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Saddle on up to a stool and spill the beans about your day, fire away with them questions, or let loose and give us the lowdown on your wild and woolly life. We're all ears, so don't hold back!
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Anyone working the night shift?
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Medicare part C is terrible
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26 sats \ 0 replies \ @gmd 8 Apr
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The real meaning of Fiat. It's awkward!
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Here’s my eclipse pic
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Why Solitude Promotes Greatness - The Benefits of Being Alone (Academy of Ideas)
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The moon be like:
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Our family didn't prepare for the eclipse, but a woman at the grocery store just gave my wife two pairs of eclipse glasses earlier today. I really avoided the hype and wasn't that interested, but I'm hooked now. I'm surprised at how impressive it is, though we're only in a partial eclipse zone.
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I love how the economics of the glasses encouraged this. It never made sense to ship one, so everyone pretty much had to buy a ten-pack (or bigger). Even after my wife, my daughter, her roommate, and myself, that was six I gave out to co-workers.
And yeah, I wasn't really hooked (also in a partial zone) until I saw that first chunk being covered up, and as it got down to a sliver, I was more and more impressed.
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I didn't realize that's how they were sold. That's probably why we got them. I was also surprised and excited by that narrow sliver.
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I was in the path where it got dark. I was a doubter, but it really did get dark. Pretty darn impressive.
Most impressive, though, was watching my kids. They were truly wide-eyed. That kind of genuine expression where you are grinning because it's cool but your also a little startled.
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Wow. That's something they'll remember.
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😂
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109 sats \ 2 replies \ @Zed 8 Apr
The truth.
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The symbolism of Bitcoin as the sun and fiat currencies as the moon is more fitting, don't you think?
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32 sats \ 0 replies \ @Zed 8 Apr
I definitely see what you mean, but I see fiat in a more dominant position atm. BTC is overtaking the current power. I dunno, I didn’t really think it through that much.
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10 sats \ 0 replies \ @Car 8 Apr
Bitcoin only 🤙Onward
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I feel guilty for not caring about the eclipse...
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sharing my eclipse moment
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82 sats \ 0 replies \ @gmd 8 Apr
fiat eclipse
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120 sats \ 7 replies \ @Car 8 Apr
Just found out an hour ago it’s once in 88 years.
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Solar Eclipses themselves are not that rare often happening every 1-3 years. Eclipses being visible from the US are rare with the next one not for 20 years however it will just be a small part of the US that can see it. The 2017 one that went across the entire US was the first time something like that had happened in over 100 years! This one is still huge in that it is going across half of the US but still pretty rare!
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21 sats \ 5 replies \ @gmd 8 Apr
ahhh well i'm not in its path and I've always been underwhelmed in the past.
I find meteor showers and comets (or normal star gazing) much more exciting.
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I feel bad for my family back in Texas since its cloudy! In DC we are going to get 90% coverage in a few minutes so I am excited!
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99 sats \ 2 replies \ @Car 8 Apr
Have fun!
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199 sats \ 1 reply \ @Cje95 8 Apr
It was pretty great! I got some pretty amazing photos of it using my phone and a camera protection thing!
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99 sats \ 0 replies \ @Car 8 Apr
Nice
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99 sats \ 0 replies \ @Car 8 Apr
Same, even the moon’s beauty is worth watching for a couple hours once a month.
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I went out to do some errands and my husband sent me this photo of our little plant, it bloomed today! After 2 months of being planted. This made me think about greed, how can a plant make me think about greed? Well, as I mentioned 2 months ago, I planted some beans, I thought it wouldn't even germinate, I didn't have any kind of hope, but if it did, it was a surprise for me, it was growing beautifully and getting taller, I got too excited, I wanted to rush it so that it would flower and grow pods, so I searched the Internet and it suggested that these plants should get enough sun and that they grow faster in warmer climates, so I took it to the terrace to get as much sun as possible. ... serious mistake, I murdered my plant, I continued researching on the Internet and I read an article that says that this type of plant cannot be transplanted because they die, that is what happened to my plant, I moved it to a place where it would gave more shade, but it was full of pests, I was giving up, my husband told me we can't give up, we have to try, so I started cutting the withered leaves, hydrating it enough, a little more than I already did. , because due to the strong sun it dried faster, my husband made a home remedy for pests. I let go of the idea of ​​wanting it to flourish at my own pace, I started doing what I should have in the beginning, just caring and admiring it from a distance, without manipulating or rushing. Today she surprised us with these little lilac flowers. With this experience that seems vain and insignificant, I started to think about all the times I have been greedy, because when I have become obsessed with rushing times and taking the "easiest" paths, everything has gone wrong, the strongest of all. was when I lost a significant amount of money for me, I ignored every investment rule because I wanted to make money "faster and in greater quantities", why was I so desperate to make more money? to travel and meet my family again, because at that time I had not seen them for 2 years, and because of my greed I delayed 2 years in 6 years, yes, I have not seen my family for 6 years, they have not been able to come to the country where I live and I have not been able to get out of here, I ended up without money and in debt, simply because of greed, to this day I am still working on fixing all the bad decisions I made, in a grief that I have not been able to go through, but that I also work on So that it doesn't affect me so much, some days are easier or more difficult than others.
