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Old 03-05-2015, 09:00   #16
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:49   #17
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Re: Living in the wild

There are islands along the south central coast of Alaska ... which is warmed by the Japanese current flowing through the Gulf of Alaska. It's remote. Your on your own. You can lease or purchase property. I lived on a waterway in Cook Inlet for several years. And then returned frequently for short trips after I came back to the world. The dream of living a life of bliss on a remote isle requires a strong desire to be away from people. For the most part you've got to be on the ground to do your own research. If your running from something ... know your destination ... bring lots of cash and leave a stash and a way out. As an old man I have found my island ... it's St Croix USVI. I always hang out up in the rain forest. An area known at the "Maroons". I return for my 6th visit very soon. My suggestion is just go ...!!
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I want to do this on a tropical place. How does Baltimore come here?
Oh dear....someone doesnt keep up ith the news.
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PNG certainly meets the definition of wild, but I don't recommend it.

PNG is a place where, even in the capital city, you must know somebody in order to move about safely. The good people are very good, and the rest of them are something else. Even the good people live scared.

PNG is also a place where you could not leave your boat unattended while you go ashore. You better have a tribe aboard.

Just some words from experience.
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Re: Living in the wild

Though the question does lend itself to humor it seems the OP is serious so here's a serious answer.

First obstacle to overcome, I know of no islands of any description that are not claimed by some country so no matter where you go you will have to deal with whatever country claims dominion over the area. Generally this will require you to show some significant resources before you would be allowed to settle long term in their territory. Bottom line, no countries want a bunch of penniless foreigners moving in.

If you can overcome that issue then the next is finding a suitable location. All of the bigger, tropical islands like Papua New Guinea are going to be settled so not only do you have a bureaucracy to deal with you have to find a location with friendly residents. If you look at smaller islands then most of these that are uninhabited are going to have limited resources, like water and arable land.

All things considered, the Caribbean is pretty much a non starter so looks like the Pacific is the best option. Someone suggested Indonesia will sell or lease islands to foreigners.
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I think it is testament to the civility and good nature of this forum that this post was taken so seriously. No, no there is no tropical island that you can take over based on marital art skills.

But you can certainly try..
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Re: Living in the wild

Perhaps Siebenburgen can read a couple biographies about starting tribes in isolated places. I suggest Jim Jones, Charlie Manson, or, as alluded, Fletcher Christian of the BOUNTY. Then there is always that classic, LORD OF THE FLIES. Sorry, Mr. Siebenburgen, I don't mean to be hurtful or demeaning. I just don't have much faith in a bunch of folks getting together, calling themselves a tribe, and living happily ever after. Especially as available resources become less available. When I was younger, wilder and considerably less cynical, I lived on a commune in Oregon. Big trees, beautiful surroundings, inadequate work ethics and no strong bonds to get us through cold winters, property taxes and unbalanced diets. But hope springs eternal, so I wish you and your prospective tribe all the best of luck.
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Re: Living in the wild

You can claim to be an american indian and then claim you own an island in america. There is one in the sfbay, might try that, almost worked for a while.

There is a guy in Mexico who created his own island from soda bottles.
You might try that approach. Or why not just live on a boat and call it your own island? That is what those oil rigs out in the ocean essentially are.
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And.. being a Martial artist you could sell your Bruce Lee paintings to passing sailors..
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How's that saying go...."no man's an island".
Or is it ice is the only real sign of civilization, everything else is just for show?
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If you have to explain a joke it either wasn't that good or the reader didn't get it.....but it did crack me up...but I'm easy.
I was thinking that perhaps he could get his own Reality TV show. Then you could live in the wild with all the comforts of home.
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Re: Living in the wild

I think the OP has been watching too many episodes of Survivor. He might learn more about the reality of survival by watching Naked and Afraid.

Still, he might one day be the winner of the Darwin Award, posthumously of course. Especially if he thinks his black belt can stop bullets - or even arrows.

Seidenburgen, I think you are asking your question in the wrong place. I suggest you send your questions to the Papua New Guinea Office of Tourism. And please post their reply here. We all need a good laugh once in a while....
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Sentinel Island, in the Bay of Bengal. If you get past the spears and arrows.
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All right I actually was giggling out loud by the end of this string.
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If you have to explain a joke it either wasn't that good or the reader didn't get it.....but it did crack me up...but I'm easy.
It made me chuckle a little bit too....which is pretty sad since I live in Baltimore.
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