Ever since seeing Alone In the Wilderness on PBS, I've wanted to do the same, though I've wanted to be a "mountain man" since I was 8.
Now that I'm in Alaska, I'm closer than I thought I would be to that dream.
After getting established (financially and physically), I'd like to buy a piece of land and build a log cabin of my own.
I'd like to begin by getting information on ideal locations. I used to think I wanted to be around Fairbanks territory, but after making friends with a guy from Fairbanks, it doesn't sound like the "best" location. He says it's basically an desert, and he has gone thirsty in the summer.
I'm looking for an area with good wood for cabin building, near a water source (preferably a lake), mountains where I can hunt dall sheep, and has decent weather (by that I mean not overcast the majority of the times like south-east Alaska). Somewhere close enough to civilization where I can have supplies flown in, but be relatively free of tourists.
Any idea of what areas I should look into, and real estate brokers?