Author Miriam Lancewood in Central, in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A Dutch author on her primitive existence in the New Zealand wilderness

  • Miriam Lancewood honed her survival skills on the road in Asia and bush-bashing on New Zealand’s South Island
  • The author of Woman in the Wilderness: My Story of Love, Survival and Self-discovery is writing a second book about travelling rough through Europe
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Author Miriam Lancewood in Central, in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Miriam Lancewood has lived in the New Zealand wilderness for more than seven years with her husband, Peter Raine. She tells how the experience has changed her life for the better.

Mental health: no worries for survivalist Miriam Lancewood, living off grid in wild New Zealand, ‘thanks to the purity of nature and all this beauty’

  • Woman in the Wilderness author says she and her husband escaped the ‘matrix’ of urban life, and its stresses, when they went to live in a tent in the wilds
  • We have no anxieties, she says, I feel alive there. In contrast, urban living makes psychiatric disorders such as depression more likely, research shows
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Miriam Lancewood has lived in the New Zealand wilderness for more than seven years with her husband, Peter Raine. She tells how the experience has changed her life for the better.
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