It's a bushcrafter's dream allright, I think we would all love to have such an adventure. Unfortunately reality has to set in sometime. There would never be enough wildlife to sustain you without breaking the law, to keep yourself in vegetable foodstuff you would require a full growing season, what would you do until harvest. A croft you would need a heck of a lot of money even to lease and then the landowners would most likely consider long term applications first ( and there is waiting lists galore). There are short term holiday leasing but the cost of them is monumental, do you have that kinda cash, I suspect not when you want to live of the land. There is very little in the shape of wild food, especially around the Great Glen area and even that would only be available at certain times so you would have to supplement your lifestyle with buying in regular supplies. Winter in the highlands can be deadly in winter without the right equipment and that does'nt just mean food but fuel for heating and lighting as well, candles sound very romantic but they are not very practicall really long term. If I were you I would consider taking on a small holding for a couple or three years where you are just now and try living of what you can produce yourself, only then could you even consider this, however much appeal it has. Sorry I don't mean to dampen your spirit but unless you can come up with more than a very sketchy plan of how you will sustain yourself you will most assuredly live up to your name. However if you go for it I do wish you all the very best of luck with it ....you will be needing it.
Last edited by Sniper; 02-01-2011 at 22:34.
It's hard to soar like an eagle
When your surrounded by turkeys!!