Woman in the Wilderness: A story of survival, love & self-discovery in New Zealand
It tells how one woman learned to dig deep and push the boundaries in order to discover what really matters in life.
Miriam is a young Dutch woman living in the heart of the mountains with her New Zealand husband. She lives simply in a tent or hut, and survives by hunting wild animals and foraging edible plants, relying on only minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land, and happy.
There's a lot of drama out there in the wild, and Miriam knows how to spin a good yarn. This is a gripping and engaging read reminiscent of both adventure writing like Wild and nature writing like H is for Hawk, and is perfect for anyone exploring the idea of living a more authentic, real life.
'My life is free, random and spontaneous. This in itself creates enormous energy and clarity in body and mind.' Miriam Lancewood
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - siri51 - LibraryThing
Good to read about an adventuresome couple doing what I could never do - I have enjoyed some hiking in New Zealand but like the comforts of home - chairs, showers, supermarkets! Good on them for perseverancing and embracing their wilderness experiences - and for writing this book! Read full review