One of the more complex questions I was asked at Ben Falk’s PDC course was about a “long term bug out”, which I needed clarification on because it can mean so many things. What the student meant turned out to be something very relevant for the TSP community so it has become the focus of today’s show.
This person found themselves in a situation many of us face. They have a job, not a super job but one that pays the bills. Said job requires life in a city/town of some size and they want to be prepared to get out someday (by design or possibly by need). They can or have already scraped up enough money to buy some raw land, say a few acres or more. However this land has no house on it, no infrastructure, no utilities, etc.
The question was given I have such a piece of land and can only put a few thousand a year into it, what should I be doing first and where should I be heading long term. I partially answered this question at the evening fire though a proxy who explained all this, the student was apparently beat and went off to catch some sleep in his tent. As I answered it I realized how much my answer had changed over the past 4 years and how some of it has stayed the same.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- Selecting a piece of land
- Distance from your permanent residence
- The consideration of climate
- Utility access
- Size of the property
- Surrounding community
- Ability to appear undisturbed
- The value of water
- The most critical infrastructure you can set up
- Ponds and swale structures
- Storage facilities
- Permanent plantings
- Taking it to a higher level
- Earth sheltered homes in the south
- Timber frame homes in the cool climates
- Water catchment for every roof like structure
- Island gardens for land locked homesteaders
- Design the end and work backwards
- Don’t kid yourself about what can or will be done
Resources for Today’s Show…
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- Be Part of Episode 1000
- Meet Jack at the Hickory, NC Self Reliance Expo
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