WATCH: This 17yr Old Chick Lives Completely Off The Grid


For all your mates who have said ‘they can’t wait to buy a farm and live off the grid’ (this may also include myself) send this video to them. It may just change their perspective on living in the wild.

On a remote homestead in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 17-year-old Maddie Roark spent her childhood learning how to camp, shoot and hunt. With college on the horizon, she’s returning to the wilderness to reset; as she preps for a 6 month solo hike on the Appalachian Trail. The team at VICE met up with Maddie to learn more about what it’s like to go through high school off the grid.