The past two articles in this series have talked a great deal about being frugal. Part of being frugal and a big part of living the self-sufficient lifestyle is thinking about long range goals and staying put long enough to see those goals realized.
After I was severely injured in a freak fishing accident in 2005, I wasn’t able to do much for the next three years. I had developed a severe case of cabin fever to say the least and once I was able to get back to some form of a normal life, I was ready to travel. Ranae and I spent several months full time in our fifth-wheel trailer traveling and volunteering across much of the western United States. After that, we moved to Guatemala and served as full time missionaries at an orphanage there. Continue reading