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#6325101 - 09/14/18 04:01 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
Lazarus Offline
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Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 1438
Loc: Nevadafornia
That's an impossible question. You're asking where is the best place to live alone. Well, how can you answer that??? IF it was the best place to live all alone, then as soon as another hermit-to-be shows up, there goes the neighborhood! Its suddenly overcrowded.
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#6325108 - 09/14/18 04:14 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
Gary Benson Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5791
Loc: Sandhills Nebraska
I was in Alaska 7 yrs ago. Saw LOTS of places where someone came north to live the dream, then left a pile of crap and went back home.
I like the Sandhills of Nebraska just fine. I can find people if I need to talk to someone.
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#6325141 - 09/14/18 04:59 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
TurkeyTime Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 911
Loc: NW MO
A lot of good places. Wylee came up with the term I was looking for=desolate. I believe many of the traditionally desolate places that people sought (AK, CO,MT) now have one or more of the following: high cost of living, liberals, druggies, and/or high real estate. I have never been through the Sandhills but that was my main choice from talking to people that lived there.

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#6325170 - 09/14/18 06:00 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
tjm Offline
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Registered: 11/11/11
Posts: 7926
Loc: SWMo.
Almost any city has abandoned areas that would suit a hermits purpose, if you get a hundred yards of the track most people will never know you're there. Ideally you should pick a climate where you can be comfortable without creating wood smoke, which will not only signal your presence but will attract curiosity.
Hermiting does not require remote places, it just requires remote relations with people. You can do what Horn suggested.

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#6325189 - 09/14/18 06:26 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: andrews1958]
joepennanti Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 264
Loc: New York STATE


Great article, thanks for the link. I don't think the OP had quite that degree of hermitage in mind when he started this thread. Takes a special kind of person to live as isolated as Christopher Thomas Knight. 99.99% of men are not as tough as him.
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#6325214 - 09/14/18 06:57 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 16829
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
He is a theif.Not what I would consider self reliant by any stretch.

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#6325245 - 09/14/18 07:51 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Minnesota
Wyoming for sure
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#6325940 - 09/15/18 08:49 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
joepennanti Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 264
Loc: New York STATE
And the article doesn't claim he was self-reliant. It clearly details his stealing food and supplies found in cabins from Labor Day until 1st snow fall, and then again from snow melt until Memorial Day (basically the items that tourists decided to leave behind in their cabins all winter), so he was dependent upon them for subsistence.

But psychologically, emotionally, he needed nobody; mentally he was 100% self-reliant. He didn't need an internet forum for peer approval, like the 36,000+ of us (me included) on this forum. Had no need for communication with anybody, nor to offer or request knowledge to/from anyone. No need to show photos or see people's photos. He was a true hermit, the rest of us are, to use his description, just "dilettantes"
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#6325942 - 09/15/18 08:54 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 16829
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
He should sign up for the Mars Mission.

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#6325948 - 09/15/18 08:58 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
warrior Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 6923
Loc: Georgia
Simple for me. Somewhere on the banks of the Tombigbee in LA works for me.

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#6325949 - 09/15/18 08:58 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
warrior Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 6923
Loc: Georgia
That's lower alabama, btw.

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#6325982 - 09/15/18 09:27 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: warrior]
bblwi Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4551
Loc: East-Central Wisconsin
You don't have to live in a big wilderness area to be a hermit. Hermit is more about your lifestyle than where you live.

Bryce

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#6326031 - 09/15/18 10:25 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: Horn]
Mike in A-town Online   happy
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Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 6663
Loc: Northeast Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Horn
Or...Do like I did and move into a small town and have a night job that is a commute.

We lived there 10 years and several people in town thought I was new in town when we moved away.
I liked it that way.


Yep. I've lived in this small town of 1000 or so for almost 27 years... The last 14 in my little house. After I graduated high school, went to work, had kids, etc... I fell out of contact with most of the town folk I knew. It just happens.

When I tell people where I'm from someone will invariably say, "Oh, well, you know so-and-so."

Nope. Never met them.

I gave up the folly of youth, drama, and never did run around and party much. You learn to disappear in a crowd that way.

Hermitage is a state of mind. Lol

Mike
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#6326056 - 09/15/18 11:06 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
mnsota Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 1565
Loc: minnesota
There are still some places in Mn that one could (hermitage). A few of those hippies/back to nature types actually
made a go of it,and became successful with it. Perseverance,I would say is the motivating factor.

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#6326704 - 09/16/18 05:44 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: TurkeyTime]
Riverotter2 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 2280
Loc: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
My fur shed in the winter time, can't find a darn soul no where near it.

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#6326801 - 09/16/18 07:30 PM Re: Best place to become a hermit? [Re: Boco]
Nsheeh Offline
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Registered: 08/08/15
Posts: 70
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: Boco
He is a theif.Not what I would consider self reliant by any stretch.
yes he was he broke into our families camp and many others to survive albeit it takes a strong tough individual to do the duration he did but he still stole many many thing to get through

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