Alaska Man Plans Year on Uninhabited Island

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charles Baird is going off the grid. The 40-year-old Anchorage man plans to leave May 27 for Latouche Island, where he will live a solitary lifestyle for the next year.

Latouche Island is in Alaska's Prince William Sound, about 100 miles southwest of the port city of Valdez.

He's planning to hunt and fish, and pass time by reading some of the several thousand e-books he's taking with him. The reader will be charged by solar and wind power systems he'll have.

He's also planning to film his adventure, eventually hoping to sell it as a documentary series.

Baird says the biggest challenge he'll face will be the isolation.

He'll also have to deal with the island's extreme weather, not to mention its large black bear population.


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