10 Best Places to Survive in America

One of our villagers just sent me a link to this blog

Unconventional among “10 best places to live lists”, it focuses on places to survive that are rural and the #1 criteria is CHEAP land.

While the Village doesn’t qualify as having the cheapest land in America, I happen to think that the higher cost at Sewanee Creek is offset by quality of life in a planned retreat where you surround yourself with instant community with like-minded people who are committed to helping each other learn to be self-sufficient. 

There’s an old saying about being penny wise and pound foolish and getting what you pay for.  Cheap land may not be the defining factor if you have spent your life behind a desk and lack the necessary skills to go it on your own.  Even for folks that are die-hard outdoorsmen, going off-grid alone is a tough way to live.

Otherwise, I like their logic.  Mountainous, remote, moderate weather, good local and natural resources.  His #10 pick is just a few miles away from us and he cites the natural beauty of the area. 

Overall, I like this BLOG.  What do you think?

4 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Survive in America

  1. Cheap land is one consideration, and an important one, but by no means the primary one. What a person intends to do on the land and the ability of the land to support that purpose is very important. So is access to schools, hospitals, decent shopping, and other infrastructure.


  2. Pingback: Best place to survive East of the Mississippi « Self-Sufficient Living

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