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Old 11-04-2011, 11:16 AM
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I created this thread because I, and I'm sure many other people, are tired of typing the same advice to so many people who never come back. Frankly, it's even got me a little jaded to the point where I'm extremely snide to those who fit the bill.

SO! For all of you first-post survivalistboards.com new guys who come to the wilderness survival section and want to go live in the woods for a year, I have taken the liberty of consolidating a FRACTION of the other threads on this board whereby those of us who frequent these boards have dispensed invaluable advice.

This is what I weeded out after 10 minutes of looking at the results of a "Living in the woods" search in the "Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping" section of the forums! I hope that, over time, we can consolidate all of the "I'm going to go live in the woods" threads for these guys and provide them with some condensed quality advice! Enjoy!

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So...what if I want to live in the city for a year?
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So...what if I want to live in the city for a year?
There's an "Urban Survival" section of the boards, I believe. LOL.
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What is in between a city and the wilderness? I wanna go there!!
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It's a lovely romantic fantasy.

And it can be done.

Once you get there all the little unpleasant things that somehow didn't make it into that Hollywood movie that gave you the idea begin with start creeping in.

Like the days, when the hunting is unsuccessful.

The nights when the wind is blowing 50MPH and it's sleeting sideways through your primitive shelter. And your fire gets flooded out.

And it turns out you don't like the taste of grubs.

And then there's the bugs that think you taste great.

I tried this primitive camping thing long ago, with a friend who had fantasies about his Indian heritage.

After a couple of weeks most people will be asking for admission to the FEMA concentration camps.
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It's a lovely romantic fantasy.

And it can be done.

Once you get there all the little unpleasant things that somehow didn't make it into that Hollywood movie that gave you the idea begin with start creeping in.

Like the days, when the hunting is unsuccessful.

The nights when the wind is blowing 50MPH and it's sleeting sideways through your primitive shelter. And your fire gets flooded out.

And it turns out you don't like the taste of grubs.

And then there's the bugs that think you taste great.

I tried this primitive camping thing long ago, with a friend who had fantasies about his Indian heritage.

After a couple of weeks most people will be asking for admission to the FEMA concentration camps.
I have the same attitude towards the new members,hunter/gathers eating Elk every night and drinking homemade wine LOL

I would like to see the Amish around here take in a "guest worker program" and they have shelter etc.Most of them wouldn't last a week.Gotta love new members.

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I live in the woods now as I have for much of my life but my shelter is not that primitive.
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I been looking for a compilation of living off the land threads.

Seriously, there are a few here who could no doubt go out into the woods or a year and do just fine. The vast majority would go and not be heard from again. I wouldn't want to try it myself. Not without very careful preparation, planning and an established place to go.
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I been looking for a compilation of living off the land threads.

Seriously, there are a few here who could no doubt go out into the woods or a year and do just fine. The vast majority would go and not be heard from again. I wouldn't want to try it myself. Not without very careful preparation, planning and an established place to go.
SGT, I had to do this once back in 1995 due to my 4WD breaking down in the middle of the central Nevada wilderness, in the middle of winter. I've posted about it in more detail in other threads.

It was no picnic to say the least! So I must agree with what you just said.

It's no fun when your stomach is telling you constantly that it needs food. The 29 days I spent without seeing another human was also the least of my problems.
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So...what if I want to live in the city for a year?
yeah i want to also.....on wall st as a 1%'er!!!!!!

where's the Bernie Madoff Survival Giude.... i need to edit it and add a chapter

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Reading John Muir makes me want to disappear for a year into the woods.
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May I then respectfully suggest that you, at that point, see a competent psychiatrist?
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Gotta love John Muir. His historic landmark house isnt too far from me, I like to read him while backpacking.

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Gotta love John Muir. His historic landmark house isnt too far from me, I like to read him while backpacking.

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In my younger days I used to hike and mtn bike along the American River in the Sacramento area and stop and read Muir and Thoreau. Wish I had that kind of time now.
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In my younger days I used to hike and mtn bike along the American River in the Sacramento area and stop and read Muir and Thoreau. Wish I had that kind of time now.
I love the American River Parkway. Great hiking and biking trail. But I wouldn't wanna live there.
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I live in the cascade mountains very close to mt rainier nat park in my home of 30+ yrs. People that think they can throw a bunch of gear and mre,s in their SUV and head to the mountains in the winter WTSHTF and live off the land WILL BE DEAD IN 2 weeks or less. It gets down to the single digits up here we measure snow in ft not inches lakes ponds and creeks freeze solid you cant find food growing on or under 6 ft of snow . If you pitch your tent out in the open the wind will freeze you if you pitch it in the woods the wind will bring down trees or limbs on you. We get power outages all the time up here because of the wind takeing down trees across the lines and roads. With out a cabin with 6 months of food water and firewood you will NOT SURVIVE add in a wife and kids you would have to have a semi full of supplies to make it. Just remember BEARS and other CRITTERS hibernate for the winter [THERE IS NO FOOD.] Game is scarce as they hole up in the thickets to conserve energy and move as the browse [TREE LIMBS] get eaten to high for them to reach. BETTER make a plan ]B]. The mountains are a beautiful place in the winter but just as deadly to those that dont understand them. JMO
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I love the American River Parkway. Great hiking and biking trail. But I wouldn't wanna live there.

I literally grew up on the banks of that river, well as close to literally as you can.

Its sad whats happened to CA. So many parts of the state are soooooo incredibly beautiful. The drive to Tahoe up highway 50 is incredible. The redwoods of Humboldt County are breathtaking. Coming into SF on the bay bridge at night, wow!

Too many to count.

I could never go back to my own birthplace, its just sad.
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To answer the thread title...no.
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