Where would be the best place to live with the least chance of being bothered by Government or criminals? Your friends and relatives know exactly where this place is and they will describe it this way. “You're nuts, you couldn't pay me enough to live out here, there's nothing here.” But you know that these few acres will, with some real work on your part, feed your family and provide heat and water. As for taxes on a place like this you could sell a few dozen eggs per month and pay them. Our Pecan trees yield over 100 pounds of nuts. Even if you're 20 miles from the grocery store it doesn't matter because you're going to cut those trips down to once or twice a month. Buy in large amounts on sale. We buy vegetables 3 cans for a $1.00, 1500 cans even though we plant a large garden every year. Mail order is still cheaper than gasoline or diesel. Ebay and Amazon have great deals. I bought a belt for my small tractor for $20.00 on Amazon including delivery. In town it was $37.50 plus a 20 mile trip to town. I could go on and on here but this will give others a chance to share also.