I suspect many responses reflect the responder's insecurities and yes I think most on the board assume ER in late 40's/50's as more the "norm." The longer the retirement, the more risk, that can be managed by a lower SDR or part-time work, etc.
I think the OP's plan of part-time work and income (i.e., "Partial Fire") can work. I know I'm still working part-time, so pulling from retirement assets will probably occur at 61/62 rather than the 57 I originally considered when moving to Reno.
I would be worried about health care, and 35K does sound low for New Hampshire, without a paid-for house. I understand the point about outdoors recreation, since I hike and flyfish (but also ski--a year pass is $459 here).
Originally Posted by pullmyfinger
I too have found these accusations of "mooching" very offensive. I have really enjoyed the wealth of knowledge and support on this forum and hate the thought of losing that.