posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 01:20 PM
Good thread, especially now as more people are looking at survivalists not as loons but dare I say, enlightened? With all the bad happening right
now, threads like this and others Ive seen pop up are great for people looking for answers.
Not everyone has the financial means to purchase and or build a proper retreat, however, with property and home values crashing, more people should
look at this option and move it up their "to-do" list. Even if you dont, find a old friend, a farmer, anyone with some sort of property out of the
masses and talk with them, could you go there? What would they want you to bring? How long could you stay? We all know, or should know people who
own land and value our friendships and our lives.
I was fortunate to aquire a sizable chunk of land very cheaply and along with others like me, was able to build it up into a very functioning retreat.
Thank God for that.
The question about when should you go is a good one Ive personally pondered a good deal. Do you wait until martial law is declared? Does the first
major riot send you packing? Along with most of survival decisions, I think this must rest with the individual and their circumstances. If you are
in a city, you best be going before it gets real bad, or youre done for. If you have a family, that means 2 jobs, school, mortage, etc... to simply
run off before need be may be disasterous if nothing does happen.
Talk with your friends and family. Stay abreast of the news, watch what is happening in your own community, and decide what the tipping point is when
you go. As for me? I may leave now, just because I can.