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.

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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.

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Well, if you’ve made it to the end, and this sounds like something you’d like to do, please message me here. Good luck to everyone in their travels!

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18 Responses to “Looking for partner(s)”

  1. Cheyenne

    I am a female that’s looking for a life partner to go off grid with. I will have some funds to supply the dream, and enjoy the labor/work that goes into it. Native American mixed, and current society of money/material greed etc is definitely not what I want for my life. To me, off grid self-sustainable is the way it was meant to be. I am an alternative/natural healer, so that’s just an added plus. I would like warmer weather climate year-round. Ready to get started immediately. I don’t want to wait months or years with someone, to keep dreaming and not achieving it. Not really looking for a man already in his 50’s and beyond, preferably younger, but open. We can chat over the phone if compatible with each other. Please get a hold of me at…

  2. Laura

    I am definitely on the same page. Tired of roommates, rent, bills, and the rat race. I have been interested in off the grid lifestyle for a few years now, but have only looked into it at this point. I am a 38 year old female who would like to find a partner who is currently living off the grid, or someone interested in venturing in this together. Would love to hear from you!

    • cojan

      I want to buy 20 acres of land in Texas or Oregon and I want somebody to live close to me and to spend a rest of our life in 2

      • valentin cojan

        I got 40 acres of land in Arizona …Interested???Is fre to live there

  3. Sovereign

    Anyone ready for an off grid life in africa?

  4. Maya

    Are you still looking for someone?

    • freetobee

      i am looking for female partner interested

    • Sovereign

      If you are interested i intend to live off the grid in africa

    • cojan

      I need a female partener to live off grid with me in texas or oregon ….I dont know yet but I will buy some land this month

      • Cheyenne

        I am possibly interested, and as to where in TX you are set up. I am new and just responded today in my own post above, which also has my contact info.


    I have a vehicle a couple of trailers one enclosed the othe heavy duty cargo…a nine year old boy and an 18 tear old that is doing his own thing …I wound like to start by building a large geodesic dome for which I have materials and tools to build a more permanent structure i also have solar panels tools of all kinds about 2 years of food

    • Cheyenne

      I would love to chat further with you, as I have also looked at the dome home design, as well as its stability and sustainability. Please read my independent post above from 2019, as well as for my contact info.

  6. Grace


    I feel the same way about actually living! I’m constantly looking around at people it’s sad to see them nose deep on their phone ignoring everything and everyone. I hope you find someone who will go on epic adventures with! Personally, i’m looking to buy land in WI and live a total off the grid lifestyle. So in the future (When I actually have everything done..) If you ever need a place to stay just let me know!


    • Tubby Tiger

      I’d love to be your companion/dog throughout this journey of
      yours. Please, email me at (
      if you’re interested and to receive more details about me.

    • Nikkola

      I want so so much to live off grid!!
      I have questions ? If someone could take time to answer my concerns .
      Would be greatly appreciated . If it’s Grace I’m writing to….
      Thanks for reading ☺

  7. craig J

    I am 50 yrs old, I am looking for someone that would like to go off the grid with me , I have worked as an auto tech for 30 years, I am ready to get out of the rat race, buy some tenn property or georgia someplace warmer, not into alaska climate, I have plenty of time in the woods, and this is the life I want to live, Was hoping to meet a like minded person to share the experience with

  8. Don

    I am interested in understanding more about this community and what type of expenses would be incured
    Best regards,

  9. BobbyKorona

    3/23/2016 – Hi from sunny Florida…if nothing works out for you up north and you want to head South….. have raw land to stay on , build a small shelter , put in a garden , contact me ….. ….. good luck …. Bob … :)