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by BMF1102
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Polar vortex collapse fun
Replies: 54
Views: 7370

Re: Polar vortex collapse fun

Interesting, I'm in Battle Creek area MI. Just had an "Emergency Alert" come across my phone stating Consumers asks to have thermostats turned down to 65F through Friday. Then turn on the news and alert comes across there stating the same. Apparently they're havning issues at one of their facilities...
by BMF1102
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Trades for ERE
Replies: 22
Views: 3937

Re: Best Trades for ERE

Pro tip - Don't get addicted to any of the following for bonus points -> Drugs, Alchohol, Prostitution +1 - I know many in the trades who travel often that partake in said activities. Mostly alchohol and prostitutes. Probably because working 7/12s does not leave time for much else atleast that's wh...
by BMF1102
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Trades for ERE
Replies: 22
Views: 3937

Re: Best Trades for ERE

@ RFS - I highly recommend trades.. through a union. All experience/opinions based in U.S. I’ve been on both sides of the coin Union/non union. I was a non union residential new construction plumber for 8 years on/off. Have now been a union Millwright for 5 years. Your looking into residential trade...
by BMF1102
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 1 - "The Transition"
Replies: 452
Views: 69358

Re: 188 Days Till FI!

Yeah it looks pretty awesome... relatively pricey though :| check it out - https://sanjuanhuts.com/
by BMF1102
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 4352

Re: Full Time Jobs?

@ Shadow - You fast tracked HS that's awesome. pursue ERE which in my case would be after graduating college (impractical not to go at this point) I didn't know what I was gonna do after HS but, I wish someone would have pointed me to Trade Unions (carpenters, pipefitters, sheetmetal, linemen/electr...
by BMF1102
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 1 - "The Transition"
Replies: 452
Views: 69358

Re: 188 Days Till FI!

Just substitute Australia/New Zealand for Europe/SE Asia and I could have wrote that.. er well my NW numbers are quite a bit smaller. Say you're a mountain biker right? Have you heard of the Hut to Hut rides in the San Juan mountains from Colorado to Utah?? Might be something to put on your list whi...
by BMF1102
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good
Replies: 53
Views: 8245

Re: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good

Hey Cheepnis welcome. What trade union? I'm a union Millwright, best move I ever made.
by BMF1102
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI by 35, Fischers Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 2226

Re: FI by 35, Fischers Journal

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by BMF1102
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Cereal City Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Cereal City Checking In

Wow thank you for the welcomes last year everyone. Forgive but once I started a journal apparently I never checked back in on this thread. Also never spent much time journaling. @RFS - BMF is actually my initials so I like to use it because of what you hope it was, to leave people wondering. @Dutch ...
by BMF1102
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's a reasonable range to spend on purchasing a car for a single ERE person?
Replies: 43
Views: 4934

Re: What's a reasonable range to spend on purchasing a car for a single ERE person?

I would also urge one to, depending on their age/driving record, to look at older models. Insurance kills young drivers and people with bad driving records. Personal exerience here. Shoot even an almost 20 year old Ford Focus Wagon cost almost twice as much as my Cherokee of the similar vintage.
by BMF1102
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019

If you're looking for hiking I highly recommend North Manitou Island, no where near as big as Isle Royal but beautiful. Depending on when you might get over there you could have the whole island to yourself. Theres been a couple time I've heard the welcome speech from the ranger on the mainland beca...
by BMF1102
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: The £200 Millionaire
Replies: 21
Views: 5663

Re: The £200 Millionaire

Sky - Yes of all the anchors the only one worthwhile is precisely the one I'm worried about. Thank you for the links! Saving - Thanks for the link I have spent hours on that site through out the past. Thank you both for your thoughts. I need to gain more experience I've been on power boats on the bi...
by BMF1102
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: The £200 Millionaire
Replies: 21
Views: 5663

Re: The £200 Millionaire

I'm inspired as well and have started James Baldwins books, he's a native Michigander (which I believe Sky and Savingwithbabies as well as myself is?) who's solo circumnavigated I believe 3 times now in a Pearson Triton. They are available on Kindle free. I find myself at a metaphorical crossroads, ...
by BMF1102
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Getting Motorcycle running
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: Getting Motorcycle running

Unless you're using an old 6 volt car or attempting to jump a 6 volt bike there is no difference. Both modern bikes and cars use 12volt systems which when running and charging put out about 14 volts. The big differance is in cold cranking amps being higher in car batteries. So long as you connect an...
by BMF1102
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Getting Motorcycle running
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: Getting Motorcycle running

Well from the images I see on google there is only one post on the starter. You use a wire attached to the positive side of the battery then just touch the other end to the post on the starter. I don't know how much room you have on this bike it may be easier to remove the starter then test it. I se...
by BMF1102
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Getting Motorcycle running
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: Getting Motorcycle running

Also when attempting to "hotwire" the starter there should be 2 or 3 posts you can try touching with your jumper wire. One may only spin the starter motor one of the others should spin the starter motor and simultaneously engage the bendix.
by BMF1102
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Getting Motorcycle running
Replies: 27
Views: 3120

Re: Getting Motorcycle running

Since you say the engine will not even turn I would also run a jumper wire to the starter to see if it will spin or not. Then you'll know whether there is broken wire/short between ignition and starter. If the starter spins but does not engage the engine then your bendix is not funtioning properly. ...
by BMF1102
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Fear of commitment. What to do?
Replies: 14
Views: 2464

Re: Fear of commitment. What to do?

I want to obtain a skillset in demand, work with others and make more than the poverty line each year. If your not looking to make a big commitment right off the bat, I would suggest reaching out to local Union halls Electricians, Plumbers/Fitters, Sheetmetal, Millwrights, Carpenters, Ironworkers, ...
by BMF1102
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Part-time for life?
Replies: 47
Views: 5428

Re: Part-time for life?

@2birds1stone - Thank you for a taking the time to reply. I had gone and read through your entire journal as well as Classical_Liberal, Sustainedhappiness, Jin+Guice and am starting Trailblazers. I am impressed by everyones stories! Yes I will not strive towards a "full time" position that said I wi...
by BMF1102
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta
Replies: 97
Views: 13628

Re: Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta

I have never been homeless but I have dreamed about it! I look forward to reading more about your journey.