Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

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Post by Ego » Mon May 26, 2014 10:36 pm

Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Boat
A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search of happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

http://www.outsideonline.com/featured-v ... -Boat.html

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Post by 5to9 » Fri May 30, 2014 1:39 pm

Ego wrote:Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Boat
A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search of happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap.

http://www.outsideonline.com/featured-v ... -Boat.html
They seem to have moved this one to a new URL:

http://www.outsideonline.com/featured-v ... -Boat.html

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Post by Ego » Sat May 31, 2014 7:59 am

Happy Simple Tiny Home Couchsurf and a Rice Burger

http://vimeo.com/88485145

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Post by jennypenny » Sat May 31, 2014 8:06 am

Eleutheromania
n. 1. A mania or frantic zeal for freedom.

That word seems to apply to most people here, especially in regard to economic freedom. I experience that 'frantic zeal' in the quest to be free from expectations and limits. It's also in my newfound drive to be free of my own fears.

Anyway, I was reminded of the word in this post and video ...
http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/eleutheromania/

At @8:10 he touches on part of what I meant with meaning inflation.

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Post by Chad » Sat May 31, 2014 10:59 pm

jennypenny wrote: It's also in my newfound drive to be free of my own fears.
Nice video Jenny.

Recently I have really focused on my own fears. Not the obvious ones like falling from the Sears Tower (no I'm not calling it by a new name just because some rich guy bought it). Of course, that would suck, but I need to overcome some fears that prevent me from occomplishing what I really want.

Such as, being afraid of sharks (I want to learn how to surf). Of course, sharks kill almost zero people. It's more a matter of control for me than actual fear of dying.

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Post by Ego » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:44 pm

The guy from the 35 video has a book.

http://vimeo.com/75917139

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Post by theanimal » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:05 pm

Angelo Wilkes-Paige seeks to circumnavigate the globe twice, under human power.Travelling over 71,000 miles in roughly 8 years.

http://www.expedition720degrees.com

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Post by Chad » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:08 am

theanimal wrote:Angelo Wilkes-Paige seeks to circumnavigate the globe twice, under human power.Travelling over 71,000 miles in roughly 8 years.

http://www.expedition720degrees.com
That takes a special person, because that sounds horrible. 8 years is a long time.

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Post by theanimal » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:24 pm

Ego wrote:
The guy from the 35 video has a book.

http://vimeo.com/75917139

Here's an excerpt:http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/1 ... p-mixtape/

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Post by jennypenny » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:06 am

Ego wrote:AmericaReCycled

http://vimeo.com/americarecycled/videos
I liked Notes from the Road II. @2:30 "When you're young, you should be listeners. When you get older, then you can talk."

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Post by Ego » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:49 am

Another by Duct Tape Then Beer.

Silence
http://vimeo.com/61635444

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Post by Ego » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:21 am

Why We Run.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6k3gXCszE

Running is about movement, extreme movement. Movement is really the essence of life.

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Post by 5to9 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:44 am

If anyone else was wondering what race they were showing clips of in that video, it looks like it was the Marathon du Mont Blanc. Watching the highlights video makes me want to put my shoes on and hit the trail right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu-QKIcTqy0

http://www.montblancmarathon.net/en/

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Post by fips » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:42 pm

I love board sports as an adventure for travelling, meeting people and for being outside.

Snowboarding -Isenseven

Skateboarding - The Journey of the Beasts

Surfing - Riding Giants

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Post by Ego » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:15 pm

How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple.
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140 ... ied-couple

Their blog is getting hammered right now and seems to be down.

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Post by theanimal » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:07 pm

Sven Yrvind is a small boat sailor. He is 75 years old and will be circumnavigating the world south of the Capes (basically around Antarctica). To top it off, he will be totally unsupported for the 600-800 planned days of the journey. Wow!

http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/sven-yrvind/
http://www.yrvind.com/

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Post by akratic » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:48 pm

My friend is walking around the world. He's only 24 years old and on day ~750 or so. Previous trips of his include canoeing the Mississippi river and biking from Minnesota to the southern tip of Argentina and back. He's not loaded, just extraordinarily self sufficient. Someone nicknamed him the "ERE Yoda" in my journal before he'd even started this adventure.

He's pretty creative to keep things inexpensive. He crewed a sailboat to cross the Atlantic, played violin on the street to afford food, etc. $5/day budget! (He would need just $60k for a 3% SWR...)

Here's an article with an audio interview: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/15 ... drew-siess

Here's another article: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... ound-world

Here's a transcription I just did of my favorite part of the audio interview:

"How are you paying to get through this trip?"

"Busking, and I've been helped out by a lot of strangers on the street, um, who pass by me on the highway or the road or whatever. A lot of people have given me food. I mean that's the only thing -- my only cost is food. I never sleep in hotels, except I stayed in a hostel, uh, once, in Kosovo [...] my total accommodation cost is like under $100 for two years plus. I don't pay for gas, I don't pay for transportation either. So if you just have $5/day budget... I don't eat at restaurants. I just go to the grocery store and buy sandwiches and cookies. You can go a long way with very, very, very little if you want to. It's just a question of how comfortable you want to be. You're never going to do this on my budget if you want to be comfortable."

"Then why do it?"

"Because I don't do it to be comfortable. I do it to see the world, and I like pushing the limits, kind of, and I like to feel cold, and feel really hot, and feel hungry and thirsty and tired, sometimes, not all the time. But I, I enjoy it. I think. [laughs]"

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Post by fips » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:00 am

akratic, impressive story. He lives on a tight budget indeed.

I also like how he uses his violin to connect to people. From the second link you posted:
You can speak music to everyone in the world, really. I was able to connect with a lot of people that I wouldn't have otherwise.
And it's good to hear, that he has found many helping hands all around the world. It's reassuring to see how many people still care and are open-minded, opposite from all the rage and war presented in the mass media. Faith in humanity restored ... for today ;-)


Here's a fairly different kind of ERE inspiration:

Mark Zuckerberg on why he wears the same T-Shirt every day.

It's nothing like the truly inspirational stories of Renaissance men and women, but I thought it's a "fun fact" how "even" Mark Zuckerberg declutters his life to focus on his vision. Nevermind that he reiterates his goal to connect the world again and again in just under two minutes. I just thought it's interesting to see that he takes this extra step to revoke public appearance (which most people deem to be very important) and focus what's important to him instead.

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Post by RealPerson » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:55 am

Here's a man who was groomed to become a Wall Street banker. He chose this instead, much to the chagrin of his family. http://andrewskurka.com/

National Geographic named him Outdoorsman of the Year. He is an awesome person and lives life to the fullest I would say. Minimalism on the move, off trail.

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