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. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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,

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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 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

  8. 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.


    • 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

  9. 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.

  10. I have noticed that there are many replies and comment's saying "go to Facebook or read my Web page ' and similar things like " I am taking a solar power battery recharger so I can use my laptop and tablet". That is defeating the purpose.
    If you have to take those with you, you are not going to last over a week.
    I am searching for a woman to accompany me into the wilderness. No phones or electronics. No hair driers or makeup. Just hardwork, stink and sweat. Pain and loneliness at times. I would like to find a woman who is truly interested in going. People ask me, why a woman? It would be easier for you to get another guy who could help carry the load. Well the fact is, I would prefer a woman over a man. I can do the hardest things by myself if I have to. A woman brings a subjective and sometimes objective view into the situation. She brings a different perspective. Just because she is a woman, does not mean that she cannot carry her own weight. She brings a different level of strength and compassion. Her opinions might make more sense than your own at times.
    Don't get me wrong, I am not a wuss. I have been in the military, I have studied martial arts for many years. I can survive without a single piece of gear.
    I am human though, I can get lonely and emotional just like every other human. What sets me apart is my experience and knowledge. I realize my strengths and weaknesses. I accept them. I deal with them. I understand them and work with them.
    I am also very intelligent that is your best friend in any situation.
    If there are any real serious women who would like to know more, please reply and I will send you my email.
    Take care

    • This is just a quick reply, since you seem very unintelligent and uneducated. If you've ever seen the documentary on Lasquiti, you'd know for a fact that people can keep their electricals and still live off-grid for years. It's not defeating the purpose because there IS no purpose universal to everyone. Everyone has different ways of doing things. i hope that any woman fool enough to get with a narrow-minded person such as yourself knows what she is getting into before she hops in.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

      • 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.

    • 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

    • 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...

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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 @

  19. 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

    • 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.

      • 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

  20. 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

  21. 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..?

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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...

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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

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

  34. 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

  35. 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...

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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 -

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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?

  46. 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

  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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.

    • 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.

  52. 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....

  53. 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..

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. 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...

  60. 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.

  61. 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....

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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

  68. 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 @

  69. 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.

  70. 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 ??

  71. 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.

  72. 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

  73. 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!

  74. 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 .

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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 ??

      • 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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?

    • 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

  84. 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 !!

  85. 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!!!!!!!

  86. 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!

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  93. I have this passion for the wilderness life as well. Lets talk through email.
    Enjoy life!

  94. 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!

  95. 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!!!

  96. 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

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

    • 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

  99. 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.

    • I am a native from Canada
      I live at Mohawk tyendinaga territory
      If I can help if be happy too

  100. Hi everyone
    my name is Luke, I'm 24 and live in England. for the past few years I've not been happy with society and the direction it is going in every headline is just more negativity, I'm sick of working 50/60 hours a week just to be able to live and eat. I'm now totally ready to give up everything In this brainwashed world and start a real life with a like minded group. If this sounds like something you would be interested in give me a shout.


    • hey man.. im in the same boat.
      i work so many hours, barely surviving, and with enough money to pay bills.
      i've been contemplating this lifestyle for the longest time.
      i don't want to be involved with "society".
      i don't like the people in it.. and the fabric of "society".

      the only thing stopping me is land.
      i was told you need land to live this lifestyle.
      but that didn't make sense.. since i didn't want to work.. thus had no money for land tax.

      i want to live off the land.. surviving off what Nature provides.

      • Hi send me an email on to talk more

    • Hi Luke,

      I'm also in England. I'm in exactly the same situation. I hate the way the world has become everyone is so self obsessed and become programmed and materialistic. I'm ready to just follow my heart and want to live out in the wild with nature where Ive always felt I belonged. The only problem is I'm a 26 year old woman who has never done anything like this so wpuld be very dangerous by myself. I was hoping to conmect and find people with the same beliefs as me who would want to do this together. Like minded people all building a new life together somewhere far far away! If this is something you also think about please feel free to contact me and anyone else reading this who shares the same desire can also contact me I would love to hear from you.

    • Hi Luke,
      Go and see an astrologer and ask him or her to do your detailed chart. It could be that what you feel at the moment is a passing fancy. But if your birth chart agrees with you moving to Australia, you can always find an interesting remote place to fulfil your dreams.

  101. I am looking to get away from the concrete jungle and live like my native ancestors did. I have done winter camping before and I have basic knowledge of outdoor living. I am serious about moving to the wood. I live in ottawa ontario canada and i am looking for like minded peole near me to share in this challenge. i have a place picked out already with plenty of water and fertile land to grow basic crops. i am ready to leave it all behind. any takers. please email me

    • Hi Terry, I have been wanting to do the same thing for years. I grew up hunting, fishing, and camping in the woods of Wisconsin. My parents would often take me out just to pick eddibles. Berry's, nuts, wild growing fruits and vegetables. The one thing that has blocked my way to happiness is money. Basically, finding someplace and buying the gear to do it. I also don't want to do it alone. I just turned 33 and I want to get away, I'm not happy with civilization and working so hard to barely get by. I know its hard to find a partner you trust. If you are interested in talking more let me know.

      • I'm pleased to hear so many people are considering wilderness living. I recommend you test your equipment and supplies on long weekend trips and make sure you have redundant sources for starting fire etc. Remember one is none two is one in survival. Also find gear that has multiple purposes like steel water containers you can use for cooking and boiling water. I encourage you to look at smaller game and fish for food because large game attracts bear and cougar. Where I live in Oregon I have seen amazing things to include old homestead sites where vegetables still grow in the gardens.

        • So inspiring to have found this site and so many like minded individuals. To save space,time and effort I will just nod in congruence to all above. I am exhausted and done with the proverbial "rat race". As an Oregonian I have a desire to connect with locations in state. I am curious if you are aware of any lands/areas remote and sustainable? Greatly appreciate any and all feedback and or contacts pertaining to this fantastic idea we seem to all share.
          Thank you and respectfully,

      • Hi nicole how are you? i would like to talk with you more about plans and ideas you may have. i have a good plan to do this successfully. i have done winter camping in northern ontario and i have a extensive list of supplies required. feel free to email me at

      • Hi Nicole. I'm interested in talking to you about wilderness living. I'm 35 and live near Chicago. I'm taking permaculture classes this fall and have just gotten hunting license and am learning more about that. My email is:

      • I am going to Alaska in a few weeks if you want to really get away and live free lemme know

    • You took the words outta my mouth cuz the cities are just as cut throat and dangerous as the wild is but in the wild you can at least protect yourself

  102. For any of you under 18 interested in this lifestyle check out the nowhere kids documentary .. & west mesa taos Nm ....

  103. Greetings everyone , im43 Yrs & live in NM . I have lived in the jemez mountians before somthing about the place took well care of me ,im looking to do this again in the taos area and buy a 1/2 acer i have 3,000 and a man and his truck/ 2tents and misc gear there is a incorperated area up there & ofcorse the west mesa i want a mix of technology and primitiveness im good with mechanics grew up in amish country ohio i play keyboard and have a portable that ill power via solar ,soo anyhow would like to have a friend to do this with "female" im easygoing dont drink ,i just want peice of mind 505-274-4816

  104. Am all so wanting to go live in the wilderness is there many people from the UK feel like doing this to. I live on a small island not far from the UK .And iv been thinking about doing this for years.

    • i am seriously thinking of doing this im sick of the life of working my a** of and them paying every penny to bills and the government im thinking of selling everything and going on an adventure maybe not living out doors for life but for as long as i can. dont fancy doing this alone i would be more than happy to do this with other people an starting a little camp and having good banter :)

      email me

      • Email me Steve .plus where do you live

  105. Hey all you guys out there with the same interests as mine. I'm about ready to head out myself to live off the land for some peace and serenity to be where I belong with God's amazing creation of life without life in the fast lane. I was raised in Alaska and have done this before but I'm going this time for good at the age of 33 and excited but would like to have the companionship of others and didn't realize that there was others out there that share this kinda dream as I do. I'd love to hear from you guys out there otherwise good luck and I hope everything works out.

    • Hi,

      I was looking for information on how and what needed to move to the wild and came across this forum, I have been wanting to do this for a very long time but life has always taken me to work and not having the possibility to do as I wished.

      I am woman, I speak 5 languages and work as a Translator interpreter, free lance at the moment, I live in London England and I have been here for the past 11 years, my dream, in fact since I was a teen, is to live out in the wilderness, and have been reading a lot about survival technics, my problem is that I do not drive which is a big handicap for what I want to do but as I am a strong and proactive person, I still work towards reaching my dream.

      I am hoping that I may communicate with other people who have the same dream and see where this takes us.

      May you keep safe and strong.

      Paula :o)

      • hi everyone. My names lee I'm 37 and live in England. I have been looking to leave society and live in the wild for a long while now but only now am I able to do this. I would like to talk to like minded people who would be interested joining together and making some plans. My contact is

  106. I'm getting supplies gathered up presently but as soon as prep is taken care of i'll pack what I need for the trip and head west I think either Washington or Oregon I have some basic locales picked out but am open to suggestions(as in if you live in the NW and know specifics) and am also looking for a few ppl to join me I'll be leaving PA and basically hitching or hopping the whole way and have no predetermined route as of yet so if you want to join up let me know you can join me along the way. My goal is to live in a "low impact" manner as to leave the forest as we found it not live like a bunch of campers throwing garbage everywhere and destroying it. If that sounds right hit me up. pidgeon969 @gmail and we can talk about details

    • Hope I caught you before you set off. I'm currently working a part time job so I can stock up on supplies. I have a lot to contribute and I will be ready to travel in a month. I'm 26 years old and I live in south bend, indiana. If your serious, I would love to join you. Please contact me on Facebook or email me. I rarely check my email though. My Facebook name is Phillip Sinclair and my email is

      • When are you leaving ?

    • When are you leaving ?

  107. Hello my name is Michael and I'm 22 I currently live in Phoenix AZ and was wondering if anyone knew of an area in the southwest, (AZ,CA,Utah, NM, or Colorado) where I could live in the wilderness year round but avoid the snow or as much as possible? I want to avoid snow as much as possible for ease and for crops to be able to survive. National park or forest preferred thanks for your input!

    • Hi, I am a 40 years old female currently living off the grid in eastern Canada,30 min from the US border to Maine on 20 acre wood land in a cottage without convenience. I am in the process to disconnect myself totally and permanently from civilization and society and find a very remote place to live just by the means of nature like native people used to for tausends of years.My final goal is not to use money or any form of technology for my daily survive but to use the nature as my only provider.I have know how about wild edibles,plant technology, preserving food,some survive and bushcraft skills and lots of training to live without convenience which I believe is the key to wilderness living.I am looking for some one who also has the deep desire to disconnect permanently from civilization,money , technology and would like to build a live beyond the forcive way of society and create a live based on real values. I would like to make a deep bond with a other person and together create something real what does not exist in society.Some one with some survive skills and who would feel a joy to give up convenience for freedom.I am also a spiritual person in my own way and would like to live in the wilderness with the highest respect for nature and not harm it but take only what is really needed to survive,not to satisfy my needs.I am very serious about all this and looking for some one who is also serious and wants to disconnect and build a real live beyond society.My e mail is

      • Hello alexandra! I've been preparing for this for a few years I'm nearly ready to leave civilization. I am a healthy, strong 26 year old man, and I have a lot I can contribute to our journey. If your serious about this, please contact me on Facebook or email

      • Hi, I read your post about wanting to live totally free. This is exactly what I am looking for. I am 45 and am ready to live completely off grid. I am an avid hunter and fisherman and trapper but only take what is needed. I can survive and flourish . If you are interested give me a shout. I have the necessary survival skills to survive .

      • Hi my name is Paul I am 44yrs old and I have a great love for living off the land I have been an avid Hunter and trapper all my life!!!! I have also spent many many days truely riffing it when I would go hiking and camping in all weather and seasons would love to talk with you more!! Plz message me if you want to discuss things further look forward to hearing from you..

  108. Would like to find someone to chat with about this stuff. I have 27 raw acres and thinking about making the jump.

    hotfuzzfarms @ gmail

    • Hi, Manda, and everyone else following this thread. My name is Shaun and while I've played with the idea of totally abandoning civilization before, even to the point of preparing my buyout kit, I've not done it. Now, however, between the state of the world and my own situation, I feel like the time may be at hand. I don't expect to be on the road till September, but in the intervening time I will be modifying my bike for baggage, building a trailer, and maximizing (and minimizing) my belongings. My eye is set on the southern coastal region of Oregon, though northern California would do as well.

      I have studied (and practiced) traditional and primitive technologies and techniques since I was in Boy Scouts, and though I've never had to use them in an actual survival setting I am fully confident in my skills. Beyond primitive living, though, my specialty is all things related to plants: foraging (edible and poisonous ID), utility (what to use for cordage, or making fire, or weaving a basket/fishtrap), herbal medicine, and many subjects besides.

      I would be glad to share my knowledge to whatever extent posible, and i am also interested in exploring the possibility of joining a group. I am 42, a shamanic Wiccan, and politically left-of-center. I will be bringing one dog, finding a good home for the order one so she can live her final days in comfort. I'd also apreciate whatever hints, suggestions and warnings those with more experience might have to share, particularly in regards to disappearing into state or federal wildernesses.

      Seeing so many people talking about abandoning civilization does reassure me a bit. It suggests that, extreme though it my be, my response to the state of the world maybe isn't so unreasonable. Well, best luck to us all.

      • Hey Shaun ,

        My name is rick dodorico , as well I'm looking forward to disappearing from society , as it is no longer enjoyable , to live that lifestyle , I have always been in the outdoors growing up , some very remote locations , I enjoy that with all of my heart and soul ..... It's where I belong , let's get er going and get outta dodge lol , anyway , if your very serious then email me at . Thanks , your all inspirations the the human race ! : )

    • Where is your property and when are you thinking about this? I am in Orlando Florida and an ready now. Any takers. Text me @ 352-342-3431.

    • Mandi,
      Please contact me this is what I have been looking and hoping for. I want to be a part of something that means something. I have the skillset to be a vital part of living off grid and making it a way to live. It's hard but that's what makes it worth it. This is a serious plan that I want to follow thru with. I won't babble on but PLEASE CONTACT ME.


    • I'm looking for a female partner to live this lifestyle with. I wanna live off the land in the wilderness. To avoid loneliness, I'm seeking a female partner. I'm a great guy wanting to pursue a dream. Also looking for land or suggestions? Woman please email at and we can text.

    • Hey there ,

      I am in prep stage planning for next spring to make my move. carpenter, residential tradesman with wife and two daughters , little boy on the way . i have tools, hunting and trapping gear ,fishing gear, SEEDS i have all kinds of seeds we have successfully been growing and harvesting every year. Green beans, potatoes,several peppers, tomato, cucumber, squash.... Pretty much all we have needed. I am still working and spending free time raising the kids and cabbage lol. We lived last summer some what off gridding it , in our pop up trailer. We traveled to mn i worked, we then headed to nc to see old friends, then to mi upper peninsula. Had a wonderful experience, and regretted ending it. But in all honesty we wweren't prepared, and the knowledge we gained from the small scale venture is priceless. Im open to Suggestions and we are pretty laid back, not really religious. have no problem with hard work , and depending how far out your place is , could easily find work to cover taxes and such , as with owning land you cant escape.

      Let me know what you think, good luck friend

      • Come to jemez mountians in nm take forest rd 10 theresa fresh spring and only one forest marshel for the entire santa fe forest system i contacted local churches and had staples deliverd to the trail end ,i want to do this again soo badly ,i have a wad of cash now and plan on making a hot bed for the winter hell ya stop paying the man everyone !!! National forests

    • Hi manda. If your looking to share your land, I would love to help you. I'm intelligent, strong, and I have a lot of equipment to help make our experience easier. I'm 26 and I live in indiana. If you would like me to join you, please contact me on Facebook or email.

  109. Hi im trevor and i have been planning for years now to leave. and not just dream about it either ive had my stuff packed for quite a while now but i dont want to do it alone. i plan to go buy a small amount of land in alaska and live out there perminantly. i have practiced survival and bushcraft my most of life so im not freshmeat , i live in florida now im 19 just finished my schooling. if anyone is interested please email me at

  110. Hi everyone. Im Alex, 29 years old. IN NEED OF PARTNER! Like the rest of you folks, I too am looking to live off the land. It is going on the END of MAY 2015. Three straight years I have had plans to go with someone and three straight years ive been stood up. I was raised in the south and live in the south currently. I have three years, (winters included) in MI, so I am aware of the cold. Out of 10, my hunting skills are a SOLID 9. Trapping is a 4 of 10. Fishing is 9 of 10. Decent at construction. Im not some keyboard cowboy looking to go into the woods and die 3 weeks into my new life. I NEED A PARTNER! There are SOO many positives to a partner that they definitly out weigh the negatives! Im a HARD working man... VERY good with firearms. I had a partner for this year too, who for the second straight year, coped out. He finally admitted he cant handle the idea of being hungry, cold, alone and likely scared. Yes, this WILL happen. I did 5 weeks in the Bob Marshall wilderness in Idaho in Nov., that was Idaho in Nov, so AK in Janurary will be no picnic. UNLESS we prepare. I knew I couldnt set permanent snares, fish holds, etc in the marshall. SO IF YOU PLAN TO LEAVE NO LATER THAN JULY 1st, NO LATER, EMAIL ME. PLEASE dont just be a dreamer... If you dont have a hunting rifle in your closet and a sleeping bag, lol, dont email me. NO DREAMERS.

  111. I posted on here two months ago. My name is Markez and I am a bible believing Christian who is going off the grid I am 19 and I have many skills and a sharp mind. If you are Christian Any Age, Any Sex, Anyone who is a Christian and wants to travel the World can contact me Via Email @

    I plan on living within the Month!

    • I would love to take you up on this .. Email me Wildmanliving @ g mail . Com

  112. Hi! I'm looking for a somewhat safe country, with a lot of livable wilderness area(s), that I could move to relatively easy. It seems like a huge (and long-lasting) deal to move to alot of the countries I've looked at, and It also seems like it would be hard to legally live in the wild in many countries, especially if you're an immigrant.

    I've not yet decided exactly how I would live in the wild, it depends on where I end up.

    I'm a European citizen, however there is sadly almost no wilderness left in Europe, and none where I live.

    I'm looking around for other locations.

    Does anyone here have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Western Canada , Near the Rocky Mountains , good hunting and fishing, beautiful scenery, and lots of straight logs in the right places .

      • Hi. Thank you for the tip. How harsh is the winters there? (I know you can find information about it online, but I think it's always better to ask a person that have experienced the climate, rather than looking at som digits. Are you planning on or have you already been living in the wild?

        Lately when I've been looking at places remote, yet habitable enough, I've been thinking about Canada, Alaska and The Amazon.


  113. Hey y'all. My name is Steven. I'm from Cali. So.Cal to be exact.

    Everyone here seems to be interested in the deep woods, which I am as well, but I was wondering if anyone was interested in the desert? I would really like to see if I couldn't get a group of people willing to do it in the desert. It's nowhere near as cold (I've already done a month in Slab City), and although water and food are more scarce the only other real issue dangerwise is rattlesnakes, which can also be found in the woods along with bears and mountain lions among many other things. I wish to use old tools such as knives, bows and arrows etc. to be able to live life. There are a few Native American and Forest reservations around here as well, if that's a possibility.

