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by sky
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: bivvy bag
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: bivvy bag

I use a Borah Bivy https://www.borahgear.com/sidebivy.html with a tarp as a somewhat cheap shelter for trailside camping, that is, not in a campground but sort of stealth camping along side a trail. The main reason I use a bivy is to keep bugs and creepy crawlies off of me. I generally camp in the N...
by sky
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 101
Views: 21468

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

I read it again and am pretty happy with how well it stood the test of time. I wrote it about 20 years ago as a statement of my ER plan, and it worked, I am happily drawing income from my investments and haven't worked a real job in 5 years.
by sky
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 319
Views: 29566

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I would like to know where the property is. I'm not sure I could spend much/any time there, but I am interested. PM me, if it is sensitive info.
by sky
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 101
Views: 21468

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

I no longer own the cruisenews.net domain, but the Planning Financial Independence pages are here: https://portal.mozz.us/gemini/republic. ... /index.gmi
by sky
Wed May 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's a good digital watch? (specifically for sailing)
Replies: 17
Views: 3614

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: 59
Views: 5119

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: 558

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: 319
Views: 29566

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: 101
Views: 21468

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: 101
Views: 21468

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: 101
Views: 21468

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: 101
Views: 21468

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: 101
Views: 21468

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: 835

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: 4046

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: 27
Views: 1870

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: 4046

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: 5891

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: 296
Views: 131962

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.