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  1. Oct 8, 2019 #1

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    Presuming you don't already live in a rural area.


    https://www.survivopedia.com/why-you-should-bug-out-to-a-rural-area/

     
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    Yep!
     
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    From article above..

    " it’s likely that the residents of our small town will be just as suspicious of outsiders as they are now, or even more so. As with any other small town, they are unlikely to be very welcome to the masses of people from the city, who are going to think that things are better in the rural areas and flood out of the cities, looking for help. Those towns are not going to be a haven filled with food and other critical resources, like many will expect."

    They didn't go quite far enough.
    My small town knows all about invasion tactics and are far more prepared for it than the Invaders may be expecting in a shtf situation.

    Believe me it's a topic that's very much discussed.

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    Mmm . . . my town isn't small enough. ~6000 population is too many for everyone to know everyone. What's the call on max pop?

    Aside from that little detail, my town also harbors the Southern Vermont State Prison. Just what happens to a prison pop when shtf happens?
     
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    The government is able to handle "ALL" problems. I am not worried.
     
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    Oh yeah...
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    Not to mention scorpion rights activists!
     
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    My community I live in is several times the size of yours, could almost just add another zero. The town closest to my BOL is 1/6th the size of yours and sits on a large fresh water lake. I consider it to be about as large of place as I would want to be for the long haul if the SHTF.
     
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    I can tell you that when the ice storm of 2009 hit, we put a stop to Invaders coming in to take advantage of our community supplies of kerosene,
    MREs, fuel, etc.

    We were almost the same as a militia, to protect our community.

    If people don't take this into consideration......oh well.

    Jim
     
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    I don't plan to bug out, I'd have to leave too much behind. If there is no option I'll hookup the coal trailer, which currently has a ton of coal, top it off with buckets of food and hook it up to my truck after filling that up. The front of the truck and the rear of the Jeep have 2" receivers that can each hold 45 gallons of gasoline. I have the containers and fuel. The Jeep can likewise be filled with arms, food, clothing and TP in the luggage rack.

    It is two hours drive up to a friends cabin. This is the same friend that we will invite into our home if the SHTF. She is not a prepper but we have enough supplies for her and she'd welcome us. We'd be an asset, not a burden.
     
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    We have a small town close to us. It has 26 residents. We have not formed a militia yet.
     
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    About 7 miles from where I live is a place we call "Cop Town". It's a small community that was steadily dying for years. It has a single gas station which is also the towns grocery store, liquor store, general store, and gun store. They have a post office, bar, cafe, two small churches, a small medical clinic that is only open 2 days a week, a volunteer ambulance service, and a volunteer fire department. It only has one apartment building and number of houses, some of which have been condemned. They also have a huge coop where the local farmers buy, sell, and store grain and corn. They once had 400-500 residents but that number dropped to nearly 75 before a retired cop bought a ton of land and started to develop it. He built his house and offered all of the lots around him to LEO's at a deep discount. Eventually the entire expansion was nothing but cops, corrections officers, parole agents, court service officers, etc. They have since expanded a couple more times and now there are some NG/EMS/Fire people moving in, but mostly it's still people associated with the criminal justice field. Town is back into the 400-500 range and growing. I have at least a dozen officers who live there with their families, all in new construction homes. We considered it but decided we were too close to being done with a mortgage to start over. It might be a good place to go if my standard bug out plans don't work.
     
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    I read lots of high tank military moving to Ozrks. Also heard they don' tale to strangers espcially minorities so not sure if it is correct or not. No drug cartels or drive bys up there and no crime. Probably not true .
     
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    Sheesh! You call 911 and every phone in town rings. Sounds like a pretty cool idea. You have a brotherhood neighbourhood and people you can count on.
     
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    Not for long, some do gooder trying to prove he is PC is about to fix that. Get ready for culture language and all to change. Goodbye Ozarks hello, San Miami,Arlanta, Detroit, dearborn NY.

     
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    Don't see any militia strong enough to fight the system.
     
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    The militia isn't only to fight the system. Defending the community from zombies (biker gangs etc.) is important. Even a militia of one can make it very costly for the government if they ever cross the line.
     
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    Hah. That number is what we would call a 'settlement', back in the day. Mostly one extended family, sharing the limited arable land, subsistence farming plus a little bit. Some intermarriage with families in the next hollow over.
     
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    true .I misunderstood. Usually militia talk is about something else. community defendng itself imo is not whaat militia means. Militia comes from the constitution or bill of rights.But this is a new world than 1776. Not anout gangs, or crime sydicTES

    I need to stop posting till I can be clearer. Stating obvious facts is very unpopular now anyway.
     
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    Sounds like some pretty messed up folks to me. At least you can insult their heretage and not be attacked or called racist or hater. Who besides the whites can you insult? Hate them all you ant they have nobody on their side many hate their own selves. So knovk yourself out old man.
     
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    Um, what? I just got done describing my notion of a idyllic life, a better one than my family had - and that was good enough.
     
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    Mountain peopel who like their culture and their aancesters are not imbred or marry hirfamilies. That happen in all racs as doe other bad things. But since we are fair game doeswn't mean I will not speak up evn if it means possible danger.I'm an oldwoman and I forgot more about peopel and history than you'll ever learn.
     
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    Fact 98%-minorities vote liberals for more free stuff,
    Fact all peopel since Abraham had slaves and at least 4 nations still do.
    Fact African slavers sold their people all over the world they had slaves and some still do.
    Fact only whites are attked for slavery.
    We were one of the first to abolish slavery and kill each other doing so.

    Libwrals fiull our schools and universities up with immorality. Our children are learning now how to hav sex in every crevice of their bodies. Learning that thwir ancesters are imbred, slave promoting evil capitalist.
     
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    I don't like arguing. But I'm tird of hering about how bad white people are. It is an epedemic now o hate on aand blame them. I'd rather debate than argue but enough is enough.
     
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    I think I understand wht you were trying to do now. Sorry for my anger at you.
    But we don't have to add a negative about ourselves when we brag VThil. Nobody else dose.
    I'm very proud of your family and mine faults an all. we have most of the world condeming us now including our own, they don't need help from us.
     
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    My family is all white, and they didn't own slaves. Amish didn't believe in slaves.
    I get tired of whites being blamed for it all, too.
     
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    You are welcome to your pride, "old woman"; it becomes you. The nature of northern Appalachian pride may be somewhat different. No plantations. The few self-deluded people who walked with their noses in the air were wont to stumble on rough ground. I mentioned nothing that was a negative. My family made a living. My sibling children got to play as well as do chores. And the family bowed their heads to no one except God.
     
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    Let's get back on track here people.

    This thread is about bugging out to rural communities not about skin color, pride, age, or anything else. Thank you!



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