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The new Gold

I’ve been away for a few days on business. This trip involved a lot of driving through Wales and I quite enjoyed the countryside. Very nice it was; even the flooded parts.

While driving I was surprised by the amount of land, homes and smallholdings that were up for sale. It appears that many people are selling up so this could very well be the time to buy your homestead. It may very well be that you can’t afford too and that is understandable but for those that can; land is going to be the new gold. Gold itself is just too expensive, you can’t eat it and not everyone will recognise its worth. Having some land means you can grow your own food, build your own home and make a new life for yourself. You won’t have to leave the comfort of your home and risk travelling through potentially hostile territory to find a new home.

So now I am back home I’ve tasked myself with looking around and see what land is up for sale. There are several websites but most of those stick covenants on their sales which limit what you can do on the land. Most of them aren’t really an issue but I would prefer no restrictions because you never know what is going to happen. I’ve gone online and there are quite a few interesting properties for sale and some are even in my price range.

It is a pity that the people that have the money to do these things don’t seem to want to leave the cities and few of us who do are able to. Personally, I would like to but I need to work in IT to make a living and living on a farm is not good for me at the moment although I do want a fall back plan that involves land not too far away. As I live up near North Wales I’m looking at some land out there are there is some. I think I’ll drive around over the weekend and see what I can find. From my drive through Wales I think there will be quite a bit.

then it will be down to see how much I can get a loan for for some basic land. Would have thought it would be good collateral but we will see.

15 comments to The new Gold

  • Timelord

    Houses or land as collatoral is not really in vogue at the moment.. In Greece they are becoming pretty worthless at the moment as no-one wants to buy and so prices have sunk below what anyone is prepared to sell for. That makes them worthless financilly at the moment. If things go downhill over there, then this situation can only get worse. Land or houses are really only worth what it means to you to live in/on it in times of crisis. Why burden yourself with financial market slavery now, when surplus land and houses will be abundent after a serious event. Money could be spent elsewhere now, without financial parasites living off your back. If you have spare cash and want to start living the good life now, then fair enough, otherwise it could be a great diversion. IMO. TL

  • fred

    Might be an idea to buy in Spain.

  • james jackson

    land is going to be worthless, as we dont know when or where something will hit, a big part of uk is below water level so massive floods or something in that area would remove so much of the land. And as most people are getting lazy when something happens the chances are that few will be able to survive in long term hardships which will mean that land will be open to those who know how to use it for the good of those who will pull through it. I weould rather get the seeds and tools to start afresh when we will need it the most

  • earth pilgrim

    This is only MY opinion and while I agree with the views above, Ive had my holding for 11 years now and the advantages in my opinion far out way the cash value, Ive had time and cash to build and work out diffrent plans for multiple events while also supplying myself with a living. The view I get from SD and other preppers that use this site is that they have plans in place to use neighbours property/gardens etc, what if your neighbours stick around! Atleast with having land or holding supplies and plans are already in place. Also allowing my children the freedom to learn skills they will need afer an event and enjoying a heathier life than most children have today. Just a quick word of caution there are alot of factors to work through with a holding so I would’nt encourage people to rush in to it, Ive seen too many smallholders fail, so do research. LIVE FREE. Earth Pilgrim

  • Skean Dhude

    It may end up having no cash value after an event. However, like everything else we spend now we are doing it to prepare for the future and having some land where you can prep, hide out and ride the aftermath of an event is worth its weight in gold. It’s a saying. Gold will be worthless imo after an event. Land will be the basis of value because having it will mean you can grow your own food, farm your own livestock. I don’t mean it will appraciate in value significantly as a current day investment. Although if there is no event that could be true too.