    Anyways... this blog has made me feel far less crazy now... so my email is Feel free to hit me up... if your serious. What my plan is to do, is to stack some money just in case, take some desert survival classes (as the desert can be kind, but also harsh), research, research, research and go. Shoot me an email if you want to.

    May 13, 2015

    • Remember also that the biggest killer in the desert is actually flash floods. Sounds weird I know but they come at you FAST and seemingly out of nowhere because they can rush down from storms far away you weren't even aware of. But deserts offer a beauty rarely seen elsewhere. Be safe and good luck.

    • I love the desert and solo hike and camp there almost every weekend. I know where there are plenty of good water sources--even in the driest of Summers.

      I have been taking courses every week and studying and learning. I am hoping to be ready to go Spring 2016 or 2017 at the latest. Send me an email if you're still interested

  114. I'm surprised there are so many people that think like I do but I'm thinking more of loading a backpack and going to New Zealand and living off the wilderness. Can I do that as long as I have a passport?

    • Hi! I'm probably going to New Zealand at the end of this year. I think, as long as you're not a citizen or have a job in NZ etc, you're not allowed to be in the country for more than 3 months at a time. I'm not certain though.

      • I like your idea.. However, I think what you want to do is hard if you aren't a citizen. I suppose you could move to the country, work there, eventually become a citizen, and then go on with your dream. I'm not sure about the potetial legal issues with it though. I think it's always legal to hunt possum in NZ, if you're okay with eating that.
        I'd like to hear more about HOW you want to live in the wild. How would you find water, how would you find food, how would you start fires (if you're going to be dependent on them) would you make a shelter/shelters and what island would you be living on?

        I would ideally want to live in a temperete or (sub)tropical climate wilderness. Living on a tropical island would be nice. I guess you'd have to buy an island to be able to though, and that'd be really expensive (I think). What I think I'll end up doing is move to a country with a hot enough climate so I don't have to worry about cold weather, and there I'd build a cabin, sow my own crops, have some hens for eggs and gather wild edibles to eat. Still, to do this I would probably have to buy some land so I'd probably not be able to live completely outside the society.

        But yeah, ideally I want to live a hunting & gathering lifestyle in a deep wilderness area or a tropical Island full of coconut palm trees ^v^.

        As I said in my previous post: I'm probably going to New Zealand and Australia + Tasmania at the end of this year. I'll be backpacking around. I'm going there to see the nature, and not to party, drink alcohol, bungyjump and so on.

        Please do right me if I'm wrong, and share your tips on countries where lifestyles like these would be possible, thoughts and ideas etc.

        Good luck.

        • I am in the process of going off grid and moving into a colonial cabin with a small patch of land in the Tararua Ranges. There is no electric and water comes off the mountain. Cooking is on a fire. I am interested in speaking to others doing the same. Here's a link to the house that I found and bought on YouTube...

          I have rebulit the first room in the video using rusted iron, reclaimed wood and sheeps wool as insulation and it no longer leaks.

          There is good hunting in the area (wild boar, red deer, possums, rabbits etc) but I am vegetarian so that's not a big help to me food wise. I have spent the least year taking the house back to its original colonial glory and getting it waterproof.

          If any of you guys make it to NZ come say hi!

  115. Hello all. I am a 23 year old woman who is interested in leaving society behind me to begin my adventure in the wild living freely. I would rate my survival skills as moderate. I grew up hunting, fishing, and camping in the midwest. I am a very quick learner and am interested in setting out the first week of June. I have most of the gear I would need already purchased and just trying to finalize the research about what region I want to set up camp. However, I know that it will be quite lonely so if anyone that is already set up and looking for company, or planning to leave at a similar time this year shoot me an email so we can discuss plans. I am currently in Minnesota and open to really any area or situation that holds potential. please only email me with serious inquires.

    • Just thought i would wish you good luck. Myself i am heading for Oklahoma national forest on the 28th of this month. I know you said you were leaving in june but if you would like your are more than welcome to come along i know it is short notice. But thought i would send the invite. Happy trails

    • It's nice to see a young woman enthused about such things. I'm thinking of the Brooks Range of Alaska. I have a van to camp in along the way. I really can't wait.

      • Hey Jason, we have a similiar area in mind. Shoot me an email at I like the rest of you folks, have worked hard to get to a point in life to finally make the transition. I have gear, a drive, great hunting skills and fishing skills. Ok in carpentry, lacking in a partner!!! I have a TON of research done. Alaska or Yukon, just need a partner to ACTUALLY follow thru and help me decide. Two people has more advantages than one.

    • Hi, hey, hello... are you still leaving civilization???.. I am a young male (22) from Virginia who loves the great outdoors and am thinking about heading for the mountains sometime soon... Seeking a potential companion or two to acompany me through this spiritual and purifiying journey ahead.... Society is polluted by brainwashed sheep who rely heavily on technology and other artificial distraction's for survival and happiness...
      I am disappointed with the way this world has unfolded and feel a strong pull toward unlocking life's beauty and oneness... Love= eternal energy... hmu if you think you might want to join or want ta know anything more about me and my direction or plans

      • I have been contemplating Leaving society behind for some time now, I truly feel that the wilderness is calling Me. My name is Anthony, I'm 29 years old, I am Cherokee Indian, and Italian. I am seriously wanting to find a partner to take this leap with into nature. I have some skill In living in the wild as a kid I used to go camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking with my adopted grandfather who taught me a lot on how to live off the earth! I am just so tired of the everyday hustle and bustle of society. They say that America is the land of the free but I truly don't feel free to enjoy life. Working just to pay bills that never stop coming in and only increase time and time again. The government control is ever increasing. Just a lot of reasons to leave society and never turn back. I want to be free live free and create a natural self seficent society setting with a few like minded individuals I encounter along the but I do know that living free may mean living alone and it may be a welcoming idea after a few years but in the beginning I definitely would like to start my journey with someone that shares the same passion to leave society behind as I have. My plan is to start off by hiking the Appilation Trail starting in Maryland hiking up to main then either hike and live alongside the AT working My way back down the AT just for the sake of completing the trail. Then hiking back up to Main again for the last time. And then setting out for the unincorporated wilderness in northern Maine. To settle somewhere or just keep pushing on into Canada or Alaska. The AT hike will not only prepare me for the wild but also allow me to truly enjoy the United States like I have never before. Then once the AT trip has been complete in approximately 15 Months. The journey will continue on finding some where off the grid to settle or maybe move further. Just depends where the wild takes
        If your interested let me know
        Sincerely Anthony

    • I would like to take you up on your offer. My name is barnard and have the same thoughts on society. Just want the simple or should I say purposeful military trained and have skills in survival..let me know something. This is not a joke but real talk. .contact me at

  116. Well crap.... I posted here Feb 9th, looking to pull this living in the woods off this year. Unfortunately, I ended up in a major crash in Alabama on April 2nd, while driving truck. So right now, I'm on leave from work with lower leg injuries, and a cat scan coming up soon to check for brain injuries due to nearly being thrown over the back of my seat of my truck.
    (Glad I had seatbelt on).

    So, hopefully, I can get this stuff pulled together and get out there next year.

    Good luck to those who are out there, and happy planning for those planning on it.

  117. PPS ive put a lot of thought in this idea and have lots of different ideas and im sure you have put some thought in living in the wilderness even if its just for a short time, why else would you be on this page reading this one thing i know for sure i want a group of 10 more people than what we already have, just 5. all i need to know is we will have a number of people that will want to permanently live in the wilderness And probably an even bigger number that want to do it temporarily which is just fine by me strength in numbers as long as they are not trying to free load maybe we could split in two groups that work towards different goals but live together in my eyes that's just fine if you want to live in the wilderness and focus on basic survival rather then development that's fine by me

  118. Hi everyone,
    I lived thru the winter in n. Idaho in the mountains and still living the life. I am in search of a companion to join me being alone is nice but would like to experience with another person. would like a possible female companion to join me. I can say it is not an easy life but it is satisfying you can contact me ill have internet access for the next 2 days at

    • I am also heading out that direction. I will leave the East and head West to the Mountains. I am strong in wilderness skills and need to make the leap, once out there I will know what to do. If anyone is interested please let me know. I will spend the Summer and Fall and if all goes well the winter.Two or three people would be ideal but I am doubtful that I will find another person. If interested or would like to chat, please send me an email

  119. Hello everyone.

    so in 9 days I turn 16... I am sick and tired of modern society. I have good skills, I'm very good with a bow, rifle and generally firearms, I go camping a lot practicing bushcraft and other survival skills. I live in Canada and am looking for a group of people 5+ anywhere in Canada who'd be wanting to start planning now. I plan on getting my PAL and RPAL right when I turn 18 and buying a rifle and revolver for survival. I want to take a backpack worth of gear into the bush with a group of people and take off sometime when I'm 18 but WANNA start planning now, I'm 6 Feet, 155lbs and in good shape. but yes if you are In Canada or can come here... I wanna start planning now, leave around 2017 no later then 2018. I am extremely serious, email me at - -

    God bless and good luck to everyone

    • Say bro hit me up so we can talk

    • i'm ready to do this... i want to move to a place where no one willl bother me, should i bring supplies because i've never done this before and i need to learn? any suggestions are helpful even if negative.

      • email me at

    • Hello I am inretested in that also I am turning 16 in 2 days I want to hunt and trap either in. Canada or Alaska unfortunately I lI've in Michigan I trap and am good with guns I also am very good at building stuff email Me at I already sent you out a email but I am so excited that I sent this to make sure

  120. Paul I have been planning a trip to the northwest-canadian border to build my own cabin and to live the simple life that was once promised to earlier Americans that were tired of the world and wars. I have been making preparations and plan to head out at the end of May since the trees peel with ease up there in the first part of June. I am currently in the south and am looking forward to going home. Survival in the bush is what we did growing up and now that I am approaching my 40s, I can't see any other way to live any more. Feel free to contact me soon. (318) 290-8875 or at

    • My husband and I just bought 10 acres and are doing the same thing. In one week we will be living from a tent prepping our land and building our cabin. We are very exited and have waited years to do this.

      • Just remember, the bark peels easier once the tree is going through it's spring time rejuvenation and need a good two months to dry prior to construction. Once the wood is dried, the weight change in the wood will be like night and day.

      • HELLO I'm jeff an I am 20 I know this is really random but if you and your husband would be willing to sign over a VERY small portion of that land to me not much at all maybe like 0.01 (400 square meter(20 by 20) at the corner edge of your land (preferred in the forest ) I could help build your cabin. and if you wish after the construction I would stay off your land. This offer is open to basically anyone reading this depending on where it is.


        if you know a farmer that needs help or anything like that I could work for land. I am a quick learner and a hard worker. But I want to legally own the land I would work for(just in case I wouldn't want to be ripped off.)
        just email me with a general location and a phone number maybe we could me a deal. email me at

        • Jeff, most places do not allow sales of property in that size.. a lot of areas are zone required to be so large. Your best bet would be to do a 99/death lease on the property. Basically yours, but less laws on it

      • Hey Sheri - sounds exctiing. I am looking at making a documentary about people doing this and following them over say a year. not a reality show but a good simple documentary style.

        Can we talk some more? My email is

  121. This is mine second post I really want to move at the city if anyone can help I be willing to travel I'm from Texas I love to fish and hunt I learn how to build snare traps I'm learning how to track animals I was raise in Mexico so i learned how to farm fruit and animals I would love to travel with a group so I can learned more hit me up on Facebook (rodrigo Antonio Duran jr)

    • Hey Rodrigo, I'd definitely be interested in a group sort of traveling, don't have much experience but and rather strong and handy. Hit me up

      • I know lots about survival im currently researching construction and first aid, I live in Canada but I have dual citizenship I might jump straight into the wilderness but ive also been thinking of buying some remote land way out in the middle of nowhere just so I can settle down and not have to worry about building a cabin and getting kicked of the land I built it on.
        the thing is I would need to get to know the people before meeting in person. via Skype. normally I would just accept a phone call to meet new people in my area but this is not in my area. I can read people and Skype is the safer way to go email me at

  122. Hey guys i'am 22 years old and I really want to bond with Mother Nature in texas and get away from the city I learn how make traps and snare I love to hunt with my bow but I know any more experience but I am really want to learn from other people that live in the forest pleased hit me up on my Facebook ( rodrigo Antonio Duran jr )

  123. Hi
    I am in Eastern Texas. Nice to find so many like minded folks. I have a good career and comfortable life but have an empty spot inside. I am tired of what's going on in the world today. I grew up on a farm and have been an avid outdoorsman all my life. I prep and practice although I am not overly paranoid about things thanks to my faith I enjoy doing those things. I hunt, fish and stay in the woods quite a bit. I long to make that my life but as others have mentioned being out there alone isn't something I would want long term. Humans are social beings. We need to be able to share our experiences. That's what I am looking forward to anyway.
    42 years old and in the prime of my life. I feel like I'm wasting it at the moment.

    • Kent,
      . Sounds like you might be a good match for the small party of people we are gathering for a mini self sufficient community on a piece of remote land. I would be interested in taking with you as soon as possible and I ask that you contact me via email or by cell phone. My email address is and my number is (530)-318-7405. Please get in touch with me as soon as you can. Hope to hear from you.


      • count me in.. us marine and love the life. also i have no kids or wife so im hoping for something semi permanent

        • email me at 03/09/2015

      • What part of the country?

        • Kent and Brad, if you guys might be interested in this then I ask that you contact me directly by phone at (530)-318-7405 so that I can explain in detail what we are doing. Too much to tell and so it would be easier if we talk on the phone. Hope to hear from both of you guys.


      • I would love to know more about your community and i am open to any and all questions you may have.

      • Same here, been reading alot of posts and getting a small community of people together to do likeminded things would be great. My gear is ready to bush test the best. I have a valid passport / drivers lic all my papers to get into
        Canada if this is going to be the place or even Alaska. Any place but the USA
        sorry but for me it's time to bug out of this country. Tired of our freedoms / equality constantly being fought over in a Supreme Court of Law continously. I am 55 yrs young and time for a new permanent change in life. Not looking back or coming back. It's just a matter of getting serious trustworthy individuals to meet somewhere just this side of the Canadian border with your clearance papers and go from their. Sincerely Scott Fici

        • hey guys I know this post is a few weeks old I hope I didn't miss you! me and a friend of mine grew up doing what yall want to do and we are looking to get back out there! we are emt certified so we could really help if someone needs medical attention, he is state certified and I am holistic and natural in my studies, which include bulding a fully functional greenhouse that will grow year round anywhere I want. He went threw the ALERT academy in texas and we both have extensive knowledge of survival, and we are both trained in most forms of combat. we are already packed and ready to go because we live in California and want to get out of here as soon as we can and get back to the real life. please email me at if you guys are still serious about this

      • Paul,
        My name is barnard coleman and have been preparing to go to the wilderness to live the good life. It might be hard but it has a purpose. If ya'll are still interested in having another addition to your community then I would like to join. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon

        Barnard Coleman

  124. Really interesting finding these post. We are a middle aged couple that have been contemplating this exact thing for some time and have recently been looking for a way to make it happen. We've been thinking and planning for years but now looking to make that move. One of the concerns we have is the ability to get things done all on our own and not having any type of support system, so it was exciting to see others who share common goals and also looking for others for at least small communities. We've been looking at land, trying to find something we could afford.

    We feel like we've been living in the wrong time for a quite a while. We live rural now but its become not enough. We want to live more free and even more self sufficient.

    We spend most weekends now out in the woods camping and bushcrafting. We've started simplifying our lives more and more everyday. We carve and use our own built wooden utensils and cook over an open fire most of the time. We are moving off-grid now except for the fridge, hot water heater and washing maching. Hope to leave all that behind as well buts its hard in the modern world where we have to look nice and smell good for work, lol.

    I come from a background where my father moved us to a rural farm from the big city when I was in the second grade. He didn't buy a tractor, he bought a mule and plows. We raised most all of our own food. Our house was unfinished for years as we built it ourselves as money allowed. We raised, slaughtered, cured our own meats. Yup I really did milk the cow every morning before the school bus showed up. Saturday nights we set around the TV and watched HeeHaw while making butter, cheese and etc... Hog killing time meant soap making time as well.

    We tanned hides and made things we needed, not things we wanted. Even worked in a fur house during the winter while in school.

    Yup we did everything the "good o'le days" ways.

    I hated that stuff so much as a kid, now we have gone as far back to all that as we can. We'd rather set around in the woods at the campsite making bushcrafting furniture, weaving baskets and the such than anything else. We farm a good bit of our own food now, hunt and fish for even more.

    Anyways, we are seeking to go as far as we can back to basics and live a free life. Avoid the rat race and live as close to nature as we can. Its not an easy life or being a bum as most of modern society sees a person who chooses to live this way but we feel it will be the most rewarding. I don't want to get old and die one day and missed out hoping we'd get this opportunity later on down the road.

    Now that we know it might be possible, we too are looking for a few dependable people to partner up with and make a dream like this possible. Having a support system will make the tough times go better and there will be tough times.

    Lots to mull over, worst thing is to get paired up with others who don't see things your way or have personality flaws that are not conducive to this environment. We were looking to make this happen for us within the next year but perhaps it could happen earlier if we were not totally on our own.

    As far as folks, well my wife and I don't have a lot of conditions. Be honest, fair, dependable and caring to at least some extent. We don't care if you are male/female, straight/gay black/white/purple purty/ugly. Just don't hurt people or do wrong to others. We like diversity and can enjoy the company of a Christian, Buddhist, Atheist or Wiccan and others all the same. We don't put conditions or judgment on people nor do we want any put on us.

    If interested is seeing if we're compatible to build a small community of like minded people "living free" then give us a shout. Even if you aren't we'd enjoy hearing your experiences. If you are looking for others to join you, let us know about yourself and the situation you either have or seek to create. We can be reached at livingfreecouple at gmail.

    • I am looking for the same as you. Have felt this way for along time. I am ex military and have been brought up in the rural areas so my skill set is diversified. If you are still interested please contact me, i am wanting to go back to the mountains to have a purpose. Please contact me at or call 865 201 6445. Looking forward to hearing from you soon

  125. I'm looking for several people who want to live off grid as a small mini community. 6 to 12 people would be ideal. I have found some nice land at a very affordable price with a low down payment and very low monthly payments. For those who would wish to get involved with this undertaking would pool our resources and money together and the founding members would own the land jointly.
    . I have been planning and prepping this idea for quite a few years now. I have purchased just about all gear and equipment that would be needed and required to make this land productive and comfortable with the exception of gear for individual people.
    . If you are interested in this and would like to learn more please contact me by phone or email at (530)-318-7405 or at

    • My name is Gary Harbin I am interested in your plans for living off the grid. I've been dreaming of doing this for years. I am an avid hunter proficiant with a bow and rifle. I would love to hear more about what you have in mind. You can call me at 432-894-4802 or by email.
      Thank you
      Gary Harbin

    • Hi =)
      With no work here in upstate New York, I have been planning on living in the bush myself. I do have camping gear & xtra stuff that I know I can hump into the bush.
      In 2013 I spent 8 mo's on a commercial fishing vessel out on the bering sea and in 2014 was in larson bay Alaska at a cannery. I don't drug or drink and quit smoking over 2 yrs ago. I am 55 yrs of age, married and divorced 3x's and have no kids. I stand 5'6" and weigh in at most 170 dressed. I would leave a phone number but the number here is not mine to give out. I also have a portable 40lb wood stove. One way or another I plan on living in the bush soon. Contact me at
      my name is Scott Fici

    • I would love more details and what state is your land

  126. Hello again folks,
    . My name is Paul, and this is about my 3rd posting on this site. As like all of you, living in a remote location is something that I am trying to get put together. I thought that I found a location in southern Oregon, but it turned out that the land I was invited to stay on was not an ideal situation in my opinion. So once again I am looking for some people who wish to share a great experience.
    . But you have to keep in mind that there are many realities that have to be given a lot of serious thought. NOBODY is going to make it living away from society if these realities are not carefully planned out!!!
    . I am fully geared up and am looking for a couple of people who are interested in living off the grid and under the radar of society and government. If you are interested in doing this then I invite anyone to contact me and talk about this. I can be reached at (530)-318-7405 or by email at

  127. Hello everyone. Just throwing this out there. I'm 20 years old and sick and tired of the life I live . I have a dead end job, no one to leave behind. I'm just sad. I've given it a ton of thought and I want to get back in touch with nature. I was a boy scout all the way up to eagle and then I dropped out . I know the basics of outdoor survival. I just don't want to jump into something this huge by myself. I live in northern Michigan but backpacking across the us isn't a problem for me. I'll go anywhere. If this is something that you're also thinking about doing, drop me an email. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

    • @Casey I am looking to go to the California wilderness at the end of the month email me if you want.

