Imagine my delight when I read about an independent film, 23 Feet, about people who choose to live simply to do what they love in the great outdoors. The film’s producers profile people who “have made the conscious choice to live simply to do what they love in the great outdoors. Three women set out across the west in their 23 foot, 1970 Airstream to search for the stories of people who have turned their backs on the creature comforts of society to live in school buses, vans, and other small spaces. From an inspiring campfire chat with legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk, to hearing the powerful story of a woman who changed her whole life for surfing, 23 Feet gives an intimate look at the ups and downs of dedicating your life to your outdoor passion.”
I was delighted to hear about this project because these people make me look mild. It is no secret I love spending time outdoors and have conniptions after two days of no outdoor fun. My adherence to the the Adirondack Lifestyle Wellness Theory is based on solid science in addition to my anecdotal observation, “It feels good to be outside.” “Get outside” is my first course of action when something seems amiss. So, yes, it is a thing with me.
The people in the film however, take passion for the outdoors to all new levels.