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Top 5 Places In America You DON’T Want To Be When Society Collapses

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posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:04 PM
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What would you say is the number one threat to lead to an end-of-the-world-like scenario? A terrorist attack? An EMP strike? A natural disaster? An economic collapse?

All of these are possibilities, but in each one, a thick population density will make it far worse. There’s no denying that people panic when a crisis occurs, and that panic is only multiplied when more people are living closely to one another.

More people will be killed in a shorter period of time in the major cities, the roads will be clogged as people and families try to escape, and furthermore, just look at the other threats that we listed first. Many of them are directly connected to population density.

If an economic collapse were to occur, then urbanized cities would be simply unable to rebuild their economies as fast as more rural areas (with coal mining, logging, farmer’s markets, etc.) could.


In the story below, we’re going to list out the five very worst retreat areas in the United States. These are the areas where you will definitely not want to be when disaster strikes.

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posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod

Only 5 bad places?

We have 57 States with a large number of "big cities" in each and every one. If you don't have a plan, when/if a disaster strikes, you will not fare well in said disaster, whatever it might be.

Doom porn threads are always fun though. So I'll give ya a star and flag. I'm sure this will get humorous.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod

I would say he has Alaska Wrong, yes the city's may not be safe at a time like that but it is chock full of hunters already used to fighting the element's and eking out a living in constant war against nature, at such a time Alaska probably has more hunters per head than most of your states so more would survive especially were those hunters turned there attention to providing for people and helping to rebuilt in the aftermath of such an event.

Though the safest place would likely be down one of those big DUMB's but of course one that has been missed by a direct nuclear strike, rations, internal food and air and also shelter from the elements and power would all be available for at least a limited time with likely plenty of equipment for restarting on the surface afterwards.

Very few people alive today in the developed world know how to plant and grow crop's, they have no idea of old fashioned crop rotation, can not shoot or hunt and are not handy at making anything even the simplest spear would be hard for some of them.

(And worse when they come to try to plant those MONSANTO seeds in there survivalist stores and find they need MONSANTO FERTILIZER AND MONSANTO PEST SPRAY - well, so much for heritage seeds as the corporations are the biggest threat to long term human survival - but hey selling survival gear and supplies is really big business these days, plenty of those sellers have a nice condo on the east coast or the west coast of your nation or even in Hawaii and live in city's because after all if you can live like a king why live in a dingy tiny bunker in the backwoods let the poor saps that buy the junk they sell do that while they laugh all the way to bank after marking up the price on a tin of dehydrated water - the moral if you want to survive SAVE your nation NOW)

But there are many that are trained, military personnel both serving and retired whom know a lot more about eating off the land than most if not as much as a dedicated survivalist or hunter.

The problem the US faces is that in such an event the Survivalists are most likely to be all for themselves, they will not help the US survive but actively kill it by hampering it's recovery instead of pitching in and working with others and it is a mindset that is deadly for a post disaster nation wrecking event, one that would fragment your survivors into tribal group's warring with one another over petty resources, woman and animal's, it would not be the old west it would be the dark ages.

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posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:33 PM
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If we can only list 5, here is my list. (in no particular order)

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Portland
Seattle


Alternates for dishonorable mention:

New Orleans
D. C.
Baltimore
Philly
Minneapolis
St Louis

Does anyone still live in Detroit?



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:37 PM
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I don't want to be in any of those places now, let alone when society collapses.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:41 PM
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Houston,TX is already a crap hole.
Wouldn't want be there when things go bad.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: Homefree

The cartels would probably take El Paso too.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod

Right now, I think the best places to go retire off the grid are in South America. I know places where you won't see a person again and near source of water.

If there is no way to get there fast, Canada could be a good idea.

Sometimes I also think, in that case, most of the people will want to move out from where I am and leave all for me and a few ones.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod
Several decades back, an American being interviewed on British television was trying to identify a "safe place" in America. One by one, he ruled out nearly every region because of the various natural and other calamities that could occur (you will know what they are better than I can remember), and he came to the conclusion that the only really safe location in the entire country was Idaho. I remember that. Defnitely Idaho. A few months later, I saw a news report about an armed house-siege taking place in Idaho. My guess is that very similar calculations had been attracting all sorts of crazy people to the country.