      • Kimberly are you driving? And y the California wilderness? My friend Brian and I plan to leave for Colorado at theend of the month. EEmail me if you feel like changing for Colorado.

      • Hi all, I'm getting ready to leave for the west not sure yet where I want to go I just know it will be the wilderness. I want a place that is populated with feral pigs reason being they are delicious and not illegal to hunt out of or within a particular season. If any are interested shoot me and email
        I'm looking for a like minded person to acompany me into the Wild West! Btw I live in kansas currently

  128. Hey guys, my name's Mike! I'm 23 years old from a larger size town just outside of Philadelphia. I'm looking for a partner or partners to take the journey of a life time with. I've put a solid two years of deep thought into this, and now it's time to make a move. I hope to find someone who also wants to build friendship that's unbreakable.. There's nothing more important in life then to know you have a friend that would honestly do anything for you. If you're 100% serious with no doubts in mind, my plan is to find a nice piece of wild land, build a beastly shelter and live a free life. I've found a few places just off the ap trail in North Carolina, but I'm open to travel if you have a better spot in mind. We all watch documentaries and tv shows and say "I wish I did that".. Well.. Just for once.. Go against that voice in your head putting you down. This will be the most wild adventure.. I'm ready to share my skills and knowledge and build a free life style. Shoot me a text or email any time if you're ready to embark the journey of a lifetime

    - 484-326-8862

  129. Hi, My name is Markez and just like you all i am planning to go off the grid into the wilderness. At first i was iffy about a group but it would be awesome to have a group full of Bible Believing Christians! God has put it on my heart to do street ministry and much more through evangelizing. I am 19 years of age and anyone who is a Christian & has a heart for God can come or go. I have plans but they can be altered just email me and we can talk more

  130. It's good to see so many people wanting to live as mother nature intended us to; wild, free, and simple. I am 34, gay male, but very straight acting. I have worked many jobs in my life, 1st job was a butcher shop for over a year skinning and cutting all kinds of animals. I've served 14 years in the Army, lived in Europe for 4 years, been all over the states, and have grown intensely tired of everyday life, stress, politics, technology, and so much more. I've spent my entire life camping, hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors when I am not working my entire life away, unhappy, paying bills on crap that I don't need. I have a vast amount of knowledge, survival and medical skills, and would have no problem living in the wild on my own. I am a very fit guy, and have been preparing for this time in my life for a couple of years now. The only thing holding me back currently is not having a support system of another person, whether it's male, female, straight, gay, or anything else. I am a very independent person, strong mentally and physically, but I am also caring, love conversation, and just having a friend. Yes, I do have many friends already, but it's a competition of who owns the best car, house, who has kids, amazing job, etc...all of that crap has finally wore me down, and I no longer feel like a human being in society, more like a robot with a daily routine that has no meaning. I bought a house back in 2008 and was instantly terrified of all the taxes that I have to pay on property, local schools, hospital fees, road fees, and it hit me that this life is not what I am suppose to be doing. I served my country long enough and currently work for the Federal Government full time too, but I just can't see myself doing this for much longer. My ideal destination will be the Alaska wilderness, it's where I've always wanted to get since I was a child, I used to have family and friends that lived there, but have since passed away. Not sure if anyone is interested in talking about this more with me, but this will happen one way or another within the coming months. I've pretty much paid off my debts, prepared for what I would need to take with me, and will make the final push soon.

    • Sounds like you are well prepared! Best of luck to you!

  131. Hi all, today is 2/9/2015, and I've noticed a lot of these postings are outdated. So for many of you who said you were heading into the woods, and you have, I hope things are going great for you.

    I am planning this myself come spring time. I have decided to go into the mountains of Virginia, or possibly the Smokey Mountains of N. Carolina, off of the Appalachian Trail.

    If anyone is interested in joining me, drop me a line at

    I am a 44 year old wm, I hiked the Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail last year. And if you care to join, we can hike the trail until we find an area that we agree is compatible with what we are searching for.

    So if this sounds good, message me.

    Oh, and put WOODS in the header so I'll know what its for, and not spam.

    Thanks and good luck

    • dear wm:
      i am interesting to live mountain which no any body live there.
      right now i live california. i want to find out a good place like mountanin or forest where no body live . i can enjoy my peaceful & quick. i do medication every day.
      my e-mail:
      cellphone: 626-56-2450

  132. Hello, I have been backpacking and camping in All 50 states. I have lived in the Wilderness
    for months at a time.. The one thing that has always brought me back was Loneliness.
    Once in the Wilderness for a few weeks,(if you have the gear , knowledge and self confidence to make it that long ) being lonely will grab you by the horns and shake you night and day if you grew up around people and in a city it will be worse. No one to share time with is just not fun at all.
    To combat that you take someone with you. That is the key, both of you on ALL of the same pages. Easy right? Nope hard, I have been looking for years, but I do not give up looking for someone that has the mind to take off walking to the remote wilderness and never look back. Hit me up

    • My name is Ely. I come back to the world to check on my dying parents. Will be leaving again before June. I do this.I live where no human sounds are but me. This man knows what he speaks. Lonlines is by far the greatest adversary. What's worse is when u become accustomed to it. It changes you. It makes you different. Forever. I hope u find your partner friend.

    • Hello Bryan,

      I'd be interested in talking. I'm a 50 year old strong female interested in living remotely off the land and never looking back.

  133. Has anyone actually gotten together here and tried living out in the wild? I'm interested in trying to live in the wilderness as well. I'm tired of living in society and the way its going I want no part of it anymore. I dont know anything about surviving in the wild, but im willing to learn. I wanna try alone for a bit then with others is my email if you want to contact me. Thanks and good luck!

  134. Hi i'm 21 years old and I too have been thinking about leaving society and live off the land instead. The things is i'm native Canadian but i don't think i have the survival skills yet. I would be interested in collaborating with somebody or a group of people in about a year so this would give me time to save money and learn all that i should need. I'm going to give society one last shot but the reason is to achieve my dream of playing professional football. There's a part of me though that is saying no to this but i think that i could be happy living a life of money and be just as happy living out of society. I think most people are sick of society but why leave it when we could fix it. I'm sure there is a way people can come together and change what we think is good for us. By us i mean people who aren't corrupt by modern day technology and this way of life we currently live. Why pay to live when we could learn to live, AND still have all that we have today. The issue is money, but i still think we could live normal peaceful lives in our homes without it. We don't have to abandon all technology but we should all decide what to keep or abolish. Martin Luther King Jr quote "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." I've also played this game called Final Fantasy X and it is the best example of what we should live by. The story goes by people abandoning "Machina" or machines and living by not having much if any technology or big cities. They still had sports which kept them busy which is why i think it would be perfect for us because we have a lot of em. Here's a link i thought everybody should read . We would all have to come together to make it work and it's very much possible you just have to believe. If anybody would like to contact me email me at

    • I think you would be a perfect fit for The Farm Project. We are just getting started. we are going to be located in the middle of Michigan. Our focus will be sustainable independent living, organic food production, including all tropical fruits and plants. We will accomplish this by constructing a geodesic greenhouse dome. can check us out on Facebook The Farm Project is just starting to grow. we are looking for 12 to 18 original members, or founders, as they will be called. there is a very strong spiritual focus. the primary source of sustainability will be the production of medical cannabis legally under the Michigan Medical Marijuana law. with the construction of a geodesic greenhouse dome we will be able to have 72 to 76 degrees temperature year round! if you are interested please feel free to email me at our website and new email addresses will be coming soon.

  135. Hello, I've dreamed of living in the wilderness for years now, but I am only 15. However, I still want to live this dream, and with someone else. I think it would be great being alone with just a couple of people in the wilderness. We could become friends and survive together. But at the same time I would want to take things seriously because it's not a game. I'm from California, and at this time I'm not sure what area I want to go. Anyways, if you have advice for anything, my email is . Thank you for reading.

    • Hey, I'm 14 and have a desire to live out in the wild too! I thought I was the only younger teenager that wanted this lifestyle. If you want to talk, my Kik is SydneyViola. I would like to talk to you, since you are the first person close to my age that has the same mind set as me.

      • Hey I'm 16, I am thinking the same as you guys. I have an enormous urge to go live in the wild, contact me @wildoffgrid@yahoo.Com might be kind of late but would love to hear from you guys and talk

  136. Hi folks,
    . I just found this blog and I can't believe that there are so many other people out there that think like I do about living wild and away from this messed up society.
    . I am a lifelong camper, hunter, fishermen and woodsman. I have been doing some serious thinking over the past couple of years about putting society behind me and have been making some plans. However, I think that it would be better to have a few people live together who can all share each others strengths and skills.
    I currently live and work here in Montana and am starting to save up some money for things still yet to obtain. If there is anyone out there who is serious about living in the wild amongst a few other people then I invite anyone to email me at and let's talk. I want to make this happen and the sooner the better. Better yet, I'm so serious about this that I'm even going to put my phone number on here and I invite "only the serious" to call me. I can be reached on my cell at 530-318-7405. If for any reason I don't answer please leave a contact number for you and I will get back to you within a couple of hours at most.

    • We are also going to do some living off the land in the state of Oregon. We purchased 10 acres some of it is open, the rest is treed, and all the property is surrounded by the f\Fremont national forest, and the wilnema national forest, and is located 20 miles north of the town of Bly Oregon. We are both 59, and are both on disability, and so we have a permanent income. We are going for quality of life, not quality, I was a hunting and fishing guide for approx. 20 years in Minnesota, and have honed my survival skills over the years. A lot of folks are shedding their city life for wilderness living, and are happy to do so. We are looking forward to getting to our property in Oregon in april of this year, 2015, and starting the second phase of our lives, live free, and just enjoy life. We know there will be a lot of work, but its work filled with gratification. Feel free to contact us or anyone that would enjoy living this way.

      • Hello I am a 49yr male 2grown children on there own now and am sick of the rat race and trying to keep up with the Joneses and the newest gadgets I just want to live and enjoy life I am physically fit and love the outdoors I would love to help you build your society.

      • just browsing,,google searching,,,61 have camped and hiked for years not a hunter need to learn to fish , but being out in the wildernessespecially with others I have a degree in theology have two sons and daughter,,went through a divorce years a go and they disowned me have nothing to love for really,,im married to a horrible hoarder and she told me to pack up and leave because I broke some cheap dishes,,,honestly suicide has bee a hughe thought but I know in my heart that's not right,,,Ive been so miserable in the jobs ive had in my life so I remember how much wonderful time I had hiking the apalachin trail a few years ago,, and the people I met,, I would love to learn from those more cabable than I,, and spen out the rest of my years in happiness im in very good shape,, love people, and love my father in heaven NO im not a religious fanatic,never push anyone to believe anything,,there is nothing like being in the wilderness,, in you fathers home if this doesn't sound too crazy then write back,, im also an airforce veteran.


  137. So this is a little strange I guess but I have a fiance and 2 boys one 4 and one 7. We take our kids hiking camping hunting and fishing and try to teach them to have a true love and appreciation for nature. I decided a year ago to quit my job and stay home with my kids my fiace who is an eagle scout works at a lumber mill and truely hates his job but also takes his job of supporting his family very seriously. Over the past few years weve noticed the way people behave towards eachother more and more somethinghas been lost due to the abundance and convienince of midern technilogy. Something is lost in education and I find more and mire parents wanting to medicate their children because they r too busy to ivest time in them. I want my boys to grow up and be decent honest good men. I do not believe we can do thus effectively in todays society. We have decided to abandon society and civilization and go back to nature. We want to stay in the us and obviously nit be so remote that if something were ti happen to the kuds we couldnt get the help they needed. I would likeany tips or advuce that I can get . Idealy Iid like to find a community of likeminded people. Please feel free to email me at

    • I'm 21 and I've already started to see exactly what you see. Im actually considering this as well.

    • Hello my name is mike I'm from Kentucky I've never actually lived in the woods but I live pretty remote.theres a few small towns but I live 20 miles or more away from them. I get to live both lifes if I want to go to town its not to far to go and at home it's remote but peaceful And plenty of nice people. The towns here are small but have everything u need. Southern and eastern Kentucky are better northern ky it has larger cities

  138. Wishing everyone a happy New year. This blog amazes me. I cannot believe it has taken me this long to find it. Anyhow I grew up in rural south Texas. In a little old ghost town of around 30 people. As a kid I had FREE reign of around 1,000 acres along the Navidad and Colorado River..Really amazing I say free range but the land was owned. To be honest I just hopped the barbed wire. I never meant any harm. Just want to fish the river pockets and hunt for small game. In rural Texas you get your first rifle at around 12 so me and my friends could hand me our own out there. Lol now days I use lanterns when camping but can remember sitting by that river many a night fishing only to the moonlight. By 15 most of us had taken up now fishing and were good at it. We rigged up reels on our bows and could actually eel in our catch. Sometime during the summer we would set out and disappear for days. Parents never worried. We were clever, we caught plenty to eat, with a duck, squirrel, or rabbit, or fish never far way. Me and my buddies even went as far as to fillet a Sun perch and eat it raw right after we caught it just to say we did. Lol we did that with earthworms once too...yep taste just like dirt...but hey we knew at 12 or sothat we didn't need civilization and dreamed of leaving we were tight buds..but time went on and who knows where everyone ended up. As for me I ended up a Paramedic now 30. What a swath of experience has transpired since then. My partner of 8 years took their own life overturning the life we had a few years back. I truly believe that reconnecting with nature is what my soulneeds. A few years back I had a sorta awakening experience within myself that makes me yearn for a reconnection to what is natural. Lol I would like to step of grid for an undererimined amount of time to just live. Damn just the thought gets my blood going. Honestly though, I am not really interested in stepping out alone. It would be awesome to meet a friend or group interested. I am athletic, easy going, not judgemental, compassionate guy who knows his way outdoors. I appear to be very masculine but am actually a gay male. In today's society I understand that is a problem formost but I have accepted myself and the social challenges being born gay puts on a young boy. I have ventured most of my life in search of love only to end up alone so honestly wether your gay or straight you will never know the difference when it comes to me. I am not looking for a hookup in the woods I am looking for a good spirited, open minded Ausinish companion who want to experience and amazing experience along side me. I am so excited and probably ready just about whenever. I know that no matter if we stay out there or just give it a go for awhile it will definetly be an experience we will never forget. I have a herd of skills that I will definetly utilize for our best interest. If you are my travel companion you are my left hand so your safety and well being is as much a priority to me as my own. All I ask I that you have a personality that can be at least a little positive or hopeful. I don't want to judge but negativity and mejust dontvmatch. Hope actually works wonders. I do smoke weed now. Why not. It comes from the earth...come one...Anyhow age, race, gender means nothing to me. If you reply to me I already know your are someone I want to get to know. Oh in case I haven't told you my name is Mikey and I am 30, fit and healthy. A country boy at heart who lives near San Antonio, Tx right now. There is a lot of land here in Texas so it could be a good place to start, but I am open to just about any locations, honestly I think actually experiencing the seasons farther both could be exciting. Anyhow I sure look forward to hearing from like minded individuals...sorry I went on and on. You can reach me anytime by email

    • Hi Mikey! I'm not sure if you would be interested, but we are looking for someone just like you! I will send you a private email as well but I thought I would get you on here too. We are a gay male couple who live off grid in the mountains in British Columbia, Canada. We produce our own power and live in a land co-operative that is very diverse and friendly. This small community was originally established as a lesbian community. That changed when one of it's female members transitioned to a male. We currently have two straight couples with children, two lesbians, and ourselves (a gay male couple) who live in the wilderness, off grid and as much off the land as possible. I hope you would check out our website and see if you think it might be a fit for you! I understand that Canada is quite far from where you are but I thought I'd try anyways. It's rare to find someone like yourself interested in wilderness living, and we are looking for new members here. If you are interested, Troy and I host wwoofers throughout the year. We invite you to take a look at our profile and see if you might want to come and check out the land for a time while helping us out, meeting the community and seeing if you might like to make this place your home.

      • Hi Jason and Troy!

        I'll keep this short and just say that this blog is a dream come true, and I truly felt that I was the only one in the world who felt like this. I think I am exactly what you're looking for, and vice versa! I'm 23 years old, a trans guy, and I want nothing more than to live in the woods/mountains. I'm from Toronto, Ontario and have lived here most of my life. I lived in B.C. when I was younger, and I just remember being in awe of the mountains. I still am to this day. I'm going to send you an email too, but I just thought I'd reach out on here. Talk soon!

        I look forward to connecting with others that share this dream of mine, to go into the wild! My email is

  139. As i will not probably have the chance to do this for years now... i am 15 .. i am quite young (i dont live in the usa) i am just saying some things. Now i have been wanting to live in the wild since 5-6 years . Now as i am a teenager i have been since 2 years ago every weekend taking basic survival stuff . I camp in the forest, i hunt , learn the wild, how to make a proper camp by experience and all... and its my dream to go and live in the wild.. yet i thought that nobody wants to do this.... the society, friends even teachers tell me i am insane.... i actually thought that i was insane . But now i see that there are others which makes me really happy .(Sorry if my english is terrible, i had to teach english to myself)

    • hey mate, if you want to talk more about doing this in the future email me at, im 14 and wouldnt mind venturing out overseas and living with a few people. email me if you are interested

    • Markus,

      I'm guessing you're from somewhere in N. Europe (Germany?) - your English is just fine. About 33 years ago I expressed those same thoughts to someone in Sweden whose views I then respected. I was also told I was crazy and unrealistic, and that I'd grow out of it. I have tried living the traditional (today's) lifestyle, but I find it repressive and mind-numbing. My original opinion has never changed. As someone here noted, I have also said I was born 200 years too late. I wish you all the luck in the world, and don't let anyone talk you out of doing something you set your mind to do!

  140. Howdy everyone,

    Much love and warm wishes. What a wonderful and inspiring forum! I have just turned 26 and have finally hit that point where I'm in need for a real venture into nature. I seek clarity, wisdom, healing, and a stronger connection to my ancestral way of living. In doing so, I hope to achieve a more complete level of being and return with fortitude in knowing what I have been called for. There is much mystery in life and it is time I dive into the wilderness to seek it out.

