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by Papers of Indenture
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 29
Views: 1773

Re: Retrofitting Community

Partial shade tolerant berry bushes like black currant, honeyberry, goumi might offer more utility than a dwarf fruit tree on a micro urban lot in Philly. Especially if your postage stamp yard backs up to a shady alley. There are no common fruit trees that will give you a substantial harvest with on...
by Papers of Indenture
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 70
Views: 3962

Re: Electric Vehicles

I went gas when I bought in 2018 after months of trying to find an EV/hybrid that I could make work with my financial situation. I really wanted a Prius V but they hold their value so tightly used. Pretty happy with my buy though. I drove this 2018 Honda Civic from Baltimore to Nashville last summer...
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Durable shoes
Replies: 131
Views: 48040

Re: Durable shoes

Nice boots!

I scored a pair of very lightly used White's Smoke Jumpers for $90 off of eBay a couple years ago. $530 retail price. They are absolute units. 8oz leather.
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11499

Re: Food and climate change

On the topic of food...my wife and I have been eating flexitarian and doing almost all of the shopping at Aldi. We grab a few extra veggies elsewhere. Ground turkey, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and chickpeas do the heavy lifting for us. Stopped 90% of red meat consumption a couple year...
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11499

Re: Food and climate change

hah! i spent some time around federal hill in the very late 90s. actually it was riverside, but the fun stuff was a few blocks up. i had a great time there. after that i 'd go up for shows at the ottobar and the recher theater and some late-night scrapple hahahaa. wow, i love the east coast. read t...
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11499

Re: Food and climate change

Would love to have you and Hristo down 295. I was in Baltimore City in 00's through '14. Spent many of those years dreaming about doing what you tried. Grew up in one of those old inner street car suburbs Hristo talked about. They had names like "Gardenville" and "Parkville" aro...
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11499

Re: Food and climate change

white belt wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:50 pm
Old brick rowhome cites like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Richmond. End of row houses can have pretty generous yards. I lived in a neighborhood in Baltimore called Hampden and had a few neighbors who gardened intensively and raised chickens.
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Tyranny of "Stuff" at Christmas!!
Replies: 43
Views: 11360

Re: The Tyranny of "Stuff" at Christmas!!

I spent a bunch of time this week cleaning out junk and creating a pile of crap to take to the dump. My wife has a habit of accumulating dollar store items :? She is thrifty but she can't keep her hands off of assorted jars, containers, and seasonal decorations from the dollar store. Felt that Chris...
by Papers of Indenture
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make more money without much of any schooling?
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: How to make more money without much of any schooling?

Hey Johnny have you thought about joining a trade? I'd suggest going the union route if you do. Would probably need a vehicle though. The pay is decent to start but after a couple years you could easily be making your 50k target. Good luck! I know he's in Canada so things might be different there. ...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 820
Views: 121010

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Hristo are you still interested in trying to grow a muscadine? I was sorting through my little makeshift nursery area of the yard and realized I have a self-fertile vine back there that I don't have space for. I'd be willing to mail it to you with a few notes on care if you want it. Although if you'...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: House questions in a new political order
Replies: 111
Views: 8137

Re: House questions in a new political order

so basically we’re back to machiavelli: a fortified palace with an escape hatch. of course he theorized from fear not love. now i wanted to add earlier that with a strong community and sufficient inventiveness there’s not so much need to fear stuff like overheating. e.g., the israelis have been gro...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: House questions in a new political order
Replies: 111
Views: 8137

Re: House questions in a new political order

@Jacob - 100% right. I was just coming back to add that my opinion wouldn't stand you're part of a targeted marginalized group or in a particularly disadvantaged location. My perspective is coming from someone who has worked hard to maintain good finances and zero debt outside of a modest mortgage b...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: House questions in a new political order
Replies: 111
Views: 8137

Re: House questions in a new political order

I'm always daydreaming about the perfect place to bunker down. But at the end of the day i've invested more here than i'll be able to makeup elsewhere. I've been very careful to maintain a committed Epicurean approach to security. Friendship and family relationships are a practice. Learn to love the...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: House questions in a new political order
Replies: 111
Views: 8137

Re: House questions in a new political order

The best strategy for a normal person, who has not accumulated enough wealth yet to move wherever they want, is to live within close proximity of family and close (old, bonded) friends. And to have a lot of those. Make your household multi-generational. Be tight with the neighbors. Be a part of a cl...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What skills to focus on? Permaculture?
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: What skills to focus on? Permaculture?

If I focus on studying permaculture, how much of what I know will I be able to transfer outside of a specific region? I don't want to put a bunch of work into learning a new skill, only to find out that it's basically useless outside of one specific part of the world. Agriculture, especially small ...
by Papers of Indenture
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Back Patio Muscadines?
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Back Patio Muscadines?

I grow muscadines. For one plant you need at least 15 feet of space for vining and 7 hours of sun to get good production. They'll grow in a container and even produce some fruit. But unless you're using a big 20 gallon pot I wouldn't expect anything approaching full harvest of fruit. Be precise abou...
by Papers of Indenture
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 1, 2, 3 and to the 4: Getting Back into the Numbers Game
Replies: 29
Views: 4109

Re: 1, 2, 3 and to the 4: Getting Back into the Numbers Game

I've been wanting to re-learn math almost from the algebra level forward for a while now. I had a tough time with math in school. Things really went off the rails in 8th grade. It was very hard for me to learn and stay focused on it. I'm one of the people who got effortless perfect scores on the ver...
by Papers of Indenture
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 60
Views: 5326

Re: Intro to Permaculture

Carol Deppe is cool. Plenty of good offerings, including her stuff, through Chelsea Green Publishing - https://www.chelseagreen.com/product-ca ... gardening/.

I like Lee Reich too http://www.leereich.com/.

And Robert Kourik as well https://robertkourik.com/.
by Papers of Indenture
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 60
Views: 5326

Re: Intro to Permaculture

At the end of the day "permaculture" is just a word that describes no till, no spray, low input perennial gardening combined with careful observation of your landscape...and sometimes adds a helping of bullshit. Experienced gardeners committed to minimizing inputs will end up learning the ...
by Papers of Indenture
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Intro to Permaculture
Replies: 60
Views: 5326

Re: Intro to Permaculture

Where are you located? I like to look at sources focused on my climate. Some of my favorite permaculture inspired gardening channels on YouTube. The first 3 have really been the most helpful to me: ---------- Edible Acres (Ithaca, NY) Plant Abundance (Oakland, CA) OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organi...