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May 062014
 
Why You Should Welcome Strangers Wishing to Settle On Your Retreat Land

If you are fortunate, you have managed to secure a reasonably large lot for your retreat, and if you are very fortunate, the chances are your lot will be larger than what you could work yourself in terms of cultivating crops, grazing livestock, and so on, particularly in a future scenario where mechanical productivity aids like tractors are no longer available to help you in your work. There are plenty of good reasons why you […]

Aug 202013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 3 - Communicating the Bug-Out Decision

This is the third part of a series on coordinating a bug-out action among a group of people who hope to all travel together to a retreat location. If you arrived here direct from another link or search engine, you might wish to start reading at the first article (‘The Group Dynamic‘) and then work your way in sequence through the rest of the series. A key part of making a bug-out decision and then […]

Aug 182013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 2 - Initiating a Bug-Out

This is the second part of a series on coordinating a bug-out action among a group of people who hope to all travel together to a retreat location. If you arrived here direct from another link or search engine, you might wish to start reading at the first article (‘The Group Dynamic‘) and then work your way in sequence through the rest of the series. Making a Bug-Out Decision Clearly, the first part of any […]

Aug 152013
 
Factoring Alcohol Policies Into Your Retreat Location Choice

Maybe you enjoy the occasional drink, and maybe you’re a teetotaler.  Either way, you might agree that a state’s policies towards drinking provides another insight into its general moral and interventionist approach to how the state feels it should regulate the lives of its citizens. Perhaps the point that we are most sensitive to is whether the state feels it should reach into a person’s private house, family customs and religious practices and forbid any […]

Aug 082013
 
Coordinating a Community Bug-Out Event Part 1 - The Group Dynamic

This multi-part article series follows on from our series about a group using a bus as a bug-out vehicle.  We have written this article series so it applies both to a group traveling together in a bus, or to a group traveling together, in a convoy, but in separate vehicles, individually. If you are planning to bug-out as a group with other people, – maybe all in a bus, or maybe all in private cars, […]

Jul 242013
 
Should You Locate Your Retreat in a Town or the Countryside?  The Pros and Cons of Each

Choosing a retreat location is the hardest thing you must do, because there are so many variables, issues, and choices to make. Furthermore, many of your choices are far from clear-cut.  They depend on things uniquely to do with you, your circumstances, and to do with the areas you are considering, and require you to make difficult value judgments where a choice for something might then impact on your ability to also optimize some other […]

Jul 172013
 
Should You Locate Your Retreat In a Town or in the Countryside Part 1 - Identifying Good Towns

You already know that your retreat should be far from a big city, but what about small towns?  We’ve written before on the subject of being close to a suitable ‘good’ small town (see ‘The Importance of Good Nearby Neighbors and Small Towns‘ and ‘Will Your Nearby Town Thrive, Survive or Fail WTSHTF‘, but we’ve not really considered the issue of actually living in a small town.  Hence this article. In this first part of […]

Jul 172013
 
Should You Locate Your Retreat In a Town or in the Countryside Part 2 - Robustness of a Town's Services

This is the second part of a two-part article about choosing an appropriate town to live in as a retreat location.  If you’ve arrived directly here from a search engine or website link, you might wish to read the first part ‘Identifying Good Towns‘ before then continuing on to read this second part. When you’re choosing a rural retreat, you have little expectation of having much in the way of utilities available at the retreat.  […]

Jul 172013
 
Where to Locate Within a Town

Maybe you’ve decided that town living is a better choice for you.  There’s nothing wrong with that decision. Many of us have little ability or interest in a farming lifestyle, and particularly if we have some other type of non-farming/rural talent or ability we can use to survive on in the future, it not only becomes sensible for us to consider living in a town, it becomes essential, because the town contains the concentration of […]

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