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Test: 1 year in the desert alone. What to bring...

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posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 07:35 PM
reply to post by dominicus

Look if your intent on doing this stay away from the Mexican boarder... they got this not so little drug war going on and its spilled into the US... Phoenix is now the kidnap capital of the world dude... ICE (Border patrol) is jumpy enough and you might find yourself shot at from both sides...

Maybe you'd stand a chance if you plan this ill advised venture along the shores of Lake Havasu or up by lake Powell AT least you'd have access to fishing and water

posted on Apr, 12 2009 @ 07:35 PM
sorry danm IE 8 did another double post

[edit on 12-4-2009 by DaddyBare]

posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 07:01 AM
This is a pretty ridiculous idea. You can't carry "tons of water". If you carried enough water for just 5 days in the desert you would be barely able to walk, and that is if you JUST carried water. This plan is pretty foolish, and seeing as you mentioned into the wild I'm going to assume you just watched the movie and want to try it yourself.

Bugging out into the wilderness is not romantic, and you will die in a place like that if you even attempt to stay that long. Alaska is a much more forgiving place than a desert, because if you don't have an actual SOURCE of water, life becomes impossible. You can't carry water for more than a couple days on your person, so forget that.

Edit: If you plan on hermitting out like someone mentioned, then I can see it being possible. Living just out of reach of civilization with some means of returning for supplies on a regular basis. But saying you are going to vanish 50 miles into the wilderness for a year is pretty delusional.

[edit on 13-4-2009 by koytetsu]

posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 01:19 PM
You mentioned sungazing, this sounds like the same ethos as what the breatharians follow, namely they claim not to eat or drink, and instead live off the prana of the Universe.

I would love to see you implement this ideology to see what truth it bears.

In theory it makes perfect sense, but like all theories, it is just that... a theory. I have never met a sungazer/breatharian so I cannot comment on it's validity.

PS Other people are recommending that you live out in the wild in more hospitable places (Alaska, Canada, etc). Not a bad idea. After all, why opt for the most extreme place on Earth, the desert! You can just as easily discover yourself and be at one with the Universe in more forgiving places and still reap the same rewards.

Which ever path you choose, my thoughts are with you.


posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 02:31 PM
What you need is real info. Water can be found if you know where to look. Tanks are available usually higher up on the cliff faces and plateaus. Follow insects, particularly bees, and birds in the evening. They usually do not stray far from water. They will fly towards it later in the day.

The creepy crawleys that so many here are scared of will actually make a nice meal or snack. Scorpions roasted with the stinger removed are crunchy but not as good as crickets or grasshoppers. Roast them in the honey from the hive you followed the bees to, and it is a really neat snack. Roasted snake is not too bad either. Doctor it up with some chiles and wrap in tortillas.

Shelter is a necessity. Find an abandoned adobe, or cliff shelter. They are plenty available. The rangers and property owners really aren't that bad. If you aren't there to collect artifacts or deface the property. plus it isn't too hard to hide from them.

Being alone in the desert can be an awesome experience. You will be surprised at what speaks to you.

Stay away from the mescaline and peyote. You will have enough experiences without using these hallucinogens. [sometimes they will come back on you years later, but that is another story for another time].

Without a doubt it will alter your life. It can and has been done but you do need to study up. Research Christopher Nygeres, Wilderness Way magazine, and other back to the earth publications. They will help you prepare. Be cautious of what you here on the net, even here and from me.

Good luck and go with God.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 01:53 AM
I moved to my vacation place in Parker AZ in 1998. Great place on weekends ...armpit of hell to live...! Before I moved away from there I worked in the summer as a Locksmith...cutting keys in the back of a van during the summer and we had a streak of 120 degrees F+ for 33 days..

If your planning to be a Jesus then go for it otherwise i suggest that you update your will and learn to stare a vulture down!

And if Jesus is in your plans ..then first walk from Laughlin NV to Bullhead City AZ across the river. You may wash ashore before you die.

But if your heart is set on this misadventure then, as a desert dweller, I suggest that you bring snake bite cure, very good tweesers for pulling out those damned cactus needles that get everywhere and a magnifying glass to see them.....obtw careful of the scorpions

posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 05:50 AM
reply to post by awakentired

Parker ... we used to have a place north of there Lake Havasu city... cant say I remember ever seeing a Scorpion there but that last spring 1998 we had an explosion of baby black tail rattle snakes. Everyone was running around in tall boots or wearing those funny looking snake-proof gaiters...

My kids were running into the house several times a day to tell me to kill another one. shovel works well for that.

posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 10:08 AM
yea there are scorpions and thing that I couldnt even find in a google search. I was using my weed eater and hit a thing that looked like a spider with a scorpion tail. It lived so I put it in a jar...and believe me that effort took all the courage that I could muster. My wife lived here 11 years before me and handles turrantulas for fun..I shoot em.

She had never seen one of these things. I ended up killing it. Am glad the weedeater got it before it got me!

posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by awakentired

Sounds like a wind scorpion. They are freaky looking. Like a scorption crossed with a big albino ant.

posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 11:47 AM
Now this was one ugly bugger...Jerusalem Cricket

the old spanish families called them children of the earth and they swore this things sound just like a human baby crying

[edit on 15-4-2009 by DaddyBare]

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