Where Is The Best Place To Live?

Where Is The Best Place To Live?

So, you want to know where is the best place to live in the United States? I recently received an email with this question, which included criteria ‘where water is good’, ‘hunting’, ‘not too cold or hot’, ‘good soil’, ‘etc,,,’. The person is relocating in a year, which is good in that there is plenty…

Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map

Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map

Click here for full resolution map I put together this map awhile ago which illustrates perimeter regions surrounding population centers in the northwest. City regions containing populations of 50,000 (red circles) and those with 200,000 (blue circles) in the states of Montana, Idaho, eastern Washington, and eastern Oregon. The purpose of building the map was…

Small Town Retreat

Small Town Retreat

Assuming you’ve made reasonable preparations, the greatest single danger to your survival when ‘the’ crisis strikes will be your proximity to concentrated masses of systems-dependent people. Even living in a relatively out of the way place in a high population density area is extremely hazardous when it comes to ‘the’ crisis. The major consideration for…

Bug-Out with Tent? Trailer? Other?

Bug-Out with Tent? Trailer? Other?

Guest Post: by Hal Modern motor homes can cost several thousand dollars. Travel trailers, especially some of the fifth wheelers can go for the price of an inexpensive home. With the slide-outs and other amenities they will provide a high level of luxury to the owner. But, they are not realistic answers to a survival…

Self Sufficient Living, Is it Possible?

Self Sufficient Living, Is it Possible?

In a practical sense, no, not really, it would be near impossible to live self-sufficient. We will nearly always need a product or service provided by someone else. I suppose that in a very caveman way, some of us could be self-sufficient with the right knowledge and skills – but day-to-day life would be filled…

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

To Bug-In or To Bug-Out

During a serious threat situation or disaster, and while enacting your emergency / preparedness plan of action, you may decide to either ‘bug-in‘ or ‘bug-out‘. Bug-In: To ‘dig in’ and remain where you are (or at your normal place of residence) Bug-Out: To ‘get the heck out’ and leave your location (or your normal place…

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

Permalink I received an informative email from “Smitty” regarding the opinion that 30 to 50 acres of land may be ideal for complete rounded self-sufficient survival living after a worst case doomsday scenario. Make no mistake about it, true self-sufficient living requires a tremendous amount of work and enough people to make it happen. Here…