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Time-travel without modern convenience

Lokar
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I'd like to read something where a guy travels back in time, or to a primitive planet, but he doesn't bring any modern conveniences with him. I want it to be about a modern man surviving and interacting in a primitive time/world with the resources that exist there, rather than him bringing modern stuff and teaching the natives about guns etc.

So something like Bob's Great Adventure, or John and Argent, but without all the modern stuff from the future that they bring with them. I think it'd be alot more interesting to read about a man that doesn't have all the stuff he's used to, than about someone that brings the future with him to the past.

Any recommendations?

Replies:   StarFleet Carl
gruntsgt

"A Close Call" and "Man, That Was Some Rabbit Hole" both by Aubie56.

Ernest Bywater

While not exactly as you ask, Times of Old goes close.

https://storiesonline.net/s/74132/times-of-old

If you want westerns there's a few of those around as well.

medic975

I love these types of stories, I also prefer the ones where they don't bring modern tools back or at least if they bring modern created time appropriate weapons and tools. Hate it when they get sudden tech boosts that take the tech advancing several jumps ahead without the MC doing the work.

It's more of a do over story but I cannot recommend A New Past enough. The author has the MC do all the advances in a plausible manner.

https://storiesonline.net/s/75651/a-new-past

Replies:   Lokar
Lokar

@medic975

It's more of a do over story but I cannot recommend A New Past enough. The author has the MC do all the advances in a plausible manner.


Not quite what I'm looking for at the moment, as I'd like something further back in time. I've read the first book in A New Past and it's a good story, however I don't like reading stories while they're in progress as it disrupts the flow. So I'll probably wait until it's finished, whenever that will be, before reading it.

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Lokar

How about "Release that Witch!" ?

It's a Kingdom builder. The protagonists wakes up in the body of a discarded prince out in the frontier-wilderness and has to survive Monsters and Intrigue with the help of witches who have specific powers and abilities. he uses those abilities and his intelligent Engineer's mind to bring upon the industrial and social revolution in a medieval kind of world.

Replies:   Lokar
Lokar

@sunkuwan

I did start reading that a year or so back, but again I don't really want to read unfinished stories, especially since translation seems to have stopped. According to novelupdates, it's gone from daily updates to not a single update in 5 months.

Replies:   sunkuwan
sunkuwan

@Lokar

https://www.webnovel.com/book/7931338406001705/Release-That-Witch

It gets 7 Chapter a week and has nearly caught up with the chinese source. (1211 chapters out of 1296 translated, the last chapter was released 19 hours ago)

LonelyDad

'Spirit Quest' by FantasyLover should meet your criteria. A teen age Native American boy is sent back in time by the Spirits to medieval Europe. He has his clothes, some seedlings and seeds, his hand tools, and his handmade documentation on how to do or build things. He saves the sister of the king of the Franks, is made an Earl and marries the sister. He uses his knowledge and documentation to bring Europe up to roughly the 20th century, without a lot of the wars and other bad things that came along the first time.

StarFleet Carl

@Lokar

I'd like to read something where a guy travels back in time, or to a primitive planet, but he doesn't bring any modern conveniences with him.


Dead tree novel - Lest Darkness Fall, by L. Sprague DeCamp. For a book written in 1941, it still holds up quite well.

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