Knowledge is the most powerful survival tool you could ever possibly possess. A knife and a fire steel will do wonders in the wilderness, and a hefty stockpile will be a huge asset in case of an emergency situation, but nothing will ever come close to helping you survive like the knowledge and skills you possess.While we all already know this, we also simultaneously realize how difficult attaining knowledge can be. The learning curve can be steep, mastering skills often happens slowly, and the material we need to learn can feel broad and overwhelming. Sometimes, too, it can be hard to determine whether a source of information is even reliable enough to help us on our quest for valuable knowledge.That’s where this list comes in handy. The survival books below are some of the most read, rated, and reviewed on the web. These books are written by some of the most well respected and knowledgeable industry leaders. It’s vitally important to get your information from trustworthy sources – after all, you never want your facts wrong when your life is on the line.
It’s been yet another busy week here at the ranch. We’re receiving daily calls and emails. We haven’t seen this much activity for many years, so it makes us happy, but tired.
Have another cup…
Well, after leaving the hose on to help water the pine tree, we’ve had quite a show here as all day long visitors come to our real oasis in the desert. We’ve even had multiple visits from as many as 6 javalina.
It’s quite hot here today, already 106 degrees at 11:30 am. We’ll probably try to keep these guys happy for a little while longer, but being on solar, our water is power meaning that we need to run pumps more etc. to keep the flow flowing. We may have to back off a little on the happy oasis.
Meanwhile, we’re quite comfortable in the house as the swamp cooler is doing a marvelous job, and we were all the way down to 68 degrees at dawn.
I have a leaky hose. It’s in a bad place in that I would have to shut off the entire water system in order to fix it. It’s not a big leak, and it keeps the wildlife happy as there is always at least a little water.
I keep the hose by a pine tree that was planted 20 years ago this coming Christmas. It’s flourished over the years, not the least because I forget that I’m watering it sometimes, and it gets a healthy extra watering.
Yesterday, I had turned up the water ever so slightly, and then ended up leaving it that way all night. This morning, there was an indented area full of water, and a deer!
We all know you can find almost anything on Amazon, but did you know that includes a house? A dive into the online shopping giant shows that they actually have a fairly wide range of kits and prefabricated tiny homes for sale. What could be better than getting the tiny house of your dreams with free shipping?
From basic shipping container homes to rustic cabins, prices range from just over $5,000 to more than $50,000, allowing you to select the kit that fits into your budget. A quick search for “garden house” or “cabin kit” will pull up most options, with these tiny dwellings perfect for guest houses or extra office space if you aren’t looking to permanently downsize.It’s worth noting that many of the kits are sold through third-party vendors, and most will need you to get inventive when it comes to a bathroom and installing insulation, but isn’t improvising part of the fun with a tiny home? You’ll also want to check local building codes, as laws vary state by state about acceptable structures. Once you’ve done your research, it’s just click and go.
We’ve had an extraordinary year, both in terms of rainfall, and also in terms of just nice weather. Instead of suffering through days of 100 plus degrees, it’s been pleasant 80s & low 90s. Everything is so green and beautiful this year.
People have discovered that Yucca is not only an inexpensive destination, but a high quality of life place too.
It’s all meant a big uptick in interest in the Yucca area. We’re putting in long days answering questions ranging from costs of solar systems to wells and septic systems. Between showings, emails, and a steady stream of calls, our days are fully occupied.
Blah blah blah, the travails of a land guy. Anyways, back to work…
Have a great June!
Update: 6/5/19 Sold! That was quick…
Once in a while, we list a property that’s not only different from the typical parcel here, but is extraordinary. Stagecoach Trails Parcel #3357 is one of those.
Ding Ding Ding! A rare opportunity to own a piece of Flattop Mountain, a local Yucca landmark*Deceiving from the road, this property rises from a magnificent desert arroyo to some incredible vistas and lovely spots, and on to the base of Flattop*
Rolling mini mountains, and the secret hideaways within*A world of it’s own, and an unknown treasure just out of sight*Rugged, rolling, and rocky loaded with character*Starry nights, and beautiful vistas*
Great location, not too far from town, but still loaded with Joshua trees, ocotillo & a wide variety of desert flora*Nice*Flowers everywhere*Giant rock boulders, and quartz outcroppings*Barrel cactus galore, many growing in unique and delightful ways*Hualapai, Black, and Mohave Mountain vistas*
100% Water & Mineral Rights*Flattop towers over all*Geology & topography*Could be a wonderful desert park*This one is so cool, but my wife says we already have enough land*You really shouldn’t wait…