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Small-scale farming and potential self-sufficiency project Morpho 18/06/30(Sat)19:35 No. 3209 ID: 2d9c71 [Reply]

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I started planting two potato plants from cuttings and a bunch of tomato seeds. Thinking of either selling them to a farmer's market or use it to provide for myself and enjoy a good salad. In the future I'll also try planting lettuce and otger greens. Maybe I can also extend this to grain crops, but would they work with a makeshift hydroponics apparatus?

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Modern Mom 18/09/18(Tue)13:44 No. 3227 ID: 39b2ea

>>3225 "olla" method might work for plastic bottles and such. Filling up each one and putting the cap back on should last almost a week without watering.


Dedicate a patch for compost or worms as that's like steroids for the crops. Post back OP and tell us how you go!

Modern Mom 19/04/24(Wed)03:11 No. 3290 ID: 891d66

just planted some seeds from 20 years ago, hopefully they germinate
i have a collection of potplants but the only one that's actually doing well is the chilli plant
i want to have a proper garden but we're renting indefinitely

Modern Mom 19/07/20(Sat)22:10 No. 3304 ID: da6104

Keep growing your own fruit and veg OP, if you grow enough you can live on it and never pay money for food again

Mushroom Farm Modern Mom 19/02/17(Sun)21:19 No. 3272 ID: cc1b61 [Reply]

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The meat is too expensive in my country and I just want to get protein with another way. I realized "eating less eat and more mushrooms" will be better for me and it's healthy. I found some mushroom growing kit but It's uselles after 2 harvesting. Someguys grow mushroom in plastic bag but as I see mushrooms grow so slow. Is there a way to make my own mushroom kit with wood or something else?

Modern Mom 19/02/17(Sun)21:49 No. 3274 ID: 1e5fb7

Here you go.
Also lentils are a cheap protein source.

Modern Mom 19/02/17(Sun)23:11 No. 3275 ID: cc1b61

Yes you are right. Proteins of mushroom is half of chicken meat but it's more healthy than chicken meat.

Modern Mom 19/02/19(Tue)04:20 No. 3277 ID: 1e5fb7

Not chicken, lentils. I used to live off of lentils and rice, because it was so cheap and filling. $2 worth of lentils was food for a week for me and I'm a pretty big guy. Lentils have a good amount of protein too. It might be worth looking into.

Questions about Social Security Disability Modern Mom 18/03/15(Thu)23:58 No. 3140 ID: d789d4 [Reply]

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Amerifag here.

So to get SSDI or SSI you can - among other things - lose a one hand above the wrist and one foot above the ankle, both feet above the ankle, or both hands above the wrist.

I'm sort of trained as a programmer, but I'm currently homeless so I can't continue learning on my own (too busy trying not to die). I want to be disabled so I can get a place of my own via section 8 housing, pay my bills with SSI or SSDI, and then spend the rest of my free time programming until someone will hire me for a decent wage and then I can get off it.


So how can I amputate a hand and a foot in a plausibly deniable manner?

For my hand I could light and hold onto a sufficiently powerful firework (maybe a m80), but I'm not sure that will take it off above the wrist - more likely I'd blow my fingers off.

For my ankle I could eschew socks, pour water in my boots, lace them very tight, and then go on a 15 miles hike several days in a row. This will induce trench foot which should lead to gangrene. Alternately I could wait until winter, pour water in a boot while wearing a cotton sock, and then sleep with that foot out of the sleeping bag - this will also work on a hand, if I use a cotton glove in a leather (waterproof) glove.

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Dude f 18/08/28(Tue)10:14 No. 3222 ID: a6cc75

Dude if you need a house go to the mentally ill house I think they will gladly have you in

Modern Mom 18/09/14(Fri)02:55 No. 3223 ID: 6009e1

I get SSI because I got diagnosed with Autism, probably easier too fake tbh.

