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I Want to Live In the Wild: Iso Others Who Share This Dream

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to live in the woods. I think I was first inspired by Grizzly Adams on TV...but the thought has always been there.

What I have been longing for is a life out of the societal norm...where there is no use for money, only hard work. I recently saw the film, "Into The Wild" and can't get it out of my mind. That has been my dream for so long now. I would love to go and do the same thing, though hopefully not with the same ending.

 I have hitchiked, learned carpentry and built a small house single-handedly, learned how grow plants from both seed and propagation, fished, and developed a good sense of problem-solving...

My only fear in doing this right this second is the pain of lonliness that I might feel after months or even years of solitude. I'm afraid of going stark crazy mad out there alone.  My real fear is not of trying and failing --but of never trying at all. 

This makes me wonder if there is anyone else out there who would like to do this journey, into the wild as well? I don't take this lightly...this is a great desire of mine and one I'm sure I'll live out, though when, I'm not exactly sure yet.

If I sound like yourself, or you know of someone, a group, or a WEBSITE for those who also share my vision, please post and let me know. I can't tell you how appreciative I would be.

Thanks for reading...God bless!


DJJoko DJJoko 41-45, M 170 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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Would love to live in the wilderness, but I am only 12 though, I hope to do it someday, just bring a sas survival guide, a pocket knife, all the basic needs for now. My ideal location would be up in the Himalayas, start my own community etc. I just think society is just too dependant on technology and it would to be where there is no pollution, no government problems.

I too would love to find a group of people who wants to make a community and live off the land

I want to do this to I'm from England UK 34 anyone with experience living wild would be ideal for me as I have none. Could use bikes to go exploring to find location in middle of no where.

Houston, TX... Get me out of here and back in touch with nature!

Hi john i don't know if you have done it by now but if not and still want to I am down


My wife and I are talking about same thing. We are about ready to sell everything except for what's needed and hit the woods, bush, wilderness as in grizzly Adams my favorite show as kid.

I'm thinking the same, traveling into the wilderness and finding a place to start a homestead , British Colombia

I've literally wanted to do this for years as well... just want to fish, hunt small game, and live in the wild. I'd prefer not to be TRULY alone but it's not exactly easy finding others or broaching the subject of near-complete isolation from civilization, ya know?

I live in MA now, decent with a slingshot, can fish, hike, etc... decent at mostly all things survival. If anyone's serious let me know! Need to map out the best areas for such an endeavor. I'm 28 as well if that's of any significance.

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I am really interested in this way of life, it has been a dream of me for a while now. Modern society is just not what I want to live in. I'm from Holland by the way so that's a thing, but i am seriously interested. have you figured something out yet?

hello John.
You wrote this a while back and I'm just wondering whether you've achieved you're dreams? I'm only 16 and have had a similar influence from the movie 'into the wild'. Me and my boyfriend dream of living in a camper van like the couple in that movie.
My main point is the question to if you've set off yet? If so. How was you're experience?

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
Email me if you want to join me

What's up I live in Virginia if you wana do that

I want to join you! I live in Holland though. Don't know what the possibilities are with that.

My wife and I are talking about same thing. We are about ready to sell everything except for what's needed and hit the woods, bush, wilderness as in grizzly Adams my favorite show as kid.We are huge outdoorsman with fishing camping and the rest. Basically we are tire of all the negative news and the rest and its only getting harder. We should get several to get together and make it happen. We live in Alabama near the national forest

I'm reading over your comments. I'm really glad to see that I'm not alone.

This is something that I've been wanting to do for years. I actually do happen to know a few people interested in this very same thing.

What if some of us got together, formed a tribe of sorts, then just moved out to the wilderness?

That would be so cool. Could you update me about you current plans? I'm really interested! I'm from Holland btw.

Well, there are 6 of us total in my group. We're saving up to buy RVs so that we can travel around and find a suitable place to stop.

Eventually we'd like to go off grid completely and start our own intentional community. It's still up for discussion whether we want to buy land, or just live in unmapped wilderness. One of our shared ideals is the complete detachment from a monetary system. There's a small but growing movement for this here in the United States.

That all sounds great man! I really like the idea of detachment from the monetary system. Could you please send me some contact information to keep in touch and discuss this matter?

