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by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6310

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Oo, awesome. The family land is within actual sight of the PCT, probably mid-May for you, a traditional get off and resupply spot (or chill longer if the high country has snow). If I'm still in-country then, hit me up and I can hook you and companions up with a shower/rides/place to concentrate on e...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1016
Views: 128259

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@mF oo, I dig that. I had thought of doing a different Subtitle each time (my gf proposed "Death Metal for AntiCiv Hippies", which explains a lot about why I'm over the moon for her), but different takes on the definition of AR is solid.
by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1016
Views: 128259

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

##I’m going to start a podcast and am soliciting feedback now My original idea was that it’d be an explicitly ERE themed podcast, titled “The ERE Chronicles”, and it’d be a mix of discussing ERE theory and practice, anecdotes from my own path, and interviews with other ERE folk. My journal, more or ...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1016
Views: 128259

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

@jacob ha! I’d forgotten that ways on the 21-day makover. I really like the idea of selecting a decade to aim for (JMG’s retrotopia comes to mind). I’m aspirationally aiming for “Myst/Riven style technology” which isn’t too far off from 1950’s electromechanical I think. @theanimal thanks, that makes...
by AxelHeyst
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

White belt and JnG give good advice. Let me clarify some about what I had in mind when I wrote that example Plan above. By microhouse, I mean something as dead simple and easy as possible. Something like this: 6’x12’ footprint A-frame 2x6 construction, very much like Greenfields Aframe Lots of insul...
by AxelHeyst
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi Early Retirement Extreme?
Replies: 40
Views: 6403

Re: Semi Early Retirement Extreme?

@Lemur good point, I forgot to include it but agree. Although - at semiERE, you pay much less in taxes, so you earn much more efficiently. I should do a calc to see what the real delta is - tax efficient earning vs compound returns. Accumulate>FI almost certainly wins from a $ perspective but I wond...
by AxelHeyst
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi Early Retirement Extreme?
Replies: 40
Views: 6403

Re: Semi Early Retirement Extreme?

I've been seeing questions about the origins of semiERE come up recently, and I've been wondering myself. I DAFS'd and this appears to be the first mention of semiERE on the forum. The answers to my questions are: semiERE is contained in the book, it just isn't called that. It's listed as an alterna...
by AxelHeyst
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: living out of my office in pursuit of ERE
Replies: 20
Views: 1243

Re: living out of my office in pursuit of ERE

Ha! I love (genuinely) that you thought fatFIRE meant 500k. This place is awesome.

What does your leisure time look like, besides exploring the local trails? Do you work a full 40?
by AxelHeyst
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

It occurred to me that I might be haranguing you to make better plans when you don't actually know how to do that. Some theory and examples might be helpful. A plan is a Desired Outcome and a set of steps (instructions) for how to achieve that desired outcome. The outcome is the thing that is desire...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

Why six months? What is your target stash at the end of six months? What is your target burn rate after your grind? These last two answers will tell you how much freedom/rocket fuel you’re buying yourself. Play with some numbers and different scenarios. Ask what you could do with 10k. Or 20k. Or 40k...
by AxelHeyst
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just KRUMPn
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Just KRUMPn

Welcome! I'm looking forward to your journal - I'm mildly obsessed with people going through the FTE>FI transition, and doing it at ~30 is so rare. Congrats.
by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1016
Views: 128259

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Thanks yall. I'll be doing this project while based on the family land, which has a land line. I'll use that for necessary communications. A flip phone doesn't make much sense for me at the moment, since I'm rarely staying in a location with cell service. I haven't had a cell plan since ~April, and ...
by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

To put it in concise ERE terms: you are attempting to tightly couple "purpose/stoke/intrinsic motivation/etc" with "generate income". Consider the benefits (resilience and autonomy) of a system that has those loosely coupled (or not at all).
by AxelHeyst
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

Some further thoughts on how to design a plan that might be palatable to you, RF: It seems to me that you've been stuck in between a rock and a hard place: you've been doing what you want, until you run out of money, and then you do something you don't, in order to get some more money. This cycle ha...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 656
Views: 151887

Re: Lemur Journal!

Every car thing I’ve done was super intimidating for me… and then after I did it, every single time, my feeling was “well, hell, that wasn’t too hard at all…” The main thing that can suck is if you don’t have the right weird tool. Like the right Pittman puller for pushing ball joints out of control ...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

It seems to me that intuition is great at sensing what feels right or good as far as the next step, maybe two steps. And an idea/notion in this context might be describes as a one or two-step plan. So, for example, you have a vision of being a contemplative ethnoecologist (V). Wade Davis is a hero o...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE is Path to Meaningful Life - MMM style FI year 4
Replies: 46
Views: 6678

Re: ERE is Path to Meaningful Life - MMM style FI year 4

Phew, glad that was just a seasonal hiatus. Welcome back. :)

Any insights into how continuing to share the house with your kids is sustainable? Are there co-habitation skills or practices you or they had to learn to keep things smooth?
by AxelHeyst
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1016
Views: 128259

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Project Analog It occurred to me that there's a set of skills and skill-pursuit methods that makes sense while working FTE, and a different or marginally overlapping set of skills and methods that make sense when post-FTE, either RE or semiERE. This is purely a function of available time and energy...
by AxelHeyst
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

What is your current methodology for constructing plans? What is your past relationship with plans you've made? (e.g. did you follow through with them, did you feel good, bad, or indifferent about them, etc?) Can you articulate the difference between an idea or a notion and a plan?
by AxelHeyst
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: J+G gets a shipping container house
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: J+G gets a shipping container house

The following isn't a recommendation, just information or thoughts: .'my' shipping container is sitting on railroad ties that were probably purchased for $5/ea. It's ghetto and illegal, but honestly nothing bad is going to happen as a consequence. .as others said, the only points that need support a...