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by Salathor
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 484
Views: 136668

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

This is late and you may have already looked into it, but you may want to look into a hugelkultur mound for composting woody twigs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%BCgelkultur. I think they're very slow to break down in a regular pile.
by Salathor
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Final (?) Countdown
Replies: 40
Views: 2597

Re: The Final (?) Countdown

We are closing on a used travel trailer today--spending $10k for a 27' one that is pretty old but appears to be in quite good shape. I'm sure it isn't perfect since it's 18 years old, but it looks significantly better than anything we've seen under $17,000. @2Birds--we could move now, but we're stuc...
by Salathor
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Going card free?
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Going card free?

I would prefer not to use credit cards, personally, and I've tried going all cash occasionally. I find that it's usually fun for a day or two but then end up with too much change and I inevitably miss logging a transaction here or there in my budget. Having a no-fee, 1-2% cash back credit card also ...
by Salathor
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Final (?) Countdown
Replies: 40
Views: 2597

Re: The Final (?) Countdown

Well, our plan to renovate the little trailer/house on the property is probably falling through. It's simply got too much water damage and will probably be a tear down. Unfortunately there's no way to get vehicles to where the house is (they ended up building around it). This means we're probably go...
by Salathor
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 142666

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

@Hristo Sounds like our reading tastes are dialed in. I read Foundation just a year or two ago, and am also planning to re-read Dune before watching the movie. One of my favorite SF books. Last year was my big CS Lewis kick. I don't think I read either of the two works you reference, but I read his ...
by Salathor
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 955
Views: 193578

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Wonder how one gets oil Geo job, usually no apps for these on Indeed. I know environmental, govt, or academic geology almost never worth investing in as career. Two of my best friends became geologists and both, I believe, had initially said they wanted to go into oil exploration. I think they ende...
by Salathor
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 142666

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I'm definitely a fan of Berry and of The Unsettling of America in particular; his Library of America set of essays in one of my most cherished items in my library. Like the Bible and the Catechism, it's one of those rare books on my bookshelf that I can just randomly flip open and find some real nu...
by Salathor
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 48
Views: 4214

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

EDIT: Already posted. Nevermind!

Anyway, about the 123homefree guy--my friend who lives up in Ashland sees him around occasionally. He's definitely the real deal.
by Salathor
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Roommate in Kitchener-Waterloo Region
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Roommate in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

I'm nowhere near the region but ERE roommates would be a great idea to encourage each other and help advance up the WLs, as long as both are eager to learn from each other.
by Salathor
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Final (?) Countdown
Replies: 40
Views: 2597

Re: The Final (?) Countdown

Thanks all! My daughter ended up getting sick this week so we ended up heading down to our in-laws where we'll be living early. Things are looking pretty good down here. Planning to use the time to scout the area, decide which things we can bring down/sell, etc. The old structure where we'll be livi...
by Salathor
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 936
Views: 226409

Re: cmonkey's journal

As always, I highly recommend reading The Long Winter, one of the Little House on the Prairie books. They weather a brutally long winter in the Dakotas and survive by twisting hay into sticks to burn and grinding wheat in a coffee grinder by hand (Pa didn't buy enough coal when the winter came in so...
by Salathor
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Final (?) Countdown
Replies: 40
Views: 2597

Re: The Final (?) Countdown

Today is my final day in the office. After this I am taking two months of vacation before ending employment in mid December. I'll be 'retired' just before my 35th birthday. I don't know what will come after that, but I'm excited. Work has gotten a lot better since I last wrote--I think less stress a...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 836
Views: 229397

Re: Garden Log

@Jacob what would you say are the major changes that have caused you to 4x production in two years? Better weather, more land under cultivation, better techniques, better soil? All of the above?
by Salathor
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1135
Views: 325637

Re: C40's Journal

How has motorcycling around the US been going so far? Is it a notably different experience than the van trip? And how do you feel about returning to Asia--would you head back if you were able?
by Salathor
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 917
Views: 210907

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

IlliniDave wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:22 am
I've had discussions on other financial sites with relatively wealthy individuals whose attitude/approach is to incrementally give their adult children their "inheritance" early, "while they're young enough to enjoy it".
This doesn't seem like it would turn out great.
by Salathor
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Delete
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: What’s the magic number needed?

It's impossible to say without knowing how much you currently spend. If you don't know how much you spend now, you probably can't set a number on this because you are likely experiencing uncontrolled spending--just spending what you've got. Theoretically, statistics show that 25x your annual expense...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Recommendations for Iced Teas as Alternatives to Alcohol?
Replies: 16
Views: 1098

Re: Recommendations for Iced Teas as Alternatives to Alcohol?

That's worth a shot! I haven't done the cucumber yet, but did try the ginger. It had a great smell but not enough flavor. I suspect I didn't boil enough ginger in it, but it's hard to tell. Couldn't find a reliable 'recipe' online. I think I did like 2-4 oz for a gallon. Should have gone higher, I g...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Contagious sustainability via corporate retention strategies
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Contagious sustainability via corporate retention strategies

I thought you re-invented Twin Oaks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Oaks_Community%2C_Virginia Wow. I read the Washington Post article about it. I'm honestly a little saddened by the stories of the people in it. An interesting idea, but a failure. The woman who started it expressed it perfectly ...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Recommendations for Iced Teas as Alternatives to Alcohol?
Replies: 16
Views: 1098

Re: Recommendations for Iced Teas as Alternatives to Alcohol?

I was going to suggest barley tea too. My mother-in-law always has some in the fridge and somehow, even though it has barely any carbs/calories, it is oddly satisfying. The taste is somewhat sweeter/milder than black tea-based iced tea so it's a nice change of pace (or a caffeine free alternative)....
by Salathor
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 142666

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Those are some awesome changes. I'm right there with you--my wife and I are both very conservative climate activists. I'm hopeful that there will eventually be a space for us as a group in the public sphere somewhere.