I am thinking about doing this, have been for the last 2 to 3 years. If you are serious about doing this please let me know.
I don't have many skills that pertain to living in the wild but i do have the drive and discipline. I would love to hear from anyone that would be interested in doing this, as well as anyone who has done this already!

I hope to chat with you, God bless (530)218-8286

i want to live off the land. but i need help. i just want peace. i dont want to be loneley but i dont want to be crowded. some one let me know . 9096522772

Anyone looking for someone to be their sidekick, watched alot of survivalist shows as far as going out have not had that chance. Love the outdoors fresh air animals to talk too. Just need to learn from someone who has lived in the wild. If anybody anywhere is looking for someone to help them or just learn from someone please contact me. 1 978 408 6790. In desperate need of change. I feel most alive in the woods.

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Yes i have been dreaming of this, i am definitely up for it. My preference would be to tag along with a small group of individuals (not too many, it defeats the purpose). Overall just to live a free life with good people that have good morals and non of this government playin god bs. I would need some time perhaps 12 to 16 months to prepare, not to save up money but to stock up on a few things like cigarettes, weed, sleep aids, and ect. Im the peaceful hippie type and i am very much influenced by native american culture. Looking for a group of maybe 5 to 10 people max, no drama please thats exactly what im trying to avoid.... message me.

I am leaving in May for the great Rockies of Wyoming. Born and raised in these woods. I may be a young man, but I sure know my way in the wild. The only thing that ever brings me back is being lonely. That is the hardest part for me. Anyway, if you would like to chat about it and other fun stuff send me a message.

hey i wana go live in the wild i was in the military for 5 years and been to two tours to iraq so i can handle tough but i want to get away from this life of cell phones and bragging about how much money you make. im down for a real wild experience just need to make sure we will have a safe group and we can do this withough any one getting hurt im willing to spend a year in the wild.

I have wanted to do this for years now

Man I knew at a young age I was not going to fit in. well fit in with most of the humans around me. I would love it if ididnt have to go off the grid to find sum folks that werent blind selfesh slaves to this governed land. However im much my laid back and am tiried of even of the thought of the above mentioned.I would love to be aparr of this!

Ive watched into the wild an it influenced me.
I want to get away frm everything an just walk .. I dnt knw about Alaska I would like to just walk the country to see how far I can make it..
Im from san antonio texas and this has been on my mind for quite some time now.. I plan to go with not very much money .
I did my research how how to survive through the situations I might come across. Survival in the woods with no gear or if some how u lose it survival through the desert and survival through the snow.
I been writing everything dwn in a sketch book im taking with me.. ive wrote dwn alot already frm the materials I need to things like how to read coordinates how to make a bowline nott how to start a fire with wood an moss and other things like a wet stick to sharpen a knife or axe and a solar water still..
U can use vines for rope.
Makes sure u got a mirror with u the refection can be seen frm far distances if your trying to signal rescue..
Theres alot more I plan to leave around the being or middle of March so its a lil warmer . I say it would take about 8 months for me to get frm here to cail then to New York then back home to Texas thats my estimated guess.. but im not to sure hopefully I make it back..
I plan to take a journal to write the journey I go through I am doing this because I choose to live like that.. I want to be at the lowest part in life so I can come back an be grateful for what I have in life instead of taking everything for granted... if you would like to see who I am u can look me up on Facebook using my my name's Alan Hernandez about to be 26 on February 3rd this can be my last birthday so I gotta celebrate before I take this journey... thank you
Hopefully I hear back from someone that has this same interest in there mind.

I live in the UK, i have no job and no money. I wish i could go and live in the wild as well and i would love to up route and go for it however i have found that this still costs money. I have studied Survival Technics for 7 years i can make fire, shelter find drinkable water and i can hunt and trap also i have basic knowledge of first aid. if i had the money to fund the items i would need to live off the land all year round i would do it today but in this world there is no place for a 24 year old man with these skills in the work place. I am looking for 1 - 3 people who are looking to do the same so we can band together and make a real go of it. Currently in the uk there is only one place to do this and that is the Scottish highlands.

If there is any one male or female who is interested in doing this please please inform me of this and we can meet and have a chat about it.


