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2Birds1Stone

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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #200 on: November 16, 2017, 05:28:06 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a cached version of Glenn Morrissette's "To Simplify" blog?

It was pure gold in terms of this type of lifestyle. Now the URL to the blog redirects to Glenn's Instagram.

:(
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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #201 on: November 16, 2017, 05:51:34 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a cached version of Glenn Morrissette's "To Simplify" blog?

It was pure gold in terms of this type of lifestyle. Now the URL to the blog redirects to Glenn's Instagram.

:(

Archive.org has pieces of Glenn's old site in their snapshots:

https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.tosimplify.net

Make sure to look at the snapshots prior to May 16 (when Glenn redirected to IG), otherwise you'll get in a weird redirect loop.

2Birds1Stone

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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #202 on: November 16, 2017, 06:02:56 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a cached version of Glenn Morrissette's "To Simplify" blog?

It was pure gold in terms of this type of lifestyle. Now the URL to the blog redirects to Glenn's Instagram.

:(

Archive.org has pieces of Glenn's old site in their snapshots:

https://web.archive.org/web/*/www.tosimplify.net

Make sure to look at the snapshots prior to May 16 (when Glenn redirected to IG), otherwise you'll get in a weird redirect loop.

I wonder why he took it down......thank you for sharing that!
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https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/fire-by-thirty-five-chronicles-36-months-till-sabbatical!/

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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »

I wonder why he took it down......thank you for sharing that!

He simplified his online presence.
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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #204 on: November 19, 2017, 10:51:30 AM »
Again, big difference between being houseless by choice and it being awesome, and being houseless by necessity

Absolutely.

My comment about liking being homeless was very tongue-in-cheek.

There are an unfortunate number of people in bad housing situations due to events outside of their control and not enough public safety net to help them.

Thanks for sharing those articles!

I got the tounge in cheek. I use the same comment, but I may be worse.
I saw another article about vehicle dwellers in Silicon Valley and one family mentioned paying $1,000 / month to rent their RV (probably cheap compared to rent, and easier with bad credit) and my first thought was hmm I could rent out my RV and make money...

So you are tounge in cheek, I might be actively evil :S

Or you could take a note from the childless becomes childfree movement and be housefree or homefree.

I like that terminology (and job free). I think for now I'll stick to free range human
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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #205 on: November 19, 2017, 10:52:50 AM »
Does anyone know if there is a cached version of Glenn Morrissette's "To Simplify" blog?

It was pure gold in terms of this type of lifestyle. Now the URL to the blog redirects to Glenn's Instagram.

:(

Any particularly good articles you liked (if you can find cached versions)
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Re: FIRE in a Sprinter Van
« Reply #206 on: Today at 09:42:21 AM »
Dump Truck - I am so excited for you.  Happy travels, the van looks like fun!

DH and I are doing a first run with our van over Thanksgiving weekend.  Hammocks to be strung in the back and with plastic bins to start figuring out placement.

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The build out is a lot of fun.

Just as a warning, you would be surprised how much things will try to move(especially if you need to stop suddenly going down a hill, or turning sharply, or going off roading over even moderately rough ground), and how annoying rattling can be so I have a few suggestions: 1. Get a multi pack of Bungie cords and/or you can get 36 inch zipties that have a 250 lb tensile strength(and these are big enough that with a small screwdriver you can press down the 'tongue' portion to release it to allow reuse. Between these you can secure things to the sides of the van and into the shelves to prevent things sliding around or jumping out of the bins. 2. Bring extra sheets or towels. These can be used as padding to prevent the rattling, or at least muffle it down. If you put a sheet/blanket over the bins after they have been secured to the walls, it will muffle the sounds of things sliding around inside the bins.


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