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I have decided to make this more detailed and long winded. I hope
I also don't live in North San Juan now. I do love that area. I
return there to spend time.
Well first off I don't live in Ashland or the outskirts
I go up to southern Oregon periodically to spend time with close
friends in the woods who live in tipis, and to spend time in the
mountains there myself. Such as trailing (following larger animal
trails deer, elk). I don't live anywhere longer than any other
place so I put Ashland. It's basically flip flopping between work
and play. As my location says I relocated outside grass valley
i aim to be truthful with myself and others, including kids and not
pass on shared cultural trauma, without being too serious about it
I have spent much of my adult life living in the woods with other
people and learning how to make it a functioning experience. In the
woods in various ways, primitively, semi-prim., homesteading.
Traveling around united states meeting new ecoregions and humans.
Primitively as bowdrill fire only, nothing else around through
north midwestern winter, with a small group of people every day. up
to two years at a time. Or several months at a time. Either in a
focused way or that was just it. At times I have only worn buckskin
for months at a time, going out in mosquito heavy woods and
starving for a week at a time early in my twenties. Living in a
clan of people all going crazy together but totall 100% sober. On a
trajectory that led to inside exposure living everyday many of the
aspects of life that are becoming popular and connected to our
history as a species. All the way to group parenting, and the kids
visibly being healthy and fulfilled as an indicator we weren't
fooling ourselves. Using them as the guide and co-ordinating that
between parents. Neat shit, I am still quite close with many of
those folks. Many of us have lived in the woods together for
extended periods. Some were more interested in the primitive
research into what worked and what was done. Everyone participated
in the daily life that was primitive, extreme basic. THat research
takes much time, basically everyday all day at most. I have put
much of that on hold to figure out the necesssary parts of modern
lifestyle mainly since Having kids. Since I was raised middleish
class I am figuring it out. Slow start up when only having a backup
and not wanting to sell my slow. We dont live together anymore. At
least I don't, some do. Its nice to have a clan of people in many
What I’m doing with my life
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i am obsessed with learning about ecological relationships. I like
to hunt and trap, not in a macho redneck way, they are what i
prefer to eat and figure its as good as wage labor but better food
and relationship, skip the animal slavery.
i like to live with people that are like family, i do well with
alone time but prefer to live with people, have lots of experience
with living in community.
i like to figure out how the native people of wherever i am living
at lived and how much of that is still possible in the given area's
i tend to work and live off that money until its gone. i am active
but most of my activities don't bring in the cash. Just when I
decide to go out and make money, which has been more of a prevalent
focus this last couple years. Stringing together work that is
meaningful. At this point manual labor I do enough to use as
exercise but not the primary form of income.
I have been exploring ways of doing what I enjoy and making money.
It's working out pretty well. And also a work in progress. Much of
what I like to do is better than money and could have a high value.
The wild food brought in. The outdoor activity that current
exercise trends is getting closer emulating a functional outdoor
lifestyle, based on subsistence of food, water, moving, heating,
building,social, crafting. Blending hunter gatherer elements,
homesteading, , horticultural, permacultural. I started when I was
18 and went through enough continuous experiences while
participating as little as possible in the modern world as I could
manage in differing phases of my life. Living in another culture
inside and out, socially, environmentally, metabolically, etc for
long enough that merging with the modern america past a certain
point is interesting.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making various things out of wood, observing nature, splitting
wood, massage, basically being usefully physical, and attentive to
needs around me
should be a link
to me splitting wood. at the end i goof a bit, actually because i
don't like being recorded showing doing stuff. some knotty
chinkapin log rounds.
The first things people usually notice about me
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lately when in town my blue blazer I been sporting around
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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ethnology/anthropology books where the author lived with
books concerning plants, mammal behavior, insects, birds,
against his story against leviathan
guns germs and steel
Paul Shepherd stuff
Dersu the Trapper
Among the Bears
Illumination in the Flatwoods
i like movies a lot, too many to pick one
old time music, banjo as in tommy jarrell
I play the banjo
Kirtan, public enemy, Manu chau, Tinariwen, Terakraft, Ali Farka,
Etran Finatwa, Bombino
real sourdough bread, raw dairy, any wild food, well almost any, i
really appreciate and crave wild animal food so i happen to eat a
lot of it, KIMCHI!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to live without supermarkets, how to fix or repair whatever I
am unsure how to, whatever project I am currently working on, human
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
unless i have to, i don't care what day it is
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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i am missing a front tooth from a car accident the day before high
school graduation, i fell asleep and with no seatbelt into a
telephone pole and my tooth found the steering wheel. I had an
implant for some years until the porcelain broke, now I figure I
just get used to how this is me now.
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