sunset before the September full moon on the ocean at Montauk, NY
no refrigeration and only ate sparsely, purely, and simply for a week. All meals prepared at campsite. I didn't buy one thing to eat in this resort town.
Brought cut wood from my property - cherry and mulberry wood - good hardwood that burns a long time and creates a lot of heat and warmth.
my flimsy cheap tent from Walmart that I bought two years ago so I could go away independently and construct a tent by myself quickly. It was dark when I finished putting this together. lol
the only chair I brought was my meditation chair which came in handy on the beach to sit in silence. Hardly anyone was on the clean white beach at the end of Long Island. I couldn't understand it. Summer was NOT over. It was in the 70's, blue skies and very warm.
Look hard, the full moon just ascended over the horizon on the Atlantic Ocean at 6:49 PM
I hiked throughout Camp Hero, an old army base from WWII now a state park that is basically abandoned army barracks, and miles of wooded trails for hiking that lead to a cliff high over the ocean with eroded cliffsides making it dangerous to get too close. No fencing. I captured this shot with great care.
I cleaned up an old grill given to me that I never used - fear of gas - and was able to cook every day. I could heat coffee water and perk coffee in a little percolator pot and use a fry pan to make omelettes. I brought garden onions, garlic, hot peppers, and tomatoes from my organic garden.
sunrises were spectacular.
Spa day using a dry skin brush, and applying organic coconut oil to my skin with massaging strokes to circulate blood. Then off to the hot showers and a hair shampoo and condition.
I packed foods like this because I didn't need to refrigerate them. This provided energy and was delicious. The pack was two serving suggestions but the total calories were 480 for two servings and I ate the whole thing to keep it from spoiling without ice or frigeration.
surf casting for sea bass
All in all it was an extreme and intensive week being alone. I was the only camper by myself and probably the oldest.
We can do anything we put our minds to. Too bad I developed an intense kidney infection and had to go to an outreach clinic on Friday for the Southampton Hospital in Montauk to beg for some cultures to be done and sent to my doctor, tomorrow on Monday. Then I got some OTC stuff to help get me through the rest of the weekend as I would have been incontinent and peeing blood. I was in great duress and pain and this OTC saved me. AZO.
I did not lose the weight I wanted with all the strenuous activities, hiking, biking. I only got a bad kidney infection.
But I can't stop, or give up......my goal is to get down to 165 lbs. to save my life as being fat kills.
Don't be afraid to try new things and venture out into the world and wilderness all by yourself. I was in desolute places in deep woods and all by myself but there was an entrance with a booth and the lady wrote my information down. Someone from the state parks knew I was in these places alone.
Hope you enjoyed a little bit of my wilderness adventure.