#buy-it-for-life (Discord ID: 390735997639589891) in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics, page 1

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ThisIsChris 2017-12-14 06:30:29

For practical, durable and quality made products that are made to last.

Deleted User 2017-12-14 06:31:18

does it have to be durable for life or just really super durable and good quality?

ThisIsChris 2017-12-14 06:32:15

Both can fit, depending on the item

ThisIsChris 2017-12-14 06:32:35

Some items can't really last *for life*, but like you said super durable and good quality is good

ThisIsChris 2017-12-14 06:35:03

Sometimes you are looking for tools that *need* to be reliable. Sometimes you are looking for quality things because, hey, they're often better and last longer, and you can wind up saving money in the long run by getting a good quality item rather than purchasing multiple poor quality items.

Deleted User 2017-12-14 06:38:19

well then i'll make the first post: get ahold of a plash palatka. extremely durable, has many uses (tarp, tent, sack, hoodie, ect), is waterproof, best thing you can bring along for lightweight camping. just make sure it was waxed first.

Deleted User 2017-12-14 06:39:42

~$35 and you can find it on ebay

William Russell 2017-12-14 10:59:24

I recommend Nutnfancy on youtube for all reviews

John O - 2017-12-14 14:41:28


Goose 2017-12-14 18:18:57

yall got any modern brand tool suggestions?
most stuff today is plastic and not reliable like an old black and decker

Deleted User 2017-12-14 19:14:05

For outdoor power tools you won't beat Stihl.

Deleted User 2017-12-14 19:14:20

Milwaukee is really good for other stuff if you can afford it

John O - 2017-12-14 19:54:32

DeWalt is cheaper and almost as good quality. Good for hobbyists and home owners

John O - 2017-12-14 19:55:34

Craftsman is always good, but apparently they won't be honoring their warranty soon.

John O - 2017-12-14 19:55:42

Don't take my word on that

John O - 2017-12-14 19:56:20

I use Klein screwdrivers

Goose 2017-12-14 21:42:16

ive never worked with any Stihl tools but ive heard good things

Goose 2017-12-14 21:42:41

craftsman has gone down in quality.... lots of plastic now

Goose 2017-12-14 21:42:56

old craftsman tools are the tits

Goose 2017-12-14 21:43:38

ive only had good experiences with dewalt, but am open to trying a new brand

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:09:26

Milwaukee tools all day everyday! I stand by Milwaukee, my only choice. Hand tools and power

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:10:45

Milwaukee lineman pliers stomp the shit out of Kline tools. Buy them for life and they are cheaper in price by about 20 bucks

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:13:08

Hammers Eastwing straight claw. Tack hammers Eastwing as well.

Goose 2017-12-14 22:23:31

fuck its nice talkin about tools when youre surrounded by liberal cucks and fags

Deleted User 2017-12-14 22:25:15

Never had a problem with Ridgid. But pros in HVAC have always sworn by DeWalt

Goose 2017-12-14 22:25:16

both of my grandpas' tools still hold up better than anything new

Deleted User 2017-12-14 22:25:53

@Goose Jewish tool cucking

Goose 2017-12-14 22:26:06

lol wut?

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:26:29

@Goose same here I work for a 67 year old who has 40+ year old tools of his own, and he also has tools we use that his dad used.

Goose 2017-12-14 22:26:50

@RevStench dude thats awesome!

Goose 2017-12-14 22:27:11

old drill sets fetch a pretty penny at auctions nowadays

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:28:14

We do historic preservation so it makes sense we still use old tools.
I worked around an electrician who used an old wooden tool box, it was sweet.

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:30:15

Old hand planes are 100 times better than the "best" one made these days. New ones are cheesy and cheap feeling.

John O - 2017-12-14 22:34:51

Eastwing makes the best hammers

John O - 2017-12-14 22:35:15

@Goose All my Craftsman wrenches are 100% steel

Goose 2017-12-14 22:35:44

@RevStench nice thats what i grew up doing in NOLA

John O - 2017-12-14 22:39:25

Bro, I bought them only a few years ago

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:49:32

@John O - do you work in utilities?