R Logan

Hi Logan,

Was just curious what sort of items you would need to fund to live in the wild? I am also looking for someone to live in the wild with.. when were you thinking of doing this? please contact me :)

Hope you not gone yet would love to join you

I'm a female from Texas and a fast learner. I have cooking skills but nothing more for this lifestyle. Wanting to learn more and wanting this lifestyle because I'm sick of civilization and how draining it is. I want a fresh start and I'm willing to go with a group. 9728140487

Let me know if you found a group I need a fresh start also text me if you know anything 336-689-4547

First of all, I apologize for the rant.I am 15 and have the same visions. I am skilled at business and make money off of webpages and apps, but once the subject of taxes, bills, and the "need" to conform to society comes up, I come back to these thoughts - those of escaping to the wild one day by bicycle (I live in the suburbs with my parents and long-distance bike in order to reach my local woodlands), and living the life I want to live - One of freedom, where I am not bound by the terms of society or limits placed on my time outdoors by my parents, schools, or government. I originally planned on doing this when I become an adult, but I know that I cannot wait that long. I know that one day the part of me that wants to escape to the woodlands will overpower the part of me that wants to just stay in society, keep trying to make money when I really don't want it, keep battling with parents about topics such as "Well, you ALWAYS need to have a house, electricity, and just throw in a while picket fence". As you might have implied, I have no problems with my family or home. I'm what many people would call the white, suburban kid with a loving family. I just can no longer hold in the yearning to escape the facade that is this society and live among the one thing in this world I respect as authentic and wild - nature.I'm in the Philadelphia area, and would like to go into the wild with someone. Respond if interested and in the area. Being that this is the internet, anyone with interest must prove that they are trustworthy and have no intent of malice. I would like anyone that goes to be my age or slightly older.

Note that I can make fire and build shelter. I have experimented with hunting but my parents are the type that do not own a gun. I am working on a home-made bow to practice with.

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Hello ALL! My name is Ken. There are alot of you wanting to do the same things as me! HOORAY! I have plans (changeable of course) ways to support a community, we will have to barter for a small amount of things.... if you want to really get serious about doing this, shoot me a text @ 480-343-9304

I am been doing nothing but dreaming of this, each moment of every day has been a obsession of learning the techniques and survivle needed for the wild. I would love to join anyone going.

I hope this isn't too late to respond. I'm just like you John. If there are still people reading this who want to do this please respond to this comment! I need to find others who want what I want.

Are there any people are really serious about this and are planning it out for a group I am skilled contractor and from country but I'm not just gonna go with a bunch of people that are not 100% serious if there are groups set up or making plans let me know

im always ready, been giving this some thought for years, i have many skills

consider me too I want to do this and give myself to succeed on thins 100%.please get in touch

John, my name is Jeff and I'm ready to go

Count me in too. Are you still interested?

That is my dream, I really want to re-start a tribe in England, that way I'd never get lonely

I can relate to so many of you, since i was a little girl i loved the outdoors me and my brother would always be out making dens, catching insects, climbing trees and i always felt so at peace laid in the tall grass hearing nothing but the wind in the trees and the buzz of wildlife all around me. I would hide from my mum when it was time to go in and cry when i wasent allowed to sleep in my wooden den. As iv got older this life has not been kind and even though i have been surrounded by people iv always felt isolated and somehow cut off from everything. I see the world and how money,power and fame have corrupted and ruined this beautiful planet and iv seen how greed has caused people to cause devastation to nature and animals and i just feel so hopeless and sad. The only time i experience any happiness is when im out on my bike cycling through the fields and woods or laying in the grass looking up into the same sky i did as a child when i was still naive to the ugliness of this world. I cant hold a job as i feel trapped and exploited, i cant keep solid friendships or relationships as noone understands me or gets why sometimes im down or frustrated, im becoming more and more isolated and just long to be away from this world, i really want to live far away from civilisation and live out in the wild the only problem is i have no skills or experience however i can cook, clean and will eagerly learn any skills if someone would be so kind as to teach me. I am not afraid to get my hands mucky or rough it out even though i see myself as a lady and even though i am petite i am tough and strong and will work my fingers to the bone. To do something like this alone would be very dangerous thats why im hoping and preying that there is someone reading this either alone, in a group or from a community that i will be able to join, people who understand me and feel the same. Im living in the uk at the moment near to Leeds but would move and travel in a heartbeat if it was required i have nothing keeping me here i just feel so trapped and disconnected, so if anyone at all whos serious about this any reply would be so very much appreciated. I just hope someone out there takes the time to read this and get in touch and sets this caged bird free

