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YUKON
@yukon
02/15/12 12:36:56AM
119 posts

...why does it have to be a "journey" ?????


General Talk

...ever since i found this site the one strange thing has totally bugged me

why do ppl call dreads the start of a "journey"?

every day of life is a journey...dreads or not.

ive had dreads over half my life at seperate times....???

someone explain???


updated by @yukon: 01/13/15 09:19:17PM
YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 05:46:54PM
119 posts

gotta chop the mop


General Talk

lake clark is nice...it's just not quite as rugged as i like....it's a pretty mellow lake.

...i've always wanted something near talkeetna, but seriously the snowmachine/atv/mx/offroad/jetboats/everything ..... traffic is insane around there

and kenai pen is over-run.....north of fairbanks is nice, but too dark and cold...and i love dark and cold.....

seldovia would be awesome, but i don't wanna live in a community

i love the wrangell mtns tho

i dunno...it's either gonna be a spot on prince william sound or the susitna drainage...either way i'll be away from it all

YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 04:20:34PM
119 posts

gotta chop the mop


General Talk

i lived in seward, kodiak, homer, and soldotna......so i know the kenai pen. really well....i just hate how it's soooooooo crowded in summer.

i love the snow, and i'd love something near trapper lake or talkeetna, but too many snowmachines....i need solitude.

ive never been to s/e alaska...i think it's a little too wet for me, same w/ prince william sound, which is where i'd really love to be on a priv. island.

YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 03:50:39PM
119 posts

gotta chop the mop


General Talk

yeah we do have amazing plans.

we are moving out of our rental dump, and buyig a new house w/ property:

probably this one, but 1 very similar is close too

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/21287-Alta-Dr_Morrison_CO_80465_M29583-41792

we are also buying new cars and i'm turning my 2007 toyota fj into a snowplow.

...also will be buying land in alsaka (susitna drainage area) ..and building a backwoods retreat.

...and finishing my private pilot lisc. and a new bush plane.

YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 03:41:06PM
119 posts

gotta chop the mop


General Talk

hunter has his own trust....same amount as mine...i wont regret anything tho

YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 02:55:21PM
119 posts

gotta chop the mop


General Talk

thanks guys...it will and i'm making all decisions w/ the greater good in mind right now.

YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 02:51:41PM
119 posts

would you cut your dreads for a million dollars? (very serious and real question)


General Talk

my head is a stronger muscle than my gut....my gut says say "FUCK YOU"....im fine now, ive, been fine all m life, and i'll be fine.

u know what fine means?... (Fucked-up, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional)

i'm tired of being "fine"

ill chop my dang dreads...again.....

and play the game....again....

and try to have dreads another day....again.....

....anytime i've followed my gut i've ended up homeless and un-employed and stranded on a highway in alaska.

YUKON
@yukon
02/11/12 02:12:29PM
119 posts

gotta chop the mop


General Talk

well i was gonna keep these dreads 4eva...guess not now that i have to keep up appearances.

...super pissed..oh well...ill get over it

gotta meet w/ the parents and sign trust fund docs w/ lawyers and financial ppl...i guess choppin dreads is a small price..

gotta stop growing weed for a min. too....were moving to a huge new house..


updated by @yukon: 02/14/15 04:37:41AM
YUKON
@yukon
02/02/12 06:58:37PM
119 posts

would you cut your dreads for a million dollars? (very serious and real question)


General Talk

thanks for the replies everyone!

ok ...a quick update.

i wasn't gonna update, but figured WTF.

the company is selling for about 2.5 - 3 billion. trust funds have been set up already using company stock (a big part of this is a tax shelter for my parents).

the trust is an HEMS living trust.

ill rcv a paycheck for interest earned on the invested principal, equalling about 200,000 yearly (16k/month-ish)......thats the numbers i was just given.....can anyone tell roughly what the amount of the principal will be based on that info??

-first 5 yrs my parents are 100% trustees
-after 5 yrs i'm 50% my own trustee, and they are still the other 50%
-after 10 yrs i'm 100% trustee.

well in front of all that we have been given a lump sum to pay off all debts, and buy a new car each, and $500,000 to purchase a house....so yeah we've been house shopping...lol


we do plan to keep working for now tho, and maybe gonna go back to school.

...about 60 days from now it'll be set in stone.

i still have not cut my dreads, and will prolly wait 'til the last min.

YUKON
@yukon
01/26/12 01:08:30AM
119 posts

are you prepared?


