posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 02:27 AM
Hold yer horses there man.
Believe me I've often "fantasized" about doing the same. Sounds cool to just take off, disappear into the forest and take care of yourself for
eternity, just like the cavemen did.
What you're suggesting is WAY harder than you think. I've trained, read, camped alot, hunted alot, even been on few "unexpectedly extended"
camping/hunting trips due to unforeseen circumstances. Once you run out of supplies it starts getting REAL hard.
Do yourself a favor and bring a tent along, firemaking tools, a day or two's worth of food/water. Don't expect to just take off with a multi-tool,
some para-cord and a rifle and start building your life out in the woods. Try it out the hard way but have the stuff to make it easier available.
Hunt, trap, forage, save your supplies until you have to use them, see how it works out. Take a 3-day trip, come home, gather your thoughts, decide
what you did wrong. Take another trip for 5 or 7 days and repeat.
If you really want to REMOVE yourself from society I'd say you're better off just getting yourself some remote property to live on. Something a
half-day's walk to civilization so you can go into town to get supplies in the morning and get back the same day. Build yourself a semi-permanent
dwelling, garden, hunt/trap all you can, use these yourself or sell for supplies in a nearby town.
I know you may feel like society is completely in the gutter but you can't remove yourself entirely. You have to interact with people or you'll go
completely nuts out there by yourself. There's still plenty of good folks out there and many of them can be found in smaller remote communities.