If you've ever watched One Man's Wilderness with Richard Proenneke, you'll recall that he fled civilization, went to Alaska and built a flawless log cabin while speaking in a strange Midwestern lilt for a camera. (Proenneke left Alaska eventually, and now lives on WHYY.) You can do the same if you have the right tools.
Here's your off-the-grid guide, courtesy Craigslist.
Get an old vehicle to travel in, like Allie, an air-cooled 1980 Westy Deluxe:
Sew your own clothes so you never have to shop:
Keep warm with a cast iron stove
...or the whiskey you make in your copper still:
And when the years have their way with you, prepare your final resting place: