Bring Me Sunshine

Posted: April 11, 2010 by defendhuntingtonlane in Uncategorized

Here’s a few recent snaps from the camp as promised, please enjoy them 🙂

Scroll down to see  our updated wish list.

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Wish list:

  • Food (if you plan on bringing milk, please choose UHT if possible, it doesn’t go off as quickly without a fridge)
  • Water
  • Pallets
  • Rope
  • Glow Sticks (for night-time safety)
  • Solar Lights
  • A bike trailer and/or bike would really help us in collecting donations from off site. Fixer-uppers would be fine!
  • Builders bags would be very useful too
  • You! For half an hour or a week, we’d love for you to join us.
  • Anything else you might think of
Food (if you plan on bringing milk, please choose UHT if possible, it doesn’t go off as quickly without a fridge)
Water
Pallets
Rope
Glow Sticks (for night-time safety)
Solar Lights
A bike trailer and/or bike wold really help us in collecting donations from off site. Fixer-uppers would be fine!
Builders bags would be very useful too
Anything else you might think of
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Comments
  1. Silver Bird says:

    Sorry to be unable to be at the camp with you guys at present, due to COPD /asthmatic attack, my health at present is shot to pieces, and breathing aint easy , but the Docs have filled my bag with steroid sprays, more steroid tabs, anti bios, and pills, but afraid I have been advised to rest up or end up in hospital.
    Review of current situation next week.
    Im going to try to keep the media propaganda war with Uk Coal going, and catch them when they trip themselves up, as in the statement that contradicts the Sudstainable Communities Act 2007.
    Further details of this on “All friends around the wrekin”,the voice of reality from the people who live here, and will be most affected by UK Coal s hideous plans to mine.
    My admiration to all who remain on site, Im sure the warmer weather and sunshine was well received, and will swell numbers even further than at present.
    Fantastic job from all concerned!
    SB.
    🙂

  2. Another contradiction.

    Today a made an enquiry with a Wolverhampton heavy goods vehicle hire company and a Telford company that uses heavy trucks to see how much it cost to rent a truck suitable to move coal from an open cast coal mine. They said depending on the terrain either a 6×2 or a 6×4 truck would cost per day £400 or £500, plus vat, plus labour, plus fuel and all the other overheads. OK there will be a discount because of the number of trucks.

    But what is more revealing is the maximum load that can be carried on the UK roads. The maximum loaded vehicle weight is 44 tonnes, the maximum load these truck can carry is just 20 tonnes. Then I did a bit of maths, if the extraction is 900,000 tonnes, there are 6 trucks an hour (1 every 10 mins) that is what we have been told to expect, 24 hours a day 365 day; the time to transport all the coal will take, now take a deep breath, 20 YEARS ffffffffffffffffffffffing hell.

    Lets increase the number of trucks to 1 every 2 minuets (30 trucks an hour) 24 hours a day 365 day a year, that still comes to over 4 years. And we still have not included 250,000 tonnes of fireclay. I am going to speak to another truck rental specialist to confirm my figures so be prepared to make amendments.

    So how the hell are UK Coal going to do it in three years?

    While speaking to the Wolverhampton company they implied that with the small size of the area to be extracted, by the time the top soils is shifted and the extraction plant and offices are in place, and the space required to load the trucks and have the trucks come and go there will not be enough space to dig the coal out.

    I think we need a specialist to go over the logistics of getting the coal out. To me someone (could be me) has got the figures wrong

  3. Greg says:

    I have made some recalculations and my figures above are incorrect. Total extraction is possible in less than 3 years

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