we had all of that expensive athletic equipment too. nobody used it. half the kids in my gym class used to bring in notes from their doctors so they could sit in the corner playing gameboy instead of doing wind sprints.
yes i had a note from my doctor. yes i played marble madness in the corner.
a.) you must be willing to live in a cabin by the woods
b.) you must love the water or at least be okay with livng near it / swimming is ++ fishing is ++
c.) if you don't already know a good old fashioned manual trade, you're willing to learn one from me (hopefully we will both work from home)
d.) you're willing to commit to a healthy lifestyle with lots of outdoors stuff and natural foods. if you're overweight or otherwise out of shape, we will work on it together.
e.) you don't have a drug habit or drinking problem, and if you do, it doesn't turn you into an asshole public spectacle
what you get in return:
1. loyalty. i won't ever cheat on you because i am a good christian gentleman and very family oriented. i won't ever get loud or hit you either.
2. like movie-level fun and romance. you will never, ever, ever be bored
3. security. a warm home and plenty of good things to eat no matter what (think: no more daily grind or tedious jobs)
4. if you have friends or family you want to impress, i will do it like no one else.
snowed in for days and you had to bring in extra food?? oh wow how ever did you survive
that's not isolation, you marshmallow. you were probably using your electricity to post facebook pictures of your coleman stove boiling a can of chili, before catching the game on the radio and calling it a night.
isolation is no electricity, no canned food, and, now get this: no communication. just whatever you can grow, chop, and preserve. and it utterly kills the soul. take your RV park bullshit elsewhere.
i live in the pacific northwest. this entire region is forest. my parents always had 20 - 30 acre properties, so i would build a cabin on the far end and that's how i spent most of my life. the only time i didn't live in a cabin was when my dad lost the house and i had to live in a townhouse bedroom. that's when i became floor pisser.
as soon as i get more money together i'm gonna buy some land in the cascade mountains and do it again.
but it's for crazy people only. isolation destroys sanity like you wouldn't believe. it's worse than any drug.