A little backround. I was born in Chicago but raised in Mexico city since age 5. When I was under 5 my father used to take the family camping around the Chicago and I think Wisconsin area. Once we moved to Mexico him and I used to camp all the time. I don't remember exactly where we used to camp in Mexico, but I do remember that we would do lots of walking and hardly ever see other people for a day or two. I forget exactly how, but I do remember my dad skinning once a rabbit and a 2nd time a squirrel maybe. Since I moved to USA I've tried to get into the whole camping thing, but I am somewhat disapointed and confused. Disapointed because seems the only type of camping that I've been able to find is in campsites with quiet hours after dark, and too many restrictions. The ones that offer "primitive" sites require you bring in your own firewood. Confused because in some posts I've read that you do not need a permit to camp in a national forest, but then I read how people get fines and what not. Here is what I would llike to do: I would love to pack up my KLR with just some esentials and find a place to just ride and enjoy the mountains/woods/Forest. During this trip I would like to avoid "camp sites" and do true primitive camping where I would have to find my own water sources, and purify my own water. Would also like to be able to set up traps for small game like rabits and squirreles to eat (The idea would be to set up camp for a day or two at one spot, then keep on going). I would also like to be able to pick up dead/dried wood for camp fire. Seems it is "illegal" to pick up wood for that purpose in Florida. In essense I would like to do a trip where I would spend most of the time alone just with the people travelling with me, and ever so often pop out of the woods to gas up. I might be watching too much "survival man" but that is sorthat what I would like to do. Is there is such a place here in USA? If not, is there such a place sans the motorycle? Maybe a similar trip on a mountain bike, or even a good ol fashioned long hike? Thanks for any tips and advice.