Sometimes I have to go to the wilderness to experience real life, to get away from all things man-made. It is a place where I will likely become a meal for mosquitoes—where the unexpected is to be expected—a place where there are wolves and bears. And once there, I will tackle activities that I don’t always feel completely prepared for. The wilderness answers some of the questions that we have about ourselves.
Can we cope without watches, telephones, running water, and electricity? Do we have the emotional and physical strength to handle severe weather conditions, or long tedious portages, while our bodies are loaded down with heavy packs and canoes? The answers are out there. Continue reading