Is It Legal to Live In The Wilderness?

I am a former longtime boy scout and outdoor enthusiast so survival would be a challenge but very possible. I have become very upset with the direction society has taken and would like to live in a remote undisturbed wilderness location for 1-3 years to search for the answers of life that I can not answer in such a jaded society. Is there a place where this would legally be possible, thinking maybe east Texas.

Charlie's answer:
I am from NC and lived in the wild many years ago back in the early 80's. I made a crude shelter and only hunted small game and lots of fish. I did love being out there in nature. It takes some getting use to but once you get accustomed to it is fine and a wonderful life.

I only saw a few people while out there, one ranger and one native american. The ranger was pretty upset with me being there and fishing without a license but after a few moments of listening to me he said that he wished he was in my position and out there living without hardly any care. He warned me that the next ranger that found me would and probably run me off.

It was only a few days later that the Native American came by and spent a few days there with me. He told me to move my camp just a little further north and I would be on Indian land and that I could live there and not be bothered by the rangers because they had no jurisdiction there. He said that he and some others had been watching me and that I was living the life of the Native Americans and only taking what I needed to survive and was welcome to live as long as I wanted there. I moved and stayed for a long time out there. I had no tv, radio or anything but the wilderness and loved it there. I left because of some family problems that kept eating at me and came back to the old world. I am 61 now and think back on those years and wish that I was there again. I am not in good health now but thinking seriously about doing it again. There is no better way to leave this world than being out in the forest and away from all sounds of civilization. Go for it you will never regret it my friend. Godspeed,

Bruce's answer:
Just wanted to let you know that it is possible to live free and natural as you mentioned. I have done just that off and on for many years. National Forests, Wilderness areas one must except if you make yourself known and in the open you will be asked to move after a certain time. However if you know what you are doing you can live with out leaving a trace. My latest adventure was living 6 years in the wilderness of Alaska, yes the Bush.

I took my family deep into the heart of Alaska. My kids flourished and so did I. My now ex-wife did not! She just could not adjust to the solitude as well as the long winters. Yes because of this we came back to civilization. I am now single and my kids are grown. Guess what I wish to do again! I do not know if I could afford to get back to Alaska again. I do know that I will make my way back to the mountains someday. Alone or with someone special that is capable of wilderness living. Just wanted you to know do not give up. It can and is done by more people than you realize.

Steven L.'s answer:
For those of you who are serious about this here are a few tips. You're going to need some tools such as a double axe head (don't bring a handle and instead make one); chisels from 1/2 inch to 3 inch; bow saw; broad axe (not required but helpful); a good scribe and level; a good Peavy tool (log clamp); and a Peeler tool. You're ready to go! Depending on how you want to do your fireplace you can build a cobblestone fireplace for which you'd want to bring a couple bags of Quikrete or a wood burner. I prefer the Quikrete than lugging a heavy woodburner around.

A good gun is a must .45-.50 cal if you intend living where bear are. You can get a book on making your own black powder or you can stock up on a ton of preformed powder pellets. My suggestion is keep the gun for self defense and learn to make snares. You can snare anything from a small bird to a large bear if you do the research. Also here's a quick meal for those who aren't great with snare making. Buy several rat traps. They cost a few bucks at the hardware store. You can anchor these to a tree up high for squirrel or on the ground anchored via a heavy snare wire for other critters such as coons.

If you're serious on making it in the wild these are a few quick tips to get you started. Fishing gear such as line. I'd suggest buying if you don't know how to make your own from ligaments or tendons. Hooks are easy; have a good knife and make them out of bone. Or you can do things the old fashioned way and build your own fishery which you'd want away from your home site if in Alaska or the Appalachians as fish bring in bear.

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  1. Hi my name's Sam and I'm 18. I'm from the U.K and closing in on completing my A-levels for a high end school. However I look around me and see all my peers choosing universities, aspiring to get a job and live the 9-5 lifestyle. I honestly just can't see myself doing this. I have already applied for university but when thinking about the kind if lifestyle I will be living I just dread later life. My wish has always been to move to Texas, specifically Austin, to earn myself a well paid job. However recently I saw the film 'Captain Fantastic' and was completely intrigued by the way their family was raised. I do not have many survival skills, but I have hunted before and enjoyed the experience. I just wanted to know If anyone would recommend trying to live in isolation for a period of time to think about life and living the primitive way. Any advise is welcomed!

  2. My names Brett, I have posted on here a couple of times in regards too many of you who have contacted me over the years. I'm 26 out of Indiana and in a week I'll be in Washington, my goal for this site is to in hopes find that special someone being female that she's the same views and like-mindedness of wilderness living. It's a long shot I know but if there are any serious ladies out there that wish this kind of life and want to pursue it sooner than later feel free to message me. Upon receiving a message I'll send a pic just to ensure I'm real and you know what I look like from there we can talk however long it takes and see where things go from there. I'll be somewhere in the West Coast for those that are interested and I will always have my phone so staying in contact is not a problem. My life revolves around Wilderness living up to whatever I can carry in my one pack, not an easy life but it's a ful-filling one and peaceful. Skills are not necessarily required cuz I can easily teach that but a understanding and someone practice of what is to come. I don't necessarily need somebody but it makes life a lot happier and more meaningful to share it with somebody special, I'll stop talking now and see where this message goes hopefully I hear from some of you and hopefully this turns out to be a good thing thanks for the read y'all enjoy your day. On another note so u can get a better idea if wanted I have Facebook just ask in email. Thx:)

  3. Hello everyone :) I am very interested in doing this i am 25 living in tx if you have any help, tips or simple encouragement it is more than welcomed please email me. I am willing but i need to learn the skills and i dont know where to go next. thank you so much if you see this post and decide to message me. Patiently waiting <3

    • Hello. I'm Sean and in tx as well. When were you planning on doing this. I leave in just a few weeks. Spring is coming and I need to get ready. You can email me Claudia directly at I'm actually going to be with a very small group of about 5 in Missouri. They have their own land and garden. Let me know

    • I am Creek Indian living just south of the reservation here. The simple life of living in the wild has a strong pull that captures the hearts of many people but few can survive the danger that hangs over every moment and every decision of every day. There's no freedom, no rest, no escape from worry..There is only the fight. The fight of every waking moment just to survive. A infection, broken bone, wrong bite of the wrong plant, the heat , the cold, the humidity, bad water, good Water yesterday turned bad today due to dead animals or insects, animals that are good to eat in winter that are not good during warm months due to parasites (like rabbits or squirrels), evening​ something as simple as a thorn that gets infected or mosquito bite..All of it..ALL OF IT can kill you. Especially when your off the grid with no emergency contact. Most people who have survived even one year will tell you "if they are honest" that it was only luck that they survived at all. Now knowing all this, if you are still interested..By all means.. I wish you well. Any questions please email and I will help anyway I can. I just want people to go into it with their eyes open. Feel free to repost or share

      • i agree with you K-Fer from experience i know how easily an infection can start. all it takes is a little moisture in a boot and a scrape. thats the worst. i of course was lucky enough to have access to good treatment. aka drying out the infection. but not everyone is so lucky. you cant count on luck. you have to count on knowledge. you wont learn everything but research ahead of time can save your life. i was lucky because i knew where to go and how to get there. i cured then infection without so much as a pill or creme. no medication. just pure dry arid weather. and cleaning it keeping it dry.

    • Claudia, We still have a couple of openings for our intern/volunteer program this season. we definitely support your desire to live a primitive life. We think its very important to learn the skills before venturing out though. email us if you're interested in learning more. Also, anyone else interested in learning skills with us, please contact us!
      Age, gender, race, unimportant.

    • Hello Claudia,

      Where would you want to live? What part of the country?

    • Hello Claudia, My name is Tony. Without going into to much of the past life, that I hate so much, I just want to say, that I want out of this society. I just want to see the beauty that I know is out there in this world that God has created. I want to smell the freshness of the air. I need to breath un-disturbed air. I need the stillness of the earth, the way it was, before all peace was taken from the earth.I wish for a season of happiness and naturalness. I wish for a peace that I am un- able to find in this rotten society. If it could be, even only for a few years, then I believe that I could really know what it is like to live a life in harmony with God and nature. I don't need a sex buddy. I'm so done with that. If you are a true seeker of peace and harmony, well, I would like to be a part of your journey. Even if you team up with another person I could be there to help you guys in many ways.

  4. Hi,

    I am 25 going on 26 Indian female.

    I want to live in the wilderness.

    However I am worried I am too weak to protect myself from animals. I live in UK we are not allowed guns.

    We cannot live anywhere without paying council tax.

    It is illegal to kill animals or create fire in UK.

    How can I get off the grid?

    I know few skills such as sewing, herbal medicine, I know how to cook majority of foods, I have some knowledge how to grow plants.

    • Hi Jas, please contact us at We know of a few places in UK that offer off grid living situations and even some training. We think training is important before attempting to live in the wilderness. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

      • Big question from me , where can you go and live off the grid without being bothered by Law , or run off

        • Ed, We mentioned this before, and Sean also said it recently, that there are "intentional communities", similar to ours, that allow people to live on the land. They are usually off-grid, grow organically and provide for themselves sustainably.
          Look up "intentional communities" online, there are lots of them.
          Good luck!

        • There's nowhere to go... you have to become a guerrilla survivalist. It can be done. I have done it and still doing it in the deep woods of the western US.

        • It can be done, I have a place to go just waiting for the right female from the Chicagoland area to contact me. All travel expenses will be paid and no real experience is necessary, just a true desire to live in the wilderness. I'm looking to leave late 2017 or early 2018. Feel free to contact me.

    • Hi Jas-

      37 year old male, live in the U.S. Feel free to contact me at if you want to chat about tips/ideas.

    • Hi Jas

      I have been googling a lot about off grid living lately I'm also in England 27yr old female. I live with my partner of 9yrs and I'd love to live in the wild but I don't think he would cope doing it full time although we both have a lot of useful skills I think in the UK we'd need a bit of money behind us to but some land with a dense woodland border and set up home in the middle so that nobody can see what's going on from the outside. I think it'd be hard to live full on wild in England but living off grid on your own land could definitely be possible. As for protecting yourself from animals that's not exactly a problem in England as we have no large predators. You'd easily get away with fire (I've wild camped over England and Wales and never had an issue with a small fire). You can also find food by following country roads and collecting road kill. Maybe we should team up and start a tiny wild community? My only main issue wod be collecting enough to feed my animals as I keep a lot of interesting creatures. I'd love to hear from you. Give me an email , Emma

    • Hey Jas

      The UK isn't really home to any big predators, in fact the biggest predator we have is badgers, so that shouldn't really be a problem, although i would recommend making sure you have protected our food from foxes or deer.

      As for getting yourself "off the grid" will be a bit harder, seeing as the UK isn't really he to huge forest like in other places such as north america and Europe. The biggest forest i the UK is Galloway Forest Park in Scotland. But what i would recommend is to go to a forest or any place where there aren't that many people and just walk until you are surrounded by trees and see no sign of any humans.

      Not getting found is key,as you may end up in prison for not paying taxes. Being able to cook meats and having a knowledge of what plants are edible an whats not will also be essential, having the right gear will be too, you would need an axe and a knife.

      But the most important thing is to do your research, needing to know what clothes you need to stay warm as well and a knowledge of how to build shelters and protect yourself from the rain and cold weather. Remember, out in the wild its just you looking after yourself.

      reasearch is key to survival

      hope this goes well for you jas

    • We are musicians in our 20s in cali going to live in the wild to record an album for a couple months, we are all about community living and learning, feel free to join us if you so wish! :) 8123229920

  5. Hi all,

    I last visited here last year with plans to leave and head into the woods, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was put on hold. Now I'm back to try this again.

    I am 46 yo wm, single, and have decided I would like to find an area in the sw corner of VA, NC, and TN border. Somewhere in that area. I'm not looking to buy land, just go from point to point every month or so. And when winter time is closing in, that's when I build a shelter for those months, then in spring, do it all over. I figure somewhere down the line, I will find a suitable spot to stop and build.

    Now, before you wonder.... No, I am not homeless, I am employed full time, and have everything I need to live day to day. Buuuuut, I'm not happy. I know deep inside, I belong in the woods. It's a calling that I get from the forest(those of you that have been there, know the calling).

    I dread getting up each day, and having to trudge into work, just to make the money to pay the bills. I think it is stupid, working 40 or more hours a week, just to have to pay to have light, water, and so forth. And then wondering if I'm going to survive on what I got left until next payday.

    So, as I said, the woods have been calling out to me, and I am prepared to answer the call. My plan is to head to the area I listed above around April 1st, but I am thinking of hiking along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to that location. Its about a 300 or so mile hike(give or take), and it would take about a month to reach that area.

    I have a good bit of woods experience(wont say I am a pro, cause I'm not). Navigation, fishing, building a shelter, hunting small game, and other minor things. I am always open to learning new things.

    I'm looking for 1 or 2 people who might be interested in joining me. Male or female, any age(legal), any experience level(you'll learn as you go), and no one who is wanted, or have any issues with law enforcement.

    If you're interested, drop me a line,

    Please put "off the grid" in the header, so I know you're not spam. Thanks

    • I am ready to go off the god I'm 39 a veteran full of love of nature and life. I simply have a calling to do this as a young boy I literally lived in the woods as long as my parents allowed, I have much to offer and would love to join a group or build a small or large community. Nothing but love here I'm a good man with skills and love of nature have some tools a 50 cal rifle and ready to go. Email me at 👍😁🌲🌳🦃

    • I'm from the Chicago area, 51yo male. I will be heading into a warm area for my journey into the wilderness. I am looking for a FEMALE around my age to join me. I will pay all expenses to get us out there. We will need meet and do some wilderness camping this summer to prepare and to make sure we are compatible. I'm planning on leaving mid 2018. I will also be flying out to my final destination once or twice before hand just to check it out. If you're interested you can email me directly

    • So I was seriously going to go off grid and just move into the wild. Every day would be a genuine struggle. Watch naked and afraid. Pretty accurate at what you would be looking at. Add some clothes and a tent. Food isn't as easy to get as just picking herring or fishing. When was the last time you found enough berries or plants to survive off of when you went camping. Bring a gun you will be found. Can you make a bow by hand? Bc the one you buy at the store won't last long in the elements. Can you make straight arrows? A good spear? Hunt a deer on foot? Make your own fishing line? Thing is. Just before I left and I mean just before I looked up communities. People living off grid using solar power and wind. They catch rain water from their roofs. Grow their own food. They are established. Look some up. They are called intentional communities. Find one that will accept you. You will live of grid. Work for your food because most share meals and work. You will have friends. Make new family. And survive. Think hippies except hard working and extremely smart people who just didn't want to live in main stream society. Intentional communities. Look it up. There are more then you thing.

    • Wow i read this a while back. and now i see the posts. i thought i was insane for dreaming of this. but this is the lifestyle i dream of. i am constantly searching for legal ways to live off of such land that i can biuld myself a shelter that doesnt have to be what the state or city requires. as often times there are better structural designs. but any recommendations on the legal standpoint. i know how to live off the land. not to trap or hunt. but to fish no problem. as well as preping the fish. i know how to grow crops naturally and of course i have biult wood structures before. i am an unsuccessful dreamer. only 22 but i hate my current lifestyle as it seems to be pointless and not even for my own benefit but just a life style of busting my butt to pay bills i dont need. i volunteered on a homestead abroad breifly before health condition popped up. (apparently gashes should be taken more seriously in wet areas. ) i dream of living off the land and living life to the fullest. this isnt our parents world any more living the dream is not possible with a 9-5 job. youll just live wanting more. i also have a gaming addiction. of course i hate it...but when i was living on the homestead i was never happier then that time. no need for the internet. or games. i was so happy and every day i do more and more research to find a solution to my dream. any advice.

    • Raymond,
      My name is Chris, I am 48 and thinking of doing something similar in 4 years, when my youngest daughter is out of highschool. I was thinking of hiking the A T South from Pennsylvania and living in the open parts of the country from there on out.

  6. Hello. I have been in the wilderness for the last 9 months.
    Living on only things I have gotten from the earth. I didnt go
    to any stores and I never got sick or hungry. The only thing
    you will regret is not having a companion.......

    I have spent my live living with nature living primitively.
    Is anyone wanting to go back with me?........
    I will teach you Everything you need to know and much more.

    Also I have a couple of properties
    to do something on that are very remote and paid for.....
    If you are serious and want to leave the all mighty dollar now not
    later then reply with your email and I will write you back
    immediately. All you need to bring is your Will and Desire
    to leave social (crookitivity) and political (crookedness)......

    I just Love nature, im not running from anything. (So dont respond
    if your wanted by the law or want to grow drugs). You would
    be surprised the people wanting me to take them to the
    forest and hide them. I want someone with no issues please....

    You will be under my wing until you have the knowledge that I
    do and then you can chime in on big decisions.......

    Who is sitting in the city wanting to drop everything and go?...

    • I am thinking about living in the wild. I am retiring from the Army in 4 months and with all the problems with my marriages, my finance sucks along with my credit scores. I know I wont be approved for a house or even get a good job so I just want to retire and live off of my retirement pay. Do you have any property in washington state that
      you want to rent out?

      • Hey Richard I was thinking about trying to start a place. Just wanted to get a group together pool all our resources and maybe buy a place or just some land and live off it

        • It's just me ,my husband and my dog . I'm 19, he's 21 , and my dog is a small daschund puppy . We desperately want to go off grid and get out of the rat race . My husband has carpentry skills as we'll as hunting and fishing .an I would love to have a garden and grow food and help wherever I can . The only thing stopping us is that we can't afford land , but we can pay rent on a small peice of land we only need enough space to make a small shelter /house and garden . We live In muskogee , Oklahoma.

    • This something I have seriously considered but I have my wife would that be a problem. we also have an income in the case of needing some supplies. It is my monthly income. but I know you said we would need nothing but I am always in a place to do extra.

      • Jeffery Higginbotham, We'd like to chat with you. Please contact us at

    • I have always dreamed of just getting out. I feel my life is more than just sitting in a cubical and paying bills. I would love the chance to just walk off into the sunset.

    • I would like to talk with you more about this . I am ready for this please get back to me as soon as you can thank you .

    • Hey, have you found anyone to go with you?

    • I'm ready to go to the woods. 51 year old woman with a tinyhouse I have built in Oregon. I've spent a lot of time in the woods alone the last few years in a tent and spent most of my childhood camping, hunting and fishing in Oregon and Washington. I just need somewhere remote to go with my off grid tiny house. Can't take the city anymore. Please help I just want to live simple away from society.

      • Hi Carolyn ! Could you email me about some more of your experience? I think it's awesome. I'm a Jeweler and beekeeper among other things. I want. To do this with my girl for a year or two all throughout the u.s.. I love oregon !

        • Wow i never knew there where so many people who wanted to live off the grid. Makes me feel more comfortable about my decision to live off the grid. Im a male from NC looinking for a partner or group to explore, travel, and live of the grid with. No im not in any trouble with the law just a man who want to have freedom and live in peace

    • Very interested, so tired of corporate America. Spent 20 years in the Army believing I was defending democracy when in reality I was serving the whims of contractors and politicians. I have to get out, I have always loved being in the woods and spend as much time as I can there. I also admire and envy those who have made a break. I am not in any trouble or ever have been just cannot stand the noise anymore. If nothing else I would love to at least talk with someone who feels the same way I do. Thank you.

      Todd J. Miller

      • Dear Todd J. Miller,
        I noticed you said you cannot stand the noise any more. Would the sounds made by goats, chickens, ducks , sheep, horses and wild birds bother you?
        We live in central Texas on a friend's ranch and have some acreage of our own by a large lake. However, we are thinking about buying some land in a trust on a 51 mile ranch on Matagorda peninsula.
        No restrictions on what you can build (or not build) . There are about 50 families or individuals there already. Most people buy there for fishing and hunting.
        I am a Texas master gardener. We hope to raise organic food for those who are there and market any extra.
        We are non-smokers and do not want to grow drugs. We have horse-farming equipment and horses. My husband can design and build almost anything.
        If this interests you at all , my personal email is .

    • Hi!
      We are not living in the city but are living on a friend's ranch, taking care of their animals. We have dairy goats, chickens, horse-farming equipment and horses. We are in central Texas but are thinking of getting land on the Matagorda Peninsula. There is 51 miles of ranch there with no property restrictions. The land is in a family trust. They run cows 6 months a year to keep the tax exemption.Mostly hunters and fishermen have bought there, maybe 50 families in 51 miles.

    • Dear Last Chance to Get Out,
      I answered you last night but my post was eliminated. I just emailed you and your email is no longer valid. I guess you may have gone to the wilderness already.
      I am a Texas master gardener. My hubby and I have farmed and ranched organically since 1992. We have Alpine and Saanen dairy goats, chickens, horse farming equipment and horses.
      We know of available land without restrictions by the Texas coast good for fishing, hunting and growing vegetables, herbs and fruit.
      We don't want to grow drugs and have no legal issues.
      To the moderator, I am typing this on an Iphone? 1 letter at a time. If you plan on eliminating my post again, please let me know why since I do not use any foul language or insult anyone. I don't know your community rules but surely they are like every other website's rules.
      Thank you, each and every one.

    • This way of life has been my dream since a teen. I used to study survival and travel to the Rockies frequently. I gave up that dream to marry and have a child. I am now 45, and my child is grown. I have always assumed my dream would not become reality. But time does tell all. I am looking for someone who can teach me how to live self sufficiently. I am not looking to be a free roamer forever but if that is the best way to begin then I will do what's needed. I am not running from anything including the law. No addictions. No political or end of the world adgendas. Just my dream. If you feel this might work and are interested then please contact me.

  7. Hi I'm a 57 y.o. male preping for wilderness living. If there are any like minded females around my age who wish to talk about this and perhaps plan together I'm ready to listen to what you have to say. I'm open to discussion from anyone on this subject.


  8. Hello ^_^ I'm a 22 year old male, musician, living in a golden cage. I'm currently acquiring all of the gear/equipment I'll need for my journey. The call of the wild is too loud to ignore any longer. I work in a casino and all I see 5 days out of the week is pure greed, gluttony. It saddens me so.. We are not meant to live our lives working for the benefits of others to stay one step ahead of you at all times. Working the most pristine years of your life just to get that big check of yours when it's already practically too late for you to do all that you'd aspired. However, there's only one issue that roots me..WHERE?! (I live in Iowa) but of course wouldn't mind going ANYWHERE, I need to wake up and go to bed admiring the beauty and comfort of everything around me. I just want to lay in a hammock, walk through the creek, be at peace with everything, especially myself. If you're reading this far though, there's one thing to know about me. I will NOT kill another being for my own survival, I believe that it's a load of bullshit and I CAN and WILL prove that it will suffice for me. I think the Stegosaurus set a rather fine example. That's only one of many though. If by some incredible chance, you happen to own a plot of land, and are willing to let me survive and coexist, please feel free to get a hold of me so we could talk more. I'm immensely laid back, respectful, and would never do anything to cause anger or harm to anything. I just want to be truly happy. I plan to bring a huge assortment of seeds to start a beautiful garden to help me out substantially with food. My lease is up at the end of May (a few days after my Birthday) and it's either renew it for another year (required minimum here) or I do something that has been in my soul since I was a child. Please don't make me renew my lease :'( Hahah, but honestly, thank you for reading this. I'm so surprised to have stumbled upon this page to see others actually reaching out and gaining that extra help that they needed. So here I am! I figure it must be worth a shot! =D I'll be here ^^

  9. I'm 52 male and I'm from Ohio. I'm leaving for southeast Alaska in July on my cabin boat and I need a lady to share this life with. Easier said than done. Interested? . Message me. Robb.allen.56 on face book

  10. Hi, I'm Robb, 52, finishing a cabin boat and leaving in july for southeast Alaska. Im looking for a like minded lady to fall in love with and share the adventure. On Facebook I'm robb.allen.56
    Let's get to know each other!!

  11. Recap/update;
    We wanted to recap/update everyone on this site regarding our ongoing offer for a few select people to join us at our homestead this season. We are still interested in hearing from those who are frustrated with modern civilization and truly want to work toward a more natural, simple, non domesticated lifestyle. This intern/volunteer offer involves staying for a predetermined period of time, to learn all aspects of the sustainable homesteading lifestyle, including farming, gardening, perma-culture food forests, raising livestock, hunting, fishing, skinning, tanning, primitive fire starting skills, herbal tradition, off grid, building construction, pottery, composting, food processing and preservation, and so much more. There is also a possibility of involvement with a small primitive, non-hierarchical, egalitarian tribe, located in the area. We are open to talking with anyone who might be interested regardless of age, race, gender, etc.
    We are located in the PNW at 4500-4800 feet elevation. We have 100 acres of land to work with, and other acreage nearby, as well as thousands of acres of public land. There are fruit orchards, gardens, fishing/swimming ponds, greenhouses, open land and wooded areas, with abundant resources.
    There are normally a lot of rules, lawyers, and contracts involved in this kind of project. We may be sticking our necks out, but still feel that we should be able to work with people without those things. You would not be paid, or charged for your involvement here. We try to practice unconditional gifting whenever possible, and money doesn’t play a big role in our daily lives. As an intern you could come here and stay for a pre-determined time. If it worked out, you could be invited to stay longer, and eventually become a permanent member here. You may leave at any time, for any reason, or no reason, likewise, you could also be asked to leave for any reason. If you are one of those special people that really wants a primitive tribal life, then that is also a future possiblity.
    We are non-religious, non-political, non-judgmental, respectful, and open minded. We do have spiritual beliefs, but they center around celebration, rather than worship, and are not necessarily part of the project.
    UPDATE; We have had a tremendous response to our offer, and we would like to thank everyone who has contacted us. We are still open to anyone that is interested in joining us. For your information, the responses so far, have been 80% male, 15% female, and 5% couples. We would like our team to be as balanced as possible, and would like to encourage women of all ages to contact us. This is a safe place to get away from modern society and re-establish a connection with nature. If you are feeling that you don’t belong in this industrial based civilization, are somewhat out of place or time, and want to explore the possibility of a simple, natural, powerful lifestyle, then please contact us privately at its going to be a great season here and we are looking forward to getting to know everyone! If you have any questions please contact us!

    • If I wanted to do this how and where would I go about this?

    • hey y'all I'm Dean male 57 and I want to get off the grid real bad. I have no legal problems to hide from. just an overwhelming desire to live free like my native american ancestors. learning the land learning myself putting my skills to the test. I have hunted,fished,camped and made my way through the woods most of my life. I would love to be in your group for as long as you will have me. my one question for now would be can my dog come with me.She is my only companion and must go where I go. Finding a like minded woman to shear this life with has failed me miserably. But for what ever the reason I still hope for that special someone.

  12. .....making my brain ache, please stop planning........actually DO.......
    No planning is available, as it won't matter....just......DO!

    • yes found my people but i would like to go to alaska but open to any where. i too a sick of this bullshit usa and am ready to go away i want someone else to go because that would double the survival rate 1=50% 2+100% lol i can be an asset to someone. not a lot om money but i got some skills

    • I have been in and out of this site just reading others like minded and experiences. I just want the simple life. NOT easy, but simple. I have no planns, No set destination, one other in the group. Live free. Not buying land, don't have any excuses or regrets. I am simply packing my bag(one) and going for it again long term this time. This is the way out and it's now! Once I find two or three more like minded, interested, easy going and friendly ppl, is when I leave. I am simply just building up money for the trip out and emergency money.... cuz u never no and it weights nothing. But if ur interested I would love to hear from you. I'm a 26 y.o. male from Indiana. Going back west, traversing back and forth to locations according to seasons or game. I'm not going to rant about how much I know, in shape I am, or the best gear.... I am a average person looking to change my life to how I wish and go back to loving it again. There r probably way more skilled or well off ppl out there then me but I no I have the drive to see this through and thats all it really requires and in time, time will teach you the rest.

      • I am from Utah and after the same dreams and goals. If you would like I'd want to go on your wilderness adventure. I know the perfect place go. Look up boulder mountains in UTAH.

      • Hi Brett,

        I am very interested in joining you on this adventure. Like you I wan't out of this society, to live a free and simple life. I've been on the fence about this for a while now and just didn't know how to get started on my own. I'm a 28 y.o. male currently living in Kansas. Email me at if interested of me joining your group.

      • Hi Brett,

        I have wanting to do this for a while now. I kinda did this when I was a child going out for weeks at a time but haven't done it in many years and forgot many trapping ways. I am a 26 y.o. male living in Ohio and wanting to be part of your group. I am looking to leave sooner than later.

        • Hi Brett,

          I have wanting to do this for a while now. I kinda did this when I was a child going out for weeks at a time but haven't done it in many years and forgot many trapping ways. I am a 26 y.o. male living in Ohio and wanting to be part of your group. I am looking to leave sooner than later. My email is

      • Heyy!
        I'm the same age as you and we definitely think alike! I thought I was the only spiritual one out there who's this young but I guess I was wrong. I too wanna just leave and go somewhere but I don't think I'm ready just yet. But it would be nice to connect with u and follow your journey!


        • Sure, love to update and show others the life to an extent that are curious. Anyway I can help ppl understand and see that it's not impossible.

      • Yo im a 23 year old male in the same situation man. Been camping and fishing my entire life. Comfortable with firearms. Skilled and intelligent. I have a pretty solid plan as to where i am going. Like you said it will consist of a few different travel locations following growing seasons and game. As of now i am going on my own. Like you i have been on this site off and on reading peoples storys, a group clearly has its advantages. If you would like to talk you can email me at

    • Hi I am 19 male I live in MI want a life in the woods. I don't want to be alone forever just live a good life with some good people girls and guys. I know how to hunt and survive I would like to bring guns and tools to survive would like to here from people!! Txt me 5172959541

    • I'm a 20 year old male looking for people who want to drop everything and leave society and move to the mountains maybe Alaska. Any size group, any gender, any race. Looking at leaving in March or April time frame depending on group. Let me know

    • Hey Everyone,

      I'm 27-M in the Pacific Southwest, Although I've lived in the Midwest and the Mountainous areas

      I've been studying wilderness survival with true preparations to go full wild pretty much ASAP

      The main thing I'm looking for right now is: Where is the best place to do it here in the USA?!!

      There are so many National Parks and Forests and everything everywhere

      I have a car and will travel, and I'm looking for the right place with plenty of lush vegetation, water that is clean and will stay that way, hopefully a place that doesn't get too cold in the winter (humans are naturally tropical creatures, and without cold weather your pack can be lighter), and with plenty of game and fish to catch as well!

      There's gotta be some place that's just "The Best" Place to do this

      I've been traveling all around the country, and it's time to get to the right place and live self-sufficiently

      There's gotta be a place that's excellent for this sort of lifestyle!

      Also open to groups - females included

      Email me at

  13. Hello
    My name is Christian (23 years old) and living in Denmark.
    I always wanted to live in the nature because modern society is too materialistic and too stressful.
    USA and Canada have some of the most beautiful nature in the world and my dream is to live in this beautiful area.
    It would be nice to live with some other like minded people.

    My email is:

    Christian T.S

  14. Hello, i'm a 20 year old male from England. I am going to reinvent my life in the wild. I am looking for tips, tricks, information and even companions. Please help, any information or advice is greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks.

  15. Who wants to go to the Wilderness Now? Right now. I have been doing this all of my life, it is time to go for good now. Who is with me? We have skills and human instincts. All we need now is to do it. No dreamers only Do'ers. Grab a bag and lets meet in the Southwest. If getting away from society and getting into nature and adventure is what you want I will take you all now. Contact me if your ready to go.

    • Hey guy! That's my email address you posted there! Please fix your shit so I stop getting emails from all these lost souls who's wish is to run as far and fast away from society as possible. That's not my bag bro!
      I'm the real person with this email address ( I would appreciate it if the emails stopped. Thank you!

      • You can unsubscribe at any time there is an option in every email.

        • Hello Izebo. I'm looking to leave very soon. Please email me at shansen782020@gmail if you are interested in going or know of any place to go. I'm thinking Idaho River of no Return area.

  16. I have posted a few times on here. Some post are awesome and heartfelt. Some are chasing a dream. I am just being honest as I am. So I am posting a little update. I am seeking a person like minded that is a female that would love to join in on this kind of life. Your more than welcome to email me at the email below. I'll be ready to go soon. Thanks.

    • In about 2 weeks I will be leaving Texas and taking off for the great unknown. Found out gf was cheating, work is a joke, as I am a underwater welder and due to BP oil spill and the moretorem, there is no work! I am around the age of 35 and since age 5 - the " justice" system has been anything but just, I have no reason to stay anymore. As well as everything else crapping on me- I simply am fed up! I will be tossing my ID,cell phone, laptop, etc into the nearest creek after smashing it with a hammer. No contact with the outside world, do not recusitate me, . I have everything I need and if I don't- god will provide..If interested in joining me you can reach me at but hurry as I will be deleting that soon as well! Unless a miracle from god happens this is my plan.Id leave my cell number but that was stolen and I refuse to even get a SIM card for an old phone as that's a waste of my limited funds.

      • Good luck. But there is no god. What you accomplish will be your own.

  17. I'm a 20 year old male in Southwest Missouri. I'm considering leaving society not because I utterly dislike it but I'm about out of options and don't really have much of a reason to stay where I am. I intend to rough it for several months to several years depending on my adjustment. I grew up on a farm and out in the woods and all of my family is very familiar with hunting/survival but I admit it's been quite some time since I have been in the outdoors. So in short, I want to sell some things off and try living outside for the time being to break free from the modern weights I find myself carrying. If anyone wants to meet up in the Ozarks or in Missouri in the next couple months I'd be happy to buddy up over the winter; possibly through 2017. And of course it doesn't matter if you're male or female or older but I will probably be relying on you for information at the start.

    Message me at and we'll see if we can work something out.

  18. Hello Everyone, I'm a 26 year old female and I have been preparing to leave civilization and live a self sufficient wilderness lifestyle for the last two years-ish. The preparations and training has been quite a joy. If you want to chat about preparations/tips and tricks on anything just email me! I would love to expand my horizons with some stimulating conversations/discussions!

    • Hello to you, I'm interested in the levels of training that you do. You said you have been doing so for about 2 years. I am a 54 year old man, I have spent 18 years in the military and will retire in 2 years. I plan on taking to the wild myself. I do a high level of physical training, long distance running, hiking,climbing etc.... I work a lot so taking off to the woods for any length of time is almost impossible. I do know how to set snares, track, various hunting techniques. Just would like to know what things you have done or learned. To me there is always something to learn, whether by trial and error, or by another person. Have you made a list of supplies that you might need, and the weight you'll be carrying. Is it a long term plan for you ? Would like to hear you're thoughts and experiences.

      • Hello Rex,

        If you are interested in talking you can always send me an email! at For when you are training for such a task as wilderness living there are many things to talk about! we would fill the entire forum with our conversations! But here are a few things that I have been training myself on, Primitive shelter building, gardening of all types, on the types of animals in the United states and how to identify scat of animals as well as territorial markers, hunting, trapping and I have also taken care of farm animals like cows, horses, goats, chickens, I have taught myself to work pretty well with wood, and making some primitive tools.. the list goes on and on! I actually have a huge binder filled with tips and tricks I have used and tried if you would like to get into anything specific you have my email!

    • Izebo, We'd love to chat with you.

      • I sincerely do not intend for this comment to be considered hostile, but for someone who claims that their community accepts all sexes, you seem very zealous in your recruitment (for lack of a better term) of females. Maybe it's nothing, or perhaps I've missed something, but it gives me (a 42 year old male) a feeling of trepidation concerning your project.
        You certainly don't owe me any sort of explanation, but I would love to hear it if you were willing to offer one. I apologize for my bluntness. I am currently outfitting myself for departure to the wilderness in 2-3 weeks. I had no idea until coming to this page that there were this many people in the same ideological boat as myself. Pretty damn cool. I wish everyone here the very best of luck.

        • Travis, Yes We would say you missed something. We have had literally hundreds of replies from males just wanting to run away from society. no training, no plan, no preparation, no idea of what to do, no place to go. We have told them all that we support their attempts to resist civilization, and re-wild, and we do. But we cannot take in that many people. We have to choose between people that are just "running away" and those who want to be a part of something more meaningful. In doing that, we would like a balance of genders. Did you even read any of our earlier posts? Even in our last post we said we are still interested in hearing from "ANYONE" interested in our program, and we still are! Its interesting that you didn't bother to apply for a spot on our team but instead just posted your comment here, about your "feelings of trepidation". really? seriously? As a woman I have to say...Thank you girls for stepping up. We now have a great balanced group and we are really looking forward to working with all of you this season. its going to be a lot of fun! Don't worry, Travis won't be joining us, but we wish him the best of luck too. We fully support anyone who wants to get out in to the wilderness and be free.
          good luck to you all. We will be posting again soon with another update. We still have a spot or two open(for anyone!) :)
          Thanks to everyone!!! "resist, re-wild, never give up"

        • Travis, you're starting a debate from nothing, the person posting for time2goferal is a woman herself, she owns the property in which is being advertised

        • Hello Travis,

          I understand where you are coming from in regards to how the groups selection method works. Unfortunately the sad fact is that if you were to look through this simple forum you would see that a high percentage of the posters are men. So you can only imagine the volume of men trying to participate in such a project. But if the project were to work they need a balance of men and women and even some couples. If you have looked deeper into this thread there is a message(near the top) on here in which Sally breaks down the percentage of men, women and couples trying to attend the project. And if you haven't guessed it yet the highest percentage on that list is men at 80% and women at a mere 15%. In my opinion they are aiming for a good balance between all sections so that way there is a great deal of comfort for the people who will be attending the internship. Although I can't help you with figuring out how they select people, I hope that the information above helps you to at least understand a little better!

    • Hello! I have to ask, what state do you live in? I live in Ohio, so leaving now would be a tad risky for me. Also, there is no open land for me to live upon. I would actually only need my knife. Other things such as rope and fire and shelter, I can easily make by hand.

      • If you are planning on doing any type of primitive living on any scale I would suggest maybe you start out with doing a little backpacking! it's a great way to learn and hone some skills you will need for wilderness living. In order to go out and live in the wild you should be very confident in your abilities that way you can try to avoid any very dangerous situations. My email is if you would like to chat about anything feel free to send me an email anytime.

    • Im a 26 year old female so detached from this world as well. I have been wanting to leave and survive in the wild as well.

    • Hello there, im a 20 year old male living in east united kingdom. i have just started my planning my preparations to take a leap of faith and survive a self sustained life in the heart of the wilderness. the stresses of modern day are not for me and i need a simple yet meaningful life. any information would be greatly appreciated and would love a few tips and tricks. hope to hear from you.

