« on: October 20, 2008, 01:14:15 PM »
QuoteAfter training I went a couple of times into a forest on my own, it took me a while to realise why I was unusually scared - if i fell no one was going to come pass and find me.
That's funny, Seren; that's exactly why I love the wilderness! I'm on my own.
I love the wilderness too, lived for 5 years in rural north wales, and worked in a 700 acre ancient and semi natural woodland for another 5. My fear was realising that if I had an accident, not only would no one be likely to pass for a few days, but would anyone who happened to be walking that way think of looking up 60 to 100 feet to see if there was an injured and dangling human up there in the leaves and branches? Seeing the odd mild accident and the one major one had made me realise that it was dangerous, plus having my own mild accident when I got blase added to the realisation.
I love being in the wild and on my own, but nowadays prefer to act reasonably safe when in it.