    I have been doing much learning in the ways of survival and am figuring out how to go about this. What area shall I choose to bring me renewal? Or, Shall I just start walking and figure it out as I go; allowing the wind and stars to guide me? This is the stage I am at.

    Feel free to contact me. As of now, I do not know anyone who is on the same page as I. It'll be nice to hear what others have to say. Maybe someone can share the location of an area for such a journey. This will begin as a solitary experience, but in time I hope to find others who value the same things in life and connect =)

    All the best </--(^)Zzz

  141. hello 35 moderate skills looking on leaving savanna GA in a few months maybe the beginning of spring to go for broke never coming back always thought their was a reason i could not make it in society its because i don't belong in society living by their rules id rather die free alone in the wilderness than be governed by people that label me a failure cause i want submit to their way of life so 2015 is my year

    • It is my year as well buddy!

    • Well Put!!!!

    • I can't tell you how grateful I am to find out I am not alone in my feeling of this world and society. I have dreamed for many years of living of the land leaving behind technology and being a slave to the economic engine. I lived off grid in the Yukon in my early 20's and I have dreamed of going back ever since and I am in my mid 40's. I just don't feel like I want to contribute to all the broken systems. I want to own my life, connect with my origins and be in balance with nature. I live in Canada and it is getting harder to find places you can just wonder off, although not impossible Sometimes I wonder if it would be easier to collaborate. like to purchase a large piece of remote land together and just live the way we want..thoughts anyone? Anyway, thanks for inspiring me all of you and I know that 2015 is the year! PS there are women who would love to live this way! All the best!

      • Hey Lisa,
        I'm in my 50's and very active and healthy. I would rather be in the wild then the city any day.
        I'm looking for one of those women.
        I'm at the point I just want to get away from all the crap.............I have a great head on my shoulders and the skills and knowledge to do it.
        And know I can do it alone, but also know it would be so much sweeter with a companion.
        Good luck in your search......

      • i live in the Yukon and have loved the outdoors all my life. Maybe some of you would like to stop by on the way to alaska or whatever. I cant believe the interest i see in going back to the old ways of life. Blessings on you all.

        • I lived in the ozarks for three years...only half wild! I since went to town occationally. I feel stuck in a world I dont belong in...I so want to go to the Yukon or Alaska. It seems like the only free place left!! Just not sure how I could get there on a mountain bike..My biggest issue is I dont like people. U know a few are alrite....iv never been happy in sociaty only in the woods did I find the peace iv always wanted... Maybe u know how to get there without spending money and without dealing with canada!
          And yes it is inspiring to see all these people or mountain men!! U are my people! This is Reggie stuck in miserable illinois! Yall can feel free to email me @
          Peace my brothers and sisters in wild!

      • Hi Lisa
        Email me back please. I am in Canada as well. I think we are both on the same page and age.

      • Hey Lisa..........
        I know how you feel.
        That's exactly how I feel.
        I 'm in my 50's and want to get away from the system.
        I'm an Oathkeeper and patriot. But, in the end I think getting away from people is the only way. I'm more at home in the wilderness than the city.
        If any of this sounds interesting
        shoot me an email........oregonokrob at gmail

  142. Hello I am almost 21 years of age and by no later than Spring I will be venturing out to live the dream of creating a homestead from scratch using not even a single penny with the exception of the gear I already have. I have an idea of where I want to post up (Far North Woodlands) and there will be native tribes in that region as well. (from whom I plan on learning much from) I already posses most of the skills and knowledge required to pull this off, for I have been idealizing this for at least half a decade. I never wanted to support such a corrupt system and now I never will. It's time to get back to my roots. Looking for a partner to endure this journey with.

    • Hello,

      I am looking to make this venture into nature. Where would these Far North Woodlands be? I live in Wisconsin. I am planning this also. A partner would be nice.

      • Me as well! 24 now... Been a hockey broadcaster for a few years along with a news guy at a radio station, but see myself as a Shambhala type of guy who is honestly sick of society. In Alberta, from the Okanagan.... hit me up need a partner to split this land with!

    • kyle - please contact me . i am 20 years old and share your very same dream. i have skillsets and tools, as well as money i have been saving for any necessary items.... email me at I am very serious kyle and i am a good person not a kook thats who i would like to get away from.

  143. I posted a comment on here about a week ago asking for advice, nothing offensive at all, and it was removed. I don't understand. This is the one place where someone could have heard me and possibly helped.I also noticed other people's comments were removed as well. Is there a reason? This kinda seems like the wrong place to be making those kind of decisions for other people. Ive read all these comments and 95% of the people have made the decision to leave their life behind because they're tired of people making decisions for them

    • Hi Brandon,

      Comments are very rarely removed, once they've been approved. Comments may not be approved if they're offensive, repetitive, or off-topic.

      However, this site had a bit of data loss in the last several days. We had no choice but to revert to a backup that was created November 30. It's the first time we've ever had to restore from a backup in over 5 years so we still count ourselves lucky. It's a little unfortunate though that the crash happened just before our weekly backup. Just another day and we wouldn't have lost anything. We're going to move to daily backups despite the extra cost.

      Our apologies that your comment was lost.


    • I Agree Brandon!! I Would like to see our own chatroom site, but i dont know how to set one up. That is if anyone else would be intrested??

  144. Hi, I am Jason F. I too have been looking into just walking away from my job and the way the country is going these day's. I am 35 and on 01/01/2015 I plan to walk into the woods, and live free. I have found ^6^ places in the lower 48 and ^9^ in Alaska to do so. I have spent the past 18mo. looking into were and at what time to go. I you would like to know more or even go with, shoot me an email or call me at irish42579 at yahoo or 615-913-2633.

    • Where in Alaska were you thinking about? I've been wanting to do something like this too, and live off the grid.

  145. We "my girlfriend and I " are researching for an off the grid place to live in the montana wilderness. We want to hike In and never look back... But Is It really possible? seems like in the summer here all the mountains rivers and streams come alive with tourists and adventure seekers. For the record. we are not felons or on the run. we are just sick of all the bullshit of society, Not to mention the gov ern ment. If anyone knows an area In Montana that might be suitable please let us know... thank you and good luck!

  146. Just look up the person on the internet before you reply or connect with anyone. I looked someone up and they've got a LOT of jail records. :( Be careful. Jus sayin.

    • I am a relatively young survivalist and it has been my dream to live off the land my entire life I have to say that I am happy to say that so many other share this.

  147. I'm a 46 year old husband and father of three now grown boys, last one just turned 18, and got a job, so he'll be on his way soon. Once this happens, I'm ready. Ready to start over. No job, no car, no bills, no money, no home. My main concern is where. Where can I go, and be left alone to live my own life. No rules, no cops, no government, just wake up, find something to eat, watch nature, no worries. Ahhhhh sounds so good. So tired of working a crappy job, paying cell phone bills, Internet, elec., water, trash pick up, car insurance, just nothing but bills bills bills. All for what, so I can sit on the couch and watch other people live the life I want on the Discovery channel??? It's time man. Live free, feel free, that's what I want.
    Anyone have any advice as to where I could do this? When I do this, it'll be with probably whatever I can carry on my back, I'll probably be basically broke. I'm hoping to be able to save enuff money to get some basic nessacities like, good shoes, back pack, tent, knife, hatchet, sleeping bag, gloves, coat, fire starter and such, oh and aspirin, lol.
    Where? I live in south Louisiana now, wayyy to hot n humid here.
    Would appreciate any advice. Thanx!

    • Hey, so i was reading your comment on this website i noticed i am about half your age but we do share some similar desires. I was just wanting to know how long have you battled with this idea? What is it that makes you want to do this? I am looking for answers to my own questions as well as looking for others that share what I feel. Not many people have the same look on life. Does it have to do with the fact that you have lead what seems to be a successful life and you want to try this as a thing marked off the bucket list? or has it been an on going burning desire for a long time?

    • I think PA is a great state to consider. The weather varies per season so it's not one type of temperature such as hot and cold. Also there are allot of farmers, Amish that live there so it's mostly wilderness not very populated.

      To avoid cops buy a cheap lot or piece of land. I found 1.6 acres for $3k you could own see link below. I even found a lot for $500 on the same site.

      This guy is living off the grid in PA and inviting others to join him on his 6 acres. (NOTE: Lots of people interested so get in line :)
      Write to him maybe he'll contact you. He's 50 yrs old.

      I found these videos worth watching since we need food, water, heat and shelter to survive, these tips will provide just that. :)

      Water from a tree -
      Solar Water -
      Boil Water Bottle:

      Catch squirrels with rat trap:
      Edible plants in PA:

      Fireplace Inside Tent:

      Tee Pee Style:

      I love watching survival videos on Youtube. I'm 47 unemployed looking for work. If I don't find work, I'm going to live in the woods, so I'm preparing myself just in case.

      • Its odd that I have looked for a long time for people like myself and always had questions about the urge to do this but now that i have found others It seems hard for me to think of any. Even though we all want the same thing in the end all of our journeys up to this decision are different. I feel like asking questions is pointless because it doesnt matter its everything after this realization that matters. Good luck sir I hope that you find your answers to the questions you have out there. Its a hard life to choose and most people wouldnt understand our choice they look at it as being lazy or selfish and irresponsible but its everything but that. Its harder than normal life by 1000 fold. but it is the lifestyle we choose. The dream we hold on to. Dont let people talk you out of your dream by telling you its crazy.

      • I'm 41 (male) was a self-employed building contractor for 25 years and just got tired of giving everything I made to the state and gov. Ive been looking for a job for 2 years that you can actually live off of!!!,(that does not exist!!). I grow further away from society ever minute!! My views have always been 100% opposite of All my friends, family, and societies. I NEED OUT!!!
        I Hate To Say This But I Feel Like "The Hunger Games" Where I Am Stuck In This Game and I'm At the Mercy Of The "Greatest Country In The World".

        I Agree! I'm in W. PA and the entire State is Beautiful!! I did see that guys listing, did you contact him?? My Problem is I have Trust issues!..LOL


        I want to send out a special Thanks To James For the Reply! Hang in there Buddy were going to get through this!!

        Ya All Take Care!!

    • Wes- sounds like all the things I say and think about. I ask myself often, where do people go when they are not happy with society and current lifestyles.
      So many people feel the same as I do. I to want to escape to one of the Discovery Channel or Nat Geo shows. So tired of the daily rituals that mean NOTHING. Unfortunately my wife needs a Target within distance. I tell her it's all crap, nothing of value let's go live. So it appears I have a decision to make, but where to go. The last five years have been tough, pretending to 'fit' in and answer all the interview questions with the answers they want to hear for a job I'll hate in 3 months anyway.
      Finding a place where one won't be harassed by park rangers or gov't nannies. Creating items used to barter with other like minded people. Sounds like we were born a few hundred years late.

      • Amen To That! Born 400 years too late more like it!

  148. I'm a 48 yr old retired Marine. I'm in excellent health. I have a ton of survival experiance. I'm a good hunter and fisherman. I can build anything as well. I grew up on a farm in Texas is I can grow things. It has always been my dream to live in the wilderness. I lost my wife a while ago. So now is the time,I'm ready but I don't know where to go. If anyone wants a good partner out there. Please contact me at

  149. I just found this blog and it looks terrific. I am 52 and just received disability. Been living in a home my parents had built 21 yrs ago.They are selling the house and telling me to go.My 18 yr old son wants to live with friends and go to college. So it is me with 2 older cats and 3 turtles. I have wanted to live in a small cabin in the woods for 30 yrs now.I am not good with society and its laws and rules. I used to hunt back in Jersey.I have fished all my life. I love building projects and just being free to breathe. Disability checks will have me homeless.No one can afford to live on 600 a month in florida. I do have some cash saved up and it would go to starting over.Have to stay in the states and have some sort of an address.Other than that I am ready now to gtfo out here.Should have done it years ago. But had to raise the kids basically myself.
    I love every single thing about nature and I am a hard worker for freedom not for the gov.
    I have been looking at Alaska Colorado Wyoming Montana.Of course it will be hard work getting started again and building a cabin.But it is worth it. I can't do it alone. That's the problem. I mean, I could build my own cabin but it would probably take me 2 yrs alone. Lol
    Just looking for some advice and some people who want the same.

    • hello if you have not started your journey yet we need to talk ....just what i am seeking ..thanx

    • I'm in Florida been here 3 years originally from Mississippi where i grew up living off the land.looking to move too Colorado got any info on areas to homestead or cheap land where you can live in a tent.I'm on disability so some income tired of the city life and the hood which is the only place i can afford

    • Hi Susan
      Right now I am in the wilderness on Perry island Alaska . off the grid I am going green right now using two generators to charge battery's but not for very much longer.
      Their is nothing like this life and I am the only one here with a house on this island
      It is built out of log have good hunting and fishing.
      I have been reading lots of these post some areas people would do good off the grid other places you need to endure the bitter winter cold building and shack or a cabin would be good as long as you can heat it all winter and shoot and catch your food.
      Just to get started you will need lots of gear just to build then winter supply's to get you threw spring early summer.
      where I am at was made to go threw the hardest winter due to I have 12 volt freezers 12 volt refrigerator gas and wood stoves and diesel generators to keep all 32 batteries charged.
      Whittier Alaska is only 27 miles away but that is by water
      So you are welcome here just to try it to see even if you like it and no strings attached.

  150. My name is Andrew...looking to ditch the common society and actually live. I dont likethe concept of money to survive. I believe that you decide your future not your wallet. I have rather basic knowledge however im am lax and i am not picky. I am doing research. Live in the crap state of maryland with a mediocre job and no direction in college. Im 20 but free minded. Not exactly fit. 250lbs . i know mother nature will correct that over time. I hope to settle in the wilderness maybe with freinds to. Maybe a little colony lol. Like a half dozen folks together the mts. I dont know, but i wanna ditch society and live free. Looking for advice maybe more informaton. Email me at

    Would like to homestead but legality is complex.

    • Is this Forum Legit??? If so WOW! I'm 41 and it really touches my heart to see so many young people posting on here.
      But the real reason i'm here is to admit that I too have a problem (obsession) with wanting to live off what God gives us not what man allows us to have.

      • man i am the same way and have been all my life

  151. is there anybody on here that is wanting to do this now because by next Tuesday I am traveling across the I90 corridor to go west to my destination if you are serious and wanting to go msg me asap

  152. Hi Everyone ! What a fantastic forum, I currently live in Calgary AB Canada but grew up in Manitoba near Winnipeg. Much of my boyhood was spent fishing, hunting and trapping as my Mom was a single parent with four kids. She was a great Mom and all of us 4 kids earned money in various ways all legally of course.

    I am now 61 yrs old and really not into city living and all that goes with it. My goal is to find a place in the wilderness where I can survive b y living on what I need rather than going after stuff that I want. I want to go in with the basics that I can carry ina large backpack and go from there. I have always admired pioneers, trappers, prospectors and other like minded men and women with a true can do mindset and who were willing to take a chance on being totally self sufficient.

    I have not seen so many people with similar longings and plans all in one site at the same time. I won't do too much planning except as to what I can bring/carry and a general idea of where I want to go. I think a lot of you will understand what I want to do and why without having to listen to the never ending list of why it is impossible. Thanks for being here.

    • I am a 23 year old female that has been considering this way of life for a long time. I am tired of our society and the way that we abuse the planet. Water levels are rising, and our economies are run off of oil, an unsustainable resource. I have well formed ideas about many current and past world issues, and I would rather live and die with mother earth. Living in this society, I refuse to bring human life into it period, because I am concerned that my grandchildren wouldn't see the end of the day, and I wouldn't want to subject them to the things that I have experienced and seen. I am currently enrolled at the top school in my country, with a 4.0 GPA, and I am choosing not to be a part of this rat race. If I ever have human interaction again, it will only be to love and help people. I will be going off of the map soon, and I will do it alone, but it helps me to have a males strength. I have experience living in the wilderness. I would love to collaborate with you and figure something out.
      Please contact me at

      • i am a 27 year old male who is also sick of the way society has become. I have been thinking of liven out in the wild for years now just didn't know how I would get to the state of mind needed to do so. After much consideration becoming more and more upset with the way society is changing into a tech world I have finally made my decision to live how some of my ancestors did. Mother earth will not be available for long and I want to experience her before she is totally destroyed by our current way of life please let me know your thoughts.

      • Hi Janelle ,

        Just wanted to shoot you a quick reply. I think we are both thinking the same thing . If you're like me , you're planning ahead . Have you thought about location ? I grew up in Ohio so the southern Appalachians are good also Ozarks and Olympic Peninsula are good to disappear into .I figure first year will be the hardest . Need to build a small cabin with a root cellar . I have canned food and water for a year but only use this when game and fish aren't an option .Also have my hunting supplies . But most important my best friend Kilo , a man should never go anywhere without his dog . If you would like to talk more on this subject you can reach me here " ".
        Talk to you later

      • I'm headin up into the Chatahoochee national forest here in SC in a few days. Dont know where you're at but I'm gonna be stayin right of the Appalachian trail. Theres already a bunch a people doin the same thing. You'd be more than welcome. Wherever ya are good luck to ya.

        • I was looking to head in your direction and was wondering if you ever get bothered by the rangers that patrol the trail I plan on leaving in 6 months to a year if you could email me at that would be great

      • The death of society will eventually be civilization...

    • My son and I are also planning this way if living. It would be great to have a few people with us. Start our own small community living in the wilderness. This society prevents people to live happily. It's all about money, nothing else. I believe we can make this dream a reality. Please contact me at

      • what part of the country are you in?

  153. 56-year-old man looking to live in the wilderness anybody know any good places to go?

    • I am currently leaving western ny in the next 10 days or sooner if I can get things wrapped up I know where im going I did the research and I chose because of state laws etc if you are wanting to go as soon as possible your welcome to join feel free to contact me at

      • where did you decide was the best place to start our my girlfriend an I are entertaining the idea we are already outdoors people we just want to live by our own rules I just cant seem to find any info on where we should try if you or any one has any info that can help please email me at

        • NorCal has a lot of places that have people living off the land with them. Check out the internet for northern california coast. Good luck.

  154. if anyone is interested I am going to be taking off into the wilderness of Idaho within the next 2 weeks I am going in to trap and live off the land I am in my 40's and if anyone wants to do the same lets talk and figure it out, and if you are a female I am ok with that too. I am going to be looking into getting a couple of horses as well for conveyance because I don't plan on coming out till spring to sell the hides and to re-supply and go back in. after spring supply run I plan on going deeper into the wilderness. I have already go a good multi use rifle shotgun 22 combo so I have multiple uses if you are interested contact me at

    • I am currently in western NY and will be heading across the I90 to my destination and where im headed the roads are snowed in for part of the year which is way cool for me so if anyone is interested my email is this is going to be truly off the grid wilderness living. So if you contact me be serious and ready to go

  155. This is amazing seeing this many ppl that want to just leave it all behind and go back to the way things were. I have thought about doing this for a long time but have never had the money to even consider it. I know a little about surviving outdoors but i'm not a professional by any means. I just wanna learn as i go, and enjoy life. I'm 25 and live in Ky. I have tattoos and piercings and it seems that i just don't fit in with "society" anymore. I'm tired of being frowned upon or turned down for jobs just from appearance. My main problem is i just don't know where to even start. If your anywhere close and considering this as well let me know. I would love to find a person or group of people that would wanna get outta here and start our own paradise in the middle of nowhere. I'm 100% serious and can make plans asap, so if your interested, just contact me!

