Originally Posted by suited
It would be nice, until you needed health care.
That's true, but he went into it in his 50s and left well into his 80s, he must have been doing pretty well for himself healthwise to have made it that long.
WIth modern technology I'd imagine you could always use a satellite phone with generator if you were absolutely fked and needed healthcare.
For one thing, likely far less stress than this modern society we live in. A good many men are >30 kg overweight and acquiring all sorts of nasty acute/chronic diseases. Then only to have modern medical technology keep the lifeline running a little longer...