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11-13-2012 04:40 PM
PaulyMolitor I actually was living with a buddy out there who took the pic. I was chopping wood and was working up such a sweat that I took my clothes off and kept at it. Nobody came by while we were staying there so being naked outside was not a big deal. I wasnt living out there too long cause my buddy suffered from hypothermia one night and I helped him back to civilization. If anyone lives near Dillon Valley the trailhead starts near the water plant. when it forks stay to the right. its about 6 miles in right off the trail all uphill. Give yourself many hours of daylight because getting there takes awhile. coming back is a breeze and only takes about an hour. If by some chance the cabin is occupied stay on the trail and in about 7 minutes you will find another cabin.
11-08-2012 08:33 AM
Originally Posted by PaulyMolitor View Post
found this the other day

Ahhh a whack job with a hatchet...who took the pic?

I lived somewhat that way for 3 weeks when I first moved to Bham....lived out in the woods and only cold water, no bathroom and a wood stove. I went to work and the wife and 3 year old son went looking for a new place.
11-08-2012 12:45 AM
poutanen I know this is an old thread (not even sure how much is true!?! ) but my old house was fed by a cistern. I had a 10x10x10 or so concrete chamber in the ground. It was completely fed by my roof alone. It supplied ALL my water, bathing, flushing, cooking, drinking.

I'm in a subdivision now, but if/when I build out in the country again, I WILL be going back to the cistern way of life.
11-07-2012 11:42 PM
jdmccright Quite interesting life you lead there.
11-07-2012 07:15 PM
PaulyMolitor found this the other day

03-28-2012 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Yeah, please dont.....
Fun hater!!
03-24-2012 10:56 PM
PaulyMolitor I was living in LA for awhile working at a starbucks and doing stand up comedy at night. one day I said fuck it and left for colorado. when getting picked up at the airport my roommate and long time friend told me that the guy we were renting from had a heroin addiction, but he was going to be clean cause my buddy talked him into quiting his job as a car salesman and he would be too broke to buy drugs. WTF was my response. Heroin addicts will not stop herion if they run out of money. Basically I lived in Dillon Valley for 2 weeks with the junkie. One day I was locked out and pounding on the door. He was just sitting there spaced out while I was screaming at him to open the door/ it was time to leave i was ready to kick this kids ass. My other roomie and I were going to buy a trailor and park it on national forest land, when I remembered that there are cabins in the woods that not a lot of people go to. so we went camping in the coldest part of this winter early-mid december. One night my roomie woke me up and told me that he was cold. I gently told him "Put wood on the fire you pussy." When light hit I looked at him and he was grey looking suffering from hypothermia, we left the cabin to find something a little warmer... his car. I lived in a car and had a fucking roommate, once a cop found us and could not believe two people were sleeping in a car. Currently I live in a nice pad and i dont smell like a wild animal. This was a crazy part of my life that took some years off of it. I have one picture of the cabin and I but im not sure if im ready to post nudes of myself.
12-09-2011 08:57 PM
Originally Posted by PaulyMolitor View Post
I am living in a little log cabin about a 5 mile hike into the woods on national park land. I have no running water or electric just a wood burning stove/oven. I smell like I havent showered in days and turning heads when I go to town/ Is there anywhere in summit county that offers free showers?
prove it...
12-09-2011 12:32 PM
PaulyMolitor Besides going to hotels and stealing showers and continental breakfasts the only other way to get a free shower in summit county is go to dillon FIRC. They will direct you to a church that has free showers wed and fri 1-4pm by downtown dillon. I hate churches and will continue to bathe at the starbucks/subway bathrooms.
12-07-2011 07:36 PM
fattrav Aquire an old steel bath tub from the local land fill. Prop it up on bricks outside and build a small fire underneath it. Fill it full of snow (presuming you're in the mountains) and jump in when its at a bath able temp.

Like to shower instead? Grab one of those things hikeswithdogs suggested, or go the ghetto version and find a couple of 20L paint pales, knock about 12-20 2mm holes within a 5inch area in the bottom of one of them, hang the pale in a tree. Get all your wash cloth and showering stuff ready by the tree, heat approx 10L of water and tip it into the pale - then get under it quick...use a construction pallet as a shower mat and maybe (depending on how far out in the wilderness) put up some form of shade cloth (also aquireable from a land fill or jumble seller) around it so that people can't see you showering.

Other places to get a cheap shower - YMCA, Public Baths etc etc
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