Easy moving tips – Packing!

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I move every year or two, generally to save money, other times due to misfortune (eg. building fire).  Indeed, I like moving!  I like the sense of change and the chance to purge my life of a bit more stuff.  Some people don’t like moving due to the expense, the transitory state, and the effort. I’ve gotten pretty good at moving though and it usually cost me very little money, doesn’t...

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Foraging for your food

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BC, and the the Pacific Northwest in general, is blessed with a variety of edible plants, mushrooms and fruit.  It is legal to forage for edible plants and mushrooms in Canadian crown lands, and if you are knowledgeable, the forests contain a wealth of food.  There are many resources that can help you identify edible plants and mushrooms.  Here are a few of my favourite free edibles: Berries This...

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Almost free emergency kits

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Here’s a quickie while I’m slaving away at probability homework: Brian and I have emergency kits that we keep at work which contain water, food, and a rudimentary first aid kit.  We have a larger “earthquake stash” but these are smaller, portable personal kits. For the container, we use large plastic bulk nut jars that I salvaged from the recycling pile and washed out. We fill...

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Germany on a budget: Make your own neck pillow

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Today is the big day! This evening, CF and I will head to the airport and begin our 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt. Sleep on an airplane can be tough to come by, but in order to arrive fresh we’ll be trying to get as much rest as possible. On my recent work trip to Holland, a co-worker encouraged me to buy a neck pillow for the trip.  I didn’t, and ended up getting very little sleep. I suggested...

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