frogofthetrees
38Missoula, United States
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My self-summary
I moved to Montana a little over a year and a half ago to work on an experimental permaculture project near Missoula. I'm still kinda new to the area. Want to show me where the good hikes are?

Some of the things i like are: permaculture, bicycle touring, photography, vegan food, reading, camping, foraging, rock climbing, sewing, mutual aid, cuddling, dumpster diving, train hopping, canoeing, thrift stores, square dancing, ceili dancing, and pretty much any kind of dancing, gardening, board/card games...

I'm looking for someone to share this adventure with me: Someone who will be filled with wonder as we learn about the world around us. Someone that will call me on my shit and push me to grow to be a better person. Someone that doesn't shy from struggle, and wants to make the world a better place. Someone that wants to help me build a house on my two acres and play in the dirt growing food. Someone that can make my heart beat faster with a smile.

I like to spend the majority of my time outdoors: hiking to the peaks, seeing the views, walking the creeks, climbing the trees, digging in the dirt, planting seeds. Often i notice things others have passed by. Small things (unusual plants, animals, or fungi) or big things (landform patterns, seasonal differences). I'm fascinated by the interconnections of our ecosystems. I love to meet people that can help me understand what i'm seeing.

I'm pretty resourceful. I like fixing things people wouldn't normally fix. I'm disturbed by the wastefulness of our modern society. I like figuring out how things work, so i can repair them, or make them better. If something really is irreparably broken, (or more often just poorly made junk), i can strip it down to one or two components that can be used in a totally different project. You might be worried this would be leaning toward hoarding, but i have a pretty good eye for when something is best sent to the scrap yard (or worst case, the landfill).

I've been vegan for ethical reasons for 20 years and drug free even longer. (Sometimes i say straightedge, but i've never been part of that scene.) I am an anarchist. That doesn't mean no rules, it means no rulers. We still have to look out for each other.

I usually cook fairly simply, since i'm just cooking for myself. Where i really excel is salvaging the food that would otherwise go to waste (are you going to pick the apples on your tree?). I like to can or ferment food and make it useful way past its normal season. Right now i'm trying to make vinegar (chokecherry and ACV). It will be several more months before i know the results of this experiment.

Most of my past partners have had a drink now and then, and that doesn't bother me. But, if alcohol is a major part of your life we probably won't get along. I find it rather boring if drinking is the main point of your free time.

Enthusiastic consent is sexy! Can i get a "hell Yes!"?
What I’m doing with my life
Questioning the answers.

I strive to be a producer and not just a consumer.

For money i've been working on a permaculture project where we are trying to figure out ways to build houses and grow food more ecologically. This job is awesome because i get to learn a lot from some really smart people. Next year i plan to build myself an eco-house (a passive solar, earth sheltered, hobbity house) here.

Trying to implement "No is what you have, yes is what you can get."

I try to learn from my mistakes.
I’m really good at
eating twice as much food as you, falling asleep anywhere (in a car, plane, boat, train, tree, movie theater, on a pile of rocks, even on my bike), flirting, making extremely intricate stencils, riding my bike with no hands, fixing stuff, noticing, and sinking instead of floating.
The first things people usually notice about me
is my "winning smile".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't have favorites, but these are good:

Books: Gaia's Garden, Oryx and Crake, Raising the Stones, Nonviolent Communication, The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, Vagabonding, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Eating Animals, The Wild Trees, The Jungle, The Handmaid's Tale, Wild Fermentation, The Color Purple, The World Without Us, Into the Wild, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cradle to Cradle, General from the Jungle, Invisible Man, The Guide to Getting It On, Native Son, LOTR, Dune, My Name Is Asher Lev, Ender's Game, Evasion, 1984. Unfortunately, it seems that the list of books i want to read grows faster that the list of ones already read. Currently Reading: Radical Mycology, A Pattern Language, and Watership Down.

Music: Against Me!, Aimee Mann, Belle & Sebastian, Bikini Kill, Bjork, Bright Eyes, Cat Power, Damien Rice, Dystopia, Elliot Smith, The Faint, Fall of Efrafa, Haley Bonar, Ida Maria, Inara George, Ingrid Michaelson, Kraftwerk, Ladytron, Le Tigre, Low, Madeline Adams, Manu Chao, Mason Jennings, Mirah, Modest Mouse, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Sleater-Kinney, Teagan & Sara, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Tool, Woody Guthrie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zaz, etc.

Podcasts: This American Life, Science Friday, Radio Lab, sometimes Here on Earth, and The Story

Games: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Bezique, Munchkin, 7 Wonders, etc.

Food: Everything vegan (as long as it is not chocolate).
Six things I could never do without
change, my bike, dancing, learning, garlic, climbing trees

(OK, duh! we know you can't live without air or water, and that your friends and family are near and dear to you. This is the part where you tell us what makes your life fun and exciting instead of routine and boring. )
I spend a lot of time thinking about
you.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't work a 9-5 job so, typical is not really a good description. Let's just say this could be any night. I might be cooking some yummy vegan food, playing a board game with friends, reading by the fire, at a square dance, or out exploring the woods.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't like A Prairie Home Companion.
You should message me if
you are amazing, you have something interesting to talk about, or you can teach me to sail. I'm not very good at messaging, so hopefully you'd rather meet sooner than later. Not really interested in smokers and people that can't live without bacon. I would like to find someone compassionate, intelligent, and confident. You should especially message me if you try to live curiously and are ready for adventures.
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