Julia Winter wrote:My rocket oven gets quite hot and it is a white oven. The heat riser dumps white-hot fire directly onto the oven. I typically put the pizza in when the thermometer is at 600 degrees Fahrenheit (315 Celsius) and that works very well.
So, I will dispute the claim that you have to have a stinky smoky "fire in the cooking space" oven to make excellent pizza.
You can read about my oven here: https://permies.com/t/90413/rocket-ovens/quest-beautiful-rocket-oven
Andrea Locke wrote:
Aimee Hall wrote:
5. T-shirts/clothes that require retiring often wind up as bags or aprons (sometimes if I score a particularly nice deal on clothes that do not fit but have a nice pattern and are part of a lot at the garage sales, they get turned into bags/aprons as gifts!)
This is what I do with old T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants:
Michelle Bradley wrote:Loving this post- and your/our common attention paid to reusing stuff. My recent idea to reuse the soft plastic ring from a Quaker oatmeal cardboard tube: pull off the two rings from the lid and the top of the canister, pull one ring through the other a-la how I would double the length of a rubber band by looping two together, and continue this looping until a large net is woven together. What use for the net? Maybe a soccer goal for my son...? A trellis for climbing vines...? Meanwhile the remaining cardboard is fire starter, etc.
My next large bit of plastic waste to find re-use purpose for is the darn heavy bags our dog food comes in. I keep saving them... one a month. Why can’t they come in burlap like coffee bags? Maybe I can cut in strips and weave into a produce basket-?? I did that with brown butcher paper one year- from packaging padding- and the brown flex baskets were well received by my family.👍❤️ Although I confess to using a hot glue gun to adhere /secure the ends.
John C Daley wrote:Here are some bicycle water pump systems, cancel the Gym membership!
One from England
Another from India
Another from Ireland
Sheila Mleziva wrote:I am currently wearing out my panties which are made of some fake man-made fabric like polyester that is washing into our waterways and polluting the environment and killing the marine life.
I refuse to buy any more until I can find something that is 100% natural and compostable (is that a word?). The need is somewhat urgent as the current pairs of panties I have are getting threadbare but I will wear them until they are g-strings, if necessary.
Going commando is not an option. Or is it?
Any ideas? Options?
I made myself some boxer-style briefs. I used elastic but one could easily use buttons. They work great and feel so much better than elastic running across my tender parts.
Anne Miller wrote:I thought a ram pump was what you needed though when I asked Mr. Google I was given the suggestion of a "Spiral pump".
Here are some threads that might help you or others: