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Recently I have been finding myself getting rather bored of a night, computer games and TV has lost its appeal so I have been finding myself with nothing to do, which led me to thinking that I really need some new hobbies.

Something I can do after work preferably without spending mountains of cash.

 

So, hobbies, what do you do to keep yourself occupied?

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If looking for advice. Don't look at me. Mine are expensive.

 

Marine tank (With plans to breed clownfish. They are spawning, but I don't have all the equipment to raise the larvae)

Blacksmithing (Try buying an anvil sometime. Typically $5/lb. Yes they measure in pounds. Deal with it. You'll be looking at a 100lb anvil or more. Then you have to build the forge, get the tools etc)

Kung Fu. Ok this one is relatively cheap. $30/week in training fees. Then whatever time I spend practicing. The straight sword cost me $100. Staff $30 (For a good quality rattan staff that WON'T break and can support my weight. Knives I made myself. See: Blacksmithing)

 

Dave

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Is there really such a thing as a hobbie? Dont you just do what you like? i certainly do.

 

If you are looking for something to do, buy a cheap Classical guitar and learn a few nice tunes. And practice.

 

Learn to Weld, that is always good. Start a vege garden? there is so many things to do i find it hard to know where to start as the main problem.

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Looking after my son, that is my full-time hobbie...

 

While I do have to change dirty nappies, a smile from him makes it all worth while.

:-)

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Walk, swim, carpentry sculpture that sort of thing. Have no idea whether your a head case or a handy person :) You'd obviously lean towards which ever way your 'bent' is.

Reading, as GWW says is always good.

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Music is my profession. Keeps me busy and I love it enough that I don't really need a hobby. I watch movies, and coffee is something of a hobby I guess... Roasting, machine mods, different brewing methods.

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raising indoor plants

Hydroponic setups can be expensive to get up and running. However the ROI is amazing.

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Brew beer.

 

It's a real art and very rewarding.

 

As far as hobbies go, it's very cheap in that once you get good at it, you save yourself buying beer.

 

Although you do spend a lot of time pissed.

 

WIN!

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raising indoor plants

Hydroponic setups can be expensive to get up and running. However the ROI is amazing.

 

And like trying to grow a great many things in this country, salinity is a problem I'll rant about at another time. This shit is high maintenance yo.

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Alot of good ideas, I agree that ideally personal interests should direct you, I've just had such a mental block lately its hard to work out what I should look at pursuing.

 

I think I live in the wrong area for my old hobbies, apartments in the middle of the city don't leave alot of room for woodworking or fire twirling.

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" apartments in the middle of the city " ... um reading, gaming :P ... Pakour ?

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raising indoor plants

Hydroponic setups can be expensive to get up and running. However the ROI is amazing.

 

And like trying to grow a great many things in this country, salinity is a problem I'll rant about at another time. This shit is high maintenance yo.

 

Just make sure it doesn't fuck up your water pumps. Regularly flush with fresh water.

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I hand craft pens, pendants, key chains, lighters, salt and pepper shakers/grinders, etc - Work with a lot of acrylics, metals, and precision workshop tools

 

Best bit is - The stuff I make sells like hot cakes - Allows me to expand my workshop and get mroe stuff to make more stuff no worries. Awesome time sink and pays for itself

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I'd really love to get into rock climbing. The only thing stopping me is that the rockclimbing hall here in Trondheim is a "do it yourself", so you have to know what you're doing. I'd have to take a beginner course which goes over 2 days, but i'll be damned if i can find a spare 2 days to do a rock climbing course...

 

So yea, if i was in your position i'd learn to climb rocks ;)

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I'd really love to get into rock climbing. The only thing stopping me is that the rockclimbing hall here in Trondheim is a "do it yourself", so you have to know what you're doing. I'd have to take a beginner course which goes over 2 days, but i'll be damned if i can find a spare 2 days to do a rock climbing course...

 

So yea, if i was in your position i'd learn to climb rocks ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouldering

 

 

Can be real easy and real cheap to start with - Gives you a good taste as well. I go bouldering twice a week fo rfitness and just need shoes

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I'd really love to get into rock climbing. The only thing stopping me is that the rockclimbing hall here in Trondheim is a "do it yourself", so you have to know what you're doing. I'd have to take a beginner course which goes over 2 days, but i'll be damned if i can find a spare 2 days to do a rock climbing course...

 

So yea, if i was in your position i'd learn to climb rocks ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouldering

 

 

Can be real easy and real cheap to start with - Gives you a good taste as well. I go bouldering twice a week fo rfitness and just need shoes

 

Yea looks pretty neat, i wonder if Norway has places to do it. It's winter here now though, so snow and temps below freezing will make it a little difficult. But i might try it out in the summer.

 

Ah, http://www.bouldering.no

 

cool :)

 

Now that i think about it, i might as well just learn to ski properly. But i can't stand the fact that i look like a fucking retard and all the small kids point and stare at me lol.

Edited by smakme7757

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Travelling, cycling, gaming, cooking, photography and generally all around the same timeframe if I can manage it ;)

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Brew beer.

 

It's a real art and very rewarding.

 

As far as hobbies go, it's very cheap in that once you get good at it, you save yourself buying beer.

 

Although you do spend a lot of time pissed.

 

WIN!

This a thousand times.

 

But if you take it to the next level (buy kegs and go all grain), it can also get expensive, so keep it simple with a single fermenter and bottles at first :)

 

I'd also say cooking is a fantastic and rewarding way to spend your time, just like brewing or wine making. I personally like to create things in which I can share with friends and family.

 

Each Sunday I'm either brewing a new beer, transferring and bottling / kegging ready beers or cooking an awesome meal for a Sunday night feast with my mates (accompanied by home brewed beer). Sunday is my favourite day of the week because of this.

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shooting - pesky wabbits, foxes, roos (when we are aloud to), plates/targets

then to go along with that camping/fishing etc etc

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That sounds like fun, but it's a pretty difficult hobby to get into (in terms of regulation), so you need to be keen to be bothered.

 

Out of interest Corky, can you hunt with a bow on the same licence? Or is that completely separate to firearms?

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