      • Hey Cameron, i'm 19 and from the north west of the uk, i was wondering if you know of any places in the uk that aren't 'patrolled' as such, i'm on facebook if you want to chat about some tips i've gathered and learnt. Thanks, Marky

    • How much close do you pack for a year in the woods.
      I go out behind the house in the woods for 5 days every aether week I got to have about 3 souts of close

  19. We have been asked to share more details about our project and “who we are.”
    So, we are a couple, F-58 and M-61. We have been together for about 10 years. M- has owned the property here that we live on for a long time and has homesteaded here for most of his life. We have 100 acres here, all paid for with a small cabin that we live in, as well as lots of other improvements. We also own other acreage nearby. We live a simple life, eat mostly homegrown foods, and have clean water from our artesian springs. We have greenhouses, gardens, fruit trees, farmed land, and lots of forested area. Our place has 3 ponds all stocked with game fish, and an abundance of other resources upon which to live and thrive. We are all set, and don’t need anything from anyone.
    In a way, we feel that we have an “embarrassment of riches”, and would like to provide an opportunity to others to enjoy this type of lifestyle, through hands on learning. We also have a deep connection with the rewilding/feralculture/paleo movement, and would like to eventually offer an opportunity for a few people to go totally primitive here, with full immersion into the tribal hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Our idea is to have some interns/volunteers come and stay/work, and help to establish permaculture food forests, fruit orchards, small wildlife plots, riparian water projects and permanent shelters for both the interns themselves, and the primitive tribe. We would hope to find those select few who truly want to go primitive by getting to know, and working with interns or volunteers. We have had a few of them come already and one has stayed and been working with us for several years now. Most of the rest could not tolerate the lack of internet signal, cold/hot weather, boredom, loneliness, silence, etc. Most of them were unable to calm down, slow down, be comfortable in their own skin, and just listen to nature.
    There are normally a lot of rules, lawyers, contracts and enforcers involved in this kind of project. We may be sticking our necks out, but still feel that we should be able to work with people without those things. You would not be paid, or charged for your involvement here. We try to practice unconditional gifting whenever possible, and money doesn’t play a big role in our daily lives. By modern American standards we are poor, but we see ourselves as rich. As an intern you could come here and stay for a pre-determined time. If it worked out, you could be invited to stay longer, and eventually become a permanent member here. You may leave at any time, for any reason, or no reason, likewise, you could also be asked to leave for any reason, or no reason. If you are one of those special people that really wants a primitive tribal life, then that is also possible.
    We are non-religious, non-political, non-judgmental, respectful, and open minded. We do have strong spiritual beliefs, but they center around celebration, rather than worship, and are not necessarily part of the project.
    We hope this helps to answer some of your questions. Let us know if you have more. We have been a little overwhelmed at the responses here, and doing our best to reply to everyone. If you are interested in our project please keep the dialog open, or contact us privately at;

    • I'm M60 and so enjoyed your comments on infolific. Your life sounds like heaven. I've wished to live off grid my whole life but never have. I still get a vicarious thrill reading about others experience with it.

      • Willie Boy Williamson, Thank you so much for your comment. We are really enjoying the conversation here, and have had a lot of inquiries into our program. We think it is a great lifestyle and wouldn't want to change a thing. It is a lot of work, but also satisfying, and keeps us young and healthy. Best of luck to you!!!

    • Im a naturalist and I have never felt at home living in society. Too many rules and regulations. Everyone forcing their political views down your throat. When did the U.S. become the land of the weak, home of the afraid? Seems like every January there is a slough of new laws designed to keep us safe, so they say.
      I never asked for more safety and I dont need help surviving so the idea of living off the land, cutting down trees and building my own cabin, hunting for food, using my brain to make all the creature comforts I want, its very appealing to me. However, Im under the impression that it is illegal to live like this. You said that you own your land but how do you pay taxes? Is there still a place in America where I can thrive in nature without winding up in jail? Am I gonna have to accept the hard fact that Im not allowed to live off the land and that it takes money, not skill, to survive in the U.S.?

    • Me and my husband are wanting exactly that kinda life.. I love how u said u feel rich same way we feel it would b. My question is we want to buy about 10 acres but been looking and we like nothing nor in our price range. Any suggestion's? We are also thinking solar energy for sum simple pleasure's like a hot shower lol

      • Charlotte Tritch, That's really the problem these days. if you purchase property, then you'll have to comply with building codes, health and safety regulations, pay taxes and follow the "program" that is set out for everyone. if your goal is to live a homestead lifestyle, then that's fine. but you'll have to go through what we have done (lots of money, time, and hard work) to get through it all. its definitely worth it, but not as easy as it seems. if you can purchase property first, and then take it in small steps, you'll eventually be able to make the jump to full time homesteading. for those wanting to go totally primitive, its even harder, because all of society's hurdles mean getting a job to earn money to pay for those things and you end up in a catch 22, no better off than you were before. living on public land is not the best solution, but lots of people do it. we support any attempts at getting out of society and living a more natural lifestyle.
        We do have a suggestion; check out intentional communities forums online such as they have lots of people with the same idea looking for folks to join them. you might find what you are looking for by joining forces with other like minded people. if you goal is a totally primitive lifestyle, then you might look at or or contact us privately about our opportunities.
        hope this helps...good luck you guys!

    • sally oaks, im a 20 years old male from england, i must say you are living the dream. i would very much love to be apart of this and become an intern. i would like nothing more than to learn how to live off of nature and to be at peace with it. i understand you get many inquiries about this so no matter of i do not hear from you, but if you would give me the chance i would love to come and spend even just a small amount of time learning from you and experience the dream lifestyle. please email me if not too much trouble kind regards cameron.

    • Hi, I tried to email you but the address was not working. I'm a 24 year old female and I want to live a feral life.

      • River,
        If you were trying to reach us please try again; or post your email info here and we'll contact you! Hope to hear from you soon!

    • I am interested in learning more about what you have to offer. I am 38 years old. Love the outdoors and dislike what this world is/has become.

  20. I stumbled across this site and have to say I love the idea being country raised myself. I currently truly live off the grid, own property own mini cabin, but not away from mainstream society.
    What intrigues me is how many seem to be looking for groups. I'm split on the idea of groups. A group is a type of society and if someone is trying to break away from society, grouping is not it. Even Indians have a society. As a human no matter how good intentions are or how happy off into the wilderness a group goes, fact remains a hierarchy will most certainly happen, its called being human. Now people will of course disagree because they are not being truthful or have such high hopes and happiness to try it.

    I've been in the military so hierarchy doesn't really bother me. And as a human most are in need of being social. What does disturb me is the lack of females. Yes there is a few posting here but the majority is men. I'm a man and as a HUMAN there are natural needs, again being truthful with ones self would agree. To simply tromp off and live in the wilderness with majority of men, having a few women and more men absolutely will create tensions, unless there are a lot of gays or monogamy isn't required.

    I believe Greg is actually on the right road, self reliance but realistic and true to being a human, he is actually looking for a female to share life with.
    I'm looking for a group but one with a balanced ratio of men and women. As one already completely off the grid, I am also looking for a the other option. I'm looking for a woman who would like to share my off grid life but still connected to mainstream society.

    Feel free to email me at

  21. Hi, I am a wilderness man. I am not a prepper. I am a woodsman and mountain man. I am looking for a Female that wants to leave society for nature and all of its bounty. I am going back into the woods to live, I came out after 9 months and decided the only thing I am missing is a partner. If you want to leave everything and walk into the remote wilderness with me then saddle up, I will teach you everything you need to know and everything I know from being in the remote wilds of America for 25 years. You need nothing just the "Will" to learn. I am clean, respectful, and I dont talk alot, however I love to listen and teach. Thanks I will send pics and info when you write. God bless our lands

    • Hi I just stumbled across you're message on this website I wish I'd seen a message from you like this as I would have loved to do something like this for so long & now I've got 2 lovely little girls but its still my dream to live out in the wilderness Happy Christmas 🎅 to you xxx

  22. Hi:) My name is Mark and i'm from Manchester, UK. I'm 19, average build and about 6ft 1in. I've left school and don't currently have a job, i do still have a family so i'll have to work out a way to leave them, but i want to start fresh as i'm sick of this so called society we live in. I'm what you would consider working class, i'm good with my hands and have basic knowledge with crafting and building, i'm good with tools and can do any job if asked to. I'm looking to travel with a small group and settle somewhere, and make a community,. I've spoken to someone above who has an opportunity but i'm looking for a few people who may want to travel as a group, any age, race, gender, location, anyone. I am willing to leave the UK as i, *hate*, it here. I'm good with data management and have got a Distinction in Business and I.T. If anyone is interested send me an email asap Thanks:)

  23. Hello Everyone,

    I am a 41 year old straight healthy male living in Utah. I am planning on leaving society in the early Spring 2017. I am looking for 1-5 (More with the right group) like minded individuals, male or female that are tired of society and want to live a better way in nature. I do not plan on returning to society, and thus this adventure I hope will be permanent. So please, if you are only wanting to experiment, or are not in for the long haul, please do not contact me.

    I am an avid hiker, and I grew up in the Utah mountains, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking etc. I am very well versed in hunting, fishing, shelter building, medicinal and edible plants (Utah areas) a.k.a foraging, water collection, fire building methods, navigation, tool making, food preservation, cooking, natural/primitive hygiene, the list goes on and on. My main weakness's, are that I have not had a lot of experience in tanning furs or trapping.

    That said, I have spent a lot of time living in the mountains, the longest stretch was a full year back in 2013 in the high Uintas. The summers here are mild and the winters can be brutal if you are not prepared. I had minimal contact with other people, just the occasional hiker or camper, and they were none the wiser that I was living there. My footprint was very minimal, and I always had a game plan that allowed me to not raise suspicion.

    I have a few areas that I am considering returning to, but it would be a group decision in the end. Also, with the right individual(s) I would consider relocating to another state if the area was preferable. All of the areas I am considering are very secluded, are very close to lakes, streams, shelter materials, caves, etc. Not to mention, wildlife is abundant. Basically everything we would need to make a serious go at it, and not just survive, but live happy and productive lives is all there. And when I say secluded, I mean that the closest town is 50 + miles away, and the closest campground is 5-10 + miles away. These areas I feel are some of the last mostly untouched places left not only in Utah, but in the US.

    I have all the gear required for myself and possibly one other person, but I would prefer that you have your own. I do not take firearms as they are high maintenance, noisy, and bullets run out, but I do have a couple of caches should SHTF. That said, I am not against you bringing firearms, but I strongly suggest reconsidering if you do as they will prove to not be as valuable as other means for stealth, general hunting, and protection.

    If this interests you, or you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line : Please only contact me if you are serious.

    • Shaun, I came across your blog recently and sounded like we are traveling the same trails. I have spent the last two years high in the wilderness of the units but that is becoming to crowded for me.
      I am mid 60s and have been a trapper most of my life. The laws in Utah is becoming to restrictive for me. I am old enough to not need any money income. My SS is plenty. I am considering moving to greener pastures where I can live and do what I want.
      I was considering teaming up with like minded people, like the brigade of old only smaller.
      I have no desire to over winter in any climate other than the hospitable desert of the breaks. Hope to hear from you.

  24. Looks like I've found my people! I'm 19, female, grew up in Florida but moved to Utah a few years ago. I've always had a deep connection to the earth and just feel stifled and overwhelmed in the city. There are too many rules and regulations, and too many pharmaceuticals being shoved down people's throats.

    I grew up camping a lot and exploring the woods, so I'm fairly good with navigation/orienteering, and I've done a lot of wood and natural construction over the years. Other skills include cleaning, skinning, and tanning animal hides, basket weaving, foraging and cooking, and sewing/clothing making. I'm also very inventive. If there's any possible way to solve a problem, I'll probably find it, and I have some background in engineering and architectural planning. I'm currently studying herbs and natural medicine and healing, currently I only know basic common herbs that mostly grow in the northwest.

    I wouldn't be able to leave just yet, I have jaw surgery scheduled for March but by early May I'd be free and clear to go. I also have a chronic illness which I will be trying to find a natural treatment alternative for. A lot of people I know who have Crohn's disease have tried CBD oil and been able to stop pharmaceuticals all together, so I'm going to try that. Even though I'm done with modern society and all its BS, I recognize that in case of severe emergencies there are times when you need to get to a hospital, so I'd want to be within at least 120 miles of a town with a hospital. If that's fine by you, feel free to email me! I'm hoping to find a smaller group that I can call family.

    • Also, I want to go to Alaska. I like the lower 48, but no where else compares to the rugged beauty of Alaska and the wide open wilderness.

      • The seafood processing companies, fishing boats, all related industries are hiring in Alaska, and Seattle, Icicle Seafoods for one. Many of the processing facilities are remote, great place to get started. You'll meet many people that live on their own, come down for the season...

      • I am heading to Alaska same as you. I have been on and off living off grid and just in the wilderness for several years after leaving a white collar job in L.A. I have done it all and been in the woods livinig for 6 months at a time.
        This time is for good.. I love Utah and have Land in Arizona near the Grand canyon. I am going back into the wilderness I cannot live in the city, its just not for me. I will send pics and more just let me know if you want to go. =)

  25. To live in the wilderness you can't talk to much about what you are going to do cause every day will be an obstacle, yes you can prepare for it with tools for survival and yes you can make it out there, but your going to have to adjust to making your Owen tools if your going to really be one with nature. I know nothing about living in the wilderness but I would love to see what I am made off and give it a try. 25 years old male.

  26. We actually have an opportunity available for a select few people to drop out of society and live a primitive hunter/gatherer lifestyle. we are proposing a small non-hierarchical, egalitarian tribe that can wipe the cultural slate clean and find out what it is to really be a part of nature. We also have a small adjacent homestead which is open for interns and volunteers to come and learn about permaculture, gardening, off grid systems and so much more. We are open to talking with anyone who might be interested regardless of age, race, gender, etc. We are located in PNW with over 100 acres of land to work with. If you feel that you don't belong in this industrial based society and want to truly get free, then please contact us with some info about yourself and some of your thoughts on what you are looking for.

    • Sally Oaks, that sounds real interesting to a man getting ready to retire. I'm tired of life and the rat race and have looked for places where one could just disappear. Anything else you could share here?

      • Soon, (and everyone else asking for more) Thanks for the replies. Yes we would love to share a little more at this time. Our project is basically a two step program consisting of an initial stay at the homestead, followed by additional involvement with the primitive group after some experience and interaction. We realize that most people have been living in society and absorbing a lot of cultural programming without even knowing it. Most of the programming is there to keep us in a controllable, domesticated state. We expect the transition to the wild to take some time and effort, and that there will be those who think they want to take the journey to a primitive life, but will find the halfway point of off-grid homesteading to be satisfying enough.
        Initially we will be offering an opportunity to join us and learn about all aspects of sustainable living. Interns/volunteers would learn by a hands-on approach, all of the skills associated with homesteading, off grid living, Perma-culture, gardening, raising domestic animals, herbal medicine, canning, preserving, alternative construction, etc. There will also be opportunities to build primitive skills such as hunting, fishing, skinning, tanning, fire-starting, flint-knapping, archery, pottery, plant identification, etc. We hope to attract sincere, honest, determined people with a strong desire to get out of society and leave civilization behind. We have done this already ourselves and can honestly say that there is no better way to live. There are so many more details, let’s keep this discussion going and please contact us if this resonates with you.

        • I know enough, that I'm willing to try it alone, but, with other like-minded people, may, or may not make it not so lonely.....

        • Lynn Campbell, Please email us or leave some contact info. We would love to talk with you.

        • Hi, my name is rex, I've spent 23 years in the military. I'm ready to live a more meaningful life with purpose. I no longer want to conform to what this society has to offer. For some time now I have been looking at different locations to start this venture. Having other people with the same mind set would be even better.

        • Hey Sally,

          I've been studying edible wild plants for a while, living on the society's leavings and the freely given kindness of strangers, and preparing to live in the wild for some time now.

          I was learning about permaculture a few years back too.

          In my preparation to go full wild, I found your post, and I'd like to know more.

          I'm 27-M in PSW, and willing to travel at a moment's notice if the opportunity arises.

          I would love to learn more, contact me at

    • I'd like to know more about the project you're working on, mine is ''. I'm on a quest which has so far proven unsuccessful

    • Hey i have a question. I am seriously considering this in the near future, and want to know how exactly i am supposed to do so with everything that has me tied down. For example, my car payment, credit card, lease on my house, pretty much my debt (not serious debt, just typical car loan and one credit card) is whats keeping me from doing this. Also i am relatively young for this a lot of people would say. But as far as knowledge of living with nothing, i have a plethora of knowledge, its just getting there thats my problem.

    • I am 14 it's sad because I am forced to go to school don't get me wrong I like to learn but I just feel I'm not living how my ancestors have told me too and how I am supposed to and I'm also looking for adventure that would shake up my boring life in society I know I'm not old enough but one day please contact me .

      • Aidan,
        At 14, do everything you can now to prepare for the future you want. Read books, take classes if you can, go camping whenever you're able to.
        It won't be long before you are able to put those years of learning to good use.
        Chin up, kid!

      • If you don't go to school living primitively will be a lot harder. You learn a lot more than maths and english at school.

    • Just found your message I'm a 61 year old male tired of it all all I have is my fishing year a nice tent a 2007 car and good shape and about $700 a month coming in I just want a place to put my tent fish and live out the rest of my life which I don't know how long that's going to be I've just been put on disability I'm sort of an old hippie at the end of my road can you offer me a place to put my tent will help all I or you can call 919 6 96 6802 my name is Frankie

      • Frankie, We tried to email you but it didn't go through. please contact us at

  27. I don't know anything about survival and have lived my entire life in a manipulated & corrupt society. Every day I see it falling deeper and deeper into a nightmare. If there are any little villages or something I could retreat to and live a simple life please let me know @ I just want to live a peaceful life and am willing to work and learn for it.

  28. Im a 21 yr old male from michigan. Im 6'1, 210 pounds. I've always dreamed of living a self sufficient lifestyle away from the citys and the rest of society. I have a pretty sufficient knowledge of hunting and gathering, as well as a sufficient set of survival skills (shelters, snares, plant life, fishing, etc.) only problem i have is truly being alone on my journey to honest and total freedom. I would much rather travel with a small group.! I am not one of these guys who does not understand the seriousness of taking on the lifestyle which im pursuing. I want this more then i want anything and i am going to acheive total self sufficiency. I would like to embark on this lifelong journey 12/31/17. This will give me and whoever my companions may be an entire year to do any necessary preparation. I am not however an expert.! Or even close.! So i would like my companions to have skills valuable to the group, our lives may depend on it. If you are as serious about living as close with nature as possible as i am, please email email me to talk details (destination, gear prep, etc.)

    • Hello I am a 26 year old female living in upstate New York (Small town outside of Buffalo NY) The thought of living a life away from the restraints of modern society is very attractive. I myself have been training for coming up on two years. living in the wilderness full time is no small feat. But it is far from impossible. With a solid group of people travelling together the possibilities are endless. it seems like this is everyone's desire but yet in all actuality it is a lot harder for people to leave their families for more than a small increment of time. My long term plan is to leave society in the next year. I am also fully aware of what this entails. Training for something like this is quite a task especially with the way modern society spoils us by making everything so easily accessible. If you are interested in corresponding back and forth about survival gear and preparations etc.. feel free to send me an email!!

      • Izebo, Please contact us at We would love to chat with you about your plans, gear, and preparations.

      • I'm also looking to "get away" from social restraint!

        Possibly buying land this year.

        If you're interested in contacting me? here's my info.

    • Hey Dakota,

      I've been studying edible wild plants, subsisting on the leavings of society and the kindness of strangers, and planning to go full wild for some time now.

      Right now I'm studying SAS Survival Manual, among other things. I'm 27-M in the PSW (however, travel at a moment's notice for a worthwhile venture is totally possible - I've done it a million times before)

      I think it would be great to develop a group of people who are serious and prepared to do this, as humans are social creatures and a tribe's strength is multiplied the more people are in it.

      Contact me at

  29. To bad 90 percent of you are not serious about living in the wild, just dreaming and talking out your asses. It's like anything else in life, just do it, if you don't like it go back to wherever you came from, simple as that. For those of you that ARE interested feel free to contact me. Straight 30 year old male who's lived in the wild before and is looking to get back out there. No drug addicts, must pull your weight, it's hard work living in the wild. No bullshit please. Feel free to contact me to seriously chat at

    • You're 30, and you're talking like you're some sort of survival expert. That is extremely arrogant.. I've been living outside for 10 years, why are you trying to recruit people if you know what you're doing and want to "get back out there"... just do it, like you said. Learn some humility while you're at it.

      • Being homeless counts as living outside? Lol well I guess it does...It's nice to see you can get some time at your local library to get on a computer. I'm sure you have a nice, comfy park bench outside huh.

        • He's right. You need to learn humility Daniel. You sound just like all the other pricks in society.Arrogant, prideful, egotistical, selfish, thoughtless, and very immature.

  30. Well you cant just leave, you need to be prepared and that's a big cost... but yes why not just find enough people to start a little commune off the grid and out of the way!! I like people and food just not bills and the psychos in most towns.

    • Its not a big cost. I am sorry I dont want to argue but thats what the gear companies want you to think. I Honestly to God spent almost 10k on survial gear to go live in the wilderness, and over the course of a year I have thrown 99% percent of it away.
      But please dont take offense I am just telling you what happened to me real life. I could have saved the money and time. A commune you may need more things. But not for Wilderness survival I promise. As you stay there you will in your first week ditch 60% of all of that stuff.. My pack was a whopping 80 pounds.. and then I had another pack for my cold weather clothing, Better to save your money for when your boots start coming apart which about 300 miles... God Bless if you want to know anything else get me @

  31. Hey guys! I'm 27 year old Army veteran living in Va, and I am finally getting away, and going to Alaska to find a place to set up and live off the grid / primitive lifestyle. I would love some company on my journey. I have camped all my live, I am fit and in shape, and have experience and knowledge of surviving. If anyone is interested just shoot me an email at we can chat and get to know each other and see how things work, I would love to hear from people. I'm starting around the beginning of January 2017.

    • Hey i have a question. I am seriously considering this in the near future, and want to know how exactly i am supposed to do so with everything that has me tied down. For example, my car payment, credit card, lease on my house, pretty much my debt (not serious debt, just typical car loan and one credit card) is whats keeping me from doing this. Also i am relatively young for this a lot of people would say. But as far as knowledge of living with nothing, i have a plethora of knowledge, its just getting there thats my problem, never been in military however

  32. The older I get the more ready I become. Is there any place in the Appalachians where someone could live in the wilderness without any hassle?

    • Look for some BLM Land maybe???

  33. I didn't know there were so many others, also tired and looking for a way out.
    I am too.

  34. I feel the same as everyone else here. I'm a 23 y/o Male Marine Veteran very fit and very active. Work in High-Tech with background in Inteligence/Cyber-security. I grew up camping, hunting, and fishing. Decent survival skills as well as navigation and mountaineering. I live on the West Coast and am looking for like minded individuals whom would be committed to starting an off-grid/survival community here out West. All backgrounds, sexes, nationalities welcome.
    If interested: (I take precautions)

    Serious inquiries only not planning on leaving right away. Would like to cooperate with all parties involved securing a good location, resources and transportation as well as tying up loose ends.

    Thank you.

    • Email me at

    • I'm interested, I live in Utah.

      I'm a 19 y/o Blacksmith and have the skills and knowledge to smelt and produce Iron and.
      Grew up camping and hunting.

      Email me at

    • Hi my name is billy I've been a civilian contractor off and on for 14 yrs...I grew up in the Appalachian/smokie mountains and I'm lookin for a place to disapear in the forest...I'm finishing d with this societies b.s...I'm ready to live the rest of my life in me at privatecontractor_141@yahoo

    • Living a wilderness survival lifestyle is a lot tougher with a group of people. I live in a remote part of Washington State. Where I live is National Forest land. So it is very important to be hidden and discrete. I do make it out to civilization from time to time. I think you should reconsider putting together a group. I have been doing this for several years. I think You will struggle, unless You are talking about a farming commune or something. Living in the wilderness is true freedom, but it does come with costs. I have to be careful not to create trails, and have to be hidden from roaming hunters. I have 3 different shelters that I rotate through. This way I can travel to the beach, during times when small game is scares. For the most part I try to stay at a location near a beaver pond. Great fishing and other game comes by also.
      For those who are interested in remote wilderness survival living. The books don't tell you everything. If you want to live remote permanently there are things you will run into. Like how do you take a bath, or wash your hair. So you need to provide for your self. If not you will be uncomfortable. I wish I knew about the show ALONE. I do that now. I saw reruns at a friends home. He said they didn't smoke or dry any fish or meat, and no one ate any slugs. They tease Me about the slugs, because I do eat them. Last summer I had His whole family eatting slugs. They are actually pretty good fried, but you need to deslime em first.
      I would really reconsider the group thing. I would struggle with that.

      • I'm in Oregon now I built a tiny house thats off grid and want somewhere to live in the woods away from society. I'm 51 female and have camped alone and with my family as a kid in the mt hood national forest. I'm just fed-up with society and done with the rat race.

    • Hey L.E.A.

      I'm on the West Coast too.


      Learning edible wild plants, game snaring, hunting, fishing, shelter building, everything.

      Planning on heading out soon.

      Email me:

  35. Wow, I found my people! My name is Mike, I'm 20, and I'm fascinated with living my life in the most natural way I can, in the wild, being self-sufficient, and having a small community to share the experience known as life with. I know some basic survival skills such as finishing, setting snares and traps, and shelter making but I'm not that good and I'm not brave enough to go at it alone. I know my short comings, and I'm really to grow stronger and learn so I'm looking for a small community that's already been established that would be willing to take me in, some people who would be willing to start a small community with me, or a teacher who could train me to be competent. I'm ready to carry my own weight and be apart of something truly worth experience over this society constructed by the 1% where they threat life like a luxury item and dangle it in front of you like a dog treat you get if you work in a machine. Email me at and we can talk and get to know each other and maybe we can arrange something that can change lives for the better.

    • same here bro im from VA looking to leave and move to the woods for about a year or two im 18 grow up camping ing the bush the longest iv lived in the woods alone was 2 mouths it was really nice but i dont wanna stay out in the woods that long alone my email is if anyone would like to talk more about doing something like this let me know

  36. I am a 51 year old man. I'm currently living and working in North West Indiana. I am thinking of going to Costa Rica and living off the land out there. What I've been doing to prepare is I've been doing a few wilderness adventures on my own. I would really like to find someone (preferably a female) who would be interested in doing this with me. I think the hardest part would be the isolation so having someone to do this with would be much easier. Anyone interested email me.

  37. Hi everyone,
    Like everyone else on this page, I want out of this madness of conventional society. I'm 27, male, healthy, fit, easy to get along with, intelligent and fun. I have enough equipment for myself and one other person and I have my eye on somewhere in the southern appalachian mountains, NC or Tennessee or so but I'm open to other ideas. I'm ready to go as soon as yesterday, and if anyone else or a few other people would like to join in, or has any valuable information on a good spot, please feel free to email me:

    • We need to start a gofundme or kickstarter page of sorts and everyone start pitching in to acquire some remote property together we can all live free on. Pass it along and maybe we can get something going

      • I have started a gofundme fund. With that if any is interested please let me know. I am seeking just a hand full of people to join me. I have lived this life for 12 years and I AM going back. There is a few things to do first then I am gone.

      • That would be of the land and getting away from this rat race..57 year old female rhat doesnt know a rhing about living off the land but planting a garden but always felt life should be lived as close to nature as possible..stuck in a world I want out of.

        • Goffy, We'd love to chat with you. Please contact us at

          Looking forward to hearing from yo soon!

  38. Gazing into the gorge below felt like I was heralding myself to the world from inside the bell of a trumpet. Like most with an urge to escape the confines of modern society, a path of primal simplicity has been decided and chosen.
    My life started out self-sufficient, but as life progressed I was pulled into the modern world. The modern world no longer has a life for me, so I must return to my mother, Mother Nature. She and her family in the forest is able to provide enough and more.
    I don't have survival skills, I have life skills. Fundamentals for survival and the tools needed to "get the job done."
    In my 40 Summers, I've been a student and a teacher. I am highly skilled medically, having taught medical classes for hospitals, universities, and private organizations. My skills in the woods are plentiful. I have a vast knowledge of edibles, sinew and cording, basket weaving, construction/timber framing, simple shelters, fire building in any form, preserving, gardening, seed saving,hide tanning, and the list goes on. My mental state and skills are solid.
    There's an area I know of about 330,000 acres, teaming with life. This areas offers are limitless. There's plenty of room!
    I have a solid stock pile of tools needed for life in purest. Anyone interested?
    Summer temperatures never exceed 80 degrees. Some snow, but the winters are getting less harsh. Abundant wildlife, streams, rivers, edibles, and opportunities!

    • I'm in NC and would love to talk to you. Email me at

      • very interested too text me if you want 336 689 4547

    • i am interested email me

    • I am interested also. Email me at sarabeth82@yahoo

    • I'm very interested. Please reply at

    • I'm very interested. 26 years old with organic farming and husbandry experience. Married with three young boys. Wife is herbalist. live in Georgia now ready to get into the wild.

    • Names Brett, I'm here in Washington Western area. Just been traveling around bout two months now looking for a spot I deem worthy pre much. Off the grid/travel living looking for others close to the area to team up w and or any others that wish to join me. Email at

      • I am trying to find somewhere to put my tinyhouse I have built and live off-grid and away from society. I'm in Oregon and want out of the city now. Please email me if you have any idea of where I can live.

      • I am interested in living in the woods can u contact me at a in Adam is lower case

      • Hi Brett,

        Washington is nice in the trees. Or over on the Peninsula.

        MGT SAVAGE

    • Hello, I am very interested in living in woods permanently. Can you give me some more details on area you mentioned? Thank you

    • Oh the wilderness calls to me ever so frequently. More so now that my heart yearns for escape from modern binds. There's too much clutter in these concrete jungles. My mind needs to be cleansed and purified by mother nature, to breathe rejuvenation into these lungs of urban smog. There has been a great desire to take that leap of faith and just go for it. Over the last several years I have tested my skills for woodland living going for weeks and at times months of solitude living. I'm always trying to gain more knowledge in this. Any like minded people are welcome to e-mail me at, by the way, my name is Ryan and currently live in maryland but I want and need to leave this urban life behind to live the life I yearn for. THE GRASS IS GREENER...... 😉

    • Interested also what's #

    • Im interested in going in the next month or so.

    • I'm not really sure what this website is, I ended up here via a google search but it looks like the right place. I am 27, completely healthy, fit, sane, smart, and capable. I have some crude survival skills and I have some equipment and tools and such, and I adapt and learn quickly. I'm in SC right now but I'm plenty familiar with the NC mountains, and I'm pretty much ready to go right now. Anyone like minded and in the area, please feel free to contact me.

    • Im down!! Tell me where...

    • 32 year old Army vet of 12 years. I have survived on my own for months at a time and am very adept at hunting/fishing/trapping as well as many other survival skills. I could be a valuable asset by way of security, provision and planning. I don't have an ego though and am very interested in furthering this conversation. Look forward to hearing from you

    • I've lived in Alaska for 12 years off the grid. I'm going back soon. If anyone I mean anyone interested email me asap

      • I'm very interested if you could throw me an email mate. I'm a fit and healthy 19 year old from Britain.

      • Hi Doug I'm Dean just an old country boy here in the Carolina's. I've been around farming and gardening, hunting, fishing,gathering all my life. I also have black smith, machining ,construction skills. I also have some gear and tools. if not to late would love to hear from you.

      • Me and some friends are more than interested. Please contact me

        my email isn't available so just message me on facebook! Hope to talk to you soon

    • Guys and girls. I am 44 years old. Most of them years has been spent living in the bush. I am going back. It is nice to have a couple people there with to chat with and all. But I have and can do this alone. If your going to email me and that is all then please dont bother. I feel that if your not able to talk to someone that your going to be hunting and sleeping a 100 ft next to then there is a problem. I am sorry but my trust in man kind is leaving fast. I will be leaving soon. If your interested then please send a msg and we can go from there.

      • Hello I'm scott have you found any one to go to Alaska with you. Are you driving up to Alaska. I'm white male 43 no wife or kids holding me back. Let's talk my friend.

    • Hi, my name is Sam and I am young but interested in this life. I have acquired excellent hunting and construction skills. I am very hopeful in being a part of your community within the next year, please email me. Thank you.

    • I'm in. Done with this unhappy civilization for good and all. Got a pretty fair amount of experience out there too. If youre getting something together, reach me at

    • Definitely ready for the big change, I have many skills and knowledge. Email me

    • All these people wanting to get away is awesome. If we all came together or at least most of us we could start one hell of a community. I am a survivalist, hunter, farmer, forage, trapper, fisherman that would love to go into the wild with a bunch of people. Hit me up if you are interested

    • I very interested if you hwve a spot for me mail me

    • Hello Linville,

      I am an ex nurse in pediatrics and geriatrics. I have been more interested in natural healing (homeopathy and Naturopathy), love my mother nature as well. Contact me at: am interested, or text/call me 408-630-5411

      am from California.

    • Hello Linville,

      I am an ex nurse in pediatrics and geriatrics. I have been more interested in natural healing (homeopathy and Naturopathy), love my mother nature as well. Contact me at: am interested, or text/call me 408-630-5411

      from California.

    • There are so many posts on this site it is hard to know whether all of them are serious or which have run aground. but I thought I would give it a try.
      I am in my fifties and have camped for many summers in the same part of the Appalachians near where you are located. I'm very interested in your project but wonder how it has turned out given the Forest Service and other police who patrol the mountains? In any case I'd love to know where your project stands now and whether it has made progress. With all the people who responded it would seem that it would almost be possible to buy some land and set up some kind of community, have you considered that? But simply squatting, if its actually possible,
      might work in certain circumstances. Please contact me at and let me know how it has worked out so far.


    • Very interested. Young strong intelligent 23year old male. Fed up with the system and modern people. Ready to go asap. Just been looking for the right place and a decent partner.

    • That's what I've been looking for contact me

    • I am very I interested like you I can't stand how modern society treats us like pigs and takes advantage of our primal instincts I am looking to escape someday when I am a little older and I have a basic knowledge of survival I am in Ny and easy to get along with. I also want an adventure that takes me to a place where I can truly thrive untill then contact me at

    • Hi linville
      Would love to jump on your wagon and live this dream!
      Only I married (homemaker 48yrs) to (43yrs working hubby) (kids 3, schooling) living in the uk.
      I feel stressed and frustrated with modern living! Everyone rushing around, like the worlds gonna end in seconds! Everyone constantly thinking about money and materialistic things. No interactions and communications! Nothing left but, a pretty dull existence!
      I need to get out of this hum drum of living, get back to nature and be rewarded with the fruits of the land!
      How on earth can I encourage my family to go for this life?
      When the time comes, (hubby finish work), is he really gonna want, what I'm yearning for?

  39. I am looking to get away from tbe craziness of this world and get back to mother nature. I was born and raised on a farm and can hunt and fish with the best of them. I know all about planting and harvesting and have had tons of medical training. I'm physically fit and love the simpleness of life. If anyone is near NC please email me at I would love to chat with you!

  40. Anyone in NC? I have a magnificent location and plenty of tools. The site has, Great hunting, fishing, abundant wild edibles, fresh water, an area to garden, superb building site, and plenty of land to roam. Having a likeminded individual to share a true natural lifestyle with is the problem. Anyone wanting to get remote and flourish?

    • Hey there I'm in nc, close to Raleigh but I'm looking to get out of the rat race and join nature. Where abouts in nc are you located?

    • I used to be but i am in nj now. Always thought nc/tn was a great area (maggie valley) regardless email me lets touch bass

    • email me at sarabeth82@yahoo. I'm in NC and would love to talk toyou.

    • Hi,
      I'm in NC as well and have been interested in living in the wilderness for years. I'm a veteran, very fit, easy going, and looking to get away from the Orwellian world of today.

      Thanks ,

    • Ready to live remotely and flourish, can't wait to get out of California. I am an ex nurse in pediatrics/geriatrics. Don't mind getting my hands duty and work the land. I have what it takes to live in nature. I have backpack and travel several countries. Call me Linville- let me know what you need or what I can do to accomplish this mission! 408-630-5411 Pearl

  41. Wow scrolling through the comments is inspiring,

    25yr old male musician, moderate survival skills.
    Just wondering if anyone has any good locations of where to start off? I live in the UK but plan to visit Canada or America, alone or with some people,
    Add me on Facebook to get an image of who I am and vice versa, no spam please, hope to hear from you.

    • *Sorry I mean I want to know if anyone has any first hand experienced places they have been too already that's out of the way, has the necessary natural survival fundamentals, thanks!

  42. Hello all. It is only recently that I have become truly serious about taking the leap of fate and plunging into the wild. While unlike most of the people I read about in the comment I don't have a wealth of experience. What I do have is passion and a vision of what the future will look like. That vision begins with removing myself from the hatred and corruption of society. Originally I was going alone for the first two years to learn and train, before finding people to join me. Then I realized one man can survive, two people can thrive, but a tribe of people? A tribe can learn what it truly means to live. I don't expect to start at the last one, but five or six people that is possible. If you are like me and have no experience then we can learn together. I am leaving soon. Before or after the winter has yet to be decided. Please contact me at

  43. My Best friend(20) and I(18) have realized that life is so much more than what the rest of society has come to realize we're so blessed and we are setting out on this life journey into the beautiful wilderness to live we don't know how long we just know we have decided to start our journey in Utah. We want to get away from the world and the corrupted society we want to have complete freedom so we can learn the true meaning of life and grow and learn everyday! Become the fullest self we can become and be HAPPY! We are making this our reality we start our journey next week! And ive realized that connections with people are so important and incredible because if we come together as one it just makes life and the journey so much more extraordinary. Helping each other realize and grow and learn and live it's an incredible thing. So to anyone who has interest I welcome you to contact me through my email at anytime. We are one Family as human beings and coming together is the best thing we can do!

  44. I am a caucasian girl, brown hair, blue eyes, healthy, not overweight or underweight (5'7" and 135 lbs), averagely strong. Still in High School, but mature and sure of my choices. I want to 'drop out' before I turn 20 years old. This is something that I have always thought of. I don't romantisize nature, I know it is a hard and difficult place to live without the modern right-under-your-nose approach, but that's what I love about it as well. I have always been tied to nature, left my house to go to forests. Ive hiked mountains multiple times throughout my life, including hikes that lasted more than a couple of days. I have experience from those times, as well as from several "scout" camps that sent people either alone or in groups into a forest to fend for themselves for a week. I realize a week is not a lifetime, but it is experience. The primitive lifestyle attracts me, I love the idea of working for life, being tied to nature, and having to get whatever I need from all around me, using experience. I am indeed young, but not thoughtless, as I feel most people that decide to live in this twisted society are.
    If you have a similar world-view as me, perhaps also young and would like to 'drop-out' in a team of a couple people, or only us, contact me at:
    If you are older and still would like to share experience or talk, you're also welcome to.
    Today is September 12, 2016.
    This offer will never expire, I am sure.

    • Let's do it. Best to go as a group. Living in the wild can be dangerous and stressful. I am very interested if you wanna hit me up we can chat.

    • Hi there. I grew up living off the land in Ohio. I hate what this world is becoming and I want out! Iv hunted trapped and fished since I was a little boy. I'm 29 now and have been practicing my survival skills over the past 8 years. I'm health, strong, and have a strong will power. Would love to chat with you about your plans on living in the wilderness. Drop me a message I'm Aaron by the way

  45. The only realistic way to survive in the wilderness is a small community as the ancients did. Although modern man will continue to disrupt the balance.. It looks less and less realistic living off the land with this overpopulation....i wonder when the great cataclysm will seems the only escape from dependency on food is alchemy... anyway I too grow tired of giving my life for someone elses benefit. We need each other, we were all guided to this place by thinking alike, so we should try to work something out soon. I have my eyes on Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arkansas but up for suggestions. I have a arsenal of weapons including firearms and survival gear and food supplies. Life is eternal, and a creator is clear to me through the mind and great diligence in the creation. I seek my freedom (to the greatest degree while in a body) as do we all here. Lets get this planned!!!

    Contact me at

    • Ok so I've read quite a bit of the comments and it seems to me that there is definitely some other people who are "awakened" as they realize that today's society is all based around a false economy which is driven by the working class and ruled by the heartless. I don't want any part of it anymore and neither does my brother. We're in our mid 20's and have 2 dogs we couldn't leave behind. We also think that a small group would be far more successful than 1 or 2 individuals. It also carries more responsibility as there would be more mouths to feed, but with the right team tasks could be managed and divided to make living primitiveley easier. We're located on the east coast (nc) but are looking to get a little more north of here. We would be bringing a few firearms for self defense but would like to use traps/snares as to leave less of a foot print and not have any noise detection. We would like to leave before mid October to get acclimated to the surroundings before winter hits. We've been camping and hunting most of our lives and know how to build a good shelter and a great stove/ kiln to "cook" the mud into bricks. We have metal forging experience as well. Most soil has small amounts of ore and after a while you can have your self a good bit of metal for making tools. I would like to talk with some others about thier ideas and what they have planned. My email is

    • I to have grown sick of this rat race.
      I hadn't thought about a small group.
      Though it does seem to be the best way to go.
      Alaska is where I'm headed asap.
      Walking away from this way of life , will probably be my best bet.
      This isn't the way that God intended...

