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10-14-18, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Smallwheels

It's the middle of October 2018. Even if what you...

It's the middle of October 2018. Even if what you read were true do you think the government would care if you didn't have health insurance for two and a half months? Don't worry about it.
10-13-18, 06:23 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

The individual mandate for people to purchase...

The individual mandate for people to purchase health insurance was repealed. Get insurance if you want it.
10-12-18, 06:28 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

There is nothing wrong with having a high paying...

There is nothing wrong with having a high paying job and living the simple life at the same time. If you like your job and its benefits keep it. Just get rid of unneeded things and feel the relief of...
10-12-18, 02:33 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

I'm still living the simple life. My single...

I'm still living the simple life. My single rented room was finally feeling like home so I bought a sixteen cube shelving unit. It works great. My other furniture is a cot; a folding lounge chair...
08-23-18, 01:08 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Busybodies.

Busybodies.
08-23-18, 01:05 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

It is common for windows to be lowered slightly...

It is common for windows to be lowered slightly in summer to keep the interior cooler. Many car owners ventilate their vehicles like this all of the time in warmer months. In a minivan the rear...
08-22-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

To do it you need a flat surface where a gas...

To do it you need a flat surface where a gas burner can be placed. If it isn't level then you must make it so. It can't be close to the ceiling.
If you want to work on multiple burners you get a...
03-21-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

I just remembered that Home Depot sells bucket...

I just remembered that Home Depot sells bucket lids separately from buckets. In the store where I worked they were on one of the paint aisles.
03-17-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

This might be simpler:...

This might be simpler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=58&v=zUmdUchag_o
03-02-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Here is the minivan video. He talks about his...

Here is the minivan video. He talks about his website too. So you can go there next. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXiFliNA-0
03-02-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Exactly. Unless I win a lottery I won't ever have...

Exactly. Unless I win a lottery I won't ever have a lot of money. That's OK. Right now I need to earn about $800 per month to live. That pays for rent, food, vehicle insurance, with a little bit left...
02-28-18, 03:09 AM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Cargo vans stick out in neighborhoods, especially...

Cargo vans stick out in neighborhoods, especially the tall roof models now available. A beautiful conversion van would be noticed but people probably wouldn't wonder if it were parked in their...
02-27-18, 02:01 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Right now I don't own a bicycle. The roads are...

Right now I don't own a bicycle. The roads are icy and I've got a breathing problem right now. For some reason my body isn't absorbing oxygen as it should. New medications are being tried and perhaps...
02-27-18, 01:39 AM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

One time a policeman in Eugene Oregon came to my...

One time a policeman in Eugene Oregon came to my door in the late morning to tell me I couldn't park on the street beside the Walmart. He wouldn't have been there if not for the trash heap of an RV...
01-30-18, 04:08 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

My life in the last six months has changed from...

My life in the last six months has changed from living a simple life in a minivan to living in a rented room. The luxury of having a shower, toilet, and full kitchen with a refrigerator is good. Yet...
12-25-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,146
Posted By Smallwheels

Backpack Plus

I use a backpack for everything. I don't have panniers. The type I own is from 1993 made by Spalding. It has a leather bottom and the rest of it is 1500 denier nylon. They aren't made anymore. It...
09-02-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 38,139
Posted By Smallwheels

If you put your money into Bitcoin or keep it in...

If you put your money into Bitcoin or keep it in a precious metal in your possession it does threaten the economy IF you don't spend the saved money on other things.

Mortgages don't help the...
07-22-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,270
Posted By Smallwheels

Mass Transit Everywhere 24 hours A Day

My ideal car free lifestyle would be mass transit everywhere 24 hours a day with motorists sharing the roads instead of battling cyclists and pedestrians. The wait times between buses would be no...
07-01-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Has Anything In Your Life Changed?

I really don't remember when I decided to become a minimalist. It probably just evolved as I came across articles and videos about it. The first few pages of this thread are inspirational....
06-19-17, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Years ago I bought an inflatable mattress for the...

Years ago I bought an inflatable mattress for the bed platform in the van. It worked for two days and sprung a leak. I've never known of an inflatable mattress or bed that works for a long time....
06-17-17, 01:04 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

I'm car free again. This means I'm also not...

I'm car free again. This means I'm also not living in a van anymore. For over two years a Dodge Caravan minivan was home. Everything I owned fit inside it. Living that way became routine. There were...
06-14-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,076
Posted By Smallwheels

Totally unrealistic post. Seventy miles per day...

Totally unrealistic post. Seventy miles per day would be fine for someone touring the USA in a hurry, not commuting to work.

Get a motorcycle of at least 250 CCs to handle your weight. It will...
05-21-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,642
Posted By Smallwheels

I've had a few selling sprees. Nothing I owned...

I've had a few selling sprees. Nothing I owned had the value expected. Two items did sell well. One was a Macbook computer and another was a brier pipe made in 1968. Most everything else was sold at...
05-02-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Smallwheels

I liked him. I'll miss his posts.

I liked him. I'll miss his posts.
04-02-16, 03:58 PM
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Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

The 22nd of this month will be the one year...

The 22nd of this month will be the one year anniversary living rent free. The van was bought for $800. Insurance for the year was $800.

Winter in Hollywood was so comfortable compared to my...
03-07-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,098
Posted By Smallwheels

Inline skates. If you get a good pair you can...

Inline skates. If you get a good pair you can zoom as fast as a bicycle. Doop makes some with three big wheels on each foot and these can be attached over regular sports shoes. Of course these...
01-09-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By Smallwheels

My answer is, someone who doesn't own or lease a...

