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by davtheram12
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 462
Views: 130315

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

This past week was eventful and very fun. Monday : 30 minute walk in the morning and a heavy kettle bell workout in the evening. Tuesday : 1 hour bike ride in the evening totaling 15 miles. Wednesday : Heavy kettle bell workout in the evening. Thursday : 3 miles run in the evening followed by a high...
by davtheram12
Thu May 28, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 560
Views: 135313

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Went on a long bike ride over the Memorial Day weekend and scored more trash treasures. Found a 2003 Sony DCRTRV350 camcorder with all of the accessories in near mint condition. I'm really glad I found this since my father still has all of his original home videos on the same DV tape format. I'll be...
by davtheram12
Wed May 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Inheritance coming - best options?
Replies: 35
Views: 2180

Re: Inheritance coming - best options?

So I have to wonder: Reducing my spending to $15k a year amounts to $1250/month. I pay about half market value to rent a house for $900/month (most houses in this neighborhood with these specs go for $1800+). That leaves me $350 for everything else. My utilities alone come to about that. My questio...
by davtheram12
Wed May 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 560
Views: 135313

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Finally got approval from my DW to start hunting for treasures again. She was worried I was going to inadvertently bring home COVID-19 from a contaminated item. I scored! Within a week I managed to find a nearly new Magic Chef 10.1 cu. ft. refrigerato r in white. I haven't been able to test it yet b...
by davtheram12
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 560
Views: 135313

Re: Something From Nothing Log

@Ego Im super envious of you Ego! Those are some great sales and finds. My DW was not happy with me the last time I brought something home from my weekly trash hunting excursions. Granted she is a nurse and has been seeing some really tragic things at the hospital because of Covid-19. I suppose I'll...
by davtheram12
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 392
Views: 44115

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

I stocked up on groceries about three weeks ago but decided to make a Costco trip this past Wednesday around 4:45pm. I was pleasantly surprised everything looked fully stocked. It was not congested with shoppers and I would approximate about half wore gloves and face masks (including myself). As far...
by davtheram12
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise and Covid19
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: Exercise and Covid19

I was training for an ultra marathon before things got a little crazy here in SoCal. I was running ~35-50 weekly miles but decided the increased calorie expenditure wasn't a great idea considering grocery stores have been a little sparse. So I've changed my weekly routine to include a combination of...
by davtheram12
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 76
Views: 8433

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

I spent the weekend making a few new meals: shepherds pie using pork as my mince, lemon and lime infused cheesecake , lemon and lime infused burnt cheesecake , breakfast burritos with homemade chile colorado sauce and cold fermented sourdough pizza dough . My DW and I also made a fort using pillows ...
by davtheram12
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 392
Views: 44115

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

@ Sky
That sounds like a wonderfully structured day. I regularly have those types of days on Saturday and Sunday. They are perfect ways to recharge after a work week :)
by davtheram12
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 109
Views: 18522

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Meals from 03-18-2020 Breakfast : two eggs, three corn tortillas, homemade salsa, 16 oz. coffee with a splash of milk Snack : 10 oz coffee with hazelnut creamer Lunch : Homemade tomato soup Dinner : Corn on the cob served Mexican street elote (mayo, butter, parmesan cheese, salt, Tapatio hot sauce)...
by davtheram12
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 76
Views: 8433

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

Growing a sourdough starter. Refining my pizza making skills (i.e. dough recipe refinement, dough fermentation techniques, sauce variations, cheese combos, bake times, etc.) Enhancing recipes with ingredient substitutions. Kettle bell weight training. Watching car rebuild YouTube videos. Reading boo...
by davtheram12
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 392
Views: 44115

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Admittedly, both Aaron Ralston and Sclass took extreme measures in extricating themselves from unwanted stones. So on that basis, it is a valid comparison. Hey, I see what you did there. Stones, pain, extreme measures... now my comparison makes more sense :lol: . I mentioned the comparison I made b...
by davtheram12
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Anyone make their own yogurt?
Replies: 53
Views: 5648

Re: Anyone make their own yogurt?

I've been making homemade yogurt for about 3 months. The product is vastly better than most of the yogurts I've eaten from the market. I use whole milk purchased from either Whole Foods (365 brand) or Costco (Kirkland brand) and the best yogurt I can find at the grocery store (used as my starter). I...
by davtheram12
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?
Replies: 30
Views: 5402

Re: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?

E.g.: ordered a gallon of 45% vinegar instead of buying the usual 5% kind. And while I only keep chlorine bleach for emergencies, because I generally prefer hippy disinfectants, I might have to mix some bleach now. How do you find the 45% vinegar working for you? I tend to use multi-purpose solutio...
by davtheram12
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 952
Views: 207166

Re: ffj's early retirement

Great points on the Craigslist approach. I've approached Craigslist purchases in a similar fashion and it does seem to make a difference. Years ago I would haggle prices and include a sandwich. People would always get a good laugh out of it. They would never accept the sandwich but I'm sure the gest...
by davtheram12
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 392
Views: 44115

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Jason wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:13 pm
I'm not disputing Sclass is hardcore, but its not like he took a knife to his own dick here.
:lol: I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

Fair enough. Just pointing out that both men did what 'needed' to be done given the circumstance. I'll definitely make a better comparison next time.
by davtheram12
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 952
Views: 207166

Re: ffj's early retirement

Great score on those windows! $50 bucks a pop is an insanely great deal. This progress is exciting. Any updates on the barn cats?
by davtheram12
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 392
Views: 44115

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

@Sclass Wow! You are a badass. I can't imagine the pain. Reminds me of Aron Ralston's story where he was able to extricate himself after his arm was pinned under a boulder. Things are starting to get a little hairy in my neighborhood (Socal city near LAX airport). My co-worker witnessed a woman get ...
by davtheram12
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Geoarbitrage, Permaculture, and Nomadic Lifestyle Design
Replies: 789
Views: 150316

Re: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget

I want to thank everyone for the encouragement here, and the well wishes. It's good to see both the positive and negative opinions here. Hopefully I'm able to provide some insight as to how things look from the perspective of someone who won't have the ability to stockpile food/water, will be force...
by davtheram12
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 560
Views: 135313

Re: Something From Nothing Log

She told me that last Christmas her sister-in-law who is not one to dumpster dive admitted that those were the best Christmases ever. What a great story! I find these instances to be the most interesting aspect about dumpster diving. I've been doing this since I was about 8 years old and it's only ...