I applaud you for “going for it”. You will find I believe that you will adapt and learn as you go. Trial by fire if you will. I have spent the last number of years building a place in the wilderness of northern Minnesota. I hope to retire there in just a few years. I spend almost every weekend there and have loved every minute.
I agree with “Treasuregift above. Many good ideas. I agree with documenting your “adventure” as well. It is easy to do. I am doing it as well but only because I have a lot of time to write when it gets dark at 4pm. Take a peek if you like.