compost toilet

Berkey water filter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 volt washing machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, of course, the Humanure Handbook.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeds or plants of some kind?

Warm-but-glam nightwear

Winemaking/brewing equipment

One of those wonder-washer things (of course if they're thinking of starting a family, the 12v w m/c will be a better bet Smile )
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Battery-powered radio, small solar battery charger and a selection of AAA and AA rechargeable batteries.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

featherstick wrote:
Kelly Kettle
Rocket Stove
Parafin (for the lamps)
Insulation
Old woollen army blankets (damn, just seen they're already on the list)
Woolen/silken/bamboo thermals
Cob building/earth oven/outdoor pizza oven building course at Lili, or indeed a voucher for any course at Lili
A weekend's help with a project of their choice
Dynamo torches
Compost toilet
Berkey water filter


Kelly kettle they already have.
Rocket stove is a possible future project, insulation already done.
Parafin, possibly, but durables rather than consumables are prefered for wedding gifts.
Thermals, they have loads.
The others are worth adding to the list
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
Seeds or plants of some kind?

Warm-but-glam nightwear

Winemaking/brewing kit

One of those woder-washer things (of course if they're thinking of starting a family, the 12v w m/c will be a better bet Smile )


Seeds and plants, yes, add to list
Warm nightwear, theve got loads
Brewing and winemaking equipment, already on hand.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

featherstick wrote:
12 volt washing machine.

Possibly, they already have a 240 volt one, but that means either running the generator or buying a much bigger inverter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend has a wedding list with expensive items (holiday excursions for her honey moon), you can contribute 50 towards a 250 helicopter trip, or 10 towards a 200 river boat journey.

At the end, she just gets the cash in her bank to spend how she wants.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decent safe
crossbow
bicycles
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dutch oven

Decent barbeque/firepit/kotlich on tripod

Chainsaw/chainsaw handling course/chainsaw safety clothes

HW85 air rifle and several thousand pellets
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