Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nomadic Beginning's


Several weeks of sitting on "The Mesa" being surrounded by private property was starting to give me the willies. Decided it was time for a change of scenery. After pondering upon my current options, which needed to be within a reasonable distance of the vet, so that Candy could still be able to receive her shots. There was only one location that had beckoned to me.



The picture above surely doesn't appear to significant, but it carries much sentimental value. It is the very spot where my nomadic adventure begin over 3 years ago I had discovered this spot while turning around to go back to a pay campground that I'd passed, because I was still being very weary of the whole concept that a person could camp in the forest for free. Figured it was time to take a stab at it, and I was hooked!

Not only was this the spot I discovered that one could live rent free, it was also where I reached a major crossroads, when I knew the decision to live a simple life was the right one. Lets face it resigning from a job of 16 years, and getting rid of everything you own, to move into a van, and live in the forest. Will certainly make any fair minded being question there own judgement.

Freedom is what I found that day, and still find daily. No longer being tied to mortgage, or hefty car payment not to mention all the other bills associated with my previous lifestyle. Now. If money ever becomes a issue a simple part-time job will suffice, no more 50 hour weeks just to make ends meet. So if any of you readers are considering taking the plunge into a nomadic lifestyle I say go for it! I didn't do it tell m mid 30's, and regret not doing it sooner, but enough about my freedom speech. Here's a few more pics of the area.



 Current camp down the road from my sentimental camp, which could now be called rookie camp to close to the road, and not nearly enough solar!
 General pic of sites in the area
"Big Ears" Abert's squirrel  eating a mushroom a troublesome creature to photograph.
 Reminiscence of the mushroom that was thrown at me from the guy above. Needless to say he/she was a good shot and hit me square in the head.
 Even have commodes here 3 camps in the area have them. The area is Forest Lakes Az. Plenty of free camping Ill do a write up on the specific areas later.
 Mountain Meadow
Ponderosa pine
Candy always excited in the pines. The Adequan shots definitely help her overall mobility, but she still a bit slow getting up and down. Unless there is ham involved then there seems to be no pain whatsoever. Thanks for visiting. Good Day!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely spot. And Candy's looking spiff!

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    1. Its remarkable 7600 ft, and 70. She pretty spiff about 4 times a day

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  2. The area is beautiful.
    It's great (and so uncommon) that you can camp for free, and potties too!!
    Candy looks great, so glad the shots help her to feel better.
    Linda in NH

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    1. Cabdy says Thanks. Pretty common out west, the potties however are a good feature quite a few spots here in the Apache-Sitegreaves forest that supply them. However they are being vandalized, and the forest service is not repairing them due to cost :(

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  3. i just love a freedom speech, you must tell us more of your life in the forest. how you started, and how things went along the way to getting comfortable in your new life. :)

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    1. Thanks John, I am saving that story for my book :)

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  4. It was great to share your visit to where it all started. Candy looks happy. I am so glad to hear the shots are helping. Looking forward to seeing you when you visit civilization this winter.

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    1. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you as well. Whom ever you are? :)

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    1. Thanks Helen Don't hold your breath though

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  6. I've enjoyed all your posts but this one is especially encouraging with
    great pics. Thank you for sharing your life "out there!" Candy so reminds me of my golden. G.B. was rescued at age 3 and was a great buddy for 12 wonderful years. Yes, he was 15 when we said our good-bye in May.
    Bev K, The Smiling Bohemian

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    1. Thanks Bev. Sorry to hear about G.B. Candy was rescued at just about 6 months old

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  7. Sounds like 'the good life'
    I like your dog
    Smiles

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  8. Candy is looking good, glad the shots are helping her. Came down from Big Lake this morning sure was cold up there.

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