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Famous Loner from Idaho Dies

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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His metamorphisis to Dugout Dick began when he crossed a wooden bridge over the Salmon River in 1947 and built a makeshift home on the side of a hill. He spent the rest of his life there, fashioning one cavelike dwelling after another, furnishing them with castoff doors, car windows, old tires and other leavings.

"I have everything here," he said. "I got lots of rocks and rubber tires. I have plenty of straw and fruit and vegetables, my dog and my cats and my guitars. I make wine to cook with. There's nothing I really need."




I just came across this and thought it was pretty interesting. The guy apparently never owned a televison or telephone in his life. Was completely happy with what he had even though it was very little, and essentially lived isolated and alone.

A friend took him to a care place when his health was failing but he ended up hitchhiking back home to rather die there in this place he loved.




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[edit on 23-4-2010 by Jess_Undefined]




posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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The guy apparently never owned a television or telephone in his life. Was completely happy with what he had even though it was very little, and essentially lived isolated and alone.


And yet he was richer than most...I envy the man and his life, as he truly lived..



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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Great, the man who has the answer to most all of our current world problems, and he is gone.
Bless his soul and those who cared for him.
"There is nothing I really need." A truly enlightened human.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by tribewilder

The guy apparently never owned a television or telephone in his life. Was completely happy with what he had even though it was very little, and essentially lived isolated and alone.


And yet he was richer than most...I envy the man and his life, as he truly lived..


too right, he probably was happier with nothing, than most are with all the rubbish they have.

At least he never had to put up with gold diggers, lol.

He is the only type of human i envy, living alone in peace and quiet coming and going as he pleased, and no american idol bull to think about.

Yep he lived more than me, and he is the only type of person i envy in this world. If i had a choice i would of lived like him, out in the reaches away from the scum, and no money just do enough to just live and eat and thats all.

Cities for scum, and you can keep them as far as i am concerned.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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I definetly agree. I mean really how many of us can say were truley happy being alone and not having much. Maybe they'll find a book in there or a journal of some sort that he kept. It would be pretty cool to read some of his stuff.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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So right you are.

If they ever made a movie based on his life, I'd line up for it.

May he rest as he lived....... in peace.





posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by tribewilder

The guy apparently never owned a television or telephone in his life. Was completely happy with what he had even though it was very little, and essentially lived isolated and alone.


And yet he was richer than most...I envy the man and his life, as he truly lived..


Then go out there and do it.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 07:36 PM
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Lets keep the thread on topic, you could of just u2u'd tribe about that. It didnt add anything to this thread.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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actually I think he was right on topic.. everyone says this man had the right idea, richer than most etc... why not go out and do it? It's easy to say you'd give up your phone, internet, computer, car, comfy suburban house and cubical job .. but how many would do it? Very few, if any.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:44 PM
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I was born and raised in Idaho, my dad told me about Dugout all the time. (My dad wanted to BE him, I'm sure.) I'm living in Los Angeles now and this, as sad as it is, is uplifting. Perfectly content with whatever he could find...what spirit.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Im sure alot of people envy him not only because he did it, but because he was ABLE to do it. I think we all would like to be able to but were so use to living with gadgets and these modern day things, that it would be really rough. He never really had any of that so in a sense that probably made it easier. For any person today to wanna go out there and do that, would make it extremely tough.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:10 AM
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Did he own the land he was on? Even in '47 I doubt you could just go out and claim a bit of property. Also, I doubt he fed himself solely from 'fruits and vegetable' culled from a nearby forest. Something is missing here.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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He may not have had much .....

But at least he didn't have a job !!!

He was the King of his Castle and I'm sure he felt as the Lord of all Creation. He had what we only think we have.

Total, Unconditional Freedom.



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