I love this thread and most threads with pics of people's BOL's, homesteads, camps etc.
And land is most valuable and not getting any cheaper. I thought I had a good deal for being able to find and buy 3 and 1/2 acres with many trees and good water for $8,000 which is some are trying to get $10,000 and more per acre today. I have read even one Million dollars per acre such as in Vail and Aspen, CO.
Originally Posted by usmc0331
Your grandfather had excellent fore sight. As Samuel Clemmons said, "Buy land, they`re not making it anymore."
That old travel trailer in the middle of nowhere will look like heaven to someone trapped in a metro area while the natives loot and burn everything.
All you`ll hear is crickets....
Not sure how old the trailer is but it looks good to me. And if it is comfortable and able to live in it then it is better than most. I had a small trailer I got for only $350 and had a cover over it but it still got crushed by snowpack. As I have seen at least 3 trailers etc. get crushed and two cabins also.
Originally Posted by charliemeyer007
Wow, most excellent. I would put the trees on gravity fed drip irrigation system. Water tank on a stand you can pump or haul water up to.
I would look at some kind of root cellar camo in to the land scape. Great place to hid all kinds of things until you need the free cool storage.
Out along the perimeter plant stuff game animals like. Perhaps add some quail or birds that can fend for themselves.
Root / storm shelter - cellars are great and a necessity from all that I have read and even done since 1982. A root cellar can be called a storage - storm shelter and could save you and your families life someday from a tornado or such. I am sure your area as well as many areas in the USA have the potential for tornadoes? And a root cellar / storm shelter does Not have to cost much as I have posted in quite a few threads. Hope people can find those threads and If not then send me a message and I will gladly tell where to get info.
And I am sure even on survival forums, that too many think they Must spend lot of dollars to have a homestead, a cabin, a bunker - root cellar or whatever. I for one, know from much experience that is not true. Even if - when I inherit much hopefully within a year or less I am not going to spend too much. Maybe $10,000 or so on a newer, bigger, more powerful pickup truck but not too much on a cabin etc. etc.
So much I could tell about but I just hope that many are not simply dreaming about what they would do IF they win the lotto or whatever....
And just Do it such as is shown in this pic thread and many others on the net.