  • I CAN SEE THE SENSIBLENESS OF WHAT IS BEING SAID HERE, BUT ONCE AGAIN I WOULD POINT OUT THAT MANY SWATHES OF PEOPLE, COLD, HUNGRY, DESPERATE WILL BE OUT ON THE LAND LOOKING FOR FOOD & SHELTER.
    YOUR PROPERTY WILL BE OVER RUN WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL HAVE NO MORALS OR ETHICAL BOUNDARIES.
    IF YOU WOULD HAVE A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY, HOW LONG DO YOU THINK YOUR VEG PATCHES & LIVE STOCK WOULD LAST?.
    DO YOU THINK THESE PEOPLE WILL JUST WALK ON BY, VIEWING YOUR LIVESTOCK AS A PRETTY PETTING ZOO – IF SO YOU ARE DELUSIONAL, HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO BE REMINDED THAT IT WILL NOT BE A “GOOD LIFE” SITUATION, IF YOU HAVE & THEY NEED, YOU WILL LOOSE, EVEN IF YOU CAN PROTECT IT AS THEY PASS BY IN THE DAYTIME, DO YOU THINK A STARVING DESPERATE GANG WILL NOT COME BACK?.
    WHAT YOU MAY HAVE IN MIND TO DO IS ADMIRABLE, BUT NOT IN ANYWAY REALISTIC.
    I JUST DON’T LIKE THE IDEA OF MANY OF YOU BEING IN A SITUATION WHERE SOCIETY HAS FALLEN & YOU THINK YOU CAN COME OUT INTO THE OPEN & BE THE COUPLE OUT OF THE GOOD LIFE, COZ IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, MANY WHO WILL BE ON THE MOVE LOOKING TO FEED FAMILIES & SHELTER THEM FROM THE ELEMENTS & YOUR SMALL HOLDING WILL BE AS THOUGH LOCUSTS HAVE JUST BEEN THROUGH IT, & THAT’S JUST THE FIRST FEW HUNDRED – AFTER THAT, FORGET IT!!.
    PEOPLE WILL NOT BE KIND & HAPPY GO LUCKY PASSERS BY, THEY WILL KILL YOU TO GET WHAT YOU HAVE.
    GET THE LAND, YES, BUT BUILD AN UNDERGROUND VAULT, A SHELTER WHERE YOU CAN BE SAFE & AWAY FROM THE CRAZY’S, COZ THEY WILL OUT NUMBER YOU 100’s – 1 & YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REASON WITH THEM OR BEFRIEND THEM, IF YOU THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO, KILL YOURSELF NOW.
    YOU NEED TO HARDEN UP & REALIZE THAT BY & LARGE YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN – SAVE THE PEOPLE YOU FORM FRIENDSHIPS WITH ON SITES LIKE THIS, BUT EVEN THEN BE ALERT, NOT ALL FRIENDS WILL BE SO WHEN THE TIMES START GETTING HARD, THERE WILL BE THE ODD PERSON ON HERE JUST BIDING THERE TIME, COLLECTING INFORMATION.
    SO KEEP PREPPING, THAT’S A GOOD THING, BUT ALTER YOUR PERSPECTIVE A BIT, SEE THINGS IN A MORE JADED WAY, I’M NOT SAYING, YES I AM, DON’T BE TRUSTING IN HUMAN NATURE BEING SOFT & FUZZY COZ PEOPLE WILL SOON TURN TO ANIMALISTIC BEHAVIOR, YOU WILL NOT BE DEALING WITH RATIONAL PEOPLE BUT DESPERATE PEOPLE.
    I GET THE SENSE FROM A LOT OF WHAT I READ THAT MANY OF YOU SEE THIS AS AN ADVENTURE, AN EXPERIENCE LIKE AN EXTENDED SUMMER CAMPING VACATION, & IT’S NOT, IT’S GOING TO BE UNFAIR, DIRTY, VIOLENT & TRAGIC & I’M SAYING BE MINDFUL OF THAT, BE HYPER AWARE OF THESE FACTS & PREPARE WITH THESE EXPECTATIONS IN MIND – NOT THE GOOD LIFE, THAT’S FANTASY.
    WE ALL HAVE A FEELING THAT SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN WHERE WE WILL BE PLUNGED INTO A SITUATION WHERE WE WILL BE LEFT WITH ONLY WHAT WE HAVE PREPARED FOR, DON’T WAIST THOSE PREPARATIONS BY BEING STUPID, BE WISE, BE AWARE, & BE HYPER SERIOUS & PREPARED FOR THE BAD SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE BECAUSE AT THE FINISH OF IT ALL THAT’S WHERE MOST OF HUMANITY WILL END UP, & YOU WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED MENTALLY TO COMBAT THAT – FARE WELL IN YOUR PREPPING & GETTING YOUR HEAD IN THE ZONE.

    • Skean Dhude

      Shadow Company,

      You will see that my wholephilosophy is based around keeping your head down for a year and a half and this includes when you are on your own land. As far as animals are concerned you can only do so much. They may be lost so spreading them about makes sense. I do see it as being realistic and it is not quite the way you impiy. It isn’t perfect but what is?

      We are in agreement with you on the hordes and the crazies. We are planning as much as we can to handle this.

      As far as an adventure. I have no doubt that you are right. many do see it as that and they will be sorely disappointed. However, by prepping even a little they will be in a better state than most and there is not much else I can do about peoples attitudes.

