I am a retired research scientist, a serial inventor who just can't stop tinkering with technology. I am not a pyromaniac, but I love fire. My house has 4.2 kw of grid connected solar panels, a 30 evacuated tube off grid solar hot water service and a 2.8 L solar kettle on my house and another on my yacht. I consider that wood is a truely renewable and green fuel if burn efficiently. I have a passion for wild places, back country/telemark skiing, alpine bushwalking, camping fishing, diving and sailing. As a concession to my mature age I think I have earned the privilege of warmth at night and unlimited hot cocoa in the wilderness.
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