No Contact with the Outside World. Not even a phone – TRUE LIFE.

Although we settled into the wilderness, Greg still had to go to work and so he commuted daily into Darwin on his motorbike – the distance wasn’t great, roughly 100 kilometers each way, which is about 62 miles – starting off with ten kilometers (6.2 miles) of very rough and hilly dirt road until he reached the highway.

He left every morning very early before the sun rose and did not get home until after dark. That left me alone to deal with the basics – collecting water, storing power (when we had batteries), dealing with the wildlife – or dodging it – and digging toilets. The hardest job was washing the laundry because it was done by hand.

While the caravan gave us a kitchen and a gas stove (plus an office each, one at each end), we did not have anything else. We had no fridge and no freezer. We had no washing machine. We started off with a small generator that powered our computers and TV, although we could only watch videos – there was zero reception.


At that time we had no phone connection, either, and that meant no Internet. More importantly, from a safety point of view, for five days our of every seven, I was totally isolated with no contact whatsoever with the outside world.

I loved it, all the same.

Cheers, all! 😀


6 thoughts on “No Contact with the Outside World. Not even a phone – TRUE LIFE.

    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      Thank you for reading! 🙂 Living like that was fantastic. Prior to this, I had trained in and taught martial arts, got my semi-trailer license (big articulated trucks) and my motorbike license, and rode around Australia – yet none of that taught me the self-confidence that moving onto the block did.

      1. flygirl140

        Your experiences are amazing! I think I could survive that type of lifestyle, especially with the few conveniences you retained. I would need a horse to ride though because I would definitely spend a few hours a day exploring!

        1. A.D. Everard Post author

          Explore I did – the block was 250 acres. I did not have a horse, though, so most of it was by trail bike, land rover or on foot. So horse riding is something you’ve got that I never had. 😀 You would have LOVED that block.

        2. flygirl140

          Oh, 250 acres to explore would have been my version of heaven! I grew up on 40 acres with a horse and my childhood summers were spent exploring my little territory. A land rover would definitely have been fun! 🙂

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