      • I've lived Alaska for 10 years no home at all. I'm in the lower 48 anyone I mean anyone wanting to join email me soon.

        • hey doug i,m heading to the yukon in march of 2017 i live in ontario canada at the moment but i look forward to getting away from this hole idea of public life .ps Cory is my name ,

    • 25yr male here in the north west states now. I have started my adventures and sofar it's the best decision I could of made. Would be nice to get a couple others on board in the same mind set.... Off grid, less money and more common sence. I'm in Washington now if anyone would like to join me and or get out of all this crap I read about my emails below. I normally respond within two to three days back. Thanks hope to find some of you out there. brettmonroe1029@gmail

      • I'm in Oregon and I have built a tiny house on wheels and want to find somewhere to put it and live. I have survival skills and have spent summers camping alone. I jut don't like being alone for long periods of time. Please email me back in need to get out of the city asap.

  46. I am a mid-30's white male that has just grown tired of "normal' society. I have 2 advanced science degrees, work for a large corporation, make good money, blah...blah..blah. I am a combat vet with 5 years spent in Spec Ops. I have strong primitive survival skills and experience. I have been wanting to disappear from mainstream society for a long time, and live my life for me. I'm tall, physically fit, considered attractive, intelligent, great sense of humor, no bad habits. I am thinking about either just disappearing into the woods right away, or maybe taking on part of the Appalachian Trail and then finding a more permanent spot. Thinking about WV, TN, GA as well as western states like UT, MT. I'm looking for a fit female companion to join me on this adventure and is serious about making it a forever thing. I have all the gear I need and am ready to do this. I do not have any family, children, or other obligations I need to attend to prior to leaving. Thinking about mid-September to set off. If anyone is interested, I would love to hear from you!

    • I've been considering just up and leaving for a while now, I would be interested in looking into possibilities

      • Same here. Army veteran, British guy. Lots of common sense and necessary skills to be successful. Contact me


      • Hi Jenna. Thanks for responding to my post. It's nice to know you're not alone in this, and that there are others that are like-minded. I would love to chat with you and discuss ideas and possibilities. Please contact me at my regular email at

      • Hi Jenna, thanks for responding to my post. Please contact me at my regular email at

    • I'm in Washington already started my journey if u may be looking to team up w another like minded u may email me. 25 male.

  47. I have been struggling for so long now...fighting culture, not content with being directed by another. The only thing I ever by necessity will submit to is the bodies need to steal and kill to survive, for that there is no choice...I experienced the wilderness alone to a small degree it is was very harsh, the bugs and pests are enough as is, adapting to the new life and chasing food all the time is hard to get used to. Even so, it might be a better option that enslaving myself to another, and going to the wilderness with a group would be more manageable and desirable.

    I am a lover of mind and reason and have propelled myself to great conclusions, I should be able to smile through any event...yet I am not satisfied in this culture. I am a 25 year old passionate male, have hordes of weapons including firearms and lots of survival gear. I am not ready this moment but within a year I would definitely assume so. I have good locations in mind, but open and willing to other good plans.

    There is no romance with nature...its a place of suffering at least in this time in this creation on earth. So make sure whatever you seek in this life under the discipline of nature exceeds the suffering you will endure. Please email me at and lets discuss our options....

    • Everything is unreliable in the wild, health, tools, food,weather and fire. I really don't think I can do it for very long. It's like beginning a course, many are enthusiastic at the beginning and gradually drop out. The living isn't that great, food is rather bland, catching meaningful prey is rare, traps are not that successful and animals are not stupid and avoid you, seeds and plants that are edible can cause stomach cramp if eaten to many. To become a naturalist, I need to change my mindset, that will mean tuning into wildlife and getting away from the city. I need to do some course and get some hands on experience. Even that may not be enough.

      • The long story short is that knowledge has been stolen from humanity and it is up those who are willing to bring back true knowledge.
        If you cannot mine or weld or create a gun or ammo then you should not have these things.
        If you cannot catch an animal with your bare hands and kill it within your hands then maybe you shouldn't be killing other things.
        Self reflection.
        How does it feel to be poked in the eyes?
        How do you feel even imagining some hunter shooting you with a gun while you are living in the woods?

        Do you think these animals to be deaf, dumb, blind, without feeling, cannot taste, cannot smell? Are they not here just as you are?
        and what better is a human than seeing, smelling, tasting, feeling and hearing? How many humans actually go beyond their perceptions to think? To consider?

        Anyone who wishes to go into nature and into the world but still wants ammunition and metal and things that only money can buy, you just must know that you have a long way to go.

        Some of us want to be alone but many of us need the information, the precious knowledge, that we each individually have.

        A human is the most capable thing on Earth to grow gardens and food.
        Bears, wolves, dogs, cats, they all eat fruits and vegetables. This is truth.

        Any thing that is starving will eventually reside to consuming the meat of another animal, whether it is dead or alive, all unless self reflection is taken into consideration.
        It is a primitive thing that humans continue to do by consuming animal meat, just as an animal might be considered to be "primitive".

        One can either care or not care at all.
        Some of us wish to care because we do care.

        You are each as free as you can be.
        and you each have the ability to do kindness or to do evil with your free will.
        A knife through your hand does not feel good.
        A smile does feel good.
        Delicious and clean water tastes so good.
        Chemicalized and poisoned and water with metal and rust and plastic and garbage, does this taste good?

        Know your truths.

        We can build homes. We can grow food. We can keep water clean. We can change the world without ever seeing the final result, because never will we.
        but at least we did what we knew was good and right and true.
        unlike what disgusting and ignorant ways are being blindly practiced by many today.

        It is not their fault. It is because humanity is standardized through Government education.

        Land cannot be owned.
        All that humans have is the respect of other humans.

        Within free will, we all have the absolute ability to conduct evil onto others.
        It is knowing that allows us to wish to do good onto others.

        Look at how humans respect one another in traffic, for the most part.
        How they respect one another by not breaking into their homes, for the most part.

        There is always the ignorant who has stopped caring, the unguided.

        Be rid of your possessions. Use your money for seeds.
        Be rid of nonsense.
        Be rid of exhaust.
        Be rid of pollutants.
        Be rid of plastic.
        Be rid of screens.

        Food, water, sleep, shelter, warmth, dry, happiness and peace.
        What else do you need?

        We are each beginning from some stone age by leaving society but we must work together to some extent.
        We must respect one another.

        Even if we all moved into the world, planes will still poor exhaust down onto us.
        Rangers will still seek us out.
        Humans will still thieve from us.
        Mines will still leak liquid metals into the water we drink.
        Rust will continue to poison our water.
        Nuclear bombs will still continue.
        We will be shot more often by humans.
        We will face hate.
        Society will become worse by the day, as it does already.

        Running away from the problem is not our salvation.
        Helping to change humanity with the right knowledge is the truth.

        Defining change is the truth.
        Defining good against wrong and evil is truth.

        but there is much more to say.

        Be considerate.
        Knowing nothing and trying and knowing everything and breaking your body are not right ways.

        Knowing yourself and building this life, this planet. These feel good.

        If garlic does repel ticks, then let us find out!!!
        If basil does repel ticks, then let us find out!!!!!
        and let us share this knowledge even with those who are mindless, so that they might find some mind.

        Let us share our wisdom with all others.

        Be not selfish. Take from a plant so that the plant will continue to grow and give fruit.
        Take not from an animal, for you cannot take a leg from a thing and expect it to return.

        Animal meat is NOT required. This is a fact.
        Put away with the weapons you cannot make on your own.

        Be weightless.
        We are all divided by distance and lack of communication right now.
        It will take a bit but, there is more than just one who wants this right now.
        There are thousands if not millions who feel it in them to be rid of industry and pollution and hatred and television and plastic and etc.

        and etc etc etc..

        much more to say.

        Good luck everyone.

        • Ok. Wow. Joel olsteen I guess. Preach on. Not really. You say people should not eat meat. The human body needs protein. Try to grow a garden in the wild. It will become your bait because deer and rabbits will raid it every single night. The reason we have hunting season's is to control the population of animals that will eat all your precious vegtables and fruit. Others are considered pest because the destroy your land and livestock such and wild pigs and wild dogs. Its harder to be a vegetarian in the wild then a carnivore. If you want to live primitive you need to adopt the way people ate. And yes don't bring your guns unless you want to bring attention to yourself and constantly have to go back and get ammo. Leave your cell phones. You won't get a signal. Take a friend or partner so you don't forget language. And if anyone is looking for an able bodied able minded and ready to go person I am looking for the perfect number. 4. Me and 3 others. That way there is no third wheel. And plenty of experience between everyone. thanks

        • Dear Mathew - In the wild, Wolves and Cats don't eat Berries. They eat Meat. Being a Vegan might be cool, but You might starve to death in the wild. To survive You will need to eat both Red Meat and Fish. There is no super market. You don't get to make those decisions.

      • Yes....we live in such an odd time, it doesnt help that the balance of most ecosystems have been disturbed/destroyed making living off the land even more difficult...and overpopulation and government owning all all the land....oh what a time...I am looking forward to the inevitable destruction of this culture but I will probably die with it since I am taught only how to be an efficient slave for this current idea, not a warrior and survivalist by nature

        • Sean, I am not even sure who Joel Olsteen is...
          You say we need protein? Even green grass has protein.
          Fruits and vegetables are loaded with protein.
          Why do you think people are becoming so overweight? Only from sitting around? It is also from consuming too much protein and doing nothing with it, so what good is protein at all for a lazy people?
          Have you ever gone out and eaten acorns or blackberries and clover, among the thousands of wild edible plants that exist?
          All of which contain protein.

          "joel olsteen", "protein", etc etc... for one who wants to leave society, you sound like one who is still too involved with society.

          Some might have to consider not taking guns or cell phones.
          Others never had guns or phones to begin with.

          Some might still have to consider what life is like without animal meat.
          Others are already over the mountain and far away.

          I do want to update that when I first found this thread, I was also seeking others who were like-minded.
          I realize now that any important journey should only be made alone, else there is always some difference in opinion. That is my advice to those who truly need "freedom".

          I have something important to say and to teach but can not listen to guns or meat or leather or marines or army or wanting a woman or bushwacking and these things consistently.

          If you've heard it from someone else or read it online or saw it on the television, assume that everyone else has already heard your spill.

          Work on yourselves before ever working on others.

          Good luck.

  48. Hi, i am Caleb i live in northeast Texas at the moment. I turn 18 in about a year and im planning on dropping out. Walking into the wild and finding myself there.

    For obvious reasons i dont want to go alone. Im physically fit caucasian male, brown eyes and hair... have been teaching and practicing survival skills for a while now and i think in a years time i will be ready. During the next year im going to look for 1 or 2 like-minded tough people who are willing to drop everything and chase the horizon with me. I will have ample funds for initial supplies i havnt decided where i want to go precisely but i have a year to work all the kinks out. Anyway email me at We can discuss possible plans and work things out! And get to know each other a little bit. I want only people who are dedicated and seriously commited. Im a mind over matter sort of person if you meet these conditions let me know im intresting in getting to know you.

    Never stop chasing your dreams - Caleb

    • hi i been thinking about this for awhile ever since i turened 17 and someones been keepng me back from this i just dont wanna live with ppl that can do this tot he world and be all about drama not careng theres nothng left with the society. i would like to get out of this

      • I'm wanting to go and live in some forest. I don't like where we are all heading so I'm going to change what I see. If you want to talk email me.

      • Email me.

    • I'm 19 decent hunter and tracker dropped out of college just not for me i live near Austin now but grew up in Coleman to, brown eyes and hair as well I'm fit could learn some more about plants and medicinals but I want to go with virtually nothing. Well medium gear but no fire arms, electronics or anything made from this century looking to leave late feb, early march

      • Hi my name is Christian I'm 19, I plan on leaving everything behind and moving to the woods this summer. I am looking to start a small group because I'm not brave enough to go alone please email me at for any questions or useful tips.

  49. Morning All;

    I'm a 42 year old STRAIGHT white male. Looking to leave this corrupted and twisted place with a small group of people. I'm not looking for some brokeback mountain adventure nor am I looking for a year long stay then come back.
    I'm not a he-man nor am i ex-military. I can handle my own, but I'm not the ultimate bad ass either. I'm a good guy that's just seen too much in this piece of shit we call the civilized world.
    I've never been hunting but I'm a good shot out to 700 yards (yes I practice benchrest, prone, and standing) and can usually maintain a 3 MOA. I've been working on my out door skills for about the last 3 years and have no issues in my being able to care for myself if I need to go alone, I just prefer not to.
    I dont mind working hard and dont mind learning new skills or a better way of doing things.

    First and foremost you should know.... I WILL NOT LEAVE UNARMED. I will have my rifle. Yes bullets dont last forever but traps dont always work. Cavemen may have hunted with sticks and indians with crossbows, but I'm a good shot and refuse to go hungry because some one wants to pet the black bears or grizzlies. If you dont want to leave a foot print in the wilds and you think you can do that while living out there, then more power to you , I wish you the best. But I simply will not go unarmed. I have my own reasons other then hunting, my mind will not be changed.

    Second; if you are a female that answers...... I'm not looking for a one night stand, or away for you to have a romp in the wilds. I understand that leaving as a set can make things more enjoyable; but friend first.

    If you happen to be a couple looking for another male, thats cool as long as you dont try and drag me into some threeway ordeal. I'd rather have good friends for life in the wilds, then abunch of drama.

    If your a group of males..... thats fine also. Just dont try to get me involved in some Men At Work activity.I'm not anti-gay I just want to make sure you know where my lines are.

    I do believe in God and if thats an issue for you then just dont answer my post. I have no issue you having another belief system or none at all, I'm not here to judge.

    Besides looking to leave a world that I personally see heading down the road of martial law or WWlll, I am looking for someone or group of people that are HONEST. I was raised that a coward can get you hurt but a liar will get you killed. I live and die by that. I might have to one day trust my life to you and yours to me. This is why I'm being so straight forward.

    As for my user name....... when I leave I just want to go. Its no one elses business. If you want to do a back ground check and we have decided to join up. I have no issues providing my name, age, ect ect ect. My current license needed me to have a FBI and State back ground check, I have no issues letting you do a follow up.

    As for where I am willing to go.....
    well I guess if I find people on here I click with, then it would be a group choice. I open to ideas and if your grouping together , then I hope you would be too.

    I would like to leave by next summer. I dont have things to tie up, I just would like to have time to get to know the people I'll be living alone with in the middle of nowhere. I dont think thats a hard request to understand. I think that if aliens are speaking with you, it will be hard for you to not speak of it over time, give me that time to find out. Besides a friend is much more willing to place his life in danger for you, then someone you just left with.

    If anyone took offense at my post , Im sorry. But its better to offend you now then 100's of miles with no return insight.

    For those I dont end up traveling with. I wish you a heart felt best wishes on your travels and truly hope your plans come to life.

    • I’m turning 40 soon, and relishing a new challenge again. I will be interested in travelling next year, the dates 20th of May through to the 1st of August in Alaska during the height of summer and living in the wilderness with likeminded people and doing my own thing.
      I’m from the UK, and know the visa is 90 days for the USA and 6 months for Canada, so bare this in mind.
      In brief, I’ve done a bit of travelling and spent 14 month in South America 12 -13 and can get by on Spanish and Portuguese. I did a jungle survival course in Peru for 12 days with two guides. With them, participated in survival skills. This was very tough and I nearly wanted to quit. Apart from fainting a few times, being bitten to the point of insanity, hunger and low morale. I managed to pull through.
      During the more pleasant moments when I wasn’t feeling low, I was contempt doing menial tasks such as shelter building, making traps, butchering turtle / wild chicken and washing clothes.
      Since then, I have been studying Horticulture and do gardens on a self-employed basis.
      I would like to meet similar people with this aim in mind; learn new skills; hear stories and occasionally go off and hunt on my own. However, I’m willing to travel with a group of experienced people and explore a more dangerous environment with them. I believe that I’m hard working, but people can judge this when they eventually meet me.
      I’ve been studying the weather in Alaska, Barrow mainly and it’s often very cold during summer. The 24 hours daylight may a problem, but I was okay in Iceland for two weeks living under a tarp.
      I’m in good health and hold a Personal Trainer Qualification and I do lots of land based training without weights.
      I do share the interest with many about the civilized world and its negatives.
      And finally, I’m not scared of dying, but would prefer it to happen doing the unimaginable adventure.
      Enough Rant, and I look forward to a positive reply.

      • Since this was a reply to my post : As I stated I'm not looking to come back. If your doing this as a "fun" trip, then you might be better off going to a campers site or something of that nature. If your worried about you visa then this is not a perm. trip for you and you may not get a reply from others here on site.

        Best of luck

    • I'm 37 a guy very straight and very strong whom is overwhelmingly exhausted with society bills racism judgment lies and just the overall Bullshit. Existing in this has become unbearable...

      I am very straight and sane! I am just done with all this and very use to solitude. I was in the army however never had to survive the wild. I want to thrive not just survive. However after seeing the Chris McCandless story my lack of wild survival skills were concerning.

      I would be walking away from everything including money. I would be bringing a potent array of weaponry as animals that can kill and eat a human freak me out. Also for any inbred crazies out there that wanna cause trouble. I'm pretty skilled and experienced with my mitts but one never knows...

      People claim this is possible perhaps it's time I found out...

      • I'd like to touch base with you. You seem like a level headed guy that knows what he wants. If interested in chatting let me know.

      • Hey folks, I have an old post here and still have yet to find a serious partner. I'm aiming for AK/Canada and permanent. I'm ready to spend this fall and winter WITH my partner really getting ready for the reality. Anyone serious about this, email me at
        I'm aiming to leave spring 2017 with medium gear, .22 Rifle and the knowledge of how to make larger weapons.

        • Its cool your shooting for north would you are more interested in making larger weapons cause 22s aint but for squirrels and coons rabbits and etc I have hunting and tracking experience but not too much for plant knowledge. I too just want to find a committed partner.

    • I'm with you, have two posts up myself stating very much the same. Email me at I'm ready to meet up and start preparing.

    • Hi NoOneImportant,
      I would be very interested in partnering up with you.. 35 yo female.. email me please..

      • I'm leaving in march. Have many years in the woods would love to meet like minded people. When I leave I'm not coming back

    • Well that was the best one I've read all night on this thread. I'm stuck in the UK and would love to join someone like you. I can't see it happening because of where I live now (most of these on here are from USA) which is a shame. All I will say is that I am simply a hobbit at heart. Grew up on a farm, have horses and love travelling and living in the wilds really is all I want to do. Anyway I am probably wrong candidate but I wish you all the luck in this world.

  50. Is anyone leaving soon? If you are, I will be willing to contribute a good amount of money in building our community. I have some skills since I grew up in northern Minnesota and am a veteran of the US Navy (mostly healthcare skills). It is good to have a good med. person around. Also, I am so tired of the way the work is going and I don't want to be involved any more. Please let me know if I would be useful in your community. Even if you haven't left yet, I can get there before you and start building if needed.

    Reach out to me please:


  51. Hello all,

    I am also looking to get off the grid. I am leaving way sooner, within the next week or so. I am looking to meet someone in Flagstaff Arizona around 09/01. I will then work my way north to an area less occupied and not in reservation land but close to it. I have saved over 10K to get myself off the grid so the structure I build will not be completely useless but will keep us warm in winter months. I am not looking for a sexual partner but would like female and or male company. If I could get a couple people it would be great.

    Email me at

    I was in the military and I grew up in northern Minnesota so I have a lot of experience in the wild.

  52. My name is shawn.
    I am preparing for my move to the alaskan wilderness, I will be leaving around the beginning of 2017. I have already made a mapped out route and living area away from civilization and far away from any ranger stations or any towns within a 60 miles radius all the way around. There is light snow during the summer days and heavier snow during the winter. I have been a hunter and trapper all my life and have spent many days and nights in the wilderness and everytime I leave it makes me sick to come back to governmental america. This time I am not coming back when my time comes I will find me a nice spot under a tree and a good view and to dust I shall return. I'm looking to find atleast 3 other people to join me as I have done alot of planning so far and 4 people seems to be the best number for the tasks involved for survival and also the company of another. Not looking for anyone trying to have a wilderness sex trip or anything of the nature just 3 other people that share the same passion for freedom and the will to survive. Please feel free to email me with questions or arrangements. FYI just because you message me does not mean your added to the list as I have till the beginning of 2017 to make sure the people I leave with are good people and not out to play games. Thanks and God bless everyone.

    • My name is Joey, I have been through a lot in my days, just recently separated I feel like now is the time to live my dream, I was a boy scout during my whole childhood, I have watched many videos and read many books on wilderness survival, I've taken myself into the woods to put my self to the test, I have started fires with different styles and under different conditions, I've made many tools, shelters and traps, out of everything I know the hardest thing I've found is the ability to give up civilization, people and entertainment, you have to drop, I've been looking for a place to go, I'd like to go with you to get my start, please e mail me if you would like to talk.

    • For anyone who wishes to live off the proverbial beaten path, I would just like to say, prepare, prepare, prepare. It is very rewarding and life can be good, hard but good. I am half native American and was raised on the Creek Indian Reservation with my grandmother and I have hunted (bow and gun), trapped, skinned, tanned hides, set lines (fish), bird traps/fish traps, smoked/preserved meats, gathered wild edible plants/nuts, and have most of my life. I was 16 when we first got running water. The reason I say all this is that even though I do have these skills even I prepare before heading into the wild, which I do every few years just to unwind and reconnect. Even I carry a way to contact someone in case of a life or death emergency, I've been lucky enough to never have had to use it, but it's sure better to have than dying in the wilderness because gangrene has set into a broken leg. The other important thing to remember is know your location.. I'm in the Eastern USA and even with my skills, I would be really reluctant to wander off say in Alaska and expect to survive well, especially if I don't know the ecology.. guys/Ladies, just please be careful. Not trying to be a downer, it is hard/rewarding..but it's deathly hard if you are not ready. Thanks. Anyone wanting to get up with me can, if I can help, I will.

      • My name is Carolyn and I am in Oregon. I have built a tiny house on wheels and I'm trying to find somewhere to put my house and live off-grid and away from society. I'm 51 year old and have camped for summers alone. I have spent my childhood camping, hunting and fishing in the woods of Oregon and Washington. I know it will be easier with others. I'm very determined to make a life away from the sick society that exists. Please email me if you know anywhere in can go where the Rangers can't mess with me.

      • I don't know where to go that is what I am trying to find as well as maybe a person or 2 to go with me. I have a tiny house on wheels I've built and just wanted to park it and live. Like I do when I camp only with better shelter and some off grid luxury. I love being in the woods but at 51 year old it gets really hard living in a tent. I was a carpenter for years so I did what I know and want to learn more about just living a simple life with nature. If you can help in any way please contact me 5038854554 thank Carolyn

    • Please contact me.
      US Army veteran with a desire to get off the grid and away from this rat race.
      Looking for spring 2017 to set off into the wild and make it permanent.
      Looking forward to hearing from you

      • Says email address invalid

        • is mine

  53. Hi all, I've posted here before, but things came along and I've had to put my plans on hold.

    My timetable to wander into the wilds is May 2017. This will give me time to gather all I need, and put other affairs in place.

    I am looking into the southwest portion of Virginia. I hiked on the Appalachians Trail in 2014, and have found quite a few places that are out of sight, and would not be bothered. I would be within 1 to 2 miles from the Appalachian Trail, but with proper precautions, you can live it up without your place ever being found.

    The area I have located is within walking distance of a lake, so water will not be an issue. Animals are plentiful, and the views from the top of the mountains, are astounding.

    There is a small town about 10 miles away, but I will not go into it(unless urgently needed).

    I plan on bringing freeze dried food to last a couple of weeks, until I have everything set up and going. Then after that, its on to living the way we were meant to live.

    I'm a white, 46 year old guy, looking for 1 or 2 others interested in joining with me.

    I have knowledge in setting traps(fish traps are my specialty), building shelters, and fire starting.

    Would like someone(at least one person) who has knowledge of skinning animal for food, and/or fur.

    If you're interested, send me a message.

    • My email is, forgot to put it in my above message.

    • Please get a hold of me at 3072147490 I have experience in skinning gutting and cleaning most animals and have mild experience in trapping as well

    • Or email me at

    • I've been a wilderness person my whole life. Going into the wild, and coming back. I've fallen through the ice while checking my traps, while ice fishing, and innocently walking along in the hight of many a white out. Have had my eyelids freeze shut when I blink. Actions on guns frozen.stiff. Eating snow to survive hypothermia. On the flip side, anybody drag a white tail 3 kilometers thru swamps , mosquitoes and 95° with an empty water bottle.. Dehydration brings on lots of nasty problems with probably disorientation being the worst. Miss a crucial turning point on a return hike can put you in harms way quick! Physical training and intestinal fortitude will save your skin, but actually pushing with all your might to a safe haven with your clothing frozen to the point it's cracking at your joints, has to be experienced BEFORE you've put yourself too far out of reach. Go into the wild short term and test your strengths. When you're sound, go for the long term. I wish all of you gods speed, and honestly, am jealous I can't embark on a long term quest for that place that no one has ever layed a track on.

  54. Hi my name is Timothy and I'm a Christian.; I will have my Bible and worshiping God would be evident. There are many military forces building up all around the united states and very soon the wood will be the only option for those who can see clearly. I've love to live in the woods without paying bills, hunting animals and and roasting them for food, I will want a company to build a place and make it home (cozy) and warm, It could be tent, hut or other structures and also I would love a booth for animals like sheep and goat and we can probably grow corn, tomatoes and other useful food items to live on. my email is, Lets start planning now, I'm ready at this very moment.


    • The more culture you show (agriculture, animal husbandry, etc.) the more you need to be sure to be on private property. Grazing and farming on public land is the quickest way to get noticed and then rousted (or arrested). If you'll be on public land you need to go low impact for the most longevity. Of you want to raise animals for peotein, consider mealworms. They are low input and very hardy (they won't take freezing, but they produce a lot of protein and omega 3 oils in a short time). If you want to farm, consider the weedier species, like amaranth, goosefoot, broom corn (Sorghum), etc. Some beans and squash can compete effectively with minimal cultivation, but corn is a high-cultivation crop and the activity will be noticed. Best to read up on foraging for wild edible plants and mushrooms, and learn how to set snares and traps (a rat trap will do for most small game). If you've got an in with a sympathetic landowner, though, go to it.

      • Shaun you have no reason being on this site...seen your responses and they are very seem the type that your always right and all knowing... guess what you're not the only one...if you don't have positive remarks stay away from this site...end of story

        • Okay, now you want to talk about negative? That post of yours is it. I give into. Freely. You don't agree with that info, fine. It to attack me for trying to be helpful is certainly not a positive thing. You want to dispute the facts? You want to challeng my opinions? Do so, but do so with facts and opinions, not by attacking me as "negative" or a know-it-all. I'm not. I dont. I'm pretty negative in my outlook for civilization, but that's why we're all here, isn't it. Honestly, I don't know why I even bother responding to troll like you, Mr. "Not Important" (name kinda says it all...woops, was that negative?), but I prefer to give a person a second chance to show they're more than a muckraker.

      • Thanks for leaving a helpful set of tips for people. I'm sure some will find this quite useful. I've checked your replies on this site (since someone was very adamant at making you look bad while providing no evidence) and everything about you so far seems to be up to snuff! Keep being an awesome person!

        And mr/mrs 'Not Important' hiding behind a non-name, shove off! This site does not need people like you talking down on others with no reason.

        • Nice. Thanks for the support. I had to go back and check all my posts to make sure I hadn't said anything less-than-helpful. Best of luck to you, Nodoka. Best of luck to all of us.

  55. Anyone up for going to Montana please email me at

    It will probably be around the beginning of 2017 before I am ready but until then I'll be preparing.

  56. People dream people hope...but to actually go out and do what heart desires like the primitive life ...this what the MOUNTAIN GUERRILLA TRIBE will do...good luck to ya'll world...

    • Is the Mountain Guerilla Tribe a real thing? Or is it still just a concept. It might be a good rallying point for a yearly gathering of disaffected wilderness enthusiasts and hermits. The hobos have their gathering, what not us as well?

      • Sure is a real thing, MGT three founders.


      • As far as a gathering as you put it. Jordan Valley Oregon has a mountain man rendezvous in April every year. Go hang out there.

    • Yes the MOUNTAIN GUERILLA TRIBE is real. There are 3 founders.

    • I'm 18 years old, I'm from the Ozarks in South Central Missouri. I spent quite a bit of my time in the woods and on a black angus farm growing up. I'm not a survival expert by far but I have the capability of living without society's crutches. Ive been homeless for the past six months by my own choice, graduated from high school homeless as well. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do anything I needed to do to survive on my own. Ive never fit into this society, nor have I wanted to. America is on her knees. I'm ready to leave all of this behind. I have no location in mind but I plan to move to the wild soon. I refuse to work for a system that no longer works for the good of mankind but towards the greed of few.
      The hills of the Ozarks are deep. If anyone is interested in disappearing into the hills then get ahold of me. I'm really outgoing. I'm not looking for any freaky sex in the woods shit Lol. I want someone or several people who's focus is on survival while leaving the land intact. Only taking what we need to survive. I'm tired of hurting our mother. Eden has enough to go around...

  57. I'm a 30 yr old white woman.looking for a partner to go to Montana with in the future.would leave in spring.I'm in northern wv me at
    I'm a prepper survivalist atheist horsewoman mountain woman.I love off grid living and hate society and government and police.I'm strong welled and ready to get the hell out of here.want to live free,like the native Americans before the whites stole and destroyed this land.

    • Hi I'm from ireland a 35 year old man looking for same adventure as you I love the outdoors and hate city life so over populated.Im young physically and love a good challenge if u need more info about me email me at thanks alan

    • Are you still in for it, Im l planning on living off the land, my days in civilization is over, i do want a partner, if you are serious let me know, then we could get together on this.

    • Im ready when you are. Thats my dream to go there.

    • I'll be going to Montana this moth. Maybe stay, maybe not. I'm older than you but that just me a lot of experience in my pocket.

    • Ever think about NC?

      • Im in NC and am looking to escape and get back to nature. Physically fit female who knows how to hunt, grow and harvest. Email me at

  58. I am looking to essentially disappear from mainstream society and live totally off-grid. Not just owning land somewhere with a tiny home, but actually living remotely somewhere with no ties to anything or anywhere. I am not running from the law or anything like that, in fact I don't even have a traffic ticket on my record. I just do not want to be part of the senseless masses anymore, and do not want to be "led" heavy-handed by the government. I have thought about this for a while, and constant news events make me want to do it now. I don't want to be tracked in any way by the government or any other group. Essentially live as a nomad with no land ownership, no paying taxes, no worrying about the government coming and taking my legally-owned weapons. I have lost faith in the government, and honestly, society in general. I am well-educated, have several advanced degrees, and a great corporate job. I am also a Veteran of the Army, with several deployments under my belt. So it's not a matter of being unpatriotic or anything like that, I just want to rely on myself. I don't want to depend on cell phones, Wi-fi, grocery stores, utilities, etc. So when everything goes crashing down, I'm already in a place to survive and thrive, and when FEMA or the NSA comes knocking, my location (and almost existence) is not known. I don't have any family, so disappearing would create zero ripples. Looking to not do this completely alone for numerous obvious reasons. So if anyone is interested in actually doing this, and sooner rather than later, please contact me. I currently live in Florida, but want to go to Oklahoma, Carolina, etc for this permanent change.

    • Email me at I'm from the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I'm prior military myself and looking to ease into this and making camp somewhere in the mountains. I know of some great areas where even the towns are 20 years behind time....

      • Looking to get out of the crazy rat race . living in oregon. Wanting to travel out of state. Anywhere but here . former boyscout and avid camper. No fire arms I just use bow. And weapons of blade. I'm 28 trying to do something new with my life. Wanting to go into the wilderness and just discover everything i can about myself and stuff mother nature.

        • I'm in OR, and I want to learn wild edible foods. Do you know where I could learn in OR?

      • I am also Prior Service wanting to do the same, Are you all still planning or already gone let me know. email me @

    • Let's go to Montana. Up north.see what we can c. And live free.I'm a 30 yr old woman

      • I'm gathering my gear thru the next week or so. No guns tho. Taking a bow to get started. I'm in Texas. Was raised in Idaho. Hope all get hooked up with whatever it is you are searching for.

      • How about now I'm here already and ready

      • Hey whitewolf, email me at Would love to link up with you for this!

      • Hey have you left yet contact me plz with this climate change mountains are a good call Yukon Canada is free land

      • Is this group still going out I see you got several reply's. I am not wanting a relationship at all just want to go off into and live in nature. I am a Army Veteran 34 Years Old and will be bringing my bow.

        • Cole

          MGT SAVAGE

    • Hi. I'm very interested. Do you have a contact email?

      • I'm pay off a group getting ready to go into the wilderness. We all have bows. And all very knowledgeable in the woods.

      • Hi Tiffany, my contact email is

      • Tiffany - Email me @
        I have some information you may want

      • Tiffany - yes I do. I listed it above, but it is survivalist37075 at gmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you!

      • Tiffany,
        Hope this finds you well. Our plans are coming together quickly. Once we are out tho, i won't have any reason to come back. Group of three so far.


        • Hopefully this finds you in preperation and not gone. Email me if your still going

    • email me 32 year old male

    • Hi Will please I would also like to live off the grid and would be there for a very long time, but I currently live in the state of California and I want us to discuss to see how this would work.

      My email address is

  59. My name is Dustin, 17, I live in the Pacific Northwest. If you are close to my age email me, I'd love to talk to some likeminded people. I'm tired of the mainstream lifestyle. I've deleted my Facebook and Instagram and I'm just done with all of the bullshįt. I've taken survival classes, I hunt, I've trapped some. All my friends tell me where they are going to be in 10 years. They all have huge expectations. My three best friends are going to college to study economy, cardiology and psychology. I am by no means below them, I know I am good enough to be accepted into a college, I was taking high school classes in 7th grade, but I don't see any point? Their passions are unknown to them. They chose the best options they had as they still haven't found themselves. In 10 years when they are buried to their necks in debt. I want to be up in the mountains somewhere. Without a worry in the world other than, damn I better collect more firewood before sundown. I am passionate about watching an osprey splash into the water, for the slightest moment it seems to stop and you wonder if it will sink, but it pushes off the water and rises, prize in hand(talons). I am passionate about the Nighthawks that come out at dusk. I watched, on the 4th of July, as a barn owl flew across the horizon not more than 100 feet from me, I loved the color of the fireworks but for that moment I could only hate them, because that owl was without a doubt terrified. Because men decided to launch explosives into the air, continuously until they had no more. I love seeing a trout strike a fly in a clear shallow river. These pleasures. These simple pleasures are what life should be about. Those are the happiest moments of my life. The worst moments of my life come when i am stuck, alone at home. Nothing o do but either sleep, watch tv, or eat food. Well, atleast what mainstream society considers "food". I hate Pokemon go, all of these kids walking around aimlessly, living in their fraudulent fantasy lives. Games and movies and shows in general. We watch them not only because they are entertaining, but because we wish we could be like them, we have nothing to do with our lives so we watch others live theirs. Which happens to be more interesting than our own.
    " I went to the woods because I wish to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die. Learn that I had not lived."
    -Henry David Thoreau
    If you love that quote as much as me, hit me up.

    • There are so many like you, follow your heart. You will find what you need..not in this society. Not now. Meditate. Go on an adventure if it's what your heart desires. You can always come back and bring your experience with you. Your soul needs replenished and you can feel it, so feed it. 💚

    • Hi Dustin,
      My name is Lukas and I think you are right about this stupid society, I'd be happy if you would send me a mail and maybe we can exchange ideas or just talk.
      My emal adress is

      Looking forward to your answer,

    • You are right about the games, for years ive played games just to escape reality because its eating me alive. I to am planning on living completely off the grid. Im thinking Montana because not only is it beautiful but theres plenty of places to disappear. I wish you well and hope u find u a woman. But in the mean time take a dog and train him they are handy. Thompson Falls,MT up there its some of the richest in game. By the way im 24 and am currently stuck in the marines. Blah lol, dont get me wrong i love it but i failed out of some advanced training and figured i could love more than 1 thing in life.

      • Thinking of Montana also buddy.30 yr old woman here.and its all I think about.gotta hoof it from wv but I plan on doing just that asap

        • Montana is wonderful country. Gets mighty cold. I know some of the state but I know Colorado better than the vast majority of the natives. So I plan to hit the high country there and relocate to lower elevation when the weather turns. I'll remain off grid in both locations.

        • Hello,

          There is a group for Montana. Drop an email

    • I'm 17 about to be 18 in a couple months and once that happens I'm gone. It seems like I relate to no one in society. Most the people I've met are fake and disloyal. When I was 16 I got thrown in the loony bin and after I got out I was kicked out of highschool. I had no idea what I was doing with my life and everyone around me was disappointed in me and telling me I'm supposed to do shit so I hitchhiked from PA 10 hours away to Boston MA. I tried making myself a life but you can't exactly put out resumes when the cops are looking for you. Eventually I got home and I've just been sitting around twiddling my thumbs until I can leave again. Sad day for everyone with their nose in my ass that I'm not going to be getting a GED once I turn 18 and I'll actually be going off grid for a while. I never used FB and deleted it 7 months after I got back. I only know it was 7 months cause the cops changed my password and FB told me I was using an old password. I had to change my number and everything people sent me such nasty shit. But fast forward all this time sitting around has driven me near mad. I'm a strong believer in self education so these past two years I've done nothing but watch scientific, philosophical, and religious debates and documentaries, become politically educated (ignorance is bliss don't make my mistake), and mold myself overall as a person. I'm not trying to hide from society because I don't fit in or trying to escape reality. I'm trying to embrace my true nature and live how I need to. Nature has always been my friend. Just Wednesday the rain interrupted me mowing our huge lawn and I backed the mower into the garage and was letting the song I was listening to finish before I went inside. After it did and I pulled off my headphones I just sat there and watched and listened to the rain and it gave me a calm somber no song ever could. I didn't go in until an hour later after it stopped pouring. Long story short I can't wait to turn 18 and catch a ride on a cargo train that runs through my town and leads up into a decent town in NY smack dab in the middle of a valley. I'll go up into one of the many hills and stay there until I bid come down.

      • Email me Gavin
        I can relate

    • Hi dustin, I am 19 and about to turn 20. I am not as experienced as you seem to be with survival methods, however, I still have the same passion. I would like you to contact me and see where things go from there. I do have some things I have to take of before I can depart from civilization. I will eventually do it though. I know that.

        Email me!

    • It is amazing to me how many people there are out there with these same passions. I don't know anyone in my immediate life that is like me. I'm a rare breed, but you look here that's just about all you can find. I found this site because I read a book about Dick Proeneke's cabin in Alaska. I was wondering if I could do exactly what he did. It surprises me how many people from all over the country and even from other countries can come together by chance like this.

      " I went to the woods because I wishe'd to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and not when I came to die, learn that I had not lived. "

      - can anyone guess the brilliant man behind this quote? No cheating!

      Email me!

