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by Papers of Indenture
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 45
Views: 4383

Re: Retrofitting Community

Yup Dave Wilson Nurseries has a bunch of good content on backyard orcharding. Just keep in mind they're in California which is like the Garden of Eden for fruit tree growing whereas the humid mid-atlantic is somewhere near the 5th Circle of Hell :D
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 45
Views: 4383

Re: Retrofitting Community

Do you find that the pest pressure is lower in an urban environment? That’s the assumption I’ve been operating under since I figure insect populations are probably lower in concrete jungle than massive farm plots surrounded by woodland. I would think so....but you will also have lower predator popu...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 45
Views: 4383

Re: Retrofitting Community

@POI Thanks for the rundown! Do you have to use netting or anything to keep the birds and squirrels from eating all of your berry harvest? I’m still in the research phase for dwarf fruit trees but I know they will be in containers. I’m looking for a staggered harvest, so right now things like peach...
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 45
Views: 4383

Re: Retrofitting Community

What berries have worked well for you in zone 7? I grow goumi, honeyberry, black currant, elderberry, aronia and muscadine grape. These all require 0 inputs after planting, are well adapted to our humid sub tropics, extremely resistant to pests and disease, and produce well. I don't spray because i...
by Papers of Indenture
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 73
Views: 16136

Re: Making wine

I'm going to have a decent sized berry harvest this year. Muscadine grapes, honeyberries, goumi, aronia, currants, elderberry flowers. Will be consulting this thread.
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Radigan Carter
Replies: 41
Views: 2825

Re: Radigan Carter

white belt wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:49 pm
You're giving me ideas for a semi-ERE source of income once I leave the military. Although I can't stand the Millenial Vet Bro crowd and probably could never do that.
Tacti-Cool Frugality.
by Papers of Indenture
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Radigan Carter
Replies: 41
Views: 2825

Re: Radigan Carter

This is exactly the vibe I got after reading his blog. Millennial Vet Bro who is gearing up to monetize the Permanent Portfolio advice through subscriptions from the whole Jocko listening crowd. Historical investment literacy for the Black Rifle Coffee set. It's a niche! Not sure if it's a niche tha...
by Papers of Indenture
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Radigan Carter
Replies: 41
Views: 2825

Re: Radigan Carter

Not sure i'd give him $1,000 for a "membership" but a couple of the blog posts are fun reads. Thanks for link.
by Papers of Indenture
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 45
Views: 4383

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: 5205

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: 49249

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: 317
Views: 23528

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: 317
Views: 23528

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: 317
Views: 23528

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: 317
Views: 23528

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: 11560

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: 8287

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: 889
Views: 134200

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: 8627

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: 8627

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...