The Perfect Bug Out Location Survival Retreat

Last updated on August 23rd, 2018

perfect bug out location

What makes for a perfect bug out location?

I will throw out a few bullet points to get the conversation started.

While there’s probably no such thing in the real world as a perfect bug out location or a perfect survival retreat to call home, there certainly are things to look for when thinking about it or if actually considering a move.

– Water source on the property
– Enough land for privacy & security
– Good soil for growing food
– Climate conducive to growing season
– Like minded people in region
– Away from population density
– Far enough away from nuclear power plant
– Far enough away from a nuclear target
– 2nd Amendment friendly
– Defensible
– Wildlife resources
– Private road to property, good distance from intersecting road
– Far enough from interstate highway systems
– Affordable taxes (can’t get away from that…)
– Natural barriers (mountains, bodies of water, etc..)

More (from some of the comments below)

– Far enough from prisons
– Far enough from interstates and other “lines of drift”
– Reasonably close to navigable water, so boat as BOV an option
– Close to a small community of like-minded people
– Neighbors that you could depend on
– Enough land for privacy and security
– Year-round creek or spring
– Good soil for growing food
– Climate conducive to growing seasons

Some attributes will also depend on one’s personal likes and dislikes, their own preferences, their own unique risk tolerances, and so on…

I’m sure that many of you feel that you’re already living at your ideal bug out location or survival retreat. That’s great! I made a move several years ago to my own ‘survival retreat’. Although it’s not perfect, it fits with my own personal situation for the time being.

Lets hear from you.

If you’re already living there, what attributes do you consider especially important?

For those who do not live in their bug out location (probably the majority of preppers), what attributes would you consider to be important if you could live in that ideal location?

More: Safer Survival Distance From USA City Hordes

More: Safe Distance from USA Nuclear Power Plants?


  1. Bogan 09/14/2017
    • Shepherdess 09/14/2017
  2. Shepherdess 09/14/2017
  3. RWT 09/14/2017
  4. Lauren 09/14/2017
    • thelittle 09/14/2017
      • Lauren 09/14/2017
        • Just Sayin' 09/14/2017
  5. old lady 09/14/2017
  6. CaliRefugee 09/14/2017
    • Shepherdess 09/14/2017
      • NRP 09/14/2017
      • haha 09/14/2017
      • aka 09/14/2017
  7. NRP 09/14/2017
    • JustAnOldGuy 09/15/2017
      • NRP 09/15/2017
  8. Mat 09/14/2017
  9. Farmer Frank 09/14/2017
    • Nailbanger 09/14/2017
  10. Southernman 09/14/2017
  11. car guy 09/14/2017
  12. CrabbeNebulae 09/14/2017
  13. Cleetus 09/14/2017
    • So Cal Gal 09/14/2017
      • Cleetus 09/18/2017
  14. canadagal 09/14/2017
  15. Nailbanger 09/14/2017
  16. Jan 09/15/2017
  17. Stardust 09/15/2017
  18. Old Chevy 09/15/2017
  19. DAMedinNY 09/17/2017
  20. Albert Williams 09/17/2017

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published