My name is Dan (or rather, "people call me Dan"; I plan on really incorporating E-Prime down the line).
I lived in a relatively liberal suburb outside of Trenton New Jersey. I never got the opportunity to go camping, hunting, fishing or really get into the wilderness but I liked the little woods near my house. I was a pretty normal, civilized kid, but a had a bad case of ADD, which I would be fascinated to find out later might mean I'm more adept to a forager culture. I developed a love for anthropology, environmentalism and anarchism when I was about 16, reading all kinds of essays and books on the subjects. I had originally reject anarcho-primitivism and it's offshoots for a while until (and I know this date for a fact) my 17th birthday.
The whole shabang started when, after initially detesting the writings of such a-prims as John Zerzan and Kevin Tucker, I found what I still consider today the most well-written, though out and best of all, accessible form of primitive writing in the form of Jason Godesky's Anthropik. After exploring the horrors of peak oil, climate change, species extinction, land degradation, and how the systems of hierarchy can be traced back 10,000 years, I accepted the consequences and was about to start my rewilding adventure.
There was one, big amalgamated problem. I was about to move into the center of a major U.S. city for 5 years, devoting a large portion of my time to studying and practicing jazz (which, to be honest, I truly love).
Unfortunately for me, there's no big solution to this enormous problem. It's such a huge challenge when, during what little time I have, I can't even walk through the woods. There are three things that keep me afloat: The urban gardening initiatives that are gaining acceptance here, my theories on how music contributes to tribal communication and my girlfriend whom I really think will open up to this whole idea.