I have 4 rental properties. They are a good way to invest money, people always need a place to live. One thing to keep in mind is that things will get torn up. No matter how nice the people seem there is almost always going to be things damaged when they leave. If that is an acceptable risk then by all means do it. The great thing about land is they aren’t making any more of it so it keeps its value relatively well. The only downfall i see to land in SHTF is if the government takes over all land ownership you might lose your investment. However if they don’t and you don’t have to have the money invested to survive, the land is not something someone can load in their truck and steal so it will still be there when SHTF is over.