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diy Location Independence

How I get plenty of power in my van / truck to run power tools and electronics

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07/12/2019

Sleeping in a van is fun – popping up a little workshop in the middle of nowhere even more so.

I am a programmer by trade, tinkerer and builder by heart and both those things need a proper power supply – something that can be quite troublesome to figure…


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I built a scrap art table from magnetfishing finds

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on
07/12/2019

My city recently outlawed magnetfishing which meant I was suddenly sitting on a large truck, tools and gear that we are no longer allowed to use. Pity.

But with the scrap that I already collected and saved up over the past few months and years I still had enough…


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Welding with two car batteries actually works – and surprisingly well

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on
03/12/2019

This is the kind of post that has to come with an obvious disclaimer: This is stupid and not how you should do things if you have any other option — which I don’t.

I use a 1998 Mercedes flatbed truck as a workbench on wheels to follow my…


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diy Productreviews

A story of two lives – before and after I bought an angle grinder

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on
03/12/2019

Some events in life stick with you, for me it was the start of a life-long phobia of angle grinders. It started as a kid when I was building a wooden catapult – don’t ask – and convinced my mom to buy me a sander so I wouldn’t have…


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A programmer’s guide to metalworking

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on
01/12/2019

Why does it matter that I am a programmer? It doesn’t, really – but it is supposed to show that I come from a totally different profession and simply picked up metalworking as a balance to my desk job. To me there is little better than having the tools…

Malte
Germany

Hi, I'm a programmer by day, creative writer and outdoors guy in the evening. This site is my happy place where I write about my journey towards financial and location independence and the obstacles I encounter along the way.

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