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Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode

 
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Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
I have lived in the forest for 5 years now shepherding a herd and building a retreat. Thought some of you would find some of these ideas useful in your pursuit of freedom and self sufficiency.

Here is my blog:

www.aplaceinthewilderness.org

shalom
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Thought it also might be a good cheaper alternative for off grid living. Canvas is great and if you have a wooden floor and a fly on top, its really not much different than a cabin. No property tax and the ability to move easily are pretty nice as well

Shalom
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Mid life crisis - by jove if it isnt Grizzly Adams, yawn yawn.

Shag Om to you to.


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mid life crisis?

would you prefer one get a new wife, sports car, and a tan?

One re-examines his life at some point, it's where he goes at that point that determines who he is...so whatever, I suppose it is a midlife thing...I make no apologies.

Shalom
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Well done to you!

Fabulous!

And long may it last for you.

Beannachtai
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Well done to you!

Fabulous!

And long may it last for you.

Beannachtai
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I really appreciate that

thanks
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Re: Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
Thought it also might be a good cheaper alternative for off grid living. Canvas is great and if you have a wooden floor and a fly on top, its really not much different than a cabin. No property tax and the ability to move easily are pretty nice as well

Shalom
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Canvas is nice but it rots, so you'll have to replace it on a regular basis.

Do you own the land you're on?
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Re: Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
Thought it also might be a good cheaper alternative for off grid living. Canvas is great and if you have a wooden floor and a fly on top, its really not much different than a cabin. No property tax and the ability to move easily are pretty nice as well

Shalom
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Canvas is nice but it rots, so you'll have to replace it on a regular basis.

Do you own the land you're on?
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It's true, canvas does not last forever, but in my experience a good quality tent, a wooden floor and a fly(secondary roof) will give many years of use. I wouldn't be surprised if 15 years is achievable with only a replacement of the fly. I have been in mine for 5 plus years and its still in excellent shape. I have had lower quality tents that start showing bad wear in one year.

Yes I do own my land. Originally I was prepared to lease and just embrace a purely nomadic mindset, but conceded to the wife, who ended up leaving me anyway.. Don't think it was the current life style though, she didn't care for me that much when I used to be wealthy either living in da big house

Shalom
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Wish I could live a life like you.

Easier to reach full body enlightenment.

Drowning in this place man, drowning.
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Very nice setup and website to showcase it!

I'm jealous.

And you have a handsome wooden chess set, I see....
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So, is your tent in the backyard of your real house where you can run in and use the Internet whenever you need to?
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Wish I could live a life like you.

Easier to reach full body enlightenment.

Drowning in this place man, drowning.
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You can't live your life wishing bro., you only have one shot at it.

Shalom
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One shot? lol please. I know my soul is eternal.

Freakin' people always judging what they don't know. You think I just sit on my ass and wish....

dueces.
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So, is your tent in the backyard of your real house where you can run in and use the Internet whenever you need to?
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That would be a bit deceptive of me don't you think? That is my home and the only one I will have unless I get a hankering to build an old style log cabin and then it would be nearly the same size and I can't see doing that short of receiving a bit of positive reinforcement from a future mate. Personally, I am completely content in canvas. I love it, winter, rain, and shine.

I am at a coffee house doing this now however I do have internet on phone, its just to much trouble accomplishing anything on it..

Shalom
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One shot? lol please. I know my soul is eternal.

Freakin' people always judging what they don't know. You think I just sit on my ass and wish....

dueces.
 Quoting: ParadoxMind


so you take encouragement as judging? ok, good luck with that.. peace to you bro

Shalom
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Very nice setup and website to showcase it!

I'm jealous.

And you have a handsome wooden chess set, I see....
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Thanks, this is my first attempt at social media of any kind and i'm an absolute newbie. I started this blog about two weeks ago and it took me two days to figure out how to even add a picture so I appreciate the encouragement.

The place is going to function as a retreat and I hope to have her functioning by spring so check back..

Shalom
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Re: Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
mid life crisis?

would you prefer one get a new wife, sports car, and a tan?