John O - 2017-12-14 22:50:22


John O - 2017-12-14 22:50:33

Commercial electrical

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:51:33

Oh ok. I noticed some of the stuff you're around and was curious.

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:52:56

Actually I watched some guys lay underground power lines and I was like I wonder if that's the kind of work Johno does.

RevStench 2017-12-14 22:53:07


RevStench 2017-12-14 23:00:29

I would like to suggest a tape measure, if you don't already have a preference.
Milwaukee so sweet. I dropped this one 3 stories on to pavement and it didn't screw it up, I had the tape locked about 48in out. One of the magnets broke out but no big deal.

RevStench 2017-12-14 23:00:35


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RevStench 2017-12-14 23:01:15

You can read it from both sides and it has an architectural scale on it.

RevStench 2017-12-14 23:01:23


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RevStench 2017-12-14 23:01:55

Very nice tape.

RevStench 2017-12-14 23:02:08

We need a rating system

RevStench 2017-12-14 23:13:03

While I'm at it😂 , anyone use impact guns everyday? I broke my Milwaukee a few months ago so I've been using my hammer/clutch drill for everything. It's to much work haha.
The cheapest tool only Milwaukee I can buy is like $125 on ebay. A brand new DeWalt is $99 everyday at Lowe's with I believe 2 batteries. Anyone use the shit out of one of the 20volt DeWalts? Impact.

John O - 2017-12-14 23:16:11

I do

John O - 2017-12-14 23:16:22

Had it for 5 years, never a problem

John O - 2017-12-14 23:16:48

Actually, I dropped it from 4 stories last year. I encountered a small problem

RevStench 2017-12-14 23:22:57

Right on. I dropped a Makita from just above 3 stories it survived, but it didn't have the power my Milwaukee had.

Pretty good battery life? And do the batteries charge pretty quick, like a half hour or so? I appreciate it.

John O - 2017-12-14 23:25:05

Yeah, the 3ah battery lasts for 2 days for me. Our work load is probably different, though. I'd say it would last 3/4 of a day doing carpentry. Batteries charge in an hour

John O - 2017-12-14 23:25:18

Sorry, 4 ah

RevStench 2017-12-14 23:29:50

That's still good. I drive a lot of screws but only for a few hours, probably 3ish. I use a lot of nail guns. I got around a day out of mine, depending on how much it was used.
Cool, thanks bro. I think I'm going to diversify my tools haha.

John O - 2017-12-14 23:49:22

Having to deal with 2 different sets of batteries is a pain in the ass

DCViking 2017-12-14 23:58:50

@RevStench I use impacts daily. Ingersoll Rand is also a good brand.

RevStench 2017-12-15 00:00:04

I don't use that hammer drill often if I don't have to. I still use 2 12volt batteries and 2 18 volt. So the DeWalt is still going to save me money.
@DCViking for driving screws?

DCViking 2017-12-15 00:01:57

@RevStench No I use them on nuts & bolts.

RevStench 2017-12-15 00:04:46

Word, but I'll keep that in mind when I have to buy a new one of those impacts, but I'm looking for one of the battery operated screw impacts. They should have a different name.haha

The Huwhyte Ulf - VA 2017-12-15 04:18:08

I use dewalt but my dad uses makita and has been for a couple decades now and they're still going strong.

Deleted User 2017-12-15 16:33:39

Porter Cable

Are some decent power hand tools. Whether they last kinda depends on what tool it is. I’ve had 6 or 7 dewalt drills/screw guns that have burnt up on me but I like their design so I keep buying em.

Stanley and Johnson make decent levels, tapes, speed squares whatever

Deleted User 2017-12-15 16:35:02

Ironically enough Skill Saw makes great circular saws. They’re cheap weekend warrior brand but they’ve been doing it so long they make a decent saw. They also make high production commercial saws too

Deleted User 2017-12-15 16:37:26

@RevStench What kinda Nd of nail guns you use for finish nailing? I really like my Senco pin nailer for trimming stuff. Super lightweight. I used to use porter cable but moved on

John O - 2017-12-15 17:05:57

Bosch is top tier

RevStench 2017-12-15 17:17:53

@Deleted User I use semco brad finish gun and a senco and porter cable gun for 16 penny.
Love them both.

