I wanted to start a topic section for myself and others to put up their DO More, with Less living doings.
This has been a lifelong passion of mine in all things.
Personal examples: my personal vehicle transportations evolving. People carrying - 8 cylinder to many 6 cylinders to many, many different four cylinders. All of these four person capable, with modest luggage. Motorcycles? Yep. 2-3 in my past. Broke the rule of people carrying SAFELY, Sanely, with reasonable comfort! The fender bender bumping in a full four person vehicle, becomes a lifelong maiming/killer event on a two wheeler!!
My Use One GGE a Day to learn topic was on theme of my passion of DOing More, With Less.
DO use that ~120,000 BTU equivalent daily, step be step learning to squeeze as much useful use out of it.
Purist saying, “I use NO gasoline (diesel, propane, street gas, ect), I bicycle!” means you did not work to learn to get the maximum benefit from these use-once-and-gone resources. This is my youngest sister. Ha! Ha! And I find in my family and circles of acquaintances many energy-use Purist think little of world “exploring”, “visiting” hopping onto a jet airplane coming and going. Now that is a huge carbon-foot print beyond the actual jet fuel used for the huge airports infrastructures. That same youngest sister.
So first guideline of this topic is to be FIRST DOING some thing.
Then use this actual DOing to learn to get MORE done with less.
My current do-more with less is our vegetable garden. How to get the most, best benfit from the ~4 hours a day I am willing to “work” it. How to get the best benefits form using the least amounts of supplementary watering.
When the two folks were alive, well and able to kick it we had three cultivated gardens totaling ~6,000 square feet. With two separate berry patch areas.
They each would stoop-labor hand weed and cultivate four hours a day. Wife and I were able to contribute after commuting home from works at best only another combined four hours daily. So with 8-12 hours inputs daily “wee” as a family had weed-free contests with other old line families. And gardens watering came from a six cents a kW/Hr on property deep-well.
That a was then.
Now it is just me for at best four hours a day and mandated three Tiered-priced public water.
Long handled stand full up right back-less-pain shuffle hoe.
A new to me Italian grape hoe. Works great.
And a new ergonomic long handled six tong spring fingered isle deep digger tool.
TWO, 2 gallon watering cans now supplied out of 300 feet of black hosing to warm and row, spot plants water.
We dry fluffed dirt “mulch” to have the least maritime rain-forest climate molds, fungus and creepy crawling bugs problems.
No water - no weeds.
Ha! half and inch of rain predicted upcomning Thursday. Be weeds by two days later. Scuffle hoe will get most. The deep-digger will re-fluff after the rain beat-down for loose roots optimal conditions.
Wife will stoop labor scoot-sitting get the close-in and in row weeds on the weekend. She likes the feel of the loosened dirt between her toes. She subscribes to the get/stay “Grounded” theory for human health.
The most valuable resource is your daily time. Only so much you can put to use in any 24 hour period.
Only by DOING first can you then work-use learn to maximize the best befits of your daily time.
A lazy ass gets some-else to do it. Pays a price in poor health. Pays a price in Sheeple disconnectedness from Maslov’s real needs.
Too many Priests, artists, entertainers and Presidents get served-all, and so know little about real human needs and values. Turn everything into negotiable commodities. Their daily time “too valuable” to humble down for stoop working for their daily needs. Slave out other for their core needs.
FIRST Do. Then evolve to do-more with less.
J-I-C Steve unruh