Category: Minimalism

Minimalism means different things to different people. To some it’s the desire to reduce one’s possessions to the lowest level. To others, it’s a search for peace and calm amid our chaotic lives. Whatever the reason, minimalism involves clearing material, emotional or mental clutter from our lives in order to live more intentionally. Many pursuers of minimalism seek greater freedom and less stress in their lives.

Itemized Emergency Supply List

Itemized Emergency Supply List

I’ve gotten several requests to itemize my emergency supplies, so that’s what this post will do. I am what you would call a “preparer.” I like to have supplies on hand in case of emergencies. I’m not as extreme as a “prepper”, especially since I have limited space in my 500 square foot apartment to …

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Minimalist guide to emergency preparedness

Minimalist guide to emergency preparedness

I did no editing of this video, and I have no shame about it, so don’t even go there. It’s a bit long, but there’s some interesting stuff in there. I take emergency preparedness seriously. I hope you find my finger tic entertaining. Behold… A few things to add to this: My car is a …

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Traveling Light: What I Learned

Traveling Light: What I Learned

Many of you read my Traveling Light post wherein I talked about my new system of packing for 5-day trips. After taking my first trip, I came away with some thoughts. First, the new backpack suitcase bag was fantastic quality. The compression straps were great to have, and the bag carried comfortably. It was so …

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Traveling Light

Traveling Light

As a minimalist, I always aim for traveling light. I try not to produce much waste on my journey. I bring my own refillable water bottle and reduce my footprint whenever possible. But for my upcoming 5-day trip out of the country, I also wanted to avoid being burdened down with a lot of “stuff.” …

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Things I Thought I Couldn’t Live Without (But Now Do)

Things I Thought I Couldn’t Live Without (But Now Do)

Humans have a habit of getting into habits. We often mindlessly continue to do something, sometimes out of sheer laziness toward investigating other options. Last year I analyzed some of these habits and discovered some very interesting things. It turns out that I was wrong about the things I thought I couldn’t live without. The Night …

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Addicted to comfort

Addicted to comfort

This morning, I got an email from Indiegogo. It’s their regularly scheduled email filled with the latest and greatest campaigns people are raising money for. As I scrolled down the list of fabulous gadgets, I was reminded that people have become addicted to comfort. The first item I noticed was a key chain. As its Indiegogo …

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