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Old 09-25-2020, 03:07 AM
Location: West Seattle
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All across rural Nevada. Heading east from Tonopah on US-6, the nearest gas station is in Alamo, 161 miles or 2 and a half hours away.

That route is mostly through Nye County, which has an area around that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined, but if you took out the town of Pahrump at the county's southeastern corner (which is more in Las Vegas' orbit), it would have a population of about 7,500. That would give the county a population density of 0.42 per square mile, similar to Australia's Northern Territory.
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:27 AM
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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The middle of nowhere, Southern Arkansas, USA. No Name Rd here is deep in the woods and all the roads surrounding it are overgrown "dirt" roads until you hit AR-8, 26 or 27 - and even those main roads are quite sparsely populated. You couldnt get back there in a car - it got real rough. A lifted jeep or truck would even have trouble the deeper we got, needed 4 wheelers. There was 0 cell reception. My brother and I were looking for the abandoned ghost town of Graysonia, Arkansas. We did find it. Very interesting to be at so deep in the woods. Really not terribly remote compared to some places in Africa or Asia, but it's what I got and it was a blast.

No Name Rd
No Name Rd, Okolona, AR 71962
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Old 09-25-2020, 08:08 AM
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In the US? Probably Telluride/Ouray back in 2017. Six hours from Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, or Salt Lake City. It felt very remote for an east coaster.

Globally? Most definitely Hämeenkyrö, Finland in 2019. I had a chance to stay with a friend in Tampere, Finland (also pretty remote) for a week who teaches at a middle school in Hämeenkyrö. Rode with him one day up to his school and visited with the students and teachers. Middle of January no less when it was -8 degrees Celsius with at least 50 cm on snow pack and ice on the ground. Despite that, kids were all either walking, waiting on a bus, or riding a bike to school (as a US Southerner, my mind was blown lol).
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Old 09-25-2020, 08:45 AM
Location: Canada
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Cape Breton Island in eastern Canada also felt very isolated.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:45 PM
Location: Washington DC
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Kauai, Hawaii is the furthest I've been from a continental mainland, but is definitely not remote.

The most remote place I've ever been to would definitely be Svalbard. Closer to the North Pole than it is to the Arctic Circle.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:55 AM
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where we now living a little village with 50 mountain cabins in Austria, with we only can reach by railway every hour or helicopter when there is need
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:54 PM
Location: plano
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Never had a goal of being some where uber remote.

Big Bend Country Texas near shafter Tx a ghost town

Worked in a camp of tents in Clearwater National Forest deep in the Sawtooth mountains. Tent village set up for summer work in remote forest service land spraying white pine trees. About 20 miles from Headquarters Idaho

Sailing a small cruise ship across the S Altantic from San Juan to Lisbon. Saw no land one ship and one airplane over 11 days at sea with 150 other passengers and the crew of about the same
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Old 10-06-2020, 04:01 PM
Location: Greater Orlampa CSA
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On land, Falkland Islands, by cruise, Antarctica, by being away from literally anyone, about 40-50 miles into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Listener2307 View Post
Johnston Atoll, 935 miles from Hawaii.
We pulled in to refuel our Minesweeper on the way to Vietnam in 1967.

But our next fuel stop was Kwajalein Island, which is another 2200 Miles away.

These are both extremely remote places, and really, really beautiful - at least to my eye.

Bermuda bills itself as one of the most remote large islands. I've been there, too. Most people think Bermuda is in the Caribbean, but it's actually far north of the Caribbean, more on line with Norfolk, VA.
Very neat, looks like most of the buildings were taken down. Ant eradication there now past few years.
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Old 12-25-2020, 10:06 PM
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Easter Island
Marshall Islands
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Deadvlei, Namibia
Bwindi National Park, Uganda
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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