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I Want To Abandon Society And Live In A Hunter-gatherer Tribe

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    Not necessarily a tribe,

    but a group of people who are nomadic and live mostly in the hills/mountains neighboring nearby towns for food and water since nature can no longer produce enough to sustain many people depending on it, but would still get some of the food from there. I imagine tepees or...
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 18-21 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    So whats the plan? What and how are we gunna go about this
    connecticutspirit connecticutspirit 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    An Inevitable End

    How much longer do you think your way of life will last? The signs of the coming collapse are everywhere. What do you think is the reason you have things like cell phones, cars, and grocery stores? Oil. Everything you buy, including food, either has oil in it or uses oil in its...
    richiebarrow richiebarrow 26-30, M 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    Creating a master culture.

    If we want to live in a Hunter-gatherer tribe, I guess we should start by deciding which type of beliefs in terms of: -Ethical -Aesthetical -Religious -Socio-political Although we might want to get away from our western civilization, it doesn't mean that we have to destroy all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    My Supplies

    My supplies that i have packed and ready for my adventures are: •a sleeping bag (quest eagles peak mummy 30°, 29in.W x 88in.H, green, 2lbs.) I also have an extra sleeping bag for anyone coming along if they don't have one •a tent, blue/orange(rain fly is orange) 7' long, 7...
    sawyert020 sawyert020 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Yeah? Right, Uh Huh

    I haven't even smelled asphalt since early 2007. I don't have any keys because I have no locks. The phone I'm using to write this belongs to someone who doesn't make the effort to come into the backcountry. I am natures child. Since I was a child others have asked me to wait...
    Katie6963 Katie6963 61-65, F 11 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    It's Not Worth It

    Look at this: Depression - http://www.healthnewstrack.com/health-news-1508.html The lifetime rate of depression has increased from 1% to 23% in the last century, and it has doubled in just the last decade. "How long can this mirage continue to prosper?" With "modern, advanced...
    Nimwey Nimwey 22-25, F Jan 31, 2012

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    Mothers Concerns

    For me, my fiancé, and our baby on the way I'd love nothing more than to live off the land. I can't think of a way to get started though... I want to be free of todays society and their lazy way. But with my baby on the way I can't decide if it's good for her... I know keeping...
    XieryaWolf XieryaWolf 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2013

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    It Requires Much.

    I would love to live in a society with less needs. One were you eat what you kill or harvest. Power comes from sources other than the rape of the planet. I love living off the land. I love giving, raising children. I am strong, and have many talents.
    marissapillow marissapillow 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    Prepping And Stilling Searching For Companion

    well another day goes by and summer is almost here, it seems to be harder and harder to find people willing to live or explore a long term wilderness back to nature plan, keeping my fingers crossed hoping to find a good female friend to join. this week at a small retail shop we...
    druce6776 druce6776 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    Settling A Tribe

    I'm searching for elements to start a tribe in this planet. Somehow, things haven't gone anywhere. Why should we live in a place where we are not accepted by society? The suffering I have gone through is strangely useful, taught me to grow, but the pain is different from average...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    Tribal Life

    Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. I hate how in today's society everyone is pressured into a life not meant for them; school, college, work.We are made to believe that this is the way life is suppose to be, but i believe we are meant to live off of the land and enjoy every...
    Jungle1221 Jungle1221 16-17 6 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    Funny Thing Life....

    I met the greatest man here in this group, I was just looking to laugh and he made me laugh.  He is a good friend and I hope he'll still have me over for that BBQ when I can't find any berries.....  :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7, 2010

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    The Out Post...

    Almost every summer my father, a couple of his friends and i would drive up to Canada then take a small plane to one of the many out posts. We would be dropped off and left there for 2 weeks before the plane would come back to pick us up. We had no food, no showers, no heat...
    HeadinAzz HeadinAzz 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    Please help me achieve my dream of separating

    from society and living in the wilderness. If you share this same dream as me please message me. I feel we could all form a society of our own that doesn't rely on money or technology to live a life of happiness. Please donate to help me achieve my dream of living in the...
    lostintherush lostintherush 18-21, M 1 Response May 28

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    Life Would Be Simpler In The Wilderness

    There would be no technology, and alot less conflict. People's brains would be less fried from work, excessive tv watching and computer use. dont get me wrong, i love tv, but i would abandon it in a second if i could choose a life in the wilderness. Living right next to animals...
    johnhomo1234 johnhomo1234 13-15 1 Response Nov 1, 2010

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    Lets Go Wilderness NOW- SPAIN

    I have been preparing for this along 3 years or more, i have spent all money i got in this, i have spent a lot of hours working in the knowledge i have, just for realize i dont want to go alone, (i tried it), just to realize there are no serious people with this. I am full...
    alakyen alakyen 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Since my return from a primitive skills

    and living course, starting a community in the wilderness constantly runs through my mind. Many times in the past I have been more concerned about trying to help myself to live in the wilderness and escape society, that I have forgotten my original desire in creating a tribe of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    I had a whole Instagram page I used to try to

    connect with others who also wanted to do this. I've been speaking of rewilding and it's benefits for awhile, and here are some: -Less dominating hierarchy. -Humans are animals, not machines ment to mass produce products. Naturally, when we are not hunting/foraging/defending...
    Vicereine Vicereine 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    Still Scouting The Wilderness Locations And Still Searching

    may hap it seems in vain, but i will have faith, been out in the wild 2 week stretches and back in the city for 2-4 days in between, slowly getting everything moved out to my wilderness camp, but at same time still searching for that special woman to share it with.
    druce6776 druce6776 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    No, not really. A tribe would just start

    fighting. I'm kind of looking at it as being by myself and accepting the visitors that my dog deems suitable. We do have an off grid cabin with no water as a start, and I will spend more and more time there as I go along. So far the people that have visited don't seem to...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    Basically what I want to do is set up an

    organisation that promotes and makes it a reality for people to live in the wild. Hunter-gatherer style. A way of life that doesn't harm the environment but also a life that in my opinion will solve most of humanities problems - everything from depression to overpopulation. I...
    Christianmckenna Christianmckenna 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    It Is Inevidable

