“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” – Jon Krakauer
Hope everyone is having a good day!
One of my all time favorite movies is “Into the Wild” about a guy that gives it all up to venture into the Alaska outback. There are mixed opinions on what he did by throwing it all away to venture off with no experience in wilderness survival. Burning, and donating all of his money living true freedom along his travels. My opinion is that I respect what he did, but believe a little better planning should have been done on his part.
So I mentioned in my last post of some changes I’m doing this summer. Some believe it’s a little nuts, while others don’t understand my logic behind it. I’m leaving the RV behind in Texas, and will be nomading out of a canvas tent for the next few months in extremely isolated areas.
reasons for this change:
1. To test the boundaries a little further.
2. Save on fuel.
3. To see areas I can’t with a trailer.
4. To take away most technology.
5. To give myself a new challenge.
I will still be documenting places to see along the way, but will be getting into wilderness survival also. We will be looking at everything from trapping, shelter building, wild game processing, and the bait to be used. We will get into areas of making camp perimeters to keep predators away, gadgets from solar to how to live in the wilderness comfortably.
The information that will be given is good for fulltime RVers, to the people that want to learn a little on wilderness survival stills.
Those of you that made the leap to fulltime nomading understand the research that was involved before you decided to make that leap into the unknown. I felt like I started all over with living on less then the little I had. Fear is all in the mind, how you transfer that fear is what will make or break a person, and if you think about it, is the only way to make change to venture into more unknown territories.
People that know me personally know that I try to push the limits to see how far I can go. Once comfortable, I push it farther to see if I can take the next level.
I will be working at an herbal medicine farm, learning about the old ways of farming using bio dynamics which is a step above organic.
Kitty will be staying in Texas due to financial obligations, and as of right now, I will be bringing 3 dogs with me.
we will see you soon next week to our first camp area.