Posted in Environment/Deep Ecology/Climate Change, Video

Ontario Canada ~ a year living alone in the northern wilderness

Published on Aug 21, 2012
School in the Woods Chief Instructor Doug Getgood spent a year living alone in a cabin in the Northern wilderness of Ontario, Canada. This is his record of that year.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” John Muir (1838-1914), Scottish-American naturalist, writer and environmentalist


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5 thoughts on “Ontario Canada ~ a year living alone in the northern wilderness

  1. Emerson on self-reliance comes to mind. I’ve always enjoyed being something of an engineer/problem-solver, so fashioning practical tools out of stuff on hand could definitely keep me entertained in a cabin. But that could end up being a distraction from my interior life. I love this guy’s idea of facing the journey within and actually doing it!

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  2. I have often wondered if I could do this – of course I’m too old now but I think I would enjoy it. This is a great post on the importance of wilderness as a place to discover who we are. I think we did primitive camping as a way of learning to live in nature without many things.


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