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What are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
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you can't do shit then

books cost money
electricity costs money(so watching television is not free)
game consoles cost money unless you already have them(the electricity to play them costs money)


exercise is not consumption-free

you burn calories and because of that you have to eat more. it leads to food consumption and water consumption.


I guess you could try bushcrafting, not the type normies do where they buy a truck load of tools, but more like the type where you go into the woods and build your own stuff (tools, shelter etc) with what nature gives you. Exercise without equipment (calisthenics) and maybe meditation might work as well.


dumpster diving
camping(if you already own the equipment)


>dumpster diving
How do you get a big haul home without a car? Cars cost alot. Or were you actually planning on pulling a wagon behind you on foot the entire trip?


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I carried 64 pounds of equipment, food, and video games over a 70+20 litre ruck and 12 liter satchel, through snow and ice and that black slush that forms around the warm stormdrains. It's no big ordeal hiking with weight and even soldiers who are assigned to carry SAW ammo in full plating can adapt to it after a short amount of training. hueg bags come cheap because new production only has milsurp to compete with. You'll never regret your purchase of a bag that can safely store enough food, water, and anime to survive a 7-day bugout to the underside of an overpass.

These look good on paper but anything made to be collapsible and packable will eventually fail at the points of articulation. Adding any significant weight to a bicycle can really wear it down too. If something happens to the bike, anon will have to carry it PLUS his haul. Better to go slow and steady and just make the walk. Better yet, get a tow-behind tot roller, the little strollers with 2 wheels and a canopy. The hobos downtown here use them to store their entire lifehood and they're designed to be incredibly safe and up to the task of pulling weight. Minimal wear on the bike and it's easy to abandon then come back to because who's going to f**k with a baby stroller.


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just buy a decent bike. doesnt have to be fancy, just sturdy as hell. bikes can hold hundreds of pounds with absolute ease, they are basicallt horses



i am afraid the tires will go flat and then i'll have to buy new tubes

it's okay if you have an income but not much if you are a neet



i large backpack or a wagon


>buy and maintain an expensive bicycle and accessories

bicycles have become a upper middle class thing


even if you somehow fuck them up you can patch them. tubes are rubber and to patch it you just need another piece of rubber and some sealant. there are antipuncture liners that go between the tube and the wheel. you can buy puncture resistant tubes as well, or just buy the sealing compound and squirt it into a tube. special tubes also exist that are much thicker on the bottom to faciliate being stronger. being neet is no excuse to not get good equipment. you can make money selling garbage you find on ebay. you are basically investing in yourself by getting a nice bike. the only other alternative is a big ass wagon or shopping cart but have fun pushing/pulling that around. or a car, but that is expensive and takes gas. to start you probably will just use any backpack and then use the money to get better stuff


>bicycles have become a upper middle class thing
Again. Or did you forget it was created for the upper middle class?


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fair but my point was that it was more of a prole thing for a while in the mid 20th century
now it's more of a fashionable trend for virtue signalling green urbanites and lycra clad tryhards with rides that are twice as expensive as a used car


Lucid dreaming and astral projection. Unless you count dream sex or astral sex as consumption.

Bodyweight strength training




Screaming at animals in nature

Journaling with a huge 600 page notebook, that you'll only have to replace once every 6-12 months


ban astral chads from having dream sex


I'll be in the middle of nowhere in summer. I won't have any access to the internet and I won't bring my laptop there. What would you suggest? There is a sea nearby and I'll swim, but I cannot do it all day or all summer. I'm waiting for your recommendations. Thanks in advance.



i have been experimenting with intermittent fasting for brain benefits, and to rid of my pot belly


I can already tell you will be posting about this for months, not succeeding and eventually falling for another useless meme.


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>I'll be in the middle of nowhere in summer. I won't have any access to the internet and I won't bring my laptop there. What would you suggest? There is a sea nearby and I'll swim, but I cannot do it all day or all summer. I'm waiting for your recommendations. Thanks in advance.
you could take a field guide with you to identify plants and animals, a star chart, planisphere, or astrolabe and learn the stars, and by the sea you could do fishing, shrimping, cockling, or whatever is there. if you're identifying plants anyway you could try making cordage from nettles and baskets from coppice, that kinda stuff, and see if you can find anything tasty


Thank you. I go survey the area as you say, but I'm looking for some hobbies that I could do indoors mostly because it's too hot outside like 43C degrees.


that's very hot especially as it's by the sea, but you could harmonize your time indoors and outdoors whether it's coming up with knots or weaves, practicing things like furoshiki, suburi, zazen, or analyzing cuttings you've brought back with you

there's also nothing wrong with just relaxing on hot days


Thanks for your suggestion.