Just as I must let my little plant flourish at its own pace, only taking care of it with love and patience, so I must act with everything in life, leave greed aside, not let it cloud my vision and make me make decisions that harm the What I want to achieve. It's ridiculous what a plant made me think about.
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Why do people want to be right more than they want to do right?
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I don’t think it’s either or, most people don’t know what right is. It’s important for the people who know the difference to show them or lead by example.
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Fear of appearing weak.
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11 days 12 hours and 18 minutes approximately until the halving/halvening at Block height 840000
I'll also be posting one of these hit BITCOIN singles every day until the halvening. Use them for your Halving Party!
I'll then dump the playlist into a YouTube video for you to enjoy, under Creative Commons license, ie FOSS.
Free & Open Source Songs!
I've also setup a livestream to countdown to the halving if anyone wants to chill to some music and watch the blocks roll in.
cheers and happy halving ya'll
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Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance, said Kurt Vonnegut.
Do you agree with this?
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Good morning stackers.
Day 71 of 100 push ups till $100k completed.
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Howdy!
72 days of 100 push ups a day until $100k down. Undetermined to go. 68 days of 100 squats a day until $100k down. Undetermined to go.
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54 sats \ 0 replies \ @Zed 8 Apr
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Well with the House of Reps only having 60 days in session left to hammer out crypto legislation and pass it like I thought would happen I think it is safe to say that even if whatever passes out of the House to overhaul the system is going to be effectively dead due to the Speakership chaos. That event hands down has sunk so much stuff this Congress and its so unfortunate because a lot of it was pretty good legislation. Even with the GOP extremely crypto-positive this Congress they are going to fail to execute this for the American People.
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Howdy partners!!! It's Monday and the week has officially begun, so let's have our strategies for our weekly goals locked and loaded, let's do this my friends!! Let's be ready to give this week our best and give it our all, no half, no maybe, just do. I wish you all an incredible week and a phenomenal day, may it be filled with purpose and success!!! I believe in you, as always, be well and stay frosty!!!
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42 sats \ 0 replies \ @ek 8 Apr
H+5
The power partially went out in my flat. My room, the room with the internet access and the bathroom have no power. Kitchen is fine. Craftsmen in the ground floor / basement mentioned they might have hit a cable and an electrician should come later today. It's been 5 hours.
Harsh reality check of life without power. I feel literally unplugged.
At least my room is cleaner now.
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37 sats \ 0 replies \ @ek 8 Apr
Missed opportunity:
is in unity is in memes
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Day 112 of posting mining earnings from the day before: 578 sats on 7Apr2024! Running total: 75,830 sats!
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Starting the week with the solar eclipse and Bitcoin heating up!
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Moon Shot Monday
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#497743 for context
Twitter: Blocked in Brazil Brazilians:
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Day 73 of the #100aDayTil100k challenge, sets breakdown: 4x25 normal/narrow, 3x11 pike Total: 133 (Day 177 of 100+ pushups per day in total; day 76 of 120+ pushups per day)
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Anyone else get referral sign up notifications?
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GM Cowboys and Cowgirls ⚡☕🧡
Looks like cloud cover for eastern middle Tennessee. Glad I saw the 2017 eclipse, I guess. My son will catch the next one, with luck.
Giddyup!
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😎👍
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nice!
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Recommended documentary to watch: Class dismissed - a history about public schooling
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You mean government schools. Minimum security prisons.
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Public schools are just daycare for middle and lower income workers. If you think otherwise it is illusion or delusion.
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Yeah, but they aren't honest with themselves about that and society doesn't react kindly to truth. There are many that have believed the lie though and think they are good.