I am so glad there are people who feel the same as me i would like to runaway too.
I was thinking about it this morning and wondering if i have the skills to survive. . wish i could have people around me to have the same view's on life.My facebook is william john mcbride if anyone wants to add me

oh im from Glasgow btw

actually nvm the facebook i can talk here :D

I couldnt have said it better myself, I'm experiencing all the same and I need to get away I have a beautiful 16ft tipi but don't have a clue where I can start living in it now I'm prepared to go full on bushman over this so if your up for sticking heads together I'm up for the start of something new and true! I live in the UK too, Exmouth

Hey i can relate with what Ur saying I've wanted to find someone real to this and true I'm 6'6 my name is Jason I'm in USAin california

hi i like the way you put it in your letter living in the woods is a life of its own i have done so so meany times befor but it is hard to do in the uk but you are not on your own i fill as you do iv never seen it put as you did it is a good way to live

very cool cagedbird, your on the right path. it is hard to do alone, ive done it

As i read your words i felt my hand writing them embracing it in my open heart. I feel so isolated within society and yet feel so connected to your words. I struggle to fit in with anybody. Im fascinated by the wonder of life but all i hear and see is mindless consumeristic bullshit spread through a web of lies. And in a world of lies I'm shunned for being too honest! I need a complete escape , wild camping for a few days just doesn't cut it anymore. I have a very loving family, loving enough to set me free but i don't want to become lonely spending years on my own even though i am introvert. I have great problem solving skills, i can take my hand to anything in terms of building structures, farming (although I'm vegan), im a great cook (yes ill cook meat i just wont eat it, i believe in honouring all ways of life). I am deeply spiritual but not religious and i can offer guidance. I hope someone hears me. Namaste

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Im from Connecticut and my dream has been the same. What sets me apart from many is that i am not afraid of going out and trying it and not giving up until i get it right. Well truth is 99% of ppl who share this dream are afraid and never try and regret it for not trying when they are too old and not much capable anymore. Well im up for anything anywhere ill leave society and all my material except some clothing obviously. Idk just anyone let me know caus i very much prefer a partner its better for survival.

Hey man, my mind is made up just like you and all I'm looking for is someone else like you said for survival and to not go insane alone. I hope this response isn't too late. If you're still serious about this respond to this comment and we can exchange contact info and see what plans we can make

I'm from London, and by the end of this summer I want to go and live in the wilderness... get rid of the society for a time, the thing is I don't want to go alone, don't want to get lonely... If anyone would be interested send a message and well talk more.

Im from Connecticut actually but i have always wanted to live in the wilderness.

I'm up for it, its been with me for ever since I can remember to live with nature.

Iv wanted to do this for many years, i tried it for a while i found its much easier in summer and finding enough food is hard, i failed but am always willing to give it a try again.

o yeah my names Jon by the way, and im from east yorkshire

Where did you go to do this mate?

my name is jeremiah i grew up as a country boy taking care of horses milking cows all that. i was taught how to hunt,fish,skin,butcher deer.gut fish and fillet them i can build a smoke house and preserve meat i know how to build a log cabin i bought myself all the tools and supplies i need to live in the woods im planing to go to Colorado or somewhere remote with plenty of forests next spring i think i could make it out there i am just scared of wolves and bears and the fact of being alone if any of u think u know how to survive in the woods or want to come with me let me know i plan to leave next spring

I would very much like to go to Alaska's wilderness. Anyone message me if you are interested

i would be interested

Hi john my names Jason and its allways been a dream of mine to do this I have nothing to keep me in civilisation and would welcome the chance to do this!

Why don't all of us get together and start our own off grid community. I have seven children and am looking forward to raising them the way we were meant to live.

