I have long been intrigued by those who live off the land ("off the grid" as it's now called) - pioneers who for the most part were self-reliant.
I think it was the words of Henry David Thoreau which first set in my mind the challenge of such a life:
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
And then there was that day I went to see the movie "My Side of the Mountain" based on the book by Jean Craighead George.
There was something that appealed to me about living alone. There is a sense of life being lived differently, with greater awareness.
Some of that awareness seems to be echoed in the Northmen's Code of Ethics. Lots to ponder here...
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