GOLDEN HOARD AVOIDANCE
Here I am this morning getting in my thirty minutes of pre-work Internet use in and I go over to the new kid on the block, www.shtfblog.com . I’m still enjoying Creekmore more than ever but he doesn’t publish first thing in the morning. Today’s article was on the feasibility of suburban survival, specifically how SHTF it is a viable strategy and if TEOTWAWKI takes place he is still pretty safe since the Golden Hoard will gravitate towards the conventional farms. So Ranger Man doesn’t think the conventional survival advice is that sound, as far as homesteading ( a big home lot is better than a farm, Golden Hoard magnet-wise ). A fine point, indeed. And it gave me my fine outstanding idea for the day which is that crap land is even better suited in this regard.
I keep harping on you about buying a small RV lot out in the country for $500-$1,000. This is great insurance against homelessness. It is great insurance against Social Security failing or underpaying and you can’t afford property tax anymore ( in Commie Countries like New Jersey the average property tax is something like $10,000 a year-almost more than renting an apartment ). I sure am not telling you this constantly because I have a financial interest in it since my Dirt Cheap Dirt blog only brings me in two or three bucks a month. I’m telling you because in a bad economy a paid for piece of land can be the best thing that could happen to you. The families fleeing the Dust Bowl had employment to go to and gas to get them there. You might not have either one, so you can be homeless or you can live on a junk piece of land. The alternative is illegal squatting and that is not a great strategy if for no other reason than our increasingly Fascist police state. Today, you get harassed into leaving. Tomorrow you might get involuntarily sent to a work camp. Remember, the Jewish genocide in Germany had a lot to do with economics. Don’t give the Forth Reich an excuse to herd you into the showers.
Junk land, by its very nature, has few attractions. That is why you buy it so cheap. You could be in an economically depressed area with no jobs. Or a desert that gets nine inches of rain a year miles from utility lines. While some junk land is a bad idea to be on, quite a bit is so God-Forsaken that no self-respecting looter or refugee is going to bother with it. You can buy East Texas land cheap, but a lot of large cities are nearby and it is in a relatively lush and fertile area. It is not a farm, but the population already there or nearby is huge. And by buying near a lake you are a target from would be fishermen. The only reason the land is cheap is because there are so few jobs to be had. Yet it could still be a Hoard magnet. Detroit and similar cities might have city lots for a grand and houses for ten thousand, but I would avoid that area like it was Beirut. In a lot of ways it already is close to that city, if not closer to Escape From New York.
The desert on the other hand, holds almost no attraction to anyone. I like it. Away from the main cities, rural Nevada is a good survival pick. If you are close to water. You are hundreds of miles from the California Hoard and the Idahoans and Utahans are more than likely going to stay close to home ( if only because Nevada holds less of an attraction ). Other desert areas will likewise be avoided, just beware too close to the Mexican boarder. It is a Low Intensity Conflict right now with coyotes running people and other banditos running drugs. Imagine how much worse it will get if Mexico’s oil runs out too quick, or if economic catastrophe here escalates ethnic tensions.
Of course, not being a farm which repels Hoarders also means you can’t survive long term once your grain and bean stash runs out. Either pre-fertilize the ground and have a plan for hauling water using muscle power or develop a good post-apocalypse skill to be used at the nearest settlement for trading. Neither is bullet proof, but being by yourself on a rural farm is also problematic.. The point is to shun conventional wisdom. Do something that no one is expecting. The masses will then pass you by. A large farm means needing to feed and keep an army to defend it.
OMG!! Here are some really terrifying pictures. I haven’t been this frightened for some time- the Horned One at her more revealing moments. The first one of her and Bill answer the perplexing question of what Bill ever saw in Monica. The old one of her in vertical stripe pants shows some massive thunder thighs. The first smile close up looks like her dentist lives in London. I’m not pretty to look at myself, but I’m not Satan’s ho trying to get elected a third time. http://www.zombietime.com/really_truly_hillary_gallery/
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