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I feel like Jonas in the belly of the whale. I'm trapped in the heart of the beast. I live smack dab in the middle of this SoCal city so when the SHTF I'm pretty much toast. Been looking for privacy acreage for the last 20 years but my elderly parents keep me near by. That's ok.......... I'm happy for now! Came close to buying but so far no deal. I have my truck and trailer paid off, off grid and ready to bug. I'm sure I"m not the only one with acre-envy!!! :grin:
 

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Currently in town cause the military has me in the communist nation of california, but I have 10 acres back in wyoming and the neighbor has thousands of acres and I have access to so that is nice.
 

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Grew up on my folks place in Colorado. They were in the cattle business with just shy of 13,000 acres that backed up to USFS. Great place to grow up for a kid with a dirt bike! They sold out after I finished high school and the place is split up into a bunch of small parcels now for townies to live on. Makes me sick to my stomach whenever I drive thru there and see all the houses. Have a couple hundred acres left but even after 30 years have passed it’s still hard to adjust.
 

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1/8 acre or so in Socal.

Grew up in north central Washington, about 40 miles from the Canadian border. 26 miles to town, Omak. There was only 1 stoplight in the county, Okanogan. It wasn't some little county either, it's the largest county in the state.
We had 175 acres, backed up to state land, backed up to federal land, backed up to the north side of the reservation, that only had 1 dirt road for access.
I had my own camp site down by the creek.
Man I miss that place
 

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I feel like Jonas in the belly of the whale. I'm trapped in the heart of the beast. I live smack dab in the middle of this SoCal city so when the SHTF I'm pretty much toast. Been looking for privacy acreage for the last 20 years but my elderly parents keep me near by. That's ok.......... I'm happy for now! Came close to buying but so far no deal. I have my truck and trailer paid off, off grid and ready to bug. I'm sure I"m not the only one with acre-envy!!! <img src="http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/images/Powerstroke_org_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
Where at in Socal are you?
 

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8 acres .... and growing. Goal is to get to 100 or more.
 

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I've got two places, one here in central Ohio on a city lot, and one down in southern Ohio, 85 Acres in Pine Holler :). It's right next to the farm where I grew up - I bought in 1999. When my Grandfather bought his farm (located next-door) in the 60s the road was mostly just a rut in the creek and the kids would have to walk out out to catch the school bus... When I was a kid living on his place there were still outhouses (my great Grandparents never had a indoor toilet) We still had well water and we heated the house with coal until 1990 when we could finally afford propane heat... With a outside antenna you could count on getting two TV stations, sometimes three. For fun on summer nights back in the 80s us kids would walk the half mile out the holler to the main road where the pavement started and just sit in the road and count cars that passed going on up the creek. Most nights we be able to count them all on one hand... Not so much anymore. The gravel road is chip and seal, hell the mailman even let us move our mailboxes out here right in front of our houses. City water, the local cable company even strung a wire - but the service is so sucky/costly we don't use it. I've got two houses there - my Mom lives in one. Sadly now that Mom is older we are thinking seriously of selling out and moving her in with us in town. :( I hate to see the place go, but I'm no spring chicken anymore either (LOL) and with two places and three houses - well - the fix it list grows faster than I can keep up with. My dream was to retire "down home" but the wife and kids know central Ohio as home and the "farm" just as a place we go to see grandma. I dunno how it's gonna end up but we'll manage. There's my epic answer to how many acres. Heh. I'm damn long winded.
 

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I've got two places, one here in central Ohio on a city lot, and one down in southern Ohio, 85 Acres in Pine Holler :). It's right next to the farm where I grew up - I bought in 1999. When my Grandfather bought his farm (located next-door) in the 60s the road was mostly just a rut in the creek and the kids would have to walk out out to catch the school bus... When I was a kid living on his place there were still outhouses (my great Grandparents never had a indoor toilet) We still had well water and we heated the house with coal until 1990 when we could finally afford propane heat... With a outside antenna you could count on getting two TV stations, sometimes three. For fun on summer nights back in the 80s us kids would walk the half mile out the holler to the main road where the pavement started and just sit in the road and count cars that passed going on up the creek. Most nights we be able to count them all on one hand... Not so much anymore. The gravel road is chip and seal, hell the mailman even let us move our mailboxes out here right in front of our houses. City water, the local cable company even strung a wire - but the service is so sucky/costly we don't use it. I've got two houses there - my Mom lives in one. Sadly now that Mom is older we are thinking seriously of selling out and moving her in with us in town. :( I hate to see the place go, but I'm no spring chicken anymore either (LOL) and with two places and three houses - well - the fix it list grows faster than I can keep up with. My dream was to retire "down home" but the wife and kids know central Ohio as home and the "farm" just as a place we go to see grandma. I dunno how it's gonna end up but we'll manage. There's my epic answer to how many acres. Heh. I'm damn long winded.
Mineral right? Hell over here on the east side the minerals will pay for the place and you could keep it.
 

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Mineral right? Hell over here on the east side the minerals will pay for the place and you could keep it.
As my papaw used to say: "I own it all the way up to heaven, and all the way down to hell". LOL. I've had a few swindlers come and try to buy mineral rights for a few hundred dollars once or twice. That's how a lot of these companies got the rights they own today. They'd show up at a poor farmers place and offer them a couple hundred or a thousand dollars and promise them "free gas forever". What they didn't say was you only got the frees gas if they actually drilled a well on your land. If it's just the pipe running across you are out of luck even if the gas at the well head prolly came off you. I know there's coal under there, but - yah. No thanks.. I am thinking of having it timbered though, and I'm also thinking of selling off the one house with 5 or 10 acres and keeping the rest. Nothing set in stone yet..
 

