You need to ahve a way of attaining extra. I just purchased two vacant lots at my county surplus property (tax)sale for 600 bucks each. Now I have about 1/2 acre of wooded land two blocks from my house which will provide extra garden space, and fuel for heat. I have also done some modifications to my house to allow it to be heated with wood very effectively. The addition of a small (about 500W) solar array which I plan to build this winter and a few batteries will allow me to rune the furnace fan in the winter, and a fridge/freezer in the summer. The deer in town here are dumb enough that hunting with a bow and arrow should be doable, I'll save my ammo for a real emergency.
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois