I enjoy reading about everyone's adventures in getting a homestead. I think the 1995 Land for Alaskan's lottory may have been the last chanch for Americans to stake and prove-up on a piece of land. While the state has areas now that people who qualify can stake and buy, there is no provision to get the land by living and working there. Am I the only real homesteader on this website? (I have a homestead in Alaska about twenty miles south of Denali park, no roads, no power, but hey we did get cell phone service - forty acers where I built a cabin from scrach etc.) Everyone seems nice, and I have nothing against buying a small piece of land with a house, road, power, and running water, but it is NOT homesteading. Do YOU have what it takes to be a real homesteader?