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Hello, and greetings. Some years ago I semi-retired from my first career in hopes of finding a somewhat safer, saner life away from larger urban centers. Now I'm trying to position my family for the long term, not knowing what exactly the future will hold, and reminding myself that everything you gain is indeed a trade-off for something else you give up. Looking for sane discourse from serious people in similar circumstances.

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Thank you everyone. I'm actually in Arkansas now, driving distance from a medium-sized town but I bought some acreage adjacent to a forest. I grew up in Appalachia and fit better in the South than the North. Most of my concerns revolve around my kids. I still have years of potential to make some decent income, and want to give my kids a good launch in life. Assuming the world doesn't end totally in the next few years that would mean finishing high school and college. So, I can't drop too far off the grid. I'm reluctant to buy lots of land and sink my resources into that, because the kids likely will want to (or need to) travel for work etc. for some years, and wouldn't be able to pay property taxes or tie themselves to the same small town they now call home. So that's all complicated. I gave up some theoretical opportunities for them to gain advantage in high school by moving here, but also saved them from a lot of very real, tangible physical and academic threats. So, trade-offs.

Looking forward to sharing advice, experience and support.
 
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