    • Good to see young people, who are not completely buried in the computer stuff. Outdoor activities make you healthier both physically and mentally. Back when I was a kid, We all played outdoors every chance We got. Building tree houses, sticker bush forts, or just going fishing. Now days it seems that young people spend most of their time on the internet.
      I respect Your interest in the outdoors. Have you ever made a fire with out matches? Be careful that You have a safe place to work, and not cause a wildfire. Then start practicing making fire. Don't build a bonfire. The idea is to learn how to make fire with out matches. So once You have a small flame. a couple twigs on that is enough to call it a win. I start people out with a book of paper matches. Then You go collect tinder and kindling from nature, and start a fire with only one match. You can't use any paper, every thing has to be from the wild. Next step is to do the same thing on a rainy day. You will learn where to find stuff that will burn , even in the rain. Once you have the one match fire down, even on a stormy day. Then you start learning the flint & steel , and friction fire skills. Eventually you will progress to the hand drill primitive (no knife) and you just keep practicing and teaching others. Making fire is a very important skill. Then you can move on to more Bushcraft survival skills.

  60. I'm from the western part of Virginia near WV and have dreamed to live off the grid. I have a wife and pets. I'm thinking about starting something up for the weekends then eventually turn it into full time. Appalachia is perfect for these dreams. It's crazy living in a society where paper buys things another man makes....and it dictates how you live. Absolutely ridiculous. Mankind was better off before this technology. Email me at if you are maybe interested. A good plan would be the best choice before striking.. thanks for reading

  61. Soooooo I'm about 1 week before I go...I have had 4 people drop off from taking the trip...why. ..who knows...I have 1 left and he's heading my way now... reason for me still being in civilization...I know people want to do this but only dream about far as it goes... I'm done dreaming it's reality time....

    • Barnard I have tried to reach you a few times, I am very interested in joining you if there is still space please let me know. I can be reached at

      • I am in kansas but can make it there. Anyone else interested? 39 year old female

        • Yes I am , 40 and have primitive survival skills, can meet anywhere ..

        • Brandie...can you be in troy mt by next July 18th...please reply back if possible to ..

        • Hey. 37 very physical. Ready to leave. I have hear and start up money for tools and dried goods. Let me know. I'm leaving soon

        • 36 year old male, athletic, Army Spec Ops Vet in Florida, can make it there as well. Great hunting, primitive survival, force protection skills.

        • I am ready to leave as well. Lover of mind and reason here, age 24 male. I am ready to immerse my mind under the discipline of nature as always intended.

          Email me @

          Ideally I would be ready around beginning of august but...i can be pushed. Was going to be a hermit but..maybe 1 or 2 others would be nice

        • I'm in Oklahoma and want to live in the Miami chi mountains in southern oklahoma. I have the survival skills and all required gear. You can join me if you like. I was going to go alone but it would be nice to have someone with me.

        • Hi brandi....I was wondering if you would like to join me on this grand adventure. Email me I'm ready to go.

        • My bff and I are wanting to just get away from all the corruption. Been thinking hard about wilderness living. email me at

        • I am from Michigan but at the moment I live in Costa Rica. I think I would like to live off the land here in the country where it does get very cold.

      • Anyone in FL wanna partner up?

        • I'm im Florida still need a bit of time for preparation

  62. Hello, I do not have many survival skills and my outdoor living experiences are limited to a few camping trips in which I didn't practice survival at all. That said, I have always had this knowing that I'm living in the wrong century. Modern society is not for me. I would do anything to escape... I just lack the experience or know-how. I may not be the most skilled outdoorsman, nor the bravest, or strongest- but I would be willing to help in any way asked of me if I could join an experienced group. I believe work should only be a means of sustenance- not to get nice things and impress the Jones'es. Which is why I am not afraid to leave this slave life for good... in fact I'd want nothing more. No matter the cost.

    If any group is willing to take in a member that is willing to learn, adapt, and do whatever is asked of me... please let me join you. I'm a 32 year old male and I have some minimal gear but I'm not looking to go with a million gadgets and years worth of supplies. I just want to take a back pack's worth of what I can as my only belongings and if I die... well, I would rather die than live this life.


  63. Well Robert I guess I'm that person Nodoka talks about! I must be a fool😁. I think what you said is right on and you're 100% correct on the electronics. It would completely defeat the purpose. Electronics and social media are part of the reason this world is so messed up. Ok most of the reason. I just want my dogs and my gear. Things are temporary and will not last at all. I've been in process of ordering gear, preparing and selling my things because I do not want to come back. This world is about to become a bigger nightmare than it already is. Society is losing it. My name is Eryn and I love what you said about how a man and woman balance each other out. I get it. I have not been in to this very long at least long term wise but I have short term. I may not have all the skills acquired yet... HOWEVER I'm a fast learner especially hands on. I'm teachable a great listener and a survivor heart and mindset. I can and will do what I set my mind to do. I won't quit or leave because I have nowhere to go at all. I was planning on giving it a shot myself then stumbled upon this group. I may not be the greatest or strongest fastest etc. but I have the will to do what's needed to survive. I have lots of background experience as a first responder, EMT, Paramedic, CNA in the ER and ICU. Also have lots of disaster training i.e. OKC Bombing and surviving the two biggest tornados Oklahoma has ever seen. I currently live in Hot Springs AR just outside the Ouachita National Forest. I currently work for Starbucks and the American Red Cross. My training and love started after my mom suddenly died last January and left me with no reason to stay here in society anymore. I've been gathering gear and anything I can with the goal of the Appalachian trail in sight. But why not make it permanent and that is what I want to do.

    From the foolish woman👍🏼

    • You know, if you keep trying to spread trouble, trouble will always find you. Again, it doesn't defeat the purpose because everyone's purpose is different. Why do you have to go around harshly judging everyone, hmm? Do you perhaps see how you only make yourself look bad? Try to judge a little less, and you won't seem like quite a dick. Maybe then you'll get better responses.

      To the foolish person

  64. Everyone is tired of paying for what was given to us freely.. Water, Land, Food, Freedom.. Some of us prefer freedom of nature over the slavery that comes from having modern conveniences...
    I have survived off grid in the mountains of the Rockies and the Sonoran Deserts .. I have spent more time in the remote wilderness than probably all of the big talkers combined..
    Looking for someone with guts and the will to survive in the most remote of wilderness..
    I have several hidden cabins from Canada to almost Mexico out western US.
    Who's going to leave the coffin of civilization and come with me.. All you need is the determination and perseverance.. Several people have not succeeded staying in the remote wilderness with me but I am back again to get someone with grit and a gigantic sense of adventure. Who will travel by handmade raft, horse, foot, canoe etc. and not regret leaving friends and family.. , bring your guts not your guns.

    • I'll be headed for northern az soon but have a few lose ends to sort out email is

    • I'm trying to leave in the next few days. I have some gear and moderate survival skills. Just tired and looking to find adventure. I'm a skilled fisherman and Hunter, a quick learner, intelligent and very open minded. , I'd love to hear from you. I'll be driving to some point and just leaving my vehicle to walk off into the rest of my life

  65. Hello all. I am a 36 year old white male, very athletic, don't smoke, no drug use, rarely drink. I have two college degrees in the natural sciences. I am a 9-year Vet of the Army, 5 in Spec Ops. I have extensive training and experience with primitive survival skills. I work a corporate job and make good money, but it has not fulfilled me in any way. I am wanting to find a female that would love to join me in just disappearing into the woods. It is the right time of year to go. I live in FL, but would like to go to KS, OK, MO or another location for this. I don't like the idea of the cold north, or the risks with coastal areas. I have gear and some money, and am ready to pull the trigger. I don't have any family and work from home, so there are no real ties that I have to cut in order to do this. I'm very serious about this, and not looking to "try" it for a couple months. I plan on this being a permanent life choice for me. If you are serious and ready to do this ASAP, I would love to hear from you. My email is

    • 👍🏼very interested! I live just outside the out Ouachita National Forest. I've been planning, buying gear, stocking up on things to just go. I have my 2 dogs and no family anymore. Nothing keeping me here. The more I watch the news the faster I wanna take off!. My names Eryn and I live in Hot Springs National Park.

      • I'm looking to partner up. I have the gear and the skills. I want to go to the kiamichi mountains. Possible into Arkansas. I live in the Tulsa area. I have found several possible places that I could live and live well. If interested please email me at or call me 918 200 3298....I'm ready to leave this world.

  66. July is the month for departure to a new life, going north. Have one person on board,one maybe. Would like another that is definite .man or woman doesn't matter. You have to want this life is the only requirement. Me and my partner have the knowledge. Contact a.s.a.p. I can write a lot of stuff here, Don't need to waste space with that...need serious people who want this...not a dream but me at

    • Hi there barnard I am a 38 year old man with a wife and two very outgoing boys i dream of nothing more than to live off the land in Alaska or some where similar but my wife is quite reluctant about it but my boys like me would do it in a heartbeat and stick it out no matter what I would love to hear from you with some of your experience and pointers you can contact me at thanks in advance Matthew

    • Like most, I want to head north much like the late great Dick Pronekke. I ONLY mention dick as he survived and was in the right mental and physical state. Unlike most commenters, I have met up with two different folks off this board in particular, only to be stood up on one and the other turned out to be a drug addict. Im 30, male, physically fit and mentally prepared. Like you folks I have spent a lifetime researching and putting to use what I have learned in real world scenarios. My skills are strongest in hunting, trapping, building and gardening. I have nothing im running away from, rather heading too. Im not looking to create a large society of nomads, Im looking to either join a party of two, THREE at the most or find a partner. Smaller parties are harder to spot, easier to explain and use alot less resources. I will be emailing a few of the more recent posters as a few of you DO seem genuine on leaving this year. Im currently based in FL but not from FL. Did a 5 week trip in the Bob Marshall in Idaho, 3 weeks in the Francis Marion in SC and another 7 weeks on the northern Michigan peninsula. Not looking to carry the kitchen sink but not looking to go unprepared. YES I do intend to bring one at most two firearms to allow more inital time to get used to surroundings while not worrying about food or protection at first. My name is ALEX, please contact me if you are serious about a 2016 SUMMER leave date. Even if we cant meet previously to departure, we can learn alot in the mean time and see if we would be a good fit. To the future partner of mine reading this, YOUR MY EYES IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD AND VISA VERSA! You encourage me to push through and get back to camp and I'll make sure you dont starve with a sprained ankle. SUBJECT SURVIVAL!

      • Hi Alex. I will be emailing you soon. Mines Thanks for your post👍🏼 Hope to talk soon.

        Eryn Mc

      • I'm ready when you are!!! You sound like a great fit to what I'm looking for! my name is Daniel. 35 and ready to get the F out!! email me @ Thanks for your consideration and look forward to talking to you.

      • US Army veteran tired of all the BS too. From England originally. Had enough of Boston and looking to leave. I have some cash and have been collecting gear for some time. Email me at
        Hope to hear back

  67. Looking to head to Alaska soon and begin a new life, away from what the world has become today.. Create an off the grid lifestyle, and get back in touch with the world the way it was made for us, I am looking to transition to permanent off the grid living, I have a few ideas in mind to begin the journey and get things in motion and I thought It would be nice if I found some like-minded companion(s) that would be interested in doing the same. I am a 34 year old male, with all the skills needed to make it on my own. My idea for now, is to get started by getting to Alaska.. taking my vehicle. I have been up commercial fishing in Alaska 3 seasons, so I have met a few people, and I know someone that will allow me to build and live on his land, until the time comes to move along whenever. This time of year, you can camp in a tent all summer off the homer spit and work a cannery job to get you some money for supplies and building a cache of accessories. Anyway.. Anyone looking into the same.. if you would like to share ideas, or talk about anything.. Message here, or email at

  68. I have been backpacking in all 50 states including living in Hawaii and Alaska..
    I have spent 6 months living in alaska on sockeye lake with nothing but a backpack..
    I have spent 4 months living in the wilderness of southern Utah with nothing but my backpack..
    I was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. I can survive with nothing and eventually thrive..

    I am looking for someone with the heart to leave society and man and convert to wilderness and primitive nature living.....................
    I have also been camping in Canada and Mexico in the copper canyon.
    I can tell you this, you dont want to live in the wilderness where its either too hot or too cold..........
    I have land at the Grand Canyon next to Utah in Northern Arizona in the highlands..
    I want roam the wilderness and live free, bath under waterfalls and wake up to birds chirping and sleep to the howl of coyote...................

    If you agree let me know =) gregzgone@gmail com.................

    About me
    I am 41
    no family
    i want to be gone forever
    I am giving up everything including phones
    good health
    no legal issues
    I dont smoke or have any crutches
    I am a primitive survivalist and can do anything from
    making bread from cattail plants to making fire from ice..
    Looking for a few people that have the Will most of all and
    are serious...............
    ..And if you want to take guns please
    dont write me. You run out of bullets, bullets are heavy to carry
    (you obviously never carried lead in a backpack) ..and you can secure food without them, its just lazy and dumb to think you are better off
    ,we are getting away from mankind but then you take their weapons with you.....
    I dont want to go on a hunting trip like most of you... I want to
    respect nature and live at one with it... Shooting up the universe
    is rediculous and not responsible.... Unless its for protection I
    dont think you should be calling yourself a survivalist, you aren't
    using skills if you have to blow everything up..

    Regards ~

    • Two emails. I know myself and some others have been trying to email you. And non of the email addresses are valid.

    • I'm also a person Greg has contacted and we made plans and we're talking for about a month. All a sudden he quites messaging me, and all a sudden his emails r all in vaild. Iffy if u ask me.

    • Someone please contact me about ideas you all have


    • Guns can in moderation be a great addition to your means for securing food. I have a 20 gauge muzzleloader and I can carry a large amount of powder and shot. I'm not the kind of person that will bring a scoped 30-06 into the woods on a survival trip. But if I brought my smooth bore 20ga, lead shot, powder and my two bullet molds. I can have birdshot, buckshot and roundball all in the same package, it's primitive compared to modern day smokeless powders and semi auto shotguns. But honestly bringing a gun won't hurt anything, it would be a great addition until you run out of powder or shot, and hopefully by then you have established a reliable strategy for acquiring food frequently enough to live.

      • Guns are worthless, in every aspect. For every reason.

  69. Hello,

    Dear Loan Seekers i am Mr Carlos Hunter from United State of America (USA) i have been searching for a loan for more than 2years and all lenders i have get in touch with have rip me off more than $3,500.00, i thought there is no way i can get a loan online not on till the day a friend of mine called James Butler direct me to a legit and genuine loan lender called Dr. Powell Garcia who lend me a loan of $150,000.00, am a happy man today and i promise my self that i will keep posting online about the good thing that Dr. Powell Garcia has done in my life and the life of my family if you need a loan contact them today ( may the good lord bless Dr. Powell Garcia and his company i pray God give them the spirit to continue with their generosity, thank you very much for taking your time to ready my story

    • It s beacause of people like you and Powell Garcia that we whant to leave this slaverying sociaty. Powel Garcia diden t heelp you he just inslaved you my friend

  70. this is something that i want to do and i see so many other people on this site do also. i have been reading up on survival in the wilderness for a few years now, i am pretty well versed with wild edibles, i can fish and hunt, i can grow plants and have a seed supply of non gmo heirloom seeds i could bring with me. i have worked with wood since before high school (i'm 32 now) pretty good at shelter building and love the outdoors. this is something that i have wanted to do as long as i can remember. my contact is or text 8563925749
    i live in nj now but have lived in PA and NC i think the smokeys would be a great place to be but am up for just about anywhere

    • I'm so freaking happy to see so many likeminded people!!!! I too am fed up with society, government, technology, and whoever is watching me get so close to achieving goals and then at the last possible moment shitting all over those goals/dreams! ( i don't actually believe there is somebody doing that... just feels that way) As many of you have already stated, we rule ourselves and no one else! society is a round hole and as this site demonstrates, there are a shitload of square pegs! I'm 35 years old, have some decent survival skills, no real attachments to this soul sucking society we live in, and want, literally, nothing more than to live free in the wilderness. I have tried it alone, but soon came to the realization that as anti social and independent as i am, i simply just can't do it alone. I need others to share this experience with. Otherwise, for me, it would be empty, and i would just be going out in the woods to die! Not at all what i want to do! I am currently living in pinal county AZ and HATE it!!! so i am in no way looking to try and live in a desert environment! I LOVE the woods! So if anyone is looking for a companion to live free in the wilderness, PLEASE consider me as an option. I have plenty of outdoor gear and some to spare. I'm looking to make this my permanent way of life. So i do not want to partner up with anyone who might get cold feet at some point. If interested, please email me @

  71. My name is Lou, and I'm looking for someone to head into the wilderness with. We don't have to buy land or anything that permanent. We can just build a cabin somewhere and say FUCK the Clinton dictators and their "road-less rule". I'm thinking deep in Appalachia where nobody really goes. I'm pretty experienced in outdoor living.

    I'm tired of the government regulating our god >Earth<. They try so hard to be gods themselves. If anyone is interested, email me and we can have some philosophical conversations. Boy do I have a life story to tell you, and I'm nearly 21 only!

    I'm looking for bohemians or nomads preferably around my age with little to nothing to lose. In other words, not a bunch of yuppies with rich parents to run back to if things get "too tough".

    No communists please.

  72. Hi
    my name is Lukas.I'm 16 years old (i'll be 17 in november)and I live in Leipzig,Germany. I currently attend grammar school. I am looking for like minded people who would like to leave this corrupted society,I plan to go to US and live there. I have basic survival skills like building shelter and hunting. I want to be free,away from this society where all is about money. If you also feel like this,send me a mail:

    Looking forward to your mail,

    • Don't look to US to find UNCORRUPTED SOCIETY because it doesn't exist here! It exists nowhere.

      • Tyler, you looking to head out? Im in need of a partner... Let me know..

        • Alex I emailed you I am looking to head out

  73. Cory: Hello all i,m 44 years old been living and exsploring the wilderness most of my life i,m looking for a partner to just get away from it all ive saved and bought most of the servival equipment we will need to get a cabin built and i also have a canoe ready to go ant any moment i,m just waiting its easier if you have a artner to share the chores and work load. I want to start in the Yukon Canada dawson city then take the yukon river towards Alaska if you look on a map of yukon and alaska ive been planing this for a few years now i have all needed matereals , eg: barrel stove,canoe, traps,chainsaws and an alaskan much to say anyways feel free to email me .@
    Your true: Cory

    • Let's go Buddy. I'm so ready to get out of dodge!

  74. There are so many comments here with people who are looking to meet to leave this modern society. We should all, together, come to meet and start this beginning to the new world we all seek.
    This is not a hope but it is the truth.

    • Austin: hello I agree with you all. Im 23 and have contemplated leaving this ridiculous and unfair society for so long. I believe also that we should all join together and build a small community of truly free individuals, without making a tremendously negative impact on the earth. We are humans, and we are animals, this land belongs to all of us, and no part should be claimed by any one individual. Im ready to be free.

  75. I am 18 and ready to get out of the social norm and just live free in the rockies. Somewhere in Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado but I dont wish to do ao completely alone I have plenty of wilderness survival experience as well as hunting and fishing experience. I am willing to do just about anything to help around as cutting wood or any other chores that need to be done if anybody is interested in living off grid with me contact me at 719-251-5489

    • Not sure if this is old but if ya still wanna go off grid I'm down schyler

    • planning a trip starting in wyoming heading to colorado. will be off grid for 3-5 years.

      • Dan have you left yet?

        • no leaving the 19th or 22nd of July. As it stands I'm a one man army, still looking for a couple people

      • I will join i look to wyoming and colorado as well. But that due date might be pushing me. Have lots of supplies being shipped to me now. A week or two after and im in. Please email me asap at or text 952-693-5322. I am age 24, a lover of mind and reason

  76. I am 26 and was self employed living in Colorado. I gave up all bills to live in my car to then get rid of the last of my inventory to finally leave into the world.
    My fiance took the car into a snow storm and left me stranded and flipped the vehicle over a bridge.
    I drove my belongings to my mother in Virginia with a Budget truck and then to New Jersey with my father but they are wealthy penny pinching pro USA and civil war and voting individuals who do not believe in my choices, so without a car and having given up most of my business, I am stuck lugging around some very valuable items without a penny to my name!
    I am on the border of having to give away my instruments, art, computer, camera and even my tools all away for free! It is a crying shame as I wish I had been able to rid myself of my belongings in Colorado as I was doing so at flea markets and taken the last of that money to save in case of emergencies when I go out into the world.

    I no longer eat conscious life, so I do not even fish. But, I understand that others have a difficult time with this so all I seek is for someone who knows how to forage at least! I know of dandelions and prickly pear cactus and some trametes versicolor mushrooms but that is about it.

    I wonder big time about ticks and how often I will be caught covered with them.

    I no longer cut trees down.
    I had built some half-shelters while in Colorado with what logs had fallen and trees that were downed by man but left.
    I know that with mud and grass, a home can be built that withstands fire and time and with some stones in between, we can all build homes, find clean water and forage for good and healthy food while planting together for better!

    I am truly stuck in New Jersey and when I can rid myself of these items for that extra "cash", for whatever it is worth, I will be heading back west by foot.

    I feel we should all gather together to live on Earth as we already do, to drink from clean water and to eat food when we are hungry and to share our wisdom and talents among one another.

    Whether through this thread or through a forum on can create, we should all work to gather and create a community that is tax and money free. We can all work together as humans already do. This is the TRUTH!

    Let me know if you are interested.

    • Contact me for more info. My family has 113acre land that can be lived off. With two old houses that could be torn down for new shelter and a natural water source mile or 2 away. I would like to get a group together. We would be starting completely fresh. And it would take awhile to be sustained. 4097895951

      • hey all

        I am a 52 year old man who has lived in the country
        most of my life. I can hunt, fish, make snares, and build
        box traps. I have all my own gear plus gear to loan.
        My problem is I have no transportation nor do I have
        funds to travel all I have is me and my gear such as 4 tents
        sleeping bags, rod and reels, and guns. I would love very much to embark on a new life away from this cesspool called real
        life. Please let me know what I need to bring to the table to
        join you all.

        Thanks For Your Time

      • Me and my wife are looking to live like that but can't afford the land

      • Jonathan that sound like a dream would love to my wife and I want to live like that but can't afford land

        • Not about purchasing land. It is about no plastic. No chemicals. Plants sustain life. Grow food. Keep water naturally clean. Teach this wisdom. Help others. Be kind and be honest. If you have children, educate and be there for them. Build home and seek wisdom and seek knowledge. Share what you gain and help others. Help humans. Help animals. Help the planet you call home.
          Earth is home befores homes.
          I have created a forum for people to better organize and meet.

      • where is your property?i really want to do this but would rather have a place that you couldn't be run off as soon as you get everything the way you want it ,

      • Have you started your community?

        I am a 48 year old Army vet that grew up on a farm in rural southern Indiana. I have agricultural, animal, carpentry, and hunting/fishing skills.

        Like most of the replies here, I have grown disgusted with how we are forced to live. My motto is "work to live, not live to work". The fact that you are trying to start a community/village like this is an exiting prospect! I am one of the folks looking to move out of the rat race and into somewhere I can truly be a part of.

        I have a strong back and a work ethic to match. I am ready to leave now if you are.

        Please e-mail me @ if you think I could be of some value.

    • hey i am in nj also, what part are you in?

      • Ringwood at the moment but I am heading to Virginia tomorrow. There are no flea markets here on the border of NYC so I am leaving for Virginia to sleep in the woods and rent a truck to sell at the flea market until I am finally free of the last of my business inventory.
        Only wish to get what money I can from this so that I can have a backup while I research more on what to forage for.
        I contacted Jonathan by cell but no reply so I will try again soon.

        I wish to meet more likeminded people who can teach me personally more about wild foods that are edible.
        Boy I wish I was back in Colorado right now!

        Good luck everyone. I am sure others have gone where we all wish to go but, it is time to grow together and to teach others who need us.

    • Hey man, if your still living the wild life or want to, Contact me. Also if your not anymore because I can use the advice. Thanks

  77. I come across this site hoping to see exactly what i have been looking for.. Im a 42 year old female looking to leave everything behind.. May not be as young as y'all but i however have had a lot of life experiences. Im fit, active , healthy and can bring a lot to the tabe. Grew up in the Alleghany National Forest in PA and spent most of my life in the woods.. Im open to going anywhere i can just to get away from the corrupt world of today...

    • Wendy,
      44 yr old US ARMY VETERAN here. Going into Idaho on a look around over memorial day. I may have access to unlimited use of a trapper cabin next to the Nez Perce national forest. I'm going to see if it's still available for use. I grew up in the area and at that little cabin.


      • Hello, I live in Idaho, I've been considering doing this for years, but can't seem to get over the fear of , I don't even know what.
        Where in Idaho will you be?

        • Frank Church Wilderness


      • 44 year old Army Veteran here also
        (Former Combat Engineer) from Tn.
        Sick and tired of this so called "making a living" lifestyle we've been programmed to accept. To the point that life feels empty.
        That this isn't how life is supposed to be. I make great money , got a wonderful wife that I love more than life (no kids) but I'm coasting along on autopilot.
        Like walking around on the reverse of a mirror. I've been dreaming of doing this for so many years now. Just walking away from everything and living wild.
        I've been retraining myself the skills from my time in service as well as time spent researching survival groups. I drive a truck and always keep my gear on board.
        MANY times I've thought about grabbing it and simply walking into the mountains of Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Washington State, or the Appalachian mountains (close to home ) and not returning.
        I have read so many like minded individuals comments here and it's like rekindling a fire inside. Escape political oppression, monetary idolatry and break free from the brainwashing we have been forced to believe since birth.
        I want to return to the ways of my great grandmother who was full blooded Cherokee.
        Live free or Die
        AND DIE !!

        • Wendie,
          I would be much obliged if you would join me for a cup of coffee some fall morning on Winslow Hill while the Bugling of the Bull Elk serenades us as dawn breaks, the sun illuminates the fog, revealing mountain peaks in the distance.

          Let Me Know!!

          Take Care!!


    • Please contact me soon. We can exchange info if your still interested.

    • Hello I'm Robert I'm about to leave and go live in the forst at the end of July. I have many skills living that way. I been building up my stuff for it. I'm so tired of living this life want to go where there is not no drama. So if you are intended please text me at 9563670609 .hope to hear from you. Have a great day. BTW I'm 48

    • Hello were to start i geuss first off my name is Cory Rathwell i,m 44 years old and have been livingon and off in the wilderness ,down here in the lower 48.Im currently looking for a partner to get away from the hussel and bussel of the city crap that we (meaning those of us who are sick to death of the government berocrasy crap).Ive been looking over maps and stalking up on the equipment a pare would need to settle in the bush ,im currently interested in going to the yukon and thats my starting point then travel by canoe down the yukon river till i get at least 200 mile in to the interier of yukon/Alaska if you look on a map its just before Eagle Alaska.Anyway i really hope to here from you and also look forward to maby hopfully get to know you and who no,s maby run off to the wilderness and beyond. please contact me @ email, or facebook @ or by phone @ 613-218-3122 Attention ....Cory

    • Hi Wendie. My name is Jason. I am 43 physically fit and am looking for the same. I've posted here before just looking for like minded people. I'm in a relationship with a woman and its the only thing keeping me from perusing my dream of living off the land. We've been up and down and moving on might be possible very soon. I moved to Texas with her because she wants to be closer to her daughter's. I've given up a lot to come here and there's no trees or lakes ect. Very depressing. Anyway I'd like to see what you know, skills ect. Feel free to email me directly.

      • Hi Wendie. My name is Jason. I am 43 physically fit and am looking for the same. I've posted here before just looking for like minded people. I'm in a relationship with a woman and its the only thing keeping me from perusing my dream of living off the land. We've been up and down and moving on might be possible very soon. I moved to Texas with her because she wants to be closer to her daughter's. I've given up a lot to come here and there's no trees or lakes ect. Very depressing. Anyway I'd like to see what you know, skills ect. Feel free to email me directly.

    • Hello my name is Jason. I am 43 yrs old looking to relocate in the wild someplace. I have a lot of experience with primitive methods. I'm looking to meet like minds here. Pass on email addresses and help each other out. I'm sure that a large majority of people reading this are only fantasizing about this subject. However I am very serious about it. Anyone here that's interested in trading thoughts, planning an adventure or just has some great ideas to invest please message me at
      I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you

    • I read your comment & am trying to gather much info to make this happen for me as sound a lot like me...I grew up in the country and spent most all of my time in the woods growing up...I am 41 am successful by the worlds standards...I am just not fulfilled living like this, in the "Machine" ...I often think of much happier times when I was always surrounded by nature...I am very fit and strong and knowledgeable about the woods and survival...I am going to make a plan and get back to living a life in natures beauty & majesty...I feel it calling me...anyone's thoughts or ideas or experience or if you're looking for a like minded person is very welcomed...260-205-3190

      • We're are you from ?

    • I'm getting ready to make the journey as well but will do a apprenticeship in turtle island to learn some more

    • If you're interested contact me at

    • 970-319-7362

    • You Just Found it! Me! ; ) Male 43 Butler County PA, my daughters and I visit the Elk every Fall up there!! Nothin Better!!!!! I didnt know there were other females besides my daughters that thought about this way of life. The older I get the farther from society I need to be!
      It has always been trapped inside of me to want to live of off what God has provided us with.
      Very Refreshing to see so many others that think this way especially younger people, That is Fantastic!!!

      I will be taking this journey when the time is right!!! and I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

      Wish You All The Best!!!!!!!!!!


    • Hi there I'm Paul a 30 year English man with tons of knowledge on this subject and would be happy to talk more and plan some thing if your still looking to do this.
      Contact me here

  78. I have been backpacking in all 50 states including living in Hawaii and Alaska..
    I have spent 6 months living in alaska on sockeye lake with nothing but a backpack..
    I have spent 4 months living in the wilderness of southern Utah with nothing but my backpack..
    I was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. I can survive with nothing and eventually thrive..

    I am looking for someone with the heart to leave society and man and convert to wilderness and primitive nature living.....................
    I have also been camping in Canada and Mexico in the copper canyon.
    I can tell you this, you dont want to live in the wilderness where its either too hot or too cold..........
    I have land at the Grand Canyon next to Utah in Northern Arizona in the highlands..
    I want roam the wilderness and live free, bath under waterfalls and wake up to birds chirping and sleep to the howl of coyote...................

    If you agree let me know =) gregzgone@gmail com.................

    About me
    I am 41
    no family
    i want to be gone forever
    I am giving up everything including phones
    good health
    no legal issues
    I dont smoke or have any crutches
    I am a primitive survivalist and can do anything from
    making bread from cattail plants to making fire from ice..
    Looking for a few people that have the Will most of all and
    are serious...............
    ..And if you want to take guns please
    dont write me. You run out of bullets, bullets are heavy to carry
    (you obviously never carried lead in a backpack) ..and you can secure food without them, its just lazy and dumb to think you are better off
    ,we are getting away from mankind but then you take their weapons with you.....
    I dont want to go on a hunting trip like most of you... I want to
    respect nature and live at one with it... Shooting up the universe
    is rediculous and not responsible.... Unless its for protection I
    dont think you should be calling yourself a survivalist, you aren't
    using skills if you have to blow everything up..

    Regards ~

    • I tried emailing you but it says the email does not exist!

      • My email to you:

        Hello! I am 26 and have left all bills.
        I care nothing for guns and I love and appreciate animals, nature and life.
        I know little to nothing though and have been using the internet to try and learn more about wild foods and clean water and a good place to live without freezing to death or waking up covered with ticks.
        The internet, I have found, provides little information to all of this.

        I did wish to teach others what I was seeking to do but have found that many humans will go out of their way to claim how they "prefer the convenience" and etc.
        So I wish to teach by example. By defining that I do live on Earth and I am alive and this is Earth and not "The United States" or "America" or "China" or etc etc.
        I do not wish to go out of my way to teach people these things but I wish only now for peace and happiness, so that others may see, if they wish, what peace may exist.

        I am a vegetarian and would do anything to learn how to grow food and to make bread.
        I am in New Jersey with my father at the moment and have been here for a week, trying to rid myself of the last of my inventory so that I may have some funds as a fallback plan, but I have come to realize that no luggage is good and in fact I have seen many things and many signs in my life and have been "told" recently, in a sense, that I must be rid of this heavy load and do what I have been planning to do.

        My goal now is to head back west, where I only recently returned from living in Colorado, but again I am now in New Jersey so whether by foot or by a one last vehicle ride I could get to where I need to be.

        I am usually not very social at all but I do know how to socialize so sending this email feels strange to me because I have yet to meet anyone who feels the same as I do. I have read of others online but have not directly spoken to others or messaged anyone, mainly due to the fact that everyone does want to hunt and their "survival packs" are built for a week or so and not realistic.
        I have been eating dandelions and I did eat some prickly pear cactus while in Colorado.
        I have also eaten Trametes Versicolor mushroom while in Virginia but that is the extent of knowledge that I do know but, I am looking to learn so much more!!

        Please let me know if you are interested and if others have contacted you and if you have a basic plan to begin with. Thank you for releasing your email for me to contact you!

    • Hey been trying to email you.

  79. Hello, everybody! i'm Nodoka, a 23, nearly 24 year old transgirl who has seen a LOT of life, looking to start living off-grid. i have a fair bit of untested knowledge for this lifestyle.

    i guess the reason behind my decision to try living off-grid is that i am so tired of the never-ending rat-race that so many get stuck in. i want to work to live, not live to work, if you catch my meaning. i have seen money do such terrible things to people, and though i have a good handle on things, money makes me less the person i want to be, with too much greed.

    i am in love with the idea that people can live without money, sustaining themselves and others naturally. Is it hard work? Yes, but work that is meaningful and well spent.

    i know how to build shelters, (in theory) basic tools like axes, bows, baskets, etc. i have been a gardener many times in life, and am good at making things grow. i love hiking, fishing, woodworking, and many other outdoors activities.

    i am looking for someone who has the land to host an active, healthy off grid enthusiast. In addition to my survival skills i am also a good hard worker, and can help with tasks/chores etc, and if i don't know how to do something, am very eager to learn. i would like to offer my services as a worker instead of money, as that is what i am trying to get away from.

    My email is , message me if you are interested in this, have tips, or ideas.

    • A good idea would be to maybe get a few people together, and, much as i hate the money system, pool resources to purchase a tract of land to live on. Then we would have rights to our land and depending on the size of the land we might be able to get a small community going together without the risk of eviction.

      Tribunals can be used to discuss problem people (if we get any). i personally do not need any guns to survive, and have seen many people do so without them. Bow and arrow works just as well, and does not take too much training to use.

      • That is called a commune. You can find that on other sites. That has nothing to do with living in the wilderness.

        • It really does. Narrow-mindedness gets no one anywhere.

      • Hey, I am Jonathan Helton been on here a few times. You can read my comments from earlier or posts because I am not rewritting. My family has land that is tax free and I am hoping to move back there. It is where I lived as a child. I am 24, and looking to create a haven for people like us and so we can go back to the more purer way of living. 4097895951 for more info

        • I am 26 in NJ. Looking to join anyone who wants to start this as it should be. I have little knowledge for edibles but am willing to learn and to help. I do not eat meat (fish included) and I use fallen wood instead of chopping trees down. I prefer stones with mud for building.
          Looking for people who seek the truth to life.

  80. I'm 19, live in utah, athletic, hardworking, team minded.

    I feel I was born in the wrong century, I enjoy the simple and traditional lifestyle and often wish I was back in medieval times.

    I would like to be part of a large group (strength and survivability in numbers) that would start a village located in the US on our own land.

    Essentially my idea is homesteading on a town/village level.

    Looking for like-minded people, and anyone with information if something like this has already happened.

    My email is

    My skills include; blacksmithing, wood working, smelting iron ore, charcoal making, hunting, *learning* making blackpowder, *learning* traditional gun smithing.

    • Hey Cory, do you already have land in mind?

    • I am going to spend a year alone in the woods but when I come out my goal is to establish something like what you're looking for a count type community if you will with more of a woods homestead with a few comerce aspects medical botany hand craft
      Fur etc for guaranteed sustainability keep adding land and people as it grows. A community built on interdependent independance... 2315577756 will loose phone number in a month when I drop out

  81. I live in the las vegas valley and I am done! I'm 24 years old and Iv been prepping to live a self sustainable premitive lifestyle in the wilderness. I am looking for like minded people or person at least. I have a 22. For small game and know a small variety of snares. And I can build a variety of shelters. I'm looking to go out for 6 months and if it is going good, longer, maybe a year. If anyone is interested in trying to survive in the great basin area let me know

    • Give me a call bud, sounds like u have same idea as me starting out. My number is 2192520261 or email me.

    • Kyle, unless you are ready to eat a lot of jack rabbits, Nevada isn't the greatest place to go off grid. I use to live there myself quite a few years ago and it's a place where you will go hungry. My suggestion would be to head for the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

      • I agree with Paul, a jack rabbit is pretty lean. Up in Montana we have some fat rabbits and small game up in the mountains. I am prepping now for a trip into the back country to get away from the corruption and greed.

        • Jim, I too live here in Montana. Contact me at 406-239-7274.


        • I am turning 18 in august and just feel as more people are going bad in our world Jim and Paul feel free to give me a call at 719-251-5489

    • Kyle, id would be interested in hearing a lil more about what it is ur trying to do. Contact if still looking for like minded others.

    • Hey Kyle,

      I am 24 also and interested in primitive living, creating a haven for people like us. My family has 113 acres of land in the smokey mountains. White pine, TN to be exact. Anyways, I have done some reading and soul searching and I can't live my life until I find myself. I feel this is the way. It's been on my mind for years and I attempted it back in 2013 on my family's land but I was alone. I stayed a few days and I loved being there but not being alone. I would like to do this with someone serious and crazy enough to drop everything g and go. I live in Texas right now. Hmu if ya wanna know more and maybe we could do this.

      • Dead serious. Give me a call or txt when can at 2192520261 thx. Hope to hear from u soon.

      • Hey Jon!!!
        I have some good friends that live near Gainsborough, TN and am very familiar with the Smokies as well!! I am ex special forces, and have a lot of valuable survival skills and knowledge. I LOVE the area you speak of and would be very interested in stepping out of this corrupted society that has evolved, and live according to God and nature. I also am quite the avid guitarist, and could even supply a little entertainment! But you absolutely have the right idea. I'm very physically fit, at 6'1", @ about 220lbs, and can hunt and gather with the best! Probably some good trout streams in your area, and fishing is my most loved hobby! The Smokies are great especially since you can get to town now and again to meet or maybe even recruit a lady friend. Kinda think that's essential due to the solitude. Let me know your thoughts!! Email me at Hope to hear from you!

      • I have been ready to do this for some time. I have a military background in survival and hate being part of this corporate machine.

        • US ARMY VETERAN.

          Let's chat Adam.

        • Text me! Looking to leave before July! 4097895951

      • Hello Jonathon,

        I was hoping to run across someone like you! I am a 24 year old girl who has all the energy and grit to up and do something like this! For several years, I have hiked solo on trails like the PCT and AT, and have a fondness of canoeing kayaking. I am looking for land to go off-grid, as well as a companion/someone to lean on. I know, the loneliness got to me too from time to time, and I think doing this for an extended amount of time requires companionship. If you were serious with Kyle, please contact me too. I have plentiful knowledge, am kind, and anxious to get out there!

        • 4097895951 I am very serious, also have Brett on board. We need to get into a group text soon with everyone that wants to embark on this journey. Would love to know more about you! Thanks

        • Chloe, text me 4097895951 wanting to leave by early July or ASAP. Already have another member ready to do this.

        • I guess my comment hasn't been posting. I am glad that you feel the same. We are heading out late June for East Tennessee. I am just having faith but I believe this could be something powerful; mentally, physically, spiritualy! Contact me through email or text. 4097895951 I need to get a head count and get a meeting planned.

        • I'm ready to leave as well

      • Depends how soon if within the month let me know may change curent path of going the first stretch alone but may want to join u in a year from now depending on how things go that my be great we should exchange contact info tho either way sound like kindred spirits.

