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by Dusty
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Matty's Journal
Replies: 39
Views: 12728

Re: Matty's Journal

Hi Matty, Thanks for your Journal. It's nice to see the perspectives of other Australian's. In relation to joining the reserves I would encourage you to do it. I joined the Reserves as a gun number in the artillery when I was 19 and stayed for 5 years before transferring to the regular army as a Mil...
by Dusty
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Microadventures
Replies: 19
Views: 6765

Re: Microadventures

I can relate to that Jennypenny. I was in the boy scouts as an adolescent, I spent 9 years in the Army with plenty of patrolling / sleeping in the middle of no where, I thoroughly enjoyed hiking for about a decade but I could never bring myself to do overnight hikes on my own and after running into ...
by Dusty
Wed May 28, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My_Brain_Gets_Itchy's Journal
Replies: 278
Views: 54175

Re: My_Brain_Gets_Itchy's Journal

G'day mate, I am a late comer to your journal but happy I found it whilst it was still active. I began reading the first page through this afternoon and was struck by how similar your position was to mine currently. I discovered ERE 6 months ago after 10 years of employment (where did those 10 years...
by Dusty
Tue May 27, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Living in a tent long-term
Replies: 36
Views: 15663

Re: Living in a tent long-term

read Thoreau's 'Walden'
by Dusty
Tue May 27, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Off-grid Float Cabin in the PNW
Replies: 10
Views: 3504

Re: Off-grid Float Cabin in the PNW

Hi guys,

I saw this article a few months ago from 2012.

http://news.domain.com.au/domain/real-e ... 1vg0h.html

Seems these ideas are universal
by Dusty
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Token Australian Here
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Re: Token Australian Here

Chad, Aus_E_expat, and Chris - thanks for taking to the time to reply. Well thankfully I am not Token anymore and thankfully Frugality appeals to some aussies. 25 years is a long time Aus_E, I hope you have made trips home in the meantime otherwise you might be disappointed when you come back to ret...
by Dusty
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Aspergers
Replies: 19
Views: 6478

Re: Aspergers

Hmm I have entertained the idea of having Aspergers as a result of reading various lists of symptoms but have never been in a situation where I have been diagnosed. I am aware of colleagues whose children have been diagnosed with Autism or Aspergers and I have found I related to them and considered ...
by Dusty
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Anyone want to come sailing with me this winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2599

Re: Anyone want to come sailing with me this winter?

Heya Susswein, I just moved aboard my own 25' Roberts. Its my first yacht, going to use her for the next year polishing up my nav skills (I have worked at sea in the navy) At the moment she is berthed in Brisbane Australia where I work. I still have 15 years unfortunately, until ERE but would love t...
by Dusty
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: dating ERE
Replies: 143
Views: 29559

Re: dating ERE

oh wow, Spartan_Warrior himself - the surrogate father of this thread! (just being tongue in cheek) Firstly, Congratulations on the continuing relationship and on reducing outgoings by 4k (more so the 4k than anything :P ) Secondly, I experienced a rather serendipitous moment last night considering ...
by Dusty
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New fom UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: New fom UK

Nomini, thanks for the reply mate, I appreciate you satiating my curiosity. You are quite right - I went from the Army to Navy thinking prolonged periods at Sea would help me save but it just meant everybody spent bigger when they had the chance. Sites like this and thinking things through rationall...
by Dusty
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Personality Test
Replies: 201
Views: 38167

Re: Personality Test

INTJ

Moderate, Moderate, Moderate, and Moderate
by Dusty
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: dating ERE
Replies: 143
Views: 29559

Re: dating ERE

Firstly I would like to point out that this thread has been running for two years. Clearly, a lot of people have a lot to say on the matter. I would like to throw my 2cents in to the ring. Firstly, I am 32, male, employed as an Investigator in the Australian Defence Force, single, and have embraced ...
by Dusty
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Token Australian Here
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Token Australian Here

Hi guys, I just started reading this blog after following a random link. It was for nord's book titled "Extreme Early Retirement Military". Now I subscribe to Jacobs blog. About Me: I am 32, and live in Brisbane, Australia. I work as an Investigator in the Australian Defence Force. I have been in th...
by Dusty
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New fom UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: New fom UK

Hi Nomini,

I to am intrigued by your studies. Being in the Military are you working as a Chaplain? I work in the Military in Australia and am new to this site, wandering into the forums your post was the first I read, hope I am not to forward.

Regards,

Dusty