It must be very hard to second-guess these things. Do you know the story about the man who started looking for an isolated island in the southern hemisphere, to get away from the nuclear war he expected in the north, and ended up in the Falklands just in time for the Argentine invasion?




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posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:01 PM
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How about Iowa?, can't remember the city, I think he said about an hour from Sioux City. A buddy of mine just bought a house there..going to be a big move! Giant house for less than the cost of a sh#tty appt here.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
How about Iowa?, can't remember the city, I think he said about an hour from Sioux City. A buddy of mine just bought a house there..going to be a big move! Giant house for less than the cost of a sh#tty appt here.

The Children of the Corn really drive down property value.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod

I may be biased, but I disagree with Florida being on the list. I think natural disasters should be omitted, as they are a threat everywhere (from earthquakes to hurricanes to tornados to whatever) in one way or another. Florida, like pretty much any other state, only has the high crime in the high density population areas. Lots of outdoorsmen down here as well, from boating to fishing to hunting to general survivalists, so plenty of people well suited to handle a societal collapse (and stay safe from the riffraff coming out of the cities). Besides, everyone here has experience in self-defense from Florida Man.


originally posted by: watchitburn
Does anyone still live in Detroit?


We got out of the Detroit Metro area two years ago (almost to the day). Family still lives in the old house in Old Redford area though. Haven't regretted it a bit.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:34 PM
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I lived near the atomic moonscape in Nevada. Figured if the radiation doesn't kill me nothing will.☢️😂 Now I'm on the east coast. Maybe I should move back. Living way out "off-grid" somewhere, assuming one has the right survival skills and ability to grow your own food is the best option, imo. But, obviously not everyone can do nor does it fit most people's comfy status quo.


Too far.?



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod

Instead of be a worry wart just live your life.
If death happens then it does man.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:47 PM
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Not knowing the nature of the disaster makes it pretty difficult to rule out good and bad locations...but my catch all (if I had Dr.Evil money) would be something built in hard rock under about 30-50 ft of ocean water.

Escapable if you need to but livable if you had to stay for a while or had to go back for some reason.



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 07:55 PM
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I mentioned this during the pandemic back in March of 2020, someone has to be responsible to close ALL nuclear power facilities. It won't matter where to try to hide if that isn't done. Sorry, I'm always at the level of the palm sight readers station in the mall here. Is that where MIM's gets his Street Talk" ? Palm readers are spot on some times.

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posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: sevenpod
Several decades back, an American being interviewed on British television was trying to identify a "safe place" in America. One by one, he ruled out nearly every region because of the various natural and other calamities that could occur (you will know what they are better than I can remember), and he came to the conclusion that the only really safe location in the entire country was Idaho. I remember that. Defnitely Idaho. A few months later, I saw a news report about an armed house-siege taking place in Idaho. My guess is that very similar calculations had been attracting all sorts of crazy people to the country.

It must be very hard to second-guess these things. Do you know the story about the man who started looking for an isolated island in the southern hemisphere, to get away from the nuclear war he expected in the north, and ended up in the Falklands just in time for the Argentine invasion?





Please, quit spreading the word about Idaho.

We like it the way it is...


Seriously. Go anywhere but Idaho... or, at least stay in the southern part of the state. Winters in N. Idaho can be brutal, so keep that in mind... heavy snow, bitter cold... not an easy place place to bug out to. In a SHTF situation, no one will have spare firewood, and practically everyone here is armed. You may not get a friendly reception.

I do hear that Boise is nice...




posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: KawRider9

UMMMM??? 57 States? You might need a refresher on U.S. Geography



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: HONROC

Just going off what Obama told me...



posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: sevenpod

Just another "Fudd" gun owning, "at 800+ yds your ass is grass", rural living, reassuring article for retiree's on AARP who are insecure about all things NOW, and how urbanites are completely fkd.

I don't disagree.




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