My Husband and I have been talking/planning on moving to West Virginia for retirement. We have a long way to go before we retire. But the thought is buy the land now, use it for vacation and either slowly build a house or possibly buy a trailer to put there. (Husbands Uncle had a trailer then added rooms to it as needed) The real plan is that it will be our BOL, future (when we can afford to) homestead. The question is how much land to buy. I know the topography of the land will play in to the decision making (how rocky, hilly the land is, how much of it can be used for gardening, pasture, etc.). Looking to the future of SHTF, we would go from a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 child) and we know we would be taking in our families, adding another 20 (or so) people. How do you decide how much land you would need to grow enough food, have enough room for the amount of animals you need to feed everyone? Thanks in advance!