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Family of three living hundreds of miles from civilization in Alaska
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Here is the article if you want to read it:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3974780/meet-the-atchleys-the-worlds-most-remote-family-who-live-hundreds-of-miles-from-civilisation-with-only-hungry-bears-for-company/

In a nutshell:
Husband and wife David and Romey Atchley moved into a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness about 18 years ago. Their son, Sky, is thirteen years old. Romey and Sky go out beyond their home once a year to visit family in Alabama. They choose not to have any internet access, although the son does play GTA offline. They seem to have basic supplies from grocery stores and other household items, although getting them is apparently quite the ordeal. Because of the always present danger of bears and wolves, they carry guns with them whenever they go outside. The nearest town is 200 miles away.



What do you think? Could you do it? What are your opinions on how David and Romey are raising their son?
Posted 7/8/17 , edited 7/9/17
Seemed cool until the no internet part. Poor kid.

Also what is GTO?
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Zenpie wrote:

Seemed cool until the no internet part. Poor kid.

Also what is GTO?


I would wither and die without wifi.

Ah, a typo. I meant GTA. I've fixed it, thank you.
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The son's expression is just like "wat". I honestly feel sorry for him though, I wonder if he has any friends to talk to?
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I think it's trippy af. They must have strange eccentric personality's. I probably couldn't do it, definitely don't have the skills or even the mental fortitude to be hundreds of miles away from people. Honestly that's a scary way to live. As for how they're raising their son uhhhhhhhhh I dunno I hope they're raising him to be a super intelligent serial killer who will go on a rampage in Alaska cause he has the skills to do it, if not then they're missing out on a prime opportunity.
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I think it's trippy af. They must have strange eccentric personality's. I probably couldn't do it, definitely don't have the skills or even the mental fortitude to be hundreds of miles away from people. Honestly that's a scary way to live. As for how they're raising their son uhhhhhhhhh I dunno I hope they're raising him to be a super intelligent serial killer who will go on a rampage in Alaska cause he has the skills to do it, if not then they're missing out on a prime opportunity.


lol
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Shipwright They choose not to have any internet access, although the son does play GTA offline. They seem to have basic supplies from grocery stores and other household items, although getting them is apparently quite the ordeal. Because of the always present danger of bears and wolves, they carry guns with them whenever they go outside. The nearest town is 200 miles away.


It's so weird that they choose to have no internet, and live in the wild... but they chose to allow their son to play GTA anyway.

It kind of, oh I don't know... It's kind of like they're teaching their son that civilization is dangerous?

I mean, if you live in the wild, and your only perception of modern life is GTA... hm, I don't know

Crazy stuff.
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Having lived in Alaska, this is neither news nor even unusual.
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No, I cannot live like that. I don't even want to drive to the grocery store and it's 2 minutes away, why would I want to drive 200 miles to get to a grocery store.
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I couldn't do it. That'd be far too isolating for me.

I wonder if the kid has any friends....or social skills.
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Posted 7/9/17 , edited 7/9/17
Does the kid go to school or is he homeschooled? (I don't want to open any news links because many of the ones I did clock before slows my browser for some reason).

Also, I can't survive that. Too far from civilization and no internet. I mean I can survive without internet but would I want to? No.
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yumikikoharu wrote:

Does the kid go to school or is he homeschooled? (I don't want to open any news links because many of the ones I did clock before slows my browser for some reason).

Also, I can't survive that. Too far from civilization and no internet. I mean I can survive without internet but would I want to? No.


The kid is home schooled.

I also would die without wifi.
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Please do not home school your child hundreds of miles in the wilderness as a "social experiment". >.>

That kid is going to have to live with the rest of civilization some day and there will be no way whatsoever he'll be prepared or properly adjusted.

Well, unless he kidnaps a woman and drags her off hundred of miles into the wilderness after his parents die. Which really, is probably about a 50/50 chance by the sounds of it.

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I have spent about 2 months in the field with a group of 4 w/o internet. That is about it.

I have a professor who spent 6 months in Antarctica. He had internet though.
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