Where is best to live in a SHTF scenario:Rural North or South (POLL)

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    Hands down rural south because of year round climate being more survivable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Massena?
    Northern plains...North Dakota. Flat, few trees, lots of howling wind...
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    After being in my own SHTF scenario..........Hurricane Sandy here in central New Jersey......I'll take the warmer climate......9 days here without electricty / power, lights or heat, I'm worn out and so is my family.....the cold is nothing to fool with.....day or night....IME.

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    I think I'll hang out with Big Foot
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    After being in my own SHTF scenario..........Hurricane Sandy here in central New Jersey......I'll take the warmer climate......9 days here without electricty / power, lights or heat, I'm worn out and so is my family.....the cold is nothing to fool with.....day or night....IME.
    There is a difference with your situation and a plan in NH for a SHTF situation (which BTW we have gone days without public power and water). We had a generator which powered the entire house, propane tank, and the house was set up to be heated with either propane, wood, or pellets. We lived like nothing happened after winter storms left folks without electiricity.

    Glad you have your power back on! Hope things are back to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    After being in my own SHTF scenario..........Hurricane Sandy here in central New Jersey......I'll take the warmer climate......9 days here without electricty / power, lights or heat, I'm worn out and so is my family.....the cold is nothing to fool with.....day or night....IME.
    You'd be welcome here in SC if you could get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    Did not mean to come across as arrogant. Let's just say I feel my odds would be much better up there.
    I agree with you here, but I would use more discretion when saying "indefinately." You gotta think about more than just your wife and kids. Think about grandkids, great grandkids, great great grandkids, etc. Kinda hard to reproduce with just your immediate family :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen View Post
    I agree with you here, but I would use more discretion when saying "indefinately." You gotta think about more than just your wife and kids. Think about grandkids, great grandkids, great great grandkids, etc. Kinda hard to reproduce with just your immediate family :)

    Have you ever been to the southern Appalachian mountains? They've been reproducing within their immediate families for years....(that's why my great grandfather moved, he didn't have any pretty cousins to marry)
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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen View Post
    I agree with you here, but I would use more discretion when saying "indefinately." You gotta think about more than just your wife and kids. Think about grandkids, great grandkids, great great grandkids, etc. Kinda hard to reproduce with just your immediate family :)
    You've never met my in-laws, have you? Think banjo player and "Deliverance."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Have you ever been to the southern Appalachian mountains? They've been reproducing within their immediate families for years....(that's why my great grandfather moved, he didn't have any pretty cousins to marry)
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    You've never met my in-laws, have you? Think banjo player and "Deliverance."
    When survival gets tougher, I'm sure their genetic superiority will really shine.

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    ^^^ I'm saying that in a joking way, not meant to put down any of your family.

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    Hmm...I'm thinking warmer climate will have significantly more people. Avoiding people would be #1. I would also expect extreme weather/disasters to affect the warmer climates a lot harsher than the colder ones. Yeah bad things can happen anywhere...but can you imagine a dry season down south and an uncontrolled fire being started?

    I'll take the northeast..we have have harsh winters and temperatures that fluctuate...but if your prepared I would think maybe better odds of survival (less people, more animals, less poisonous stuff to kill you, loads of harmless democrats everywhere).

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    Now I know what NH is my bugout place! Cooler than TX. Less people. Only tourist come north and I know folks from Boston won't go north during a SHTF scenario. In the 10 months I have been gone the economy still has been stagnant and houses for sale a year ago are still for sale. No one wants to move here.....Definitly only for the folks that are good with thier hands to live here these days. Very few professional jobs.
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    WV or Virginia or surrounding states would be my pick. Plenty of rural enough areas and the weather isn't brutally hot or cold. The bugs aren't too bad, not many poisonous snakes and generally the soil is good.

    I think people need to band together and pool their resources/skills. Yes, you can survive alone with your famly...but to me, that's not living...it's just existing. What if both parents die at the same time...who looks out for your little kids?
    There's safety in numbers...you just have to know who you're inviting into your group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    In the 10 months I have been gone the economy still has been stagnant and houses for sale a year ago are still for sale. No one wants to move here.....Definitly only for the folks that are good with thier hands to live here these days. Very few professional jobs.
    So I'm guessing you aren't working for the NH Visitors and Tourists Bureau.

    Nice PSA for New Hampshire...don't come here. The winters are brutal, there's no jobs and unless you work your fingers to the bone, you'll die.
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