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Old 04-20-2014, 02:49 PM   #21
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Thank you all for your suggestions

I appreciate them all. It's interesting how many photography buffs there are in this group.

Regarding the rocket stove, my DW went to a seminar so we are prepared to build one when we do retire. We'll be living in Connecticut in an area where we are likely to not have natural gas. So we expect to heat with wood. Having done that before and bucking up and splitting 5-6 full cords per year we don't want to do that again. Hence the rocket stove which should use less wood and more "scrappy" wood.

Right now in Chicago we have natural gas and it's almost a sin how cheap it is. So that's our fuel here.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:10 PM   #23
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Couple of ER blogs I follow:

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli's blog:
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Retired Syd's blog (lots of tips on frugal travel):
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:54 PM   #25
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That does look interesting. I have some Nambu Tekki (cast iron) from Iwate prefecture that would work great for that. Thanks for the info.
I actually bought a pre-made Tiger Thermal Cooker. DH said no straw boxes in the kitchen.

Amazon also sells a wonder bag that works on the same idea:

Wonderbag - Home

I don't know why the thermal cookers aren't used more in the U.S. The only ones sold by me are in Asian markets.
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This is the only forum I frequent and participate in. The Bogleheads forum I have visited a few times, but did not stay long. It's too boring!

I have read a few RV'er blogs, particularly those of fulltimers who retire early and lead a simple and solo life out in the boondocks. However, after a while, there's nothing new to learn about the blogger and my interests wane.
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This is the only forum I frequent and participate in. The Bogleheads forum I have visited a few times, but did not stay long. It's too boring!
Plus, moderator Lady Geek will shut you or your thread/post down in a heartbeat if it varies off topic or rules in a matter of split seconds!
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:14 PM   #28
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I thought there were no topics discussed there other than "indexing" and "stay the course".

And there's more to life, even an ER's life, than money and investing. No?


PS. I did not stay long enough at Bogleheads to even sign up for a membership.
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I thought there were no topics discussed there other than "indexing" and "stay the course".

And there's more to life, even an ER's life, than money and investing. No?

Over here, they just rock & roll & relax. The 3 R's!
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I would not necessarily call it "interesting" but I like the City Data forum and read the forums on Retirement, my current state, and the state where I plan to relocate. The City Data Retirement group is generally not as financially secure and savvy as this group and are older. But it provides a slightly different perspective on retirement.
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I enjoy entertaining and cooking on my Big Green Egg and frequent the egghead forum https://eggheadforum.com for ideas and recipes. I find it's a hell of a lot cheaper to "egg"speriment with recipes and enjoy a few adult beverages with friends at our house than it is to go out on the town. Plus (IMO) the food is much better!!
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Hearth.com is an excellent resource for people who heat with biomass or aspire to do so. I've been a fan since I installed a pellet-burning boiler in my home. There are some high-tech approaches to wood burning out there!
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Plus, moderator Lady Geek will shut you or your thread/post down in a heartbeat if it varies off topic or rules in a matter of split seconds!
+1. Somone on the fatwallet forum called it "overzealous moderation and stifled dissent."
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Somone on the fatwallet forum called it "overzealous moderation and stifled dissent."
Yep, Bogleheads rates low when it comes to entertainment value.
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I frequent many. Besides here some Favorites are:
Www.jalopyjournal.com for hot rods
Www.garagejournal.com for garage related
Www.irv2.com for RV stuff
Www.landracing.com for land speed racing
Www.mytractorforum.com for tractor related

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Have you tried audioaficionado.org?
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No, I haven't. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll visit and see what the weather is like.
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