For any that are intrested and live in the us I am leading a group into the san juans of colorado for 6 months and recording if your seriously intrested join my group

I'm seriously interested in joining and live in the us. wildstreak17@gmail

email me info

I'm serious. Living in NY. Ready to go. Can commit to 6mo. I see this post is from 2014, any chance you are going again soon.

Are you wanting to actually live in the woods?

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Hi, I have the same idea as you do. I only need to wait for about two years to finish school, then I will find some people with the same idea and go live in the wilderness. I think we all should create a website about this and then find a place and live there.

hey John or anybody else that's dead serious you need to call me because I am going to do this with someone or alone. ex military air traffic controller retired tree climber but still can do it. 53 going on ScottyB

Hi. I don't know if you have started on your dream yet, or if you still check the responses here. But I too share this dream and would love to find a site/forum to meet others who feel the same, have you found one?

If you know how to create a website or a forum do it. You have my support

About to do it..buying land out west, us, bordering blm land, building cob style structures out of property resources for shelter , hunting and planting, hard work involved, limited food and resources...plan on alot of poultry / free range style birds. would possibly be open to some company for help, IF it is the correct person / people. around 40 acres bordering another 640 of blm land. mountain terrain. will not be fun but may be fulfilling. Jeremiah Johnson and Grizzly Adams probably wouldn't have considered their lives fun..but full. No squeamish vegetarian hippys please.. the real world outside of society can be hard and harsh, a yearling is more tender than a prize buck. Archery or firearm skills are a must.

I too have had this desire. I hike and camp regularly as well as went on hunting trips in alaska for weeks at a time. I use potable solar panels and have a 40 sig and a marlin .45/70 I pack with me. I have afew years training as well. I do know it takes a certain personality to accoplish this dream. But I would like to find a group as well who know what it entails and willing to live life. I live in Indiana. 5743150459

I've had the training, and with the knowledge AND proper training it's rather easy to live in the wild.Granted,it's work you have to put in every day but the more people the easier it is.

Absolutely.The peace and solitude, would be its own reward.You're not alone, and if you ever decide to act on your thought, I'd happily accompany you on your quest.Who knows, we might even find answers to so many unanswered questions.

i have this dream and i wish that we can find many people and we go and make our special world and live with peace and in nature far of all this what happened this days. i am ready and i can go anywhere in Europe and this is my email:

Here are my reasons why you shouldn't do this:

if you are all alone, you will go crazy
if you are not trained well enough you are mostly likely to starve to death
You can be killed by a bear or any other wild animal.
You are very likely to go back to civilization, because you can not survive the wild.

Point is :
You will waste your time and risk your own life.

I've lived underline poverty and having no food is really something awful and scary.

If you want a change , yes do something . go on an adventure, but do not risk your own lives in stupid dreams.

I understand what are you trying to say, but i dissagree with you. You are right about the dangers, thats why you should not go alone or without any training. But if you really want to live in the wild you should do it. It is better to live your dreams even if only for a few years, then living a normal life (which you do not like) and never do anything.

For anyone who is interested, I have a similar dream to also live in the wild but also travel and experience the beauty of nature and the world. Some of the time I'd like to find small village farms who will let us work for our stay as well as camping out. I'm looking for a small group to go with and anyone who wants to discuss in detail please e-mail me at:
I welcome anyone who would like to do the same :)

Has anybody actually responded to the guy whose post this is?
I Live in Northern England. For people wanting this type of lifestyle, I would suggest North America. Scotland is far too small to escape civilisation. And the lands that are border line far enough, the land is far too inhospitable. To be honest I cant think of many places in Europe.
I want to do this also though, but there needs to be a plan. A destination, prediction of the lifestyle, occupations, how to control mental stability.
The films are made to be inspirational, don't be tricked

lets think about this together and find many people more they want do this ,, and in Europe i think good

My partner and I are leaving tomorrow to Scotland, hopefully somewhere near loch Awe, not sure yet. This is our escape from so-called civilization, we are leaving it all behind and starting a new, better life. If you would like to join us on our adventure it would be nice to have some company :) If so we are leaving tomorrow but will check our phones every Friday at 17:00pm-17:30pm, if your not about at the time leave us a text :) Wish us luck ;) -07443466294

Two friends and I are buying a land in Northern Ontario, a few miles from a small town, close to a lake for fish and an abundance of wildlife. We have been hunting, fishing and doing bushcraft since we were kids; we feel its our calling. This society is so wrong and yet there is still such beauty just waiting for us. To see the farm is to leave it

Good luck, come find us there will be a cabin for you.

