Man 'allergic to technology' moves into caravan to escape modern life

Living in the forest is a dream for most caravanners
Living in the forest is a dream for most caravanners

Wednesday, 25, Jul 2012 04:16

by Niki Greig

An ex-computer technician has abandoned modern living to live in a caravan in the remote countryside in order to escape radiation waves.

Phil Inkley, 36, claims to be suffering from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, a condition that means that his life has become unbearable due to radiation from Wi-Fi, mobile phones, microwaves, computers, phone masts, TVs and even batteries.

He says the condition is the bane of his life: "I've lost my social life, love life and work because I'm always ill and can only handle being in remote areas with little radiation so because of this, money is tight."

The final straw came after visiting friends in the city which caused him agonising pain and he decided to move into the woods.

When winter arrived, bringing the cold weather with it, his friends clubbed together to buy him a caravan which he now resides in.

Many caravanners dream of jetting off with their caravan in tow and setting up camp in an unknown forest, living life one day at a time, but for Phil it is a necessity.

He now uses as little technology as possible, becoming almost self sufficient by growing his own vegetables in the woods next to the caravan. He seldom ventures into built up areas, only doing so if it is essential.

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