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Random Weekend Encounter With Other Preppers

My wife and I were looking to replace our kids beds that we moved over Christmas to our retreat property. So, we went searching on Craig's List and found a nice bunk bed set. We arranged to go pick it up this past Saturday.

The man and wife who were selling the bed were very nice and were making small talk while we loaded the truck up with the bed parts. My wife mentioned that we had bought a farm and moved the kids furniture there so we needed the bed for them here.

That's when the conversation got interesting. The man said that it was good we got a farm because he didn't know how much longer people who weren't self-sufficient would be able to manage. I told him that was exactly the reason we bought our property - to be able to be self-sufficient and safe when things got bad. He made a comment about inner city people having problems when the stores no longer had food on the shelves. He said he felt that the mess the economy is in was God's judgment coming and that God was driving him and his wife to get ready to be able to make it through the things to come. Then he went on to say that he'd recently constructed an underground storm shelter and filled it with food. He went on to say that they had a creek and a well and were thinking of having a second well put in just in case. He had been working to get his fencing fixed so they could move some cattle to their farm. His wife said she was on one of her son's to hurry up and buy some land too so he could get self-sufficient rather than traveling all over the country for his job.

Anyways, I just thought it was very interesting and enlightening to run into 2 other Preppers randomly like this. I think there are far more of them out there than people realize.

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I'm sure many won't heed my next comments because they want to

feel safe in their actions but being in a rural location isn't going to help you as things get increasingly worse.

If you don't have a really remote area set up, you're going to be sorry.

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How remote is really remote?

Just curious as to what you think the "safe" distance is?

My wife and I had visited Idaho last year and really liked it, but in the end it was much harder to make that move. So we settled for something west of the Mississippi river in a very rural area and picked a property that is definitely off the beaten track.

My wife and I both sometimes think about what it would have been like to get a place in wilderness of northern Idaho... and maybe someday we will. For now though, we have to make due with what we selected. It should still be better than the situation the majority of people especially in cities and suburbs will find themselves in... or so we hope.

Our family's journey from the Rocket City to the Redoubt: www.suburbiatosimplicity.com

20 to 30 miles from the nearest neighbor

would be my minimum. (preferably with no road to it) I have a spot that's 80 miles from the nearest village and can only be reached by float plane during spring and summer or snow machine/ski plane during the winter.

In a SHTF situation, you want to be forgotten. If people know where you are or could travel down your road, you could be just as vulnerable as living in a city. getting just far enough to where there are fewer people in a somewhat secluded location where there will be less witnesses, is also an issue.

Keep in mind as well that people will begin to hunt and trap more to get food, which will deplete resources in the area as well and they may run up on your place during that.

So IF you can.. I would suggest buying something as far from anyone as possible for a backup. Land is cheaper like that anyway. I chose Alaska because it's brutally cold because I knew people would be less likely to move there.

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I was watching Doomsday Preppers the other night and they

showed a whole neighborhood of preppers in suburbia Virginia...right outside of D.C. How many of those folks do you think work for government agencies? I would say over half. Almost everyone who lives in the suburbs outside D.C. work for the government. It makes me think they have at least been subtlely warned.

this is true

I used to live in that area. Most of the residents there are gov employees or they work for companies with gov contracts.

That area is totally a leach on this country