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by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ego's Journal
Replies: 37
Views: 2751

Re: Ego's Journal

Hang in there Ego. The dinos will die soon (no offense to dinos).

Loud irreverent jam for your final weeks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPKQSQSVVos
(about the music industry...but same same).
by mountainFrugal
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Six Flags as a budget meal source
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Six Flags as a budget meal source

This is a funny onion article.

[edit] apparently not the onion. lol.
by mountainFrugal
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo
Replies: 94
Views: 8836

Re: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo

I would second @jacobs analysis. If you are seeking the academic track then it is usually a game of staying in long enough until a position opens that you are qualified for, the department wants your specific research/teaching program, etc. All the hard work in the world will not outpace the "l...
by mountainFrugal
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 971
Views: 195425

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

My heuristic for romantic relationships is if you cannot see yourself with the person for 2x the time you have already been together it is time to end things. This seems to scale well for regrettable one night stands, medium term, or for longer term relationships. It only works if you know yourself ...
by mountainFrugal
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Winter Heating Challenge/Log
Replies: 20
Views: 955

Re: Winter Heating Challenge/Log

We are nearly exclusive wood heat. We have a monitor kerosene heater that we use when we are away. Like @mooretrees our bedroom is at the other end of the house and is cooler. We plan to burn about 3 cord this winter of mixed pine and some denser doug fir rounds for the night logs. We have a small t...
by mountainFrugal
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3150

Re: How many of you are low energy?

Not sure how useful it will end up being, but I don't mind talking about Magic :) So, the reasons why I find Magic fun: These are all great reasons! For any one of them are there adjacent activities that could fulfill a similar role, but where you might get to be more of a creator in the process? A...
by mountainFrugal
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3150

Re: How many of you are low energy?

As a prompt: what is it about playing magic that you find interesting?
by mountainFrugal
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3150

Re: How many of you are low energy?

My plan for dealing with that is to transition to part-time in 2 years from now, and use the extra free time to start building some sort life outside of job. I think what @whitebelt is getting at is that putting off that hard self-work for another 2 years might be risky. Slowly building a habit of ...
by mountainFrugal
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 990
Views: 123333

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I finally made it through your journal. Great work! Thank you for sharing.
by mountainFrugal
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 40
Views: 2329

Re: SD: Self-identity

From my own understanding, I do not view the levels as all or nothing. It might be useful to reiterate that these levels are the median tendencies for people for most of the environments/situations (internal or external) they find themselves in rather than concrete stairs to climb. Your level (tende...
by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 53
Views: 7768

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

# WL7 - Revisit my roots I grew up bushcrafting. My family was heavily involved in the http://americanmountainmen.org/ and the buckskinning/muzzleloader/primitive skills communities. The main themes that organized these communities was making items yourself, gaining knowledge, and practicing skills ...
by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bushcraft Skills Log
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Bushcraft Skills Log

Great additions. I think that because hunting and foraging are already their own developed threads we might prioritize these others on this growing list and or just link to them when appropriate?
by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bushcraft Skills Log
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Bushcraft Skills Log

There are a lot of aspirations on here about bushcraft skills, but I could not find a full thread by searching the site. If there is already one, we can nuke this one and I will start adding over there if someone provides a link. I grew up bushcrafting. My family was heavily involved in the http://a...
by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 38
Views: 6606

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

This is a cool blog! I look forward to reading through your posts and also your massive journal on here.
by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hunting for Food: A Primer
Replies: 38
Views: 6606

Re: Hunting for Food: A Primer

Thank you for this thread @theanimal. I am looking forward to dusting off my youth skills in this area over the next few seasons starting with some smaller game and then moving up to pursuing deer again. I have been collecting track/scat/bedding info while out on runs in the forest so my mental map ...
by mountainFrugal
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin

Cool graphic! Convergence! This reminds me of watershed convergence with different underlying geologies/mineral deposits that gradually mix as they move further downstream: https://www.reddit.com/r/EarthPorn/comments/d5nqk7/little_colorado_river_merging_with_the_colorado/?utm_source=share&utm_me...
by mountainFrugal
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Method to minimize yard work
Replies: 45
Views: 10135

Re: Method to minimize yard work

Not specific to CA, but my power grid engineering friends talk a lot about the upgrades for home charging that will bring about the most change. Currently, the cars are mostly charged slowly at home with 120v/20 amp systems. This is mostly completed at night when the overall energy system loads are ...
by mountainFrugal
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 53
Views: 7768

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

# WL7 - Systems Level Ratchet v1.0 It has been inspiring reading @AxelHeyst work through his situation. Here is my attempt to add to the conversation through my own situation. For me, attempting to write or draw concepts shows me what I actually know or need to work on. I have a long way to go. Let'...
by mountainFrugal
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 299
Views: 38246

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

I imagine the second image of the moose with a thought bubble in a deep, but unamused voice... "O... it is just the bipedal apes wrapped in plastic again...boring...these reeds look delicious!" (although I think their vision is not very sharp, only for movement). Really cool mixed vegetati...
by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3150

Re: How many of you are low energy?

In a nutshell, a stand-up is a very short meeting (~10 minutes depending on size of team) at a predefined time every day or every few days. Everyone goes around and says what they accomplished yesterday, what they are going to accomplish today, and anything that is blocking them (e.g. waiting on oth...