        • I have a wood stove new because in michigan. 308 hunting rifle also a 308 carbine basically ruger AR 10 12 ga 1500 rds12 ga 6 shot 600 308 200 of wich soft core balistic etc 22 single shot 2000 22 rds a dozen traps granfors bruks felling axe and small forest axe pluss beater axes stihl wood boss 500 ft paracord military compass bunch knives sharpeners etc. A lifetime of fishing supplies foraging wild edible medicinal plant mushroom etc guides and scientific reference pluss about 4 to 6 months of dried beans peas whatnot more too but basically my current plan is driving north a few hours middle woods high ground bu stream fading I n to nice river and have a year to assess and test myself with longterm goals of doing a community of off grid homesteaders types. Like all the beautiful parts of Amish and commune villages without the cult or religious bs lol.

      • My name is Wayne. I'm 42 and loved ALOT... Always been my dream to just go. I have lots of skills from hunting to shelter building and ask the supplies and tools I'd need... My kids are finally grown and out of the house I don't have baby assets to consolidate so if your really interested let me know. I'm a carpenter by trade but a really good mechanic as well and can fix pretty much anything...

      • i have family in tn and nc around that area, i live in nj but i am definitely interested. or shoot me a text 856-392-5749
        been a wood worker for many years, familiar with a lot of wild edibles, can fish and hunt, trap etc.

      • or text 856-392-5749

      • Yes, I've been ready.
        Contact me and let's make it happen.
        That goes for any and all of you who are ready.
        We will be much more successful together.
        636-262-8942 text or call. Be sure to leave a message if I don't answer and I will get right back to you

      • contact me i can leave now.

      • Johnathan less say I'm on board and we go ahead with this plan. Let's say 5 years go by and you find yourself like you say you are searching to do, and you want to go back to civilization what are the rest of us to do pack up and leave what we have built behind. Seeing how it's your families land and all. Just curious cause if I plant myself somewhere I would kinda like to stay there and enjoy life till my last breath. I was thinking of the alaskan wilderness myself cause it's not lived in by many in the wilderness so it's more peaceful. Feel free to message me on facebook. Sincerely, Shawn Johnson.

    • Hey I been planing the same thing. I have already started burying stuff where I'm going so far I have 3 PVC pipes bury . Ill be out of here by next year. Still doing some studying. And getting stuff ready. I been to my spot a few times already got some trees down for next year. Looking for some like minded people that want to join me. Hope to hear back from some. Thanks

      • Would like to know more about your plans...I've been looking for the same. ..I'm ready and willing plus knowledgeable

        • It will be up near the tenn and nc area. I have about 4 months of food all ready up there. I'm looking for someone that know how to survive off the land. There's a great fishing spot about 2 mile from where I'm setting up my camp. Please let me know your skill level. Thank you

      • What area?

        • Up in the tenn nc area

      • hi,im ron ,ive been wanting to ndo this my whole life,ive been taking care of my parents for the last 10 years,they both passed away ,and I have know reason not to do something like this ,where is your place you been wanting to live wild,i live in nc. at the time

        • Its on the tenn, nc area. If you are interested text me at 9563670609

    • Hey Kyle, I think we sync a lot. I'm 22 years old. We should talk about it!
      Mail me @

    • Hi all

      Its time to go now. My father has past away my life is all
      fucked up my wife wants to live with her kids instead of me and
      I have nothing holding me here any longer. My time is
      now its time to take back what I lost and that is my life as I want it.
      I live in the back woods of north east Kansas I can hunt
      fish, trap and build shelter & fire. I would like to start as soon as possible.
      I am looking to buy an old school bus to haul what I will need
      to live also any one that would like to join me. I will post more latter about
      where and when I will be going.


      • All my life I have lived for others, My mother then my husband then just my kids over the past 6 years the urge to go off grid has increased Now is my time, I have only camped in the North Alberta Canada from march to oct, But my motto is now less is more. I am starting to prepare and hope to go off grid in the Rockies next yr and am very interested in all information anyone has to give.
        My email is

        • Hello Tabitha. I'm doing the same thing really soon if you are interested please email me back at hope to hear from you

      • Backwoodsman....



      • this sounds very interesteting,ive just gone threw the same shit and feel the same ,keep me posted on where you might be going

        • Ron

          I am thinking the mountains of northern
          Colorado or northern Idaho. I am having
          a hard time trying to decide. Things are
          getting rough around here and its going
          to get a lot worse. So as soon as people
          let me know they are ready to go we can
          meet up talk weed out the wrong type
          and get the fruck out of the hot zone.

          Back Woodsman

    • Hello! i am Gregory from Romania. I am thinking about doing this since 4 years( i am 18 now) . I want to escape this pain in the ass society asap. Is anyone here from Europe or even People from us are welcome. My country has lqrge wilderness areas Where we could disappear. Send mé an e-mail if interested:

    • Im looking to go out into the wild for some time. would like some others who have experience to go with. im 25 and need to go out of my comfort zone. please let me know if i can tag along. my email is

    • Hi Kyle,
      my Name is James I am also hear in las vegas. I am 28 and have a similar skill base fishing, hunting, shelter building. I am serious interested if you are still planning to go out txt or call me 702-637-5776

    • I live in Vegas as well. Desert climates are definitely not places you wanna live off the land. There is only 4 ideal places in the US to do it Oregon, idaho, north Utah and Montana. I'll be ready to go the start of spring 2017. You definitely don't wanna go in the winter. If you guys are all serious hit me up.

  82. I am still looking for a few people who are serious about living a self sufficient lifestyle in the wilderness. If there is anybody out there who would be ready to leave around June or July, I would like to hear from you to discuss plans. I am 100% committed to this venture and have been preparing for this for the past few years. I am just about all geared up except for a few items left to acquire. So if you are wanting to escape from our corrupt society like I am, don't wait any longer and contact me and let's talk. I can best be reached on my cell phone or you can email me as well. Contact me at 406-239-7274 or at

    • I sent you an email. Glad to have finally found some like mined people.

    • Where is your location? And where are ypu trying to go? I also want to live the way we were meant to, in the wild! I'm looking for a person or small group of 3 to 4 people seeing as each person can rotate daily task of hunting, gathering, and shelter improvements. If you are in the southwest it would be cool to meet up and discuss how we would set off.

      • This sounds like something that needs to happen was going to go alone I guess one good thing the internet does is makes you realize there are more people looking to leave this world overly technology holocost of civilization. Anyone feel like the only way to be more human is to less civilized.

    • Email sent. .. very very interested in this. On the grid has become home to nothing but uncaring and dishonest people

    • Michigan man too trying to go out into the woods happiest I have ever been is hunting camp why not live the life not spend 2 weeks a year recharging the soul to go get it crushed by a job 50weeks a year real email I swear that's my real email while I'm still on the grid that is...
      I have hunted all my life have survival knowledge guns ammo fishing tackle good amount tools knives gear know how drive a 4x4 to get me away from everything and plan to spend 1 to 2 years minimum living the woodsman trapper buch primal Forrest people native pre modernization call it what you want I want to prove to my self I don't need society or die because I don't want to live if I'm wrong about it....

    • I am defiantly like minded . All I want is live off the grid live off the land , finding that there are so many like mined people out there just strengthen that part of me that either wants to go into the Rockies or far north, I have been planning to go it alone but if it is in either close proximity or as a small village That sounds even nicer , off grid and stil have other either 3-10 or 25, .
      I live in Canada
      Edmonton Alberta
      the stress of the big city has caused what the doctors calls stress related illness. Physical ones
      I want be how GOD intend
      work for our food with respect
      gathering what we can ( so many wild edibles can be ground into flour
      and some into coffee substitutes
      medicines growing all around
      plants that when dried can act like salt to help preserve meat and keep flies away.

      I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO HEAR FROM Any like minded person
      Tabitha Valliere (nee) Greff

    • Paul,
      I am doing the same. I am considering the southwest side of the Rockies. There is desert nearby and plenty of water and game and such. Reply to my message if you are still interested. I will get back to you promptly.

  83. My name is Nicholas and I need to leave this life. I am currently 21 years old in the navy waiting on a medical separation due to related injuries. I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania and need to return to the life I love. I have background experience in firefighting, emergency medical care, navigation, scuba and free diving, hunting and combat training, and fishing and currently live a minimalist life on my sailboat. I don't believe in bringing anything other than a knife, first aid supplies, and limited tools. If there are any guys or gals looking to escape this prison we call the American dream please email me at

    • Where did you have in mind? I have been thinking about this for years. I am from TN smokey mountains area. I grew up on a farm, without electric at times. This world is going to pieces and I believe that people need to be ready but like the Lord had Noah build the arc, we would be building a colony with people already capable of surviving I'm the wild. I don't consider myself a doomsday prepper but I do believe it's coming. I wanna find myself, push myself, and start over. Cleanse my mind and be reborn in a way. I feel crazy but I am just speaking my heart and mind.

      • You're not crazy honey it's true. Christ is sure to return. You're right the world is all corrupt that's why I'm doing my research about living in the wilderness now.

        • Keep doing your research and if you would like to join. I would like a small group 3 or 4 people to join and maybe create a haven and live off the grid. I could be leaving in a couple weeks. 4097895951 and I am not very experienced but I trust that God will provide. And to have another believer would be great. Good luck and prayers

        • Hi keyonda, I'm a born again christian, Pls whats your email address, mine is

    • Hey brother. Name is Ryan. I'm 27. Served 4 years in the Marine Corps, Infantry. I probably don't have to tell you but the service does a good job in teaching the required skills to live off the grid. If you're still interested, I'm down to get away from all this. I also grew up in the country in Pennsylvania. Let me know.

      • I have a travel trailer but don't have to have it. I have thought about military but don't think the Government is the side I wanna be on when shit hits the fan. My cousin just came down in his truck and I have asked him to move me to my family's land. I am down for the company and hopefully you could teach me. I would like to create a haven where people like us could go. It's 113 acre of land in East Tennessee with food source and a lake bout mile away. I am dead serious on this and would like someone to embark on this journey with. 4097895951

        • John is looking for one or two more WOMEN as I and one other man have contacted him with no response yet he keeps seeking people and talking about how perfect it will be. He says Paul is in wants 3 or 4 other people and makes it sound too good to be true beware...

  84. Okay anyone wanting to just walk into the woods in the month of APRIL or First of MAY, live Primitively, and never come back line up here. I will take everyones email and make a mailing list. This page has become anarchy. You need the "Will"and the "courage" to drop everything and board a greyhound and set out for the Southwest. We can
    arrange a day to meet at a specific place and whomever shows, Goes ~ Easy as 123. Lets Roll ~

    • Greg, I would like to talk with you about your posting. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience. I can be reached at 406-239-7274. Hope to hear from you.

    • How long would this be for?

    • I'm in 100% if u would like another. Contact me through email or cell-2192520261

      • I'm looking for partner or small group that's into lightweight travelling off the grid. I'd like to head southeastish. Anyone that feels like that's a similar path they wish to venture contact me. Just looking for a like minded person or group to enjoy this journey with. I'd like to head out within couple weeks so anyone that is REALLY ready and wanting, I'm already just contact me. PS I lm into lightweight but don't care of others style or travel method but I'd prefer to stick to my bike-peddle! And or feet so I would do alot of paths, trails, and foot hills. Kinda nomadic life style with a lil touch of new age. Can contact me at or txt me at 2192520261.

    • So glad that I was able to find a place with so many like minded individuals. I'm ready to pack up and leave society behind me. I have only a little experience, but the will and determination to learn the way of the outdoors. I want to learn to live off the land. I want to escape from "society" and see the true beauty the world has to offer. I already emailed you but I just wanted to share enthusiasm with the everyone else on this page.

    • Ready to leave as well already sent an email.

    • let me know what the plans are

  85. I am seeking serious-minded individuals who are looking to follow their dreams and who are a part of the fast growing movement of people returning back to nature to a more self sufficient lifestyle in the wilderness. I am looking for a select few of both men and women who have the drive and determination to live in a remote setting far from modern society which is plagued with crime, corruption, drug infestation, and the rapid depletion of our natural resources. I am seeking to escape from the toxic poisons that we subject ourselves to by living in our polluted communities, to reduce my carbon footprint by eliminating the needless luxuries of modern civilization, and to immerse myself in the beauty of nature with what is pure and natural instead of what is fake and poisonous.
    My background consists of a wide range of outdoor skills and experience. I spend most of my free time out in the Montana backcountry camping, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, backpacking and exploring as much as I can. I have previously been employed as a backcountry wilderness guide in several states and I also have obtained my medical training and certification as a Wilderness First Responder. I have lived and worked on various farms and ranches which has provided me with extensive knowledge with gardening, livestock, building skills, and being generally self sufficient off the grid.
    Over the past two years I have been stocking up on outdoor gear and equipment which will be needed for my bush lifestyle. I have also been conducting research into regions where this kind of lifestyle can be best fulfilled, I which I have narrowed things down to just a couple of optimal areas.
    Ever since I was a young boy my dream has always been to live in the bush and I always knew that one day I would be destined to do so. If you are like me, then you already know that we are a rare breed, for not many people understand the need and desire to live amongst Mother Nature on this level. I have always been an adventurous person, but to live in the Bush is a matter of self preservation for my mind and spirit and is something that I have been seriously preparing for. So without further procrastination, I am putting my plans into action and am intending on making the move within the next couple of months.
    So if you are seriously interested in this venture and if you are of the same mindset as I am and have been thinking about or looking for a way to escape the overwhelming pressures of todays modern society and want to live a life more in tune with nature and being self sufficient, then I invite you to contact me at the information provided below so we can discuss this matter further.

    (406) 239-7274

    • Has anybody looked in to ala.

    • I have been thinking about this for years. I am 24. My family has land 116 acres in smokey mountains TN. No property taxes cause my papaw owns it and was in the military!

      • Sounds better and better Jon! Anxious to hear from you! We can get on the "land line" and discuss more in depth. Email me at

      • Hi Jonathan! My husband and I have been looking for something like this. We are currently in Miami and feel like we're stuck. We have been dreaming of this for quite some time now. I would really like for you two to get in touch to see what we can do. His email is

        please reach out to us. We would love to get together!

    • Where at I am from Michigan about to go up north and just live in the woods off land for a while but theres strength in numbers suppose may be worth amount effort if there are like minded basically always been outdoorsman IMO sufficient gear and supply's act within weeks may go on my own within the month want to get set up and have time to prepare for first winter which would be amake or break test on if it would be doable and enough rations that if my hunting and gather/forage yeilds are not sufficient I would still have a good chance. But open to others thoughts plans for seen pitfalls solutions etc.

  86. I am 16 and have a plan to run away to New York state on August 4th of this year, I have a location set, I am meeting a guy I found that does things like this but legally, he technically would be labelled as a "blue collar worker", hopefully I can convince him to take me on and I can work until he dies and then take over his land and business, and yes, I do have back up plans, if you are interested in hearing more or want to be incorporated into my back up plans, shoot me an email @

  87. I live in California but am willing to relocate. I am looking to just buy whatever gear I can get for 250 USD and bring what I have (knife, well a couple of them, a backpack, a sleeping bag, a few sentimental items, survival books for some extra help, seed to grow some food, an Axe, and some other items of the sorts) and just walk into the woods and not come out for 2-3 years I am 17 years old(18 on may 17th) 6' 1" 205 lbs, athletic build, hard working. I can build shelter, decent spear type weapons, and campsite security. I am looking for a natural hunter/gatherer but if have a gun and wish to use that instead, then by all means do bring what you can carry. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to join me or have any questions of concerns will be leaving by December 31, 2016 so you hav time but not too much.

    • I love this lil site. Been talking to lots of ppl on here found a few i think wpuld make a great fit. Any last min takers want to join along give me an email. My lovation is indiana and goal is east. Bike or foot. And whatever u come up w to haul it. Would luke another or two but no biggu. Will always meet more along the way. Thank you

      • What is your email? I'm thinking of leaving my job and just walking off into the woods.

        I'm interested in a wilderness monk lifestyle. I am religious and conservative in my beliefs but not preachy. I can't stand liberal degenerates though.

        I'd be interested in teaming with guys that have the same value system (preferably Christian).

        My email is

        • Hey man my email is

        • I am female. I hope to be leaving in two week for the wilderness. I can shoot. Dress and then naturally tan the hide for bedding and clothing or teepee ing ect. Make pottery ,bowls skillets ect. Build small cabin s of wood and mud w/fireplace and floor heat if desired. Will be taking traps but first time use. .many other knowledges also

        • I am not Christian but would like to search for what the druids may have known about aside from the Christian thing sound like-minded is what I'm saying.

      • I'm down I've been looking into this very thing for years I'm 22 I need to do some soul searching away from society for a long time please feel free to email me at for more info

        • Hey guys and gals, im Austin. Im 23 and have been thinking of this from the age of 18. I cant get it out of my mind and heart. I know to follow my heart, so this is something that has to be done. Living in this life is nothing but excruciating, which sickens me daily. I know living in the wilderness will be tough at first, but im willing to take the challenge. If theres a will to survive, then you will survive. Email me

    • Hi, I am ready to leave now also. I have been off grid and living in the wilderness off and on for years. I have all of the knowledge and the skills. I have the gear and the will to leave now.

    • dude. yes. please email me so we can talk about this. i have been trying to find some people to go with and no one has seemed very serious about doing it. I'm 20 years old, with a 4 year old daughter. we need to get the fuck away from this toxic hell hole people are calling "civilization". We do not belong here.

      • dude. yes. please email me so we can talk about this. i have been trying to find some people to go with and no one has seemed very serious about doing it. I'm 20 years old, with a 4 year old daughter. we need to get the fuck away from this toxic hell hole people are calling "civilization". We do not belong here. my email is

        • ALSO, before you email me about this, my daughter and I are vegan, and intend to stay this way. I know a good amount of information about wild plants and how to find fresh water (like near the base of a mountain) or in springs. I need to educate myself more so that I feel 100% certain about what plants are poisonous etc. If anyone on here is vegan and also wanting to do this, i suggest going to this website to read about this man and what he does.
          He's got an amazing outlook on life, extremely similarly to mine, if you agree with him, you probably agree with me. I also am only interested in traveling with people who are bi or pan sexual and interested in polyamory. I currently have no friends because I refuse to settle for spending time with people who do not also want these things for their life. I am waiting until I find the people I am meant to be with.
          If you feel this way, email me.

        • You do realize taking a 4 year old into the wilderness is extremely dangerous right? There is sickness, hypothermia, lime disease, not to mention her growing, where would you get clothes? You'd have to make them. Anyways, hit me up, I'm almost ready to go. Can give you a lot of advice

      • Hey britny I'm about to go into the wood too. To get away. I have a spot to go and have about 4 months of food up there waiting for me I'm planing on going there about the end of July. If interested please email me back thanks

      • Have you figured out where you are gonna start your off the grid lifestyle?

        • Not yet pretty much where there's water way to fish and woodlands to hunt I'll be good

  88. A big HELLO to everyone :D

    I've spent a few years working as a butcher, have worked my way through scouts from age 8, am a certified rock climber, sailor, scuba diver, first aider and spent a couple years shooting recurve although I'm a little rusty now to be honest

    While no real expert in anything "is anyone?" I do feel like I have a good broad knowledge of a lot of things which could be of benefit to anyone looking for a mate to go traveling with
    I'm one of those people that can spend a long time with someone not having to saying anything and not having it be awkward. If it comes to it, I love to sit down play some chess, read, listen to music, have a few beers, whatever

    Was born in Ireland but am lucky enough to have duel Irish American citizenship.
    Right now I am living in Ireland but just last summer spent 3 months in San Diego

    Anyone that's planning on going on an adventure, sailing, survival or whatever, if you're looking for a buddy to share the experience with I'd love to hear from you. I'm basically excited for something new

    If you want to get a dialogue going you can reach me at

  89. Hey guys. I love that the minute I'm finally fed up with this so called "living" there is a place I can connect with others feeling the same. I'm 26 and relatively healthy and I'm ready to leave everything behind including this damn phone glued to my fingers. I live in Ontario and I don't have much survival exp besides making a fire lol. I'm interested to connect with someone or people who know a bit more and want out as well for at least a couple years. I have a dog that I would want to bring as well, she's only 3 and is easily trained. Please email me if your looking for someone like me

    • Hello my name is ryan.I'm 21 and from Ohio. I'm ready to leave for a year or two and would love to spend it with another like minded human. I was thinking about leaving for n. Carolina to try my luck at primitive living. I wouldn't say i know everything But I know a fair amount of primitive skills. I also have a 3 year old dog named Danny. He's very well trained. If you would be interested I'm talking about this and figuring somethings out please get ahold of me.

      • You do realize u posted on April fool's day right?

        • Is anyone actually interested..?

  90. I am looking to escape from all the pressures of living in society. I want to be completely on my own off the grid. I have had enough of society and everything that goes with it.The day to day bustle and bustle is not for me anymore. I want to know what essentials I will need. I do hunt and fish so finding substanance is not totally at issue. What kind of equipment and anything else needed would I need. Any advice is helpfull.

    • Watch YouTube. On primitive survival skills! And many other videos!

      • How serious are you?? I am planning on going off grid in Alaska.... Not sure if its your cup of tea. I have hunted and trapped all my life as well. I'm an avid camper real camping in a tent and sleeping bag I have all the important supplies firearms and shelter equipment.. If you are interested reply back and we can talk more

        • Butch email me at brettmonroe1029@gmail or call me at 2192520261

  91. Hello, I have been backpacking and living "off and on" in the wilderness since age
    13. I am an avid Wildlife Photographer.... The only bad part about liviing out there by yourself is the loneliness... After about 4 months you start talking to bushes like they
    are relatives.... I can tell you that all of that gear you talk about saving up for will be trashed within the first week. As long as you have good weather and water you are
    good. Food can be gotten so easily that its not a factor. I am heading out again and
    looking for someone to Join me.... I do have land but as you will find out you get tired
    of one place after a while and want to move on and find camp elsewhere... I have all of the gear that we will need for you and I. What i want is not someone with experience
    but someone with the Will and Heart to go and leave civilization for good.. I will teach you to make bread in the wilderness and fire from ice. Just bring you will to live and your good spirit... P.S. Leave your guns at home, only a handicap person needs a gun to
    survive in the wilderness. I assure you there are no ZOmbies. Set some snares if you want.

    • I'm interested in doing the same thing. I plan on starting in the summer though, when would you be leaving?

    • i also really want to do this, kind of nomad like. just learning and living with nature. i am in canada would love some like minded people for the journey

    • Im heading out beginning of april starting from indiana. Pretty much be a nomad. Looking for like minded ppl. Right now its me and ine other, both 25yr of age. We are thinking south west for bow. If anyone would want to talk and or interested in joining the journey shoot me a email. I can give you a number to better contact me. Only like two to threeish weeks away from heading out last min takers welcome that have wanted someone to team up w so they can finally start there journey. Im very easy goin. Semi no my stuff. Ill only be traveling w about 500 emergency money the rest is all skill and fun. Would like to have other like minded ppl c this out with. Lobg run goal is to find that perfact place to live off the grid but gor now its a big adventure in finding it. I plan on the american discovery trail coast to coast non motorized trail only. So no hassle and so many places and opportunities it has to offer. Ill be around my email for about another two weeks so thats ur dead libe to get a hold of me if interested.

    • I have dreamed of this all my life I am willing and able to do this praise god for folks like you

      • So how many of us want to do this? Do we have the startup funds to do this? Who wants in and what is going on?

        • I'm in I got gear I'm a bit 1800's but its the life style I'm into working on Cash right now

    • Hello I seen your post you seem to be ready and experienced iv been ready to do this a long time I to have lived off and on in the woods but as of late I'm ready to go for good if you want to talk email me I defenently am serious about it well take it easy hope to hear from u

    • I would like to talk with you and so I am asking that you call me. I can be reached at (406)-239-7274. I hope to hear from you soon.

  92. I have been wanting to live free from the city life. I have been acquiring necessary equipment to one day leave. I have well over a years worth of food prep done, tools, kitchen pans etc., and the list goes on. I live in Oregon but haven't found a place to call home deep in the woods.
    I am looking for one other person to join me on this adventure. I know its not easy but I am tired of working for others. Is there anyone out there that is like minded and would have the energy to go for it. I was going to go alone but feel having a hunter/gatherer person to join me would be advantageous. EMAIL me if your interested in starting a dialog with each other with the motivation to meet and eventually move to a determined place in the woods. I prefer Oregon as I am familiar with the woods here. I am open to suggestions. email for more info.

    • I have been noticing that many of us are seeking to get away from society and to find a place of sanity and quality of life again. What would stop us from throwing in together to buy a small piece of land and do this legally? We could start small and find ways to make money to improve our situation or just improve our situation on our own. I have been looking and I think it could be done. I have some investment material I could pony up if we come up with a workable plan. What do you guys think about someplace they can't kick you off of?

      • That sounds very interesting. Are you thinking a large group or what

        • I was thinking maybe a certain number of people per acre we could get. I will do some research on land prices in OR. I would think it the most advantageous to buy some rural land in the middle of a large tract so that we could purchase more and more as we could afford to do so. If we could find people who were fed up with the way things are done in the world and really did not mind working for themselves and their community then this could work. If we have no way of ridding ourselves of criminal minded folk or bloodsuckers then this will fly about as well as the proverbial lead balloon.

        • Just found a 400 acre tract of Oregon wilderness for less than one thousand per acre....this could be done folks.

        • Not a large group but a small one, say three people.

        • My main thing is I no longer wish to participate in the system and capitalist money slavery system buy land and at some point someone has to work to pay taxes ot the gov takes your property thinking network of semi permanent structures and spread near resource abundant areas

      • I'm interested and willing to join.

        I'm 18 almost 19, Strong, physically fit, and a hard worker.

        the skills I would bring to the table are; Blacksmithing, some woodworking, hunting, some gardening, charcoal production, and the production of wrought Iron if we find a source of raw Iron ore.

        I have quite a bit of Blacksmithing equipment that I'd have to bring with, other equipment and facilities i would be able to build on site.

        I do have a couple questions for if we went through with this.

        my email is

        • I think it could work if you had the right minded group together.

        • I just found a 5 acre tract of land for $5,000 with nearby fishing and great hunting! It is located near Dillingham in Alaska. Anyone listening?

      • I was reading along. And happened to read this.. this is something I'm interested in... some skills I'd bring would be mechanically inclined I worked as a mechanic and a performance shop for a few years i know how to build shacks and sheds and small buildings. I can build fireplaces and maintain equipment. I'm vary technical and good at problem solving just about anything. I do have a few small investments for a lump of cash for a plot of land. I also have my pup and plan to train more to be like him and better. Please email Me at

      • I am would like to join you in your would-be community. I can build shelters and some traps and can set up security (from animals) in our community and know quite a few things that can most definitely benefit your community feel free to contact me by email if you are interested in my request:
        -Christian S.

      • Jeff, I like your thoughts the best I've heard yet. My email address tells a bit about me my age as well. I may be a bit older and yes I have health issues so from time to time I would need to see a V.A. Hospital. Is this out of your thoughts. I am a good hunter, fisher, builder and would not be there for someone to take care of me. If you think I am out of my league say so you can't hurt a Marines feelings. I can help with the purchase of land however I would need a bit of time to sell my personal effects as far as my home I will let them foreclose on me. I also have a lot of items to get started. I would like to be around a few others with a bit of age. Please hit me back. Don

        • Hey Don, that would suit me just fine. Your experience and know how alone would be a great contribution. I don't feel that free living is an age thing really. My email is I would love to be in a position to have rights on the ground that I am living on. E-mail me and let's talk about it. -Jeff

        • I am not in a position to invest so to speak but Alaska is my dream and I have guns ammo winter gear and I'm ready to live life the way my ancestors did

      • A family friend has a cabin on 10 acres i hunted all my life in the middle of state land about to ask permission to use just to have place I can't be kicked off by DNR and use the resources from the thousands of acres of state land tho I doubt this would be an issue in 20 years there has been 3 times a DNR officer was seen and that 2 was driving down the two track one came to the cabin once so should never see one off the beaten paths of which there are few. I wouldn't plan on living in cabin but would be nice to know its there if I'm in near death situation goal is to never need that or my truck for a couple years one minimum.

    • bro i am trying to do the same thing here in indiana.i hate my job and society is going down the drain in the process of doing my research so that i can possibly live in the woods and not be botherd by idiots im definetly onboard and will help anyway i can bro......slim

      • 5000 is interesting and probably something we all could chip in on. Any restrictions on the land? Slim sounds like your as fed up as the rest of us. I'm so ready for change

        • The property is a foreclosure and you can only access it by boat or plane. The piece of property is not too far away from human help in case we need it too.The good news is that the nearby river has salmon and trout etc in it and the hunting is good. I am ready when u are. I will go check re

        • No restrictions that I can tell and the broker says it is a great piece of property for recreation or bush living!!

        • If you want to view the property from Google Earth then the LAT. 60.134939 and the Long. is 158.490830

        • Jeff,

          Looks like a pretty nice piece of property. I am definately interested.

      • Hell i wanted a group to travel w. But hard finding like minded ppl. But on here.... Damn. Im a 25 yr old male w a buddy same age. Have been wanting to look and travel to find that one perfact place. We wore thinking somewhere out west southwestish. But we are ooen to ideas and always looking to improve group number. Not huge but a nice 4 or 5 would be pretty good i beleive. We r in Indiana and planned on starting our journey here within next month and a halfish. If anyone else is interested in this message my email is

    • Terry,

      You wan't to exchange emails so we can discuss directly?

      • Hi Jeff my email is Feel free to email me.

      • I would be more than willing to provide meat and protection in the wild if you feel I would be a good fit for your Alaska plan reply back and we can talk some more I have all my own survival gear and I'm outfitted for extreme cold weather and the like.. So again you can message back and go from there!!

    • Hey i would like too talk about this more & cant seem too find your email can you contact me at!

      • My email is

        • Hey Jeff,

          I will email you tonight. Been working lots of hours. Talk soon!

    • Terry if you read this I im looking for people to do the same thing it been hard to find anyone because they like the internet to much or tv and other shit if you are for real about living in the would leave a comment so we can trade info and talk about this shit im ready to walk in the woods today I have all the tools and shit ready to just walk out and leave one day if anyone else is dedicated in doing this leave a comment so we can also trade info

      • Hey bud im interested. Email me

      • Hey Kyle,
        I have been in contact with Jeff above and he has found a piece of land in Alaska. Maybe we can all get on a tagged email and start planning. My email is and Jeff's is I see Brett left a message also. Let me know because I have no problem leaving Telephones, Internet etc. We all can start figuring out Food, Shelter, etc. Talk to you soon. Thanks Terry

      • anybody doing this in canada?? we have the largest forest in the world with the most freshwater accessible by land. probably the safest forest in the world because the lack of poisonous creatures. access the the arctic, I am going very soon and cannot wait! i know its a very difficult task and death is waiting around every tree but its the only thing thats real anymore i am so sick of this fake society everyone wears different masks and no one has any real direction.fear and greed fuel the world now and it makes me sick. i believe in god and a purpose for everything so my journey through the wild will be to become a part of the wild or at least embrace the wild in me. anyone else going out i hope you are safe and remember to respect the earth :)

      • Hey guys I'm a 40 year old Michigan woodsman I have only black powder arms I will not leave behind I'm a old school trapper and hunter I'm also in the same frame if mind all you folks are I want peace and quiet no government no TV no internet just a fulfilling traditional life style with competent and responsible people I want to turn and walk away from the absolute insanity of this sick and twisted era so who do I chat with to make this happen

        • Michigan man too trying to go out into the woods happiest I have ever been is hunting camp why not live the life not spend 2 weeks a year recharging the soul to go get it crushed by a job 50weeks a year real email I swear that's my real email while I'm still on the grid that is...

  93. Hello, I am a 19 year old male living in Saskatchewan Canada. I have gained a lot of knowledge on bushcraft but not much experience besides with foraging and fishing. I plan to change that this year and in the near future i want to take off just like all of you. I see that a lot of you have done this and im wondering if anybody has done this in Canada recently?

    • hey i am in saskatchewan too i just recently tried doing this with just me and my dog but my pack was too heavy and travel through urban areas can be tricky. i plan to go again soon tho. i know its way easier to travel in a group but finding someoe trustworthy is a big concern. send me a email we can talk a bit more about what each of our plans are.

  94. Like the rest of you, I have a drive, a Need, to GTFO of the rat race, slow down, and actually LIVE life, and not be burdened by bills piling up, rent/mortgage payments, or having the best of the best electronic devices. I've been everything from a business owner and living quite the good life, to down in the dumps, close to homelessness. I can't bring myself to squat under a bridge, and beg people for money. I'd rather go out, make a place, live off the land, and in that time I have, craft, or find other ways to make a bit of money to survive on. (Really helps with a partner or 2, i.e why I'm here).

    So a bit about me, my plan, goals, etc. My name is Kayan, I'm 33, will be 34 in April, 6'5 and decently built Scotsman, not in 100% shape, though, I know living off the land will bring it all back. I don't have any ties to any set location, though Washington/PNW is calling my name and its close enough to me (I'm in Portland, OR) that with my plan (below) I can make it somewhere up here. My skills include lots of crafting skills from wood working, apprentice blacksmithing, a bit of carpentry, just a jack of trades I guess. I also have probably every survival manual or educational book from planting, building, explosives, just a whole ton of things. All of this is on my tablet, which even in the wilderness, will come with me (I have a way to charge it). So if I don't know if, or if whoever I find doesn't, my tablet will.

    Now, I'm not starting with a lot of gear, i.e, hoping I can find someone who has the other half. Looking to have axe, hatchet, saw, good knife with cooking utensils pot/pan, etc, sharp stone, tent (might go tarp, love lean-to's), mummy sleeping bag, military grade portable wood burning stove, 30 day meal bucket (stretch that to 60 days because...), 5lb bucket potato flakes, and various other foods, which without hunting at all is nearly 90 days food total, personal first aid kit, LifeStraw x2, paracord, emergency crank radio w/ flashlight and even a USB charger (i.e, tablet charger) few other items, all in all, right about $800 ish. (and, I'll be at like.... 130lb ish on my back)

    Now, what I'm looking for is a partner(s), someone who has a drive to get things done, learn, and share knowledge with. I'm quite a nice guy actually, friendly, and I compromise. I am really needing someone who can fill in the rest of the items I'm forgetting/missing, or if you already have the item, and think "we" need something else, that's bloody perfect, I want to go out with all of the proper items. Here's the MAIN thing... Someone who has a gun for hunting. I just don't have it in my budget for one, and so far living in the USA for nearly 20 years, I haven't needed one, though I'm a good shot.

    As of right now, I've just been pricing everything, figuring out what I need to live off the land, even if I don't find someone. I'm actually selling my car (little 93' mazda) and the last of my main electronic items, since I won't need them. (I have till the 21st of MARCH to decide where I'm going point blank, since I'm selling my car by the 23rd, if I have to drive somewhere to meet you/you have the best spot, now is the time) Since I haven't bought any items as of yet, this is the Perfect time to get ahold of me, and plan things. I'm looking to do this by about the 1st of April at the latest. (Quick jest of it, I'm caught up with roomies, don't want to pay another month rent, bills, etc) So this is my last hoorah so to speak.

    Well, if you've made it to the end, and this sounds like something you'd like to do, please e-mail me at Good luck to everyone in their travels!

    • Kayan, I recommend rice instead of potato flakes and take some seeds to plant a small garden. Shoot me an e-mail when you set out on your new life.

      • Thanks for the reply and info. I thought of rice, but my body doesn't process it well :( 4 pieces of sushi and I'm hurting so to speak. Seeds are a great idea, will have to choose proper ones when I find my location.

    • Hey Kayan, I am getting out of society myself this spring. I have a good bit of gear etc. I have a nice forest axe (short axe) sharpening puck, knives, military modular sleep system, some mountain house food, emergency rations, yo yo fishing reels (look them up). I have fishing kit including prob 100 hooks, weights, bobbers, collapsible fishing pole etc. I could get a hunting gun if I wanted. I was planning on building my own place to live out there in a very secluded spot. I also have a Sven saw 21 inch, and two replacement blades. This could be good.

    • Try Darrington back woods area in washington. Hardly any rangers, huge area, mild winters. I lived out there for 9 months on wild berrys, trout, squirls, rabbits and blackbirds. Could've taken a few coyotes, but I love dogs. Saw only 1 blackbear, and he scuttled off quick. They are scared of humans. Did have an encounter with bigfoot, but nobody ever belives me. I was fine it was just curious. Not to many poisons snakes or crawlies. I do suggest a mycology book. Mushrooms are great and plenty full all year round it seems. If you follow most streams up the mountains you find lots of hotsprings. Bring an economy size anti bacterial dish soap. Use the smallest among possible. I made 1 litter last all 9 months, with plenty to spare. Bring some sort of anti septic, or isopropyl alcohol.
      If you won't drink it bring everclear. It better for you.and in a pinch, if you hurt yourself it's a powerful sedative( I fell 15 off a log and cracked a few ribs). Bring a handgun and 2 or300 rounds. Won't be to heavy. Only use it if you need protection. Trap everything else. Or fish. Stock up always on food for those rainy days when your traps run empty. Animals dont like the rain. Avoid acrid waters. Don't trod through still watter. Walk on top of rocks not between them. Bring lots of salt. Use it to dry any meat you won't eat in 48 hours by filet's packed in salt. The salt will still be usable, but try to keep it as dry as possible. You can dry it by your fire as well. If I think of more I'll post again. Good luck

  95. It's aggravating me to see so many post where people say they are gathering a Arsenal of weapons and every supply they need
    I don't understand it at all
    How do y'all plan to carry so much equipment
    Nature can provide you with everything you need to live not survive but live
    Dont go about this all wrong
    Living like the natives may be illegal but it's definitely viewed differently
    Living like a runaway with 10thousand guns is illegal and more so frowned upon unlike living off the land the way the old guys use to

    • Hi Nicholas, your exactly right. The idea is to Leave man made things and get back to nature. Not bring them with you.

      • exactly.

  96. Just a heads up for you guys and gals meeting people on here, and I learned my lesson the hard way.

    Please use caution with whom you meet up with. Last year, I met up with a person on here, this site, who told me they were interested in what I was doing, and wanted to join me.

    So we meet up, and I find out this person was homeless, which really didn't bother me much because we were going to do what we wanted... Live in the woods.

    Turns out this person is a raging alcoholic, had no intention of doing said thing, and nearly wiped me out of everything I had saved up in cash over the course of a year, which was a pretty good sum.

    Now I am back home, struggling to get my cash built back up, so I can finish getting things I need that this person didn't steal. Because of this incident, it will be another 2 to 3 yrs before I can do this.

    To avoid conflict here, I will not disclose this persons name or sex, even though I would love too.

    So please be aware, and find out all you can about the person before setting out. Hopefully my screwup can stop others from being screwed over.

    Thanks, and good luck to your plans.

    • Interesting reading here from you folks and very informative. Thanks! Ive been living outside the U.S for 8 years now and im thinking about heading back, but with the intention of living off the grid. I love the outdoors and I realize it takes alot more than just loving the outdoors to actually surviving it. I think for first timers like myself its best to go with a companion. So, Im open to the suggestion! Shoot me an email and lets get to know one another and possible start planning this wonderful wilderness adventure. Take care.

      • Found anyone yet? I'd be interested to see if our plans match. I plan on the northern plains then Canada... am ready to go in a few days, No weirdo or that just a guy who is tired of the BS in the city. Pretty good woodsman, am 57,White, and single.......hope we can work it out if not then the best of luck

        • What kind of shape are you in? Where are you now? What do you have to take with you this weekend? I have a lot of stuff. Leaving Friday night. Let me know if you can do that. I'm not coming back. And see if you can get one more. 3 is the magic number. Talk to you soon. And when I say a lot I mean evert thing you need to survive. Tools. Alot. Tent. Rations. Water bladderes. Duct tape. Para cords. Alot. First aid. Fire starters. And more.

