1 (edited by proto 2007-12-06 02:15:33)

Topic: www.timboucher.com

I came across this great website about the things that are discussed here on NR. One article is about living like a nomad (and off the grid), so I'll post it here:

www.TimBoucher.com wrote:

A Practical Guide For Stateless Sovereigns & Illuminated Superheroes

   1. Identity is liquid.
   2. Improvise & experiment.
   3. Make frequent costume changes.
   4. Have a ready pack in case you need to leave in a hurry.
   5. Make mental maps and mark exit routes.
   6. Make allies, if not friends, of everybody.
   7. People who look, act and talk like they are important are - simply because they are perceived to be.
   8. Find out who is good at what and help them to become better at it.
   9. Learn local customs, language and important issues.
  10. Share your experiences and stories from other places. This may be the most valuable currency the traveler has.
  11. Try not to sign anything official, but stay true to your word.
  12. Obscure personally identifying details where they are not 100% relevant.
  13. Let other people fill in the blanks about you, because you can’t control their thoughts and feelings anyway.
  14. Get rid of your watch. Time is irrelevant.
  15. Eliminate all recurring expenses: bills, cell phone, debts, etc.
  16. Learn how to eat simply and cheaply. Footnote sources of cheap and free food.
  17. Learn how to sleep anywhere under any conditions.
  18. Always take up offers to learn new things and share your skills and knowledge freely with others with no expectation of reward or compensation.
  19. Be extremely up front about agreements and expectations. Negotiate with others to make sure everyone’s needs are adequately met.
  20. Don’t carry anything that can’t be easily replaced or which will make you upset if it is lost or stolen or needs to be suddenly abandoned.
  21. Carry only multi-purpose pragmatic objects and know how to use them.
  22. Constantly work on improving your manual dexterity, physical conditioning and problem-solving abilities.
  23. Become valuable and dependable in tough circumstances.
  24. When you make money, spend it on your friends and allies. Make sure to always speak and show your appreciation for the kindness, opportunities, help and friendship others offer.
  25. Don’t owe people money if you can avoid it (See: 3-4 above).
  26. Know your moral limits and don’t be afraid to stand out for not following the crowd.
  27. Conversely, expose yourself to new things, situations, people and practices to expand your horizons.
  28. Authenticity, durability and adaptability are three of the most beautiful traits a human can possess.
  29. You don’t need to check your email or voicemail ever again to be whole and happy.

Remember: People are good everywhere, and basically the same with some differences in customs, language and costuming.

Maybe the most important thing I have learned as a nomad: shades of gray. You can do anything from sleep in the streets or bushes, to crashing on friends’ (and strangers’) couches, to short term rentals and other creative living situations. The key challenge you’ll face is defeating in yourself the deeply-ingrained idea that Life Has To Be Lived A Certain Way™. Infinite options await the courageous & creative spirit.

Here's the link to that article : http://www.timboucher.com/journal/2007/ … or-nomads/

I find that whole list very useful and very beneficial that offers loads of solutions to our lives or if the s*** ever hits the fan! haha.

"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
– Carlos Castaneda

Re: www.timboucher.com

Thank you for this, proto!
This is all good stuff to know.

Re: www.timboucher.com

Thanks Proto. That guy is amazing!

Have you read the article http://www.timboucher.com/journal/2007/ … rangement/

He is showing us the way out of here.

Re: www.timboucher.com

No problem big_smile

"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
– Carlos Castaneda