There's a man up north of AshFork Arizona, that recently bought a piece of land... ( borrowed the funds from family!) He paid $5,000.00 for 2.27 acres... He had it surveyed for another $600.00... He put in 4 sides of 4 & 5 strand barbed wire fences, with "T" posts and 10 inch logs, plus renting a bobcat with an auger to drill the holes.... He bought a 2600 gallon water tanks and plumbing and pump... He added a septic system..... He has a propane water heater tank, refrigerator, stove and added a wood burning stove... He put in a 400 watt wind generator with a 40 ft. tower, that is collapsible ( for high wind conditions) He has 2 solar systems: 1-150 watt system of 2 panels, and 1- 160 watt panel, and 4 deep cycle marine batteries... He wired it all through the 12 x 60 mobile homes breaker box, with separate connections for 1 of his 3 generators, and all have separate invertors.... He installed a 5/8 wave ground plane, CB/10 Meter 2500 watt antenna at 40 feet. He installed a scanner (discone) antenna that is a big sucker! 4 ft high and 3 ft. wide, on a 30 ft mast. All set up, and has 2 driveway alert units, double 10 ft gates with 1/2 inch aricraft cable wrapped around them, with a massive Master padlock for security. He is considering installing 4 separate "beam" units for inside the fencing...( zone system) North, south, east and west. He installed 5 ft. height "ranch style" fencing around the main area of the interior of the property, for his 3 dogs to run in. So for the $20k, he bought land, a "used" mobile home, locally ( $2,500) moved it for $600, and all the rest, for less than the original $20k. Now he is looking at buying 4 deep cycle ( cart type batteries) in 6 volt, and wiring them up to his system as well! Not too bad for a NEWBIE to survival!