        • I have been thinking about this for many years as well..
          would consider giving it a try in northern Canada I'm pretty close already.
          I'm a 33 yr old carpenter pretty good at making things work no matter the situation.
          sick of living like this.

        • I'm ready, just not well supplied! What area are you planning on going to Steven? Bass pro shops nearby for me to get a few necessities.

        • I'm in reasonably good shape,have outdoor exp
          getting the equipment is not an issue...where do you plan on going I'm more than interested

        • I lived most of my life in the Little Smoky wilderness area. We weren't completely off grid. But I intend on going back, this time, way back! We sold our 3/4 section which was the dumbest thing anyone has ever done. Oh well. Going back out into the bush is the only thing I can get excited about anymore. I am 52, my kids have their own kids. I'm single and am perishing in the city. I'm not quite ready to go yet, need to figure out how to haul everything in, so going in the winter is best because everything fits on a big sled and the river has to be frozen over. If anyone has suggestions, let me know. I don't belong in civilization. I've been an academic, and also a yoga and massage therapist, a counselor and mediator. But I've been sick and it's because I can no longer go lie in the field with just the sun beating softly down on me.

        • i am very dedicated to living off the land and travelling around the world i will start here in canada until i am comfortable enough to explore different regions. i am leaving in just over a week by march 7th. would like to know someone else who is traveling living on the land. email me at best wishes to all of you! :)

      • Email me Deanna.

    • I am interested in going too. I have a little wilderness experience. I've been going to parks in Minnesota making shelters and sleeping in them this winter. Modern society just is not interesting to me. I have a decent amount of gear. Let me know what your plans are.

  97. I've been seriously considering this lifestyle, and have looked at multiple places such as Montana, Alaska, and Canada. However, I've been unable to locate a specific pieces of land that seemed suitable. I'm sure many of you have done research as to what areas seemed realistic and I've also viewed multiple comments suggesting certain areas. With that being said, what areas do you think would be a good place to commit to? I'm very new to this lifestyle, but I'm extremely committed to making this a reality. I'm also open to discussing working with someone to making this a joint reality. Whether you have information as far as where would be a good place to start looking, or have interest in working together please contact me.
    Any information is welcome, thanks for taking the time to read this.

    • i also plan to leave civilization. for many reason tho, i wish to live in harmony with nature, breathe clean air and eat natural food, build a bomb shelter close to underground water source, maintain build and preserve my body and mind. i have a average sized dog and about 80lbs worth of gear most will be on my back, 25 years old plan to leave by march 7th
      shoot me a short email would love to have a companion with similar mindset to journey with.
      also i am canadian and will be starting on the trans canada trail heading towards the Yukon.

  98. I've really considered not sharing but,
    there are numerous volunteer gigs that provide meager living stipends, and you could use one as a stepping stone to become employed as a back country ranger.

    Right now, I've just accepted a 6 month stint of spike shifts, wherein I will be working for 8 days on and 6 days off, with a group of people doing trail reconstruction and debris removal. During the six days off, I plan to camp and use the towns community center (which has showers and a pool) for everyday hygiene. You know, if we could all just distill creek water and be able to make a little hobbit house in the woods, we'd probably all be better off. But we can't, imagine if every asshole in every shut in apartment complex decided to swarm the's 2015 and there is 315.6 million people in america and only 188,336,179 acres protected by the national forest service

    After this, I hope to become a back country ranger...
    they can spend up to two weeks at a time in the wilderness doing all sorts of things.

  99. So my situation in las Vegas has taken a turn for the worse. I will probably be homeless in the next few weeks. I could really use some advice on some wilderness areas in the region that would be suitable for living off the land. I won't have access to any firearms, I hope I can get a bow and arrow or find some books on making one and learning to make traps. I will probably be able to get a fishing pole.
    I am in a really really bad spot right now and I hate to ask strangers for help but I don't have much choice. I don't have anyone else in my life to ask.
    I don't have much chance on surviving very long but I'd rather die in the woods/mountains than begging and living on the street.
    If there is anything anyone can help me with I'd be forever grateful!
    My email is
    I may only have access to it for a few more weeks.

    • Specifically I would like to find a place accessible by foot. I don't have a car but I can get a bus ticket hopefully somewhere that I can walk myself into the wilderness. I don't have clothing for extreme cold weather so my options are limited. No experience trapping or making traps but I plan on going to Bass pro shop here in Vegas to try to find any books on the subject. Modern weapons are also out of my price range so learning to make primitive weapons for hunting and protection are a high priority! Would suck to be attacked by a animal with no defense!
      My other concern is the need to be hidden from park rangers/ game wardens etc. Since I can't afford to buy my own land I don't want to get in any trouble living on government owned lands but I will have to risk it either way.
      Again any information or ideas are extremely appreciated!!

      • Hey all I'm in California now!
        If anyone is looking for someone to join them please let me know!
        Like I said before I don't have much experience so going into the wilderness alone at first wouldn't be very smart but I will learn the hard way if I have to! My greatest concern is not having any weapons for defense, much less hunting. I'm going to try to get a fishing pole and a book on making primitive weapons, edible plants and stuff like that.
        If I have to go alone I'll probably try to find a area not to far from a city because not having any survival experience I'm sure I will need to get back to town if I get hurt.
        Anyway I lost everything I owned and loved in a divorce a little while back so there's nothing left for me.
        I hope to hear from some of you!

    • what will one do if living off the grid? Seems to be a silly & dangerous game. why do you think you were brought to this world.? To just isolate yourself? How selfish you all are? Where do You practice "Love thy Neighbor & turn the other cheek"? This is not the way God wants it. He created as members of a society. Please unsubscribe from this childish forum.

      • So two bible quotes are your argument lmao get off this forum chad

        • So laughing at two bible quotes is your answer, mike? Why don't you leave the forum?

      • Organized religion is why we are so disconnected in the first place. Pagans were primarily natural religions and then people wrote a book and and enslaved society.

        Also are two people in a garden society? If so I agree if you look at a city and call that society you disagree with me as well as contradict yourself. Before someone decided what Christianity should mean even many sects of Christianity remained rooted in natural rituals.

      • There is completely no need to put down other peoples preferred way of living. You need not be here chad if that is all you are going to do.

      • Why are you against Paganism?

        • Wiccan, buddhism, and shamanism are three religions I would concider practicing for all intents and purposes I am an atheist but respect only religions that empower individuals not enslave masses.

  100. Hey guys
    I'm Nick I'm 19 years old
    I fell in love with nature a couple years ago
    I've been a avid outdoorsman my whole life
    When I was 17 I started practicing primitive skills
    I'm proficient in primitive weaponry
    Stone tools and flintknapping
    I did mma for a few months
    I'm currently doing jiujitsu and am about to start a new mma that is 100% self defense
    I want to become a modern hunter and gatherer
    I thought of doing the pct trail to ready myself I read somewhere you can hunt on the trail
    I want to travel well really the world experiencing nature and wildlife
    It's the only thing in this world today that makes me happy
    And I will soon enjoy the way life should be by myself if I don't find some like minded people
    If your interested in the love of nature or the hunter and gatherer lifestyle
    Email me at
    I plan to start with the pct and then if I enjoy it like I know I will
    Then I plant to to step it up

    • I'm 32 from Wisconsin and am into hunting and gathering and would love to eventually live off the land just learning and planning now but will eventually do it looking at Northwest to try

      • Northwest may be good to try
        I mainly want to get away from the humidity I'm in now lol

  101. I just have to start out saying that it is awesome to see so many people actually posting to this thread. To answer the original question; no it is not legal to just live in the wilderness in pretty much any country on earth UNLESS you own the land. If we could get a few people to kick in a little bit of money and buy some land that is habitable all year round, we could make this dream a reality. I live in northern California and know of several areas that we could buy about 20 acres of land and live this life. No matter where you are, you're going to have to pay property tax. This would be minimal if we buy remote land. Northern California, especially trinity or siskiyou counties have an abundance of wildlife, fresh streams and mild winters. Screw going to cold ass Alaska or Canada. I've hunted and fished my entire life and just recently got into foraging. I also have about 5 years of large scale gardening experience. If anyone is really interested in doing this, I think that we could probably cover our taxes with a simple go fund me approach, after the initial land purchase has been made. I'm going into the wild soon, whether it is by myself illegally in a national forest or legally with a group. Feel free to respond if you have questions or would like to know more.

    • I'm in Eagle Creek Oregon and trying to get away from it all. I have built a tiny house on wheels. I'm trying to build it 100% off grid. I can grow food and more. I was thinking about the same thing. I could only afford something in kalamath falls area but would like somewhere warmer and would like to be in a homestead community in a sense. More like the Indians I was brought up going to the woods really camping, hunting and fishing. My father an avid outdoorsman with 2 daughters no sons. I had to go like it or not. I know I can survive alone but I also know it is easier with others. I am wanting to find land I can be on now.

      • Hello Carolyn I have been knocking around the wilderness idea for a few years, and Oregon, despite its wetness, is where Id like to go I have a humble monthly income but would certainly put it to use getting things liveable and pay my share in taxes etc.. I have lived outdoors before but not long and I now don't have any major attachments holding me back Im quite serious and would be ready to go by May 2016 so email me if you want I was going to go alone I dont mind solitude but I also love a good conversation and where better to wake up w/some coffee or natural tea and have a daily chat on whatever and then go do my job for surviving for the day {with my dog of course} I learn quick Im not a downer and not a drunk, creep etc Ive been a bit of a nerdy history, trivia, fisherman guy and I dont care for sirens or crackheads in my backyard anymore, im not a holy roller, Im spiritual and respect others and their beliefs..I do like weed as I have chronic pain from 3 surgeries and hate taking those pills the doctors prescribe so thats me in a nutshell other than Im 40ish smart capable loyal tall, strong blue eyes and have at this point in my life reached acceptence that we all just do what we need to survive....hope you get back to me soon Im ready

        • Hi Paul, you sound like a good guy. What kind of dog do you have? My dog will always be with me, she is a Border Collie. You and Carolyn sound like people I can relate to.

        • I'm still stuck here in Eagle Creek trying to figure out where I can go. I don't drink and also like weed because of chronic pain also. I am more than ready to go even if my tiny house is not. I'm surviving now and know if I can just get out of here I will be living good. I want to go but don't want to go alone at this point. If you are serious send me an email and we can go from there.

      • I am in Ohio and looking to break away from here for a while. Would like to set out on my journey by the end of May, hoping sooner. I will be heading to the Pacific Northwest and looking to meet up with people who are going to be making a life of living free. I will have a vehicle and will help people without transport supplies and tools they will need. My time is getting very close to exiting society and people who just don't know what life is about. Feel free to contact me, I am looking for people who understand life isn't about how many things you have or how big your house is, it is living with what you need and not paying a bunch of mony to do it.

        • I'm in Pa and trying to make it to Alaska was raised on a farm hunt fish and camped all my life ready for the peace and quiet of the wild and great outdoors

      • Kalamath falls land is nice, and cheap. I was going to buy there. Have friends that bought there. They needed to pay for permits to build, have a well drilled and a septic put in. They couldn't afford it and let's just say they hate it now. Hit me up I'd like to chat.

    • Are you still going into the wild? A couple of us are looking at buying some land if you are. Want in?

  102. This thought has been in my mind for years now. I'm 32 in Alabama and would love to go off grid into the wild. Maine Montana Idaho Alaska I've thought about this everyday for the past few years. I can make shelters, hunt, and fish. I would love to learn more about plants. That's what I've been looking into lately. Just walk into the woods and never look back, leave society and this crazy world behind. That would be great

    • Hey there I read your post and thought, wow did I just post and not realize it lol. I have a fiance and though I have two young biys from a previous relationship. I also would love to do this. I am going to study about edible plants and continue looking for like minded people that would forward my knowledge on this subject. A guy here posted a great idea on having a group of people to go in on purchasing land in northern California. I lived up there once now living in Iowa. Its amazing up there. My email address is feel free to email me and perhaps we could help each other make this dream a reality.

      • You sir, took the words right out of my mouth. I'm from Michigan, and there's not many large forests at all around me or in the state for that matter...It's a dream that I don't think would ever come true. I work a day job, I don't have any family I need to attend, no responsibilities, I could just run off and do my thing, but a car, gas, plane tickets, etc + I would like to go off grid as well, a few tools and nothing technological.

        Good luck to your future buddy! Maybe someday we'll run into each other in the trees...ha ha ha I will email you if you'd like! Idon't have loads of cash to throw right now but with the right positive thinking and serious backing...dreams become reality.

        Hope to be in touch! By the way..I'm 18 years old, don't let the young naiveness fool you..I'm well rooted with nature and I often believe myself being "higher consciousness" which allows me to see past traditional conscious. trippy stuff. any who, take it easy man! cheers.

        • Oh sh*t, that's some postception, I thought there was just 1 Jason hahaha there's 2 that's awesome haha, to the 1st one thats who I wrote 80% of my post to, but i emailed you second Jason lol

  103. Hello everyone,
    Me and a friend are trying to start a small of the grid village (hopefully in Canada but maybe Alaska) with between three to seven people. We are both 16 and are looking for three people aged between 14-23 (must be relatively young) too join our group. No experience is required although it would be useful at the very least to have reaserched a lot about the lifestyle. Seeing we are all young and it will be our first time homesteading we are also looking for one to two people with a lot of experience with the outdoors to join us. If you have ever been in the army,been a hunter,homesteader,or backwoods person you would be welcomed with open arms. We will except everyone including people who are coloured,homophobic or homeless. Must however be physically able. Thanks.

    Please contact me on

    • Hello

      Sounds interesting, I'd be willing to offer my skills as a blacksmith and woodworker to your village. I also have the knowledge required to produce charcoal and turn Iron ore into workable iron and even steel.

      My skill set would aid in the production of tools, gear, and shelter.

      I've also spent some time in the outdoors already, mostly from hunting and camping while growing up.

      I'm 18, physically fit, and interested in

      • *continuation of my reply*

        Interested in giving this lifestyle a try.

        • Hey Cory,
          Cool! Email me at that way we can communicate better. Thanks.
          From Denali.

    • Hey,
      I'am really in you're Idea. I dream of this life since I heard of the Yukon, Northwest territories and Alaska. Sadly I just turned 15 and I live in Germany. I stayed in Canada, Canmore for a half year. I learned how to hunt and first Aid. Please tell if you're dreams came true and I would like to join when I'am older and have more woodworking skills (So I can build a cabin).

      Vincent Koenigstein

      My E-mail:

    • Hello,
      Yes this is Allan again from the comment just below, I just wanted to let anyone who is wanting to join Denali that we have decided to join together as well and to improve communications between each other I ask that if you are sending an email to Denali, send one to me as well so that way we both can speak with you and if you are able to join us then we can enter you into a group chat.
      Thank you

      • I want to live off the land one day. Right now I am practicing my wilderness survival skills. I am 25 years old and live in Minnesota. I was in boy scouts when I was younger and the love of the wild has always been in my blood. I would like to know what your plans are for going into the wild. Are you planning on going with a group or solo? Are you looking to live more of a hunter gatherer lifestyle? If not what did you have in mind? Thanks for your time. Feel free to ask me any questions as well.


    • Hello,

      I'm interested in this project/idea and am considering joining/helping, however I do have a couple of questions

      When would this all take place? And what would be the first step?

      How many people would be needed to live a self sustaining life there? What kind of skills are needed?

      I'm a 17 year old male from the Netherlands with little experience hunting/surviving in the wild but with a passion to do so. I just haven't been raised in such an environment.

      I'm willing to learn the required skills in addition to helping with planning and the preparation of this project if that's needed.

      Hope to hear from you soon,


    • Hey this is mason just wondering when you plan on starting this village?

    • I am 18 almost 19.
      Hunter, fisherman, tracker. I am proficient in archery. I can be a hunter preferably.

    • Sounds interesting, no offense but I find it bit odd you're searching for such young candidates, in most states(all?) the legal age being an adult and relinquished from 'parent/gaurdian' statutes is 17 or 18. I'm 18, so I'm bagging on young people with experience or ableness, but what if some 15 year old that lives with mommy and daddy contacts you and flies down 4000 miles to live in the wilderness while mom and dad don't know where their kid is...haha

      I'm still interested however persay! I'm an excellent philosopher, I'm very non-biased and open to everyone, my specialties are mainly societal (computer/technology) but I do know how to operate a weapon, craft tools, basic survival knowledge. Also I've built a few shacks in my day. Feel free to email me if you'd like

      • Not bagging* typo. Gah haha that'll be confusing...nice job.

      • Hello Casey how are you doing today? My name is Mike I am 32 easy going laid back guy with a good sense of humor. I have lived in the Everglades in south Florida for 4 months. Living out of a tent and enjoying nature. I am going to be heading out somewhere down south once the weather clears up. Was wondering if you would like to talk. Maybe bounce some ideas off each other. Let me know if your interestedeinterested thanks. Have a good day. You can contact me at

        • How's living in the everglades? I'd imagine the mosquitos would carry you away...

  104. Hey guys, im only 16 and live in Canada Ontario, but am already sick of the world and its corrupt and decaying society, although i must finish school first i have already been planning on how to go out and live in the wilderness where i can live free, i have already been on many week long trips with a friend and have no problems surviving and i practice bush craft regularly, i have been in the cadet program for almost 5 years now and have spent the last 3 years building up an exceptional pack of personal gear for lifetime survival but as ready as i am to leave civilization, i am being held back by my age and the means to do so, so for any of you that have already achieved my goal or plan to do so, i would love if you could share your knowledge and expertise especially on food harvesting skills, (mainly plants as i am a great marksman and can hunt no problem) to help in my efforts to break free from this disaster we call civilization or if you have the same plan as i do and are planning to go off the grid somewhere in Canada and would take me along with you or maybe 1-2 others in a year or so i would love to speak more with you.
    Please contact me at

    • To be honest, it doesn't even have to be Canada as a place to go of the grid, as long as i can get there and know how to survive in that environment, i will go.

    • Hi Allan. you have drive I'll give you that. I'm from England I'm 40 have a weekend daughter, (another story) and feel there's more to life. I have no chose my daughters 12 tomorrow and wouldn't dream of leaving England without her coming with me or being settled first in her life chose. I've done so many travelling experiences within confines as what is classed as normal I suppose. Spent a year out in Australia at 21 which I loved, but seemed I was on an extended holiday to be fair. It's only now at 40 I hate authority, the direction of England, the longing to be myself, not necessarily by myself, but a different life. It's extremely strange I feel this way I'm ticking along ok (average jo) but the desire won't go. Does everone one feel this way? Not from my life experiences. Should you do it more to the point?
      I'd say yes but for the right reasons, not to run from an unhappy life.
      Be happy or the happiest you can in who you are now and what you're doing.
      I've question myself all the time if I'd taken a different path where would I be now, but that comes with life experiences and age honest. I know you don't know me from Adam but 16 man...2 years 18...too young. If I knew then what I know now (you may hear lots of old people say this) live you're life your way, have no regrets I truly don't.
      Things I know now which I didn't at 16 to 20
      1) family or friends (hopefully both) you will need them, or they'll need you.
      2) live your life young, but bare in mind you will get old, the decisions you make now will have a massive impact in the direction of you life in the future (whatever, it's true)
      3) If you ever find the wilderness and nature is what I believe it is and there is a different life I could of lead (again I have no regreats) I'd like to shake you're hand with my daughter by my side and ask where we are sleeping for our 2 weeks stay.
      All the best, don't be rash, consider everthing, don't isolate yourself from everthing and everone, lots think like you young and old, the ones that look back with no regreats did it and don't come back..jon

    • EforeNo offense meant but, at 16 what or how much could you possibly know about society,corruption or especially living in the wild? Learn about life first before you sentence yourself to exile and at your age, probably certain death. Enjoy being a kid for a while. Try to learn about society before you condemn it.

      • Quite a bit. It's often the young that see the problems of society before even the 'adults' do. The young are a wellspring of observation that many people like you discredit because you think age means anything. And it's not sentencing oneself to exile it's finding freedom. Death is not a high likelyhood if you know what you are doing, and you are assuming PRETTY STRONGLY that he knows nothing. That should be embarrassing to you.

        • What should be "embarrassing" is your uncanny ability to place someone whom you've never met into this very tiny category that you have defined. I do agree with what you say....but realize it's a gifted few that fit into the grouping that you are describing. It's a safer bet to believe he is more than likely NOT in that category due to the numbers included in it. I am a trained wilderness survivor, and believe me when I tell you....IT WILL KILL YOU IN A MINUTE without proper training and some good down to earth hands on experience. Even if they know "something", let's not rush a young person off headlong into something without proper education and training. And a 16 year olds version of corruption could be simply having to be accountable for themselves. Because that's not exactly a common ability within that age group either. However....the aforementioned "exceptional" group are excluded from my statement absolutely.

        • Uh, i haven't placed anyone into a 'category' in what i said. Try thinking before responding. And it's really not. just because someone seems to act dumb, does not mean there isn't truth there. And again, you really need to stop placing such emphasis on age. You ASSUME things before evidence presents itself to lend any supporting credence to your words. The wilderness will absolutely NOT kill you 'in a minute'. You have to be stupid or unfortunate to die. Yes of course you will die if you are unintelligent enough to eat unidentified plants, or to climb unstable trees/cliffs, or to go into this without the necessary knowledge. But if you possess some basic sense, even a LITTLE bit, you stand a good chance. Again, age is irrelevant. It could be that, yes. Key word being COULD. Yet again, making an assumption without supporting evidence.

          Please, enough.

  105. Hey everyone,

    I am planning to travel the lower 48 states and maybe even stay out in the wilderness for the rest of my life if all goes well. I'm in my mid 20s, from Wisconsin, and Im sick of our society being bent around money and greed. Anyone who would like to join is more than welcome to come along. Please email me at if you're interested.

  106. I am a 27yr old male. 4 year Marine Corps. Vet. I currently reside in Texas. I'd love to spend about a month or so out in the sticks this spring probably in East Texas, just to be 110% sure that I'm ready for all this.

    I Have been a primitive enthusiast for almost my whole life. I have studied all walks of life and have found the most peace, in the wilderness. I own guns but prefer things that don't go boom while living off the grid. (It scares of other potential game and can alert other humans of your presence) I use a compound bow that I made myself. I would consider myself being fairly good at trapping, hide tanning, leather work, fishing, hunting, cooking, making tools, etc... When I kill an animal I use every part for something. Nothing ever goes to waste. I just finished my first mud thatched hut. So building really isn't an issue either. I am looking for 1-2 people to go on the journey with. Because even tho we as humans, value our "Me Time". Things are easier when you have an extra set of hands.

    Male, female, young, old, black, white... We are all human. As long as we can get along and survive peacefully, that's all that matters.

    Tho it's not everyday you see a woman taking interest in this life style. So that would be an interesting thing to see.

    If anyone would be interested in going on an experience this spring, you can contact me at,

    Thanks and yall have a blessed day.

  107. Hi Everyone,
    first off it is amazing to see so many like minded people coming together. Secondly,If anyone has any offers for moving off the grid I would be interested. I am only fifteen so any offers would have to be for at least three years time. (gotta finish school first). I don't have any real skills such as hunting or gathering. I have a hunting mind but I don't have hunting skills/experience. If anyone is willing to take me with them and treat me like a son by teaching me the ropes I think I would do great. I can kinda fish. (not to well) I am very passionate about the free life and have read up on all that surrounds the topic. Please feel free to contact me on -

  108. I am a 33 and an 8 year army vet. I have all my own gear including rifle, sidearm, and plenty of ammo. I am good with a bow and survived at a young age as a runaway in the woods of central Pennsylvania. I am looking in to returning to that particular way of life and if you are interested in someone with my particular skill set please give me a shout and we can go over your plan.

    • Email me

    • Hey man me and my gf want to go and live in the woods can you help

      • I can function as and adviser or work hand in hand. email me

  109. Hey guys
    Ive for a couple of years though about moving into the wild, more specifically norway or sweden as i live in denmark. though as im the only one in my group of friends who seem mentally ready for that step but dont have enough knowledge about gear and hunting i've had a Hard time picking my lazy Ass away from my job and getting to read about this. Im 20yo and after a nasty breakup i feel ready to take the step but i need someone experienced and would prefer a group of about 2-4 to be with. I would need a headsup on what gear to get and enough time to save up money for it and the plane ticket. Been thinking about siberia norway or the US. If anyone would like to write Me my email is
    Cheers, Linus

  110. I haven't read too many of the comments but I am interested in living in the wilderness myself and wouldn't mind the help of someone else. I'm 17 and would like to leave to maybe Alaska, Canada, or maybe Washington whenever I finish school in a few months. I have grown up near woods all my life and have spent my free time exploring them since I was a kid. if anyone would like to talk more about doing this feel free to email me

  111. Hey all!
    After my original post here December 4th I continued reading so many other forum's that I couldn't find this one again lol!
    I'm in Nevada currently but still hoping to go off into the wilderness permanently in the future. Unfortunately my only knowledge comes from books and manual's so I know that my chances of actually surviving on my own as I originally planned would basically be a suicide mission. But I am hard headed and I plan on finding somewhere out this way where I can give myself a test run as soon as I can get the funds necessary for the supplies I may need.
    I lost everything I loved or owned in a divorce last year. There's nothing left to hold me back. I may only have one chance to follow my dream of living off the land because I very well could be homeless soon anyway.
    If I could join others that are going off grid themselves that would be the best possible outcome, equivalent in my eyes to winning the lottery!
    I'm not sure what to expect by my post but I hope that fate will introduce me to the people or person that I will end up being friends with and living off grid with for the rest of my life!
    Good luck to everyone who shares this dream!
    My email is

    • Hello friend I felt your struggle. Like you my dream as well is to live off the grid in Alaska. I have already located where I will be and have a list of things I am getting for my trip as I will part was with society very soon. Mg father will be joining me as well since he is now divorced and is tired of civilization as well. My father has the military skills necessary and I am a long time hunter so together we will have ourselves and adventure. You are more than welcome to join us if that is the life you want to live as we would love the company and 3 are more likely to make it together them 2. It can be done and we will do it because we are ready for this. If you are interested you can email me at And we can further contact each other from there. God bless.

  112. I live at the base of the Appalachian Mtns, in North Carolina. I have been scouting places that I can test for a full time base camp. I am looking for someone to take on this challenge with me. I am 46, and tired of the world we have made. I have almost everything we need, just the test of time and learning to be without all the crap we are used to. If this is something you have an interest in, Please let me know. I am open to 1 or 2 others who may want to leave this world and live like we were meant to. If you are wanting to try this out, we can do a week together, and see if we can be compatible.
    Live Free or Die
    Hope to hear from you soon. Send all serious inquires to my gmail address.


    • Phil you might want to tone down your craps about others not being serious. This is wrong time of year to go into Alaska to make a start. I am going in the spring. And am probably more serious than you. So back off on knocking others you don't know there situation. It takes planning and time to get affairs in order. You don't go off half cocked or you could wind up hurt or dead in the wilderness. Because you have military back ground doesn't make you a professional woodsman!

      • Still here, finally have our plans together and will be heading towards Washington if anyone like-minded looking for a simple small group looking to go off the grid feel free to contact me. 25yr male. Date is set for last week of June. My number is 2192520261

        • Brett,

          Drop me an email.

  113. Looking for couple people that might be interested canoeing or kayaking around the southern half of florida. Camping and exploring along the way.

    • When are you wanting to do this? I would love to go?

  114. Want to head to New England (Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire) and live in the Wild. I'm 21.

    If anyone is interested, please email me; I'm currently in Ohio by the way.

    • Your not too far from me. Want to try the winter in the Appalachians?

    • I live in massachusetts and also want to free myself from this decaying society. Text me 978 430 0711

  115. Hello I'm 31, live in northern California, already in the mountains and live half wild. Very serious about leaving all this behind and going to the alskan bush. I'm very comfortable with going alone however I do agree that that it would be better with a group. I have building from the land skills, hunting, fishing and a novice trapping sskill set. I also brain tan hides, know a lot about edible plants and medicinal uses afor others plus a large library on the subject. I also am tired and unhappy with the way our society is and has been going. I just stumbled on this forum the other dday. It makes my heart happy to see I'm not alone in my thinking. I have been planning for some time now and have almost all the gear I need. Location has been a bit of a challenge for me but I figure when inget there my spirit will guide the way. Please feel free to contact me via email.

    • I am in ohio. Let me come. I have children. We will help.

      • Hi amy. What part of Ohio you from? I'm from warren area. Planning on Alaska in early spring as you can see from my earlier posts. I have two other people going also. At the moment I'm in California will be back next week. Want to say hi.

      • Amy, you live in the same type terrian. How old are your children? Would you be willing to test the waters, so to speak? I would love to get further away, but there is many area's near me that I know well, and can be left alone.

      • What part of OH are you from? I am not far is I am in West KY maybe be able to correspond and plan and get a skill set laid out and supplies, equ etc. that will be needed. Planning is much easier with two heads?

    • Hi all

      I have land picked out just short on
      funds. if anyone is willing and can
      help out we can start rite away.
      I can build hunt fish and cook. Age
      sex color not a problem. I have tent's
      fishing gear hunting gear and know
      how to use it all. I am an avid outdoors
      man. I can track deer elk and most any
      other wild animal out there. I have 20 acers
      picked out in northern Nevada with plenty
      of antelope running around and a stream also.
      So lets get the show on the road and live
      life the way we want.

      • Hey RC where are you from and what kind of land do you have picked out? Email me at

        • Hey Dustin

          I am in north east Kansas. I live in the country
          with timber all around. I hunt and fish almost every day.
          The Missouri river is less than a mile from
          my house. The land I was going to get in Nevada
          is a no go for I found that the U.S has been testing
          there. Thanks for your interest and I will be looking into
          more land. If you happen to find land please let me know
          maybe we can get this going and start living.

    • Hey josh, I'm also josh and 1 year older than you in NorCal. I too am an avid outdoorsman and have been thinking about doing this for years. Recent life events have thrown me headlong into this endeavor. I live in Lake County and have been thinking about taking off on my bike with a pack full of gear and head for the lost coast. Maybe stay there a month and continue on up the coast to settle near the trinity alps. It would be a long trip bit we could setup anywhere that we can get off the road and stay as long or short as we would want to. I'd like to make trinity county by no later than June. Hit me up if interested.

  116. I have been interested as well in leaving off grid. I am young too but I'd like to take a journey to find myself.

    • I am ready to get out from among them.

      • How old are you and your kids what skills do you have and are you a 1,000% serious the wild is full of danger and cold weather is hard on children too

  117. hi,

    my name is Connor and i am 18
    i am interested in living in the wild near the east coast as a test run for the real thing in Alaska/Canada.
    i am an inventor, woodworker, and creative problem solver.
    i am looking for 2-4 people to work with this upcoming summer for 1-2 months.
    keep in mind this is a test run to see if i could do this full time after college.
    the jobs that you would be required to fill would be as follows:
    1. Heavy lifter,carrier/House Builder
    2. Hunter/Fisher/Trapper
    3. Marks(wo)man(gun, bow, slingshot{gun preferred})
    4. Crafts(wo)man(patch clothes and woodworking)

    background into me

    i am 6' 6" 285lbs half muscle/half fet
    i am an Eagle scout and have lived in the wilderness b4 but with a group of 30+
    i want to try it this time with less people.

    ideally we should be away from all society but be about an 3-6 hour walk from them in case of emergency
    supplies should include:
    axe per person (handle or no)
    saw per person
    two metal pots
    knives of varying sizes
    100 yards of rope
    sleeping bag per person
    sat phone per 2 people (emergencies only)
    flint/magnesium block

    if you have suggestions or want to help me plz reply

    • Not much time left to practice

    • I would love to do this, I'd fill the hunter/trapper role. Not big on fishing though I love to learn. What sucks is I'm only 16 so I can't.

  118. When you all decide to head up let me know and I will join, I am a black smith and can help I feel, this is my dream, I have most of the tools I will need but could use more, thank you Michael

    • I have been dying to escape society for a really long time. I am young but I've done extensive research and am fully equipped both physically and mentally to survive in the wilderness. I have reached the point where I am determined to go no matter what the circumstances all I'm trying to figure out right now is the destination. I can go alone but after reading these posts I realize I am not the only person who plans to venture out into the wild. If you would like a companion I'd be honored to help you to the best of my abilities as I'm sure you are more experienced than me.
      Please email me at if you are interested.

      • This goes for anyone looking for a peaceful environment and the absence of the governments big destructive thumb pressing on their head.

      • I'm heading to Alaska as soon as I can not sure where you are interested in going but there is ur invitation!! Reply if you want cuz 2 heads are better than1 and 4 hands are better than2!!! Hope to hear from you..

        • Butch and Gabriella, I have a plan in route right now to get out. It's close to Alaska and if all doesn't pan out right Alaska will be right there. I would like to talk w you too and I'll introduce u to my plans and see what u think. Currently it is only me and one other right now and the do date is very close. If u would like to no more of my route and where I plan to go... I think it's right up you twos Ally. Email or call 2192520261

        • Alaska isn't the place to go, trust me on that. Yeah it's beautiful but it is rugged. Dig your way through 6-10 feet of snow in the winter. Long winters. If you don't have a nice cabin with a wood burning stove you ain't going to make it long.

  119. I want to see a hidden society of like minded people of all walks of life and skill sets to make a place to live amongst each other and help each other without government. That's my dream.

    • I don't know how I found this. Kyle my friend! Where has your mind been all my life? Government is outdated. Peace is what we long for. How would you go about starting a society? Would there be money? Bartering? I just brotherhood and respect?

      • I am in Ohio and looking to break away from here for a while. Would like to set out on my journey by the end of May, hoping sooner. I will be heading to the Pacific Northwest and looking to meet up with people who are going to be making a life of living free. I will have a vehicle and will help people without transport supplies and tools they will need. My time is getting very close to exiting society and people who just don't know what life is about. Feel free to contact me, I am looking for people who understand life isn't about how many things you have or how big your house is, it is living with what you need and not paying a bunch of mony to do it.

        • Where at in Ohio, I'm from Cleveland. I live in Vegas atm and plan on heading out in March 2017. I have lived in the wild before. Hit me up so we can chat. This goes for everyone else thinking about it.

    • I'm looking for someone or people to move to alaska with. Maybe in the spring of 2016 to get set and ready for next winter. Started gathering tools etc. Putting money away for the trip, supplies, tools. Etc. I'm well versed in out living, i know the temperatures up there will require alot of adjustment, intend on buying a snow machine once up there. Doing a lot of research on land to purchasing, so I'm in planning mode, just looking for people to partner up with.

      • I would be very interested in this..does there have to be land purchased? Or are there areas in the bush where people can just live freely?

        • Yes land needs to be purchased or will likely get run off. Unless someone knows somebody up there with property already. I'm I'm in the process of check some property now and thinking about an earlier trip to put boots on the ground check things out. Somewhere the hunting trapping fishing is good good water souce and plentiful wood supply. And not have to pay property taxes, with that though there wont be any emergency services or any thing. Thats why a group would be better or going to a community already established that needs help. Anyway like i said in earlier post still in planning stages I'm hopping to do this next spring.

      • I've always wanted to do this too. But I can't do the cold. Plus all the extra supplies needed and transportation costs. If you decide to change your mind and do the one of the lower 48 states I'm in.

      • Please contact me if you are serious, I am very very interested in joining you. So let me know email me at

        • I'm interested; somewhere not as cold as Alaska or Canada, but far from civilization.

      • im interested im from pa i hunt trap love the out doors !!!

      • I sent you an email and I am interested.

        • Hey. I'm leaving Friday. I have the gear, skills and real desire.. I can build, snare, trap, fish, and dry meat. Going on the 26 this Feb. So let me know. hope to hear from you before I leave bc my phone is not going. Leaving tech behind. I have tools first aid rationspara cord large cabin tent until I get a permanent shelter up.

      • I live in Tampa an have been thinking the same. Raised on farm in WVa til 12

      • I am looking to do the same. East coast trial. Live in Tampa. Electrician for 20 years grew up in WVa til 12 on a farm. Pretty good
        In these situations.

      • Hey I've been interested in living in the wilderness and enjoying true freedom, I enjoy watching survival, tribal and recently Alaskan bush people I have no experience in that lifestyle but willing to learn. I know it's hard work which is not a problem. If you're really serious about this I would like to talk a little more.

    • I too share your ideal; I believe humans are naturally inclined towards mutualism rather than cut throat competition...and I'd love to bring that to life. I can offer some natural medicine skills and can deliver babies, as well as plant and harvest food.

      • Casie, I have a medical condition, so I am choosing the local NC mtns. I can be as far away from the world as I want, but if need I can get to a hospital. I am looking for someone to share this adventure of off grid living in the Wild of the NC Mts. It can get cold, but we can migrate to warmer parts as the weather dictates. Gives us the best of all worlds. Your medicine skills interests me. I also have the min. gear we need for water and food not to be an issue. How serious are you? I can go next weekend if your ready.

  120. Hello I'm sorry my keyboard on my Samsung S4 is messing up really bad. Words come out wrong and it changes what I type it sucks lol. Hope you understand it's time I buy a new smartphone this one has had a hard life. Agin I'm sorry my message to you was so bad lol have a awesome day my friend....

  121. Hello Lisa how are you doing my friend. Awesome any tools or personal things likes books things for the garden is great please bring anything & everything you want no problem. I'm glad you're a morning person also and you seem like a very out going person and fun to be around that's a big plus where we are going makes things much easier for all of us. Plus I'm a real good cook and I love to cook also. I'm glad you like to build and have skills in that department will help out very much and you have tools as well just ads to our community of power tool's. I thought about it and driving up to alaska would be great to talk and have fun. I talk to my cat about this new we are about to start & he is all for it if there is fish there to eat for him lol. I've took him camping few times and twice he brought back a big rabbit to eat & and 1 small turkey about 3 or 4 lbs so he is a good hunter by himself no doubt. I'm so ready to leave now lol.

    • Thanks oh yes I had him since he was about 5 weeks old when his mother would not take care of him. I was walking threw the woods and seen him and I waited for his mom but no show.So been me and him since then he is about 14 months old now.He will be coming as well he is my sidekick no doubt...

    • Hello all I came by this just searching for others that might be thinking the same as me> I am 44 years old and have lived in the mountains of WV and KY most all my life, I am also a Marine vet. an ex police officer, I have a good education and grew up in the construction field as my dad was a general contractor all my life. I could read a tape measure before I could actually read! I also have skills living outdoors and survival and triage and hunting and fishing and primitive living. I was a licensed electrician so have a good idea of how things work and how to put those to useful things. I would love to get in touch with some of you and be involved in this and actually be happy living free of modern ties. I also have a 21 year old some that is very interested in doing this as well and he pretty much a tank! lol feel free to email me any time if you think I might be of use. Thanks

    • I'm heading to Alaska as soon as I can not sure where you are interested in going but there is ur invitation!! Reply if you want cuz 2 heads are better than1 and 4 hands are better than2!!! Hope to hear from you..

  122. Alaska gives every resident $1,884 despite declining oil revenue per year this was 2014 pay out. But to get this money each year or more or less must live in alaska one full year and become full time alaska resident. I wanted to wait before I told everyone this to see who really wanted this way of life and now there is a few of us that does. I do lots and lots of research about alaska. Plus trapping animals for fur and meat will bring more money plus my job when I leave I'll get about 900 dollars per month for life I took it over a one time payment or pay out thought it was best. When you have no house payment or light bills or bills period 900 dollars can buy lots of supplies per month.

