Disappearing "Out There"

It's out there. I know it is. Join me?

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This is my dream.

I'm moving.

I'm going where a man can live by his own sweat and wits.

The mailman will need a pack mule.

Not that I want so much mail, the opposite being true.

Walden Pond would be fine, but it's too close to Cambridge.

I want to be "out there."

Send a commercial jet over once in a while (just the contrail) to remind me of what I won't miss.

I want to fish, hunt, grow, and otherwise survive in beautiful, undisturbed isolation.

I'll learn to know the local birds and teach them to know a non-hostile man.

I'll enjoy the music of their songs, and the chirping of crickets by night telling me the nighttime temperature without a thermometer.

I'll gaze at the night sky, that myriad of stars free from city glare.

I'll lean into the wind and welcome the storm.

I'll cook, when I want to, eat off large leaves I can throw away, drink from the stream, bathe leisurely, read/write/compose when it's light, and sleep when it's not.

Companionship?

Only with someone who wants the same.

Any takers?

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BobMonger 2 years ago from Carlin, Nevada USA

I'm right there with you, but can we pick a more hospitable climate than the ones you show? I live in what we like to call, "The Big Empty" here in northern Nevada. The mountains and the deserts come together here in magnificent splendor-until, that is, you are actually trying to "live off the fat of the land." Guess what, there isn't any-it's tough and lean-every morsel of food and every drop of water will have to be struggled and fought for...and I'm getting too old for that sort of thing.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BobMonger - Some areas of northern New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) suggest themselves for game, fish, wood, and tranquility (plus no sales taxes in NH!). Plenty of potable water, too.


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BobMonger 2 years ago from Carlin, Nevada USA

Ah, I'm just a desert rat at heart. I tried the east coast once as a young man and just couldn't do it. Too many people too close together. I like being able to see the next mountain range-and the one behind that-and the one behind that. I've become civilized, though. I like my soft bed perhaps too much. So I've split the difference-I live in a little old house in a little tiny town along the banks of the Humboldt River. The wilds of Nevada are a short walk from my front door should I choose to go there.

Oh yeah-They don't deliver mail out here.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BobMonger - I'm smiling at your description of your living circumstances. Vermont, at last eport, still had more cows than people, lots of uninhabited space, streams, lakes, ponds, their version of mountains, and very private people. We could do worse, but the worst would be to take you from what you thrive on. So, I guess in contrast to your original statement "I'm right there with you, but can we pick a more hospitable climate than the ones you show?" I will have to leave you behind, except on HubPages. Nice visiting with you, though.


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BobMonger 2 years ago from Carlin, Nevada USA

I was shooting for something more tropical-clothing can be such a bother-and I miss fresh seafood. Great Hub, though; it made me think.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I miss living in the country. A little cabin with a wood stove, easing by candlelight, and cooking on an old gas stove would be perfect. I miss that.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Sounds Lincolnesque, but there are modern conveniences that could sneak in and surround the candlelight dinners, even if there were no electricity. It remains possible to shut off the outside world, but turn it on at will, perhaps just long enough to remind that "Those poor blokes still haven't a better Utopia than the one we have right here!"


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MacsTop10 2 years ago from nowhere and everywhere

I'll go with you. Beauitiful!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MacsTop10 - And miss all this football? Are you convinced? lol


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

A new year 2015 is just around the bend in the road. Time to put on the hiking boots, the snowshoes, and hit the trail.


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Perspycacious 15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

This is still my idealized life, and every time my wife says "Clean up this mess, we need to simplify" I feel more than willing to subject her to her own challenge.

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    Demas is a professional author and freelancer. He published and edited two newspapers. His most recent book is HAIKU AMERICAN STYLE.


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