RevStench 2017-12-15 17:19:09

@John O - I have one of those heated Bosch jackets, it's amazing. The battery lasts about 6 hours of continual use.

RevStench 2017-12-15 17:19:58

@Deleted User I use Sawnson speed squares and framing squares.

RevStench 2017-12-15 17:22:36

Battery powered circular saws are dangerous in my opinion. They don't have enough power and they kick back a lot. Good way to cut off fingers.

RevStench 2017-12-15 17:23:31

I use a DeWalt battery operated nail gun for brads, it's awesome for finish work.

John O - 2017-12-15 17:25:51

@RevStench That reminds me of an old comic from the New Yorker with a guy who wrapped himself up in an electric fence for the winter

Deleted User 2017-12-15 17:26:16

Yeah Swanson is great. Battery powered circ saws suck

Deleted User 2017-12-15 17:26:35

I like worm drives but don’t have one.

⚡Clark⚡ 2017-12-15 18:03:50

My ryobi hammer drill caught on fire while trying to mix concrete with it

Deleted User 2017-12-15 20:41:18

Snow and Neally make a great wood axe

RevStench 2017-12-15 22:17:50

@John O - haha that's awesome. But that coat is so nice.
@Deleted User I use a left handed worm drive saw, it's heavy 😂 my only complaint.

RevStench 2017-12-15 22:19:05

@Deleted User I don't use an ax a whole lot, but what makes those axes so good? Like why those over the competition?

Deleted User 2017-12-15 22:55:51

Sturdy, sharpens easily, light for its strength, USA made, pretty affordable

Deleted User 2017-12-15 22:56:01
RevStench 2017-12-15 22:58:49

Oh cool. Thanks for the info man. I've never thought about what makes an ax one worth having.

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:19:51

Ok not trying to show off here but I got myself a really nice watch I’ll hopefully have for life then leave it to my son

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:20:53


Jacob - TX 2017-12-16 02:27:53

@Deleted User How much was it? What materials is it made from?

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:28:18

Steel not platinum 😀

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:28:37

Let’s just say I could have bought a used car

John O - 2017-12-16 02:29:26

So $300?

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:29:33


Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:29:59

Nice looking watch

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:30:05

I’m probably about 20 years older than most people on this server

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:30:12
Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:31:32

Omegas are incredible watches that last forever and not as finicky as a Rolex or some of the other luxury brands

Deleted User 2017-12-16 02:31:55

Just not sure how much of that money went to schlomo

John O - 2017-12-16 02:33:05

I was thinking of getting a good watch

John O - 2017-12-16 02:33:14

I want to get some nice jewelry

John O - 2017-12-16 02:33:45

Better to save my money, though, I have big plans and need every penny for it

John O - 2017-12-16 02:34:07

God, I'm such a miserly ass

RevStench 2017-12-16 03:18:22

@Deleted User that's nice.

Deleted User 2017-12-16 15:14:23

@John O -#7072 you know what they say only people cheaper than joos are WN.

Deleted User 2017-12-16 15:15:07

I wanted a nice watch for a decade or so and finally busted my ass enough to justify it.

Deleted User 2017-12-16 18:57:02

Another built for life: Alden Indy boots

Deleted User 2017-12-16 18:57:08


Deleted User 2017-12-16 19:07:25

Those look great. Have you ever had them resoled?

