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Douglas Barton

San Francisco, California, United States

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Software Developer / Rewilder / Love...
  • Wikipedia
  • From California Republic
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Simple Modes, Simple Means, Extra-ordinary Experiences.

ABOUT ME

I like to spend my free time exploring. Tidepools, urban creeks, beaches, and abandoned buildings. Wandering. Reflecting on the wonder.

I am a technocrat. Raised by videogame consoles. Educated by the interwebs. My corneas are permanently burned by the tubes.

Recovering videogame addict. But pinball is still alright.

I am laid back. Love people and conversation. I try to not be judgmental. Very open, and wanting for new experiences.

PHILOSOPHY

Appreciate life, the things that make it possible, and those you share it with.

A life worth living, in a world worth fighting for.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Roadtrips. Sometimes cs meetups.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I like being in communal living situations. Couch surfing is sort of like that. Sharing space and experiences.

I have lent my couch. And have also spent many of nights on others.

visited 9 states (18%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Triposo world travel guide for Android

Interests

Craft beer. Kayaks. Bicycles. Being nomadic. Sailboats..
Cigarettes and Coffee.
Volunteering, community building..
Fermenting food. Drying food.
Midnight bike rides.
Software development. Internet Policy. Free and Open web. Typography. Design..
Barefoot running. Backpacking. Descending summits..
Clean, crisp sheets. Big beers. Urban exploring..
Small scale food production. Permaculture. Fermentation. Greenhouses. Square-foot gardening. Wild & urban foraging. Medicinal herbs. Natural building materials. Tree houses. Home scale energy production..

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: 180° South, Into the Wild, The Art of Travel, The Endless Summer, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, For Lovers Only. Any social or nature documentary. Independent films. Especially films with a good sound track.

Music: Indi bands that don't exist yet. Glitch, Bay Area hiphop, dubstep, big room electro. That, and most everything else.

Books: Anything from O'reilly media. Reference manuals, schematics, blue prints, nautical charts and maps. I love maps and charts. But the internets take most of my attention unfortunately.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Lived in this world!

Waterspout on Lake Tahoe, Lightning from a cloudless sky in Carson City, Backpacking the West, and Southwest US, viewing the world from an 11,000ft summit, finding $5 while telling a story of how I found $5 earlier that day...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can help you with plant identification. Food drying and fermenting. Organic gardening. Cooking and the art of ingredient improvisation.

I want to learn how to make skin on frame boats, improve my skills in a kayak. Very much so want to learn celestial navigation, and rediscover sailing.

Let's share the world together, well everything except my tooth-brush... Okay fine you can use it.

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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