Posts by Rogue Trader

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    I would rent a good “industrial dehumidifier” they all take electricity and it can take well over 7 days to dry out a room with a professional unit. They are big and noisy. But they do the job quick and could save lifting the floor all together. You may be shocked at the amount of water a good unit can lift in a hour, never mind a day. if you stop the flow of water, it’s time critical to save/avoid further warping/damage etc.

    Rented dehumidifiers aren’t really that expensive to hire. Sometimes you can strike a deal too.

    I had the same problem some years ago. I got a phone call from the police whenI was staying in London. Apparently water was coming out of my front door :eek: I got a mate to enter the property by taking a double glazed window out and turning off the stop clock. if you can “stop” the leak, lift some of or all of the flooring. Dry it or hire a dehumidifier. Most of the laminate can be saved. If not take out some house insurance and see how bad it can get :D

    It’s good year for sloes. First frost was a way to time the picking of the fruit, due to unpredictable seasonal weather this saying can be overlooked if the fruit is ripe, soft enough to squeeze. Putting sloes in the freezer is a good way to burst the skin and mimic first frost. I usually prick them with a pin, but that method is time consuming. I would try freezer method next time I make sloe gin.

    Just been given a 22ft galvanized caravan chassis , so thinking of building some sort of redneck / hobo shack /tiny house little house on the prairie type thing if anyone has any ideas or imput , feel free

    Hi mate and welcome back. I’ve had similar idea over two years. I’ve got a 20+Foot Twin axel trailer chassis on land rover wheels. It was once a mobile Police command unit to build off.

    I’ve been researching the web for tiny homes for two years and I’ve a good selection of designs stored on Pinterest. I’m not sure if I can share my link directly?


    I have enough 12’ x 2’6” x 3” thick aluminium enclosed insulation panels that slot together connected by aluminium profiled uprights to build walls etc (off a mobile freezer room) Enough new box profile roof sheets (brand new) I bought a full set of 11 x windows (single glazed) and door + frame from a brand new 2011 5th wheeler. I know towing weight needs to be considered and I like the loft bed idea. All in all I almost have enough parts to complete a project. If nothing happens I may sell as a kit.

    Not for the victims it isn't.


    Also, it isn't a dietary choice -- you could argue that for vegetarianism, but veganism is rejecting all animal use -- so, no leather shoes, no wool, no horse racing (or riding), no zoos, no animal tested products. Nobody ever got healthy from avoiding any of that.

    Unless it’s a Fennec Fox, then “anything Could be considered acceptable” to “some vegans” :whistle: just saying.

    We/+ several others from UKH attended this year.

    I know some didn’t buy into it and probably won’t attend again. I will go next year (unfinished business) and Im planning to buy a ticket in October when they go on release. If you want to take a pet dog, I suggest buying your tickets (and the dog/s ticket then) last year dog tickets ran out early (or just “hide your dog amongst your tat when arriving) they don’t issue dog leg bands, so who is to know if the dog paid once your on site?


    If you want to saturate yourself with conversion ideas and talk “the mechanics” then it’s a welcoming crowd of punters/participants.

    Next year will be at the same venue. Clean site, plenty of space, friendly vibe, but it’s not a festival in Amsterdam. Very straight, very safe.

    What a picture. Banksy has put another “masterpiece” up for sale. I personally like his work and this latest Will probably become a classic in its own right. Cercopithecoidea have taken over the zoo Government.


    However it goes against the old saying “If you pay peanuts, you get a load of monkeys”


    I’m going to paint my own version for the bog wall, replacing primates with hyenas and jackals.



    https://www.artspace.com/banksy/monkey-parliament

    I’m thinking I really should pay attention and read “any” instructions that come with gadgets/equipment etc.

