This Helicopter Pilot’s Minimalist Lifestyle: Part 4 (The Final Months)

The header photo for this final part is the only one I can find (I never intended on writing about this) directly from living in my office: the workout mat I tried to sleep on with my pillow and blanket. Now, my office location was about to change. This was not part of the original plan. Changing my office potentially changed the ability to keep this office-living experiment up. But, I needed to be smart about this and not jump into living in an office I haven’t evaluated. I was going to have to experiment with vandwelling (truck-dwelling, in my case) to give me time to safely assess the new office area for living.

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This Helicopter Pilot’s Minimalist Lifestyle: Part 3 (The First 100 Days)

I had discovered extreme minimalism, one-bagging, vandwelling, and office-living. I had chosen to attempt an experiment with office-living and had reduced my possessions to two bags. It was time to move into the office… Continue reading about my journey into these minimalist lifestyles with a look at the first 100 days of my office-living experiment.

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This Helicopter Pilot’s Minimalist Lifestyle: Part 1

A few months ago I published an article showing you my single-bag lifestyle when traveling for jobs/training. I have been living in an “extreme minimalist” mindset for a few years now, and experimented as well with “office-living” and “vandwelling.” Originally I planned to write a short book on the subject and discuss my experiments with these lifestyles, but I have since decided to turn this into a series of weekly blog posts, starting here with Part 1.

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Traveling With One Bag: A Minimalist Helicopter Pilot

This blog is for helicopter pilots. Many helicopter pilot careers involve frequent travel: fire fighting, utility, and power line patrol to name a few. My last trip out-of-town was for two weeks of training, and I figured I’d show you how light I travel. In my life, I own less than 50 things, not to achieve that number as a goal, but to pay better attention to life itself. I will post an article about that later, but you’ll actually see much of what I own in this one photo.

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