One re-examines his life at some point, it's where he goes at that point that determines who he is...so whatever, I suppose it is a midlife thing...I make no apologies.

Shalom
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That is my dream, my ideal.

No offence, really, but aren't Jewish people obsessed with money, money is your God, why are you Different? I assume you are Jewish with the greeting?
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Judaism is not a monoculture anymore than Christianity is.. Most Christian have a over simplistic view of being Jewish and most Jewish people have the same simplified view of Christianity. People are people, some very good, some very bad, and the great majority somewhere in between.

Shalom
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also as far as dream go, you have one of the cheaper ones to achieve. Simplicity is a bit easier on the pocket book than riches. What's keeping you from starting the trend towards that goal? From my experience, the largest hurdle is the validation of society but since society is pretty much sucking now, it's getting less important every day.
Feel free to ask more questions. Most of my success in this lifestyle is built on multiple failures, I would be happy to help you avoid these should you take the plunge

Shalom
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Re: Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
beautiful!
best of luck
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mid life crisis?

would you prefer one get a new wife, sports car, and a tan?

One re-examines his life at some point, it's where he goes at that point that determines who he is...so whatever, I suppose it is a midlife thing...I make no apologies.

Shalom
hayseed
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LOL

Fair play to you but build it and they will come and with all that shaloming Ill bet there is more in your mind than being Mr Humble and Mr Humility. Freud might highlight that you gave your real plan away, I might suggest that your plan is to get rich quick whilst alluding to be Mr caring about nature whilst the same time cutting down all the trees to make your new theme park for fellow rich kid drop outs to carry on pretending they are lovers, and not the selfish perverts there parents were.

It takes more than illusion and subterfuge to be a REALLY virtuous person.

J
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mid life crisis?

would you prefer one get a new wife, sports car, and a tan?

One re-examines his life at some point, it's where he goes at that point that determines who he is...so whatever, I suppose it is a midlife thing...I make no apologies.

Shalom
hayseed
 Quoting: hayseed 67462773


LOL

Fair play to you but build it and they will come and with all that shaloming Ill bet there is more in your mind than being Mr Humble and Mr Humility. Freud might highlight that you gave your real plan away, I might suggest that your plan is to get rich quick whilst alluding to be Mr caring about nature whilst the same time cutting down all the trees to make your new theme park for fellow rich kid drop outs to carry on pretending they are lovers, and not the selfish perverts there parents were.

It takes more than illusion and subterfuge to be a REALLY virtuous person.

J
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they're ^^^
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Cute, the damper on the stove needs adjusting.
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OP, eaten ze shiten
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Very cool!
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mid life crisis?

would you prefer one get a new wife, sports car, and a tan?

One re-examines his life at some point, it's where he goes at that point that determines who he is...so whatever, I suppose it is a midlife thing...I make no apologies.

Shalom
hayseed
 Quoting: hayseed 67462773


LOL

Fair play to you but build it and they will come and with all that shaloming Ill bet there is more in your mind than being Mr Humble and Mr Humility. Freud might highlight that you gave your real plan away, I might suggest that your plan is to get rich quick whilst alluding to be Mr caring about nature whilst the same time cutting down all the trees to make your new theme park for fellow rich kid drop outs to carry on pretending they are lovers, and not the selfish perverts there parents were.

It takes more than illusion and subterfuge to be a REALLY virtuous person.


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Well you obviously have it figured out.. I'm curious as to why your so driven to find fault, why so bitter? why would you be driven to assume the worst? So saying Shalom show a Freudian slip? really?
Freud was a sick man, perhaps you would fare better with a different guru.

Shalom
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Re: Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
Brilliant website OP :-)

I can't gauge from your site where you are?

I also live in the forest...a similar set-up to yourself.

It's a continuous journey to self-sufficiency...it's a struggle yet freeing at the same time..
It's great for those who naturally have a thing for being an outdoor person..which i am.

I picked the wrong climate though..makes it a struggle.

This year focus is on re-seeding, expanding veggie beds...expanding living area...and many more things!

I've found it's very easy and quick to set up with lots of money available..

