I consider this all the time. One of my inventions is a hemp/bamboo pedal electric amphibious camper trike, that’s powered by an electric chainsaw that easily detaches, and the idea is that it would provide the shelter, power, and transportation necessary for one to navigate, fly under the radar, and live a feral life on public lands.
While, I’m really a primitivist at heart, I realize that I need things like glasses and wheels to survive, and civilization has created plenty of waste that can be used as a resource. I see some tech necessary as a transition back to simpler ways.
Anyway, my thought for years was to fly under the radar, going off trail and down rivers to camp far away from tourists and rangers, but with surveillance/drone tech advancing, and the increasing chance of wildfires that would be extremely dangerous to a remote nomadic tribe, I’ve been considering interacting with the system.
I heard a presentation from a group called the Four Forest Restoration Initiative about the wildfire situation in north central Arizona, and after hearing their dilemas, made a plan that could give people a chance to live with Nature, while simultaneously doing the necessary fire prevention and conservation work in the forests, and giving a new option to homeless people.
The plan would involve building lots of these trikes and setting up areas where people were allowed to camp, starting with “donuts” around the cities, provided they followed some basic rules.
The trikes could be sold, rented, and/or provided by grant to qualified homeless people. Offgrid/bushcraft/survival/wild permaculture courses could be taught by participants and the public could pay to camp and attend them, which would fund the program. Public lands authorities also give out multimillion dollar contracts to incentivize logging companies to remove trees that aren’t commercially viable, and they can’t even fill all of the contracts.
This would give people that wanted or needed a way out of civ an option. By moving through, and living in the forest, they’d remove and use underbrush, and help build soil, vetted participants could act as rangers, thickening the thin green line, and it would save the taypayers millions per year in conservation/fire prevention expenses.
I know that my personality is just not optimized for interaction with government, or the public really, so I’ve been attempting to inspire someone with more compatibility with the system to run with the idea. I’m not holding my breath though!