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MANY
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Indeed. Most.
You REALLY saw this during Covid. Don't get me wrong, I get how disruptive it was for schools to send kids home but it became clear to all that care to pay attention that schools are child care centers.
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how about have a brainstorm on the natural ways to raise kids 😂
I was thinking last night what I would do if have kids: homeschooling + travel around sometimes and I teach all the hacks I've learned while keep learning more at the same time? 😂😂😂
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So true. There is no substitute for totality. When it comes to eclipses, it's all or nothing.
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Austin is on the path of totality but it's overcast :(
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0 sats \ 1 reply \ @ek 8 Apr
Reminds me of Australia when we climbed a mountain very early in dangerous pitch darkness just to find out at the top that you can't see the sunrise because it was overcast :/
Guess we should have taken the warnings serious to check the weather beforehand.
At least we weren't the only disappointed ones haha
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It ended up being visible through the clouds without glasses and it was awesome.
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Day 8 of my daily posting journey in the MSM era. previously: #497340 🤠⚡

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You young dudes have given me FOMO with all your workout routines here. I want to join you, but:
  1. These old creaky bones and various internal ailments limit me, and:
  2. I enjoy sitting around a lot
So, I started doing this yesterday. I think I need to work my way up from about 7 seconds:
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Young dudes, they have it easier for sure. I admit I started strong, but have failed to keep it daily. But still motivated and not defeated entirely.
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Get after it sigs 💪💪🫡
Try yoga? I find it incredible to help maintain good joint health and mobility in tandem with my normal gym routine. Infact I think yoga is part of the reason I've been relatively injury free... (Not currently 🤣🤣, just a little strain) But reasonably injury free.
You can find free yoga videos on YouTube easy enough. And it's accessible without any kit or any experience.
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Yes, people have told me that. My biggest problem really is stiffness and lack of range of motion. I bet yoga would help.
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96 sats \ 3 replies \ @Lux 8 Apr
nothing wrong with dead hangs, I do them too, but get bored quickly. doing only pushups or any one dimensional move is a recipe for stiffness and injuries. take a look at this video, a few foundational excercises, can make progressions from very beginner level, for any age and condition and you'll find on youtube each excercise in more detail, pick what you like, disregard the rest.
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Thanks for the link. What's boring for you is a challenge for me, at least for now.
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75 sats \ 1 reply \ @Lux 8 Apr
I get bored quicker than you think ;)
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When you can only dead hang for 10 seconds, boredom isn't an issue!
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Simple stretching can go a long way
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So what's this eclipse thing everyone is talking about? Is it finally the end of all we know?
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Made this meme for you :) #498599
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This will be the last total solar eclipse over the contiguous United States for 21 years. Don’t miss it!
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Gets dark during daytime 😉
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121 sats \ 1 reply \ @siggy47 8 Apr
That would be great. I'd like to make it loud enough for the whole neighborhood.
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I already see your face like Ron's 😂😂😂😂😂😂
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According to what I read I think it is an eclipse that can only be seen from Canada? But I'm not totally sure.
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No, not quite. Here's a map showing the path across North America.
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I don't know. Everyone around here is buying expensive eclipse glasses. What happened to the old pin hole contraption?
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It is cooler to watch it directly I guess. But protect your eyes at all cost. Do not use cheap glasses. Many people damage their eyes during eclipses.
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Let’s Learn about Memory
  • The Rubik’s Cube is said to improve memory.
  • Mnemonics leverage associations to help in retention.
  • A memory palace involves mentally placing information to be remembered in specific locations in a building, and then mentally “walking” through that venue to retrieve the mnemonic image & information when you need it
  • Positive effects of memory training last only for a short period after training (up to 3-9 months)
  • A child’s increased ability to remember more letters doesn’t equate to better spelling skills
  • Working memory training has been shown to improve memory on trained tasks known as near transfer effects. If a child is trained to remember a string of digits, he will typically get better at that after training
  • However, this improvement generalises to untrained tasks, broader cognitive abilities or academic performance known as far transfer effects.
  • Regular aerobic exercise boosts attention & executive functions - such as cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control, working memory and maths performance
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Day 359 of snailposting everyday 'til BTC hits $100k.
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367 sats \ 1 reply \ @mango 8 Apr
Day 140 of horseposting
Horse stance: 4 minutes 21 seconds
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Good morning stackers! Coming back from my workout routine, have you trained today already?
