Raised off the Grid: Meet the 17-Year Old Living in the Wilderness | Created with Amazon Prime

  • Published on Mar 29, 2019
  • 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. We met up with Maddie to learn more about what it’s like to go though high school off the grid.
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  • Khalid Elmekki
    Khalid Elmekki 51 minute ago

    Really makes me wish I could live off the grid. But I'm not so sure it would work out for me.

  • Michael Arnett
    Michael Arnett Hour ago

    ...... Real women DO exist!! This is a girl version of me!! ....except... I don't have the wild to go to anymore...

  • Chronic Awareness
    Chronic Awareness 4 hours ago

    when your rich you can have these luxury to pretend to be "off grid"

  • Open Eye
    Open Eye 7 hours ago

    She lives a more meaningful life than 99% of girls her age in America.

  • de Jay
    de Jay 10 hours ago

    Don't give me ur location I'ma drop by

  • Alfred Florin
    Alfred Florin 14 hours ago +1

    Wife material . I would marry her on spot

  • Eva Burgess
    Eva Burgess 17 hours ago

    I want to live in the woods but I am still tring to get over that I would have to hunt my meals. I feel so bad about it. But... it is the cercal of life.

  • Johns Does
    Johns Does 17 hours ago

    Ever man's dream girl ...PERIOD 😍

  • Philip Baldassini
    Philip Baldassini 18 hours ago

    I will say she is a bamf, I love hiking and being with nature

  • Karis Yanuaria
    Karis Yanuaria 21 hour ago

    Nice way of life

  • Mitchivan Taylorov

    ..holy shit son..dream girl alert

  • Day that Fallows

    Ohh, boy, thousands of people live like that, just go to Europe, any not Americanized nation...and they actually survive with out guns and bullets and arrows...

  • Kentucky Bear Arms

    I wanna come live with you

  • JoeyNice Matrix
    JoeyNice Matrix Day ago

    She can stay in my foxhole anytime.

  • Christopher Reyes

    Billie ilish?

  • Erik Seavey
    Erik Seavey Day ago

    I need a woman like that.

  • tone burgess
    tone burgess Day ago

    The chickens lay scrambled eggs, so good

  • Edward Howlin
    Edward Howlin 2 days ago +1

    I think I'm in love

  • yolo dolo
    yolo dolo 2 days ago

    Maybe her way of living is the right way. Why do we have to pay to live on this earth? Why do we have to sacrifice our time, health and sanity just to live? Who says we need luxury materials. It's because of society we don't have a big house or nice cars or luxury materials women dont want us. We are all brainwashed like it or not we are being brainwashed everyday

  • Chas Admin
    Chas Admin 2 days ago

    Amazing, definitely amazing, more people should do this

  • William Rowland
    William Rowland 2 days ago

    Lol love her already

  • Joshua Mann
    Joshua Mann 2 days ago


  • William Smith
    William Smith 2 days ago

    If my kid looked like that id hide her out in woods too fucking hipsters over at the house all the time 😂😂😂

  • Randy Ray Jr.
    Randy Ray Jr. 2 days ago

    Growing up on a farm does NOT make you a survival expert. And guess what? All the plants along that trail change rapidly as you travel and will NOT be the same you grew up around. You may know your land...but your in for a big surprise. She even said she grew up half the time in town. And did you notice no target was shown to see how she shoots other than sound?

  • Cindy neely
    Cindy neely 2 days ago +1

    outstanding women

  • Joe Paul
    Joe Paul 2 days ago

    Just 100 years ago...... outside of cities....everyone lived like this

  • Sophia Knoztak
    Sophia Knoztak 2 days ago

    I was raised off grid, my newest addition is this electric bike from motorcityebikes.com I still need a solar panel though

  • Seamus Howling
    Seamus Howling 2 days ago +1

    Off the grid...makes a living via e-commerce.

    TWIN FORD 3 days ago

    Omg, what a beautiful woman. Don't let the speed of life, steer you away. You are a dream for some. Stay you , while you follow your dreams.

  • JuD
    JuD 4 days ago

    She seems very grounded.

  • Nickolas Metcalf
    Nickolas Metcalf 5 days ago

    Pure fabrication

  • America First
    America First 6 days ago

    What a beautiful, well rounded girl. More should have her skills and attitude.

  • Michael Pissoff
    Michael Pissoff 7 days ago

    fake her dad fucks her

  • Tyana Wolf
    Tyana Wolf 7 days ago

    I want her to be my wife

  • mrduffman52
    mrduffman52 7 days ago

    Goes to college comes back pregnant

  • TCB
    TCB 7 days ago

    This is the best woman on earth.

