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The Ice Doctor - on 19:29 Wed
I just wondered, if any of you spend any time totally alone without any other human or pet company?

When was the last time you spent 2 or more days without speaking to anyone?
TheDrunkenBakers - on 19:37 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

About 8 years ago when I camped in Wasdale and walked up Scafell Pike for the first time.

Not as difficult as you might think. Drove up Friday afternoon, walked on Saturday. Got myself nicely drunk that evening on lovely red wine whilst reading a good book. Drove back Sunday afternoon after an amble around Wast Water.

Never more than 2 days though.
OwenM - on 19:40 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:
All the time, I live alone, I work mostly alone. I've just had two weeks backpacking in Lapland all on my own saw very few people and best of all no roads or f***ing trucks (I drive one for a living), loved it.

Why do you ask?
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Siward on 19:56 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Last week, managed about 4 days in Skye although I'd have to admit popping into shops a couple of times. Love it- occasionally.
Darren Jackson - on 19:58 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

I once spent 9 months on my own, without talking to a soul, in my mother's womb.
Alyson - on 20:02 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

About 6 years ago I spent a week in a camper van on my own going round Scotland. I avoided campsites so went at least a couple of days without talking to anyone. I kind of like it. I've also wild camped on my own in the peak district to get up early and photograph mountain hares.
elliott92 - on 20:16 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

When I need time to reflec/get my shit together I head off into the woods on my own for a couple of nights. I enjoy the practice of bushcraft and i love reading so i find 2 days of solidarity very relaxing, therapeutic and quite easy.
Any more than 2 days and I need a Wilson.. I'm not an introvert by any means.
hairyRob on 20:31 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

I once didn't see a single human being for 8 days while walking in Australia - it was bliss.
Greasy Prusiks on 21:12 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

God that's got me thinking, I'm not sure I've ever spent even two days properly alone. That's something I've got to go and do soon, I'm weirdly excited about now.

Thanks for your thinkative post!
marsbar - on 22:07 Wed
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

I've spent that time with only the dog, but not without recently.
abseil on 03:11 Thu
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

> I just wondered, if any of you spend any time totally alone without any other human or pet company?... When was the last time you spent 2 or more days without speaking to anyone?

I do the latter a couple of times a year at least and enjoy it. I guess it's not for everyone but I am introverted.
pasbury on 10:57 Thu
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Just last weekend - a two day walk with remote camp. I particularly enjoyed the camp in spite (or even because of) the torrential rain.
I'm not much good at being home alone though - too many jobs to do, I end up not doing any of them...
thomm - on 11:30 Thu
I used to do this quite a lot, but haven't managed it since the kids arrived, and I miss it. Mostly walks and wild camps. Quite a lot of compensatory talking to myself, singing, writing in a notebook. Last time was a 4-day kayaking trip in the north-west in 2012.
At university I occasionally went for a day or two without speaking to anyone - a different experience when you're surrounded by people (and much more common, I suppose).
olliehales - on 11:33 Thu
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I hate time alone when I'm stuck in the house - can leave me feeling a bit down, especially in the winter months!

But time alone out hiking/cycling/something outdoors I love and feel that is good for clearing my head and general mental well being
Clarence on 11:37 Thu
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

I spend a lot of time alone, I'm not good with people. My friends drag me out of the house every fortnight or so but in between I will aim for a weekend alone. I once spent six weeks alone writing in a remote cottage, just popping down for provisions every five days or so (or when the milk was way beyond redemption) and to be frank, it was pretty good.
captain paranoia - on 18:25 Thu
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

I live alone, and have for 13 years now. So I regularly spend a lot of time on my own, without talking to anyone. Not bothered either way. I'm not great at keeping in touch with mates, either.

Socialising with large groups (e.g. meets/picnics) can be quite tiring for me (mentally hard work for me, I think), so I sometimes sneak off for a bit of quiet on my own.
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plyometrics - on 20:43 Thu
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Can't remember; but this thread is already making interesting reading. Fascinating stuff.

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