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    Smile the way of the wilderness

    The true way of the wilderness is.....
    knowing nature is cruel and unforgiving
    knowing how to learn from your mistakes and other peoples mistakes though out history
    knowing how to improvsie
    knowing that you must do what must be done
    doing what must be done to survive
    always learning and evoling into the person you want to become
    having true resoucrefulness
    dealing with hard times
    That in my opion is the way of the wilderness and i would much rather be called crazy or even worst that not know the way of the wilderness because when i look back at my life i wanna be able to say ''i'v lived a full life without regrets''


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    I'm thinking that a lot of people would agree with those words....
    What are you basing your philosophy on?
    Survival isn't a game...it's what you do when the game goes sideways.

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    I disagree with the idea that nature is cruel. To impose such a concept on something that has existed way longer than man is absurd. Unforgiving, yes. Cruel, no. If it were cruel, nobody would survive.

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    I love just going out into the bush, by myself for weeks at a time. I don't think nature is cruel, or kind. It is just what it is, and you have what you have and that is all there is to it.

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    Nature is nature. It's neither cruel nor unforgiving. It just is. If a lion brings down a gazelle it's just life. Dinner for the lion. A bad day for the gazelle. But, your perception is your own. If that's the way you see then it works for me.

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    She is a 13 year old LADY, give her some slack, or I will have to come to America and put some Woop'arse on you guys.

    Young Lady, Just follow your heart and you will be fine.

    I for one would like to hear your dreams, and what calls you to the wilderness.....?

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    Very good start. Resourcefulness will get you far in the world :-)

    Indeed, natural can seem cruel depending upon perspective. When things go our way then nature seems beautiful. When things go against us then nature seems cruel.
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    Well now, I feel like "I have been to the mountain and heard the word"....or at least sat on a bar stool next to someone with these revelations?
    "Inn keeper, we need another round down here.....!"
    Survival isn't a game...it's what you do when the game goes sideways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightergirl View Post
    The true way of the wilderness is.....
    knowing nature is cruel and unforgiving
    knowing how to learn from your mistakes and other peoples mistakes though out history
    knowing how to improvsie
    knowing that you must do what must be done
    doing what must be done to survive
    always learning and evolving into the person you want to become
    having true resourcefulness
    dealing with hard times
    That in my opion is the way of the wilderness and i would much rather be called crazy or even worst that not know the way of the wilderness because when i look back at my life i wanna be able to say ''I've lived a full life without regrets''
    I hope your parents are pleased with your maturity and insight. I have no children, but if I did, I would Hope they were on the path you have chosen.

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    Put her in your will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Put her in your will.
    Is that the cruel or the unforgiving part?!

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    It's how you reward your kids. Of course, I'm not going out until I've spent the last nickel. My kids would just spend it on necessities. I'm gonna spend it where it will account for something. Booze and women. Not necessarily in that order. Then when I go out I'll have lived a life fulfilled. Or full. Or filled. Or with cash. Can a guy get a beer over here? What's the hold up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightergirl View Post
    The true way of the wilderness is.....
    knowing nature is cruel and unforgiving
    knowing how to learn from your mistakes and other peoples mistakes though out history
    knowing how to improvsie
    knowing that you must do what must be done
    doing what must be done to survive
    always learning and evoling into the person you want to become
    having true resoucrefulness
    dealing with hard times
    That in my opion is the way of the wilderness and i would much rather be called crazy or even worst that not know the way of the wilderness because when i look back at my life i wanna be able to say ''i'v lived a full life without regrets''
    The best collection what I've seen! And another item: respect for the nature and wild.
    Everybody has a different way to view the world...

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    ...and old people. Don't forget respect for us old people.

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    I like the part about being called crazy. Just a few days ago I was called "a creature of a different color".

    I can live with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    ...and old people. Don't forget respect for us old people.
    At your age, we'd have to pay homage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    ...and old people. Don't forget respect for us old people.
    Absolutely right! Respect for old people. And the knowledge.
    Last edited by el-amigo; 04-09-2012 at 02:15 AM.
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