Checking out a new piece of land often involves getting on the road long-distance, and experiencing the many seasonal twists and turns of our beautiful America. Our recent trip to North Carolina. After hitting one of the most dangerous and exciting roads in all of North America - "Tail of the Dragon" right outside of Robbinsville, NC, we thought what better time to put together a quick roadside safety checklist. Before we get to the list, let's first highlight some of the basic bloodwork you should go over with your vehicle prior to departure, to include: checking tires, fluids, blades, and blinkers, etc. While we have "roadtripping" in mind as we fingerpunch this short article, we should note that by no means should this list be exclusive to long-distance adventures - everything on this list should be kept in your vehicle at all times. So, after sitting down and compiling an extensive list of everything we could think of that should be included in a vehicle safety kit (and reviewing our own), believe
21 Things to Bring When Viewing a Vacant Land Property Every time we’ve gone to check out a prospective piece of land we are interested in purchasing, there's always something that seems to have been forgotten, and our trip to North Carolina just last week was no exception. Whether it's wading boots, mapping items, or even something basic like sunscreen, there's always something that seems to have slipped the mind. Since our visits are typically of the long distance variety (usually a six-eight hour road trip), we've slapped together a checklist so that next time we can be as prepared as possible. You can download our FREE Land-Viewing Essentials Checklist at the bottom of this page to make sure nothing is forgotten next time you take a viewing trip. Note: We've generated this list based off our prior experiences. While everyone's list may vary, we encourage you to use our list as a baseline, and modify it to suit your own land-viewing needs. So, assuming you've already discovered the Benefits of Living
Embarking on a camping trip is an exciting adventure that allows you to connect with nature, unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and create lasting memories. Whether you're a seasoned outdoors enthusiast or a novice camper, having the right essentials can make or break your experience. Having camped several times before, I have experienced trips that would be considered a huge success in anyone's book (Jenny Lake, Wyoming) and trips I'd rather forget (Ocala National Forest, FL). It wasn't the location that made these trips a success or failure--although it's hard to beat the Grand Tetons as a camping backdrop. Rather, it was what I was prepared for, such as weathering the elements and ensuring comfortable shelter. In this article, we'll explore the must-have items that will make your camping trip safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. Read on for a comprehensive guide to packing for your next outdoor getaway, and don't forget to download our FREE Camping Essentials and BONUS Hiking Essentials Checklists at the bottom of this page to make sure
Why Rural Land is (Usually) More Affordable This article will be very brief, but let's quickly discuss a few key items as to why rural land is oftentimes more affordable as opposed to suburban and urban areas. There are several reasons for this, and below, we will highlight a few. Keep in mind that each of the basic factors below are simply mentioned and highlighted from a very general "price-per-acre" perspective. As mentioned in another article, it would be impractical to compare any two pieces of land from an apples and oranges perspective, and that is not the intent. The goal is to simply point out a few factors as to why rural asking prices can oftentimes be dramatically more affordable that anything in the city. Limited Infrastructure: Rural areas often have limited infrastructure such as utilities, public transportation, emergency services and in some cases - even roads. These limitations also extend to basic creature comforts and amenities such as the ability to acquire groceries nearby and basic medical care.
What it's Like Living the Rural Life: Interviewing Ana Have you ever wondered what it’s like living the rural lifestyle? Ever wanted to ask questions, but just didn’t know where (or who) to start with? Below, we share a very special interview with someone who’s thriving somewhere in the rugged edges of Eastern Tennessee. Not only is she experienced living the rural life, but her and her husband are also well-versed in the self-sustainment lifestyle, to include: hunting, gardening, foraging and even tanning and hiding. Below, we have the pleasure of meeting Ana, who has sat down with us to share her thoughts on the rural lifestyle. We feel she would be a great person to gain some knowledge from, considering her family heritage of having resided on the same 500 acres of rural land going back since the 1800's. What makes her perspective valuable is she is also familiar with urban living, so she has a full appreciation of some of the many differences in comparing rural vs.
A Guide To Buying Rural Property: Tips For An Informed Purchase Rural Acreage Introduction: Purchasing rural property can be an exciting venture, offering the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and embrace a quieter, more serene lifestyle. However, buying rural property requires careful consideration and a different set of factors compared to buying property in urban areas. Whether you’re seeking a country retreat, farmland, or a place to build your dream home, this article provides valuable tips to help you navigate the process of buying rural property. While these should not be considered “all-inclusive, and there are many other things to consider based off your own personal situation, here are 7 basic tips: Define Your Objectives: Before diving into the rural property market, it’s crucial to clearly define your objectives. Determine your purpose for buying rural property, whether it’s for agricultural use, recreational activities, investment, or a permanent residence. This will guide your search and help you narrow down suitable locations and property types. Research Locations: Rural areas can
Let's discuss some of the benefits and pros vs cons of owning, or acquiring rural acreage. NOTE: Audio/video version of this article can be found HERE If you've ever wanted to take a curious peek at some of the many benefits of living in rural areas of the US - you're in the right place. Below, we toss around some of the advantages and potential drawbacks that come with not just rural living and the overall rural lifestyle. Tired of living in a criminal-infested city that’s being mismanaged by corrupt politicians? You're not alone. All over the country, people are choosing to remove themselves from larger cities in favor of something a little more rural and peaceful. And if we were to take a wild guess, the criminal-first judicial policies may have something to do with it. This article, provided by Brooking Institutional - a nonprofit, institutional research and academic team, share that since early 2020, "there have been unprecedented losses across the 88 U.S. cities with populations exceeding 250,000 residents." Another article