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    Hi,all. It's been a while since I posted, but this struck a memory chord for me. In Viet Nam ( and in a lot of third world countries) they used aluminum cans as roofing and siding. Simply cut the top and bottom off and split up the side. Flatten and nail up It was something to see an entire house made of coke cans or seven-up! I've been looking in from time to time, I'll try to post more often.


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    how do u keep wild animals from coming around when u have a compost bin?

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    That's why I don't have a compost pile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabingal4 View Post
    how do u keep wild animals from coming around when u have a compost bin?
    Dogs keep them at bay pretty well, seal bombs second, 12 gauge if the first two dont work.
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    When I was young, junk was thrown in a sinkhole. Just about every farm had a sinkhole. Most everything else was burned.

    A few years back there was a effort to clean up the sinkholes and the .gov paid out for it to happen in some cases.




    Ever notice now days the amount of garbage that gets produced? I didn't notice that back when I was a kid.
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    whats a seal bomb?
    well here in the city...we quit our garbage service.
    300$ a year for the small can and some recycle bins and one yard debris can.
    soo i have one can for things to be burnt.
    one coffee can for compost to go in my composter outside in the back yard.
    i save alot of containers like the coffee mate creamer container.its a pretty cool container.its heavy plastic with a nice screw on lid.i put berries in it and all kinds of things.
    i save jars and re-usable lids.
    then we take what we have honed down to hubbys work.
    we do good at keeping things small till all the family is here piled in.
    i take empty milk jugs and fill with with water and freeze to take in our ice chest to the woods.
    i also use them as water jugs cause they are half gallon and smaller.i put them on the meadow for taking a shower later in the day.
    so when we get out there to live at our cabin.all this will come into play.
    i think of a compost bin out there was a cage of rounded chicken wire.
    maybe we should just bury our compost in a hole and cover with a board and then move on to the next hole instead of having it out in the open in chicken wire.

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    With compost bins, meats, bones grease arn't put in them.....so I guess I would wonder what a bear would be looking for as far a scraps.
    Breads and such maybe?
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    very good point hunter.
    probably thinking overtime about bears,tigers and cougars!! oh my!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabingal4 View Post
    whats a seal bomb?
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    It's basically a waterproof M80, but twice as loud. Used by commercial and charter fisherman to keep seals and sea lions for stealing fish from nets or lines. Pretty powerful little buggers with a loud bang.
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    Cabingal - don't use milk containers for water containers. You can not get them clean enough. Using them for ice is cool (couldn't resist) as long as you don't consume the ice.

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    alaskabushman.
    well u know what?my son is a commerical fisherman.
    so i will ask him for some.
    well here is what i dont know.if i have a wire compost bin and toss foods in it.
    wont little animals and such carry it off and make a mess?
    or should i care?
    also.thanks Rick for the info. on milk containers.

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    I have a couple of compost bins in the city, I don't put meat, fat, grease, breads, pastry...... in it.
    Possibly the mice go after seeds from melons and such, or veg scrape.....but has not been a problem.

    So from a Garbage point of view.....still need to deal with these things.
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    here is some things i do with plastic bags.
    i covered a vase to add some color and get rid of plastic bags.
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    thanks crashdive123.
    i made some place mats today and a bowl.
    out of cutting strips from plastic bags.
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    of course the best way is to have a go green grocery bag and not use plastic bags...

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    Right now I have small anaerobic digester that accompanies my propane all automatic since I can do PLC programming. I need a larger digester to meet all my needs. I am working on one but also need more garbage or pig Sh*$%t. Plastic I burn in a burn barrel and it could be hauled off. I grow lots of extra garden stuff to feed to pigs and digest that. Anyway it does save on the propane. I recycle the metals in one way or another.

    Thats good work with the plastic bags
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    The garbage service in our area doesn't collect our garbage as often as we would have wanted too. For years now, we've been doing our best at recycling most of the stuff. Compared to the days when we hadn't been recycling, the improvement was huge.

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    Many of the "landfills" around here are converting to methane production and many of our power company trucks are converting to running on natural gas. I don't know a lot about it, but it is something our community is doing to lessen waste. Also our county has elected a SPLOST recycling initiative which pays for recycling bins and the proceeds go to the senior citizens and nursing homes. A good deal of our stuff gets repurposed or just reused (like egg cartons and coffee cans). You'd be surprised at the junk you see at some of the festivals we attend, which was just garbage someone had an idea for arts and crafts.

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