Modern Mom 19/02/17(Sun)01:23 No. 3271 ID: 674c06

Thanks man. I don't live as a full on hobo but your routine certainly was helpful for my mostly vagrant lifestyle.

Modern Mom 19/02/01(Fri)21:50 No. 3261 ID: a0f9cb [Reply]

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If you get a blender, your food expenses might not go down, but your nutrient intake can go way up. Almost nobody has the time to make three fresh meals a day, and meal prep takes extra mental energy, so blend a fresh meal instead. The more energy you can dedicate to improving your health and financial situation, the better. Even if you don’t like smoothes, which is unusual, you can simply dilute the flavor with a extra yogurt or maybe even milk. A good fruit or vegetable smoothie entering just feels right entering your body. Plus, with greek yogurt, and maybe even a dash of unflavored protein powder, you can get a good macronutrient ratio. It’s a nice way to live, and it beats the hell out of most food advice I’ve heard. There’s a fairly wide variety of flavor options, so it’s unlikely to get boring. A pretty bougie at-home smoothie typically costs $2-$3, but can cost $1-$2 if you manage to buy in bulk. Why are you not doing this? One tall cup is about 400 to 600 calories.

Pic related, what your first or second attempt will probably look like.

Modern Mom 19/02/01(Fri)21:52 No. 3262 ID: a0f9cb

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Modern Mom 19/02/02(Sat)01:22 No. 3263 ID: decc7f

>why are you not doing this?

Because I'm so poor I haven't had running water in over a year now and I can only live off stuff I can throw into the oven.

If I had water to clean the blender I would absolutely be doing it.

Modern Mom 17/08/29(Tue)14:00 No. 3074 ID: 494c89 [Reply]

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How can I build my own hidden/semi-underground hippy house for cheap, and without anyone knowing (no heavy machinery)?

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Caleb 18/10/08(Mon)21:50 No. 3230 ID: fa8616

The best, by far, book on cheap or any price underground houses is the book "50 dollar and up underground house" by Mike Oehler. There's videos on YouTube of his houses. I recommend it far above any other underground house book.

Modern Mom 18/12/05(Wed)09:57 No. 3251 ID: eaf7f8

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I'm thinking about becoming a drifter, any tips or advice?

Modern Mom 19/01/06(Sun)15:47 No. 3255 ID: a9274f

You buy them.

Modern Mom 13/09/17(Tue)11:27 No. 1625 ID: 751651 [Reply]

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Tired of spending money for pay TV?
A good old roof antenna will give you high definition broadcasts, up to 100 channels in some markets. A converter box can be used for older TV compatibility, $25-40

tvfool.com, antennaweb.org, rabbitears.info

There is also free satellite TV available, mostly international broadcasting but there's some cool stuff out there too.
Search for "FTA Satellite". A low cost fixed dish can run you $200-300 if you install it yourself. Ku-band (small dish) has a lot, C-band (large dish) has even more.

No monthly fees at all, for the price of 2 months of Direct or Dish you can get the equipment for free TV for life.

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tv is for retards Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:44 No. 3244 ID: 6d522b

TV is supposed to be free: You're watching advertisements. You're paying for electricity. You're wasting time being programmed. It's possible to receive TV for free, legally.

The biggest retards are cable and satellite subscribers paying for clearer reception, advertisements.

Tim Cook from Apple, regarding "free services"
'You're Not the Customer. You're the Product.'

Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:49 No. 3245 ID: 6d522b

TV reception looks like a decent hobby.

also there's ATSC...almost 30 channels here some say

Modern Mom 18/12/13(Thu)15:30 No. 3252 ID: d5398f

all i can find in my area are the local network affiliates i already knew about.

Modern Mom 17/08/01(Tue)17:50 No. 3055 ID: 7ce7a4 [Reply]

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Hey /Jews/ I've been trying to live the frugal lifestyle. Recently moved into an apartment in Southern California where I'm paying 840 a month for a studio. I don't really have close friends that are financially stable enough to room with. My question is though, (got off topic)
While living a frugal lifestyle, what do you guys do for fun? When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving. I could go out with my mates and get drinks or another hobby of ours was shooting but all of that is so expensive. I guess gaming but that gets old too.