>practicing things like furoshiki, suburi, zazen, or analyzing cuttings you've brought back with you

They all look so useful and meaningful. By the way, I talked to myself about what I like and what I want to do, and I realised I wanted strength and skills related to that. I'll learn how to do boxing and get a trainer if necessary, will do hiking, camping and bouldering etc. As you see in UFC fights, they use all the means in the hexagon. So, practicing some moves and doing shadowboxing at home is the best in my opinion. Even though you're doing the wrong stuff, you'll improve your body and overall athleticism.


> Screaming at animals in nature
Please tell us more about this one.


I scavenge animal bones, pelts, skulls and anything cool from the beach to make sculptures.





chess. you can obviously consume all the learning material you want but you can also just get good by basically playing a ton of games on the internet or against a computer if you try to learn from them


wheres my intermittint fasting bro


I posted the article here
I think fasting is a healthy activity once in a while, I mean humans are just animals and we evolved to be able to withstand not being able to have food during winters and bad harvests. We are cavemen and if a caveman can do something so can we


im fasting right now


Im not. But when I was super poor and had no food it was a good pastime


Some also provide gaming in dozens of other currencies as effectively.


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personally i have been getting into poetry, all you need is a pen and a notebook, or you can write it in some digital app.

An example would be

1. subject: a bird

2. theme: freedom

And then you roll that together and write about a bird who subtly represents freedom

poetry is easier than you think!


I was thinking about bringing back some sort of artisanal hobby. When I was a young teenager I used to build things with my hands, crappy mechanisms, had a fixation on bows which culminated in surprisingly (for something made by a 14 year old) powerful crossbow (it could've probably pierced a skull)

Maybe I could make plushies and sell them. It would be fun sharing something I make and I haven't built/made anything for so long. A hobby like that could bring in money.

For math that's a little low, but a good idea. Having that knowledge without an outlet for applying it is it's own problem, so I don't recommend this.


I think just doing the problems is enough, are you saying that you struggle with motivation without a means to apply the knowledge? If so, just take it less serious, learning math is fun silly little games for silly little boys


That's a very odd suggestion and wording. Anyways if you don't take math seriously you're not gonna learn it because it's hard. It's kind of like bulking up to become really fit, but then you need to have some kind of weight lifting, mountain climbing, or sport outlet for it, otherwise what's the point?




One can't bulk up without resistance training such as weightlifting so your simile falls short there. besides, a man doesn't need a reason to get fit. A healthy body is a prepared body. A healthy body is the foundation of a happy mind.

>what's the point?

The experience of learning is fun even if the learner has no application for the knowledge. He can still entertain himself by testing and advancing himself.


sounds like you may enjoy bushcrafting or whittling


I had a really good book collection on origami from Roberts Lang, but I forgot, never read and I can't find. Anyway, this video summarize:


It seems you don't understand the idea of a "hobby".


>you dont consume if you only consume once

okay, retard


gardening is really cool

you can use milk jugs and other bottles as pots. also you can turn garbage into soil/compost. and seeds from stuff you already eat can be planted to grow your own stuff

really good hobby for unemployed wizzers. it's also immensely satisfying at a primal level seeing their growth every day you go to water them and knowing you are responsible

many fruits and vegetables are also not 'true to seed' meaning when their genetics are like a bizarre lottery and you never know what youll get which makes it interesting. dragonfruit is a good example


That's exactly my situation, I mainly read, I exercise (calisthenics), I go for a walk and I'm thinking about fulfilling my childhood autistic dream of working on stones or maybe wood.


If you do end up working stone I highly recommend taking ventilation and breathing protection seriously.
The dust from that stuff fucks your lungs. It really doesn't take a lot to cause issues.


Would a mask be enough?


Depends on the mask and the general setup.

Like if you are cutting/grinding stuff wet then there would be very little dust. It which case a mask might not even be needed.

But if you were powdering silica in a hermetically sealed room with not even the faintest of air flow, while wearing a ski mask, bro you gonna die.


depends heavily on the particle size

if you are chiseling and carving stone by hand outside you dont need anything crazy

if you are sawing, grinding, cutting, etc and producing dust, then you need an air filter and dust collection and a mask tbh

for wood if you work by hand, you can cut, saw, drill, chisel, etc and you dont need a mask. the moment you use powered tools though you need dust collection and air filtering and sometimes a mask

i built a shelf outside today and the dust was so bad i had to walk away after every cut and wait for it to settle. this was with a breeze too


everytime you dont consume, you're not consuming idiot

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