I am wondering about your experiences so far? I finish my undergraduate degree in May and have been searching for an meaningful experience.

well guys thats my train booked ill arrive in fort william on friday morning and from there who knows!! somewhere miles from so-called society anyway. if anyone sees this before thursday night and has the same urge to get away from it all then please get in touch! would be nice to have some company on this adventure. otherwise wish me luck :)

I'm 20 years old and searching for some one to live in The Wild. If you want that to email me
Maybe we can start a group!

Im from holland by the way

I completely agree! My husband and I want to take our family and live off the land! We do want others to join so if you are in North Carolina email me!

I know very little about living in the wild but it is something I have been dreaming of doing for a long time. If someone is willing to teach me the way of the wild I would certainly be willing to accompany you in the wilderness.

Hey! I live in Norway, and the last couple of years I have wanted to live in the wild. I am sick of the materialistic world, money and our enslaving society.. If there is anyone out there who feel the same way, please leave a message! This concept is both scary and fascinating, but it is also something I would love to do. I don't know anyone who have the same mindset as me, which is probably why I never thought this would become a reality.

I agree that it is scary. living off the grid is another easier way to live. I hate how the government is controlling and knows everything about you. Your not alone, many want to run.. but the really issue is, who is brave enough too!

Reading this post made me feel young again..! I think most of what can be said has been said so not much to add really. I know from experience that solitude and nature can heal the soul. To commune with nature helps us to know ourselves, to understand what we really are, what we could and should become, it`s difficult to do that within the system but I`m not sure that looking for a viable long term life outside it is either sensible or possible without great personal sacrifice. I have spent lots of time walking and wild camping over the years and all my best moments have been when I was high in the hills and alone. I have never been scared or in danger as I have always been properly equipped, so that`s the only advice I can give you. Know what your up against and go prepared, let providence be your guide and don`t worry if you don`t find someone to go with, do it anyway, you will learn much and come back with better understanding with which to help you live a Happy Life, I did.
Good Luck..

Thank you! your words have inspired me! i will go back and although i may be alone, i have learned much since my last encounter in the wild. Thanks again

Well, despite the age and experience differences, yepp, this is what I was looking for! I may be young but I'm already fed up with modern society. Everyone always going to war against other because of their different ideology, and everyone's lives being monitored by the government like something form Orwell's 1984!

Since I read this fantastic book depicting hunter gatherer life around 6,000 years ago, despite the slightly childish/fantastical nature of the book, I have longed for that kind of life, away from money, politics, and all the pointless bureaucracy that comes with it!
Though all the sources I have looked at claim you need to by the land before you can live on it. I just want a nice sparsely populated area where I can make my own shelters, hunt my own food, and live my life the way I would like to. Needless to say, not forever. A few years, maybe more. Well, who knows, I might love it, and get eaten by a bear when I'm 60 :L But I am glad I have found people with a similar frame of mind :) I too am not just joking about this, this is one of my life's ambitions.

Yes! Yes 'twas Wolf Brother, and all the other books in the series. I read about that sort of life, and thought " wouldn't it be great if I could live like that too!"

Well, happy to hear someone else had the same thoughts when reading the book!

This is the last chance for people in the UK to join me to live wild in the galloway area of scotland, and live to be totally self reliant and at peace. I went there with 3 other guys to do this last week and they all let me down and decided to quit and go home. So i had to go back and regroup and rethink. Now i decide to brave it alone if no one else is willing to join me. I will be leaving sometime in may so there is not much time.

i am also up for this venture i need to break free from the shackles of modern civilization i have prepped a few items already i have books on edible plants, hunting techniques, shelter building books water purification techniques i have a tent sleeping bag tinned food and water to take into the wilderness along with a 200 pound hunting crossbow i also have a book on making bows and arrows for hunting purposes, once the techniques are perfected the books can disappear as well as the tinned food and bottled water, i am fit 28 year old male and feel have no purpose in this modern age, the highlands in Scotland are fit for purpose here in the UK and in so deep you would have to rely on survival instincts as some of these remote places don't ever see people at all which makes way for perfect wilderness survival, Canada also is an ideal place but faced with bears and severe winters you would have to be as experienced as ray mears to survive with little or no experience. Please anyone planning on doing this seriously I am looking for people to join me or me to join them and i am wanting to do this now but not on my own as the loneliness would kill you if anything were to go wrong please get in touch.

hi mate if your reading this then id guess you couldnt find anyone to accompany you. im going to scotland on friday with or without anyone else. so if you see this before then and still want to go then please let me know.

