I live in the southeast but I'm worried that water could get very hard to find in a crisis. I live near several creeks but they often go dry in the summer and there are wells within walking distance but who knows how long the wells will produce? We've had neighbors with well water pay us to fill gallon jugs because the wells quit producing in the summer.
A 525 gallon tank isn't really necessary but as they say "it wouldn't hurt a thing" lol.
As far as farming goes, well, I was born on a farm. My family keeps seeds and a small garden every year but we could definitely do more.
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