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I Want to Live In the Wilderness

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    My story on aspiring to live in the wilderness.

    It's about 12 A.M and I would like to write a more proper, and in depth story -- but I just want to put this on paper for now. I dream of having a career, a home, a husband like most people my age. My version of that though, is much more eclectic then others. I'm a very goal...
    Imaginist Imaginist 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    lonewolf1349 lonewolf1349 26-30, M Mar 2

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    Who's Ready To Live In Nature?

    I'm tired off all the talk and no action. I'm going to make a twitter account or a blog/forum.. Its going to take some time and effort to gather supplies and pick a destination to move too but I'm going to do it even by myself if I must.. Id like to find other people with...
    AryaKatana AryaKatana 31-35, F 25 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Desperately looking for anyone already living

    this lifestyle or about to... since I imagine if your living this way already, Your not on the internet much. Im 33 years old with a 16 year old son. I have a decent job and ready to leave it all behind. We have talked about this for over 6 years now but are about to now loose...
    Illordia Illordia 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Why I Want To Travel

    It all started one Christmas morning my eighth grade year. There was a giant rectangular box under our tree and I had no idea what it was. I craved to open it first but my father insisted that I open the smaller ones and save the mystery box for last. I tore through the smaller...
    Vagabond67 Vagabond67 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    I think I would miss Xbox live

    and speaking to friends but I think it'd balance out. I've always been a nature person and honestly just getting away from everyone in a cabin in the middle of nowhere where I don't have to worry about seeing people or worry about my mental state and if anyone sees through it...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2014

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    I need an experienced bushcrafter to help guide

    me down the course of this wonderful lost art. Help me progress my skills beyond a basic understanding. Thank you
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    Looking for a few others to join me on a trip

    to live in the wild/wilderness. I'm getting ready to start getting gear/supplies to head off and also learning how to make traps and whatever is probably needed. I can go alone but I feel as though it'd be better if I have someone at least come with me (doesn't matter on age...
    Valmek Valmek 18-21, M Apr 24

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    I'm 16 and ever since I was about 7 I've

    dreamed of getting like minded people, ******* off society and living in the wild. A tribe really. Being in the UK makes it very difficult to do this and i really want to do this.... Help?
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    I know the perfect spot on the east side of the

    cascades in washinton. i want to leave this spring. messege me if you would like to come. no lame rules, almost everyone is welcome, just no evil people.
    loudawg420 loudawg420 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    I want to get a German Shepard

    and go explore the mountains with a group of friends
    JohnDivine JohnDivine 18-21, M Jan 29

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    I Want To Abandon Society And Live In A

    Hunter-gatherer Tribe Anyone else here? My destination is Tetepare island or Papua New Guinea.
    gergo211 gergo211 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My Story

    That was the most original title ever, wasn't it?I will be 21 this year, and first came across the idea of living in the wild in late August 2010. It was an old (and extremely long) thread on an Avatar forum (don't worry, I'm not an Avatard and while I love the movie, it is not...
    Nimwey Nimwey 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Washington Wilderness

    My name is Shawn. I am from Upstate New York, but recently moved to the state of Washington. I am 25, and US Army veteran with Native American bloodlines. My hopes and dreams constantly lead me to living life on the land. My hopes are for a perma-community based here in...
    swill32 swill32 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I am currently looking

    for 2-4 more people for this years journey, if you are in canada toss me a message and we can chat, must be eighteen or older, couples and single people are welcome to join. current departure date is may 5, thats 3 months from now to get ready.
    druce6776 druce6776 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Looking For A Person(S) To Join Me In A Wilderness Living Adventure

    Hello, my name is michael and i have been planning on living entirely off the land for some time now. Alot of research and skill training where necessary but i feel i am capable to succeed. i am looking for someone to join me in this adventure. most of the people i know would...
    jointheadventure jointheadventure 22-25 8 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Leaving Everything Behind

    So, here's the thing. I am done with everything this country has to offer. We are turning into lazy, fat, dumb people who just go with anything the government is doing. I want to leave the united states. Go Canada. Boreal Forest. Somewhere with plenty of forest to roam around...
    Vahtii Vahtii 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    I would like to meet a girl

    that would go live in Alaskan nature with me
    pearsonvladimir pearsonvladimir 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm Ready

      I've been wanting to do this since I was a kid.  My father owns 20 acres of wooded land in the adirondack mountains and I've been hunting and fishing there since i was 7.   Whenever I go up there is when I truly feel alive.  I belong in the...
    jangelo02 jangelo02 26-30 7 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    They called it "The Perch"It was the little

    shelter we lived in last summer, tucked away in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I applied for an internship to help out a family on a small homestead. They had a private shelter for us, and when she said it was open air, I didn't think she meant no walls at all. We got...
    LoneWolfWanderer LoneWolfWanderer 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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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    In need of a group.

