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Originally posted by yourmaker
not gonna lie, this makes me so sad that someone who lived so freely isn't with us anymore.
that he won't get to see out his window on the lake...
Originally posted by questforevidence
I remember seeing a special on him for a TV show once. It was quite inspiring. For any aspiring survivalists, I would recommend checking out the Man vs. Wild TV series, which is highly educational and entertaining. The presenter, Bear Grylls, has previous military service that he brings to the show. I would also recommend checking out any SAS Survival Handbook guides.
Originally posted by havok
What sickens me is the impossibility of trying to do this today.
Just as another poster mentioned, without paying property taxes, you're screwed.
You can squat on someones land, but eventually there will be consequences.
So it goes without saying, "Is this even possible today?"
Every piece of land is either private or publicly owned and costly to someone.
Nothing is free anymore.
So how could one do it today without repercussions?
I imagine without some form of ID, you wouldn't survive long.
Pathetic but true.
Very cool story though.
Originally posted by Mdv2
Awesome, I'm gonna watch it tonight. I'm wondering though, how he dealt with the loneliness. I saw a documentary of young guy who went to survive for a week in the wilderness, and he said that the loneliness was killing. Although he had been informed by psychologists and other experts in surviving, he didnt think it would hit him that hard.
Loneliness is a huge enemy when surviving in the wild.