Survival Moving - Protecting Your Family From a Nuclear Confrontation
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Be assured that those who start the war give the orders and launch the missiles on both sides will head to their luxury bunkers (see: COG, Continuation of Government). There they will wait out the war and aftermath to exit when it's safe to rule whatever and whoever is left.
Moving and sheltering isn't just for governmentA lot of forward thinking people are planning to remove themselves as well, and their loved ones, from the potential damage that will occur during and after these events. In recent years, a lot of people already have done that moving. Though it's hard to say just how many, people from across the U.S. have been researching and relocating to rural areas that they believe may offer somewhat of a safe haven from any nukes that are launched or detonated.
Should you consider moving?Several scenarios are possible that need consideration before packing up and moving to the first distant town you see on a map.
The first reality is that the major powers do not want to initiate a MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) war. No one would win. So, it's not likely that the next major war, potentially "World War 3," will result in a nuclear holocaust.
What is more likely is a short exchange, city for city until someone asks for terms. Here there will be serious damage and loss as well as residual radiation and long term effects on the food supply and water. Still, this could escalate and become the 1950's and 1960's nightmare many of us feared in our youth. Here the large cities and their metropolitan suburb areas are a write off. Refer to:
Survival moving vs an emergency "bug out"Two plans are to be considered by wise survivalists and preppers. The first is a preventative measure to remove themselves to an area where opportunities to survive and thrive will abound. This requires extensive research and self-assessment as well as commitments.
The second is the emergency "bug-out". This is for those who cannot for many reasons do a systematic relocation and have as their only option a fast exit. The "bug-out bag" and having a pre-arranged meeting place and plan to leave a dangerous situation in a hurry are the key elements in this scenario.
Stay in the U.S. or move out of the country?The first plan is an intentional lifestyle change -- move. This requires assessing what you need to live, what you can afford to take with you and how fast you can adapt to a new community and surroundings. Refer to:
In many of the best survival locations people have lived there for years and are mostly self-reliant. You will not find the entitlements, conveniences and lifestyles you are leaving. You will be expected to provide for yourself, be responsible, and accept change readily. Friction usually arises when newcomers complain about not having services, conveniences or other situations like they just left in their new locations. In short, go native as soon as possible and fit in.
Get ready for culture shockA lot of people reading this may be in major metropolitan areas and accustomed to middle class life, and upper middle class life, that is far different than many of the small older towns out in the countryside that you may be considering a move to get away from the rat race and far from major metropolitan areas. Expect a lot less selection for foods at the local store (they are a lot smaller).
Also expect, at least for now, that you may have to drive a couple hours or more to find an area where there are more amenities, if that is what you are accustomed to. In other words, after first moving to the countryside, expect to shop for food and supplies on a monthly basis vs every week, which is the norm for most people in metropolitan areas.
Moving to a distant town based on certain factorsGathering reliable information is important. Local Dept. of Economic Development publications as well as realtor's websites are boilerplate positive type items. Using the local newspaper, hardcopy or online will tell you about what life is like before you move. Maps and off-the-grid manuals are must-haves. Is there local organic farming, and a lot of it, or is the area surrounded by large scale agriculture that relies on modern day technology to operate?
Hint: Local organic farming is likely to fair better following an event like an EMP or string of terrorist attacks that bring down the power grid, shutting off irrigation to commercial agriculture and bringing tractors an harvesting equipment to a halt.
Consider the climate and what happens with a loss of powerUnless you can migrate to higher elevations with the changing seasons, living an off grid life in many of the southern states is going to be hard and miserable at times, especially during times of high heat and or high humidity. Are you prepared for life without air conditioning and ceiling fans? That is a serious consideration to make before deciding that one of the southern states could work for you following a loss of infrastructure, government and the power grid.
One way to mitigate that heat would be to live in an area that allows for seasonal migration.
California? Not a good ideaThough California should be one of the last states on a person's list to move to (due to high populations that will flee cities and the high number of nuclear targets), if you already live in California one way to beat the heat is to head to high elevations in the summer, or to a coastal environment on the Pacific Ocean. For that coastal environment, only northern California has rural stretches of coastline, but unfortunately also a lot of criminal drug growing operations and then communities plagued by property crime and periodic violence, such as Humboldt County in the far north of the state.
Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob are also reported to be at work in the northern California coast along the Pacific. Needless to say, though it may look like a great place for weather and wildlife on a map, the possibilities of running into the wrong kind of people exist. In the end, northern California's Pacific coastal mountains are just a bad idea.
Little house on the prairie doesn't existIt's important to get rid of any fantasies or illusions about a "Little house on the prairie" type of move. There will be serious changes to be made and you have to seriously consider if you can and how you will adapt. Rural areas are no strangers to crime and sometimes violence. Drug markets, cultists, anarchists, impoverished communities and just outright bad people live in many rural areas.