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As my papaw used to say: "I own it all the way up to heaven, and all the way down to hell". LOL. I've had a few swindlers come and try to buy mineral rights for a few hundred dollars once or twice. That's how a lot of these companies got the rights they own today. They'd show up at a poor farmers place and offer them a couple hundred or a thousand dollars and promise them "free gas forever". What they didn't say was you only got the frees gas if they actually drilled a well on your land. If it's just the pipe running across you are out of luck even if the gas at the well head prolly came off you. I know there's coal under there, but - yah. No thanks.. I am thinking of having it timbered though, and I'm also thinking of selling off the one house with 5 or 10 acres and keeping the rest. Nothing set in stone yet..
Google the Utica shale and see if it comes anywhere near you. That's the big play here right now, they're going under the Marcellus because the Utica is richer, and there's another one under the Utica too that they aren't drilling yet.
Don't sell your minerals,(they'll pay $8k-$10k an acre here for minerals, all that means is they're worth more than that) but if they want to lease, remember if they are talking free gas then that's a shallow clinton sands well, and they only need like 20 acres to drill one of those. Don't lease them everything for the hope of free gas. Lot's of guys got burned around here that way. No free gas off a frack well, way to much pressure to regulate for home use. When it got hot around here they were paying like $5k - $7k an acre for a 5 year lease, they did a lot of 3D mapping since it all started and they are only paying that in the hot spots now.
And don't sign anything without a lawyer reviewing it first!
 

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Yah. My area has not benefited from the boom- we seem to be a bit too far south and west of all the action at least so far. The swindlers have some real stinkers for leases. They had renew provisions that amounted to selling for next to nothing. The gas leases would (you didn’t realize) give them a free right of way for anything else they wanted to do even it it wasn’t on your land. And The topper of it all: The one has lease I read said basically: “hey if we run into coal, oil, gold (LOL) or anything else while we’re poking around we get to keep that as well for free”.

So I tell the guy Im never signing this without having a lawyer look it over (cause it stank to high hell) and he acted all pissed at me, on my front porch... That was the end of that friendly little conversation. Haha. He’d finally met a hill jack with a brain I guess. Must have been a shock for the slick bastard.
 

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Man, some of y'all make me jelly. I live and run cows on about 25 acres that belong to family. I bought just shy of 70 acres that I can see from here. I have my eye on 20 that are supposed to come up for sale next year. I wish I had 1000.

Pic from day we bought it.

 

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At least everything looks nice out back, right before it turns gray, nasty and cold.
That’s a beautiful spread man. Do you raise cattle or something else?
 

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That’s a beautiful spread man. Do you raise cattle or something else?
Handful of beef cattle, 3 horses, a bunch of sheep & goats. No crops, just hay.
 

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Fast forward to 2018 and a neighbors slightly smaller house was just purchased for $1,200,000. I drove by the house last week and it was gone. New owner demolished it and scraped the lot bare. There is a crazy amount of “Google” money pouring into this area. I can not wait to sell my place in 2 years and move to a larger and much more affordable location. What does an acre of land go for in your neck of the woods?
BTL
Then they all come out here, overpopulate my state, ruin the politics, traffic, cost of living and are just an overall nuisance.

Now, what was was a cheap acre, is now overpriced and certainly owned by the nearest Californian trying to be a Cowboy.



I have 72 I'm finishing my home on. Family has several hundred that are passed down. We'll hopefully never sell, and never leave.
 

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I live on a bit more than an acre in central Oregon. Been looking at going to 5 or 10, but I am the type of person that starts from nothing so that the finished place is exactly how I want it, and not really sure I feel up to all that work again so I may just stick with what I've got. I love having four seasons here instead of just summer and rain. We only get about 8"/year of rain here compared to 9 months of it in Portland. The west view here is to die for. here are a few pics of essentially the same view out the back.










There is few acres next to my spread in Montana once I get out there I'm going to play Command and Conquer and fence in to acquire through adverse possession. It's useless to build on one side my property good though good for animals and on another side I just want a setback from the ridge that is mine.
Good luck, but remember that adverse possession usually takes 10 years. I'm in the middle of that mess now. You need to prove open, notorious, exclusive, hostile and continuous possession for that time, meaning you need to blatantly use the land. You also have to prove that you actually believed it to be your property all along. This all has to be proved with "clear and convincing evidence", which isn't easy. BTW, grazing livestock is not considered "USE". You would have to make an investment in the property and be prepared to lose that investment if things didn't go your way. There is much more to it than just building a fence. One of the hardest parts is that if you go to offensively take by adverse possession, you are pretty much admitting right off the bat that you knew the property wasn't yours already. You almost have to be defensive to win anymore and wait for someone else to claim that you are infringing on their property first.

1/8 acre or so in Socal.

Grew up in north central Washington, about 40 miles from the Canadian border. 26 miles to town, Omak. There was only 1 stoplight in the county, Okanogan. It wasn't some little county either, it's the largest county in the state.
We had 175 acres, backed up to state land, backed up to federal land, backed up to the north side of the reservation, that only had 1 dirt road for access.
I had my own camp site down by the creek.
Man I miss that place
That ain't far from my old stomping grounds. I grew up on 20 acres about 12 miles north of Colville. Most of my siblings still live up there. One sister has 100 acres, another 10. Both just east of Colville. My little brother has an acre just on the outskirts. I was the black sheep and pretty much got run out of town in my late teens. I prefer central Oregon anyway, but sure miss the fir and cedar. I hate juniper trees.
 
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