Tara Allsopp

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Thanks everyone for the quick input! I plan to buy land that already is suitable for building so im not planning on any major land projects to clear land but....I know stuff can turn south quick & the unexpected is always around the corner. It's good to see what others find useful.
Here's another one for ya:
How do any of y'all, who live in northern regions,  handle snow? Do you have a plow attachment for your truck or do you hunker down for a few months?
How necessary is say, a 4 wheeler or ATV? Do you have a Ham radio to keep in touch with the outside world? I was studying to get my license but got sidetracked. I'm wondering if I should pursue it or not. Lol  If not, what is your emergency backup to call for help?

I'm a single woman. I'm making this move with my 10 year old son. We're not totally incapable of some hard work but I do a few have physical limitations. I want to make sure im as prepared as possible.  Thanks again for the great ideas!
11 months ago
As a newbie to this forum, I'd like to ask the veterans what do you consider your most important and essential tools or gear? I've already got some stuff from my camping/ survival gear but I haven't put most of it to any REAL use...yet. Ive read about so many people having to downsize and downsize again because they brought too much stuff. I am going to be traveling 2500 miles across the country so I def don't wanna drag stuff I don't need or can repurchase once I get there.
Second question:
For those who have been living off grid or close to it for a while, what heavy equipment (tractor/ backho/etc) would you recommend, if any?
11 months ago
Wow! That's alot of food! I have a lot to learn about growing still. I honestly haven't put much thought into what I'd grow exactly. I figured the basics, tomatoes, onions, maaaaybe some corn...
1 year ago

Ryan Hobbs wrote:

Tara Allsopp wrote:Lol. Thanks Ryan. I'm just not sold on Ohio to be honest. As far as environment goes, the northwest area is where I've had my heart set on. The forests & foliage are different up there. I will check out what you said though since you are so adamant about it lol. Ive got nothing but time on my hands right now lol



Yay! ^_^ Oh, the area is cheap too. I got a big house, 2 outbuildings, and 2 acres for $100k. Big acreages are available with no house For about the same.



I was looking at 40 acres for about $25k in northern AZ. That by itself was enough to consider AZ. LOL. But ultimately I'm a woodsy chick. I need some more green.
1 year ago
It looks really pretty Ryan
1 year ago
Lol. Thanks Ryan. I'm just not sold on Ohio to be honest. As far as environment goes, the northwest area is where I've had my heart set on. The forests & foliage are different up there. I will check out what you said though since you are so adamant about it lol. Ive got nothing but time on my hands right now lol
1 year ago
Hi Dale,
Yes, nothing terminal thank God. The phrase is more a reference to this being my final move. I grew up in the Navy & each move was a different chapter, so to speak.
My son is actually on board and looking forward to the prospective adventure/move. I've been looking at areas that are not too remote that he wouldn't have access to attend social functions with other kids. Example, I've looked at Emigrant, MT but land prices are a little out of my range. I think he would do well in a small town environment. I'm still trying to find the perfect place for us though. So if anyone has any suggestions for areas near small towns, they are welcomed! Lol
1 year ago
Bob, regarding political climate, that was one of my main concerns actually. Lol. I didn't want to mention it because the political climate is so hostile these days & I didn't want to rub anyone the wrong way, esp on my first post!  Lol I support everyone's right to vote for who they choose without fear of persecution but not everyone feels that way.  Another reason why I have a desire to move out into the middle of nowhere. That way I don't have to worry about anyone being offended by me lol

Tyler,   I didn't even know about Wheaton labs and till I came to this website so I haven't even had a chance to check it out to be honest. From the brief description you provided I'm assuming it's somewhere I can go to visit short or long term? What do you do there?

Ryan,  my initial dream was to buy 40 or 50 acres and sell off 3 other parcels with a central area in the middle for greenhouses, root cellar, etc that we all work & maintain together. Problem is that I couldn't find 3 other people/ families who were interested and actually serious about moving. But... that's partly why im here. 😉
1 year ago
Hi Carla,  Bob, & Tyler!
Yes Carla, I was blessed with great genetics, I've been married & divorced twice,  have 2 kids, one in college. I'm young at heart though & am still deciding on what I want to be when I grow up. Lol But actually my final chapter refers to the last place I'll move to. I don't know where it'll be yet but I know it's gonna be an adventure & I can't wait to get started!
1 year ago
Hi Pearl! Thank you for the help. I was not sure where to post because there's so much info on here that I was overwhelmed. Lol Florida was great while it lasted but as I get older, the humidity becomes less tolerable. Ideally, Northern AZ is the climate that's be best for me but I miss the mountains & being surrounded by lush forests. Im a outdoorsy type chick & love the forest spo that's where Montana came in. It has been a pretty depressing recovery up to this point but discovering new outlets to explore is giving me some renewed hope. Thank you again!
1 year ago