Introduce Yourself

there will be more to this...i wanted to post this as a beginning...to see hwere ppl stand:

I thought I'd add a little bit about simplifying our lives. Again just some things to think about.

I'm def. not trying to preach at all, but considering these types of things is what helps me realize what more I have to do before I can be fully self-sufficient.

1. Dispose of, give away, or sell off everything that is not useful, or anything of mere sentimental (I call this semi-mental) value such as knickknacks, souvenirs, and that dearly beloved whatchamacallit. Toss out all those things you might be able to use someday such as wood and metal scraps, junk, old spare parts, defunct equipment, that machine whose sole purpose for the past five years has been to keep the garage floor well greased, unfinished projects, and any unnecessary books, clothes, pots, pans, dishes, and furniture.

2. Do not buy anything you cannot afford. Do not take out any loans. Cut up all of your credit cards. Close out your checking accounts and use cash or money orders for all transactions.

3. Do not keep any animals. They only tie you down and cost you money. However, if animals are a must with you, have useful animals (just a general rule...I gotta have a dog tho)

4. Do not own a vehicle which has been deliberately designed to be impossible for you to maintain or repair. Do not own any piece of machinery which is smarter than you are.

5. Get rid of toys that you do not use nor enjoy nearly as much as you think you should. Bid adieu to such things as the motor bike you rarely ride or the exercise machine you use as an obstacle course to the couch. Even if you are actually using one now, it will become obsolete because exercise is the natural result of mountains, valleys, snow, open spaces, trees, and children. Sell the motor home and luxury liner you use two weeks out of the yeartry a tent and a canoe or row boat and stay away from campgrounds.

6. Downsize your living quarters. You can waste your entire life away planning, building, cleaning, repairing, and adding on to a house. This not only makes you subject to government controls and hassles but also restricts your mobility. Put that time and effort into the enjoyment of your children, your spouse, the countryside, hunting and fishing, horseback riding, or whatever thrills you.

7. No one can deny that children complicate life but most people find them irresistible so I will not try to talk you out of having them. If, however, you are young, do not be overly eager to become a parent. If or when you have children, listen to and observe them. They are full of vital information such as where grandma is most ticklish and they are simple wise. They can tell you: A picnic in the woods is far superior to a fancy restaurant dinner. Mud pies are more interesting than statistics pies. Time is more precious than money. Egg tosses are more fun if the eggs are putrefied. Life is a continual exploration. Trails are for followers and conformists. Your butt is for sliding. Bees like to pop balloons. And one big black beetle in the hand is worth 20 television documentaries about insects.

8. Do not work a full-time job. If you presently have a great paying job, after simplifying your life and reducing your expenditures to a minimums minimum, you might want to work for a year or two saving every penny you can possibly save and then quit. When you need money, make things to sell for cash or barter; find odd jobs or seasonal contract work. If you do contract work, keep it simple. If after three months you have enough money to last the rest of the year, do not take another job simply because it is available. It is time to go play.

9. Stop trying to function within the system. Do not try to run a business unless it is something very minor and involves no government intervention (a virtual impossibility these days). Homeschool your children. Do not join a union. Do not work for the government, accept any government monies, or participate in any government programs. Once you buy into their game, you have to play by their rules which are anything but simple. If you think you stand to gain something by entering into partnership with the government, just ask any trapper what it has profited the animal who has taken the bait. Acting against ones conscience is also a complicated, tangled web. The government acquires money through legalized extortion. But, unless you allow the government to determine your values, you probably still live by the old-fashioned adage that stealing is wrong. Therefore, do not let your greed convince you that it is okay to rob your neighbor simply because the government is holding the gun to his head.

10. Avoid clocks, radios, telephones and, most of all, television like the plague.

11. Never forget your own mortality. This will make every minute precious. You will feel the urgency of living each moment to its fullest, of enjoying your family rather than wasting time bickering, and of doing what you want to do now instead of some surrealistic time in the ethereal future. Your values will change and you will transform from a sedentary haver-observer to an active experiencer-doer.

12. Marry your best friend.

13. Stop trying to be someone elses notion of success.

If much of this sounds painful, you have not come to terms with the fact that you do not own things, they own you. The proof of this is in the pain. However, when you discover how much more free time you have, how much more relaxed you are, how much more fun you are having, how much happier you are, how much more likeable you are...the list goes on....


updated by @yukon: 01/13/15 09:18:12PM
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