Skip to comments.THE 93-YEAR-OLD LEGEND LIVING OFF THE LAND IN THE CALIFORNIA WILDERNESS YOU’LL WISH YOU COULD MEET
Posted on 11/02/2013 1:08:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Theres a man living in the Ventana Wilderness in central Californias Santa Lucia Mountains who has been the fascination of many for years. Why? Because hes 93 years old, lives alone five miles from the nearest road (the way he likes it) and has a different view of life.
Im just different than most people. Id rather go back than go ahead, Jack English said in a recent video by filmmaker Grace Jackson. Its one of several videos and photo stories featuring the man who makes violin bows.
Living in a cabin made from materials off the land, English can go up to two weeks without seeing a single person.
He said he fell in love with the area when he first stepped foot on it, coming to hunt deer at 11 years old. Decades later he learned an isolated parcel was being auctioned and he bought it.
I think the main thing is that it doesnt change, he said of the property. It seems to be the same as when I first come here.
He had always wanted to set up his permanent residence there, but his wife, Mary, and other responsibilities prevented him from doing so. It was on his last visit to the hospital where Mary was being treated for cancer that she gave him permission to move there after she died. And he did.
Life has its problems, but its like my wife always said, its how you contend with those problems that will be the result, he said. I look back and I really did have a good life.
Im different, I know, and this is an individual thing, he continued. Its the kind of life I like, and thats why Im here and thats where I hope Im going to be til the end. Maybe with luck I can make it.
Watch the short, uplifting film about Englishs lifestyle:
Uh Oh — the Revenuers are going to find him now.
Appears he has his own teeth.
Looks pretty dam healthy to me god bless him
He has got more oem teeth than i do at almost half is age
“Living in a cabin made from materials off the land...”
They grow corrugated metal roofing in them thar woods?
Check out this guy instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYJKd0rkKss
My dad has a fascinating documentary on him.
sounds and looks like a humble man, a capable man, a Blessed man.
I lost most of my teeth at age 27.
If that is a current picture, he sure looks good !
....but did he sign up for Obamacare....?
That was a fun video. Thanks!
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How much longer can this society survive?
that sucks mine were bad from day one had my wisdome teeth removed a few years ago woke up part way though it to a po ed dentist i told him just finish them and let me go i dint want to start over then he left me with holes that went into my sinus cavities no pun intended that took a few months to heal it was an adventure with carbonated beverages
I ask mrs Al baby permission all the time its safer that way
I wish there were more people like him.
The full version is mind-numbingly amazing.
Never heard of palmettol trees?