    At Dovedale I was lame, the long drive up there really played havoc with my knee. So much so, I hobbled around the camp for much of the ten days. My partner went into town on day 3 and bought me a tubular bandage and a bag of frozen peas (bless her) we were in a heatwave. :whistle:

    The support from bandage really did help. Driving back just flared my knee up some more. Weeks later. It’s swollen and hurts bad. Last week I bought a knee support brace, complete with lateral metal rods in pockets down each side of the knee support.


    “Instant stiffy” and the reduced movement helped to reduced the swelling temporarily. However, wearing it made driving or kneeling down impossible and really increased back pain due to poor posture.

    Yesterday our little girl was very sympathetic, allowing me half hour rest here and there between playing outside with her and trying to meet her daily needs.

    Today I had to make some very important phone calls and used my mate’s landline to conduct my business. My back is killing me along with shooting pains in my knee. Unable to use a chair while on the telephone. I somehow got down on the floor to use the landline phone.


    Noticing a metal rod poking out of the knee brace fabric at some obscure angle. I thought I had buggered up the knee brace. Forcing the metal rod back into the brace side sleeve. I noticed it was now kinked at a 110 degree angle. Complaining about the constant worldly fk ups (that seem to follow my attempts to get through this life.) I pulled out the metal rod and discovered that it was indeed “hinged”. This must be to allow somewhat normal movement of the knee while wearing the knee brace. If this is the case I thought, why was there no “hinged movement in the opposite side knee brace rod??? My mate laughed. The two support rods had clearly been inserted (NOT by me) into the brace sleeves the wrong way round.


    Now I can bend my knee while wearing the knee brace, kneel down and probably drive a vehicle and walk without a “stiffy” ;(

    My knee is playing me up, which in turn has put my back out “again”

    Hence I rely on my electric wheelchair to get me about. On my way to the nearest postbox at the end of the Lane. I saw a child’s ride on electric jeep in a skip. My kid always pesters me for one of these kids toys at carboot sales. After asking the property owner for the ride on car. They asked where I live & more so “how I was going to transport the electric car back home.” I looked in the skip for a length of rope/string or something to lash the car to the back of my wheelchair, to no avail. The owner then offered to run it back for me. Not to be too cheeky. I suggested I go home and return with towing strap.


    Blow me, I felt a little daft and looked fkin hilarious as I trundled down the main road towing the plastic jeep. However the scale was about right. For any of you that know me. Does it bring back memories of tree dragging at Trevstock? :D

    - never looked back, thanks to Buddhafield Crew Canteen / Buddhafield Cafe.

    That Buddhafield cafe, :vomit: well to be honest, the food they provided (& the price they charged) put me right off going vegetarian or vegan) At a time and in a mindset whereI really wanted to be”won” over. They failed miserably. My partner thought it was ok, good. Not enough though to keep us from making our own food or eating the (onsite pizza’s ) for the duration of the gathering.


    Having been a happy vegetarian for several years in the early 1980’s, I still prefer quality of food over volume. Buddhafield cafe delivered on volume that’s true.

    Wooo Hoooo ... so glad I clicked the old link in my bookmarks before deleting it.


    It's been so long I can't remember where we were when I last posted (probably not moved our 5ver more than a couple of hundred meters)

    Hi glad you made it back here. How has it been for the pair of you living in your 5ver?

    Well like others, I’m shocked to hear this sad news months after.


    I bumped into him (literally) at the Green gathering last year. No one else wears a hat quite like he did. We often raced each other along festival tracks. He on his mobility scooter and me on my battrike. He was a very talented artist and gentlemen. He will sadly be missed by many.

    I'm currently wondering why the doctor's receptionist needs to know why I want an appointment :/

    So they can filter out the time wasters and refer some of those patients to their local pharmacy. If they ask me when at the reception desk and there’s clearly a cue of people waiting behind me. I say something like “bloods leaking out my arse”. I say it to embarrass the receptionist and shock any hypochondriacs in the cue. :reddevil:


    By default it does get me a speedy appointment :whistle: