Good places to go survivalist camping in texas?
So I've been obsessed with the idea of living off the land and all that stuff since I was 8. Now I'm 18 I finally have a bit of disposable income and some freedom. So I've been thinking of taking a camping trip this spring break. I live in Austin right now so there's a million places to go camping, but I've found nothing that I really think I'd enjoy. I really want to go somewhere incredibly secluded with no set spots for camping. I have permits for hunting and fishing so that's not going to be a problem. Just finding a place with the freedom to do all that has been difficult for me. Another thing I always wanted to do is set up a small hut or other shelter to hang out in when I go camping, I've done it on my own land a few times, but finding somewhere to do it where it isn't illegal seems impossible. It's sad how frustrating it is just trying to find a place to enjoy the wilderness. Anyway,does anyone know a spot nearby Austin that I could do this?
Thanks in advance.
- HonestLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
As previously stated, National Forest and its dispersed
camping is a choice good for 15 days. That makes the
hut prospect unlikely. Suggest hauling a teepee or yurt.
Be nomadic with no evidence that you were ever present.
Anyone using a Google Earth download can go to Africa
and find a hut built by a survivalist. These are easy to find
using Orbital photography that allows reader to magnify a
field of view, tilt for topographic perspective, and rotate 360
degrees at will. You can also see where former huts stood.
That's because the soil is discolored from what happens in
survivalist lifestyle. There is no waste disposal hauled away
for burial or burning. These squatters leave a circle of blight
and infestation in Africa or elsewhere. Google Earth lets all
property management in North America go everywhere. The
excrement colored camps seen as in Africa will be detected.
But, not if survivalist hides within a cattle feed lot where the
brown stain of livestock hides their lifestyle signature. Feel
free to compare what is presently around Austin and Africa.
Right now Texas looks pretty. Feces and waste disposal is
regulated. The wildlife spreads their stains far and wide so
it blends into the overall orbital view. Its the work of man that
attracts the eye. Don't be there when management arrives.
- chrisLv 76 years ago
The closest national forest to you is the Sam Houston, they allow dispersed camping where you can pick your own spot to camp. However your stay will be limited to 15 days which should be enough for you to practice your skills. Good luck
- who WAS #1?Lv 76 years ago
Survivability vs Sustainability
Click "playlists" to get all the categories:
Do you carry these items with you?
You need a National Forest. But a "survivalist" can establish camp under a bridge or on a rooftop.
Stealth is where it's at.
- MountainManLv 76 years ago
First, I am concerned over any "survivalist" who finds locating a dispersed campsite "impossible."
Second, I am concerned over anyone who thinks that a forest is the place to go "living off the land."
Go dispersed camping on one of the National Forests in the State of Texas. However, go fully prepared with a supply of water and food until you gain experience in "survival." Check with the District Ranger Office regarding regulations for dispersed camping. Leave-no-trace. Build no shelter. Pack a tent.
Angelina National Forest
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980
Caddo/LBJ National Grasslands
1400 US HWY 81/287
P.O. Box 507
Decatur, Texas 76234
Davy Crockett National Forest
18551 State Highway 7 East
Kennard, Texas 75847
Sabine National Forest
5050 Hwy 21 East
Hemphill, TX 75948
Sam Houston National Forest
394 FM 1375 West
New Waverly, Texas 77358
Dispersed Camping Areas
ANGELINA (Sam Rayburn Reservoir Area) 936-897-1068 area description
Bouton Lake: (936) 897-1068
CADDO/LBJ (Dallas/Fort Worth Area) 940-627-5475 area description
East Lake Crockett: (940) 627-5475
DAVY CROCKETT (Lufkin/Crockett Area): 936-655-2299 area description
Neches Bluff Overlook: (936) 655-2299
SABINE (Toledo Bend Reservoir Area): 409-625-1940 area description
Haley's Ferry Boat Ramp: (409) 625-1940
Indian Mounds: (409) 625-1940
Willow Oak: (409) 625-1940
SAM HOUSTON (Houston/Conroe/Huntsville Area) area description
Kelly's Pond Campground: (936) 344-6205