As we continue to review our life and budget choices we have been looking at many different options and ideas. Some things we instantly disregard, some we price up and again reject because there are no savings to be made or are more expensive than what we're already doing and others just prove to be impractical. However, I'm a person who deals with things by coming up with workable solutions...it's part of who I am and setbacks don't set me back they just set me off in another direction. Ways of saving fuel is very topical right now and I have often wondered about the viability of a wonderbag or having a haybox. The first option would take a relatively long time to pay off for the savings you would make so I soon discarded that, but I mentioned the latter to Mr GBT. He did the maths and said that it would be worth experimenting with a haybox if we could make one for free.
Whilst I might not a great keeper of everything that might come in useful one day, I do recognise the value of having a modest stash of bits and bobs. Two big cardboard boxes, one old cushion pad, a bag of unused hay we originally bought for the hedgehog house, leftover styrofoam and a stand made from wood we had anyway and legs from our son's old cot bars....ta-dah!
We filled our casserole dish with boiling water and left it for 7 hours. When we came back he measured the temperature and said it would be safe to use for cooking. I wouldn't use it for things like chicken or pork though as don't want to risk food poisoning It's got to be worth a punt!