Getting Off-the-Grid: Prince of Whales Island
This outer island in the Alexander Archipelago is as off-the-grid as it gets in America. As part of the inside passage of the Alaskan Panhandle, there are fewer than 6,000 people living on an island that's a little larger than Delaware in the midst of the largest National Forest in the U.S. (all Prince of Whales Island are part of the Tongass).
Stay at the Karta Lake Cabin a 12x12 foot primitive cedar log cabin situated on the shores of a pristine lake. There is no running water or electricity, you must bring all gear, and teh only way to get there is by floatplan. After arriving in Ketchikan, on the neighboring Revillagigedo Island, stock up on supplies, say goodbye to civilization, and fly to your cabin.