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When you go to your chosen patch of dirt do you feel like you are in the wilderness? Does being outdoors give you the feeling of being in a place where you are the only person in existence?


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I've been on a 10K acre piece of land by myself in a severe thunderstorm with no cell service and about 40 min from the closest small town. I got closer to God that night roflmao


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I guess, the deepest wilderness I've had the pleasure of being in the middle of was a canoe trip in the Quetico Provencial Park in Ontario. We paddled around there out of Atikokan for about two weeks before we saw another person. We never even saw an airplane until we crossed over to the U.S. side into the Boundary Waters. There were fish that had never seen a boat or a lure.

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Originally Posted By: Brian C.
When you go to your chosen patch of dirt do you feel like you are in the wilderness? Does being outdoors give you the feeling of being in a place where you are the only person in existence?


No but a high altitude lighting storm will though.

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About 30 years ago three of us spent a bit over a week out on a huge West Texas ranch. We had ample supplies, there were no facilities, and no cell phones then. We hunted any meat that we ate. About the only clue there were other humans was the occasional airplane trail in the sky.
When we returned to town it was actually quite strange being around other people, almost creepy. One guy even said "there are people here!"
We got really disconnected really quick. I would think being completely alone for that kind of experience would be interesting.



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I've spent 4 days in the hills north of Leakey by myself. Never saw or heard any sign of human activity. No phone service. Don't think I'd do that today. Not alone.


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Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
About 30 years ago three of us spent a bit over a week out on a huge West Texas ranch. We had ample supplies, there were no facilities, and no cell phones then. We hunted any meat that we ate. About the only clue there were other humans was the occasional airplane trail in the sky.
When we returned to town it was actually quite strange being around other people, almost creepy. One guy even said "there are (Other) people here!"
We got really disconnected really quick. I would think being completely alone for that kind of experience would be interesting.


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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
I guess, the deepest wilderness I've had the pleasure of being in the middle of was a canoe trip in the Quetico Provencial Park in Ontario. We paddled around there out of Atikokan for about two weeks before we saw another person. We never even saw an airplane until we crossed over to the U.S. side into the Boundary Waters. There were fish that had never seen a boat or a lure.


I did that trip. Was one of the best trips I have taken. Saw more bears and moose than people.

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Yep, because it's like 4 miles from the trailhead.....in a wilderness area. Well for archery elk at least.

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Unfortunately I have never been in a place so vast by myself or with others that I felt that way (Does being outdoors give you the feeling of being in a place where you are the only person in existence?). I have been on big ranches in west Texas but there was a foreman house close and neighbors not that far away so I never felt like I was in deep chit, but then again I enjoy the wilderness.


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Hunt the thickets in notheast and east Texas, dosen't matter how many acres you have, you feel alone very quick.



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Originally Posted By: GLC
Hunt the thickets in notheast and east Texas, dosen't matter how many acres you have, you feel alone very quick.


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Hunt the thickets in notheast and east Texas, dosen't matter how many acres you have, you feel alone very quick.


You're right. Many times, sitting way up in a tree in the fall, and the leaves blowing around you feel that way. Most of the critters have no idea that you're there and the woods come alive. Awesome experience.

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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: Brian C.
When you go to your chosen patch of dirt do you feel like you are in the wilderness? Does being outdoors give you the feeling of being in a place where you are the only person in existence?


No but a high altitude lighting storm will though.


Or sitting in a tent on the continental divide for 2 days in a blizzard.

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I used to camp a lot on my land alone when I'd hunt. There were several houses within a mile or so, but it was pretty thick woods in patches, so it felt like no one else was around. I was much more afraid of people walking up on me at night (poachers) than I ever was about animals. But I definitely felt very much alone. One night I had a coyote go off about 20 feet outside my tent. That'll wake you up in a hurry. He was going crazy until I unzipped my tent and shined my flashlight in his eyes. Got an instant "Oh god, it's a human" look on his face, tail tucked between his legs, ears flattened and he slunk down and crawled back towards the brush for a few seconds before breaking into an outright run.

A whole lotta stuff happens with those animals in the woods when people aren't around. That's part of the beauty of being out there when they don't know you're there.

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Originally Posted By: TexasKC
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When you go to your chosen patch of dirt do you feel like you are in the wilderness? Does being outdoors give you the feeling of being in a place where you are the only person in existence?


No but a high altitude lighting storm will though.


Or sitting in a tent on the continental divide for 2 days in a blizzard.


I upgraded to the kifaru tut for that very reason. I don't really get the alone part but I get pretty damn stir crazy in a little UL tent. Ironically first time I used my tut I was in Idaho 9 miles back and got hit with an 19 hour storm and over a ft of snow. Fun times

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Ive never been but my uncle told me the first time he went offshore out of site of any land or any landmark freaked him out. He said he was going from rig to rig and then finally got to where he couldn't see the last rig or the next anymore, the gps said it was there, but it was tuff to convince himself of it LOL.


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Best week of my life when I was 15(almost 30 years ago) we had a real nice lease in San Saba county, my parents let me stay an entire week by myself (from Sunday afternoon to Friday night when they got back) No cell phone, no tv, had deer & quail meat, eggs, bacon, pancake stuff & beans to live on. Missed the biggest deer I have ever seen on the hoof that week too. I had my 3 wheeler for transportation and the landowner lived about a half mile from our cabin. Have not had the opportunity to be alone for that long since then but would in a heart beat. I plan to quail hunt alone a few times this season.


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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
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When you go to your chosen patch of dirt do you feel like you are in the wilderness? Does being outdoors give you the feeling of being in a place where you are the only person in existence?


No but a high altitude lighting storm will though.


Or sitting in a tent on the continental divide for 2 days in a blizzard.


I upgraded to the kifaru tut for that very reason. I don't really get the alone part but I get pretty damn stir crazy in a little UL tent. Ironically first time I used my tut I was in Idaho 9 miles back and got hit with an 19 hour storm and over a ft of snow. Fun times


We were 38 miles from pavement in northern New Mexico. Luckily it was the first real snow of the season so we made it out in about a half day. I'm too old for that stuff now but it's a good memory.

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Been lost a few times and yes, I felt very alone Lol!

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^^^^^ I hear you. My new motto is "I might give out but I'll never give up". LOL

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I've hunted where the only folks in 10,000 square miles were other guides and hunters from the outfit. And none of them were anywhere near us.

Also felt the ground shake from lightning, experienced the overwhelming silence where a whisper seemed like yelling, seen animals I know hadn't seen a man, had grizzly a few steps away, worn myself out to the point I could hardly go, and much more. I have been blessed.

(Course, all of that may not really count since I was with a guide during some of those times.) bolt

Love my east Texas place for all the reasons mentioned above too. There are woods - and there are places without real woods. There is a difference.


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Several times. When on an elk hunt right after college in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho on my own. Hiked in, set up camp and started hunting. Experienced an magnitude 7 earthquake. Saw elk but never got a shot at a legal animal.

In Wyoming. Though roads were all around, we had packed in about 4 miles from the end of the road. Nothing nearby. Got hit by a blizzard that dropped 18" of snow in one night. After that, everything was quiet and peaceful. Good time to thank the man above.

After one trip in New Mexico, we came back and everyone was talking about some little girl. We asked what they were talking about. Seemed some little girl fell down an abandoned oil well and got stuck. All sorts of national news was there with all of the volunteers working to get her out. The whole thing happened while we were out of touch with the rest of the world. That trip I could definitely relate to the earlier poster about feeling 'crowded' when we came back to town for the first time.


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