It is important to consider that if you live too close to one of these rural communities, that some of these people will turn to robbery (and worse) following any kind of collapse, and come after the farmers, preppers and homeowners out in the countryside.
Reducing threats when deciding where to moveTo reduce that kind of threat, be prepared to seek out areas with extremely small population as an area for any survival moving prior to a future war that may be coming. So, instead of moving near a town of 2,000 people for example, maybe the nearest town should only have 20 people or so.
You need more amenities and population?If you do opt to be near a larger town, consider that currently drugs are a serious problem in many rural areas, not only since many of these areas have economic problems, but they are prime locations for growing and trafficking in narcotics. Checking crime stats, types of arrests, and focusing locally for research will give you some accurate figures on which places may have dangers even in the best of times. Networking is an essential, part of information gathering.
Asking a church pastor for a contact in the proposed areas, professional friends, using social media, searching for local newspapers online, all these steps can help you get inside the community and tell you what really goes on there.
The "Bug-Out" optionThe second type of survival relocation is a bug-out type of rapid evacuation. Not everyone who lives within a metro area can afford to pick up and move to a secure place. But saving the lives of your family will necessitate a plan to leave as fast as possible and seek safety.
Packing a bug-out kit and having it ready, along with a plan of where to gather and how to get there are the basic elements. Refer to:
Advance planning for a nuclear attack, civil unrest, or other major disasterPlanning in advance where to go in case of a nuclear attack, natural or manmade disaster or extreme civil unrest means listing options. Being able to have the family meet at a pre-arranged place, evacuate the best way possible, and having a 72-hour supply of absolute necessities is important.
The necessities include a 3 liter per day water supply for each person, a water filter for refills, nutrition bars for basic food on the road, weather-proof clothing, a form of shelter or shelter-making materials (tarps), maps of the local area with escape routes marked. Absolute survival basics must be carried as well such as fire-making materials, a dependable knife and folding saw, add to these a weapon of some type which can be safely used by the members of the group. Being able to move quickly will save lives.
All members of the group need to be on the same page, this is serious business.
What to consider for survival moving on a bug out
Factors that influence relocating• Your health and abilities: cold/heat tolerances/ need for adaptive measures.
• Food and water availability.
• Like-minded neighbors. Christian and cooperative, but not bunker-dwellers.
• Weather: wind patterns (fallout, storms, extremes of cold and heat.) Use NOAA.gov
• Terrain and geology: history of wildfires, earthquakes and floods?
• What will be needed to sustain without technology/electrical power. Animals: a dependable dog for guard and alert duty (though a dog can giveaway your location to possible threats due to barking, etc). Horses for transportation, load moving etc. Get to know what the locals have and read up. You will need at least two and be able to do basic care.
• Water and food supply and replacing food etc. (what grows in the region, seeds, water purification, medicines/natural herbs, paper manuals for plant identification and basic skills). Basic hand tools and repair materials: rope, tarps, duct tape,
• Communications (Faraday box for protection from EMP, re-chargeable batteries of all kinds, crank style hand charger, short wave radio)
• Travel time and costs to new location and set up costs. Where can you go, how much can you afford. Planned in advance or escape route.
• Protection under current laws (States with 2nd amendment), Yes, you will need a suitable weapon and the training and resolve to use it.
• Trade and barter items. Know how to fix or make something that you can exchange for necessities. City skills will be obsolete, get mechanical.
Tips before choosing a moving company -- if you moveOur publisher has a friend in the northwest states that runs a moving company. Many moving companies have gotten a bad reputation for ripping off customers by charging them more, sometimes thousands of dollars more, than estimated moving quotes. It's a tragedy that this is such a threat, yet it is. Careful Movers is a Pacific Northwest moving company that gave us several tips for avoiding being ripped off.
1. First, make sure they are licensed and bonded movers and don't have negative reviews claiming rip offs.
2. Second, ask for a "written and binding estimate" on the cost of your move so that the price doesn't change significantly from what you are quoted.
3. Ensure that a moving company fills its fuel tanks first on a semi truck before weighing the truck "empty" (without your loaded belongings). One common shady tactic is to have a truck weighed without fuel on board, then load your furnishings and then fill up its tanks (and that can add $2,000 or more to your move; semi trucks hold a lot of fuel and each gallon weighs 8 pounds; that extra weight can add up to a huge amount tacked on to your bill; so ensure they do not do that by asking and keeping them honest at every turn.)
ConclusionIf and when a nuclear war or attack occurs you can survive by relocating in advance to an area which can support life following a loss of the power grid, critical infrastructure and escape from rampant crime. Finding, preparing and prioritizing this requires research and thought. In the final analysis, you are responsible for the survival and safety of those who depend on you.
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