TL;DR what do you do for fun that's frugal?

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Modern Mom 18/10/16(Tue)03:16 No. 3231 ID: 304dfd

OP here.

Thinking about getting into RPG's. Little bit of a varg tard so myfarog maybe.

Modern Mom 18/10/30(Tue)18:27 No. 3236 ID: f626bd

> When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving.

Just start making love with your parents again.

Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:32 No. 3242 ID: 83c9fa

Stop feeding (((them))) shekels, and live in the woods. Cheapest lifestyle available.

Modern Mom 18/05/01(Tue)09:01 No. 3176 ID: 602cb1 [Reply]

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Am I the only one on this board who’s thrifty because he wants to become financially independent? Can we have a financial independence thread?

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Modern Mom 18/07/05(Thu)14:58 No. 3211 ID: 9ae23f

Sounds good anon. Right now I’m able to stash about 63%, but I’m about to close on a house after renting for quit some time. I hope to be out of college loan debt by the end of 2020.

Modern Mom 18/11/02(Fri)22:25 No. 3239 ID: ca78f3

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literally an absolute mood. im just trying to afford an apartment but in this economy it's a fuckin nightmare.

Modern Mom 18/11/12(Mon)08:23 No. 3240 ID: 8e7778

>tfw the housing sector here is completely on its ass because my country is running out of space to build things and will officially stop building new buildings in the near future

Modern Mom 18/03/25(Sun)04:17 No. 3146 ID: b896cb [Reply]

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Hello everyone,

Recently, I've re-stumbled upon some great pieces of literature made by anarchists in the late 1960s.
Over half of it is about how to make explosives and drugs, but there a good few other pieces by them on how to live is a free "yippie".

This one is called "Fuck The System" and details on how to live completely free in New York City by finding free food, getting phone calls with those fake coin tricks, etc. However, this is all completely outdated.

Could we make our own, modern, version?

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Modern Mom 18/07/10(Tue)09:43 No. 3214 ID: d36894

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Over the years, people made modifications and additions to the Anarchist's Cookbook, mainly on BBS' and (some still running) Gophers. The end result is a much more accurate, much more up-to-date version of the book.

>>3148 whilethat may be the case, there is still quite a bit of valuable information in there. For example, there is information on how to pick locks, rip off vending and change machines, and a lot of phreaking (including getting payphones to give YOU money). If there is any gram of useful knowledge that can be gleaned from it, it is far from worthless as a resource

Modern Mom 18/07/10(Tue)09:47 No. 3215 ID: d36894

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Oh, and all of this is for educational purposes

Are you trying to get people killed? Modern Mom 18/07/18(Wed)03:36 No. 3219 ID: 8b2a4d

Sounds like a lot of useless information nowadays, cities are very different, and all of the 'recipes' are gonna be the altered ones. If there are armored cars rolling in, a guy with a makeshift grenade launcher isn't going to do much. I'll stick with my baseball bat and pray for death, thanks though

Modern Mom 18/04/09(Mon)07:23 No. 3162 ID: 1e52d0 [Reply]

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Could someone direct me to some quality VoIP services? I've had my cell phone turned off for over two months now. I don't plan on wasting $30 a month on calling and texting local numbers as well as family. Preferably looking for free services. I'm about to try to order a cheap headset with a mic as I don't have a microphone besides a Rockband mic that pretty much has stopped working.

Modern Mom 18/07/07(Sat)02:16 No. 3212 ID: d36894

A bit late, but look into running your own FreePBX box (free) and just paying for a SIP service like Flowroute (~1 cent/min). If you portforward, you can get phone calls wherever you can get internet

Modern Mom 18/07/13(Fri)05:06 No. 3216 ID: aa4b9d

Can you translate that to normal English?

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