“I had a backpack and minimal stuff. I had no plans. I had no map. I didn’t know where I was going. I just walked away.”

For nearly 30 years, Christopher Knight lived a solitary life deep in the woods in Central Maine. He became an accomplished thief, stealing from dozens of nearby homes over the years, living off the fat of modern life. This is the story of how he survived in the forest and what became of him when he stepped out of it.

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