93-Year-Old Legend Living Off The Land In California Wilderness

Meet Jack English

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Jack is 93 years old, lives alone five miles from the nearest road (the way he likes it) and has a different view of life.

“I’m just different than most people. I’d rather go back than go ahead,” Jack English said in a recent video by filmmaker Grace Jackson.

Living in a cabin made from materials off the land, English can go up to two weeks without seeing a single person.

He said he “fell in love” with the area when he first stepped foot on it, coming to hunt deer at 11 years old. Decades later he learned an isolated parcel was being auctioned and he bought it.

“I think the main thing is that it doesn’t change,” he said of the property. “It seems to be the same as when I first come here.”

He had always wanted to set up his permanent residence there, but his wife, Mary, and other responsibilities prevented him from doing so. It was on his last visit to the hospital where Mary was being treated for cancer that she gave him permission to move there after she died. And he did.

“Life has its problems, but it’s like my wife always said, ‘it’s how you contend with those problems that will be the result,’” he said. “I look back and I really did have a good life.”

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