r ranson wrote:I've noticed that a lot of people who wear cloaks regularly, after a few years, they start wearing the closure to one side so that the front slit is about at the armpit of their dominant arm.
r ranson wrote:Are Cloaks, and their baby cousins, capes, practical on the homestead? Are they fashionable enough yet to wear in town?
What's your experience wearing a cloak (or cape)? (both good and bad)
Jt Lamb wrote:
While aware of the intra-coastal, and numerous sites dedicated to traveling this thing from TX to the Great Lakes, I was not aware of the "marine highway" ... Thanks!
Jt Lamb wrote:but am working on finding a spot of land near a beach or a canal, with the hope of building/launching a sea-faring boat one day.
Onward to Q 2.0 ...
Jt Lamb wrote:Ahh ... a Tiny Home on ... Hulls (THoH)!
Sorry to dredge up this thread, but after seeing this oldie, got to wondering what it would take (cost & effort) to up and move to some place like Árainn Mhór, Ireland. I'd do it if the kids were grown, the wife gone (having left me after reading this post), and I just wanted to get even more mobile (living on a boat).
The one in the picture seems available, and I've worked with worse piles of rust.
Overall, it seems that one would need to:
1. learn Irish (Gaeilge, or Irish Gaelic ... any others?), lest I can't gain entrance to pubs ...
2. investigate some form of dual-citizenship ... some effort, possibly money, to sort this out ... in case they kick me back out
3. buy/build a boat (house boat, or THoH) of some kind ... no immediate land, building code issues ... have to get used to the "tilt" of the boat in the pic
4. off-grid stuff (solar, etc.), coal-burner, solar distiller
5. fish off the boat for food, greenhouse (window) for the rest ...
The bilge area just calls out for use of all that wasted space ... separate worm bins for various composting.
The deck area calls out for permaculture ... garden boxes, keyhole shapes at the bow ...
The masts would support nice tarp roofing and nifty shapes ...
Mike Haasl wrote:I did hear of somebody who ran a Lister 24/7. Then it stays warm for the veggie oil, generates heat for any cogen needs nearby and is pretty fuel efficient when idling. Not great efficiency but good. Not sure about the emissions but if it's veggie emissions, they're probably a bit healthier for the neighborhood.
Mike Haasl wrote:
Jim Webb wrote:Batteries: I'd avoid lithium batteries, not least because of fire risks.
Jim, this is a bit surprising to me. I know phones or small batteries sometimes burst into flames but I thought the bigger packs, especially ones that aren't DIY, were safe.
Anne Miller wrote:It seems so far I can talk to whoever I call.
The free phone was given to me only because of the 5G and is a Singular Flip IV.
It is comparable to the $39.99 phones that I can buy at Radio Shack.