Our long term goal is to have enough property for a few farm animals, a garden, and a yurt, and maybe another property back in Alaska to visit or shoot for as a bug-out. For now, we're in an apartment with a year-long lease that ends next Spring. We also got caught extremely off guard moving here and losing work, so now we're digging out of quite the financial hole.
Still, living here is beautiful. I had the experience of the country song on a back road in Montana in an old Chevy truck with a beautiful girl sitting in the middle of the bench seat, right next to me. It was amazing. And, since we're cheap, we go hiking and have fallen in love with Hyalite Canyon, one of the many, many canyons that have raging creeks and start at small, clear lakes high in the mountains.
As practice for bugging out, we're going to do some family camping trips this summer. The funds simply aren't there for the ultimate goal of yurts and overlanding, but we'll get there. We're lucky to have landed in a place that has tons to offer in relatively close proximity, and for that, we're thankful.