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WanderingEng  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How I survived a year of SHTF in 90s Bosnia

At the start of the pandemic I took the time to think about where the closest fresh water is. There are some drainage impoundments that are probably horribly polluted, but about a mile away is a spring that has flowing water. It’s probably also polluted but not as bad, and I have a hiking water filter that work take out a lot of the worst bacteria.

I need to learn how to use my liquid fuel hiking stove.

WanderingEng  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How I survived a year of SHTF in 90s Bosnia

And items you can barter. Or maybe “means” to barter, whether items or skills.

WanderingEng  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books are you reading hubski?

I'm about a quarter of the way into Stranger In A Strange Land. I've read it before and didn't remember much about it other than the basic details. I'm not really enjoying it much.

Bravey by Alexi Pappas comes out tomorrow, and I've ordered it. I'm looking forward to reading it and hope I can learn some things from her.

WanderingEng  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google

What happens to apps already downloaded? Does the OS remove them the next time the phone syncs, or do they stay until the user deletes them?

WanderingEng  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 6, 2021

I'm really sorry about the loss of Kathlyn. She must have been an incredible friend.

I think your feelings and your introspection are healthy. My cat Max passed away in April of 2019, and it was just me and Tess for a while. She and Max never really got along, but I could tell she was lonely. So Hugo came home.

Hugo isn't Max, and I still miss him. I sometimes still ask Tess if she remembers him (but being a cat she doesn't answer). Hugo is curled up in my legs currently, and he's a nice boy. But I still miss Max.

Bringing him home came from a good place, and I'm sure you're right that getting kittens will be for you, too. I always like to think my cats wish they could still be here but are glad another cat in need has a home.

WanderingEng  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol

I've thought about this many times in the past 53 hours, and I think it's better for everyone it went the way it did rather than having police open fire and have a dozen, or a few dozen, dead idiots on the steps of the Capitol. This way they're reviled by almost anyone. Shot dead they'd be martyrs to some, and even some sane people would mourn their bloody deaths.

I can't believe there wasn't a blood bath, but I think it's best there wasn't.

WanderingEng  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol

I wonder if his wife is mortified how many people are now going to judge that skinny Christmas tree.

WanderingEng  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Capitol in lockdown as Trump urges protesters on

This is Trump's legacy.

WanderingEng  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 6, 2021

It took a week and a half for my ski boots to arrive, but I got them last Thursday. I've been able to get out skiing three times since then and feel more confident each time.

I'm skiing classic cross country and got some narrow metal edged touring skis. The metal edge really adds a lot of stability, I think.

It's nice having something new to do.

WanderingEng  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Happy New Year Hubski!!

Happy New Year!

WanderingEng  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 30, 2020

What was your reading goal? I'm working on adjusting my evening routine to include 30 minutes of reading before bed. It's a good way to get away from screens before sleep. Currently I'm re-reading paperbacks I have that I'll probably donate but wanted to read one more time. I just started Stranger in a Strange Land.

I pre-ordered Alexi Pappas' book Bravey. It's out 1/12, and I'm looking forward to it.

WanderingEng  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 23, 2020

Are you keeping an eye on your cats litter box habits? If there's any change make that's important to talk about with your vet. My cats and I will be rooting for a quick recovery.

WanderingEng  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 23, 2020

I've seen skiers do things like this! They're kind of amazing.

We're supposed to get snow next week, so I'm hoping all my parts will get here by then. Staying active in winter is such a good way to make the short, cold days fly by. I'm glad you got to use your snowshoes! I have a pair myself and like them a lot.