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by luxagraf
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What are you taking/eating or doing to improve your immunity?
Replies: 27
Views: 7770

Re: What are you taking/eating or doing to improve your immunity?

How can one ask for a TB vaccination in a way that leaves a liability-avoiding doctor no other option than to agree? Travel plans to Indonesia? The conclusion mentions the DTwP vaccination may be the most promising. The CDC Adult Immunization Schedule calls for a TDAP booster every ten years so tha...
by luxagraf
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?
Replies: 27
Views: 4226

Re: How many of you wear glasses or contacts?

Ego wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:40 pm
I've had good luck with https://lensesrx.com/ for re-lensing second hand frames with my prescription. Very inexpensive.
I believe it was you who turned me onto this a few years ago. I've done it several times now, great results. I second the recommendation if you already have frames you like.
by luxagraf
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Is programming still a valuable skill to learn?
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

Re: Is programming still a valuable skill to learn?

Is programming still a valuable skill? Valuable for what? For who? Abstractly I don't think it's really all that useful. You can learn logic studying ancient greek or half a dozen other things, just as well as control structures in programming languages. Logic didn't arrive with C. If you want a hi...
by luxagraf
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 689
Views: 136699

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

classical_Liberal wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:10 pm
I went out to Theodore Roosevelt National Park last weekend weekend
Nice pics, looks beautiful. That's one place I wish we'd gone when we were up that way.
by luxagraf
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: flour storage buckets
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: flour storage buckets

dry bags maybe?? or just gunny sacks if you don’t need semi-airtight. you could perhaps hang them from the ceiling like giant provolones to keep critters away... 🤔 Huh, dry bags is a good idea. Just line them with a food grade bag and you're good. Maybe. I have a few, I'll give it at shot and see w...
by luxagraf
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: flour storage buckets
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: flour storage buckets

I have Uline buckets and gamma seal lids and I like them for some things, esp rice and flour, but I'm actually thinking of moving back to bags for things like beans because it makes for more compact storage. Or at least in my head it seems like it would, but I can't find decent quality bags that see...
by luxagraf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 689
Views: 136699

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

I'm curious. Do you think the travel helps because you are able to find people/cultures who don't worship at the altar of constant work and money, or is the just the physical change to your location and daily habits that helps? For me it's mainly the change of location/experience. I don't know if i...
by luxagraf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 689
Views: 136699

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

The anxiety thing does go away with time, but it happens every time. For me anyway. I'm not quite in the financial position you are (I went and had kids, which turn out to be expensive :D) but as a work opportunist who easily gets sucked into projects not of my own making, I still go through a coupl...
by luxagraf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: bug-out bags. do you have one?
Replies: 47
Views: 14135

Re: bug-out bags. do you have one?

@luxagraf I'm going through withdrawals on your blog! How's the towel come in handy lately? You know, kidding aside, I am continually surprised by how useful a towel can be. Esp a turkish towel. Oh the blog. haha. This is probably not the place, but mostly I have been too perplexed by recent events...
by luxagraf
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: bug-out bags. do you have one?
Replies: 47
Views: 14135

Re: bug-out bags. do you have one?

With 60 seconds to get out the door I would bring my family. And a towel. because somewhere down the long road of perdition, I will eventually meet someone who gets the towel joke and we will bond over it, and that will be more valuable to me than any tools. but then i'm drawn to strategies, not tac...
by luxagraf
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Doing your laundry in a bucket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Doing your laundry in a bucket?

only issue with a straight pole is the wrist though, i have an injury that makes it clicky, have limitations on how to grip there is a model out there (all plastic?) that has a handle like a shovel. i’ve also seen (maybe just dreamed) one with 2 bars in the side like a pogo stick That's a good poin...
by luxagraf
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Doing your laundry in a bucket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Doing your laundry in a bucket?

hey, i like that separator! would help the water flow better for sure. It works really well. If I had to do it over again I'd get one of the wooden handled varieties, like this (sold out, alas): https://www.lehmans.com/product/rapid-laundry-washer/ The segmented metal handle on ours is the weak poi...
by luxagraf
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Doing your laundry in a bucket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Doing your laundry in a bucket?

We moved to new place in May, had no washer or dryer (does have hookups for them though) so I bought one of these (not from this company, not for this much): https://www.bestdryingrack.com/hand-washing-clothes/tools/bucket-plunger.html My thought was we'd use that while we waited for a free wash mac...
by luxagraf
Sat May 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Modern Icebox
Replies: 28
Views: 2946

Re: Modern Icebox

Maybe not the most helpful example, but we lived with an icebox for three years in an RV. We had a 12V freezer, but for fresh goods we just used the icebox. It really depended on climate. Dry, reasonably cool (below 80) was fine, we could easily get 5-7 days out of two blocks of ice. But up the humi...
by luxagraf
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What do you hope we learn from covid?
Replies: 62
Views: 5290

Re: What do you hope we learn from covid?

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:22 am
An epidemic stands out in strong contrast from most other possibilities due to the quick devaluation of much social capital.
That's it right there, that's why I felt caught off guard. Thanks for putting that in words.
by luxagraf
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What do you hope we learn from covid?
Replies: 62
Views: 5290

Re: What do you hope we learn from covid?

I'm fairly confident the collective we will learn nothing, but I am curious to see if enough individuals learn something (and act on it), to have a broader impact on society. At the individual level, Like Jacob said, the emergency fund and food for at least a week on hand seem pretty obvious. And I ...
by luxagraf
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 689
Views: 136699

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

minimalism makes RV life both more convenient and more mobile. There's a cost to schlepping excess stuff around that one does not experience in a stick home. It would be impossible to emphasize how important this is. Organization is super important as well, everything needs to have a place otherwis...
by luxagraf
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 689
Views: 136699

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

If you have any RV questions, feel free to email me.
by luxagraf
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Long Term Car Storage
Replies: 20
Views: 4005

Re: Long Term Car Storage

You ought to be able to perceive the fallacy about storing on concrete as most garage floors are concrete, right? ;) Never had a garage, never even had a paved driveway, so I couldn't say. But I did have that backwards, the problem is the excess moisture gathering in concrete. Goodyear doesn't seem...
by luxagraf
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Long Term Car Storage
Replies: 20
Views: 4005

Re: Long Term Car Storage

I heard tires that aren’t driven get sidewall cracking faster than cars that are rolled around. Somehow the static stress state is really hard on rubber like keeping a rubber band stretched around a roll of papers kills it faster than leaving in a box relaxed. Our RV has been in storage for 8 month...