Please help me adjust to leaving the wilderness!
December 15, 2010 8:12 AM Subscribe
What are some readings/stories/essays/poetry that might ease the shock of returning to "civilization" after 3 months in the wilderness?
posted by daelin to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've just come home from an 88-day NOLS Semester in the Southwest
, most of which was spent in pure wilderness, and all of which involved sleeping outside, eating camp food, living simply and going without, and making some of the dearest friends I've ever had.
Now I'm back in bustling grey urbanity, vast distances away from all the people I grew so close to, and feeling not a little bit lost and alienated. I'm going to try and get back out into the woods as much as I can over the next while, but in the meantime, can you recommend anything to read that might help with the transition?
I found the two essays After the Adventure
and Briefing for Entry Into a More Harsh Environment
especially helpful, but anything you can give me will be deeply appreciated. Thank you!