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Old 12-16-2015, 06:17 PM
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Norwegian adventurer spends 6 months alone in the N.W.T. wilderness

'People aren't meant to be alone, I can vouch for that,' says Kristoffer Glestad

Bearded, shaggy and almost 45 pounds lighter, 26-year-old Kristoffer Glestad is slowly readjusting to urban life after six months living out his childhood dream alone in the remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories.
"People aren't meant to be alone, I can vouch for that," said the Norwegian, less than 24 hours after emerging from the lake area he called home and into the relative bustle of Norman Wells, population 800.
"The dream was to go out to Canada. Live off the land. Fish and see the nature," Glestad said in a soft, reflective voice. "I know it sounds strange, but it was my kind of dream. Just living out there."...

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Very interesting!

This has also been a dream of mine for a long time. The part of the isolation is what intrigues me. I guess there is no way to tell if I could handle it like I think I could until I actually tried it.

Reminds me of a TV series on History this past summer:

http://www.history.com/shows/alone

I found this very interesting - the thing that caused all but the last one to fall was the isolation - more than the fact of the hardship of gathering food and keeping a suitable shelter.
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Alone was a few interesting show. I had picked the winner early on. Told the wife he was already crazy so the isolation wouldn't bother him like the others. He actually seemed to acknowledge it and explored where it took his state of being.

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Alone was a few interesting show. I had picked the winner early on. Told the wife he was already crazy so the isolation wouldn't bother him like the others. He actually seemed to acknowledge it and explored where it took his state of being.

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I was rooting for him all along. He seemed to be the only one who was mentally prepared for how it was actually going to be. When he was told he was the last one left he looked so amazed - he was already prepared for many more months.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:49 PM
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History has it's mountain men and French Canadian trappers who lived the solitary life. Apparently some can do it, but most of us can't.
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I was rooting for him all along. He seemed to be the only one who was mentally prepared for how it was actually going to be. When he was told he was the last one left he looked so amazed - he was already prepared for many more months.
I was rooting for the guy that built everything. But also knew that when he ran out of things to build he'd be done. He delt with the isolation by keeping busy. The surprise to me was the kid that ended up second. I didn't expect him to last a week.

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In 1968, an Iowa man named Dick Proenneke decided to leave civilization and live in the wilderness of Alaska near the Twin Lakes.
He lived there for 30 years and only left when he became to old to live alone.
It can be done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Proenneke
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Crazy Norwegians.

The nice thing about our homestead property is that it's a good launching point with wild country all around. Not as wild as some, but certainly enough to escape for awhile.
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In 1968, an Iowa man named Dick Proenneke decided to leave civilization and live in the wilderness of Alaska near the Twin Lakes.
He lived there for 30 years and only left when he became to old to live alone.
It can be done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Proenneke
He built his cabin alone, with only hand tools and filmed the process. Public TV plays the two part documentary most every year during its fund-raising drive. Really cool.
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