Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thinking About 'Fleeing to The Mountains' If a Severe Crisis Hits Your Area? Read This Before You Bug-Out!

Are you one of the gazillions of town or city folks who think that all they need to do survive a severe widespread crisis, is to head for a wilderness area and set up camp?

There's a few things you need to know.

I live in a remote wilderness area in the mountains, and I can tell you a little bit about my neighbors, the people who are already living where everyone wants to go, WTSHTF (When The Stuff Hits The Fan).

I hope ya'll have land of your own in those mountains, or else you may find yourselves considered by the neighbors, the local mountainfolk, as being one of "Them" of the crowd of invaders who will be pouring out of the towns and cities into the countryside and "wilderness areas". In rural folk's eyes, these ones are viewed as the dreaded hordes of strangers who will suck the neighborhood dry of vital resources. My neighbors are not as nice as I am. Expect severe--and very likely brutal--resistance from many of the rural folks. This sentiment is widespread, not just in my neck of the woods. The "good old boys" who live in the country won't cotton too well to a bunch of peeps stomping all over their prime hunting grounds, either.

I suspect that, in many ways, things will be harder for the refugees in the woods, than if they had stayed in the cities.

Maybe a better idea would be to consider buying a small, cheap piece of rural property. If a SHTF situation finds you with just that, and nothing else, then you are leagues ahead of "Them". You can make do with with hasty shelter on your property, if need be.

Tight finances? Slow or no credit? Look for a lease-purchase or owner financing agreement. Many rural sellers are quite motivated, especially these days because of the tanking real estate market.

Here's another thought, if tight finances are an issue: After getting a little piece of land to call your own, build a lil' ol tool shed on the place, just barely big enough for everyone to lay their sleeping bags down. After that, build something a little bigger as finances permit...then expand on that.

I primitive-camped on my heavily forested property in a wilderness area for three years with no running water, no electricity, no heat, no a/c, and no phone service (mountains interfere with signals). Slowly but surely, and little by little, with a little help from a couple of friends now and then, I got a patch of land cleared enough to build my (now almost complete) home on. It wasn't easy...but it can be done. If'n a little old lady like me can do it, anyone can.

The idea is to have something Out There to call your own, paid for free and clear, before a major crisis event. Be a neighbor, and please don't be one of the unwelcome invaders...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i agree with you 100% but... those are people who will be "found" by the NWO police lol... just try and find me.