    I would love to just move out into the woods and make my our own way. I don't think it will happen in my lifetime, but I believe it is inevidable that we will be forced to get back to nature, back to the way things were. I think that it's important to know how, and to raise our...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    I just want to leave everything behind

    and just live in the mountains or a rain forest or with monks modern life has so much stress.
    thedon11 thedon11 13-15, M Nov 5, 2014

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    I Need A Tribe.

    In a few years I plan to abandon civilization, however I need people, and can't find anyone. Also I need supplies and a plan with said group of people, but have no one. I would give anything to be able to live away from cities and towns , but have none of what I need, is anyone...
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 18-21 13 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Morning folks, it was a great 4 months of

    wilderness, and back in town for a a couple months and heading out again in spring, manitoba ontario riverways was fantastic, pitty the snow n ice came, down to 3 members on the next run so got room for 2-3. we might be doing the bc coastline next, still searching for that...
    druce6776 druce6776 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I feel like the morals

    and values of those who live in tribes like these as much more in tune with happiness, family, and love than those of the modernized western world. I want to abandon society and find true happiness but I'm unsure if it will ever happen in my lifetime.
    miarelevio miarelevio 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    Going Retro - Back To The Stone Age

    No one is sure what song the “fat lady” is going to sing, but we can be pretty sure the song is about to begin. Some believe she is already singing the last verse of her farewell song, and I would not argue the point. Whether by: Global Warming, Meteor Impact, Plague, Nuclear...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2012

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    **** just got real. No one is coming to save

    you, all you need to do is find someone who thinks like you and stay connected (godammit be connected, what the hell is wrong with you people?). If anyone is out there who wants to be free, i mean absolutely free from every worry every attachment and who are thinking 24/7 about...
    vinesh1human vinesh1human 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    Wild-Ranger Fully Prepared, Looking To Join Or Be Joined Offering Wild Living In Less Than A Week Or Studying Other Projects

    Hi, my name is Alakyen, and I am currently looking for like-minded people to create a project, looking for people who hate this society with all that entails, who wants to live in harmony with nature and make this world a better place. Living a life based on feelings and ideals...
    alakyen alakyen 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I abandoned my home and job to live in my car.

    It's one step closer to my goal but I would like to take it a step further and stray away from towns. It's really hard to find people like me so if you have a plan and want some company just let me know.
    nomadichippy nomadichippy 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Deciding destination.

    Your suggestion on comments ASAP.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    I am 15 years old and live in Nebraska.

    I REALLY want to leave home and join a tribe in northern Alaska. I know just about everything to live of the land (Passed down from generation to generation). I don't want to be one of those guys that sit at a office all day, I want a adventure that will challenge me and push me...
    HunterandFisher HunterandFisher 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'd totally do this

    if I just had the people to do it with
    domain1992 domain1992 22-25, M Mar 9

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    Joined this by accident,

    but I figure it's a sign. So I'll just go with it.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    Freedom

    It started with a word: Freedom From this thoughts grew: What is freedom to me? What am I trying to be free from? Am I willing to pay the price my freedom will cost? From there an idea grew: How am I going to obtain this freedom? Though this had been born from one simple word, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    So Many Reasons It Would Be Better!

    For one, society would be self efficient! I dream about being one of the people in the wild and how much better their lives are. They dont have heartless whackjobs making their laws, they have familial governing. They get to work in beautiful settings. They actually appreciate...
    exslut exslut 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    I have always wanted to test myself in

    such a way. I feel this way of life would be much more satisfying and happy than current society. I want to know what is essential to life.
    CosmicWolf CosmicWolf 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    The Beginning

    Im not some expirienced mountain man,i may not have spelled experienced right the first time:lol: but i see the way mankind is going... society is going down... and i want to get out of this lifestyle before im in too deep... Im thinking about ,one day leaving society and...
    werther44 werther44 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    How We Should All Be

    Yes to get away from it all and live of the land growing own food s and enjoy my life
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15, 2010

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    A Few Concerns For Nature Lovers

    A few things to add to this: 1) The 42 year estimate is based just on the current rate of consumption with today's population. But as everything is dependent on oil the Oil Crisis will happen a lot sooner than that due to increasing demand of population growth. We add another 84...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Achieve living in the wilderness at once!

    Meet new people for planning. Meet masters. Meet Friends.https://www.facebook.com/groups/333916366697898/We are a facebook comunity about living in the wilderness, where new members are joining almost everyday, growing in number, planning and being in contact with like-minded...
    alakyen alakyen 18-21, M Dec 11, 2013

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    Anyone else here? My destination is Tetepare

    island or Papua New Guinea.
    gergo211 gergo211 26-30, M May 2

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    Let's Do It

    There are all sorts of places that would support hunter/gatherer style living, especially out west. So let's do it!
    andthelawwon andthelawwon 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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