Journeymanby@basilesamel

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Mar 9, 2020

Journeyman - Part 6: Gear

The trip is in three months, it's time to list down the gear I'll be needing and proceed to look for the best bargains. Clothing - $0 I'll be packing lightly, not different from usual. 1 rain jacket, 1 merino sweater, 3 t-shirts, 3 underwear, 3 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of jogging pa...

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Mar 6, 2020

Journeyman - Part 5: Carbon footprint breakdown

The average French person emits 10,8 tons of CO2 per year. The carbon footprint can be broken down as follows: 27% transportation, 27% housing, 16% food production, 13% in miscellaneous goods and services, 9% from maintaining public services (health, education, etc.), and 7% from manufacturing cloth...

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Feb 22, 2020

Journeyman - Part 4: Training

Most people I know assume you have to be sporty to be a bikepacker. Except if you have particular medical conditions, it couldn't be further from the truth: it's only a matter of pace. There is no manual telling you to cover 100km every day. It's all up to you, really. I didn't train to perform my f...

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Feb 21, 2020

Journeyman - Part 3: Offline Software Development and Productivity

As I'm preparing my bike trip, I'm expecting my friends and family to ask me the following question: how can someone achieve anything in these conditions? Productivity is a field I've been actively studying for close to seven years now. I've come to the realization that all attempts to be productive...

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Feb 19, 2020

Journeyman - Part 2: Itinerary

I'm going on a bike tour this summer while working remotely. I already wrote about my motives yesterday, and I'll talk about my itinerary in this post. The initial idea is to move like a nomad: slowly, carrying all my possessions, and respectful of Nature. Biking doesn't pollute and allows me to car...

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Feb 18, 2020

Journeyman - Part 1: Motives

I'm planning to go full nomad this summer, traveling around the Baltic Sea with a bike and wild camping while working remotely. I wouldn't be the first to do it. I stumbled upon a blog with the exact same goal. The guy's been at it for several years now, so for the naysayers out there: I know it's d...

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