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I feel that I must do this

When I graduate high school, I'm just going to run. I think that its a good idea, just leave everything I have known, and travel off the grid. Some of you may think that this is a stupid idea, but I think it's the only way I will actually learn about the world. I'm just going to take what I need and travel by myself. I want to do this because I feel like I have been bullshitted for my entire life, I want to start over and meet new people. I dont even care if I starve or anything, I just plan on taking off and handling what ever life has to throw at me; at least that would give me a better understanding of the world than school has ever given me. Would you do this?
11-20-2011 01:58 PM
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RE: I feel that I must do this

Like that McCandless guy?

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(11-20-2011 02:32 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Like that McCandless guy?

Not like McCandless. He was an idiot who deserved what came to him. I want to stay as close to civilization as I can, so I dont end up like him.
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RE: I feel that I must do this

Just don't listen to advice on here, especially if it comes from emos or extremely negative people. I was on this other forum and this guy flew from australia to the uk with just $500, managed to find work around the place and travel around. I'm not going to give you any biased advice, better to let you make your own decisions and learn from them. Dunno where you live but you could start off by staying at backpacker hostels.

Just one thing, you can be independent and learn about the world gradually too, you don't have to throw yourself onto the street. You could move out "normally"...
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(11-20-2011 03:02 PM)psychopath Wrote:  Just don't listen to advice on here, especially if it comes from emos or extremely negative people. I was on this other forum and this guy flew from australia to the uk with just $500, managed to find work around the place and travel around. I'm not going to give you any biased advice, better to let you make your own decisions and learn from them. Dunno where you live but you could start off by staying at backpacker hostels.

Just one thing, you can be independent and learn about the world gradually too, you don't have to throw yourself onto the street. You could move out "normally"...

I live in Washington state. It's a good place to start my journey too, right in the corner of the U.S. I want to head south to California, then go north east to Wyoming and the Dakotas, and head south until I get to Texas. I plan on staying in Texas for a while so I can rest, and plan the rest of my trip. I hope you understand, I dont only feel as though I have to do this; I want to do this. I love to travel, its almost my muse. Nothing excites me more than going to a new place, and I'm not going to let anybody prevent me from being happy.
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If it makes you happy to do it, then go do it!

But plan this caustiously or you can end up getting robbed or even killed by road thieves! (They're very rare, but they exist!)
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Personally I wouldn't do it, but if I was less lazy I'm sure it could be fun. I like to just sit around and not have to worry about where my next meal will come from and shit like that xD

There was a book that might be helpful, I think it was called something like Escapist... Escapism... er... I can't remember, but it's about this dude that travels around and lives basically off the food people throw away mostly.

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(11-20-2011 02:39 PM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:32 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Like that McCandless guy?

Not like McCandless. He was an idiot who deserved what came to him. I want to stay as close to civilization as I can, so I dont end up like him.

McCandless was no dummy. He was an extremely bright guy who made one small mistake which in the Alaskan wilderness is all it takes to lose your life. Learn from his mistake, and also look at what he did right and adopt it in to your own survival plan. For example, using a field guide on edible plants.

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(11-21-2011 02:14 AM)|55555| Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:39 PM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:32 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Like that McCandless guy?

Not like McCandless. He was an idiot who deserved what came to him. I want to stay as close to civilization as I can, so I dont end up like him.

McCandless was no dummy. He was an extremely bright guy who made one small mistake which in the Alaskan wilderness is all it takes to lose your life. Learn from his mistake, and also look at what he did right and adopt it in to your own survival plan. For example, using a field guide on edible plants.

I'll take back the part about him being an idiot, but he still could have easily remedied his situation if he followed the river. If you are lost, and you have a river near you, it would seem pretty obvious what you should do. If he followed the river he would have eventually come across civilization.
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(11-21-2011 05:36 AM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-21-2011 02:14 AM)|55555| Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:39 PM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:32 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Like that McCandless guy?

Not like McCandless. He was an idiot who deserved what came to him. I want to stay as close to civilization as I can, so I dont end up like him.

McCandless was no dummy. He was an extremely bright guy who made one small mistake which in the Alaskan wilderness is all it takes to lose your life. Learn from his mistake, and also look at what he did right and adopt it in to your own survival plan. For example, using a field guide on edible plants.

I'll take back the part about him being an idiot, but he still could have easily remedied his situation if he followed the river. If you are lost, and you have a river near you, it would seem pretty obvious what you should do. If he followed the river he would have eventually come across civilization.

I think his main problem was he was in fucking alaska. Solution: Don't go to alaska.

Anyway, I sometimes think that it would be interesting to just wander around. There is a language barrier problem though. The only other language I know is german, I could go across the U.S into Canada then into the U.K and down to Germany. Point is I think I might end up being vagrant at some point just for the experience.

An interesting idea would be to rent an apartment across the country and travel to it on foot, So you have a home but you just wander on a sort of adventure to get there.

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I'm going to fly to Europe with my mate. Party. Fly some random place. And just make our own journey.
And I love running to who knows where. I've only stopped because I'm bulking up and running burns too many carbs.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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I want to go to Norway and live in a village by the sea, but that's probably not happening anytime soon.

Go to work. Send your kids to school. Follow fashion. Act normal. Walk on the pavement. Watch TV. Save for your old age. Obey the law. Repeat after me: "I am free."

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(11-26-2011 06:23 PM)monkey Wrote:  
(11-21-2011 05:36 AM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-21-2011 02:14 AM)|55555| Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:39 PM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:32 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Like that McCandless guy?

Not like McCandless. He was an idiot who deserved what came to him. I want to stay as close to civilization as I can, so I dont end up like him.

McCandless was no dummy. He was an extremely bright guy who made one small mistake which in the Alaskan wilderness is all it takes to lose your life. Learn from his mistake, and also look at what he did right and adopt it in to your own survival plan. For example, using a field guide on edible plants.

I'll take back the part about him being an idiot, but he still could have easily remedied his situation if he followed the river. If you are lost, and you have a river near you, it would seem pretty obvious what you should do. If he followed the river he would have eventually come across civilization.

I think his main problem was he was in fucking alaska. Solution: Don't go to alaska.

Anyway, I sometimes think that it would be interesting to just wander around. There is a language barrier problem though. The only other language I know is german, I could go across the U.S into Canada then into the U.K and down to Germany. Point is I think I might end up being vagrant at some point just for the experience.

An interesting idea would be to rent an apartment across the country and travel to it on foot, So you have a home but you just wander on a sort of adventure to get there.

Interesting idea. Language is a problem, considering the only other language I know is Latin, and that wont do me any good unless I learn how to travel timeConfused
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(11-21-2011 02:14 AM)|55555| Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:39 PM)crazycoulrophobe Wrote:  
(11-20-2011 02:32 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Like that McCandless guy?

Not like McCandless. He was an idiot who deserved what came to him. I want to stay as close to civilization as I can, so I dont end up like him.

McCandless was no dummy. He was an extremely bright guy who made one small mistake which in the Alaskan wilderness is all it takes to lose your life. Learn from his mistake, and also look at what he did right and adopt it in to your own survival plan. For example, using a field guide on edible plants.

McCandless didn't bring a compass with him, and there was a train station like 1/4 of a mile from where he was. I mean, I respect what he was trying to do, but he failed miserably at it because he seemed to be an idiot.

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In the end it's your choice. I'd say try to get a buddy or a small group first

Is it just your parents you wanna stay away from? Or Society in general?
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