Category Archives: Uncivilization

What Happened at Wild Roots, 1

Finding Wild Roots was a hell of an adventure, emphasis on both the hell and the adventure. The commune was tucked away in some secret corner along a dangerously winding mountain road, so the travel wasn’t like the interstate hitchhiking I was used to. At one point I got picked up by a truck driver […]

What Happened At Wild Roots

I started this post intending to give an overview of my experience at Wild Roots, more in-depth than my previous post. But I quickly realize that my time at the commune alone could easily make a novel, and involves too many themes I’d want to rant on for me to regard an “overview” as a […]

Notes concluding the uncivilization project

I. Introduction In the months since leaving Wild Roots, I have felt a powerful sense of defeat. Something about my vision for the Uncivilization project was fundamentally wrong or unachievable. But I couldn’t quite identify what that something was, and, as a result, my defeat fed itself, tempting me to close the Wild Will Project […]

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 […]

Addressing the Problem of Loneliness

So for the past six months I’ve been thinking about the problem of loneliness, which I wrote about in my previous post. I have come to realize that that post, while accurately portraying my perception of the problem for a few months and especially the last two weeks in Asheville, was not an accurate understanding […]

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 […]

After Plant Families: Identifying the Genus

If you are a beginner to plant identification, please read Getting Started with Plant Identification and Plant Family Patterns for the Neo-Botanist before reading this post. If you already know how to identify plants by their families, proceed as usual.  What is a Genus? Scientific names of plants usually consist of two parts: (1) a […]