Episode-521- Why I Think The Way I Do — 7 Comments

  1. Great show, Jack.

    One thing that I have been thinking about a lot lately is water. For example, what happens when the local river is dried up or people have gone down to get water and just trashed the shore-line to the point where it is unsafe to go the the river or so dirty that you wouldn’t want to drink it. Currently, where I live, I have no access to ground water sources, only surface water or some kind of catchment from the roof of my house.

    The other thing I have been thinking about is cooking in a grid down situation, especially where there is no city gas or propane available. What happens when you run out of matches? I typically use a propane torch as a lighter for my fires because I am basically lazy. I think about what would happen if I did not have that available. I really need to get back to building fires using nothing but a magnesium spark stick or even “rubbing two sticks together.”

    These are a couple things that growing up in the woods of PA or anywhere else in the world helps out because you learn to do things like looking for clean surface water and building cooking fires and preparing properly.

    Things like the above are skills everyone should have if there are long periods of power outages or some kind of public works disruption during a Katrina-like disaster. No water and no heat can be quick to kill in the right situation.

    Keep up the good work!!


  2. LOL!
    Jack your thinking/remembering process (forgetting the laundry and remembering stuff from forever) yeah that is the definition of ADD. That is exactly how I work. Also starting to clean the desk, then noticing that the pencils need sharpening, then while sharpening them noticing that the grass is long, so you go out to cut it but the gas is low so you go to the gas station, but see a great sale at the camping store, then when you get home you wonder why nothing got done…. meh my life

  3. Wow Jack, I didn’t think you could figure out a way to talk about yourself anymore than usual but you did it. Bravo

  4. GREAT show. This should go in the must listen thread on the forum. Getting the bare fundamentals, the lessons from experience and the philosophy behind the show is really important for people who are just arriving at this way of thinking. The way you put it all together and cut through the BS problems most people erect for themselves is invaluable. You are changing peoples lives (so its good that your humble). Keep it up.

    Also I know what you mean about the curiosity “sickness” haha. its a blessing and a curse. We’ll never be bored but we’ll always be hungry.

  5. Jack, are you my long lost younger brother?

    We have very similar timelines (read: life experiences). This show reminded me of a compilation of conversations I’ve had with folks over the years.

    The most rewarding was last fall when my much younger brother visited. He and I are the only ones who’ve moved more than 100 miles from home and wanted to really make a life for ourselves outside that sphere of influence.

    He showed me his W2 and said “See Bubba?! I wanted to be like you!” The little shit made twice my income last year. Good for him. I asked him if he was happy…..