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    Anyways I'm looking for a place in the USA to get away from it all and live long term, like for years and years. Just like Les Stroud "Snowshoes And Solitude" and D*ck Proenneke "Alone In The Wilderness". At first I was thinking of trying one of my local forests like the Cleveland NF, San Bernardino NF, or Angeles NF but there way too crowded with people and forest rangers. I would probably get found out quick. So I'm looking for a place with abundant wildlife, good fishing, good water supply. It would be nice if it was on a big huge lake or river. I could build myself a canoe. I want to go there with a tent, sleeping bag, your usual camping gear, and of course some food supplies at first. Then build myself a cabin, and start hunting and fishing. Anyone know of any place in the USA that would be perfect for this without getting caught by the authorities? Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Anyways I'm looking for a place in the USA to get away from it all and live long term, like for years and years. Just like Les Stroud "Snowshoes And Solitude" and D*ck Proenneke "Alone In The Wilderness". At first I was thinking of trying one of my local forests like the Cleveland NF, San Bernardino NF, or Angeles NF but there way too crowded with people and forest rangers. I would probably get found out quick. So I'm looking for a place with abundant wildlife, good fishing, good water supply. It would be nice if it was on a big huge lake or river. I could build myself a canoe. I want to go there with a tent, sleeping bag, your usual camping gear, and of course some food supplies at first. Then build myself a cabin, and start hunting and fishing. Anyone know of any place in the USA that would be perfect for this without getting caught by the authorities? Thanks
    Too little personal info; go here & fill out the template so we'll best know how to answer your question:

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    Try the sporting goods section of a super wal*mart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    Too little personal info; go here & fill out the template so we'll best know how to answer your question:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...ead.php?t=7813

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    Your Approximate Age 33

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    Your Geographic Location (small town in West Virginia, family ranch in Texas, or the “the Lower East Side”) Southern California

    Your Occupation (present and relevant past, such as military, technical, etc.) Used to do construction but now do computer work.

    Your Prior Relevant Training (all types, such as first aid, military, firearms, survival, etc.) Not much prior outdoor training

    The Nature of Your Prior Experience (Terrain, Season, Number of times/years, and longest duration in Wilderness) About 10 years experience with outdoor camping

    Your Level of Experience (novice, intermediate, advanced, expert, instructor, etc.) I would say intermediate

    Your Preparedness Planning (type and level) I try to prepare before camping

    Your Interests and Hobbies (gardening, wilderness skills, urban survival preparation, knife-making, firearms, food storage, backpacking, etc. ) Hiking, backpacking, camping, outdoor survival

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Here you go

    Your Approximate Age 33

    Your Gender Male

    Your Geographic Location (small town in West Virginia, family ranch in Texas, or the “the Lower East Side”) Southern California

    Your Occupation (present and relevant past, such as military, technical, etc.) Used to do construction but now do computer work.

    Your Prior Relevant Training (all types, such as first aid, military, firearms, survival, etc.) Not much prior outdoor training

    The Nature of Your Prior Experience (Terrain, Season, Number of times/years, and longest duration in Wilderness) About 10 years experience with outdoor camping

    Your Level of Experience (novice, intermediate, advanced, expert, instructor, etc.) I would say intermediate

    Your Preparedness Planning (type and level) I try to prepare before camping

    Your Interests and Hobbies (gardening, wilderness skills, urban survival preparation, knife-making, firearms, food storage, backpacking, etc. ) Hiking, backpacking, camping, outdoor survival

    Your Membership and Learning Objectives To learn to become a better outdoorsmans
    I wonder if'n one of our Mods would be kind enough to move this to Jeff's Introduction thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Anyways I'm looking for a place in the USA to get away from it all and live long term, like for years and years. Just like Les Stroud "Snowshoes And Solitude" and D*ck Proenneke "Alone In The Wilderness". At first I was thinking of trying one of my local forests like the Cleveland NF, San Bernardino NF, or Angeles NF but there way too crowded with people and forest rangers. I would probably get found out quick. So I'm looking for a place with abundant wildlife, good fishing, good water supply. It would be nice if it was on a big huge lake or river. I could build myself a canoe. I want to go there with a tent, sleeping bag, your usual camping gear, and of course some food supplies at first. Then build myself a cabin, and start hunting and fishing. Anyone know of any place in the USA that would be perfect for this without getting caught by the authorities? Thanks
    So the question is: Where can I go to avoid authorities, and live for free?

    Short answer, not much out there that is liviable, that is not owned, controled or used.

    Sadly, that seems to be a dream of a lot of people, but if that's what you want to do, usally means working, getting some money, buying a place, and doing what ever you what, that you can afford and is legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Try the sporting goods section of a super wal*mart
    Um they really frown on doing that, especially when you light a fire.
    I Wonder Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink what ever comes out?"

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    Are you looking to buy a piece of remote property, or just freeload on somebody else's land?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Are you looking to buy a piece of remote property, or just freeload on somebody else's land?


    Freeload on somebody else's land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Freeload on somebody else's land.
    Well thats a good attitude to have, Im guessing you eat at soup kitchens and collect food stamps too.
    I Wonder Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink what ever comes out?"

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    Tell ya' what. I'll let you use some land for a few months, and you can practice clearing it while you get ready for the real thing out there in the wilderness. I'll even supply well water from a garden hose, firewood, and a Porta-John. There's plenty of game and fishing close by. Just leave the dogs, cats, squirrels, and ducks alone, and we'll get along just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Freeload on somebody else's land.
    Then I have no advice for you. Thank you for your honesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Freeload on somebody else's land.
    Good way to get shot these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Tell ya' what. I'll let you use some land for a few months, and you can practice clearing it while you get ready for the real thing out there in the wilderness. I'll even supply well water from a garden hose, firewood, and a Porta-John. There's plenty of game and fishing close by. Just leave the dogs, cats, squirrels, and ducks alone, and we'll get along just fine.


    Sounds like a great deal. I'm interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Tell ya' what. I'll let you use some land for a few months, and you can practice clearing it while you get ready for the real thing out there in the wilderness. I'll even supply well water from a garden hose, firewood, and a Porta-John. There's plenty of game and fishing close by. Just leave the dogs, cats, squirrels, and ducks alone, and we'll get along just fine.
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    Sounds like a great deal. I'm interested!
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    Geez - the guy just signed up. How do you know if he's your type?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Geez - the guy just signed up. How do you know if he's your type?
    Ken will just have to use his Bimbo test to make sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Geez - the guy just signed up. How do you know if he's your type?
    ROFLMAO , that there is funny.
    I Wonder Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink what ever comes out?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
    Freeload on somebody else's land.
    Okay, anybody who wants to be an accessory to a felony raise your hand! Uh, Ken, you'd better stand by, we may have a client for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BENESSE View Post
    Ken will just have to use his Bimbo test to make sure.
    In this case I dont think it would work.
    I Wonder Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink what ever comes out?"

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