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How to freecycle stuff on craigslist. Eric talks about his experience getting rid of clutter in his basement using the free section. And the GardenFork Labradors have their own YouTube Channel - Link Here.
Eric announces the new fundraiser to buy new equipment, its going to be a simple project. On the higher end people will get a jar of maple syrup from the 2014 sap season, and everyone will get an e-book of the Labradors. If you don't have any funds to contribute, we will still send you an ebook, just email Eric.
Eric talks of growing up in Wisconsin, and how his friend went there recently and finds everyone in Wisconsin to be nice. Rick was raised in North Texas and finds the same thing to be true of Texans.
We then talk about the new how to block printing video, and how analog it all is and easy to do.
Motivating oneself to get going on stuff, Eric talks about getting overwhelmed on large projects, and how he focuses on a small part of the problem to start. The hardest part of starting is starting. Rick has similar projects, and is now enthused again about aquaculture and beekeeping. Both agree the winter helps to reset things, if we lived in a warm place all year round we might be worn out.
Eric tells of his experience trying to Freecycle using Craigslist, giving away a free set of kitchen cabinets, and how it took three tries to give away the cabinets. We move on to how people go through neighborhoods looking for scrap metal, and how for NYC the metal that people put in their recycle bin is a profit center for the city.
Rick asks about Eric's How to use Spray Foam video, and the advantages of spray foam versus fiberglass insulation. Spray foam insulation if great for hard to reach spaces, and walls that have lots of cracks in it, such as stone or brick walls.
Aquaponics Books Rick likes:
Cleaning workbench –this is a constant battle workbench vs storage bench. Tougher for those who have lots of old/spare “I could use that parts” not quite hoarder but….close . I now use 1 year no use time to go; though avoiding landfill creates another quandary.
Craigslist –great but plenty of foibles. Bad responses, no shows, instant queries about how can this be disassembled? can you bring? do you guarantee?... Defies all my logic of here is item with picture here is price – why/how so many questions. The questions come even when item is offered for free. Further if you take the time for pictures/add setup – is it really worth your time for selling anything used if less than 100.00? Still beats the old newspaper add prices – do those still exist?
For scrap metal there should be a national plan –like set our orange bike flag to flag metal getters that a box of scrap metal is here. This might cut down on gas waste as many metal haulers maze drive all over pausing at each spot looking for metal. Or have target dates by zip code to have Metal days where people get rid of scrap in garage/basements.