posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 08:43 AM
I'm in Australia and I've finally decided to get serious and set a 3 year plan for removal from the city and establish perhaps a 20 acre property
close to the coast but not at risk of water levels rising. I doubt I'll be gone in time, but I'm gonna brush up on my bushcraft and build an
inventory of survival equipment, which will be a lot of weekend warrior fun in the meantime.
I'd love to buy up the north nsw coast around byron bay hinterland except its mega expensive near the coast and hard to get decent acreage. Further
inland around casino is very cheap, sparsely populated with loads of forests and wildlife. I do love the coastal breeze though! Other options are
further north on the sunshine coast hinterland, or way south around Batemans Bay.
To be honest I simply want an honest tree-change mainly for a laidback lifestyle and to start a family, but being cynically minded about our society
and civilisation, I think it's bloody obvious the writing is on the wall we will face situation X sooner rather than later.
My main concerns in the near term are radiological or biological 'terrorist' attack (from either side of the fence), food shortages brought on by GM
shenanigans, or perhaps a crushing economic depression casting people onto the street (I think that is less likely in this country as we are supplying
so much raw resources to the orient). Long term, I foresee big brother making urban lifestyles hellish in particular. A bit of land and space would be
a comfortable firewall.
The problem on my mind is that if there is a situation x to deal with, a massive exodus from the city could really play havoc around rural areas as
desperate refugees pass through like army ants ravaging all the carefully planted food and plundering communities etc on their way.
I also foresee a mad max type scenario developing as there are dozens of bikie gangs ideally setup for dominating rural australia under any breakdown
of law & order. You can bet your ass they'll be first out of the city and packing the firepower to take anything and anyone they want along the way.
Perhaps even they will be given free range over the countryside to keep the urban populations fearful of escape. Gonna be some fun!