    • Hello Alex, I live in southern Indiana and been wanting to live in the wild for years. I am 22 and have a lot of experience being outdoors, if u want to set something up message me at

  156. In the same position as a lot of folks here. I'm 25, ex-military combat medic. I have medical knowledge and was raised a hunter/woodsman in the Idaho wilderness. Every year our family would go out to live out of tents for a month while tracking and hunting large game. I've been saving up to get the necessary equipment, tools, seeds and other items to make this happen. If anyone else out there is serious about this, please e-mail: I can no longer tolerate this society. I would much rather combat physical challenges than those presented by a society controlled by a select few. You'd just as easily die from a cougar or wound in the wild as you would from a car accident or a murder. So why not choose the one that brings more spiritual freedom? Get back to the basics of being a human? Just my take on it.
    A short disclaimer: I will be bringing a .243 hunting rifle as an emergency item. Sometimes bear spray doesn't work. Sometimes you just need an easy way to get meat.

    • where abouts are you looking to take off into the wilderness

      • Been looking into northern Idaho, Alaska, BC, (still an idea, lots of illegalities with this one) Rockies in Colorado. Pretty much a good remote area that has a source of water (lake, AND river/creek) that is also abundant in fish due to lack of human occupation. There also needs to be good wood in the area for building a log cabin, so somewhere thick with fir, white/red pine, spruce, western red cedar, etc.

        • when are you thinking of actually taking off into the wilderness. and by your things you were talking of taking in how are you thinking of bringing in all the supplies? feel free to contact me at the Idaho area sounds good to me

        • i am young and some might say a dreamer but i can't take the society we live in. overpopulation is killing our planet and over consumption is eventually going to run us dry. I'm currently going to school for environmental science and have been looking into packing my stuff and heading for the forest. I'm not a high maintenance person and don't need much to be happy. i spend a lot of my time in national parks and in the forest. i live in northern illinois in what you can call suburbia and quite honestly I've had enough. i want to live off the land and get away from it all for a while, a long while. i love nature. i just don't know where to start, i don't know the legalities and where to go. i was hoping somewhere in colorado. it wouldn't be till after i graduate, for personal accomplishment only. i need some help, i want to be able to go into the wilderness and settle down, build a cabin and live off the land, I'm just not sure where to start or where to go. we are constantly tearing down beautiful trees and clearing natural habitats full of life. humans are selfish and the only way for this planet to survive is if all humans disappear. its sad to think about and virtually out of my control but what i can control is what i consume as a single person. i want to take only what i need and let nature be nature. i want to be a part of nature. if anyone could help guide me, i would greatly appreciate it.

        • my email is please feel free to contact me if anyone has any helpful information for me. i could really use some guidance. I'm only 20 y/o but 20 years in suburbia has been plenty for me.

  157. Is there anyone totally serious about going out and living off the land? I am 49 yrs old I have went thru some real tragedies since 2007 I went back to school got a job and because the company decided to spend millions on taking out a space between to words I ended up getting laid off only to try to apply elsewhere only to be told that my degree I got is not considered a legitimate degree. I am tied of fighting trying to get by in a society that only believes that money is the ultimate issue. I spent time in the marines only to be thanked by my service to our country that I am insignificant to others. If there Is anyone serious about this and is wanting to do this asap get in touch with me. I currently live in western ny and want to get the hell out of dodge. msg me at a female would be the ultimate but but I don't think that would happen msg me I am totally serious and want to do this asap

    • I'm serious, but I don't know if anyone would want me. I'm 58 yrs. old and not in great physical condition. But I've been a camper and backpacker. Lately I've been homesteading on 10 acres living in a great log cabin. But my ex retired at 55 yrs. old and reneged on the alimony. So it looks like I'm going to lose my lovely place because I can't get a job. I was a stay-at-home wife and mother and have virtually no work history. So I'm looking at homelessness. I'd rather die in the woods than live on my knees in a shelter or depend on the gov. I was a linguist in the USAF for 6 years in the '80's. I've raised chickens, planted and canned veggies, planted young fruit trees, cut and split my own firewood, hunted game and foraged for wild edibles. In spite of my physical limitations, I'm like the ant and rubber tree plant, determined. I have moderate survival skills. I also have quite a bit of gear. Anybody think they might be interested in what I can contribute? Or, alternately, if someone has the income, do they want to share my little homestead? It's not in the wild, but is private and pretty. Not religious, not a drinker but not a prohibitionist, ok with pot. Feel free to contact me at

      • Donna, You have so much to offer someone or a group who want to live wild.
        I'm sure sooner or later someone will pick up on the fact and embrace the skills and experience you can bring into the fold.
        Keep your chin up sweetheart, every cloud has a silver lining...

    • Anybody know anywhere in Colorado too live off the land maybe homestead or cheap land where i can start out in a tent eventually move up to a shelter without having too break camp every 2 weeks am living off the land presently on disability so some income would like to be fairly close to a town 5-6 miles anybody know anything let me know at

  158. My son and I are about to loose everything, and we were doing okay for a while. We are not of low intelligence and have between the both of us plenty of survival knowledge. Soon faced with a decision to leave everything in the dirt and live wild or go to a shelter. I'm going to loose my job, my van, my home, because im a single mom and cant get a job making over 30k. We love the community tribal life idea but don't have money to join one. I wish they were open hearted to people that can actually contribute. Any ideas on where to go, right now im in Arizona but soon perhaps ill drive toward my destination, turn in my van and raise my young adult in wild. I even considered a peace corps life but they wont let me take my 15 year old. All other volunteer programs that include family cost. I cant help but feel the tug of a waisted society holding me back. Credits bad, cant get a loan to save my life.....ready to leave...its all we have left.

    • Hi there, give me a shout... never know what can be dreamed up.

    • Jayna,
      I wish you and your boy the best of luck.
      Knowledge is the best tool you can ever take with you...

      May the wind be at your back, and the sun shine gently upon your face...

    • Jayna,

      If this is something you are serious about I am interested in this as well. I live in western ny I am tired of my life always fighting for everything I get like shelter trying to get my life back together after becoming disabled. I am able to do allot of things and Im not afraid of hard work although I am a male I am very interested in this if your serious about this get back to me I don't kno if it will be published but my email is

      • I didn't type the email its

    • Stumbled upon this just surfing google for like-minded individuals. Not quite in your situation, but I've been planning a move to the wilderness for a while now. Have plenty of survival skills/knowledge. Seems you have a little group forming, and if this is truly a go, and you still check this, feel free to e-mail me. 25 y/o, and oddly enough, I too currently reside in AZ.
      Feel free to e-mail me at:

    • hello if your really interested in living off grid im going off grid in 3 weeks contact me @ hope to hear from you

    • Sounds like ur in a bad situation.

      In the next couple of years I am planning to move to nova scotia, I currently live in Calgary Alberta,Canada and if u want to contact me my email and what I am planning is to buy some land and have my own house plus a garden with some chickens, basically to have a self sufficient small hobby farm I already a couple places picked out but need to do some more research on the properties as I would prefer a stream or brook running through the property as I want to be off- grid as much as possible so if there is some that are interested let me know as i just found this forum
      and it interested me so please feel free to contact me and we can talk and do some planning

      if u can come to Canada


    • go to the oil jobs in n.d they have family camps.

    • What area where you thinking ? If you would like shoot me an email

  159. family assumes I'm nuts of course, yet I only feel more inspired by reading the comments. I'm in Canada, and from what I've surmised, I may not, nor may anyone else on God's green earth homestead on the Queen's land. Anyways, what Orwellian nightmare have I been born into where a man cannot legally just live alone in the wilderness....on a planet hurtling round a solar mass at the edge of a spiralling galaxy. I ask you! Anyways, I'm giving myself until age 53, ( 48 now - single, handy and handsome BTW) then I'm paddling my kayak filled to the brim and then some, with and all the gear listed above (or below, as it were), to a small island off the coast of B.C. But now I have to re-think it all because of Fukushima. Ah so...Fukushima, that ever-gurgling cauldron of radioactivity seeping into the Pacific.

    So now what? I guess I have five years to figure it out but man o'man, things are getting tight.

  160. * EDITED**** I cant believe there are this many people looking to get out of this bad society. My husband and I want to do this as well. We want to go far into the wilderness and live our life like we were intended to. Anyone looking to live anywhere in montana or any mountains in the west side? email us: or we would love to hear from people who are ready to do this. Im 24 and my husbands 27.

    • I am leaning towards this more and more everyday. Im 33 and i have a 15 year old son. We both want to live free. He talks everyday about living wild and I am about to loose everything anyhow. I just moved from Texas to Arizona and as it turns the relationship failed...We have no where else to go. My son and I are preferring free living to homeless shelters...We have more survival skill than going into a drug infested cesspool. So regardless we may be on this adventure anyhow.

      • Jayna would you like to chat via email. i would like to know more about your plans.

  161. Living in western New York I have dreamed about living in the Wilderness...... any Ideas or advice send me a email

    • I am heading out soon to the Blue Ridge mountains and disappear again for a while. I have hiked the AT and many other trails, I know the woods and bushcraft, I do consider myself a woodsman. I have all the gear that will be needed. I am planning to leave by Aug 15th. If anyone wants to consider joining me then please email me at
      This is a great time to go, the harvest is near, the fruits are ripe, the animals getting fat and the evenings will soon be cooler.
      Please contact me

      • I am looking to do just that. Do you want a friend? I think it would be better with some company.

        • HI Chuck, yes it is better with company, I plan to be leaving soon. I have done this on and off for years, pursued a few degrees at the university, but prefer the wilderness. I am well equipped for the venture both in gear and woodslore. Contact me please, Thanks

  162. My names Trent. I've been studying a lot the last few years on living off grid and off the land. I've always wanted to do it. I've just never had the money to buy land in the middle of no where. I would like to partner up with someone who's doing this. My email is I'm 21 I live in illinois. Email me.

  163. I have been preparing the last couple years. I have almost every thing except for things that could build a permanent structure. I currently live in Arizona but came from Montana. I desperately want to live out my dream living in the wilderness but know it would be much better to have someone, or a group of someone's, to do it with. Montana is my preference because I know the country pretty well. I grew up living in the bush country, hiking, hunting, etc..

    Hoping to find someone to hook up with or at least share ideas. I can be contacted at

  164. Nice thread, so many topics.
    Ive been wanting to go rough it in the bush with very little supplies and make it on my own in a survival situation just like survivor man on tv. Finding a great spot and living in the wild for a week or two at a time, going from place to place, experiencing new different adventures ea. time. I try searching on the web for groups and always find someone posting a survival school...I already know my survival techniques/skills. Most my trips I had many supplies and usually a tent, now I want to combine and rely on my skills to build my shelter, find food and water and build a base camp for all my needs. I think its important for us to try out many different situations before leaving everything behind and head to Alaska. Im from the western Pa. area and looking for some adventures, im willing to travel to most nearby states. If anyone knows of any groups or websites that has active real survival guys like us plz let me know. If anyone is interested in a survival get together plz email me. Thanks and good luck to safe!
    Mark, age 39, Email me at;

  165. This has been a great thread! I thought that I was one of the "few" and possibly "crazy" for wanting to do this, but now I know I am not alone! That said, I am a 39 year old male and I am almost ready to try this deep in the Utah Rocky Mountains. I would love to have anyone, males or females, that are interested in long term wilderness living accompany me. I already have an area picked out with plenty of natural resources and sustenance, and plan on growing food as an added safeguard. The downside to the location I have picked is that it is high altitude (approx 8000ft), so anyone that is considering this will need to acclimatize to higher elevations as well as be ready for "real" winters. Also, getting into the area will take a pretty good hike as it is far away from any main roads, so a level of fitness will be required. This area is very secluded, and in my lifetime have only ever ran into a few people, and they were hardcore hikers! Lets just say that I have never seen a ranger there...ever!

    In conclusion, I have skills in hunting, fishing, construction and shelter building, foraging, growing, and trapping. I would not say that I am master by any means, but I have the skills to survive for long periods of time in the wilderness. So far in my life I have already spent 8 months in the wild without issue. This time, if I have my way, I will not be coming back.

    I am planning on leaving in August for a minimum of 2 years. If anyone is interested in joining me, please contact me at: Please only serious inquiries.

    • i am from canada i would like to do this for along time run not just a trip .i want to live free from now till my body is laid out flat spent time in the service got plenty of tools a weapon i hunt with in hunting season would live off the land in a minute i am 57 but feel 35 could do this with no thought of coming back i see many people talk of it on youtube just to get idea where to go my problem is i am canadian need passport so need time to get things in order.but i want mountains and freedom fish bear deer moose gardening what ever i just want to live off the land like the lord planned it.hurt nothing leave it like you found it.clean and beautiful wake up to crisp clean air and every animal singing the song of long can a canadian live there on a pass port and i would love to share it with a woman who would need nothing but what i have mention freedom and of course me to not a hard person to get along with.just thinking early mornings and a nice hard coffee before i or we go get dinner and supper.long time stay not a 2 or 3 years long time stay but for ammo and fuel for lanterns just like the days of old not joking serious stuff it will be but what a life if thats what you want jayna or anyone

  166. There are some really great posts and input. I too have this very dream. I put myself on a three year plan, so I can purchase land outright and do it legally. If you are serious about living this kind of lifestyle and not wanting to "squat" or relocate every 14 days or so, then be sure you thoroughly investigate the land and county permitting. To do it legally, it will require some financial burden, such as land tax sure to plan ahead for these things.

    Of course you could always just pack a backpack and set off into the wild...if done right you would never get I like to be in one place, and want to build a home in my mind I think I'm better off just doing it legally.

    So happy for all of you pursuing this...may god bless you in your journey!!

  167. Me and Jason are looking for a few people to come along with us,
    email me at

    We might head up to the adirondack in Newyork -
    Again I'm willing to pick up a serious enough person. I'm located in the Midwest (Chicago) I'm willing to head south and then head back north to meet Jason in Newyork.

    I'm looking to leave around July 1st

    Thank you

    • william try driviving up west river hill [mnt] used to be called the white house , my grandfather lead hunting expeditions inthe 20's=40s we had acamp 9 miles from the end of the road, any how they have have a few trals that go 3-4 miles a come to mountin lakes one called mud lake, nice broke trout, but you will be on your own from civilation for as long as you want, there is also the lake placid trail that takes a few weeks to navagate, you may want to take a partner or like me a good lab or 2,they can save your life, good luck, try to keep in touch, john

  168. I Read all of the comments on here and can't believe there are others... I know it seems weird to most but it feels right to me.. I wish to live off the grid deep in the wilderness away from society as well. I wish to build a home grow my food in a garden and live the simple life... I also see nothing wrong with bring food, tools, equipment or even a shelter. I got much more to say and hope people still go on this forum.. I am serious about this I will do this just really hard to find a location... So if anyone got tips, tricks, ideas, or want to talk to someone about it please email me I wouldn't mind joining a group or couple people to experience this with... I want to live in the wilderness long term.

  169. I've only read about 30 or so entries here, but so many of you seem to know how I'm feeling.
    My only issue is I am located in the UK and you all appear to be from the U.S....

    Is there anyone else out there in the UK who would want to leave society behind on a long term/permanent basis???
    I'm a 40yr old guy with considerable outdoor/survival experience who would like to have a travel companion/buddy who wants to live off the grid, off the land, hunting, fishing etc

    There has to be someone out there???

    All the best on your adventure's guy's!!!

    • Sounds great but where in the UK is this possible?
      I live in Wales and often do wild camping on forestry commission land near lakes etc , but I know it's not legal . I do not know anywhere in the Uk that it would be possible to live this dream as I think you'd be noticed by somebody somewhere...
      Any thoughts?

      • Alastair,
        You're right there buddy, it would be hard to successfully go unnoticed here in the UK...
        You would probably have to be quite nomadic about thing's even though having a permanent base would be more suited...

        Up in the nether regions of Scotland would be the most remote area of this country...

        Where in wales are you to buddy???
        Contact me at:-

    • I'm in Newcastle upon Tyne. I want to ideally live in the wild or off grid in a forest for a while. Don't have any skills frankly and I'm a bit socially awkward. That's part of the need to get away. I'd like to learn foraging, snaring, woodsmanship, self sufficiency. Really would love to gold pan by a stream somewhere too. Keep thinking about that.

      How else can one form some sort of sustainable economy in the wilds though? I've been thinking about this? Can we even hunt and sell furs in the UK? Truffle finding? Collect scientific data for odd random companies? One needs to be to go back into a city every couple or few months surely and be to get a couple of hundred quid at least for new clothes, tools, things needing patch jobs, etc?

      Let me know if anyone's interested.

      • Hi Dave,
        Panning for gold in the uk is very much frowned upon by the authorities.
        People whom do it illegally tend to disturb/trash the local species, some of which are protected by law.
        As for finding some sustainable income which relies on society for its success, you'll be hard done to find something unless you can buy a good piece size of land to farm or grow sustainable tree's to work...

        If you gained the skill's to live independently of society you would have no need to rely on said society to be successful in the wilds.
        All the material's you could ever need is right there at hand.
        All you need to do is learn how to look for and process those material's to produce the desired result's to make what you need.

        My advice to you would be to take stock of exactly what you want to do out in the wilderness.
        Do you want to dissipate into the wild to be free with no financial hitches???
        Or do you want to go on a very long camping trip???

        All the best to you either way buddy.

  170. Well this thread has been awesome, its good to know that there are still people out there that are wanting to do this and live this kind of life style. I am a male 26 from Louisville,KY.
    I know how to hunt and fish, i have always been fascinated and intrigued by nature and wildlife and ect. I am really tried of living in society its full of shit and everyone's fucking crazy! I have a girlfriend she is 24 and she likes this idea she is a bit of a girly girl but trust me she can handle her self and is strong and a hard worker. Does any body here know of what states in the US that you can just go venture off in to there wilderness and live and build your own log cabin?? All input and suggestions will be helpful good or bad. We both agree on doing this and all i need is info on where a bouts in the US can you do this and not have to worry about the federal government or any sort of government. Some where that is warm and does not get cold or super cold would be great and that has tons of streams and water ways or rivers would be great, i love to fish. Also some where that has a good population of deer elk mule deer and cat fish bass and ect. Here is my email hope to get some good suggestions from all of yall. Have a great day yall

    • Hello,

      Who here is seriously interested in heading into the remote mountains. William, a couple posts down and I are going to do this very soon. I am hoping to be in North Carolina in a few weeks, and will be meeting up with William. We will be heading into the Blue Ridge mountains and disappearing.

      I spent 20 years living in Alaska and recently returned from Ecuador, South America in which I was living there for 2-3 years. I survived an assault/attempted murder in which I was thrown off a cliff and fell 100-120 feet. I had an insane spiritual encounter, and was saved(very long story). The most difficult part of the experience was my climb up and out. I had vision out of only a single eye, and numerous other injuries.

      I see this upcoming off-grid living as being a training period for when I eventually head back to South America.

      I would love to have a go pro camera and lots of memory to do video coverage of this experience for my planned adventure based blog. This could be a great opportunity.
      Would love to chat with and get to know 1-2 more people. Too many people can be problematic.

      I am not a big guy, being a whopping 5'8 and about 145. 38 years old.

      I will also be bringing seeds in case we set up a permanent base camp. Skilled gardener/horticulturist here.

      I hope to do this for bare minimum 3-4 months, and possibly pull out during the winter...who knows those?

      One issue that I can see is that we will for the most part be strangers. Hence the reason a smaller group is preferred.

      If you would like to chat with me, I am Jason Pednault on Facebook.

