IAmA 19 year old who was raised in the wilderness without most technology
The title sums it up pretty well. For the first thirteen years of my life I was raised in a tiny little house nestled deep in the forest. It was built in the 1800's and had changed little since then. My father was a professional mountaineer, nature photographer, and volunteered on the local search and rescue team. My mother was a botanist and biologist and also an avid mountaineer.
I wasn't entirely cut off from society, however. We lived close enough to town that I attended an ordinary school and had friends and the like, but when I wasn't at school I was at home. I grew up learning to deal without most technology, learning to grow food, deal with wild animals, generally survive in the woods.
Furthermore, from an incredibly early age my father began training me in mountaineering and surviving. I went on my first hike three days after I began walking. I started cross country skiing a year later. I climbed my first rock at age three, started kayaking at 4, backpacking at 5, climbed my first big wall at 11, and summitted my first mountain at 13.
We've moved to the suburbs now for financial reasons and I'm still adjusting six years later. It's a weird world here, nothing I was ever trained for.
Only proof I can offer are a selection of various pictures from my childhood: http://imgur.com/a/7zt7k
EDIT: Keeping up with questions as best I can but I'll probably start missing quite a few. I apologize but I'm just getting flooded here.
EDIT: Somewhere in the comments (too busy answering questions now to find it) is the full version. But if you want to know how it became too expensive to live this way I'll give you the short version here. We were renting our property for very cheap as the landlord was a family friend. The property changed hands however and the new owner jacked up the price dramatically to a level we could not afford.
EDIT: A lot of you aren't fond of my evidence. So what I'm asking is what do you want? What will assuage your doubt?
EDIT: Going to bed now (11:45 PST -8 GMT). I'll try to reply to anything further tomorrow, but I have a bunch of things that need to get done. I want to thank everyone who has taken an interest and given their support. And to those who disbelieve or don't like me for whatever reason I want to apologize sincerely for wasting your time.