Yes. Would do so in the Alaska wilds to hide from the world.
Titanium Merlin ~ Matt
Been toying with the idea of buying a few acres, building a small house w/ solar and a well.
And basically subsistence farming it.
I've lived for a few weeks that way, and, oddly, it seems like less hassle.
The hardest is no running water, imho. Water is heavy.
There needs to be lighter water.
I'd have to mail my Foo postings to jsharr.
If the alternative is death, yes.
If the alternative is living with the listed conveniences, no.
I did for almost two years. Lived in a small A-Frame cabin about halfway up Lefthand Canyon outside Boulder...and yes the hardest thing was hauling water! Its Heavy!! Other than that I gotta admit,life without all of the modern conveniences is a LOT less of a hassle!!!
To this day I can Brew a Mean French Roast Espresso on top of a wood stove!!
what motivated you to do that? why did you come back? I remember seeing a special on the history channel or something, about this guy that built himself a log cabin (by himself, near a lake in alaska?) and lived there for quite a while. He had a video camera w/ him and kept a journal. For some reason that fascinates me. I think when he died, they made his land a state/national park of some kind.
i lived most of last year like that.
You mean like camping?
I like nothing better than living off boiled or purified spring/river water and eating small game and whatever plants are safe to eat that are nearby. I think most modern conveniences are boring. But then again, I am weird. While indoors, I've slept on the floor for damn near a decade.
Bring back the Sig Test!
When I hiked the AT I was living the simpler life for almost six months.
When I remodeled the farm house I moved in as soon as I had a new roof on it.
I went eight months without interior plumbing (outhouse in the back and a well with windlass), and electricity from a temp pole and drop cord. I still heat my house with a wood stove and fireplaces.
Had I to do it again I could, but would not like living without a fridge and a fan.
Originally Posted by unterhausen
Maybe for a short stretch on a rustic vacation, so long as it's accompanied by first rate fly fishing! Wouldn't want to do it on a regular basis. I
Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
I grew up with out indoor plumbing I can remember carrying water from the spring for doing laundry in a wringer washer in dry spells to conserve the well water. then we put a pump on the well and run a hose in the sink life sure was simpler back then . if I could get a place paid for with garden spot and game to hunt and put up and no bills????? sign me up
I would love to, I joke with my friends that I'm going to build a commune and invite only people I like to live with me. I think most of them would take me up on it too, considering the life of a typical grad student.