      Ps. Others going to Ecuador with me after this(if things go well enough) would be an option.

      My survival story.

  171. Hi everyone my name is Tracy. I'm 47 in great shape no over the counters, scrips msg and so on. Feel better now than in my 20s. Can still easily clear double jumps on my mountainbike as well as riding across the state of florida where I live. I hunt and fish and go on long bikepacking trips across florida alot of places that sane people don't ride bikes on. I am a cabinet maker custom carpenter by trade since I was 16. This paint by numbers world is like a prison for me. My money and house were liquidated by fed leviathan and scandalous fiancee. One more year in this matrix then my vehicle and everything else I won't be taking with me will be sold. I can use the funds for the first part of my journey.Mountainbike and trailer and my gear and I will soon be saying,"SO LONG SUCKERS"

    • Where do you plan to go ?? I hate how we are forced to live now days..

  172. Hello!
    My name is William a 22 year old from Chicago, I'm looking to veture off into the wild with a partner or a group of people myself.
    I can be reached at I'm looking to start within the mids of next month. I can meet whoever wherever. And this isn't just some random act of rebellion, it's in my Jamaican blood to live within and around nature.
    =) Thank you

  173. Hi, I am looking to go off to the Wilderness. Its a myth that you cannot do it. Our ancestors did it for thousands of years. So you people with the idea its too harsh, yes if your a gamer or couch potato it is. But for someone that is outdoorsy you have instincts that will help you to survive.
    So who is with me Im going to the Wilderness in the North West. I have everything I need
    to survive, and know everything I need to know to survive comfortably. As for you chicken *&^%%$%, go back to you play station and recliner.

    • Greg email me at
      I'm with you all the way.

  174. I don't know how old this thread is, but recent comments have prompted me to respond with a word of caution for those who are ditching society. Firstly, I want to say that I admire people who do this successfully (and happily), but would advise doing it in stages first over longer periods of time. Don't forget you are running away from one hostile society, into another. Mother Nature takes no prisoners. She lets you live, or She lets you die. There is no in between. This romantic notion many of you have (especially the younger ones) of living wild, and living off your wits, skill, and cunning, made me smile. Its a nice idea for sure, but after a while, it gets as tiring as living in the world you left behind. Facing the constant challenges of inclement weather, finding food, water and shelter, trying to fix everything from broken shelters to broken bones, gets old.

    Life in society is a choice. You don't have to be part of the bits you hate - you can dip in and out as you want. Its more about your mind and how you perceive your life. There are changes you can make within your day to day activities that mean you don't have to run away and risk your life. Remember that even wild animals live in a society of sorts, remember that there are no wild people or tribes anymore, and think about the fact that if living wild was that easy - everyone would be doing it.

    • Are you just a genus? Because we lived off the land with out grocery stores for THOUSANDS OF YEARS... why on earth would you say something like that? You are with the others that just jump on a bandwagon of cautioneers ~ omg you have no skills because you wish not to..

    • words full of wisdom ,totally agree , living in the wild is a wild dream but one has to take in consideration that you put your life at risk every second of the way. It's a one way ticket you live or you die .With nature it is that simple.

  175. Hi my name is Mat and I'm 16, I had always dreamed of running away and living in the wilderness. That has always been a fantasy until now that I have been thinking more and more about it. It's eating me away, the world, how people live their lives. When I turn 20 I wish to finally fulfill my dream. My dream now is to gather a small group of friends or maybe even some family and when I turn 20, to find a island and live there, to go out and finally be free, to live life as it were supposed to be lived. Maybe 5 years would be nice, but to do this I need to be pointed in the right direction. Any hints or tips for anything it can start doing now?

    • Man I'm 14 and have really started thinking about living in the bush or forest all the time now, me and my friend are talking about it but I don't think he'll actually do it. So I'm just studying and gonna get a bit of my own money to buy a knife and those kind of essentials and live my life in the wild. I would also like to bring a dog aswell and any friends that want to come, I wouldn't be able to stay sane living so we here all by myself I need someone or something like a dog.

  176. Hello to all, you guys are awesome and I fully respect all your dreams. I watched Bear Grylls when I was 16 and fell in love with it instantly. Later i studied all his episodes and books to learn survival skills! It is always a dream that is burning inside me, some people don't feel the same and some people just know it fully well. Now I was kicked out from my family, wondering around in this world like a ghost. Don't know when that happened and how that happened, I just too weak to face this world alone or fulfill my dream. My country-New Zealand is just the perfect place to do this, but I don't find it possible that I can live like your guys or Bear Grylls. Is there any chance for me? I don't know...

    • Any way, just feel my life is so bad with the "money" thing...gonna find work just exchange for food and accommodation. It would so much reduce the pressure of life on me. Next year I am able to attend an adventural school which teach me everything about moving in the mountains, oceans, and something about outdoor living. Well, I can't see if I can get Bear Grylls stuff done but this will be my first step. Used to plan study Chinese herbology in case of injury, study parkour for the sake of moving freely outdoor and study muscle arts for self defense. The problem is I am not sure if I still alive after so many years of studying IN THIS SOCIETY. Lol

  177. hello, i am a 17 year old living in southern Saskatchewan and i am fascinated with all things "primitive" i have been learning as much as i possibly can about living off the land in my area.. there is no one here to teach me, so i learn from the internet.. i have come across this thread and i almost want to think that it is made by a company trying to get my email and name.. this is exactly what i have been looking for!! a group of like-minded people who are ready to go back to the old ways.. the way things should be.....
    i am about to graduate and i am not sure what to do with my life.. but one thing i am certain of is that i want to spend some time.. if not the rest of my life off the land.. living as close as possible to the earth, foraging as much wild food as i can (but not too much)... i am quite interested to see where this thread goes..

  178. So I have continued thinking about this, and I was wondering if there was anybody who would consider buying land with me and doing this legally? then we could do as we please without having to worry about rangers. I know there are still issues with living "off the grid" but I believe if remote land is found and legally owned it shouldn't be to much of an issue.. If anyone would be interested in this email me thanks

    • Ashton: You sound real serious. I can help you get where you want to be.

      Are you a kayaker? My wife and me are ocean kayakers. We use 17-18 foot "touring" kayaks. The kind where you sit in a cockpit with a spray skirt, and with 2 big dry hatches. One in front, and one in back. Our brands are Necky and Current Designs. You can store in your hatches 5 times what the biggest backpack would carry. Extra tent and a pillow? No sweat. We took 4 or 5 basic kayak lessons at ecomarine - how to get back in if you capsize, etc. and the navigation, etc we learned from DVD's. Our first trip was 12 days. No expensive guided kayak trips, etc. Just go for it.

      We like exploring the remotest areas of BC's coast where very few kayakers go. A short trip is 10-12 days. Our longest was just under a month. Just the 2 of us. We used to spend most of the summer ocean kayaking. It's an awesome way to practice survival skills and if you want to really, really get away from people and civilization nothing compares.

      There are definately kayakers, and non-kayakers, who live in remote coastal areas. In tents. In makeshift huts, etc. Bottomfish are always very easy to catch. Ling Cod, sole, etc. etc. All seaweed is edible and very nutritous.

      We never met Kayak Bill, but we know people who knew him. He proved you can live on the coast, and survive and thrive:

      Here is some other interesting stuff I want you to think about.. I haven't read the book, but I know for certain these 2 people just walked into the coastal forest, with just the clothes on their backs, and came out about 2 years later: They live in Echo Bay / Paddlers Inn now. I never spent any $$ on any survival class, but I know people who know them, and I heard all the amazing stuff. Catching bears in a noose.. ..shooting homemade arrows at the bear... that bounced off, "How do we kill it ??" etc etc Some good tips on that site though.

      After years of ocean kayaking adventures, in the middle of nowhere, we had to get away from people and cities as best we could. We bought land in Kitimat-Stikine. This is a land of plenty. Plenty of firewood, fresh water, moose, deer, elk, fish, etc, etc. You can buy land, or buy nothing and live in the wild. Google satellite this area. Mostly uninhabited wilderness. The little citys have rules, but we are far enough out and you can do anything you feel like on your land.


      Dr. G

      • Hello Dr. G. Anyway I can get in contact with you? I would be honored if you would answer some questions. My email is


      • DR G

        I would love to hear more!
        contact me as I want to go east coast in a couple of years
        and do the homesteading with bought land


  179. My wife and I have been talking about seriously taking our family and moving to the wilderness as many other people have been talking about in this thread. Our only worry is that we want our kids to be able to be around other kids so they are not alone. If anyone knows of any familys that would accept our family to a setup like this we are interested.I have years of experience setting traps and snares, fishing, and hunting among other things. My wife is not as experienced but she can handle herself well. We have checked into "eco villages" but so far they have just been rich artsy types that basically make you pay 30 grand to be a part of their clicks.

    • Hi

      I am a Development Producer in the UK. I was researching for a potential series looking at people planning to give it all up and live in the wilderness. I came across your email in a forums and wondered what happened with your plans?

  180. My name is john im 20 yrs old and im looking for a adventure I've always dreamed of living off the grid and in the middle of the woods somewhere. Ive always toyed with the idea of just up and going ive practiced building shelters and im proficient in hunting and fishing. However ive never met anyone who is even slightly interested in doing this and I came across this website and it renewed the fire within me. I seriously want to do this but I don't have the money I have most of the equipment so im going to say this lets a group of 3 or 4 people get together and plan a trip soon. Email me at

  181. Hi, my name is Ashton Brown I am 22 years old (male), and I am inspired that I am not the only person with this dream. I have just come to a point in my life where I obtained my degree and I don't see why.. I don't understand why it is a good thing to make money for things that I do not need or really desire. I would rather be able to wake up when I want and do whatever I want, without the craziness this society has to offer! I don't mind working, but I work 730am til 1030 pm and all to pay for an expensive apartment and to buy a fancy car, I don't see the point.. I could die tomorrow and I would hate to "go out" on these terms! I would love to do this, but I'm not sure about doing it alone. I am handy with basic carpentry tools and I am in sports shape.. I am a straight male also, I have no problem with other orientations, but figured I would throw that out there. long story short I live in texas and have a couple grand saved up and was looking to see if any people were truly interested in this endeavor. my email is have a blessed day.

  182. Well just wanted to let all you like minded folks know I am going into the wilderness for roughly a year maybe more. I will be doing it in the great state of MT, regardless of whatever laws maybe in place. To live a "simpler" life. I plan to leave shortly after my 23 birthday which is the 30th of march, a month, two at most. I will be keeping a journal and hopefully will be able to have some way of taking some photos, I may be putting a book together. If you are interested in getting a copy of my journal just send me an E-mail and i will get it when I get back.

    • Hey you are kinda close to me. Emaill me We and a buddy are doing this very very soon in next month. We planned to do Arkansas mountains. We are 26 by the way.

    • Everyone me and a buddy of mine are planning on moving into the Arkansas mountains within the next 30 days. We are looking for maybe 3-4 people to join us. No meth heads nothing like this please. Weed is ok we are all 420 friendly. Wed like to stay atleast a year. We are both 26 years old and before considering serious candidates there have to be some screening. Like maybe facebooking what not confirming identity. Something alot those lines. If your interested email me. Me and my buddy are both healthy big guys. Im 6ft 4 200 pounds with military training. We dont care if your male or female, as long as your contribute. Hope to hear from you.

    • Kevin - Wishing you all that's best with your trip. Now 70 I wish I'd done it when I was younger, although I am thinking about doing it anyway while I'm still fit. I'd be interested in hearing about the adventure when you get back. Go for it.

      • Dave
        If you are like me I am a young 70 going on 45 lol would like to something like this as well.....go for it Dave have no regrets.

  183. Folks, you all seem to have good hearts and intentions, but running away from society isn't the answer. It only prolongs the inevitable. What happens when your squat is found out and considered illegal? What happens if there's a national emergency and the helicopters come for you? What if that nearby mining operation poisons the creek water you're drinking from? Or that magical place you think you've found has been rezoned into a timber license? Just shrug and move on? How about solving the problem at its source. We need good folks like you all to help fight civilization, not run away and hide. Your energies would be better spent ensuring future generations will inherit a more sane world. If you run away, then your kids will have to deal with the techno-nightmare. Unless civilization is physically stopped, it will keep expanding, and there will be no place left to hide. The answer is to fight it and stop it at its source. Think about it.

    • Yes, I agree with you Peter Moss. But I also agree with the people here that are posting, because I too have within me an extreme desire to get away from society and and all its craziness. Because I live in society, I have developed constant anxiety. Somedays it doesn't bother me. Somedays it causes me to isolate myself. Honestly, I am used to it by now and I'm probably here because I did mushrooms and nitrous oxide for the first time a couple days ago and my dopamine levels are imbalanced right now, so I'm depressed right now and having thoughts of running away and escaping. But anyways, Peter Moss, you're right. Society isn't bad. It isn't good either, because you know nothing in this world is perfect. Effort shapes the clay. Like you said we need to stay and fight and work together to build a better society, but at the same time, it takes a lot of robustness and strength to endure society's life. We all have our methods of escaping from this... I rely on isolation, and just being by myself. And that's when I'm truly at peace. The only other time I'm truly at peace is when I'm with my family members, especially with my Mom because she and I are perfectly alike. She is gentle and understanding and caring, qualities that are rarely given out by people of society. I don't know why they aren't, as these things are truly the building blocks of healthy and good life, like food and water. But anyways, you're right. We should stay and fight, but also, we have a defeated side to all of us, that side where we try and we repeatedly fail to make connections in this world, with the people around us. So, I simply want to escape to the wilderness for a while. I know my problems won't disappear, because I'm only leaving the problems behind in society, but at least I can temporarily leave them away. There is no solution for me. It's either run away from society, find a better society with like-minded people, or it's stay and try to thrive here, which hasn't worked out for me very well. I find it difficult to find the necessary things I want and need from people... Love, care, understanding, listening, encouragement, sacrifice, honesty, gentleness, plainness, faithfulness, all these things... But, as I have said, these things are too rare in society. Or maybe you can say that I lack the skills to procure these things from people. But then, these things shouldn't be procured, but rather, freely given out, as free and open relationships are the best, long-lasting types. But I digress and I rant, and sometimes, wilderness just really seems like the best answer.

      • Hi Jahun,
        Not sure how this works ~ if you'll even see this but your post sounds like it could've been written by me, other than the mushrooms and nitrous oxide. ( : It's very poignant. No - it's not that you lack the skills, people are just indifferent and cruel, sometimes even to people they do care about. They only person who I mattered to was my Mom and she died in 2011 and I don't know how much longer I can take being totally alone in the world. (I don't even have someone to list as an emergency contact.) Nature seems to be the only thing I feel like I'm "part of." I know I would be happier if I could leave society behind and live in the wilderness, although having to kill animals to survive would be difficult for me. (But the animals I would need to kill would suffer less than the ones that come from our horrific factory farms.) I want to hide away like a hermit but am compelled to use my voice to stop/expose injustices in the world; for animals; for the planet; and for PEOPLE too. But it's hard doing everything alone, it's like I'm invisible. I do take initiative and try to cultivate relationships any where and way I can, so far, to no avail. I feel like I am a different species than everyone around me ~ like I just don't belong. But if I just focus on the beauty of nature, I am "at peace" and can get through one more day. I live in a city but have little places I go to that help me. Riding my bike helps too. And I have the sweetest kitty who, contrary to humans, always seems to know exactly what to do to make me feel loved and needed and appreciated and real. If I was able, I would have LOTS of animals. Their love is unconditional.

        Anyway, what I really want to tell you is this: appreciate your family, especially your Mom. My Mom was sick for years before she died, so I had time to prepare and talk to her about things. She was proud of my activism and feel she is by my side, telling me not to give up. I knew I'd miss her but never thought it would be THIS lonely without her. Life goes on.........

  184. Hello to everyone who has posted here. I am a primitive skills survival instructor, among other things..Have been at this for longer than most of you are old. . I have written a series of articles (about 15 now) on our website called the" Feral Woodsman". The website is about survival skills and being self reliant . we dont deal in wild eyed survivalists theories.. The members are down to earth and deal in realities.
    I wrote for 7 years for " Wilderness Way magazine , now defunct. We have an event once A year teaching skills from some of the best instructors in the country. you can look at the site without becoming a member.. I moved to the high desert in California about a year ago as the deserts are what I know best on a personal level.. within 10 minutes of my cabin I can vanish into the wild. I am looking to be able to communicate with those who are or are planning to do this life in the wild. My series of articles are turning into a book , and have been contacted by publishers . I will not share exact locations or specific names if you wish it so. visit the website or you can contact me at
    either way the site offers a lot of info for what many are planning to do in the wild.. the best of luck to you all.hope to hear from you... Dude McLean

  185. I am very inspired to read all of your comments. I have experimented with this concept myself, having lived several weeks at a time in the forest, and found it to be very challenging and also very wonderful. The thing that I find particularly striking about this thread, however, is how so many people are "planning" and so few are reporting "doing" or "having done". Don't get me wrong, I think you all are on the right track. I'd just like to hear more from people who already have lived this life for a substantial period of time, say over one full year, and can give extensive and detailed practical advice on how to make it a viable longterm alternative. What I see here are a lot of good hearted, well intentioned dreams, which is lovely, but knowing human nature, for ninety-eight percent of you it will not materialize. I want to read the SUCCESS stories of those who have done, or are doing it for real.
    Another suggestion would be this. There are enough of you beautiful earth souls here that you could most likely all get together and organize a commune, pool your resources, etc. Maybe instead of leaving society, we might try to reinvent it for ourselves, on our own terms, amongst kindred spirits. Anywhoozle...I wish you all the best!

  186. I can't understand why everyone has the need to live [ in the old days ] in a cabin that is. My life is bad enough why make it worse? If you want to live off the land I mean why build some thing you know will take up a lot of time? Myself I am going even further back in time. The best way to leave no trace is not to build n e thing. The cave men did it why not us? I am all for the best way to live free and clear of the every day rat race. I have
    the know how to live in the wild I am a country boy and will be till I die. Think outside the box.

    When the S.H.T.F do you want to b in a cabin to get raped or killed or do u want to be nice and cozy in a place n the mountains that you know the s--t won't get to ya? There arr way's to get water to a cave and I have all the fire power I need. I can hunt and fish know how to make snares for small game. There will be plenty of room for who ever wants to join me be you male or female. I have no money but I have a big heart. If you feel you want to go get your self a good horse and contact me at This not a joke. I am almost ready, just tying up a few loose ends.

  187. Hi Cindi my name is Damon . I currently live in the country and I have been hunting and fishing all my life and quite successful at it. I know of most wild edible plants Berry's ect. I already own most of the equipment needed to live in the wild and the skills to do so. Just wondering were you plan on heading and when. I am 33 and in great shape . I also know first aid CPR swell as some old-fashioned wild herbal remedies from fevers to cuts bone breaks ect. I am quite educated in the old ways. If you are interested in possibly going together please send me an e mail. Thanks and best of luck damon

  188. Any one older wanting to do this please let me know. I'm a country girl at heart love fishing and hunting. I can rough it we'll just would like a companion.

    • My name is Ely. I live in northern washington 12 miles from british columbia border. i have slept outside in subzero temperatures and hunted and been hunted since late august. I have tracked and trapped since child hood with my father in the ozarks. I joined the army when i was 18. I live this life daily and only come to town occasionnaly to do research and get in touch with supplies and remeber why i dont live amongst people nemore. ne one who would like this life email me Bumplewart at gee male bring ur own gear and a lot of grit. this isnt a game or for the weak. it does get lonley tho and some compaony will be nice. i can teach you what you dont know and ill make sure you dont die.

