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View Poll Results: What US state is best for living in the wilderness?
Alaska 33 34.02%
California 3 3.09%
Idaho 6 6.19%
Montana 10 10.31%
Oregon 1 1.03%
Colorado 1 1.03%
Arizona 6 6.19%
New Mexico 2 2.06%
Washington 12 12.37%
Wyoming 3 3.09%
Another state 20 20.62%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Where is the best place in the US to live in the wilderness? A place where you wouldn't die off like Chris McCandless of Into the Wild (2007) - IMDb. Where you could live for years.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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In the United States, nothing remotely (pun insert) compares to Alaska

In the lower 48; Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming

In the East, Deep Maine, way north near the crown of the state. Lots of unincorporated and undeveloped wilderness up there. Woods, lakes, bears & moose and solitude.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I'd say Alaska as well...
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Wondering why the colder states? Could one not live in the wilderness in West Virginia or western Oklahoma?
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I'll toss Nevada into the mix.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Are you referring to the popular general description of wilderness which is forests, mountains, wild beasts, remote, etc., or true official classified alpine, mountain roadless/wilderness areas? Either way in the lower 48 it is Idaho which has a nickname The Wilderness State.

Idaho, in the central area of the state, has the last intact forest ecosystem left in the lower 48 because that ecosystem is so mountainous and remote and roadless. This area also includes the largest unbroken alpine wilderness areas in the Lower 48 which begins north of Boise.

Living off of the grid in the wilderness in winter time would be a test. Watch out for the wolves

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Why only western states, but not Utah?

I'd say Missouri.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Wondering why the colder states? Could one not live in the wilderness in West Virginia or western Oklahoma?
Probably because their more mountainous preventing human development.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Michigan's upper peninsula.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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Are you referring to the popular general description of wilderness which is forests, mountains, wild beasts, remote, etc., or true official classified alpine, mountain roadless/wilderness areas?

National forests
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