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Originally posted by DarknStormy
reply to post by bigdohbeatdown
Don't be deceived by some of the homeless, a lot of them may seem poor but with that a lot have more money than your average joe and would rather beg than spend their own fortune.edit on 7-3-2013 by DarknStormy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
Back on topic living out in the bush isn't as easy as you think.
Originally posted by hawkiye
reply to post by bigdohbeatdown
Living off the land for more then a week is a lot harder then you think unless you really know what you are doing and it is a lot of work too. Most people have no clue what it entails. If you think it is just like camping out and catching some fish to eat you are sadly mistaken...
Originally posted by Paschar0
Sorry, but I call BS. Sounds like something Fox news would say frankly.
I've worked with homeless organizations and food banks for many years and can agree a great many have addictions. As for the "mental" issues, anyone in the mental health INDUSTRY is likely to say this and almost anything these days can be called a condition.
Still haven't met a single one with their own "fortune"
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by DarKPenguiN
Yup a couple of years ago myself and a pal tried to live off the land in Yorkshire we lasted 2 weeks lost a stone and ended up trying to catch wood pigeons to eat, my clothes were wet most of the time due to the rain everyday and I was grumpy as hell.
My pal keeps on asking me If I want to do it again.....nope.
Originally posted by DarKPenguiN
-This guy did it...www.imdb.com...
He died, but he actually did what you were saying. he was actually brilliant and a hell of an outdoors man. He did some pretty amazing things and lived a pretty amazing life and at any time could have pulled up stakes and probably been a millionaire.
-But alas, he had a pretty short life.Tragic really, but he was happy and did what he wanted. I would imagine the skills he had was in the top .001% of the Nation (USA) .
Interesting movie and book about his life. I highly recommend it.
McCandless had been dead for more than two weeks and weighed an estimated 67 pounds (30 kg). His official, undisputed cause of death was starvation. Krakauer suggests two factors may have contributed to McCandless's death. First, he was running the risk of a phenomenon known as "rabbit starvation" due to increased activity, compared with the leanness of the game he was hunting
His venture into a wilderness area alone, without adequate planning, experience, preparation, or supplies, without notifying anyone and lacking emergency communication equipment, was contrary to every principle of outdoor survival and, in the eyes of many experienced outdoor enthusiasts, nearly certain to end in misfortune.
Originally posted by winofiend
Basically, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.. the only way to win is to play the game... which means slavery until the end of your time. Effectively. you're either in a winning position to break free of it all, or trapped by it in the first place.