Right now, I'm operating without one.
Of course I have vague ideas of getting a trailer and some land and starting a homestead.
Two things are wrong with that:
- I'm too poor to make it work.
- I'm too old to do all the work required.
This raises the question of rather I really want to have a homestead or am I just responding to all the negative YouTube videos I've watched about the currency collapse.
I think I'm just being influenced by all those videos. According to them the currency should have collapsed a couple of years ago.
Now that I think about it, I was watching many of the same people, saying the same things, thirty years ago.
So when will the currency collapse? I don't know but I feel that it's probably is nothing I should be basing my future planning on.
I need to find a more positive and reachable goal to work towards.
Maybe gold prospecting and metal detecting on beaches would be more achievable. All I really need is a cheap trailer and a few tools like a sluice box for prospecting. If I really wanted to, I could be gone next month.
The last time I tried this, a couple of years ago, it didn't work out because the temperature was too high and I lived in an apartment and spent too much money.
This time I would live in a trailer and keep my expenses down.
It would be better if I could get someone a little younger to go with me to do a lot of the heavy lifting. That was something I was missing the last time as well.
Something that was pushing me into going prospecting before I was really ready the last time was the Ebola epidemic.
The death rate for people over the age of 45 was 97% so I wanted to be isolated when it spread to the U.S.
Ebola has started again.
It's isolated to a small village in Central Africa but I'll keep track of it.
There are two things that are working to contain it:
- It's in a small, isolated village.
- There is a new vaccine that might work better than the first one.
We'll see how it goes from here.