    • No worries on solar panels I've gotten a 800 watt set up with the works and 6 huge battery's for it. Plus 1 5500 watt genearator and 1 3300 watt genearator for back up. And plan to buy one more for my power tools only to build I'm buying more supplies before I leave for alaska myself so we will make it for next tool I'm looking in too buying is a sawmill nothing huge but big enuff too do what we need. Because I plan to build a 6 ft fence around our living areas so we are safe when we all sleep.and if I like the land I'm going to look at I might drop about 15 or 20 trees to dry out to have a start on building lisa. I plan on having movie night once or twice a week lol for sure I download about 20 movies a week on my pc. I got to Research what grows good in very cold weather so we can have a huge garden for us all to I want to buy heavy duty washer & dryer so we all can wash our drity stuff 1 or 2 a 18 ft trailer almost full I'm going to finish my van inside so can live in it for few days till we get a log cabin built plus I got big tents and 2 wood burning stoves. I'm going to put hand maid fireplace in all of our log homes take time to do it right we will be high tech in the alaska wilderness lol...

    • Hey Scott! How is everything going? I was just wondering if you have a list or something of every supplies required to go off grid because that is a big factor in widerness survival, especially in Alaska. I have been going out of my way to get every important supply for this journey but it seems like you've done all the planning already and it would help me if you send me a list (imagining you have one) to make sure that I got everything that's required. I was going to write you "best of luck with getting everything ready" but I know for a fact that you don't need any luck, you've got it all set and by the looks of it you've been ready for a long time. But I still wish you luck anyways man, it seems like you're really giving it all you got and that is inspiring to anyone pursuing a life off grid.

      Phil sorry for not emailing you yet but I am having trouble getting signed up for the survival school on January and I think I might have to wait a little longer to be certain of when I will go. But I would be very intersting in meeting you too, it is rare to find people with the mindset we have. Scott, Lisa, Phil and all others who have desired and actually worked towards having this kind of different life are all in a way very special and unique. I'm not the type of person that believes in ''absolute truths" because I don't think humans have the power to know truth as a whole (which is one of the reasons I love nature so much, I like to think whatever force exists among natural life knows much more than we ever will) but, even though I'm not going to claim to be right, I will say that I believe we are pursuing this because we see beauties others can't and see weakness in the standard way of living that others do not see. Therefore I would never pass off an encounter between people like this. Whenever I get the date of my trip to Virgnia I will let you know. I would be contacting you more times and the only reason why I didn't do it through email before was that something was always on my way and I didn't have time to finish writting. That is actually happening right now, I promised my friends I would meet with them a long time ago but actually figured I had to finish writting to you this time. Anyways they are kind of mad that I'm late and I kind of dislike not keeping my word, makes me look like a bad friend, so I really gotta go. Just to let you know that I didn't forget or anything about my last response to you.

      I would also write something to Lisa since I've been absent for a longtime but I'm real late. Lisa to me you look like a very motivated and healthy/positive person in general and your passion/desire for a peaceful life and the well being of others is trully amazing. It's nice to see people in this world who don't only have selfish desires, and to be honest with everyone I think that is very rare nowadays (at least in Brazil) I wish I could say more and update you guys on what I've been doing and I will do that later but I have to leave

      Hope you are all are having a nice day!

      • Lisa you can bring what ever you need or want my friend. My land will be every ones land to feel free to do what ever they want. I'm a very easy going person and I get along with any one and specially people in our group we half to help and watch each others back's at all times in the alaska wilderness. I'm a morning person love to get up about 4am and have coffee or tea or soda and cook big breakfast and get things going.pedro no problem buddy I'll get a list for you in next few days and email you my friend. I was going to fly up to look at the land I'm trying to buy in may or june. But I might drive up and see who all might want to have a road trip and take a look at the land with me to give your own opinion on the land. Just hunting and camping from age of 10 just maid me fall in love with the beautiful life of the outdoors.why I plan & plan research everything over and over to do it right the first time in alaska could mean life or death when its 50 below 0.I don't plan or want to come back to the city life my heart is with the wilderness and that beautiful way of living. I never married before or after the military or had children only thing holding me back from going years ago was a sick mom.she has passed away and I don't have anything to hold me here now. I have a income I'll get each month to buy things we need or supplies or what ever it is we need. Amazon has a lot of good new and used camping gear. I buy alot from them myself I have a cold steal camping knife on the way with few things.

    • Hi everyone I just found this hopefully I am not too late!
      About me, I am 41and went through a divorce last year and lost everything I've ever owned except my old car, it was a devastating time for me. For the last year I've been wanting to leave Florida and start over somewhere else. My heart and soul wants to disappear into the wilderness but my brain tells me that I am nowhere near experienced enough to go trekking off into the wilderness on my own. I've been researching survival materials but that doesn't compare to hands on experience. I've also been researching mountain ranges, and national parks in the lower 48. Unless you can afford to buy land and have the money to acquire the supplies needed to build, and purchase firearms or even a good bow/crossbow for hunting and protection from things that will eat you there doesn't seem to be viable options for building anything permanent. Sure I could make a temporary shelter but then I'd have to worry about being discovered by a park ranger or fish and game wardens. Thus building a long term would be in vain.
      I don't have the money or the means to purchase land let alone the gear I'd need to survive. Even if I did money can't buy experience. Also this is not the time of year for a inexperienced person to try to survive in the wilderness alone.
      I made the decision to leave everything behind anyway. I sold my car last week and decided to head west with the thinking that I would try to stretch out the money I have as long as possible and try to find a job in California until winter is over giving me time to research wilderness areas in the region and possibly finding a area I can disappear in that's close enough to civilization that I could get back if I can't make it. I'll be on the west coast by Tuesday, I will be officially homeless. :(
      I don't have much to offer this group you all are getting together as far as experience or money for equipment and supplies. What I can offer is a extra set of eyes to watch your backs, hands to help build, farm and hunt and fish. I learn quickly and I know I would be useful!
      I know I may not be what you all are looking for but you all are exactly what I am looking for. I would love to be a part of your group. I hope you would consider letting me be a part of this. Please consider my enthusiasm and willingness to do whatever is necessary to contribute to building a sustainable life with you all in Alaska. 100% willing and ready!
      I have no phone at the moment just my tablet. Feel free to email me with any questions.

      • Hello Fellow Outdoor Lovers, Scott and Alex,
        A couple of very helpful sources of information is Fellowship of Intentional Communities. They have a great website and directory with many types of folks living alternative lifestyles with many different purposes located all over the country. Its searchable in several ways and might be a good transition step to consider in your journey to live remotely alone.

        My favorite website which includes the most valuable info about living in a van, on free land and the technical details of how to outfit it cheaply is
        It is a website and blog written by Bob Wells who has a large network of online friends as well as a real community of other vandwellers. In addition to traveling he sponsors the annual RTR, Rubber Tramp Rendezvous near Quartzsite, Arizona in January every year. You Tube has a lot of very helpful videos by vandwellers. Quartzsite, Arizona is a tiny village in the desert on Interstate 10 about 15 miles east of California. Its year round population of about 1,000 grows to over 100,000 RV and van dwellers in December and January.
        I think the dates are Jan 5 ~ Jan 20 next month. The RTR is a couple week time of fun, meeting other like minded folks, learning and sharing many helpful things like strategies, surviving on little or no money, food, cooking, energy, helpful equipment, vehicles how, where etc
        .How to live off or between the grid. Check it out.
        I live, and travel in an old tiny Toyota RV, follow the nice weather and do part time volunteer work for a couple weeks to several months at a time in exchange for living in a beautiful environment, with free RV hookups or often a provided house and at times food.
        Right now I'm a caretaker on a huge remote ranch surrounded by a National Forest in Arkansas. The owners visit every 2~3 weeks for the day or weekend. I see deer, rabbits and squirrels every day and fish anytime in the private lake & adjacent streams. This property is for sale and my job could last a couple weeks or months if it sells or till I want to move on. It has been on the market a year. As Bob says, " These can be the best years of your life."
        It's what many commuters stuck in the rat race mislabeled The American Dream, really dream of... real freedom. It doesn't happen overnight but the better you research, prepare and plan the better the transition.
        Be Blessed, John

        • Wow, how much is that property? It sounds wonderful. How big is the land?

    • That's where I wonna go message me so we can plan this out I would like to leave asap to be ready for winter food stocks and firewood shelter and the like thanx

  123. Hello my friends I'm sorry took longer then I thought. I found some land the person said there is water but I like to make sure of that myself. So in may or June I'm going up to alaska to check it out I can't wait. I'm going to fly up for a week to ten days to camp on the land and go from there.also owner said the land is full of game like deer moose black bear brown bear elk and more with few fishing lakes.i sure hope this is the perfect place I'll keep you guys & gals up to date on everything. So how is every one doing...

    • Let me know very handy

    • Yes plz lemme know asap it gets cold quicker there by the end of summer it gets cold hoping to be a part of a team before fall or go it alone either way if you would keep me posted I am a woodsmen Hunter trapper builder have every hand tool for cutting wood and building shelters cabins and the like... Also I have rifles for hunting and protection from bear and wolves in the wild

  124. I know what you mean regarding nature. It is such a gift the world have given us and instead of thanking it we take advantage of it. To me society went wrong whenever we started considering ourselves above nature and not part of it. That to me it`s the path to imperfecton. I for one see some beauties that came out of society, but that beauty is easily overshadowed by the terrible reality of it. There is something that just dosen`t feel right when you have a clear look at it, even though it has been improving. Society will just never reach the point where we want it to reach because the justice, absolute truths, laws, and ambition of it are nothing but illusions. We will never rule nor control the world as there`s something much more powerful doing it already, nature. However, we can choose to embrace nature as a part of ourselves, something from the above that has more knowledge than we will ever have. That way we see life as its meant to be and we are were we belong and most importantly we are doing what we are meant to be doing, surviving. It feels natural and right and that way we can actually live. I think that humans tend to be corrupted by society as this world of ours tends to make our priorities selfish desires and as we begin to pursue this desires we become more ambitous and we desire more of them. Money, sex, drugs, etc.. all are things that look very desirable for those who are corrupted by society and get lost from themselves along the way, not knowing who they are this things look even more desirable and slowly those are all one goes after.. eventually this people become psychopaths, liars, criminals, etc.. in general they become bad people, even though that`s not who they really are. I trully believe humans are naturally good but they have a hard time figuring that out. Nature really changed my perspective of life in general. I was almost corrupted myselve but spending a long time with nature allowed me to re-discover who I am deep down and it made me feel unique, like I was trully myselve. However society keeps pushing me further away from that experience and I will not allow it to do so. This is why I feel it`s so important to have this connection with nature and why I want this kind of life forever. I had many dreams of being succesful in the eyes of a common man and I`m sure those are all very possible, however I don`t want to go after those dreams if I`m going to loose any of my humanity along the way. If you ever feel lost, nature is the place to go to because that`s where you will find your natural self.

    • I haven't heard from Scott yet but Im sure he will be contacting us soon. Thank you and there is definetly a lot of philosophical statements that I made and I think you got their meaning. I'm only 18 years old but I'm ver dedicated to going off grid because that is where I want my adult life to take place and where I dream to live. We always have a choice and I will always choose to keep my humanity no matter what.

  125. Gosh, I wish I could do this, live with nature. It takes money to prepare everything and I would like to do this with some tech. Buy a pedal kit to make some electricity at least for a fridge get a pack of car batteries from a junk yard (some that can still hold charge) charge them up with that pedal kit. I would get a manual powered radio or solar powered, a bunch of flint stones or some other fire making device, just stock up on stuff. I know this is going to sound silly but I would need some sort of WiFi since I work online. I would only go to civilization when needed for supplies.

    I would take my big french mastiff with me. My wife would also love to do this but at the moment we focus on preaching God's word ( I am not going into a religious discussion with anyone) I am only stating the why we cannot do it at the moment since that is our focus and we have a 3 month old baby.

    We are moving back to Canada in a few months. But it is something that we would want to do. I know in the future it would be a reality.

    I sometimes get a lil scared knowing that lots of murderers and psychopaths go to the bush to hide.

  126. Hello everyone, I've realized we are all getting to know each other at the moment which is great, and is why I wanted to warn you guys about a new camping course I've found this week and am seriously considering going there in vacation. The name of the course is Mountain Shepard Survival School. You can visit their website here Anyways I'm considering going on this one out of all other ones out there because this looks like one of the hardest ones to accomplish. You have to find your own way to the camp with no help, build the shelter with no help, and well you gotta do pretty much everything on your own. However there are lessons everyday all about actual survival skills such as finding water (that you can actually drink since most water you will find in the wilderness has been infected and doesn't help unless you know how to boil it), among many other things. This is a great place to visit especially considering since most of us here are very serious about this. I am going there for the 1 week experience by the end of January since I will have just returned from a trip to Texas earlier in the month. I think this is a great way for everyone to expand their contacts. On this website most of us have been having trouble finding women who are serious about going and actually want to do it. I think that by doing this I will most certainly meet many people interested in going as well and I will tell any woman who look like good people and are serious about it to come to this website and talk to you people. I will also try to find very good-hearted people, not only woman, and guide them here as well. I'm sure that most people there will already have their own plans but I guess many of them wont as well and this will be a good opportunity for them too. I'm probably going on January 16 until the 23. If any of you guys want to come so we can meet each other better I will be there. The course isn't very expensive, 550 dollars it looks like. I'm pretty set on doing this, I just really liked the course since I saw it and it looks very good. If I am seriously considering this I guess doing this kind of stuff is a heck of a training. The course is in Virginia and it looks decently hard. Definitely the hardest one you can find nowadays. .

    • Hello everyone again and I made an mistake. I just called them and there are many courses in this camp and the actual survival course (survival 101 is the course's name) is only avaiable in January 30th. There are plenty of other courses that focus on other types of survival skills which are avaiable throughout every month but this seems to be the main one. And also the teacher for this course is an former U.S air force sere and I guess he's probably very busy which is why those are the only days avaiable in January. I will still go there since I'm done with school next month (I'm 18) and will be free to take as many trips as possible in 2016 before actually leaving forever. So if anyone is intersted go to the website and choose one course, I will definetly be there January 30th so if you want to meet with me just come on the same date. They are pretty popular so I suggest you sign up soon, especially since this course is by far the most crowded one.

      • My pleasure, its always nice to help people out with this kind of stuff. I understand, it is not the easiest time to travel and many people are still working and things like that. Certainly when I get back I will share the experience, it is going to be very different from anything Ive done before. Take care!

    • Hey Phil, sorry it took this long to answer you. Yeah I understand not everyone has time to do this. I'm still singing up in their website and planning the trip out as I would like to do way more stuff in Virginia besides going to a survival school. That would be a great idea, I'll send you an email soon. Take care!

  127. Hello Phil & Lisa how are you guys doing. I hope all is well & going good for you both. Guy got fired at my job and I've been working 16+ hours on a computer server that went down sucks being lead technician. I should have it fixed Wednesday morning guy's & gal's I'm sorry for not calling you back Phil but I'm super busy trying to get back online asap.Talk soon my friends and Hello to the rest of the group take care everyone...

  128. Hi Lisa, Phil and Scott,
    I would be very interested in speaking with you furhter about the details of going off grid. if you guys could get in contact with me that would be great. my email is Do you have a set date in mind ? is the location Alaska definately ? I can fish extremley well (however never in AK), i can hunt and build shelters from natural resources. Also very skilled in learning new trades/skills very quickly, a jack of all trades if you will. I hope to hear from you soon and i hope i can be apart of amazing journey.

  129. Hello that's a awesome idea Lisa very true never know who might just fall madly in love it happens. I like to buy rabbits because they have baby's and grow so very fast and chickens for eggs like you said.all this will certainly come in time. I'm sorry some one has offended you my friend you seem like a very nice person I'm is my personal information since I always use computers at work I really should not have awesome weekend my friend....

  130. Best time of my life by far -- I should have never come back and if I go again I won't -- although I'm not entirely convinced that it cannot be replicated, with effort and skill, within the confines of our government controlled society. There is a whole other world out there way different from what we think of as real. A world that provides you by default (via the reality of direct survival, direct living) with a powerful self esteem, wit, and the ability to thrive without anxiety and dread.

    • Hey, are you planning on leaving again? If you are, are you planning on doing so with other people?

      • I know what you mean, this isn't exactly something easy to plan. You need to get to know the person before deciding this things. I feel however, that before buying your gear you should decide a location to know better what you should buy.

  131. Hey guys, I've seen a lot of recent comments here where everyone looks very serious about choosing this new life. I'm all for it and I have to ask, why not start now? There are at least 5-10 people on this website who are constantly talking about it, so why not get all this people together, decide a location, and go for it? Seriously, I've heard that Alaska is a great place to do it, but you guys decide, I'm just spilling out ideas. How about it? Decide a location, contact each other and do it already!

    • First off can't just up and leave in the winter when alaska wilderness is 30 to 50 below 0 if not fully equipped with supplies. You flat out will not make it.and don't run off with out getting to know the difference between people going with you alot more to it then up and going to unforgiving place like alaska wilderness.

    • Are you and Scott going together? You both seem very up for it. I'm just trying to make sure people here act on their dreams, cause otherwise they will never become a reality. The faster you do it, the better. Of course you have to be careful tho.

    • You can't make things happen this fast, but I like you're motivation. You should be more careful with this things, they have to happen slowly.

    • Hello I want and seriously, I can fishing but only problem may be that I can't speak in English well, but I'll try best.. I'm 19 from Georgia country..

    • Yes I agree so anybody ready to do Alaska the last of the great true wilderness plz message me and we can talk and set a time to go as I have stated in my earlier messages I have extreme cold weather gear and extra for any partners that may need several Mylar solar blankets and Mylar tents this has been my dream for 28years and I have spent the last year refining my gear and weapons to tackle the wild alone!!!! But with a group of 4people or more this could be truely the greatest thing we do for ourselves and fulfilling that desire to get back to our natural environment not the concrete prisons of society!!!! So this is my bat signal to anybody truely serious about Alaska talk to me and let's get a game plan and act on it!!!! Thanx for reading.. I hope to hear from some of you

      • how would you guys be getting there? i am in canada but more than willing to go off into the wilderness i have lots of gear and am determined to learn how to live with the land and be free of the poisons in todays society.

  132. Hello if any one lives in the tampa bay area and is 100 percent serious about living out in the alaska wilderness. Please email me so we can talk and get to know each other and the skills you have with your supplies and tools. You must be prepared when its minus 20 to 50 degree weather. I've got lots & lots of supplies and tools with big tents with wood burning stoves with two 9,000 watt genearators and two 45,00 watt genearators for power tools.only have about 3 or 4 months of summer to build and get things done right.I've been buying gear for last 3 years for this new life when you're 200 miles in back woods just can't run to the Walmart and buy what you need better bring it with you so my back up has a back up and extra parts and accessories with 1 year of supplies first year will be really tough. I myself have enuff food & supplies for 4 people for 1 year. my 18 ft trailer about 65 percent full of everything needed it's a one way only move for please if not 100 percent serious and prepared with gear and supplies that will save your life don't waste mine or your own time.few emails I got people just not ready and only dreaming of this life witch is fine for them not skills are Butcher hunting trapping general contractor building electric concrete & stone fishing roofing. Any one that is ready for new life in the beautiful alaska wilderness email me let's get to know each other and get a game plan going only serious people please thanks guys & gals...

    • Hey Scott, I read you're recent post on the "Is it legal to live in the wilderness" website. You look very committed into choosing this way of life, which is why I have come to email you. I can see you're not looking for any ordinary person to live this life with you. You want someone with survival skills, as well as supplies. I will start this email by pointing out the strengths I have regarding these two requirements, then I will proceed to talk about my weaknesses as I do not want to give you an illusion that I will be the perfect person for you to live this life with.

      So here are my current strengths:

      In terms of survival skills:

      - I've had a lot of training regarding surviving skills. Since I was a child, my family would take me camping were I would learn from watching my father and mother take care of me during the trips.
      - I have then gone camping on my own since I was 16, from which I've learned a lot and never actually got much help from the people I have encountered.
      - Lived with Indians for 1 entire month to understand their way of living.
      - Have been lost in the wild for an entire week with no supplies except for a water bottle until I found my way back to the camp.
      - Studied by myself, through books and the internet, how to survive in the wild. Is safe to say I have some decent knowledge about it.

      In terms of supplies:

      - Currently, I don't have much. Water bottles, backpacks, and all the basic stuff, I do. But besides that, not really. However what I do have is a fuck load of money which might help. My mother died when I was 8 and I have since inherited from her 394,197.41 US dollars which I have laying around. I will gladly use a great percentage of the money to buy any supplies you think are in requirement. I would also be willing to help those who want to join you but don't have enough for it.

      My weaknesses are mostly things which I think we can find solutions too:

      - I'm assuming you live in Alaska, which I don't. I live in Brazil, despite having traveled a lot, I've never stopped being an resident here. My english however will not be a problem. In my entire academic career I have studied in an American school, meaning most of my friends were foreign, two were from Alaska themselves, and also at least 8 hours each day, I was speaking English. Anyway, the camping trips I was talking about were done in Brazil (Mostly in the Amazon rainforest which I'm guessing you've probably heard about) so I might not be as good in Alaska as I am here however I'm pretty sure I will still be very effective, and if we proceed with this possibility I will gladly do as much research as possible about the wild life in Alaska. As for how will I get to you, as I have mentioned, money is not a problem. I can get there within a week if I wanted too.

      Besides that, there are no real weaknesses to point out that will affect our lives in anyway.

      I am a very young white male. Turned 18 recently. But I don't see the point in waiting. In reality I see being 18 as an advantage as I'm very energetic and have chosen this to be my lifestyle a long time ago. My father has no problem with this, he wants me to live the life I want to and having money with no one to stop me, I am free to do what I want. Choosing to live this life in Alaska has actually been a dream that when I was young I never thought could've turned in reality, but I've been motivated that Alaska should be my destination a long time ago after doing some very basic research on it.

      I hope this has been enough to give you an understanding of how useful I can be. I have no idea of your expectations so it is surely understandable if I do not fulfill them, or if I'm just not one of the people you were looking for. If this was not enough for you, there is no need to read any further. I will proceed this email imagining I have convinced you this far. I will now talk about what I would expect from this as well as my motivations for doing it.

      First off I wanted to ask a few questions: I'm not sure how many emails you've gotten so far, but you were exactly the type of person I was looking for. I imagine that you want as much people in this as possible but I can't tell. How many people are you looking for exactly? Do you have any specific number of people you want in this? How many people have talked to you so far that are joining you? I've seen that you're post was very recent so I understand if there isn't actually anyone who has joined you yet.

      Besides that, what location are you looking for exactly for us to live in? Has that been decided yet or are you still thinking about it?

      What motivates you to leave civilization to live in the wild? For me it was simply always my dream, however in my vision, I would be in the wild, hunting and gathering, but always moving. Eventually I want to find a quiet, peaceful and beautiful place in which I can rest and settle in, for me to eventually die in peace.
      That's my vision and possibility you have something different in mind which I think wouldn't be really a problem as long as we are living in the same way and in the same place, we should be able to live together.

      In terms of the money, I am willing to buy as much supplies as possible as mentioned before, but besides the few bucks I would bring with me to Alaska, I will leave the rest in a bank on Brazil as I want to have that there for safety reasons, also considering we haven't met each other in person which is okay, but as always everyone needs to be careful with this sort of thing.

      Finally, I want to know how long do you think it will take for you to finally put things in motion, and start heading to the wild. I am going to Texas in vacation on a camping trip, my fourth one away from Brazil. I will be back early on 2016. Will you be willing to wait until said time?

      I will patiently wait for your response and I hope this was enough to convince you. If not, best of luck and I hope everything works out!

    • Hello Phil how are you my friend. I'm happy you emailed me there seems to be only a few of us people here that's serious and ready for this amazing life in the beautiful alaska wilderness. I've talked to over 10 people and only 2 seems serious about this. I hope me and you come up with a plan together so we can do this.ive got lots of gear tools genearators big arctic tents wood burning stoves food and dry food and supplies for 1 year for 4 people to live on . because we both know first year going to be tough. But in few months of Alaska summer we can build the cabin and a garden. Threw email I'll give you my information that way can text or call or email.thanks my new friend count on me I got your 6.

    • Hey Scott, I am dead serious about a move to Alaska. I have hunted and fished all my life here in Michigan. I love living in the wilderness during deer camp and fishing camp. I am just so tired of the rat race and am ready to live in the wilderness full time. I am a bit older {51} but I believe I can handle my own as far as work goes. Anyways my name is Eddie and you can get a hold of me at

  133. I believe that with everything going on in the world today with world economics, wars, terrorism, people just fed up with the rat race of the city, and an increase in the interest of people in "What is my purpose?" rather than "How do I become successful and whose standards do I use to determine my success?" and on and on more people will be looking towards starting a new life and lifestyle in the wilderness. If you are interested I have a Facebook page Leave the Cities and move to the Wilderness.
    I would be interested in having increased contact with other like minded people. Either by email or on Facebook at the page above.

  134. Hello I'm scott my skills are hunting trapping fishing Butcher building electric concrete I'm ready to build a homestead in the beautiful alaska wilderness alone or with few people like minded. I have nothing holding me back at all I'm buying supplies & Tools and few generators chainsaws and food and dry goods with tents and things needed out in the woods. I'm saving money now to buy land or supplies needed. I'm 43 white male I have a income I get every month . I've lived in woods of Vermont for 3 plus years in - 30 degree weather. I'm in tampa fl and ready to call alaska woods me let's talk guys & gals

    • I'm very interested in what you have in mind, I'm out on the trail now about to to start the eastern continental trail with a like minded friend

      • I'm in the fort Myers area right now

      • Hello I sent you a email and my information. Good luck on the trail and be safe.

  135. I have lived in the bush before and I would love to live in the wild again with others that live in the bush. I believe we are all meant to live that life. Could u tell me a bit about how u chose to live. Thanku I really want to live off the grid and I have the know how. I don't want to be the only one it would be nice to join others

  136. I have lived in the bush before and I would love to live in the wild again with others that live in the bush. I believe we are all meant to live that life. Could u tell me a bit about how u chose to live. Thanku

    • Katrina: feel free to email me @

  137. I am a nature lover myself who has no desire to violate the law of the land or God's law either. Also I can do janitorial work with primitive equipment for farmers need janitorial services for their bunk houses, store rooms meeting rooms ETC I was born/raised on a ranch in a dry climate and Oregon has plenty of rain/lakes and I wouldn't mind working there in that big beautiful land. Write J.H. L. P.O. Box 1077 Lufkin, TX 75902. I can live in a wilderness with no electricity with all my books and magazines and build my own house if I have the land and money for materials.

  138. I keep trying to send an e-mail but I keep getting this message ( in order to prevent abuse, your message can not be sent ) !! did you spam this site ??

  139. Blankets and Capote

    Quality items for use:

    The best, longest lasting moccasins. They are pricey but if you compare cost to longevity, they're rather inexpensive:

    Recommended reading:

    Foxfire book series: can pick and choose.. has a LOT of useful and extraordinarily detailed information.

    Don't forget to get books on local edibles, natural medicines.. etc. and look for bushcraft.

    Also helps to develop a hobby that can make you money in a pinch. Not like you can split firewood and leave it on the Judith for riverboat captains to leave you gold.

  140. tried to send you an E-mail didnt go through ???? I would like to find out more about your plans of adventure E -mail me please at

  141. Lisa,

    Just wanted to say something to you and the others here who just want to be free and one with nature. GO! Don't make the mistakes I made when I was younger and continue to live in a society you really want no part of. Every single day I feel more and more worried about the turn this country is taking, how would I affrd to live if something happened to my husband. I am now 64 years old, or will be later this month, and am a retired dog groomer after 22 years of grooming. My body is falling apart, 2 back surgeries, and I am always depressed. One of the very biggest mistakes I made in my life was leaving Alaska. Moved there at 30 after becoming estranged from my then husband. I loved it there, felt an inner peace I had never known. Lived in a small cabin about 50 miles from Anchorage. But, like a moron, returned to hubby. Dumped his booty 6 months later! Then life just got in the way, as it has a way of doing. There has not been a day that I have not wanted to " go home ". I guess what I am trying to say is this: Don't let yourself get to 64 years old and say " I wish I had gone! Now it's too late."
    You go girl and never look back!

  142. Lisa, my name is Rayden Cody Stormcrow, i am an American Indian female. I live in saint Petersburg florida. I don't have a lot of money but I feel the same as you. I do know how to live off the grid though. Don't get me wrong, i have never lived in Alaska, but like U i'm sick of the way society is going and that i just want to be where life begins and ends. I have been saying this for a long time, i just haven't done anything about it yet. my # is 480-242-8365 my address is 200 4th street north Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701. I hope to hear from you. Thx

    • Let's all get together ,I'm in Washington st. Ready to live off the grid in peace .

  143. I am very interested in living in a remote northern forest (not a big fan of the heat) either in the US or Canada. I'm currently getting supplies to live in the wild for a long period, permanently in fact. I have a lot of survival skills, in fact I was raised as a hunter and my mom taught me how to grow vegetation and to cook. If nothing else can someone point me in right direction where people are less likely to find me and run me off. Not running from anything I ensure you, I'm just extremely miserable in "civilization" and want to be in wild where I'll be happy.

    • I am serious as well, although it won't be for another year before i'm ready, i'm comfortable going out on my own as well as with a couple other people

    • Hey Caleb, I am totally in agreement with you. I have devoted too much of my life trying to get ahead, but in the end, you can't take it with you. I am just starting to look into places that will be best suited to live and not be chased out. I am looking for something in the western region of the US. I think Alaska is the best place, but the winter month would be extremely difficult.

      • I totally agree, it's mostly remote land untouched by humans, but with it getting really low into the negatives, it would be a huge test of endurance. I think I would love it up there non the less. I already mapped out few places, all the way from North Carolina to Canada and Alaska.

    • Hi Caleb, another fellow Caleb here and i agree it will be about a year before im ready to head out to start a new life.

      email me at

  144. Hi All!

    To anyone wanting to start this type of life, whether it's to start anew, or simple experience it for a while. If you have the desire, don't worry about anything else and just go. Just do it. There will always be a job waiting for you when/if you get back, your family will still be there, your friends will want to know what happened. You may not be able to pick up exactly where you left off, but you'll have more help than you need. Go and live the adventure.

  145. Hello. I am a primitive survivalist, a Hunter, a Trapper, a logger, a carpenter, a mechanic. I can make fire from Ice and make bread from cattails. THere is nothing in the wild that I have not built or accomplished.. I have spent all of my life traveling all 50 states backpacking camping, living in the wild for months on end and am ready to break the ties to the Grid...
    I have bought land in Alaska. 5 acres in the middle of Nowhere. I am not running from anything but To Freedom and Tranquility in Nature.
    Anyone wanting to join me may. I have more gear than we will ever need and Funds to
    keep going until we are self reliant..
    I heard someone say how do you pay the taxes.. They are cheap on rural and undeveloped. my 5 acres are $68 dollars a year.. I am going to sell the hides each spring that I get from the meat I secure, to pay for that and things that we want to buy.
    such as seeds and womens NEEDS for the next year.. I want to have two men and
    two women. I dont want anyone coming thats looking for mates, if it happens whatever but not at first. We need to survive First..

    Personally I am not looking for the best outdoors person in the world. I can teach anyone all of the trades,. I want someone that wants to go so bad they cant stand it.. Looking for WILLS not Skills... Email me

    • What a dream😊 but it sounds dangerous. I've been working physically hard for so many years and would just love to step out the door into the wilderness. I've lived in Fairbanks and Anchorage, love southern Alaska, enjoy visiting cities for a short time but central and northern are not for me. I live in Iowa now and winters are worse here than Fairbanks and I say that because FB sits in a bowl (causes cabin fever) and Iowa is flat prairie with nothing to stop the wind. It takes a good ten years for a place to feel like home so push that knowledge on your cohabitants. My concern is the dangers of co habitating with different personalities out in the middle of no where - could get scary, for you or the others. Wish I could come along, maybe some day.

      Keep in touch, let me know how you are doing putting a group together and the dynamics you expierience.


    • I'm looking for the same thing now I'm ready to excape this terrible way people have become.

    • seriously, deal seem too good to be real....
      I am a vet from norway, dreaming of a life in the wilderness. i hunt deer, rabbits and grouse in the fall.
      living of the land is not difficult, but a load of work, we like;)
      i chop my wood and have a huge house in norway with one stove to warm it all.
      The biggest threat to this kind of living is decease and injuries. How is your competance?? in this field?

    • When, is this going to take place? I am very much interested.please e mail me a reply

    • I'm in. My name is Rayden Cody Stormcrow, i am an American Indian female. I'm so sick of this society that it's not funny. I don't have the skills that you do, but i'm a quick learner.

    • Hi Bryan , My name is Keith ...I,m 51 ...I stay in pretty good shape hiking & camping and what not... I lost my career as a merchant marine officer / Boat captain cause i can,t pass the (ishahara) colorblind test & I am not colorblind...I drive an 18 wheeler propane truck now & I hate it...& I can not stand being around people anymore , because people have just gotten selfish , unkind , & greedy...basically A-Holes...I have a bung load of guns , ammo, and survival gear & would very much love to get off the grid..where are you at in Alaska ...this idea of yours sounds almost too good to pass up...If you are still serious, you can E-mail me at

    • Hey Bryan! Have you left yet? I am very interested in this. I have moderate knowledge on survival but am a very proficient hunter and fisherman. As well as a ton of gardening experience. I'd love to chat at you a bit and see if this dream is going to take off. I'm in northern California now but could raise the funds to meet you up there. Please let me know. I could be ready in as soon as a month.

  146. I'm 48, I was raised by a Green Beret father in the mountains of the pacific northwest, I also have a military background & lifelong survival teachings from my father. We used to go for 2-4 weeks every year into the different mountain ranges and survive on nature with my likewise uncles & cousins. Next year after the thaw, I am planning on spending a year north & east of Fairbanks, Alaska. Utilizing the various campgrounds when needed, there is one campground that is not only open in the winter, but it is also free. I will be going into Fairbanks once per month for supplies & contact family via phone & internet. Anyone else interested, you're more than welcome. Good luck & Godspeed on your endeavors. -Wally

    • Wally, I would very much like to get in touch with you and talk to you about a few things I'm a 22 year old Canadian looking to go on my first long adventure in the wilderness, I been thinking about going alone somewhere here in Canada after spring hits, but I would absolutely love Alaska, also having a seasoned veteran like yourself along for teaching and all the knowlage would be fantastic. My email is if this interest you at all. Have a great day.

      • I am also looking to leave after spring thaw in2016. i am going to northern canada somewhere i have a few places picked out. i currently live in ottawa ontario. i have a survival skills as well as skills for trapping small game and growwing foods that are natural to the environment i will be living in as not to mess with the eco system. i have been researching all kinds of different things from building shelters to first aid which i am certified in. i have a extensive list of supplies to live for a long time in the wilderness. all i need is a few people that are equally interested in this sort of living.skills are a must as this is no camping trip this is hard bush living and if you arent prepared then you will fail. exercise your mind and body and you will only fail if you arent prepared for hard work.

        • Hello Terry,

          I am interested. Funny, but I've been planning on selling my business (I already have a buyer) and leaving in the Spring of 2016 as well. I do not want to come back.

          I'm good at surviving in hot dry conditions, but the snow appeals to me. I'm strong as an ox and have spent many nights alone in the wilderness.

          I can do all the basics: build shelter, fire, make water and hunt. I've hiked over 20 miles in a day with a 40# pack, can do 14 strict pull ups, 50 push ups and run for miles.

          I'm only interested if it's hard work. I've been building up my supplies as well, studying vociferously, etc.

          Feel free to email me if you're interested at

          Although a woman, I am not looking for a mate. I prefer to be on my own but recognize the value of working together as a small group.

    • Hi my name is Kellie, I'm 45 years old. I've been reading everyone's comments and for the most part I've been feeling the same way for years and years. But I've had family obligations and now my children are grown and on their own and I'm a grandmother of three beautiful girls. So I figured now it's my time. I don't want to be completely alone out there but with a small group of like minded individuals. I can cook, sew, fish, hunt, chop and gather wood, I'm very handy with tools and building things. I've always done the "man's" job to earn a living to make more money to raise my boys, their father died along time ago from cancer and I raised them on my own. I've always been the outdoorsy tomboy type. I can handle my own. I've just always felt that I really didn't belong in this society and longed to get away into the wilderness and live simply and enjoy my surroundings. For years I've struggled to pay rent and utility bills and to put food on the table and still have nothing but misery. I long for the mountains and forests.the peace that comes with, I also know it's not easy but then again living in society isn't either. I think I have a lot to contribute to a small community,so if anyone's interested please please please email at I'm looking to leave in the spring to start my wonderful New life!

      • Where are you in US? I'm n GA.


        • I'm in southeast Pennsylvania

      • I have also been looking to going off grid , but also been looking for small group to go with , I have hunting , fishing, construction exp. Grew up in the woods , been interested in Alaska , Montana , somewhere well off the grid , if anyone is interested my email is jlhartley1@yahoo will be ready to go after the thaw next year

        • I'm ready to go. I have many years of outdoor experience doing the struggle of life I have little in supplies but I'm going if this world and people keeps hurting my soul. I'll make it or die.

      • Kellie:

        I am planning on heading to the Wilderness areas of Wyoming or Montana...Working at rustic ranches, tending to and wrangling as well as whatever else need to get done.

        It is off grid so to speak but with some initial security and availability to stay in touch with my 81 year old Mom and my 2 adult Sons.

        I hunt, fish, Cook, swing a hammer and/or an axe, have little to *NO* fear factor but a lot of common sense.

        It is right on the edge of the "outback" in the mountains with the most amazing rivers running through and plenty of game, plenty of fish.

        I have lived along on a 26000 acre ranch in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for more than a year, but havent been back to the "wild" in more than 4 years.

        My Family and everyone who knows me say I was born about 100 years too late and my "old soul" will never be content HERE, dealing with the politics corruption, whining and basically EVERYONE complaining but NO ONE actually DOING anything !!

        I figure a season to save up some money and get re-acquainted with what it takes to SURVIVE and prosper in the wilderness.

        Any interest in working with me for about 9 months and make our plans to go from there ??

        • starting a trip in wyoming heading to colorado, asking for 4 people, willing to go by myself. 3-5 years out at least. Going in less than 2 weeks.

      • Kellie, let me know what you come up with. We two are very common. I know that it would take a community to make it but co existing with others can get ugly. I am 49, my children except my step daughter are on their own. I've worked in a hydraulic plant since '98, have always done physical labor jobs, but my body isn't what it use to be. Don't know if I could do it but would love to support and encourage you and enjoy hearing how you are getting along.


        • Hey Kelly lol, I'm going to hike the Florida trail over the winter then the Appalachian trail after that, then I'm looking to find someplace to settle down off the grid. Email me at kellieclyde@yahoo. Com

      • I think with my age and interests I would like to be a stagging location where people could bring supplies, pick up supplies, mingle, have a hot meal or bath, keep in contact with the outside world thru some sort of communication. Even though I know I want out of this consumerism life I still want all the amenities, I just don't want to pay for them. That's what I have been working on here in Iowa. I've been buying manual kitchen tools and quit replacing electrical appliances that are intended to break so you will replace them in a couple of years just to keep us all working the rat race. Tired and worn out of this stupidity. My husband is on board with me and has been purchasing tooling, the last item was an oil press. I know these are little steps to a big dream but we are moving forward. We have property we could sell but wouldn't amount to too much just enough to move on. I'm smart enough to know my limitations yet bullheaded enough to "Just do it". Off grid/get out keeps echoing in my head. I hear you all out there so tell me, would it be beneficial to a group of survivalists to have a central stagging place to go. What if we owned a large portion of land where the city didn't harrass you about where you parked your vehicle or how many vehicles you owned or what pets were on your property or anything else they could dream up. Wouldn't it be handy to have a place to store items instead of dragging them around with you?

        What say you?

