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Offline TovinoThomas

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I've been suffering depression my entire life, and about three years ago I decided I couldn't handle everyday life anymore. For years I learned everything I'd need. I honed my skills in archery, bushcraft, mapping, building etc. I live my life hunting for food, improving my shelter and reading.

Every month or so I take a trek up to the town near me to buy medicine, books, food I can't get myself etc. I'll be staying here for three days before going back, I figured I could answer some questions. I have no proof, and I will not answer any questions about my whereabouts.https://discord.software/ FetLife vshare
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Offline Lefty38-55

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Re: I have been living in the wilderness, alone, for six months now. AMA.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 09:39:58 pm »
Wow, if there was some address to send you a care package of books, Advil, & basic items like toothpaste, etc., ... I'd be most pleased to send a box of goodies your way. Is there some kind soul in town who would accept & hold packages for you?

Stay healthy & I sure wish you the best!

Offline helmet

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 01:32:38 pm »
I am always really curious about shelters, so what kind of shelter or shelters have you used so far, what has worked the best so far.

Offline jeffhalfrack

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 07:16:48 pm »
Cool ,,,good luck,, now I hope you keep us up to date on your mission,,,JeffW

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: I have been living in the wilderness, alone, for six months now. AMA.
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 07:21:33 pm »
I've been suffering depression my entire life, and about three years ago I decided I couldn't handle everyday life anymore. For years I learned everything I'd need. I honed my skills in archery, bushcraft, mapping, building etc. I live my life hunting for food, improving my shelter and reading.

Every month or so I take a trek up to the town near me to buy medicine, books, food I can't get myself etc. I'll be staying here for three days before going back, I figured I could answer some questions. I have no proof, and I will not answer any questions about my whereabouts.https://discord.software/ FetLife vshare

Ever run into a guy called SquirrelSlayer out there? Just askin'.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: I have been living in the wilderness, alone, for six months now. AMA.
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 07:57:09 pm »
Interesting thought, John.
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Offline Parnell

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 10:44:19 am »
SquirlyNuts!  Wow!
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Offline sleek

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 06:31:03 pm »
Wish you luck, is it helping your depression?
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Offline Hawkdancer

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 11:44:09 pm »
Hope it is working for you!  Even the mountain men came down for the  winter, though!
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: I have been living in the wilderness, alone, for six months now. AMA.
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 09:09:09 am »
Just a question. If you've been living primitive for 6 months, in the wild, how do you have an Xbox?
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

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Offline sleek

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2019, 01:42:39 pm »
Just a question. If you've been living primitive for 6 months, in the wild, how do you have an Xbox?

He uses an internet cafe' to get online every so often.
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Offline Deerhunter21

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 03:06:36 pm »
Ahh ok! i thought maybe a little generator or water wheel or something.
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

A amature practices untill he gets it right. A master practices untill he never gets it wrong.

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Offline Hawkdancer

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 11:46:05 pm »
Off grid is possible - total primitive, I don't know!  As I said, even he mountain men came down to winter at least to a friendly tribe or to Taos!  Good luck!  We alteeady see you are more off grid than total primitive.  Again, Good luck!
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Re: I have been living in the wilderness, alone, for six months now. AMA.
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2019, 04:26:47 pm »
I've been suffering depression my entire life, and about three years ago I decided I couldn't handle everyday life anymore. For years I learned everything I'd need. I honed my skills in archery, bushcraft, mapping, building etc. I live my life hunting for food, improving my shelter and reading.

Every month or so I take a trek up to the town near me to buy medicine, books, food I can't get myself etc. I'll be staying here for three days before going back, I figured I could answer some questions. I have no proof, and I will not answer any questions about my whereabouts.https://discord.software/ FetLife vshare

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