Yeah, I really am. OMG become a mountain hermit and carve the mountain out over the years so it's a mountain size statue of me and you can do it to the mountain next to me and stuff! How awesome would that be?
That would be a lot harder than you'd think. But what I'm suggesting is like you know those tourist mountains? Well one or two mountains away from something like that. So we're out of the way of everyone, technically away from civilisation but we can also use it if we need to. That way we can safely get a taste of that sort of life. I'm trying to make this more logical and an easier transition to the life of the mountain hermit ninja monk.
But if something does happen, if they all die? Sure we've got heaps of time to grow them again but our stomachs won't wait for us. In those odd, potential times of no fresh food we can be comforted by the fact that there's food scraps as a last resort to see us through. Really, we can't lose.
Also the fact that there's a tourist place semi close to us means that if we get seriously injured or sick we can get help. The more I think about it the more sense it makes!