List of essentials

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Re: List of essentials

Post by daylen » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:31 am

Jin+Guice wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:43 pm
As Jacob said, we are so amazingly rich that this won't make or break you, if you were really ERE you could survive with only a hat, some lentils and precision woodworking equipment.
The hat could be used to cover private area when customers visit to purchase dresser. Lentils could be soaked overnight in the hat to be eaten in mush form. I think you are on to something!

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Re: List of essentials

Post by Quadalupe » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:53 am

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:41 pm
they don't. brute never uses his can openers.
This is a good strategy to make any item BIFL!

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Re: List of essentials

Post by prognastat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:48 pm

I tend to get more expensive items if they either add significant extra use to an item or if it will last so much longer that the daily use ends up being the same or lower(if it's the same it's still a better deal due to needing less effort by replacing it less frequently).

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Re: List of essentials

Post by Clarice » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:24 pm

Came across this one - seems to be in line with OP original topic: a list of 10 items that I high quality yet cheap. The guy is a shameless self promoter, but some of the info is interesting.

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Re: List of essentials

Post by niemand » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:07 am

Why are we on page 3 of this thread and nobody has mentioned a towel yet?
Douglas Adams wrote:
A towel is just about the most massively useful thing any of the interstellar hitchhiker can carry. Partly because it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have "lost." What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is."

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Re: List of essentials

Post by Jean » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:44 am

Re quilts
I Never tried one, but when it's cold, having your head wraped in down makes a huge différence. Same for having no air going trough your neck or sides. In addition, it doesnt seem much smaller than a complete sleeping bag.

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