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My 2 year Van-niversary (technically)

I guess I have owned my truck for 2 years now, and that makes it seem like it should be easier by now, but I've also been gone for a year working on the bus and toured for 8months, so........ I need to not be so hard on myself, or it.It is time to look at it like a new beginning.It was a freaking harsh reunion: Came back to Toronto to discover that it had been ticketed, tagged (graffiti artists, really? not a portrait or something pretty, but your name? LAME)AND so am frantically trying to find…See More
Jun 6
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Is it too early to hope?

I dunno.I know there is no scientific basis to (any of the 6 famous)Groundhog predictions, and I'm fairly certain them running back into their hole has less to do with THE SHADOW and more to do with THE HUNDREDS of people standing around staring at it. I mean, what's the human equivalent of that scenario? Bears? Yeah, let's pick bears. One day you walk out your front door to find bears. There are bears in funny hats surrounding your home. Imagine that; GO! I've digressed. This is the second…See More
Feb 20
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my stealthing days are over...uh oh

sooooooooo I have returned to Toronto and with my freshly charged batteries I used the opportunity to put some diesel and propane in their respective tanks....and maybe change the scenery.Guys, let me tell youIt was sooo very nice to be behind the wheel of a *moving* vehicle for a change, cruising around town gathering various supplies in preparation for another bout of wicked cold that we are apparently about to receive.When considering going back to the current home base I got permission from…See More
Jan 19
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We are Big City Bound

a week before Christmas we sent the bus to the mechanics.It's law.You need to get it certified in order to get insurance so it can be an actual moving vehicle that happens to be a house....blah.This thing that I kind of thought would be an in and out kind of a thing has been 4 weeks and counting with barely an end in sight. Each time they tell me it can come home after they fix just one more thing they find something new.It began with something simple, progressed to a broken leaf spring and…See More
Jan 16
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Nov 14, 2013
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In response to #Blackfish I'd like to share this email

HelloI'd like to share this magical excerpt from a book I've been reading recently called Back to Earth by Anthony Weston (starts on p. 161 of a chapter named Transhuman Etiquettes):...I shall concentrate here on the possibilities for us moderns, cut off as we surely are from most of the old shared sign systems. You and I cannot share a world of sign with the polar bear in the way that Inuit hunters might. But it turns out that we may have hopes every bit as wild; only the exemplars for us will…See More
Oct 27, 2013
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Home made dish washing liquid

I promise, next time I'll take picturesThis is is my second attempt at homemade dish washing liquid.The first time was satisfying, but it turns out the soap that my face wants is not at all what my dishes want.The moisturizers in the creamy bars were leaving a greasy film on my dishes, so I looked for a soap for oily skin.My research led me to (and the town store had) tea tree oil.And, plus tea tree oil has the added benefits of being antiseptic, antimicrobial and antifungal.Ingredients:A bar…See More
Oct 13, 2013
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Sep 24, 2013
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Me 1, Ketchup chips 0, nuh nuh nuh na nuh na

So, I'm addicted to Ketchup chips(if you happen to be from the US, I'm sorry that you have missed out on something incredible)And this addiction has pushed me to walk into stores soooo many times, tempting me to buy plastic and most often times that addiction is thwarted, but sometimes.......... (see really bad PMS, shitty…See More
Sep 20, 2013
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Homemade plastic free Yogurt

I did it! It only took two times, but I managed to make homemade yogurt. We'll see how long I can keep relaying the yogurt to produce more yogurt.Man friend thinks indefinitely, but we'll see.If you too wanted to make plain yogurt this is what you do:Wait -  first, this is what you'll needA ThermosA towelA warm spotMilk (whatever kind you want)Yogurt with live bacteria in ita ThermometerA potA spoonCheesecloth or an old Nylon (something to strain it with)Now the directionsI poured milk into a…See More
Jul 29, 2013
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the bus project as a friend barometer?

Two weeks ago we had a birthday celebration at the farm and EVERYBODY from the neighbouring community was here.Very few of them in my age bracket; I think there were 5To avoid, or minimize, the parental disapproval we worked extra hardto get the "skeleton" shaped so that it would look like what people recognize as parts of a house.              …See More
Jul 26, 2013
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plastic free and (next time)organic homemade "Reese" peanut butter balls.

Yesterday I simulated Reese peanut butter cups but bite-sized-balls version. I made the chocolate a little more dark than the store bought version just to give it a kick, and I also put chunks of toffee in it. I think next time I'll make it I'll add a little bit more salt into it. I love salty/sweet chocolate.makes about 20 large marble-ish sized ballsInside Ingredients:1/4 cup peanut butter (or experiment with whatever nut butter you might want to try)dash salt 1/2 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup of…See More
Jul 2, 2013
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The roof, the roof, the roof is done!!

