You do this the wrong way or you can do this the right way.
The wrong way is to read a bunch of books, watch a ton of video and max out your credit card on cool & awesome camping you will never use, or ever need in a lifetime.
There are lots of ways to do this this the right way.
1. Find someone experience to help you, mentor you, and give advice.
2. Join a group of like aged people and go as a group.
3. Track down a survival class in your area and consider taking it. Most lesson are best learned with a little pain attached. Such a class 3 day, 5 day or 7 day, will teach you soooo much in a short period.
I live in Alaska. I was a city boy who came here in 1982. 7 tours of duty with the Coast Guard in Alaska and 11 years as a volunteer EMT doing Alaskan bush and mountain rescue - I saw a few things. A little lack of outdoor knowelge goes a long way to getting yourself hurt and killed. Like the three guys who camped on a nice sandy area - not realizing it was flood area.... a rain storm 60 miles away send water rushing at their tent in the middle of the night. All perished. Or the guy who almost died of hypothermia because he could not start a fire - even though here was surrounded by old highly flammable fishing nets...he 'thought' the smoke from it was deadly cyanide. Or the guy who left all his stuff at camp, went for a day hike, and walked down the wrong side of a hill and got lost..... with all his cool survival gear back at camp. Three years ago a well known Mi survival instructor came to Alaska and did not follow his own rules - he never told anyone where exactly he was going or when he would be back.... we are still waiting for his body to turn up.
Do you own a gun? No? Go take a basic pistol class.
How's you medical skills? Can you deal with a nasty wound? Go take a red cross first aid class or the ETT emergency trauma tech class.
You might want to start small and easy - camp with your car handy. The wean yourself off it as you learn more and get better equipment.