Deleted User 2017-12-16 19:10:41

Not yet but you can. Had these resolved about 6 times

Deleted User 2017-12-16 19:10:50


Deleted User 2017-12-16 19:11:05

Owned em for about 20 years

Deleted User 2017-12-16 19:11:22

Redwing 875

nils 2017-12-17 04:24:01

Omega makes some pretty fine watches. More modern Rolex watches have some pretty crappy movements for the cost, I've heard of Chinese knockoffs having more reliable movements in them.

nils 2017-12-17 04:27:45

@John O - Seiko 5 sport is a very good quality watch for the price, and it's more durable then a good amount of high end watches if you're trying to save money while still getting a good watch

Matthias 2017-12-17 05:05:11


Deleted User 2017-12-17 11:11:55

Black dudes love rolexes. It’s like when they all started buying cadillacs in the 70s and whites switched to Benz. Then blacks started buying Benz and whites switched to Audi.

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:00:48

@nils#8190 Seiko 5s are awesome. You can find some really great ones. Another good watch co is MWC, militarily watch company out of the UK. They make good stuff, not so expensive

John O - 2017-12-17 14:47:27

@Deleted User It's like the rap stars that drive Rolls Royces. You don't drive a Rolls, you get driven in a Rolls

John O - 2017-12-17 14:47:34

Money can't buy class

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:47:43

haha well said

John O - 2017-12-17 14:47:44

They just buy the most expensive shit they can

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:48:06

They're obsessed with it

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:48:14

It rules their entire culture

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:51:29

They don't buy the most expensive, they buy things that are recognizably expensive to show they have money, which they usually don't. I've worked with minimum wage thugs who can't afford bridge toll wearing those big "designer" belt buckles to hold up fake $300 True Religion jeans. Everything they buy has obnoxious branding

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:59:14

Someone broke into my car, stole my backpack and a jacket I had in the back seat. He left my Iron Rangers sitting there because it didn't have a Nike swoosh and therefore has no value.

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:59:40

Those boots cost more than the jacket and contents of the backpack

Deleted User 2017-12-17 14:59:42

haha those belts can be goofy as hell, too. like someone with a bedazzler got ahold of them

Deleted User 2017-12-17 15:01:19

Yea they wear those huge ones that are just the brands logo with fake diamonds glued on.

Deleted User 2017-12-17 15:02:16


Px4 2017-12-17 15:21:03

second those redwing boots

Px4 2017-12-17 15:22:02

can't go back to wearing any other brand, theyre just not the same

RevStench 2017-12-19 22:58:45

Lufkin stick rulers are the dogs bollocks!


Deleted User 2017-12-20 00:39:18

Old school elegance

RevStench 2017-12-20 00:55:01

They are handy tools. And easy enough to use, you can teach kids basic carpentry skills.

Deleted User 2017-12-20 03:56:30

@RevStench haha yes. Only the best carpenter autists use these!

Deleted User 2017-12-20 04:14:27

Those things are cool. That metal slide in the middle comes in handle.

Joseph McCarthy - NJ 2017-12-20 06:19:08

Slide rules are the last implicit stand of nerd identity

Tanner - SC 2017-12-25 01:11:12

I was given a swiss army knife when I was around 5, used it ever since. I use the plastic toothpick more than anything. Browse here to pick the one with the tool assortment you want, then buy on Amazon.

Tanner - SC 2017-12-25 01:11:25

Scroll down to the bottom to see the oldest designs. Here’s mine:

Deleted User 2017-12-25 07:46:32

Swiss Army rocks

lonewolf19d 2017-12-25 19:11:37

Bench made is badass too. They have a policy where u can send them ur knife and then will clean and sharpen it, just have to pay s/h. I have an Adamas auto by them and it is built like a tank. Carried it on me all the time when I was overseas.

lonewolf19d 2017-12-25 19:13:16

As for multi-tools I’ve had multiple expensive leatherman models break on me. Only one that is still working great for me is one of their cheaper base models. That is with daily hard use.

duramaxed 2017-12-26 19:10:05

My favorite edc knife if a bench made

RevStench 2017-12-27 00:31:33

I used to carry a Benchmade but the damn blades are hard, which is good for holding an edge, but you can't pry with them, they snap in half. But I do EDC a Benchmade.
I carry SOG for work. I can hit the spine of the blade with a hammer on a regular basis, it has no damage done to it and it holds an edge really well too.
Kershaw makes good knives too. Morakniv's are really good for smashing with a hammer. Plus they have some chisel ground knives.
Unless you're buying a cheap knife, all knives are pretty good. You don't have to sharpen your knife a lot, stropping is all you need to do, unless you need to reshape the blade.

