Rachel Silver

Providence, RI, United States

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About Me




After being on the road for several years I've recently settled in Oakland, CA.


This body is a vehicle of [nonlinear] consciousness.

See also: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've met great people at CS Meetups. I've travelled with fellow CSers.

I lived in Providence, RI for six years. Although I've been away for over two years now, if you are heading that way I will do my best to make some recommendations.


Comparative religion, Ethnobotany, Herbalism, Fermentation, Beverages of all kinds (especially homemade), Food of all kinds (once again - especially homemade/homegrown), Graphic design, Typeface, Sustainability, Ethical eating, Ethnic eating, Exploring different ideas of health, Anatomy, Street medicing, Yoga, Beekeeping, First aid skills, Bicycles, Sewing, Untold world history, Your ideas/interests when articulated intelligently

Music, Movies, and Books

WORD BOOKS italo calvino, henry miller, joseph campbell, john steinbeck, haruki murakami

PICTURE BOOKS grant morrison, alan moore, shade the changing man (original steve ditko & 90s peter milligan revival), will eisner, bone by jeff smith, kim deitch

MOVING PICTURES david attenborough, evangelion neon genesis, i am cuba, mishima: a life in four parts, kurosawa's dream, sweet movie, singing in the rain

AUDIO OBSESSIONS(all things loud and live) boredoms, ooioo, acid mothers temple, beach boys, om / sleep, lots of local Providence bands, folk music from all around the world

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking through the Tarkines (old growth rainforest) in Tasmania.

Hitchhiking in Australia and Cambodia.

Working at a bar in Cambodia.

Accidentally ending up inNew Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Staying at a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar.

Sharing many amazing meals with many amazing people.

Teach, Learn, Share

--- SHARING ---

*FERMENTATION - I have led workshops in making basic pickles and kombucha. I especially love making yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, and hot sauces. Lately I have been making kefir and loving it.

*HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING / BASIC CONSULTATIONS I spent several years apprenticing for an American herbalist and currently work for a herb shop. I can teach you how to make lotion, salves, tinctures, and custom blended teas if you have the supplies. I have experience identifying wild plants commonly found in the northeast USA.

*BASIC YOGA: I am nearly finished with my 200 hour level training for teaching Viniyoga

*BASIC FIRST AID: I have completed an EMT-Basic (lowest level ambulance worker) course. I am involved in a street medic collective in Melbourne which uses first aid skills as a tool for social justice.

*MISC TEXTILES: I can teach you some basic stitches and techniques for altering clothing. I also can teach basic knitting and dyeing. I once led a workshop in how to dye yarn with kool-aid and still have the handout.

*COOKING: I love cooking! I volunteered on a farm in Thailand and learned some basic Thai recipes.

--- LEARNING ---

I just received a GUITAR! I am making wonderful noises, but would love pointers in how to make it sound more music-like.

Wilderness survival skills, carpentry, cooking skills, local edible and medicinal plants, Spanish

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States

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