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by theanimal
Sun May 09, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Touching FIRE - Hrodwulf´s Journal
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Touching FIRE - Hrodwulf´s Journal

Your writing is excellent. I am really enjoying reading your entries.
by theanimal
Sun May 09, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Modern Icebox
Replies: 35
Views: 4430

Re: Modern Icebox

Yes we've had the cooler with rotating ice packs for 2.5 weeks now and neither of us have had any issues. We currently are just using water bottles that we had as ice packs. Something more substantial might be better, but I'm not sure what the alternative might be. Once the ground thaws, we'll try t...
by theanimal
Thu May 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 602
Views: 155488

Re: the animal's journal

I stumbled upon this article that I thought you might find interesting: https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/04/fruit-trenches-cultivating-subtropical-plants-in-freezing-temperatures.html That is interesting. Thanks! I am thinking that such a system would have to be well designed to avoid having tr...
by theanimal
Sun May 02, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 197
Views: 18873

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

That's really exciting about the property! That sounds like a perfect scenario.

I'm sorry to hear you guys experienced that. Hopefully May goes much better and you and DW can recover quickly.
by theanimal
Sun May 02, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Apartment homesteading?
Replies: 242
Views: 18721

Re: Apartment homesteading?

Changing a few of the words, this thread is starting to read just like an argument against FI back in the day.. I don't see apartment homesteading as solely meaning what you can do inside and on a small balcony. Perhaps that is high rise homesteading? Either way, as white belt has stated, there are ...
by theanimal
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 375
Views: 83587

Re: mooretrees journal

My girlfriend likes to remind me that I said everything would be done and ready to move in to my house last Oct/Nov. We just moved in last week... Living up to what you think you can accomplish is really hard. As long as you're doing something frequently, you're moving towards your end goal. At leas...
by theanimal
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: I made a knife

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
by theanimal
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 643
Views: 85721

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I've been keto for 5 years or so and eat for $150/mo. I refuse to buy beef from the store (and almost always follow through on that). There are a few ways you can eat the way you want to without spending $$$ on red meat. Some alternative examples are chicken thighs (ridiculously cheap and fatty), sa...
by theanimal
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 602
Views: 155488

Re: the animal's journal

@WB- I'm legally able to kill moose only if it's in season (Sept) and I have the permit for it or in defense of life and property. I'm not sure if property extends to plants. Even if it did, under that law you are not allowed to keep any of the meat. Goats are definitely present in the area. Nigeria...
by theanimal
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 602
Views: 155488

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks, 7! It will likely be steeper than most other places but not as steep as you would think. For instance, it would be very, very rare for there to be bears on my property. Unlike southern Alaska, the population density of both bears and people are very low here. The former meaning there aren't ...
by theanimal
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 602
Views: 155488

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks mooretrees! My favorites so far are Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepherd as well as The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk. I happen to have Gaia's Garden on the shelf, I'll have to take a look at that next. My limited knowledge about chestnuts is that most of the ones that are arou...
by theanimal
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 602
Views: 155488

Re: the animal's journal

Things have progressed a bit house wise since the last update. Insulation is in, drywall is up, walls are painted and shower is mostly built. My girlfriend and I wanted to do tongue and groove pine walls but it would have cost us $1900 more than drywall and there was no justifying that. So drywall i...
by theanimal
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 199
Views: 10743

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

It should also be noted once again that the Wheaton level chart is not the first line of thought in this area. There ARE diagrams in the book, the whole web of goal framework. It's not really new and the reason no answers are being provided and people are getting frustrated is perhaps because what i...
by theanimal
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 92610

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

Thanks for sharing, Ego. I really enjoy seeing these types of people who are doing big things and are remaining active when they are older. Barring injury, it is a good reminder that our physical limitations are often a result of our own trapped mental state. I remind myself of these types of people...
by theanimal
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 199
Views: 10743

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

i'd rather start a thread about organizing "gems" into a clear comprehensible whole that is readable in the common tongue. ....... ...... This thread is for discussing systems and how to better integrate it into one's lifestyle. Nobody is discouraging those topics that you mention but per...
by theanimal
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Mastermind Group
Replies: 17
Views: 2146

Re: ERE Mastermind Group

Perhaps this is more appropriate for your journal..but how are you doing the sketching out of WOG once a week? Are you changing the variables each week and coming up with different options? Expanding on the original design? On that time scale (weekly), I'm having difficulty understanding how each se...
by theanimal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 199
Views: 10743

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

@AH- Yes, thanks for the clarification. I think I was referring to positive and negative as in reinforcing. Not so much subjectively good/bad. ---------- I've gotten really into permaculture recently, mainly as a result of this video: Mark Shepard's Permaculture Homestead It finally made things clic...
by theanimal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 199
Views: 10743

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

In that sense, if every project or action has secondary and tertiary effects then the goal is to arrange the actions or solutions within those projects so that they give off positive effects rather than negative. Am I getting that right? The ultimate goal being to create multiple independent positiv...
by theanimal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Incassaforte encore AMA interview
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: Incassaforte encore AMA interview

For both of you- whats something you used to believed that you recently changed your mind on? Why?
by theanimal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 59994

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Alaska has the CDC paper cards but everything is also updated to a state database. I guess it varies by state. That is very sad though that someone would do that just to get a sugar donut.