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by sky
Wed May 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's a good digital watch? (specifically for sailing)
Replies: 16
Views: 2668

Re: What's a good digital watch? (specifically for sailing)

I bought the F-91W on the advice of this thread and am happy with it. The strap is small for me, I use the very last hole in the strap. The security loop does not work, but maybe I will stretch it so it slides over the buckle and the strap. I thought about putting another strap on it, but it seems O...
by sky
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dealing with anger in the face of everyday evil
Replies: 57
Views: 2976

Re: Dealing with anger in the face of everyday evil

When you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes back.

Live in a reasonably responsible way with regard to sustainability.

Find ways to make your life comfortable, enjoyable and drama free. Help your friends.
by sky
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy

200,000 years is a long time. Civilization in the Fertile Crescent (Uruk, Ur, Babylon, Sumeria) is less than 10,000 years, maybe closer to 7,000 years, depending on one's definition of when "civilization" starts.
by sky
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 263
Views: 17242

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I have foraged black walnuts, they have a nice flavor. Foraging: Use a device that looks like a wire basket that rolls on the ground. The nuts push through the wires and are collected in the basket. You then pull the wires apart with your hands and dump the nuts into a pail. Hulling: Soak the nuts i...
by sky
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:11 am
Something like earliest editions of Popular Mechanics.
Thats pretty much where my style originates from.
by sky
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

I use Climashield Apex: https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/synthetic-insulation It is easy to work with. Down has a lot of advantages, but I can't afford a quality down bag (I am too cheap to pay $400). So I make my own for under $100. I don't sell them, I just make them for fun and to learn t...
by sky
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

723g for the 50F, 2.5 osy quilt

942g for the 30F, 5.0 osy quilt

I took the 30F quilt down to 23F last night, before noping out and stacking the second quilt on top.
by sky
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

I have been doing my testing "skin to fabric", in other words, just wearing briefs. My clothes are my emergency equipment that will take my quilt to a much lower temperature if needed.

I agree that a bag is better than a quilt for extreme cold.
by sky
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

This past month was "Grumpy Bear Wakes From Hibernation" month. I started walking regularly. For the first week I walked 2 miles per day, then after that followed a plan of walk 4 miles if you feel good, 2 miles if you feel OK, and 0 miles if you don't feel good. In particular thinking of ...
by sky
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Priority 1: Health
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Priority 1: Health

I find that walking 2 miles a day is a starting point for becoming my true human bipod self, instead of a screen watching slug. Add to that a program of stretching, and one has the basis to do many other things. Smoothies are great. They do seem to move one closer to one's full potential. It takes c...
by sky
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling

Thats a nice looking bike. I have a similar handlebar, but I put the bar ends on the inside of the brake levers. It gives me an aero position and it is a comfortable change from the regular handlebar grip position.
by sky
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: How Does This Sound's Journal
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: How Does This Sound's Journal

That sounds like the right way to get started.
by sky
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling
Replies: 39
Views: 2726

Re: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling

Gravel roads, singletrack, rails to trails, two tracks are all going to be a lot more fun than sharing a lane with high speed auto/truck traffic. If you start from that perspective, then bikepacking becomes the preferred touring style. Bikepacking is using almost the same equipment as backpacking. Y...
by sky
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Living a FI (Update)
Replies: 50
Views: 4249

Re: Living a FI (Update)

One needs to have a certain amount of disdain for the current version of human civilization/behavior to avoid getting sucked into keeping up with the Jones' behavior. It is not hard to dislike civilization and the working life, since it is entirely absurd. Creating a separate belief system works for...
by sky
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 293
Views: 129395

Re: Resources and recommend watching

This guy lives outside in a tent in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Cost of Moving to the Wilderness. (The Economics of living in the Woods.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYOrPvzws9k

Disclaimer: he never really says how much it costs.
by sky
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 263
Views: 17242

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

How do you cook and eat barley? Do you eat cracked grains of emmer and spelt?
by sky
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 263
Views: 17242

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Remember that as soon as you can live on the premises (in the house, car or shed), the property investment is providing a return in savings of the $600 - $700 - $800 in rent that you would be paying elsewhere. That is $7,200 to $9,600 per year, a good return on your investment, even if you have to p...
by sky
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

Sounds good, I always like to visit the greatest city in the world.
by sky
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18533

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

I have not been able to find pictures from my past hikes, but will make sure to take some pictures this year.
by sky
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Purchasing a new laptop
Replies: 38
Views: 2131

Re: Purchasing a new laptop

@slsdly

Have you overclocked? I am running 2.147 Ghz. You need a heatsink and fan though.