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Posted: 10/29/2013 4:59:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 8:21:30 AM EST by hobbyist]
Lets discuss and develop some general requirements ....

Not for TEOTW but for a max six months survival. Thanks Enigma for the reminder.

I'll try to keep a running summary on this page.

Water well
Access to wild games or raise rabbits/goats/etc
Land value/appreciation
Accessibility (Double edge sward), Stay away from primary and secondary roads (i.e., fed and state highways), Close to a small town, but not right next to it (e.g., 5 mi out).
Monitored security to know if BOL is secure before going there
Avoid military bases or other high value target locations. , Stay away from Nuclear power plants
Avoid HOAs and/or oppressive county governments that restrict building or tax the crap out of you.


Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:02:00 AM EST
Generally I would say you need steady water and food. That probably means well water since you can't rely on a river/lake being clean when TEOTW comes. And it means you need to have some protein around. So either raise rabbits and goats or move into the trees where you have a shot at wildlife.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:16:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:
Generally I would say you need steady water and food. That probably means well water since you can't rely on a river/lake being clean when TEOTW comes. And it means you need to have some protein around. So either raise rabbits and goats or move into the trees where you have a shot at wildlife.
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Good suggestions, but I should have added that it is for a few months survival and not the TEOTW! I will edit the original post. Thanks for the reminder.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:21:09 AM EST

Resale value
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:26:23 AM EST
What state are you in. Makes a big difference. I live in MN. Water water everywhere. Just need to get away from people. Arizona: WATER SUPPLY is king.


Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:03:10 AM EST


Stay away from the Nuclear Power plants.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:23:01 AM EST
Can you get there reliably when SHTF, and what if someone is already there?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:34:49 AM EST
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Stay away from the Nuclear Power plants.
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How far? and dont say as far as possible!
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:46:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By hobbyist:


How far? and dont say as far as possible!
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Originally Posted By hobbyist:
Originally Posted By MAGICmaker:


Stay away from the Nuclear Power plants.


How far? and dont say as far as possible!
What state are you in?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:53:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 6:59:11 AM EST by Cacinok]
Stay away from primary and secondary roads (i.e., fed and state highways).

Close to a small town, but not right next to it (e.g., 5 mi out).

Since your time frame is only 6 months, I wouldn't be worried about soil quality and the ability to garden, but longer than that and you'll definitely want fairly decent soil to plant in.

Avoid HOAs and/or oppressive county governments that restrict building or tax the crap out of you.

Avoid military bases or other high value targets.

ETA: RE: Nuke fallout. Check the following links, they lists nuke plants and likely fallout directions in case of an accident.

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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:46:30 AM EST
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I question this link. Shows a "nuclear attack" area of MY little farming town. I assure you, we are of no interest and I don't have a nuke plant in my town. There is barely a water treatment plant....
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:52:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 7:55:30 AM EST by EXPY37]
What to look for in a family BOL?


Nearby girl scout camp, or a women's institution of higher learning. [<<< sort of a oxymorman]

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 8:17:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EXPY37:
What to look for in a family BOL?


Nearby girl scout camp, or a women's institution of higher learning. [<<< sort of a oxymorman]

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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:40:29 PM EST
BTT for 2nd shift!
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