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Old 02-05-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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KCMO YOU DIDNT READ MY POST THE WILDERNESS IF YOU DO SOME RESEARCH CRIME IN THE WILDERNESS IS ZERO IF YOU ARE IN THE TRUE WILDERNESS THE WILDERNESS DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU GO THE CLOSEST PERSON OR TOWN OR VILLAGE CAN BE 200 TO 500 MILES AWAY FROM YOU AND YOU HAVE TO FLY AND LAND A PLANE ON THE WATER TO WALK AROUND
Well good luck to you.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Not being a great people person myself, I sympathize. I don't think I'd like that kind of life full time, but it would be nice to go to some place like the Alaskan wilderness to clear the head. Far away from people, traffic, lights, noise... some place where there's no chance at all of encountering any of that.
I'm not a great people person either, but because of that I desire a busier environment in which I am naturally around people more often. Walking in a public environment (like an urban neighborhood), dining out, riding the bus, etc. all seem to have a good effect. I appreciate the country, but wanting to live permanently in total isolation because of a problem with people seems anti-social to me. But all that aside, if the OP really wants to live isolated, why Alaska? There are plenty of rural areas near KC, and plenty of very rural areas in western KS, in the Ozarks, Ouachitas, etc. There's dirt cheap living available at some of the lakes south of here. Literally, $500 lots and cheap cabin-style mobile homes.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Alaska is stunningly beautiful, but a very hard place to eke out an existence. My dad spent a lot of time up around Fairbanks in the '70s while in the Army and it never truly left his system I don't think.

Have you read Into the Wild? It's a must read IMO.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: IN
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I'm not a great people person either, but because of that I desire a busier environment in which I am naturally around people more often. Walking in a public environment (like an urban neighborhood), dining out, riding the bus, etc. all seem to have a good effect. I appreciate the country, but wanting to live permanently in total isolation because of a problem with people seems anti-social to me. But all that aside, if the OP really wants to live isolated, why Alaska? There are plenty of rural areas near KC, and plenty of very rural areas in western KS, in the Ozarks, Ouachitas, etc. There's dirt cheap living available at some of the lakes south of here. Literally, $500 lots and cheap cabin-style mobile homes.
Yes, the areas south of KC will remain cheap as long as they have jobs that pay next to nothing. And, reserviors are not lakes the last time I checked. If you want to know what a real lake looks like you have to go to the northern tier.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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And, reserviors are not lakes the last time I checked. If you want to know what a real lake looks like you have to go to the northern tier.
Hair-splitting. They both hold copious quantities of water and support fish.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: IN
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Hair-splitting. They both hold copious quantities of water and support fish.
Reservoirs, however, aren't natural features and will deteriorate significantly over time due to sedimentation buildup if not funded or maintained. That is why it surprises me why people build housing on top of reservoirs. It is true that both features do contain a plethora of fish and provide a good supply of water
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Yes, the areas south of KC will remain cheap as long as they have jobs that pay next to nothing. And, reserviors are not lakes the last time I checked. If you want to know what a real lake looks like you have to go to the northern tier.
I am fine with that part of the country being rural. That's what you're recognizing. it's called rural. Not every stretch of the country needs to be develped and sprawling to the same extent. Jobs that pay next to nothing? Well, it cost next to nothing to live there, plus many folks turn over hundreds of thousands off land they own or are in business for themselves. Some people like having those options. And besides, moreso than low pay what you're seeing is a lack in significant number or concentration of jobs. Jobs are concentrated in cities, NWA, Tulsa, Dallas-FW, and not so much spread throughout rural areas.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Yes, the areas south of KC will remain cheap as long as they have jobs that pay next to nothing. And, reserviors are not lakes the last time I checked. If you want to know what a real lake looks like you have to go to the northern tier.
This reminds me of a relative of mine, a Wisconsin native, who inherited some land at Beaver Lake, Arkansas. She went down to see it, and immediately reported back in total disgust, "My God, it's a man-made lake!!" like it was a mortal sin.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: IN
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This reminds me of a relative of mine, a Wisconsin native, who inherited some land at Beaver Lake, Arkansas. She went down to see it, and immediately reported back in total disgust, "My God, it's a man-made lake!!" like it was a mortal sin.
Well, Wisconsin is a northern state

I urge you to visit the Northwoods of Wisconsin in either Vilas, Oneida, or Sawyer counties. Then, compare the lakes there to the reserviors further south
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