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Old 11-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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I am prepared to an extent. While I can't say I would go as natural as you, I do think it is a good idea to be as self-sufficient as possible. If everything went to the wayside, we are probably in a better position than those in cities. Gardening, hunting and living by a river all would play to our advantage.
Glad to hear it, if you learn any thing that could be useful to some one with zero money trying to survive, please go ahead share it!~ ^_^
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:57 AM
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We were talking about living on the road and such and it occurred to me to ask you if you ever considered doing something like hiking the Pacific Crest or Appalachian Trails?
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We were talking about living on the road and such and it occurred to me to ask you if you ever considered doing something like hiking the Pacific Crest or Appalachian Trails?
Let me put it this way, I plan on not being limited to any one place, with that in mind I am carrying every thing that I own and need on my back.~

As some great survivors once said, "The more you know, the less you carry." and the less you carry, the less you have to worry about.~ ^_^

My job in the U.S.A. Navy as an Aerographer's Mate allows me some more freedom with my travel choices than other Navy jobs as my Rating (Navy job) is limited in number and needed by every one in the Navy.~

So I hope I get to volunteer for many small deployments to many different countries and I hope to learn some thing from every place I go!~ ^_^

Maybe one day I shall travel across or up the Pacific Crest or Appalachian Trails, but I am committed towards my job so I may not have as much time to do some things as I would like.~

On the bright side this encourages me to focus on improving my speed and efficiency.~ ^_^

What ever happens, happens, I'll adapt as I go!~ ^_^

After all, survival is adaptability.~
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:00 AM
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I think about it..
It becomes.. a dream..

Then I realize how absolutely bored I would be.

I had the pleasure of having a cottage, in the 80s and 90s that was so far off the beaten path that we didn't have access to a phone for miles, no tv, no toilet.. nice and remote, even on its own lake. I felt so badly disconnected even at that early stage of the internet (pre html) that I could never really go back. 3 days in and I was dying to leave.. 1 week and I was ready to run back to the city.. 2 weeks in and I felt comatose...

I enjoy being connected, thrive on a high octane career, love being in touch withanyone at the touch of my many devices.

Then again maybe I am lucky, I don't have debt, I don't have those stressors. I am cash flow heavy, investment strong and own everything outright, except the house.

That said, I have my own garden, I live near enough the mountains that I can escape at will and spend my time grounding myself when needed, I enjoy both that immediate escape and the return to civilization. I can't live without either.. but I couldn't exclusively do one. I suppose I am lucky that I live in a place like Vancouver where I have that privilege.

I get to travel for work, so that bug gets fullfilled. I am minimalist in the way that I am not attached to objects. I can cut and run without regret, or debt, to individual objects. I enjoy that strength.

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Old 11-16-2013, 01:04 AM
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Then again maybe I am lucky, I don't have debt, I don't have those stressors. I am cash flow heavy, investment strong and own everything outright, except the house.

That said, I have my own garden, I live near enough the mountains that I can escape at will and spend my time grounding myself when needed, I enjoy both that immediate escape and the return to civilization. I can't live without either.. but I couldn't exclusively do one. I suppose I am lucky that I live in a place like Vancouver where I have that privilege.
Ditto this (minus the Vancouver part lol).
I enjoy going off the grid for hunting camp (10 days).
I enjoy not carrying debt.

But-I also enjoy having reliable transportation when I need to get to medical care. I enjoy having access to the college to work on my degree. I enjoy having medical coverage, which requires my partners work, which also requires they own the tools to do their jobs.

I GREATLY enjoy my photos of family over the last 25 years. They are the heart and soul of my memories. So I can't imagine giving those up.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:51 AM
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Glad to hear people being happy with their lives no matter where they live or how they live.~

I think there is one thing I love to teach people or to remind people: have no regrets.~

These few words mean so much.~

Sure strive for your goals, give it all you got if you want, but be happy in the moment: if you delay your happiness for the completion of a future goal, you may very likely never be happy.~
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