RevStench 2017-12-27 00:32:58

These have become my favorite sharpener. I carry one everyday too, no dull cutting utensils for this guy.


RevStench 2017-12-27 00:37:16

My everyday carry



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RevStench 2017-12-27 00:37:34

Work everyday carry

RevStench 2017-12-27 00:37:38


lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 02:56:13

@RevStench Damn that SOG is thin as hell

lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 02:57:01

I also like to carry a benchmade for EDC, a Griptillian with a modified sheepsfoot blade

RevStench 2017-12-27 03:19:09

It's sweet, I think it's called the Boot knife.
I can't remember what my Benchmade is, it's just a 3 1/2 inch folder with that sweet assist Benchmade has. Neither of those are liner locks.

lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 03:28:42

@RevStench Nice, yeh the Adamas that i used overseas is a little heavy but it was an auto... after i got back to the states I had removed the safety lock from it (was a pain in the ass to do btw)

RevStench 2017-12-27 04:20:31

I've worn that SOG out, the lock is really loose and it's on the spin, but I don't hit often like I thought I would. I guess you push on the jimping more than the handle. So I feel safe giving it hell. Haha
Why did you remove the safty?

lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 14:18:30

@RevStench I removed it because it seemed pretty unnecessary because of the stiffness of the deploy mechanism AND because the safety was a part of a piece in the spine of the knife that (when dropped, which I did multiple times) caused the blade edge to be marred (which needed to be sharpened out mutiple times)

RevStench 2017-12-27 17:08:59

Oh ok, I thought damn bro you trying to cut off a finger haha.
Do you use a stone to reshape and sharpen? @lonewolf19d

lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 23:04:51

@RevStench I actually used a cheap portable knife file, kind that has a rough and smooth side. It got the job done, but there was a guy in our platoon who had a nice sharpening system that would get knives SUPER sharp

RevStench 2017-12-27 23:22:06
lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 23:27:40

@RevStench Looked very similar

RevStench 2017-12-27 23:41:28

Oh word. Pretty much the same thing without the stand. I almost bought something like that, then I saw that Sharpens Best sharpener, dude turned a butter knife into a razor in less that 10 minutes. But it's a field sharpener and shaper. So if you were lost and lost your knife, you can turn any piece of thin metal into a knife. And I carry it on my key chain, so I always have a sharpener on me. Might have to look into a system like that for home.

lonewolf19d 2017-12-27 23:58:35

@RevStench So u own one of those Sharpens Best? I was watching that guys videos on Youtube seems pretty legit

RevStench 2017-12-31 06:19:37

@lonewolf19d hey sorry, I didn't see this. But yeah I bought the 4 pack of sharpeners. They are great. Everything I own that cuts is super sharp. I highly recommend them.

RevStench 2017-12-31 06:21:51

Once you figure out the right pressure to use it's just like using a stone. I never use the V, only for reshaping. Most of the time it only takes a few light brushes and I have a soild cutting edge.

RevStench 2017-12-31 06:23:56

I use that one a lot


RevStench 2018-01-01 20:46:47

Where are my Electricians? Forget about Klein lineman pliers.
Get some Milwaukee, almost half the price and have more features in one pair.

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RevStench 2018-01-01 20:49:32

Crimp, ream, fish tape puller. The milled face is deeper for a better grip. These are the 9in

John O - 2018-01-01 21:55:24

I use Klein just because it's an industry standard. It's what I've been using since day 1, so it's what I use now

RevStench 2018-01-01 22:18:39

I feel you bro. I used to use Klein but times are changing haha. They feel really good in your hand too

Deleted User 2018-01-18 04:52:59

Any suggestions for a laptop to run Linux on? I don’t need that much power since I don’t do gaming or video editing. My 8 old Toshiba is dead because I can’t find a decent charger.

