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I Want to Live In the Wilderness

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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 May 2

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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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    I Can't Live Any Other Way!

    I was very depressed for a long time, living it what we call the 'rat race'. The only way I've found hope is in the idea of moving out in to the wilderness, with a pack of gear and my survival training. A hard life, but paradise to me. In the next two years I'll prepare myself to...
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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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    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 May 12

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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 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 31-35, M Mar 2

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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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    I am 33 ex military ex semi pro football player

    I live in Louisiana i am from the swamps I love to fish and hunt I'm trying to find someone or some people to live in the wilderness I can longer take what America has turned into know who to do every trade in residential home building I work hard am honest loyal and moral I do...
    robertaxton robertaxton 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 3

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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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    Birch trees, loons, wolves,

    and the resourcefulness to live off the land.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    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. 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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    lonewolf1349 lonewolf1349 31-35, M Mar 2

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    So, a new study of a mostly uncontacted South

    American tribe has revealed that modern humans' gut bacteria is lacking severely. Eating wild foods, like naturally growing berries, plants, and whatnot, introduces several new species of gut bacteria that humans evolved to live in symbiosis with. The lack of certain species of...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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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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    UK - I have been thinking about living in the

    wild for a long time as to put plainly, society sucks. Money is a religion i don't want to be a part of, if anyone from the UK are thinking the same thing and looking for a partner to buddy up with then do let me know! i have a 2 berth caravan we can take but no driving licence...
    suddensouthmess suddensouthmess 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 12

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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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    WFON1618 WFON1618 18-21, F Mar 13

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 14

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    I used to live in Yosemite National Park

    for 2 1/2 years working as a trail guide in summers and front desk for one of hotels in the winters. I also lived one summer in Sequoia National Park as a trail guide. I currently live in the woods of Northern California and I will never live below 4,000ft elevation. I'm spoiled...
    LassieontheLam LassieontheLam 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Got some new gear just need my alice pack

    and almost got what I need
    lonewolf1349 lonewolf1349 31-35, M Mar 4

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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 4 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Well. After an awful fortnight in KnoyDart in

    Scotland. Torrential rain kept me confined to my Wikiup. And thus forced me to slowly chew away at my food reserves. Hunting and gathering was impossible. I started this trip weighing 10 stone 3lbs... I now weigh 6stone 3lbs..... Fun....
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I Want To Live In Wilderness With Nature

    i put an effort to find this group of people, because i really need this. i never really met a person that want to live in the wilderness. many people weat to live in harmony with nature but i want to do that in wilderness. i imagine that in some forest with some shelter maybe...
    marttina marttina 26-30, F 61 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    New year 2015, with the new season looking

    for 2-4 new people to join in wilderness living off grid in Canada upcoming between april and may until october
    druce6776 druce6776 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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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    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 planning a move into the untouched

    and very isolated wilderness in the heart of Idaho. I've spent hours scouring on the internet for places where I will not encounter anybody. And I've found it. I have no date yet. Right now it's an idea, although I have almost all the supplies ready to go. I want to build a hut...
    Mattgreider Mattgreider 22-25 6 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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