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Jonathan Taylor
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Hey there. I need advice. I don't know what to do. Maybe someone can help.

I'm a 26 year old Christian, and I was raised in Midwestern Missouri. I was given a talent to design and that is my main source of income, living as a designer and animator in Los Angeles. I don't like the city and crave the simple natural outdoors once again. However I'm making good money, but living here is just not worth it and I miss values of the Midwest, going on hikes, hunting and fishing in the wild. Etc. I'm looking for a person, friends, advice, anything I can get to help me along the way. I would love to live somewhere off the grid, by myself and a partner, and raise a family but my ultimate goal is a complete life fulfilled by tasks to live and survive, but I don't know where a good place to do this is or know anyone else likeminded, as I'm new! (Hello!)

I guess what I'm hoping to get out of this is to meet someone else that is interested, prices of necessities in different locations temperatures, or gain knowledge of the subjects of where is a good place that is friendly or newcomers, easy dealing with permits making cabins, moderately good temperatures to survive in, good soils etc. I was thinking the northwest USA and even Alaska perhaps. I want to be alone, in nature, with a wife and kids later down the road when it's settled. I absolutely am fascinated by fish, always have been and always will be. I could fish everyday all day long. I love water just as much. Any advice welcome!

 
Nancy Troutman
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In 1995 I had had it with the city.   I need solitude and nature to recharge my batteries.   The only way to get solitude in the city was indoors.   I only got nature with the occasional other person.

I had an accountant at the time and asked her how to purchase rural property in the States.   The problem was, the type of property that supplied what I needed generally was known only by locals and not listed online, and not shown by real estate people due to the time it took to show the place.  

Here were my specs for the property...
1.   So remote that if you called 911, they asked for directions.
2.   Trees
3.   Trees
4.   Trees

I found a way to find the property I wanted.   I searched listings whose listing was about to expire.   What this meant was that the seller was hungry and the real estate agency dysfunctional.   I low-balled the price and got the property for a song.   I was able to cash-out the property it was that low.  

Remote, secluded properties are not generally popular.   They are hard to sell as country people tend to be stable people and live all their lives in one spot.   So the people interested in secluded properties are not a dime a dozen.   There is a market for SHTF folks, but they often purchase overpriced land due to the difficulty in finding extremely remote properties.  

Hope this helps, and I hope you accomplish your dreams.
 
Susan Quinlan
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Jonathan, You will need to move back to the Midwest  (possibly south east)area just to find someone with your religious values. I am sorry you were transplanted in such an ill suited local. Are you able to find work you could do with some travel and on line ?  As an older women I have never adjusted to some of the culture changes. I found it to be challenging in both work and in a failed marriage. You are good at what you do and you have your faith. Now you just need to sort out your values.  Is that extra money worth it? Worth it for awhile? Perhaps just while you are making other plans? You are the only person who will ever live your life. Do what YOU want!
 
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