I'm currently working in a federal government job in Southeast Alaska and plan to retire in about 5 years. I'd like to get a head-start on buying/setting up our homestead. We love Alaska though there are some challenges, not the least of which is the weather (politics, tundra, big furry livestock-eating beasts.) Is anyone around this forum living a homesteading lifestyle in Alaska, if so what part of the state are you in? If not Alaska, we're thinking Tennessee or North Carolina. Any pros/cons advice on remote areas to search?