It has been interesting seeing the comments on ‘Looking for somewhere to lay my hat’. It seems that most people are leaning towards Scotland as a BOL.
I must confess I am actually torn between North Wales or Scotland, West, North or East as a BOL. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. My thoughts on the matter are as follows;
- Less hordes after an event
- Less refugees in total
- Less locals (Excluding preppers)
- More wildlife, deer, fish
- Closer to civilisation
- Easier to access materials to build
- Easier to access labour to build
- Lower latitude and thus warmer with better growing seasons
- More power from PV cells
Although there is nothing there that is an absolute clincher I personally chose North Wales for two specific reasons.
The first is it is close to my home and my work. It is only an hour away from both, about 50 miles. This means that I can make the trip easily by vehicle after an event and before the people start panicking and if I do need to make my way the hard way I can do so in a day or two. One tank of fuel is all I need. Going to Scotland is not a trek to take lightly and at 300 miles is a days drive. One tank but no return and no guarantees about what you will hit on the road. If it is in the middle of winter I may never make it.
The second is the slight improvement in latitude which gives extra warmth, longer growing seasons and improved output from solar panels. It may not be much but I feel it could make the difference between living and dying.
So there it is; A place close to home but far enough away to keep out of the way of refugees. A place I can store the preps that are needed to keep us alive and the land necessary to cultivate and grow our own food. With a bit of luck a place we can keep livestock and build some structures for living and storage.
So there you go, why North Wales is for me. Wish me luck.