    In 1 year I plan to leave civilization. However I need a group willing to join me. I would like to establish a tribe deep in the wilderness, but have no group to plan out the details with. If you're interested message me or comment.
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 18-21 5 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 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I would love to find someone to live in the

    wild with me. I can get along with pretty much anyone. Open minded.Add me if you would want to also.
    QuOnTuM QuOnTuM 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    The happiest times for me is

    when I'm in Nature.. I get so depressed in this society with all the people & I just want to pack up, run away into the wilderness & build a new life!
    dollghost dollghost 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I'm No Sheep!

    So this is where im at…….Im sick of living life the way im suppose to, the way we have been programmed to. Why do we need to spend 50% of our day working or travelling to work, then most of our free time recovering to be ready to go back to work. Well so we can buy food and...
    Parris78 Parris78 31-35 4 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    Am going to live in the mountains,

    in Colorado. Have lived compently off grid before, and have lived in the mountains for 3 months before. This time it will be a perment move, to untouched mountain land, to build a home out of earthbag's, or maybe strawbale. Looking for other like minded people to join me...
    NocturnalJoe NocturnalJoe 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    Sick Of Society, Want To Live In The Wild

    Im sick of living in the city, I want to live on my own, miles away from anyone. I want to live the simple life, no job, hunt for food, and survive off the land, but I need a companion...
    joeyy1106 joeyy1106 18-21, M 9 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    I live in West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.

    I am currently planning and gearing about for a LONG term survival trip. Go back to how we were MEANT to live. Any advice or company would be gladly accepted :) Love you all fellow EP'ers
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    ive wanted to do this

    for a while, anyone in washington? looking for a group like minded people here.
    loudawg420 loudawg420 26-30, M Feb 24

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    No one is ever going to take me serious on this

    as I am only a sixteen year old girl, but I want to leave. Not right now of course, i wouldn't want to leave my parents behind, never mind the child services that would drag me right back and the fact that the law here requires me to attend school. But one day I want to leave...
    Codafox Codafox 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    I'm game as a matter of fact I started buying

    survival tools I'm game I'm in maryland was thinking of the apalachin trail i have no job lost it I've been thinking about this for the longest time one thing that I'm worried about is being alone not to sound like a little girl lol but I watched a documentary about a guy that...
    lonewolf1349 lonewolf1349 26-30, M Mar 2

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    I want. No need to leave civilisation

    as soon as possible. All this materialism I hate it. Working to get paid to buy useless shite I hate. Working to pay for food isn't how it should be. We are DESIGNED to live in the natural world. And we did for generations. We all need to return it. Any advice tips or company?
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    An Awakening In Slow Motion: The Story Of My Life

    Hi, my (user)name is Bumz and this here is my story. Having grown up in the countryside, I'm much closer to nature than most people in urban environments. In fact, even for a small town boy I was always close to nature, something I didn't take into consideration when I moved to...
    Bumz Bumz 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    I Want To Abandon Society And Live In A

    Hunter-gatherer Tribe Anyone else here? My destination is Tetepare island or Papua New Guinea.
    gergo211 gergo211 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For some time now, I have wanted to remove

    myself from today's society. I love nature and animals and have wanted to learn how to live and survive in it. Once I have that knowledge, I want to be able to find some group of people to form a community that will help each other live off the land and live together in nature...
    WildernessAndNature WildernessAndNature 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Stormy rainy days like today are my motivation

    to leave this torn up society and go live in the woods
    quintenpalmer quintenpalmer 16-17, M Apr 25

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    I Want To Create A Tribe, Like A Wild Wolf Pack.

    Three years ago, i said to hell with life as i knew it and left. i had a back pack, and i hitch hiked out of my homestate of utah. since then i have lived in the woods of an indian reservation, lived at a perma - culture site in the deseret, lived homeless on the beach, lived in...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    lonewolf1349 lonewolf1349 26-30, M Mar 2

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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 3 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    WFON1618 WFON1618 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I want to lead a simple life.

    I don't want to have to worry about bills, or mortgage, or going into debt. I just want to set up a tribe and work for what I need. I've had this dream since I was a child like most of you and plan on leaving within the next year or sooner if possible. I'm unsure of area still...
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 18-21 5 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    Me, two more guys, and two girls are making

    plans to live in the Alabama wilderness as a tribe. We are looking for either another couple or a single girl to go with us to even out the group. We are also willing to make an exception for anyone who can be a big asset to the group. We already have the land and want to go in...
    readytoprimitive readytoprimitive 18-21 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I want to let go of living the way society has

    convinced us is the only way or best way to live. I want to be in touch with myself and life as one. I don't want to be attached with all of these strings and I need to embark on a journey, stepping out of my boundaries to experience more of what is out in this beautiful...
    virgohay virgohay 18-21, F 3 Responses May 12, 2014

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    In a couple years I plan to leave& truly live

    in the wilderness. Can anyone just tell me if they know where any "communities of people living in the wilderness are? I don't want to be alone. I want to be w/ others (: Thank you!
    Britiz Britiz 70+, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm making plans to build a self sufficient

    village in the wilderness. I have a piece of land by a stream in Alabama picked out already. I'm looking for like minded people who could be productive members of a group like this. Let me know if your interested.
    readytoprimitive readytoprimitive 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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