I opened this thread to hold any comments which would otherwise be considered hijaking on other threads.. This thread is mine, so all random thoughts are welcome.
(BPL staff, go ahead and delete this if you need disk space :)
Miguel, ok, so we won't give you the stuffy philosopher title...
This is a good chance to whittle down that row of gear and personal items, now that you've moved. I left a few metric tons of stuff in my old house in the US; and don't miss it. It was tough to break away though. Very tough. Most that stuff is going into a dumpster when the house finally sells.
The criteria for possesions I have now goes something like this; "will I actually want to keep this the rest of my life or until it wears out?"; if not, it must have a useful temporary purpose to make the cut. I used to buy the cheapest possible stuff, now I find a way to get less, but higher quality goods; titanium, down, wood.. and items which are multi-purpose.
Hey, If you are not already selling on ebay, give it a try? I just sold my first item there, a Teva eVENT jacket for $100 to some guy in the Czhec Republic(!) It is liberating sending that redundant jacket to someone I suspect will use it, and profiting at the same time.
And along the same lines, I never would have shopped for used goods in my past; but now I see it as a great option.
Asamayama next month?