posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 12:52 PM
I would like to propose an idea and I think the Survivalist forum is most appropriate. Mods feel free to move the thread.
That said, my idea is to create an online registry of potential self-sufficient forts in North America (and maybe extend it to UK and other countries
if there is interest). Here's the concept. Basically anyone owning some land in a rural region can decide to join by stating approximately how much
land they own and what is the terrain. With other info like the name of the potential Fort. The registrant is then promising (not legally but in a
cozy and friendly manner) that if sitx happens or the shtf, or any crisis in the region really, he or she will welcome people to use the land to set
up tents and basically survive. The owner would not be responsible for shelter, food or anything other than the land to build if need be a
self-sufficient community or a temporary shelter (be it tents or baracks..). Also, this does not force the owner of stopping any current activities on
their land (like cultivation). But if the shtf there is a promise to make it available for folks willing to relocate there and *gasp* maybe build a
The site will revolve around this concept. Some registrant may decide that they will welcome only people who have registered beforehand for a spot in
their Fort, and after SitX space is not guaranteed. So users will have to reserve their spot at a specific Fort on the website, and become part of
that community. Forums, chat and a profiles with skills will probably be available. The website purpose will not be for commercial purposes aka make
monies, but a practical approach at keeping people connected (especially on ATS) and also having some peace of mind. If nothing happens, GOOD, the
site will be a way to make connections and maybe go camping together once a year. But imagine SitX does happen (economic meltdown comes to mind),
where the hell are you gonna go if you don't know who you can trust? The site i want to build will be the answer to at least having an idea of what
places you can go to where you wont be alone and there will be protection. Note that the registrant would not necessarily need to have any stock of
ammo or food... But for those that do it may be disclose in their profile.
When the shtf, obviously the net might come down so the site is not meant to last through sitx, thats why keeping a printed list of hotspots nearby
will be a good idea.
Now, my question, how many would be interested to A) Join free as a member to be part of a community B) Register free a Fort profile that will show up
on the map for people to join into
I'm interested in input too, i.e does anything remotely similar to this exist? and what do you think of the concept?