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Old 10-19-2014, 05:32 PM
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Default How Long Could You Go?

I lurk on a homesteading board occasionally, and there are some people pretty worked up about the Ebola thing. One poster said that last year she did not leave her property from November to March-she had everything delivered-and plans to do the same this year.

Honestly, even if I had a lot of property I don't think I could go that long without leaving it. Supposing that your income remained same and everything you needed could be brought to you, how long could you go without leaving the dwelling you currently live in?

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Old 10-19-2014, 05:36 PM
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If I didn't HAVE to leave? I could go up to a year probably. As it is, we have enough in store that if we HAD to stay home for some reason, we could live comfortably for nearly a month, without needing anything brought in anyway.
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:49 PM
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Umm...not long. At all. 24 hours? lol
I live in an apartment with no yard, Merlin has to go out and walk!
but let's say I could afford a three times a day dog walker.

5 months I think would be my emotional limit but could go a lot longer possibly...there is a gym in my building and everything delivers.
Plus I guess the added bonus of apartments is that in any kind of lockdown've got some company
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:52 PM
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Maybe a week? I get REALLY antsy if I don't go out SOMEWHERE every day though. I think if I HAD to I could manage. But since I live alone I generally need some human interaction outside my house most days. I feel lousy if I spend more than one day holed up as a homebody.

If I lived out on 40 acres like my dad does... I could go months without leaving easily. Just be out playing with the dogs and horses every day. That would be assuming more humans were with me.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:33 PM
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Even in a big house with an elliptical (so I don't have to go to the gym), I would end up going out eventually for one reason = go see a movie.

So, not long, unless for some reason there's a dry spell of movies I want to see (like the last 3 months). Just no way I'm waiting 5 months for a dvd release for some of them

Although to be fair, I wouldn't have cared a few years ago when I spent all my time playing online games... now that I'm more active, it would be way, way tougher.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:35 PM
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If my pay stayed the same and could have everything delivered? Heck, I don't know if I'd *want* to leave. I would need exercise equiptment or I'd get fat and lazy.

This is based on if Michael was here as well. I'm a hermit, but not that much of a hermit. I hate not having someone here.

And I'd go home over major holidays, no question. So that ruins the *stay away from people forever* thing.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:30 PM
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If my income was steady and my "dwelling" included hiking trails with views, a river/lake, my horse and room for my agility stuff to be set up.... As long as it took me to want new trails which could be a while.

I'm not a "people person" so I don't need social things, but I need room to be outdoors and hike and stretch and breathe.

How long could I stay where I live now? 8 hours to sleep. I don't hang out at my house, any free time I have I pack up dogs and go places.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:24 PM
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Ugh I don't know. It drives me a little batty if I don't get out and go places daily.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:59 PM
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Indefinitely. Not a small place and have thirteen acres. Pond, trails. I WANT to be here lol. I am also somone that hates the city and crowds etc. I'd miss my friends but could do it! Heck with work and animals now I barely see them!

I like to drive though. Do have four wheelers though.

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Old 10-19-2014, 10:31 PM
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Um. A day. Two at most if I'm REALLY sick. But I am far too ADD to stay on my property for more than that!

Yah. No. There is no way I could not at least go for walks and do things. And Roxie would kill me in my sleep if I forced her to stay cooped up. Even if my property went on for miles and was all private land with lots of stuff to do... There is no way. I get bored fast and easily.
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