There's no telling how long it'll take before I can afford any of this, but planning ahead doesn't hurt~! * Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure which one to put this in since I mention bushcraft and possible off the grid living. The YouTube app on my phone put this video in my recommendations list, and afterwards I started searching online and through these forums. I was wondering if living in a yurt would be more/less/just as practical as living in a bumper pull RV? They appear to be around the same price as bumper pull RVs depending on the size and accessories you choose to include, and the more basic designs have a rustic look to them that I find attractive. My biggest concern would be having to reassemble it every couple of months because apparently depending on the foundation you choose it is unwise to leave it in one spot for too long, and overall it's not as easily portable as a bumper pull RV unless you get a less durable design that's attached to a trailer. And I'm sure it'll be easier for bullets and knives to pierce it vs. a bumper pull RV - is there any way to make it more defendable? I was going to try camping out in my grandmother's backyard with a used Walrus Armadillo Altiplano 4 Person/4 season tent I got off eBay over a year ago, but security is a concern. It's not like it's a crime-ridden neighborhood or anything, it's pretty peaceful for the most part. But it's not surprising whenever adults or even children become mischievous or violent. And I can be a heavy sleeper, which adds another level of danger on my part. A yurt would definitely provide more security than a tent, and as an extra measure I plan to add more locks to the wooden door and would like to purchase a bat, knife, and possibly a mini stun gun. The idea was to live in a basic dwelling in my grandmother's backyard, bothering her only for things I can't provide for myself (yet) such as the shower/toilet, wifi, food, and possibly electricity if I can't find a portable source that's safe to put in the dwelling. This would push me to learn bushcraft for things like cooking, crafting, and whatever else I can think of. My grandmother's land is about 1 1/2 acres big, and the front lawn and backyard are mostly open land with random plants, weeds, and grasses of various length growing in different spots. It might not be much to work with at first, but I'll get creative and if wood is necessary it won't be hard for my grandmother or uncle to find some for free. I'll have to speak with my grandmother about any laws or regulations that would prevent me from doing this though :-( Speaking of bushcraft, do you guys have any recommendations for books? I'm short on cash, so I looked at several books on Amazon.com and after reading the table of contents and reviews of each, narrowed it down to The Book of Camping & Woodcraft: A Guidebook For Those Who Travel In The Wilderness. I was focusing on older books written by people who spent personal time in wooded areas and had developed detailed, how-to information based on their experiences. I'm sure some of the information is dated, but I figured they'd be more reliable than more recent "guide books". And this book got bonus points because apparently the illustrations are well-drawn and very detailed - if you don't get tricked into purchasing a knockoff.