Parents' Guide to

Live Free or Die

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Docuseries offers peek into living-off-the-land subculture.

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Live Free or Die explores a lifestyle trend called "rewilding," which is the purposeful attempt of humans to "undomesticate" themselves and return to the wild. It highlights the various challenges the folks who choose this life face every day, including surviving the elements with minimal supplies, finding enough protein to sustain them every day, and battling illness and infection without the help of modern medicine. Fighting off predators also is a concern.

Some may find some of the things they do to survive, including cooking and eating road kill that's a few days old and using large rocks to smash pack rats to eat for breakfast, a little disturbing. But other viewers will admire the different ways in which these individuals choose to live by this code, no matter how difficult it becomes. Regardless of what you may feel about their efforts, the show offers an interesting look at the lives of some unique people.

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