    • REALIST

      IN REPLY TO WHAT SHADOW COMPANY WROTE I AGREE 100%.
      WHEN SOCIETY BREAKS DOWN IT WILL BE DOG EAT DOG,IF OTHERS SEE THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE ON YOUR STREE THAT IS NOT STARVING TO DEATH IT WONT BE LONG BEFORE GANGS OF DESPARADOS TAKE ALL THAT YOU HAVE,THEY WILL EVEN RIP UP YOUR FLOORS FOR WOOD FUEL. YOU WILL HAVE TO THINK LONG AND HARD ON HOW TO OVERCOME THESE PROBLEMS.THESE PEOPLE WHO NUMBER MILLIONS WILL DO ALL THAT THEY CAN TO SURVIVE,YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REASON WITH THEN,THEY WILL BE EVIL.

  • Lightspeed

    Shadow Company,

    Brilliant comment and an excellent reality check for us all.

    I agree with you 100%. To survive long term preparations need to support our staying out of sight of the starving hordes for a significant period of time. A year, maybe two? And when we do eventually emerge we will have to be prepared to literally fight for our lives every single day.

    The more I prep, the more I realise that the unpleasant truth is that in order for my preparations to be successful I and my clan will eventually be forced into the necessity of killing or be killed, raiding or be raided. If that is somthing we cannot morally accept we may as well spend all our current resources in having a good time and hoping that the S never actually hits the F…

  • THANX FOR YOUR COMMENTS GUYS, IT’S ENCOURAGING TO KNOW THERE ARE SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE OUT THERE WHO APPRECIATE THE DEPTHS AT WHICH OUR LESSER INFORMED BROTHERS OUT THERE ARE WILLING TO SINK, I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK “THE DHUDE” WAS THE ONLY ONE AWARE & WILLING TO SEE THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION WHICH MAY ENGULF US IN THE MONTH’S AND/OR YEAR’S AHEAD.
    IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHO CAN BE TRUSTED & THUS ABLE TO BE PRIVILEGED TO CERTAIN FACTS & INFORMATION.
    SOME THINGS CAN BE IMPARTED WITHOUT FEAR OF BACKLASH WHEREAS OTHER STUFF MUST REMAIN “HIDDEN”, FOR NOW.
    SHADOW COMPANY IS, IN IT’S SELF, A TIGHT-KNIT COLLECTIVE IN EXCESS OF 280 MEN & WOMAN WHO ARE DIVIDED INTO SMALL “BLOCKS” OF 10, MIMICKING THE TEMPLATE OF LESSER & MORE INAPPROPRIATE GROUPS, BUT WITH A MORE FOCUSED & WORTHWHILE AIM OF MAINTAINING A HIGH DEGREE OF CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR THAT CAN BE CALLED ON AFTER THE INEVITABLE COLLAPSE OF A SYSTEM THAT IS FAST EATING IT’S SELF FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
    THE WHO’S & WHERE’S OF US IS NOT FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION, & MAY NEVER BE DURING THE PRESENT FORM OF ADMINISTRATION OUR COUNTRY NOW “ENJOYS”.
    OUR GOALS ARE RESTRICTED TO PREPPING & TRAINING FOR THE TIME WHEN OUR PRESENT SYSTEM NO LONGER EXISTS & ALL THERE IS, IS THUGGERY & THE RULE OF MADNESS.
    THIS TIME, AS MANY OF US APPRECIATE IS FAST APPROACHING & OUR PREPPING MUST NOT BE LEFT AS AN AFTER THOUGHT, BUT CONSIDERED DAILY & OUR SUPPLIES ADDED TO AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY(FUNDS PERMITTING).
    ONE IDEA IS TO WORK OUT WHAT YOUR DAILY RATIONS WILL BE & TRY LIVING OFF OF THEM, FOR SAY, A COUPLE OF DAY’S A MONTH, BUT DO IT WITHOUT CHEATING – MEASURE OUT YOUR WATER (2 LTRS WOULD BE AVERAGE PER DAY)& THE FOOD YOU WOULD EAT FOR 2 DAY’S IN A FIELD SITUATION, & DO IT, SEE HOW IT FEELS, HOW YOU WILL COPE WITHOUT GIVING INTO TEMPTATION, IT WILL BE HARD TO BEGIN WITH, BUT GET USED TO IT, EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE COZ ONE DAY IT WILL BE REAL & IN YA FACE.
    WE’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A COUPLE OF YEAR’S NOW (THE FIELD RATION THING)
    & MANY OF US CAN GO QUITE HAPPILY FOR 8+ DAY’S – BUT IT TAKES DETERMINATION & THE WILL TO SEE IT THROUGH.
    BUT PLEASE DON’T DO A LONG STRETCH ALL AT ONCE, BUILD UP TO IT,LET YOUR BODY GET USED TO IT, THAT’S THE POINT OF DOING IT NOW, A BIT AT A TIME, SO THAT WHEN THE TIME COMES YOU CAN SWITCH & SLIP STRAIGHT IN TO IT & NOT BE BOTHERED BY THE CHANGE OVER.
    YOUR MINDSET IS EVERYTHING, GETTING IN THE ZONE IS HARD WHEN YOU CAN JUST DIP IN & OUT OF IT, SKIP IT & DO A LOVELY JUICY STEAK & THICK CUT CHIPS WITH A SIDE ORDER OF MUSTY PEAS & BBQ SAUCE.
    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, IT WILL BE HARD, BUT SO REWARDING ONCE ACCOMPLISHED & YOU ARE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE FIELD RATION SCENARIO.
    & REMEMBER, A SMILING CAMPER IS NOT ALWAYS A HAPPY CAMPER I.E. IF THE SMILE IS A GRIMES(GRIMIS)& THE CAMPER HAS HIS “JUNK” CAUGHT IN A BEAR TRAP!!.
    THE MORAL BEING, KEEP YA “JUNK” WELL AWAY FROM ANY & ALL BEAR TRAPS.
    HAPPY TRAILS PREPPERS & FARE YOU WELL.