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Gam. ⚡☕🧡
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As BTC pumps today. I pedal and think to my self why on earth am I still holding stocks 🤔🤔
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Life is not supposed to get easier. In fact, it’s supposed to get harder the better you get at it. It’s the difficulty adjustment. With great power comes great responsibility and vice versa.
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Sharing my Sunday adventures
went deep into the mountain, then found something like a secret pathway...intriguing, who built it and why? 🤔 and I also saw some houses built in the middle of the mountain, what a view walking up surrounded by flowers, trees, and can see the sea from afar too! me imagining maybe that's the view for @DarthCoin too.
And then I ended up meeting a REAL nomad family, their ancestors used to nomading around, the ones that actually sleep in goat hair tents! 👀 much hardcore, and the mum knows how to make kilim, socks, oya to lace, you name it, and she happily showed me what she had made, what a skilled hand!! But they told me that most traditional nomads settled down now due to the ever-changing society or other reasons, there are still a few left continuing the 5000 years of the traditional way of nomad living - everything they use is natural, and not using any tech things, no internet and no Bitcoin, yet they are free. ( Bitcoin is indeed plan B )
Some people said nomads are not good for societies, maybe yes: a. they are so capable and self-sufficient thus hard to control b. they are learning from everywhere they go and spread the info and knowledge- Turks used to be nomads, migrated from Asia to Anatolia, and it's absolutely fascinating to learn the history behind it. c. they probably know about nature better than most people and are much stronger
I'm talking about the real nomads here, and not gonna lie I personally wouldn't want to live like them - I do like some comfort and having free time to think and create, but I think the balance is to enjoy the modern convenience, especially the Internet, yet keep stacking those life skills but without being sucked into the conform because comfort made one weak.
And an extra thinking is : these people got corrupted the least form modern society, much knowledge they processed, e.g. I was doing my homework to see how they carry water around so that maybe I could get rid of all the plastic bottle water; or how they preserved all the cheese and milk without having refrigerator? 🤯
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That looks very much where I am too. Taking what is called forest baths, is good ;)
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Sounds like you had a great hike! I was particularly interested in the part about preserving food without a fridge. I'm not sure how they manage with milk, but I think raw milk has to be consumed within a few days. They can always make dairy products that last longer, though. In Portugal, smoking and salting were traditional methods of preservation. Even today, cod isn't eaten fresh; it's submerged in large quantities of salt and then soaked in running water for a few days to remove the salt before it's eaten. Smoked meat is still made in a traditional way, too.
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These pictures remind me of the time when I went into the woods to "find a topic for my bachelor thesis".
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Did you stopped in the middle of that forest and listen the... silence, the wind, the slow move of leaves on the ground ?
It says that when you concentrate for some minutes and you are able to hear the void, the "nothing", then you are close to open the door to another universe. But you must be blend into the nature, to be part of it, not just a "visitor".
And you must sleep at least a night, alone, in that forest. Just hang a hammock between 2 trees and look at the stars all night until your eyes could start travelling far away...
You will never forget those moments.
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Did you stopped in the middle of that forest and listen the... silence, the wind, the slow move of leaves on the ground ?
also it was a bit scary since it was cloudy, empty and so high up.
And you must sleep at least a night, alone, in that forest. Just hang a hammock between 2 trees and look at the stars all night until your eyes could start travelling far away...
that would be quite an adventure. 👀
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I like the caveat you put in this post. I was about to be his usual prick in your heel but I’ll just say even as nomads I am almost 1000% sure they must trade/purchase goods from another nomadic family thus start the early beginnings of starting a community
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These types of nomads, usually do not need/use too much of money as we know it. For them money means more barter with goods that are scarce in their life (they cannot produce themselves): cigarettes, salt, sugar, flour, moonshine, tools (knifes, axe).
I remember once, I was hiking long time some mountains and I encounter a nomad family with sheeps. For a good long knife and a bottle of strong moonshine I had, they were giving me all meat I could carry, cheese, milk, shelter and a lot of love and stories. I offered money, but they don't even look at them, were like, wtf you are giving me these, I have no use for them.
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cigarettes
maybe they smoke something else if they do smoke 😂
I offered money, but they don't even look at them, were like, wtf you are giving me these, I have no use for them.
they dont need money to buy fancy clothes and tech things, and everything is already handmade and natural. 😂😂😂 because they have the knowledge and willing to do the work.
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