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I Want to Live In the Wilderness

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    It's who I am, what my heart aches for.

    I can't fully describe it, but I know it's my calling. I cry almost thinking about how peacefully and at home I'd feel.
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    I'm making plans to move to the wilderness of

    California. I plan on spending 2 to 4 years preparing and learning all the skills I need. I am looking for a mix of men and women who want to go with me and start our own tribe with our own rules and culture, away from the materialism and selfishness of our modern world. let me...
    readytoprimitive readytoprimitive 18-21 5 Responses May 8

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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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    The one thing I am interested in is prepping

    and living off the land, survival... I love it but I wouldn't know the first thing about it, I am ill-equipped for those kinds of adventures if something big happened I don't even think I could find my way out of a box haha but I would love to certainly learn how to do simple...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    Its just a part of me.

    Thats all i can really say..
    Sierce Sierce 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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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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    im looking for like minded ppl

    that want to live in the wilderness to share ideals..add me!!!
    StarFallen StarFallen 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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 24 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Indian Blankets,in the Daisey fanily the entire

    plant can be eaten.Wild rassberry.You just have to beat the critters to them.The yellow us another daisy.The entire plant can be eaten,Fried,boiled or raw.The white one is Yarrow.Again all edible but has some medical benifits as well One cup of tea made with this = 3 cups of...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Planning To Live In The Wild

    I am planning to live in the wild as soon as a graduate high school which is in a couple of months. I am not running away nor nothing like that I just want to experience this journey. I know its time for me to do this and mother earth gave me her acceptance and I have seen my...
    tribaljay tribaljay 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Hey everyone, Anyone else sick of living in

    this system created to control us like sheep. Following the "latest" trend to give us something to blind us from the way we live your life's. Well we dont need to....and i dont know why its taken me soo long to get up and do something about it. I've notice a few posts with...
    parris23 parris23 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 25

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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 22-25, F 56 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    I have always dreamed of living in the

    wilderness, not just off the land but with the land. I have always wanted to someone who understood this about me, and wanted to learn survival and primitive skills with me. Its been hard to find others though and it is annoying that the closest true and undisturbed natural area...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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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

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    Im Tired Of This Messed Up Rat Race...

     I want to teach myself how to live self sustained in the wilderness for long periods of time, i plan on going to college for environmental biology or zoology so ill get to be outside at work. I cant imagine getting stuck in a building working though. Ive had this need to...
    fhowk fhowk 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Iv'e posted here before

    for almost a year and have continued to do so to no avail. Now finally it seems as if the weight of "civilization" is just too much for me. I just don't fit in here and will be of no benefit to society, and it drives me mad everyday. So, thought i'm only 17 I plan on leaving and...
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 16-17 May 21

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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 10 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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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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    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

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Hi, me and my friend have a similar idea of

    living in the wild. If anyone is interested please message me. We already have a basic plan. jakob.kogej@gmail.com
    WhyNotSmeagol WhyNotSmeagol 22-25, M May 9

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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 16-17 5 Responses Aug 25, 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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    My Experience In The Wilderness

    It was the summer of last year. I decides to try and live in the woods. i went out to my parents 150 acre forest with only a sleeping bag, tarp, matches, a blow dart, and my knife. The first night It was warm so i had no trouble with sleep. I had found a stream but lacked food. I...
    woodsrunner9 woodsrunner9 13-15 3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I seriously want to live in the wilderness

    somewhere in Australia preferably in Queensland. I am hoping some one may want to join me otherwise am also prepared to go solo. I'm taking my car and my two little dogs and building a camp site with and around these and creating a new lifestyle to somewhere much nicer and away...
    sandeez sandeez 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    For years I have wanted to sack off society;

    it's broken, every part of modern life is dominated by money. I have written a lot of private stuff on my views and opinions of our modern life (if you'd like a read, drop me an email) I'm happiest whilst embracing the natural beauty of our earth, I'm an experienced bush crafter...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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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

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    If you are looking for a place to be truely

    free, away from all the corruption and evils of modern society, i may have a solution to your problems. My name is Reid. I am putting together a community of 50 people who are wanting to leave modern society behind them and live off of the land as free and independant people. If...
    Reidw13 Reidw13 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    Yes I do, I love people

    but too much is just too much, they say sharing is caring but I don't firmly believe this not with how many people there are. I am more of an intimate individual and with too many people is just too much for me, it gets overwhelming, I am fine with a whole lot of animals I...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I hop to meat a kinky girl that's bored in bad

    and a little gothok and Romans with candels mosasch and fon do
    josephkeeler josephkeeler 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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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

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    I'm planning on taking a few years preparing

    getting all the general knowledge, then gear. I am looking for maybe other people to come along, living away from society. I've wanted this for 8 years and finally feel like I'm ready. Some things open for discussion: 1.) wed decide if we wanted to stay in one place or travel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18

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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 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 2 Responses May 12

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    Everyday I think about giving in more

    and more. Things seem to get worse daily around the world. The environment is falling apart, and I don't know if there will be a wilderness left to live in. If any of us truly want to do it the best time would be now.
    Rastaman764 Rastaman764 16-17 1 Response Jul 17

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    Since I was a young child I have always been

    different from everyone else, I have never really been able to “fit in” easily as I have never felt that anyone could really truly understand me. I never enjoyed school; I felt that everything I was being taught was useless to me and was not for my benefit but somehow the...
    mbubu mbubu 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    I don't know why I won't just leave

    and go live in the woods for a few weeks. Its better than wasting away here.
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F Aug 1

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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 am here to tell you about me,

    my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of our own. No computers, no phones, no homes. Lost in the wilderness so to speak. I'm tired of it all. I want to try another way...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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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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    Eventually I will. I have things to take care

    of first though. For one thing, I *should* get at least an associate's degree, as a back-up plan. It won't be difficult; it was only depression and a complete loss of a sense of self that stopped me the first attempt. The work itself was easy, approximately as easy as getting...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Who Wants To Come??

    Who's comin with me?? I'm Sawyer, I'm 20. my story is pretty much like everyone else's on here. I'm fed up with society and how the govnmnt is turning everyone into robots and telling us how to live, and no ones doing anything about it. I've lived in the Adirondacks for 3 months...
    sawyert020 sawyert020 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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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 Apr 23, 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 16-17 5 Responses Apr 27

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    I've always thought of just hiking Into the

    woods and liveing there getting away from the life I'm liveing not happy liveing paycheck to paycheck sitting on my sofa playing video games to escape my life I'm trying to escape this messed up world olny problem is people need people to live we are social people if u were to...
    lonewolf8422 lonewolf8422 26-30, M Jul 9

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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

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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 7 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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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

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    Wanting to live in the wilderness.

    With a female companion or solo? Are there women out there that want the same? You will never know until you ask.
    Lumberjack85 Lumberjack85 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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