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This is a lot out in the country, in Michigan. What do you think of this strategy to get started this fall?

Lot Settlement Plan

Drinking Water
Tarp and Barrel rain catcher
Backpacking filter

Shelter
Tent
Tent in hoop house
Tarp Tipi
Hexayurt

Cooking
Counter
Backpacker Propane Stove
Camping Propane Stove
cob oven
Food storage box, raised, secure closing
Washbasin

Heat
Firepit in tipi
rocket mass heater in hexayurt

Electric
Solar panel, controller, marine deep discharge battery, fuse, 12V outlets
Inverter
5V USB power converters
led lighting

Waste Water
Sand base, gravel sump

Hygiene
Closed, private shelter, build with tarp and poles
Counter
Washbasin
Spray tank

Sanitary
Dry composting toilet (pail, seat/cover, woodchips, composting barrel)
Watering can urinal

Comfort
Screen tent
Hammock
Adirondack Chair/Deck Chair
Camping air mattress
Table with benches
Outdoor firepit
Tarp
Carpet

Garden (Fall start)
Design garden and site
Sheet mulch areas in fall for next year
Square foot garden area
Winter plants, turnips, garlic
Hoop house, rebar and plastic pipe, plastic sheet
chicken tractor

Garden Water
Hose to drainage ditch/creek
Solar powered water pump
Raised tank with hose
Watering can

Compost
Collect and bring in as much as possible

Supplies
Firewood
Dry foods
Canned foods
Cord
Tarp
Woodchips

Tools
Axe
Machete
Shovel
Woodsplitter/sledgehammer
Hoe
Bowsaw
Posthole digger
Knife
Lighter
Wheelbarrow
Woodworking tools
Electrical tools
Pails
Barrels
Washbasins
Spray tank
Watering cans
Bicycle
Bicycle Trailer
 
Nicole Castle
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Location: Madison, AL
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The very first question about a tax sale lot is whether or not there is a right of redemption period in your state, and if there is, when does it expire? You can get some great deals that way, but if you improve it and the previous owner redeems it, you lose the time and effort and money you put into it. (Except, generally, the redeeming owner has to buy out whatever you paid for the lot and some interest.)
 
Brenda Groth
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Location: North Central Michigan
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what she said, but also:

where are you in MIchigan?? I'm in the ring area of the left hand..so I'm curious..

are you ON the land now?? or is this a move coming up. We have some darned cold weather forcast soon so I guess you'll find out how ready you are if you move on it now..but there is winter coming on.

I think some hay bales for insulation might be helpful ..but they are really expensive this year..so maybe you can find some SPOILED hay bales to use..that aren't fit for feed but are still warm.

you might use your cordwood as a windbreak, so think about pilinig it on the north and west as high as you can near your shelter..but not so close as to invite rodents..space a couple of feet there.

I would include a cell phone if you can afford it as you might have an emergency and need help, and if you have a vehicle or a bicycle and a bike lock to a tree..and maybe some snowshoes or cross country skis.

have extra blankets for warmth and extra clothing in case they get wet..are there close neighbors, are you safe..maybe a gun?

If you are in a bear area,, you gotta think about them in spring and fall but they'll be asleep for winter...but other critters can get into food so metal lockable..also be aware of theives of the human kind.

a lot of people have gone to stealing lately cause of the food and other shortages..and high unempl rate..several of our neighbors have had entire trailer loads of hay stolen, and other people have had all of ther laid up food stolen..so please consider that..don't advertise your situation where it can be taken advantage of..so try to keep out of sight of roads with your campsite.
 
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