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Live in civilization 13 19.40%
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Old 23-10-2010, 10:56   #1
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Living in Civilization vs in the Wilderness / Deserted Island ?

So I recently saw this movie "Into The Wild". Lets say you have a choice of living in civilization with all the conveniences or living in some remote location in the wilderness living of the land or even a deserted island somewhere. What would you rather do?
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Old 26-10-2010, 02:19   #2
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Both. Everything gets boring after a while. Though on a boat that's easy, big city in the morning, anchored in wilderness by mid afternoon.
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Old 26-10-2010, 03:24   #3
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I want to live in total seclusion in the wilderness where all YOU people are MILES from me.
I also want hot showers, a dishwasher and a convenient Supermarket with quality international cheese and deli section.

and ice-cream
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Old 26-10-2010, 03:38   #4
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I want to live in total seclusion in the wilderness where all YOU people are MILES from me.
I also want hot showers, a dishwasher and a convenient Supermarket with quality international cheese and deli section.

and ice-cream
Move to New Zealand. It's miles from anywhere and has ice-cream.....
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Old 26-10-2010, 04:24   #5
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Move to New Zealand. It's miles from anywhere and has ice-cream.....
ROTFL. Hope no Kiwis here
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Old 26-10-2010, 04:40   #6
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ROTFL. Hope no Kiwis here
Never mind the Kiwis - I'm still trying to get over you calling Western Europe "exotic" ...

Exotic????? It was only the Riviera..... still, there are a lot of sharks there, mostly sitting on their mega-yachts
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I voted for civilization but I've always had this desire to living in on a deserted island but only for a year of so. I think the experience of living totally on your own for an extended period would be very rewarding in what you would learn about yourself and life in general. But I think you need to bring those lessons back to a life in civilization ... otherwise, you are just opting out of reality. And for me civilization doesn't mean the big city. I currently live 6 months on my boat in a rural part of Virginia (USA) and the other six in a semi-rural part of Thailand. So, I prefer people and civilization just not the intensity of a big city.

Loved the "Into the Wind" movie and the book by the way. The kid was from my hometown and I could relate to a lot of what he said. You might also want to read "The Last American Man" by Elizabeth Gilbert for a similar story.
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So I recently saw this movie "Into The Wild"...
I think we should consider the differences between a lifestyle and a holiday.
I want ice cream on both.

Chris McCandless ("Into The Wild") died of starvation, weighing only 67 pounds (30 kg). Not exactly my ideal role model for getting away from it all.
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I would prefer that civilization gets back to living "wild".
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So I recently saw this movie "Into The Wild". Lets say you have a choice of living in civilization with all the conveniences or living in some remote location in the wilderness living of the land or even a deserted island somewhere. What would you rather do?
For a great movie on surviving in the Artic and living off the land - look up "Never Cry Wolf" with Charles M Smith. You will instantly recognize him but never can remember his name. Great, if a little strange, movie.
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Old 26-10-2010, 09:02   #11
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The main reason the Bahamas is my favorite cruising ground is because one can still find uninhabited islands to have to one's self. I wish there were many more of those to enjoy.

I'd much rather be sharing a "wilderness" experience with a handful of compatible people than surrounded by a thousands I only interact superficially with. My dream is to spend half of each year on a catamaran with a few similarly minded people exploring out of the way places.
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Civilization...

I don't believe that anyone who chose wilderness would be seeing this..

But then again that's a whole issue unto itself.. To go into the wilderness BUT must bring all the trapings of civilization.. Kinda like some cruisers..

Granted it would be a whole lot nicer IF some folks would leave and go try out the wilderness and leave civilization for the civil...
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I need my dentist and my doctor -- otherwise into the wild.
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Old 26-10-2010, 10:08   #14
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Civilization...

I don't believe that anyone who chose wilderness would be seeing this..

But then again that's a whole issue unto itself.. To go into the wilderness BUT must bring all the trapings of civilization.. Kinda like some cruisers..

Granted it would be a whole lot nicer IF some folks would leave and go try out the wilderness and leave civilization for the civil...
One of the appeals to me of wilderness trips I've done is to leave so many of the trappings of civilization behind, not to bring them with me. No 9-5 job, no work politics, no yard to take care of, no, or limited news, no dress code, no rush hour traffic, in fact, no traffic, nowhere to spend money, none of the temperments of over crowding.
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If I had to choose I would take the wild but since I don't I'll take both. They're both a little hard to find though so my experience has been in accepting approximations. Here in Canada we have more so called wilderness then most nations but not much is truly wild unless it's also reasonable uninhabitable or extremely difficult to reach. Civilization? That seems to fall apart too easily to be sure of.
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