I dream this dream too ive even tried it once just moved into the woods but I was unprepared. Just turn your back on covilisation and live like the animals do. Leave behind the pressures of life and money.

Just keep going back out. You will survive longer each time.

the dream is alive again!!!!!!

Is this still happening? Im so ready to be apart of something like this.

Me too!

Since I was a kid I was hating big cities and all that stuff we call 'civilization'. For years I've been keeping a dream to at least try realize my dream - same dream you all guys have. Next year I finish my uni and decided to give the following year for myself. So that's how I've started to think about going for a half-year long survival trip next year. Of course I'd need a companion and a good plan, together with the preparations (few short trips in the wild to test my body for a start). I'm living currently in the UK, but thought the best localizations for a survival was Canada or some states of USA (that's what uncle google said)... it's far away, though, but I believe I could make it. I don't mind the different localization, as long as it'll allow me to build a shelter and hunt/fish. Anyone shares my enthusiasm and like to join the planning? Anyone from the UK or Europe?

This is exactly what I want! I thought that I was the only person in the world that wanted to live this life. At some points, I even thought that I might be crazy but now I realize that society just wants me to think that so I stay here and continue going to school, getting a job and paying my taxes. I can't say I want to join you just yet. I need to think this over for a while.

is this still an active plan? I'm bored. I'm lost. I'm in.

even though I'm just 15 i sometimes feel like I'm going insane with so many people i want to just leave but that would kill my parents lol . So i want to wait but sometimes i feel as if its going to all be gone soon and i cant do anything about it and then I'll really go mad. i wish i had my own earth replica to truly live and be alone with God. I share your dream...

I wanna live in the wild. I'm in and ready when Anyone is and I don't talk I do what I say I'm gonna do. anyone up for the middle of February I can pack whatever I have and go.

Hi, Have you set off yet friend ? Where we're you thinking of going ?

for people in the us there is a group in florida that leaving to go in the wilderness by 2014

email me Marcelo-734@live

How can I contact this group?

me and my mum are going to build a cabin in west scotland and live (wild)
we are not eco warriors just sick of the system

Depart march time

I wish I could follow you! Leave everything and just go.

has the cabin started to get built yet?

I'm trying to form a group to start a community living off the land in the north Florida, Alabama area. It's perfect with mild climate and plenty of lakes and rivers with fish and deer to hunt. I have access to the tools and land necessary to start this and just need some like minded people. Email me at

hey i know its late here but if anyone near texas wants to do something like this. email me and we can get started

yes we are doing something like this but its in north

same here dude! i just want to get out of this messed up life of mine, i just wanna start all over again. i would love to join if theres any group. but if this dream came true i will never go back in the real world again.

there is a group in north florida leaving to go by 2014 summer email me for more ...Marcelo-734@live

If it were up to me I'd have my own 'medieval' type of village going on. That'd be pretty cool. Each responsible for a particular role in the village, like a big family. Push society out and create my own on my own land. May be a dream world to some but to me it is a goal. I live in the past as the future holds nothing but remorse and shackles for me. Learn skills other than 'networking' or 'how to apply false eyelashes' be free of this vacuous existence....

i admire u and my goal is of the same!

This is my dream too. My father has quite a bit of land where I suppose I could 'practise' for a while as I have children. I don't want them to be dependant on material things or force fed the drivel that comes with this society. I feel like a sheep to the slaughter & also like i'm not where i'm meant to be. I want my children to know where their food comes from and what hard work is really like and the reward that comes with it. I just feel so stuck at the moment. You only get one life, one crack at the whip but the one i'm living really is such a farce :(

im working on starting a village in the wild :)

me too!

