Hello everyone! I recently stumbled upon survival monkey and saw that there is a wealth of knowledge here to be soaked in. Im 29, currently near Chicago and wanting to escape everything. I guess you could say I'm another person that wants to live off grid. I'm going to say I have zero survival experience. I do however have some basic knowledge from reading books and checking out youtube. I havent had the best life. And I seem to keep running into road blocks every few years or so. Im tired of the daily struggle. Im tired of having to try to please people. I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong time frame. So I am. I Dont plan on leaving tomorrow, not a month. I plan on leaving when I know how to handle myself, where i'm going, how im getting there; and how to survive there. Sorry for the long intro. I look forward to learning from everyone.