I’ve already covered food and water here -
and talked a bit about how to move it here -
but what about the location itself? This could be where you are at currently, or where you will be going (BOL). I believe in finding ways to do things that take the least amount of effort, or are the most efficient way.
Food storage on the hoof (aka livestock) the best method I have come across is Greg Judy’s regenerative agriculture. This has multiple benefits and would highly encourage everyone who is interested in cattle and sheep to watch it.
I’ve seen people do back breaking labor for gardening, getting water, finding fuel (wood), and fighting pests. Let me introduce you to Geoff Lawton’s permaculture. He is a student of the man who paved the way. Permaculture makes use of the patterns in nature to have the land work for you. One could leave for years and, upon return, only take a few hours to get things back in order. It’s the method of creating edible landscapes. You can hire someone that knows what theyre doing, take one of his classes to learn first hand, or use the internet university.
website - https://www.geofflawtononline.com/
Bill Mollison is Geoff’s mentor amd his books are still around - https://www.amazon.com/Bill-Mollison/e/B00J23Z4XO?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1600911099&sr=8-1
Here’s a good site to get many trees and bushes from - https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/
Previously I talked about food storage. One of the purposes of food storage is to act as a buffer until the food you are growing can sustain you and yours. The catch to permaculture as that it may take 3-5 years to become mostly edible. In the beginning about 10% is edible, the rest is preparing the land and soil to become edible. After a few years it becomes about 90% edible.
There's also a good FB group (oxymoron) called Regenerative Agriculture.
Next is power; Solar is a thing I am still learning about, but I haven’t come across too many that do consistent long term or comparative reviews. Enter Will Prowse. I’m going to leave a beginers playlist here, but you can obviously go to his channel to find so much more.
Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7bvIB2TPsCjTUIr9WISFg8JcAPrJfzxzinternational best selling book - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1546567119/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kiteonabudg-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1546567119&linkId=244263352a72e826a2894cc6e28c1fb9
For those that have year round streams, hydro electric may be something to look into. Most of what I’ve seen doesn’t produce that much power. This is the alternative that I plan on using, so might as well share!
There are also some good food and green energy maps here - https://zeihan.com/disunited-nations-maps/
I may make a part 2 later on. Let me know that ya like it by leaving an emoji, and let me know what subject you would like to see covered.