PREPPER EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS
Way back in the day the general talking points amongst survivalists was the size of a retreat location. Single hidden, village, town or city. Most folks knew that living in the city was the height of retardness but as 99% of preppers live there they had to do something to disguise the fact that they were evolutionary dead ends, sucking the dirty end of their Princess Barbie’s ass, desperately trying to please her by providing her with all the nice things in life ( and the wife would then cheat on them since they were spineless pandering worms and there is no respect for that )( also, there are some ladies ass’s that I’ve seen that are so nice I’d lick them like an ice cream cone, but they are the exception to the rule, most backsides being flabby and cellulite ridden ) which to her means living in the urban areas where shopping is NOT inconvenient. Hence the bug out was born, clueless bastards trying to compensate for silly decisions previously made that condemned them to death. In this instance we are going to be talking about places survivalists have chosen to live now on a permanent basis, NOT stupid ass bug out locations ( as with all things there are exceptions and sometimes under limited circumstances bugging out isn’t such a bad idea. But they are rare ). Where is the best location for you to live, keeping in mind that you need to work for a living and only retards plan on moving to the sticks and trying to be yet another handyman ( competing with local, known talent )?
Keep in mind that no matter what anybody tells you, there are ZERO perfect options available to anyone other than the rich. When survival experts try to sell you a $40 book on relocation, they are generally selling a fantasy to wanna-be rich bitches who despite all the desire in the world will never be able to heed the given advice. They are buying a coffee table picture book to impress the other guys in the Semi-Auto Spray And Pray Fat Guys Militia Club. This is the kind of crap I lapped up when I was a little punk ass bitch at the age of 18. Oh, wouldn’t it be super if I could get laid. Oh, wouldn’t it be super if I had a muscle car. Oh, wouldn’t it be super if I had a mountain top lair. For most of us, the solution is going to be to move to the smallest town we can get work in that has an affordable hunk of land within reasonable alternate transportation distance. It is a far from perfect solution, yet it has one important criteria. It isn’t in the worst spot in the world to live in a civilization collapse, the big city ( and yes, it will probably have far more people than you’d prefer even as a small town. One more price we’ve paid to shop at Wal-Mart is the death of almost all small town Mom And Pop stores. Of course, don’t just blame China-Mart. Centralization is always the solution in an energy decline, and we’ve been there since 1972 ).
The big debate the last half decade or so ( it’s been going on forever, but only for the last seven years or so has bandwidth become affordable enough that everybody can now blather away at will ) is if the West or the East is the best place to retreat to. The experts say the West, most preppers are living in the East. The West has close to zero water and the East has close to all the population. Really, neither choice is great. There is a reason civilizations don’t grow in the desert. Only agriculture feeds masses, and only masses can defend and/or expand a civilization. Don’t be fooled into thinking any spot in the West is an agricultural oasis of any lasting value. Those are exactly what they are, an oasis, and everybody either already knows about them or soon will and there is no safety as a target. And don’t expect distance to save you. There will be enough incentive for enough people to somehow get there if that is the only spot that supports life. My strategy is to be an unsatisfactory target with 300 empty miles surrounding me in all directions. The area is viable for potatoes and sheep, but it will never be an embryotic new civilization, merely a homeland for bandits or mercenaries on a small scale.
Two primary considerations for picking a location, besides a less built up area, is nuclear power plants and agricultural potential. I for one would be far less worried about nuclear war ( sure, possible, but is a superpower slugging match with all cities and missile silos targeted probable? ) and far more worried about spent fuel rod failure after a grid down. Look at Japan if there is any doubt in your mind the nasty surprises that are there once rod pond storage loses circulating cooling water. I wouldn’t want to be downwind of power plants ( there have been too many barely hushed up accidents here in good times. Don’t expect any level of corporate or government competence in this regard ). Also, picking an area suitable for crop production also targets you. In the last ten thousand years of the Agriculture Age, the same spots and same kind of terrain has been continually fought over. If a spot of land is part of a section that will feed an army, you will be displaced. Period. The timing is the only thing in question. Armies are very expensive endeavors, be they bronze or nuclear. Nobody fights just because. They fight to win a surplus. Farmland is fighting land. You won’t be afforded the protection farmers enjoyed the last three hundred years, where a unique set of circumstances allowed them to live in peace ( look at the War Of Northern Aggression for clues. Inaccessible, marginal land was left alone, prime farmland was fought over or destroyed in a scorched earth policy ). It doesn’t matter if that smallholding is hidden away in in the East or West, as long as it is unnoticed by the new powers that be.
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