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    Awesome!

    I'm considering going to that, but still undecided.

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    Wow, I'd love to try this kind of thing, but I don't know whether I'd ever be brave enough. Even doing it temporarily would give you a whole new perspective on life and a confidence in your ability to do to anything.

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    I'm not patient enough to live like that. I'd have trouble catching food, so I'd jump off a really high tree instead.
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    Haha!

    Even before I opened this thread, I knew what type would say "F NO!!"

    How I'd love to see a season of Survivor with all contestants being INFJ.

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    How long would it take to learn to do this successfully?

    Tomas Johannson, a director of the Institute for Prehistoric Technology in Sweden, has calculated that would require twelve years of schooling today to learn enough to become a stone-age person.

    (From the book Simple Life “Friluftsliv”- People Meet Nature by Roger And Sarah Isberg, p. 183)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVO View Post
    How long would it take to learn to do this successfully?
    This isn't surprising. I do think at times about how if I ended up being stranded alone, in the wilderness, I wouldn't last long at all.

    It's too easy to forget these days how easy we have it.....water comes out of a tap for us.

    To actually live in the wild? Survival. I can easily see how it would take 12 years of schooling to really be able to do it - not only learn all of your natural history - plants/animals, their behaviors, hunting, etc, but building shelters, weapons, tools, boats/transport, making clothing out of animal and plant parts....yeah.

    Humanity has lost a lot of raw skill/craft, esp. when it comes to survival. It'll be interesting if/when we end up having to go back in that direction, culturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo View Post
    Haha!

    Even before I opened this thread, I knew what type would say "F NO!!"

    How I'd love to see a season of Survivor with all contestants being INFJ.
    I know I wouldn't want to do it long term because I'm the one that takes the kids camping. My husband, the INTP, has no inclination to spend his leisure time in a non-climate controlled bug habitat. I've dragged him fishing a couple of times, but he always makes me bait his hook.

    If we did ever have to kill our own meat, I know I would be doing the killing and the cleaning. I wouldn't probably hunt, though. I'd head down to the local farm store, buy a small animal trap and hope to catch a boy and a girl rabbit. Not my idea of a good time, but I'm darn well not going to sit around and starve.

    I enjoy learning about the uses of local plants, so I do know a bit, but I'm not in a hurry to find out if we'd survive under primitive conditions.
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    I've known a couple of people who live like this - they teach wilderness survival skills and do an awful lot of the "practice what you preach" thing. Living in tepees/yurts, gardening, raising poultry, etc. And just living out in the woods. Almost without exception, the happiest group of folks I've ever met.
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    It's a hell of a lot of work. I haven't gone to the extent this fellow did, but country livin' is country livin' and as soon as you are responsible for anything besides yourself that responsibility is exponential.

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    I do something like this short-term. I love the woods, and have taken some wilderness survival courses. I'd prefer living on a boat on in an RV and roughing it out that way though.

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