    • Cindi,

      I am 50 years old and I to would love to get away from the world as we know it. I also am a country boy and can hunt and fish. If you are still looking for a partner I am willing. I have my own guns and rod and reels. I can field dress about any wild game. My knives are sharp and my guns are loaded I'm ready to get on the road. If that is what you are looking for my e-mail is Hit me up lets get going.

    • Hello Cindi, my name is Matt. Im 28 years old and am getting ready to leave within 2 weeks into the Appalachian mountains along the Virginia and West Virginia borders. I am extremely in shape and already have all the tools to survive out there. I am doing this as more of a spiritual en-devour as well as to live in the wild away from society. I plan on being out there for a while. If you are interested in a spiritual journey back into the real nature our father created then contact me.

    • Hi, I am an easy going guy looking for easy going company to get away to the middle of nowhere .. to live in serenity and peace .. I worked all 40 years of my life and got nothing for it, now for the next 40 I want to live in the wilderness and be happy and free.
      I am not lazy and have primitive survival skills, I have tested my skills many times for weeks on end .. now time to Go , not sure when or where but I want a partner to explore this with from the beginning .. thanks

    • Hi, I saW YOU ASKING FOR A CAMPING BUDDY, i AM 55 AND i HAVE WORKED IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR 8 YEARS AND CURRENTLY IN THE pHILIPPINES. I will be back to the states by the middle of april which is this month. I was thinking of getting a old motor home and heading out and camping and fishing on the BLM lands and I am a lone I was looking for someone to have to talk to as well. I want to be self suffecient with at least some solar power and catching rain water, compost toilets and hopfully some kind of internet, We can only stay up to 2 weeks at a time on fedefal land and wildlife management areas but the camping should be free, we would need money for gas, hopfully we could catch fish and do a little hunting to help with are food. Let me know if your interested, take care.

    • NEED TO know where you live and more of your likes and dislikes need pitcher of you i have all the toys for the outdoors one could ever want cabin to stay in i just would like nice company for a change ride and enjoy the bush the way i do and please please no no lazy layabouts i have 40 achrs to have fun on

  189. In the Spring of 2015 i am leaving the south east and moving west. Time to start over.... I am ex military and currently a HS history teacher. I plan to travel and stay at all the free camping, dispersed sites from Montana to New Mexico. Learn about each area slowly and find spots that i can go take off to for weeks or maybe even months at a time.. depending on the season. Eventually i plan on ditching the car and going on mountain bike. Taking only what i can carry. Never stay anywhere too long, but just be on a never ending journey.. I could use some company maybe....

  190. Hey there everyone, name is Eddie, I am 17 years old and currently living in Texas. I am making plans for the bright future ahead of me, one that involves moving into the wild, preferably the mountains or somewhere near a river. My plan is to travel and search for a place to reside at for at least 2 months, to gain a bit of experience before the real thing.

    Planning on doing this somewhere around this next June, by then I will be 18 and won't have to worry about the police searching for me for being underage, of course as long as I leave a letter behind to my family saying I voluntarily decided to leave, but will return.

    I have no issues, nor do I have any problems with my family, I am focused and determined to do what I want to do and accomplish. And the reason I am here is to make an oath with myself and the people here, I will accomplish this. By June 2014 I will come back here and say goodbye, as well as when I come back, I'ma be writing of how the first step to my great adventure went. Hehe :)

    Good luck to everyone who is willing to accomplish their dreams, be it ridiculous to some or admired from others. This life is too short to live it regretfully, it is not like we can decide if we can live or die anytime, we can only choose how we want to die.

    Posted 12/14/2013

    • I live in Texas as well, I was wondering where you are planning on going?

    • Hey, my name is Matthew, I am 18 and living in Ohio. I have been planning and preparing for a couple of years now to head to Western North Carolina. I already have some exact locations but have not decided exactly. Western North Carolina has plenty of space, mountains, rivers, fontana lake near Smoky Mountains. I am quite familiar with this area having gone here almost every year. I am planning on trying it for at least a year and longer if all goes well. Like you Eddie I really want to accomplish this, maybe we can meet up and accomplish this. Contact me for further information at Thanks!

      • I am going to build a log cabin. I am retired, so to speak, at 36, with a monthly income of $400 guaranteed for the rest of my life. It is not much money, but it definitely gives me a leg up since I can spend 100% of my time building my cabin. I am a journeyman-level custom wood carpenter; I worked at Lake Tahoe for Lamonica Const. for several years on million dollar homes and I have the references to prove it also.
        I was raised in West Virginia on a farm, so I want to keep chickens or meybe even build a hog pen and smokehouse.
        I have a 30-30 lever action Winchester in WV at me mum's house.
        I live in California right now.
        I plan to research Western North Carolina and if I cannot come up with a cool place to build a cabin then if I have to I will go "leave no trace" Native American-style and make a shifting camp on reservation land.
        I am interested in sustainable gardening, composting, solar and wind power.

        • Hey Jack, I will email you. I must say you have a lot more experience than I do. I never really had a plan to build a log cabin. My idea was to live in a wall tent. I know many people that live in wall tents, one guy I know lives deep in the bush of Alaska, no roads or towns nearby either. I know that I would be able to live in a wall tent permanently so a cabin is not a necessity at all for me. If you study the land close enough you will see there is plenty of public land in Western NC near the Fontana and Santeetlah lakes close to the Tennessee border. This area has one of the most diverse plant areas in the world. If you know what you are doing it is a foragers heaven with lots of water, fish and game, too. Have you heard of the Olympic Park Bomber aka Eric Rudolph? Well he hid in these same woods in Western NC for more than five years mostly foraging for plants, nuts etc etc. It can be done.

      • I grew up in this area, and I think it has been calling me back. 48M all skills and tools needed to make this a reality. As they say, 2 heads are better than 1

  191. Hello, I am very concerned on the road society seems to be planning on taking a 3 month break from it all in January, hiking and camping in the oregon wilderness. I am looking forward to a breathe of fresh living for a bit.I am 42 yrs old.I use to teach survival classes for NSTC so im not going unprepared.I'm looking to hear suggestions and experiences from

  192. Hi all my name is steve. I am planning on moving into the wilderness as soon as posible. I have all equipment and food for prob about a year. I am looking for a couple of people to go with me. I have weapons for hunting and fishing gear. Have tent to stay in while i build a cabin. Also when cabin is done i hqve a wood stove i can put in it. I have an uncle with a lot of land in vermont and we would be moving up there on his property to build a cabin. The property has a pond and lots of woods. I currently live in massachusetts and am being kicked out of my home. If anyone is interested in doing this get back to me. Like i said i have food to keep us fed till we can get food from the land. Lets get this going. Email me at hope to hear from you soon looking to leave within weeks

    • I commend you. On a similar trajectory myself. Thinking of attending a short survival school session first. Could I get your contact info? Sounds like real pretty country.

  193. I've been really reading a lot about post petroleum issues, declining trends in the quality of society and also have been experiencing a lot of stress and conflict being an older, very educated woman in an area where we are not valued. Thinking over the past few years of incredible loss, heartache, loss of hope lead me to realize that it isn't being alone that's the problem its being alone in a crowd, being relegated to the"old maid" role and being pressured to accept this. I have 40 acres of land to go to when I retire in 7 years, used to teach primitive survival skills and tracking, have grown my own food, built buildings, cut wood by hand, gutted deer and tanned hides, why not just bail when the time comes?

  194. Great to read that there are so many more of us out there. I'm looking to buy 150+ acres in Ontario. A piece of land which has running stream or lake, plenty of timber for heat. I am in construction can build anything wood &metal & know about plumbing & electrics etc. Also was a butcher in a former life & army too! Looking to build own house that is heated & lit all using natural resources. Also get some bear dogs to chase the bears away. Plant own veg/crops, have chickens, & goats for milk/cheese. My wife makes soap from scratch (ashes/lye) so we will be clean too! Can pickle crops for a winter supply. Maybe advertise for people to stay & teach survival skills & live off grid for a bit of cash. Would be great to have a few more families where we could have a little community. Have been provisionally accepted for permanent residency in Canada route of farming as I have experience of farming. It really is doable lets face it the pilgrims did it just should chose the right time of year like spring to give you chance to plan for the harsh winter ahead. Best of luck fellow off the griders keep on posting :)

    • Not sure how recent this post is, but figured to try. It's hard finding people in Ontario that are looking for this lifestyle. We are a family of 7 looking to go off grid but we are in just the beginning stage of planning. If you'd like to shoot me an email we could discuss this more.

    • Im Very Interested im a 24 year old college grad with architecture degree and I have great hunting fishing and survival skills I am also in great shape! I have been doing research for somtime and I have had my eye on Canada and Alaska but I don't have a passport so I would need to get one of those. Im currently in Texas and im looking to get away from the city I have lived a complete life here and its not for me I tried it and did what people said needed to be done to have a awesome life just to find out its not my thing. Now im ready to go to the outdoors where im actually free from society and its self destructive ways. please email me at

  195. Im in NB and planning and preparations to do the move to the wilderness next spring....avid hunter/fisherman/construction/natural medicine knowledge/etc....anybody from canada on here up for the change?

    • I want to move into the wild in New Zealand. I just want people who are serious and won't chicken out by the time
      it's time to go. I don't want to be screwed. Any takers write me back. Planning on next year, 2014 sometime. Right now I'm in Hawaii and homeless. Trying to do odd jobs to get by. It will happen. Michael, 25.

      • Hey Michael,

        Honestly my family has lived in Africa in the wilderness and learned how to live well off the land. I personally have lived in the mountains of Colorado throughout the winter. We are thinking of selling everything here and New Zealand is our first choice. This would be myself, wife and son, Stacie & Isaac. I know we will do well and not leave you alone for any reason. Stacie is a med tech and am a carpenter and metal smith. Our child is five and lives very well in the wilderness. Feel free to contact me at anytime. Cell #7204226612

  196. Hey everyone my name is Josh and I just read your posts on this blog the other day about living in the wilderness and being self sustaining. I know how to hunt and fish and I'm ex military. I'm 26 years old and I'm planing on leaving Phoenix AZ in January. I have all of my own gear and know how to live off the land, I even have a book on edible plants. I've been looking in the Oregon area, Steen mountains to be exact. Oregon is great for crops and I was planning on bringing seeds to have my own garden. If you have a better place than Oregon let me know and maybe you can change my mind. I'd like to get some people together and make the trip out to the wild, community is always a good thing. I was thinking a small group maybe 3-5 people. If you're down, I'm 100% serious and when January rolls around if no one else wants to go I'll be making the trip solo and I'm well prepared to do so. I have my own weapons and have a background in contract work, could build my own log cabin. If this sounds like something you're interested in please let me know. Live free, that's how it was meant to be. To organize with me please email me at (will be checking email daily until I leave in mid January) I have an SUV that seats 5 so four seats left for fellow travelers. FYI if you're planning on leaving with me for the wild, physical fitness is a must. We will do lots of hiking and it will be higher altitude than the city living you're use to.

    • Hey Josh, I love I'm salt lake city utah. I've been preparing for living off the grid for thelast year. I would love to join your group this January. Im an avid hunter and fisherma. I recently picked up fur bearing trapping. I feel as though you and I can learn about from each other.. I really hope to hear back from you.

      • Hey Cor, also in Salt Lake...have been seriously planning to bug out to the Uintas for a few years to survive an economic collapse but may just up and go in a year, probably June 2015. I have a good spot picked out I think where no one can go but we could get our food and gear there by traversing it down from a road to a river (600 yards 60 degree slope). At the river there is nothing but trees and no trails for over 5 miles. It is truly a densely hidden area.

        If caught it could spell trouble because I'm not interested in getting permits for hunting, etc. but where I'm thinking about going and how to get there is the results of a 10 year search of those mountains and it's almost perfect.

        During winter would get completely snowed in. I want to buy a stove, chainsaw, basic medical stuff and I think I'm ready. I have a 3 year food supply. What do you think? Want to plan with me for 2015?

        Anyone else want in?

    • Josh & Cori~ Do you have a facebook? It would be easier to chat that way. Long story short, I am getting ready to do the same. I have a friend, Zach, who has been doing this for 5 years now and I may meet up with him and his group in Idaho in 3 months. This is huge for me, I currently have a career and a huge family who loves me alot and most of them know about my dream of living off the grid. My kids are pretty much grown and understand as well. Most people would say I am leaving so much behind and I am crazy but I dont see it that way. Crazy is my life, day in and day out, doing the same thing, vicous cycle, and getting nowhere. Again, long story, so I would like to put a face with a name and talk more about your plans on this life changing event. You can find me on Facebook under Laci Gideon. Please message me in a private message. I havent told many people about this and I am not ready to explain this dream of mine to all of my friends and family. Hope to hear from you both and if not, I wish you both the best of luck in all your endeavors. God bless!

      • Laci. I have been thinking the same. Please share your views with me. I want to see the world as natural as possible but afraid to take that first step,

  197. I recently got back from almost 2 years living in the wilderness of Oregon. Like the most recent commented said, It isn't for the faint of heart. I've seen a few cougars about but they aven't shown much interest however a surprise I didn't expect are wild dogs. German shepard to be exact. I always keep a blade with me and was lucky to have done so. I plan to go back out in January.

    • Awesome! I envy you!

  198. You people do realize 'living off the land' takes an incredible skill set that it can take a while before you go out there to learn. Unless you're already an experienced hunter/fisherman/woodsman it's not recommended I think. If that's what you want to do, I suggest learning to hunt and clean/dress prepare wild animals, as well as knowing what you can and cannot eat. Learn to fish. Unless you're a 'country boy' that has been raised doing this stuff, you'd be surprised what you don't know and how difficult and ...ugly, it can be. Don't romanticize it to much. Man came up with all of these inventions of modern life for a reason.

  199. I am too sick of this modern craze of consumption, corporatism slavery and natural ressources abuse. We basically need fresh air, water and some food. We need to get back to much simpler lifestyles.. The Natives One.

    • you and me both pal, I'm totally sick of the society and dream to live in the way a real human is habbitued to. to be out there under the sun and stars (well, the sun is also a star) your totally right about what we need, i mean, in the end we don't die in our grave or join the next life with our credit cards or latest clothes. to be one with nature is a need and a desire.

  200. i am also very interested in this, and a country boy and ex-Army.with good hunting and fishing skills. plus good at building. i am seriously thinking of doing this myself. i am sick of being tide to the system and dream of freedom...

  201. To whom it may concern:

    I reside in Ohio and seek to live in wilderness in areas near here that one can without interruption and in isolation. If anyone knows of such a place that is near some body of water for fishing then please contact me with any information.

    I am very grateful,
    R. Stone

    • are u planning on going with others, have u started getting the supplies you will need to survive and build ?? im also looking into doing the same in maine ive been checking some sites etc for a female compainion to share in the work load, and for just company its has noting to do with being together just be more interesting and great to have company..if u happen to find a site with lik minded people looking to do to same feel free toemail me with any info.... you can also find me on f/b Christopher a freeman in lake havasu city Arizona... good luck with your plans!!

      • Where r u located and your age please.

  202. We r actually looking for a quiet, remote area 1 room cabin wood stove to heat or fireplace. We have been prepping, tired of the turn this country is taking & want complete privacy and serenity. We can pay low rent or rent to own but fix up to help pay rent. Desperate our walls r closing in fast! Please help. Willing to work small country town close by will work too. Gotta get out. We r prepared to hunt for food, protect ourselves.Please help

  203. In northern ontario there is a lot of beautiful land! Google map Joyce's lake, off hwy 62.... My personal dream area to live!

    • Laney ,hi

      My name is Bud ,I grew up within 20minutes of Joyce's lake .Have fished it many many , times . And the hundreds of lakes around it .If you need any info feel free to contact me .
      Is a nice dream.

  204. Ohioian here. I have been planning and training for a few years now and I have tied up all my loose ends and am ready to go. I am going at the end of summer before the weather turns. End of August to mid-September. Let me know if you are local and interested. I will go solo but I know that one more or a couple more would make it realistic and viable. I am not looking to set myself up to fail but willing to solo its if nothing else. Email me if interested or have any questions.
    Best of luck in life and godspeed.

  205. I have been looking at this question from a slightly different perspective: What happens when we have a major catastrophic disaster and our current technology is no longer viable? How can we begin fresh, in small communities, and build our own batteries, solar panels from scratch right from the materials of the earth? How can we build small motors, electrical devices as primitive as they might be so that not everything is lost? We have the technology to begin this NOW but I don't think anyone has ever started an investigation as to how to go about this.

  206. Me and my husband have been talking about this subject for a long time. I recently lost my job that I had worked for 7 years. We decided now is the time. We live in S.W. Missouri and was wondering if anyone knew of any good places to to this near my area? Also we have a pick up truck and are unsure what to do with it as we will need to get to a town once a month for doctor visits and possibly for any supplies we may have forgotten. Anyone have any suggestions? We only have 2 more weeks to finish our prepping for this then our rent is up and we have to go. We are both use to camping and roughing it and know the local edible plants. We are basically prepared the only thing we are not sure of is how to hide the truck or where and how to park it and where to go where we won't be found. All help is appreciated. Thanks.

    • Hello, move to the yukon lol! no one is out there and its beautiful sure there are bears and wolves but hey there is always going to be animals that are hunting you where ever you go. :) i am 16 and my dream is to move there.

    • I live in the K.C. area, I'm a nurse also and I'm exploring the option. I'm just so stinking sick of others telling us how to live our lives.

  207. hey i am patrick. I have been thinking for a long time for a change in the life pattern. I am an ex marine.We are a group of 7 people.We are moving out of this technical era into the wild.We are not couples just free thinkers who are willing to live this life.Well it sounds like a challenge,but what in life is not.I guess it takes some stupidity and lot of bravery in this act.We are 4 men & 3 girls.We are concentrating on having basic life saving skills and learning about survival in wild.We had a thought of having laptops in wild,though fascinating idea but will need some technical gatherings,as we are planning to stay long term.Lets hope for the best.

    • Where are you looking to "disappear?" I want to go. I have nursing/medical skills as well as basic woods skills. I am weary of this life I have worked so hard to be a part of. I yearn for simplicity.

      • I've been to Alaska and the North West. I really loved Montana and Washington. Oregon is nice also. I'm skilled in survival,ex- infantry,First responder and first aid certified. Fire training, hunting and gathering, horticulture. Weapons and ammo,survival gear, water purifying, tracking,sein net fishing. Military arctic,desert,and poison gas training. It's best to live 2 miles off amain road ,then you're allowed to legally poach what you need to survive without getting in any legal trouble, so long as you don't waste any meat ,hides,or fur

      • I've been stocking up and hopefully within a year I will be ready to go,ive been looking and talking to people wanting to live this lifestyle im hopin to find a female wanted the same thing,not as a couple just someone who can share the workload and have company,would be a wild adventure! lookin into the maine area so we can grow the plants and food we need and have wonderful hunting for food..the hardest part will be getting all the tools needed to build a cabin and the basic gear needed to survive..but having 2 people to share the load he trek would be much easier and deff more fun :)

      • 39 here and looking to go live in the wilderness also, have been planning on
        either Southern Oregon or Utah myself for over a year .. I have all the gear needed also $2000 worth
        of not just hiking but Living and survival gear .. I am also an avid hiker camper, can make fire with
        wood and ice etc ...
        hope to hear from ya thanks

  208. Hi! I am glad to know there r other people who want to go out and live in wilderness.Well on the contrary i guess it's just increasing the chance of running into the people or say society from which i want to get away.I wonder i run away from society,from my co workers,from relatives,from every one and then i find them all living in jungle.That's a nightmare.Well i don't now your situation & reason for living a "into the wild" extended version,but in a way it seems nice that i am not the only one.I am from india,30 years old.I tried last winter in mountains of North india,where some people told me stories of bear & panther attack so i couldn't sleep for 5-6 nights and just kept burning woods in all those nights in the jungle with no onearound for 10-15 miles.Well my personal experience, cold weather is worse then warm,specially when living without proper clothing or food in this case.I am thinking of some island or beach this time.I am thinking of starting from goa in south india or some other coastal area.I have never been to south india which includes goa,but i hope i might get a nice destination if can get far away from civilization.I don't want to live in dessert.Mountains are first choice because of serene n beautiful location but a beach will be the best place to survive.I am still thinking of my options.keep me updated on May u all get what you really desire.

