My plan was to “rough it” and spend several weeks at the base of the mountains living off the land.
This is something I enjoy to do every few years, just to get in touch with our roots and remember what life is all about.
I have a small cottage, with the necessities of life, however nothing extra. When I stay here I split our own wood, carry our own water, and find our own food, however last year I had a bit of a rough time, because Wintertide came early and a rockslide closed down the only road out of here. I spent several months living in that cottage, providing our own heating and living off the land for food. The cottage had no electricity, so a small furnace in the center of the room is the only source of heating that I have. This means that during the Wintertide months the furnace needs to be burning basically 24/7, because when it goes out even for a few minutes the temps inside the cottage plummet. It is a wood burning furnace that can also use natural gas (except that I don’t have any natural gas), so every afternoon I have to split more wood. As it stands I have enough firewood to last for 3 weeks, however unless I am sick or damaged I split more every afternoon. The furnace is the difference between life and death, so cutting firewood isn’t something I do “when I know enjoy it” it’s something I do every afternoon! You can never have enough firewood.