Tuesday, November 26, 2013

cold bathroom


COLD BATHROOM

Today I’d like to talk about more primitive living.  But first, a kind word to Gil and a tirade against publishers.  I appreciate the heads up on the zombie cruise book ( what?  You haven’t been religiously following the comments section to pick up minions gems such as this?  If you check for yesterday’s comments after about 7am they are usually posted ).  Yes, it was free and hence better than usual.  But free doesn’t always sell a book.  And buying one doesn’t mean I can read it.  I’m one fifth through after starting it last night and I actually have to admit I’m impressed.  Yes, sure, it is zombie crap and hence has about zero survivalist application 99 times out of a hundred.  But through that disbelief filter you will find it well written and a decent story [ most would say better than my fiction-don’t worry you won’t hurt my feelings.  I’m not out to be the next King or Conrad ].  Now, last week a “free for this weekend only” book was offered.  By Max Velocity if I remember correctly.  Looks like a militia porn novel.  If you downloaded it, please let me know how it was.  I’m hesitant to spend nine friggin bucks for an e-book.  Prepper Press kinda does the same thing; their e-books are only a dollar or so less than their paper versions.  However, I think they can get away with it because they only carry quality stuff.  You are buying carefully vetted material.  With other publishers, I just think we are getting ripped off.

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A minion pointed out after last weeks ( week before? ) Campers Special article that you need to work up from the starting point of primitive after you’ve gotten established.  If you keep increasing comfort/luxury levels the whole family is happy and won’t rebel or revolt, leaving your budding reign in ruins.  I don’t disagree with that, it is sound advice.  As long as you keep in mind that added luxury doesn’t have to cost much more or add much complexity.  For instance, rather than splashing water from a bucket on the ground for bathing, you add a shower stall with a gravity fed water container up top you hand fill.  Almost no extra money, but much nicer to use.  Luckily, I don’t have these considerations. 

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Once I’d broken the wife’s spirits as she craps in a bucket, the rest of life’s maintenance chores are acceptable to her.  She doesn’t mind bathing out of a bucket on the floor as long as it is in a warm room with warm water.  I’m made of sterner stuff, but only out of necessity.  Half the year, it is dark after I get off work.  I must bathe down in The Pit rather than in the sun warmed trailer. And, it is usually about 50 degrees give or take.  The saving grace is, it stays at that temp rather than decreasing as would be normal in an aboveground shelter.  I’m freezing when I’m done but am fine just as soon as I dress again.  Why do I subject myself to this when I could upgrade for pennies ( thirty minutes of running the heater would cost about five cents )?  And half my take home pay is discretionary spending? I’ve gotten used to both pinching pennies and living primitive.  It seems second nature by now and I don’t feel deprived.  Get used to it now, and in the future when it is forced on everyone you won’t care.

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17 comments:

  1. Don't bother with Patriot Dawn, it has the worst elements of militia porn.

    Super soldier that lays waste to his enemies, but the wife is the one with the balls and command of him. Xena warriors, unlimited supplies, and on and on.

    Of course, this the same guy that wants to fight the Regime and loot "fat Survivalists" if they don't "pull their weight." Guy is a British asshole with lots of fanboys.

    MICoyote

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    1. Many thanks- I shall strike it from my wish list.

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  2. Can't argue with your logic. A life lived frugally will adapt much easier to whats ahead for us.

    Although I will say there are SOME things that are easier to give up under force. Whatever they might be for each of us.

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    1. There is a logic in my choices of frugality. I skimp and save on everything else, then spend wildly on books ( and I'm not forgeting the wife and her creature comforts ). I'm not just "wearing a hair shirt" ( I think I got that phrasing correct ).

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  3. Respect to Lord Bison!

    As the creator of the Frugalist Survivalist movement, some might think that you're now kicking back in your bug-out pajamas, smoking a pipe in your vast private library. But instead, you bathe in the frigid dark and demand that your wife crap in a bucket. There is hardcore, and then there is Lord Bison.

    Thank you for showing me the way.

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    1. Kurt Saxon deserves most of the credit for showing the way, even if I traveled down it further.

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    2. All hail, Lord Bison!!

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  4. Bisonus Maximus:

    Yes, 'Patriot Dawn' is militia porn, written from the perspective of someone who was in the military (lotsa ammo and plastic carbines for all). Good points and bad...

    I have a copy that I can 'loan' via Kindle. I think it's good for two weeks. Lemme know if you're interested.

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    1. Of course I'm interested. Thanks.

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    2. No prob. First, I have to finish it, because Amazon (noxious little toads that they are) won't let me read something I'm loaning out. I'm 80-something percent through, so I should finish it today.
      Second I need an email addy to send it to. Hopefully, one that Amazon knows about.

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    3. jimd303@netzero.com
      They should know it, through the Associates program
      thanks

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    4. OK, all set up for you. There should be an email to let you know.

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    5. Got it. Thanks! I'm also hoping I can use "flaming monkey balls".

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  5. I'm glad you brought up the subject of the zombie apocalypse. It's something I've been giving some thought to (a little too much thought, maybe, as you shall soon see). I was watching the Walking Dead, a tv series about the zombie apocalypse. I began projecting myself into the role of survivor. Roaming the country. Scavenging supplies from the Walmarts I happen to pass by, cuz being a well trained consumer I still have to do my shopping.

    It occurred to me that living off the carcass of a dead consumer nation might get awfully lonely. I realized that if I was feeling especially horny and lonely (hornly, to coin a term), I just might get it on with a female zombie. Ok, I can see the shocked look on your face, but I'm not saying I'd get engaged to her, the female zombie. Just get me a little sumpin sumpin, you know, a quickie. I'd make sure no one else was around so that there wouldn't be no witnesses. But of course this kind of thing is sort of an addiction. I'd do it once and promise myself: never again! And then I'd do it again a couple weeks later. Pretty soon it would become an everyday thing. Eventually I'd get caught cuz you just can't keep this kind of thing a secret.

    People would shun me and probably try to banish me to the hinterlands. But I then realized that I can count on you as the voice of reason, you being a worldly man. You'd assure the people, "he didn't really mean it. He's still basically a good person. With a few flaws. And we all have plenty of those don't we?" Then you'd inject a little levity into the situation to defuse the tension. You'd quip, "Besides that last one wasn't no zombie. It was just my ex wife!"

    Everyone and his brother would bust out laughing. I'd be forgiven my little peccadilloes and welcomed back into the finer shacks and shanties in the Elko region. And maybe one of the especially forgiving couples would offer me their buxom daughter's hand in marriage. Then I wouldn't have to boink no more girl zombies. Except on weekends in Vegas, of course. You know the old saying, what happens Vegas, stays in Vegas!

    This comment is longer than today’s article!

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    1. Feel free to write some articles. I'd even post on weekends rather than use you as an excuse to not write. I loved it, BTW

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  6. My comment for this post is either in your spam folder or it's been lost in the cobwebs corners of the net.

    Idaho Homesteader

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  7. The zombie position is like dog fashion but without
    the licking and smelling?

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