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Old 01-12-2017, 05:06 PM
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I paint miniature soldiers and make gun noises like a 7 year old. Maybe read a book, but making gun noises really never gets old.
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Read: bible or adventure novels
Exercise: stay fit
Games: cards if alone or board games if you have a partner
Study: cooking, theology, metaphysics or philosophy
Music: guitar, ukulele, harmonica or recorder/flute

Rinse and repeat...
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I usually start with vices & fun things and start moving onto more serious and productive activities.

1. Netflix
2. Cook great food
3. Playstation
4. Browse survivalist boards and other forums.
5. Chat online with friends in other parts of the world
6. Learn how to sharpen knives (its not as easy as it looks ever)
7. Learn different types of knots
8. Learn about other cultures and places to travel (I suggest Anthony bourdain shows)
9. Write down business ideas and learn about things happening in world economy & technology.
10. Write down jokes (i am king of one liners in my friend circle)



^I need to start exercising..push ups, sit ups, pull ups..these are great
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Usually spend time organizing books or on the computer doing research.
Mostly learning about general stuff, but lately focusing on Survival where I must
admit I've got lot to learn.
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Do you have high-speed internet? I would like to retire to the mountains but am an internet junkie at 57. I would use the shut in time to binge watch (kudos to previous response) all kinds of dumb crap.
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I'm usually at work... When the weather is bad. I'm one of the lucky ones that get things rolling again. Snow ..ice..floods...ect.. Stuck "inside" a plow/salt truck.
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Crochet, sew, make hickory bark syrup, read, play cards, watch tv, nap, play with my dog. I do some cooking and freezing also.
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I get that a lot, living in Alaska. I've written 10 novels, a ton of shorts and a few technical manuals.

Being a ham radio op helps as well.

Good luck!
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Some folks handle the idleness and enforced indoors without effort. I just go mad (stark raving bonkers) as a means of passing time. There is just so much constrictive things that you can do before the grim reality of the excruciating slow march of the clock ticking, and the refrigerator compressor cycling, drives you nuts anyway. So might as will embrace the crazy.
Ha-ha , sounds like a severe case of terminal cabin fever ! When even the sound of yourself breathing gets on your nerves .
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Read books. The winter is good for philosophy and Russian literature.
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Since your post is in “Urban Survival”, you may be stuck inside in a city setting. I’ve never had that problem since I’ve always been mostly rural, but I would encourage you to take up sewing wherever you are. Find an older sewing machine, fix it up, and teach yourself how to sew. It’s one of the best (and useful) ways to spend time.

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Learn morse code

Study for your next ham operator class

CQ on PSK31 or your choice of digital mode

Clean office

Take a nap

Clean office

Server maintenance

Clean home library

Do CEUs/CME

Surf the net for the latest info on your projects

Surf fleabay for that good deal

Take a nap

Watch movies

Cuddle with your lady and tell her you feel cold while kissing her in the neck

Mend your old socks
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I get that a lot, living in Alaska. I've written 10 novels, a ton of shorts and a few technical manuals.

Being a ham radio op helps as well.

Good luck!
What kind of tech manuals? ham related?
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I paint miniature soldiers and make gun noises like a 7 year old. Maybe read a book, but making gun noises really never gets old.
The community here would like to see pics of your soldiers plus hear some of your gun noises

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I have been doing a LOT of "indoors" stuff while recovering from illness. It was one of those respiratory things where I will feel fine, then go up a single flight of stairs and feel like I ran a marathon, so I have had to take it easy on what I can do.

I have been getting a lot of the little household projects done like changing out light switches and installing new light fixtures bought a while back, getting the garage straightened up (what a mess...), getting organized, and the like.

Recently neatsfoot oiled a large assortment of my leather goods. I am ashamed to say some of them really needed it sooner than I got to them. All are much better now.

In addition, I have been putting lots of work into my prep stuff. I am in progress of yet another rework of my stores room (I just cannot seem to find a layout and organization scheme that works more than a year), my records keeping, some additional research, and the like. I have also redone several kits (ranging from reorganizing to actual replacement and upgrade of contents).
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In addition to my response regarding taking free online courses, Web Sudoku is also another great way to pass the time: Web Sudoku

There are millions of puzzles in every difficulty. I prefer to print them out and complete by hand as opposed to doing them on the computer. Easier on the eyes.....
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