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I Want to Live In the Wilderness

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    I'd love to just take a month

    and just see if I could do it, to be able to survive and live off the land.. It would be quite the challenge that I'm more than willing to take on!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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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 Feb 12

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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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    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 Feb 2

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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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    ive wanted to do this

    for a while, anyone in washington? looking for a group like minded people here.
    loudawg420 loudawg420 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    it is my dream, i hate citys

    and love the nature. i dont belong here
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    Hey guys, I'm 21 years old male

    and I live in California USA. I always wanted to live in the wilderness. I love God and I want to live around God's creations. I feel that's where we supposed to live. I want to live like an animal. I know there're some group of people who lives in the wilderness like Yanomami...
    kyle1008 kyle1008 22-25, M Oct 23, 2014

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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 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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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 Jan 3

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I'm planning on dropping my current life

    and starting over in a tiny town in the Canadian wilderness. I'm burned out by life. I have to go away if I'm going to preserve myself...I've had a lot of trauma in my life since childhood and in the past two years there has been more than any person should have to go though...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 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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    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 7, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 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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    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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    Sadly living in Yorkshire.

    England provides little chance for this. :(
    livelovewild livelovewild 16-17, M Jan 4

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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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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    Live in Scotland but want to go live in the

    wild! Scotland's good for this this but just to small really. Have been thinking about America but not sure what to do really. Any one else want to do this? Plus any advice or ideas would great.
    hammy1990 hammy1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 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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    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 am an experienced individual

    who is looking for like minded ppl to start a life living in the wild. my fiancee will be joining me so couples are welcome. i live in manitoba canada atm.
    tobatrapper89 tobatrapper89 22-25, M Nov 4, 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 7 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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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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    I'm wanting to leave it all behind,

    and just go back to my ancestral roots, living off the land and creating a natural existence in a natural environment. I'm looking to have someone come along with me who is just as much enthused about an adventure and a life style such as this one. Can be either make or female...
    Chrisb2t Chrisb2t 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 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 day ago

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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 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    When I was in middle school,

    I started to learn more and more about survival in nature, as well as survival in the modern world. This modern world with all its generalizations and power trips and so on and so forth...I don't really think it's for me. Up until 2010 I learned everything I thought I might...
    EagleFaulkner EagleFaulkner 18-21 Dec 1, 2014

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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 Sep 1, 2014

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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 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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    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 1 Response Feb 8

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