The begining of the rest of my life.
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Pete Anderson
(hosaphone) - F

Locale: Boston-ish, MA
Re: Re: The begining of the rest of my life. on 02/20/2013 12:34:56 MST Print View

The Dick Proenneke films are amazing if you haven't seen them, but he had quite a bit of money put away before he went and did that. He had supplies flown in and stuff - I imagine that's pretty expensive. Also Alaska must have a short growing season and limited amount of stuff you can grow there.

Worth looking into but maybe more for inspiration and entertainment than for a guide on living simply.

Brandon =Þ
(Beeen) - MLife

Locale: California
Makes me... on 02/20/2013 14:18:01 MST Print View

This thread makes me want to read 'My Side of the Mountain' by Jean Craighead George again. Actually, I never read it myself, had a teacher read it to the whole class when I was in second grade.

Or maybe I'll watch this movie version that looks unintentionally funny...

http://youtu.be/AZaXjkgYUEE

Edited by Beeen on 02/20/2013 14:19:30 MST.

James Castleberry
(Winterland76)
Programs you can still abuse on 02/20/2013 14:28:25 MST Print View

I'm pretty sure people are still able to abuse Foodstamps and Disability

Foodstamp, Disability Recipients hit new record

Pete Anderson
(hosaphone) - F

Locale: Boston-ish, MA
Re: Makes me... on 02/20/2013 20:48:48 MST Print View

"This thread makes me want to read 'My Side of the Mountain' by Jean Craighead George again."

Favorite book of all time. Or at least, from the ages of 5-16.

Oh, who am I kidding, it's still my favorite book. Some day I'll live in a tree and have a falcon and wear deerskin clothes...