ThisIsChris 2018-01-18 05:44:42

I don't know but I'd be very interested to know the answer

Tanner - SC 2018-01-18 17:16:16

@Deleted User Dell Latitude or Dell Inspiron. Lenovo is also good, but they're Chinese. Avoid the brands with lower market share like Toshiba, Acer, etc. Dell, HP, and Lenovo are the 3 dominant laptop manufacturers and I'm aware of Dell and Lenovo being common for Linux.

this_that5553 2018-01-19 14:47:15

@Deleted User A lot of people get a ThinkPad for linux. Personally, I'd get a Dell XPS these days, but they're more expensive for sure

this_that5553 2018-01-19 14:52:09

Dell will sell their laptops with linux baked in already (which is a great service I think). Guaranteeing that the hardware is compatible is awesome.

See these results for Ubuntu between 500 and 800 http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/sc/laptops/inspiron-laptops-netbooks?appliedRefinements=7692,6119

Tanner - SC 2018-01-19 17:14:53

Dell is in Texas, Lenovo is in China. Buy Dell.

Aeyannic_Order 2018-01-19 17:19:11

Dell makes such awful products tho

Aeyannic_Order 2018-01-19 17:19:19

Otherwise I would love to

Aeyannic_Order 2018-01-19 17:19:59

Their computers feel so cheap

Deleted User 2018-01-19 17:35:11

Doesn’t Dell echo? Either way I will look into it

ThisIsChris 2018-01-19 19:08:35


Tanner - SC 2018-01-19 21:21:42

I didn't know Dell was a jew

Tanner - SC 2018-01-19 21:22:10

At least they hire Americans. Lenovo is closer to 100% chinese.

Tanner - SC 2018-01-19 21:22:49

HP is American too, but they're not as Linux friendly, to my understanding.

Deleted User 2018-02-06 06:05:01

Real goys build their PC

RevStench 2018-02-14 17:46:06

Here's a great lube I use pretty much everyday. Stuff is pretty amazing

RevStench 2018-02-14 17:46:26


RevStench 2018-02-14 17:48:59

I use it to lube up wood on wood friction.

Tanner - SC 2018-02-24 03:21:33

Swing-A-Way can opener. Had it for 20+ years and it always penetrates the can, never slips off, easy and consistent to turn, best one ever.

Tanner - SC 2018-02-24 03:23:14


SamanthaM 2018-03-19 21:16:11

Any advice on home buying? Looking at foreclosured homes in my area.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:16:29

Thats the start

Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:16:38

Always buy with equity in it

Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:16:44

Ie under market value.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:17:27

Then check the comparisons in the neighbor hood so you kno how much $$ you can put in it w/out losing

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 21:19:42

There's an auction listing for 11k. It's been on the market for about 700 days with houses in the area listed for 157k.

RevStench 2018-03-19 21:28:50

Hey if post pics of the house I can eye ball it for you, and if I see problems visually, I can explain what I'm looking at and why.

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 21:30:37

Thanks so much! There's a couple listings I'm considering. Would you mind if I DM you the links in a bit?

RevStench 2018-03-19 21:30:56

Yeah that's cool.

John O - 2018-03-19 21:37:34

@SamanthaM it's entirely possible that a place like that has something critically wrong with it that the professionals see, but you don't

John O - 2018-03-19 21:38:09

700 days is a long time for a house that underpriced to sit

Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:38:19


Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:38:48

Foundation, termite damage, mold, structural.

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 21:41:13

All good points. Definitely looking for second/third opinions on this. I have a current max budget of 30k and about a year or so to make a decision. Thank you. Very appreciative of any help.

John O - 2018-03-19 21:41:49

Tiny house

John O - 2018-03-19 21:42:45

@RevStench now's our chance

RevStench 2018-03-19 21:43:05

Hahah I was going to say the same thing

RevStench 2018-03-19 21:43:26

I like where your mind is

RevStench 2018-03-19 21:43:29


John O - 2018-03-19 21:43:55

Pack your tools, bro, we're going to Pennsylvania

John O - 2018-03-19 21:44:53

@SamanthaM just jokes, btw

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 21:45:30

Wouldn't mind at all. Need all the help I can get.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 21:50:18

@SamanthaM buy a duplex or a Triplex. Live in the worst unit, and fix it up as you go. You will live rent-free for as long as you live there. Any multi-unit should leave at least one unit as cash flow. Does that make sense?