  • surf5rgurl
    surf5rgurl 8 days ago

    I can fish....Does that get thumbs up?

  • Webmash
    Webmash 8 days ago

    You mean: girl lives like they lived 200 years ago?

  • OhFantasma
    OhFantasma 9 days ago


  • george rissell
    george rissell 9 days ago

    im envious glad to see some people are still living free

  • it is eye
    it is eye 9 days ago

    raised off grid but still needs to dye her hair...

  • switchbank
    switchbank 9 days ago

    power of the feminine right.... sacred..

  • iknowz thiz
    iknowz thiz 10 days ago

    Y she got goat around her like that? They might ram her tho...

  • Dealspeed
    Dealspeed 10 days ago

    I hope she stays out of college, stay out of the trap stay connected with nature

  • Josh Dixon
    Josh Dixon 10 days ago

    This is true most peoples idea of food is from the grocery store. Humans think were so far advanced when really were so far disconnected.

  • Hriiyizhuo Siikruna
    Hriiyizhuo Siikruna 11 days ago

    Prefer this type of girl than cities girls that twerks!

  • Richard Jeffery
    Richard Jeffery 12 days ago

    Good girl,kill anything that moves,other than your animals,you'll be OK if you live by this

  • Wessel van der Berg
    Wessel van der Berg 12 days ago

    Wow! Isnt she just lovely. Nature will keep you young.

  • Sangzuala Khiangte
    Sangzuala Khiangte 12 days ago

    No make up, no designers clothes, still more beautiful than Kylie Jenner or other insta models.

  • Jen Anderson
    Jen Anderson 12 days ago

    how can i find you on etsy??

  • froopy looploop
    froopy looploop 13 days ago

    is this billie eilish?

  • Dogwood Media
    Dogwood Media 13 days ago

    Vice: "Yo Maddie, we have the sickest idea for an Etsy commercial."
    Maddie: "Dope"

  • Fatimah Conteh
    Fatimah Conteh 13 days ago

    The real teen wolf 🐺

  • Charles and Heather Wade

    Hello from the Appalachian Mountains ❤️

  • Mike Johnson
    Mike Johnson 14 days ago

    Wow you are tough and beautiful great combination

  • ccressy7
    ccressy7 14 days ago

    Thats not living completely off the grid. She is still buying ammunition, arrows, tools, and using the internet.
    The biggest problem today is people dont eat enough raw foods, use to mucn fuel, and energy.
    If people actually cared a lot about the earth they would all share their homes and have less living space. Imagine how many people could fit inside a large mansion? Almost 8 years back I talked to a few guys at work and asked them if they wanted to split rent on a large home/mansion paying $500 a month each. People dont grow enough gardens and have massive lawns that hardly get used. Lawns should only be made if you have a family where you kids will be outside often otherwise grow a garden and start eating healthy.
    I could give hundreds of reasons to improve our environment. Traffic could be eliminated if cities invested more in bike paths and more people took the bus on direct routes to work. One of my ideas is to have a type of insulated ski lift that goes 30mph across rivers and bays which offers free parking. Those who have to commute to work should still be allowed to if their job is not accessable by public transport or they are disabled.

  • Rachel Nicole
    Rachel Nicole 15 days ago

    I need her etsy link, anyone?????

  • Won Jack
    Won Jack 15 days ago

    oh she is so pretty, good luck girl

  • Tbar Boys
    Tbar Boys 15 days ago


  • tontonpacute
    tontonpacute 16 days ago

    hipsters at the vice office in brooklyn dress like her

  • Aaron Chick
    Aaron Chick 16 days ago

    College not for all learn a trade

  • Sagittarius A *
    Sagittarius A * 16 days ago

    She does not have this high pitched girlie voice - unusual, but I read that this actually is the natural voice of a woman.
    In my next life I would be happy to meet her (and her great dad).
    I would like to know if this is her natural hair colour though...

  • mnemonic Max
    mnemonic Max 16 days ago

    hunger games irl

  • Ugandan Sonic
    Ugandan Sonic 17 days ago

    Lives in the wild. Doesn't yet understand protein. ok dude.

  • Draw Leinad
    Draw Leinad 18 days ago

    I only pray my little girl grows to be like this

  • kent
    kent 18 days ago

    Damn shes too pretty for that world

  • Mr. Smiley
    Mr. Smiley 18 days ago +1

    Billie Eilish

  • Curtis Ramsey
    Curtis Ramsey 18 days ago

    She's awesome and naturally beautiful

  • Jenny Moe
    Jenny Moe 19 days ago

    She's so cool!