    • Hey Wally , I would be very interested , living off grid in Alaska has been on my list for along time I have hunting , fishing , camping , construction exp , I've lived off grid in the Everglades which is a harsh environment , I know Alaska is different because off the cold , already have cold weather gear , my email is jlhartley1@yahoo

    • I'm becoming very interested in learning how to survive in the wilderness and would one day love to live there indefinitely. If there's a possible way you could help that happen I would love you for it.

    • I'm 19 I started a little more than a year ago practicing primitive skills
      I have been a avid outdoorsman my whole life
      I am looking to live in the woods somewhere I really don't care where
      I train in mma, flintknapping, a little parkour and archery along with my primitive skills
      Would like to talk more
      Contact me at

    • I'm prior military. I served in the air force as security forces for four years and in the army as an infantryman for three years. I have hunted an fished my whole life I'm 33 years old and looking to live in the wilderness for a few years.

  147. I agree FullSpectrumSurvivalist. I believe that many tropical areas around the world are smart places to go to. Sure there are parasites, Yellow fever, Malaria etc, there are warzones as for example in The Congo which you probably want to avoid, and the deforestation is happening rapidly in most areas, but many of the tropical places are still wild areas, in most tropical places you don't have to worry about freezing to death and food is often easier to get a hold of than it is in for example Alaska.

    To find a place to live, I'm going to visit tropical rainforests, mountains, savannas and islands around the world, starting this winter in Eastern Africa.

    Here's some sad information about the forests an wilderness areas of the earth:

    Feel free to start a conversation by replying to this comment.

    • Sorry for the typos, I was writing it on a phone. This winter I'm going to Central- and East Africa, not just East Africa. The journey after that will probably be to somewhere in the Amazon rainforest. Other places I might visit are Borneo, New Guinea and a bunch of smaller islands.

      It's a shame how humans are exploiting earth. Alot of tribes in the Amazon will see their homes destroyed, they may even be forced to live in society, or perhaps even die when the two continentwide projects crossing Brazil and Peru — the $2.8 billion, 1,600-mile Interoceanic Highway and the Chinese-sponsored $10 billion, 3,300-mile Twin Ocean Railroad will be created.

      • You actually mentioned the place I am thinking of. I plan on getting full inoculations before going. It will be awhile before I go, don't really want to talk about everything here, you can email me, as I provided my email earlier.

  148. I find it more than funny people think places like Canada and Russia is the only options, those places are cold and have a very short growing season, you are not thinking clearly. I have a place picked out in the South America, now that's more like it, don't you think? I am not sure when exactly I am going, but probably in a year or two. When I go, and after I have flown in everything I will ever need by Helicopter, I am not ever coming back. I have to liquidate everything I am not taking with me of course, but if anyone is interested especially if you are a female in good shape with skills my email is "".

    The chances of running into anyone from Civilization where I am going is slim to none, in fact there are Tribes living in the Rain Forest, and they don't even go where I am going because, they can't get there.

    I will be taking Firearms and bow, etc. Will be taking seeds and growing food, hunting, trapping, you name it. Know this before you email me about this, you can't back out once the Helicopter leaves, because you can't walk out from where I am going, so if you are not in it for life, don't bother wasting my time.

    I will be hundreds of miles from Civilization, and for as far as the eye can see, is only Jungle. Where I am going, less than 10 people have ever been.

    • I am just curious what kind of seeds you will be taking with you? It seems like you have done some research on certain things but just remember introducing new plants can be bad for the local plants around. just a thought.
      I like your idea about your location minus all the poisonous animals kicking around you. thats the good thing about the cold. i only have to worry about a handful of dangerous animals. trust me canada has a long enough growing season to grow what i need and the cold is a free freezer in the winter for meat and other foods.
      good luck on your trip man. live free and happy :)

      • I am not sure about the seeds I will be taking yet, I know what I want to take, but it will depend on what is already available, and what I can grow where I am going. I'm sill doing research, I know where I intend to go though.

    • I was stationed at Fort Wainwright which is next to Fairbanks Alaska and although there's a short growing season the crop yields are huge owing to the volcanic ash in the soil, location dependent, and the 24 hour sunlight. You really have to experience the 40 to 60 below that you get in Fairbanks before you go. I'm betting it's a dealbreaker.

  149. Do you have to pay for the land your living on in the woods or can you just live on it for free?? What about taxes on the land??

    • If you own your own land, you'll have to pay your land taxes.

      You could live in the wilderness for free, unless you find someone who will let you buy a chunk, or rent a piece.

      But trying to live in it for free could be a downfall, because rangers could constantly tell you to leave.

      I am planning to do it for free. I know a few areas in southern Virginia along the Appalachian Trail, that once you jump off the trail, you'll be heading deep into the woods.

      I'm am getting my gear together and will probably head out late March/early April to do this. That's the plan anyway.

      If you're interested in trying this out with me, give me a holler.

    • There's land in Alaska with people of never said for it , not the government , not the natives, not anyone! The entire state has less than 1 million people located mainly in Anchorage Juno and Fairbanks. When I was in the army I hitched a ride with the tracker app to the North Slope I think it was about 300 miles from Fairbanks 400 miles perhaps I don't recall. Nothing that empty space, after you pass the Brooks Range it's all tundra no more trees. On the tundra there's ducks and muskox everywhere. As you cross the Brooks Range over the highway you'll see sheep on the side of the road And i'm told there's tons of wolves up there too.

  150. I recall a few years ago I called rangers station in one of the West Coast national parks about possibility of long term staying. The moment they understood that I am not bringing any trailers or anything dramatic with me, they said: "Just stop by, we'll read you the fire safety, you will sign it, then you can stay as long as you wish". Especially since I am a vegetarian, and wouldn't be hunting anything out of season or at all. And I wouldn't have to - any forest is a combination of a cupboard and a pharmacy, that's why Indians in the older days could travel light.
    Good luck. There is still plenty of wilderness for all who need it. And soon staying in society would be more dangerous than living in the woods, anyway - just read the papers, and between the lines.

    • Hi,
      The app market will allow you to download a multitude of various survivalist manuals. Remember beavers are key to large ecosystems so eating them should be avoided.

  151. Hi! I am a 19 year old female from Puerto Rico who has been thinking of living out in the wilds for quite some time.
    I have felt alienated in my ideal, for a lot of people I have spoken to about this believe that I have gone mad.

    Reading so many comments from people who appreciate and are passionate about this type of life is refreshing.

    Would love to have a chat with anyone who has has the experience of living "al natural" or are planning to.

    • hey I also felt the same way for a long time, trying to gather a group of five to do the same as well I'm in northern California..

      • To Arleth and James
        Where would you plan on going? I'm am a rancher in Oklahoma but born and raised in California. spent 30+ yrs working outside. I am versed in healing arts of plants (including poison ones) and accomplished horsewoman. I know how to hunt and can pretty well take care of myself. I am native American (3/8) and gone back to my roots. Still a great many things I could learn about wilderness survival. Been thinking on it quite a bit but don't want to go it alone.

        • I am an 18 year old girl from Australia pretty keen to seclude myself from this havoc of a society we have created, I dream of a self contained community somewhere secluded where we all share our gifts and talents to create well balanced living. I have a partner the same age as me who thought I was crazy until he came round himself. It would be great to talk with you guys my email is

        • @Ginger:
          Hi!! I have been planning to go back to the US once done with my studies!.

          I have no experience with hunting and I think I should get some hads on experience.

          Please write to my e-mail. I would like to speak to you further about this subject!

        • Hey ginger! Where you at in California. I'm in Lake County and looking at making the jump into the wild. I have hunted and fished all my life, as well as picking up gardening about 5 years ago. I'm looking to ride my bike with a little trailer, up highway 101 to the lost coast. I would camp all along the way hunting and gathering as I go. Maybe stay in the lost coast area for a month before setting off for the trinity alps. I used to spend a lot of time there as a kid and have a few ideas for for locale. Hit me up if you're interested.

      • I want to go live in the wilderness.. I just can seem to assimilate to "modern society". Northern California here as well!

      • Hey jason, I commented on Gingers comment. Totally missed yours. I'm up here in NorCal and very interested. Shoot me a line if you see this.

    • Im about to try my luck at living in the wild . How long are you trying to do it, im trying to live like that for a long time. Would love the company.

    • Hi i live in the bush here in nz although i do see a few people in the bush its not as secluded but it is an enjoyable way of life ,we humans are the top predater in nz bush so no need to worry about wild animals attacking however i do carry an axe in case of a stray pig, warm clothes are a must and would reccomend a water proof jacket and flint or a lighter for making fires then basic fishing ,line and hook, an snares for wild game , a gun or cross bow would do fine for large predators ,do your research thouraly of the area u plan to stay in and equip adequitly ,warmth and a weapon just for ease of mind wouldnt wanna fight a jaguar bear handed, and last but not least craft making or furr collecting keeps the mind sane and youv just created income so you can also make money enjoying what you do if its u, good luck! Now ur living

      • Hi Jessy. I am planning the same for this summer so I can build a shelter and get ready for the winter. Do you own the bush you are in or is it a national park. I can't afford land so I will be going to a national park. What are your thoughts?

        • I was thinkin about doing the same, but I got in touch with an old boss I had when I went commercial fishing and he said he would let me build shelter on his land, and stay there.. and so I figured that would be a good solid starting point until things made way

    • Contact me my family is planing to do the same, Im in CT but looking to move soon.

    • Arleth,
      I am very interested in talking to you! I am preparing for a journey into the wild to build a small community which works together, with different skill sets, to live natural and in peace. Not immediately, but within the next 1-3 yrs. I would love to chat via email, then we can speak more in depth. Please do contact me.



    • call me if you want. 951 522 9851

  152. I am leaving for the sierra nevada's in march of 2016. The snow will be melting bout then. It will give me till sept to get things together, shelter, fishing spots and the hunting is great. I have done alot of camping over the years up there. If you get far enough back in noone would ever know you're there. You can trap rabbit in the winter and two deer a year will feed you. Smoke meat near end of summer for winter. You can gold pan in summer for money, an oz is $1300, plenty for ammo, beans and rice to go with the meat. You're not gonna get rich but it will be enough to get you by. I am 52 yrs old and have always wanted to get out of this rat race. I have reached a point in life where it's time to live this dream. I might die, i may thrive, but at least i lived my dream. Anyone in the west wanna chat i can be reached at

    • I have been thinking about doing this for many years myself .I am 47 years old and I am getting really tired of life with all the noise in big cities even in country towns

    • hi james read your blog.. i have been going to the sierra nevada mts for many years... my dad worked for the forestry service in the stanislaus national forest out of sonora area... i am retireing and heading up there to live in the woods.. lots of places in the sierras to live... cant say id planned on total disconnect but thats not out of the question..its a matter of degree.. it takes getting back into the rythem of the wilderness and rehoning skills...let me know if your interested...

    • james i e mailed you before but im not sure it went through.. anyway i am planing to go into the stanislaus national forest out of sonora ... my parents lived up there for years and my dad and i camped in that forest alot through the years... he worked for the forestry after he retired and he had a blast... he couldnt encourage me back then to live out there but before he died he told me to get out of the city... i didnt need any coaxing... if your interested at all let me know.. e mail is

    • Hi James, My name is Keith...I,m 51 & want to do the same ...Every time I try to E-Mail someone from this site, It doesn't work..I want to go to the same place you are going !!! Call if you want ...I have a ton of hunting,fishing,camping & survival gear...( 361 ) 523-9500 or anyone else that wants to get out of here !!

  153. Hey all, I've just been reading everyone's comments and figured I'd see if I could find any takers. First off, My name's Tracy, male, just turned 24 and a military veteran. I have very keen survival skills and have done so in a few different places, NC, AZ, CO, etc. I am looking to make the final approach to total disconnection and was looking to do so most likely in Canada. Though, I have never been, it seems the best option with all of the vast areas that are uninhabited. I have a lot of gear and essentials ready to rock and I'm not on a spiritual journey or trying to get closer to a God, I simply just want to get away from everything and live, whether it's for a year (minimum) or 10, I just feel like it's the right time in my life to do so. If anyone is interested in joining me in my journey please don't hesitate to contact me Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, or even just inquire as to how I plan to do so. Thanks for reading, hope to hear from you soon!


    • Member of search and rescue AZ am planning on leaving before December first for northern b.c. contact me

    • When are you planning on doing this? I to was in the army, although I am a bit older (37) I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life and have dreamed of doing this for as long as I can remember. I do feel like it would be better to do it with someone though. Let Me know where your from and where your planning on going? Thanks so much, Jim

    • Hey everyone!!! This post is directed at Tracy Rogers and anyone else. I reponded earlier in a post on this forum and am going to copy and paste(for time reasons..typing on a phone) that same post here:

      Im a 44 yr old man, truck driver, from kentucky and have told ppl for yrs that im gonna pull over on the side of the road and disapear into the woods!!! My son is grown up and ive been divorced for 4 yrs now. My live-in gf are going seperate ways and society has gone to crap. Im ready to do it now!!! I am like minded as some of the posts here!!! If i could join a small group of ppl wanting to commune in the wilderness and benefit from each others accomplishments..COUNT ME IN!!!! I AM VERY SERUOUS ABOUT THIS!!!

      My email address is please contact me if anyone is interested!!!!!!!

  154. Living out in the wilderness is no easy task and not for the light hearted. It takes a tough individual to withstand extreme conditions and predators, and many other issues you wouldn't even think about or expect until it happens. That being said, you will never regret it or forget it for the rest of your life, even if it is only temporary. I have been living in the woods for 3 years and 8 months and I absolutely love it. It was the best decision I have ever made. There will be moments in the beginning where you will feel bouts of loneliness, but it doesn't last forever. I rather enjoy the solitude. I only wish I had started doing it sooner, but obligations got in the way and I had to take care of things before I left "civilization" and it took longer than expected. I have had many tough moments but I am a tough chick and am very resilient, plus a red-head, therefore stubborn haha. But since I started primitive living I have been the happiest I have ever been in my life and will die a happy woman one day. I just got tired of bills and working for other people just to be able to survive. I don't want to merely survive, I want to LIVE! What kind of life is it when you wake up, go to work, go home, eat, sleep, wake up and repeat cycle. All just so you have money to keep a roof over your head, running water and electricity and have food in your belly? No thanks. That is no way to live life. It is very unfulfilling for me. Living in the wild and primitively is no walk in the park but you will never regret it and those memories (if it's a temporary thing) will stick with you for the rest of your life! Happy camping and stay safe!

    • Hello Riona,

      You sound like a kindred spirit. I love that you've been doing this for 3 years. I made the decision mid 2015, and I've been studying hunting, trapping, shelter building, field dressing, making fire, finding water, etc. as well as long solo weekends backpacking and camping since.

      Would love to connect as far as advice is concerned. You rock, woman.

    • Hi Riona. Im hoping you get this and are still living the life. Imy curious as to how you have done it. Are you on private land or do you use public land? Any pointers or insights would be helpful. Thanks!

  155. Im 35 and have been looking fo join a commune or just someone to go all naturale with me. So far ive attracted a bunch of crazies. Was in the military/infantry for 10 yrs. So i know a lot of the basics and how to survive

    • How interesting, I too am ex-military. You did not specify your location.. I am currently U.K and am looking for a escape from the rat race. Self sufficient living solely of the land. I have seen many places that would be ideal, ie no population so no interference or limitations. Russia especially has vast forests and abundance of resources required to sustain life. If anyone would like to talk about such a adventure as would be will be set up a small community completely of the grid around 5-10 people.

  156. And the answer to th question is it legal to live in the wilderness is not not if you
    dont own the land that you plan to live on. The government will make you move on or haul your asses off to jail for trespassing. There are people in California that are going though hell rite now for living off grid one even went to jail for refusing to hook back up to
    public utilities. Sorry about my spelling but you get the picture. I dont think that there is a place on the planet that you can legaly live for free but dammit im going to

    • I wouldn't say there are no places to live and not be found. if you look to northern Canada there is a lot of land probably more then any other country that is empty of people and you can very easily live out there and not be found. the laws are a bit different in the states compared to Canada. it is still illegal to live off the land if you don't own it but the land that is undeveloped is mostly owned my forestry or mining companies. the companies dont waste money sending people out to scour the land to find people that are "squatting" on the forest reserve land because it would be a waste of money and time.. also it is a good idea to move around any way. I'm a firm believer that if you are going to live in the bush you have a obligation to nature not to disturb your surroundings to drastically so building long term lodging such as a log cabin would be a bad idea. a quick shelter that can be torn down is a great option because you can move on to a new place and no feel like you have done damage to the place you will be leaving.Once again like everything i post on here it is only my opinion and is open for correction. I have done a lot of research on the forestry and mining companies in the area in which i would like to set up shop.The great thing about canada is 90% of the population lives with in 100 miles from the border of the states. that leaves alot of land not used.

      • Hi, Is there anyone who will organize a gathering for the people interested
        in wilderness, primitive life style ?
        One option we can look at is Cederville area, upper Michigan in October.

        If more than 3 people interested , we can get together to work out some plans to realize.

      • I am a Canadian 62 yr old male who grew up in Manitoba - prairie but lots of lake, rivers and bush and now live in Alberta near the Canadian Rockies. There are many places a person could live in the wilderness without too much hassle but many would return to civilization after they find wilderness living is a bit more challenging than they thought. Anyone wanting to pursue a wilderness life for whatever period of time they stay would be well advised to read everything they can find and practice these skills while close to home. But keep it simple. If you look at the pioneers, prospectors. mountain men and trappers/voyageurs etc., they were not "gear heads" but focused on carrying most of what they needed between their ears rather than all the latest/greatest gear in an expensive backpack. "The more I know, the less I have to carry". It may be wise to spend some time hiking/backpacking in the backcountry before settling in for the long haul. It can be done!!! Its important for each of us to know if we are running from something or to something and then go from there.

  157. to go into the wildernes and leave the city life be hind you dosent mean go in to the wilderness so you can turn around in a month or two and go back to the city to take care of a few thing. i dont think there is one person on this blog that can really say that they wont go back to the place you left behin because you will always have things hat you for got or loved ones that you miss or youll think dam my friends was rite i cant do this.
    Before you go tromping around trashing the woods and building shit that you
    never intended to stay in for the rest of your life think real long and hard will i want to come back do i really want this will i miss everyone that told me i cant survive alone. Well will you. Dont try if you have any thoughts like that because you wont make it. i have no reason to stay in a world of hate i will survive that is what you need to be thinking about. If not just stay
    home.I myself will survive i need nothing that city life has to offer.

    • Hi RC,

      I just read your comment on this site and you have "taken the words out of my mouth" I have read comments on the site where people want to go and live in the wilderness but most of them, do not mention that they want to be on their own, they seem to be wanting to live in a commune for some time and then go back to their previous life, I personally think that, when deciding to leave society behind, it would be for good due to not being happy at all and finding it seriously difficult to live that way and wanting to move to a live where one believes that they will be happy as they are sure, this is what they want.

      I know that I personally, want to do this, move to the wilderness, live alone and for the rest of my life, make it possible to sustain myself with the minimum possible so not to disturb nature and be in peace with myself and the world when there, be happy which is so simple but few see it.

      • Going alone is very desirable, but there will be times when you will need a helping hand. There will be times when you crave intimacy as well. I am searching for a companion to accompany me into the wilderness forever. I have many skills that are valuable in survival situations. I really don't want to go where it can get 60 to 80 below zero in the winter. In those areas, you will find yourself cutting firewood non stop. This is something that I wish to avoid. Freezing to death is not favorable to me. I have nothing against hard work, I have been doing 6 to 7 days a week for many years. I am definitely interested in finding a woman who is absolutely serious about living this life. It will be tough but it will also be an incredible life.

    • Thanks RC. That is the REAL question isn't it? I'm with you on thinking long and hard about it which is what I'm doing now. I don't want to go where there is a lot of snow all the time nor the desert. Trying to get ' a group' of people is just defeating the purpose. Might as well stay where you are. Also-mixing genders is a recipe for disaster, imho. I'm 55 and fairly healthy. Only take over the counter stuff when needed. Plants and herbs can do the same. So if you're not in good health...If I went with, maybe 2-3 others I'd prefer we all had separate skill sets. Since I am versed in herb lore and horses and can fish and cook and know the land-I'd prefer someone who can ride, hunt by gun and bow and has strength to do the things I can't. Building a log cabin is not a realistic idea in survival living. Willing to sleep on the ground? Move every few days? Taking only what you need to live? I will be pondering these as I am considering selling everything and buying what I need (thanx James?) as well as s horse or two.

    • Thanks Paula.
      Ginger i have been wanting to go for some time now but i have an ill father
      and leaving now would be great but waiting to see what happens with him.
      I am 51 have sharp huntng and fishing skills. im not wanting to build a log cabin
      but i am not above living in a cave or teepee. Mixing gender is not a problem
      I dont care what sex or race you are as long as you can contribute to the cause.
      Three or five people would be fine but im not looking for a any one that will turn around in a day,week,month,year or two and want to go back to the city for iI am a lifer
      will not come back once im there im there to die. It will be hard in the beginning but
      nothing is easy. I have a Harley that i will be trading for some horses and a pack mule
      but that will be later. I have tents plenty of fishing gear to share hunting gear guns ammo and bows. If you wish to contact me please feel free to e-mail me.

  158. I am looking for a few like minded people to do some wilderness living. I have everything I think I will need to live in the bush. I have a solid 2 year plan and would love some company on the trip. I live in Ontario,Canada. I am planning this trip in the spring of 2016 once the most of the snow has melted and the spring growth starts to come up. I have several areas i would like to check out. Starting close to people and moving further away as I get more comfortable with the situation.I would hope that anyone that responds to this has some sort of skills to add to the mix. This is a serious venture and not for the unprepared or unskilled. If there is anyone that is serious about it please email me at

    • I have been living for 23 years in northern Canada, nearest humans 250 miles away. What a wonderful time it has been for me. Almost died a few times but have learned very much about living free in the back country. Have a 600 page journal full of adventures good and bad. I have traveled back to Dallas only 3 times in that 23 years to visit family. This life is tough and rewarding but i didn't want to live a long, dull uninteresting life like most american's. I found that for the first year I missed people, but after that I experienced true freedom with this earth and my creator. I don't hate America or people, I simply wanted to do something real and challenging. This journey has been both of those. I have laid under the trees weeping and stood on mountains with such great love and wonder in my heart. do it! you won't regret it. Even if you only stay a few years and return, it will be the thing you remember the rest of your life

      • where area do you live in? what where some of the big issues you faced?

      • Hi Brook,

        The life you talk about sounds like my dream and I hope that I will do the same one day, I am working on this and hope that sooner than later I will be looking out on to the mountain or river and think, yes, I am happy now :o)

        Good luck in your life.

      • Hello Brook,

        You are my heroine! I have been planning a similar fate for myself with the intention of leaving Spring 2016 or 17 at the latest. I've been learning to hunt, trap, build shelter, etc. until then.

        Way to do this. I too would rather die than live a dull life.

    • Where are you planning on I really don't like temperatures below 0℃ seems like a disadvantage when you have the whole world to chose from

      • You dont really have the whole world to choose from at least in my opinion. my thinking is to get away from everyone and all the things that society has made us think are important. I dont want to run into anyone and i dont want to chance being in my mind there are very few places in our world where you can actually disappear. I want to disappear and only come out when i feel like it.
        The places i have looked into are in canada so it does get rather cold. i have been thinking of going south but not knowing the area and what grows naturally are a hindrance,because i have been doing all of my research based on canadian weather and growing seasons. If you have a good idea where to go where all the things i have mentioned are attainable then im up for it for sure.. the area isnt a huge deal more the peace and quiet of true freedom is what im really looking for. i welcome any ideas and thoughts on the matter. i have a open mind to pretty much everything.

  159. Although most comments veer off the original question of "Is It Legal to Live In The Wilderness?" this turned out to be a pretty good forum. From what I've gathered it's not "legal" to live any place you don't "own" or rent. Public land is OK to camp on but not for long term. Rangers or cops will eventually boot you if or when they find you...I guess the goal is not to get found. Other than that, it's great to see some like minded people come together on a topic like this. I hope you guys all get together & actually pull it off. That would be great. I don't know if Im ready to take the full plunge just yet, still too many things I need to get taken care of in my life but it's something I've always wanted to do. I am definitely looking to try a smaller adventure first. Maybe a few months somewhere to break myself into the life. I think jumping in all at once might be such a shock that it would scare most people least thats how I feel. Im in Fairfield County, CT (borders with NY - 45 mins from NYC) which doesn't have the best land for extended trips because of all the hikers but it does have a few good places. Large state parks and some great land around Candlewood lake, which is huge & has a few uninhabited islands, great fishing & hunting too. I'm thinking of going for about 3 weeks to a month around the end of September, before it get's so cold where I'll need a permanent shelter, stove, etc. I'll take a tent for the first few days while I build a decent shelter (wiki-up or round lodge). I think a month will be a nice test of my skills, use of gear & mental fortitude. If anyone has any suggestions, ideas, comments, etc. I'd love to hear them. I'd also welcome some company for part of or all of the trip. Haven't had any takers from the friends I've offered it to. Everyone has a full time job. I'm self employed so that helps. I know this isn't a survivalist matchmaking site but if anyone wants to hit me up to trade war stories, plans, ideas or whatever my email is (Im a 39 year old male. pretty normal, just interested in talking about outdoors/survival/camping/tactical prep, etc. No online donkey love or anything weird. Maybe some other time. Thanks & good luck to anyone making the leap.

    • Its nice to know theres like minded people out there, i thought i was nuts for wanting to walk away from my life an soceity, at least im not the only one! I grew up a loner an a bit of an out cast, i spent my summers as a kid running bare foot an wild through northern minnesota, my parents gave me a lot if freedom in that regard. All my "hopes an dreams" never revolved around being rich, famouse or any of that crap, just a simple quite life an being self reliant. I have hunted an trapped from an early age, bow hunted since i was 13, i know how to fish hunt trap an live off the land.. Someday when i get the balls ill tell my boss to blow it out his ass, my wife to fuck off an high tale it for good! The only reason i havent yet is my kids. Any like minded folks in Minnesota?

    • A test run sounds good to mentally prepare yourself. I have done a few weeks alone in the woods with just basic stuff to survive with and it is a great test on the human mind and body. I think everybody should try it at least once in their lives. our world has a way of changing quickly around us and it is a good idea to learn to live off the land and get away from the things that makes us soft as humans.we weren't meant to live the way we do and the people that want to live off the land and off grid are the ones that can survive whatever gets thrown at us. good luck on your journey. if you want to talk more drop me an email i would gladly share my experiences and knowledge with anyone.

    • Hi, How are you?
      I am interested in primitive living too.
      and would like to join part of you trip to wilderness area in CT in October.

      my e mail is

      • I am not too far from ct either and have dreamed of this since as long as I can remember. I feel I'm in the best shape of my life even if I'm not the youngest out there (37), I learned survival skills in the army and through some courses I took. Let me know if you guys want anymore companions this is something I'd. Definitely like to do with other people. Of course all my friends and family think I'm nuts. James


    • hey robin. what area are you in? i wouldnt mind chatting and swapping ideas.

    • Where are these Indian lands? I am working hard to afford a DNA test to prove my blood line as Blackfoot Indian. I have felt my whole life some powerful connection to the tribes and to the lands. Please reply to tell me where are these lands you speak of.

  161. I have this passion for the wilderness life as well. Lets talk through email.
    Enjoy life!

  162. i am looking to do the same as everyone here, i read all the comments and was wondering if anyone interested in this was in the NJ area? i mean, we could do this anywhere but the closer we are the easier it would be to link up. i have always wanted to do this in the TN/NC boarder area in the smokey mountains but i am up for anywhere. also i'm a 31 year old male. i have been studying wild edibles for a while now so during growing season we should be fine between that and growing our own garden and fishing. just need a good way to preserve fish and plants for winter usage. something that wouldn't require electric, maybe just drying it all out in the sun? lets do this!

    • Hey man if you can get a canoe or boat there's a lake up in happy valley tn with a beautiful island in the middle out in the smokey mountains me and my family just camped there for a few days you can stay asking as you like noone brothers you just go into a nice cove out there and pitch a tent you can't build anything but there are plenty of drift wood for fires endless supply of water (just sterilize it by boiling it before drinking it) complete privacy (other then other boaters but they don't come in and bother you) plenty of wild life to make a snare trap or just fish for a meal just be careful of the bears and snakes my Ol lady almost got bit by a copper head out there and I got stung by a scorpion in my hand was reaching for the cooler an didn't see it there they won't kill you but they hurt worse then a hornet sting lmao but anyway it is beautiful out there closest you will ever get to God because its all God's country nothing man made away from society the way God intended us to live....just absolutely beautiful out there

      • I was waiting for someone to mention God in all these Comments lol. But it's true! We connect with him the way we were intended because of all these distractions: bills, money, people, jobs, etc.. I want to do this for about a year and see what happens. I want to live like a real Native American. It would be totally amazing. It's a shock to me that so many people my age have been thinking about all this just like I have. One day, I believe it will all go back to being like that.

    • contact me ASAP!

  163. After reading lots of these posts I feel similar to a lot of you. I don’t like being around large crowds of people (I'm slightly agoraphobic), don’t like living in a busy bustling city, really don’t like working in an uptight office setting, just generally don’t like the big city with people everywhere.

    The problem is I do live in a busy big city with people everywhere, work in an office where I have to wear a suit and sit in a cubicle all day (I'm actually typing this from work right now....). I just keep thinking to myself this is not what I want to do with my life. Yes, I do make good money and most people would kill for my job and my lifestyle. I also used to think this exactly how I wanted my life but now actually living it for the past 10 years I'm thinking otherwise. I want to move into the wilderness.....

    I noticed in a lot of these posts people say they have a lot of skills (hunting, fishing, trapping, building, etc.) but have little to no money. I am on the opposite side, I have a good amount of money saved, could sell my house and get money back, have a 401K, have a good collection of guns, have a room in my house that is dedicated to camping supplies, survival stuff, bug out bags, emergency foods. BUT....I have never hunted, trapped, etc. but I know I can learn how to do it all.

    If there is anyone who is interested in going into an adventure with more than a pack of matches and a package of ramen noodles and trying to survive then contact me. I'd like someone similar minded, willing to move into the wilderness (I don’t know where, we'd have to discuss) then contact me and we will start this adventure right!

    email me at

    • I forgot to add that im a single white male, 34, straight, not married, no kids, have a SUV, own a home, and dislike sweet pickles with a passion. Kosher dill pickles yes......sweet pickles no......

      • i sent you an email this morning, i also hate sweet pickles lol

    • LOL Doesn't everyone hate sweet pickles!!! I am emailing you now!

      • i happen to like sweet pickles in my potato salad. but that neither here or there
        i just want to live free of all the noise and polution. kill and raise my own food. no big shot ass holes telling me you can do that. I was meant to live wild and free not tied down to a chair or in the seat of a truck or holding a sighn. Im ready like 20 years ago.

    • hi my name is Rober. I live in the country in northeast Kansas.
      i can hunt fish track and trap. i've been stuck in this funk and i dont belong
      here. I was born to be in the mountains and would love to go out with a bunch of like minded people to live off of the land shoot catch and grow my own food.
      I can build my own shelter and help others to build. I have my own guns fishing
      gear three tents axe hatchett. my skills with fire are great. I can help those thaneed help and even those that dont who think they know it all. I don't claim to know it all but im not dum. I am a country boy and will be for ever. If there is any one or a grouthat need a tag along please mail me at Thank you all and happy trails

    • Are you all just going to talk dream and think about it or is there any of you going to follow your dream? I see a lot of dreamers but you all keep pecking along on your PC and no one really going through with anything. If any of you are truely willing to leave the modern world behind then get ahold of me. If you don't have a tent i have three I also have knives, gun's, fishing gear for three or four people. Bring dry goods only some bottled water just enough to get you where you are going. Pack lightly warm clothing is a must bring a cap and a warm stocking hat. Sleeping bags I have two but bring a cold weather one. My tents are cabin tents so they will sleep six with room for your gear. Strikers are a plus for fire. I would like to start a small village some place as far as we can get away from city dwellers. Peace love and respect is what it's all about. You can't find that in the city. Contact me here Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from a non-dreamer soon.

      • Hey Scott, I am dead serious about a move to Alaska. I have hunted and fished all my life here in Michigan. I love living in the wilderness during deer camp and fishing camp. I am just so tired of the rat race and am ready to live in the wilderness full time. I am a bit older {51} but I believe I can handle my own as far as work goes. Anyways my name is Eddie and you can get a hold of me at

    • We all feel this way because we know life is not meant to be hell ! We were given a chance to explore n have adventures !
      We all should throw our hands up n give up on society as it has on us n do wits right ! LIVE!!!

  164. I've spent the past few months thinking back to my childhood. Living in the backwoods of Tennessee I spent hundreds of hours walking the paths of the mountains. Listening to nature's around me.

    Now that I am 23 years old I find myself looking out on those same mountains and dreaming of walking them once again. I have begin ordering supplies but honestly have no idea where I'll go. I may just start walking and walk until it feels right.

    I am no novice to survival but I'm not a pro either. So any like minded men or women should feel free to email me. I'd love to have someone to talk with about this.

    • 336-689-4547

    • sounds good, email me

    • Hey Johnson. I may be interested in joining you, Send me an email

  165. Hi, I am planning to live off the grid, for I am tired of living as a slave to the government, and the mighty dollar. I am tired of where society has taken us. I want to live in a peaceful area, where the only rules I follow, are my own. I believe that the land will provide what I need, as far as shelter, food, and primitive living. I have no more need for living in society, it is sickening the way things have turned, and I want to live out my remaining years in peace, and away from thousands of people I pass everyday. I am a 45 year old male, and have worked nearly 30 years of my life, and most of the money I have made, goes to Uncle Sam, and bills, not much is left over for me to enjoy.

    I had taken a hike into the woods last year along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, and solely believe I have found my calling, which is to live off the grid. Since then, it seems the woods have been calling me to come back, and I have eagerly been wanting to do so. I have been looking on sites about this, and determined that this is the path I want to take.

    I, however, am wanting to take a different approach(I am sure some others already do this). Instead of building a home on the ground, I have decided to make my home in the trees, a treehouse if you will. My plans consist of a garden, solar panels(eventually), and living completely free from the government, and society. I plan to go deep into the woods in a certain area of Virginia. From there, I will follow my dream, and hopefully pull this off.

    I am looking for one, or a few, people who are interested in joining me in doing this. In making this into a little community, where we share the work, enjoy each others companionship, throw plans together and build on them, and most of all, to show the government, we don't need them to survive.

    If interested, please drop me a line at: livingoffthegrid@excite.c o m

    • I am in the same boat as many of you. I am so tired of working so much for so little and I feel as though society just pins you where you are. I am a 32 year old male with no kids and a bachelor's degree. I have been thoroughly researching how to effectively live off the land and would also like to do this in the Tennessee, North Carolina, or Virginia area. I truly love nature and would like to get back to those roots and leave the materialistic world behind.

  166. I am attempting to fully extricate myself from the System as I believe in nothing that it stands for. Also because I have "native roots", and a heritage that was stolen from me.

    I know I cannot continue to lie to myself and forgo the only lifestyle that is truly real and natural and peace giving...the lifestyle being the one in tune with Mother Earth.

    I do not believe in money or land ownership or anything the System ascribes to.

    I believe the Earth was given to us all freely by Creator/Great Spirit and if we exist in love, there need be no competition or strife or commerce...we can simply live SIMPLY and love...there is no price to life until man puts one there.

    I am trying to find where I can go (as I am alone besides one female friend who also desires to live this way).
    knowing how the rulers operate, all I can think of doing is jus jumping into the water and if anyone tries to mess with us, that's on them...for their laws are illusion..

    I have suffered enough in this System that leaves one for dead...

    I now know what REAL life is..i know the Creator and what is natural and Natural Law is what I live by...a life of simplicity and love is what I ultimately desire.

    It makes my heart feel better to see so many others seeking this life...i hope we can all meet one day as I do desire to meet pure hearted REAL human beings (not brainwashed/zombies/clones that the system produces)..

    I am currently in Kentucky and about to go to the River Gorge as I don't know where else to go...but I do hope to meet others...(specifically a man to begin a family I CANNOT stomach having a family in the system and I know that I need a man on my own spiritual wavelength which are few and far between)

    Ive noted some of the emails on here so I will be sending a few out just to connect...

    I have a Youtube page that for the past few years ive been documenting my spiritual journey: Yanaba Freeheart

    Also, my email is:
    Peace and Blessings to all

    • Hi yanaba you speak a lot of clear unbrainwashed words which sadly a huge percentage of the world can't see :( I've been speaking to a guy on here through email we are also sick of the social system and been slaves to money, we plan to travel in Europe and live off the land I start real life, any how if this is something you like the idea off or even just wanna chat send me an email :) Peace

    • Would like to talk about all this 336-689-4547

    • hello yanaba. i like your style girl.. i believe we have the same goal. i am an exmarine and am quite different than what one has come to expect from the typical american.. i make my own way in this life.. shoot me an email if you still need a companion.

    • I really like what you have to say and I watched your you tube videos I am so sick of this fake world to and I am so ready to live off the land and away from this corrupt life I am in I also live in Kentucky I have always wanted to just go out into the wilderness and get away from all this fake stuff I have two kids that are almost grown so I think now is the right time

      • This is for yanaba the above message please let me know if you live in Kentucky

    • I'm a single middle age man who likes to read. I've thought about living in a wilderness in area where nobody has an air conditioner because it never gets that hot but gets very cold. I would have a house in this here wilderness with no electricity and no plumbing. If I were to go there now, I wouldn't even take anything that needs electricity but I'd take all my books and magazines. The trouble is that I have no money, not a cent and I'd have to hitchhike to get over there which I would if knew I could have such a place as this for absolutely free. If anyone has any helpful info, I'd appreciate it. Write Single Man 608 E Lufkin Avenue P.O. Box 1077 Lufkin, TX 75902

    • I don't blame you for wanting to leave the modern world and live simple with no modern content at all. One thing good about that would be chatting with others like yourself who are living out there for the same reasons you are. I would want to avoid the trouble makers and just associate myself with just good hearted people. Good hearted people is one reason for being in the wilderness to start with while avoiding people and stuff that I can't stand.

    • A man of few words as I've been "programmed" to be guarded
      Please feel free to email me and maybe we can help each other

      • Email is
        I'm in Michigan.

      • is my email address. If you have any info on hitchhiking and doing odd jobs while living on the road, I'd like to know all about it. Type in travel nerd in the subject bar so I know it's you.

    • Hi Yanaba
      I too am Native First American. I watched your video. Very disappointed. You 'sounded' great but watching your vid it was clear to me that you are still searching. Being clean and sober is a part of the lifestyle you were spouting about. You clearly need some spiritual direction in your life. You will find it if you go-without the the drugs, booze and cigarettes...there will be none of things there. They are a part of what is clouding your mind and life. I hope the best for you on your journey. Creator is waiting for you. A'ho my sister.

    • I am also of native ancestry I am a Mohawk from tyendinaga Mohawk territory in Ontario Canada! Ur words pierce into my soul like a swift blade!
      I am behind u 110% I long to know a world where peace n happiness reside!
      I long to live like my long taken ancestors who were before me. They whisper to my soul they beckon me! Live well my friend !
      Do as u feel right n good! I am ur brother from Canada would love to hear back from another skin take good care.
      On'eh ke

    • I also live in ky and looking at the red river area the plan is to go after winter my supply's are little but I've gained a lot of knowledge and experience I'm tired of this rat race and the evil of this world

  167. Hello everyone. I am 17 years old and a female. I plan to leave sometime in february and ill be 18 by then and have some money and some skills by the time im ready to leave. i was thinking Alaska but if anyone has ideas of great mountains to live for free it would be great to know. I would also love to know if anyone has information on where i can find Native American land or tribes. People planning on going to the wilderness in partners also send me a message.