Ok friends. Eric is a champ!He found me a memory card so that I can take pictures of what we're doing.Last night wasn't a very productive night. The Island was on, and since we had watched the last half of it in the morning, he wanted to watch the first half when it was rebroadcasted in the evening (Which meant that he wanted to watch the whole movie. Let's be real)I took a lot of measurements, and made a lot of pencil…See More
Jun 3, 2013
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May 31, 2013
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The Toronto Maple Leafs might make the playoffs this year...Dammit!

So things have changed a little bit in my life.I've left the city, again, but this time I'm in farm land.Here I have 24 hour access to a kick ass shop, which makes the resuming of the truck project way way way fucking easier.I also am surrounded by men and beer (which means advice and help, who am I kidding).We are currently working on the bus and not the Joy.The spray foam really set him back a couple of months, after shaving the roof foam down from a foot deep to 2", we are putting up pretty…See More
Apr 11, 2013

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so it all started with a boy...

...and I think about how that sounds, but......meh.

A few months ago, I started hanging out with this boy, and sometimes when we were together we'd need to purchase something. 

OK, cool... another excuse for fun together times.

Except we would get there, any where, any store, and it was almost always a mini ordeal. 


See dude didn't buy plastic. He didn't buy anything wrapped in or attached to plastic. 


Just imagine how limiting that was!!??


Next time you're in a store look at everything. I dare you to find 10 things without any plastic.


After making our purchases the person behind the counter would often try to put them in a plastic bag. My dude friend would politely refuse the bag. This sometimes started up a conversation, which almost inevitably prompted the person behind the counter to say something about it -obviously- but more often than not it was negative, about "the futility...blah blah blah...this is the way life is...blah," which could be their own guilt, feeling judged or whatnot, not important, but being the 10 year old younger brother that I can sometimes be, I would often side with the stranger teasing this boy that was slowly becoming my partner.


So, I thought about it, and decided to take the challenge. Solidarity. 


That was 101 days ago...huh

The first thing that I realized was that I was going to have to learn to make bread, or stop eatting it altogether, and I'm addicted.

So I called up another one of my friends, cause he makes a lot of bread to see what I could learn. Not much actually. We made bread and it was yummy, but that was the last time, and sometimes learning requires repetition.

I've since found places that sell me bread in paper bags, but that original phone call to my bread making friend blew the shit out of the ball that was already rolling.

I've now made laundry detergent, deodorant, granola, gummi worms, propagated sage, made plant hormones and found so many alternative and plastic free ways to keep me clean, feed and happy.

OK so.....I did have a plastic binge a few weeks ago. I lost patience and had a little bit of a tantrum. There is so much reconnaissance that needs to happen with non plastic living, so much planning, learning, doing and I wanted something and I wanted it NOW!

Imagine being hungry, emotional, accustomed to instant gratification, standing in the middle of a store and everything is wrapped in plastic. 

F@#$%^&*#@&$*%^.....K!!!


I gorged myself on packaged food, cigarettes, chips, gummi bears, chocolate..........etc. Ahhh, it was delicious, comforting, pacifying and toxic....  


In 101 days, I've eaten more fresh food, and less preservatives, not contributed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, learned a shit ton, become more self-sufficient and can no longer buy cigarettes.


I'm reskilling myself. 101 days, and counting.


To celebrate, last night, I decided to try making rice milk.

(I boiled 8 parts water to 1 part uncooked rice for 3 hours, blended then strained twice)

It was thicker than I am used to, and kind of starchy, so will tweak that a bit, but I'm on the road, and I like it here.


AND it comes with a really cute boy. Sweet!!!! ;D



     

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My 2 year Van-niversary (technically)

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

I guess I have owned my truck for 2 years now, and that makes it seem like it should be easier by now, but I've also been gone for a year working on the bus and toured for 8months, so........ I need to not be so hard on myself, or it.

It…

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Is it too early to hope?

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I dunno.

I know there is no scientific basis to (any of the 6 famous)Groundhog predictions, and I'm fairly certain them running back into…

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my stealthing days are over...uh oh

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

sooooooooo I have returned to Toronto and with my freshly charged batteries I used the opportunity to put some diesel and propane in their respective tanks....and maybe change the scenery.

Guys, let me tell you

It was sooo very nice…

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We are Big City Bound

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 11:03pm 0 Comments



a week before Christmas we sent the bus to the mechanics.

It's law.

You need to get it certified in order to get insurance so it can be an actual moving vehicle that happens to be a house....blah.

This thing…

Continue

In response to #Blackfish I'd like to share this email

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

Hello

I'd like to share this magical excerpt from a book I've been reading recently called Back to Earth by Anthony Weston (starts on p. 161 of a chapter named Transhuman Etiquettes):

...I shall…
Continue

Home made dish washing liquid

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 10:40am 0 Comments

I promise, next time I'll take pictures

This is is my second attempt at homemade dish washing liquid.

The first time was satisfying, but it turns out the soap that my face wants is not at all what my dishes want.

The…

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