  209. Hey guys, happy to see others who feel like me.... i feel closer to everyone here then all the people in my life even if i don't know any of you. You see i work in a bank call centre and do the whole 9-5 work for the weekend thing and it is eating my soul away. Soon i will have none. I stand still and watch others live their meaningless lives with delusions of grandeur and can't help but think society is corrupted and disgusting.

    I have wanted to leave for a few years ever since i saw the movie Into the Wild. That movie changed my life. I live in Canada, montreal to be precise, and the biggest reason why i am scared to even try this is the weather conditions. At least for 4-6 months a year, it is way too cold at night to sleep without fire or shelter. I am also scared of bear encounters in the wild. I did purchase myself a bear spray but it works only once or twice then it is empty. Maybe ill buy 1 or 2 extra lol

    I see myself finding a area of the woods that is remote somewhere in northern quebec or ontario or elsewhere and building a shelter and staying there for a few months. I would fish for food, hunt small game like squirrels and birds with a BB gun lol, no guns here this aint the states! =) I read about the mouse trap tip on some other poster and i think that is genius, they are light to carry and reusable..... me likes that for food in the wild. Would carry with me a emergency sack of rice for extra food.

    I however would love to do all of this with someone. If anyone is thinking about it, i am planning to leave in May this year, in about 1 month. Email me we can talk for fun, who knows, could be amazing.

    • I am married and fifty-two years old. I have worked at UPS for 24 of those years. My wife (Liz) and I are more than ready to leave society and live and learn in the wilderness. We are looking for the best place... I am reading the books... watching the TV shows and YouTube... I know living in the wilderness is NO vacation and a matter of true survival, but we are still ready. I have serious questions. Where is the best place for long-term living in the wilderness. I want to build a permanent structure somewhere... and I don't want to be bothered (except from those who I would invite). I need to know what tools and supplies to take with me... and where to go... ANY IDEAS?

      • I don't know where you are planning on going to or what you are looking for exactly, but reading the series My Side of the Mountain could give you some ideas and motivation! It's also just a really great read!

      • very risky to build a permanent structure on public lands. Your best bet is to buy a little piece of land on the edge of the wilderness. I assume you are wanting to live in the wilds for many years. You will get tired of playing hide and seek living on the public domain. I did this for many years before finally getting some land bordering national forest in far N. Idaho. Of course this is a compromise of "THE DREAM" but at least I am making it happen and have not regrettted it. Northern Idaho panhandle is rich in the resources one needs to survive, Lots of fish available year around. Firewood abundant, and great gardening if you have land to grow it on. There are so many wild edibiles here too. Huckleberry, rasb, serviceberries. Lots of wild greens to use as salads and cooked. If you go far enough north around here , like near Canada there are not to many people . Check it out. Good Luck to you wherever you end up. Glad to see others have the same mindset as I.

    • Hi alex! I live near Montreal too! Do you speak french?

  210. Hey my name is Adam I am 26 from England I have been traveling for 2 and half years around Australia and New Zealand but still I am living in a society that I have grown to hate full off technology, living for the weekend and working 9-5 just to pay the bills. I really want to live in the bush somewhere but I have no survival skills what so ever and wouldn't know where to start. I would like to do it with someone or learn some skills before I would do this. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I can do to prepare or someone who is interested in the same get in contact with me. You can email me

  211. I feel your pain and as I sit here on my oversized phone with its fancy touch screen I can't help but become sad at the person I have become. I'm 26 year old living in Alberta Canada, I grew up in the woods spending most of my life until 20 fishing and enjoying the wild. Somehow I got sucked into the world of money and now find myself working my ass off just to make it to the next weekend to go camping. I would love to talk to similar people about moving off the grid here in Canada. I know of some spot and have explored them, would be great to talk you can reach me at

    • Me and my bf live in ohio. We are also disgusted with this diseased society. We want to run away and survive for a living.. Live to get by. Please email me at

    • Hi Cody,

      Be careful. The laws and prejudices of society are toughest on people who are marginal, and you are dreaming of marginalizing yourself.

      If you don't have a residence address, you are screwed in a lot of ways. If you bail your job for the bush and actually stay there for a long time, you will need to be skilled in some sort of industry that will accept you when you bail back. Everyone lived in the bush at one point, so of course it's possible: it's the human society part of the equation that will get you.

      Also, money is the most important thing. You have to start with all the money you will ever need (and most of it must be kept in a bank) and you must over time accumulate and safely store all of the hard goods that you will, likewise, ever need; otherwise, inflation, because you're so young, will kill your savings to the extent that you will not be able to afford new gear thirty, forty years down the road.

      As for people, no. That will not work. If you cannot do it by yourself, don't do it.

      Alberta is the best place. There are a lot of reasons.

      The only people who will ever succeed in the wilderness alone are they who live like that for moral reasons. No one else will have a reason to tolerate the suffering. Because of that fact, no one except myself will ever succeed alone, but good luck.

      • yes I was gone for 10 years when I came back to society I was no longer in the system its been about 20+ years now and im just getting back in the system but feel a great regret for coming back into society I have a family and may just go back never to return travel the world in a primitive way ?

  212. I've wanted to leave everything behind for so long, its not that I don't love my family etc... I just feel what I'm living in is fake. The world dosent suit me, and I not suited for it. Not for now anyway, a move away to an isolated location, with minimum contact from people for at least half a year would set my life back on track, mature me and let me understand the world a liittle more...

  213. i wouldn't try this in Texas. They are backward and law enforcement is bloodthirsty. The courts will make a conviction happen if they don't like you for any reason at all. They will fabricate evidence, make up stories, whatever. I kid you not.

  214. Hey my name is Bryce and i'm 16, i've been wanting to do this kind of thing most of my life. i have spent the past 2 years of my life in Australian air force cadets, i have also been reading plenty of informational survival guides. for the past year, i have started to put these skills into test, in the wilderness. however due to school i have restrictions. the past school holidays i spent my longest period of time in the woods with my friend, it was 3 weeks, during this time i clearly knew that this was where i belong. i do plan to join the Australian air force for a few years but then i want to head on out to Alaska and try surviving in the wilderness there.

  215. Hey everyone

    I am also going to leave society behind. Unlike most people here I'm not from the US, I'm from Holland and I'm heading out to leave a solitary nomadic lifestyle in the biggest forest of the world called Russia. I have been prepparing for 2 years now so I'm very serious about it. In those 2 years I have been collecting equipment and learning survival skills.

    Since november last year I have been keeping a blog on my plans and prepperations. If you are planning to make it out there in the wilderness aswell you might want to take a peak at it for some information and inspiration..

    I will be leaving soon, very soon, in the end of May this year to be more precise, I am heading straight ahead, full throttle towards the biggest adventure of my life

  216. Hello all of my Fellow Free Thinkers who wish to live,survive and strive the ol' natural way. lol I have been taking this into consideration for some 2-3 years now, more so as time goes on. I am going to get a dog, that is able to deal with cold weather and just foot it and live, rather than staying stationary and trying to survive off one area, I am planning on footing it from Florida, the Tampa area, yeah thats right, just me and my pup, heading north out of the state then northwest beyond that, I guess you could call it drifting, as I am drifting with the winds of change and going to be surviving the flow of time in a way that seems best fit to me. Society among other things has caused its own downfall that has been seen from the distance for many moons now.. They Call me Fl!pz so if you hear that name, Peaceful journeys and good fortunes my friends, also soon to be that white boy with dreads, as it will make life easier to manage.. and focus on what needs to be focus on.. more power to you all with the balls to tell the world to fuck off, and go live naturally, maybe our paths will cross at some point, Farewell for now travellers.

  217. Your all crazy!! However I so admire you guys just picking up and leaving society to be happy. I really envy that. Good luck. I'll be waiting right here eating my processed food,Carbonated beverages, wanting to hear your adventures!! Be safe!

  218. Me and a group of people want to live in a forest somewhere in Canada for a month during the summer. We are just having trouble finding a location with out people. Any Ideas?

    • Canadas huge vast wilderness would make great coverage for the adverage "squatter" as the law inforcement calls you. I doubt any plave would be more safe than any other just to stay far away from any used tracks and locations. Hope use work it out, sorry i couldnt be any mOre help

  219. I am very interested in a lifestyle where I provide everything for myself.
    I would love to be able to drop everything right now and move out to the the wilderness. I am only 18 and know that this way of life is in no way easy. My plan is to graduate college, acquire skills and tools, take a month or 2 out of my life to experience isolation from society, and then make a decision to continue life in this manner or to go back to society.
    If you have done this before, please email me your stories and/or tips that would help me throughout a journey I would like to take.


  220. I urge people to try a 3 days adventure to a state park that has primitive camp sites first. I do want to leave society behind also but i am not ready to do this yet. You need to know real survival skills. There is no medical attention and what would you do if your gall bladder went out on you. or you had a heart condition. What if it was winter how would you start a fire? I would find a place that teaches you these survival skills before you just adventure out in the wild. the wild is dangerous. A simple twisted ankle could kill you. very hard to live out there and it is unforgiving too. Just food for thought.

  221. It's amazing how many people here share the same dream. I too am aching for this kind of lifestyle. I'm 28. Can hike 15 miles a day easily. Have money for extensive supplies. Good fisherman. Decent woodworker. Strong will. Good heart. Thinking about leaving sooner than later, depending on the certain things. Currently living in CO, but AK would be my go to place. Hit me up if you're thinking what I'm thinking and are serious, have skills. Two's always better than one. Three or four wouldn't be bad either.

    • I'm prepping myself to live outside of societies reach. I'm going to be brief here as I intend to write my story on the web with intentions to find people who are serious in this lifestyle. I currently live in northern california. I have finances that will allow me to prep for this correctly. I was in the military (USMC Force Recon Bttn) and learned good survival skills. I'm 34 years old, athletic, and have a spice for life..real life, not the bullshit that this world is turning into. If interested in a partner or an addition to your group, I'm 100% serious and intend to move from CA by the end of february 2013.

  222. I am currently working on obtaining the gear and intel for walking away from society. I would be very interested in talking with others that share the same goals. Lemme know

    • Hi marc, youve certanly came to the right site,
      Ive been trying to find a couple of people who are seriously dedicated on
      Making a change and actualy are trying to organize this great adventure but ive come across
      A great number who are apparently all talk, would be great to discuss your thaughts and plans more. Feel free to email me

      • I'm in Australia, and want to get away.......permanently, to live in the bush.
        look me up if in Australia, and serious.... Please don't waste my time.

        • I'm in the far north of Western Australia's with a low population area, no water shortages, no great danger of bush fires, warm climate, fish, kangaroo and other edibles galore!!! this has been my dream since '86...the older I get, the more I feel the need to do this...I need to wait until my 14yr old son fly's the coupe before I can venture off into the bush and NEVER to return!!

        • Hi Craig, My name is Sandra. I don't know how old this post is whether it's still valid or not and if so can you please contact me a.s.a.p. to the email address above or incase you have problems. I am dead set serious in living life in the bush packed and ready to venture out and solo if need be within the week. If I can get somebody or a small group even better. I see alot of people wanting to do this just not alot in Australia. Am after people wanting to live life in the wilderness within Australia, Qld up north, out west, NT, SA those kind of area's..... My idea of living in the bush is for free & roughing it - taking my most basic essentials, seedlings the things that'll help make it easier while i grow, learn and build my camp area. If I venture out solo I will have my two little dogs so I wont completely be alone. If you're already out there happy camping and stay safe;) I'm willing to meet somewhere, work on a plan - compromise. Of cause strong - physically and mentally, honesty,trust and being reliable would have to be a must. Even if you know of a website that has more Australia with people who want and are ready to do this now would be helpful. Anyway hope to hear from you or someone soon. Warm Regards Sandra

        • Oh I aint waisting no time at all. Packed and rearing to go early Sunday morning. I've got my dogs, my tent and the basic things I need. From Brissy heading out West. Have mentioned here on another post that have room for one more. It is a bit of a tight squeeze with more luggage but could manage it if need be. If you know of someone send'm my way.

      • Hello there

        l am 23 yrs old and im from Texas, I too am looking for a life outside society living primitively. I am dead serious about this, and I am trying to leave as soon as possible. I served in the US Army for 4 years and Boy Scouts when I was younger, so I do have skills that would be usefull and necessary. Im an avid fishermen and hunter, young, in good shape, and have tools and supplies ready to go. The only thing I havent figured out is the location I will go too. I do not have have a problem with going in a SMALL group, at the most 5. I have a good sense of humor and im a team player so im very easy to get along with. - email address


        good luck to all

  223. Steve, I commend your dream and ideas. Ilive in Tampa. Florida's public lands are managed by the state. Because of the beauty and tourism, it would be hard to find land without eventually being told to leave. For as a "walkabout" it is an excellent choice. It's nice in the winter and there is plenty to eat in the winter when all our crops grow best. The summers are brutal with rain everyday, but it is a beautiful state in the winter. This morning was inthe 50's and will get to 74. I hope you get to do your walkabout in florida. Bring sufficient tools and supplies and sadly in todays world you'll have to have cash or you could work as crop picker which pays cash daily. Good luck

    • I can't stand that everything revolves around illusions like money, and ridiculous laws in society. It's hard to find genuinely good folks anymore. My wife and i are currently stocking up on tools and supplies, and doing our research on where to go, and what to expect weather and nature wise. We want to be completely away from people/rangers etc... natives are ok. I already know how to build a shelter except for how to waterproof my roof... but I've got ideas and I'm very resourceful and pack much common sense. I know how to determine edible plants, make smokeless fires and leather meat smoking tents. I've got a good pellet gun for quiet small game hunting, and plenty of string and hooks for fishing, but we are lost as to where to go. Any ideas will be great. I'd also like to make string from tendons... and how to make leather for clothing from deer hide. Any info would be awesome! We wish to completely live off the land, taking only what's necessary to survive, never giving a damn about another dime once we begin our life in the wild... think Grizzly Adams without ole ben, and a damn good woman... that's what I want...and am actively pursuing... help please! Can email me at with any info... real and genuine only please!

  224. am 27 and the dream of being free from this world has been on my mind for most of my life and i know theres alot of people that feel the same this world is not a fair place to live in anymore living in the woods or forest desert mountains and so on should be everyones right i read most of these post alot are most of the time we do this alone why cant we make little villages in these places like this were we can be in little commitnitys working togeather like we should be in stead of tring to make more money then each other
    i have alot more to say but i know more then me just thinking it and sometime am really hard to understand but i will be living in the washington state in the wilderness not too long from now i have meny ideals

  225. I have also dreamed of living such a "free" lifestyle. I say lets do it... there seem to be quite a few here that want the same thing,,perhaps we can all experiment and go for it. This upcoming summer would be perfect to try it out. Gimme a shout and lets make it happen.

  226. I have really enjoyed reading these comments.

    This is exactly what I want to do with my life! I live in South Africa and most of you would probably say that this is the perfect place to live in the wilderness. Think again my friends. There is really no place to live a life like this. All the land here is owned by someone and I can guarantee you being shot by someone if you find yourself on their land. The only real wild left here is in nature reserves.

    People here think I am an idiot wanting to live in "the wild". At the moment I am strongly considering going to another country to live my dream live. I really have a passion for a life like this!!

    At the moment I leave home when its stil dark, sit in an office all day and only arive at home when its dark again... This is killing me!!!

    If anyone somewhere in the world need a companion to live with you in the wild please contact me at

    Good luck to all of you!!

    • hey Jaco
      i live in Cape Town and have the same ideas as you, i believe there are places in South Africa where this can be done, ie Transkei or Knysna forrest.
      my cell no is 0792673597, lets get chatting buddy. im keen

  227. Ever since I was young I've always had this gnawing feeling in the back of my mind and gut telling me that this life isn't really meant for me. Now that I'm 21 I feel more than ever that I've got to make a change. At least once a week I have dreams of having a team of sled dogs going about in the brush of Alaska. I've always been into survival and learn new things constantly everyday. Whether through books or just trial and error I'm always looking for new survival techniques. My idol is Dick Proennoke, if anyone has ever heard of him, and would love to build my own little one room cabin for myself to live alone out there (I can even appreciate the survival techniques and suggestions in the TV show 'Doomsday Preppers'). To me, it's not a pipe dream at all, it's just a matter of when. This gnawing aching feeling is growing each day and I don't want to keep living my 13 hour work days, being depressed and anxious at home, and feeling alone in a crowd. I've always loved being outside, camping, fishing. I'm from Illinois, but the city drove me nuts so I moved to Washington. I'm still stuck bustling here even. So, all that being said, I'm making my plans to leave this empty life style and full fill my life long dream. People keep bringing me down telling me that I'm naive and idiotic, but I disagree completely. Some people are just meant for that sort of lifestyle. I have the skills and am learning to shoot. If anyone has any words of support, suggestions, or just would like to share experiences I'd love to hear more. I just want to talk to like minded people who don't think I'm wrong for feeling this way. Thanks guys and good luck with your dreams!

    • Hello everyone, reading through these comments and questions have truely transformed me. In my daily life, I have always had a urge to leave these societal binding, but that was it, just an urge. Now it has evolved into a burning sensation, I can barely hold back the tears when I think of the journey that i am now preparing for. I haev always had a different view of life, and it's many meanings, i believe that my vision has been clouded, I want to clear it. I would continue on but i am currently under some time restraints.

      anyone willing to talk about their experiences in the wild, or how they want to leave, please email me at

    • Tara follow your dreams and do it just be sure you do your home work on this. I also seen the story of Dick and it has truely inspired me. I have been thinking of moving some where in Alaska also and have come to the conclusion of going just don't know when or how. I love the outdoors and just seeing everything Dick accomplished outdoors in Alaska has just drove my desire to follow suit.

    • Hi my name is kalo, I share this dream with you. One day I want to take off to Alaska and never come back, live off the grid. Normal life is not for me, my dream started when I was really young watch dick prenekee. Get back at me I would like to hear from you. I live in Washington aswell

    • Hey Tara I think you should go for it. If you don't you will probably regret it for the rest of your life. I have been thinking of doing the same thing for the last couple of years.I've just been waiting for the right opportunity and the right time. I wish you the best of luck and the best of Avengers.

    • Tara,

      I understand how you feel 100%, as would most everyone on this post topic, I would think. You are not alone in the way you think, or feel. You, as what seems like most people on this site have figured out, there is more to life than "this". I can say I have done my best at trying to "fit in" as the material world wants people too, but I can't do it. I have that gut