Hosted by former Navy Seal Cade Courtley, America Unplugged is a new series that takes viewers on a cross-country journey to meet the folks that are unplugging from society. Each of the eight episodes provides a riveting look at the excitement and danger of living off the grid. The terrain, wildlife, and food sources are as varied as the people who choose this lifestyle. But they are all motivated by the same thing; they want to live free, as they pursue their own version of the American Dream.
Cade was born in Columbus, OH and raised in Boulder, CO, where he spent much of his early life in the outdoors. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Cade was commissioned into the United States Navy, and began his SEAL training. After 19 months, two broken legs, and a fractured skull, LT Courtley graduated and became a Navy SEAL. He was then chosen to attend the elite SEAL sniper school, a privilege given only to a select few.
During his nine years of active duty, Cade went on to lead highly classified, high risk operations around the world. He was Assistant Platoon Commander, SEAL Team Two; and later, Platoon Commander, SEAL Team One. After leaving the Navy, Cade later served as security contractor in such dangerous places as Afghanistan and Iraq.