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by Western Red Cedar
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Northbound PCT permit has been attained, with a late April start. Planning to take @WRC’s advice and hike a few weeks on the AZT beforehand. This will give me a chance to make some gear changes if needed, and will also help get my legs in shape a bit prior to the PCT. That's great - congratulations...
by Western Red Cedar
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40415

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

@Frugalchicos - I theoretically could work at my current job from the mountains if I had better internet connectivity. I know my state is working on improving broadband access in rural areas so things could improve in the next couple of years. I've worked offline a couple times at my parent's cabin,...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 61
Views: 5356

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

I recently stumbled across Kris Harbour on YouTube. I watched his overview after 5 years living off grid in Wales first, and it blew my mind. Definitely pretty high up the WL table. He moved from London to Wales to develop an 18 acre property. His main residence cost about 3,000 Pounds. Each project...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40415

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

The Shire: DW and I went up to the family homestead for a couple of nights over a long, Veteran's day holiday weekend. There was a small layer of snow as we approached the mountains, and I figured this might be the last chance we have to drive up there this year (without hiking or snowshoeing in). W...
by Western Red Cedar
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Xmas gifts for nieces and nephews
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Xmas gifts for nieces and nephews

A couple years ago I switched to giving nephews and nieces cash or checks for Christmas and birthdays. I typically would give a physical gift until they were 7 or 8. Giving money has made the holidays much simpler and I think it can teach them some valuable skills about money and savings. DW and I a...
by Western Red Cedar
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses
Replies: 24
Views: 1505

Re: Housing Costs & 3-D Printed Houses

Thanks for sharing @unemployable. It looks like Lennar is teamed up with BIG architecture, who are one of the most innovative global architecture firms. I've heard inklings about 3-D printing causing major shifts in the development industry for the last five years, but seeing major players involved ...
by Western Red Cedar
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling
Replies: 42
Views: 5379

Re: Touring, Bikepacking, and Long-Distance Cycling

@Bz5 - Unfortunately I had to shelf the touring plans due to some unexpected family medical issues. I'd like to do a trip this spring in the pacific northwest if I can get away from work and other obligations.

Keep us posted as you start touring and good luck!
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???
Replies: 27
Views: 1900

Re: Dissatisfaction. Vision. Plan???

RoamingFrancis wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:13 am
The main question I am facing is where to go and what kind of housing to get.
What about the plan to go to Oaxaca or Chiapas? It seems like you could save enough money after a few months working at UPS to move down there for a good chunk of time.
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 118
Views: 46230

Re: guitar player's journal

We donated the money to the Spanish Red Cross and sent her a screenshot, she was very happy. In the future, whenever someone insists on paying the bill, I will do just that. That is a creative solution. Well done. One thing I've worked on over the years is to simply accept gracious offers to pay fo...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 669
Views: 170593

Re: the animal's journal

Great update! It sounds like your DF has some excellent ideas for side hustles. My DW was pretty stoked when I told her about the chainsaw course geared towards other women.

What are your goals with the blog? Have you noticed your writing and photography improving as a result of maintaining it?
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 4 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 1038
Views: 223908

Re: Semi-ERE Year 4 - Wanderlust Prevails

The uncertainty around covid, travel, and which counties/areas will be open still means that we need to have a plan B and C (and maybe even D) to make the most of our trip in case things don't pan out as planned. For that reason, we're not trying to lock in any other logistics like transport/accomm...
by Western Red Cedar
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40415

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

"To send light into darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."

-Robert Schumann

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by Western Red Cedar
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 63
Views: 5691

Re: Ego's Journal

Well if vintage couture dresses are a specialty, perhaps a month in Paris is on the agenda at some point. DW has a good eye for quality vintage products and really enjoys the fashion from the 20's through the 60's. She started designing and making her own outfits based on old magazines and patterns....
by Western Red Cedar
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 4 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 1038
Views: 223908

Re: Semi-ERE Year 4 - Wanderlust Prevails

Thanks for the update and the link below. I'll add it to the expanding list of trails I'd like to hike one day. I was thinking about nudging you to elaborate a bit more on your travel plans but I figured you would offer more details soon enough. Sweet! One of the activities we had planned for our tr...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ambition
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Ambition

Mikebos's appropriately named blog discussed this issue in its final post: http://lackingambition.com/ Thanks for sharing this. It's probably been at least a couple years since I read that post, but it really rings true in my experience. It feels really good to set goals or announce a project but r...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 63
Views: 5691

Re: Ego's Journal

We are thinking that the first test of this idea would be a month in Rome. Lately my art sales business has boomed so we are thinking that we may be able spend much of the time searching for art, ship it back to the US and write off the trip as a business expense. Any thoughts on this idea would be...
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: M2aS’ Journal
Replies: 58
Views: 5155

Re: M2aS’ Journal

I hope your dad recovers and that you can spend some quality time with him. Good work on the meditation. It is a great method to deal with the workplace stress. Keep it up.
by Western Red Cedar
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 98934

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

83 year old "Nimblewill Nomad" oldest person to hike the Appalachian Trail:

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/07/10533899 ... hian-trail
by Western Red Cedar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40415

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

I'm reading Sebastian Junger's Tribe and wanted to post a few ERE relevant quotes to reflect on later: "The question for Western society isn't so much why tribal life might be so appealing - it seems obvious on the face of it - but why Western society is so unappealing. On a material level it i...
by Western Red Cedar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 61
Views: 5356

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

@unemployable - I definitely agree. To live life as authentically and uncompromisingly as Beckey did is amazing. Also, I hesitate to judge too much from the outside looking in. People can definitely put up smokescreens to hide who they really are. ------ Another interesting HOWLI and OG dirtbag is D...