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

Author:

Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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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