To people from the UK. Me and a few other lads have been organizing to leave early 2013, If you want to know more and speak to us here is a Facebook group page that we all speak on:

ex paratrooper, living in edinburgh area looking to go and live in the wild. have plenty of survival skills not a drama. a good mind and a dog, would love to get out and do this. dont be like the rest of the human race and say you are going to change and live the dream then never do it

mate go onto the link i put on there :)

hi just saw this thread and am preparing to leave now. I have all the equipment needed and have been selling all of my furniture etc. My flat rental runs out the beginning of december 2012 so thats when i'm off to start a new life in the wild...
So sick of society and its greed which is why i'm leaving it behind. Good luck to all that follow their dreams.

This is my dream too

For you people who share this dream of leaving civilization behind (for a time, or forever!) here's an idea i've been considering for a short while now.

We, as a group, will move to Africa where we will find a suitable location far from civilization and far from the nearest road, and simply begin building up our own little society from bottom up. We would start from absolutely nothing, and slowly build up a village and expand from there. In my dreams i am hoping this can suceed, and that we can eventually grow bigger by inviting in newcomers or even taking in street kids when we have something basic running.
This will take thorough planning, but i am convinced that a handful of strong-willed people can make something like this happen. The plan is of course open to negotiation, but please get in contact!

regards, Thomas.

has there been progress towards this?

I just got rid of most of my stuff and have headed out to the wilderness. There are a few loose ends to tie up so I end up in a town now and then to use the internet but by April I should be full time in the wilderness. Been working on this for about ten years now so I have the skills/equipment needed. Anyone want to visit about it? gonefishingwithoutyou at
Wilderness Way may help you

yes.. i am like that too. I feel such a strong craving in my soul to go back into nature. It drives me insane at times. I am very good with planting and creating things to provide for myself as well. I am still young, and wonder when exactly I should leave. I fully plan on carrying this out, I'm teaching myself how to survive, what I'll need for long term living, if I want to go about living near a community who shares these views too, etc. But I just don't know. I'm confused about how to go about it all.

Once again I live in lorain ohio, my name is John, im 22. Im willing to sell all my possessions to have this free, pure life. Im very desperate to escape this modern civilization. Im very well prepared, physically and mentally for what lies ahead. PLEASE get in touch with me to discuss. Best of luck friends.

I'm right there with you John. Honestly it is time to leave the normal society and survive as we were meant to survive. I would be happy to discuss the very real possibility of leaving cities/town/civilization to live.

My name is John, im 22. Ive been waiting so long to get a group together, discuss, and possibly to share this dream with. I live in lorain ohio. please respond, if you want a new, pure life.

hey whats up man im in galion ohio and agree with ya if ya want send a message some time

Join this facebook group if you want this kind of life, so we can get a community together where we can talk and maybe make plans about making this happen for all of us<br />

i am serious about living this kind of life, to live free and be part of nature is everything i have wanted for years. now i am old enough i have started to mentally prepare for all the situations i would face and i have started getting a rucksack and equipment together of the basic things i will need. I would do it alone if i had to but i have hope that there is some others out there who want and feel the same as i do. I am a 21 year old guy who lives in Dudley UK. Please there must be others like me who want to get away from this society that i find disgusting and i have grown to dislike.

I am in the UK too, its hard finding some wilderness here to live in right? Me and a friend are hoping to take the plunge and live in the wild for a year, you can come if you want, or stay in contact about ideas and tips?

Hi thanks for your reply!, this is the ind of life i want more than anything and would be happy to achieve it with others. I have been contacted by others on this site also in the UK who want this. My first choice would be to go to Wales Snowdonia/Cambrian mountains or North Scotland if i could manage to travel that far. Would like to know what your plans are and then i will give you my ideas and plans

Hi there, im also very serious about this and am underway with gathering equipment etc. in fact, next week im living in the woods for a few days to practice some skills. pm me, maybe we should make a facebook group to share ideas and get to know each other? let me know what you think.

I am a 25 year old male who also been wanting to do this for years but i have found it difficult to find others that would also try it with me,if anybody is interested in actually having a real go at this and getting a community going please get back to me,thank you :)

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