Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Discovering a lost gold mining claim in the California desert – Going Alone

I discovered this lost mining claim within a rock cairn atop an island of stone within the enormous flash flood plain called Siberia Wash. Imagine my surprise to look inside … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with Flat Earth rocket team

On December 1st, 2017 I met Mad Mike and Pioneer Pat a few miles east of the Mojave desert town of Amboy. This is their story of technology and alternate … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Getting the point hike – Going Alone

This was a long and distant hike. Further perhaps than necessary. Though it’s telling that next time I’ll go further. It’s those black mountains to the north which are my … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The anxiety hike – Going Alone

This is the point when the fear first struck me on this hike. A real anxiety rising from the immensity of the vista before me. The solitude. The uncaring wind. My own growing sense of my body’s failing functions and frail durability. How easy it would be to stumble and twist a leg on the decent from this place. Somewhere where nobody knows where I am. Someplace I’d not likely ever be found. Sure, someone could find my car back at Siberia. But what could lead them here to me across the trackless desert? With so many other places to look. Yes. Here I am vulnerable, and weak, and getting old. The Indifference becomes apparent at this point. Especially when I look over my right shoulder at the badlands to the north. Towards The Sandman’s Bed.

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – A human operating system

The Good Life Meditation is my daily effort of recounting, considering and developing my personal life objectives and principals. I perform the action of verbally listing and describing these points … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Moonrise in the deep desert – Going Alone

It’s a little difficult to describe how alone I felt out here this night. There was literally no sign of humanity in any direction, not even the lights of airplanes. … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

World War Two Desert Training Camp – Going Alone

Stumbling upon what may be the remains of a World War Two era US Army training camp. General Patton used to train his troops in this area of the desert.

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Deep Water hike – Going Alone

I’m pleased with the first formal camp site I’ve established at the near edge of the Deep Water wilderness. The site is 1.5 miles north of the ghost town of … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Good Life – A human operating system

The Good Life Meditation is my daily effort of recounting, considering and developing my personal life objectives and principals. I perform the action of verbally listing and describing these points … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Desert fox – Going Alone

Here’s a video of the desert fox which haunted my remote desert camp this past weekend. I was sitting up in the dark with my flashlight off, admiring the stars, … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment