Anyone know any good cheap hobbies? I lost interest in vidya a long time ago and that was all I did. All the other hobbies that I'm interested in I can't really afford. I'm going to kill myself if I can't find something that I enjoy doing that I can afford to dom
I already do extensive physical activities on Tuesdays and thursdays. I like it but don't really want to make a hobby out of it, thanks anyway anon I'll consider it if I get close to losing it.
I'm terrible at drawing and have an even worse handwriting and I don't really care too much for art, but I'll give this at shot. Maybe it will improve my handwriting at the very least. Thanks anon
I've aways liked drawing but was pretty bad, but more recently I've been getting bretty gud because I'm actually training now and It's very rewarding.
So at first is like:
>oh god I'm so terrible I have no talent please rape my face fuck this
>danm so it's like that, now that I see it's pretty easy huh
>danm I'm good
It's basically conditioning your braininto imagining things right by repeating thousands of times and incorporating it into a style. Plus, hoes dig it a lot.
Do what I do - restore antiques from estate sales
You'll make money
I love this idea. This is the first suggestion that I really feel intrigued by. Not just "I might try this out see where it goes"
Not sure if there's too many estate sales in my area though
about 5 years ago i got back into pokemon. for that long ive been trying to complete pokemon card sets. never liked the new mons so i stick to the ones made in the 90s and early 2000 (kanto and johto). pic related, this motherfucker cost me 30 bucks for just 1. i got it some days ago. dont be discouraged. most of them (commons and uncommons) cost like 5 cents each. digging through a box at a card shop is so fun though it takes forever to find them in good condition. before you know it you'll have completed like 80% of the sets for a few dollars. cant stop now
Startup cost is 5 dollars and the cost of whatever you want. I've learned a lot of good skills from it, electrical, paint and finishing, electric motor repair
calligraphy guy back. go to reddit.com/r/calligraphy for noob advice (its plebbit but they know what they're doing)
tbqh you will suck for a month or so but you will pass hundreds of hours
good luck friend
>movie watching/ collecting
>learning a language
>studying a subject online
>herbology/herbalism (something I really want to get more into, especially making elixirs and potions)
Look up lists of hobbies senpai
is it warm where you are? if so, hop on a bike and just ride the fuck around. it'll inspire exploration, it's decent exercise, and just overall pretty damn fun. you can take it off the beaten path and discover cool places just to hang out and (if it's your thing, not mine anymore personally) chill out and smoke a bowl or some shit. you'll find neat shit while riding around, and if you really want to, bring a garbage bag and collect cans and bottles and shit, then you can make a couple bucks after your ride, but that's totally optional
Hiking/going for city walks
Sculpting with polymer clay
Lifting if gym memberships near you are cheap
Completely different kinds of games then the ones you played before
Music making with pirated software
Martial arts if you find something in your price range
Biking if you already have one or buy used
Table top gaming if you have friends
Cards if you have friends
Antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales. Find some genre of item that you really like. I'm a fan man obviously. Then collect them, clean them, restore them, whatever you find you like best.
And you meet some really awesome people while you're searching for stuff
I looked up a bunch of lists. Everything was either too expensive, not interesting, or required friends . That's why I asked here and I'm glad I did. Most of your things weren't on any of the lists btw. Also I am intrigued by the herbalism suggestion. Care to talk more about that?
Yeah! Usually you have to buy paints, and glue separately though, sometimes stores sell these little tool kits which are mighty hand for cutting and sand pieces down. Start off with some cheapo kits first, then move on to the more expensive and hard ones. Pretty soon you'll have a nice collection going.
Hmm I do have two antique radios
I live in Mobile, Alabama (Rainiest city in U.S)
I'm not really sure what I want to do. I always just played vidya and never thought of what I'd do once I stopped. The only reason I stopped is because I'm a console peasant because I can't afford a computer that is anywhere near decent at gaming.
Not sure if this answers your question or not but I really like the idea of being independent and self sufficient. I've dreamed of buying a plot of land and building my own small house and have it powered by wind turbines and solar power. I also thought of buying one of those commercial portable sawmills so I can cut down trees on my own land and cut them into planks myself if I want to get into woodworking or something. Yeah it sounds pretty silly tbqh
Also I really want to get into beekeeping one day, but I don't have any land or the money.
As for my budget I don't have much money
making tinctures seems interesting. I have tried it with weed and it was amazing. Basically you take any herb and soak it in alcohol for like 2 weeks(takes less time if it gets sunlight) then you drain it and have an herbal tincture. Ancient Chinese and other cultures used herbs for healing/medicine and as a mood booster. I've used Ginger as an anti-anxiety medicine and it works fantastic! Even certain herbs can get you high(like weed obviously). Idk I just love plants and herbs and you can store tinctures/elixirs for a long long time. Definitely a based hobby to get into. Like I said to try it with marijuana, get some Rum or vodka or whatever and make some bomb as herb tincture! Enjoy senpai.
Forgot to mention, Herbs are a spiritual thing for me. I'm not religious but I feel a deep connection to herbs. It sounds weird but even cilantro and parsley can help you feel close to nature and spirituality. Do some research anon. Wikipedia is where I learned a lot
That gets expensive as fuck pretty fast.
If you like herbalism then you probably will like foraging (aka. learning to identify, locate, gather, and prepare wild edibles).
If you like modeling then you will probably like sculpting too, or making miniatures.
A block of polymer clay is not that expensive and really easy to work with if you have practice with modeling clay.
