moving to the wild with children

Discussion in 'Alternative Lifestyles' started by coltonsmom2012, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. is anybody else planning on dropping everything to start over where theres less people and more nature with no plan of returning? im from ohio i always thought once i got to the ocean and mountains id feel liberated its been over two years with my son in washington and oregon i finished 3 leases and finally decided what im looking for isnt where theres people and jobs i saved alot for one last chance at a better life were getting an rv and moving to montana,with one plan to find work good childcare and eventually buy land and explore where i dont need a backpacking pass or national parks pass, traffic,noice,theft,judgmental people trying to pick fights on the street,everything in nature and the city costes money plus the constant worry that cops are going to try to get you for something even going for a nightly jog the worry that your kids going to be one of those spoiled care free brats that throws fits when they dont have something othet kids have. does anybody else relate to this??
     
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  2. I'm a troll

    I'm a troll Banned

    what, do you live in the town from footloose?

    i'm not a parent, but i would rather let my kid have a normal childhood and if he decides to run away from the world and hide out in the woods as an adult, so be it. but if i take him off into the wilderness as a child and never let him have a chance at a normal life, i'd feel like i'm doing him a pretty big disservice.
     
  3. There's this movie I watched but I can't remember what it was called... this guy is raising his family in the wilderness. they are home schooled. self sufficient. the children are taught all of this stuff about philosophy and literature. It's an independent movie. Anyway... I didn't care for it much to be honest. I wish I could tell you what it's called so you could see it for yourselves.

    Anyway, Coltonsmom2012, I don't think it sounds like a very good idea. I don't think you've thought it through.
     
  4. RainyDayHype

    RainyDayHype flower power Lifetime Supporter

    I think it sounds wonderful and your child will learn a lot about the world and be educated in different ways than other kids.
    I actually knew a family who travelled on a renovated school bus and home schooled. They sold their house and travelled the states. The kids were pleasant and well rounded and smart as hell.
    I have three kids of my own and while I'm not saved up or in a position to do anything like this at the moment, it is definitely something I've considered.
    People will tell you it's weird or wrong,but do what is best for your family and makes you happy.
     
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  5. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    swiss family robinson?..or the mosquito coast?

    anyway...the dingoes will eat your babies
     
  6. No, it was a new-ish Indie flick. I forget what it was called.
     
  7. The Imaginary Being

    The Imaginary Being PAIN IN ASS Lifetime Supporter

    let your children choose what they want when they are good and ready to do so.
     
  8. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

  9. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    ^ ha..the famous american gypsies
     
  10. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    Beat me to it.
     
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  11. Noserider

    Noserider Goofy-Footed Member

    Wow...someone else who knows the Mosquito Coast. Never encountered anyone who was familiar with that movie.
     
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  12. I'm a troll

    I'm a troll Banned

    yeah, i don't really like the idea of OP as an english teacher.
     
  13. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    children are why wilderness is becoming a rare and precious commodity.
    or rather, a birth rate that exceeds natural attrition.

    remember, its only wilderness because people aren't there.
    enough people go there, it no longer is.
     
  14. RainyDayHype

    RainyDayHype flower power Lifetime Supporter

    Think she only has one.
     
  15. RainyDayHype

    RainyDayHype flower power Lifetime Supporter

    Op,did you edit your post? I just noticed that mention of a nightly jog. Are you saying you leave your kid while you jog? Yeahhh, don't do that.
     
  16. Kids grow up caring more about video games and materialistic shit than nature.negative opinions trying to sway my idea away from raising my son away from society is not welcome!
     
  17. May as well be TROLLING.
     
  18. RainyDayHype

    RainyDayHype flower power Lifetime Supporter

    People will have strong opinions about this. So as the cool kids say, "just do you"..or do what you gotta do..
     
  19. I'm a troll

    I'm a troll Banned

    talking about ruining your kid's life may as well be trolling.
     
  20. goodearth

    goodearth Member

    0D6A9908-69DB-432D-AF02-1999B3900695.jpeg I think you will find a good place for you and your Colton. I found mine:

    This was yesterday at the barber shop. Notice the Andy Griffith show on TV.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018

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