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24-year-old spends 8 months in wilderness as a medieval hermit

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24-year-old spends 8 months in wilderness as a medieval hermit

Post by Rowan » Mon January 27th, 2014, 4:35 pm

Another living history experiment.
A Russian man is taking the chance to escape the rat race to the extreme - by living like a 10th century hermit in the snow-covered forests of Russia.

Pavel Sapozhnikov, 24, from Moscow will spend a total of eight months living like his ancestors did on a replica of an ancient farm as part of a social experiment.
He is only allowed to leave the fenced-off area of the farm to hunt and gather food, is banned from any kind of communication, and can only use authentic tools from ancient Russia.
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Post by DianeL » Tue January 28th, 2014, 12:15 am

Brrrrr! Very interesting, though.
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Post by Divia » Tue January 28th, 2014, 2:12 am

Yes very interesting. Although I would crawl into a ball and demand someone rescue me. I hate the cold and I don't think I'd be of much use.
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