posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 01:13 AM
I started this thread in hopes that it might create helpful conversation about survival/homesteading. I know there is alot of information out there,
but I thought it may be of some help to follow along as I try and go from novice prepper to prepared as fast and as cheap as I can.
First lets start with about me. I am a middle age, fat guy with a bad back...not ideal so will be working on that. 17
Years law enforcement background with added military and Emt. Married and couple kids still at home..Back injury has really limited what I have been
able to do, and they have done all the surgeries they are going to do..
Finances are tight, depending on wifes income and my odd jobs.
I live in rural Northeastern Oklahoma on 40 acres that has not been used in many years...we moved into a family members house while they moved to take
care of a elderly mother....so we have no rent/ house payment...
I have been a wanna be prepper since Y2K, but mainly that was just having a smallish stockpile of food and lots of reading about survival, so I have
some book lurnin but not much else
I have gotten fairly concerned about the world we live in and decided It's time to do something about getting ready
Our house sits on what used to be a small farm/ranch. Open flat land...sits right next to a gravel road with a moderate amount of traffic...
After talking with the wife and a buddy....came up with the following plan.....start using/ working the land where I am and also find and prepare a
bug out location should we need to leave, we would be joined at the retreat by my buddy and his wife as they live in the city.
The bug out location:
After a bit of searching we found our spot...it's about an hours drive, undevloped, wooded, on top of a ridge 1/4 mile from a river....it is a small
3 acre lot but we are remote and alone( there is a couple summer cabins about about 2 miles away but thats it)
After meeting with the land owner a couple times, and having him provide information concerning aquifers ( well will have to be 50-75 ft deep)..
I had to do some selling and horse trading but We did it! 4000.00 for 3 acres of remote retreat..