Minimalist survey

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Minimalist survey

Post by jacob » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:08 pm

My stuff would fit in a

1) Carry-on
2) Suitcase
3) Car trunk
4) Van
5) Cargo-truck
6) RV
7) Semi-truck
8) Panamax class bulk carrier

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by jacob » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:08 pm

4 :P

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Post by jennypenny » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:10 pm

Define stuff. My personal stuff? My preps? Everything we own that's mobile?

Is there anything bigger than a bulk carrier?

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Post by jacob » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Stuff = everything you'll bring if you had to leave inside of 1 day. I mean "wanted to leave" (don't include your old phone books, your apple tree orchard, and your collection of vintage bricks which you might possibly eventually use one day to build a wall). I realize that half of you people have 72-hour bug-out-bags, so don't pick 1 unless you live out of that bag ;-P

Technically yes, practically no. Renting a Panamax currently costs several grand per day, so ...

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by Seneca » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:21 pm

Inside of 1 day- #4

Moved last year, it took 2.5 days, a 26' cargo truck and 6x10" trailer for everything. Significant volume of our stuff, and majority of weight, is garage related.
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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by theanimal » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:25 pm

2 for me, but my suitcase is a 70L backpack.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by GandK » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:32 pm

Our household:

Furniture not included: 4
Including the furniture: 7

Edit: after reading Jacob's clarification, each member of our household would bring one carry-on bag. So, 1, I guess.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by stand@desk » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:39 pm

5 for me, although I would have been a 4 prior to GF and I co-habitating.. If you own a table, it would be hard to be lower than a 4.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by George the original one » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:51 pm

Uh... since I already own a very large U-Haul truck, does that count as #5, 6, or 7?

If we HAD to move in one day, it would be #4. Not enough manpower available to pull off anything larger.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by jennypenny » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:11 pm

My bug out plan would be #4. My extended bug out plan would be #4 and our pop-up. If we moved? All of our vehicles, a semi, and some special vehicles to move some of our unique preps.

All of my personal items would fit into a suitcase as long as I could sling my longs.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by TopHatFox » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:26 pm

Not including my two bikes & bike tools, 1.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by Ian » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:34 pm

A 3 overall. That's not necessarily an ideal or intentional point, just where I am at the moment.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by BattlaP » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:57 pm

7.

Minimalism and small business ownership are mutually exclusive.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by 1taskaday » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:29 am

For myself 2

I would only bring clothes and shoes so that I would not have to purchase more.
I am not attached to any item other than my ipod shuffle.(tiny and precious).

For my DH and kids,8 might not suffice.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by Chad » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:29 am

If I had to leave in one day because of a semi-emergency (hurricane, etc.), it would be 3. Mainly because of electronics. If I had to leave in one day for a new job, it would be 4 or 5 (if I brought my mattress).

My first few moves were all 3's. It was nice to be able to move myself with so little effort.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by sshawnn » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:51 am

6

but a class A topped (or towing) bikes,kayak, and a paddle board.



jennypenny wrote: special vehicles to move some of our unique preps.
may require a new thread but do tell more!!

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by EMJ » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:26 am

4 to permanently relocate including everything - bicycle, furniture, clothes, tools
3 to evacuate in less than a day with few regrets

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by jennypenny » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:57 am

sshawnn wrote:
jennypenny wrote: special vehicles to move some of our unique preps.
may require a new thread but do tell more!!
OPSEC is rule #1 :D

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by Spartan_Warrior » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:09 am

For everything I currently own/moving for a job/etc, it would be 5, mostly due to furniture and weight lifting equipment. For an emergency situation where I just had to go, it would be my bug-out/hitchhiking bag which has everything I need to survive on the road, plus some food and my laptop, so 2 I guess. All my moves in the past were 3s, but admittedly, multiple trips.

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Re: Minimalist survey

Post by JohnnyH » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Between 7 and 8, due to my 3 vehicles + 8 meter trailer... Otherwise everything I own (that I care about; I'd burn the meager furniture) fits in small van, 4.

However, I spend about 20-40% of the year living out of 1-2.

I am a weirdo. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Planning for a ranch, living out of a backpack... Not too bright.

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