In your search for land, you might find what appears to be the perfect homestead site only to find out later the groundwater is polluted or the area is slated for massive fracking. Therefore it’s prudent to do as much research as possible before buying your land and investing years of time, money and labor. Thankfully, there’s a vast amount of free information available on the Internet that can help. The maps below show just a few things to search for. There are many other considerations. This information is also available in print in Joel Skousen’s Strategic Relocation book.
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After studying 20-30 maps of risks and climate considerations you’ll probably realize there aren’t very many safe, clean areas remaining that are suitable for homesteading and gardening. Finding good, affordable land is quite challenging.