proposed adventure kit

shovel 2 rolls toilet paper 20L drinking water 5 gallons gas + can jump starter jumper cables flares? or something else to show you’ve broken down ahead satellite emergency locator thing (if hardcore) $250+ worth of local currency $200+ USD protein bars stove, with fuel for it coffee (instant iff can tolerate) shade cloth 1… Continue reading proposed adventure kit


Today was very rough, due to a series of entirely-preventable fuckups. Not bringing any pesos. Having insufficient gas. Too much time in sun. So bush league that we’re even getting close to running out of water! And then we get stuck in the sand. On a remote beach. Deep. I totally lose my cool, and… Continue reading idiota

Cabo Pulmo

Bumpy basically from La Ribera down, but we made it. Ebike’s back tire not so much. Maintenance (and spare parts and repair materials) matters: shit out of luck until I can find a bike shop, as a I lack glue to go with my tube patches. Look at this palapa beauty / technology! Boatel: something… Continue reading Cabo Pulmo

air water

Some dirtbag innovation right here. Use power while our batteries are full (= vast majority of day) to run a dehumidifier. Because too lazy to investigate further if I need it, drip through my ~.1-micron camping filter. Gravity powering it, from atop the trailer. Outlet with timer (via wifi, because what I had) turns it… Continue reading air water

knock-out fish

Weird shivering sweats last night, second time ever. Both after eating large amounts of sushi… clearly a plot by my Moana to ensure she gets all the raw fish. Also! Octopi are awesome. I’ve seen several here, and someday I hope to see one punch a fish for fun.


Planning meeting with a contractor today about some concrete pours. We’re creative and then reign it in. Initial idea: an asymmetrical hexagon, each side a different length. Soooo cool from above, right? Y’know, in case we fly over or something. Idea at end of talking to someone more competent: 3 attached rectangles, 2 of 28′… Continue reading slabs


Weather balloons with helium + some sulfur dioxide = pretty sure I just became first person to intentionally modify the stratosphere:)

slip tip “printed”

It worked… once. My mid-handle Riffe speargun is my favorite, even more than the one I built from a kit. However, the slip tip broke. I fixed it several times, but now it’s close to irreparable. For the spearos out there: ring over spear shaft retaining tip has cracked twice, tip consistently bends at thinnest… Continue reading slip tip “printed”

deliveries & jetskis

Most exciting discovery of the day: ~cheaper to pay someone to get mail from La Paz than to drive Alexander there and back! Huge: ~$16 after tip for pickup of ebike + 5 small boxes with delivery to Playa Central. Disconcertingly smooth launch and removal of smaller of 3 jetskis! Needed some starter fluid to… Continue reading deliveries & jetskis