Also Try hiking before backpacking first to get a taste of the outdoors. It has much lower gear requirements so you can acquire gear over time and "evolve" into a backpacker. That way you don't have a huge up front commitment in case you don't like it. That being said, if you work on you basic skills you should be fine even if you go full hobo style when it comes to gear. It is also pretty fun if you are somewhat good at making things to make some of your own gear or improvise and hack things together.
Be sure to get a good survival preparedness book and read through it though. I personally recommend "Complete Survival Manual by National Geographic" I have also heard good things about the "SAS Survival Handbook" but have yet to read it myself. You can also probably find "Camping for dummies" at your local library or some related book. And of coarse there are fuck tons of stuff online too. (as you can probably tell I like to hike and am poor too.)
The one think that will probably suck is if you don't have a car and live deep in a urban area with no woodsy parts. Although I have done tons of "urban hiking" I still much prefer getting /out/.
Which reminds me
If you have any questions or want to browse threads related to backpacking or hiking then you really should check out >>>/out/
Just remember it can be pretty slow.
That gets expensive as fuck pretty fast.
Nah its really not that bad. At least for Yu gi oh.
can't say for other kinds. I got some based cards at my local shop for like a dollar each. Some of the more rare cards were like 2 or 3 dollars. Really not that bad if you just go slow and get a couple cards here and there. I'm not really into dueling anymore just collecting.
I too am a poorfag, but it dose not cost as much as you think it would to get into it. And you can make pretty desent knifes will only hand tools if you want/have to.
Granted I do file by hand and it does take FOREVER and lots of effort and elbow grease for some builds.
Also expect to always run low on abrasives/sand paper when finishing a knife.
If you are interested there are tons of youtube videos on the subject. That is how I got started.
>need money to make money
>tfw no money to begin with
Fap into condoms and pin them to your wall with thumbtacks. Try incorporating different things into your diet to see different coloration patterns and whiff new and unique scents as your cummies ferment in their non-latex holding tanks. Once they have aged for 3+ years sell them as fine human wines and maybe profit. A hobby that makes money is inherently cheap.
Hikes or other free adventures in your area of nature.
Or go to the city and find cool spots, get a cup of coffee or snack at somewhere you've never been. Observing people is interesting.
Start a journal or write some stories or poetry, it doesn't matter if its shit you don't need to show it to anyone.
Read. Comics, history texts, articles on chemistry, poetry, plays, etc. I think you'll find something to enjoy.
Practice a bit of sport with a couple friends or alone, buy whatever kind of ball and go to a public court or field and just fuck around, get your heart pumping.
Explore new music and films, the internet means you can explore anything at all pretty much
Go to a museum and learn some more about art/history/science/etc. your local library probably has passes so you can go for free or $5-$10 bucks.
Garden. Get a pet.
programming, drawing, music
remember though that these kinds of hobbies require actual determination and it will take time for you to get good at them.
It's a good way of spending time, just don't give up too easily.
Well when I was actively bottling, I used half-empty mayo jars to cover up my shady business ways desu. Nothing could possibly go wrong with advanced level hiding tactics
I should add that I got most of my tools used which cuts down cost a great deal.
Also if you are interested do stock removal (where you grind the knife in to shape).
Forging knives (pounding it into shape while it is glowing hot) is much more expensive, much more difficult, and til you git gud will probably make much worse final results.
If you really want to get into the blacksmithing side of things then wait until you have plenty of money and a good work site for it. The most you should be doing with heat when starting out is tempering and annealing.
Again, plenty of stuff on-line including youtube so you can get a feel for whether you want to try it.
And if you don't like it all of the tools can be use for other stuff so it is not really a waste if you bought used and find a reason to pull them out ever month or so.
>sounds like a good idea
>nothing fun in my city
>again sounds like a good idea
>don't have friends, can't really play a sport alone tbqh, plus I don't like sports
>never thought of that, sounds great
>museum far away, can go every now and again but can't make a hobby of it
>no lawn to start garden, have a pet already
BB guns are the best. Here's a good one for >$20 and the recommended ammo
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This gear I recommended is around 38 bucks and has enough BBs to last you a lifetime.
If you want: here is a speed loader for the gun
Get some friends (or find random peeps) a six pack of cola or beer (aluminum cans) drink with said peeps, then shoot cans with said peeps. This can be done without peeps. Alternative if you don't want to drink anything is buy some solo cups
get into camping dude.
its as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be. buy a sleeping bag and a tarp, hike out and sleep somewhere. it makes spending time alone a pleasure instead of a chore, and doing camp tasks makes you feel productive.
Where in general do you live famalam? nature has always been a hobby and love of mine, I find it to be very peaceful and good for mental and physical health. going to college in VT partly cause of all the beautiful places to hike or just stop and see the nature. occasionally will get high innawoods cause I especially love the quiet then, but only if I'm with friends or somewhere where i can walk back to my campus or a bus stop
>buy BB guns
>let people shoot said guns
>people = friends
Plan a hangout with pizza and beer and have shooting as a activity. Avertise a hangout as a small hobby conventikn in local paper/local radio/local etc for ~30-50 bucks. Require everyone to pay atleast 1 deniro to enter. Make money + friendos
Go to local comic book shop, become part of board game club. Once you get familiar with the people there, plan a party, asking them to invite their friends. Find better quality potential friendos at party. Get familiar with them. Repeat the cycle of partying until you find the most suitable potential friends. Make them your friends
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I've actually been really depressed lately because I couldn't find anything that brings me enjoyment. You guys really helped, this is why I love this board. Good night anons