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by mountainFrugal
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bushcraft Skills Log
Replies: 1
Views: 22

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 10
Views: 566

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: 10084

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: 52
Views: 7453

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: 37797

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: 48
Views: 2686

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...
by mountainFrugal
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 631
Views: 147296

Re: Lemur Journal!

This is one of my top 5 YT videos of all time. I re-watch it once a year or so for inspiration. Just re-watched based on your post.

Relevant for your son's new achievement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PzoxTgfRO0

"Thumbs up everybody, for Rock and Roll!"
by mountainFrugal
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Digital tools/hacks
Replies: 28
Views: 2173

Re: Digital tools/hacks

https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html Download youtube videos and or playlists. I find this helpful for tutorial based playlists. I bulk download and watch offline with VLC https://www.videolan.org/ . You can speed up the videos with a slider bar to match the presenters/video cadence AND ...
by mountainFrugal
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: On the (un)quantified self
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: On the (un)quantified self

Toska2 wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:22 pm
He does count the number of people who show up at a potluck dinner after a tournament game tho.
The best sort of metric!
by mountainFrugal
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: On the (un)quantified self
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: On the (un)quantified self

Specific to exercise trackers... they are not necessary as a pen and paper to track workouts usually does the trick for most training to stay in shape and make consistent gains. Necessary, absolutely not. A very helpful tool for achieving longer term exercise projects, yes. If you are trying to make...
by mountainFrugal
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 139
Views: 25087

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

Any interesting conversations while out and about this week?
by mountainFrugal
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 197
Views: 32896

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

In my experience... if friends ask more than twice to hang out and it is obviously going to cost money... it is usually worth it (within reason). Good friends get harder to maintain as you get older because it becomes harder to get together and form new memories. If you do not form new memories, the...
by mountainFrugal
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 631
Views: 147296

Re: Lemur Journal!

https://books.leannebrown.com/good-and-cheap.pdf We have made a few recipes from this. We have a low level goal to get through all of them before next summer.
by mountainFrugal
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 48
Views: 4214

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

I met a local legend in town today... SG (initials because simple google search will give away more info than I want). He is 84 years old, never married, grew up in our town and might sleep with his chain saw next to his pillow. I am nearly certain he is below 1 JAFI and has been for a long time. Si...
by mountainFrugal
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Final (?) Countdown
Replies: 40
Views: 2621

Re: The Final (?) Countdown

Congrats! Make sure to post here when you forget what day of the week it is and/or do something on the wrong day.... that is the day you will be officially free. :)
by mountainFrugal
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 197
Views: 32896

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

I have been enjoying your journal and seeing the ratchet being applied each month. Keep up the good work!
by mountainFrugal
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal
Replies: 139
Views: 25087

Re: No Time Like Right Now - sky's journal

How long does a boat project take at your level of experience? After doing a bit more reading today..."boats are just rounded cabinets" is a quote I saw. haha. Seems like there is so much to explore with this topic and ideas to put to use. Currently our water craft consists of a packraft k...
by mountainFrugal
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mountainFrugal Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 7453

Re: mountainFrugal Journal

I will keep everyone posted. I am guessing that after the collection, leaching the tannins is going to be the most labor intensive process based on a small amount of internet research.