The more I learn about life the more sure I am in my conviction that the most important asset a dude has is his health. One can always make more money, get a new girlfriend, and make new friends and business contacts. The only non-renewable assets in life are health, time, and family. And without health it is virtually impossible to enjoy anything else in life.
The difficulty today for the single dude is that it is becoming more and more difficult to be healthy in today’s world. Humans are trashing the planet in a wide variety of ways while poisoning ourselves more and more. Face it dudes, there is poison everywhere nowadays, in the food, in … [Read more]
Something I have been thinking a lot about lately is the value of time. Other than your health, time in my opinion is a Single Dude’s most valuable asset. Money, chicks, stuff, you can always get more of those. Time, however is finite, and we all only have a certain number of hours to spend before we shuffle off this mortal coil into the waiting noodly appendages of our Creator. This is why I strongly recommend that every single dude try to find a good assistant to help make sure … [Read more]
Anybody following this blog long enough clearly knows what it is about: We rate cities around the globe for their “single dude friendliness” and I unabashedly admit that I have no interest in becoming pussy whipped and chained to one girl for life. To be clear, we don’t advocate sex tourism as it contributes to exploitation, human trafficking, and you are basically guaranteed to get some type of infection. I essentially just avoid Western chicks, fear Western governments, avoid marriage, travel the world meeting down to Earth beauties and strive to maintain ongoing relationships … [Read more]
The single dude is always on the move. Crashing a friends couch, waking up in a strange land, or getting settled in a new one; we are often adapting to a new environment. Two of the first good habits that go by the wayside when one is on the move are two that matter very much to us: physical activity and nutrition. In the first section of this two-part post, I’ll address how you … [Read more]
The existence of Bitcoin is something I’ve know about vaguely for years but I always dismissed the idea because it was just to weird for my tastes and also seemed inherently insecure. I wish I had simply spent 5 minutes googling “How does Bitcoin work” because actually it is quite simple to understand conceptually and quite secure. This turned out to be a costly mistake because Bitcoins have skyrocketed to a value of over $70 USD (edit: now over 100) at the time of this writing and it seems as though the clusterfuck in Cyprus and the EU at large has been driving some of the recent meteoric rise in … [Read more]
Just came across this extremely timely article on Zero Hedge about privacy today. We believe that privacy is something that’s becoming more and more important every day given things such as the NSA Utah data center.
We’re in the process of checking out all the tools described below, some of them we already know like Tor, while others were new to us like CryptoCat. We just tried it out and like and thought why not have an open Single Dude Travel chat going. Until further notice we will have an ongoing … [Read more]
If not, now is the time. I just read a stunning article on Zero Hedge that provides yet another reason to hold physical gold: gold leasing! As they explain, forget about the paper Ponzi scheme in precious metals, even physical, allocated investments are not safe. Apparently banker and politician scum have decided to lease out other people’s gold. Holy shit! Imagine how valuable your precious metal holdings are going to be after the paper Ponzi and the gold leasing scams collapse!
Via Zero Hedge and Jeff Thomas of International Man
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We touched on some of these topics earlier in posts like “Charlie’s Plan B“, but I want to revisit the topic of being prepared for “when the shit hits the fan” (WTSHTF). We have only gotten closer to another major melt down since the last time we discussed these topics. The US has made all the wrong moves, acquired more debt, continued to give corporate bailouts and ever increasing entitlements. The US now has record numbers of people on food stamps, disability and other forms of welfare. The situation is quite simply unsustainable. Any one of a number of things could trigger all kinds of mayhem from riots, to bank holidays to a complete freeze … [Read more]
We’ve talked in the past about using Trip Advisor, Zagat and other similar things and when I travel I’m only growing more found of rating apps and websites. I think there is a lot to be said about the theory that large groups of stupid people may be able to give you better information than small groups of smart people. This is why things like Intrade can provide so many interesting insights (although I think they may be dead wrong on this coming presidential election). It really works nicely with hotels and restaurants because in these cases you want (or at least I want) consistency more than I want to … [Read more]
As we’ve discussed before, a few of the right gadgets are invaluable travel tools to the Single Dude. Right at the top of the list has to be a smart phone, preferably an iPhone or a higher end Android phone like the Gallaxy SIII, due to the fact that it is many devices in one small light weight package (ebook, telephone, camera, map, electronic translator, travel guide, etc.) and for the apps of course. Apps become better and more useful every day and it’s getting to the point where a smart phone is like having a mini Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in your pocket. Most of these apps are free but some cost a … [Read more]