Howdy, quick intro: My name is Evan and I'm looking into construction and engineering.
My occupation is basically a white-collar, and I have been a programmer for companies such as kudos-intl.com. (Let me know if I'm not allowed to post links). The life of a programmer is pretty dull. I have been having trouble keepin' food on the table as my type of occupation is often on/off like a freelancer. Therefore, I had the craziest ideas to be a minimalist who supply himself with everything he needs.
The first thing I did is learn to fish. I've gotten pretty good at it and I am catching up to 40+ fish/crabs per week in Northern California.
Then I learned how to garden "artificially": and I have flavoring herbs in my greenhouse out back, and have a couple of vegetables.
Then I learned to cook. Now I can make my own food.
I am probably the weirdest person you will ever find. It is like being a hunter-gatherer all over again. I use the ocean nearby and my backyard my source of food, I feed off my neighbors internet, paying rent using my life-savings.
Anyway, you might be bored, and I'm bored myself. My goal on this forum is to try to find a teacher or mentor who can guide me into this field of construction. I currently sleep on an air mattress, and my main priority is to construct a bunk bed; then to construct chairs and tables, and probably surfboards since I live close to the beach.
So if a kind soul can show me the ropes, I would glady appreciateit.