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 22:01:21

@Deleted User I see where you're going with that, but what if the neighbors are terrible. Won't that devalue the property?

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 22:07:10

Also it should be somewhere that will last at least 10-15 years.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 22:35:10

You're the landlord so they'll be nice. You get to vet them.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 22:36:03

FHA requires one year occupancy. Set a 3-year plan of living rent-free, improve the worst unit up to a point or someone will rent it for the going rate, then move out and buy your house.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 22:37:35

And by landlord I mean you own all of the units and you just live in one of them.

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 22:39:48

It's a good idea, let me think about it for a bit.

Deleted User 2018-03-19 22:41:27

Any questions feel free.

SamanthaM 2018-03-19 22:43:49

Tons of questions. Currently flipping through options in the area.

Deleted User 2018-03-21 11:37:35

Well, what did you find?

ThisIsChris 2018-04-15 21:30:37

@SamanthaM any interesting follow-up?

SamanthaM 2018-04-20 00:35:49

Yes and no. Thinking about a nice fixer-upper near my parents house.

SamanthaM 2018-04-20 00:37:25

However, some life events are in flux so its looking more difficult to commit to a particular area.

Rogue 2018-04-21 03:03:08

Are Redwings as good as some say they are?

RevStench 2018-04-21 03:04:05


RevStench 2018-04-21 03:05:27

If you like walking on clouds and a lifetime of quality

JesseJames 2018-04-21 03:19:26

I am more impressed with my new pair of wolverines than I am any other steel toe work boot I've had in recent years. [including redwings]

Tanner - SC 2018-04-22 23:12:57

My pair of redwings have zero cushioning. I only bought them because I needed steel toe boots for work asap. I replaced the insoles with the fattest ones they had to make it better. I

Thomas Morrow 2018-04-23 10:10:16

Danner! Mine are like walking on clouds

Thomas Morrow 2018-04-23 10:10:31


The Huwhyte Ulf - VA 2018-04-23 10:19:30

Our ancestors didn’t need inserts in their work boots. 🤨

John O - 2018-04-23 10:25:54

Our ancestors also died with hips that didn't work

John O - 2018-04-23 10:28:29

Utilize modern conveniences, guys. We weren't meant to walk on hard surfaces all day, so if you want to have all your original joints at 60, take care of them

Thomas Morrow 2018-04-23 11:03:24

>not walking into a Burger King bathroom barefoot

The Huwhyte Ulf - VA 2018-04-23 11:25:02

Don’t work on hard surfaces all day...

John O - 2018-04-23 13:38:28

Easier said than done, my man

Thomas Morrow 2018-04-23 14:19:40


JesseJames 2018-04-23 15:25:30

We're not all neets and some of us work jobs that keep our country going.

John O - 2018-04-23 15:38:32


The Huwhyte Ulf - VA 2018-04-23 18:39:13

Keep our country going...like what? The military? Because if that’s so then I’m right there with you bro.

John O - 2018-04-23 19:37:14

No, he means blue collar work

JesseJames 2018-04-23 20:20:57

Yes john is right.

Tanner - SC 2018-04-23 21:27:14

Had this umbrella for about 7 years. Buying another because I misplaced it. Never blew inside-out from wind, it’s sturdy, and it’s SPF rated to block sun.
GustBuster SunBlok 58" Umbrella (Silver/Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009E3EGY/

The Huwhyte Ulf - VA 2018-05-08 00:46:10

I have a couple. Haven’t had an issue yet. I take it during day hikes and even on my week long trip in Utah. I recommend them. Another is sawyer squeeze for water bottle filtering.

celticflame 2018-05-08 03:29:26

Have a couple myself in emergency stash

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