It's a conundrum...to be free of money COSTS quite a bit of money...in many situations, unless one is lucky and inherits land etc..

Yet the lifestyle in the wild cannot be beaten IMO...

I hunt for mushrooms often, witness the seasons up close and personal...oh it's certainly soul-enriching.

Some have rose-tinted glasses syndrome when dreaming of such a lifestyle...thinking it'll all be easy.
No matter the climate, it's hard work to provide for one basic needs just from the land itself.

I'm not sure if it can be done just anywhere.
I'm still experimenting.

It's wonderful to find others trying the same thing.
:-)

Greetings from the boglands of Ireland!
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When i say it's easy and quick to set up this lifestyle with lots of money i meant that my personal journey of having spurts of money coming in has meant it's been a longer journey!

I WISH i had oodles of money to 'set up' quicker!

My scenario is different to yours though..

Inspiring to read of others journey's in this lifestyle :-)
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Brilliant website OP :-)

I can't gauge from your site where you are?

I also live in the forest...a similar set-up to yourself.

It's a continuous journey to self-sufficiency...it's a struggle yet freeing at the same time..
It's great for those who naturally have a thing for being an outdoor person..which i am.

I picked the wrong climate though..makes it a struggle.

This year focus is on re-seeding, expanding veggie beds...expanding living area...and many more things!

I've found it's very easy and quick to set up with lots of money available..

It's a conundrum...to be free of money COSTS quite a bit of money...in many situations, unless one is lucky and inherits land etc..

Yet the lifestyle in the wild cannot be beaten IMO...

I hunt for mushrooms often, witness the seasons up close and personal...oh it's certainly soul-enriching.

Some have rose-tinted glasses syndrome when dreaming of such a lifestyle...thinking it'll all be easy.
No matter the climate, it's hard work to provide for one basic needs just from the land itself.

I'm not sure if it can be done just anywhere.
I'm still experimenting.

It's wonderful to find others trying the same thing.
:-)

Greetings from the boglands of Ireland!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24401242


Ahh a kindred spirit, my experience is very close to yours. I can't say that I have achieved my goal by any means and I still have to leave the land periodically to make the money to fund my quest, but my hopes are that I will be able to steward the land and provide a place for people to get away and survive doing just that..I'm more than content with a modest income, I used to be wealthy, been there and done that..not that I think their is anything wrong with having money, but its no substitute for a life in the forest. Good luck with your journey. I would welcome any input you have from your experiences, I'm always open to ideas

Shalom
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Cute, the damper on the stove needs adjusting.
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on it :)
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Re: Living in the forest, old style shepherding, and a canvas abode
mid life crisis?

would you prefer one get a new wife, sports car, and a tan?

One re-examines his life at some point, it's where he goes at that point that determines who he is...so whatever, I suppose it is a midlife thing...I make no apologies.

Shalom
hayseed
 Quoting: hayseed 67462773


LOL

Fair play to you but build it and they will come and with all that shaloming Ill bet there is more in your mind than being Mr Humble and Mr Humility. Freud might highlight that you gave your real plan away, I might suggest that your plan is to get rich quick whilst alluding to be Mr caring about nature whilst the same time cutting down all the trees to make your new theme park for fellow rich kid drop outs to carry on pretending they are lovers, and not the selfish perverts there parents were.

It takes more than illusion and subterfuge to be a REALLY virtuous person.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 67431366


Well you obviously have it figured out.. I'm curious as to why your so driven to find fault, why so bitter? why would you be driven to assume the worst? So saying Shalom show a Freudian slip? really?
Freud was a sick man, perhaps you would fare better with a different guru.

Shalom
Hayseed
 Quoting: Hayseed 67462773


That isnt what I meant by the freudian slip and you know it. Im not bitter. It looks idylic - im just tired of Mr Dynamics making me feel envious sometimes, but at the same time knowing within myself that I couldn't do what you do, so not envious.

However dont worry about me - and all i ask is that you are harmonious with your environ, dont let things like greed et al and or fame lead you from your pathway.

Dont forget to write a book about it maybe ill read it someday.

J





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