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    Yes, that's been the main use of ours for 4 years...

    Yes, that's been the main use of ours for 4 years now.
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    Can't walk long distances any more. I concentrate...

    Can't walk long distances any more. I concentrate on doing things at home. Growing sprouts uses very little water. Never could hunt or fish but we eat mostly vegan now.

    Y2K was when we got our...
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    The way we do it at our house is that we take...

    The way we do it at our house is that we take turns cooking... I do MWF, he does TTS, we split Sunday. Whoever isn't cooking does the dishes.
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    Need a good way to make simple videos for my...

    Need a good way to make simple videos for my websites, researching the free choices rather than automatically spending money.
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    Several years ago we full-timed for half a year....

    Several years ago we full-timed for half a year.

    Here's our rig: 2988

    Here is a blog post with photos of how the inside looked at first and how DH converted it:...
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    I have family in the Bay Area and I think about...

    I have family in the Bay Area and I think about earthquakes there too.
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    That's a good idea,Zippy! Think I might try...

    That's a good idea,Zippy! Think I might try something like that.
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    It's Money Monday!

    This is a useful habit for us...

    We have our own personal finances which are totally joint, and we have a small LLC with its own checking account and credit card. Every Saturday my husband pays...
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    Nice diversity of approaches here. We do have...

    Nice diversity of approaches here.

    We do have water -- a hot tub in our greenhouse could provide a lot of water and we have a Berkey water filter and a couple of other portable ones. Food, not...
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    Well put! I'm good at the social capital, fair on...

    Well put! I'm good at the social capital, fair on personal skills. I really should be able to tie knots, after all I could when I was a girl scout in the 1950s.
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    Both a prepper and a minimalist?

    If I got out the checklist I started a few months ago, I probably wouldn't even call myself a prepper at all, as there are a lot of basic things I really should get. (More dish soap, for example).
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  12. Getting rid of clothing that, alas, doesn't fit...

    Getting rid of clothing that, alas, doesn't fit any more.
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    Sticky: I was here for a while and then I got distracted....

    I was here for a while and then I got distracted. This week was my 77th birthday and I got an email from this forum. So I came here and thought gee, I'd like to stay in touch here. I am a writer and...
  14. Interesting! I looked first for the health...

    Interesting! I looked first for the health threads at Yucatanliving but eventually found it here!:|(
  15. Have a good trip!

    Have a good trip!
  16. When I lived in Mexico for 5 years (2005-2010), I...

    When I lived in Mexico for 5 years (2005-2010), I never got to the Yucatan but I remember that there was a Merida forum for expats that you might find on google. An all-Mexico forum for expats that...
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    I'm in the middle of this book right now. It's...

    I'm in the middle of this book right now. It's really quite inspiring! She talls about Katrina, 9/11, earthquakes, and more. Some of them really changed their societies in ways for the good.
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    Uhh... let's see... that was about the time Bill...

    Uhh... let's see... that was about the time Bill Clinton was elected president... it was pretty basic compared to awareness now. I remember talking about how cooking healthfully tended to take more...
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    This reminds me of a time years ago when I taught...

    This reminds me of a time years ago when I taught a class in voluntary simplicity. The main point I made was that simple living isn't that simple!
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    We have lettuce and kale growing in south-facing...

    We have lettuce and kale growing in south-facing windows, and my husband is building a greenhouse. I sprout too, broccoli my favorite.
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    Interesting thread. I'm a librarian by...

    Interesting thread. I'm a librarian by background, got my MLS (before the information science age, UltraliteAngler) in 1969 when "you can always get a job as a librarian" was still true. I've worked...
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    Learned that our local chain grocery store,...

    Learned that our local chain grocery store, Albertson's, has a 10% off day for seniors, the first Wednesday of every month. Put that on my calendar and started a separate grocery list on the...
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    Just saw this on the internet news ...

    Just saw this on the internet news

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/18/politics/juniper-networks-us-government-security-hack/

    Might not have given it a thought before reading Koppel's book.
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    Will definitely try those, thanks! No Sam's Club...

    Will definitely try those, thanks! No Sam's Club or Costco near where I live but I'll get a small batch at a local chain grocery store and see!
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    I'm addicted to black tea with cream and I just...

    I'm addicted to black tea with cream and I just added powdered cream to my amazon list. Reviewer liked it, provided you stir the cream with a lttle hot water first.

    Not going to order from them...
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