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I have been contemplating various ideas about spending extended periods of time in the wilderness. Most of those thoughts are just escapist outlets that I will most likely not implement: spending 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness, retiring and living off the land at age 52, quitting my job and starting an alpaca farm... Ok, so most likely I’ll retire at more ripe age of 62 and continue on my path as a corporate grunt, but it doesn’t hurt to day dream. :D Better keep my day job... Anyhoo, I came across this set of videos on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOqip1-f0s

Now that’s a real Viking! Trekking across the wilderness of Canada for three years! Not like other wannabes in other youtube videos blabbering about survival skills in clean clothes and cooking cuts of meats that clearly from the store. :D I don’t approve of his casting method at 5:21, but he does catch fish! :lol:

Another cool video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss&list=PL0A5550B5DFF800D3

Any cool videos you know of? Thoughts on "getting lost" in the wilderness?
 

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I have been "lost in the wilderness" on several occasions... but that probably had more to do with an over indulgence of Jack Daniels than anything else. ::)
 

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... and thankfully there is no video that I know of.
I don't know about the wilderness... but in the countryside of France on a New Year's Eve might be in the same category. :lol:
 

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I've thought of doing that since I was a kid and read "My Side of the Mountain" , not sure if you're familiar with the book.

I'd still like to, but I doubt my wife or daughter would look favorably on me taking a month or a year in the wilderness, but it'd be cool to do if possible.

Sometimes I just go out for a day in the mountains, or out on the plains someplace remote with no particular goal in mind.

Yes he has a funky cast. How the heck does he even do that??
 

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Now you're talking!

My wife and I are moving towards being self sufficient in terms of food. Growing what we eat, share it locally, betterment for all. Showing others how to grow your own.


We have dreams of starting a CSA and helping people eat food grown and raised locally, without a bunch of crap in it or having it travel 1000's of miles from where it was picked.

If nothing else, my own veggies, fruit, beef, pork, chicken, beer, cheese and fermented food will become a reality.

It will be someone along the front range though, like you, I do fantasize about moving to the deep south and homesteading or bugging out to the hills for the summers and migrating to warmer lowly populated areas in the winter months.
 

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I was a little more disturbed by how he dropped his shotgun barrel first on the ground at the 6:20 mark than the funky casting...
 

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Put seed in ground water, fertilize?!...pick...rinse and repeat following year...
 

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Hell after being on this forum all freekin week I need 40 days off in the wilderness!
 

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Now you're talking!

My wife and I are moving towards being self sufficient in terms of food. Growing what we eat, share it locally, betterment for all. Showing others how to grow your own.


We have dreams of starting a CSA and helping people eat food grown and raised locally, without a bunch of crap in it or having it travel 1000's of miles from where it was picked.

If nothing else, my own veggies, fruit, beef, pork, chicken, beer, cheese and fermented food will become a reality.

It will be someone along the front range though, like you, I do fantasize about moving to the deep south and homesteading or bugging out to the hills for the summers and migrating to warmer lowly populated areas in the winter months.
I did contemplate the south as a potential option. Maybe somewhere near the coast of South Carolina. Not too cold to need heating and not cold to need cooling (but I could be wrong). Of course, this would be plan C. That's quite a cornucopia of home grown products you are looking at there. From my experience watching relatives grow animals, it seems to me that the smaller ones are easier and more cost effective to grow (chicken, ducks, pigeons, and rabbits). The bigger animals like cows and pigs didn't stay on the property too long (maybe just a couple of generations of animals).
 

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Put seed in ground water, fertilize?!...pick...rinse and repeat following year...
Ain't that easy, Z. Those things actually need love before you get to love them. ;)
 

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I'd still like to, but I doubt my wife or daughter would look favorably on me taking a month or a year in the wilderness, but it'd be cool to do if possible.
That's why I don't have any "real" plans until I'm about 52. That's when my youngest one should be out of college, and if he ain't he's on his own...

On the book: believe it for not, I haven't read a book in 13 years...
 
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