THREE PHASES CIVILIZATION COLLAPSE
PREPPING FOR DIE-OFF: Junk Land & Bug Out
The great thing about Junk Land while preparing for the economic collapse is that while all the mortgage holders are in triple straights- underwater in value, paying more than they can afford and having no options to escape since they are legally liable- and anyone earning too little and only getting part time since our beloved King Kenyan Kunt has now made almost ALL jobs part time mandatory due to his health care regulations ( if at all possible, do NOT get health insurance. DNA samples are going to be mandated under the guise of HIV testing, and once they get your sample they can then match you to any crime of their choice as part of dissident control and population reduction ) cannot easily afford any kind of rent, you are meanwhile sitting pretty with options only available to those with free and clear shelter ( keep your appearances poor and your property taxes will stay at raw land levels-no visible permanent structures! ). You can pick and choose where to work and for how long. If you play it really smart and retire any and all motor vehicles, your living costs approach zero outside of merely feeding yourself. And during a die-off, more likely than not you are now currently living at a location apart from most other teeming masses of starving asshats that would rend your beautiful flesh from your bones while you still breath so that they could stuff the stewpot.
The whole globe and even our own nation is viciously overcrowded. We are merely a swarming ball of maggots fighting to consume the last morsels of unhealthy rotted food. There are not too many places to escape. At least on junk land you have a slight bit of distance between yourself and most others. You can’t be too far away, being that you had to work some at a nearby town in order to survive. But you certainly are better off there than if you had stayed in a huge city or on the eastern seaboard ( inland offers less compacted conditions- but even there you have better and worse places. The DC to NYC corridor should be especially deadly ). And the great thing about junk land other than its affordable price is the fact that most of it is out West where things are less crowded ( and there is a reason for this. The place offers almost zero persons per square mile resources ). For instance, west Texas, away from the border up near say the Pecos River, is sparsly populated with affordable land. My neck of the woods isn’t cheap but it is affordable and you have a 250-300 mile buffer all around you ( which of course also means you won’t be able to escape on foot ). The land in Texas can be found on a good day at around a thousand bucks an acre and Nevada at $3k.
If you buy land on E-Bay, you don’t need good credit ( seller financing to all ) and you can find plenty taking monthly payments ( at a hundred down and a hundred a month, it makes no financial sense to NOT buy junk land. I went from $450 a month lot rent for my travel trailer in the city to $100 a month junk land payment and I had it paid off in four years. That isn’t ideal, but payments to own are still better than payments to rent forever. I was working overtime and a second job and paying 70% of my take home pay in rent in the city. To me, junk land was a no-brainer. Just beware of two things. You must research zoning to make sure you can park a travel trailer or build an unconventional dwelling ( one of those dome kits that sell the steel connectors for about $100 and use one size sticks of lumber with your choice of covering is cheap and much better than a tent or probably even a trailer ). The other thing is, and thank you loyal minion reader of my blog for the heads up, if your seller goes bankrupt you could lose the lot no matter how many payments you’ve made ( your seller could also be scamming you although that seems to be rare ). I advocate starting payments if that is all you can do ( verses outright purchase of the land ) and then paying it off as soon as humanly possible. No seller penalizes you for early payment.
Now that you’ve relocated to your junk land, even if your new job pays less with less hours, chances are great you can now also afford to prepare better stockpiling for the collapse. I was paying off the old wife and supporting the new one ( her health precludes biking into town ) making land payments on minimum wage and I was able to do quite a bit of stockpiling. And don’t think I’m special with gobs of money just because I’m writing as a second income. Fools writing Kindle fiction where AR toting ninja warriors bug out for thousands of miles carrying a hundred pounds of gear and eating off the land while battling the forces of atheist evilness might earn a pretty coin writing, but I certainly do not. My average nowadays is a hundred bucks a month. I’m not complaining as the few regular readers I have support me well. My only point is that I’m telling you all this as a fellow Poor As Dirt traveler towards doomsday. I hold no advantage you can’t duplicate. I’ve already bugged out, and done so very cheaply. You can easily do so as well for the price of a down payment on crap land and a Greyhound bus ticket ( assuming you have no personal vehicle ). Not sure what is keeping everyone. The supply of cheap land almost dried up at one time. How long do you think it will last?
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