My answer is, someone who doesn't own or lease a car. Unless you grow your own food and manufacture everything in your life there were motor vehicles involved in getting things to you or the store...
01-04-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,217
Posted By Smallwheels

At the beginning of this year electric powered...

At the beginning of this year electric powered skateboards, Segways, and hover board devices became legal to use in bicycle lanes in California.
12-30-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,217
Posted By Smallwheels

Segways are not just sold as toys. That is only...

Segways are not just sold as toys. That is only one reason they exist. Their original intended purpose was to get rid of so many cars on the roads. They were specifically created as personal mobility...
12-30-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,217
Posted By Smallwheels

I totally disagree with the opinion that they...

I totally disagree with the opinion that they can't be used for shopping or commuting to work. It just depends on distance and how much you want to carry. If you're going to go that route then the...
12-29-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,217
Posted By Smallwheels

Hover Boards are the bait to get more people...

Hover Boards are the bait to get more people using Segways. Since Kaman Industries couldn't price the Segways low enough to get many people interested, they were relegated to wealthy people or people...
12-28-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

Thank you for the story. Your tale is inspiring....

Thank you for the story. Your tale is inspiring. How do you feel about it all? You didn't go into that very much or the motivation for it beyond your reading of this thread.
12-22-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By Smallwheels

Impacts of invading alien plant species on water...

Impacts of invading alien plant species on water flows at stand and catchment scales (http://aobpla.oxfordjournals.org/content/7/plv043.full)
12-21-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By Smallwheels

As an interesting tidbit; a couple of decades ago...

As an interesting tidbit; a couple of decades ago in South Africa where there is a lot of heat and not a lot of water, the government and environmental organizations began removing trees because each...
12-20-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By Smallwheels

Doop Skates makes some inline skates that clip...

Doop Skates makes some inline skates that clip onto regular shoes. They have one model with three 110 mm wheels. They aren't gigantic but they are huge compared to some of the skateboard riders...
12-07-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By Smallwheels

Car Drivers Pushing Back Against Bicycle Lanes In Los Angeles

This thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/living-car-free/1026878-getting-rid-streetcars-making-automatic-cars.html got me thinking about what I have heard on the radio in Los Angeles. There is a plan...
12-02-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,465
Posted By Smallwheels

I sent a message to Schwinn about wanting a...

I sent a message to Schwinn about wanting a Shuffle Scooter with a lower deck. Their reply said that the deck height is 4 inches. On Amazon I asked an owner to measure the deck height and was told it...
11-30-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

As a van dweller that can move around easily to...

As a van dweller that can move around easily to get the things I need, such as water. Having a composting toilet that doesn't need to be emptied immediately and an easy source for water seems like a...
11-30-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

If you fall in love with it do you think the...

If you fall in love with it do you think the ex-in-laws will sell that portion of their property to you? It looks great.
11-30-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,078
Posted By Smallwheels

Today I realized something about Uber and ride...

Today I realized something about Uber and ride sharing. The app works by someone opening the app and stating where they are and then requesting a ride. That ride has a set fee. The rider must pay for...
11-28-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,078
Posted By Smallwheels

Long ago I delivered for a multi-restaurant...

Long ago I delivered for a multi-restaurant company. Never did I take more than one order. When I switched to delivering pizzas I did that one time late at night and was told to never do it again.
...
11-24-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 378,166
Posted By Smallwheels

You are right. Conventional mattresses would...

You are right. Conventional mattresses would weigh a lot more and wouldn't be capable of getting really small for moving.

A super tough inflatable mattress could also be used as a raft. :)
11-21-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,465
Posted By Smallwheels

After learning about this Schwinn "Shuffle...

After learning about this Schwinn "Shuffle Cruiser" I asked a question about the height of the deck at Amazon. The answer was six inches. That is high.

Look at the bottom part of the tube on the...
11-17-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,465
Posted By Smallwheels

Several of these models look really good for...

Several of these models look really good for adult scootering. Only the Kickbike brand would be good for going a little faster. With the handlebars so close to the front of the deck it makes it...
11-07-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,465
Posted By Smallwheels

I've got a Xootr and love it, mostly. I fell this...

I've got a Xootr and love it, mostly. I fell this week and broke a little finger in two places. My face looks like a Halloween mask. It happened at night. I still love scooters that fit adults.
...
11-03-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,760
Posted By Smallwheels

In Los Angeles there are more people riding...

In Los Angeles there are more people riding skateboards than bicycles. At USC there seemed to be more bicycles but those must be parked outside. Skateboarders take their boards inside with them. So...
11-03-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By Smallwheels

Uber, Lyft, and probably others have something...

Uber, Lyft, and probably others have something called surge pricing. That is the Uber term. If there aren't enough cars in an area at a certain block of time the companies will jack up the guaranteed...
11-03-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By Smallwheels

I went to a cab company and they wanted to hire...

I went to a cab company and they wanted to hire me. All I had to do first was transfer my license. Which I haven't done yet. The others who talked to me and suggested I go to Uber were drivers.
...
10-25-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By Smallwheels

As a new resident in the Los Angeles area I have...

As a new resident in the Los Angeles area I have inquired about becoming a taxi driver by talking to several of them. The first thing they say is work for Uber. I don't know why because they were...
10-20-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Smallwheels

Thank you Artkansas. I'll check them out.

Thank you Artkansas. I'll check them out.
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