Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

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Bonde
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"Went homeless. Done Guerrilla Grazing by choice ever since"
New Kirsten Dirksen video
Extremely low living expenses, multiple possible income streams, bartering, anti-consumerism, smart designs.

Bonde
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Campitor wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:43 am
Does he explain why he chose a unicycle? A bicycle would be better in certain terrains I would think. I watched a few of his videos and he seem extremely skilled with the unicycle. I wonder how it would handle downhill rough terrain for example.
Im pretty sure he first went for the Guinness world record but some obstacles came up and he just wanted to finish, raise money and enjoy the adventure.
He cycles down some pretty steep roads which is impressive since the pedals always follows the wheel. On rough terrain he has to step of the cycle and push it.

Western Red Cedar
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Here is another Kirsten Dirksen video to add to the list. Not quite as radical as the guerilla grazer, but he lives on less than 1 JAFI:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdLAM-wChxY

johnsmith84730
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If you take out the crazy, and leave just the self-sufficiency:

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library ... -kaczynski

zbigi
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johnsmith84730 wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:55 am
If you take out the crazy, and leave just the self-sufficiency:

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library ... -kaczynski
Thanks, that's a great interview! Especially interesting to me was the part where he said that he wanted to live like this since his early teens. I find it more and more plausible that our true preferences reveal themselves early, and don't change for life. There can be exceptions of course, such as living in circumstances which trample over one's innate preferences to the point that one may not even become aware of them (incidentally, I think the US, with it's quite oppressive cult of success, is a country where that can be common).

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@Bonde I was just about to post that video here as well. Blew my mind...I was thinking about the income robustness score when I was watching that video. He stated that he has so many different ways to make income (mostly supporting small farmers) he couldn't remember them all. He emphasized his anti-consumerism stance a few times but to the few exceptions he did make you could see how much he really appreciated those certain products.

He has a website & youtube channel:

https://123homefree.org/
https://www.youtube.com/user/123Homefree


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