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by SnailMeister4000
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

Re: Man commutes by paddle board to avoid toll

Here's an article about a man who uses the local river to swim about 2km to work: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/29/experience-i-swim-to-work I read somewhere else that on the way back he walks or takes the bus. It's probably not really a practical option for most people, but neve...
by SnailMeister4000
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Finn's three year plan

SnailMeister4000 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Anyway, cool story, even if it's not true...
And that is probably the main limitation of introverted thinking...
by SnailMeister4000
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Finn's three year plan

@Finn When I replied to your post where you mentioned that you started Total Immersion swimming, I had totally forgotten about your first post, where you state that you are an INTP. In MBTI speak, intraverted thinking is my dominant function as well. Maybe that's why it appeals to us so much. The c...
by SnailMeister4000
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Finn's three year plan

@Finn When I replied to your post where you mentioned that you started Total Immersion swimming, I had totally forgotten about your first post, where you state that you are an INTP. In MBTI speak, intraverted thinking is my dominant function as well. Maybe that's why it appeals to us so much. The cl...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Finn's three year plan

wow, you sound like a serious athlete Ha! Not really. I jut wanted to know what I can do/prove it to myself, so I got into long and ultra distance triathlons and runs for a few years. But I mainly competed with myself, and I haven't participated in any events for a while. I still go running , cycli...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Finn's three year plan

I've also started learning Total Immersion swimming That's great! I also got into TI swimming a couple of years ago in preparation for long distance triathlons. It just makes swimming so easy and pleasant, it's amazing. You just need a book, a little bit of patience and willingness to start practic...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu May 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 301
Views: 60941

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

I always used to joke that when I'd had enough I was simply going to step in front of a bus. I get it was a joke, but I think it's worth pointing out, that that would not be a very nice thing to do. For the bus driver, I mean. Unless you really dislike bus drivers in general or you are pretty sure ...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Multi-currency price comparison android app?
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Multi-currency price comparison android app?

Does anybody happen to be aware of a free android compatible app for the comparison of prices which supports multiple currencies? I would like to be able to record the prices of grocery items at different stores in different countries with different currencies, and have them converted to a chosen cu...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 359
Views: 74854

Re: the animal's journal

@animal Thank you for taking the time to answer to my questions. Your response confirms what I had expected.

I've seen Dick Proennekes videos on youtube and the vice documentary on Heimo Korth a while ago. Both very nice to watch, imo, iirc.
by SnailMeister4000
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Yagna
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Re: The Yagna

2018 Goals: (...) Learn to properly swim For learning how to swim I can recommend Terry Laughlin’s “Total Immersion” method. It focuses on efficiency, balance and body alignment in the water. I bought a used copy of his book years ago and by practicing most of the suggested drills (including the ba...
by SnailMeister4000
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 41
Views: 3084

Re: wolf's journal

wolf wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:54 am
I kind of like the name wolf and the things that are associated with it [/b]
Did you know that Adi liked to be called "Wolf", too, probably for the same reason? :D
by SnailMeister4000
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Music you like?
Replies: 37
Views: 2249

Re: Music you like?

I was blessed with a simple taste for music. Favourites of mine are Metallica's "Wherever I may roam (https://youtu.be/S5TnPjOd_To) Don't tread on me" (
https://youtu.be/CZv_lvvIVoI) and Old Frederick's "Hohenfriedberger" (https://youtu.be/szgEskSRitQ).
by SnailMeister4000
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1487

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

Great info, thank you. Hey, how do you (or AK hunters in general) perceive entermanteries such as "Life below zero", AK - The last frontier", "Mountain Men" etc. (assuming you know them). Apart from the typical over dramatisation and that the producers seem to think the viewer has the attention spa...
by SnailMeister4000
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1487

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

Great info, thank you. Hey, how do you (or AK hunters in general) perceive entermanteries such as "Life below zero", AK - The last frontier", "Mountain Men" etc. (assuming you know them). Apart from the typical over dramatisation and that the producers seem to think the viewer has the attention span...
by SnailMeister4000
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1487

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

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by SnailMeister4000
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1487

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

Thanks for your reply, animal! Do you, or anybody you know/have heard of, still go out on skis for a hunting trip in AK? Or do usually use snowmobiles and then snowshoes in winter? Or is hunting in winter on large game prohibited? Do you personally enjoy hunting small game aswell, or do you only foc...
by SnailMeister4000
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: underwear addiction
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: underwear addiction

I am also a proponent of shortening the hairs surrounding ones digestive tract's exit. It helps with keeping the bum bum and adjacent textiles clean and reduces the need for washing clothes. WRT underwear, I can recommend these Swedish commando underpants: https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/swed...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 261
Views: 31165

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Is there no publily available analysis by governmental bodies so far on the potential impact of "universal, global, digital currencies" (again I am not sure about correct terminology) in national/regional economies? Isn't this the elephant in the room, or am I nout understanding it? of course it is...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 25
Views: 1487

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

@animal Thanks for this post (and you journal; I love reading it and seeing your photos). How do you use dogs for hunting large game (=/> deer) in the US/Alaska? Let's say you wound a deer, because e.g. a twig you hadn't noticed changed the path of or deformed/split your projectile before impact, an...
by SnailMeister4000
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best Non-cook Portable Foods to Put in Food Bag?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Best Non-cook Portable Foods to Put in Food Bag?

Stoves are heavy and need fuel While that is true, consider bringing a light stove for universal fuel (e.g. hobo tove from can) plus heatable container, to have the ability to heat drinks, sterilise water in emergencies, prepare cheap food high in macro nutrients you might come across that is other...