Category Archives: Uncivilization

Ardea Homestead Sanctuary

I’ve been familiar with Ardea Homestead Sanctuary for a while now, connecting to the founders online back when The Wildernist was still publishing. The couple, Alex and Stacey, met in 2011 at an herbal medicine school in Asheville. Stacey’s family had a piece of property in King’s Mountain, an oak-hickory forest in the North Carolina […]

Conversation with Ran Prieur

A couple decades ago, Ran Prieur was a pretty popular primitivist author, who today retains a cult following. He publishes regularly at ranprieur.com, where he’s archived all his old essays and gives updates on his life and thoughts. His community is most active at the subreddit /r/ranprieur. I decided to have a conversation with Prieur […]

Uncivilization 2.0

About a year ago I started my uncivilization project, and about half a year after that ended it, morose and convinced that it was, overall, a failure, although a teachable one. Now that I’ve had a few months of reflection I’ve decided to start it back up again with a slightly different purpose. This time, […]

What Happened At Wild Roots

In 2017 I began my uncivilization project, hoping to explore the possibility of living a primitive life in the modern age as an alternative to revolution. The project, or at least the main goal, predictably failed, but during the course of it I explored a number of U.S. states and ended up on a primitivist […]

The Snakelet

Source: The following is a story by Aleksandar Prokopiev, taken from Best European Fiction 2015. It captures beautifully my feelings when I re-entered the city. He found the snakelet at the very beginning of his solitary life, and now, after five years of living together, they had the same trust in each other as close […]

Winter Rewilding 2017-2018

I have decided to continue with my uncivilization project for a while longer. The goal is to see how much independence from civilization I can achieve and be happy with. The hope is that by documenting the process, I will help others with similar goals. Winter Set-Up I’m spending the 2017-2018 winter in the city, […]

What Wild Roots Was Like

Shortly after starting the uncivilization project, I found a primitive skills community in Western NC known as Wild Roots. Ironically, I found it because Facebook had detected I liked primitive skills, so showed me a National Geographic article about the place. I have spent the past six months there, and while my time living there is […]

Updates on Jeremy’s Uncivilization

Hi, friends. For various reasons Jeremy no longer wants to post his story on the internet. He has deleted all his previous posts, so the Wild Will Project website will only be featuring my own story from now on. I’m still open to the possibility of publishing other’s stories, but after a little while I […]