  • THAT’S A “SIDE ORDER OF MUSHY PEAS” BY THE WAY, NOT “MUSTY PEAS” – COZ DAT WOULD BE SILLY, INNIT!

  • LIGHTSPEED,
    I APPRECIATE YOUR CONCERNS, WHO WOULD’ANT, THOSE OF US WHO STILL BELIEVE IN A MORAL STRUCTURE ARE BOUND TO CONSIDER THE IMPLICATIONS OF WHAT MAKES YOU & MANY OF US A TAD FEARFUL OF THE TIMES AHEAD.
    I’M BY NO MEANS SAYING THERE WILL BE A COUNTRY WIDE POLICING SYSTEM, BUT THERE WILL BE A PROTECTORATE AROUND TO SAFEGUARD THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE, MORALLY OR PHYSICALLY, TO DEFEND THEMSELVES & THERE FAMILIES – THAT IS WHAT SHADOW COMPANY IS ALL ABOUT, BEING THERE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.
    NOT TO GO LOOKING FOR TROUBLE, BUT IF IT COMES A CALLING……WE WILL ANSWER THE DOOR(SO-TO-SPEAK).
    AS TIME GOES ON & THE SIGNS OF A DEPRECATION IN OUR SOCIETY ARE CONFIRMED AS BEYOND REPAIR, MORE INFORMATION AS TO HOW YOU CAN COME UNDER THIS PROTECTION WILL BE PUBLISHED.
    UNTIL THEN, KEEP PREPPING, THE STUFF YOU SAVE FOR YOURSELVES WILL ENSURE YOUR SURVIVAL IN THE SHORT TERM, OR UNTIL A FEESABLE STRUCTURE IS IN PLACE TO KEEP YOU SAFE.
    KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THESE PAGES IS VITAL, TO REMAIN IN THE LOOP & GET USEFUL INFORMATION FIRST HAND, SO AS TO ACT QUICKER.
    I HOPE THIS HAS IN SOME SMALL WAY DAMPENED YOUR FEARS?.
    REMAIN STRONG FOR YOU & YOURS WHILST STAKING A CLAIM IN THE FUTURE IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO.
    FARE YOU WELL.

  • SHADOW COMPANY

    F.Y.I. THE ARTICLE I WROTE ON RATIONS(ABOVE) MENTIONS “8+ DAY’S “, IT SHOULD HAVE READ 88+ DAY’S – SORRY MY BAD!.
    JUST REMEMBER DON’T TRY & DO IT ALL AT ONCE, WORK YOUR WAY TO THE GOAL YOU SET – IT TOOK ME & OTHERS ABOUT 2 YEAR’S TO GET IT UP TO 88 DAY’S, BUT IF THE “MADNESS” WAS TO BEGIN TOMORROW WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SWITCH RIGHT AWAY.
    SOME OF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ADAPT FASTER, BUT DON’T WAIT TIL “THE DAY” IS UPON US, IF YOU DO YOUR RATIONS WILL SUFFER WHILE YOU ARE GETTING USED TO YOUR NEW SITUATION, & YOU WILL EAT & DRINK WAY MORE THAN WHAT YOU WILL NEED BECAUSE YOUR BODY WILL BE ON WHAT YOU ARE USED TO, NOT WHAT YOU NOW HAVE TO KEEP YOU GOING UNTIL YOU ARE FULLY SETTLED IN YOUR NEW CHOSEN ENVIRONMENT.
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CHOOSE TO TRY & BUILD UP FIELD RATION BASED SCENARIO, GOOD LUCK & FARE YOU WELL.

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