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by theanimal
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 580
Views: 84367

Re: ffj's early retirement

insert <Obligatory comment about winter not being that bad and you can still go outside and have fun.>
by theanimal
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Ethics and Viruses
Replies: 27
Views: 1173

Re: Ethics and Viruses

Why do we have to touch each other anyway. A nod and a “pleased to meet you” is fine with me. It seems to me that touch is a fundamental animal behavior when engaging with those deemed friendly. Those who are enemies or threats, are not touched in the wild. Personally, I feel awkward when I am gree...
by theanimal
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow
Replies: 239
Views: 28728

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

I'll be interested to see how the room situation works out. How big is the space and how do you plan on finding someone?

And fyi.. only moderators can edit or delete other people's posts.
by theanimal
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 144
Views: 22383

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

I try to read a little bit from everyone's journals at least once. I return to the ones I enjoy more frequently. I enjoy your writing, analysis and approach to life.

When are we going to hear more about Lindy Hop?? Extra, extra bonus points for videos. :D
by theanimal
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 40
Views: 3162

Re: What I Spend

If you are only planning on going once a week, it might be worthwhile to inquire about day passes. There are a couple gyms/pools by me that sell single use passes for $5-10.
by theanimal
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Poll: Fun or Enjoyable Jobs you've had
Replies: 68
Views: 3670

Re: Poll: Fun or Enjoyable Jobs you've had

My favorite job was one of my firsts. For two summers during high school I worked as a driving range attendant at one of the top public courses in the nation. This was back when all I thought/did was golf 24/7 during the warmer months of the year. My boss was my golf coach and I worked with a bunch ...
by theanimal
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that
Replies: 108
Views: 4935

Re: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that

You seem to be misunderstanding what constitutes masculine/feminine energy. It doesn't really have much to do with material possessions. It reflects natural desires and characteristics. There is still a lead/ follow or m/f dynamic in a simpler setting like a picnic at a park. Of course the dynamic c...
by theanimal
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that
Replies: 108
Views: 4935

Re: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that

For further reading on male/female energy I recommend reading The Way of the Superior Man. H/T to c40 for the recommendation elsewhere.
by theanimal
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living within biking distance to work vs. paying off low interest student loan
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Living within biking distance to work vs. paying off low interest student loan

If you moved, could you get rid of the car?

For only $100 more, moving seems like a no brainer.
by theanimal
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 348
Views: 65577

Re: the animal's journal

@NPV - Thank you!! Great info, thank you. Hey, how do you (or AK hunters in general) perceive entermanteries such as "Life below zero", AK - The last frontier", "Mountain Men" etc. (assuming you know them). Apart from the typical over dramatisation and that the producers seem to think the viewer has...
by theanimal
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@ snail
I'll respond in my journal.

@farm_or

It got the job done. I don't know many who use it besides myself as it is on the lighter side of things. Shot placement becomes a little more significant for moose but I imagine there'd be no issue for anything smaller.
by theanimal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@SnailMeister Yes, hunting on skis is still common. For most of the winter, the hunting season is closed to the general public. For rural residents like myself, we fall under subsistence regulations and can hunt in federally managed lands. But this isn't done very often until late in the winter (Mar...
by theanimal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

You've brought the meat home. now it's time to process it. This means cutting the meat into smaller chunks for roasts and further processing (grinding). This is the easiest part of the process, but it takes some time, especially on your first few attempts. You will find that much of the meat can be ...
by theanimal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@SnailMeister4000 Good questions! Dogs aren't used much in the process of killing large game, mainly just hunting for birds or big cats (like mountain lions, cougars etc). Dogs are used semi-regularly as pack animals. It was a much more common practice in the past, but I have neighbors who will use ...
by theanimal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ad Astra per Aspera [Journal]
Replies: 18
Views: 922

Re: Ad Astra per Aspera [Journal]

Wow!! What an amazing story. I am at a loss of words. Your turn around is beyond admirable. Thank you for sharing.
by theanimal
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that
Replies: 108
Views: 4935

Re: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that

TopHatFox wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:40 am
Most folks assume you have a car, so 5-10 miles in winter is no big deal. lol.
Really?? In NYC? It was my understanding that many folks in NYC do not have cars. At least all the 20 somethings I know IRL who live there don't.
by theanimal
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@ffj To be honest, I don't know about the 7mm-08. .30-06 and .308 are very popular. I have a .270 which is not as widely used. Shotgun are numerous and widely available. I'm waiting to find a Remington 870 used in good condition and at a good price. I must have missed the part where one of those guy...
by theanimal
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

In my experience, the greatest fear when hunting is wounding an animal and not being able to finish a kill. But the part that caused the most anxiety and a sense of overwhelmment in the beginning was field dressing. You have made your kill, now it's time to prepare the meat to take out of the field ...
by theanimal
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Discussing money matters
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Discussing money matters

I've been pretty forthright about it and have had mixed results. My aha moment came from reading Your Money or Your Life. Excited that the possibility of retiring early was actually within reach, I shared the idea with my then roommates at college. As you could imagine, they were nowhere near as exc...
by theanimal
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

I failed to mention above that everyone interested in hunting should take a Hunter's Education class. In most states it is required if you wish to hunt. The classroom portion can often be taken online at your own pace with one in person day at the end of the course. The class isn't expensive and you...
by theanimal
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@7 The change in culture is remarkable. Alaska has the same issue with thriving moose populations around urban areas. Hunting seasons are extended in an effort to reduce populations and there are even emergency openings. No hired sharpshooter though. This past year there was a targeted moose hunt in...
by theanimal
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@ NPV As you've mentioned there are many variables to consider. Hunting can be a very expensive affair if you choose to hunt in locations far from home, after very sought after rare species and with expensive gear. Or hunting can be something that fits into your web of goals where you source your fo...
by theanimal
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

Hunting for Food: A Primer

I want to create a central resource on how to gain the skills and knowledge required to hunt for food. This is something I wish existed when I was starting out. I'll do my best to make it well organized and concise. Hunting successfully locally results in a large quantity of food at a cost that amou...
by theanimal
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Bundy Ranch Standoff
Replies: 188
Views: 21666

Re: Bundy Ranch Standoff

Tragedy of the Commons results from no communication and strategy within a large space among its users. It can happen in both private and public ownership scenarios. On a small scale, commercial fishing is a perfect example of the opposite of this. With no regulation or 3rd party management, there'd...