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DIYHomesteadingSelf-Sufficiency

Reclaim The Pleasure Of Woodworking In Your Own Shed

Every time I work with wood I am reminded of my good friend Lonnie. He was the most capable woodsman I've ever known. He grew up in a small log cabin in the Blue Ridge...

DIYSelf-Reliance

Enjoy The Satisfaction Of Carrying Out Your Own Car Maintenance

One of the surefire ways to extend the life of your vehicle is to change the oil on a regular basis, and one of the best ways to save money is to do it yourself...

DownsizingMinimalismRightsizingSailingSimple Living

Breaking Free from the Desk for Life on the Water

I wake up in the morning not to an alarm clock, but to the natural rhythm of the day. The sailboat my wife, Jodi, and I live on is facing north, so the sun rises on our starboard side...

DownsizingRightsizingSailing

Enjoy an Affordable, Liberating Life by Downsizing

It was, as I recall, a pretty normal evening, when Deb, my wife of several decades, leaned over the staircase rail and asked: "What would you think about retiring onto a sailboat...

SailingSelf-Reliance

A Floating Home, Good Life Skills, and a Career Portfolio

I am a child of the 60s and we were taught — and expected — to have one single job for 30 years. So I worked, mainly, as a secretary...but I also waitressed, demonstrated cookware, sold...